Saturday, February 09, 2008
Canadian humour 101
So you get a list that includes people like Jim Carrey, Mike Myers, Martin Short, Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Dave Foley, Samantha Bee, John Candy, Norm Macdonald, Leslie Nielsen, Michael J. Fox, Tom Green and Dan Aykroyd. Even Lorne Michaels, Saturday Night Live producer... yup, Canadian. And then there's SCTV, Kids in the Hall and more. Jeez, even William Shatner's Canadian - and that guy is funny.
This post isn't funny is it? Okay we also have a guy named Rick Mercer, with a weekly show where he makes us laugh, while skewering any sacred cows or tofu which may be left standing. Here's a taste of Rick's Rant, a weekly segment on his show. (Thanks to Beth for reminding me to check in on Rick again.)
How about having Rick Mercer start the Funny Party and he can establish his Cabinet with Canadians who ran off to Hollywood.. except for William Shatner.
Check this out. More Rick Mercer.
You can click on the pictures along the bottom and have a good chuckle.
Beth, yes, he's pretty good.
Grannyfiddler, I loved the Rhino Party! I once asked for a sign to put on my lawn (they ran a candidate in my riding). They charged me for the sign and our candidate's entire campaign was something like, ELECT ME AND I PROMISE TO RESIGN.
I like the Funny Party idea a lot Susan. I can see Jim Carey in the opposition benches, making great faces.
Lindsay, you're right about Nelson by the way - we even have an annual authentic (and crazy) British Panto show.
I understand American humor.
But Canadian humor?
I rather thought that
was the way Canadians
were all the time.
Thanks Gary! It's been too long since I've seen Rick Mercer! I feel much more Canadian now.
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