If the key to comedy is timing, then what does it say about Canada that the CBC aired the Steve Martin Gala last night, just as the Canadian Comedy Awards were handing out their 11th annual trophies?

At any rate, congratulations are in order for the following winners of CCAs last night (us Americans and other non-Canadians should recognize a few of the names, too!):

  • Winner, TV Performance Ensemble: Less Than Kind
  • Winner, Canadian Comedy Person of the Year: Irwin Barker 
  • Winner, Film Performance Female: Kristin Booth – At Home by Myself… With You
  • Winner, Film Performance Male: Jay Baruchel – The Trotsky 
  • Winner, Male Stand-Up: Irwin Barker 
  • Winner, Film Direction: Jacob Tierney – The Trotsky 
  • Winner, TV Direction: Kenny Hotz – Kenny vs. Spenny 
  • Winner, Sketch Troupe: The Imponderables 
  • Winner, Film Writing: Jacob Tierney – The Trotsky 
  • Winner, TV Writing: Mark McKinney – Less Than Kind 
  • Winner, Female Stand-Up: Laurie Elliott 
  • Chairman's Award: Harry Doupe 
  • Dave Broadfoot Award: Irwin Barker
  • Winner, Radio Program/Clip: Monotheism vs. Polytheism – The Debaters 
  • Winner, Web Clip: Being Erica – Erica's Blog – The Phone Message 
  • Winner, Improv Troupe: The Carnegie Hall Show 
  • Winner, Comedic Play: 0% Down, 100% Screwed 
  • Winner, One Person Show: Naughty Little Children 
  • Winner, Male Improvisor: Sean Tabares
  • Winner, Female Improvisor: Naomi Snieckus 
  • Winner, Taped Live Performance: Jon Dore – Just For Laughs 
  • Winner, Stand-Up Newcomer: Mark DeBonis 
  • Winner, TV Performance Male: Dave Foley – Less Than Kind 
  • Winner, TV Performance Female: Laurie Elliott – Almost Audrey