55 Mental Illness (3), Suicide, Career, and Anthony Bourdain

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

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54 Interview with Arc Iris (Zachary Tenorio Miller & Ray Belli)

I chat with Arc Iris members Zach Tenorio Miller and Ray Belli about comedy, their careers, the writing process, the state of the industry, as well as a whole bunch of other shit. We recorded outside the Central Saloon in Seattle before their show. It was really fun interview and thank you to the band. Arc Iris is an experimental dream pop band out of Providence, Rhode Island, founded by ex-The Low Anthem frontwoman, Jocie Adams. Zach plays keys and Ray drums, and they recently toured with New Zealand powerhouse, Kimbra.

52 David James “DJ” Roy

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

26 Interview with Ed Hill

Wherein I interview Vancouver-based comedian, Ed Hill, in a pizza place's basement. No shit. Ed's a funny and smart dude and has had a successful career with no signs of slowing down. He's got two albums, Canasian, and Weirdo Whisperer and is consistently on tour. Please enjoy!

20 Interview with Ché Aimee Dorval

I'm a lucky little fanboy and interviewed the wickedly talented Che Aimee (AH-mee) Dorval. She's had a 10+ year career as a solo guitarist and singer, having released Underachiever in 2008 and Volume 1 in 2015, and is known for her collaborations with Devin Townsend on 2009's Ki and 2014's Casualties of Cool. She's got a killer voice, a great personality, a sharp sense of humour and is a lovely human being. We met at a small restaurant to talk music, life, comedy, performing and a lot more. We also eat. I talk about myself too much. We're definitely BFFF's now.

18 Ghostbusters Hate

The new Ghostbusters movie probably sucked, but didn't deserve the hype. Wherein I actually agree with feminist points! and disagree with right-wing people! Those never happen! Talking Ghostbusters, the cast and crew, Gavin McInnes and Leslie Jones and Twitter.

17 Interview with Mark Hughes

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.

44 Interview with JJ Caithcart

I met JJ Caithcart at his store, SCRAPE Records, October 7, 2010. Fresh out of high school, I became addicted to music, heavy metal in particular, and learning more and more, and JJ fed that addiction with aplomb. Over the next six years, I spent countless hours there, hanging out, talking, learning, listening, and was privileged enough to help with in-store meet-and-greets with bands like Gojira, and Devin Townsend. We talk the fate of the store, the record industry in general, and his partnership with Vancouver metal band, Zimmer's Hole. Below, you can find links to a Zimmer's Hole pre-order on Indiegogo, as well as other Scrape Records media. Check it out! Relaunch: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/scrape-records-launching-scrape-the-record-label#/ SCRAPE Records site: http://scraperecords.com/ SCRAPE on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SCRAPErecords/?ref=br_rs Zimmer's Hole's Official Page: https://www.facebook.com/zimmersholeofficial/?ref=br_rs

43: Interview with Ché Aimee Dorval (2!)

The wonderful musician, Ché Aimee Dorval returns to the show for an hour-long interview. Since our last talk, Ché has been busy at work on her new album "Between the Walls and the Window," due out December 8th and it definitely shows in the singles that you can hear. We talk about music, the process of making this new record, her most recent foray into veganism, and social issues like the "Me too" campaign, sexual abuse, racism, and much, much more. I enjoyed the talk a lot, and am happy to say we have become friends in the last year. I hope you enjoy it too. Do it up! PledgeMusic: https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/cheaimeedorval Show at the Cobalt: https://www.facebook.com/events/1505453352868585/ Ché's site: http://www.cheaimeedorval.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cheaimeedorval Twitter: https://twitter.com/CheAimee

42: Louis CK

  My extremely nuanced opinion on Louis CK's sexual misconduct, recorded at night on Thursday the 9th. It's not that nuanced, I just wanted to say "nuanced". Nuance. Emily joins me about ten minutes in to talk about our feelings concerning CK's misconduct, our reactions as fans, and what the future holds. I am depressed,…

37: Kurt Metzger Interview

Best known for his various writing credits like Inside Amy Schumer and the Jim Norton Show, transgressive stand-up comic Kurt Metzger very generously took the time to sit down with me for a talk. We chatted about morals in comedy, his career, drugs, religion, the controversy he's dealt with and mental illness. He's a great dude, an original mind, and tall as shit. Do it up!

35: Jim Norton Interview

In which I am the most audibly nervous I've ever been. One of the most prolific comedians today, and one of my personal heroes, Jim Norton, graciously took the time to talk with me over the phone on a crazy busy day in Seattle. We covered radio, his Chip Chipperson podcast, UFC Unfiltered, the political climate of the right and the left, and my weirdly-specific questions about a couple of his specials. I honestly can't thank him enough and I really thoroughly enjoyed the talk. Do it up! Sorry the levels are a little 'off,' I was using my SM7B for the first time. ..................did that really just happen?

34: Brian “Beav” Waddell Interview

Brian "Beav" Waddell, best known as the bassist of the Devin Townsend Project, took the time to sit and talk with me about music, their grueling tour schedule and our mutual love of bad jokes. I was pretty tired from two false fire alarms in my building last night and was not as prepared as I like to be, but when all is said and done, Beav was a great dude to talk to and I really enjoyed this. Do it up!

33: Dave Young Interview

Dave Young is best known for his work with Devin Townsend, as well as his own projects Auger and Regal. I invited Dave to be a guest on the show, and he graciously sat down with me to talk in his studio in North Vancouver. We talk about music (no shit), krav maga, the creative process, depression, gear and touring. It was fun talk. Do it up!