Nobu and Mio Adilman
They are of Jewish background on their father's side. Adilmans were writers and were involved in the film industry. Nobu Adilman worked as a writer on the Canadian television series Emily of New Moon and Cold Squad, and acted in the film Parsley Days. Together, the Adilmans also made the short films I Pie: A Love Story and Yoga, Man. In 2002, the Adilmans co-hosted the CBC Television series ZeD and then became co-hosts of the series SmartAsk that same year. Nobu Adilman at first was uncertain about working for SmartAsk, saying "it's not like Canada has a rich history of game shows," but was persuaded when he was told the Adilmans could be themselves on the show.
In 2004, the press noted it when the Adilmans temporarily returned to ZeD to co-host a five-hour special called Zed Uncut, which was shot live. (They were substituting for regular host Sharon Lewis). In 2005, the Adilmans appeared in Trailer Park Boys as the fictional drug dealers Terry and Dennis. By March 2007, Nobu Adilman also hosted the series Food Jammers.
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- Mester, Ilan (2010-05-13). "Nobu Adilman Puts the 'Jew in Jewpanese'". Shalom Life. Retrieved 2010-09-30.
- "Smart Ask! launches season on CBC Radio: New TV quizmasters added," Journal-Pioneer, Summerside, P.E.I.: September 23, 2002, pg. 13.
- Catherine Dawson March, "Game shows get groovy," The Globe and Mail, December 3, 2002, pg. R.3.
- "Zed plans ad-free all-nighter," The Ottawa Citizen, March 5, 2004, pg. D.9.
- John Doyle, "Lowlifes as high art- effing A!" The Globe and Mail, April 15, 2005, pg. R.28.
- "If you can't take the heat...," The Ottawa Citizen, March 5, 2007, pg. B.1.Fro.