Joseph Motiki

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Joseph "Joe" Frederick Motiki is a Canadian television host and performer. Motiki was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario and graduated in 1995 from the Radio & Television Arts program at Ryerson University. While an undergraduate at Ryerson, Motiki beat out 350 hopefuls to become the host of What, a late-night phone-in program for youth on TVOntario. The pilot episode aired May 30, 1994 and the show was broadcast live on Tuesday nights starting September 27, 1994 for one season. Dealing with issues related to current events and popular culture, What was nominated for the 1995 Gemini Award for Best Youth Program in Canada. In March 1995, Motiki became co-host of The TVOKids Crawlspace, TVOntario's after school block of children's programs, alongside Patty Sullivan and Kevin Brauch. Three months later he officially replaced Brauch, who left to host other shows on TVO. Patty and Joe appeared in live interstitial breaks between shows such as Art Attack, The Magic School Bus, and Bill Nye The Science Guy. During these segments they would run contests, read viewer mail, and perform a wide array of original characters.
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