Canadian comedy community mourns N.B. writer, performer


A New Brunswick comic greatest identified for his time as a author for CBC comedy packages has died.

Tim Steeves, born and raised in Sussex, was a widely known standup comic on the Canadian comedy scene. He was 58.

In June, Steeves introduced on his Facebook web page that he had been recognized with pancreatic most cancers.

He had undergone a number of rounds of chemotherapy with the purpose of getting surgical procedure.

“I’m getting the very best care and steerage by this,” mentioned Steeves. “Not to say big help from everybody round me, particularly my superhuman spouse.”

Pancreatic most cancers finally took his life. He died Friday at his residence in Toronto.

Comedy world mourns

But he’s most likely greatest identified for his work as a author on each This Hour has 22 Minutes and The Rick Mercer Report.

In a Facebook put up, Mercer referred to as Steeves a “proud Maritimer” and mentioned Canada had “misplaced an excellent comedian thoughts.”

“[He] might all the time be relied on to search out the humorous. He discovered the humorous proper as much as the top,” mentioned Mercer.

“While preventing probably the most vicious of cancers, Tim mentioned to me, ‘I advised my spouse if I beat most cancers we will get a canine, so I suppose both method she’s getting a canine.'”

Mark Critch, who has starred on This Hour has 22 Minutes since 2003, referred to as Steeves “supportive and wickedly humorous.”

Laugh Out Loud13:16Tim Steeves (Extended set)

Tim Steeves (Extended set)

“He was all the time in your nook and all the time laughing the toughest at his good friend’s jokes,” mentioned Critch in a put up on Facebook.

“The Canadian comedy community is rather a lot much less humorous as we speak.”

In a tweet, Corner Gas creator Brent Butt mentioned Steeves “was scrappy, edgy, and fearless — a man who you would be glad to have at your again in any sordid side-road bar gig. Above all, he was rattling humorous.”

Always on

Steeves’s first cousin, Katie Brinston, remembers him as somebody who was “all the time on” and “naturally took centre stage wherever he went.”

She mentioned he did comedy only for the love of it.

“He did it only for the only real goal of connecting individuals and making them snicker,” mentioned Brinston. 

“There was little or no ego concerned. He did not want the credit score. He did not must be identified in that method. He simply actually beloved it, beloved laughter.”

The household is planning a memorial service for Steeves to be held in Sussex.


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