Comedy Central Live nominated by Safta at Savanna Virtual Comedy bar renewed for season three with (in) famous comedians like Tumi Morake, Nina Hastie, Trevor Gumbi, Tyson Ngubeni and many more
Savanna continued to make SA laugh. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, doctors and mental health professionals cite plenty of research to remind us that laughter contributes to positive health outcomes. As scientifically proven, we know as Savanna that laughter is the best medicine and we are proud to support the comedy industry in South Africa with over 20 years of experience.
When South Africa first faced a tough lockdown in 2020, Savanna had to find a way to support comedic talent and so the Savanna Virtual Comedy Bar was born during the level 5 lockdown, living in the originated on Savanna’s Facebook and YouTube channels. The show was even recognized by the industry it supported at the South African Comedy Awards 2020 with two prestigious awards: Top Comedy Sponsor and Top Online Show.
Comedy Central Africa, being the world’s authority on comedy, took note of this comedy initiative and resumed the show for its first season on television in October of last year. The show continued to bring hilarity with audiences who watched programming from some of South Africa’s most beloved comedians such as Lihle Msimang, Schalk Bezuidenhout, Ebenhaezer Dibakwane and Farieda Metsileng. No subject was off the table (and never will be) – we understand each other here. So to be sure, put Gogo to bed instead before watching. This authenticity and daring made the show laugh and be nominated for a Saftas Award for Best Variety Show 2021.
“The comedy industry is very close to our hearts and our brand. The well-being, continued growth and development of comedic talent is our priority. With limitations still in place for public event gatherings, international travel, and many annual events being canceled, the Savanna Virtual Comedy Bar is a stable platform for comedic talent to keep doing what they want. they love it the most and let’s face it, no store accepts punchlines at the checkout, ”says Eugene Lenford, Marketing Director of Savanna. “So every time you put a crisp, dry, delicious savannah on your lips, you get more than just a sip, you also get a taste of the comedic support. You are funding the funny in a roundabout way. Every sip counts.
“One thing that stays the same are the digital versions every Thursday night at www.savanna.co.za for those who like to watch the show at their own pace, on their own devices, where small animals and children cannot. will not be afraid of the ensuing hoarse laugh, ”comments Steph Van Niekerk.
Dillon Khan, Vice President of Comedy Central Africa, commented: “Comedy Central Live at Savanna Virtual Comedy Bar exceeded our expectations and affirmed the love that South Africans have for local comedic talent. We look forward to another season filled with the funniest comedians entertaining the local crowd in a way only they can, and we are proud to be associated with Savanna, a strong industry and champion of comedic talent for nearly three years. decades.
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