SiriusXM Canada Awards Derek Seguin Top Comic Honors, $15k Prize
October 2, 2015 at 1:05 PM (PT)
SIRIUSXM CANADA, crowned MONTREAL's DEREK SEGUIN the winner in the sixth annual TOP COMIC competition at last night's finale held at the QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATRE in TORONTO, as part of the JUST FOR LAUGHS42 FESTIVAL, broadcast live on CANADA LAUGHS (SIRIUSXM channel 168). SEGUIN took home the $15,000 grand prize. He will also perform at his own JFL42 2016 headliner show and receive a televised performance at JUST FOR LAUGHS MONTREAL 2016.
As part of the runners-up prizes, VANCOUVER's MATT BILLON and WINNIPEG's JORDAN WELWOOD will also perform at a televised JUST FOR LAUGHS MONTREAL 2016 show and be teamed up to headline a show as part of JFL42 2016.
Noted TORONTO comic HARLAND WILLIAMS closed out the finale to an uproarious crowd.
"To win this year's title, especially among such a talented group of CANADIAN comedians, is very special," said SEGUIN. "And to have the opportunity to share the stage with HARLAND WILLIAMS was an added bonus to an already memorable evening!"
"DEREK came out swinging last night; what a set! We couldn't be happier with him and the comics who made up this year's stellar group of finalists," said SIRIUSXM CANDA LAUGHS host BEN MINER.
TOP COMIC is part of SIRIUSXM CANADA's ongoing initiatives to provide exposure to local talent.