The funniest places: Why Canadian comedy is obsessed with geography
19 days ago - By CG Compass
“Pitter-patter, let's get at 'er:” The local, geographically-defined language of Letterkenny is key to the hit show's appeal.
Canadian comedy has a strange obsession with geography. Everywhere else in the world, comedy is either about family ( The Simpsons , Family Guy , Modern Family ) or small groups of attractive young people ( Seinfeld , How I Met Your Mother , Friends ) or workplaces ( The Office , The IT Crowd , Ted Lasso , Parks and Recreation ). Not in Canada. In Canada, comedies are about places. You can see it in the titles: Kim's Convenience , Letterkenny , Schitt's Creek .
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