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Sunday, May 29, 2016

May 29: Lauren McGibbon

Lauren McGibbon is back! She was just with us in September, but this time there's a new wrinkle – she'll be talking with Colleen Brow this time. As you may or may not have noticed, Colleen has been doing the last Sunday of each month. So far she's just done comedy clip shows, but the night is hers to program and tonight she programmed a guest. Lauren is a very funny improviser with Vancouver TheatreSports League. So tune in to CFRO 100.5 at 11 pm and hear what they have to talk about. You can livestream the show, too, if that's your preference, at coopradio.org. I'll be listening... will you?

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Podcast episode 424ish: Jessica Holmes

It's the world podcast premiere of Canada's darling, Jessica Holmes! Right here, right now (or whenever you download and listen to it). Holmes was in town from her base in Toronto doing a corporate charity gig so I nabbed her for the program. Holmes started in standup (well, improv in high school) before getting known as a sketch performer on television with the Royal Canadian Air Farce and her own vehicle, The Holmes Show. These days, she doesn't hang around comedy clubs much and she tells us why. We also get into her background as a missionary for the LDS church in Venezuela. What?! Yes, it's true. She also talks about depression and the importance of having different interests from one's spouse. Oh, and because WSF? is a Celine Dion-free zone, I didn't get her to do her most famous impression. Sorry about that.

So here you go. Have at it. Click below and start enjoying this world premiere. Or go download the show on iTunes or Stitcher or wherever else you download fine podcasts.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

May 22: Camille Mitchell

Tonight on the old program, we've got a real-life thespian. Camille Mitchell has been acting on stages in Vancouver and across Canada for decades. And she's acting on screens since 1980 (according to imdb). She also starred as Sheriff Nancy on Smallville for a few seasons. On top of that, her dad, Cameron Mitchell, was a big-time Hollywood star, appearing in literally hundreds of movies and TV shows, acting alongside of the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Orson Welles, Clark Gable and countless others. Should be a good conversation (spoiler alert: it is. We recorded this a few weeks ago).

So tune in tonight to 100.5 FM at 11 pm to hear lots of tales of professional acting. You can livestream us at coopradio.org.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

May 15: Jessica Holmes

Tonight we've got Canada's darling, Jessica Holmes, on What's So Funny? She was all over our TV sets not that long ago. She had her own sketch show, The Holmes Show, and then became a castmember of the long-running Royal Canadian Air Farce. Holmes is a quadruple threat: not only is she proficient at standup, sketch and improv, she's also an in-demand motivational speaker. So if you've been wondering where she's been the last few years, she's been on stages all across the country regularly; they're just not open to the public. She's doing corporate work. We talk all about that and tons more tonight. I know this because we pre-recorded the show a few weeks ago when she was in town doing a fundraiser. Oh, and while she's done tons of TV and radio before, this was her first ever podcast (yes, it technically counts as just radio tonight but in a few days when the podcast drops, it'll be a world exclusive!).

Tune in tonight at 11 pm to CFRO 100.5 FM. If you're somewhere other than Vancouver, take into consideration our Pacific time zone and livestream us at coopradio.org.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Podcast episode 423ish: Richard Lett

Say what you will about Richard Lett, but the man is compelling. He's been on the show lots and we never run out of things to talk about. In this episode, recorded on a park bench, we talked about acting, auditions, thrift stores, serendipity, addiction, Oscar Wilde and Epicurus. Oh, and his one-man show, Sober But Never Clean. He even spontaneously performs a long slam poem he wrote. I turned it into a beat poem by dubbing in a walking bass line and drummer. Sounds cool. Snap your fingers.

Have a listen. Click below or go download us at iTunes or Stitcher or some place like that.


Sunday, May 8, 2016

May 8: Richard Lett

Happy Mother's Day! To celebrate, we have on one mother of a comedian, Richard Lett. Lett, a many-time guest on What's So Funny?, was visiting from his new(ish) home in Toronto a week or two ago and we got together to talk about what's new in his world. We found a park bench and went at it. As always with Richard, it was a rollicking good time. And he even spontaneously performed a long poem he wrote. I added a walking bass line and drums to make it more beatnik.

