But I'm Chris Jericho!

About BICJ

  • About The Show

    But I'm Chris Jericho! is an interactive digital media property built around WWE superstar and multi-faceted performer Chris Jericho. At its center is a comedy web series starring Chris Jericho as a fictionalized version of himself. In this tongue-in-cheek portrayal of his life, Chris is a former wrestler struggling to make it big as an actor. Despite being on top in the wrestling ring, Chris now clings to the bottom of the acting rung, and must try to contain his frustrations in the face of absurdities in the entertainment industry, as well as the ineptitude of well-intentioned supporters.

The Characters

Chris Jericho

Handsome, buff, cocky and sarcastic, Chris is determined to prove that he is more than a wrestling champion, that he is in fact a serious performer. But Chris has little patience for the ass-kissing ways of the acting world. His sense of entitlement and ego tends to get him into trouble. But he’s hard working and despite everything that goes wrong, he does have a big heart and is extremely loyal.

Phil Blank

Chris’ agent. A forgetful, fun-loving goofball whose best days as an agent are behind him. In recent months his agency has turned its focus to child actors. Somehow he is able to book Chris gigs and auditions from time to time.

AJ Mirkin

Chris’ over the top acting teacher. Despite being a sexual being, A.J.’s sexuality remains ambiguous. He has a great admiration for Chris and a zest for life. He studied with the great Uta Hagan, but has many modern theories of his own. His teaching techniques are questionable and often involve unnecessary touching. A.J. did have a speck of a career back in the 70’s, starring in several low budget indie features that were take-offs of popular mainstream films (i.e. Space Wars and Mississippi Jones)

Ms. Lawrence

Ms. Lawrence is a well-respected casting director and has been for twenty years. She's worked long and hard to get to the level she's at now. She's a pleasant woman who can break your spirit if she sees fit. At times, she can be absent-minded, but that's only because she sees a million people a day and can't keep things straight. She is aware of who Chris is, but he still needs to prove his worth to her.

Ryan

Chris’ rediscovered childhood friend who is also an actor and lets Chris move in with him. Ryan is positive thinking and moderately successful. He’s not the sharpest guy, but he watches a lot of entertainment shows and tries to stay on top of the latest Hollywood fads, whether it’s diets, fashion or religion. He looks out for Chris, giving him what he thinks is great advice.

Chad

Chris’ landlord and self-proclaimed biggest fan. Chad is also Chris’ and Ryan’s neighbour. Chad is obsessed with all things Chris Jericho and hosts a fan vlog dedicated to the man. She takes every opportunity to hang out with Chris. Chris is reluctantly nice to Chad, mainly because she is his landlord and because she’ll do anything that Chris asks.

Todd

Todd is the worst assistant for the worst agent. He's constantly fighting with his girlfriend on the phone during work hours, which vexes Chris. Todd's basically just an assistant as a means to an end. He's not the most go-get-em guy in the world. Nonetheless, he loves his job because he can do nothing, walk all over Phil, and get paid for it.

The Cast

Chris Jericho

Chris Jericho is an acclaimed actor, wrestler, musician, author, radio show host, game show host and television personality who has established himself as a multifaceted performer with millions of fans worldwide.

Jericho began wrestling at age 19 and is one of the most popular performers in the history of World Wrestling Entertainment. In 2001 he was crowned the first ever WWE Undisputed Champion and in 2012 was named one of the top five most charismatic performers of all-time by wwe.com

Chris is the lead singer of the internationally successful rock band Fozzy, whose fifth album Sin And Bones debuted at #1 on the Billboard Heatseeker charts and its first single Sandpaper charted in the top ten of the Sirius/XM channel Octane for 12 weeks straight. Fozzy has toured in over 20 countries including the US, Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Germany and Australia.

Jericho is a two-time New York Times Bestselling author with his autobiographies; 2007’s A Lion’s Tale: Around the World in Spandex, and 2011’s Undisputed: How to Become the World Champion in 1,372 Easy Steps, displaying his witty and critically acclaimed writing style. A third book is due in the winter of 2014.

Jericho was a popular contestant on season 11 of the ABC hit show Dancing With The Stars which led to appearances on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Ellen and Jimmy Fallon. He was also the host of the ABC primetime game show DownFall in the summer of 2010.

Next up for Chris is hosting the new Syfy series Robot Combat League which features tournament-style battles between eight-feet tall, state-of-the-art humanoid robots controlled by human “robo-jockeys.”

