CANADIAN COMEDY PATTERSON

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It's Time to Take Canadian Comedy More Seriously

Despite the incredible level of comedic talent assembled in Ottawa last week, no national spotlight was shone on the Canadian Comedy Awards and Festival as they were happening. Comedy fans across Canada (yes, there are many) who might have wanted to see what happened last week and which talents are considered to be at the top of their game will not get that chance because this country's own "Comedy Network" chose not to televise the festival and awards, again. Instead, they showed the American Comedy Awards this year. This is basically like the Oprah Winfrey Network choosing not to run any shows with Oprah Winfrey in them.