“Nando’s has, for the last 30 years, subscribed to the notion that laughter really is the best medicine, while the Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards has created better opportunities for local comedians over the past six years. Nando’s and the Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards are both at the forefront of keeping South Africans laughing and are a match made in comedy heaven, which is why we are delighted to announce that we will be partnering with the 2017 Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards,” says Nando’s chief marketing officer, Doug Place.

Place adds, “As a company that is committed to encouraging laughter and protecting the right to make South Africans laugh, we admire the courage, passion and pride that drives comedians to produce material that embraces difference, surprises and delights, and is consciously original. Nurturing talent is a key part of the Nando’s brand, and this is the perfect platform to extend that sentiment.”

Place says Nando’s is also sponsoring the Nando’s Best Friend of Comedy Award for 2017. This Award is made to the individual, group, organisation, media platform, brand or agency that has provided support, facilitated or championed South African comedy in the past 12 months.

“Freedom comes with great responsibility, and the responsibility to keep South Africans laughing is one we at Nando’s take very, very seriously. Partnering with the Savanna Comics’ Choice will ensure we keep South Africans laughing in these challenging times,” he says.

For more information and to buy tickets, visit www.comicschoice.com