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The All-Night Show Online

The All-Night Show  Online
Original Title :
The All-Night Show
Genre :
TV Series / Comedy / Talk Show
Cast :
Chas Lawther,Jim Carrey,Errol Bruce
Budget :
CAD 350,000
Type :
TV Series
Rating :
The All-Night Show Online

"The All-Night Show" was North America's first regular late-night marathon, running live nightly from after sign-off until 6:00 AM. The format was a montage of old films, clips, episodics, guest appearances and special treats served up by your host Chuck the Security Guard and his cameraman buddies Ryerson Dupont and P.B. Leonard, all of whom had supposedly thrown the station back on-air in the wee hours when management was away.
Credited cast:
Chas Lawther Chas Lawther - Chuck the Security Guard
Jim Carrey Jim Carrey - Additional Voices
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Errol Bruce Errol Bruce - Ryerson Dupont (1980-1981)
Suzette Couture Suzette Couture - Fran the Night Nurse
Maurice LaMarche Maurice LaMarche - Lips by Maurice
Michael Lennick Michael Lennick - P.B. Leonard

The "lip-overs" (the technique of chroma-keying live action lips over a photographic still of a celebrity) were pioneered by Jeff Silverman and company, and were performed by Maurice LaMarche.

Jim Carrey's TV debut.

User reviews



Just to update this shows accurate information the creator and producer of the ALL NIGHT SHOW was Jeff Silverman. The Executive producer was David Bluestein. The president of the station that allowed the show to go on air was Dan Iannuzzi. Ms. Michelle Lea was the shows video editor and Bob and Claire Lamarche were the live on air master control operators. It would be a shame to not include these names when discussing the show. These people should be included at the top of the listings along with the current names. The show was produced from the MTV channel 47 building in Toronto. The show was the precursor to several other shows today. As an example, the show attempted to have a "pitchman" segment similar to today's home shopping network, where a pitchman has fifteen minutes to "pitch" the audience and sell them their products. The show attempted to get real operations from local hospital but was turned down because the hospitals felt that people watching might attempt to operate on themselves. The show ran old commercials and out-takes before anyone else. In fact, a tape of these old spots and out-takes were sent to Dick Clarks company after the show ended and two or three years before he started his "Funny Commercial" shows. The show was truly ahead of its time.


CFMT-MTV Did not bulk erase the video tapes. Jeff Silverman the shows producer was negotiating with the station for more money for the next season,(1st year budget was 350,000,450,000 was needed for the 2nd year,and the station wanted to cut the existing budget by 100,000 to 250,000)when talks turned sour, Jeff had his crew erase all the shows to prevent the station from stealing his show on their video tapes and running the show in re-runs.Selected show segments still exist as part of a private collection in Erroll Bruce's possession on 3/4"u-matic tapes and a former crew members VHS copies.

During the early 80's the producers made a 2hr version of the show for mass distribution that did not quite have the magic of the original series of shows but it put the memory of the show in fans minds for a few more years


Hello: I worked on the All-Night Show way back as the Assistant Director (in Master Control) and Production Assistant. I have formed a group on Facebook for friends and fans to discuss The All-Night Show. The group is called "The All-Night Show" and can be easily found by doing a search within Facebook. I have already recruited both All-Night Show Directors aka Michael Lennick and Errol Bruce-Knapp to join me. I'm working on getting Jeff Silverman, Executive Producer to join us. If I can find everyone's emails who worked on the show (ie Chas Lawther), I'll invite all of them too. If you know of any of these, please contact me. If you would like to join our discussion, that would be great. We will discuss working on the show and can also discuss watching the show. It's an open concept for now...we can see what happens. So do you know where I can reach (to name a few): Chas Lawther, J-P Edwards, Robert Meckler, Lee Wilson, Megan Ross, Eva Vago, Luce Gauthier, the list goes on and on and on.... Thanks, Claire Lemieux-Lamarche


This was a classic late night bad movie show. It is not quite as good as MST3K but it came first! Nobody in the states knows about this show but it is a legend in Canada especially Toronto. Jim Carrey was on it too I think!

I would say it deserves more recognition for how outside the box this show was. The host was great (I really hope it is not true he erased all the tapes and they turn up someday). This show and Bizarre and This Movie Sucks and Hilarious House of Frightenstein are special to me because they were so low budget but also so awesome and Canadian. All-Night Show holds a special place in our hearts and I for one will not soon forget some great nights staying up to watch the wackiness unfold haha!