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.
Episode 28 - The Episode where we enjoy a delicious brunch (From the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival)
The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival is underway and Jason had the pleasure of sitting down with artists during a brunch gathering of sketch comedians. We talk with Carson Pinch about his show Carson Fears Fear Itself, Cam Wyllie about Cam Wyllie & Jon Plester Presents Fruit Cart Bonanza (and another show that we distinctly did not talk about because that's secret and we don't talk about secrets here) as well as the troupe Girl Brain consisting of Caley Suliak, Alyson Dicey and Ellie Heath. Much yummy food, zesty coffee and good conversation was consumed.
With the clock ticking down on SketchFest (tickets still available here) and the excitement building I just wanted to let everyone know about the exciting week we have planned next week. It will be our celebration of Canadian comedy! As well as our episode with four astounding Canadian talents recording this Saturday about an American show that is steeped in Canadian comedy history we will also be releasing 5 days of interviews where we sat with the Canadian Juno nominees.
So, tune into the podcast Monday for our hot from the stage Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival episode. This will practically be fresh from the stage and straight to your ears! Then Tuesday through Saturday we'll be releasing interviews with Chanty Marostica, Dave Merheje, Debra DiGiovanni, Mayce Galoni and Pat Thornton each nominees for the 2019 Best Comedy Album Juno!
Tune in Sunday to the Junos and see who wins but listen to them talk about their craft and their album ahead of time on the podcast and celebrate Canadian comedy with us.
Matthew Ardill & Jason Deline
Partners in crime we collaborate to create the Comedy Album Book Club, a deep dive into comedy history.