Jericho’s acting credits include roles in the films MacGruber, and Albino Farm and he just wrapped But I'm Chris Jericho! a comedy web-series that he produced, created and starred in for Insight Productions in Toronto. He also appeared in the upcoming Jon Davis Gets A Sex Robot a web-series produced exclusively for Justin Lin's YOMYOMF YouTube channel.

Jericho was a regular performer with the legendary improv comedy troupe, The Groundlings and is the host of the satellite radio show The Rock Of Jericho on Sixx Sense XM 164, Saturdays at 5pm est.

Born in Manhasset, NY, Jericho grew up in Winnipeg, Canada, and now currently resides in Tampa, FL.

Andy Kindler

Andy Kindler is known in comedy circles as a troublemaker. Originally from New York, and now complaining from California, he annoys people all over the world.

Andy is a frequent guest and correspondent for The Late Show with David Letterman. Each summer at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal he delivers the State of the Industry address to a packed ballroom filled with comics and Hollywood industry types. He is infamous for his scathing attacks on the world of entertainment, including the previously taboo practice of making fun of his fellow comedians. Just as the comedy boom of the nineties was imploding, Andy wrote the Hack’s Handbook for National Lampoon. This “how to” guide satirized and exposed tired comedy formulas.

Andy was recently seen as a judge on the 7th season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. He is the star of two half-hour Comedy Central Presents specials and a regular on Fox’s new hit animation, Bob’s Burgers and can be seen on the upcoming season of IFC’s Maron. Other noteworthy credits include the HBO Young Comedians Special, Late Night with Conan O’Brian, The Daily Show, Wizards of Waverly Place, Dr. Katz Professional Therapist, Home Movies and The Larry Sanders Show. Andy is often recognized for playing the life-affirming character “Andy” on the CBS sitcom, Everybody Loves Raymond.

Scott Thompson

Well known to fans as a member of the famed Canadian sketch comedy troupe, The Kids in the Hall, Scott Thompson is anything but your average comedic talent. An actor, writer, personality and stand up comedian, Thompson defines the word versatile.

After being discovered by Lorne Michaels in 1987, The Kids in the Hall ran for six seasons in both Canada and the United States and became a favourite on both sides of the border. When the show wrapped in 1995, Thompson and the boys went on to write and star in their own feature film Brain Candy. Thompson then co-wrote Buddy Babylon, a fictional memoir of one of Thompson’s most beloved characters, the acid-tongued raconteur Buddy Cole.

Thompson appeared as a regular on the revolutionary comedy series The Larry Sanders Show and he played a recurring role as Elliot the dog baker on Providence. In 2001, he produced and co-wrote the award-winning documentary Uncle Saddam. His film credits include Hijacking Hollywood, The Pacifier, Mickey Blue Eyes, Prom Queen, and Run Ronny Run. A much sought after talk show guest, Thompson has made numerous appearances on the late night talk show circuit over the years.

In 2004, he went undercover as former war correspondent, Danny Husk on the improvised comedy series The Husk Report on Fashion TV. Then in 2005, he hosted the landmark reality series My Fabulous Gay Wedding for Global Canada and Logo in the US. He took on the host’s role once more the following year with the CBC series Pop Up Royals as Queen Elizabeth II.

In 2008, the Kids team created an eight-part mini-series entitled Death Comes to Town, which aired on CBC and IFC, marking the return of the audacious comedy troupe to US television for the first time in 15 years.

Thompson tours regularly as a stand-up comic and lately has guested in series such as Reno 911, The Tim and Eric Awesome Show and The Simpson’s. He regularly hits the boards with his new one-man show Scottastrophe in addition to hosting the popular podcast Scott Free on iTunes. Up next is the publication his first graphic novel titled Danny Husk: The Hollow Planet from Frozen Beach Studios and IDW, highlighting adventures of his mustachioed alter ego, Danny Husk, the affable executive he created in Kids in the Hall.

He has also just finished three short films which he produced, wrote and starred in called Fifty Two and Four Pounds and The Immigrant which won Best Film at the LA Short Film Festival.

Thompson can now be seen on the series Hannibal, a new series for NBC with Laurence Fishbourne.

Arlene Duncan

Arlene Duncan is a multi-talented singer and actor who works in television, film, theatre and radio. Her list of recent film & televison credits include: Degrassi: The Next Generation, Winging It, Silent Hill Revelation 3D, Flashpoint, Rookie Blue, The Ron James Show, Mr. D., Being Erica, and The Fighting Man. Her theatre credits include: Sophisticated Ladies, Once on this Island, the Dora Award-winning productions of Ain’t Misbehavin’, Nutmeg Princess, The Who’s Tommy and her Dora Mavor Moore & Toronto Theatre Critics Award-winning role of Caroline Thibodeaux in the musical Caroline or Change. She is also the winner of the 2012 African Canadian Achievement Award in the Arts category. Arlene appears as the voices of Officer Rabbit on the popular children’s cartoons, Franklin the Turtle and as Mama Zungu in Bobo & Kipi but is best known for her six seasons as Fatima Dinssa in the CBC comedy Little Mosque on the Prairie.

