Jess Salomon makes her comedy Great Again. Bruce McDonald goes to Washington. PJ Vogt inhabits a Weakerthans song. BJ Snowden loves Canada more than Canadians do.
January 25, 2017
How To Be Funny In An Age Of Rat Sandwiches
"I don't want to joke about my own anxiety. The world is just under a dark cloud right now." Comedians Chris Locke and Kathleen Phillips reflect on the role of comedy in troubling times, and the birth of their first child.
December 21, 2016
Aliya explores the impact of Degrassi, a high school melodrama that's a whole lot like a prison show. Snake reads fan fiction. Aisha Alfa rejects her only fan. Degrassi creator Linda Schuyler talks pig farmers and penis pumps.
November 23, 2016
Happy Lucky Accident Stories
Walter Scott doodles on a napkin and gets big in Japan. Mike Carrozza breaks down the bear joke. Anni Spadafora unlearns music. Mister Quickly, Amazon's greatest wit, revealed.
October 26, 2016
#80 Gerbils Are Eating Their Young
The world is doomed, a comedian is fined for a joke and the Ottawa Citizen tells us white privilege is not a thing.
July 28, 2016
#143 Monica Heisey
Baroness Von Sketch, CBC's new sketch show, is funny. What happened? Jesse asks Baroness writer, author, and standup comedian Monica Heisey about what went right and what may be changing in Canadian comedy.
July 18, 2016
Stop Laughing At Us, Says CBC Comedy Site
Last week the CBC put its widely derided comedy portal Punchline out of its misery and rebranded it as CBC Comedy. They were very excited about this....
June 27, 2016
#111 What is Sugar Sammy?
Comedian Sugar Sammy might be the most famous Canadian you haven't heard of. He plays to sell-out crowds in Paris, India, South Africa, and night after night in Montreal. He has sold hundreds of thousands of tickets. Yet he has yet to break through in english Canada or in the States. Jesse asks him why, and waxes nostalgic for the time he and Sammy were at the same university.
December 6, 2015
Andray and Desmond talk about giving teeth to political satire with Luke Gordon Field, editor-in-chief of The Beaverton.
November 24, 2015
#97 Hart Pomerantz
Hart Pomerantz was Lorne Michaels's original partner, back when Michaels was still known as Lorne Lipowitz. Their top-rated CBC variety show, The Hart and Lorne Terrific Hour, was a precursor for Saturday Night Live before it was pulled from the airwaves after two short seasons.