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Lorne Elliot


The Montreal Mirror called Lorne Elliott a “national treasure.” For 11 seasons (1995–2006) he hosted CBC radio’s Madly Off in all Directions, which criss-crossed Canada showcasing local comic and music talent in every corner of the country. Each week, Elliot gave national audiences a wickedly warped stand-up comedy portrait of the region in which the show was recorded. Since 2006, the Hudson, Quebec resident has gone madly off in more southwardly and easterly directions with his own shows, taking them to the U.S., Australia, and Asia. Closer to home, his play Culture Shock was turned into a musical titled Hyllliard for the Stephenville Theatre Festival.  His play, The Fixer-Upper, was published in 2009. A perennially popular entertainer at home in Quebec, Elliott has been featured at the Centaur Theatre, galas at the Just for Laughs Festival, and numerous other popular venues. (PF)

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