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McGinnis and Co. Comedy Co-Op

Side-splitting sketch comedy AND a unique platform for promoting Comedy Acts from all over Canada!

Brampton, ON
6.56 (157)

Week #1 Show Teaser McGinnis and Co. Comedy Co-Op

This is who we are. This is what we do. Now with extra pudding.

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McGinnis & Co. Comedy Co-Op brings the “New form of Funny”… bite-sized, ever-changing, always viral adjacent, modular, a perfect fit for consumption in our online/on-demand “did you SEE this?” culture.

In a word? Sketch comedy.

Why sketch? Because EVERYONE has two minutes and EVERYONE loves to laugh.

We will make side-splitting funny sketch comedy that will reflect Canada back to Canadians and keep them tuned in --and looking online-- for more.

BUT we are ALSO going to use our Comedy Coup process as a platform to promote OTHER Stand-Up, Sketch or Improv acts!

So follow us, tweet us, Like us all you can.

Because we're not just Hilarious... We're Helping kick open doors for YOU!


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Todd McGinnis

Showrunner, Director

Todd (aka Todd Thomas Dark - Actor) is an award winning published playwright whose farces, comedies, & monologues are performed all over the English-speaking world. In 2014 MCA/Universal chose monologues from Todd's plays as official audition pieces for their ABFF Star Project. He loves making people laugh & works to create opportunities for his fellow Canadian artists.

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Dwayne Mailman

Producer, Writer

Dwayne has made entertainment his life's work. With well over 15 years experience in the industry, he has spent most of his adult life either on stage or in front of the camera. When he is not filming you can find him preforming in his weekly improv comedy show "WinProv". He also has a background in stage combat witch allows his comedy to pack a real PUNCH!

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Michel Plaxton

Producer, Editor

Michel Plaxton brings over 20 years of production experience. A real TV-brat, Michel has worked in varied positions, bringing his creativity, sense of humour, and networking skills throughout, as a writer, editor and producer in promotions and documentary production - when not earning his 3rd degree black belt in karate.

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Reviews (35)

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    Sheldon O.
    posted 10 years ago

    Missing something, of ya the FUNNY
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    Tim M.
    posted 10 years ago

    Concept sounds great. We should get to see a good selection of new comedians.
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    Janice W.
    posted 10 years ago

    Kinda like the Muppet Show then?
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    Kelli H.
    posted 10 years ago

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    Eric L.
    posted 10 years ago

    Amusing trailer (unapologetic! was great), but what makes this different from all the other entries that want to aggregate other people's sketch comedy ideas?
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    Dianne V.
    posted 10 years ago

    I actually liked the puppet characters and the term 'felt Canadians'. hope you guys do well and make it to the next round
  • John's Photo

    John L.
    posted 10 years ago

    A great team, with a great idea and, of course, great talents.
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    Joeann T.
    posted 10 years ago

    They make me laugh even if I don't want to.
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    carly t.
    posted 10 years ago

    don't really get what this show will be.
  • Cap'n Dave's Photo

    Cap'n Dave S.
    posted 10 years ago

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    Niagara M.
    posted 10 years ago

    Based on your show teaser there is a lot of promise here.
  • Lisa's Photo

    Lisa B.
    posted 10 years ago

    Interesting idea! I love the use of the "felted Canadians" to add to the comedy. Looking forward to seeing what's coming next.
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    Vic R.
    posted 10 years ago

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    justine c.
    posted 10 years ago

    not bad
  • Pete's Photo

    Pete S.
    posted 10 years ago

    More puppets please!!!
  • Todd's Photo

    Todd M.
    posted 10 years ago

    Should've used more pudding. : )
  • Howard's Photo

    Howard L.
    posted 10 years ago

    Silly Silly fun! I can dig that.
  • Janet's Photo

    Janet M.
    posted 10 years ago

    great trailer and i'll be watching for more ...
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    Brian T.
    posted 10 years ago

    I'm ranking this high because I like the principle - a showcase (co-op) for Canadian comedians to further launch their careers and yet work towards the larger show at hand. And I'm a sucker for puppets, and that cackle really got to me.

    Honestly, the only issues I see with the program is that it relies on finding other people and sketches beyond the current not-a-contest that is the Comedy Coup. You're essentially asking to do exactly what their doing, in many ways. As well, who would own the footage? Would it be those who submit or would you own it after submission; or would you only scout talent then get them to come in for in-house productions of their ideas?

    It raises a lot of questions, and I feel like you're mostly going to come up against questions like that so I hope you have a tight plan and explanations for further in the contest!
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    Seamus M.
    posted 10 years ago

    Great Ideas!
  • Joanne's Photo

    Joanne M.
    posted 10 years ago

    Great Concept! Good Luck!
  • Abram's Photo

    Abram T.
    posted 10 years ago

    Absolutely hilarious!
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    kat p.
    posted 10 years ago

    Funny stuff! CBC please carry this show!
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    Rhys H.
    posted 10 years ago

    So I get that you want to promote other people's acts, but what makes you different from any other show with that kind of format? What are you personally bringing to the table? I didn't get that at all.
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    Amanda S.
    posted 10 years ago

    Swearing penguins!! Swearing Penguins! More of this please.
  • James's Photo

    James L.
    posted 10 years ago

    Show, don't tell.
  • David's Photo

    David L.
    posted 10 years ago

    Go Team McGinnis and Co.!

    And yes, I totally agree with Donal! :D
  • Gord's Photo

    Gord G.
    posted 10 years ago

    Looks really funny
  • Denise's Photo

    Denise L.
    posted 10 years ago

    Great idea!
  • Deborah's Photo

    Deborah S.
    posted 10 years ago

    Very funny, I like the Tracy take a punch well
  • Sally's Photo

    Sally M.
    posted 10 years ago

    great concept!!
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    brian m.
    posted 10 years ago

    We need more Canadian Sketch on TV! I've seen these guys put on a show and they are hilarious..I have the pee stains to prove it....
  • Donal's Photo

    Donal O.
    posted 10 years ago

    Very cute. I enjoyed the opening. Now...to be more British influenced, there needs to be at least one naked person.

    Just saying.
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    WP S.
    posted 10 years ago

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    Tracy R.
    posted 10 years ago

    Looking forward to seeing all the terrific talent this nation has to offer. Long live the penguins!
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