The creators of Sugar Ray Robinson’s Sweet Sugar Maple, a comedy series that debuted on CBC this month, are not quite sure how to respond to their new star’s success.
“They’re the most talented actors I’ve ever seen,” said the actor-comedian, who plays his father on the series, in an interview with The Globe and Mail.
“I’m just like, ‘Are they just that talented?’
They’re a very talented group.
They’re not just, like, one person.
They can play it as well as anyone.”
Robinson, a graduate of the Royal Canadian Academy of Dramatic Art in Vancouver, has been starring in various CBC series since his debut in 2014.
In addition to Sugar Mommies, Sugar Snapshots, Sugar Cookie, Sweet Sugar Ray, Sugar Rush and Sugar Maple Trees, he is also a regular on CBC TV’s The Comedy Show and has appeared on the CBC’s The Bachelorette and The Price is Right.
“It’s definitely been a challenge,” he said.
“The show is one of the first that I’ve been on and I’m a newbie, so I’m really looking forward to getting my first show.”
The actor-comedy series has received critical acclaim and ratings success, and has been hailed as a comedic masterpiece by critics.
The series, which premiered at the end of this month on CBC Radio One and CBC Television, follows the adventures of two young brothers, a sister and a baby, as they embark on an epic quest to find their missing father.
Robinson said the family is all too familiar with the challenges of searching for their missing dad.
“My mom is the first to go,” he laughed.
“She’s always the first, and she has a lot of experience, so we try to have a little bit of an understanding of each other and have a good time.”
The comedy series, while a little different, is still a comedy.
“That’s what makes it so great,” he continued.
“That’s the fun part of it, you’re not in this to be a performer.
You’re here to be an audience member and have fun.”
He added, however, that the comedy aspect is what has been his biggest challenge.
“We don’t know where we are yet, but we’re definitely looking forward for a lot more success,” he added.