Comedy Crackers is a Canadian comedy television series which aired on CBC Television in 1970.

Comedy Crackers
StarringBarrie Baldaro
Dave Broadfoot
George Carron
Joan Stuart
Ted Zeigler
Narrated byAlec Bollini
Stanley Gibbons
Country of originCanada
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
ProducerDale Barnes
Production locationMontreal
Running time30 minutes
Original release
NetworkCBC Television
Release4 February (1970-02-04) –
16 September 1970 (1970-09-16)

Premise edit

This series was a follow-up to 1969's Comedy Cafe which was a local series that was brought to the national CBC network to fill in for the early cancellation Barris and Company. This new series followed a similar format as Comedy Cafe with its sketches whose themes often reflected the Canadian cultural divide between English and French. The same cast also returned, namely Barrie Baldaro, Dave Broadfoot, George Carron, Joan Stuart and Ted Zeigler. They were joined by the Harry Marks Orchestra and announcers Alec Bollini and Stanley Gibbons. Recurring sketches included "B & B Pub" with Baldaro and Carron as tavern owners, and "L'Anglaises" which was continued from Comedy Cafe with Carron and Stuart reprising their routine as a mixed-language couple.[1]

Production edit

Comedy Crackers, like Comedy Cafe, was recorded at Montreal's Windsor Hotel in the Versailles Room.[1]

Scheduling edit

This half-hour series was broadcast Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m. (Eastern) from 4 February to 16 September 1970.

References edit

  1. ^ a b Corcelli, John (August 2005). "Comedy Crackers". Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved 7 May 2010.

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