Andrea Martin and Colin Mochrie honored with inaugural Candy Awards at Crackup Comedy Festival
The legend of John Candy lives on in the spirits, hearts and minds of funny Canadians and comedy lovers everywhere. And now, the comedy festival in Canada’s capital city has begun handing out annual awards in his name, with the first recipients of the Candy Comedy Award being Andrea Martin and... [Read More]
Andrea Martin and Colin Mochrie honored with inaugural Candy Awards at Crackup Comedy Festival
The legend of John Candy lives on in the spirits, hearts and minds of funny Canadians and comedy lovers everywhere. And now, the comedy festival in Canada’s capital city has begun handing out annual awards in his name, with the first recipients of the Candy Comedy Award being Andrea Martin and... [Read More]
R.I.P. Mike MacDonald, the king of Canadian comedy
Mike Allan MacDonald joked onstage that he was “the King of Canadian Comedy,” but to many in Canada, he was royalty. Unlike the other great comedians to come out of Canada, MacDonald stayed. He stayed ’til the end, dying Saturday from heart complications. He was 63. His first stand... [Read More]
The Best Comedy Books of 2016
Now what we’ve got here is an embarrassment of riches. There were so many truly funny books released this year, and funny books with something to say, and funny books about other funny things, like funny TV shows or funny movies. These books are funny is what I mean. Anyway, these are the humo... [Read More]
The Best Comedy Books of 2016
Now what we’ve got here is an embarrassment of riches. There were so many truly funny books released this year, and funny books with something to say, and funny books about other funny things, like funny TV shows or funny movies. These books are funny is what I mean. Anyway, these are the humo... [Read More]
Mike Myers, Dana Carvey and Wayne’s World director reuniting for panel
We’ll have to wait a little while longer for another Wayne’s World film. However, The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Mike Myers and Dana Carvey will reunite for a panel and screening of the film based on their famous Saturday Night Live sketch in Beverly Hills on April 23. Hosted by the Academy of ... [Read More]
Comedian Mike MacDonald Saved by Timely Liver Transplant
Not too long ago we did a review of Canadien comedian Mike MacDonald’s “The Better Bootleg.” During this process we learned of his dire need for a liver transplant, and today we’re happy to report that a donor was found and Ma... [Read More]
Mike MacDonald's 'The Better Bootleg' (album review)
A Canadian treasure, some Americans may be wholly unfamiliar with Mike MacDonald [Read More]
Dane Cook, Tom Green, and Bob Sagat & More Performing at The Laugh Factory Benefit for Mike MacDonald
Laughter may be the best medicine, but when you’re in need of an organ transplant, a more serious side-splitter is required. Comedian Mike MacDonald was diagnosed with Hepatitis C in March of 2011, and due to complications is in urgent need of a new liver. In MacDonald’s words, “devastat... [Read More]
Help Canadian Comedy Legend Mike MacDonald and His Family In This Time Of Need | GoFundMe
About 14 months ago I was diagnosed as having hepatitis C. which causes severe havoc to the liver along with a domino affect of other problems. Fortunately the diagnosis was made early and only a very small portion of my liver was damaged. Ironically though this proved to make a liver transplant premature and traditional drug treatments without prescription coverage would be too financially burdening. Some new drug treatments were as high as $5,000.00 a month. I was told by my highly respecte... [Read More]