Ottawa comedian only homegrown talent in national competition

Ottawa comedian only homegrown talent in national competition

Ottawa-native Jimmy Cassidy will be the only comic representing the city in a national comedy competition spanning coast to coast.
The up and coming comic traveled all the way to Montreal to qualify for Canada’s Next Top Comic contest.
He’s currently competing against 20 other semi-finalists from across Canada to get a spot in the finals this September.
Getting a spot means an Ottawa comic will be at the 42nd annual Just For Laughs festival in Toronto.
Ottawa residents can help give the local talent an edge in the competition by voting online. Voting begins July 29th and runs until August 19th. Visit and be entered into a draw to win a trip for two to Toronto to see the Gala, slated for the opening night of JFL42 – September 19th, 2013.

In the meantime, Cassidy is available for TV spots, including morning show comedy segments, to talk about the contest and what it means for the Ottawa comedy scene.
More information on the contest can be found here:
More information on Jimmy Cassidy can be found here:
Important dates:
voting runs July 29th to August 19th, 2013
JFL 42 starts September 19th, 2013
Contact info:
telephone: (613) 853-5469

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