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

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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...

CBC Radio’s ‘This Is That’ to wrap after this season

CBC Radio One satirical current affairs show This Is That will end its nine-year run following this season. Creators and hosts Pat Kelly and Peter Oldring made...

Majumder not returning to This Hour Has 22 Minutes

Shaun Majumder won't be returning to This Hour Has 22 Minutes on CBC when the new season starts on Sept. 18. The actor/comedian announced the...

Corus Toronto’s Sandra Carusi loses battle to cancer

Sandra Carusi, longtime Corus Toronto sales rep and host of Inside Jokes on AM 640 (CFMJ-AM), has lost her battle to breast cancer. Carusi died...

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