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
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Podcast episode 367ish: Mike MacDonald
Ten years on the air and we finally got Canadian standup legend Mike MacDonald. And it was awesome. As anyone who follows comedy in the country knows, MacDonald went through a lot in the past few years. Diagnosed with hepatitis C, he lost 100 pounds before getting a liver transplant. He walks us through his ordeal, which included a suicide attempt. But as heavy as that is, he's still the hilarious sarcastic guy we'd grown to love over the past 30-odd years, and he shows it in this episode. There was lots more he talked about, too, besides his illness. He talked about his early days working rock clubs, his problem with TV comedy editing, how he met his wife, why he doesn't like to be talked to before a show, the science of smoking weed, and lots, lots more.
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