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Funny Thing Happened at the Canadian Comedy Awards: Mr. D and 22 Minutes Tie for Big Win

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This Hour Has 22 Minutes and Mr. D tied for Best TV Show at the 2013 Canadian Comedy Awards. This calls for a Twerk Off. -- CBC

It's hard to pick just one favourite CBC comedy show -- even if you're the awarding body of a national organization tasked with recognizing and celebrating the best in comedic talent. 

But hey, that's led to some awesome news! 

Mr. D and This Hour Has 22 Minutes both won the title of Best TV Show at the 2013 Canadian Comedy Awards, Sunday in Ottawa.

"Congrats to us both," the 22 Minutes team tweeted moments after the tie was announced. Maybe the two programs will arrange an elaborate custody scheme for their trophies. (Conveniently for them, they both tape Halifax.) Or maybe they'll follow up on Shaun Majumder's suggestion. (Expect a show vs. show "Twerk off.")





Either way, fans and CBC stars alike have been sending in their congratulations.









And the tie was just one instance of the 2013 CCAs celebrating both the best in Canadian comedy, but also the best comedy talent on CBC.

A couple of Mr. D stars, for instance, were winners in their own right. Mark Little, who plays science teacher Mr. Hunt on the series, scored two awards for his web show Dad Drives, getting recognition for his writing and performance skills. Naomi Snieckus, a past CCA winner for Best Female Improviser, was honoured for her work on Mr. D. She took home the trophy (or "Beaver") for the Best Female Performance in a TV or Web Series.

CBC Radio also won big in their categories. Pat Kelly and Peter Oldring's program This is That was named the Best Radio Program. (The satirical show won the same category last year.) And though they beat out fellow CBC-ers including The Irrelevant Show and The Debaters, the latter series' host went home with a Beaver, too. The Debaters' Steve Patterson was named Best Male Stand-Up.

Here's his reaction tweet:



For the full list of winners visit the Canadian Comedy Awards website. For Canadian comedy, get episodes of Mr. D, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, The Debaters, This is That -- and all sorts of other great stuff -- on CBC.ca.

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