Event type: All Ages / Licensed
This Christmas give the gift of a live performance by treating family and friends to one of Canada's most popular CBC programs. The This Is That Live 2017 - 150 Years of Canada Tour rolls into Stratford's Avondale Concert Hall on January 13th. This Is That is a current affairs program that doesn't just talk about the issues, it fabricates them. Nothing is off limits--politics, business, culture, justice, science, religion--if it is relevant to Canadians, we'll find out the "This" and the "That" of the story. Each week, hosts Pat Kelly and Peter Oldring introduce you to the voices and stories that give this country character in this 100% improvised, satirical send-up of public radio. In June 2010, the National Post reported as fact that CTV purchased the set of the NBC series Friends; this, however, was a satirical story by This Is That. Also in 2012, Public Radio International reported as fact a This Is That story that dogs in Montreal would have to know commands in both English and French by law. In early 2013, Harper's reported as fact a This Is That story in which a Canadian student "sued her university for failing to accommodate her allergies to cactuses, escalators, tall people, and mauve." In September of the same year, several media organizations, including USA Today and the Washington Times, reported on a story about an U-11 organization that had decided to play soccer without a ball to remove competition from the game. In 2014, Jonathan Jones at The Guardian wrote an article analyzing the satire in their story about a New York artist creating invisible art and selling it for millions
Cutoff is Friday, January 13, 2017 5:29 pm EST unless it sells out earlier.