This is a weekly list I’ve decided to do for fun. It is a list of 5 things, persons, events, or places that I think are worth watching…some probably from a safe distance. To make things easier and less contentious the list is alphabetical.
This week’s list is about funny Prince Edward Islanders who have provided laughs, subtlety, outrage, puzzlement, and pleasure in various measure. Each of these creative funny people lives or has lived and worked on Prince Edward Island. Some are well known, and some should be famous. Each has a web presence (sort of), and I hope you check out their work. The descriptions below are gleamed from various websites.
1. Dave Atkinson is a dad, homeschooler, writer, journalist, cartoonist, broadcaster and knitter. For ten years, he reported for CBC Radio from Ontario, New Brunswick, Nunavut and Nova Scotia. His work has appeared on programs such as The Current, Sounds Like Canada, As it Happens, This Morning, Sounds Like Canada, Maritime Magazine, Maritime Noon, Tapestry, In the Field and various regional radio shows across the country.
2. Patrick Ledwell Raised on PEI, and then returned to it, Patrick Ledwell draws on his experiences growing up in an Island family and the funny trials of staying true to his roots. He successfully delayed entering the workplace with degrees in literature and technology. After six years of teaching college, he had built up enough casual days (and e-mail nights) to supply more than enough material for a comedy career.
3. Rob MacDonald of Sketch 22 fame is a writer. Sketch comedy mostly. He acts. Comedy mostly. He directs. Surprisingly hard to find biographical information about even though he has been an active performer for over 20 years.
4. Ponderings was created by Jeremy Larter and Robbie Moses in the winter of 2010. Jeremy co-created the hit web series Profile PEI with Adam Perry in early 2008. They also worked together on Adam’s web series and feature length film, Jiggers in 2009. The videos are for a mature audience only. Viewer Discretion is Advised (NSFW)
5. Graham Putnam‘s creative endeavours include performing, writing, editing, and directing in mediums including stage, film and video culminating primarily in the comedy group called Sketch 22, and a Parody of the 9/11 truther series Loose Change. Graham Putnam creates a compelling argument that the destruction of the first Death Star was an inside job—orchestrated by none other than Darth Vader himself.