George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight is a Canadian television talk show broadcast on CBC Television and hosted by George Stroumboulopoulos.
For the first show of our 10th season, Russell Peters is in the red chair. And The Panel kicks off the season right with special guest Ron James.
Actor, writer and director Joseph Gordon-Levitt sits down with George for an in-depth chat about his feature debut 'Don Jon', and how he got here.
One of Canada's most decorated authors, Margaret Atwood, contemplates some very dark things in her latest novel, MaddAddam. The final part in a trilogy which also included Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood, MaddAddam inhabits a post-plague world where the few surviving humans need to find their way. Atwood has also been commissioned to adapt The Tempest, the last play Shakespeare ever wrote. Our Thursday Panelists are Emma Hunter, Mark Forward and Arthur Simeon.
Xavier Dolan is the boy wonder of Canadian cinema at the relatively young age of 24. With four feature films already under his belt, his 2010 film Heartbeats premiered at Cannes. Dolan's latest film Tom At The Farm, which screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, features the Montrealer directing, producing and acting as the titular Tom character. He talked to George about being a gay teen, bullying and pushing the envelope in Canadian cinema. Plus, George sits down with director Ron Howard, and we reach into our 10th anniversary vault and revisit George's interview with Mr. Tom Cruise.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding’s Nia Vardalos talks about adoption and her new book, Instant Mom. Also on the show are Jason Priestley plus the Panel with Elliotte Friedman, Fraser Young and Jennifer Botterill.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has weathered union-management strife, three work stoppages during his tenure, but TV ratings, attendance and revenues are all well up since his first day on the job in 1993. We talk puck with North American hockey's top boss. Also, Ali Hassan, Ron Sparks, and Noami Snieckus shoot it out on the Panel.
When rock band Guns n' Roses imploded amidst a tsunami of egos, drugs and debauchery, guitarist Slash looked forward with the band Velvet Revolver and his own solo records. And now Slash, a longtime horror-film fan, has become a horror-film producer. His first film is a creepy chiller called Nothing Left To Fear. He talked to George about it. Also on this episode: Michael Palin's best story ever and Marc Maron, Carla Collins and Christina Walkinshaw rock The Panel.
Now that Dexter has finished off his final victim, Michael C. Hall has the knife turned on him in a movie called Kill Your Darlings about the earliest days of Ginsberg, Kerouac, and Burroughs and the murder that helped shape their art. Also on the show: Something About Canada with Russell Peters and Greg Proops, Don Ferguson and Pay Chen on The Panel.
He's best known as True Blood's often-shirtless police officer Jason Stackhouse but Ryan Kwanten also takes acting roles with less blood splatter. Like his new film The Right Kind Of Wrong. Also on the show: we dig into the vaults and share George's interview with Hillary Clinton, and Guillermo del Toro shares his best story ever.
Our collective love and affection for the Muppets is a very real, and the feelings are a testament to the vision and heart of their late creator Jim Henson (1936 - 1990). His son, Brian Henson, who essentially grew up alongside Kermit and Miss Piggy, was tasked with overseeing the Muppet revival. Although the Muppets were sold to Disney in 2004, Brian is still pulling the strings with the Jim Henson Company. They’ve got a new stage show that features sort of anti-hero Muppets. It’s called Puppet Up: Uncensored!, a live improv show that’s definitely not for kids. Also on the show: Robbie Robertson provides some Thanksgiving food for thought and Georgina Reilly, Fraser Young and Luba Goy rock The Panel.
A little kid with a crush on Tarzan grew into our most passionate advocate for not only animals but our whole planet. Jane Goodall left England in her 20s on an adventure that found her studying and living among chimpanzees in Tanzania. She was the one who discovered that they use tools, have relationships and, most importantly, emotions. Now, the Jane Goodall Institute is connecting the technology we use every day – our cell phones and laptops – to coltan mining and its impact on civil war and conflict in Democratic Republic of Congo. Their "One Click Can Bring Peace to Africa" shows how we can ALL make a difference by paying close attention. And Jane, on the eve of her 80th birthday, shows no signs of slowing down. Bamming the show up a notch, Donal Logue will teach us something about Canada, then Alan Cross, Evan Carter and Jennifer Goodhue will make their marks on The Panel.
It hasn’t always been easy being Vanilla Ice. It’s true that at one point, he was probably the biggest pop star on the planet. But with the fame and fortune came a serious backlash. He has since reinvented himself and has enjoyed a successful second act as a reality TV star and home reno guru, and now has a new venture, Vanilla Ice Goes Amish. Also on this episode Grant Lawrence, Arthur Simeon and Rebecca Kohler rock The Panel.
