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Martin Scorsese to Direct ‘SCTV’ Comedy Special for Netflix

Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy to reminisce about historic comedy show

Martin Scorsese’s relationship with Netflix is expanding, with the filmmaker set to direct an untitled comedy special that takes a look back at “Second City Television,” the iconic Canadian sketch comedy show of the late 1970s and early ’80s.

The special will feature SCTV alums Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara, Dave Thomas and Joe Flaherty. The stars will reunite on May 13 at Toronto’s Elgin Theatre in front of a live audience for “An Afternoon with SCTV” conversation, moderated by Jimmy Kimmel.

Scorsese will include footage from the event in his upcoming special, which is produced by former SCTV producer Andrew Alexander, Emma Tillinger Koskoff of Sikelia Productions, and Insight Productions’ Lindsay Cox.

For the unfamiliar, “SCTV” was Canada’s answer to “Saturday Night Live.” The hit show ran from 1976 to 1984, and helped launch the careers of several stars, including John Candy and Harold Ramis.

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