Red Green, long-time host of The Red Green Show, has been nominated for the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour for his book How to do Everything.
The handyman played by Steve Smith is one of five nominees announced Friday in Orillia. The $15,000 Leacock Medal is given to the author of the funniest Canadian book of the year.
The other nominees:
- Toby a Man, by Todd Babiak of Edmonton.
- Practical Jean, by Trevor Cole of Hamilton, Ont.
- The High Road, by Terry Fallis of Toronto.
- Half Empty, by David Rakoff, a Montreal-born writer now based in New York.
Rakoff is a contributor to PBS radio show This American Life. His Half Empty is sardonic collection of essays about how the world is going to hell in a hand-basket.
Fallis is a previous winner of the Leacock Award for The Best Laid Plans, which also won CBC's Canada Reads competition this year. His new book, The High Road, is a follow-up to The Best Laid Plans, with unlikely MP Angus McLintock deciding to take the high road in a dirty tricks election campaign.
The winner will be named April 28.