Michel Choquette

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Michel Choquette (born March 14, 1938) is a Canadian humorist who has written for print, for television and for film, and a comedian who has performed for television.

Life and career[edit]

Choquette was born March 14, 1938 in Montreal, Quebec to a French Canadian family.

He attended Selwyn House School and did his undergraduate studies at Sir George Williams University. Afterwards, he studied for a master's degree in archaeology at the University of Pennsylvania, but did not graduate.[1][2]

In 1959 he created a record called "Songs of Murray Bay", which made fun of a summer resort town on the St. Lawrence which was widely popular locally. Because of this song, Choquette, at age 22, caught the interest of Cambridge-based musical satirist Tom Lehrer.

Along with Peter Elbling, Choquette was half of the comedy duo "The Times Square Two" from 1964 to 1970.[3]

Choquette wrote for the Harvard Lampoon, and for National Lampoon magazine, where he was a Contributing Editor from 1970 to 1971, an Associate Editor during 1972, and a Contributing Editor from 1973 to 1974.[4]

During the 1970s, Choquette put together The Someday Funnies, a large collection of original comics about the 1960s that were created especially for the book by 169 writers and artists. The book was released by Abrams on November 1, 2011.[5]

Choquette presently teaches screenwriting, comedy writing and creative writing at McGill University and Concordia University in Montreal.

Further reading[edit]

Journals[edit]

  • LEVIN, Bob, August 2009, The Comics Journal, 299, "How Michel Choquette (Almost) Assembled the Most Stupendous Comic Book in the World"

Books[edit]

  • KARP, Josh, 2004 Chicago Review Press, A Futile and Stupid Gesture
  • SIMMONS, Matty, 1994, Barricade Books, If You Don't Buy This Book We'll Kill This Dog
  • HENDRA, Tony, 1987, Dolphin Doubleday, Going Too Far

References[edit]

  1. ^ Selwyn House School Yearbook 1964
  2. ^ Education for a surreal world
  3. ^ http://www.inthe00s.com/archive/Before70s/smf/1114580942.shtml
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-12-09. Retrieved 2011-11-19.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ https://www.amazon.com/Someday-Funnies-Michel-Choquette/dp/0810996189

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