83 Interview with Steev Letts and Sean McDonnell

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.

82 Interview with Morris Bartlett

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!

81 Interview with Sam Tonning and Simon King

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!

80 Interview with Andrea Jin & Ola Dada

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!

79 Interview with Jake Spencer

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!

76 Radio, Suicide, & Stand-Up

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!

75 Interview with Kurt Metzger (2!)

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.

74 A Filthy Casual’s Guide to the State of Video Games

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.

73 Liam Neeson’s Knee’s on His Niece’s Son’s Nissan, Son

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.

72 Seeking Balance as a Mediocre Creative

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.

71 Complaining About Complaining: Spider-Man, Gillette, and Louis CK

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.

70 Hitman Miami: Flamingor the Vengeful

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?

68 Hitman 2… Stream?

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.

67 Jordan Peterson, Hannah Gadsby, and Neil deGrasse Tyson

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!

66 Interview with Noam Dworman, Owner of the Comedy Cellar

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!

62 Weird Dreams and Haircuts

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!

61 Reviewing Real Estate Videos 02!

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!

60 Reviewing Real Estate Videos

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!

59 Origins of Dirty Words, Rude Gestures, and Language Differences

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.

58 Racist Cartoons and Incomplete Journalism, DWCB Sneak Peek!

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!

57 Witcher Netflix Casting, Journalism, Measles and Music

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!

BAME Ciri mega-thread…
https://www.reddit.com/r/witcher/comments/9f2cs9/megathread_updated_information_regarding_the/

The case against…
https://www.reddit.com/r/witcher/comments/9e2irp/bame_ciri_would_force_other_characters_to_also_be/

Sensationalist and inaccurate reporting…
http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/ustv/news/a865896/witcher-netflix-showrunner-quits-twitter-backlash-ciri-bame-casting/

In my opinion, an unnecessary petition to Lauren Hissrich…
https://www.change.org/p/lauren-s-hissrich-don-t-limit-ciri-s-casting-call-to-bame-only

Listen to the Dead Weight Citizens Brigade EP!
https://deadweightcitizensbrigade.bandcamp.com/releases

My Patreon!
https://www.patreon.com/taymooshow

56 Interview with Kate Stables

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.

54 Interview with Arc Iris (Zachary Tenorio Miller & Ray Belli)

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.

52 David James “DJ” Roy

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

51 Life, Emma Stone & Guns

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.

50 Interview with Todd Barry

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.

48 FMK Disney!

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.

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30 Controversy in Comedy

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.

26 Interview with Ed Hill

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!

25 I Don’t Like Anybody

…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.

24 Interview with Mike St. Jean

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!

20 Interview with Ché Aimee Dorval

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.

18 Ghostbusters Hate

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.

17 Interview with Mark Hughes

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.

44 Interview with JJ Caithcart

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!

Relaunch: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/scrape-records-launching-scrape-the-record-label#/

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

09 Interview with Devin Townsend

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.

43: Interview with Ché Aimee Dorval (2!)

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!

PledgeMusic: https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/cheaimeedorval

Show at the Cobalt: https://www.facebook.com/events/1505453352868585/

Ché’s site: http://www.cheaimeedorval.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cheaimeedorval

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CheAimee

42: Louis CK

  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,…

37: Kurt Metzger Interview

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!

35: Jim Norton Interview

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?

34: Brian “Beav” Waddell Interview

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!

33: Dave Young Interview

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!