Comedy group makes top 15 in Canada-wide competition

Local group needs online votes from supporters

Jaspreet Gill

Jaspreet Gill

A local comedy group is one step closer to $500,000 and a half-hour special on CBC as Abbotsford’s own made the Top 15 in the ComedyCoup contest.

Buddy Guys is a comedy featuring local comedians Sunee Dhaliwal and Clifford Prang, developed with Adam Wormald as part of the ComedyCoup talent accelerator contest.

The story follows two best friends, Sunee and Cliff. When they learn that Sunee’s sister Preety is arranged to be married to their lifelong nemesis Dalpreet Sidhu, they will stop at nothing to put an end to the wedding – even if it means Preety marries Cliff instead.

The show features recognizable Abbotsford locations like Mill Lake and more.

They describe the show as an unlikely adventure that celebrates love, friendship and family and promotes Punjabi tradition, values and culture to the next generation. The show is part of a competition that requires votes from the public to advance.

Prang said the process has been inspiring and while it is a lot of work to meet the challenges and create quality content, the “pay off is to hear how much our fans are loving it.”

The teams face weekly challenges and Buddy Guys have advanced from 100 cross-Canada teams to the top 15.

Prang said they need the support of the community through online voting to be selected as one of the top five teams and flown to Toronto to pitch their show to network executives.

To learn more or vote for Buddy Guys, visit comedycoup.cbc.ca/buddyguys.