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The Minnesota Wrecking Crew is a Canadian sketch comedy troupe, featuring members John Catucci, Josh Glover, Mike 'Nug' Nahrgang and Ron Sparks. They all met as members of The Vanier Improv Company. The group won two consecutive Canadian Comedy Awards for Best Sketch Troupe (2003-2004), [1] [2] and were nominated again in 2005 and 2006, making them one of the country's most successful comedy groups.

John Catucci Canadian actor and comedian

John Catucci is a Canadian sketch comedian, singer, and actor. He was the host of the Food Network Canada series You Gotta Eat Here! The series won two Canadian Screen Awards, for Best Lifestyle or Talk Program or Series and Best Direction in a Lifestyle/Practical Information Program or Series, at the 2nd Canadian Screen Awards in 2014. It also garnered nominations at the 3rd Canadian Screen Awards in 2015 for Best Lifestyle or Talk Program or Series and Best Direction in a Lifestyle/Practical Information Program or Series.

Ron Sparks (comedian) Canadian comedian

Ron Sparks is a Canadian comedian, actor, writer and producer. He was born in Chatham-Kent, Ontario and lives in Toronto, Ontario. He is best known as an alternative comedian and frequent guest on CBC Radio 1's The Debaters, and on TV as a regular and favourite juror on MuchMusic's highest-rated show, Video on Trial, also starring as The Judge in the Stars on Trial Christmas special and various other VOT spin-offs.

Canadian Comedy Awards

The Canadian Comedy Awards (CCA) is an annual ceremony that celebrates achievements in Canadian comedy in live performances, radio, film, television and internet media. The awards were founded and produced by Tim Progosh in 2000. The inaugural show was broadcast on The Comedy Network.

In 2006 they were featured in the CBC Television special Sketch with Kevin McDonald, hosted by Kevin McDonald of The Kids in the Hall fame, with their performance earning the troupe its third Canadian Comedy Award, in the "Best Taped Live Performance" category.

CBC Television Canadian television network

CBC Television is a Canadian English language broadcast television network that is owned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the national public broadcaster. The network began operations on September 6, 1952. Its French-language counterpart is Ici Radio-Canada Télé.

Kevin McDonald Canadian actor

Kevin Hamilton McDonald is a Canadian actor, voice actor and comedian. He is known as a member of The Kids in the Hall, the voice of Agent Pleakley in the Lilo & Stitch franchise, Waffle in Catscratch, Pastor Dave in That 70s Show, and the Almighty Tallest Purple in Invader Zim. Kevin also stars as a co-pilot in the 2011 web comedy series Papillon.

<i>The Kids in the Hall</i> television series

The Kids in the Hall is a Canadian sketch comedy troupe formed in 1984, consisting of comedians Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald, Bruce McCulloch, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson. Their eponymous television show ran from 1989 to 1995 on CBC in Canada, and CBS, HBO, and Comedy Central in the United States. The theme song for the show is the instrumental "Having an Average Weekend" by the Canadian band Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet.

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