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 (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.
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.
It may be a bit late but the wait is worth it, welcome to the first episode of The Comedy Album Book Club recorded in our new studio. I was lucky enough to have the pleasure of sitting with SiriusXM Top Comic finalist Chanty Marostica, comedian Kat Letwin and playwright and performer Adam Bailey. We dug into the album Jesus Is Magic by Sarah Silverman. It was a lively and fun discussion where we touched on Star Trek: Voyager, Drake, the 90s and drill down on growing as a comic.
Wow, it's been a year already?! Thanks to everyone for being such an amazing gift! To Neil Jones for helping us get off the ground, to Andrea Miller and the folks at the Social Capital Theatre for being such amazing hosts! To Helena Marie for sitting in when Jason was sick and to every single guest Jules, Olivia, Craig, Martha, Jeremy, Nug, Sharilyn, Adam McNamara, Jordan, Jon, Kat, Allan, Katie, Dave, Dan, Sean, Ian, Meryle, Kyle Betts and Kyle Scott, Neil, Derek, Adam Kenneth Wilson and Adam Bailey, Peter, Nigel and Heather. Thanks also to every artist who's albums we've had the joy of listening to. It's been a real journey for Jason and myself to examine these comedy gems both new and old and we look forward to many more episodes to come!
Join us for our one year anniversary show at The Social Capital Theatre! Help us celebrate one year as a podcast by listening to Eddie Murphy's album Comedian followed by Jason Deline with featured panelist Nigel Downer as well as panelist Heather Sanderson. More panelists to come!
Unfortunately this month Jason couldn't join us so I (Matt Ardill @commonperson) had the pleasure of hosting the podcast. I was lucky enough to sit down with Peter Hill (@peterjameshill) and Sharilyn Johnson (@thirdbeat) to discuss the Robin Williams album A Night At The Met! It was a night to relive memories of our youth and laugh out loud from The Social Capital Theatre (@thesocap). We hope you enjoy the episode and we miss you Robin.
This month we dig deep into the force of nature that is Eddie Izzard's live album Force Majeure. A two album extravaganza with God, Gods, Scuba diving, Darth Vader, Titans clashing and makeup. What more could you ask for?
Jason (@JasonDeline) is joined once again by Ian MacIntyre (@mrianmacintyre) and Meryle Evans (@themeryle) as well as new comer Adam Bailey (@stillyourfriend) to relish in the absudity. Thanks again to the Social Capital Theatre (@thesocap) for hosting us and Andrea Miller for saving the day, you are a tech extraordinaire!
This month from The Social Capital Theatre (TheSoCap) Jason (Jason Deline) was joined by activist, comedian and ginger Derek Forgie (10 Minute Talkshow) as well as his partner in laughs and classy fellow Adam Kenneth Wilson (Adam K Wilson) to discuss Bill Hicks' posthumous work Arizona Bay. You could almost call it Three Funny Men and a Comedy Podcast! Once again thanks to Andrea Miller for making us sound so soooo sweet.
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Jason (@JasonDeline) along with featured panelist Ian MacIntyre (@mrianmacintyre), Meryle Evans (@themeryle) and Kyle Betts dig into a delicious KFC bowl of comedy with Patton Oswalt's Werewolves and Lollipops. Special thanks to engineer Maddox Campbell for sitting with us and keeping the beats sticky.
Also, if you wanted to see the tweet and selfie Meryle mentions in her story, here you go!
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Matthew Ardill & Jason Deline
Partners in crime we collaborate to create the Comedy Album Book Club, a deep dive into comedy history.