Part 2: Canadian Humour
I had no idea you were so interested in humour and what makes folks laugh. Thanks for all your very funny emails and in response, listed below are some examples of great Canadian humorists……enjoy!
Terry Fallis wrote the hilarious The Best Laid Plans about a political strategist’s inept candidate who becomes unexpectedly popular with voters.
Will Ferguson author of Why I Hate Canadians and Beauty Tips from Moose Jaw are both great examples of Canadian humor and highlight our national fixation with the weather.
Farley Mowat author of the book every Canadian kid read and loved in the 1960’s and 70’s, The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be.
Richard J. Needham the author of 3 Leacock medal winners, including the hilarious Letters from Wingfield Farm.
Cassie Stocks won the 2013 Leacock award for her debut novel Dance, Gladys, Dance. It’s a great read.
Mary Walsh the amazing actor, writer, producer and irreverent comedian. Her political satire and Newfoundland humour have made her a Canadian super star. I refrain from calling her an icon, as I can’t imagine what she would say to such a lofty and stogy title. LOL
Canadians are a funny lot!
Kitty Pope #33 August 2014