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F&D on Dutch National Radio! In July, 2002, we received word from Dutch Radio DJ Paul van Gelder that he would play our "Jazz" MP3 on his July 12, 2002 show Geen Tijd ("No Time" in Dutch). We were tickled pink. Here's Geen Tijd's playlist for that day. We were in pretty good company!
F&D's Robert Hawke part of the Second City National Touring Company (June 2002 to October 2003) Way to go Robbo, ya did fantastically! And the send off night (October 19, 2003) at Second City featured Robbo getting pied, lots of nudity (hubba hubbas go to femmes fatales Lex, Leslie & Lauren and oh my god full frontal from the TourCo director Doug Morency), and a 15-person improv set that was like a Robert Hawke roast! Mmmmm... roast Hawke meat... A great-spirited way to say goodbye and thanks to El Robbo!
1999 Gemini Nomination
We were nominated, with Skippy's Rangers, for comedy writing on our
joint episode of CBC's SketchCom! While we didn't win, it was a fantastic
time just to be there, rubbing elbows with Canada's shining northern lights like the writers and cast from "22 Minutes", Gordon Pinsent, Maury Chaykin, and even Ralph Benmergui. Pssst, wanna know what a Gemini nomination letter looks
like? Here's one.
on CBC (1998) Royal Canadian Air Farce's Roger Abbot
and Don Ferguson produced a great 13-episode comedy series for CBC showcasing
sketch comedy talent in Canada (well, mainly Toronto, but if it wasn't
cancelled it would have opened up much more). We did 2 tapings in May
and August 1998 and had an absolute blast. (More...)
Tim Sims Encouragement
Fund Award (1997) Well, it's old news now of course,
but it was very exciting to be included in a great field of comic talent
that year (Glenn Christie, Jean Paul, Paul Tedeschini, and Kristeen
von Hagen were the other nominees), let alone receive the award!