The fictional television station where John Candy, Eugene Levy, Martin Short, Harold Ramis, Catherine O’Hara and Rick Moranis got their start. Best sketch: “Great White North” with Bob Doug McKenzie.
The Kids in the Hall
Toronto-centric surreal anti-satire madness from five odd fellows. Soundtrack by the greatest Canadian band of all time, Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet.
Four on the Floor
Maritimers with an even more awkward sense of humor than the Kids in the Hall. Best sketch: “Mr. Canoehead.”
The absurdist sketch-comedy show that introduced the world to indestructible daredevil Super Dave Osborne.
Abstract social satire, controversial to the point where founding member Andy Jones quit over the CBC’s censorship of a particularly volatile sketch. Best sketch: “House of Budgell,” an ongoing soap opera set in a Newfoundland boarding house.
SEE IT: Webb’s band, the Constantines, plays Doug Fir Saturday, June 13 with Crystal Antlers and I Was a King. 9 pm. $12. 21+.