John Blanchard

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This article is about the television producer and director. For the politician, see John Blanchard (politician). For the baseball player, see Johnny Blanchard.
John Blanchard
Occupation Director and producer
Years active 1978–present

John Blanchard is a Canadian television director and producer.

He is best known for his directorial work on the sketch comedy series SCTV, The Kids in the Hall, CODCO, MADtv and the talk show The Martin Short Show for which he won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing in a Talk Show.[1]

He also directed episodes of the sitcoms Grounded for Life, Wanda at Large, Cavemen, and Unhitched,[2] as well as a number of television films one of his notable films being The Last Polka (1985) starring John Candy and Eugene Levy.[3] He also directed the direct-to-video Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth.


  1. ^ Rosie, Nye Get Early Emmy Edge By Nellie Andreeva Publication: The Hollywood Reporter Date: Monday, May 15 2000, Retrieved through
  2. ^ John Blanchard Filmography at

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