Hey everybody! This project is coming to a tentative close (and this time I mean it). So I hope you enjoy what will functionally be the last episode of The Taylor Moorey Show. Hear why in the intro. But more importantly, listen to two of Vancouver’s best up-and-comers, Steev Letts and Sean McDonnell. They’re both hilariously funny, talented comics, and good dudes, both with albums from Comedy Here Often and 604 Records. Check out BURGER QUEEN and ALL IN MY HEAD wherever you find albums.
The site will remain active for now, as other writing, sketch, and music projects will be posted here. All episodes of the podcast will go up on to YouTube soon.
A day late, a buck short. In this episode, Vancouver’s own Morris Bartlett sits down with me to talk about his time in Afghanistan in the Canadian military, what to do in the event of a mortar attack, Tim Horton’s, as well as his experiences in stand-up. He’s a good friend and a good dude, and a good talk. Check it out!
This episode was honestly a joy to record, so please enjoy this discussion with two comedy heavyweights, Sam Tonning and Simon King.
Simon has been a touring headliner for many years, known for his prolific output and confrontational style of comedy, mixing social commentary and silliness with lightning pace.
Sam is a staple in Vancouver, who manages the delicate balance of dirty material and squeaky-clean likeability. With a hand in a plethora of live shows, podcasts, radio shows, he’s a favourite among audiences and comedians alike.
Together, they produce Wall to Wall Comedy, a monthly show at the Wallflower on Main St. in Vancouver. The show is a part of Just for Laughs Northwest this year, and they have an amazing group of very funny people lined up. I could tell you what we talked about, but it wouldn’t do justice to just listening. Check it out!
Better (slightly) late than never! Today’s episode includes two of Vancouver’s best young up-and-comers, Andrea Jin and Ola Dada. At just a few years in, they’ve already accomplished a lot, and have much more on the way. Andrea records her album at the end of the month at Little Mountain Gallery and Ola Dada’s show Blackout Comedy is part of Just for Laughs Northwest series, Best of the West. They sat down with me to talk about their beginnings, trying to stay social while doing stand-up, what drives them, and more. Check it out!
The first episode back! Jake Spencer is a hilarious and talented Vancouver comic making a move to Bristol in early February. As he gets in his last shows here, he took the time to sit with me and talk shop, bombing, wrestling, theater school, growing up amongst hippies, and why green means go. He’s a good friend, and a good dude. Check it out!
The Taylor Moorey Show is back up and running, and new episodes begin tomorrow! In this introduction, I explain the decision to come back and what the future holds. Thanks to anyone who has listened in the past, and to all future listeners. ❤ Taylor Subscribe on iTunes! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-taylor-moorey-show/id1304170888 Like on Facebook https://m.facebook.com/thetaymooshow
I figured I’d add my two cents to the fervor around the finale of Game of Thrones. Plus some life updates!
To the surprise of nobody, this podcast hasn’t been updated regularly – and will not be. I’m not giving up podcasting, but my attention is being drawn elsewhere right now. Details within!
As I brave a hideous man-cold, I talk about some exciting news (Dead Weight Citizens Brigade is gonna be on the radio!), and podcast pitches. I also ruminate about suicide, irrational guilt, the tragic and upsetting loss of the great Brody Stevens, and the aftermath, as well as having moments of clarity and joy in stand-up comedy. Enjoy!
This past Saturday, I had the opportunity to once again interview one of my favourite comedians, the great Kurt Metzger.
We talked about writing gigs, Sacha Baron Cohen’s ‘Who is America’, the problems with social media and his past controversies, as well as Louis CK’s return to stand-up and more.
Some good news: Since recording this intro, Just for Laughs and Sirius XM have reversed their decision and channel 168 will remain 100% Canadian.
One of the few episodes I’ve re-recorded, I look at the what I believe to be the state of the video game industry through the lens of what I’ve played recently: Kingdom Hearts 3, Horizon Zero Dawn, Spider-Man, Soul Calibur 6, Hitman 2, and The Witcher 3. I also provide a brief history of my own gaming experiences, and what influence they’ve provided in terms of story-telling.
Also, thanks to Call Me Kevin, RT Games, Witcher George, and Brian David Gilbert at Polygon for the inspiration.
