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?

September 20, 2018

Comedy Album Book Club - Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic

It may be a bit late but the wait is worth it, welcome to the first episode of The Comedy Album Book Club recorded in our new studio. I was lucky enough to have the pleasure of sitting with SiriusXM Top Comic finalist Chanty Marostica, comedian Kat Letwin and playwright and performer Adam Bailey. We dug into the album Jesus Is Magic by Sarah Silverman. It was a lively and fun discussion where we touched on Star Trek: Voyager, Drake, the 90s and drill down on growing as a comic.


September 13, 2018

Comedy Album Book Club Second Edition: Welcome to the studio

We wanted to welcome you to our new studio, unfortunately we're going to be a bit late in getting our first episode in the new space out and to your ears. Tune in next week though when we sit down with Chanty Marostica, Kat Letwin and Adam Bailey to discuss Sarah Silverman's Jesus Is Magic! In the mean time enjoy this picture of our recording space and my replacement as producer!


August 9, 2018

Comedy Album Book Club: Vol 12 - Eddie Murphy: Comedian

Wow, it's been a year already?! Thanks to everyone for being such an amazing gift! To Neil Jones for helping us get off the ground, to Andrea Miller and the folks at the Social Capital Theatre for being such amazing hosts! To Helena Marie for sitting in when Jason was sick and to every single guest Jules, Olivia, Craig, Martha, Jeremy, Nug, Sharilyn, Adam McNamara, Jordan, Jon, Kat, Allan, Katie, Dave, Dan, Sean, Ian, Meryle, Kyle Betts and Kyle Scott, Neil, Derek, Adam Kenneth Wilson and Adam Bailey, Peter, Nigel and Heather. Thanks also to every artist who's albums we've had the joy of listening to. It's been a real journey for Jason and myself to examine these comedy jems both new and old and we look forward to many more episodes to come!




July 12, 2018

Comedy Album Book Club: Vol 11 - A Night At The Met!

Unfortunately this month Jason couldn't join us so I (Matt Ardill @commonperson) had the pleasure of hosting the podcast. I was lucky enough to sit down with Peter Hill (@peterjameshill) and Sharilyn Johnson (@thirdbeat) to discuss the Robin Williams album A Night At The Met! It was a night to relive memories of our youth and laugh out loud from The Social Capital Theatre (@thesocap). We hope you enjoy the episode and we miss you Robin.


Robin Williams A Night At The Met

June 28, 2018

Comedy Album Book Club: Vol 10 - Supplemental with Adam Bailey

Hi everyone, this is Matt Ardill the co-producer of Comedy Album Book Club. I had the pleasure of sitting down with our guest Adam Bailey three weeks ago following his turn on the panel where we spoke about Eddie Izzard's Force Majeure. We got to talk about his process of writing and all the influences that go into it.

A lot has happened since this interview including the addition of Adam's show The ABCs of Love with Adult Baby Cupid to the Toronto Fringe Festival running from July 5th to July 15th and the Hamilton Fringe Festival running from July 19th to July 29th. If you are in Toronto or Hamilton for either of these dates, do yourself a favour and make time to see it.

Please enjoy this interview and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

June 15, 2018

Comedy Album Book Club: Vol 10 - Force Majeure

This month we dig deep into the force of nature that is Eddie Izzard's live album Force Majeure. A two album extravaganza with God, Gods, Scuba diving, Darth Vader, Titans clashing and makeup. What more could you ask for? Jason (@JasonDeline) is joined once again by Ian MacIntyre (@mrianmacintyre) and Meryle Evans (@themeryle) as well as new comer Adam Bailey (@stillyourfriend) to relish in the absudity. Thanks again to the Social Capital Theatre (@thesocap) for hosting us and Andrea Miller for saving the day, you are a tech extraordinaire!


Eddie Izzard Force Majeure Live

May 24, 2018

Comedy Album Book Club: Vol 9 - Arizona Bay supplemental episode

Having had such a great time with Derek Forgie (The Ten Minute Talkshow) and Adam Kenneth Wilson (@adamkwilson) we decided to release this from the Disney vaults. It involved a heist led by Bill Murray, the elite hacking skills of Hackerman and the dry cool action hero wit of Jason Deline (@jasondeline). As usual Andrea Miller runs the show from behind the desk back at the Social Capital Theatre (TheSoCap). So join us as we enjoy discussing a moment in Toronto sketch history.

May 10, 2018

Comedy Album Book Club: Vol 9 - Arizona Bay

This month from The Social Capital Theatre (TheSoCap) Jason (Jason Deline) was joined by activist, comedian and ginger Derek Forgie (10 Minute Talkshow) as well as his partner in laughs and classy fellow Adam Kenneth Wilson (Adam K Wilson) to discuss Bill Hicks' posthumous work Arizona Bay. You could almost call it Three Funny Men and a Comedy Podcast! Once again thanks to Andrea Miller for making us sound so soooo sweet.

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 Bill Hicks Arizona Bay

April 16, 2018

Comedy Album Book Club: Vol 8 - Motormouth

Our regular host Jason Deline (@JasonDeline) was under the weather and the intrepid Helena Marie stepped in to fill his hosting shoes while we discussed the multi-talented Ben Elton's album Motormouth. Joined by Neil Jones (Radio Project X), myself Matt Ardill (@commonperson) and Kyle Scott (@gkylescott) while we dive into the man who made Edmund Blackadder so delightfully evil and The Young Ones' plot make sense as he delved into the world of staundup.

As always our amazing engineer Andrea Miller kept our show ticking along and please check out our home on Facebook for more information about future shows, leaving us a question or suggesting an album.


Ben Elton Motormouth

March 15, 2018

Comedy Album Book Club: Vol 7 - Supplemental - Our interview with Patton Oswalt

Patton took time out of his busy schedule to sit down with Jason and discuss Werewolves & Lollipops, comedy and helping bring Michelle McNamara's project I'll Be Gone In The Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer to the public.

Thanks to Patton for his generosity and kindness in sitting and speaking with us.