Mark Little (Canadian comedian)

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Mark Little at ROFLCon II in 2010

Mark Little (born Mark Thomas Little) is a Canadian actor and comedian. He is best known for his appearances on the CBC Television sitcom Mr. D, playing Simon Hunt, the Xavier Academy science teacher, and his work with Picnicface. His birthday is on October 21.

Personal[edit]

Little grew up in New Westminster, British Columbia and lived in Vancouver, British Columbia and Halifax, Nova Scotia, before moving to Toronto, Ontario, where he currently resides.

Career[edit]

Comedy[edit]

Little is the former Humour Editor of Simon Fraser University's The Peak (newspaper). He has performed at Yuk Yuk's, the Halifax Comedy Festival, and CBC Radio's "So You Think You're Funny" series. He is a member of the Halifax-based sketch comedy group Picnicface.[1] The troupe has produced several successful viral videos, is featured on Funny or Die,[2] and is a star in the film, Roller Town.[3]

Little is also co-star of CTV's "Space Riders: Division Earth",[4] a Power Rangers-themed web series that released its first season in 2014. The show won the 2015 Canadian Canadian Screen Award for best original webseries,[5] and is set to release a second season in 2016.

Television[edit]

Beginning in January, 2012, Little portrayed Xavier Academy Science teacher Simon Hunt on the CBC Television sitcom Mr. D. In 2013, he appeared in a commercial for Telus, a Canadian phone company.

Voice acting[edit]

Little's voice is featured in the YouTube video for an energy beverage called "Powerthirst"[6] which holds over 26 million views[7] and is part of an internet meme known as "Extreme Advertising".[citation needed] Little was subsequently hired to voice a drink ad inspired by the film Idiocracy called "Brawndo: The Thirst Mutilator".[8]

Honors and awards[edit]

2008, named Best Comedian by the readers of Halifax's The Coast, and appeared on the cover of the November 6, 2008, edition.[9]

2009, first prize, Yuk Yuk's Great Canadian Laugh Off.[10][11][12] In a competition with 63 other comedians from across Canada, Little won $25,000.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Picnicface". Picnicface. Retrieved 2012-09-25. 
  2. ^ "Picnicface on Funny or Die". Funnyordie.com. Retrieved 2012-09-25. 
  3. ^ "Roller Town Set to Premiere in over 100 million Homes On Demand & on iTunes in the US August 14th". August 13, 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.ctv.ca/SpaceRiders.aspx
  5. ^ http://www.academy.ca/Canadian-Screen-Awards/2015-Nominees-Winners/Digital-Media
  6. ^ http://www.powerthirst.ca
  7. ^ "Powerthirst". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-09-25. 
  8. ^ Walker, Rob (May 4, 2008). "This Joke’s for You". 
  9. ^ Carter, Sue. "Best Comedian". Thecoast.ca. Retrieved 2012-09-25. 
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-06-23. Retrieved 2009-05-07. 
  11. ^ Flinn, Sue Carter (May 4, 2009). "Updated with interview: Mark Little wins Great Canadian Laugh-off". 
  12. ^ [1] Archived May 10, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  13. ^ McLeod, Paul (2009-05-12). "Little scores big and wins laugh off | Metro". Metronews.ca. Retrieved 2012-09-25. 

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