Topic: mary walsh

Trump nudges schedules of comedy news shows, says comedian working on 22 Minutes

In a time of U.S. President Donald Trump dominating the news cycle, comedy shows based on the news have had to up their game, says a former Calgary-based comedian now working on CBC’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes.

Mary Walsh opens up about life with macular degeneration as CNIB celebrates a century

Mary Walsh approaches her macular degeneration the same way she tackles anything in life — with humour.

St. John's daycare will be told to fix broken gate, improve supervision

The daycare that had a toddler wander off last week was also flagged for two violations in 2016, including a staff member without proper background checks.

Copious Christmas shenanigans in Hatching, Matching and Dispatching TV movie

Have yourself a Furey Merry Christmas.

Teghan's top 5 things to do in Winnipeg this weekend (Nov. 17-19)

My top pick this weekend is at Forth, where Lev Snowe is doing a live music video shoot paired with psychedelic lights and fancy cocktails.

Luk'Luk'I among winners at Canada's directors guild awards

The award-winning film Luk'Luk'I about five Vancouverites living on the fringes of society during the 2010 Winter Olympics took home the Directors Guild of Canada 2017 Discovery Award Saturday.

Indigenous Peoples front and centre in Mary Walsh's touring comedy show

A new touring show that pokes fun at Canada’s 150th anniversary and uses humour to explore the country’s history is coming to Winnipeg and is backed by one of Canada’s most well-known comedians.
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'There is always hope': A daughter's memory honoured through equine-therapy program

A new indoor facility will ensure that an equine-therapy program created in a young woman's memory can help more people, no matter the weather, says its creator.

'Even if it's no good, I actually got it done': Comedian Mary Walsh comes out as novelist

Mary Walsh says she couldn't bear the thought of dying without having written a book, so that's what she did.

Annie Proulx, Mary Walsh among lineup for Writers at Woody Point

There are big names featured in this year's lineup for the Writers at Woody Point festival, slated for August.

Tina Keeper named ACTRA's Woman of the Year

Cree actor, producer and former Liberal MP Tina Keeper has been named the 2017 Woman of the Year by ACTRA, the country's largest union for professional performers.

Hatching, Matching and Dispatching movie happening

The cast reuniting for the movie that's an extension of the TV series Hatching, Matching and Dispatching is making good use of this week's heavy snowfall in St. John's.
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From warrior princess to debut novelist: Mary Walsh to publish 1st book

Mary Walsh, already an accomplished actor, comedian and activist, is becoming an author. Her debut novel, Crying for the Moon, will be published by HarperCollins Canada on April 18, 2017.

Comedian Cathy Jones on overcoming stage fright, possible ADHD diagnosis and finding herself

Cathy Jones, a longtime comedian, actress and writer. best known for her role in This Hour Has 22 Minutes, says it was a book that helped her understand and overcome the anxiety of performing on stage.

Mary Walsh re-hatching CBC series for Christmas movie

Mary Walsh's latest project is a reworking of characters from an award-winning CBC television show, with plans for a movie.

St. John's comedian Matt Wright joins 22 Minutes writing team

St. John's comedian Matt Wright has won a full-season contract to write for the hit CBC program This Hour Has 22 Minutes.
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Stephen Harper's life in politics

Stephen Harper, who served as prime minister for nearly a decade and all but dropped out of sight after losing the election last year, is bowing out of federal politics. A tribute to the long-serving Conservative Party leader is to be held on Thursday. Here is a look at his time in the public eye.

Brantford writer, Hamilton actor bring horror to Canadian TV

Brantford, Ont.'s Aaron Martin wanted to throw a scare into himself. He was tired of writing and producing TV shows that were, as he calls them, "very relationship driven, very soapy." Now he writes horror.

CSAs 2016: Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly, actresses Aunjanue Ellis, Emily VanCamp, Mary Walsh to present

Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly, The Book of Negroes star Aunjanue Ellis, Revenge lead Emily VanCamp and comic actress Mary Walsh are among the latest prominent figures joining the Canadian Screen Awards gala as presenters.

Brett Wilson offers $100K library donation if Calgary allows Uber

Brett Wilson says he will donate $100,000 to the Calgary Public Library on one condition — the city must first change its bylaws to allow for the ride-hailing service Uber.

Mary Walsh honoured as mental health advocate, says more money needs to be spent

Newfoundland and Labrador actor and comedian Mary Walsh says she's "chuffed" to be honoured for her work as a mental health advocate, but added there's much work to be done.

Mary Walsh on mental health: 'We can't keep using ignorance as an excuse'

Comedian Mary Walsh, who stars in This Hour Has 22 Minutes, spoke with CBC's Q about her work as a mental health advocate for Bell's annual Let's Talk campaign.
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Bill Cosby scandal: Prominent East Coast women weigh in

On CBC's Mainstreet​ on Monday, four prominent East Coast women weighed in on the scandal surrounding Bill Cosby.

Jake Doyle's last ride: Social media reacts to Republic of Doyle finale

After six successful seasons, Republic of Doyle's final two-hour episode aired Wednesday night.
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The Grand Seduction remake a 'solid comic' tale, says director Don McKellar

'The Grand Seduction,' an adaptation of Quebec comedy La Grande Séduction, hits theatres this weekend in an hilarious tale by director Don McKellar.
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Ryan Gosling as a dancing child star is completely adorable

Ryan Gosling was named a Mouseketeer back in 1993, and that honour landed him a segment on CBC News. For CBC Rewind, we went back 21 years into our archives to find that story.