WHY I DIDN’T GO OUT ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY YESTERDAY (but I am going out today)
March 18th, 2014
‘Tis the morning after St. Patrick’s Day (and more importantly St. Patrick’s NIGHT) and I am 100% hangover free for the first time in about 24 years. I didn’t drink on St. Patrick’s, or in the weekend leading up to it this year and I’m trying to decide now whether that is because I have matured as a human being or my life as a sort-of-Irish-man is over.
I will reluctantly lean towards the former (this time at least the lean is voluntary)
The St. Patrick’s Day holiday has always been a favorite of mine. I love drinking Guinness, I …
A VERY SERIOUS THANKS FROM A VERY THANKFUL COMEDIAN
December 18th, 2013
This past Saturday we lost my mom Kathleen after a long battle with Arthritis and other painful illnesses. As anyone who has lost a parent knows there is an immediate flood of sadness quickly followed by happy memories and the solace that comes with knowing your loved one will now be at peace.
I was in B.C. at the time, working on a pilot for HGTV, while my oldest brother was back by my mom’s side in London, Ontario. When I got the news I was at a busy Ferry terminal. There is no “good location” to be in to …
CANADIAN COMEDY AWARDS: It’s time to take them more seriously
October 10th, 2013
For those of you that missed it (and you’re far from alone if you did) last week (Oct 3-6) the Canadian Comedy Awards and Festival took place in Ottawa. There were prizes given out in many categories, shows all around town, helpful talks to attend and really good baked potatoes with all the fixings at the after party (seriously. Really good potatoes.)
We’re still not quite at the level of national celebration/media coverage enjoyed by the Junos, the newly minted Canadian Screen Awards or the Giller Prize (what better to write about than writers I guess?) But I believe we’re …