This is the award of the night. This category will recognize the overall best and finest comedian in Ghana. All types of comedy acts qualify for this category: standup, musical, character,stage, sketch, double acts. As long as they have produced and performed comedy at a comedy club, for broadcast,shows, or online distribution etc. To qualify, comedian should have been known publicly for 5-10yrs or more. They should be popular in their spheres and have quite a number of fan base.
The best stand up comedian would be one who has been at the top of their game at various standup performances, engaging their audience as best as possible and creating unending laughter. Comedians in this category should be known publicly for 3-10 years or more,be sought after, making a huge impact in relation to stand up comedy and have quite a number of fan base.
This category would recognize comedians who are known for acting in comic ways, who have been at the top of their game in various acting spheres, whether its in a movie, stage, commercial or in any comic act. Comedians in this category should be known publicly for 5-10 or more years. Most of their Comic acts must be grasping,mind blowing, making a huge impact and they must have quite a number of fan base.
This category exists to recognise performers who have “really hit their stride”, are going higher at a considerable fast rate and quickly becoming sought after. These are people who have found their 'comedic voice' and the 'rhytm to their beat' . They may have created a new, original and crowd-pleasing character/routine. Or perhaps they’ve found a new twist on an old idea and taken it to a different level. This category is for acts who have been performing comedy for 3-5 years or more and in any genre of comedy. These can be looked at, as the next big thing to happen in their comic setting and publicly. They must have made some major impact and have quite a number of fan base.
It is no doubt that Ghana has come far in terms of stage plays, drama etc. From the days of 'Concert Party' to current comic plays by various playwrights . The public has embraced these performances and troop in to watch their favourite plays from popular playwrights or production houses. Indeed the comic industry cannot do without the platform that keeps grooming more comic acts and ingenuity. Stage plays that qualify must have had massive patronage, most watched and talked about and must have had great popularity at the time. They must be before or in 2015.
There are just some very funny television shows/ series we can't get enough of. This category will award the best television/ online shows. The characters that make us want to tune in just so we have a good laugh. Shows must be sought after, watched widely with an artistic feel, a huge following and must have been a 'hit' at the time they came. They could be our old time tv show, to a great online skit. Once it has been trendy and has great comic content.
Comic movies are picking up in Ghana. It is only ideal to recognise the efforts of these movie makers. Whether action, drama, horror,romance or any movie act that has been outstanding would be awarded in this category as the best. Movies, must have hit during their release, sought after, talked about, has an artistic feel, became a hit at the time it was produced.
Recognizing some of the best platforms that encourage comic performances is essential. This category recognises the best long-form shows produced and is greatly organized. Events eligible could be big or small once they have made waves, been able to pull a crowd consistently and is popular in their spheres.
New talent only develops if it’s given a platform to emerge and improve. New material only yields comedy gold after it’s been sieved through the unforgiving mesh of comedy-savvy .This category recognises the most promising comic platforms for existing and upcoming comedians.
Comic animation is a great voice. Creating comic characters which bring great comic relief to audience is key in this category. This award category can be nominated to short comic animations created by a company, groups or individuals who have been involved in comic animations for two years.
This award also seeks to honour the Acts who make comedy in Ghana work with their touch of diversity. The Best Foreign act would categorize comic acts who are non Ghanaians, owe their allegiance to another country but are based in Ghana and make immense contribution to the comedy industry in Ghana. These Acts cannot go unnoticed, with their relentless efforts and being on top of their game whether its in a comic act or just being themselves. They must be known publicly for 2-5years, Must have made waves or a huge impact on the comic industry in Ghana.