There is lots of press oot and aboot these days concerning the new Canadian TV sitcom Men With Brooms, airing tonight (CBC, 8:30pm ET).
Some notable text come from the Winnipeg Free Press (where all but the pilot was shot), the Toronto Star, the newly redesigned Globe and Mail and an amusing, pleading blogpost entitled An Open Letter to the Creators of CBC’s Men With Brooms.
The Canadian Press also features this zinger of a quote with regard to alternate takes:
There was a little bit of streaking through the curling rink (and) the punching and the kicking and the biting and the nakedness.
Well. That certainly sounds like comedy. And for some readers who have been around The Roaring Game for a while, it kinda sounds like curling, doesn’t it?
(Hey, we did say some readers.)
Because The Curling News was the only media organization to visit the set during filming of the pilot, way back in December in Ontario, it behooves us to publish a major feature – including behind-the-scenes content – in our upcoming November issue, which goes to press in a couple of weeks. Make sure your subscription is paid up, as you don’t want to miss it.
For now, here’s a couple of recent cast quotes, exclusive to The Curling News. Just to tide you over until the first issue…
“I hope that we do justice to this sacred sport,” intoned Siobhan Murphy, who plays April, the new girl in town. “Although we may not always have most professional-looking throws and moves, we invite people to laugh at our folly.”
“Be patient with us, said Joel Keller, who portrays Bill, the club manager. “It is a curling show but it’s not just about curling. I think people will enjoy some of the curling humour, but you’ll enjoy the comedy off the ice… people will relate to the beer afterward.”
Serendipity Point Films photo by Allen Fraser