Mark Critch

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Critch in 2010 during Michael Ignatieff's cross Canada tour

Mark Critch is a Canadian comedian; he was born in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.

He was a writer for This Hour Has 22 Minutes and is now a star after two appearances in the 10th season and recurring in Seasons 11 and 12. He has also been a guest on CBC Radio One's Madly Off in All Directions, the CBC Television show Republic of Doyle, and is the host of CBC TV's Halifax Comedy Festival. He plays the recurring role of Gary Breakfast on the CTV sitcom Satisfaction. He has also appeared in several films, including Anchor Zone, Rare Birds and Above and Beyond.

He reached national notoriety after a 22 Minutes piece aired in which Canadian MP Carolyn Parrish stepped on a President George W. Bush doll, later causing her to be removed from caucus. He is most famous for his road pieces on the show, in which he has accosted celebrities such as John Kerry, Michael Douglas, Alec Baldwin, former Canadian Prime minister Paul Martin, Howard Dean, Avril Lavigne, Hillary Clinton and many more.

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