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Laurie Elliott: Writer, Comedian

Laurie Elliott, Comedy, interviews, total drama

Laurie Elliott is a three-time Canadian Comedy Award-winner.

She had a recurring role on Much Music’s highly rated series “Video on Trial,” CBC TV’s “The Red Green Show” (for which she received a Gemini nomination for Best Ensemble Cast) and “The Jon Dore Television Show” (The Comedy Network/IFC) where she also worked as a story editor.

Prior to her life in comedy Laurie was a competitive diver.

During our chat I theorize that the discipline Laurie learned as a competitive diver is, in part, the secret to her success in comedy.

“I’ve Had Some Disturbing Moments in the Sack”

These days her comedy often revolves around relationships and we discuss how her husband feels about being the target of her jokes. She says her parents don’t mind the
fact that she gets into sexual material, but she admits she tells them the naughty bits are “just made up jokes.”

Laurie also writes and does voice work on animated TV series, including Total Drama, Skatoony, Detentionaire. We discus the difference between writing stand-up comedy and TV show scripts.

Show Notes
Follow Laurie on Twitter @ThaFloatingHead
Total Drama on Wikipedia
Kitchener Waterloo Comedy Festival
Fugget About It on Wikipedia

Jay Brazeau: Actor


Jay Brazeau interview, stargate Atlantis, The Big Snit

How many people can say they’ve worked with Mordecai Richler and Pattie Mallette, Justin Bieber’s mother?

They are just two of the people who’ve worked with Jay Brazeau.

Jay’s an accomplished stage and film actor, with a long list of credits. He’s appeared in numerous TV shows but fantasy-action fans recognize him from his appearances on “Stargate Atlantis.”

Mordecai Richler cast Brazeau in “Duddy,” a musical based on Richler’s “The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz.”

He’s won a Pittsburgh Press Critic’s Award for his performance as Cyrano and critical acclaim for his portrayal of Edna Turnblad in the Toronto and Vancouver productions of “Hairspray.”

We talk about all of the above, but I was particularly interested in Jay’s work with the creative, animated film makers in Winnipeg. Jay was the male voice in animated short film “The Big Snit,” which was nom­i­nated for an Oscar award and voted num­ber 25 of the 50 Great­est Car­toons of all time by ani­ma­tion professionals.

The Big Snit by Richard Condie, National Film Board of Canada

Links in the Show
Stargate Atlantis
Rick Chafe