Still Stand­ing

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM -

STAND­ING is a quirky, ir­rev­er­ent, funny, and ul­ti­mately af­fec­tion­ate adventure into small town Canada and the peo­ple who proudly choose to make it home. STILL STAND­ING will be air­ing on CBC start­ing in June 2015.

Ac­tor and co­me­dian Jonny Har­ris trav­els across Canada to ex­plore small towns and meet the peo­ple who still call them home. While at each lo­ca­tion he per­forms an orig­i­nal stand-up com­edy rou­tine for the lo­cals based on the peo­ple, town and his ex­pe­ri­ence.

Born and raised in Pouch Cove, New­found­land, ac­tor and co­me­dian Jonny Har­ris be­lieves that see­ing the com­edy in ad­ver­sity has al­ways been the Canadian way. That’s why he’s on a pro­fes­sional mission to find the funny in places we’d least ex­pect it; the small towns across Canada.

We know them for failed in­dus­try, lost jobs and dwin­dling pop­u­la­tions but there’s an amaz­ing punch line to come as Jonny un­cov­ers larger-than-life per­son­al­i­ties, unique tra­di­tions and won­der­ful facts about th­ese tiny towns. And to show there’s still pas­sion for the life­style and laughs to be had in th­ese re­silient places, Jonny will pre­pare a stand-up com­edy rou­tine based on his ad­ven­tures and per­form it for the lo­cals. The light-hearted show pays homage to his hosts and proves to view­ers that even in the small­est, most hard pressed cor­ners of Canada there’s warmth, spirit, and of course, com­edy.

In each episode of STILL STAND­ING Jonny ar­rives in a some­what non­de­script town in Canada that may have seen its best days some years ago. The town is one you’ve

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