Mark Critch has a few things on the go. Over the last year, he released his latest book, An Embarrassment of Critch’s, created, produced and starred in a new CBC comedy series, Son of a Critch, based on his childhood in Newfoundland and Labrador (premiering January 4) and continued to write for and star in Canada’s legendary sketch comedy show This Hour Has 22 Minutes. “It’s been a bit of a crazy year,” he says. While St. John’s is still home base for Critch, he has spent up to eight months a year filming 22 Minutes in Halifax since 2003. “When I first came to Halifax, it seemed like St. John’s on steroids. I’ve never lost that sense of awe. It’s a ‘choose your own adventure’ type of place, which is perfect for a wanderer like me.”
Originally from St. John’s, Mark Critch spends up to eight months a year in Nova Scotia filming This Hour Has 22 Minutes. From pubs to bookstores – here are his top picks on what to do in Halifax.
Mark’s 5 Spots
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