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!
This past Saturday, I had the opportunity to once again interview one of my favourite comedians, the great Kurt Metzger. We talked about writing gigs, Sacha Baron Cohen's 'Who is America', the problems with social media and his past controversies, as well as Louis CK's return to stand-up and more. Some good news: Since recording this intro, Just for Laughs and Sirius XM have reversed their decision and channel 168 will remain 100% Canadian.
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!
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!
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 yap about updates with projects, my stand-up show which starts in May, money laundering and the Vancouver real estate market, Bill Cosby, and Michelle Wolf's controversial monologue at the White House Correspondents' Dinner.
After a short hiatus, I'm back (with fancy new production!) to talk about life in the last while, stand-up, projects, and plans, as well as Emma Stone at the Oscars, white feminism, and gun control in the US.
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.
VERY LATE discussion on recent comedy controversies including Kathy Griffin's now-famous beheading video, Bill Maher's off-colour joke, Johnny Depp's assassination reference, and Iliza Shlesinger's finger-wagging take on women in comedy. This is several weeks late. Apologies.
Discussing two women who heckled me at Goldie's Pizza recently. Forgot to mention that the one who I argued with said "I'm not hitting on you." I know that, stupid. Get over yourself. Full audio of the offending show: https://youtu.be/Vea3SrGoGPk
If you don’t know who Simon King is, go away. Or read this. He’s a Canadian comedian from Vancouver who moved to London, England last year, but has been back in Canada touring and regularly doing shows around Vancouver for the last several months. It wouldn’t be out of line to compare him to the…