One's got the best jokes, the other's got the best abs. They've both got hit shows on the CBC but they were friends long before that. This is the bromantic history of Mark Critch and Allan Hawco.
We caught up with the two members of the brotherhood of St. John's hunks (grand-mastered by Gordon Pinsent, obviously, with Rick Mercer next in line) at a Toronto fundraiser for Allan Hawco's The Company Theatre, which he co-founded with Philip Ricco.
Before embarking on their co-hosting duties for the night, Allan and Mark told us how they met and bonded...
Allan, who's the creator/producer/writer and star of Republic of Doyle, says he looked up to Mark, who was making a name for himself in theatre in Newfoundland at the time.
Mark, who writes and stars in This Hour Has 22 Minutes, says he was very weary of the "younger, better looking version" of himself.
Here's the rest of the story, complete with an Allan Hawco impression that's right up there with Mark's Rex Murphy:
You can binge watch the latest season of Republic of Doyle and the 20th anniversary season of 22 Minutes online and both will be back with new seasons in the fall. (The bromance continues!) Follow The Company Theatre for latest updates on shows and events.