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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Aug. 18: Sunee Dhaliwal

Sunee Dhaliwal appeared on What's So Funny? in 2011, 2012 and 2013. He was on a roll. Then... nada. Gonzo. Where has he been? We'll find out tonight when Sunee makes his triumphant return to the show! I know he left us for Toronto at some point (which may explain his absences, but we've had other Toronto comics on in those years) and we'll catch up with him about his official whereabouts. I ran into Sunee a few weeks back at an outdoor basketball tournament (we were spectators) and we reconnected. Hopefully he's more sober tonight!

Tune in to CFRO 100.5 FM at 11pm for all the trash-talking.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Podcast episode 541ish: Angela Galanopoulos

What a grand time we had with improviser Angela Galanopolous. And not just because she brought us edible figs. We had a great chat. She told us about living in Mexico City, visiting Athens as a kid (see figs above), improv training in Chicago, and performing in Vancouver. It's a world tour in one hour!

Listen to us talking here and now (see link below) or save us for later by downloading the episode on iTunes/Stitcher/Spotify/PodBay etc. And subscribe while you're at it! Give us a review. Good or bad; we can take it.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Podcast episode 540ish: Myles Anderson

Another newbie graces our studios in this episode. Myles Anderson is the only standup comic/piano teacher I know. We don't often think of classical music and comedy – especially since Victor Borge died. But Anderson doesn't use the piano in his act. Not regularly, anyway, although we encourage him to. We talk about his island upbringing, music school, his new album (Myles from Home) on 604 Records, and lots more.

You can listen here, if you wish. Or download the show at iTunes or Stitcher or listen on Spotify. Do what you like. It's available (almost) everywhere.


Podcast episode 539ish: David Thomas Newham

Sidekick Sam Tonning takes the reins in this one, both booking and interviewing first-time guest David Thomas Newham, a multidisciplinary theatre artist who acts, writes, directs, and lights at Seven Tyrants Theatre company and also runs the comedy lounge at The Penthouse. Sam gets to the bottom of it all in this episode.

Listen right here (below) or find What's So Funny? on your favourite podcast place, like iTunes, Stitcher, Pod Bay, Spotify, et. al.


Sunday, August 4, 2019

Aug. 4: Angela Galanopoulos

Tonight on this holiday long-weekend our esteemed guest is a first-timer to the program. And it'll be the first time we meet, although I've seen her on the stage before at VTSL's Improv Theatre. Angela Galanopoulos is also a member of the Fictionals improv troupe and in the dramatic comedy soap opera-style web series Michelle's, which she created with former What's So Funny? guest Andrew Barber. We'll get the lowdown on everything else she does, both professionally and for fun, tonight.

So tune in to CFRO 100.5 FM tonight at 11 pm for all the fun and frivolity.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Podcast episode 538ish: Scott Patey

We forgot to immortalize this episode with a photo, but it's immortalized anyway as a podcast. Scott Patey made a return visit to the What's So Funny? studios. He talks about the greatness of Newfoundland, bar fights, playing nerds, acting with stars, and bonding with Jim Carrey. And we couldn't have Scott on without talking about the greatest sporting event known to man: Rock, Paper, Scissors. Sam was away but Pal filled in admirably as announcer.

Listen below or download us on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, et. al. You know the drill.


Monday, July 8, 2019

Podcast episode 537ish: Guy & Sam

What? No guest? How can that be? Easy. Guy and Sam just conversed for the hour in the episode, just like most podcasts do. Sure, they talked about comedy. But along the way they talked about lots of other things, too. It's an easy-breezy chit-chat. Have a listen; see what you think.

Download it at iTunes, or anywhere else fine podcasts are available.


Sunday, July 7, 2019

July 7: Scott Patey

It's been three years since Scott Patey was last (and first) with us. He was a lot of fun then so it should be lots of fun catching up with him. Scott is an improviser, actor and referee. We'll talk about all three tonight, with his work with Vancouver TheatreSports League, his movie roles with names such as "Injured Nerd", and his hosting the weekly Rock, Paper, Scissors competition at Corduroy in Kits.

Tune in to CFRO 100.5 FM for all the fun and frivolity. We on the air at 11 pm (or 12 if you're in Lloydminster, his hometown).

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Podcast episode 536ish: Ari Matti

So long, Ari Matti, we hardly knew ye. Ari spent a year in Vancouver perfecting his English comedy chops. Now he returns home to Estonia. In this episode, he comes in injured with a freshly separated shoulder. He explains how that happens, talks a bit about the magical Raptors post-season, and explains his country's fun sauna techniques. Enjoy it! Ari's a blast.

If you're listening from Estonia or elsewhere in Eastern Europe, leave us a comment on iTunes, give us a rating. Spread the word! We're also available on Spotify, Stitcher, and all the usual podcast places. Oh, and right below, too, if you absolutely can't wait.


Sunday, June 16, 2019

June 16: Ari Matti

Ari Matti was last (and first) with us this past November, but he's back again tonight. We figured we had to get him back in before he leaves us for his home and native land, Estonia. Ari's been in our fair city for a year playing all the clubs and rooms. A farewell show will take place July 3 at the Rio, where he will close out after Andrea Jin, Ola Dada, Andrew Packer and our old pal Dino Archie. Should be a good one. We'll see how his year has gone and if he'll miss us.

Tune in to CFRO 100.5 FM tonight at 11 pm or livestream us on coopradio.org or on your TuneIn Radio app.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Podcast episode 535ish: Taz VanRassel

Better late than never, folks. Here's our episode with improviser extraordinaire Taz VanRassel. We recorded this so long ago, I hardly remember what was said. But I do know he was a bit late to the show since he was coming straight from his weekly Sunday Service show at the Fox Cabaret. I also recall he was curious to find out about Big Chungus. And his favourite animal is the beaver. Legit.

Have a listen. We're on all your favourite podcast platforms, including iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, etc. And here, too, at the link below.