SiriusXM Canada's 'Top Comic Finale' In Toronto Pits Eight Contenders
August 27, 2015 at 12:16 PM (PT)
SIRIUSXM CANADA revealed the eight finalists who have secured a spot on its TOP COMIC FINALE, which will take place at the QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATRE in TORONTO, OCTOBER 1st as part of JUST FOR LAUGHS' JFL42 COMEDY FESTIVAL.
The eight finalists beat out 16 other semi-finalists in the competition by garnering the most votes in a CANADA-wide online campaign this SUMMER. ]
The finalists are KELLY TAYLOR (CALGARY), RYAN DILLON (HALIFAX), DEREK SEGUIN (MONTREAL), NIGEL GRINSTEAD (OTTAWA), TRIXX (TORONTO), STEPH TOLEV (TORONTO0, MATT BILINSKI (VANCOUVER) and JORDAN WELWOOD (WINNIPEG).
At the finale, hosted by SIRIUSXM's BEN MINER, a panel of judges will have the task of choosing one comedian to crown with the title of TOP COMIC and a grand prize of $15,000. The winner will also get a solo show at JFL42 2016 and a TV spot at JUST FOR LAUGHS MONTREAL 2016. Two runners-up will also receive TV spots at JUST FOR LAUGHS MONTREAL 2016, as well as a double-threat show at JFL42 2016.
HARLAND WILLIAMS, the quirky TORONTO-born comic who has appeared in "Dumb & Dumber" and "There's Something About Mary," will headline the finale.
Tickets for SIRIUSXM's TOP COMIC FINALE are available now and can be purchased online at: www.jfl42.com/act/siriusxm-top-comic/.
CANADA LAUGHS (channel 168) will air the entire OCTOBER 1st finale live, starting at 6p (ET). Those satellite radio subscribers who add SIRIUSXM Internet Radio access to their subscription can also listen to the finale and CANADA LAUGHS on the SIRIUSXM Internet Radio App and online.