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.
In this terrific episode Jason and Matt sit down with performer and teacher Jess Grant and writer and performer Tracy Hamilton to discuss the amazing and awesome album Ask Me About My New God! by Maria Bamford. During this conversation we have the joy of discussing the bright darkness that is Maria Bamford's comedy along with its healing power and inspirational qualities.
Just a reminder tickets for our live show on March 9th at the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival are now available. Get your tickets here!
We catch up with one of our very first guests Olivia Stadler (@ostadz). We have a great conversation about her last year and a half in the comedy world and how she's experienced her journey as well as the terrific new comedy show case she produces at The Comedy Bar called Literally Dead! It's a terrific conversation that touches on her inspirations, how dance has informed her performance style and some funny (and not so funny) experiences. Thanks to Olivia for coming back and we look forward to checking in down the road.
Additionally I'm happy to share that we are joining the lineup of the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival! We will be returning to stage for a live show, guests and album to be announced soon but you can get your tickets to hear us live at the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival website. We look forward to seeing you there.
We (Jason, Helena and Matt) had the joy of sitting down with Martha O'Neill and Andrew Fleming to discuss Robin Williams' debut album Reality... What A Concept. If you don't do drugs you'll surely feel like you've done them after going down the rabbit hole of Willams' album Reality... What a Concept. His rapid fire delivery, his off the cuff improvisational jokes and his pure joy is infectious and even when some of the panel may not have got the jokes they felt better for having listened to it.
For the full experience also listen to our earlier episode A Night At The Met with Robin Williams featuring Peter Hill and Sharilyn Johnson which is truly an interesting juxtaposition. Over the course of a few short years Robin dramatically changes his style and structure and when compared it really illustrates the scope of his talent.
Thanks for listening and remember before enjoying the podcast listen to the album for the full experience.
Jason, Helena Marie and Matt sit down to talk about their favourite holiday movies that are part of their holiday traditions. Jason and Helena selected holiday classics National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and Home Alone... Matt selected the cultish comedy mock-musical AD/BC: A Rock Opera... of course. Here them talk about their holiday favourites and share yours with us in the comments or on our face book page. We'll be back in the new year and have a happy holidays!
In this week's episode Courtney Gilmour comes back to talk about her experiences as a stand up comedian. It's a great chat with a hilarious person and where we get to hear about everything from why she selected Kid Gorgeous as her album for the panel show to doing jokes in the nude. To find out more about her shows check out her Twitter, Instagram or Facebook group.
In our second panel episode from our shiny new studio space we sat down with comedians Courtney Gilmour (@CourtGilmour) and Ryan Dillon (@TheRyanDillon) to discuss the amazing album John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous At Radio City. We chat about assembly, sex ed and this incredible album by this gifted writer and teller of jokes.
In celebration of Adam Sandler's well received new Netflix Special 100% Fresh we are re-airing our December 2017 episode of Adam Sandler's They're All Gonna Laugh At You. In it, Jason sits down with Jordan Kennedy, Jon Blair and Kat Letwin to discuss this Adam Sandler album. Join us in discussing this interesting and early work.
The third in our JFL42 2018 interviews we chatted with Matteo Lane, I was lucky enough to catch him perform twice at the festival and it was a real joy. He joined me for a phone interview after his return to New York from Toronto and we discussed one of his favourite comedy albums Ellen Degeneres' special Here and Now.
The chat was a blast, we talked about his work as an opera singer, painter, graphic designer, comic book illustrator and a comedian. If you want to see more of his amazing work check out his instagram. Also, those topless pictures are real life goal inspirations! Thanks again to Matteo for taking the time to chat with us and if you have a chance catch him live!
Over the last two weeks of September JFL42 rolled into town and we got to sit with Jackie Kashian to talk about the state of the comedy world and her experiences in it but also about podcasts (like her two podcasts The Dork Forest and The Jackie and Laurie Show), fantasy novels, role playing games (including her husband's super hero game The Hero Instant), alternative history and some of our favourite authors. It was a blast to chat with Jackie and see her perform, thanks again goes out to Jackie for sitting with us.