Christian Potenza

Christian Potenza moved to the big city with a pair of ripped jeans, skateboard, a second hand bass guitar, and hopes of making a name for himself in the Entertainment Industry. He was then plucked early from theatre school and started his voyage into the Land of TV. His first role was a rookie cop on a soap opera. To follow were roles such as crooks, criminals, and strung out surfers. Then someone thought that it would be a good idea to put this talented, and versatile actor in commercials, BOOM! now this guy was everywhere, and soon earned the title of "that guy". After earning many awards and buckets full of cash from the advertising industry, he decided to try something different. Cartoons and voice work seemed like the next logical step. Christian now voices characters on many of North America's most popular shows. He has also started up his own production company with many projects, ranging from animation to feature films, in development. Christian also enjoys, go-carts, fireworks, ice cream, and his daughter (the reason why he is here!).

Laurie Elliott

Laurie Elliott is a stand up comic, actor and television writer. She is a winner of the Tim Sims Encouragement Fund Award and has thrice been voted Funniest Female Stand Up at The Canadian Comedy Awards.

Her stand up credits include the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, where her recent Gala set is nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Taped Performance, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, the Comedy Factory in Rotterdam, Raw Comedy Club in Stockholm, and a gala run at the Cape Town International Comedy Festival in South Africa.

She has had recurring roles on Much Music's highest rated show Video on Trial, CBC's The Red Green Show (Gemini nominee for Best Ensemble Cast), The Jon Dore Television Show and Single White Spenny. Laurie's voice can be heard on many animated series, most recent ones being Total Drama Island, Scaredy Squirrel, and The Adventures of Chuck and Friends.

Writing credits include multiple season of the Total Drama Series for Teletoon, Scaredy Squirrel, Almost Naked Animals, Sidekick, Grojband, kids game show Skatoony, TVO's cooking show Tastebuds and The Jon Dore Television Show. Most recent projects are Showcase's Almost Heroes, Disney's My Babysitter's a Vampire, MTV's Crash Canyon and City TV's new primetime animated series starring Eva Longoria Mother Up.

Laurie's pastimes include singing her feet to sleep, looking up before and after plastic surgery pictures on the internet and working on inventing a car horn that sounds like screeching brakes to honk at pedestrians who make her slow down when it's her right of way.

Jonathan Langdon

Raised in Pickering, ON, Jonathan Marcus Langdon always loved to make people laugh, sometimes too much. Performing in talent shows during high school, Jonathan always wanted to perform comedy professionally. It wasn't until his time at the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus when he was given the chance in the sketch troupe, Kathleen Turner Overdrive! Winning awards at the Toronto Sketch Festival in that troupe as well as the spin off troupe Reverse Oreo, Jonathan eventually found himself being asked to join The Sketchersons, where he currently performs every Sunday night at 9 in the sketch show, Sunday Night Live.

Jonathan has a beautiful fiancée that he adores and likes listing to vintage funk, hip hop,and pretty much anything that sounds relatively like music. He's a nerd, (don't let his soft exterior fool you) and loves video games, hence the nerd part. He loves working on the show,.and is very grateful for landing the roll as Todd. He hopes he can work with everyone again very soon... sooner than soon... now? Too soon?

The Production Team

John Brunton thinks TV. All the time. As the Globe and Mail writes, he “has airwaves between his ears.”

A natural-born storyteller, Brunton is now celebrating over thirty years at the helm of Insight Production Company Ltd.  As Chairman, CEO and Executive Producer, Brunton’s entrepreneurial ingenuity, creative vision and passion for television have enabled him to position Insight as an industry leader in the development, financing and production of world class television programs such as Battle of the Blades (CBC), Canada Sings (Global), Canadian Idol (CTV), Top Chef Canada (Food Network Canada), The JUNO Awards (CTV/CBC), and the highly acclaimed dramatic series Ready or Not (Global/Showtime/Disney).

