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
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)