Comedian and radio host, Skhumba Hlophe has been announced as the host of the 2018 Savanna Newcomer Showcase.
“Savanna created this event to give our country’s talented newcomers a platform to shine and we’ve seen standing ovations annually for new comics that come out of nowhere and blow us away,” – says Diego Jacobs, Savanna RSA Brand Activation Manager.
Each newcomer comedian will be given five minutes to perform for the audience and make a lasting impression. This gives the public and the comedy fraternity the chance to figure out who they should be voting for.
Skhumba is the 2017 winner of the Savanna Comic of the Year Award and the winner of the Flying Solo Award for two years running. Previous Savanna newcomer winners include Daniel Friedman (Deep Fried Man), Dillan Oliphant, Schalk Bezuidenhout, Loyiso Madinga, Ebenhaezer Dibakwane, Thabiso Mhlongo and Yaaseen Barnes.
The Savanna Newcomer Showcase will take place on Sunday, 20 May 2018 at The Soweto Theatre.