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Sunday, April 5, 2020

Podcast episode 566ish: Marcus Ryan

We're back with another episode to get you (and us) through our social isolation. We talked to old pal Marcus Ryan all the way down in Wonthaggi. Where? Google it. It looks lovely. Marcus has been with us four times previous to this one, in 2009, 2011, 2013, and 2015. Seems we forgot we were working on an every-other-year thing. He is a comedian and world traveller. I mean, in normal times. These days he's at home for longer than he has been at any one time in the past 17 years. We talk about what that's like, what his part of the world is like these days, adventures he's had in the 60-odd countries he's visited. There's also talk about snooker and jailbirds.

Listen to the episode wherever you like, be it down below or downloaded at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, et. al. The podcast world is your oyster.


Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Podcast episode 565ish: Dwight Slade

We can't leave the house, but new episodes keep on coming. This week in the What's So Funny? Isolation Studio, we've got Dwight Slade! He joins us from his study in Boise, Idaho, surrounded by toilet paper. We talk about the situation and whether it's covid or corona. We also talk about his days as a 15-year-old standup comedian in Houston with his partner and best pal Bill Hicks, moving to Los Angeles, then steadily moving farther and farther away from show business: first to Portland for 23 years, and then on to Boise. We even talk about UFOs. Or at least, one specific UFO.

To help keep you from going stir-crazy, have a listen. We're here for you. You can click down below to listen, or simply go download us wherever fine podcasts are handed out. We'll be there, too.


Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Podcast episode 564ish: Eddie Brill

We're doing things a little backwards this week. Usually we start with our radio program, then release it later as a podcast. This week, and maybe for the next little while, we'll release the podcast version first. Yesterday, Sidekick Sam and host Guy MacPherson talked with Eddie Brill, live from New York! It was all done through the magic of Zencastr, a nifty little tool that maybe doesn't sound as good as an in-face conversation, but it sounds a lot better than Skype or a phone call. We asked Eddie what it was like in New York in these sci-fi times. Then we started the great diversionary talk of all things comedy, from how late night TV stacks up today versus the early days and the 17 years Eddie spent with David Letterman's show, his salad days at Emerson college, his mullet-days performing on the Comedy Club Network in 1990, doing drugs with Sam Kinison, and more!

Eddie has three podcasts of his own, including OG Talk, which you can listen to the regular podcast way or watch on YouTube (OG stands for Organic Grill). There's also 11 episodes of The Break with Eddie Brill and Relationships are a Motherfucker.

As for this episode, you can listen below or check out all the podcast platforms. We're there. If you find us on a place you can leave a rating or a review, please do so.


Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Podcast episode 563ish: Carl Turnbull

Got nothing to do? Thank God for podcasts! Here's one you haven't heard yet. It's Vancouver standup Carl Turnbull talking with good pal Sam Tonning. Just the two of them, face to face, heart to heart. Turnbull talks about his dad's standup career and all the greats he worked with south of the border. They also touch on 90 Day Fiancé, Jay & Dan, misbehaving in school, and giving relationship advice to senior citizens.

You can click below to get things rolling, or go download the episode (and any of the other 562 you haven't heard yet) at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, PodBay, what-have-you. Actually, I think those sites only include the latest 250 or some such number. If you want some of the early shows dating all the way back to 2004, go to comedycouch.com. Maybe even Libsyn has them all.


Thursday, March 12, 2020

Podcast episode 562ish: Paul Myrehaug & Damonde Tschritter

Oh, the fun we had on this episode with old pals Paul Myrehaug and Damonde Tschritter. Former Vancouver resident Myrehaug now plies his trade based out of the south of France. He tells us about that lifestyle. Tschritter, the only Canadian to have won the Seattle International Comedy Competition (as he's quick to remind us), was on fire on this night, ripping into all of us with reckless abandon. Laughter abounds.

Have a listen below or, better yet, find us on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. And leave a review, why don't you? We need them.


Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Podcast episode 561ish: Eddie Ifft

Standup comic Eddie Ifft has been around, from his early career stint on the second season of Last Comic Standing and his legendary podcast with co-host Jim Jefferies to a kinder, gentler family man today. It's all relative, though. He's still edgy. In this episode, we talk about the story behind getting two of his jokes tinto GQ's top 75 jokes of all time, drinking urine, monsters in the walls, and identity politics humour. He's got opinions!

Listen below, or find us on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Deezer, iHeart Radio, OwlTail, PodTail, Podblast, Libsyn, Podbay.fm,  MyTuner, RadioPublic, PodParadise, iVoox, Moon.fm, PodPalace, and more! (I literally have never heard of most of those. Just googled them now to see where we were.) But if you're a fan of Eddie Ifft listening for the first time, give us a review and ranking. Come on, man. Just do it.


Monday, February 24, 2020

Podcast episode 560ish: Ed Hill

When Ed Hill was with us a few weeks ago, we thought it was his third time on the show. Turns out it was his fourth. As always, he came with gifts, as you can see. But we'd have him on even without the goodies. We talked about why he felt the need to change his name, the Corona Virus, getting real with comedy, and filming his new special, among other things.

You can listen down below, or search for us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, all the usual suspects.


Thursday, February 20, 2020

Podcast episode 559ish: Andrea Jin

What a good time meeting and talking with standup comic Andrea Jin. The only child (by law) tells us about growing up in China eating worms for laughs, peeing her pants in high school not for laughs, her homeless grandfather, learning English through Rachel and Ross, and so much more.

The episode is below. Or you can go download it from iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, all the usual sites.


Sunday, February 16, 2020

Feb. 16: Paul Myrehaug & Damonde Tschritter

We've got a dynamic duo on the show tonight. It will mark Paul Myrehaug's third visit with us, but first in nine long years. The former Vancouverite is living now in... well, not Vancouver. We'll find out exactly where tonight. He and Damonde Tschritter, who still lives here, are in town for the annual Snowed In Comedy Tour, which has grown by leaps and bounds over the years. This is Tschritter's sixth time with us, the last coming in 2018.

We're on the air on CFRO at 11 pm here in Vancouver. Livestream us at coopradio.org or find us on the TuneIn Radio app if you don't have a radio or live outside the 604 area code.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Feb. 9: Eddie Ifft

Is it Oscar night? I never know until I skim over tweets or Facebook posts. It's either tonight or soon. Will we talk about it tonight with our guest Eddie Ifft? If he wants to. We're easy. Otherwise, we'll talk about his career and opinions and whatever else we think of. Living in Los Angeles, the podcast king is in the lower mainland performing at the House of Comedy all week. He'll come visit us after his last show of the week.

You can listen tonight on CFRO 100.5 FM, or livestream it on coopradio.org or on the TuneIn Radio app. And of course, it'll be up in podcast format soon, too. Just be patient.