Norm MacDonald To Host Canadian Screen Awards

Everyone’s favourite Canadian funnyman, Norm MacDonald, has been announced as this year’s host of the Canadian Screen Awards, which will take place and air next March.

MacDonald, who is well-known for his work as a writer, producer, and actor, was born in Quebec but grew up in Ottawa. The Saturday Night Live and SCTV alum follows in the footsteps of other home-grown comedians, including Andrea Martin (SCTV), who hosted last year, along with Martin Short (SNL), who hosted for two consecutive years before that.

“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,” Helga Stephenson, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television CEO, said in a statement released Tuesday (CBC News).

In the same article MacDonald said of his new hosting gig, “Out of all the award shows on the planet, the CSAs are definitely the newest. 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.”

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