Media Release

The JUNO Awards launches SiriusXM Canada JUNO Comedy Show to celebrate return of the Comedy Album of the Year Award Category

Feb 21, 2018

Show will feature nominees Charlie Demers, DJ Demers, and Rebecca Kohler
with Graham Clark as Host

TORONTO – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) today announced the 2018 JUNO Comedy award nominees will take the stage for the first annual SiriusXM Canada JUNO Comedy Show.

The evening will feature two shows on Friday, March 23 at 8:00 p.m PT and 10:30 p.m. PT at the Comedy MIX (1015 Burrard Street, Vancouver) and feature sets by this year’s Comedy Album of the Year Sponsored by SiriusXM Canada nominees Charlie Demers, DJ Demers and Rebecca Kohler. Celebrated comedian Graham Clark will host and MC this inaugural event.

We are thrilled to be showcasing this year’s nominees at the SiriusXM Canada JUNO Comedy Show,said Allan Reid, President & CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards and MusiCounts.The event is a great opportunity for Vancouver to see the incredible comedic talent that Canada has to offer.

As a major supporter of Canadian comedy, we are so excited to be part of the return of the JUNO Comedy Award and this event,” said John Lewis, SVP, Programming, SiriusXM Canada. “We are proud to put the spotlight on the amazing comedic talent in this country every day through our Canadian comedy channel Canada Laughs, including all of the nominees this year.

Individual tickets to the SiriusXM Canada JUNO Comedy Show are priced at $20 (plus fees). Tickets are available online through The event is 19+.

For more information on the 2018 JUNO Awards, please visit

The 47th annual JUNO Awards and JUNO Week 2018 will be hosted in Vancouver from March 19 through March 25, 2018, culminating in The JUNO Awards, on Sunday, March 25, at Rogers Arena, broadcast live nationwide 5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. ET on CBC, CBC Radio and globally on

Exclusive Broadcast and Content Partner:

CARAS acknowledges the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters.

Premier Partners of the 2018 JUNO Awards: The Province of British Columbia, Creative BC, the City of Vancouver, Apple Music and TD Bank Group.

Web Links:

Official JUNO Awards website:

Twitter: @TheJUNOAwards

Instagram: @TheJUNOAwards

Hashtag: #JUNOS

About CARAS:

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L’académie canadienne des arts et des sciences de l’enregistrement (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music industry and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards. CARAS’ mandate is comprised of four key pillars: Educate through our music education charity MusiCounts programs and initiatives, Develop emerging artists through mentorship and development programs, Celebrate Canadian artists with year round JUNO Awards showcasing, and Honour music industry icons through the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. For more information on the 47th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit

About SiriusXM Canada:

Sirius XM Canada Holdings Inc. operates as SiriusXM Canada. SiriusXM Canada is the country’s leading audio entertainment company and broadcasts more than 130 satellite radio channels featuring premier sports, news, talk, entertainment and commercial-free music. SiriusXM Canada offers an array of content from the most recognized news, entertainment and major sports brands including the NHL, NFL, NBA, MLB, NASCAR, CNN, CBC, FOX, BBC, Howard Stern, Disney, Comedy Central and more.

SiriusXM programming is available on a variety of devices including pre-installed and after-market radios in cars, trucks and boats, smartphones and mobile devices, and consumer electronics products for homes and offices. SiriusXM programming is also available online at and on Apple and Android-powered mobile devices.

SiriusXM Canada has partnerships with every major automaker and its radio products are available at more than 2,500 retail locations nationwide. To find out more about SiriusXM Canada, visit our website at

SiriusXM Canada has been designated one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies eight years in a row and is currently a Platinum Club Member, in addition to 2013, 2014 and 2015 rankings in PROFIT 500’s list of Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies.


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