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Last week we showed how ratings for the Canadian Screen Awards were trending down, at least in overnight estimates, in English Canada. Viewers who might PVR live event programming such as sports or award shows still generally catch up with it the same night so let’s just say trending down period. The CSA’s have shed

Kudos to Jimmy Fallon for allowing this savaging to be posted up on line but, Holy Cow, not since Martin Short deconstructed Canadian celebrity interviewer Brian Linehan on SCTV has such a showbiz career thumping been so transparent on television. Nearly ten minutes of confrontational mayhem, straight from the couch. Steve-Martin-Short told many of the

Last December, Jimmy Kimmel checked a biggie off his bucket list when he was invited over to Martin Short’s house. The host of Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Oscars, could not have been more excited. An invitation to Short’s annual Christmas party has for years been one of the hottest tickets in Hollywood. “I will

They should always have been called The Candys, dammit. Redesign the trophy, lose the ice scraper look, give us a bust of the guy with the snake on his face. Long live The Candys. Sunday night in Toronto, the 4th annual Canadian Screen Awards was a rather straight ahead affair. The Sony Centre was well

I’m a little late to this table, but here’s my new favourite reality show–I’ll Have What Phil’s Having. The first six episodes aired Mondays at 10 p.m. ET on PBS and can be streamed here at pbs.org. Time magazine’s Joel Stein calls it “Not only the funniest travel show on television, but also the warmest.” I’d

Looking for a good summer read? This came out last year but I just got to it last week at the cottage: I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend by Martin Short (HarperCollins 2014). Short has had an amazing life so far. He grew up in Hamilton, Ont., dreaming of showbiz and fascinated by

It is always a kick for me to grab a few minutes with any one of my comedy heroes from Canada’s greatest TV export–SCTV. So I quickly scrambled on stage at the end of the Mulaney press conference last July at the Beverly Hilton to scrum with Martin Short. The Hamilton native is quick and thoughtful

Every Monday at 5:47 p.m. I talk TV with veteran radio host Arlene Bynon on SiriusXM’s “Canada Talks” (Channel 167).  There was plenty to talk about with both Fox and NBC announcing their Fall lineups for the 2014-15 season. Fox announced Gotham as their big bat-move for fall. The DC Comics drama will delve into