We sort of feel bad for past winners of SiriusXM’s Top Comic competition because even though they’ve earned the coveted title for life, the other stuff they won isn’t nearly as big as what this year’s champion will receive.

Not only will the 2016 Top Comic get $25,000 Canadian clams to stuff in their purse, but also three ENORMOUS gigs at three ENOURMOUS festivals in 2017, including JFL42 in Toronto, JFL NorthWest in Vancouver and—cue the fireworks and tubas—Just For Laughs in Montreal where they’ll be taped for Comedy’s Just For Laughs: All Access!

Most comedians have to spend all year performing in showcases and not getting $25,000 to get a spot on our show so this opportunity is too good for any Canadian comic to pass up.

So if you’re funny and you’re at home right now trying to figure out what to do all afternoon because you don’t feel like writing, you should probably register. All you have to do is submit a video of your best material and hope that you’re one of the 72 comics selected to perform live in front of a panel of judges on the following dates and times.

June 12 - Yuk Yuks, Vancouver
June 14/15 – The Comedy Mix, Vancouver
June 20 - The Rivoli, Toronto
June 28 – The Drake Underground, Toronto
June 29 - Yuk Yuk’s, Toronto

If you’re thinking “I live in Whitehorse and I can’t afford to fly to those fancy cities”, fear not, because this year SiriusXM is offering travel grants to the lucky 72 to make sure everyone gets a shot regardless of bank account.

Three people from each audition will be chosen to move on to the voting round where their sets will be posted to the Top Comic website for Canadians to vote for their favourite. THEN the top eight will compete in the finale at JFL42 in September where the champ will be crowned—you didn’t think it would be easy, did you?

Stay tuned for Top Comic goings on and start getting excited for Season 4 of Just For Laughs: All Access coming very soon. May the funniest person win!