April 17, 2013
Doug Wright Awards Announces Scott Thompson As Host
The Doug Wright Awards has announced actor Scott Thompson as the host of its 2013 program. The Kids In The Hall
, Larry Sanders Show
actor will take the stage on Saturday, May 11 at 7 PM for the awards show, which honors the best in Canadian comics. Three awards will be given out.
This year's event will also induct the late Albert Chartier into The Giants Of The North, the Canadian Cartoonists Hall Of Fame. Chartier died in 2004 after more than 65 years cartooning. His strips included Seraphin
. Guy Badeux will induct Chartier.
Thompson has experience as a host in addition to his acting, taking the reinds for the 2004 Genie Awards and the reality show My Fabulous Gay Wedding
. Thompson wrote the the graphic novel The Hollow Planet
in partnership with IDW Press and Frozen Beach in 2010.
The event, to be held at TCAF hotel headquarters the Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel, is free to the general public. Doors will open at 6:30 PM.
posted 10:00 am PST
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