• WATCH: 'Pittsburgh Dad's Guide to Christmas' special


    PITTSBURGH - "Pittsburgh Dad," the Internet source of laughter for thousands of Pittsburghers, comes to television!

    WPXI-TV helped "Pittsburgh Dad" spread his unique wisdom and advice on dealing with the holiday season in a half-hour special, "Pittsburgh Dad's Guide to Christmas," which aired Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m. on Channel 11.

    If you missed the broadcast, don't worry!

    The program will re-air on WPXI on Dec. 21 at 2 p.m., as well as on PCNC on Dec. 21 at 9 p.m., on ME-TV on Dec. 22 at 9 p.m. and on WQED on Christmas Day at 7:30 p.m. You can also watch the program right now in its entirety RIGHT HERE.

    The hilarious program, hosted by WQED's Rick Sebak, is a compilation of scenes from Dad's favorite and most popular online episodes as well as the world premiere of his 2014 Christmas episode.

    "It's 30 minutes of fun that is sure to make Dad fans howl and have first-time Dad viewers thrilled they've finally met Pittsburgh's favorite dad," said Mark Barash, WPXI-TV Program Director.

    Viewers can expect to hear Dad sound off on Christmas traditions, such as opening presents on Christmas morning, putting tree lights up, playing Santa for the kids and waxing poetic about that cute little star and tree in the Eat'n Park Christmas commercial.

    The very popular "Pittsburgh Dad" online episodes have garnered over 19 million views since they debuted on the web in 2011.


    The Christmas special was produced by WPXI-TV and "Pittsburgh Dad" co-creators Chris Preksta and Curt Wootten (Pittsburgh Dad).

    Pittsburgh native Chris (director/co-creator) is a film and web series director whose credits include "Pittsburgh Dad," the sci-fi series "The Mercury Men," which premiered on the NBC Universal/Syfy digital network, and the award-winning online sitcom "The Guild."

    Curt (Pittsburgh Dad/co-creator) is a film and stage actor, who turned an impression of his actual father into a nationally known character with the introduction of Pittsburgh Dad.

    His credits also include the online series "Captain Blasto" and "The Mercury Men." Curt grew up in Greensburg, Pa.

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