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Lorne Elliott

Canadian-born writer, humourist, storyteller, and musician Lorne Elliott started performing in 1972 as a folk musician while attending Memorial University of Newfoundland. He is known for his one-man concert performance, The Lorne Elliott Music and Comedy Show: "The Collected Mistakes,” and for "Madly Off In All Directions," the CBC Radio comedy series which he wrote, hosted, and taped in concerts across Canada. It was greeted with such enthusiastic audience response that it went on for eleven seasons until it wrapped up in fall 2006. Lorne has written several plays including The Night The Racoons Went Berserk, which won the Best New Play Award at the Quebec Drama Festival 1983 and was produced at the Charlottetown Theatre Festival in 1986. Culture Shock has been produced several times and has been filmed by CBC TV. Other plays include The Pelley Papers, A Pitiful Ambition, How I Broke into Showbiz, and Tourist Trap. He has also written screenplays and TV comedies, skits, and revues, and has produced comedy variety shows for CBC TV, including "What Else is On" and "Lorne Elliott's Really Rather Quite Half-Decent TV Special." When not on tour, Lorne divides his time between homes in Quebec and Prince Edward Island.

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