Archive for August, 2022

JUST FOR LAUGHS: RICHARD TO HOST TWO PANELS IN MONTREAL: SON OF A CRITCH & GHOSTS!

UPDATE: Read a write-up on the “Ghosts” panel at JFL from popculture.com HERE!

Read a write up from the interrobang.com on the “Son of a Critch” panel HERE! “Canada’s top film critic and proud east coaster Richard Crouse knew exactly how to moderate the panel, bringing out heart warming casual anecdotes that made the conference room feel like a sunny Newfoundland Kitchen.”

I’ll be hosting two comedy panels at this year’s Just for Laughs in Montreal. Celebrating its 40th anniversary this summer, Just For Laughs Montreal has grown to become the largest comedy festival in the world.

CBS presents: A Spirited Conversation With The Cast Of Ghosts – Saturday, July 30 2022 | DoubleTree by Hilton, the Inspiration Room | 3:30 PM

GHOSTS is television’s number one new series and the number one comedy on Paramount+ and it shoots right here in Montreal!  Join Showrunner, Joe Port and the ensemble cast of spirited characters as we discuss the challenges and joys of bringing the American version of the international hit sensation series to life (or is it death!)

Season two of the critically acclaimed breakout hit GHOSTS will premiere Thursday, Sept. 29 in its new time slot at 8:30 PM, ET/PT on CBS.

Joining this cast panel:

Rose McIver (iZombie; Masters of Sex)

Brandon Scott Jones (The Good Place; Isn’t It Romantic)

Richie Moriarty (Orange Is the New Black; The Tick)

Danielle Pinnock (Young Sheldon; This Is Us)

Asher Grodman (Succession; Chicago Med)

Sheila Carrasco (I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson)

Rebecca Wisocky (The Mentalist; Dopesick)

Román Zaragoza (Stumptown; Austin & Ally)

Devan Chandler Long (Doom Patrol; Bosch)

Joe Port (Co-showrunner and Executive Producer)

More info on this panel HERE!

CBC original hit comedy series Son Of A Critch will be engaging in a cast panel at this summer’s festival, featuring showrunners Tim McAuliffe (Fox’s The Last Man on Earth and NBC’s The Office) and Mark Critch (CBC’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes), and cast members Malcolm McDowell (Warner Bros’ A Clockwork Orange), Claire Rankin  (STX Entertainment’s Molly’s Game), and Benjamin Evan Ainsworth (Walt Disney’s Pinocchio). Since the premiere on January 4th, Son of a Critch has ranked as the most-watched original Canadian comedy in the country and as one of the top five most-watched comedies overall (including U.S shows) in Canada. Son of a Critch has been renewed for a second season and filming is set to commence in St. John’s this summer.

Since the premiere Son of a Critch has ranked as the most-watched original Canadian comedy in the country and as one of the top five most-watched comedies overall (including U.S shows) in Canada. Don’t miss the cast of Son of a Critch; Mark Critch, Malcolm McDowell, Claire Rankin, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth and showrunner, Tim McAuliffe at ComedyPRO. This panel discussion will be moderated by Richard Crouse.

Tickets available below and event is included with ComedyPRO pass holders.

More information on this panel HERE!

NEWSTALK 1010: Singer and ‘Grease’ actress Olivia Newton-John dead at 73.

I join the hosts of NewsTalk 1010’s “The Rush,” Scott McArthur and Deb Hutton to talk about the life and legacy of Olivia Newton John, who passed away today at age 73. WE also pay tribute to Gord Lewis, the late guitar player of Teenage Head.

Listen to the whole thing HERE!

NEWSTALK 1010: THE RICHARD CROUSE SHOW CLASSIC ROCK SPECIAL!

This week on the Richard Crouse Show, the Classic Rock Special! It’s August, and for many people the soundtrack to the late summer is classic rock, so I thought I’d take a trip through the vault and give some of my favorite interviews with classic rockers another spin.

We’ll meet Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen and bassist Tom Petersson who talk about the early days of the band and finding success in Japan. Ace Frehley, the original lead guitarist and co-founding member of KISS stops by to talk about working with his former band, his new music and why he doesn’t approve of all of the KISS merchandise that features his image. Liberty DeVitto, author of the memoir Liberty: “Life, Billy and the Pursuit of Happiness” talks about the thirty years he spent playing drums for Billy Joel. We talk about how they met and get some inside scoop. For instance, did you know Only the Good Die Young was written as a reggae song? Finally, we meet John Lennon’s personal photographer Bob Gruen. The legendary photographer opens up about taking famous pictures of every rock ‘n roll star from David Bowie and Led Zeppelin to The Clash and The Sex Pistols.

Listen to the whole thing HERE! (Link coming soon)

Here’s some info on The Richard Crouse Show!

Each week on the nationally syndicated Richard Crouse Show, Canada’s most recognized movie critic brings together some of the most interesting and opinionated people from the movies, television and music to put a fresh spin on news from the world of lifestyle and pop-culture. Tune into this show to hear in-depth interviews with actors and directors, to find out what’s going on behind the scenes of your favourite shows and movies and get a new take on current trends. Recent guests include Chris Pratt, Elvis Costello, Baz Luhrmann, Martin Freeman, David Cronenberg, Mayim Bialik, The Kids in the Hall and many more!

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YOU TUBE: THREE MOVIES/THIRTY SECONDS! FAST REVIEWS FOR BUSY PEOPLE!

Watch as I review three movies in less time than it takes to buy a train ticket! Have a look as I race against the clock to tell you about Brad Pitt in “Bullet Train,” the rescue drama “Thirteen Lives” and the sci fi horror of “Prey.”

Watch the whole thing HERE!