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CBC.ca: Brent Butt knew he wanted to be a comedian by age 12, inspired by a CBC comic named Al Hamel.
He started his stand-up career at Saskatoon open mic nights. Over the years, he honed the easy-going style he calls 'coffee shop humour'. He's been packing comedy clubs across the country ever since.
But his biggest hit goes back to his small town roots. Brent imagined what life would be like if he'd never left Tisdale and created a little show called 'Corner Gas'.
The show is a phenomenon - with more than a million viewers regularly tuning in. In 2005, it won a Gemini for Best Comedy Series. The show won again in '06 and '07, and has won six Geminis in all.
Now in its fifth season, 'Corner Gas' is going strong at home - and building a buzz south of the border.