Multi award winning stand-up comedian, Carl Joshua Ncube has been nominated for South Africa’s premier comedy awards Savanna Comics Choice. The awards are scheduled to take place on September 9 at The Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City, in Johannesburg.
Carl is nominated in the Pan-African Comic of The Year category. He is nominated alongside Bright Okpocha (Nigeria), Patrick Idringi Salvado (Uganda), Fernando Filipe (Namibia) and Tshepo “Masapo” Mpiti (Lesotho).
Running under the at the theme ‘The Freedom of Funny’ the awards are meant to ‘celebrate the power that humour has to break down barriers and open borders between African countries and encourage the free flow of comedy talent,” according to the awards founder John Vlismas.
The category that Carl is nominated will go to the comedian, who has contributed the most to the African comedy industry. The award excludes South Africans and will be voted by fellow comedians.