Tumi Morake wins Comic of the Year at the Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards 2016!


Tumi Morake won big at the 2016 Savanna Comics’ Choice Awardsheld at Teatro at Montecasino on Saturday (September 03) in Johannesburg, Gauteng.

The 34-year-old comedian and television personality, who is best known as South African’s “First Lady of Comedy”, was the female to be awarded the ‘Comic of the Year’.

I won!  I didn’t know how much I wanted it until I won it!  I wouldn’t have had the guts to do this, without the support of my fans.  And a big thank you to the comedy fraternity.  There are very few women playing in this game and the fact that these guys have taken notice, it means a lot!  Now the Queen shall truly reign!” Tumi said in a statement.

Tumi won the top award beating out Carvin Goldstone, Loyiso Gola, Mashabela Galane and Skhumba Hlophe.

Check full-list of winners below…

Savanna Newcomer Award
Ebenhaezer Dibakwane

Best Friend of Comedy
Goliath and Goliath

Intermediate Comic
Yaaseen Barnes

Non-English Award
Mashabela Galane

Savanna Audience Choice

Comics Pen
Kagiso Lediga

Breakthrough Act 2016
Virgil Prins

Flying Solo Award
Skhumba Hlophe

Edgards Comic of the Year
Tumi Morake