Hollywood Comes to the Canadian Comedy Awards

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The Comedy Network's Canadian Comedy Awards & Festival and Mindless Sophistication have teamed up to bring a little Hollywood to the 8th annual Awards & Festival this year. The event is taking place October 9 to 13th, with the awards ceremony occurring on October 12th in London, Ontario.

The Comedy Network's Canadian Comedy Awards & Festival and Mindless Sophistication have teamed up to bring a little Hollywood to the 8th annual Awards & Festival this year. The event is taking place October 9 to 13th, with the awards ceremony occurring on October 12th in London, Ontario. This year's performers and nominees will be taking home a fabulous Hollywood style gift bag worth $2100 dollars. Nominees have been selected in 20 categories representing the best Canada has to offer in film, television, and live performance.

Canada's comedy elite such as Brent Butt, Catherine O'Hara, Russell Peters, Mark Kritch, Alan Park, Jessica Holmes, Colm Feore, Eric Peterson, Gavin Crawford, Shaun Majumder, Sheila McCarthy, and others will be celebrated at the awards. Performers include Gerry Dee, Jeremy Hotz, Royal Canadian Air Farce, the top sketch, improv, male and female stand-up comics of the year and many more. Nominees and performers will receive the following specially selected items in their gift bags when they arrive in London:

•Comedy Network Swag

•Crumpler Shopping Bag & Crumpler Thirsty AL XL

•Berry Wise Antioxidant Nutritional Supplement

•London Downtown Dollars

•Don't Quote Me Games

•Shape Health & Wellness Gift Certificate

•Website In A Box

•B.C. Bud Herbs

•Assorted Party Games from Hasbro http://www.hasbro.com
     o    Electronic Catch Phrase, Pictionary, Scattergories, Jenga, and Taboo

•Freedent Total Whitening gum

•Everyday People Cartoon Greeting Cards by Cathy Thorne        http://www.everydaypeoplecartoons.com

•Grand Marnier Gift Pack

•The French Side of Toronto

•Ciaobella Jewelry

•Moor Allure Naturals

•We Are What We Do Postcards

•Fraktals Chocolate Cashew Butter Crunch

The Canadian Comedy Awards & Festival was established eight years ago to recognize and celebrate Canadian comedic talent. In 2003, the awards show moved to London, Ontario and began growing into the festival it is today. Londoners continue to embrace the festival and enjoy shows, workshops, film screenings and even have a go at being funny themselves in the Funniest Person in London Contest.

Entertaining, fun and full of laughs the festival continues to delight audiences for four days of laughter with over 120 comedians and performers descending on London for 16 shows and events. The festival's mandate to recognize and celebrate Canadian achievements in comedy at home and abroad is the heart of the festival while showcasing Canada's homegrown stars.

All comedy, of all kinds, 24-hours-a-day, is the mandate of The Comedy Network, Canada's first-and-only specialty comedy service. Launched in October 1997, The Comedy Network offers an unrivalled slate of original Canadian productions, with 44 per cent of its revenues being reinvested in Canadian programming. To more than 4.8 million subscribers, The Comedy Network broadcasts, uncut and uncensored, an eclectic mix of stand-up, sketch, improvisation, and animated comedy as well as topical comedy talk shows, game shows and classic situation comedies. The Comedy Network is a division of CTV Television.

Mindless Sophistication is a celebrity product-placement advertising firm that specializes in gift bags for award shows and other celebrity based events.

Media Contacts:
Mindless Sophistication:
Sandra Aaron
Tel: 416-251-3278
Cell: 416-986-8164
E-mail: Sandra @ mindlesssophistication.com

Canadian Comedy Awards & Festival:
Cass Bayley
Tel: 519.263.5050
Cell: 519.852.0760
E-mail: cass @ bayleygroup.com

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