Brunton’s wide-ranging talents are illustrated in the rich cross-section of entertainment programs he has produced. In his capacity as Executive Producer, Brunton has produced and/or developed such memorable productions as: Canada’s Got Talent (Citytv); Top Chef Canada (Food Network Canada), Battle of the Blades (CBC); Canada Sings (Global); Intervention Canada (Slice); A Russell Peters Christmas (CTV/Comedy); Canadian Idol (CTV); The JUNO Awards (CTV/CBC); Are You Smarter Than A Canadian 5th Grader? (Global); Project Runway Canada (Slice/Global); Deal or No Deal Canada (Global); Falcon Beach (Global/ABC Family); Star Racer (Discovery Channel); Hatching Matching and Dispatching (CBC); World Idol (CTV); Ready or Not (Global/Showtime/Disney); The Seán Cullen Show (CBC); and Open Mike with Mike Bullard (CTV/The Comedy Network).

Music and variety specials include One World; Canada’s Concert for Tsunami Relief (CTV), Country Gold (CBC); Comedy Gold (CBC); Joni Mitchell: Painting with Words and Music (CBC); Jann Arden: Live at Last (CTV); Canada’s Walk of Fame (Global TV/ CTV); Reality shows include MuchMusic VJ Search: The Series (CityTV/MuchMusic); and the music and variety series Sonic Temple (CTV).

 

Having produced thousands of hours of groundbreaking television, Brunton’s international reputation for outstanding drama and comedy programming have brought shows like Falcon Beach to over 100 countries worldwide and The Jon Dore Television Show to American audiences via IFC.

Brunton is currently in production on the first season of Big Brother Canada (Global/Slice), The Amazing Race Canada (CTV) and Never Ever Do This At Home (Discovery).

Accolades for Brunton and Insight Productions include numerous Gemini Awards, four Emmy nominations, two Cable Ace awards, six American Film Festival ribbons and a variety of other film and television awards.

Barbara Bowlby is President & COO of Insight Production Company Ltd. and also serves as Executive Producer on the company’s extensive roster of television productions.  She joined Insight in 1984 and has played a major strategic role in the company’s continued expansion.

Bowlby handles the operations for both the production company and its television programming including strategic planning, production financing and business and legal affairs.  Bowlby’s strength lies in maintaining her financial and operational credentials in a very entrepreneurial and creative environment.

Barbara Bowlby’s keen business sense is a vital component of Insight's ability to bring the company's creative initiatives to the international marketplace. Bowlby enjoys creating new and exciting formats that can be sold worldwide, including Insight’s original format Battle of the Blades (CBC) and Insight’s most recent original format Canada Sings (Global/Slice).

Bowlby has won numerous Gemini Awards, including Best Music & Variety Series for the 2003, 2004 and 2008 JUNO Awards, Battle of the Blades and MuchMusic VJ Search: The Series (CityTV/MuchMusic). She has also won a Gemini for Ready or Not (Global/Showtime/Disney) for Best Children’s Series, as well as a Gemini recognizing Open Mike with Mike Bullard (CTV/The Comedy Network) as Canada’s Best Talk/Information Series.

Bowlby’s selected credits include: Canada’s Got Talent (CityTV); Canada Sings (Global); Top Chef Canada (Food Network Canada); Battle of the Blades (CBC); The JUNO Awards (CTV/CBC); Intervention Canada (Slice); A Russell Peters Christmas (CTV); How To Look Good Naked Canada (W Network); Canadian Idol (CTV); Project Runway Canada (Slice/Global); The Jon Dore Television Show (Comedy/IFC); Falcon Beach (Global/ABC Family), Hatching, Matching and Dispatching (CBC); Comedy Gold (CBC); World Idol (CTV); Ready or Not (Global/Showtime/Disney); The Seán Cullen Show (CBC); and Open Mike with Mike Bullard (CTV/The Comedy Network).

Music and variety specials include: Are You Smarter Than A Canadian 5th Grader? (Global), Deal or No Deal Canada (Global), One World; Canada’s Concert for Tsunami Relief (CTV); Country Gold (CBC); Joni Mitchell: Painting with Words and Music (CBC); Jann Arden: Live at Last (CTV); and Canada’s Walk of Fame (Global/CTV). Reality series include MuchMusic VJ Search: The Series (CityTV/MuchMusic); and Sonic Temple (CTV).

Bowlby is currently in production on the first season of Big Brother Canada (Global/Slice), The Amazing Race Canada (CTV) and Never Ever Do This At Home (Discovery).

Shannon Farr is a Producer of scripted content at Insight Productions. In this role, she is responsible for the development and production of a slate of original drama and comedy projects for multiple platforms.

Farr co-created and produced the one-hour drama series Falcon Beach for Global and ABC Family. Distributed by FremantleMedia to over 120 countries, the project and its associated website earned Farr a Gemini nomination for Best Cross Platform Project. Her credits as Supervising Producer include A Russell Peters Christmas (CTV), which is the highest rated original Christmas special on Canadian television in decades and CTV’s most-watched Canadian holiday special of all time, the drama Sabbatical (CTV), the comedy series The Jon Dore Television Show (Comedy Network) and the soon to be released digital media property But I’m Chris Jericho! (Shaw).

