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Jordanne Brown is Awarded the Tim Sims Encouargement Award

Toronto, September 6, 2017 - Jordanne Brown of Toronto is the 2017 recipient of the $2,500 Tim Sims Encouragement Award. The Tim Sims Encouragement Award honours a promising Canadian comedic performer who is in the early stages of their career. Jordanne Brown was selected for the award by the faculty of Humber College’s Comedy: Writing and Performance program, and was presented the award Tuesday night at the Humber Comedy Program’s Alumni Show at Yuk Yuk’s.

Jordanne Brown is a comedic writer and performer, and the 2017 recipient of Humber College’s Eugene Levy Award for Comedy Writing. Jordanne is the host of a monthly show “Sorry I’m Late Night”, and the newest member of Boys Club, a comedy collective. She performs stand-up, sketch and improv around the city.

“I am truly humbled to receive the Tim Sims Encouragement Fund, and excited to put the money towards producing shows and videos, and continuing on this crazy comedy journey."

Tim Sims Encouragement Fund

The Tim Sims Encouragement Award was founded by Lindsay Leese and established in 1995 in the spirit and memory of Tim Sims, a well-known comedic performer, writer, director, and charity fund-raiser from Toronto. From 1996-2014, the Fund awarded prize money totaling $65,000 to young comedians in the early stages of their careers at the annual Cream of Comedy award show at Second City. Beginning in 2015, the $2,500 award is given annually to a graduate of the Comedy Writing and Performance program at the Humber College, School of Creative and Performing Arts and to a Conservatory Program Graduate at the Second City Training Program.

List of Past Winners

For Further Information
Alan Walker
Executive Director, Ontario Arts Foundation
Tel:  (416) 969-7413

Established in 1991, the Ontario Arts Foundation (OAF) is passionately committed to building long-term financial support for the arts in Ontario.  In 2016-2017, the OAF paid over $3.2 million in endowment income and $325,000 in awards and scholarships to artists and arts organizations across the province.

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