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CBC on the hunt for amateur comics with new cross-country contest

A man leaves the CBC building in Toronto, April 4, 2012. CBC is on the hunt for undiscovered comedic talent. The public broadcaster says the winner of its new contest — CBC Comedy's Next Up — gets a performance slot at the Halifax ComedyFest in April. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
February 04, 2019 - 7:53 AM

TORONTO - CBC is on the hunt for undiscovered comedic talent.

The public broadcaster says the winner of its new contest — CBC Comedy's Next Up — gets a performance slot at the Halifax ComedyFest in April.

To be eligible, entrants must not have previously worked professionally as a comedian, headlined a major festival, appeared on television or radio performing comedy, or have professional representation.

Interested applicants are asked to upload short video at cbc.ca/nextup before Feb. 21. The CBC Comedy team will announce a long list March 1, and will then invite the public to vote on favourite entries through CBC social media platforms.

A short list will be revealed March 20, with the final 10 entries to be judged by a panel including comics Debra DiGiovanni and "Kim's Convenience" actor Andrew Phung.

The winner will be announced March 29.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2019
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