Rocketed to earth when the distant planet Krypton exploded and bitten by radioactive marmots, “Canada’s masters of social and political satire” Local Anxiety have been writing and performing eco-comedy since before Al Gore invented the environment. The comedy duo is comprised of Mark Leiren-Young, winner of the 2009 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, and actor/musician Kevin Crofton.
- Their hour-long TV special Greenpieces: An Eco-Comedy won rave reviews when it debuted on VTV in Canada and was featured on Canada’s “Green Channel.” Shot live at the Vancouver International Folk Festival, Greenpieces featured special guest appearances by such environmental icons as Dr. David Suzuki and received an EarthVision award from PBS for “excellence in environmental film-making.” They released a new all-ecocomedy CD, also entitled Greenpieces, in early 2010.TV appearances include CBC’s Sketchcom, the Jim Byrnes Show and multiple appearances on Canada AM. They’ve received a Washington State Press award for their work with National Public Radio in the U.S, they’ve had numerous commissions from CBC Radio in Canada and they’ve also been heard on the much mourned Dr. Demento Show. They’ve headlined at most major comedy festivals across Canada and have played major theatres across Canada. Their annual “Year in Revue” was a Vancouver tradition.