Junos

Inside the Junos, episode 3: what makes a great opening monologue

Luciano Casimiri and Kristeen Von Hagen, the husband-and-wife duo behind this year's Juno Awards script, give us the scoop.

Luciano Casimiri and Kristeen Von Hagen, the duo behind this year's Juno Awards script, give us the scoop

Rick Mercer hosted the 2001 Juno Awards live from Hamilton, Ont. (CBC Archives)
The opening monologue of the JUNOS needs to hook you to watch the whole show. Meet the husband and wife team who have written 70 award shows in their careers. They critique some of the best JUNO openers and reveal their trade secrets. 16:08

The opening monologue of the Juno Awards needs to hook you in so that you'll watch the whole show — and it'll let you know whether the host will own the night, or be owned by it. 

Meet Luciano Casimiri and Kristeen Von Hagen, the husband and wife who have written 70 award shows in their careers. This year, they'll write the script for the Juno Awards in Vancouver.

In the newest episode of Inside the Junos, Casimiri and Von Hagen critique some of the best Juno openers, and reveal their trade secrets. Listen to it above.

Wherever you are in the world, you can watch the 2018 Juno Awards broadcast live from the Rogers Arena in Vancouver on March 25 at cbcmusic.ca/junos.

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