Craig Lauzon

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Lauzon in 2009

Craig Lauzon (born February 3) is a Canadian actor, writer, comedian, and member of the Royal Canadian Air Farce. His main caricatures on the Farce include George Stroumboulopoulos, John Baird, Justin Trudeau and Stephen Harper.

Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Lauzon is of Ojibwa descent.[1]

He was formerly an artistic associate at Native Earth Performing Arts, Canada's oldest First Nations performing arts company. In 2011, he starred alongside Lorne Cardinal in a production of Kenneth T. Williams' Thunderstick, in which the two traded roles on alternate days.[1] In 2012, he performed the role of Kent in an all-Aboriginal production of William Shakespeare's King Lear at the National Arts Centre, alongside a cast that also included August Schellenberg as Lear, Tantoo Cardinal as Regan, Jani Lauzon in a dual role as Cordelia and the Fool, and Billy Merasty as Gloucester.[2]

His other credits include the films Ham & Cheese, Damaged Goods and Bull, and appearances on The Seán Cullen Show, The Ron James Show and Fool Canada.

References

  1. ^ a b "Split personalities: Actors stretch their thespian legs by switching roles nightly in Canadian dramedy". Winnipeg Free Press, March 31, 2011.
  2. ^ "Aboriginal cast in staging of King Lear"[permanent dead link]. Ottawa Citizen, May 12, 2012.

External links

  • Air Farce profile
  • Craig Lauzon on IMDb


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