From Mark Breslin of Post City Toronto:
Comic Stripped: Bizarre new comedy a welcome change for Canadian TV
It’s been hard finding a lot of examples of “bizarre” comedy on Canadian TV. In the early ’80s, there was, of course, a sketch comedy show on Global TV called Bizarre, starring John Byner, with a loopy sense of humour. Kids In the Hall sure had its weird moments, and you can see the influence of Monty Python’s surrealism on The Frantics. Until the welcome debut of Sunnyside on Citytv, the truly absurd has been absent from our programming lineup for too long. Continue reading.