Cathy Jones created the character Mrs. Enid, a viewer favourite on This Hour Has 22 Minutes. From YouTube.
Cathy Jones then moved on to This Hour Has 22 Minutes (destined to become one of the longest-running shows in the history of the CBC), a homage to CBC's groundbreaking newsmagazine from the 1960s, This Hour Has Seven Days. Comedians Rick MERCER and Greg Thomey joined Jones and Walsh in the show's original incarnation in 1992. Cathy Jones's memorable characters include sexual-affairs commentator Babe ("I'm just goofin' around") Bennett; Joe Crow, the First Nations sage; and Mrs Enid, an elderly lady with plenty to say. Cathy Jones has also been seen in television episodes of G-Spot and The Republic of Doyle.
She has appeared in several films directed by her brother Mike Jones: The Adventure of Faustus Bidgood (1986), Secret Nation (1992) and the short Congratulations (2000); and in the black comedy Young Triffie (2007), directed by Mary Walsh. In 2002 she had her own television special, Cathy Jones Gets a Special, and she has written for Just for Laughs (2005), The Halifax Comedy Special (2005–05) and The Winnipeg Comedy Festival (2006).
Cathy Jones has shared over 10 GEMINI AWARDS including: in 2003 for best ensemble performance in a comedy program for This Hour; consecutively from 1995 to 2000 for best writing in a comedy series for This Hour; in 1995, 1996 and 1997 for best performance in a comedy series for This Hour; in 1994 for best performance in a comedy series for Codco; and in 1992, 1993 and 1994 for best writing in a comedy series for Codco. By 2011, This Hour had won or been nominated for dozens of Gemini Awards.
In 2000, Cathy Jones received an honorary doctor of letters degree from Memorial University in Newfoundland.
Author WYNDHAM WISE
Links to Other Sites
A brief bio of Gemini award-winning comedy star Cathy Jones. From the Speakers' Spotlight website.
Acadian Forest - Cathy Jones
See Cathy Jones in a brief promo for the "Acadian Forest" conservation group. From YouTube.
The website for the CBC comedy program "22 Minutes." Features cast bios, photos, and videos from the show.
View online clips and digital shorts from CBC's "22 Minutes" which features their typically satirical take on the latest news stories.