Michael Bolton signed his first record deal at 16 and it was 18 long, hard, hungry years before he had his first hit covering the Otis Redding classic, “Sittin’ On The Dock By The Bay.” It was all up from there. A new book, The Soul of it All, explores his life and his career including a candid look at his most recent success – a collaboration with The Lonely Island. This show's Panel will feature Steve Patterson, Scott Montgomery, Jennifer Goodhue. Oh, and there'll be some Ralph Nader.
William Shatner beams himself into the red chair to talk about receiving the Stratford Festival's legacy award and other career accomplishments. Also on this episode: An appearance by Phil LaMaar (Mad TV) and Ryan Belville, Evan Carter and Tara Spencer-Nair are on The Panel.
Keanu Reeves makes his directorial debut with Man of Tai Chi starring former Matrix stuntman Tiger Chen and featuring fight choreography by the legendary Yuen Woo-ping. Reeves and Chen kick off Monday in fighting form. We'll also have Jackie Chan's Best Story Ever.
Commander Chris Hadfield is a retired Canadian astronaut who was the first Canadian to walk in space. He also made a viral video covering David Bowie's "Space Oddity" while circling over Earth. Down here in the muck we'll also have a segment with Steven Stamkos.
You know Chuck Palahniuk from Fight Club, but his latest project is the book, Doomed, the second in a series about the afterlife adventures of a 13-year-old girl name Madison Spencer. This spooktacular episode will also feature William Shatner's Best Halloween Story Ever, Ryan McMahon's Scariest Story and a ghoulish Panel of Patrick Bristow, Kathryn Greenwood and Ali Hassan.
Starbucks chairman and CEO Howard Schultz and evangelist Jefferson Bethke close out the week with their turns in the red chair. In addition, we'll go back into the tenth anniversary season vaults for a classic Brian Mulroney interview.
The Right Honourable Joe Clark kicks off the week to talk about politics and his new book How We Lead: Canada In A Century Of Change.
Pastor Joel Osteen takes to the red chair to talk about controversies, contemplations and his conversations with god.
For a special George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight Late treat, here's an extended version of our Jeremy Irons interview from earlier in the week.
Author Malcolm Gladwell's new book David and Goliath; Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants examines underdogs and the disadvantaged to show that sometimes things aren't always as they seem. Also on this episode: Unsolicited Advice from Scott Russell and Gilbert Gottfried, Ryan Belleville and Pay Chen on The Panel.
Douglas Coupland, one of Canada's favourite writers and social commentators, is in the red chair to talk about his latest novel, Worst. Person. Ever. Also: why George Carlin matters, and Scott Thompson, Zabrina Chevannes and K. Trevor Wilson on The Panel.
Amy Tan is in the red chair talking about new novel, The Valley of Amazement. Plus: panelists Tony Hinchcliffe, Gilson Lubin and Ashley Botting tackle the topic of privacy, and there's another edition of Baffin Island Books.
George Chuvalo, one of the greatest heavyweight boxers in the world, talks about his toughest bouts — inside and outside the ring — as well as his new book Chuvalo: A Fighter's Life. Then Jonny Harris, Arthur Simeon and Nicole Callender take to The Panel to talk holiday parties and we learn a little something about John Lennon.
First up, funnyman Will Ferrell stays classy as he tells us about his long career in comedy and his latest film, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. Then, Jay Onrait gives some unsolicited advice and Jessica Holmes, Bobby Mair and Fraser Young tackle funny videos on The Panel.
First up, The Debrief. Then funnyman Will Ferrell stays classy as he tells us about his long career in comedy and his latest film, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.
In the red chair: Idris Elba, star of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Also, a special red chair tribute to Nelson Mandela
The Daily Show's "Most Senior Correspondent" Samantha Bee is in the red chair. Also: a look at some words of wisdom from our guests this season.
Writer, filmmaker, podcaster and avid conversationalist Kevin Smith is in the red chair. Elsewhere on the show, the best scientific discoveries of 2013 and some of our favourite moments of the year in which George surprises a guest.
On May 28, 2014, the prolific author, educator, historian and civil rights activist Maya Angelou died at the age of 86. In tribute to Angelou, one of the great voices in contemporary literature, we rebroadcast George's wide-ranging conversation with her, which originally aired New Year's Eve 2013.
Hill Harper, best known for his nine seasons on CSI: New York, is in the red chair to talk about the new movie 1982. Also on the show, snowboarder Mark McMorris and Panelists Grant Lawrence, Paul Bates and Naomi Snieckus riffing on the topic "Strategic Friendships."
In the red chair, Bitten star Laura Vandervoort talks werewolves and karate and writer Ishmael Beah talks about his new book Radiance of Tomorrow. Also: a special 10th season look back at George's interview with Michael Douglas.
