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Master Class: The Revitalization Canadian Comedy Featuring Workin’ Moms, Letterkenny, And More!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Canadians are a unique bunch. We’re internationally known as polite, kind, open-minded, and fair. But beyond that, it could be argued that what we are most famous for is our sense of humour. Many of the most successful faces in the world of comedy are Canadian: Jim Carrey, Lorne Michaels, Catherine O’Hara, Mike Myers, Martin Short, Seth Rogen, John Candy, and the list goes on. Canadian broadcasters are dedicating more support than ever before to up-and-coming talent looking to create the next great comedy hit. There are opportunities abound for those looking to break into the Canadian comedy scene and these experts will share their strategies for success and why right now is the best time to be a Canadian comedy creator.


Bill Brioux
TV Columnist
The Canadian Press


Michelle Daly
Senior Director, Comedy
CBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Sarah Fowlie
Director, Comedy Original Programming
Bell Media

Mark Montefiore
New Metric Media

Catherine Reitman
Creator, Executive Producer, Writer, Director
Wolf + Rabbit Entertainment

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