Twenty years ago, when I was still a fairly new recruit as The Toronto Sun’s TV columnist, I wrote about my childhood hero — Kiddo the Clown. The name will mean little to anyone reading this who is not in their sixties, but Kiddo, played by a man named Trevor Evans, was the biggest star
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.
Holy Schitt’s! Canada swept the comedy categories this year at the 36th annual Television Critics Association Awards. It was announced Monday that the CBC/Pop-TV sitcom Schitt’s Creek, for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy, and Catherine O’Hara, for Individual Achievement in Comedy (playing Creek’s richly eccentric Moira Rose), were the tops in their categories as deemed by
Life imitated art last month as Dan Levy, Bette Midler, Issa Rae, Kaitlyn Dever and Sarah Paulson all took part in a virtual press session for the socially distanced comedy Coastal Elites. The special premieres Saturday on HBO and Crave. The virtual press day was hosted by Warner’s Media, part of the cable/streaming portion of
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
Like the waters in and around lakes and rivers in Ontario, the Creek keeps rising. The past year especially, the accolades for the CBC comedy Schitt’s Creek keep pouring in. Especially from the United States, where the series broke through with four Emmy Award nominations in 2019, including Outstanding Comedy Series and Lead Actor nods
If you take one cue from Sunday night’s 71st annual Emmy Awards make it this: don’t wait another day to catch up and see what all the fuss is about with Fleabag. The British series, available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video, won Best Comedy, Best Direction and its star and creator, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, won
Got five minutes? Here’s my instant reaction to the 2019 Emmy Award nominations, announced Tuesday morning in Los Angeles. I was asked to weigh in live on CTV News Channel with Marcia MacMillan and posted my own video response above immediately afterwards. That yelp you hear from Canada are folks cheering the multiple nominations foe