Hamilton council will be asked to consider a proposal that could have the city laughing all the way to the bank.
Tim Progosh wants to bring the Canadian Comedy Awards Festival to Hamilton and is promising, in five years time, he will make the city home to the Canadian Comedy Hall of Fame.
There is a catch.
Councillors would have to financially commit to host the Canadian Comedy Awards, starting next year.
Progosh, an actor and comedian from Toronto, wouldn’t release the numbers before his presentation to council on Thursday, but suggests the Hall of Fame would bring about 10-million dollars to the city, once built.
It seems Hamilton is not his first choice for the venture.
He pitched the idea to Woodbine Racetrack and Ottawa Council, but both passed.