Tag: Comedy

All things Comedy from Broadcast Dialogue, Canada’s broadcast industry publication of record.

Lionsgate and Bell Media partner on comedy/drama co-development deal

Lionsgate and Bell Media have struck a co-development deal to produce comedy and drama series for the global market. The multi-year partnership will enable Lionsgate...

Canadian Screen Awards winners: Drama & Comedy Crafts, Scripted Programs &...

The Canadian Screen Awards winners were announced Thursday in Drama & Comedy Crafts and Scripted Programs & Performance. On the scripted side, medical drama Transplant...

Sign Offs

Lawrence Morgenstern, 61, on Feb. 27. Getting his start in comedy in the Canadian stand-up scene in the early 1980s, Morgenstern made his foray...

Sign Offs

Norm Macdonald, 61, on Sept. 14, after a private battle with cancer. Born and raised in Quebec City, Macdonald got his start in comedy...

Canadian comedian Norm Macdonald dies at 61

Canadian comedian and former Saturday Night Live "Weekend Update" host Norm Macdonald has died. The 61-year old had been quietly battling cancer for the...

Broadcast Dialogue – The Podcast: 102.1 the Edge host Kevin Getz...

Kevin Getz, who just celebrated his one-year anniversary at 102.1 the Edge (CFNY-FM) Toronto, dropped an album this week. On Air is essentially a...

CBC’s Workin’ Moms earns second International Emmy nomination

CBC's Workin' Moms has earned its second consecutive International Emmy nomination. The International Emmy Awards, or iEmmys, are bestowed by the International Academy of Television Arts and...

SiriusXM and Netflix partner on “Netflix Is A Joke Radio” comedy...

SiriusXM Canada and Netflix have announced the launch of Netflix Is A Joke Radio, a full-time comedy channel to air exclusively on SiriusXM ch....

SiriusXM Canada and Just For Laughs reverse course on rebranded comedy...

SiriusXM Canada has reversed a decision to feature non-Canadian talent on a rebrand of its Canada Laughs channel (168), set to launch this Spring...

Canadian comedy veterans partner in new Toronto studio venture

Canadian comedy veterans Tim Steeves and George Westerholm are joining writer/director David Merry in new film and TV production venture Home Invasion Studios.   The Toronto production...

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