Joining us via Google Chat we sat with Alsa Bruno from the sunny Bay of San Francisco and Izaak Runkel Sunleaf from the bustling black and white cookie filled metropolis of New York. These two joined us from two of the most influential comedy cities in the world to talk about Richard Pryor's revolutionary album Live on the Sunset Strip. We talked about pain, catharsis, the power of words as well as laughter. This was a really incredible conversation with two terrifically funny performers.
We had the joy of sitting with Marc Hallworth of Vest of Friends and Chili Davidson of Pay What You Can't to discuss Jerry Seinfeld's 1998 album and HBO special I'm Telling You For The Last Time. We discussed Jerry's impact on comedy, his continued relevance and the weird little differences between the album and the special. In addition to this amazing conversation about Jerry Seinfeld we also talked about National Lampoon, Chevy Chase and the value of a damn joke.
I had the pleasure of sitting with Second City and Sketchersons alumnus Brandon Hackett, Brandon had previously joined us on our Saturday Night Live album episode from the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival. In our on one one conversation we were able to discuss his early influences, the writing process and underrated nature of MadTV.
Jason and Matt sit down with the incredibly funny and talented Grace Smith and Ryan Hughes to discuss Beth Stelling's album Simply the Beth. We touch on her incredible pacing, meticulous use of language and her instantly relatable humour, all whilst plumbing the dark arts of the dramaturge and family strengthening qualities of belching the alphabet.
In this, the last interview in our week long celebration of Canadian comedy, we sit with Pat Thornton to discuss their Juno nominated album Chicken! as well as the adorable dog the album was named after. I mean look at that cutey on the cover!
Come back in April when we'll be discussing Simply The Beth with with Grace Smith and Ryan Hughes also check out our prior four Juno interviews with Chanty Marostica, Dave Merheje, Debra DiGiovanni and Mayce Galoni and also our Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival episode where we discuss the 1976 Saturday Night Live album.
The fourth interview in our week long celebration of Canadian comedy we sit with Mayce Galoni to discuss their Juno nominated album Awkwarder, what it was like recording an album and the experience of driving around Stanley Park with his partner for over ten hours.
Tune in tomorrow for our conversation with Pat Thornton also while you're there check out our last three interviews with Chanty Marostica, Dave Merheje and Debra DiGiovanni.
The third interview in our week long celebration of Canadian comedy we sit with Debra DiGiovanni to discuss their Juno nominated album Lady Jazz, the experience of recording an album and her life in Los Angeles.
Tune in the rest of the week for our conversations with Mayce Galoni and Pat Thornton also while you're there check out our last two interviews with Dave Merheje and Chanty Marostica.
Continuing our week long celebration of Canadian comedy we sit with Dave Merheje to discuss their Juno nominated album Good Friend Bad Grammar and the excitement of being nominated for a Juno.
Tune in the rest of the week for our conversations with Debra DiGiovanni, Mayce Galoni and Pat Thornton also while you're there check out yesterday's interview with Chanty Marostica.
The third episode in our week long celebration of Canadian comedy we sit with Chanty Marostica to chat about their Juno nominated album The Chanty Show and all the excitement since we last sat with Chanty.
Tune in the rest of the week for our conversations with Dave Merheje, Debra DiGiovanni, Mayce Galoni and Pat Thornton.
Recorded live at the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival we sit down with Robin Duke of Second City, SCTV, Saturday Night Live and Women Fully Clothed, Kerri Donaldson and Allie Entwistle of Brunch Comedy and their podcast You've Got Brunch as well as Brandon Hackett of Second City and The Sketchersons to talk about the 1976 cast recording of The Not Ready For Prime Time Players performing in season 1 and 2 of Saturday Night Live.
This historic album is an artifact of sketches gathered from a period when envelopes were being pushed and formats were being established. In the album you can start to hear the familiar patter of the Weekend Update desk segment but also sketches that would never make their way to air today. Our amazing panel bring a unique perspective of both life long fans and former cast members to this stellar discussion. Thanks go out to Andrea Miller for working the boards, it was nice to be back with her as an engineer again.
Matthew Ardill & Jason Deline
Partners in crime we collaborate to create the Comedy Album Book Club, a deep dive into comedy history.