What do John Candy, Mike Meyers, Will Arnett, Dan Aykroyd, Dave Foley, Norm Macdonald, and Terrance and Phillip have in common? They are all funny Canadians (we also would have accepted flappy heads when they talk as a satisfactory answer). But the point is that Canada takes its comedy seriously and has been cranking out funny talent for decades now. And now there’s a chance for people to get outta the Hoser Hut and compete for jokes.
If you are a Canadian and fancy yourself funny, you should go on out and try to win yourself $20,000 in prizes and cash. SiriusXM Canada is launching its 3rd annual Canada’s Next Top Comic contest.
“Canada has many funny comedians working hard to get discovered, but landing that first big break is tough and that is why this year SiriusXM is traveling to eight major cities across the country to find the best comedic talent,” said Jeff Leake, Programming Director, SiriusXM Canada. “Each year we build on the success of the previous one and grow this contest because we are committed to cultivating unique Canadian entertainment content, supporting the vibrant Canadian comedy community and providing our listeners with the emerging Canadian content they have come to expect from us.”
This September, SiriusXM will visit eight cities across the great white North to different comedy venues to take their search. Contestants’ 5 minutes will be recorded then judged on, selecting the top 5 comedians in each city. The 40 finalists will be placed on www.canadasnexttopcomic.com for the public to vote in October. The top 10 will then compete live on November 14th in Toronto, where judges will select one winner as it’s simulcast live on the satellite radio’s Laugh Attack channel.
They are now taking registration at www.canadasnexttopcomic.com to audition in your city of choice:
Toronto, ON – September 6, Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club
Halifax, NS – September 14, Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club
St. John’s, NFLD – September 15, Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club
Ottawa, ON – September 16, Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club
Winnipeg, MB – September 20, Rumour’s Comedy Club
Edmonton, AB – September 21, Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club
Calgary, AB – September 22, Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club
Vancouver, BC – September 23, Vancouver Comedy Festival