Is Canada ready for a Montreal sketch comedy show? Absofreakinglutely

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The COVID skits weren’t originally part of the plan, but when lockdown began in March, it was a no-brainer to incorporate the pandemic into the comedy. Braun hopes to further explore the theme going forward, saying it’s ripe with opportunity for laughs.

“Not only are we this strange generation,” she noted, “but we’re this strange generation living through a pandemic. We’re not at all emotionally prepared for this. We’ve been coddled and emotionally stunted. We’re unprepared for anything remotely challenging in terms of a real issue.”

Ultimately, there’s one very good reason Braun believes Absofreakinglutely will work. And it’s something every Montrealer, deep down, knows to be true.

“We’re extra interesting here in Montreal,” Braun said. “Toronto is a bit straitlaced in some ways.”

She was about to continue her thought, but caught herself.

“I guess we need to be careful,” she said. “If the show goes forward, we have to have Toronto CBC on board.”


Absofreakinglutely airs Saturday, Oct. 31 at 8 p.m. on CBC.

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