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  1. vulture lists
    25 Essential Canadian SitcomsFrom Schitt’s Creek to, yes, a show about hockey.
  2. canada
    Forget Art Basel Miami Beach — Put on Your Puffer Coat and Head North to TorontoSix exhibitions to check out, including the inaugural show at the new MOCA.
  3. paleyfest 2018
    The Handmaid’s Tale Cast Has Lots of Ideas for a Drake Cameo“Who would he play? Maybe Offred’s third baby daddy.”
  4. winter olympics 2018
    You Will Not Be Seeing This Ice-Dancing Team’s Too-Sexy Lift at the OlympicsThe Winter Olympics are a family-friendly place, okay!
  5. jfl
    JFL Founder Steps Down After Sexual Misconduct AllegationsNine women have come forward with sexual misconduct allegations against Gilbert Rozon.
  6. deaths
    The Tragically Hip Front Man Gord Downie Dead at 53Downie was mourned by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
  7. Checking in on the State of Canadian Comedy with Mark ForwardMark Forward has been performing standup comedy for two decades now, and he’s a bit of an anomaly in a number of ways. He’s a Canadian who […]
  8. Why Jay Baruchel’s Goon Franchise Feels So Uniquely CanadianUnlike the vast majority of American sports cinema, they aren’t focused on the essential catharsis of triumph.
  9. season renewals
    Anne With an E Is Adding an All-Female Writers Room for Season TwoAnne Shirley is coming back.
  10. comedy
    How to Assemble a Sketch-Comedy Troupe From ScratchAn introduction to Baroness von Sketch Show, which stars four specifically chosen 40-something women — kind of like a comedic Justice League.
  11. Just For Laughs Chooses Its 2017 New FacesThe 2017 Just For Laughs festival is currently underway in Montreal, and today they revealed their annual list of up-and-coming comedians to […]
  12. Bill Burr, Ali Wong, Tim and Eric, John Mulaney, and More Are Headed to […]Toronto’s sixth annual comedy festival JFL42 takes place in September, and the full lineup was recently revealed. The festival runs from […]
  13. Dave Thomas, Rick Moranis, Catherine O’Hara, and More Will Reunite for a […] A bunch of Canadian comedy legends are reuniting next month for an all-star benefit in Toronto. The one-night-only benefit, called Take […]
  14. In Defen(c)e of Canadian Comedy Much like its residents, Canada’s sense of humor is genteel. And whether or not you knew it at the time, chances are you have, at some […]
  15. music
    Rock Isn’t Dead, It Just Moved to CanadaThe New Pornographers, Metric, Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, the Weakerthans, Japandroids — it’s a full-on invasion.
  16. last night on late night
    Seth Meyers Explains Trump’s War on Canada With an Array of Penis JokesThe jokes about Canadian softwood lumber write themselves.
  17. knuckle sandwiches
    Justin Trudeau Has a Rather Undiplomatic Response to That Matthew Perry BeatingOh, Canada.
  18. canada
    Here’s a Canadian Photo of Samantha Bee Visiting a Musical and Holding a FishThe late-night host visited Canadian musical Come From Away.
  19. broadway babe
    Justin Trudeau Opened Ivanka Trump-Attended Come From Away Broadway PerformanceTrudeau spoke about the United States and Canada’s special relationship.
  20. oh canada!
    Feist Will Release Her First Album in Six Years Next MonthThe Pleasure will be ours, surely.
  21. international relations
    A Canadian Town Is Punishing Drunk Drivers With Nickelback MusicLook at this headline. Every time you do, it makes you laugh.
  22. Stephen Colbert Prepares to Become a Canadian Citizen on ‘The Late Show’Leading up to Election Day, it’s become a common tradition for Americans to threaten to move up to Canada if their candidate doesn’t win the […]
  23. With ‘No Depo$it’, the ‘Flop House’ Gang Unearthed an Instant Camp Classic […] Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. As a connoisseur of bad movies, […]
  24. Just For Laughs Chooses Its 2016 New FacesThe annual Just For Laughs festival in Montreal is currently underway, and today they revealed their annual list of up-and-coming comedians to […]
  25. much music video awards
    Drake Wins Top Honors at Much Music Video AwardsHe even took the trophy for Most Buzzworthy Canadian!
