It's Only Rock & Roll (TV series)

It's Only Rock & Roll was a Canadian television variety show, which aired on CBC Television as a summer series in 1987. Produced by Joe Bodolai and directed by Allan Novak, Henry Sarwer-Foner and Joan Tosoni, the series mixed rock music-themed comedy sketches with live performances by real musicians.

It's Only Rock & Roll
Country of originCanada
No. of episodes13
ProducerJoe Bodolai
Original networkCBC Television
Original release1987 (1987)

The series premiered in prime time, before moving to its regular time slot on Friday nights at 11:30 p.m. as a companion to the network's music video series Good Rockin' Tonite.[1]

Personalities associated with the show included Ted Woloshyn, Dan Gallagher and Taborah Johnson as hosts, with comedians from The Second City's Toronto cast, including Dana Andersen, Bob Bainborough and Mike Myers, in the comedy sketches. Myers later took several of his recurring characters from the show to Saturday Night Live, including Wayne from Wayne's World (from Wayne's Power Minute) and Dieter from Sprockets.[2]

The series won the award for Best Comedy or Variety Series at the 1988 Gemini Awards.


  1. ^ "CBC moves Rock 'n' Roll to later slot". The Globe and Mail, August 28, 1987.
  2. ^ "Party On, Wayne -- From TV to Movies". Time. 1992-03-02. Archived from the original on July 5, 2009. Retrieved 2010-03-04.

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