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July 21, 2004
Buzz’s Daryn Jones Spins Headlines into Laughs in All-New Comedy Now! Special
-- One-hour stand-up special airs Sunday, August 8 on The Comedy Network --


Toronto, Ontario (July 21, 2004) - As co-host of The Comedy Network’s award-winning series Buzz, Gemini Award winner Daryn Jones is described as "refreshing", "witty" and "totally entertaining." Known for his take-no-prisoners comedic approach, Jones stars in his first one-hour stand-up special, premiering Sunday, August 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on The Comedy Network.

Media Note - Tapes are available by request. Photography is available on-line at www.ctvmedia.ca/comedy.

The Victoria B.C. native seizes the spotlight to riff on everything from SARS to terrorism.

Here’s Daryn:

On Terrorism: Remember when Bin Laden released the list of countries he wanted to kill and Canada was on the list? Were you like me? Were you shocked and scared but also kind of honoured? I was totally thrilled. I’m reading the list, UK, US, Canada, Canada? We made the bomb list. I can’t believe it. I want to thank the academy I guess. I don’t know what to say. What does one wear to a bombing?

On SARS: I went to that one-dollar Blue Jays game, the SARS relief game. Tell me if you think this is weird. They kept the dome closed. It’s infectious virus day. You got 50, 000 people showing up. How about a breeze? I’m not a doctor, but how about a breeze?

On the Difference Between Americans and Canadians: Down there they’re like, oh my God, the blackout, it’s going to cost 70 billion dollars. Up here it was like oh my God, I hope the beer stays cold. How big is your freezer Jim?

Razor-witted, 25-year old Daryn Jones has successfully transitioned from radio to television to the print media. Jones has hosted his own self-titled, number one-rated show, The Daryn Jones Radio Show, on the Toronto‘s former Kiss 92 FM. He’s hosted YTV’s popular series The Zone, co-hosts The Comedy Network’s Buzz and is a contributing writer for the magazines Fresh, and Toro. In 2001, Buzz won the Gemini for Best Writing in a Comedy Series, and was nominated for Best Comedy Series in 2002.

Comedy Now! is Canada’s pre-eminent showcase series for Canadian comedic talent. Nominated for 11 Gemini Awards and the winner of 19 International awards, Comedy Now! is produced by Hi Guys Six Productions in association with CTV and The Comedy Network, with the participation of the Canadian Television Fund created by the Government of Canada and the Canadian cable industry.

Comedy Now! airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on The Comedy Network, and Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET on CTV (check local listings).

All comedy, of all kinds, 24-hours-a-day, is the mandate of The Comedy Network, Canada’s first-and-only specialty comedy service. Launched in October 1997, The Comedy Network offers an unrivalled slate of original Canadian productions, with 41 per cent of its revenues being reinvested in Canadian programming. To more than 4.5 million subscribers, The Comedy Network broadcasts, uncut and uncensored, an eclectic mix of stand-up, sketch, improv, and animated comedy as well as topical comedy talk shows, game shows and classic situation comedies. CTV Inc. owns The Comedy Network. CTV Inc. is a division of Bell Globemedia, which also owns The Globe and Mail. Visit The Comedy Network’s Web site at www.thecomedynetwork.ca