Before They Were Stars: Mike Myers’ Earliest Incarnation of Wayne Campbell

Before Wayne’s World was a thing on Saturday Night Live, Mike Myers tested out early incarnations of the Wayne Campbell character on Canadian television. One of the very first video jockeys in Canada was Christopher Ward, who hosted a late-night program called City Limits on CITY-TY in Toronto during the 1980s. An unknown comedian named Mike Myers was hired to often appear in sketches on City Limits and he would often portray the role of Christopher Ward’s cousin, “Wayne”. As you can see, the earliest seeds of the pop culture phenomenon known as Wayne’s World were planted, though Wayne is a lot more of a stereotypical Canadian here.

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