From Gayle MacDonald of the Globe and Mail:
- Stephen Leacockâ€™s legacy: Yes, it includes Bubbles
The quirky centre of Stephen Leacockâ€™s Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town has just clocked 100 years on the shelf â€“ and to mark that moment thereâ€™s a new two-hour TV adaptation on CBC. The storyâ€™s return to the airways (CBC first did a series based on the book 60 years ago) isnâ€™t just a nostalgia trap, however. Itâ€™s also an opportunity to explore Leacockâ€™s ongoing impact â€“ his fans range from Groucho Marx to The Goon Show gang to John Cleese to John Lennon â€“ but most of all on comedy itself. Read more.