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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Podcast episode 554ish: Brigitte May

With this drop, we're all caught up with the podcast side of things. Brigitte May was with us just a few days ago talking about her upcoming improv show The Tragic Comedy of Macbeth. And just like that, it's here. The show started last night and runs until December 15 at the Jericho Arts Centre so it's not too late for this conversation to inspire your ticket-purchasing leanings. In this episode, Brigitte also tells us about the grim reality of living outside the bubble of the lower mainland elsewhere in Canada. We also talk about film theory and she pens numerous essays for us throughout the hour.

It's all below for your listening pleasure. You can also download the show on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and wherever else fine podcasts are made available.


Podcast episode 553ish: Steve McGowan

I first met Steve McGowan when he was briefly managing Lafflines comedy club in New Westminster. He has long since left that side of the business and even more recently left the day-job side of the business, too, and has committed himself one hundred percent to standup comedy. You can call him "Shooter" if you must, but he just goes by his regular name.

Have a listen to the full episode. You can click below or download us to your phones at iTunes and all the usual places.


Podcast episode 552ish: Daniel Chai

Lord, it looks like Daniel. It is, in fact, Daniel Chai, who visited us a couple weeks back. The improviser and founder of The Fictionals improv troupe and creator of the show Improv Against Humanity joins us and fills us in on his backstory. Who knew he was a legit journalist? Who knew he is from Surrey? Who knew that he owes his artistic life to Legion hall karaoke? If you knew all that, bully for you. Don't be a show-off. I'm sure there will be other factoids you'll learn if you listen to this episode.

You can do so below. Or you can get it on all the usual podcast outlets.


Podcast episode 551ish: Glenn Wool

It's always fun visiting with the great Glenn Wool. We thought he was back in the lower mainland for good now that he's got a family. But no, it's only temporary. He'll explain why. We got around to lots in this episode, including kids birthday parties, scary Canada, playing arenas, getting kidnapped in Vietnam, doing Paul Provenza's Green Room, and drinking on the job as a radio mascot.

We're trying to get caught up with our podcast posting. Hurry up and listen to this one because another new one is right behind it. You can click below to get going or, better yet, go download directly on to your listening device at iTunes or Spotify or Stitcher or wherever.


Sunday, December 1, 2019

Dec. 1: Brigitte May

Let the countdown to Christmas begin. After weeks seeing yuletide merchandise in the stores and hearing carols piped in through speakers, I'm ready to embrace it. December 1st is my official start date to the season. All this to say, our guest tonight has nothing in particular to do with Christmas, but maybe improviser Brigitte May has her own thoughts on it. I guess we'll find out. Brigitte is a regular on the live anime show Fistful of Kicks, which runs once a month at Havana. Live anime? Okay, so we'll find out about that, too. And she's a regular contributor to The Beaverton. But more pressing is the show The Tragic Comedy of Macbeth, which opens up December 4 and runs until the 15th at Jericho Arts Centre. Perfect Christmas fare, no?

We're on the air at CFRO 100.5 FM tonight at 11pm. You can live stream us all the way in Denmark at coopradio.org or find us on one of them radio streaming apps that are all the rage with the kids these days.