B.A. Johnston, the Dirty Nil, Ed the Sock Celebrate Hamilton in 'This Is the Thing' Trailer

The new TV show is a "love letter to life in Steeltown"

BY Alex HudsonPublished Jan 12, 2021

The Hamilton music and comedy scene will be coming to the small screen thanks to This Is the Thing, a new show featuring some of the Ontario city's most prominent local artists.

The series follows comedians Mike Mitchell and Tim Ford, two retail workers who try to become famous as a standup and YouTuber, respectively.

It includes appearances from local heroes B.A Johnston, the Dirty Nil, Terra Lightfoot, the Redhill Valleys and Ed the Sock. All of them appear in the teaser trailer for the show, which features a song about the Hamilton Tiger-Cats football team performed by Johnston.

Each episode of This Is the Thing has music and/or comedy performances. An announcement calls the show "a love letter to life in Steeltown."

This Is the Thing premieres on Bell Fibe TV1 this spring. It will consist of five 12-minute episodes, plus accompanying web content. Check out the trailer below.

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