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, November 16, 2014
Nov. 16: Mike MacDonald
Big surprise tonight. I had originally planned to run the pre-recorded Orny Adams interview tonight. But since that's already been released as a podcast, it can wait. Especially because the opportunity to have the legendary Mike MacDonald in studio came up. The King of Canadian Comedy has been back on the road after recuperating from a liver transplant that literally saved his life. He got it on St. Patrick's Day (of all days to get a new liver, as he points out in his new act) and has been getting better by the day. It was a shock to all of us to see him wasting away from hepatitis C leading up to that operation. I saw him on Thursday at Yuk Yuk's and was so happy to see him back to his old sarcastic-as-all-hell hilarious self. The guy has done more Just For Laughs festivals than anyone else. He's performed on Letterman. Had his own specials here and in the US. Even starred in his own sitcom back in the day. He's done it all. Well, except for What's So Funny? but that's about to be rectified tonight.
Tune in at 11 pm to CFRO 100.5 FM in Vancouver or livestream us at coopradio.org or any radio app that works for you. Should be good.