Prior to moving into the role of Producer, Farr was Co-Director of Drama Development and Business Affairs at Insight. During this time, she worked on numerous shows including the comedy Radio Wieners (MTV) and the award-winning comedy series Hatching Matching & Dispatching (CBC). Farr has also produced several award-winning short films, including the half-hour comedy A Man's Life, which screened at various international festivals winning multiple awards, including Best Comedy at The Yorkton Film Festival and the Audience Choice Award at Dawson City International Short Film Festival.

Farr graduated with Honors from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Applied Arts, Film Studies. While at Ryerson she produced and directed her first film, Walden The Struggle For Preservation about the historic Walden Woods outside Boston, Massachusetts. The documentary earned her the Harvey Hart Director’s Award for achievement in directing, as well as a Gold Plaque at the Chicago International Film Festival.

Farr is a member of the Producers Guild of America.

Chris Jericho is an acclaimed actor, wrestler, musician, author, radio show host, game show host and television personality who has established himself as a multifaceted performer with millions of fans worldwide.

Jericho began wrestling at age 19 and is one of the most popular performers in the history of World Wrestling Entertainment. In 2001 he was crowned the first ever WWE Undisputed Champion and in 2012 was named one of the top five most charismatic performers of all-time by wwe.com

Chris is the lead singer of the internationally successful rock band Fozzy, whose fifth album Sin And Bones debuted at #1 on the Billboard Heatseeker charts and its first single Sandpaper charted in the top ten of the Sirius/XM channel Octane for 12 weeks straight. Fozzy has toured in over 20 countries including the US, Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Germany and Australia.

Jericho is a two-time New York Times Bestselling author with his autobiographies; 2007’s A Lion’s Tale: Around the World in Spandex, and 2011’s Undisputed: How to Become the World Champion in 1,372 Easy Steps, displaying his witty and critically acclaimed writing style. A third book is due in the winter of 2014.

Jericho was a popular contestant on season 11 of the ABC hit show Dancing With The Stars which led to appearances on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Ellen and Jimmy Fallon. He was also the host of the ABC primetime game show DownFall in the summer of 2010.

Next up for Chris is hosting the new Syfy series Robot Combat League which features tournament-style battles between eight-feet tall, state-of-the-art humanoid robots controlled by human “robo-jockeys.”

Jericho’s acting credits include roles in the films MacGruber, and Albino Farm and he just wrapped But I'm Chris Jericho! a comedy web-series that he produced, created and starred in for Insight Productions in Toronto. He also appeared in the upcoming Jon Davis Gets A Sex Robot a web-series produced exclusively for Justin Lin's YOMYOMF YouTube channel.

Jericho was a regular performer with the legendary improv comedy troupe, The Groundlings and is the host of the satellite radio show The Rock Of Jericho on Sixx Sense XM 164, Saturdays at 5pm est.

Born in Manhasset, NY, Jericho grew up in Winnipeg, Canada, and now currently resides in Tampa, FL.

Gary is from Toronto. He graduated from the prestigious Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts before moving onto Ryerson University for screenwriting and finally the Humber School of Comedy Writing and Performance. He completed the Conservatory Program at The Second City.

With his sketch troupe Todd’s Lunch he wrote, produced and performed two national tours as well as a critically acclaimed self-titled musical dubbed Todd’s Lunch the Musical! He is a founding member and executive producer of the sketch troupe The Sketchersons who have been nominated for seven-straight Canadian Comedy Awards as Best Sketch Troupe in the country (winning in 2007). He performed at the illustrious Just For Laughs Festival as part of The Sketchersons in 2008. In 2010 The Sketchersons Radio Show which Gary wrote, produced and performed was nominated for Best Radio Show.

Gary was hired to write for the only Live-to-Air season of the CBC’s Royal Canadian Air Farce dubbed Air Farce Live.

In 2008 Gary opened the live comedy venue Comedy Bar. It has quickly become the best comedy venue in Toronto as voted by Now Magazine and Toronto Life magazine in 2010.

Gary is a producer for The Canadian Comedy Awards and Festival, The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival, Sunday Night Live with The Sketchersons and Catch23.

