Looks like the Schitt's Creek gang is back together once again!
with the ongoing global pandemic, much of the world is going virtual right now. So, to celebrate their latest event, the Newport Beach Film Festival had a few folks dial it in to honor Eugene Levy, co-creator of Schitt's Creek with son Dan Levy, and comedic legend. As the longtime star was awarded with the festival's lifetime achievement award, the group of friends, family, and coworkers gave him a just tribute -- with a little ribbing thrown in.
"Let me just say, what an honor it is for me to not be there tonight, to be able to tribute you and not really have to do much or go anywhere and just stay home, is such a thrill," Steve Martin, who appeared with Levy in Father of the Bride, said.
"A lifetime, a lifetime recognition," his son Dan added. "And you're only halfway there."
The jokes kept on with Schitt's Creek cast members praising him for being thoughtful and considerate but roasting him with dad jokes, and a few laughs about his age and lack of speed on occasion.
"Everyone kind of admired him because he had this cool superiority about him. but Eugene's superiority was different: it was unearned," Martin Short added.
But there were the sentimental, slightly tearful moments.
"You set a bar for everyone that you work with," Dan said. "You are incredibly professional, you are incredibly kind, and you have been such a role model for me, just in terms of how to be good generally, and good at your job." Noah Reid even went on to explain how Eugene had gone out of his way to support him in other projects.
It's lovely to see the crew all together again, doing what they do -- even if virtually.