18 SEP 2023

Chris Wilson joins CBC comedy "This Hour has 22 Minutes"

The new season streams Tuesdays on CBC Gem and CBC TV starting September 19.

18 SEP 2023

Chris Wilson

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"This Hour Has 22 Minutes" (24x30) welcomes Chris Wilson to the desk as a full-time cast member following three seasons as a featured performer and writer. Wilson joins 2023 Canadian Screen Award-winning cast featuring Trent Mcclellan, Aba Amuquandoh, Stacey Mcgunnigle, and 22 Minutes veteran Mark Critch.

"22 Minutes", the longest-running TV comedy series in Canadian history, returns Tuesday, September 19 on CBC Gem and CBC TV for its 31st record-breaking season, continuing to push the boundaries of provocative satire; targeting politics, culture and world events with biting parodies and an unrelenting skewering of the weekly news.

The show is filmed in front of a live audience in its studio and production facilities at the Light House Arts Centre in Halifax, where the show employs an integral and experienced crew across all production disciplines to bring the show to life every week.

CBC shared highlights from the Fall 2023 podcast and audio slate. The upcoming podcast season introduces several all-new series as well as an exclusive Canadian interview with Mick Jagger, the return of groundbreaking investigative series and a new iteration of acclaimed comedy.

• "Q with Tom Power - Interview with Mick Jagger": Mick Jagger joins Tom Power for a Canadian exclusive interview to talk about 60 years of the Rolling Stones, losing Charlie, his own mortality, and why The Rolling Stones are so much more than a rock band.

• "Someone Knows Something: Angel Carlick": Angel Carlick was about to graduate high school when she disappeared from Whitehorse, Yukon in 2007. Her remains were found six months later. Her murder is still unsolved.

• "Polaris Music Prize": Hear recorded performances from the shortlisted artists who took the Massey Hall stage at the 2023 Polaris Music Prize gala.

• "Reclaimed Presents: ʔƏm̓I Ce:P XʷIwəl Come Toward The Fire": Celebrates Indigenous talent, creativity and brilliance, hosted by Jarrett Martineau with music performances from Black Belt Eagle Scout, Zoon, Tia Wood and more.

• "Let’s Make a Horror": Over 10 episodes, hosts Maddy Kelly, Mark Chavez, and Ryan Beil will attempt to make audiences laugh (and scream) as they learn what it takes to make a truly frightening horror movie.

• "Crime Story": Every week, the podscast host and investigative journalist Kathleen Goldhar goes deep into a true crime investigation with the storyteller who knows it best.

• "Bloodlines": Syria. 2018. ISIS is on the brink of defeat. Two-year-old Salmaan and his Canadian-born mother disappear amid the bombardment. In London, his grandfather desperately searches for answers.

• "Gay Girl Gone": Of all the young revolutionaries in Syria during the Arab Spring, Amina is different. An out lesbian in a country where homosexuality is illegal, she bravely documents her life on the blog Gay Girl in Damascus. Her candid posts attract readers from around the world, and soon she has a significant following. But then a post appears, saying Amina has been abducted. Her fans mobilize, desperate to track down and save their fearless heroine. What they find shocks them.