Alan Thicke, 22 Minutes Tribute Headline Canadian Comedy

Alan Thicke, 22 Minutes Tribute Headline Canadian Comedy Awards &
Festival Week 
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 06/28/12 -- The Canadian Comedy
Awards Foundation in association with The Comedy Network are pleased
to welcome home Alan Thicke as the host of the 13th Annual Canadian
Comedy Awards (CCAs), happening Aug. 26 at Toronto's Fairmont Royal
York. Best known for his role on the hit sitcom Growing Pains, Thicke
is one of Canada's most recognizable exports, with success as an
actor, television host, author, and composer. 
The CCAs will also salute Canadian comedy institution This Hour Has
22 Minutes with a gala performance on Aug. 24 at the Imperial Room of
the Fairmont Royal York. Join cast members past and present for a
look back at 20 years of the controversies and characters of 22
Minutes. Special guests from the worlds of entertainment and politics
will join in at the special live celebration, hosted by CBC's Peter
Mansbridge. Tickets are $40, and are now on sale through
www.ticketweb.ca. 
All of this is in addition to an all-star showcase of this year's CCA
nominees, happening Aug. 23-25. Tickets for individual shows at
Comedy Bar are $12 each, and festival passes are just $30, on sale
now through www.ticketweb.ca. 
Additional showcases at Yuk Yuk's featuring Best Standup nominees
will be announced at a later date.  
For more information or to vote on this year's Awards, visit
www.canadiancomedy.ca. 
About the Canadian Comedy Awards  
Since 2000, the Canadian Comedy Awards (CCAs) have awarded over 250
"Beaver" statues to projects and artists for their excellence in live
performance, film, television, radio, and internet categories.
Leading up to the Awards, a multi-day Festival featuring performances
by nominated artists brings the very best in Canadian comedy to the
CCA's host city. The CCAs are administered by the Canadian Comedy
Foundation for Excellence (CCFE), a non-profit organization whose
mandate is to "recognize, celebrate and promote Canadian achievements
in comedy at home and abroad". The CCAs are one of the CCFE's core
activities to accomplish its mission. 
About The Comedy Network 
Canada's first and favourite specialty comedy service, The Comedy
Network airs comedy of all kinds, 24-hours-a-day, across multiple
platforms, including a revolutionary broadband service at
thecomedynetwork.ca. Launched in October 1997, The Comedy Network
broadcasts, uncut and uncensored, an eclectic mix of scripted,
stand-up, sketch, improv, and animated comedy - as well as topical
comedy talk shows, game shows and classic situation comedies. The
Comedy Network is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE
Inc. (TSX:BCE)(NYSE:BCE), Canada's largest communications company,
and is available in nearly six million households across the country.
Contacts:
Media Contacts:
For more information on the 2012 Canadian Comedy Awards,
contact: GREY Group Canada
Marshneill Abraham
416-486-7252
Marshneill.abraham@greycanada.com 
For more information on The Comedy Network,
contact: Christy Sullivan
Communications Manager
416-384-3624
Christy.Sullivan@bellmedia.ca