So you think you are funny, eh? Then step into the spotlight that shines off the Ottawa River.
The 14th Annual Canadian Comedy Awards Festival is proud to present THE FUNNIEST PERSON IN THE VALLEY CONTEST. This is the chance for the funniest person in the Valley to perform and have an opportunity to win a spot at the 14th Annual Canadian Comedy Awards Festival, being held in Ottawa October 3-7 2013.
In conjunction with the 14th Annual Canadian Comedy Awards Festival, which will be calling Ottawa home in October 2013, this year’s Comedy Awards Festival is looking for the funniest person in the region.
Commencing in the summer of 2013, this live traveling show will be scouring the Ottawa Valley for the next great comic to come out of the Valley – following in the footsteps of such funny Ottawa area natives including Rich Little, Dan Aykroyd, Norm McDonald, Tom Green, Mike McDonald, Jon Dore, Jessica Holmes, Matthew Perry and more.
Contests will take place in eight venues across the region.
Petawawa Civic Centre Thursday, July 25
Finnegan’s Roadhouse, Renfrew Thursday, August 1
East Side Mario’s, Arnprior Thursday, August 8
Smiths Falls Station Theatre Thurs. August 22
Yuk Yuk’s, Ottawa summer 2013
Yuk Yuk’s at the Prescott Summer Comedy Competition (see website for dates and times)
Festival Hall Centre for the Arts, Pembroke Sunday, September 29
Yuk Yuk’s, Ottawa Wednesday, October 2
All shows begin at 8 p.m.
Two winners from each venue will advance to compete at the semi-finals in Pembroke at Festival Hall Centre for the Arts prior to the Canadian Comedy Awards Festival on Sunday, September 29, 2013.
Six semi finalists will then advance to the Finals at Yuk Yuk’s in Ottawa on October 2, 2013.
These semi finalists will receive ONE All-Access Festival pass to attend the 14th Annual Canadian Comedy Awards Festival.
One online winner will go directly to the finals at Yuk Yuk’s October 2. This will be available ONLY to people who reside in the Ottawa Valley area and cannot make the live dates and they must show proof of Ottawa Valley Citizenship.
The Grand Prize Winner named ‘Funniest Person in the Valley’ will receive ONE All-Access Festival pass to attend the 14th Annual Canadian Comedy Awards Festival, accommodation in Ottawa during the Festival, $250.00 and will be invited to perform at the “Ottawa Show” as part of the Awards Festival programming on Friday, October 4, 2013 at Centrepointe Theatre..
All live contest shows will be hosted by Rick Wharton (Second City alumnus and two time Canadian Comedy Award nominee), best known for his character “The Conspiracy Guy” on SPACE: The Imagination Station.
Rick Currie, who hails from Ottawa, is one of the country’s funniest comics and a familiar face from Yuk Yuk’s, Absolute Comedy, Just for Laughs, Comedy Now and is currently a writer for the Rick Mercer Report. He will headline each live show.
For more information or to apply to be part of The Funniest Person in the Valley Contest please visit online at www.canadiancomedy.ca. or in person at any of the participating venues.