Hey everybody! This project is coming to a tentative close (and this time I mean it). So I hope you enjoy what will functionally be the last episode of The Taylor Moorey Show. Hear why in the intro. But more importantly, listen to two of Vancouver's best up-and-comers, Steev Letts and Sean McDonnell. They're both hilariously funny, talented comics, and good dudes, both with albums from Comedy Here Often and 604 Records. Check out BURGER QUEEN and ALL IN MY HEAD wherever you find albums. The site will remain active for now, as other writing, sketch, and music projects will be posted here. All episodes of the podcast will go up on to YouTube soon.
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!
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!
I went live on Instagram for no discernible reason and discussed my goals for the year, as well as the prospect of facing burnout again, and trying to direct the flow of creative energy. I also whine about the masturbatory nature of most comedy podcasts, and my now shit-gone monthly standup show.
Are you tired of the constant internet outrage machine? Same here. So join me in complaining from my haughty, yet feckless perch in this little corner of internet hell. I've been playing Spider-Man on PS4, and stupidly searched out weird, negative reactions to it. People are also losing their fucking minds over a commercial, and I'm weary of everyone going nuts over... everything.
Well hot dog, only two days late! The audio and PS4 video kept falling out of sync for some reason (I suspect something fucky with Audacity) so this took a loooong time to edit. Regardless, here's me as a flamingo. I'm playing Spider-Man right now, and it's fucking beautiful. Also playing Soul Calibur 6. What are you guys playing?
In a late(!) episode, I talk about the often-ignored weirdness of Christmas favourite, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Stupid and silly. Have fun, everybody!
I decided to futz around in Hitman 2 and record (and edit, for your sake) the experience with commentary and rambling. Here, I'm playing the Holiday Hoarders bonus mission and the first mission of Hitman 2's main campaign. Seemed like a neat, silly little thing to do, so I hope you enjoy it. This video and podcast are not sponsored, as somebody would have to listen and precisely zero people give a shit.
Better late than never! In which I address Neil deGrasse Tyson's accusations of sexual misconduct and the severity of some #MeToo claims, as well as my opinion on Jordan Peterson and Hannah Gadsby. Thanks to anybody who's cared enough to listen to any stand-up, podcasting, and music this year. I can guarantee there will be lots more next year! Happy new year and other stuff!
Once again I nab an individual waaaayyy out of my podcasting league and interview Noam Dworman, owner of the legendary Comedy Cellar in Greenwich Village, New York City. The iconic club is one of the most famous in the world and is seen in the opening credits of 'Louie'. The club and specifically Noam, have been in the news of late because Louis CK has returned to perform there a number of times. We connected over a recent heckler incident of one of CK's sets and talked about the media, Louie's misconduct, and the club's origins. Enjoy!
I find dreams to be fascinating, and though I'm not a believer in anything mystic or divine, they are still interesting to talk about. Emily joins me to chat about some of our weirdest, scariest, silliest dreams, as well as to criticize my old fashion choices. Fun and silly. Do it up!
Hey the file was small enough to work! Emily and I recorded the second half of her playlist of real estate ads and we made jokes about them. Near the beginning, I say I fixed the sound, but when exporting the file from the screen recorder (which is still a little choppy) I forgot to export the sound with it, and edited the file before realizing that I did that. Soooo fuck it. Here ya go!
So my girlfriend and I recorded ourselves (audio only, thank god - you don't wanna see me in pajamas and no makeup) yapping over real estate videos of extremely extravagant homes and estates. It was fun! I laughed. Sorry for the choppiness; learned my lesson with the screen recorder!
Better late than never? Here, I chat about the recent controversy surrounding the cartoon of Serena Williams, and comparisons to the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo. Also, I bring up the reporting around Louis CK's first set back since he admitted to sexual misconduct, and build on my dislike of inaccurate and misleading reporting from last episode. Plus, at the end of the episode, check out a preliminary mix from the upcoming Dead Weight Citizens Brigade album!
I pledge to you good people that the podcast will go back to being updated regularly, even though I am in the mixing and re-recording stage of the Dead Weight Citizens Brigade Album. In this episode, I yap about my recent goings-ons, measles in Vancouver, and the Witcher Netflix series casting controversy, with some critiques on modern journalism. Please enjoy! BAME Ciri mega-thread... https://www.reddit.com/r/witcher/comments/9f2cs9/megathread_updated_information_regarding_the/ The case against... https://www.reddit.com/r/witcher/comments/9e2irp/bame_ciri_would_force_other_characters_to_also_be/ Sensationalist and inaccurate reporting... http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/ustv/news/a865896/witcher-netflix-showrunner-quits-twitter-backlash-ciri-bame-casting/ In my opinion, an unnecessary petition to Lauren Hissrich... https://www.change.org/p/lauren-s-hissrich-don-t-limit-ciri-s-casting-call-to-bame-only Listen to the Dead Weight Citizens Brigade EP! https://deadweightcitizensbrigade.bandcamp.com/releases My Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/taymooshow
I had the opportunity to interview Kate Stables, the multi-instrumentalist core of This is the Kit, after the band's soundcheck at the Fox Cabaret. We talk about jokes, Kate's writing process, the state of the world and our perception of it, and the issues of a small, indie band. Truly a lovely and thoughtful individual and I really enjoyed the whole experience. Enjoy.
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
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.
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
In what is likely the quickest turnaround for announcement and interview on this show, Todd Barry graciously joined me by phone to discuss his upcoming Vancouver shows for the Just for Laughs Northwest Festival, as well as broader aspects of his storied career.
I talk about seeing Ricky Gervais live, the Devin Townsend Project hiatus, and mental illness in the context of Bell Let's Talk, as well as the future of this show and other projects.
I know this is kinda a filler episode. Emily and I do another funk game of FMK, this time with randomly-generated Disney characters. I will have one more episode before the Jessimae Peluso interview this Monday.
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I was on a great podcast! My friend Katie Nordgren runs the Sea Hags podcast with her friend Chris Rzepa and they invited me to be a guest. It was a lot of fun and I'm very thankful for the opportunity to be silly with a couple of really cool people. I am on Episode…