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What happens when you put 24 new comedians on a stage in front of a live audience? You’ll find out this Sunday 28 May 2017 at the Savanna Newcomer Showcase!

The sold-out showcase is a platform for South Africa’s hottest up-and-coming comics to show the industry just how funny they are, all in the hope of being nominated for the Savanna Newcomer Award at this year’s 7thAnnual South African Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards® (Savanna CCA’s).

Savanna Premium Cider is proud to host these 24 comedians as part of the brand’s ongoing commitment to showcase and develop rising stars in the country’s competitive comedy industry. The newcomers will travel from all over the country to the iconic Soweto Theatre to do five minutes of stand-up each to a live audience.

You can look forward to seeing (in no particular order):

Andrew Hughes

Bongani Dube

Chantal Venter

Daryl Williams

David Mbambo

Esethu Somdaka

Etienne Davids

Isura Jinasena

Gilli Apter

Kamalan Govender

Matthew Armstrong

Mfundo Ndovela

Nqobile Nontshinga

Pius Xula

Sbu Mnyandu

Shanray van Wyk

Siyabonga Mzimela

Teboho Thesha

Thabani Dhlomo

Thapelo Maka

Troy Tesla

Tshireletso Phasha

Tsitsi Chiumya

Vivi Khondowe

With a special guest performance by 2016 Savanna Newcomer Award recipient, Ebenhaezer Dibakwane, and hosted by Kagiso Lediga – it’s guaranteed to be a hilarious afternoon and evening that’ll have you in stitches.

Food and drinks kick off from 14:30 with the comedy beginning at 16:30.

The Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards would like to thank Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott Melrose Arch for generously accommodating the out-of-town newcomers.


No under 16’s. Alcohol not for sale to persons under the age of 18.


Visit for more information and to buy tickets to the 7th Annual South African Comics’ Choice Awards on Saturday 9 September 2017 at The Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City.




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