Win­nipeg­ger Sir­ius about be­ing funny

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ENTERTAINMENT -

THERE’S a funny flatlander among the eight fi­nal­ists for the ti­tle of Sir­iusXM’s Next Top Comic.

Win­nipeg­ger Jor­dan Welwood was one of three lo­cals — along with Ben Walker and Scott Por­te­ous — cho­sen for the con­test’s field of 21 semi­fi­nal­ists af­ter a laugh-off show­down last month at The Cheer Bar & Grill, which was part of a na­tion­wide audi- tion tour.

Based on on­line vot­ing, Welwood and six oth­ers — plus one wild-card se­lec­tion — were picked to take part in the fi­nal round of com­edy com­pe­ti­tion, which will take place on Sept. 19 at Sec­ond City in Toronto.

The eight fi­nal­ists will take the stage as open­ers for Satur­day Night Live alum­nus Colin Quinn at Just For Laughs’ JFL42 Fes­ti­val. The show will be broad­cast live on Sir­iusXM’s Canada Laughs, and the win­ner, cho­sen by a panel of all-star judges, will take home a cash prize of $15,000 and the ti­tle of Sir­iusXM’s Next Top Comic.

Past win­ners of the con­test in­clude Eric An­drews, Matt O’Brien and Brian Stollery.

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