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Newsletter #255, August 27

Canada Post Honours 5 Comedians

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Five Canadian comedians are featured on Canada Post's latest permanent postage commemorative issues.  Jim Carrey, Olivier Guimond, Catherine O'Hara, Mike Myers, and Martin Short are celebrated with five colourful stamps, designed by Signals Vancouver artists John Belisle, Mike Savage. and Kosta Tsetsekas.

A gummed five stamp combination souvenir sheet is available, as are booklets of 10 self-adhesive stamps, with individual comedian-themed covers.

Jim Carrey is 52 years old and comes from Newmarket, Ontario,  His stamps show a photo portrait and his characters in Hollywood films Ace Ventura, Pet Detective, The Mask, and Dumb and Dumber.

Quebec comic Olivier Guimond died in 1971 at the age of 57.  He had a 40 year career in burlesque, physical comedy, and on Quebec television.  Guimond's stamp includes a thumbs up still from a Labatt 50 beer commercial.  

Catherine O'Hara is a 60 year old Toronto native, well known for her S.C.T.V. roles and Hollywood movies Beetlejuice, and Home Alone.  Her stamp includes O'Hara's characters from Beetlejuice, For Your Consideration, and A Mighty Wind.  

Mike Myers, another Torontonian, is 51 years old.  He has been a cast member of Saturday Night Live, and the voice of Shrek. Mike Myers' stamp depicts him in Hollywood films Wayne's World and Austin Powers.  

Martin Short is 64 years old and hails from Hamilton, Ontario.  He is both an S.C.T.V. and Saturday Night Live veteran. Short's sketch characters Ed Grimley, Jiminy Glick, and Jackie Rogers, Jr. are shown on his stamp.  Short is also a star in Hollywood films, including Three Amigos, Father of the Bride, and Mars Attacks.

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