This is That is a weekly satirical public affairs program on CBC Radio. With the help of producer Chris Kelly and comedian/podcaster Dave Shumka, hosts Pat Kelly and Chris Oldring ventured into the literary world and produced their first book – This is That: Travel Guide to Canada!
Here’s the thing; being Canadian myself, jokes about “Canadiana” can get old quick. Yes, we all live in igloos, we all drink maple syrup like water, we apologize profusely, we say “aboot”…
…sorry, that was rude, eh.
While this book does play heavily on Canadian stereotypes, the jokes aren’t repetitive and they do not feel recycled. This is a hugely entertaining book that had me laughing out loud. It’s one of those few experiences I’ve had where I feel like something was written specifically with my own personal sense of humour in mind.
You’d be doing yourself a disservice if you pass on this one, ya hoser. With the holidays fast approaching, This is That: Travel Guide to Canada would make the perfect stocking stuffer for Canucks and Yankees alike! I’m sure that given the recent election, a lot of Americans will want to familiarize themselves with their neighbors to the north before packing up to escape the orange menace in the White House.