Hilton to be honoured with lifetime achievement at Comic's Choice Awards

Barry "the Cousin" Hilton. (Gallo)

Barry "the Cousin" Hilton. (Gallo)

Hilton received the highest number of votes in this category for comedians with 25 years of experience.

The awards will take place at the Teatro at Montecasino, Johannesburg on Saturday August 24. The top talents of South African comedy will be celebrated in six categories, as voted for by their peers.

The veteran comedian will also be honoured at a special night at Parker’s Comedy Club on Tuesday August 13.  On the night, Hilton will be subjected to comedic insults, praise and downright abuse from his fellow comedians.

The Comics' Choice Awards were founded by comedian John Vlismas and Taffia Keight of Whacked Management.

"We could never put on a show of this calibre by ticket sales revenue alone," says Taffia Keight, the show’s producer.

"It simply isn't possible, as this production cost runs into the millions. We are very grateful to have the support of sponsors, as well as the support of comedians from all over South Africa who also contribute to make this incredible project work."

Five of the six categories are voted for by comedians themselves and one award (the Savanna Audience Choice Award) is voted for by the public.

This year’s audience choice nominees are Mashabela Galane, Sifiso Nene, Thapelo ‘TIPS’ Seemise and Khanyisa Bunu.

The Savanna Newcomer Award

Loyiso Madinga
Eureka Nkese
Schalk Bezuidenhout
Kagiso Mokgadi

The BlackBerry Breakthrough Act Award
Deep Fried Man
Mpho Popps Modikoane
Donovan Goliath
Jason Goliath

The Comic’s Choice Comic Of The Year Award
Trevor Noah
Loyiso Gola
Tumi Morake
Riaad Moosa

The Times Comic's Pen Award
Chester Missing
Loyiso Gola
Kagiso Lediga
Rob van Vuuren

Limited tickets are available to public via Computicket.
To vote for the Audience Choice Award, go to the official website.

Rhodé Marshall

Rhodé Marshall

Rhodé Marshall is the Mail & Guardian's arts, culture and entertainment content producer. She started as a radio reporter and producer in Cape Town, before jumping into online news. When there is chaos, she is the responsible, cool and calm one. With one hand glued to her phone and the other to a can of Coca-Cola, she is a pop culture junkie. And don't you dare write her name without the accent on the e, she will make sure that you know how to do it on every device. Visit her blog: rhodemarshall.co.za Read more from Rhodé Marshall

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