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In the news: Funding Canadian comedy

Sean Davidson of Playback talks to Brent Haynes, VP of Space and The Comedy Network:

  • Funding Canuck hits is no laughing matter
    “There have been hits – Corner Gas, Comedy Inc., Odd Job Jack, Puppets Who Kill – as well as misses. The Gavin Crawford Show, one of Haynes’ personal favorites, stumbled through one and a half seasons at the tail end of the sketch boom, while the more recent Punched Up failed to cash in on the faux-reality craze.” Read more.

In the news: Gemini Awards’ ‘growing pains’

Alex Strachan of CanWest News Service

  • Gemini Awards are still suffering growing pains
    “This year’s best-drama Geminis nominees reflect a mix of different genres and styles, from CBC’s Intelligence — unfairly overlooked last year — to The Movie Network and Movie Central’s Slings & Arrows, last year’s winner, and the futuristic sci-fi thriller ReGenesis.” Read more.

In the news: Little Mosque won’t compete with Corner Gas at Geminis

Etan Vlessing of Playback dissects the Gemini comedy nominations:

  • No Dog River vs. Mercy showdown in Regina
    “Here’s the joke: Canada’s breakout comedy hit Little Mosque on the Prairie won’t be competing for the Geminis’ best comedy series award when the trophies are handed out in the show’s home province of Saskatchewan on Sunday, Oct. 28.” Read more.