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Edmontonian vies for top comic title

Sterling Scott is living his dream as Edmonton's funny man in Canada's Next Top Comic finals next week in Toronto.

“I feel like a winner already because this opens a door and tells me I'm on the right path,” he says of the online vote that placed him in the hunt for the prize.

First taking to the stage on a dare five years ago, Scott says he's confident his eight-minute set, which he calls a “high-energy party on stage,” can win the crown at next week's gala.

“I want it for the city, too. I don't think Edmonton gets enough respect for its comedy,” he added.

SiriusXM Canada's Jeff Leake, executive producer of Canada's Next Top Comic, says being funny around the office isn't the same as what these comics do.

“Alberta is very funny ' Winnipeg killed in this competition, too, but comedy is a difficult discipline.

We're confident our comics can be touring anywhere in the world, and that's what this promotion is about, to find that next up-and-comer,” he said.

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