Thursday, 4 September 2014

Comics Choice Awards 2014

It's been just over a month since the SA Comics Choice Awards - a highlight event of the year which I have been wanting to blog about for a while! 

The South African Comics Choice Awards is an annual event in Johannesburg attended by the comedy industry, media and people of the public who love comedy.  The Awards are about honouring the industry and celebrating those among us who we feel are the best.  There are several categories, each with lots and lots of comedians meaning that those who are nominated are proper stand outs! 

This year's event was in the Teatro at Montecasino.  There was a yellow carpet, photographers and everyone dressed up in their Saturday bests!  The whole evening was really glamorous.  Here's a picture of me on the yellow carpet:

This year's show was conceptualized as "The Point of Funny" - which was to make people laugh.   And laugh we did!  This event challenged the boundaries of traditional stand up set design.  This is a practice I've come to expect of Whacked Entertainment, the event organisers, who are committed to interpreting the field of stand up comedy and entertainment in an innovative and unexpected manner.

My favourite part of the show was the classroom musical showdown between Deep Fried Man and Lazola Gola.

My favourite award winner was Loyiso Madinga!  He is a serious talent and brilliant every time I see him perform!

The event ends with a VIP after party at Parker's Comedy Club. 

It was fun hanging out with Cape Town comics, Yaaseen and Bradford, 2 nominees in the newcomer category and Vittorio & Claire, who I have known since the beginning of my comedy career!

This event has left me so inspired and hungry to challenge myself in the type of comedy I perform.  I don't believe stand up comedy should be limited to telling jokes on stage..  Although there is brilliance in this simplicity, I recognise my multidisciplinary abilities as potential for me to offer a unique perspective.  I am dedicated to creating something fresh & can't wait to manifest these ideas on stage!  ;-)