SYTYCA Presents: Doug Speirs

He makes us laugh on a weekly basis through his amusing column In the Doug House, but will he have the same effect in person? Today’s So You Think You Can Act celebrity feature is Winnipeg Free Press columnist Doug Speirs and he’s no stranger to the stage. Well, not completely anyways. Doug recently guest starred in the RWB’s The Nutcracker and has previously appeared onstage in cameo roles for Royal MTC, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and Manitoba Opera. We’re happy to have him as one of our celebrity competitors, keep reading to learn more about Doug!

DOUG SPEIRS– Winnipeg Free Press
Doug photoDoug Speirs’ humour column, In the Doug House, has appeared on Page 2 of the Winnipeg Free Press at least three times a week since 2006. Doug has held almost every possible job at the newspaper — reporter, city editor, night editor, tour guide, hand model — and his colleagues are confident he’ll eventually find something he is good at. He can frequently be found hosting, or competing at, charity events around the city. His new column, Speiriscope, graces Saturday’s new 49.8 section. His book, Bite-sized Doug, a collection of critter-related columns, is still for sale at local book stores. Doug was born in Vancouver and still worships the B.C. Lions. He was one of three Canadian columnists nominated for the 2008 National Newspaper Awards in the column writing category.

Do you think Doug’s experience as a guest star will help him win the audience over? Only one way to find out, come see Doug and six other celebrities try their hand at acting on February 18th! Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online here or by calling our office at 204-586-2236.

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