It's Only Rock & Roll (TV series)
|It's Only Rock & Roll|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|Original channel||CBC Television|
It's Only Rock & Roll was a Canadian television variety show, which aired on CBC Television as a summer series in 1987. Produced by Joe Bodolai and directed by Allan Novak, Henry Sarwer-Foner and Joan Tosoni, the series mixed rock music-themed comedy sketches with live performances by real musicians.
Personalities associated with the show included Ted Woloshyn, Dan Gallagher and Taborah Johnson as hosts, with comedians from The Second City's Toronto cast, including Dana Andersen, Bob Bainborough and Mike Myers, in the comedy sketches. Myers later took several of his recurring characters from the show to Saturday Night Live, including Wayne from Wayne's World and Dieter from Sprockets.
The series won the award for Best Comedy or Variety Series at the 1988 Gemini Awards.
- "Party On, Wayne -- From TV to Movies". Time. 1992-03-02. Retrieved 2010-03-04.
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