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) about working with two comedy legends — his father Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara — who play his parents on this comedy series.The Levys created this laffer that airs on Pop, which follows the misadventures of a wealthy family forced to relocate to a small town when their fortune suddenly evaporates., which he co-created with dad (and co-star) Eugene Levy.The series follows a once-wealthy family who hits rock bottom and are forced to relocate to the small town of Schitt’s Creek—to a the place they once purchased as a joke.WATCH: ANNIE MURPHY TAKES OUR POP CULTURE QUESTIONNAIREWhat was it like to grow up around comedy legends?A lot of the SCTV people, like Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short and Andrea Martin, were always around. You’d have to have been languishing in a coma for the past few years not to realize we’re living in uncertain, game-changing times.But for the Toronto-born son of Eugene Levy and Deborah Devine, the world’s topsy-turvy social, tech-dependent and political narrative inspired him to punch up his passion/dream project and bring the zeitgeisty yet funny and relatable CBC flagship sitcom to the international masses.
“Nepotism is an area that a lot of people love to sort of throw out there prematurely,” he discloses.
That was wonderful to be able to basically spend a full episode with Dad. I love that that wasn’t the case, because it has fully removed me from the hubbub of Daniel and Dad being father and son onscreen.
What’s it like for you to watch your brother and co-star Annie Murphy play out arguments as siblings on TV? It’s so funny to see Annie push his buttons further than I would. OK, I’m going to let her do the talking.” It’s great. I loved that people didn’t know that I was related in any way, because I was able to do my own thing.
Levy’s character, David, is pansexual: a sexuality not limited by biological sex, gender or gender identity.
But this, Levy says, isn’t the focal point of the show, which is why representation of pansexuality is becoming part of a meaningful international discussion.