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]
SCTV Reunion Doc for Netflix Will Be Directed by Martin Scorsese
The cast of SCTV is reuniting on May 13 in Toronto for An Afternoon with SCTV, a live special in front of a studio audience, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. Netflix has ordered a documentary about the sketch comedy troupe that will center around the reunion special and be directed by Martin Scorsese, accord... [Read More]
Dave Foley Gets Into the Holiday Special Spirit
Holiday specials, for the most part, are a family affair. In general, they are (at best) sweet adventures or (at worst) cloying cash-grabs. There is a sweet spot for holiday specials, however, that make them entertaining for every member of the family and not something the older folks in the room dr... [Read More]
Dave Foley Gets Into the Holiday Special Spirit
Holiday specials, for the most part, are a family affair. In general, they are (at best) sweet adventures or (at worst) cloying cash-grabs. There is a sweet spot for holiday specials, however, that make them entertaining for every member of the family and not something the older folks in the room dr... [Read More]
Dave Thomas, Rick Moranis, Catherine O’Hara, and More Will Reunite for a Second City Benefit Next Month
A bunch of Canadian comedy legends are reuniting next month for an all-star benefit in Toronto. The one-night-only benefit, called Take Off, Eh!, will be held at Second City Toronto on Tuesday, July 18th, and the proceeds of the event will go to Dave Thomas’s nephew Jake as well as the Sp... [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]
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 point, enjoyed a work of Canadian comedy. Kids in the Hall, SCTV, and Slings and Arrows are just a few of the shows that have leaked onto American airwaves, [&... [Read More]
R.I.P. Tony Rosato (1954-2017)
Tony Rosato, one of only three comedians to perform on TV as a cast member of both SCTV and Saturday Night Live, has died of an apparent heart attack. Rosato was 62. Born in Naples, Italy, on Dec. 26, 1954, Rosato immigrated to Canada with his parents when he was 4. He could have become […] [Read More]
Tony Rosato, former “Saturday Night Live” cast member passes at 62
Tony Rosato was an Italian-Canadian comedian, actor and voice actor who was a member of both Saturday Night Live and… MORE Tony Rosato, former “Saturday Night Live” cast member passes at 62 appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
‘SNL’ and ‘SCTV’ Alum Tony Rosato Dies at 62
A former cast member of Saturday Night Live and SCTV has passed away. The Toronto Star confirmed today that Canadian-born Tony Rosato — who was a cast member at SNL in the early ’80s after a stint on season 3 of SCTV — died last night reportedly from a heart attack. The news was an... [Read More]