Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Special Junction Premiere: Nation of Irony Mongers: Roots of the Canadian Sense of Humour with Neil Ross

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Roots of the Canadian Sense of Humour with Neil Ross

West Toronto Junction Historical Society Presents

Nation of Irony Mongers:
Roots of the Canadian Sense of Humour
With Neil Ross


NATION OF IRONY MONGERS is a new series of two minute radio vignettes produced by CBC's Content Factory, tracing the historical development of humour in Canada from aboriginal times to the present. The series begins February 9, airing on local morning shows for nine weeks.
See a special preview this Thursday, February 5, at the Annette Street Library at 8:15 pm. Written and presented by Neil Ross, the sketches recreate key moments in the Canadian comic continuum. Episodes include:
  • Trickster: The Cosmic Comedian
  • High Concept on the High Seas: (Well, on the waves off Port Royal)
  • Brigadier General Townshend: The Cartoonist Who Decried Wolfe. MP3version attached.
  • The Jokes of Bengough and Sir John A., eh?
  • Doc Kelley: New Found Pie Gag in New Found Land.
  • Madly Back from All Directions: Stephen Leacock, Casa Loma and the Birth of Modern Humour
  • Marie Dressler and Mack Sennett: Tillie's Punctured Romance
  • Beatrice Lillie: Go and Never Darken My Dior Again!
  • The Dumbells: Cross-Dressing for Your Country
"Twice as Long as a Heritage Minute and Three Times as Funny!"

With Special Junction Feature:

Jimmy Frise and Greg Clark, Jesters of Baby Point

Thursday, February 5, 8:15 pm

Junction Historical Society Meeting
(Business Meeting, 7:30)

Annette Street Public Library
Lower Level, Committee Room 1
145 Annette Street, Toronto, ON M6P 1P3

(One and a half blocks west of Keele)

Admission: Free

2 comments:

olga said...

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"Spot the Irony" Hunt
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www.wtjhs.ca
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olga said...

Follow the buzz on Canadian Humour with Neil Ross:

Heritage: Neil Ross on Canadian Humour
"Neil Ross presented the history of Canadian Humour to the West Toronto Junction Historical Society on 5-February-2009 TORONTO, ONTARIO - Few things are held more dearly in the Canadian psyche than the distinct Canadian sense of humour."...
Way Out In The Margin - http://wayoutinthemargin.blogspot.com/
7 Feb 2009 by Glitch

Heritage: Neil Ross on Canadian Humour - blog link
"Neil Ross presented the history of Canadian Humour to the West Toronto Junction Historical Society on 5-February-2009. Image and post Way Out In The Margin blog. TORONTO, ONTARIO - Few things are held more dearly in the Canadian psyche" ...
junctioneer - http://breakingprojects.com/junctioneer/
8 Feb 2009 by junctioneer

Plus UPDATE: Neil Ross responds to the a comment, (blog technical glitch so we posted it here)
"How dare Ross attempt to relate the historical development of humour in this country without starting with First Nations humour? Doesn’t he understand that any history of what we call Canada must start with the people who have been here for thousands of years — as well as including their modern contributions. Not only do we marginalise native people nationally but we ignore their humour as well. Sickening . . ." I guess its a case of dissed if you do and dissed if you don’t. In the first of my CBC radio vignettes running tomorrow on morning shows across the country I use a clip from Tom King’s brilliant radio show The Dead Dog Cafe Comedy Hour as an example of modern Trickster comedy. In my live presentation I explain how comic tales of the Sliammon First Nation prompted me to research the full continuum of Canadian humour. I can’t imagine attempting this project without including First Nations comedy and humour but always try to use the platform to point people to the real deal. Suggest you check out Rez Dogs at: http://www.reclamationinfo.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=179"
February 8, 2009

Roots of the Canadian Sense of Humour With Neil Ross
"He’s funny scary. Nation of Irony Mongers: Roots of the Canadian Sense of Humour With Neil Ross. NATION OF IRONY MONGERS is a new series of two minute radio vignettes produced by CBC’s Content Factory," ...
junctioneer - http://breakingprojects.com/junctioneer/
5 Feb 2009 by junctioneer

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