From a media release:
Comedian Norm Macdonald will host the Academyâ€™s 2016 Canadian Screen Awards, live on CBC prime time on Sunday March 13, 2016, it was announced today by Helga Stephenson, CEO, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.
â€œComedian Norm Macdonald has done brilliant stand-up comedy everywhere and on every show from Saturday Night Live to Just for Laughs, so we know how lucky we are to have him host our 2016 Canadian Screen Awards,â€ says Stephenson.
Norm Macdonald is perhaps best known for his five seasons as a cast member on Saturday Night Live (SNL). For three years Macdonald anchored Weekend Update, SNLâ€™s longest running recurring sketch. Macdonald also wrote for the popular ABC sitcom Roseanne and starred in The Norm Show.
For the first time, the Canadian Screen Awards will be broadcast LIVE on CBC in the Eastern Time Zone, and live-to-tape across the country. The 2016 CSAs will return to the prestigious Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto, Ontario.