In another late podcast, I found myself in mired in an emotional fog of frustration from a very weird week. On top of that, the article of Liam Neeson came out and the ramifications and debate surrounding his actions nearly forty years ago kicked me into such irritation that I felt it worth talking about. Still dealing with the bullshit I talked about on the last episode, i.e. the challenges of being a mediocre creative, is mostly why this episode is so late, so I will have this and two others within a couple days. I think Neeson’s story is a teachable moment and something real and human that’s been twisted. My usual problems with internet journalism and social media immediacy come up again, and I tell a story from just five-and-a-half years ago in my own life. Enjoy.
Also, I just learned in posting articles for this, that Liam’s nephew died just weeks ago. My condolences.
I went live on Instagram for no discernible reason and discussed my goals for the year, as well as the prospect of facing burnout again, and trying to direct the flow of creative energy. I also whine about the masturbatory nature of most comedy podcasts, and my now shit-gone monthly standup show.
Are you tired of the constant internet outrage machine?
Same here. So join me in complaining from my haughty, yet feckless perch in this little corner of internet hell. I’ve been playing Spider-Man on PS4, and stupidly searched out weird, negative reactions to it. People are also losing their fucking minds over a commercial, and I’m weary of everyone going nuts over… everything.
Well hot dog, only two days late!
The audio and PS4 video kept falling out of sync for some reason (I suspect something fucky with Audacity) so this took a loooong time to edit. Regardless, here’s me as a flamingo. I’m playing Spider-Man right now, and it’s fucking beautiful. Also playing Soul Calibur 6. What are you guys playing?
In a late(!) episode, I talk about the often-ignored weirdness of Christmas favourite, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Stupid and silly. Have fun, everybody!
I decided to futz around in Hitman 2 and record (and edit, for your sake) the experience with commentary and rambling. Here, I’m playing the Holiday Hoarders bonus mission and the first mission of Hitman 2’s main campaign. Seemed like a neat, silly little thing to do, so I hope you enjoy it.
This video and podcast are not sponsored, as somebody would have to listen and precisely zero people give a shit.
Better late than never!
In which I address Neil deGrasse Tyson’s accusations of sexual misconduct and the severity of some #MeToo claims, as well as my opinion on Jordan Peterson and Hannah Gadsby.
Thanks to anybody who’s cared enough to listen to any stand-up, podcasting, and music this year. I can guarantee there will be lots more next year! Happy new year and other stuff!
Once again I nab an individual waaaayyy out of my podcasting league and interview Noam Dworman, owner of the legendary Comedy Cellar in Greenwich Village, New York City. The iconic club is one of the most famous in the world and is seen in the opening credits of ‘Louie’. The club and specifically Noam, have been in the news of late because Louis CK has returned to perform there a number of times. We connected over a recent heckler incident of one of CK’s sets and talked about the media, Louie’s misconduct, and the club’s origins. Enjoy!
Addressing the recent reemergence of the idea that The Lord of the Rings universe, and by extension, JRR Tolkien, are racist. Some righteous nerd anger ensues.
In which Emily and discuss the Rolling Stones, Ticketmaster, social media influencers, the difference between us and younger millenials, and my distaste for dramatic YouTubers. This was fun and has been on my mind a lot. Check it out!
An opinion that may be unpopular among other Witcher fans; I’m not outraged with casting decisions for the Netflix. Also I discuss my NEW ALBUM, KNOWBODY, as well as Grotto Comedy.
I find dreams to be fascinating, and though I’m not a believer in anything mystic or divine, they are still interesting to talk about. Emily joins me to chat about some of our weirdest, scariest, silliest dreams, as well as to criticize my old fashion choices. Fun and silly. Do it up!
Hey the file was small enough to work!
Emily and I recorded the second half of her playlist of real estate ads and we made jokes about them.
Near the beginning, I say I fixed the sound, but when exporting the file from the screen recorder (which is still a little choppy) I forgot to export the sound with it, and edited the file before realizing that I did that. Soooo fuck it. Here ya go!
So my girlfriend and I recorded ourselves (audio only, thank god – you don’t wanna see me in pajamas and no makeup) yapping over real estate videos of extremely extravagant homes and estates. It was fun! I laughed. Sorry for the choppiness; learned my lesson with the screen recorder!
Emily joins me for a fun, disjointed chat about a topic very dear to me: namely, the etymology of ‘bad language’. We talk about the battles of Lenny Bruce, George Carlin and his seven words you can never say on television, and the Old English origins of vulgar language. We also talk about medieval history, GG Allin, and the intensity of Russian criminals.
Better late than never?
