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Will Arnett on his parents, being Canadian and returning home for the Laughter is the Best Medicine Gala

This weekend, Arnett returns to his hometown of Toronto to serve as master of ceremonies at the Laughter is the Best Medicine Gala, in support of the Michael Garron Hospital Foundation.
Actor Will Arnett returns home to Toronto this weekend to host the Laughter is the Best Medicine Gala in support of the Michael Garron Hospital Foundation. (CBC)
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Will Arnett is someone who can pack a lot of comedy into the subtlest performance. An arched eyebrow or a slight modulation in his deep, gravelly voice is all that he needs to take his hilarious characters to absurd new heights.

It's thanks to Arnett that the character Gob Bluth became so quotable on Arrested Development, that Batman in the Lego movies came off so perfectly wild and weird, or that BoJack Horseman was brought to life on Netflix.

This weekend, he returns to his hometown of Toronto to serve as master of ceremonies at the Laughter is the Best Medicine Gala, in support of the Michael Garron Hospital Foundation.

Arnett's father is a huge supporter of the hospital and over the last few years the gala has attracted some of the biggest names in comedy to help raise money, including Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld and Jim Gaffigan. This year, Michelle Wolf will take the stage.

Arnett joined q's Tom Power to talk about why he's been a part of this event since 2012 and what keeps bringing him back.

Click 'listen' near the top of this page to hear the full conversation.

Produced by ​Chris Trowbridge

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