SIRIUSXM is looking for the best comic in Canada
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Join celebrated comic and head of SiriusXM’s Canada Laughs channel, Ben Miner as he hosts each hilarious audition night. We will do our best to accommodate preferred audition nights but may request date changes. All those chosen to audition will receive a $300 travel grant.
THE LAUGH SHOP
If you think you’ve got the comedy chops, register to audition with a video link of your best comedic performance.
We’ll choose registrants whose video links had us laughing the most and 10 will be invited to an audition at each of the 6 audition nights in Toronto and Calgary. All registrants chosen to audition will receive a $300 travel grant and a professionally-recorded and mixed video and audio file of their performance. The top 3 comics out of 10 at each night will be selected by a panel of judges and will move on to the Semi-Finals. All performances will be videotaped for use in future judging, voting and promotional purposes.
Three top comics at each audition will become our Semi-Finalists whose live audition videos will be posted at the SiriusXM’s Top Comic website for a nation-wide vote. Semi-Finalists will be contacted prior to voting opening on the site and will be encouraged to spread the word to gain the most votes.
This summer, over the course of 3 weeks, Canada will vote for their favourite performance video from all Semi-Finalists. The 6 comics with the most votes and 2, as selected by a panel of industry judges, will be chosen as our Finalists and be brought to Toronto to perform at Just For Laughs’ JFL42 Festival (details to be announced).
All 8 finalists will perform live at a SiriusXM Comedy Gala at JFL42 and a panel of judges will select one comedian from all the finalists who will be crowned SiriusXM’s Top Comic. The winner will take home $25,000 to support their comedic career development.
Finalists perform at the SiriusXM Comedy Gala at JFL42 in Toronto
The winner will win $25,000
And the title of SiriusXM’s
SiriusXM Canada is searching for Canada’s Top Comic! We’re bringing all the Finalists to Toronto to perform at the SiriusXM Comedy Gala at JFL42 where a panel of judges will choose one winner to take home $25,000 and the title of SiriusXM’s Top Comic 2018.
The winner will also receive a solo show at JFL42 and JFL NorthWest 2019, and a spot at Just For Laughs Montreal 2019, including a feature in a Bell property TV taping. New this year, the winner will also receive a booking at JFL Sydney 2018. Two runners-up will receive spots at Just For Laughs Montreal 2019, including a feature in a Bell property TV taping, a double-threat show at JFL42 2019 and a cash prize of $2500 each.
And just for participating, we’ll be giving all the comics that audition a professionally recorded video of their audition.
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