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CBC Players Win Big at Canadian Comedy Awards

The Canadian Comedy Awards honour and showcase the best of the best in comedic talent, writers, directors and producers. This year's three day festival - held in Toronto on August 23-26 and hosted by CBC's Over The Rainbow: The Search for Toto judge Colin Mochrie - celebrated these hilarious individuals by awarding "The Beaver" in film, live, online, radio and television categories. Since Canada is known for turning out some of the best comedy in the business ever, it comes as no surprise that many of these comedic geniuses have starred in CBC programming throughout the years. Check out these familiar CBC faces (or voices) that came up big at the awards.

Best Radio Program or Clip - This Is That

CBC Radio 1's Pat Kelly and Peter Oldring took home the award for their current affairs with satirical flare show - This Is That.

Best Performance by a Male - Television - Bob Martin - Michael: Tuesdays & Thursdays

Bob Martin, aka Dr. Storper, scored his award and snapped a photo with co-star Tommie-Amber Pirie.

Best Taped Live Performance - Television - Mark Forward

Mark Forward, or Mr. Leung on CBC's Mr. D, wasn't there in person to claim his award, but he did have a taped message just in case starting with: "If you're listening to this, I've either died or won a Canadian Comedy Award."

Best Web Series - The Casting Room - (Naomi Snieckus)

Known for her reccurring role as Bobbi on Mr. D, Snieckus snagged the top award for the web series she co-created before posing for the camera with her husband Matt Baram, who was named Best Male Improviser.

Best Writing - Film - Scott Vrooman, Mark Little, Andrew Bush - Roller Town

Another star of Mr. D, Mark Little - who plays Simon - proved his writing skills are just as funny as his acting when he won an award for his work on Roller Town.

Best Performance by a Male - Film - Gavin Crawford - French Immersion

Gavin Crawford of 22 Minutes fame also took home a "Beaver" for his role in the film French Immerison.

Congratulations to all of the winners!

View the full list of CCA 2012 winners.



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