For decades comedians have been shaping the way Americans understand Canada: Samantha Bee, Will Arnett, Jim Carrey, Martin Short, Mike Myers, to name a few. As part of its preparations to rebrand Canada for Studio 360, the team at Bruce Mau Design called up Mark McKinney of the sketch comedy group The Kids in the Hall. He described Canadian sense of humor as "the collision between those of us who grew up on British sketch comedy and a lot more of British content, and then sort of translated it into American – married the best of both worlds."
Speaking of which, this is the final weekend for you to submit your 6-word slogan promoting Canada to Americans. We'll announce the winner on next week's show.
â?? Submit your slogan for a chance to win a trip to Washington, DC
By the way, our friends at the CBC's Q with Jian Ghomeshi are hosting their own slogan contest for the US – their prize is a trip to Ottawa.
Video: The Kids in the Hall, "Message from Queen of England to Canada"