Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Canada's Funniest Television Network

My pick for the funniest Canadian television network:

You may think it's Second City Television (SCTV), but the award must go to Sun News Network.

As funny as comedians like John Candy, Andrea Martin, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Rick Moranis, and Martin Short could be, they were clearly the inferior act when compared to the inspired lunacy of comedy naturals headlined by Jerry Agar, Adrienne Batra, Ezra Levant, Brian Lilley, David Akin, Krista Erickson, Pat Bolland, and Alex Pierson. The SNN comics could simultaneously do funny and angry, which is not easy to do, never mind pulling it off well.

As fate would have it, the less funny TV network was in business for a much longer duration:

Second City Television (1976 - 1984)
Sun News Network (2011 -2015)

Final thought: Who was the nuttier station headlight? Guy Caballero or Pierre Karl PĂ©ladeau.

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