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Andrew W. said on March 11th, 2009 at 11:19 am

I thought most of the reason Air Farce was on the air so long was because Canadians are paranoid about being not America and give wheelbarrelfulls of money to anything Canadian-produced, no matter how stupidly shit-tastic it is, just to have some pure Canadian stuff that’s not American, but Canadian.

And yeah. Fuck Margaret Atwood.

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Andrew W. said on March 11th, 2009 at 11:28 am

Also, my God, but it is terrible and sad how the comments section are so quick to prove you and the other guy right. Canada sucks, man. ;-;

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My science fiction class spent several weeks on Oryx and Crake. I’d better email the professor and tell him to stop teaching that book.

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Sellyourselfshort said on March 11th, 2009 at 12:01 pm

I miss the kids in the hall. why cant we be funny like that again?

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“People were getting offended on his behalf. Not even people who liked him.”

You can actually hear these sentences if you play the Canadian anthem backwards.

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Canada gave us Norm Macdonald. And I dig his sense of humor.

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Canadians are extraordinarily funny. John Candy,Martin Short, Brent Butt,Derek Edwards , Ron James, Gerry Dee,Andy Jones and Rick Mercer have kept this country and the U.S.A in stiches for years . This blog is lame and incorrect ,Another blog about comedy from a self-loathing Canadian.

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Don’t give Americans tooooooooooooo much credit, dude. Remember the palava over Steven Colbert at the Press Club dinner a couple of years back. Our media types can be just as joyless and self-important as anyone’s. Then as now, watch for the grave intonations that ‘it just Wasn’t Funny’ as cover for the pissy-pantsedness.

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I do love a good pantsing! I came here for the Anus jokes though.

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I loved that press correspondents’ dinner. “People say new appointments are like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. This administration isn’t sinking, it’s soaring! If anything, it’s like rearranging deck chairs on the Hindenburg!” I’m sure I got the phrasing wrong somewhere. At least Alito was able to laugh at his own expense.

Damn youtube, not letting me see the clip McGrath posted.

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Americans were pretty humorless until Mark Twain came along. By contrast, the first piece of British literature is Canterbury Tales, aka Extended Fart Joke Tales.

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–“Canadians are extraordinarily funny. John Candy,Martin Short, Brent Butt,Derek Edwards , Ron James, Gerry Dee,Andy Jones and Rick Mercer have kept this country and the U.S.A in stiches for years . This blog is lame and incorrect ,Another blog about comedy from a self-loathing Canadian.”–

Martin Short and funny really do not belong on the same list.

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Lister Sage said on March 11th, 2009 at 3:07 pm

Martin Short is funniest when he’s got someone to play off of, usually Steve Martin. But on his own? Yeah, usually not that funny.

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@ John W:
Yeah, and he promptly left this country and went to be funny somewhere else.

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There’s funny Canadians. They just all tend to move to the USA because that’s where the money is in being funny.

Tell you what – if you’re seriously that worried about a lack of funny Canadians, we’ll send back Mike Meyers. :)

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I like to think of Canada as a giant Sunnyvale trailer park.

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Trailerpark Boys is proof there is funny Canadians… but yeah, please take Mike Meyers back. Please. I’ll pay.

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That’s the paradox, isn’t it? Canada gave us THE KIDS IN THE HALL, most of the SCTV cast, some of SNL’s greats- [i]and yet[/i].

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NCallahan said on March 11th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

PBS doesn’t run The New Red Green show anymore…

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“Canadians are extraordinarily funny. John Candy,Martin Short, Brent Butt,Derek Edwards , Ron James, Gerry Dee,Andy Jones and Rick Mercer have kept this country and the U.S.A in stiches for years . This blog is lame and incorrect ,Another blog about comedy from a self-loathing Canadian.”

I think this post just further proves MGK’s point. You can’t even have a sense of humour about not having a sense of humour

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Tell you what – if you’re seriously that worried about a lack of funny Canadians, we’ll send back Mike Meyers.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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Canada also sent us Celine Dion. So I figure they owe us another 5-8 really good comedians before we can call it even.

10 if she air guitars while covering any hard rock band again.

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Oh, and Atwood so hates her public she literally invented a machine so she could sign their books without being in the same room as them. And no one in the Canadian media, or even the blogs, said “what a stuck-up clapped-out sack of dung.”

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Seriously? That’s… less surprising than it should be.

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Is cancer funny? I guess I’d have to hear the joke before passing my pontificating judgement.

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Lister Sage said on March 12th, 2009 at 8:36 am

NCallahan: That may be because they don’t make the show anymore. Unless your looking for reruns, then call the station.

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bliumchik said on March 12th, 2009 at 8:41 am

This is why I love australia. EVERYONE’s a fair target! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKboE2jrUqA Especially authority figures! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3grHjibNdA

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BlackBloc said on March 12th, 2009 at 9:31 am

MGK, until Quebec separates, technically you can’t say Canadians have no sense of humor. Just those West of the Outaouais river. And East of the St. Lawrence.

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