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The Canadian Comedy Foundation for Excellence's license to use the trademark of and produce the Canadian Comedy Awards expired in 2015.

The Canadian Comedy Awards trademark holders welcome proposals from any group interested in holding the CCAs in 2017. The CCFE (past producer of the CCAs) would be happy to offer assistance to any group interested in using the existing CCA website, the nomination and voting processes and voting rolls, necessary to continue in 2017 with this important recognition of Canadian Comedy.

Please send any inquiries to proposals@canadiancomedy.ca.


AND THE WINNERS ARE

Congratulations to all nominees and winners at the 16th annual Canadian Comedy Awards (full list below or at left - click Award Winners). The event at the Bram and Bluma Appel Salon was a great success: well-attended, smoothly run, both funny and sincere, and the fastest finish in CCA history. Thanks to all that participated, including the tech and logistics team, volunteers, and the comedy community that came out to support and celebrate.

Ladies and gentlemen, the recipients of 2015 Canadian Comedy Awards are...

Canadian Comedy Person of the Year
Samantha Bee

Best Feature Film
How to Be Deadly

Best Direction in a Feature
Mars Horodyski - Ben's At Home

Best Writing in a Feature
Peter Benson - What an Idiot

Best Male Performance in a Feature
Ennis Esmer - Dirty Singles

Best Female Performance in a Feature
Lauren Ash - Dirty Singles

Best TV Show
This Hour Has 22 Minutes XXII

Best Direction in a TV Series or Special
Vivieno Caldinelli, Michael Lewis - This Hour Has 22 Minutes XXII - Episode 4

Best Writing in a TV Series or Special
Mark Critch, Mike Allison, Bob Kerr, Jon Blair, Sonya Bell, Tim Polley, Heidi Brander, Adam Christie, Pat Dussault, Cathy Jones, Dean Jenkinson, Ron Sparks, Scott Vrooman, Jeremy Woodcock - This Hour Has 22 Minutes XXII - Episode 4

Best Male Performance in a TV Series or Special
Shaun Majumder - This Hour Has 22 Minutes XXII

Best Female Performance in a TV Series or Special
Leslie Seiler - 24 Hour Rental

Best Web Series
Space Riders: Division Earth

Best Direction in a Web Series
Jordan Canning - Space Riders: Division Earth

Best Writing in a Web Series
Stephanie Gorin, Naomi Snieckus and Ron James - The Casting Room - Have Some Method in Your Creative Madness

Best Male Performance in a Web Series
Mark Little - Space Riders: Division Earth

Best Female Performance in a Web Series
Kayla Lorette - Space Riders: Division Earth

Best Comedy Special or Short
Job Interview

Best Audio Show or Series
CBC's The Debaters

Best Breakout Artist
D.J. Demers

Best Taped Live Performance
K. Trevor Wilson - Sexcop Firepenis

Best Male Stand-Up
K. Trevor Wilson

Best Female Stand-Up
Steph Tolev

Best Sketch Troupe
Get Some

Best Improv Troupe
The Sufferettes

Best Male Improvisor
Kris Siddiqi

Best Female Improvisor
Kirsten Rasmussen

Best Variety Act
Mump and Smoot

Best Comedic Play, Revue or Series
The Second City - Sixteen Scandals

Best One Person Show
The Untitled Sam Mullins Project

Phil Hartman Award
Joe Bodolai

Many thanks to everyone who submitted their work, to the jurors who juried that work, to all the voters who voted on the nominees, and to all our producers and partners who helped make the 16th annual Canadian Comedy Awards a resounding success.

See you in 2016!


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.


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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