Comedian and Stage 4 Cancer Survivor
Today on Hempresent Vivian is joined by Alan Park. Alan is a Canadian comedian and political satirist best known for his appearances on the Royal Canadian Air Farce. Alan gives humorous commentary on current events. As a Stage 4 Cancer Survivor Alan talks Cannabis, Cancer and the World from his unique perspective .Though originally not a caricaturist as are his Farce castmates, he has developed portrayals of Canadian politicians such as Bloc Québécois leader Gilles Duceppe, Health Minister Tony Clement, Foreign Affairs minister Peter MacKay, as well as the former and Liberal leaders Stéphane Dion and Michael Ignatieff.
Foreign based political portrayals include Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, former US defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, and U.S. president Barack Obama. Celebrity impressions include legendary folksinger Gordon Lightfoot, Boris Karloff, rock band Nickelback’s front man Chad Kroeger, American stand-up comic and game show host Jeff Foxworthy, Kevin Federline, Peter O’Toole, Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Fred Durst and former pop superstar Cat Stevens. Park’s increased workload on the program has resulted in nominations for both comedy writing as well as best male TV performance at the 2007 Canadian Comedy Awards.