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Newfoundland Comedian and Cast of CBC's "This Hour Has 22 Minutes"
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Mark Critch

From Prime Ministers and Premiers to movie stars and celebrities, Mark Critch proves that everyone has a funny side. Mark is one of the hardest working comedians in show business, winning multiple awards for both writing and performance.



Mark Critch, anchor and roving reporter for the long-running Gemini award-winning This Hour Has 22 Minutes, broadcast nationally on CBC Television, was born and raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Mark Critch is no stranger to the Canadian Comedy scene. He has made several appearances on CBC radio’s Madly Off In All Directions and as co-host of the ECMA Awards for CBC television. Mark also appeared on CBC’s Winnipeg Comedy Festival and has been the long-running host of the CBC’s Ha!ifax Comedy Festival. Mark has also written for the renowned Just for Laughs series.

He has received eight Gemini nominations and was honoured with a Canadian Comedy Award for his writing on This Hour Has 22 Minutes. He has performed in Russia, China and Afghanistan in addition to Canada and the United States. Mark also appeared in the opening season of the popular new CBC Television detective series Republic of Doyle.


travels from:

St. John's, Newfoundland

stage experience

- Winnipeg Comedy Festival
- Long-time host of Halifax Comedy Festival
- Just for Laughs Festivals
- Has performed in Russia, China and Afghanistan in addition to Canada and the USA

past clients

- Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Association
- The Ice Awards Gala

film / tv / broadcast credits

- This Hour has 22 Minutes
- Several appearances on CBC radio’s 'Madly Off In All Directions'
- Co-host of the ECMA Awards for CBC television
- Writer for 'Just for Laughs'
- Co-writer for a special for 'The Muppets'
- Appearance 'Republic of Doyle', CBC
- Recurring role of Gary Breakfast on the CTV sitcom, Satisfaction
- Appearances in several films, including: Anchor Zone, Rare Birds and Above and Beyond.
- Feature film 'The Grand Seduction' with Brendan Gleeson and Taylor Kitsch

awards / nominations

- Eight Gemini nominations
- Canadian Comedy Award for writing on This Hour Has 22 Minutes.
- Best Actor Award at the 2013 Atlantic Film Festival for role in the highly-acclaimed feature film, The Grand Seduction

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