2015 Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards® nominees

The nominees for the 5th annual Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards® were announced this week. The awards will take place at The Teatro at Montecasino on August 15th. Want to know who’s vying for awards this year? Check out the full list of nominees below:

The Savannna Newcomer Comic:

Mo Mothebe, Glen Biderman-Pam, Yaseen Barnes, Farhan Esat, Noko Mosoete

The Intermediate Comic:

Kagiso KG Mokgadi, Loyiso Madinga, Schalk Bezuidenhout, Jason Goliath, Alfred Adriaan

The Comics’ Pen:

Nina Hastie, Camilo Saloojee, Christopher Steenkamp, Rob van Vuuren, Lazola Gola

The Best Friend of Comedy:

Joe Parker, Des McKie, Goliath & Goliath, Gino Fernandez, Cape Town Comedy Club

The Flying Solo Comic: 

Celeste Ntuli, Marc Lottering, Alan Committie, Trevor Noah, Loyiso Gola

The Non-English Comic:

Isaac Gampu, Mashabela Galane, Collen Chepi, Tshepo Sethosa, Smowkey Nyembe

The Comic Of The Year:

Tumi Morake, Loyiso Gola, Tats Nkonzo, Trevor Noah, Mashabela Galane

The Savanna Audience Choice Comic:

Khanyisa Bunu – unique code 3753

Thenjiwe Moseley – unique code 5874

Collen Chepi – unique code 2683

Darren Maule – unique code 2757

Lukhanyiso Matshoba – unique code 3975

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The Lifetime Achiever:

Joe Mafela

With the new season comes new TV

In South Africa, 5FM DJ Gareth Cliff will expand on his ’empire’ by adding a television talk show to this resume tonight. The new show called The Gareth Cliff show kicks off tonight on M-Net at 8pm. I went to the recording of the show on Monday and I like. I dig Gareth, cool dude… very intelligent and sharp and I think those are the attributes one needs to pull off a successful TV show. Here are a few of those highlights for you:

Today also sees the launch of SA’s Got Talent. The show airs next week and will be presented by another 5FM jock, Anele and comedian Rob van Vuuren. That should be entertaining… let’s see. I’ll have those video highlights up later. Another interesting show kicking off soon on SA TV is Top Travel, the travel spin-off of Top Billing. The lovely Jeannie and her colleague Janez jetted off on a 26week tour of the globe. How horrible is that? Damn. Heading off to that launch later tonight and again I’ll grab all the info I can 🙂

Then of course there’s The States… and fall TV. Gossip Girl, Desperate Housewives, Greys, House, yoh there’s too many. Anyone in that part of the world, holler and share with us!