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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Podcast episode 523ish: Ed Hill

In this episode, standup comic Ed Hill marks his third appearance with us. He came by to talk about the upcoming recording of his third comedy album, but of course we talk about so much more. He's a Vancouver comedian who plays all over the US but has no ambition to live there. He's happy here. And who can blame him? He also shares with us his favourite street joke. It also happens to be the only street joke he knows. But it's a good one!

Have a listen. Go download us wherever you get your podcasts. Or you can always click below to get started.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Feb. 3: Ed Hill

Ed Hill has been with us twice before. Today he writes to confirm his appearance tonight and say, "Still 9 pm?" No! We're still on at 11 pm, as we have been for the past 14 years! To paraphrase Rodney, we get no respect. If you tune in to CFRO 100.5 FM at 11 tonight, you'll hear us talking to Ed for the first time since 2016. He's recording a new album at the Havana on Commercial Drive in Vancouver on Feb. 22nd & 23rd. We'll find out who Smiley is, and catch up on what he's been up to the past three years (besides not tuning in to What's So Funny?!).

If you don't have an old-fashioned radio, you can always livestream us at or listen in via the TuneIn Radio app.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Podcast episode 522ish: Colin Heath

In this episode we go on a journey throughout Colin Heath's career, from junior high school productions to Vancouver theatre to international stops with Cirque du Soleil. Colin is a clown in the best sense of the word. He joined us freshly scrubbed of his painted-on moustache he sports at Bacio Rosso and we discussed why people are afraid of clowns, reminisced about the good old days at Oak Bay high, he told us how he ended up residing in Magog, Quebec, and how audiences react to comedy differently all over the world. We also learned that we have another connection with Heath: his daughter, actress Lili Beaudoin, is the sweetheart of friend to What's So Funny? Ryan Beil. Small world.

Listen to the episode right here and now. Or you can download it at iTunes, Stitcher, Podbean, or wherever you find fine quality podcasts.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Jan. 27: Colin Heath

Our first clown! Tonight on the show our very special guest is the esteemed Colin Heath, an actor/musician/artist/clown. I mean, sidekick Sam Tonning is a clown in his own lovable way, but Colin is a professional. Perhaps you've seen him acting in Axis Theatre's "The Number 14" (which he also co-wrote), TV's Stargate as Alien, or in Cirque du Soleil somewhere in the world. The Victoria native, who now resides in Montreal, is in Vancouver performing in Bacio Rosso at Queen Elizabeth Park. We'll talk about all that, plus a special connection he and I have.

We're on the air at 11 pm on CFRO 100.5 FM here in sunny Vancouver. Tune in on your radio box or livestream us at or find us on the TuneIn Radio app.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Podcast episode 521ish: Brittany Lyseng

We had a great talk with our first guest of 2019, Calgary's own Brittany Lyseng. We discussed the perils of elevator and escalator travel, weird insects in fruit boxes, girls rugby, nice teachers, and putting together a Canadian Blue Collar Comedy show, among other topics. Brittany is at Yuk Yuk's Vancouver this weekend recording her first album. I do believe she's the first non-604 area code resident on the 604 record label.

Check it out below or on iTunes or Stitcher or Podbean or wherever you can find it.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Jan. 13: Brittany Lyseng

Our first guest of 2019 is an out-of-towner. Brittany Lyseng joins us in studio all the way from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It's her first time on the show so we'll find out all about her, from her humble beginnings in heavy duty construction to her finals in the Sirius-XM Top Comic competition. Brittany was in the area headlining the Yuk Yuk's in Abbotsford this week and will be at the downtown club next weekend recording an album.

We're on the air at 100.5 FM tonight at 11 pm. Friends and family and fans of Lyseng's can listen all the way from Alberta by livestreaming us on or finding us on the TuneIn Radio app.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Podcast episode 520ish: Dave Nystrom

Our latest podcast episode sees old friend Dave Nystrom back in studio after a 14-year absense. What? Fourteen years? How is that possible? Well, he did guest five years ago, but we recorded that off-site. Dave was back in town on a Sunday ahead of his New Year's Eve gig at Lafflines so it was a no-brainer to bring him in. The Thunder Bay native Nystrom started his standup career right here in Vancouver. He then lived for a decade in Hollywood, before moving to Calgary a few years ago to raise his thirty children... Okay, maybe I exaggerate but anything over two kids may as well be thirty. In this episode, he tells us about the perils of parenthood, living amongst the stars in LA, and reminisces about the Urban Well days in Vancouver.

Have a listen. Right here or go download the episode at iTunes, Stitcher or Podbean. Ask for "What's So Funny?" with a question mark. Free while supplies last.

Podcast episode 519ish: Harry Doupe

Relive the glory of 2018 with our regular year-end (or thereabouts) guest Harry Doupe. Come for the recap; stay for the stories. Harry's always got lots of stories and reminiscences from his many years in Canadian show business. And for the second year in a row, he's come bearing gifts. Such a thoughtful guy. It's always a treat when he joins us. I don't have to prepare much. I just throw out a name or topic and he's off to the races. That's his real gift.

And our gift to you is this episode. Enjoy it, and pass it on to your loved ones. You can listen on the link below or go download us at iTunes or Stitcher or Podbean.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Dec. 30: Dave Nystrom

Look who we've got in studio tonight? It's old pal Dave Nystrom! Dave's in town from Cowtown so he'll be joining us live for the first time since... November 21, 2004! Holy time warp! Five years ago we recorded an episode, too, so this marks his third appearance on the show. He likes to space them out to keep the demand high. Tonight we'll talk about his years living in Vancouver, Hollywood, and now Calgary. And who knows what else will pop up?

We're on the air at 11pm here in Vancouver on CFRO 100.5 FM. If you're in California or Alberta, for example, try our livestream at or find us on the TuneIn Radio app.

Podcast episode 518ish: Steve Bays

Bays is back! It's been two years since musician extraordinaire Steve Bays has been with us. Like always, we go long. Steve showed off his acting chops with some amazing accent work, told stories of nearly meeting a Beatle, watching an SNL rehearsal, and more. The episode runs almost 90 minutes but this is the holiday season so treat yourself.

You can listen here or download (and subscribe) at iTunes, Stitcher or Podbean.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Dec. 23: Harry Doupe

It's a semi-tradition around these parts to bring back Harry Doupe at this time of year every year. And so tonight, we present... Harry Doupe! He's like Santa, bringing his gifts of laughs and stories every winter. He'll talk about the year in comedy and regale us with tales of bygone days in Canadian show business. And he comes all the way from the North Pole, or Chilliwack (I forget which). Last year, he rung in Christmas. This time out, he'll ring in Christmas Eve. This is his 9th time with us, but he'll never run out of stories.

We're on the air, as always, at CFRO 100.5 FM in Vancouver. Or you can possibly stream us at or on the TuneIn Radio app.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Podcast episode 517ish: Melanie Rose

Melanie Rose is back with us in this episode. A hundred pounds lighter than the last time she was with us, to boot! We all knew about her ex-husband the bank robber, but I had never heard about her felonious fathers (both step- and biological) and her gansta granny. Hard to believe, but true. We also talked about the perils of being an older standup in the youthful community, mental health, Christmas karaoke, and lots more.

Listen here and now. Or download the show at iTunes or Stitcher or PodBay.