Hosted by Marcia MacLean and featuring Al Simmons and a musical tribute by The MacLean Brothers.
Was It Something We Said? written by the late Blair MacLean, provides a special backstage look at the thirty plus year career of the legendary Canadian comedy duo MacLean & MacLean. Their satirical humour, combined with renditions of pop and folk songs, made MacLean & MacLean well known across Canada and around the world.
Blair and his brother Gary were trailblazers on the comedy scene in Canada. Their well publicized Supreme Court Case changed the boundaries within which their brand of “raunchy” comedy could be performed in this country, and set a precedent supporting freedom of speech in Canadian law. Without their persistent appeals right up to the Supreme Court of Canada, the entertainers of today might still be “censored” when performing on Canadian soil. They truly changed what could be said “on stage” in this country. In the book Blair recounts this case as well as many others they endured and Clayton Ruby, the respected constitutional lawyer responsible for their defense, offers a word on the topic in his foreword.
From Blair’s childhood memories of growing up in Glace Bay, to touring the country performing at festivals, nightclubs, and comedy venues, the book provides an honest and candid insight into the times, the people, and what made MacLean & MacLean the Canadian comedy icons they remain today.