What Is It?
Joburgers from all around the city are called to book their spot at this one-time-only experience where the freshest comedy talent is given the stage at the iconic Soweto Theatre to find out if they’re the funniest Newcomers around – funny enough to be nominated for the Savanna Newcomer Award at this year’s 6th Annual South African Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards®.
The Savanna Newcomer Showcase kicks off as the first event on this year’s Award’s calendar and you’re in for a great laugh. Each of the 20 new comedians (many of whom have never performed to a large theatre audience) will have exactly five minutes to do a stand-up comedy set, while seasoned comedians and the comedy-loving public look – and laugh – on.
The aim of the event is to give the Newcomers a platform to show the industry what they’re made of, so that the industry knows who to vote for.
Ticket holders will not only have the chance to mingle with the future of stand-up comedy before the Showcase kicks off at 16:30, but, they’ll get to rub shoulders with the best comedians in SA and top local celebs. Sound exciting?What’s more, look forward to special guest performances and appearances by previous Savanna Newcomer Award winners Yaaseen Barnes (2015), Loyiso Madinga (2014), Schalk Bezuidenhout (2013), Dillan Oliphant (2012), and Deep Fried Man (2011)
Where Is It?
Soweto Theatre, cnr Bolani Link and Bolani Rd, Jabulani, Soweto
When Is It?
Sunday, 29 May 2016 at 14:30 – 20:30
How Much Is It?
Tickets are R100 per person from Webtickets and will also be on sale at the door.
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