Here, I chat about the recent controversy surrounding the cartoon of Serena Williams, and comparisons to the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo. Also, I bring up the reporting around Louis CK’s first set back since he admitted to sexual misconduct, and build on my dislike of inaccurate and misleading reporting from last episode.
Plus, at the end of the episode, check out a preliminary mix from the upcoming Dead Weight Citizens Brigade album!
I pledge to you good people that the podcast will go back to being updated regularly, even though I am in the mixing and re-recording stage of the Dead Weight Citizens Brigade Album.
In this episode, I yap about my recent goings-ons, measles in Vancouver, and the Witcher Netflix series casting controversy, with some critiques on modern journalism. Please enjoy!
Sensationalist and inaccurate reporting…
In my opinion, an unnecessary petition to Lauren Hissrich…
Listen to the Dead Weight Citizens Brigade EP!
I had the opportunity to interview Kate Stables, the multi-instrumentalist core of This is the Kit, after the band’s soundcheck at the Fox Cabaret. We talk about jokes, Kate’s writing process, the state of the world and our perception of it, and the issues of a small, indie band. Truly a lovely and thoughtful individual and I really enjoyed the whole experience. Enjoy.
Talking about my difficulties with mental health, as well as the recent suicide of Anthony Bourdain, stand-up comedy, career, and life stuff.
My friend’s poem: https://a-simple-writers-journal.tumblr.com/post/169497063075/tides
I chat with Arc Iris members Zach Tenorio Miller and Ray Belli about comedy, their careers, the writing process, the state of the industry, as well as a whole bunch of other shit. We recorded outside the Central Saloon in Seattle before their show. It was really fun interview and thank you to the band. Arc Iris is an experimental dream pop band out of Providence, Rhode Island, founded by ex-The Low Anthem frontwoman, Jocie Adams. Zach plays keys and Ray drums, and they recently toured with New Zealand powerhouse, Kimbra.
I yap about updates with projects, my stand-up show which starts in May, money laundering and the Vancouver real estate market, Bill Cosby, and Michelle Wolf’s controversial monologue at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
Vancouver/ Toronto comedian, David James “DJ” Roy and I sat down to talk about his life of homelessness, comedy, being on the periphery of “the scene”, the Vancouver housing crisis, his porn career, and a plethora of other things.
Heads up: The audio quality is super sub-par; not sure what happened, but my apologies. It was a fun talk. I hope you can understand it.
Check out DJ: https://www.opencomedy.com/davidjamesroy
After a short hiatus, I’m back (with fancy new production!) to talk about life in the last while, stand-up, projects, and plans, as well as Emma Stone at the Oscars, white feminism, and gun control in the US.
In what is likely the quickest turnaround for announcement and interview on this show, Todd Barry graciously joined me by phone to discuss his upcoming Vancouver shows for the Just for Laughs Northwest Festival, as well as broader aspects of his storied career.
I talk about seeing Ricky Gervais live, the Devin Townsend Project hiatus, and mental illness in the context of Bell Let’s Talk, as well as the future of this show and other projects.
I know this is kinda a filler episode.
Emily and I do another funk game of FMK, this time with randomly-generated Disney characters.
I will have one more episode before the Jessimae Peluso interview this Monday.
If you follow this site at all, I implore you! Check out the Facebook page, subscribe on iTunes, subscribe on YouTube (which is about 15 episodes behind, but…), give it a like, leave a comment on iTunes, give it five stars if you like it. We’ve got interviews with comedians like Jim Norton, Kurt Metzger,…
Emily and I discuss our favourite conspiracy theories; some silly, some serious. We also talk about future TV series and the podcast I produce, Pulling the Trigger.
Happy New Year! I ramble on about new things, 7 Dining Lounge, my life, and other things.
I was on a great podcast! My friend Katie Nordgren runs the Sea Hags podcast with her friend Chris Rzepa and they invited me to be a guest. It was a lot of fun and I’m very thankful for the opportunity to be silly with a couple of really cool people. I am on Episode…
Emily and I discuss my obsession with The Witcher, among other things, and Dolly Parton’s newest album.
Inspired by a friend’s post, Emily and I discuss who we would fuck, marry, or kill of the Game of Thrones characters.
A tribute to the late comedian Charlie Murphy, as I recount meeting him and a beautiful woman at Caroline’s on Broadway in 2013.
