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Scott Vrooman

Comedy Writer/Performer

Scott is a comedy writer/performer and member of the sketch group Picnicface. The group broadcast 13 episodes of a self-titled television sketch series on Canada’s Comedy Network in the fall of 2011. He recently co-wrote and co-starred in the film Roller Town, which screened at Slamdance, The Museum of Modern Art, and Fantasia Fest, was released by Warner Brothers in the U.S. and is now streaming on Netflix. He took a lead role in writing the book Picnicface’s Canada, released by Harper Collins in 2011, and has recently completed writing and performing on the 20th season of the Canadian news satire TV show This Hour Has 22 Minutes. Scott was a professional economist at the Canadian Department of Finance and the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council before pursuing comedy full time.

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How Alumni Can Help Students Divest From Fossil Fuels

Students from over 20 universities across the country are attempting to convince their schools to divest their endowment funds from the top 200 fossil fuel companies within five years, and immediately freeze any new investments in those companies. And I thought, hey, I have a couple of university degrees, maybe I can help.
04/26/2016 04:28 EDT
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How Sun News Censored My Comments About the CBC

Dear Sun News Network, your removal of our recent interview from your website, and again from my YouTube channel, has me very confused given your heroic protection of free speech in the past. I will be making the video available to anyone who emails me, but in the meantime, I hope this letter will correct what seems to be a misunderstanding of my point of view.
05/28/2014 02:26 EDT
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What I Would Change About the Monarchy in Canada

Why does Canada still retain any connection to monarchy? In all of our recent indignation over the totally predicable abuse of power by unelected, unaccountable senators, we've overlooked an even sillier layer of law-making: royal assent.
06/27/2013 01:18 EDT