This morning it was announced that CBC’s The Hour (with host George Stroumboulopoulos) will be coming to Vancouver to do two shows May 18th and 19th.
The show is filmed before a live studio audience so that means they need some Vancouverites to come fill the seats.
You can sign up for free tickets through The Hour’s website and there are some guidelines to go over before you throw your hat in the ring. They also receive hundreds of ticket requests so please only submit your information once. Those selected will be notified by email.
The guest list is currently unknown but it should be a neat experience regardless. I’ve had the chance to chat with George a few times and it’s always a pleasure.
The CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre is located at 700 Hamilton Street.
Update The guests on for the Vancouver shows have been announced. On Tuesday May 18th guests are Betty Fox (Terry Fox’s mother) and District 9 Director Neill Blomkamp. On Thursday guests are Heritage Minister James Moore & Activist Rick Hansen.
There has been a third Vancouver show added with guests Julio Montaner (President of the International AIDS Society), Our Lady Peace’s Raine Maida, actress Nancy Robertson (Corner Gas, Hiccups), & musical performance by Billy the Kid.
Updated Guest List For the May 19th show Heritage Minister James Moore will be a guest along with Raine Maida and *just announced* the Sedin Twins of the Vancouver Canucks.
Update May 19th, 2010 It’s official, Vancouver loves The Hour. The lineup outside was long, the studio audience had an overflow space, and the crowd hung on every word. The Betty Fox interview was amazing and I’m sure there were only a few dry eyes in the house.
George stuck around after the show to meet and greet fans for well over an hour. Each person got to chat, get a photo, and just hang out – it was great to see that interaction. I know my mom was pretty darn excited to meet him too. We waited until everyone cleared out to get a few special shots and do a quick/fun/fluffy interview.
If you don’t have tickets for tonight’s show just head to the CBC anyway and line up for Rush Tickets. They’ll pop you in the overflow room if there’s capacity.