Samantha Bee named Canadian Comedy Person of the Year at 2011 awards

The 2011 Canadian Comedy Awards were handed out last night in Toronto, with The Daily Show with Jon Stewart correspondent Samantha Bee named Canadian Comedy Person of the Year.

Bee beat out fellow nominees Howie Mandel, Russell Peters, Roger Abbott and Ron James for the top prize.

Other big winners this year were Steve Patterson, Debra DiGiovanni and Picnicface.

Here is the full list of winners from 2011’s Canadian Comedy Awards:

Best Stand-Up Male: Steve Patterson
Best Stand-Up Female: Debra DiGiovanni
Best Stand-Up Newcomer: Eric Andrews
Best Comedic Play, Revue, or SeriesSomething Wicked Awesome This Way Comes (The Second City)
Best One Person ShowCancer Can’t Dance Like This (Daniel Stolfi)
Best Sketch Troupe or Company: Picnicface
Best Improv Troupe or Company: The National Theatre of the World’s Impromptu Splendor
Best Male Improviser: Ron Pederson
Best Female Improviser: Sarah Hillier
Best Taped Live Performance: Nikki Payne (Halifax Comedy Fest 2010)
Best Direction, Television Program or Series: James Dunnison (Less Than Kind)
Best Writing, Television Program or Series: Ken Finkleman (Good Dog)
Best Television Performance, Male: Jason Priestley (Call Me Fitz)
Best Television Performance, Female: Brooke Palsson (Less Than Kind)
Best Television Performance, Ensemble: James Hartnett, Hannah Hogan, Alana Johnston, Kayla Lorette, Joey Lucius, Alex Spencer, AJ Vaage (That’s So Weird)
Best Film Performance, Male: Jay Baruchel (Good Neighbours)
Best Film Performance, Female: Maria del Mar (A Touch of Grey)
Best Writing, Film: Jacob Tierney (Good Neighbours)
Best Direction, Film: Jacob Medjuck (Summerhood)
Best Radio Clip or ProgramThis Is That (Pat Kelly and Peter Oldring)
Best Web ClipThat Thing That Happened
Best TV ShowThis Movie Sucks!
Best FilmSummerhood
Canadian Comedy Person of the Year: Samantha Bee
Dave Broadfoot Award: Jayne Eastwood

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