Yuk, Yuk, Canucks: A History of Canadian Comedy
Guest speaker: actor/comedian Jack Newman
Why are so many famous comedians Canadians? How did we become masters of sketch comedy? And why is so much of our homegrown talent exported to the United States? From the early days of The Dumbells, Wayne & Shuster and SCTV, to mega stars such as John Candy and Eugene Levy, discover why Canadians have the whole world laughing.
November 15 – the early days, including John Drainie, The Dumbells, Wayne and Shuster to the 1970s improv revolution November 22 – SCTV, 1970s TV, including King of Kensington, Trouble with Tracey, Bizarre, and film industry successes November 29 – the late, great John Candy December 6 – Eugene Levy, plus other ‘expats’ including Martin Short, Michael J Fox, Jim Carrey and Michael Myers December 13 – Kids in the Hall, This Hour has 22 Minutes, Rick Mercer Show and Baroness von Sketch