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Saturday, January 12, 2013

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight: Jan 14-18, 2013

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight this week
Our guests include eclectic group of family oriented people this week hailing from USA, Haiti, Scotland, and Denmark. Our panelists feature Canada’s diversity in Stand Up comedy.


Giovanni Ribisi may be known for his work on Friends, Avatar and now Gangster Squad, but did you know that his first name is Antonio and he has a twin sister, Marissa? He’s 15 minutes older. This Sicilian/German/English actor has also starred in Boiler Room, Saving Private Ryan, Lost in Translation and Public Enemies.  He has also appeared in Keane’s music video for Single Ball and Jon Spencer Blues Explosion's music video Talk About the Blues. Giovanni (along with his twin sister and brother in law, Beck) are Scientologists.  His daughter, Lucia Santina (born August 6, 1997), was featured on Beck's album, The Information. He received an Emmy nomination for his guest role on My Name is Earl and a SAG nomination for Saving Private Ryan.

Ron Josol  is a Canadian-Filipino stand-up comedian who shares his thoughts on life, Filipino culture and the entertainment industry in Asia and North America.


Allison Williams not only stars on Girls, but is also the daughter of NBC’s news anchor, Brian Williams.This Yale graduate is mostly known for her internet popularity, Funny or Die sketches, andCollege Humor. 

Wyclef Jean is known for many things, but most do not know he was born on the same day as Eminem. This former cab driver has been married for 18 years.  There have been a few discrepancies in his narrative with a revelation that he is three years older than previously claimed and whether or not he was shot in the hand. Doctors and police claim he was cut by glass. He is, however, a three time Grammy winner. He lost his presidential candidacy for not living in his Haiti for the requisite five years.  He has been in the news for mismanagement of funds and improper expenditures for his charitable work in Haiti. He is a former member of The Fugees and has been a solo artist since 2000.

Chuck Byrn has been a professional comedian for 18 years. He has appeared on Sue Thomas F.B. Eye, Last Comic Standing, Monk and Comedy Now


Billy Connolly is from Glasgow, Scotland. He’s had an interesting career as a welder in the shipyards, reserve soldier in the parachute regiment of Territorial Army, banjo player and now comedian. He was married to his first wife for 16 years before he met his current wife of 23 years. He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2003 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to Entertainment. He will star in the two upcoming sequels to The Hobbit, but you may know him from Pocahontas, Muppet Treasure Island, The Last Samurai, Lemony Snicket, Open Season, Boondock Saints, Gulliver’s Travels, Brave, Quartet. Like Ribisi, he has also starred in The X Files.

Trixx is a regular on Much Music’s Video On Trial and has opened for Russell Peters, Cedric The Entertainer, and Tracy Morgan.


Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is probably best known for his role as Jamie on the hit series Games of Thrones, but he has been a Danish star since 1994 when he starred in Nattevagten (Nightwatch). The role was later reprised by Ewan McGregor. He later appeared in a movie with Ewan when he starred in Black Hawk Down. He has also starred in Enigma, Kingdom of Heaven, Wimbledon, and Firewall. He is also a reputable writer, director and producer in his homeland. He’s been married for 14 years and has two children.

Dave Merheje was NOW’s 2011 Best of Toronto Award for Best Male Stand Up. This Lebanese-Canadian is known for politically incorrect and no fears attitude. You may know him from Just for Laughs, Dear Dave, We Ain’t Terrorists, Laugh Out Loud, and The Debaters.

Friday’s show will feature the best of the week. 

Remember to tune into CBC Radio 2 to listen to The Strombo Show Sunday night from 8pm-11pm.

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