Cream of Comedy 2013

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Cream of Comedy 2013
Monday, October 28, 2013 8:00 PM
Second City Toronto Main Stage, Toronto, ON
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                                           The Tim Sims Encouragement Fund (TSEF) and The Second City presents


After an exciting Fresh Meat showcase, five exceptional young comedy acts have risen to the top to beat out the competition and become finalists for the coveted Tim Sims Encouragement Award. Now it’s time for the final showdown: Cream of Comedy 2013On Monday, October 28th at Toronto's legendary Second City, each act will perform their heart out, with the grand prizewinner walking away with a $5000 prize!

Hosted by multiple Canadian Comedy Award Winner and one of the current stars of CTV’S “Satisfaction” Pat Thornton (2005 Tim Sims Award nominee!), the 18th annual Cream of Comedy features a jury-selected group of Toronto's best up-and-coming comedians. Congratulations to our 2013 Tim Sims Award Nominees:







This year's esteemed jury, who'll also be in attendance at Cream of Comedy to select the 2013 Tim Sims Award Winner that very night: 

AURORA BROWNE (Second City, Video Cabaret)

PAUL BATES (Second City, CTV’s Dan for Mayor)

BRYAN O’GORMAN (Comedy Records, NXNE 2013)

CHRISTI OLSEN (2012 Cream of Comedy Winner)

RON JOSOL (OMNI’S “Flip”, Video on Trial) 


Now in its 18th year, The Tim Sims Encouragement Fund ( supports and promotes promising comedic performers in the early stages of their careers. The TSEF was established in 1995 in memory of comedian Tim Sims, well known for his brilliant talent and his dedication to supporting new talent. Continuing its history of support, The Second City has taken on the role of sponsor of Cream of Comedy and the Tim Sims Encouragement Award, which has helped launch the careers of many Canadian comedy stars.

Previous winners and nominees include: British Teeth  (2013 Nominee for Canadian Comedy Award for Best Sketch Troupe), Darrin Rose (Match Game Comedy Network, Mr. D, CBC) Mark DeBonis (2011 Winner $25,000 Great Canadian Laugh-Off), Pat Thornton (Hotbox, Satisfaction), Kayla Lorette  (RollerTownThat’s So Weird) Nathan Fielder (This Hour has 22 Minutes), Jeff McEnery (2006 Winner $25,000 Great Canadian Laugh-Off), Gavin Crawford, (This Hour has 22 Minutes, The Gavin Crawford Show), Aurora Browne (Comedy Inc.), Craig Lauzon and Jessica Holmes, (Air Farce), Laurie Elliot (PopculturedComedy Now), Debra DiGiovanni (Last Comic Standing), Fraser Young, (Comedy Now), and Levi MacDougall (Comedy Now, Important Things with Demetri Martin).

Cream of Comedy 2013

Hosted by Pat Thornton

Monday, October 28 at 8pm 

The Second City, 51 Mercer Street


416.343.0011 or

For interviews or any additional information please contact: 
Daniel Shehori at Sweat Equity Publicity 647.213.5151