Category: Comedians

Mike Myers

Mike Myers

Do you know this hilarious Canadian comedian? If so, which of his many characters said this: “What say, you, we go out on the town and swing, baby? Yea!” Very few movie buffs, Myers fans, or humour addicts don’t recognize the swinging Austin Powers. Three movies so far, and more on the way. So let’s […]

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Rick Mercer

Rick Mercer

In the city of St. John’s, Newfoundland, on a blustery October 17, 1969, a tiny little imp known as Richard Vincent “Rick” Mercer was born. Rick was raised in Middle Cove, Newfoundland (near St. John’s). He’s one of four kids. His dad was in the fisheries, and his mother was a nurse. While personal details […]

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Trivia EH? Martin Short

Trivia EH? Martin Short

[ 0 ] October 24, 2009 |

Born 1950, March 26. Martin Short’s brother drowned when Martin was 12, his mother died when he was 18, his father when he was 20. A brother and sister are still living. Studied social work at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. Earned his B.A. in 1972 Married to Nancy since 1980, 3 children. Awarded the Order […]

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Martin Short

Martin Short

[ 0 ] October 24, 2009 |

(First featured 2001) This visual funny man hails from Hamilton, Ontario. He began his show biz career performing a weekly television show in his attic bedroom. He eventually moved onto the stage in musicals and then joined Toronto’s Second City. He performed with the SCTV Comedy Network and spent one season with Saturday Night Live. […]

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Canuck Quotes: Dan Aykroyd

Canuck Quotes: Dan Aykroyd

[ 1 ] November 29, 2008 |

“If it hadn’t been for Carleton [University], The Blues Brothers movie would never have been made.” “I never wanted to be a solo act. My strength is in collaboration, and I feel a kinship with an ensemble to make a project whole.” “As soon as we met there was an instant rapport. It was like […]

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Trivia EH? Dan Aykroyd

Trivia EH? Dan Aykroyd

[ 1 ] November 29, 2008 |

Born on Canada Day (July 1st) 1952 in Ottawa, Canada Full name is Daniel Edward Aykroyd First marriage to Maureen Lewis ended in divorce. They had 3 children, Mark, Lloyd & Oscar Married Donna Dixon in 1983 & had 2 children, Danielle Alexandra, Belle Kingston. (I suspect Belle’s second name is a nod to Kingston, […]

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