It might be too late for you to do anything about this, but we wanted to remind you that tomorrow is the deadline for submissions for Pilot Week at Comedy Bar. Then again, maybe it’s not too late, all you need is 250 words to enter.
Here’s the deal: our friends over at Comedy Bar and Insight Productions have teamed up to present this (2nd annual) contest. Insight is looking for new comedy ideas for TV, and Comedy Bar knows that Toronto has comic talent in spades.
Anyone can submit a short synopsis of their funny television pilot idea. A panel of judges will whittle that down to 20 contestants who will have the opportunity to present their ideas in a live show August 2-6. From there, they’ll pick the top three who’ll present their live pilots again on the finals night, August 7.
The winning pilot gets $1000 plus Insight will attempt to negotiate a development deal with them. And Insight is a pretty good partner to have on your side. They’re behind big TV shows like the Jon Dore Television Show, Canadian Idol and Hatching, Matching and Dispatching.
It’s a fun contest. The shows are oddly fun to watch. (It’s TV, but live…) And in the end, someone is one step closer to making the next great Canadian comedy show. Last year, Lauren Ash won for her pilot Bowling Trophy Wives and the pilot ideas were all over the map from traditional sit coms to sports shows.
So if you’ve got an idea, click here to submit. You’ve got until 12:00 pm on Friday, June 24.
Or just go watch the shows. Tickets are free!