July 17, 2009
[EDIT - We've updated our FAQ on Voting - Click here for more info!]
We were pretty thrilled last year to receive a record two nominations for funniest web video in the 2008 Canadian Comedy Awards - so we’re blown away to have recieved three nominations (for The Violator, Mushmouth, and Basement Accident) in 2009! As far as we know that’s a record for any Canadian Comedy Award category which we’ll be extremely shameless in awkwardly bringing up in uncomfortable social situations!
Of course this an honour that wouldn’t have been possible without our long-standing collaborative work with The Imponderables - whose “unique” brand of “genius” makes the whole thing possible.
I don’t think I was supposed to type the air-quotes.
Seriously, the Imponderables were nominated (for about the tenth year in a row) for funniest sketch group as well… and given the year they’ve had - they would sure be my favourites to pick up another block of lucite for their shelves.
The CCA’s always have a very special place in our heart - not only as they have long recognized some of Canada’s legendary comic talent (Cathy Jones, Rick Mercer, Rick Farrell, Mary Walsh, Mike Myers, Colin Mochrie, Eugine Levy, Seth Rogen - to name-drop but a few) but they are one of the few creative arts awards that recognize the work being done in short-form video on the web.
Even better the “Web Video” field is one of only three awards which include public voting (Pretty Funny Web Video, Pretty Funny Radio Clip, and Canadian Comedy Person of the Year). So if you want to help us out you can head over to the Canadian Comedy Awards Voting Website and Register for a free account to vote!.
[Edit - Yes, as with last year, feel free to link to our nomination badges from your own sites or blogs if you wish, I've included sample code below]
Also there’s been some question if we have a preference which RAMP show people vote for. So as to not split our vote, we’re encouraging fans of RAMP to vote for “The Violator” this year. While we love all three of our nominees equally - how can you not want to see the improbable run of this plucky underdog continue?
July 2, 2009
What better way to get the Summer off to a proper start than joining us for the first Imponderables & Acquaintances of the season at the Rivoli in Toronto - 334 Queen Street West, Toronto - starting at 9pm on Tuesday (July 7th)! Just because you’ve missed the brand new RAMP videos that have been playing in Chicago and New York in the past couple of weeks (at long sold-out shows we were sworn to secrecy to not promote) in the past two months doesn’t mean you can’t turn out tonight and see what you’ve been missing.
MC Mark Forward! Bull Hooey! That Ron Sparks Guy! Two Weeks of City Garbage Piling up on the Streets! All for $5… there’s not a better deal to be had, friends.
Of course that’s only if you like AWESOME COMEDY.
As always at live shows, if you see any of the usual suspects - come say hello and get some free buttons and stickers and stuff!