Canadian Comedy Awards

Welcome to the Canadian Comedy Awards, an annual national awards ceremony celebrating Canadian comedians for achievements in live, TV, film, radio and web comedy.

The 18th annual CCAs are upon us (#CCA18), celebrating Canadian comedic achievements from July 1, 2016, to December 31, 2017. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook for updates.

Important Dates

Submissions Period: Monday, March 19, 2018, 9:00am EST to Friday, April 6, 2018, 11:59pm EST

Nomination Period: Monday, April 9, 2018, 12:00pm EST to Sunday, April 22, 2018, 11:59pm EST

Nominations Announcement: Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 12:00pm EST

Voting Period: Friday, April 27, 2018, 12:00pm EST to Sunday, May 20, 2018, 11:59pm EST

Awards Reception: Sunday, June 3, 2018, 3:00pm EST


We have compiled a list of suggestions to assist you in creating your submissions. Read our Submission Suggestions for some helpful tips.

Extended Term! Because we have adjusted when the awards occur by several months, our eligibility term is from July 2016 to December 2017. We will return to a 12-month term next year.

Updated Criteria! We have brought back some categories that we omitted last year because it was a transitional year. Check the Criteria to see all the current categories.

Best Comedy Album! We have added a new public voting category for Best Comedy Album. Comedy albums had previously been considered in Best Taped Live Performance. Best Taped Live Performance is now exclusively for performances recorded for broadcast or digital distribution. Identical content cannot be submitted to both categories.

New Public Categories! We have made the categories Best Taped Live Performance, Best Variety Act, and Best Breakout Artist open to public voting.

Gender Free! Following in the footsteps of last year's elimination of a gender parameter for standup comics, we have eliminated the gender parameter on performance categories for features, TV series and web series.

Open Nomination Period! We have eliminated the jury system that was previously used to determine nominations and have opened up the nomination process to all industry voters. Login to your account and select NOMINATE during the Nomination period to nominate up to 5 submissions per category.

Expertise! We have given all industry voters the option to select one expertise category. Any nominations or votes made in an industry voter's expertise category count as three times their normal value. Login to your account and click on ACCOUNT ADMIN to select your expertise category.