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Sunday, May 9, 2010

May 9: Lars Callieou

I'm sitting in the shitty Los Angeles airport which doesn't even have free Wi-Fi, if you can believe it (I've latched on to Air France's weak signal), after a week in Disneyland. But I'll be back in time for the show tonight. It really is a small world afterall. Just as an aside, Disneyland is as awesome as ever. The only drawback I can find is that as soon as you get "It's a Small World" out of your head, it's quickly replaced with "A Whole New World" from Aladdin. But that's a small price to pay.

Tonight we have Edmonton comic Lars Callieou joining us by phone from northern Alberta. See, I told you it was a small world. Lars just got back from a tour of duty, so to speak, in Iraq, entertaining somebody's troops. Not sure whose. I don't think we have any there, do we? I guess we'll find out tonight. And if he was entertaining the American troops, just what side would he be on if a war broke out between Canada and the U.S.?

Lars has come a long way since his first visit to our studio back in 2006. He was essentially a glorified amateur then. Now he's quit his day job and makes his living telling jokes both north and south of the border.

Also tonight, I'm going to play a clip of an interview I did with Brian Regan. I posted the transcript of said clip a while back so you can follow along at home. I just loved the way Regan told of his nightmarish gala at Just For Laughs. And we'll see if Lars has had any similarly nightmarish gigs in his young career.


Anonymous said...

I like that the tags are Brian Regan and Lars Callieou... perfectamundo. Love that we're tagged together.

Lars C

Anonymous said...

Hey I thought I was the only guy to ever leave comments here! Groovy :) I didn't catch as much of the show as I would have liked since I was listening at work (although the radio reception seems very good as of late) but I did hear John Bueler's name mentioned as one of your favorite comics. I've been a fan of his stuff ever since I heard it on a certain co-op radio show, super funny guy. Also mad props to you for supporting the troops. Kinda sad that so many folks let politics get in the way of appreciating people who risk their lives to try and make the world a better place even if it doesn't always work.