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Edward Kay is a Canadian writer and freelance journalist. He is the author of I Am Canada book Sink and Destroy.


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Edward Kay's career includes writing for adults and children. He has been a writer and producer for CBC's political satire, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, and Canadian dark comedy series, The Itch. His credits also include contributing writer to Rick Mercer's "Talking to Americans" segment, and co-wrote CBC comedy special, I Dig BC.

His first project for children was Olliver's Adventures, an award winning animated comedy series broadcast around the world. He has subsequently co-created Jimmy Two Shoes, and been a writer and story editor for dozens of popular animated series, including Atomic Betty, Carl 2, My Dad The Rock Star, Being Ian, and League of Super Evil.

Kay's writing has garnered him numerous awards and nominations, including three Gemini Awards, three Canadian Comedy Awards, a Canadian Screenwriting Award, and an International Emmy nomination for his contributions to This Hour Has 22 Minutes. He also received two Leo Award nominations for co-writing and directing the CBC comedy special, I Dig BC. Additionally, the pilot episode of Olliver's Adventures, which Kay wrote and produced, received a Gemini Award for Best Animated Program in 2001. Edward has also been nominated for Canadian Screenwriting Awards for his work on the animated children’s comedy, Being Ian, and League of Super Evil.

Prior to writing television comedy, Kay spent six years as a freelance journalist, covering a wide range of stories in the arts, science, travel, architecture/design and business. His work has been published in The Globe and Mail, Report on Business Magazine, Quill & Quire, Canadian Geographic, Equinox, enRoute, Azure, Eye Weekly, The Financial Post, and Reader's Digest, among others. Kay still occasionally writes freelance articles on subject matters that interest him, most recently for CAA Magazine and Movie Entertainment. He has received two National Magazine Award Honourable Mentions for his print articles.


I Am Canada[]

Selected works[]

  • Star Academy (2009)
  • Star Academy: Dark Secrets (2011)

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