Flex Your Influence Fans Have The Power

Think you know what’s funny? Who would you greenlight for $500K production financing to create a half-hour comedy special for CBC prime time? ComedyCoup gives fans the power to help your favourite comedy show concepts accelerate to SERIOUS opportunities...

On October 2, 2014 at 9PM EDT, ComedyCoup will launch its disruptive and democratic studio model to discover new forms of funny. Over 10 weeks, comedy creators from across Canada will create hundreds of hilarious videos, images and artwork to develop and package their concepts. They advance with support and feedback from YOU! their fans.

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Sign Up

  • Create a ComedyCoup fan account with your email to earn your first 5 votes
  • Connect your Facebook or Twitter account for easy login (optional)

Explore Projects

  • Explore all projects or filter them by province
  • Sort by popular, trending, random or project title
  • Follow your favourites to get updates on your custom fan homepage

Binge Watch!

  • Watch Week 1 show teaser videos
  • Come back every Monday at 9PM EST to watch new videos
  • Comment and share to support your faves

Earn Votes

  • Get fan badges to earn voting influence
  • Spend your votes on one or many projects to help them advance through the Top 50 and Top 15

Be Social!

  • Share the love! Promote your favourite projects across your social networks to help them gain more exposure and support. Use the share links provided on project pages.

Become a Superfan

  • The most active fans compete for leaderboard glory (Week 3)
  • One “Uberfan” will earn a ticket to the Final 5 event in Toronto to sit on the panel that advises on The Big Deal

How It Works

Below is a snapshot of how CBC ComedyCoup unfolds...

1. Creators Apply

5 WEEKS August 18 through September 21, 2014

Comedy creators have applied to ComedyCoup with the following:

  • TEAM: A killer team of three Canadians who can create, execute and market original screen-based comedy.
  • TEASER VIDEO: A 90-second teaser video that showcases their comedy show concept.
  • SOCIAL ACCOUNTS: Facebook and Twitter accounts connected to their ComedyCoup project page.

2. Fans Help Projects Advance

10 WEEKS: October 2 through December 10, 2014

  • SIGN UP: Comedy fans sign up with an email and earn 5 votes.
  • EXPLORE PROJECTS: Teams from across Canada are accelerating with new forms of funny. Follow your favourites!
  • WATCH VIDEOS: Week 1 features each team's teaser videos for their show concepts. Teams will create new content every week to further develop and package their projects.
  • EARN VOTES + INFLUENCE: Fans rate, review and follow projects, provide feedback on weekly videos and help promote their favourites to earn voting power.
  • TOP 50 + TOP 15 VOTING: Fan votes help projects advance through the Top 50 and Top 15.
  • DEVELOPMENT DEALS: The Top 15 negotiate an Option Agreement. ComedyCoup will option at least 5 projects for development.
  • THE FINAL 5 EVENT: The Final 5 teams travel to a live event in Toronto. Teams pitch their projects before a panel of industry pros and the ComedyCoup "Uberfan".
  • THE BIG DEAL!: One project will be greenlit for production.

3. Development & Production

10 MONTHS: January through Fall 2015

  • ACTION! The selected project teams works with ComedyCoup producers through development, pre-production, production and post-production

4. CBC Prime Time Special

Fall 2015

  • YESSS! Comedy fans tune in to watch the much-anticipated half-hour special on CBC prime time.