XM Canada presents Canada's Next Top Comic



    Think you've got what it takes? Here's your chance to prove it!

    TORONTO, June 1 /CNW/ - Have you always been the class clown? Are you
known as "the funny one"? Always dreamt of quitting your day job and heading
out on the road as a stand-up comic? Well, here's your chance as XM Canada,
the country's leading satellite radio company, presents Canada's Next Top
Comic.
    Beginning June 1st, XM Canada is holding a nationwide contest at
www.laughattackonline.com/cntc to find the funniest Canadian and give them a
chance to perform LIVE at Global ComedyFest Vancouver. It's great if your mom
thinks you're funny, but that won't be enough; fellow Canadians and a panel of
XM Canada judges will have to agree.
    "We Canadians aren't just 'nice', we're funny; REALLY funny," said,
Richard Maxwell, Program Director, Comedy and one of the XM panel judges.
"We've got a great talent pool in Canada and XM's nationwide contest gives
every Canadian the opportunity to show just that; whether they are amateur
comedians or Regular Joe's or Jane's looking for their big break."
    Laugh Attack, XM Canada's channel dedicated to Canadian comedy, is asking
Canadians to flex their funny bone and submit their clips online at
www.laughattackonline.com/cntc. Each week XM will review the submissions and
stream the best entries online for Canadians to vote on. After eight weeks,
the contest will be narrowed down to eight finalists, at which point Canadians
will have the final say as to who deserves the title of Canada's Next Top
Comic.
    The grand winner will win a spot to perform their stand-up LIVE at the XM
Satellite Radio stage at Global ComedyFest Vancouver on Thursday, September
17th, 2009. The winner will also receive a cash prize of $2,000, a flight and
one-night accommodation in Vancouver along with a professionally recorded and
mixed CD of their stand-up act - not to mention the title of Canada's Next Top
Comic.
    The contest is one of many programs supported by XM Canada to help
develop new Canadian talent in music and comedy.

    About Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.

    Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. (TSX: XSR) operates as XM Canada
and is Canada's premium digital audio entertainment and information company
with the best signal coverage across the country. With 130 digital channels of
choice, XM Canada offers Canadian listeners the most unique and original
Canadian and international programming, including commercial-free music
channels, exclusive live concerts and sports coverage, and the best in talk,
comedy, children's and entertainment programming. A free seven-day trial of XM
Radio Online is available at http://www.xmradio.ca/freetrial/. Visit
www.xmradio.ca for programming and subscription information.
    XM Canada is the satellite entertainment leader in the Canadian
automotive market with long-term factory installation agreements with
manufacturers that own close to 60 per cent share of the domestic vehicle
market. XM's industry-leading products are available at shop.xmradio.ca, and
at retailers nationwide.
    XM programming is available by subscribing directly through XM Canada and
is also available as streams of commercial-free XM music channels on TELUS
Mobile Radio and Rogers Wireless Radio on Demand. XM Canada is the exclusive
music channel provider on Air Canada's flights and is available in select Avis
Budget Group rental vehicles.
    To find out more about Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. (TSX: XSR),
visit our website at www.xmradio.ca/about/.

    About Global Comedyfest

    The Vancouver Global ComedyFest is in its 6th year of bringing
contemporary, some say "alternative", we simply say funny comedy to the
coolest city in Canada - Vancouver. From September 17th - 27th Vancouver will
celebrate comedy at 12 different venues with over 75 performers and dozens of
great shows in the heart of the city.




For further information:

For further information: Cohn & Wolfe: Lorena Cordoba / Nell Crichton,
(416) 924-5700 Ext. 4089 / 4085, lorena.cordoba@cohnwolfe.ca,
nell.crichton@cohnwolfe.ca


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