Monday March 18, 2013 Colin Mochrie & Mark McMorris
On Monday we've got Colin Mochrie and Mark McMorris on the show. Colin's ability to thrive in any comic situation has made him the go-to guy in Canadian comedy. Now, Colin's working on a book called 'Not Quite The Classics' - based on an improv game. Plus, he caught more than a few people off guard recently when he Tweeted this little gem: "Oh, by the way, Whose Line is coming back. More details later." And Canadian Olympic snowboarder Mark McMorris is in the red chair. His specialty, Slopestyle, will make its Olympic debut at the 2014 Games in Sochi. This past January, Mark scored a 98 in the Men's Slopestyle Final at X Games in Aspen, the highest score ever recorded in the event's history (Mark, obviously, took home the gold). Plus, the Panel features actor and comedian Ennis Esmer.
Tuesday March 19, 2013 Paul Gross & Jessalyn Gilsig
Paul Gross and Jessalyn Gilsig are both in the red chair on Tuesday. First up is Paul, who has carved out a niche for himself as a filmmaker dedicated to telling truly Canadian stories. Now, Paul wants to ensure more Canadians have an outlet to tell their stories. He's behind the push for a new specialty television channel called 'Starlight': a space devoted to Canadian movies, and nothing but Canadian movies, 24 hours a day. And Jessalyn Gilsig from The History Channel's 'Vikings' is on the show. Stories of survival have always attracted her, and now she's playing a woman who has to hold her own among a horde of Viking men. Plus, catch the Panel with the always funny Jessica Holmes.
Wednesday March 20, 2013 Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn
On Wednesday, Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn are on the show. Nicholas Kristof is a crusading journalist with viewpoints that are sometimes controversial. Along with his wife, journalist Sheryl WuDunn, he co-wrote a book, 'Half the Sky' that has become a rallying cry against the oppression of women and girls in the developing world. Nicholas and Sheryl hope to transform the book into a global movement. There's the book, a four-part TV documentary (featuring Hollywood stars like Olivia Wilde and America Ferrara), and now a Facebook game - all designed to bring attention to what they call 'the defining issue of our time': turning oppression into opportunity for women and girls. And on our Panel, standup comedian Jean Paul.
Thursday March 21, 2013 Sandra Bernhard
Thursday, Sandra Bernhard is on the show. She's a true original - notoriously outrageous, talented, and unpredictable. When she was growing up, many of the female comics she saw on TV - funny as they were - worked a similar theme: they were self-deprecating. And Sandra vowed never to do that. Her point of view was this: I'll be who I want. I'll look how I want. I'll say what I want. Get used to it. And that's how it's gone. Now Sandra's bringing her infamous stage show to these parts... as a headliner at this year's Canadian International Comedy Fest.You can find out more info right here. And catch our Panel with comedian James Adomian.
Friday March 22, 2013 Airing at 11:30: Shirley Douglas And Wm. Paul Young
On Friday's show (airing at 6 pm in the Maritimes and Newfoundland and Labrador, 11:30 in the rest of the country): Shirley Douglas and Wm. Paul Young are in the red chair. Shirley Douglas. A legend on stage and screen, Shirley Douglas is the daughter of Tommy Douglas, the first leader of the federal NDP and the father of Medicare. Now, Shirley's being honoured for all her great work with ACTRA Toronto's 2013 Award of Excellence. And Paul Young is on the show. 'The Shack' is his novel about a grieving father who comes faces-to-face with God. It spent almost a year atop the New York Times bestseller list: more than 18 million copies in 42 languages. Now Paul has written a follow-up novel. 'Cross Roads' tells the story of a man as he examines his life and the consequences of his actions. The twist? It all takes place somewhere between heaven and earth. And our panel features the very funny standup comedian Jeff McEnery.