- Legendary comedian Mpho 'Mpho Popps' Modikoane was announced at the host of the 11th annual Savanna Comics Choice Awards
- The star will be hosting this year's comics awards, which are set to take place on Saturday, 13 April, at Gold Reef City
- Comedian Mbali Gudazi shared with Briefly News that Savanna Comics Choice awards mean a lot to her as the spotlight they shine on the industry is very important
The Savanna Comics' Choice Comedy Awards are back again for their 11th edition, and this year, your host with the most is one of Mzansi's legendary comedians who have been in the comedy game for over a decade.
Mpho Popps to host the 11th Savanna Comic's Choice Comedy Awards
Comedian Mpho Popps recently made headlines as he was announced and confirmed as the new host of the 11th annual Savanna Comics' Choice Awards, which are set to take place at the Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City, on Saturday, 13 April 2024.
In a statement shared with Briefly News, Comedy Central has joined as the official television partner for the first time and will be broadcasting a TV Special of all the highlights from the show a couple of weeks after the event.
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Also, Comedians Celeste Ntuli, Khanyisa Bunu and Robby Collins will join Mpho Popps on stage to give their stellar performances.
Speaking to Briefly News, comedian Mbali Gudazi, who was nominated last year as the Best Newcomer for the Comics' Choice Awards, said that they mean a lot to her as the spotlight they shine on the industry is very important:
"The Savanna Comics Choice awards means a lot to me. The spot light they shine on the industry is very important and they do it with such class. Because of the awards people in the Entertainment industry are able to recognize those Comedians that are not as famous like myself.
"I love the build up to the awards, the new comer showcase, the incubator workshop and nominee announcement event, these bring such a hype in comedy and demands the Entertainment industry to be aware of SA Comedy.
Popular Comedian and actor Ebenhaezer also told Briefly News that the awards have impacted his profile profoundly and that he got to place his name in important places:
"Personally, The Savanna Comics Choice Awards have impacted my profile profoundly. From the status of work I have invited to do, to the status of the people in my DMs. Just kidding. I have gotten to place my name in the annuls of some of my favourite comedians who also happen to be some of the best in the world. The comedy community has not only seen the broader population paying attention, it has helped us familiarise ourselves with each other internally.
"The comedy landscape is consistently evolving. With the introduction of social media comedians to the Comic's Choice fold and the inclusion of comedic copywriters, we have this platform to thank for bringing us together. Who knows, pretty soon we might have an A.I. comedian of the year. Siri is pretty funny."
Durban comedian mocks Cyril Ramaphosa
In a previous report from Briefly News, Durban-based comedian Rory Petzer went off on President Ramaphosa in a hilarious post.
On Thursday night, Rory targeted the President ahead of his State Of The Nation Address (SONA). Rory Petzer is a comedian who won the Savanna Comics Choice Comedy Award in 2023.
Source: Briefly News