The Comedy Mill

The Comedy Mill
Starring Steve Smith
Morag Smith
Mag Ruffman
Linda Kash
Peter Keleghan
Country of origin Canada
No. of seasons 4
Running time 26 minutes
Distributor S&S Productions
Original network CHCH-TV
Original release 1987 (1987) –
1991 (1991)

The Comedy Mill was a Canadian sketch comedy television series, which aired from 1987 to 1991 on Hamilton, Ontario's CHCH-TV, and through syndication on other Canadian television stations.[1] The show starred the husband and wife comedy duo of Steve Smith and Morag Smith, with a supporting cast that included Peter Keleghan, Linda Kash and Mag Ruffman.[2]

The show was a revival of their earlier Smith & Smith series, which ended in 1985.[3] For the 85-86 television season, the Smiths and their children Max and David starred in the family sitcom Me & Max.

One of the show's regular features involved parody music videos, presented by Kash as a caricature of a television VJ.[4] Some of the parody videos even made it into rotation on MuchMusic and The Nashville Network.[1]

After The Comedy Mill ended its run, Morag retired from performing and Steve launched his most famous series, The Red Green Show.[5] Red Green had appeared as a recurring character on all of the duo's earlier shows, including The Comedy Mill.


  1. ^ a b "Under the veneer of a Hollywood legend". The Globe and Mail, February 17, 1988.
  2. ^ "Comedy Mill". Toronto Star, July 9, 1987.
  3. ^ "Bold experiment". Toronto Star, September 22, 1987.
  4. ^ "Grinding out the laughs". Toronto Star, March 19, 1988.
  5. ^ "The True North strong and funny". The Globe and Mail, September 2, 1991.

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