Comedy Store Uganda announced the 2023 edition of the Comedy Store Awards, which seek to reward the most outstanding comedians as well as the funniest personalities in 2023.
The Comedy Store Awards were first held on December 19, 2019, This year, the awards ceremony will be held during Comedy Store’s end-of-year show on 20th December at the UMA multipurpose hall in Lugogo.
Uganda’s comedy industry has made significant strides over the years owing to the ever-growing pool of comics and the diversity in talent.
“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 scrutiny, appreciating the work that goes into the art becomes important,” said Alex Muhangi, the CEO of Comedy Store Uganda.
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Ordinary people with funny personalities, including socialites, politicians, TikTokers, and social media figures will also be rewarded.
The public will nominate their favorites through all the Comedy Store Uganda social media platforms. The awards panel will then shortlist those with the most nominations. Voting will also be done through the same platforms.
This year’s awards build up on the success of the inaugural 2019 edition during which MC Mariachi was named Best Comedian.
- 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
- Regional Comedian