Pictures from the Savanna Comic’s Choice Awards

The fourth, annual Savanna Comic’s Choice Awards took place in Montecasino, Johannesburg on Saturday the 2nd of August. Those who make us laughter constantly turned up to be apart of the festivities. I’ll bring you a few of my awkward moments in another post, for now here’s a look at who was rocking the yellow carpet.

As British comedienne, Miranda says… #SuchFun!

Here are the winners from this year’s Savanna Comic’s Choice Awards:

  • The Savanna Newcomer Award:  Loyiso Madinga
  • The Breakthrough Act Award:  Kagiso KG Mokgadi
  • The Times Comic’s Pen Award:  Chester Missing
  • The Savanna Audience Choice Award: Elton Mduduzi Ntuli
  • The Lifetime Achiever Award:  Mark Banks
  • The Comic’s Choice Comic of the Year Award:  Loyiso Gola

Jameson First Shot is back

Listen up aspiring film makers, the Jameson First Shot campaign is back. Last year the folks at Jameson together with Kevin Spacey, his business partner Dana Brunetti and their production house Trigger Street Productions went in search of a talented script writer/ director. In addition to looking in the US, they opened it up to the South Africans and the Russians. The campaign was so successful. So much so that they’re doing it again. All you need to do is upload your SEVEN PAGE SCRIPT to www.jamesonfirstshot.com. Entries close on the 1st of January, 2013.

You can also have a squizz at their Youtube account: www.youtube.com/jamesonwhiskey. Spacey starred in each of the three short films made, but this year he hands over his acting duties to a just as a good an actor in the form of Willem Dafoe. Spacey will still be involved, but in more of a mentoring role. Rad huh? On being involved in the campaign again, Spacey said: “In the first year of the competition we found three outstanding filmmakers and as a result we made three incredible films. Everyone’s expectations are extremely high for the second year so the entrants for 2013 have a lot to live up to and, if it’s possible, they have even more pressure on them to write a great story and direct an amazing film. We know the prize we’re offering is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity; now we need to find the talent who are worthy winners. Willem is going to be a fantastic addition to the First Shot team and I can’t wait to see what people write for him – I hope entrants come up with something completely unexpected.” So if you have hopes of getting a big break in film, best you get your thinking caps and your creativity on.

Last night the event was launched at a swanky Italian restaurant in Johannesburg. I was there as were many celebs. Check out the pics below:

The Blacks Only Comedy Show is back!

It’s back and fresh off the success of his hit movie, Taxi Ride, David Kau is once again at the helm of The Blacks Only Comedy Show. The new installment of the show will take place at Emperors Palace on the 25th of April. Check out the official press release below:

The Blacks Only Comedy Show has already become somewhat of an institution in the SA comedy world with shows that has been seen by thousands of people in Johannesburg.

This year the show is kicking off back at Emperors Palace on the 25 April 2012 with another awesome line up and of course, still hosted by the very funny and popular David Kau.

Come join some of the funniest comedians in SA, on 25 April at Centre Court at Emperors Palace,  see the likes of Tats Nkonzo (with his guitar), Skhumba Hlope, Chris Mapane, Deep Fried Man and many more.

Tickets from only R175 (excluding Computicket’s service fee). Call them on 083 915 8000 to book. Do not waste time, this show will be sold out.

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