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Sunday, July 29, 2018

July 29: Ross Dauk

Ross Dauk has been with us only once before, which is hard to believe. The guy loves to talk comedy. The standup was with us back in 2014. Since then he's gone on to host the popular Jokes Please! show at Little Mountain Gallery. And he continues to tour with Yuk Yuk's. Even though Ross and I have had some epic Ping-Pong battles since his last visit, we will try our best not to spent too much time talking about the greatest sport. What will we talk about? You'll just have to tune in to find out.

We're on the air at CFRO 100.5 FM in Vancouver at 11 pm. But you can always tune in from anywhere on the globe by livestreaming us at coopradio.org or finding us no the TuneIn Radio app.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Podcast episode 500ish: Dylan Rhymer

Dylan Rhymer in his prison jumpsuit
Here we are at a cool 500 episodes... or thereabouts. We started doing What's So Funny? waaaay back in 2004. I don't think podcasts were a thing then. Or if they were, no one knew about them. After a couple of years on radio only, we uploaded our back catalogue to the wide world of podcasts. Some of our shows, for some reason or another, we didn't have. They are forever lost in the ether. And some more since then. But of the available ones to you, there are 500. Now. And we were lucky to get an old friend to the show, Dylan Rhymer, as our guest. He's always talkative and opinionated. As I told him, he's one of my favourite contrarians. This isn't a big celebration. Or even a celebration at all. It's just our 500th-ish episode. So we mention it and move on. Hope you enjoy it... and all the other 499.

If you haven't already, go subscribe to us on iTunes. And leave a rating and/or comment, good or bad. The more the merrier. If technology isn't your thing, just click below and start listening to episode 500ish.


Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Podcast episode 499ish: Ivan Decker

What a time to be Ivan Decker! The kid just keeps on winning at life. The last time he was with us – less than a year ago – he had just finished doing standup on Conan. This time around we discuss his big win at the Juno Awards, where he became the first comedian in 34 years to win. He won for his album I Wanted to be a Dinosaur. And we talked about his most recent news: he's recording a Netflix special in Montreal this summer. He truly is a Wonder Boy. (Cue the music!)

Listen to the episode here, or go get it at iTunes (or Stitcher or Podbay or wherever).


Sunday, July 22, 2018

July 22: Dylan Rhymer

Tonight we've got old pal Dylan Rhymer back with us. I feel like he was with us not too long ago but records indicate it's been three years since his last visit. Tonight will mark his eighth (8th!) appearance on the show. He's always a great guest, ready with a story or opinion, sometimes even an opinionated story. And if my other records are accurate, when this episode drops as a podcast, it will be our 500th! He's the perfect guest to ring in lucky 500, giving the boot (see photo) to our first half-a-thou.

We're on the air on CFRO 100.5 FM tonight at 11 pm. You can livestream us at coopradio.org or look for us on your TuneIn Radio app.

Oh hey, Vancouverites, have you got your tickets yet to our big comedy fundraiser on Tuesday? My manservant Sam Tonning will host an all-star lineup at Kino Cafe, featuring past guests Leland Klassen, Wes Barker, Sophie Buddle, Colin Lamb, Ryan Beil, and Kyle Bottom. And who knows, maybe a guest spot or two. Show starts at 8:30. Tickets are $15 through Eventbrite or $20 at the door. All proceeds go to CFRO, Vancouver Co-op Radio.


Sunday, July 15, 2018

July 15: Ivan Decker

Ivan Decker was first with us when he was an up-and-coming local standup comedian. I think he's already up-and-came now. When he was last with us, he just finished performing on Conan, his first US late night talk show appearance. Shortly after that, he became the first comedian in 33 years to win a Juno Award for Best Comedy Album, for his I Wanted To Be a Dinosaur. And just last week it was announced that Mr. Decker will record a Netflix special in Montreal this summer. What a whirlwind. We'll talk all about it and probably about comedy in general, his favourite topic, tonight.

Tune in to CFRO 100.5 FM at 11pm for our hour-long conversation. If you're not in Vancouver, try livestreaming us at coopradio.org or find us on your TuneIn Radio app.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Podcast episde 498ish: Stuart Jones

Kelowna's Stuart Jones makes his What's S Funny? debut in this episde. And Sam Tonning make his debut hosting while regular host Guy MacPherson takes over the announcing duties. It's all topsy-turvey! But somehome, it worked. Jones tells us his hierarchy of nerd-dom, and we all share jokes from other comedians.

Have a listen. Just click below or find us on iTunes. Or Stitcher. Or wherever. Just search for What's So Funny? podcast and Google will lead the way.


Saturday, June 23, 2018

Podcast episode 497ish: Damonde Tschritter

It was great catching up with Damonde Tschritter again. He'd been absent from our program for eight long years. I learned this time that he has a sports analogy for virtually every situation. I also learned that Kevin Bacon's got nothing on him. This guy seems to have a connection with everyone. It's an entertaining hour and a bit so treat yourself.

Click below or find us on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you find your podcasts.


Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Podcast episode 496ish: Larke Miller

Do you love space aliens and monkeys? If so, this is the show for you! Even if you don't, you'll be entertained by Larke Miller's discussion of those topics as well as tales from her short high school career, sneaking alcohol backstage at Craig Ferguson, and making a monkey-less movie (and how you can help).

Have a listen. It's right here for you. It's also over at iTunes and Stitcher and all the other top podcast emporia.




Sunday, June 17, 2018

June 17: Damonde Tschritter

Tonight's guest was last with us in 2010. Damonde Tschritter has been a mainstay on the Vancouver standup scene for as long as I can remember (my memory is admittedly not very good). I can't remember (naturally) when he became the first Canadian (maybe first non-American?) to win the prestigious Seattle Comedy Competition, but that's a feather in his cap. Last year he staged his first one-man show at the Vancouver Fringe which garnered great reviews. He has written for the Trailer Park Boys game... so I'll ask him what that is. He's now a producer at Grade 5 Films so we'll talk about that, too. And word on the street is that he'll be throwing out the first pitch at a Victoria HarbourCats game on July 6th. He's living the dream!

Should be a good one so tune in, won't you? We're on the air on CFRO 100.5 FM in Vancouver at 11 pm. You can also find us streaming at coopradio.org or on the TuneIn Radio app.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

June 10: Larke Miller

It's old home month on What's So Funny? (or at least it's working out that way). Last week, Graham Clark returned to the show for the first time since 2012. Next week, Damonde Tschritter will be with us for the first time since 2010. Tonight, it's Larke Miller, who makes her second appearance after first joining us in 2011. Larke, who once did standup on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, has turned her attention to filmmaking. Larke hasn't just been up a tree the last seven years, she's in the middle of making a short sci-fi rom-com she wrote called The Jobs We Don't Want. She'll tell us all about it tonight. And I'm sure we'll talk about other stuff, too.

Tune in to CFRO 100.5 FM tonight at 11 pm in Vancouver. If you'd rather stream us, you go right ahead. I won't hold it against you. You can listen at coopradio.org or find us on the TuneIn Radio app.