Look for Scorsese’s SCTV doc to take off, eh?

Here’s a salute all of Canada can get behind — the great Martin Scorsese doing a documentary about SCTV. Netflix announced it Thursday, with a cast reunion and showcase happening at Toronto’s Elgin Theatre May 13 in Toronto. Oscar and late night host Jimmy Kimmel is flying north to moderate that prestigious panel. When I heard… Read on



A good, Short read for summer

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… Read on


Spend Canada Day with Catherine O’Hara

Celebrate Canada Day by reading about national treasure Catherine O’Hara. She’s come a long way from Our Lady of Peace grade school in Etobicoke. O’Hara and her ol’ SCTV mate Eugene Levy, and his son Dan Levy, just wrapped up the Season Two shoot of Schitt’s Creek. It returns next season on CBC and Pop.… Read on


Anne Meara: 1929 – 2015

I’ll never forget the time I got to hang out with Stiller & Meara. It was in January of 2004 at a CBS press tour party in Los Angeles. I’m guessing Jerry Stiller was there promoting The King of Queens. His wife Anne Meara–who died Saturday in Manhattan–was sneaking onto the Kevin James sitcom around then… Read on



A few minutes with Mulaney’s Martin Short

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… Read on


Harold Ramis: 1944 – 2014

I always loved those early SCTV shows done for about a buck-ninety-five out of Global-TV. There was something about Harold Ramis as Mo Green that just killed me every time.The bit resonated with viewers who grew up in the Toronto-Niagara-Buffalo region since it was such an obvious goof on WKBW’s tepid local daytime game show… Read on


NBC joins Global in Working the Engels

Pirini Scleroso, all cleaned up Finally some good news for people on TV named Ford.NBC announced today that they are on board as a full broadcast partner in the new shot-in-Toronto comedy Working the Engels.The series, created and written by sisters Katie and Jane Ford, stars SCTV legend Andrea Martin as the matriarch of a… Read on