We Corner Gas fan's have to wait a little bit longer for our big present. Corner Gas Animated is merely months away now. There has not been an announcement for the official air date but it is expected to hit Canadian airwaves in January.
Production continues at a pace. The first few episodes are now complete and work continues on the final few episodes of the first season. To celebrate the completion of the show Cast and Crew gathered in Toronto for a private screening of the first episode. The whole cast was there, with exception of Fred Ewanuick, and seemed to be having a lovely time together. Social media was a blaze with pictures from the likes of Tara Spencer-Nairn, Lorne Cardinal and Brent Butt. Brent also shared a fantastic video on his Buttpod You Tube channel.
Oh, to be outside that room with my autograph book, would have saved me a fortune in international stamps.
Of course there were no spoilers or sneek peeks of the production, with exception of a dirty big blow up of the Corner Gas sign on the screen behind the cast. As we get closer to air I would expect more stills to be released of character design and such like. Maybe we will be lucky enough to get a full trailer for Christmas? Keep coming back here, we will round all the latest news up for you as soon as it breaks.
Lorne Cardinal is as busy as ever, he just recently finished his successful run on the boards in The Last Wife and this month has seen the trailer drop for new the new action/drama The Humanity Bureau. The movie stars Nicholas Cage and features Lorne as a border patrol officer, not named Davis I may add. The story tells of a distopian future in which global warming has taken it's toll on the American Mid-West. The economy has taken a nose dive and a governmental department called The Humanity Bureau takes people deemed as unproductive and sends them to a colony called New Eden. When a mother and her child are sent to New Eden and appeal their case the man sent to investigate set out to save them and along the way uncovers the truth about the bureau's secrets.
I reported in our last news post about new movie "The Prodigal Dad" which features Fred Ewanuick in the cast. The film will be playing at The Whistler Film Festival on 30th November and 1st December. Those of you lucky enough to be in the area can treat yourself to an early Christmas present and buy tickets from the festivals official site. Another Wolfcop is also showing which stars Corner Gas alumnus Amy Matyiso in the follow up to the cult smash and pinball machine theme provider "Wolfcop." Follow the link in the fetival banner above to grab your tickets before they sell out.
Brent Butt has been extremely busy with the production of the animated show recently. He has managed to get two new episodes of The Buttpod out into the internet atmosphere. As usual, no spoilers here , go have a listen if you haven't already. Here are our regular potted bio's of the show's guests. Potted Bio, sounds like a brand of yogurt.
Episode 5 Ian Boothby
If you are into comic-books in any way shape or form, this is he episode for you. Ian Boothby is an award winning comic-book writer. He is best known for his work on The Simpsons and Futurama books, he has the honour of having written more Simpson's comic stories than any other writer. I will assume he has been given some sort of certificate and sew on patch for this honour. Ian is also well known for his work on television, and as a stand up comedian. Ian is credited with creating 11th Hour, the classic sketch show which is often compared favourably with SCTV and starred Nancy Robertson. Mr. Boothby also has a number of podcasts he is involved with including "Sneaky Dragon" and "Totally Tin Tin"
Here are a couple of great sketches from Ian's comedy troupe Titmouse. It was either these or describe the panels of a Simpsons comic for you.
- Phil is between 1' 3" and 9' 7" tall
- Phil has hair, some of which is on his chin. He also keeps a small amount of it in amongst the teeth of his favourite comb
- Phil often perambulates
Here are a couple of fantastic clips of Mr. Hanley at work.
Brent has announced some new stand up gigs for 2018. His usual touring routine has, like the Buttpod, been on hold for awhile due his other commitments. Here are his latest dates. If you are able, go and see a master at work. You should also go and see Brent if you have the time, he's pretty good too you know.
Links to ticket sales are in the venue name below.
Jan 11th Saskatoon, SK Dakota Dunes Casino
Jan 12th Regina, SK Casino Regina Show Lounge (Two Shows 7.00 & 9.30)
Jan 13th Winnipeg, MB Club Regent Event Center
Jan 14th Brandon, MB Western Manitoba Community Auditorium
Jan 20th Enoch, AB River Cree Resort & Casino
Feb 2nd Richmond, BC River Rock Casino Resort
Feb 7th Ottawa, ON Algonquin Commons Theatre
Mar 9th Sarnia, ON Imperial Theatre
Apr 6th Nanaimo, BC Port Theatre
I have been a good boy this year. Despite what you might have heard the goldfish was ok and the man managed to fix the hoover.....