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Joe Bodolai To Receive
The Phil Hartman Award

August 17, 2015 (Toronto) - The Phil Hartman Award for outstanding lifetime contribution to the Canadian comedy community will be presented as part of a special tribute to the late writer/producer/director Joe Bodolai.

The tribute is part of the 16th Canadian Comedy Awards to be held in Toronto at the Bram and Bluma Appel Salon on Sunday, September 13, 2015.

The founder of the award, Phil's brother Paul Hartman, described the rationale for the decision: "Joe's contribution to the Canadian comedy community is legendary. His work on Saturday Night Live and Wayne's World solidified him as a funny guy, but his work on the series COMICS! and his commitment to getting a comedy channel on air makes him a truly deserving recipient of this prestigious award."

Click here to read the media release.



CCA Submitters! Have you ever submitted a short film and/or web series to the CCAs and NOT made the Nomination List? WIN BACK YOUR SUBMISSION FEE!

On September 1st, The Canadian Comedy Foundation for Excellence and Live from the Annex are coming together for CCA Salon de Refuses, a live-audience showcase of CCA media submitters.

One 3-minute video clip will be chosen by audience vote to receive a $75 cash prize. To get your spot in the live-broadcast show on Tuesday, September 1st, at The Centre for Social Innovation, 720 Bathurst Street in Toronto, email brian@youandmedia.com before 5pm on Wednesday, August 26th.


SWEET SIXTEEN!
THE 16th CANADIAN COMEDY AWARDS

Well we have our nominees for the 16th Canadian Comedy Awards.

Click here to see the list of nominees.

Voting closes August 15th. Login above to vote.

Public voting is in the following categories:
Best TV Show
Best Web Series
Best Comedy Special or Short
Best Audio Show or Series
Best Feature Film

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Tickets to the awards go on sale to registered industry voters at Noon EDT on August 28, 2015.

The 16th Canadian Comedy Awards
Sunday, September 13th, 2015
at
The Bram and Bluma Appel Salon
789 Yonge Street, Toronto

And we are back at the Pilot Tavern just down the street at 22 Cumberland for our legendary after-awards party!


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

This year, a $1,000 cash prize will be presented to the winners of the male and female improviser category made possible by The Pat & Tony Adams Freedom Fund for the Arts.

Pat and Tony Adams shared a deep love for the arts. In particular, they were devoted fans of jazz music, theatre, improv and comedy, and had great respect and affection for those who dedicated their lives to pursuing these passions professionally. The Fund continues their tradition of encouraging such artists, giving them the opportunity to develop their skills and share their talents with audiences everywhere.


THANKS!

Many thanks to everyone who submitted their work in 2015, to the jurors who juried that work, to all the voters who voted on the nominees, and to all our producers, partners and audiences who helped make the 15th annual Canadian Comedy Awards a resounding success.


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