A radio show/podcast about comedy – probing the brains, the minds, and the psyches of the people who make the funny since 2004. That's a long time. Nominated for (and lost) the 2013 Canadian Comedy Awards, Best Podcast.
Hosted by Georgia Straight comedy writer Guy MacPherson
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Oct. 13: Michael Gelbart
Michael Gelbart (Jennifer Elizabeth photo)
Happy Thanksgiving! I'm glad I've got tonight's episode in the can because I'm going to be tripping on tryptophan after a big turkey dinner. I spoke to Montreal-raised, Toronto standup comic now residing in Los Angeles, Michael Gelbart. Perhaps you've seen him on Speaker's Corner... No, wait, there's got to be a more current credit... Got it: Open Mic with Mike Bullard... No, hang on. Yes, here it is: Late Night with Craig Ferguson. And here's a piece of trivia for you: Gelbart – born in Montreal, you'll recall from four sentences ago – is the only Canadian comic who's appeared on an American late-night talk show who has never performed at the Just For Laughs festival. Go figure! We talk about that, as well as all sorts of other stuff. And Michael is his inimitable ebullient, funny and positive self.
Show starts at 11 pm PT on CFRO, 100.5 FM, in Vancouver. Livestream it at coopradio.org. Or wait a week for the podcast to drop. Your call.