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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Aug: 30: Pete Johansson (repeat)

To commemorate Pete Johansson's impressive Best Newcomer nomination at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival for his show Naked Pictures of My Life, we're rerunning his first appearance on What's So Funny? from way back on August 28, 2005. Pete, who got his start in Vancouver, went off to live in the U.S. (and England) for about 15 years before returning to town for a few years. Then he found the love of his life (seen pictured with Pete) and moved back to London last year. (All dates, timelines and nations approximate.) Now he's the only North American nominee at one of the most prestigious comedy festivals in the world. And that includes Mexico, the United States, my friends.

This is neither here nor there, but back in my university days, I did the play-by-play for the school basketball team. Whenever the team played UBC, I got to call the names of the T-Birds backcourt of Kevin Hansen (now the UBC coach) and Paul Johansson, who was a member of the Canadian national team. Paul went on to become a Hollywood hunk, acting in Beverly Hills 90210 and One Tree Hill. Turns out Paul is Pete's older brother. Small world.

If you missed Pete's appearance on the show the first time and haven't gotten around to checking it out on podcast, tonight's your chance. The guy can talk and isn't shy of opinion.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I thought the show sounded familiar... Congrats to Pete on making the big time, I'm sure his appearance on "WSF" had a lot to do with it :) On a more serious note Afghanistan seems to have gone downhill since his visit and it wasn't all that hilarious then either. Not too impressed with this president Kharzai person in charge over there.