Category: Comedy

Hosted by actor/comedian Jason Deline it’s like a book club with comedy albums. First Thursday of every month we listen to an agreed upon/curated comedy album, then we get together and talk about it! Fun, right?

May 9, 2019

Episode 37 - Jerry Seinfeld I’m Telling You For the Last Time

We had the joy of sitting with Marc Hallworth of Vest of Friends and Chili Davidson of Pay What You Can't to discuss Jerry Seinfeld's 1998 album and HBO special I'm Telling You For The Last Time. We discussed Jerry's impact on comedy, his continued relevance and the weird little differences between the album and the special. In addition to this amazing conversation about Jerry Seinfeld we also talked about National Lampoon, Chevy Chase and the value of a damn joke.

April 25, 2019

Episode 36 - Interview with Brandon Hackett

I had the pleasure of sitting with Second City and Sketchersons alumnus Brandon Hackett, Brandon had previously joined us on our Saturday Night Live album episode from the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival. In our on one one conversation we were able to discuss his early influences, the writing process and underrated nature of MadTV.

April 11, 2019

Episode 35 - Beth Stelling: Simply the Beth

Jason and Matt sit down with the incredibly funny and talented Grace Smith and Ryan Hughes to discuss Beth Stelling's album Simply the Beth. We touch on her incredible pacing, meticulous use of language and her instantly relatable humour, all whilst plumbing the dark arts of the dramaturge and family strengthening qualities of belching the alphabet.

March 16, 2019

Episode 34 - Interview with Juno nominee Pat Thornton

In this, the last interview in our week long celebration of Canadian comedy, we sit with Pat Thornton to discuss their Juno nominated album Chicken! as well as the adorable dog the album was named after. I mean look at that cutey on the cover!

​Come back in April when we'll be discussing Simply The Beth with with Grace Smith and Ryan Hughes also check out our prior four Juno interviews with Chanty MarosticaDave MerhejeDebra DiGiovanni and Mayce Galoni as well as our Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival panel episode where we discuss the 1976 Saturday Night Live album.

March 15, 2019

Episode 33 - Interview with Juno nominee Mayce Galoni

The fourth interview in our week long celebration of Canadian comedy we sit with Mayce Galoni to discuss their Juno nominated album Awkwarder, what it was like recording an album and the experience of driving around Stanley Park with his partner for over ten hours.

​Tune in tomorrow for our conversation with Pat Thornton also while you're there check out our last three interviews with Chanty MarosticaDave Merheje and Debra DiGiovanni.

March 14, 2019

Episode 32 - Interview with Juno nominee Debra DiGiovanni

The third interview in our week long celebration of Canadian comedy we sit with Debra DiGiovanni to discuss their Juno nominated album Lady Jazz, the experience of recording an album and her life in Los Angeles.

​Tune in the rest of the week for our conversations with Mayce Galoni and Pat Thornton also while you're there check out our last two interviews with Dave Merheje and Chanty Marostica.

March 13, 2019

Episode 31 - Interview with Juno nominee Dave Merheje

Continuing our week long celebration of Canadian comedy we sit with Dave Merheje to discuss their Juno nominated album Good Friend Bad Grammar and the excitement of being nominated for a Juno.

​Tune in the rest of the week for our conversations with Debra DiGiovanniMayce Galoni and Pat Thornton also while you're there check out yesterday's interview with Chanty Marostica.

March 12, 2019

Episode 30 - Interview with Juno nominee Chanty Marostica

The third episode in our week long celebration of Canadian comedy we sit with Chanty Marostica to chat about their Juno nominated album The Chanty Show and all the excitement since we last sat with Chanty.

March 11, 2019

Episode 29 - Saturday Night Live

Recorded live at the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival sit down with Robin Duke of Second City, SCTV, Saturday Night Live and Women Fully Clothed, Kerri Donaldson and Allie Entwistle of Brunch Comedy and their podcast You've Got Brunch as well as Brandon Hackett of Second City and The Sketchersons to talk about the 1976 cast recording of The Not Ready For Prime Time Players performing in season 1 and 2 of Saturday Night Live. This historic album is an artifact of sketches gathered when envelopes were being pushed and formats were being established. In the album you can start to hear the familiar patter of the Weekend Update desk segment but also sketches that would never make their way to air today. Our amazing panel bring a unique perspective of both life long fans and former cast members to this stellar discussion.

March 10, 2019

Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival: Brunchy goodness!

The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival is underway and Jason had the pleasure of sitting down with artists during a brunch gathering of sketch comedians. We talk with Carson Pinch about his show Carson Fears Fear Itself, Cam Wyllie about Cam Wyllie & Jon Plester Presents Fruit Cart Bonanza (and another show that we distinctly did not talk about because that's secret and we don't talk about secrets here) as well as the troupe Girl Brain consisting of Caley Suliak, Alyson Dicey and Ellie Heath. Much yummy food, zesty coffee and good conversation was consumed.