All the ways Vancouver native Seth Rogen still reps his hometown

May 26 2018, 5:41 am

Funnyman Seth Rogen has volunteered to lend his voice to TransLink’s SkyTrain and bus announcements and some of you may be confused as to why he’s so eager.

To clear up any confusion, Rogen is a born-and-raised Vancouverite.

Yup, that’s right. The weed-loving actor, comedian, writer, director, and producer was born right here in our fair city.

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Growing up, Rogen attended Vancouver Talmud Torah Elementary School and Point Grey Secondary School.

As his interest in comedy grew, he started performing local gigs at Yuk Yuks comedy club on Cambie Street. Eventually, Rogen landed a roll on Freaks and Geeks and moved out to LA and this was the beginning of his Hollywood stardom.

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After landing roles in films like Donnie Darko and Anchorman, Rogen got his breakthrough roll in the romcom Knocked Up. 

And then came the 2007 hit comedy, Superbad, which Rogen had begun writing back when he was in high school, along with his pal, Evan Goldberg.

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Superbad is loosely based on their experience attending Point Grey Secondary School together and Vancouver references are sprinkled throughout the movie. Rogen even revealed some hints on Twitter.

Rogen doesn’t just show his love for his hometown in movies; his very own production company is called Point Grey Pictures, giving a nod to his old 604  stomping grounds.

Rogen has also produced movies in Vancouver. In May 2017, Rogen was spotted around town while filming his Netflix-backed movie – Game Over, Man! along with another Point Grey-produced futuristic comedy TV show, Singularity. 

While he was back home he stopped for coffee at Yaletown’s Small Victory, chatted with Nardwaur at Neptoon Records about growing up in Vancouver, and was offered free deals at the famous Penthouse strip club in downtown Vancouver.

So it’s really no surprise that Rogen has offered his voice TransLink for bus and SkyTrain announcements after Morgan Freeman was dropped following allegations of inappropriate behaviour.

Rogen seems eager to rep his hometown, and honestly, we’d totally be down to hear his legendary laugh play on those train and bus speakers.

So what are waiting for, TransLink? Get Rogen on board (pun intended).

Oh, and Seth, in case your wondering…our offer still stands.

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