This year is the ninth annual SiriusXM Top Comic Competition. The winner will be crowned as Canada’s best comic. There are 18 semi-finalists and three of them are Ottawa natives. They are Sophie Buddle, Kyle Brownrigg, and Roman Mancini.
Learn more about the competition and catch Apt613’s interviews with all three Ottawa native finalists here. Don’t forget to vote for your favourite between July 27 and August 17.
This year, Sophie Buddie is one of three Ottawa natives that has made it to the semi finals. She now based out of Vancouver, where she’s honed her comedic skills to showcse them all over the country, in places like Just For Laughs Montreal, JFL42 (Toronto), JFLNW (Vancouver) and the Winnipeg Comedy Festival. Sophie has also appeared numerous times on CBC’s The Debaters and runs a comedy show with last year’s Top Comic winner, Gavin Matts. The show has recently won the award for Best Monthly Show by the Vancouver Comedy Awards.
In the lead up to the voting period, Apt613 sat down with Sophie to talk about her life and career in comedy.