Miss ya, Charlie
(July 12, 1959-April 12, 2017)
VERY LATE discussion on recent comedy controversies including Kathy Griffin’s now-famous beheading video, Bill Maher’s off-colour joke, Johnny Depp’s assassination reference, and Iliza Shlesinger’s finger-wagging take on women in comedy. This is several weeks late. Apologies.
Emily and I talk the confirmed Netflix series of The Witcher, suggest cast ideas, as well as video game movies, and I shit on Uwe Boll and Skip Woods.
Emily is back on the show as we talk about the infamous Steveston sea lion, Game of Thrones season 7, Vancouver comedy drama and Discorder Magazine, ghosts and upcoming shows.
My girlfriend joins in me discussing the above, as well as Dr. Steve Brule, Avatar and cannons.
Wherein I interview Vancouver-based comedian, Ed Hill, in a pizza place’s basement. No shit. Ed’s a funny and smart dude and has had a successful career with no signs of slowing down. He’s got two albums, Canasian, and Weirdo Whisperer and is consistently on tour. Please enjoy!
…except a few. I preach the politics of anger and lash out at Anthony Cumia, with whom I am disappointed. Talking about celebrities, Trump (I know; ugh), citizenship, abortion, the media and Kevin O’Leary.
I sat down with the unfairly-talented multi-instrumentalist, “Two Turntables and A” Mike St. Jean to talk about the value and re-purposing of art, music, meditation and more. Oh, and taquitos, of course. He’s a very heady and cool dude and I hope you enjoy it. I apologize for being a bit more wooden than usual; I was very tired. And still am. Do it up!
I’m an argumentative dick. I discuss Donald Trump, Rodrigo Duterte, Amy Schumer, “Barbie” casting controversy, Louis CK, cosplayer Jessica Nigri, Jenna Marbles and more.
Wherein I bash and (sorta) defend the Orange Shitbag, Donald Trump. I also talk about sexism and racism in fantasy, but mostly The Witcher 3.
Emily and I grouse about how much going to the movies has lost its magic. I also relate some stories from working at my local theatre.
I’m a lucky little fanboy and interviewed the wickedly talented Che Aimee (AH-mee) Dorval. She’s had a 10+ year career as a solo guitarist and singer, having released Underachiever in 2008 and Volume 1 in 2015, and is known for her collaborations with Devin Townsend on 2009’s Ki and 2014’s Casualties of Cool.
She’s got a killer voice, a great personality, a sharp sense of humour and is a lovely human being. We met at a small restaurant to talk music, life, comedy, performing and a lot more. We also eat. I talk about myself too much. We’re definitely BFFF’s now.
Jimmy Fallon had a real softball interview with Donald Trump and was lambasted for it. I defend him… kinda.
The new Ghostbusters movie probably sucked, but didn’t deserve the hype. Wherein I actually agree with feminist points! and disagree with right-wing people! Those never happen! Talking Ghostbusters, the cast and crew, Gavin McInnes and Leslie Jones and Twitter.
Mark Hughes is a Vancouver-based comic. In preparation for his Fringe Festival show, “Tragedy + Time Served = Comedy” he’s been doing dry runs all over the Lower Mainland. In it, he documents his childhood and upbringing, time in-and-out of various correctional institutions, drug addiction, homelessness and eventual decision to live a clean life. I had the privilege of seeing it twice, and it’s unique, raw and human, and seeing Mark perform stand-up numerous times, he’s got a rare talent for turning personal pain into (near) universal comedy. We sat down for an interview after he performed the show in my living room for myself and some friends.
Yup. All about periods. Yes, those kinds. Period.
Metal drumming legend, Ryan Van Poederyooen and I talk music, positivity, success, health and happiness. Great dude and a great chat. Thanks to Ryan for talking to me!
Ryan’s various pages can accessed from rvpdrums.com
Dumb internet tropes, ideas and cultural aspects that I loathe.
I met JJ Caithcart at his store, SCRAPE Records, October 7, 2010.
Fresh out of high school, I became addicted to music, heavy metal in particular, and learning more and more, and JJ fed that addiction with aplomb. Over the next six years, I spent countless hours there, hanging out, talking, learning, listening, and was privileged enough to help with in-store meet-and-greets with bands like Gojira, and Devin Townsend.
We talk the fate of the store, the record industry in general, and his partnership with Vancouver metal band, Zimmer’s Hole.
Below, you can find links to a Zimmer’s Hole pre-order on Indiegogo, as well as other Scrape Records media. Check it out!
