Savanna Comics' Choice Awards crowns the top comedian in SA - Here are all the winners

Tsitsi Chiumya (Photo: Phillip Santos)
Tsitsi Chiumya (Photo: Phillip Santos)

Johannesburg – The 9th annual Savanna Comics' Choice Awards took place on Saturday 7 September in Johannesburg, and once again the show was one for the books.  

The Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City was filled with comedians and fans alike as everyone came together to honour the best of the best in SA comedy.  

Besides bestowing the golden Waldo statuette upon victorious comics, the awards also served up top-notch entertainment in the form of a well-produced theatrical piece titled "Funny Money" which tells the story of a young man with dreams of making it big the SA comedy scene. 

Winners on the night included legendary comedian Soli Philander, who walked away with the title of Lifetime Achiever, as well as Celeste Ntuli who was honoured with not one, but two awards.  

The most coveted award of the night, The Savanna Comic of the Year Award, went to Loyiso Gola.  


Savanna Newcomer of the Year Award

Chomi Ya Jeso 

Audience Choice Award


Comics Pen Award

Kagiso Lediga 

Next Level Award

Tsitsi Chiumya 

Flying Solo Award

Celeste Ntuli 

Best Friend of Comedy

Parkers Comedy Club 

Lifetime Achievement Award

Soli Philander 

Native Tongue Award

Siya Seya 

Headliner of the Year Award

Mpho "Popps" Modikoane 

Comedy G Award

Celeste Ntuli 

Pan African Comic of the Year

Long John the Comedian 

Savanna Comic of the Year

Loyiso Gola