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The Rovers Comedy House

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Genre  comedy-variety
Country of origin  Canada
No. of seasons  1
First episode date  8 January 1981
Network  CBC Television
Number of episodes  7
Directed by  Michael Watt
Original language(s)  English
No. of episodes  7
Final episode date  19 February 1981
Number of seasons  1
Language  English

The Rovers Comedy House was a Canadian variety television miniseries which aired on CBC Television in 1981.



The Irish Rovers, who identified as The Rovers in the early 1980s, hosted this Vancouver-produced music and comedy variety series. George Millar of the group likened the series to an "Irish Hee-Haw." The series was backed by CBC Television after The Rovers starred in a highly rated October 1980 broadcast. The series was produced in Vancouver by Ken Gibson and directed by Michael Watt. Irish singer Jimmy Kennedy regularly portrayed a bartender on the series.


This half-hour series was originally broadcast on Thursdays at 10:30 p.m. from 8 January to 19 February 1981. When a NABET strike affected the network that spring, the series was rebroadcast from 9 May to 13 June on Saturdays at 6:30 p.m., It was rebroadcast again in 1982, on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. from 24 May to 31 May.

Episodes and guests

  • 8 January 1981 - Oscar Brand
  • 15 January 1981 - Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy
  • 22 January 1981 - Andy Stewart
  • 29 January 1981 - Dennis Day
  • 5 February 1981 - Jim Stafford
  • 12 February 1981 - Bruno Gerussi, Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy
  • 19 February 1981 - Bob Gibson, Shay Duffin
  • References

    The Rovers Comedy House Wikipedia

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