SIRIUSXM is looking for the best comic in Canada

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You could win a trip to Toronto to compete in the finale for $25,000!


We’re hosting auditions in Toronto and Vancouver and if you’re selected to audition, you’ll receive a $300 travel grant to get to us from wherever you are.

But first, we need to see how funny you really are. So send us a video of you doing your thing and we’ll pick 10 to come to the live audition at each night. Don’t worry, all those auditioning will receive travel grants. The top 3 performers from each audition will then have their video uploaded so the whole country can vote for their favourites.

After we count those votes, we’ll fly the 6 comics with the most votes plus 2 as chosen by a panel of industry judges to a final showdown at JFL42 and crown SiriusXM’s Top Comic!

Registration closes April 24, 2017, but don’t wait, just do it now.

AUDITIONS


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.

Toronto

Yuk Yuks

Toronto

The Drake Underground

Toronto

Absolute Comedy

Vancouver

The Comedy Mix

Vancouver

The Comedy Mix (late show)

Vancouver

Yuk Yuk’s

CONTEST DETAILS

REGISTER

If you think you’ve got the comedy chops, register to audition with a video link of your best comedic performance.

AUDITION

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 Vancouver. 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.

SEMI-FINALS

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.

VOTING

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).

WINNER

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.

PRIZE DETAILS


Finalists perform at the SiriusXM Comedy Gala at JFL42 in Toronto

The winner will win $25,000

And the title of SiriusXM’s
Top Comic

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 2017.

The winner will also receive a solo show at JFL42 and JFL NorthWest 2017, plus a TV spot at Just For Laughs Montreal 2017 and be featured in JFL: All Access, airing on the Comedy Network. Two runners up will also receive TV spots at Just For Laughs Montreal 2017, as well as a double-threat show at JFL42 2017.

And just for participating, we’ll be giving all the comics that audition a professionally recorded video of their audition.

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