From a media release:
CBC today announced the renewal of its acclaimed original seriesÂ STILL STANDINGÂ andÂ BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW. Starring comedian Jonny Harris and winner of the 2016 Canadian Screen Award for Best Factual Series,Â STILL STANDINGÂ has been renewed for a third season (13 x 30). Production is currently underway. All-female sketch comedy seriesÂ BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOWÂ (6 x 30),Â which made its debut in June,Â has been renewed for season 2 (7 x 30) and will begin production this fall. Produced by Frantic Films in association with CBC, both series will return with new seasons in 2017.
STILLÂ STANDINGÂ â€“ Season 2 continues with all-new episodes Tuesdays at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT)
STILL STANDINGÂ follows Canadian comedian Jonny Harris (Murdoch Mysteries) as he explores the country, veering off the main highway to discover the hidden comedy in Canada’s far-flung small towns. Each week, Jonny takes a hilarious and heart-warming journey to find humour in the unlikeliest of places — small towns on the ropes. After immersing himself in the lives of local characters and unearthing the tall tales in these tiny towns, Jonny delivers a rousing original stand-up comedy routine — a toast, not a roast — for the whole community. Upcoming episodes include a visit to Canada’s most northerly mosque in Inuvik, Northwest Territories, sharp-shooting with a former Olympian in Omemee, Ontario, and welcoming a recently-arrived Syrian family in Mabou, Nova Scotia.
BARONESSÂ VON SKETCH SHOWÂ â€“ Season 1 finale airs tonight, Tuesday, July 19 at 9:30 p.m. (10 NT)
BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOWÂ is an all-female, single-camera sketch comedy series that takes a fresh look at the world’s narcissistic contemporary culture. Fast-paced and irreverent, the series celebrates the absurd, mines the embarrassing and satirizes daily lives. Drawing on 15 years of comedy experience and multiple collaborations, the award-winning, talented team of Carolyn Taylor, Meredith MacNeill, Aurora Browne and Jennifer Whalen are the writers, stars and executive producers.
From Lauren La Rose of The Canadian Press:
Link: ‘Baroness von Sketch’ offers twist on comic format
The Canadian quartet behind CBC’s “Baroness von Sketch Show” is quick to give kudos to shows that helped popularize comedy sketches on the small screen.
Yet while acknowledging the lingering influence of series like “SCTV” and “The Kids in the Hall,” the all-female cast is hoping to bring a fresh perspective to a familiar format. Continue reading.
From A.R. Wilson of DigitalJournal.com:
Link: CBC’s Baroness von Sketch Show original, relatable fun
The four comedians behind CBC’s new all-female comedy seriesÂ Baroness von Sketch ShowÂ â€” Aurora Browne, Meredith MacNeill, Carolyn Taylor, and Jennifer Whalen â€” had only one rule when writing material for the show: Make it relatable. Continue reading.
From Brad Oswald of the Winnipeg Free Press:
Link: Sketch Marks
The new CBC summer seriesÂ Baroness von Sketch ShowÂ appears to be earning its roster spot. The first two instalments of its six-episode run are fast, smart and consistently funny,Â boasting aÂ hits-to-misses percentageÂ thatÂ inspires favourable comparisons to some of TVâ€™s sketch-comedy Hall of Famers. Continue reading.