From a media release:
THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTESÂ has been a staple of CBCâ€™s prime-time lineup for 22 seasons and in honour of the iconic Canadian comedyâ€™s unique milestone year, CBC, together with the showâ€™s creators and producers at DHX Media, is inviting Canadians to join in the celebrations with a live gala event and a special retrospective episode.
The award-winning, record-breaking Canadian comedy institution will be recognized live at Torontoâ€™s TIFF Bell Lightbox onÂ Thursday, December 4thÂ with a star-studded gala event,Â This Hour has 22 Years â€“ Live in Toronto, emceed by CBCâ€™s Jonny Harris (Murdoch Mysteries,Â Of All Places) and featuring current cast members Mark Critch, Cathy Jones, Susan Kent and Shaun Majumder as well as former cast members, writers, and the politicians theyâ€™ve spoofed over the years, all sharing their favourite moments. The show will also include special video features and hilarious highlights from past episodes. The cream of Canadaâ€™s comedy crop will be in attendance at the red-carpet event along with other celebrities from the entertainment world. The gala represents the showâ€™s first-ever live event in Toronto. A limited number of tickets are available to the public free of charge here:Â https://this-hour-has-22-years.eventbrite.ca.
The following week, onÂ Tuesday, December 9th, CBC will air a special hour-long retrospective episode of 22 MINUTES, entitledÂ This Hour Has 22 Years, atÂ 8 p.m.Â (8:30 p.m.Â NT). The special will look back at the legacy the show has created over the past 22 seasons, through the best moments from seasons past along with interviews with cast members recalling what has made the award-winning, savage satire a hotbed of Canadian comedy for more than two decades.