JUNO Awards laughing all the way to 2018 show with reinstatement of Comedy Album of the Year category sponsored by SiriusXM Canada

TORONTO, Aug. 30, 2017 /CNW/ - The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) today announced the re-establishment of the JUNO Awards category Comedy Album of the Year, sponsored by SiriusXM Canada. Back after a 33-year hiatus, the award is being recognized by CARAS as the 42nd category for submission.

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 for the 2018 JUNO Awards 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 click here.

Premier Partners of The 2018 JUNO Awards: CARAS acknowledges the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters, the Province of British Columbia, the City of Vancouver, and TD Bank Group.

Full press release available here.

About CARAS 
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L'académiecanadienne des arts et des sciences del'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. The main focus of CARAS is the exploration and development of ongoing opportunities to showcase and promote Canadian artists and music through vehicles such as The JUNO Awards and other year-round initiatives. For more information on the JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit www.junoawards.ca

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.

SOURCE Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences

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