Yannick Bisson, star of Murdoch Mysteries and the forthcoming The Adventures of Napkin Man, is in the red chair. Elsewhere on the show, Kim Cattrall talks about her defining moment and Debra DiGiovanni, Kurt Smeaton and Arthur Simeon contemplate the pros and cons of convenience on The Panel.
One-time teen star James Van Der Beek is in the red chair talking about his post-Dawson's Creek career and his role in the new Jason Reitman film Labour Day. Also on the show: appearances from Hayley Wickenheiser and Peter Keleghan and a Panel on Old Man Winter with Pay Chen, Ron Pederson and Mark Forward.
Anna Maria Tremonti, host of CBC Radio One's The Current, is in the red chair talking about her journalism career. On The Panel, Aisha Alfa, Ryan Belleville and Pete Zedlacher consider the question, "What’s news?”
In the red chair is actor Aaron Eckhart, who plays a particularly well-spoken monster in the new film I, Frankenstein. Also we get some unsolicited advice from Allan Hawco
In the red chair, an interview with Canada's 20th prime minister, the Right Honourable Jean Chrétien. Also in the episode, Jonas Chernick on something you might not know about Canada.
Hockey player Hayley Wickenheiser, Canada's flag-bearer at the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympic Games, is in the red chair. Also: Olympic Dos & Don’ts from Mark Tewksbury, and a Panel on stats from Scott Thompson, Ren Bostelaar, Allana Harkin and Pay Chen.
In the red chair, prolific singer and activist Angelique Kidjo. Plus, a special 10th season lookback at George's classic interview with Jackie Chan.
In the red chair, Haven star Adam Copeland, who talks to George about transitioning to acting after decades (and 31 titles) in professional wrestling. There's also a guest appearance from George's beloved Montreal Canadiens and on The Panel, Patrick McKenna, Brendan McKeigan and Anna Gustafson tackle mental health.
Comedian and actor Gerry Dee is in the red chair talking about the third season of his show Mr D. Also: Some Unsolicited Advice from Adam "Edge" Copeland and Something You Might Not Know About Canada with Sasha Roiz.
In the red chair, Stedman Graham, author of You Can Make It Happen: A Nine-Step Plan For Success, and Mark McMorris, who recently won bronze in the slopestyle snowboard event at the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
In the red chair, platinum-selling children's entertainer Raffi and 3 Night Stand actress Meaghan Rath. Also: a special 10th season look back at George's interview with Alan Alda.
Reading Rainbow and Star Trek: The Next Generation's LeVar Burton is in the red chair talking about his career and Reading Rainbow's new kids app. Also: Ask An Expert with space entrepreneur Bob Richards.
Canadian screen and stage legend Colm Feore is in the red chair. Elsewhere on the show, Ron James, Leslie Seiler and Marty Adams talk award shows on The Panel and Yannick Bisson teaches us something about Canada.
In the red chair, Corner Gas star Brent Butt, who's taking his comedy to the movies with No Clue. Also, Gerry Dee pays tribute to John Candy, and Mike MacDonald, Pay Chen and K. Trevor Wilson talk medical phobias on The Panel.
Oscar-nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal, whose latest film is Denis Villeneuve's Enemy, returns to the red chair. Also on the episode, Cas Anvar teaches us something about Canada.
In the red chair: author, intellectual, broadcaster, educator and activist Dr. Cornel West, who joined George for a wide-ranging conversation on everything from hip-hop to his favourite republicans. Also a new segment called Intelligentsia vs. Entertaintsia and archival footage of Malcolm X on Front Page Challenge.
Former Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul joins George to talk about this new film, Need For Speed. After that, Richard Dreyfuss shares his Best Story Ever.
Current Reign star (and one-time Anne of Green Gables) Megan Follows is in the red chair, followed by Pretty Little Liars' Shay Mitchell. And to celebrate George's tenth season, we take a look back at his interview with Matthew McConaughey from the vaults.
George flew to British Columbia's beautiful Pacific Rim National Park for a special on-location interview with singer Michael Bublé. Also, Jessica Paré tells us something about Canada.
Now in its sixth season, Republic of Doyle is a clear hit show. It's had Academy Award-winner Russell Crowe as a guest star and Newfoundlander Gordon Pinsent has been one of the show's villains. Throughout, the show's star Allan Hawco has showcased Newfoundland and Labrador community and culture by basing the show in St. John's. There is, however, more to Newfoundland and Labrador. So Hawco and George travelled to Gros Morne National Park in western Newfoundland to talk about the province, his show and more.
Martin Katz, Chair of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, is in the red chair to talk about the recent Canadian Screen Awards. And Miss Piggy's here too, talking about her new movie Muppets Most Wanted.