In 2010 Gary created, wrote, executive produced and was part of the ensemble cast of the TV series SketchersonsTV for Rogers Cable 10. The shows’ success with audiences has its episodes playing in high rotation on the channel, and the cast has agreed to let the network shoot live to tape performances to air on the channel while fans wait for a second season. Gary wrote Everydave Life, winner of best short on the popular website funnyordie.com Recently Gary agreed to a contract to write, perform and produce a fifty episode mini-series, Comedy Bar: The Series, for BiteTV.

Film and TV credits include Comedy Network’s Hotbox, CBC’s Air Farce Live and Hockey a People’s History, YTV’s Monster Warriors and as a contestant at the age of 6 on the wildly popular Just Like Mom.

Originally from Sarnia, Ontario, Bob Kerr moved to Toronto to study Comedy: Writing and Performance at Humber College, where he received a nomination for the prestigious Mike Myers Award for Comedic Excellence after graduating. Bob began to hone his craft in stand-up comedy, performing at such venues as Toronto 's Alt.Com, Spirit's Bar and Grill and Yuk Yuk's. He also helped to develop the twelve-man sketch troupe called The Sketchersons. It was here that Bob disciplined himself even further in writing and performing a new show every week at the Poor Alex Theatre titled: Sunday Night Live, which now takes place at Comedy Bar. The show became a quick hit with Toronto, earning 3 consecutive nominations for the Canadian Comedy Award. The troupe has been to Montreal to participate in the Montreal Fringe Festival, claiming a top six spot with the judges from Just For Laughs. Bob is best known in the show as the lead anchor of the SNN Headline News, which consists of topical news jokes and character monologues.

Bob received an individual nomination for the Tim Sims Encouragement Fund, where he wrote and performed his own stand-up on a television special called Cream of Comedy which aired on The Comedy Network. He impressed them enough with his talents that he was asked back the following year not as a performer but as the sole writer for the program. Bob has appeared on a segment for CBC Newsworld Live, where he wrote and performed a comedic evaluation of the Stephen Harper Cabinet.
 He also combined his writing and performance skills in season five of CTV's Comedy Inc.

As a brilliant writer, he has made some incredible headway into the business. After being offered to write for a comedy pilot entitled The Show with Daryn Jones, Bob was immediately hired on to write for This Hour Has 22 Minutes on a trial basis, in which he was extended twice over a twelve-week period. From this, he garnered a nomination for writing at the Geminis. He was recently brought back this past year to write for the full season.

Since then, Bob has co-written a short entitled The Funeral (which he also starred in) and was screened at the Sundance Film Festival and CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival in 2008. He has also written and starred in Nikki Payne’s Funtime Show! which was a special that aired on the Comedy Network. Bob was then hired as a staff writer to work on the revolutionary sketch comedy show, Hotbox.

Bob also co-wrote a horror-comedy script entitled The House They Screamed In, which had been entered into the CFC/Telefilm Comedy Lab in 2011. Currently, he is a writer for This Hour Has 22 Minutes.

Bob hopes to one day impress his parents.

Craig is currently a member of the The Second City's hit show The Meme-ing of Life and is a founding member of the award-winning sketch comedy troupes The Sketchersons and Bull Hooey.

Craig has performed at Just For Laughs in Toronto, the Chicago Sketch Festival and numerous other festivals throughout North America.

Craig most recently co-wrote and co-produced a brand new web series starring wrestling legend Chris Jericho entitled But I'm Chris Jericho. The series finds Chris back in Canada trying to start a serious acting career and attempting to leave his wrestling image behind him. The series will air online and on Showcase later in 2013.

In 2012, Craig filmed an episode of the show XIII: The Series on Showcase and took a lead role in the independent movie Ben's At Home.

Craig is a Canadian Comedy Award winner for his work with The Sketchersons and the fringe play Plan Live From Outer Space. In 2011, Don't Walk Out That Door, a short film he co-wrote/produced/starred-in, was nominated for three Canadian Comedy Awards - Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Film. 

Craig is also currently developing a competitive Stand-Up Comedy show entitled Joke or Choke with Insight Productions and Howie Mandel.

Craig has won critical and fan acclaim for his film and television work, and has appeared on Global Television and ABC Family's hit show Rookie Blue, CTV's Dan For Mayor and the Showcase series, Almost Heroes

Craig was a writer/performer for the Nikki Payne Comedy Pilot Nikki's Funtime Show, and has appeared on NBC's The Dresden Files, Disney's Overruled, YTV's Monster Warriors, the Showcase and FX Networks co-productions Testees, and The Jon Dore Television Show for the Comedy Network. He has also performed in lead roles for the two independent Canadian films If I See Randy Again, Do You Want Me To Hit Him With The Axe? and Push and Turn.

