Job Jack chronicles the on-the-job misadventures of the
perpetually unemployed Jack Ryder, a 25-year old Sociology grad
whose higher learning has gotten him nowhere but in debt. In each
original episode, Jack (voiced by Don
McKellar) returns to Odd Jobs Unlimited and is assigned a new
position. From corpse-in-a-terrorist-drill, to royal time-keeper,
to king crab fisherman, there is simply no job too odd for this
this season’s premiere episode "Twenty-One, You're Dead",
Jack works as a high-stakes croupier who is befriended by super-cool
dealer Rod (Jason
Alexander, Seinfeld) and introduced to the deadly world
of “snuff poker”. In the second episode, Jack works
as an archaeologist with an ex-girlfriend (Molly
Parker, Deadwood) who is digging for Wu – an
ancient matriarchal civilization. Other guest stars this season
Slater (Pump up the Volume), Jerry
Stiller (Seinfeld), John
Goodman (Roseanne), Harland
Williams (Dumb and Dumber), Tara
Spencer-Nairn (Corner Gas), Don
Lake (Best in Show), Sandra
Oh (Sideways) and Seán
Cullen (The Seán Cullen Show).
for Odd Job Jack include a nomination for Best
Interactive Program (2006) and Best Animated Show (2005) at the
Banff Rockie Awards, second prize for Best Interactive Design (2006)
at Vidfest in British Columbia, as well as multiple Gemini and Canadian
Comedy Award nominations.
Join Jack in
the wacky world of temporary employment as he labours to keep his
head down, his spirits up, and maybe learn some life lessons along
the way (or not).
Leopold Trench (Jeremy Diamond), Jack’s best
and strangest friend, attempts to leave his apartment several times
and succeeds somewhat – once by creating a teleportation device
and once by making himself undead.
boy” Bobby Lee (Matthew
Ferguson), Jack’s club-hopping / DJ-ing / crime-fighting
friend, joins a frat, becomes addicted to porn, becomes a grave-robber
and loses his liver.
and his mother Babs nearly come to blows when Jack
outperforms her at her own ad agency. Jack and his sister Spoons
exchange loving insults. Jack and his grandmother Max
share a few doobs. And in one of the most climactic moments of the
season, Flo the family dog becomes a mother.
Jack, on The Comedy Network in the wacky world of temporary employment
as he labours to keep his head down, his spirits up, and maybe learn
some life lessons along the way (or not).