TORONTO | MONTREAL – Comedian Norm Macdonald will host the Academy’s 2016 Canadian Screen Awards, LIVE on CBC prime time on Sunday March 13, 2016, it was announced today by Helga Stephenson, CEO, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.
“Comedian Norm Macdonald has done brilliant stand-up comedy everywhere and on every show from Saturday Night Live to Just for Laughs, so we know how lucky we are to have him host our 2016 Canadian Screen Awards,” says Stephenson.
“Out of all the award shows on the planet, the CSAs are definitely the newest,” says funnyman Norm Macdonald: “I’m thrilled to host the show and I hope I can get back across the border with the award they’d better give me.”
Norm Macdonald is perhaps best known for his five seasons as a cast member on Saturday Night Live (SNL). For three years Macdonald anchored Weekend Update, SNL’s longest running recurring sketch. Macdonald also wrote for the popular ABC sitcom Roseanne and starred in The Norm Show.
“We’re thrilled to have Norm. Rules will be broken. People will be offended,” quips producer Barry Avrich.
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