It’s called ‘Comics’ Choice’ because comedians vote for comedians.

– they choose who gets nominated, and then South Africa’s comedy loving public takes it from there! *

*Four of the 11 categories go out for public voting. 

Who can enter?

These 11, highly regarded accolades are exclusively awarded for exceptional comedy.



Some categories are for seasoned professionals, others are for funny people who created something so great that it went viral.

You’ll need to be 18 years or older to enter.

It is a platform that can springboard upcoming talents’ careers.

The awards were established to benefit the comedy industry in South Africa and on the continent by recognising and rewarding those who choose comedy as their career.



We bring the entire industry together to celebrate their peers and we want everyone else to celebrate them too.​

Sponsors and Partners

The awards are brought to you by One-eyed Jack, a marketing and communications agency. 

Key Dates

Entries Open:

Monday 21 November 2022

Entries Close:

Sunday 8 January 2023 (7 weeks for entries. No extensions this year unfortunately)

Voting Opens (Comedians voting for comedians):

Tuesday 24 January 2023

Voting Closes (Comedians voting for comedians):

Tuesday 14 February 2023. (3 weeks for voting)

The Savanna Newcomer Showcase:

February 2023 (Date TBC)

(Top 20 voted newcomers get to perform 5 minutes of stand-up for the industry).  The top 5 nominees are shortlisted from this event

Nominee Announcement Event:

Weds 8 March 2023

Public Voting Opens for 4x Weeks for 5x Categories:

Weds 8 March to Sunday 2 April 2023

The Awards:

April 2023, date TBC.

Tickets go on sale soon, register here to be the first to know all the details.

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