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This week on the Richard Crouse Show we meet actor and musician Noah Reid. He became involved in theatre around age six, has been regularly appearing on television since his high school years and has appeared in films like “Buffaloed” and “Disappearance at Clifton Hill,” but it was his performance as Patrick Brewer, business partner and later husband, of Dan Levy’s character David on “Schitt’s Creek” that made him a household name.

Patrick was already a well-loved character on the series when, in season 4, episode 6, he serenaded his David with a very familiar tune. The “Simply the Best” scene is one of the most emotional scenes in the entire series for the iconic couple, and is now a fan favorite. It also taught us something new about Noah Reid… he can really sing.

Turns out, he’s an accomplished musicians with three albums featuring his powerful vocals and honest delivery. His first two albums, “Songs from a Broken Chair” and “Gemini,” collectively have garnered 145 million streams, two nominations at the 2022 Canadian Folk Music Awards in the Songwriter of the Year and New/Emerging Artist of the Year categories and landed Noah on four Billboard charts. His latest album is “Adjustments,” which will be available everywhere you legally download and buy music this month.

We get to know Noah, and talk about his latest, on-going project, starring on Broadway in “The Minutes,” a show about the inner-workings of a city council meeting in the fictional town of Big Cherry.

Listen to the whole thing HERE!

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Richard speaks to “CTV News at Six” anchor Andria Bain about television and movies to watch during the pandemic, including a show about collecting movie props, new movies on VOD–“Emma” and “Disappearance at Clifton Hill”–and why we’re going back and rewatching some old favourites.

Watch the whole thing HERE! (Starts at 34:49)


Richard sits in on the CFRA Ottawa morning show with host Bill Carroll to talk the new movies coming to VOD and streaming services including Shia LeBeouf’s semi-autobiographical story “Honey Boy,” the eco-doc “Spaceship Earth,” the period dramedy “Emma,” the ripped-from-the-headlines “The Assistant,” the family drama “Ordinary Love,” the horror comedy “Extra ordinary,” the ugly divorce proceedings of “Hope Gap” and the neo-realist look at the gig economy “Sorry We Missed You.”

Listen to the whole thing HERE! (Starts at 19:02)


old_stock_091“Old Stock,” a new Canadian dramedy starring Noah Reid, starts with a quirky premise. Stock (Reid) has been happily living at the Golden Seasons retirement home for two years. He enjoys the life—the bake sales and flirting with the dance instructor—but the problem is, he’s sixty years younger than most of the other residents.

He’s been living at the facility with his grandfather Harold (Danny Wells) in a vain attempt to escape a monumental mistake from his past and control his future. He’s forced to confront real life when the other residents evict him, for his own good.

He reluctantly leaves, fleeing on an electric wheelchair to his grandmother’s house beginning process where Stock takes stock of his life and prospects.

Despite its odd premise “Old Stock” is a surprisingly effective and touching film. It’s a snapshot of the fear young people have of an uncertain future, centered around a young character who wishes he was old so he could avoid all the unpleasantness of growing up.

This is a character-based movie and your enjoyment of it will depend on whether you buy into the Stock, Harold and the rest. The ruminations on growing up versus maturing aren’t new or groundbreaking and some of the characters—like the grandfather who refuses to grow up—are best described as stock characters, no pun intended—but Reid and Melanie Leishman as Patti, the on-parole dance instructor he falls for, cut through the story’s quirk to deliver nice, resonate performances.

“Old Stock” is a slow burn of a movie that improves as it goes along. There are a few laughs, some pathos and less quirk than the premise might suggest.