I always knew there was something I liked about Barry–well, several things actually–but here is yet another to add to an ever-growing list. He fits in well with Canadians. And I am a Canadian. He has already guest-starred on This Hour Has 22 Minutes twice. Yup, TWICE. He has been schooled on Canada’s most beloved–and insanely creepy–children’s television stars, “Casey and Finnegan.” Mind you, he was rewarded with some liquid gold (aka Molson Canadian) for enduring that supposed honour. (Notice the extra “u” in honour. That’s how we roll up here. Barry probably knows that).
He has even hung out with Canada’s most famous “recluse,” Santa Claus–paying thousands of dollars for Saint Nick’s stored belongings–including a reindeer-shaped skull with a bright red nose.
Barry will be making his sitcom debut and it’s going to be on Dave Foley‘s new CTV show, Spun Out. Yes, none of that CBC crap. He is going to be on the self-sufficient station that brought us Corner Gas—without the benefit of public funding (but that’s a whole other story). Although, I’d be all for my taxes paying for more Barry Weiss-related television. Who wouldn’t?
Weiss admits to having trouble getting used to a script and claims to have “flubbed” his lines at least 25 times. But he got it done. And I can hardly wait!
Here’s a shot of him without his trademark specs in Chatham, Ontario.
And remember people–if you see this man hanging around this blog, contact me immediately.
If you want more, visit my latest post on The Embiggens Project…http://theembiggensproject.wordpress.com/2013/06/01/ill-have-my-toast-extra-black-please-with-a-side-order-of-scabs-and-get-that-spoon-out-of-my-ear/