Andrea Martin to Host the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards
The American-born sketch comedy legend will host Canada's film and TV awards
Sketch comedy legend Andrea Martin is set to host the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards, Canada's film and TV awards.
The gig, announced on Tuesday by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, is in part a rain check as Martin pulled out of hosting the 2012 Gemini Awards, the predecessor to the Screenies, when she suddenly got cast on an untitled CBS comedy pilot for Ben Falcone.
Martin, who earned Tony awards for roles in Pippin and My Favorite Year, recently headlined the Canadian comedy Working The Engels, which aired for one season on NBC and Global Television. Her other TV credits include Nurse Jackie and 30 Rock.
The American-born actor first got to Canada in 1971 to co-star in the Toronto production of Godspell, before going on to six seasons performing alongside Martin Short, Eugene Levy and Harold Ramis on the Second City Television sketch comedy series.
She will host the Canadian kudosfest, which is set to air on the CBC network on March 1, 2015, in Toronto.
Martin, in a statement on Tuesday, welcomed hosting Canada's film and television awards, which two years ago converged into one night of prize-giving. "It gives Canadians everywhere more time to figure out what's happening on Orphan Black," she said.