RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH AWARD-WINNING COMEDIANRON JAMES IN HIS LATEST CBC SPECIAL,
RON JAMES: TRUE NORTH
Friday, December 30 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBC
(For immediate release – December 16, 2016 – Toronto, ON) – Look back and laugh at the year that was on Friday, December 30 at 9 p.m. (9:30 p.m. NT) with award-winning comedian Ron James in his ninth one-hour comedy special, RON JAMES: TRUE NORTH, filmed in one of James’ favourite towns, Kingston, Ontario. An encore broadcast of the much-anticipated special will air on Sunday, January 1 at 9 p.m. (9:30 p.m. NT) on CBC.
TRUE NORTH finds Ron James and his poetically charged brand of funny searching for slivers of sanity in a year so categorically ‘cuckoo’ that he watched dumbstruck as just about every nation on earth but Canada went “to hell in a hand cart.” James sends up Britain and their ‘Brexit’ decision and also shares his comedically-candid views on the results of the US presidential election.
As Canada approaches its ‘sesquicentennial,’ James examines why the country’s international reputation has never been more stellar with particular focus on Mr. Sunny Ways himself, Justin Trudeau.
Looking at the year in review, James weighs in on an eclectic tableau of subjects from the legalization of marijuana to Pokemon Go; ridiculous bathroom laws in North Carolina to indigenous water rights; the Rio Olympics as well as the role certain figures in Canadian history have played in forging Canada’s national identity.
James also addresses what he considers the ‘elephant in the room’ for 2016 – the ascension of Donald Trump to the most powerful office in the world – sparing no mercy as only Ron James can.
Ultimately, TRUE NORTH is a rollicking, impassioned and sometimes ribald celebration of Canada at its 150th year.
For further information, interviews or a screener:
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