Chair

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A pansexual shapeshifting perverted ex-con with one thing on the brain. He’s a blast!

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Mark McKinney has written and produced some of the most sophisticated and groundbreaking television in North America. He has worked with the likes of Lorne Michaels on NBC’s Saturday Night Live (1985-86, 1995-97), and Aaron Sorkin on both Sportsnight (1998-99) and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006-07).
As co-creator, writer and ensemble cast member of The Kids in the Hall (1988-94), seen on CBC, HBO and CBS, Mark was nominated for three Emmys. Gemini Awards for the series included Best Writing (1989, 1990) and Best Performance (1989, 1993). The Kids returned to television in 2010 with the raucous mini-series, Death Comes to Town.
With Susan Coyne and Bob Martin, he co-created and co-wrote the international hit, Slings & Arrows. The team won the 2006 and 2007 Gemini Awards for Best Writing as well as three Writers Guild of Canada Awards (2004, 2006 and 2007). And in 2006, Mark also took home a Gemini in two acting categories: Best Performance in a Continuing Role (Slings & Arrows as the skittish, scheming Richard Smith-Jones) and Best Individual Performance in a Comedy Series (for Robson Arms).
Slings & Arrows was soon after syndicated in the US by the Sundance Channel. The beloved Brazilian adaptation, Som e Fúria, was nominated for an International Emmy Award in 2010.
Following Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Mark has been one of the producers as well as the showrunner of TMN/HBO Canada’s biting Less Than Kind. He recently won the WGC “Showrunner Of The Year” Award for season three, and has just completed production on the multi-award-winning show’s fourth season.
He has also served as an executive producer on Picnicface, a brilliant, Halifax-based comedy troupe with a 13-part series that aired in 2011 on the Comedy Network.