SCRAPE Records site: http://scraperecords.com/
SCRAPE on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SCRAPErecords/?ref=br_rs
Zimmer’s Hole’s Official Page: https://www.facebook.com/zimmersholeofficial/?ref=br_rs
It’s in the title. We talk music, comedy, performing, mental illness, life stuff, porn, movies, melancholy and more. I had a lot of fun; it was a great talk and great to reconnect with a good friend. Thanks Kamaira!
I’m a weirdo and had a dream about Devin Townsend after our chat.
Talking about the gorilla in Cincinnati, the controversial X-Men: Apocalypse billboard, Rose McGowan, and an update on Dead Weight Citizens Brigade and shows.
Talking to myself, and thus you, about my recent trip to Portland, Oregon, upcoming projects, TV shows, Anthony Cumia, and a follow-up from the Devin Townsend interview and book.
My fanboyishness paid off in the form of an interview with metal god, Devin Townsend. He very graciously came to my home and sat with a mediocre comic, podcast host and interviewer to talk music, comedy, death, the human condition, gear, future plans, and much more. It was a pleasure and he is a great guy.
Descriptive titles are the bee’s knees.
I blither about stand-up, plugs for my shows and others around Vancouver, and future projects.
Not entirely happy with this episode, but it needed to come out I guess.
Famous people are like you and me – only better and more interesting.
Talking about mental illness, society and my own experience.
A “Moorey Minute” is an undefined unit of measuring time.
Subject: Sexiest comedian in the world, Nicole Arbour
First episode of the Taylor Moorey Show; a study of outrage culture.
The wonderful musician, Ché Aimee Dorval returns to the show for an hour-long interview.
Since our last talk, Ché has been busy at work on her new album “Between the Walls and the Window,” due out December 8th and it definitely shows in the singles that you can hear.
We talk about music, the process of making this new record, her most recent foray into veganism, and social issues like the “Me too” campaign, sexual abuse, racism, and much, much more. I enjoyed the talk a lot, and am happy to say we have become friends in the last year. I hope you enjoy it too. Do it up!
Show at the Cobalt: https://www.facebook.com/events/1505453352868585/
Ché’s site: http://www.cheaimeedorval.com/
My extremely nuanced opinion on Louis CK’s sexual misconduct, recorded at night on Thursday the 9th. It’s not that nuanced, I just wanted to say “nuanced”. Nuance. Emily joins me about ten minutes in to talk about our feelings concerning CK’s misconduct, our reactions as fans, and what the future holds. I am depressed,…
In which I talk about my general skepticism concerning ghosts, and specifically, about Adam Ellis’ supposed haunting. Sorry about the feedback; don’t know why that was happening. MAYBE IT WAS GHOSTS!
Emily and I play “Fuck, Marry, Kill,” with characters from the Witcher 3. She is mean to me.
Wherein Emily and I discuss the “Me Too” campaign, Harvey Weinstein, sexual predation in entertainment and day-to-day life.
Best known for his various writing credits like Inside Amy Schumer and the Jim Norton Show, transgressive stand-up comic Kurt Metzger very generously took the time to sit down with me for a talk. We chatted about morals in comedy, his career, drugs, religion, the controversy he’s dealt with and mental illness. He’s a great dude, an original mind, and tall as shit. Do it up!
In which I am the most audibly nervous I’ve ever been. One of the most prolific comedians today, and one of my personal heroes, Jim Norton, graciously took the time to talk with me over the phone on a crazy busy day in Seattle. We covered radio, his Chip Chipperson podcast, UFC Unfiltered, the political climate of the right and the left, and my weirdly-specific questions about a couple of his specials. I honestly can’t thank him enough and I really thoroughly enjoyed the talk. Do it up! Sorry the levels are a little ‘off,’ I was using my SM7B for the first time.
………………did that really just happen?
Brian “Beav” Waddell, best known as the bassist of the Devin Townsend Project, took the time to sit and talk with me about music, their grueling tour schedule and our mutual love of bad jokes. I was pretty tired from two false fire alarms in my building last night and was not as prepared as I like to be, but when all is said and done, Beav was a great dude to talk to and I really enjoyed this. Do it up!
Dave Young is best known for his work with Devin Townsend, as well as his own projects Auger and Regal. I invited Dave to be a guest on the show, and he graciously sat down with me to talk in his studio in North Vancouver. We talk about music (no shit), krav maga, the creative process, depression, gear and touring. It was fun talk. Do it up!
Talking about a recent incident near my house.