On the one hand are reality television shows that are often unscripted, captures vignettes from the places it explores, taking the shape of documentaries — or they may be prepared and set inside a controlled atmosphere with a few participants. On the other hand are stand-up comedies, where a solo act by a man or woman takes the audience for a ride, ridiculing, celebrating, making light of the plights of life we all go through.
‘Still Standing’ first premiered on 23 June 2015 on CBC. It is a one-of-a-kind show that brings together the elements of both reality shows and stand-up comedies and merges them in a way like no other.
John Harris, the Canadian actor who is the presenter and comedian on the show, travels around parts of Canada that do not fall under the limelight all the time — the rural areas on the fringes. He interacts with the locals and presents a stand-up show for the locals. The show has had 4 seasons so far with the fourth season finale airing on 11 December 2018. Here is what we know about the upcoming season so far.
Still Standing Cast: Who is in it?
‘Still Standing’ is exclusively run by the Canadian actor and comedian Jonathan Harris, widely referred to as John Harris. He stars in other television shows like ‘Murdoch Mysteries’ and ‘Hatching, Matching and Dispatching’. In ‘Murdoch Mysteries’, Harris plays the lead role of Constable George Crabtree for which he was nominated for the Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series for 2008 and 2009. Apart from his work in television, he has worked in films such as ‘Young Triffie’ (2006), ‘Grown Up Movie Star’ (2009) and ‘Moving Day’ (2012). John Harris has performed as a comedian at the Halifax Comedy Festival, the Winnipeg Comedy festival. He featured in the CBC Radio comedy series called ‘The Debaters’.
‘Still Standing’ is conducted by John Harris, who serves as the anchor who holds the show together but it also features as its cast the numerous people from the outskirts of Canada, farmers, miners, small-scale businessmen, old-timers who are retired, whom Harris talks to. They and the stories of their lives are as important to the show as is John and his performances.
Still Standing Plot: What is it about?
The CBC official site describes the show stating, “Comedian John Harris explores small towns on the ropes, performs stand-up shows for the locals who’ve stuck it out, and proves that the Canadians know how to laugh at themselves.”