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!
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.
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!
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
Discussing two women who heckled me at Goldie's Pizza recently. Forgot to mention that the one who I argued with said "I'm not hitting on you." I know that, stupid. Get over yourself. Full audio of the offending show: https://youtu.be/Vea3SrGoGPk
If you don’t know who Simon King is, go away. Or read this. He’s a Canadian comedian from Vancouver who moved to London, England last year, but has been back in Canada touring and regularly doing shows around Vancouver for the last several months. It wouldn’t be out of line to compare him to the…