Here, for CTV News Channel, is my quick take on Sunday night’s historic Emmy sweep by the little Canadian comedy that could, Schitt’s Creek. The beard, of course, is my tribute to David Letterman, who stepped out of a limo in a field to share a delightful moment of comic madness to the proceedings.
They can probably start measuring Moira’s head for a new tiara. As announced Tuesday in Los Angeles, the CBC comedy Schitt’s Creek scored 15 Emmy nominations, a record haul for a Canadian produced comedy. The series, which bowed out after a sixth and final season, earned all but one of the 16 nominations showered on
In paying tribute last week to Hugh Downs, the long-time announcer, host and newsman who passed away last week at 99, I forgot to single out another one of his accomplishments: sitcom scene stealer. Fortunately, retro-savvy reader Kevin Vahey weighed in with a link to a classic: Downs getting pulled over in an episode of
Two weeks after the murder of George Floyd, Last Week Tonight host John Oliver raged against military-style police tactics in the face of peaceful protests. “If police are trying to convince the public they’re not guilty of displaying excessive force,” says Oliver in the above clip, “it’s probably not a good idea to repeatedly display
If you’ve ever been to Manhattan’s Central Park, especially at this time of year, you know it is a very lush and magical place. How such a stunning rural landscape came to be preserved in the middle of the ultimate urban jungle is a miracle. Executive producer Loren Bouchard – co-creator of Bob’s Burgers –
This Sunday, April 19 on Fox/Citytv, The Simpsons handed the opening “Couch Gag” segment off to Acme Filmworks animator Michal Socha. Acme is an indie house, utilizing 50 directors from 24 countries working on everything from features to commercials to music videos to apps. Polish director Socha, 38, directed this weekend’s extended opener. Acme has
Sandra, my co-isolater here in the Brampton Bunker, happened upon a familiar face earlier today in her quest for YouTube gold — Graham Kerr. Way back in the late ’60s, the jovial Englishman shot to fame as host of the Ottawa-based cooking show The Galloping Gourmet. Now 86 and living in a retirement community in
Talk about making lemonade out of coronavirus. The late night talk show hosts have all been working from home lately, setting examples as comedians in isolation getting their own coffee. Miss Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon’s act? Now you can see him at home with his kids crawling all over his head. Wondering what Seth