Saturday, September 27, 2008

Regina: Canadian Comedy Awards

If you like to laugh, head for Regina. What, you don't think Regina is funny? Well, from October 1-5, the Canadian Comedy Awards and Festival will be rockin' this Saskatchewan city.

Jeremy Hotz and Shaun Majumder lead an all-star list of more than 100 performers that includes The Simpsons' senior producer and writer Tim Long; Corner Gas stars Lorne Cardinal and Janet Wright; and comedians Debra DiGiovanni, Sean Cullen, Mike Willmot and Steve Patterson.

Jeremy Hotz has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and appeared in numerous motion pictures. Shaun Majumder is part of the This Hour Has 22 Minutes team, and had a recurring role in the hit TV show 24.

Here are some of the highlights of the festival:
* Impressionist Rick Miller’s MacHomer, a version of Macbeth featuring more than 50 voices from The Simpsons TV show;
* Tapings of CBC Radio’s The Debaters and The Comedy Network’s Best of Fest TV program
* The Simpsons lecture with the show’s senior producer and writer Tim Long;
* The SaskTel Funniest Person in Saskatchewan Amateur Talent Show;
* Nightly standup, sketch and improv shows at various venues;
* The Last Laugh Gala.

More than 100 comedians have been nominated for awards. The Beavers, as they are known, have been honored in 20 different categories, including the fan-voted Comedy Person of the Year.

And what a nice break from politics, eh?

Pictured above Shaun Majumder

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