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!
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!
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
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.