It's Christmas Day! This episode is a day early, and a bit different than usual. Bryn Pottie, one of the most hilarious and talented writers out there, joins me to "grump about things that make us grumpy" (his words), talk Christmas, how to disengage from - or more positively engage with - the news in 2017, and we settle the age old question...Who is more famous, Prometheus or Sisyphus?!? Bryn also reads his original, erotic Christmas story. This episode is a bit less diggy and a bit more silly, but we cover all manner of topics: ghosts- yes or no?; Bryn's favourite Christmas; should we have the internet? Bryn is a bit of a social media enigma, but I recommend you look for his Buzzfeed community posts, and his articles on thetrashcan.co
Swimming in cheese with dragons flying over head - does that sound like Heaven or Hell? Baltimore comedian Mike Storck is talking codependency, figuring your shit out, and so much more! Learn more about Mike at his website, or follow him on Instagram.
Have you ever wondered what I smell like? Well comedian, actor, writer Rhiannon Archer goes in to a lengthy description in this episode. We also talk about how finding out you are (unexpectedly) pregnant can change everything; why the stand up comedy scene in Canada is different; weddings; why people go to hell; and so much more. You should read her blog The Oblivious Child and follow her on Twitter.
Erin Keaney is the first person to tell me I have resting bitch face, and you can hear her do it! This actor, comedian, writer, single mom, human figuring it out - is a joy to talk too. This is actually only the second conversation we have ever had, and I knew minutes into our first one that I wanted her to do this show. Her video Muffin Top Rap has over 400k views on youtube, and you can follow her on Twitter here.
Welcome to the honesty cocoon! Jay Brody, cocreator and cohost of The Dumb Show, and I have one heck of a conversation that is definitely just the beginning of Jay Brody being a guest on this show. Before we even start digging in we talk smoking and why Dom Cluse is the worst, we talk about traditional family expectations, the woman who changed the way Jay sees women, "friend zoning" and so much more! Follow Jay on Twitter, check out The Dumb Show, and listen to Laugh League with Jay and Roddy Colmer on SiriusXM channel 168, Canada Laughs.
This fiery comedian is one of my favourite people to talk to. For someone so lovely and positive, this guy loves ranting and being mad and it is SO entertaining. You can find out everything about him at nathanmacintosh.com, including his podcast "Positive Anger", his album "I Wasn't Talking", and his show dates all over Canada and the US.
Daniel Pillai is the host of F'D With Daniel and Date with Daniel, available on his youtube page Daniel Pillai. He is a host, interviewer, and complete joy. We had a very honest conversation, where Daniel shares his story of overcoming a difficult and abusive childhood, in order to grow into a positive adult who is true to himself. We talk forgiveness, positivity, and cheese. All the best stuff! You can follow Daniel on Twitter, Instagram or check out his website.
Internationally known singer Simone Denny joins me to talk choosing your art over money, surviving cancer, and being a positive person. Her latest album, the soul inspired "The Stereo Dynamite Sessions Vol. 1" is nothing short of amazing. You can follow Simone on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Illvibe is a rapper, video producer, and entrepreneur. He has been seen on "Canada's Smartest Person", and was runner up to Drake for "Toronto's Best Rapper". His latest mixtape is called "Love Letters & Hatemail and is available on his website http://www.illvibemusic.com. He is a frequent guest host on my SiriusXM radio show "Ward and Al", and one of my favourite people to have a conversation with. We talk about families, inner drive, "West World", and so much more! You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. If you are a musician looking for a video or lyric video, check out http://lyricvids.com.
Johnny Fiasco is the movie critic on my radio show, Ward and Al, on SiriusXM channel 167. Known as 'The Narcoleptic Movie Guy' he is one of the most unique people I know. We talk about how his love of movies started, life getting in the way of dreams, and who needs therapy. Warning: I say 'interesting' even more than usual in this one, just know that I'm working on that! Follow Johnny on Twitter
Christina Walkinshaw is a writer and comedian. Her blog, which started as a week on Tinder and 2 years later is still going strong, is EXTREMELY popular. We talk creative challenges, slut shaming, and most importantly - farts. From her pathological positivity to her lack of showering, this is a woman in a million.
Jahte Le is an actor, director, producer, writer, dancer, and former grape in a Welch's commercial. He is in the movie Sky Jackers which premiered at TIFF 2016 and produced the short film Next Stop, which was most recently shown at the Calgary International Film Festival, and won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Film at the Dances With Film Festival in Los Angeles, the first comedy to ever do so.
We talk about art, how he started living alone at AGE EIGHT, (EIGHT!), and how he wants to have a bushel of kids. His non-typical life (from a North American standpoint) influenced who he is and what he creates.
It was a great conversation for me because we are SO DIFFERENT, and in many ways so the same.
**Trigger Warning** This episode had discussions about end of civilization as we know it, and the violence/rape that would ensue.
Kyle Radke is a comedian, writer, actor, and prep-er. I meant to talk about all the aspects of his life with him, but got stuck on the prep-er lifestyle because it is so fascinating. This episode is a bit different because it focuses on one subject, but is one of the most interesting conversations I've ever had.
Shaun is the host of the Shaun Proulx Show, heard on SiriusXM channel 167 on Saturdays at 3pm & 8pm ET, and Sundays at 4pm ET. He is the publisher of thegayguidenetwork.com, a professional speaker, and an all round fun, interesting and thoughtful human being. You can learn more about him at shaunproulx.com, follow him on Twitter @shaunproulx or @shaunproulxshow, Facebook.com/OfficialShaunProulx, or Instagram @TheRealShaunProulx.
Adrienne is an actor, director and author. Her latest book, The Explorers, was optioned by Disney before it even hit bookshelves!
To find out more about Adrienne, go to her website www.adriennekress.com or check her out on social media: FB, Twitter and Instagram are all @AdrienneKress.
Rebecca Kohler is a comedian, actor and writer. She is currently writing for the upcoming CBC show "Working Moms". Check out her website www.rebeccakohler.com follow her on Twitter @becca_kohler or on Instagram @rebkoh.
On this episode we talk about writing for television, having confidence is your work, being a single woman with no kids in your 30's and being happy about it, and that time she slapped me in the face.