Mike Fly’s credits include over 12 years of TV & media production, 8 years of which were spent creating exclusive content for the Internet. Mike has placed an emphasis on creating low-budget, high-quality programming for targeted, niche audiences. Credits include: Street Cents, Corner Gas, Living Vancouver and I Martin Short Goes Home and his web credits include: Comedy Bar, Improv Monologue Project,  Space Janitors, Sexy Nerd Girl and the Independent Production Fund funded series Versus Valerie.  Mike also works as a corporate and Web-Original director for The Second City.

Wayne Helman is a veteran interactive designer, programmer, strategist, and producer. Since 1997, Wayne has been president of Toronto based agency A51 Integrated.

Wayne has led A51 through the maze of technology and innovation bringing custom application and casual gaming solutions to corporate and entertainment verticals. Wayne has led the production of hundreds of web, mobile, and social projects for such clients as Yahoo! Canada, Siemens, The Government of Ontario, CTV, and Global TV, Corus Entertainment, Tween Brands, Under Armour and Panini America's NBA , NFL, and NHL AdrenalynXL products.

Wayne has been nominated for DIGI Awards, CNMA, and Gemini Award for Best Cross Platform Project and numerous times for Most Popular Website Gemini Award. He has received an Interactive Award from Applied Arts Magazine for his work on the CTV show “The Listener” and won awards at the Public Sector Quality Fair.

Currently, Wayne is developing a new content performance measurement and distribution platform called BackSpin, that allows content producers to validate content through metrics and analysis.

Jason draws inspiration from an eclectic background. Born to Malaysian artist Chinkok Tan and Hungarian artist Agnes Ivan, Jason spent his formative years being paraded through urban subterranean galleries of the early 1970’s. He subsequently bears witness to an unwavering dedication to craft and innovation. I try to cultivate an artistic symbiosis with the producer and director, building a technical foundation that supports the film language we decide to use. I never isolate my pragmatic responsibilities from our creative vision. My goal is to always satisfy both interests. Jason earned a BFA Honours degree in film production, history and theory from York University and has spent the past 15 years honing his craft working in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Los Angeles. Along the way, he has garnered numerous awards including a Gemini nomination and several awards from the Canadian Society of Cinematographers. Jason has experience using all formats of film, HD and newer systems such as Alexa and RED.

Clinton Roche was born and raised in the Ottawa Valley where he attended a small school in Wilno. In high school he spent his days skiing, snowmobiling and dirt-biking. It was when he moved to Toronto to pursue a degree in accounting that he fell into the film world. Starting out in the truck as a set decorator, he slowly worked his way up mainly working in the commercial world. He has art directed various commercials for companies such as Visine, Advil, and Toyota to name a few. He has also had the opportunity to work on various music video projects with Sean Paul and Down With Webster, as well as the Russell Peters Christmas TV Special. When he’s not consumed in a film project, he is spending time with his wife and 2 kids while building his other career in real estate.

Editor Trevor Ambrose is very happy to be part of the But I'm Chris Jericho team - one of the funniest shows he has worked on in years. His comedy experience ranges from Kids in the Hall and Saturday Night Live to Ken Finkleman's critically acclaimed Good God.  Most recently he had the pleasure of working in St. John's Newfoundland editing the action packed Republic of Doyle.  Trevor and his beautiful and talented wife actor Andrea Davis live in Toronto's Leslieville.  In their spare time they are busy renovating their 100 year old house with the help of their pet cat Johnnie.

Aaron Shapero graduated with Honors, from the Sheridan College Media Arts Program in 2006. His comedy credits include: A Russell Peters Christmas, Comedy Now!, Comedy Inc., and The Jon Dore Television Show. On the opposite end of the comedy spectrum, he was the Video Editor and Music Editor for Intervention Canada, and for the feature-length documentary, Chasing Madoff. In addition, Aaron composes music and enjoys performing on stage in Toronto and across Ontario with his highly eclectic, jazz fusion group,Nitemarket 12.

For over two decades Orin Isaacs has been a keeper of the funky music flame North of the 49th parallel. Whether it be electrifying audiences with his prowess on the bass guitar, composing music for hit TV shows or producing Gold & Platinum selling albums. Orin has always been at the forefront of the Canadian music scene. 

Since the age of seventeen Orin began bass slinging his way around the world with such artists as Salome Bey, Arrow, Devon and the Dream Warriors. After 5yrs of touring he decided to try his hand at production and started Bassmint Productions. Never a duplicator but always the innovator Orin’s career was launched with the release of Devon’s 1992 Juno award winning  album In my Nature on EMI records.  With the buzz out on this up and coming producer, came more clients, new challenges and a worldwide publishing deal with EMI music publishing.

