- The SA Comedy Awards were held over the past weekend and saw a lot of surprise wins
- The event even received a shout-out from acclaimed South African comedian Trevor Noah
- Jay Boogie, one of the winners at the event, chatted to Briefly.co.za about his win
The 2020 edition of the South African Comedy Awards (SACA) were held on 12 December. The awards saw the hard work and outstanding performances of various comedy stars being honoured and awarded at the Soweto Theatre.
The opening of the awards was marked by two remarkable moments; a welcoming speech by legendary comedian, Joe Parker and a thumbs-up from international comedian, Trevor Noah.
The 2020 SACAs saw comedy greats, Trevor Noah, Riaad Moosa and Loyiso Gola, battle it out for the Top International Comedian award. The joke was definitely on the trio this evening, as Tumi Morake took the shine for this category.
Some of the other big winners included Panch Gasela, who scooped Top Innovative Online Show by Comedian and Top Online New Comedian. Top Online Vernac Set was scooped by Jay Boogie. Chatting to Briefly.co.za Jay Boogie shared that he was super excited over his win. He said:
"The win is so amazing for me, I mean to be acknowledged after 10 years being in comedy then get in this kind of acknowledged [sic]. It's a blessing for me. I feel like I just passed Grade 1."
Giving advice to other budding comedians, Jay said:
"Well to young comics out there trying to make it in this industry, first of all respect the craft, respect yourself enough to put your heart in everything you do, especially your audience. And not everything is funny."
In similar news, Briefly.co.za previously reported that comedians are part of the reason we get through most of our days, so much so that we envision everything about their lives to be a joke. But there is more to these people than meets the eye.
A young comedian and YouTube influencer recently took to Facebook to share a picture of a house that he’s building for his mother.
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