Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada
|Died||October 27, 2022 (aged 58)|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Tim Steeves was a Canadian stand-up comedian and writer. He wrote for This Hour Has 22 Minutes, The Rick Mercer Report and helped create the Canadian TV comedy special Talking to Americans .
Steeves had shared in wins for three Gemini Awards for "Best Writing in a Comedy Series". He also shared in wins at the Canadian Comedy Awards and the Writers Guild of Canada Awards.
Steeves was co-star of the CBC Television sketch show The Bette Show and host of Global's Game On. At the 9th Gemini Awards in 1995, he was nominated for his performance in Comics!.
Steeves had headlined internationally at clubs and theaters, including the Montreal International Comedy Festival's "Just for Laughs". He has also had his own Comedy Now! special.
Steeves was originally from Sussex, New Brunswick and was co-captain (with Mark Forsythe) of the 1984 New Brunswick AA Basketball Champions. He was married to journalist Sonya Buyting.
Steeves died of pancreatic cancer, age 58, on October 27, 2022 in Toronto.
Richard Vincent "Rick" Mercer is a Canadian comedian, television personality, political satirist, and author. He is best known for his work on the CBC Television comedy shows This Hour Has 22 Minutes and Rick Mercer Report. He is the author of four books based on content from the shows and a memoir, Talking to Canadians, published on November 2, 2021. Mercer has received more than 25 Gemini Awards for his work on television.
Mary Cynthia Walsh is a Canadian actress, comedian, and writer. She is known for her work on CODCO and This Hour Has 22 Minutes.
Made in Canada is a Canadian television comedy which aired on CBC Television from 1998 to 2003. Rick Mercer starred as Richard Strong, an ambitious and amoral television producer working for a company which makes bad television shows. A dark satire about the Canadian television industry, the programme shifted into an episodic situation comedy format after its first season.
Gavin Crawford is a Canadian comedian and actor, best known for The Gavin Crawford Show and This Hour Has 22 Minutes. He currently hosts the panel show, Because News, on CBC Radio One.
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Gary Pearson is a Canadian comedian, and television writer-producer. His writing credits include MAD TV, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Corner Gas, and That's So Weird!. He is co-creator of the television series Sunnyside.
Seán Cullen is a Canadian actor and stand-up comedian. He is known for combining improvisation with mimicry and music. He is known for providing voices of characters in shows like Best Ed, Seven Little Monsters, and Almost Naked Animals.
Kenneth Joel Hotz is a Canadian comedy writer, producer, entertainer and television personality. He is best known as the star of the reality comedy show Kenny vs. Spenny alongside Spencer Rice. Hotz is the creator of the FX series Testees, and Kenny Hotz's Triumph of the Will. Between 2004 and 2006, he served as a staff writer for South Park. Hotz has directed a number of films including Pitch, It Don't Cost Nothin' to Say Good Morning and Subscribe. He also co-directed the music video for the song Monophobia by Deadmau5. Hotz is a regular contributor for Vice Media and began his career as a war correspondent and photo-journalist during the Gulf War.
The Canadian Comedy Awards (CCA) is an annual ceremony that awards the Beaver for achievements in Canadian comedy in live performance, radio, film, television, and Internet media. The awards were founded and produced by Tim Progosh in 2000.
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Nicolas Wright is a Canadian actor and writer. Wright has performed on stage, television and film. In 2004, he received the "most promising newcomer" award at the Just for Laughs film festival in Montreal for his short film, Toutouffe. Recently he appeared in Mike Clattenburg's 2011 film Afghan Luke. He appeared in 2016 film Independence Day: Resurgence.
Steve Patterson is a Canadian stand-up comedian, actor, writer, television and radio host, and television producer known for his satire and observational comedy.
Moze Mossanen is a Canadian independent writer, director and producer who has created a body of critically acclaimed film and TV work blending drama, music, performance and documentary. Most recently, he wrote and directed the documentary feature, You Are Here: A Come From Away Story. His other works include Year of the Lion, a dance film adaptation of the novel, Dangerous Liaisons, and Nureyev, a docu-drama about the life of the Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev.
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The Halifax Comedy Festival is an annual comedy festival held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The festival is sponsored by the CBC which tapes and broadcasts the comedians' sets as a series of television specials, and is usually about one week long. Shows frequently take place at the Halifax Casino in The Schooner Showroom among other venues.
Allan Novak is a Canadian television director and editor.
Tim McAuliffe is a Canadian comedy writer, television producer and occasional actor from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, known for his work on The Last Man On Earth, The Office, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Up All Night, Corner Gas, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, and creating the TV series Son Of A Critch and Happy Together (CBS).
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Jonathan Harris is a Canadian actor and comedian from Newfoundland and Labrador. Harris is best known for his roles in the television series Murdoch Mysteries, Still Standing and Hatching, Matching and Dispatching, as well as the films Young Triffie, Moving Day, and Grown Up Movie Star.
John Kastner was a four-time Emmy Award-winning Canadian documentary filmmaker whose later work focused on the Canadian criminal justice system. His films included the documentaries Out of Mind, Out of Sight (2014), a film about patients at the Brockville Mental Health Centre, named best Canadian feature documentary at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival; NCR: Not Criminally Responsible (2013), exploring the personal impact of the mental disorder defence in Canada; Life with Murder (2010), The Lifer and the Lady and Parole Dance, and the 1986 made-for-television drama Turning to Stone, set in the Prison for Women in Kingston, Ontario.