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An Embarrassment of Critch's
Immature Stories From My Grown-Up Life
By (author): Mark Critch
Mark Critch

Imprint:

Penguin Canada

ISBN:

9780735235113

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

General / adult
Dec 27, 2022
$22.95 CAD
Forthcoming

Dimensions:

7.99in x 5.18 x 0.63 in | 0.48 lb

Page Count:

224 pages

Illustrations:

16PP 4/C PHOTO INSERTS
Penguin Canada
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
 
Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour 2022, Short-listed
From the author and creator of Son of a Critch, the heartfelt and hilarious story of beloved Canadian comedian Mark Critch’s journey from Newfoundland to the national stage—and back home again.

One of Mark Critch’s earliest acting gigs was in a Newfoundland tourist production alongside a cast of displaced fishery workers. Since then, he’s found increasing opportunities to take his show on the road. In An Embarrassment of Critch’s, the star of CBC’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes revisits some of his career’s—and the country’s—biggest moments, revealing all the things you might not know happened along the way: A wishful rumour spread by Mark’s father results in his big break; two bottles of Scotch nearly get him kicked out of a secret Canadian airbase in the United Arab Emirates; and for anyone wondering how to get an interview with the Prime Minister and Bono (yes, that Bono) on the same evening, Critch might recommend a journey to the 2003 Liberal Convention.

Critch’s top-secret access to all of the funniest behind-the-scenes moments involve many of the charismatic and notorious politicians we love to see blush, including fearless leaders Justin Trudeau, Stephen Harper, Paul Martin, and Jean Chrétien, celebrities such as Pamela Anderson and Robin Williams, and other colourful figures he’s met over years of pulling off daring skits at home and abroad. Though Critch has spent years crisscrossing the country—and the globe—with the explicit aim of causing trouble everywhere he goes, like the best journeys, this one takes him right back home.

PLATFORM: Mark’s first book, Son of a Critch has been adapted for television, with over 700,000 viewers per episode. Lionsgate will distribute the show in the US. Mark also hosts This Hour Has 22 Minutes, a flagship CBC show, airing weekly.

NEWFOUNDLAND CONNECTIONS: Critch has a good relationship with Alan Doyle, Rick Mercer, Tom Power, and many others. We’ve seen how Newfoundlanders will support and promote each other.

A PEEK BEHIND THE CURTAIN: Critch has spent his career interviewing politicians (often before they were famous) and has experienced most of the country’s biggest stories and moments from a unique vantage point.

SERIOUS THEMES: In addition to the humour, the book reveals facets of big news stories that didn’t get coverage, including the story of a forgotten hero in the 2014 shootings at Parliament Hill.

MARK CRITCH is one of the most recognizable faces in Canadian comedy and has won multiple awards for both writing and performance. For fourteen years, he has starred on CBC’s flagship show, This Hour Has 22 Minutes. As an anchor and “roving reporter,” he has brought celebrities and politicians to Canadian living rooms across the nation. He is the host of CBC’s Halifax Comedy Festival and has written for and appeared in CBC’s world-renowned Just for Laughs series. 

Author Residence: St. John’s, Newfoundland

Author Hometown: St. John’s, Newfoundland

*SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2022 STEPHEN LEACOCK MEDAL FOR HUMOUR*

Praise for An Embarrassment of Critch’s:

“Mark Critch has written a second book, which is brilliant. How annoying. He writes with a charm and an ease that make you feel like he’s writing just for you. An Embarrassment of Critch’s is funny, insightful, and so damn human. It’s like a conversation with your funniest friend. I loved it.” –Jim Gaffigan, author of Dad is Fat

“Mark Critch weaves rollicking tales that both surprise and delight. His words are hilarious, insightful, and oh-so entertaining. Prepare to laugh, cry, and get a glimpse behind the curtain of Canada’s most fascinating man! Everyone in my circle will be receiving a copy of this book.” –Tessa Virtue, Olympic champion and co-author of Tessa and Scott: Our Journey from Childhood Dream to Gold

“Mark Critch and his writing are gifts of authenticity, both completely devoid of preciousness. They are important and vital. Critch is one of the good guys and his books are good books.” –Jay Baruchel, writer, actor, director, comedian, and author of Born into It

“Mark is a proud Newfoundlander and Canadian who understands the human condition. His keen sense of observation and understanding of what makes people tick is the essence of his acting and comedic brilliance…. Mark Critch has become a model of what makes Canada special.” –Rt. Hon. Jean Chrétien, 20th Prime Minister of Canada

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