Good Tuesday from Prospect.
Okay so last night I attended the Halifax Media & Entertainment Industry Night at 22 Minutes. It was basically a closed taping of episode 17 of the 20th season.
|Terri McCulloch, 22 Minutes publicist, with the girls from NSBI behind the desk|
For those of you who don't know I spent 8 weeks working on set at CBC Halifax for This Hour has 22 Minutes as assistant graphics with John Hencher (Lead Graphics for 10 years plus)
|Shaun MCing after the taping|
I was working there as filler, on top of working on private projects, and I still produce PR/Communication pieces for the publicist, Terri McCulloch and her assistant Rebecca Gadsden.
|Cathy Jones on set before a live skit|
This Hour has 22 Minutes has been on the air for 20 seasons (this being the 20th). I am honoured to be a part of it and I hope this great Canadian comedy stays the course and entertains us for decades to come.
We need shows like this to push our Canadian outlook on life. Especially when it comes to our politics. If we don't laugh at it we'd go mad. We are proud of being Canadian, even if we apologize for it now and again.
|Susan Kent, Shaun Majumder, and Mark Critch |
getting lessons from special guest
PK Subban (ep 01 season 20 opener)
Yup I said it, great shows don't sustain them selves with a single star but, at least in Canada, it's the effort of the entire organization that makes it work. Sure the talent in front of the audience can make or break it but it's the group that makes that happen.
Today, I've included a couple of photos from last night and two episodes from the season starter and episode 8 (my first and last episodes as assistant graphics). As you'll see they have just as much fun making the show as we do watching.