Orin then tried his hand at television composition with his first major show being Fox’s late night hit game show Studs.  With his clientele bass growing Orin then decided to build North 49th St. Sound his own professional 24 trak studio in downtown Toronto.  The studio attracted a whole new customer bass to include EMI Records, BMG, Virgin, Sony, The Toronto Raptors and shows like Ooh La La, Pumped, Stars on Ice, Catwalk, Rap City  and many others.   

In its 5 year run Orin and Bassmint productions produced or recorded a total of five Juno award winning albums and received The 1997 Craft EVA Award for best use of music in a corporate video.  

In 1997 Orin once again re-invented himself. He closed the doors to Bassmint Productions and started Moca Music under that company he went on to be the Musical Director of Canada’s longest running late night talk/variety show “Open Mike with Mike Bullard” a position, which he held for it’s 7 year run.  He is no stranger to the bandleader position. Shows like Canadian Idol, The Juno, Gemini, Genie, Canada’s Walk of Fame, Canadian Urban Music Awards , CFL and NHL Awards have all asked Orin for his Funk and Roll, Rock and Soul sound.   

In 1999 Orin released his 1st solo Album Where I’m From on Moca Music. Not to be confused with his composition and production work he decided to keep Moca as a record label and he started Swing Low Productions.

Under Swing Low Orin’s music production and composing work can currently be heard on Big Brother Canada (Slice), Never Ever Do this at Home (Discovery), Battle of the Blades (CBC), Canada Sings (Global), Intervention Canada (Slice), Undercover Boss Canada (W), The Juno Awards (CTV) , Canadian Screen Awards (CBC), Canada’s Walk Of Fame (Global)

Other television and film credits include Canada’s Got Talent (Citytv), Canada’s Smartest Person (CBC), Hockey Night In Canada (CBC), Canadian Idol (CTV), A Russell Peter’s Christmas (CTV), Project Runway Canada (Slice), The Jon Dore Television Show (Comedy Network) and The Rick Mercer Report (CBC).

Orin has 3 Juno Awards as well as 1 Gold and 4 Platinum selling albums to his major label record production credit.

Production Company

Innovation. Inspiration. Insight. Since 1979, Insight has become an industry leader in the creation, financing and production of original content for a variety of platforms. Insight has the acute ability to read the zeitgeist of the time and respond with high-quality entertainment that captures the current cultural climate and audiences worldwide. As a result, Insight is firmly established as one of Canada's preeminent production companies.

From drama, comedy, music, documentary, variety and reality, Insight successfully produces all genres. The company has created over two thousand hours of groundbreaking television with broadcasts around the globe. In Canada and the US, Insight includes such broadcast partners as CTV, Global, CBC, CityTV, Food Network Canada, Comedy, Slice, Discovery Channel, NBC, ABC, CBS, Showtime, A&E, HBO, IFC, Disney Channel, ESPN and ABC Family.

Insight’s reputation for producing quality scripted programming began in the early 80’s with the production of several TV movies for Global and HBO, including "Tucker and the Horse Thief" and "The Truth About Alex," the latter of which won a Cable Ace Award and multiple Gemini Awards. Over the years, Insight has continued to produce original scripted programming, from the 65 episode, award-winning youth series "Ready or Not," produced for Global, Showtime and Disney and seen in over 50 countries, to the one-hour drama series "Falcon Beach" produced for Global and ABC Family and distributed to over 120 countries. Also known for pushing the comedy envelope, Insight’s credits include "The Jon Dore Television Show," produced for Comedy Network and broadcast on IFC and the one-hour comedy special "A Russell Peters Christmas" produced for CTV, which is the most watched Canadian holiday special ever on the network.

In addition to award-winning documentary, music and variety shows that include "Joni Mitchell: Painting with Words and Music," and "Disney's Animal Kingdom" and over 11 years of "THE JUNO AWARDS" (CTV/CBC), Insight has become a leader in the production of high profile international formats. Such credits include "Big Brother Canada" (Slice), "The Amazing Race Canada" (CTV), "Canada's Got Talent" (CityTV), "Intervention Canada" (Slice), "Canadian Idol" (CTV), "Project Runway Canada" (Global), "Deal or No Deal Canada" (Global).After launching its first original format "Star Racer" for Discovery Channel in 2006, Insight has gone on to create several new formats including the hit series "Battle of the Blades" (CBC) and "Canada Sings" (Global).

Insight Productions has received multiple Gemini Awards, four Emmy nominations, two Cable Ace Awards, six American Film Festival ribbons, an Academy Award nomination and numerous other film and awards and nominations.

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