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The Grogs were founded by Jamie Shannon and Jason Hopley in 1992 in Toronto, Ontario. As a puppet troupe, they were somewhat unusual as they designed and moulded their puppets and sets as part of the creative process for writing, directing, and performing in their TV shows. They were present in the process from pre-production to post-production with the help of their partner Jack Lenz from Lenz Entertainment.
In addition to Nanalan', their other work has included Swami Jeff's Temple of Wisdom (Zed TV), The Grogs, Warren, Filth, Gidian, Iffer, Sorbet, Jasper and Cupcake, Al's Tales of the Tank, and It's Alive! for YTV, Mr. Meaty for Nickelodeon and the CBC, and most recently, Hotbox for The Comedy Network.
The Grogs were formally dissolved in 2009 after a successful 17-year partnership.