Up in the great white north, we do not have many celebrities that can be considered icons – at least not many that don’t play hockey. However, Brent Butt is a face and a name that is recognizable from Vancouver to Halifax. The creator of one of Canada’s most celebrated sitcoms has helped to redefine what comedy and entertainment can look like from a country whose media has always been overshadowed by their neighbors to the south.
Butt has continued to break ground with the popularity of his latest endeavor, Canada’s first major primetime adult animated sitcom, Corner Gas Animated. I was lucky enough to have a conversation with Brent Butt recently to discuss how Corner Gas Animated came to be, what it means for Canada, and what we can expect from the second season. The following interview was edited and condensed for clarity purposes.more