Yep, you read that right! After a 33-year hiatus, the Juno Awards are bringing back the Comedy Album of the Year category in time for the 2018 edition in Vancouver.
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) has announced the re-establishment of the Juno Awards category Comedy Album of the Year, sponsored by SiriusXM Canada. This marks the 42nd category for submissions.
“We are thrilled to bring back Comedy Album of the Year, a category that celebrates Canada’s gifted comedians,” said Allan Reid, President & CEO, CARAS/The Juno Awards and MusiCounts. “As we do with our diverse musical categories, the award embraces the full scope of this entertainment genre, recognizing the diverse talent making waves both locally and abroad.”
Albums eligible for submission must be recorded by a comedic performer or performers of any of the following disciplines: stand-up, sketch, improvisation or musical comedy.
The category represents a genre that embraces satire, social commentary, absurdism, parodies, character-based humour and monologists; there are no sales qualifications for this category. Submissions open on October 2 and close on November 10. Visit junoawards.ca for more information.
The reinstatement of this award has received incredible support from the comedy community; to check out what some of Canada’s top comedians have to say, as can be seen in the video below.
The SiriusXM Canada-sponsored trophy will be presented at a gala dinner and awards show in Vancouver on Saturday, March 24.