On Sunday, June 3rd, livestreamed from Yuk Yuks in Toronto, AL, Dan, Kirstine and Anders were on hand to accept the 2017 Canadian Comedy Award for Best Taped Live Performance for Crush Ten: Crush Improv's Tenth Anniversary Special!
As if winning an award wasn't cool enough, here are some other cool facts about this Crush Ten win:
We're really dang proud, and couldn't have done it without the help of the Algonquin College School of Broadcasting which live-streamed the whole show (all 5 hours of it). The students working the show got school credit for it! Cool!
- Crush was only one of two nominees from Ottawa for the entire awards year (22 total categories, over 100 nominees)
- Crush was the only improv act in the category, up against 4 stand-up comedy specials
- Crush was the only nominee in the category that wasn't televised (we were an online live-stream)
- Up against big acts like beloved Canadian comedy icon Ron James and his CBC special, the whole Crush Ten production had a budget of less than $5000, mostly from ticket revenue using an innovative pay-what-you-can-afford pricing model
- No Ottawa act has ever won a Canadian Comedy Award (no act that still actively works out of Ottawa and hasn't moved to Toronto)... well Mike MacDonald's posthumous Canadian Artist of the Year could count as an Ottawa Award.
- It was a pretty sweet way to cap off Crush's tenth anniversary!
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