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Savanna Comics’ Choice Comedy Awards To Honour Marc Lottering’s Legacy With Hall of Fame Award

In a landmark event celebrating the best in comedy, the Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards light up the industry with nominations and special honors.

The South African comedy scene recently witnessed the grandeur of the 11th Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards, a celebration of humor and creativity that brought together the nation’s most talented comedians. Held at the prestigious Radisson Red Hotel in Rosebank, Johannesburg, the event not only unveiled this year’s top contenders across various categories but also paid tribute to comedy legend Marc Lottering with the esteemed Hall of Fame Award.

With a career spanning over two decades, Lottering’s distinctive voice and unparalleled wit have left an indelible mark on the industry, making him a deserving recipient of this year’s Hall of Fame honor. The awards ceremony, set to dazzle attendees on April 13 at the Lyric Theatre in Gold Reef City, promises an evening of laughter, recognition, and entertainment, with comedy sketches, celebrity appearances, and the incomparable Mpho ‘Popps’ Modikoane as the host.

The nomination announcement was a showcase of diversity and talent, highlighting individuals like Celeste Ntuli, Robby Collins, Sifiso Nene, Dalin Oliver, and Vafa Naraghi, who lead the nominations with their exceptional contributions to comedy. These nominations reflect the vibrant and dynamic nature of South African comedy, celebrating both established names and emerging talents.

For the first time, the awards introduced public voting for certain categories, offering comedy fans a unique opportunity to participate in the selection process and win a VIP experience to the awards ceremony. This initiative bridges the gap between comedians and their audiences, fostering a closer community while elevating the profile of stand-up comedy in the country.

As the South African comedy industry continues to flourish, the Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards stand as a testament to the resilience, creativity, and spirit of its comedians. With a rich legacy of humor that resonates across borders, the awards look forward to another decade of laughter, storytelling, and groundbreaking performances that highlight the best of South African comedy.

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