An episode of the CBC comedy show Still Standing that was filmed in Churchill in July 2018, months before train service to the Hudson Bay port town that was knocked out in 2017 was restored, is airing Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. on CBC and on the CBC Gem streaming service.
The series follows Canadian comedian Jonny Harris, who also stars as Constable George Crabtree on CBC’s Murdoch Mysteries, as he visits small towns on ropes and immerses themselves in the lives of residents and unearths local tall tales before delivering an original stand-up comedy routine for the whole community.
Harris is the writer, producer and host of Still Standing, for which he has won five Canadian Screen Award, including best host in a factual/program series in 2019. He has appeared at the Halifax Comedy Festival, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival and on CBC’s The Debaters, as well as the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Harris has also been a staff writer for CBC’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes.