Most of the living cast of SCTV reuniting for Netflix special directed by Martin Scorcese
The five surviving members of SCTV’s original cast, plus Martin Short, will reunite for a Netflix special filming this spring in the United States and Canada. Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Catherine O’Hara and Dave Thomas also are joining Short for “An Afternoon with SC... [Read More]
Second City Toronto putting on all-star SCTV fundraiser for nephew of Dave Thomas
Jake Thomas, nephew of SCTV star Dave Thomas, sustained a massive spinal cord injury this January that has left him paralyzed from the waist down. To help not only Jake and his family, but also help fund research and other patients at Spinal Cord Injury Ontario, Dave Thomas has organized an all-star... [Read More]
30th anniversary of “Club Paradise,” a forgotten comedy lost at sea
“It’s the vacation you’ll never forget, no matter how hard you try.” That’s how the narration in the trailer ends, however, 30 years to the day it’s exactly what everyone did. The ensemble comedy Club Paradise on paper sounds like an absolute slam dunk. Imagine Os... [Read More]
Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, and Stephen Colbert Talk Second City on ‘The Late Show’
If you want to see what Stephen Colbert is like when he’s starstruck (or as he puts it here, “comedystruck”), look no further than this clip from Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara’s visit to last night’s Late Show. Like Levy and O’Hara, Colbert spent a lot of... [Read More]
Looking Back at Martin Short’s First Prime-Time Show
Martin Short has had two different programs on TV known as The Martin Short Show: a sitcom in 1994, and a talk show in 1999 (I wrote about the sitcom a few years back). In between Martin Short Shows, Short didn’t completely disappear from television, however; in 1995, NBC aired a 90 minute ske... [Read More]
Watch John Candy, Rick Moranis, Catherine O’Hara, and More in a 1982 ‘SCTV’ Cast/Crew Softball Game
No matter how successful your comedy career might get, it’s always important to take some time out for some recreation now and then. That’s exactly what the cast and crew of SCTV are up to in a newly unearthed video from 1982 featuring SCTV stars like John Candy, Rick Moranis, Catherine ... [Read More]
Eugene and Daniel Levy's CBC Comedy 'Schitt's Creek' Gets a Season 2 Renewal
by Megh Wright Father-son team Eugene and Dan Levy have a second season in the works for their new comedy Schitt's Creek. According to The Wrap, the series — which stars Levy, fellow SCTV alum Catherine O'Hara, and Chris Elliott — has landed a 13-episode second season to air sometime nex... [Read More]
Chris Elliott talks David Letterman, The Rewrite, Schitt’s Creek (Laughspin Interview)
Chris Elliott has had a long, storied career in film and television playing oddballs, jerks, and weirdos. There’s Chris Peterson, the 30-year-old paperboy in the cult favorite television series Get A Life. Larry, the awkward and aloof cameraman in Groundhog Day. There’s Woogie, the ... [Read More]
Norm Macdonald recalls the week of making SNL40 happen, and the Eddie Murphy performance that almost happened
Norm Macdonald is as straight a shooter of one-liners and longer punchline-laden jokes as there has ever been in stand-up comedy. It made his tenure as Weekend Update anchor stand out so much he was the only one fired from his Saturday Night Live gig midseason. It has made his stand-up specials memo... [Read More]
Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara reunite tomorrow on new comedy series “Schitt’s Creek”
TVGN, formerly TV Guide Network, is rebranding again. The channel, now owned by CBS, will become Pop on Wednesday, and its first scripted series, Schitt’s Creek, is due the same day, February 11th. Schitt’s reunites Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara, who’ve collaborated f... [Read More]