Comedy

CBC Comedy's NEXT UP: Manitoba

Our search for Canada's best upcoming comedy talent continues, and this time we're zeroing in on Manitoba.

Our search for Canada's best upcoming comedy talent continues, and this time we're zeroing in on Manitoba. NEXT UP: Manitoba is a provincial competition aiming to highlight the regions brightest amateur comedic talent by providing comedians, performers, improv and sketch troupes with exposure on a national level through CBC Manitoba's partnership with CBC Comedy. 

The competition is open to any amateur comedian based in Manitoba, and is over the age of 19. This competition is geared toward amateurs, so if you have previously headlined at a show at a major comedy club or have representation via a talent agency, you are not eligible. 

To enter, record and submit a 60-90 second video of your comedic performance to cbc.ca/nextupmanitoba starting August 31, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. EST until September 30, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EST. All material must be original and uploaded to YouTube with #CBCNextUpMB in the YouTube title. Groups are welcome to submit, with one person acting as the contact person for the entire group. Explicit/offensive content is prohibited. 

The grand prize winner will be announced on October 19, 2020. A showcase organized by the Winnipeg Comedy Festival featuring the winner will be held at a date to be determined in the Winter of 2020 or in 2021. Leading up to this showcase, veteran comedian and writer Dean Jenkinson (This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Just for Laughs) will mentor the winner.

If you have any questions, drop us a line at communications.winnipeg@cbc.ca and they'll be happy to help you out! Best of luck to all who enter!

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