September 28, 2018 2:43 pm
Updated: September 28, 2018 3:02 pm

Winnipeg comedian crowned Top Comic at national competition

WATCH: Chanty Marostica of Winnipeg earned the title of Top Comic at the SiriusXM JFL42 contest in Toronto Thursday night.

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Winnipeg’s Chanty Marostica has earned top honours and a big cheque at the SiriusXM Top Comic competition at Just For Laughs42 in Toronto.

“Thank you so so so much to the judges and to Canada for voting!” Marostica said.

“Every single one of my competitors crushed it. This is a huge day for trans visibility and I’m honoured to be SiriusXM’s Top Comic.”

WATCH: Marostica has been a frequent guest on Global News Morning

The winner was decided by a panel of judges as well as the viewing audience. The event was hosted by Canadian Ben Miner.

“Canada has a reputation for producing some of the world’s best comedians,” Miner said. “The laugh-out-loud performances by finalists last night demonstrated the continued strength of our homegrown comedic talent. Congratulations to Chanty for delivering an outstanding set and a well-deserved win.”

With the win, Marostica took home $25,000 and is guaranteed a place in four Just for Laughs festivals in Canada and Australia. They also earned a spot in a JFL television special that will be aired in 2019/20.

Two runners-up – Sophie Buddle of Vancouver and Nick Reynoldson of Scarborough – were each awarded cash prizes of $2,500 and given TV spots, both at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and a co-headlining show at JFL42 in 2019.

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