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The Art Of Funny

What…3rd The Annual South African Comic’s Choice Awards™ 
Where…Monte Casino Teatro
When 24 August 2013
Dress Code…Formal
Theme…The Art Of Funny at the 3rd annual Comic Choice award

Not just another ordinary night as we attended the 3rd The Annual South African Comic’s Choice Awards™ held at the Teatro in Monte Casino on Saturday 24 August 2013. Comics, Celebs and a ton of media graced the yellow carpet as they gathered to honour only the hottest and most happening comedic talent around.

The Annual South African Comic’s Choice Awards is an opportunity for every professional comedian in the country to register and vote for his or her favourite registered comedian in each category. There are no committees, panels or governing bodies, the votes are simply counted, and the results made known.

The awards was centered around the theme the “Art of funny” meant to embody the fact that comedy as a freedom of expression is in fact an art. This year’s theme, “The Art Of Funny” centered on self-expression and social justice, so whilst audiences laughed at the collaborative sketches, there was an underlying message of how comedians, much like graffiti artists and free-runners have the ability to reshape reality, drive a revolution and change the world.
Before the show media and journo’s surrounded the yellow carpet to capture shots of the stars of the night. Now you wouldn’t think comedians had it in them but they all looked fabulous dressed to the nines in formal attire. We got to admit we were quite impressed by the few that arrived in theme “The art of funny “and  self expression (laughs) dress check pics below….
Marry scary
Mark Banks
Other dude

The awards itself hosted by a digital graphic MC Chris (insert pic) with no eyes were short and sweet and totally enjoyable. All the entertainment was centered around the “Art of Funny” theme and included a mind blowing performance by some parkour free runners,  really adorable mime artists, the sweetest little old lady dancers influenced by modern dancers shaking down to Pussy Cat Dolls, a funny banter between a black and white rhino and of course comedians including Skhumbuza, Magnus Magnuson and Chris Forest. Each award was presented by a well-known celebrity or comedian which includes the likes of Anele Mdoda who is looking absolutely fabulous at the moment, Joe Mafela and Jahmil Qubeka.

The entire ceremony featured modern and super wicked expressive graphic design and the production, sound and lighting was absolutely flawless.
Each winner gave the acceptance speech in the form of seven minutes of stand  up or maybe a little security on why they were the winners (LOL). Believes us each winner proved why they deserved the little statue as they had the audience tearing and rolling with laughter. Congratulations and celebrations to the winners on the night which were:
·       Savanna Audience Choice Award,(only award voted by public) Sifiso Nene for the second year running.
·       The Times Comic’s Pen Award- Kagiso Lediga 
·       BlackBerry Breakthrough Act Award Mpho Popps Modikoane’s 
·       Savanna Newcomer Award category. Schalk Bezuidenhout 
·       The Comic’s Choice Comic of the Year Award once again non other then Trevor Noah (he wasn’t able to attend due to heslth reasons but
·       The Lifetime Achievement Award was awarded to the white cousin ’ Barry Hilton 

It was a night of laughs and we were honoured to have been part of the ceremony which awarded truly talented artists that have the ability to entertain and make people laugh- no easy task for any normal person we would say. As the saying goes a day without laughter is a day wasted- Charlie Chaplin. We definitely conquer!

A massive well done goes to: the organisers for a magnificent show, the comdians and perfomers on the night, one eyed jack for organising for us to be present and all the sponsors and media partners The Times, Savanna, BlackBerry.

All in all a fabulous night!

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