Tune in to CFRO 100.5 FM from 11 to midnight. Outside of Vancouver, livestream us at coopradio.org. Or inside Vancouver, if that's how you roll.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Podcast episode 422ish: Julie Kim

Here you go, kiddies. It's me and Julie Kim getting to know each other. Mostly me getting to know her. In this episode, she talks about her pregnancy, her highfalutin edumacation, and growing up a rebellious chubby kid eating way too much candy and drinking way too much pop. And she tells us her keys to networking success.

It's all ready for you to listen to so what are you waiting for? Get on it! If you see a little doodad below, click on it and sound will appear. If not, go hunt us down on iTunes or Stitcher or some such place you can download us at.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

May 1: Julie Kim

We've got a brand new guest tonight. Julie Kim makes her What's So Funny? debut. And I believe she becomes the first guest in the 12-year history of the show who is pregnant. Exciting! Julie's only been doing comedy for six years but already plays festivals and galas all over the country. And on top of that, she's busy in the academic world teaching and studying for her Ph. D. Crazy. Maybe she's our first Ph.D. student guest, too. It's a night of firsts on this May First.

We're on the air at 11 pm on CFRO 100.5 FM. If your radio is broke or you're in some far-off land, you can livestream us at coopradio.org.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Podcast episode 421ish: Dino Archie

I love talking with Dino Archie, whether we record it or not. That's why I keep having him back. This is his fourth solo appearance on the show. Once he came on with Sunee Dahliwal. And another time he guest hosted for me. But he's never been hotter than he is right now. The guy's career is on fire. He just filmed a spot on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Adam Devine's House Party. He won the Seattle Comedy Competition in November. He's got a new album coming out later this month called Settling Old Scores. And he's about to bring his VanCity Comedy Extravaganza to the River Rock Show Theatre stage (Saturday, April 30). This episode was recorded during the radio station's spring member drive (if you'd like to become a member or simply donate to the station, go to coopradio.org and click on 'donate'). When that happens, I usually edit out the pitches for the podcast. But because Dino jumped in and made them fun, I decided to keep them in.

Enjoy this one like I did. You can click on the gizmo below if your browser lets you see it. If not, head over to iTunes or Stitcher or a place like that and download us into your head.


Saturday, April 16, 2016

Apr. 17: Dino Archie

It's Dino Archie time again, ladies and germs! Dino has been on the show numerous times before. With this appearance, he now joins the exclusive 5-time Member Club along with Paul Anthony, Steve Bays, Graham Clark, Ian Boothby, Will Davis, Harry Doupe, Darren Frost, Richard Lett, Darcy Michael, Kliph Nesteroff, Dylan Rhymer, and Tim Rykert. I guess that's not so exclusive after all. But fine company, nonetheless. Dino's been on a roll lately. He won the most recent Seattle International Comedy Competition and even more recently taped a set on Jimmy Kimmel's late night talk show. His star is on the rise. And on April 30, he's getting together another one of his Comedy Extravaganzas at the River Rock Show Theatre featuring himself, Graham Clark (see list above), Darcy Michael (see list above), Ivan Decker (former guest of WSF?), Dave Merheje (former guest of WSF?), Kathleen McGee (former guest of WSF?) and New York comic Mike Blaustein. All for the low, low price of under $20. You can't afford not to go! Dino's one of my favourite people to talk to whether it's on the show or on the town, so I'm looking forward to it.

We're on the air at 11 pm on CFRO 100.5 FM in Vancouver and around the world streaming at coopradio.org or whatever radio app you use. So no reason to miss us.

Podcast episode 420ish: Ed Hill

Here we are at episode 420. It's only fitting that our guest would be a guy who's never done drugs. Ed Hill and I talk about that. We also talk about piano lessons, crabbing, ghosts and gout. He tells us what he Googles whenever he visits a new city and how one of his tweets made Jimmy Fallon laugh. He also explains why he's a "weirdo whisperer," which also happens to be the title of his upcoming CD.

It's yours for the taking. Click on the gizmo or go download us at iTunes or Stitcher or another such place.