The nominees for this year’s Savanna Comic’s Choice Awards were announced at the Goliath Comedy Club in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg last Wednesday. In the run for the top prize is Bulawayo born ventriloquist Chik Aljoy who has been nominated for the Next Level Award.
The comedian got a Golden Buzzer during his auditions for South Africa’s Got Talent and eventually became a semi-finalist.This is the first award nomination for him in the 2 years running of the Savanna Comics Awards.
Chik Aljoy started his comedy career in 2014 and he has since been performing in Bulawayo, his home town and in South Africa, where he has made major strides with his career.
Speaking to our crew after the nomination, Chik Aljoy described his nomination as a major achievement. “The nomination on its own is an achievement for me, like with 49 comedians noted in the next level category, being part of the 5 nominees means a lot for me. It gives me assurance that my hard work in the industry is getting recognized”
Also in the race for a Savanna comic award is Carl Joshua Ncube who has been nominated in the Savanna Pan-African Comic Of The Year alongside popular comedian Kansiime Anne of Uganda, Basketmouth of Nigeria, Salvado of Uganda and Botswana’s Charles Manase who is originally from Zimbabwe.
The awards will take place on September 8 at The Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City. We wish our boys all the best.