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Link: Women Behind Canadian TV: Aleysa Young

From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:

Link: Women Behind Canadian TV: Aleysa Young
“I realized I was hired because I was a female director who could contribute something. My female perspective would help make the show better instead of ticking off a box. That’s when I started to value myself as a female director who has something to contribute as a woman. I saw that with Workin’ Moms and then with Kim’s Convenience.” Continue reading.

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Link: Why the women of Baroness Von Sketch Show are Canada’s new comedy royalty

From Samantha Edwards of Now Toronto:

Link: Why the women of Baroness Von Sketch Show are Canada’s new comedy royalty
I’ve never met the four women behind the Baroness Von Sketch Show, but I already feel like I have a deep connection to them – one of the side effects of re-binge-watching a series the day before an interview. Lucky for me, the actors are as delightfully eccentric as the characters they play on their CBC show.

“When I was a kid, my best friend had clammy hands, so I used to lick my palms so I’d have clammy hands, too,” explains Carolyn Taylor, within minutes of meeting me, as she mimics licking her hands like a deranged kitten.  Continue reading.

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Link: Baroness von Sketch Show Is the Canadian Answer to Inside Amy Schumer

From Anna Silman of The Cut:

Link: Baroness von Sketch Show Is the Canadian Answer to Inside Amy Schumer
The strength of BVS is how the four women slip inside the skins of different characters that we all recognize from our daily lives: the passive-aggressive co-worker, the overbearing hostess, the habitually boring storyteller. Continue reading.

 

 

 

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Production underway on Season 3 of CBC’s Baroness Von Sketch Show

From a media release:

Frantic Films today announced that production is underway on Season 3 of CBC original series BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW (10×30). The acclaimed sketch comedy series recently wrapped its second season on CBC in Canada and also debuted on IFC in the U.S. this August. The Canadian Screen Award-winning series will be shooting on location in and around Toronto until November 2017 for broadcast on CBC in 2018.

Created, written by and starring award-winning Canadian comedians Carolyn Taylor, Meredith MacNeill, Aurora Browne and Jennifer Whalen, the single camera, all-female sketch comedy series was a breakout hit from its debut in June 2016. Their debut sketch “Locker Room” garnered 1.8 million views on Facebook, with latest viral hit “Psych-up salad” receiving 7 million views on Facebook, helping to create a cult following for the show in Canada, the U.S. and beyond.

Last month Vogue magazine declared, “Baroness Von Sketch Show Is the Best Thing to Come Out of Canada Since Ryan Gosling” and the New York Times called it a “fabulous Canadian sketch series.”  Dubbed “refreshingly different” by Rolling Stone magazine, the show enjoys a loyal fan base, including musicians Jann Arden, Tegan and Sara and Reggie Watts as well as actors Kyle MacLachlan, Michael McKean and Orange Is the New Black star Lea DeLaria.

Fast-paced and irreverent, BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW celebrates the absurd, mines the embarrassing and satirizes our daily lives. This all-female series takes a fresh look at our contemporary culture and captures the banalities and absurdities of modern life.

A CBC original series, BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW is produced by Frantic Films and executive produced by Jamie Brown, Carolyn Taylor, Meredith MacNeill, Aurora Browne and Jennifer Whalen. The series won three Canadian Screen Awards (CSAs) in 2017 including Best Variety or Sketch Comedy Program Series, Best Writing in a Variety or Sketch Program or Series and Best Picture Editing in a Variety Sketch Program or Series.

 

 

 

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Link: ‘Baroness Von Sketch Show’ Is the Best Sketch Show on American TV, and It Was Made by Four Canadian Women Over Forty

From Jude Dry of Indiewire:

Link: ‘Baroness Von Sketch Show’ Is the Best Sketch Show on American TV, and It Was Made by Four Canadian Women Over Forty
By covering topics they cared about and drawing on years of experience writing and performing comedy, the “Baroness” crew created a hilarious and fresh perspective that spoke to enough people to land them a deal with IFC. Continue reading. 

 

 

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