Network: CBC Television Network
Broadcast Run: 1989 to 1995
Broadcast Medium: Television
Aired weekly in primetime from 1989 to 1995.
This 30-minute sketch comedy series featured the collective talents of David Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney and Scott Thompson. Broadway Video, owned by Lorne Michaels, produced the show in association with the CBC. It was one of the most successful sketch comedy shows on Canadian television because it was irreverent, well written and well produced. The strength of the series was based on such reoccurring characters as Buddy Cole, the Chicken Lady and the man with a cabbage for a head. When the series ended, it was made available on video, was syndicated in the United States, and spawned a feature film called Brain Candy .
Executive Producer: Lorne Michaels
Producer/Director: John Blanchard
Contributing Directors: Kelly Makin, Mark Sawers, and Bronwen Hughes
Producers: Betty Orr, Jeff Berman
Contributing Writer: Paul Bellini
Original Music by Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet
In December 2008, comedian Dave Foley announced that the five-member troupe was working on an eight-episode mini-series for possible broadcast by the CBC. The tentative title for the series was Death Comes to Town, which eventually aired in January 2010.
Written by John Corcelli – January, 2006