From a media release:
Award-Winning Comedian Ron James in Production on New Series – THE RON JAMES SHOW on CBC-TV
- Premieres on CBC-TV, Friday, Sept. 25, at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT)
Production has commenced on THE RON JAMES SHOW, scheduled to premiere in the coveted timeslot of 8 p.m., beginning Friday, Sept. 25, on CBC Television.
THE RON JAMES SHOW will shoot in front of a live studio audience at the Canadian Broadcasting Centre, in Toronto, beginning Sept. 10 and 11; information on how to become part of the live studio audience will be announced soon. The series (10 x 30 min.) will culminate with a one-hour special on New Year’s Eve, a slot that has become a solid tradition as well as a critical and ratings success year after year for Ron James.
THE RON JAMES SHOW showcases the talents of renowned and much-beloved comedian Ron James, and his poetically charged observations about surviving life in the modern world. Anchored by James’ hilarious and razor-sharp standup comedy, the show will also feature an eclectic mix of in-studio sketches, field sketches and a weekly instalment of L’il Ronnie, an animated look at James’ early childhood in Cape Breton. All of these segments will allow James to shine a humorous light on the frustrations and challenges everyday people face â€˜in their daily march through life’s bright fury.’
For the last 10 years, James’ live comedy shows have consistently sold out theatres from coast to coast, garnering unanimous critical acclaim for his uniquely Canadian style. He has been called â€œthe funniest man in Canadaâ€ by the Victoria Times-Colonist and â€œdevastatingly funny and cleverâ€ by The Globe and Mail. According to James, â€œthe series will try to make sense of the rapidly spinning planet that we all share.â€
Executive producers of THE RON JAMES SHOW are Ron James, Lynn Harvey and Garry Campbell. Producer is Lynn Harvey.