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In case you missed it all on social media earlier this month...

Crush Improv won a Canadian Comedy Award!

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:

  • 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!
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!

For media inquiries, please contact AL Connors at 613-797-3437

This Sunday - Crush Headlines CHEO fundraiser

Boom 99.7's Dylan Black (@dylanblackradio) hosts this annual night of comedy to support @CHEOhospital Sunday, June 24th at Yuk Yuk's on Elgin!

Doors open at 7:00pm. Show at 8:00pm! Only $14!
Call the @YukYuksOttawa box office to reserve your seats!
(613) 236-5233 Or go online!
https://www.yukyuks.com/ottawa

Stop Podcasting Yourself LIVE in Ottawa!

Crush co-founder AL Connors guests on one of Canada's most popular podcasts, Stop Podcasting Yourself out of Vancouver, taping LIVE in Ottawa on Tuesday!

AL was a guest on the podcast in Vancouver wayyy back in 2010 - listen here!

Beau's All Natural Brewing Co. and Spectrasonic present:
Stop Podcasting Yourself
Canada's top comedy podcast live in Ottawa

Thursday June 28 @ Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts
Kildare Room (310 St. Patrick St.)
all ages/licensed 19+
7pm doors
$15 advance + service charges

tickets available at Vertigo Records and www.spectrasonic.com/event/1702426
Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/965496123600340
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