Comedy Store Uganda has announced the second edition of the Comedy Store Awards, which seek to reward the most outstanding comedians as well as the funniest personalities of 2022.
Seventeen categories are up for grabs and they include Funniest Radio Personality, Funniest TikToker, Funniest on Facebook, Funniest on Instagram, Funniest on Twitter, Best Upcoming Comedian, Funniest Politician, Best Female Comedian, Best Male, Best Duo, Best Group, Legendary Comic Award, Best English Comedian, Comedian of the Year, Comedy Store Most Supportive Fan(s), Funniest Socialite of the Year and Regional Comedian.
“Comedy is an art and it is tough work. It takes a certain level of ingenuity to turn otherwise normal, sad, or even sensitive issues and turn them into things that crack people up. At a time when the audience is increasingly getting edgy on what they consider funny, and comedy undergoing a lot of scrutinies, appreciating the work that goes into the art becomes important,” says Alex Muhangi, the CEO of Comedy Store Uganda.
He added that Uganda’s comedy industry has made significant strides over the years owing to the ever-growing pool of comics and the diversity in talent. This talent must be recognized as a way of appreciating creativity at same time inspiring the next generation of comical entertainers.
This year, the awards ceremony will be held during Comedy Store’s end-of-year show on December 21 at the UMA multipurpose hall in Lugogo.
The evening will be characterized by performances from top comics and musicians, befitting the year’s wrap.
The public will nominate their favorites through all the Comedy Store Uganda’s social media platforms. The awards panel will then shortlist those with the most nominations.
Voting will also be done through the same platforms.
The Comedy Store Awards were first held on December 19, 2019. What were to be the subsequent editions would be disrupted by the closure of the entertainment industry as a result of the Covid19 pandemic. This year’s awards build up on the success of the 2019 edition during which MC Mariachi was named Best Comedian.
Other winners were; Madrat & Chiko (Best Comedy Duo), Amooti Omubalanguzi (Legendary Comedian), Mighty Family (Best Upcoming Comedians), Maulana & Reign
(Fans’ Choice), Bizonto (Best Comedy Group) and Senga Justine Nantume (Outstanding Performance Act).
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