  26. The Strange Phenomenon of Just For Laughs’ Canadian Prank Series Trawling YouTube is a weekly look at one interesting story or oddity from YouTube. You ever go down a YouTube rabbit hole and suddenly you’ve […]
  27. The Canadian Comedian on Trial Before a Human Rights Tribunal for a Mean […] Mike Ward was born in Quebec City in 1973, seven years prior to the first of two Quebec Referendums, a vote called by the separatist Parti […]
  28. beefin'
    Trump Happy Lena Dunham Would Flee to CanadaHe also accused her of having “no mojo.”
  29. Mike Myers to Publish a Canada-Themed Illustrated Book This YearSNL alum and famous Canadian Mike Myers is set to publish his first book this year. According to CBC, Myers has signed on to write an […]
  30. sad news
    Jeopardy! No Longer Accepting Canadian Contestants, Eh?What is injustice, Alex?
  31. star wars
    Ottawa’s Hottest Club Is This Star Wars BarIt’s called the Cantina, of course.
  32. John Oliver, Mike Myers, a Beaver, and a Moose Offer Some Canadian […]Here’s a clip from last night’s Last Week Tonight, where John Oliver breaks down the importance behind today’s election day in Canada for […]
  33. Just For Laughs Chooses Its 2015 New FacesMontreal’s Just For Laughs festival is currently underway, and today they revealed their annual list of up-and-coming comedians to highlight […]
  34. Adjusting to America with Canada’s Sweetheart Debra DiGiovanniHer charmingly playful persona is coupled with brutal honesty and quick delivery. More than that, her stats are impressive: she’s performed at […]
  35. David Steinberg Introduces the World to the Cast of ‘SCTV’The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. […]
  36. protests
    Protesters Shame Bill Cosby Fans at Comedian’s Canada Show“Rape is no joke.”
  37. ‘Extraordinary Person’ Visas and the Plight of Canadian ComediansAt some point, every comic serious about their career makes the move to either New York or Los Angeles. Some are lucky enough to grow up in one […]
  38. scandals
    Jian Ghomeshi Drops $55 Million Lawsuit Against CBC“He’s getting nothing,” said a network spokesman.
  39. Ken Finkleman and the Art of Being DerivativeLike many series of the mid-90s, 1996’s The Newsroom began as an imitator of The Larry Sanders Show. The latter show opened the door for the […]
  40. horrible things
    8 Women Accuse Canadian Broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi of Sexual AbuseUgly stuff.
  41. canada
    Why Canadians Are So Upset Over the CBC Sex ScandalThe terrible allegations aside, the scandal represents a further undermining of a treasured — possibly the treasured — national cultural institution. 
  42. scandals
    Canadian Broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi Fired in the Wake of Sexual-Abuse ChargesHe claims he was fired for engaging in “rough sex.”
  43. Just For Laughs Chooses Its 2014 New FacesEvery year, Montreal’s Just For Laughs comedy festival chooses a bunch of up-and-coming comedians to highlight in their “New Faces” showcase, […]
  44. Watch Some Rare Clips from Lorne Michaels’s Early ’70s Canadian Sketch Show Before creating Saturday Night Live, Lorne Michaels starred in and co-wrote an obscure early ‘70s Canadian sketch show called The Hart and […]
  45. Dave Foley Is Returning to Network TV as the Star of Canada’s ‘Spun Out’Kids in the Hall and NewsRadio star Dave Foley is returning to network TV next month, with a starring role in a new Canadian sitcom. Called […]
  46. seeing out loud
    Seeing Out Loud: Jerry Saltz on ‘Michael Williams: Painting’ at Canada Gallery“Williams’s new paintings suspended me in an optic warp.”
  47. NBC Orders 12 Episodes of a Comedy Starring Andrea MartinNBC has given an early 12-episode order to Working the Engels, a new comedy starring SCTV alum Andrea Martin that’s being targeted for the […]
  48. Stephen Colbert Looks Deeper Into the Drug War In CanadaIn light of the recent drug revelations about Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, Stephen Colbert turned his attention to another ongoing drug-related […]
  49. The Coolest Comedy Scene You’ve Never Heard of Forms Temporarily Every […]Every summer, the major cities across Canada play host to a series of Fringe theater festivals. As an American sketch comedian working in […]
  50. The Kids in the Hall Are Reuniting for a Run of Live Shows in CanadaLegendary sketch group The Kids in the Hall are getting back together for their first live shows in five years. The group’s five members, Dave […]
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