Former Kids In The Hall star Dave Foley talks about his new sitcom, Spun Out. Also, Brent Butt on Something You Might Not Know About Canada and a classic interview with Larry King.
In this special figure skating-themed episode, Sochi silver medal-winning ice dancing pair Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir join George in the red chairs. Then it's Elvis Stojko, another former Olympic medalist, talking about his career and his move from the arena to Broadway, with the musical Chicago.
Celtic musician and member of the Order of Canada Loreena McKennitt is first up in the red chair. Then it's Scottish comedian Danny Bhoy, who's currently on tour across Canada.
In the red chair, American writer Gary Shteyngart, who talks about his new memoir Little Failure. Also, Noah director Darren Aronofsky joins George via satellite link-up.
Justin Trudeau, leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, is in the red chair to talk politics with George.
Olympic gold medal-winning curler Jennifer Jones and silver medal-winning figure skater Patrick Chan take turns in the red chair.
Canadian actor Enrico Colantoni joins George to talk about his latest film, Veronica Mars. Then it's Toronto FC star Jermain Defoe.
In the red chair, The Double and Night Moves star Jesse Eisenberg. Also on the show, an appearance from retired Canadian sprinter Donovan Bailey and some unsolicited advice from Laura Vandervoort.
In the red chair, two actors branching off from Hollywood. First, Molly Ringwald, who's making a name for herself as a jazz singer with her new album Except Sometimes. Then it's Judy Greer, who played Kitty Sanchez in Arrested Development and has a new book called I Don’t Know Where You Know Me From: Confessions of a Co-Star.
Two exciting Canadian actors in the red chair: first up it's Jessica Paré, the star of the Mad Men, which starts its 7th and final season on April 13. An then it's Devon Bostick, the Diary of a Wimpy Kid star who's all grown up in his new movie Small Time, opening April 18.
Juno Award-winning duo Tegan and Sara stop by George's house to play a few songs and talk about their music, their careers, and what's in George's fridge.
Canadian musician (and avid fan of putting photos of her dog on the internet) Jann Arden is in the red chair. After that, The Grand Seduction star Brendan Gleeson talks about his Canadian experience.
Dallas Green, better known as City And Colour, makes camp at George's place for another edition of The Strombo Home Sessions.
Tatiana Maslany, the star of Orphan Black, joins George to talk about the hit series. Then it's Indian yogi, mystic and philanthropist Sadhguru.
Peter Mansbridge was the first person George ever interviewed on The Hour, 10 seasons back. CBC News's chief correspondent returns to the red chair to talk news gathering and to look back on the legacy of the show. After Mansbridge, a Best-Of segment looking at George's ten seasons on the public broadcaster.
English-Canadian actor Kim Cattrall joins George to talk about her career post-Sex and the City, and her return to television with the new Canadian series Sensitive Skin.
Two actors take turns in the red chair: Revolution star Giancarlo Esposito and Under The Dome's Rachelle Lefevre.
Taking turns in the red chair: Lost Girl star Kris Holden-Ried and Third Person director Paul Haggis.
First up, it's Canadian actor R.H. Thomson, talking with George about his career and his latest effort, The World Remembers, an ambitious project to honour each of the more than nine million soldiers who lost their lives in the First World War. Then it's Canadian author Miriam Toews, whose sixth novel All My Puny Sorrows is about a woman trying to come to grips with her sister's deeply felt desire to die.
First off, it's TV contractor and real estate pro Scott McGillivray, talking about his new book How To Add Value To Your Home — and his boy band past. Then Zoe Kazan, who comes from a family of writers and filmmakers, talks about her new film The F Word, in which she stars opposite Daniel Radcliffe.
TV handyman Mike Holmes joins George in the red chair to talk about his new book, The Holmes Manual (he also fields a very important question from fellow TV home improvement expert Scott McGillivray). Elsewhere on the show: Ron James explains what happened to Canada's $1,000 bill, a mysterious hawk with a voice suspiciously like that of Gilbert Gottfried issues a complaint and Gabor Forgacs talks animal-free leather.
A pair of actors take turns in the red chair: Missy Peregrym, the star of Global's Rookie Blue, and Lance Corporal Cassidy Little, a Canadian-born British Royal Marine who turned to acting after being wounded in combat. This year, he starred in the title role of the play The Two Worlds of Charlie F.
Veteran British screen actor Tom Wilkinson joined George to reflect on his long career — ranging from Shakespeare in Love to Batman Begins — and his latest film, Felony, in which he stars alongside the movie's writer and producer, Joel Edgerton. And later in the episode, Rookie Blue's Missy Peregrym offers Abigail Breslin a little Unsolicited Advice.
In the red chair: The F Word star Adam Driver and Against Me! lead singer Laura Jane Grace.