Guy MacPherson

What's So Funny?

What's So Funny?

Description

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews a multitude of comedians from across Canada and the US.

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Arts
Comedy

Episodes

What's So Funny? with guest Nestor Pistor

Nov 10, 2019 57:06

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Nestor Pistor is a Canadian comedy legend. But we don't need to tell you that. The Ukrainian entertainer is a many-timed Juno Award nominee. Don Ast created the character (what?!) back in the seventies and he's still going strong. In this episode, regular host Guy MacPherson was away, but sidekick Sam Tonning ably took over and asked all the right questions. We learn about the history of Nestor Pistor, plus we learn what he likes to cook, he gives us some fitness advice, and he tells us what his biggest pet peeve is.

What's So Funny? with guests Dino Archie & Jon Bryant

Nov 6, 2019 58:20

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Dino Archie returns... with friend! We didn't know Dino would be bringing along a pal, so musician Jon Bryant doesn't get the introduction he deserves off the top. We talk about retirement, hanging with Johnny Depp, weddings, door-to-door knife salesmen, and an idea for a new podcast.

What's So Funny? with guest Travis Watters

Oct 15, 2019 56:20

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Travis Watters sounds like a wrestling villain. That's because that was his gig for 20 years. He grappled with all the greats as the heel Ladies Choice. We talk about his years in the ring and the toll it took on his body – but he's making a comeback in 2020! We also talk about growing up in Fredericton and his rivals in Oromocto, his side hobby oil painting, and his latest work on standup stages around the city.

What's So Funny? with guest Kalvin Olafson

Oct 14, 2019 01:02:18

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Kalvin Olafson is a Vancouver actor with ties to the comedy scene here. He visited us to promote a play he was in, but we talked about all sorts of things with him and guest sidekick Lars Callieou. We talk about Kalvin's process and motivation, growing up on a farm in Manitoba, flying first class, and playing in his band Minto.

What's So Funny? with guest Kyle Bottom

Oct 7, 2019 58:17

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Kyle Bottom may not have been with us for five long years, but in our defense, this was his fourth visit. In this episode, we discuss him phoning in his SiriusXM Top Comic competition duties, what he's learning in radio school, honeymooning in Japan, vetoed baby names, and altogether too much toilet talk.

What's So Funny? with guest Shawn Farquhar

Sep 27, 2019 56:54

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Shawn Farquhar makes himself appear on the show for the third time. We may be running out of lame magic puns, but not songs about the art form. It's always fun to surprise him with a new one. And in this episode he surprises us with some facts about him. Did you know he was almost an Anglican minister? Do you know what his hobbies are? You will after you listen to this episode. Plus what it's like to perform sick.

What's So Funny? with guest Ola Dada

Sep 20, 2019 58:50

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Ola Dada makes his What's So Funny? debut, and he comes bearing dad jokes a-plenty! This standup comedian from Nigeria by way of Fort McMurray. Could there be two more different places? We learn what it was like making the move from western Africa to western Canada. At the time of this recording, Dada was waiting to hear if he made the finals of the SiriusXM Top Comic competition. Spoiler alert: He did!

What's So Funny? with guest Joey Commisso

Aug 31, 2019 57:25

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Joey Commisso makes his What's So Funny? debut. To ease him into such a momentous occasion, we had his good friend and fellow comic Sam Tonning take over the hosting duties. That, and the fact regular host Guy MacPherson was out of town. It's a great conversation. The pair talked about bowling, '90s sitcoms, old-school standup Pat Cooper, and mental health, among other things.

What's So Funny? with guest Sunee Dhaliwal

Aug 31, 2019 58:20

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Sunee Dhaliwal is always a good time. This episode is no exception but you also get a serious side of Sunee we hadn't heard before. Sure, we argue a bit about basketball, but not too much. He tells us about his growth spurt in junior high, teaches us a bit about Sikhism, and reveals his latest move after a few years in Toronto.

What's So Funny? with guest Angela Galanopoulos

Aug 15, 2019 01:01:16

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Angela Galanopoulos came bearing fruit. She brought us figs straight off the whatever-it-is figs grow from. She told us about her pre-entertainment career in government living in Mexico City as well as her current gig improvising and acting. Plus she tells us how Greek she is.

What's So Funny? with guest Myles Anderson

Aug 13, 2019 57:30

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Myles Anderson talks about his transition from musician to comedian. The Victoria-ish native took up the piano late in life (12) and still teaches to this day. But he's also put out a comedy album on 604 Records. We talk about it all in this episode.

What's So Funny? with guest David Thomas Newham

Aug 13, 2019 58:35

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David Thomas Newham makes his WSF? debut with a guest host. He passed the test so one day he can come back with the regular host. Just like the old Tonight Show days! Sidekick Sam Tonning talks to the actor/writer/director/producer about Seven Tyrants Theatre and the little comedy lounge above the strip joint at the legendary Penthouse in Vancouver.

What's So Funny? with guest Scott Patey

Jul 18, 2019 57:59

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Scott Patey returns! The improviser/actor/referee was in studio with guest announcer Pal Mann. Scott talks about his Newfoundland roots, playing nerds in film and television, his rule of C's, working with stars, and bonding with Jim Carrey. And, of course, Rock, Paper, Scissors, the greatest sporting event known to man.

What's So Funny? with no guest

Jul 8, 2019 57:27

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Guy and Sam sit and chat for the hour sans guest. It's a What's So Funny? first! A good, old-fashioned, two-guys-talking podcast episode. In this one, we win friends and influence people and chit-chat about this and that. You'll just have to listen.

What's So Funny? with guest Ari Matti

Jun 25, 2019 57:25

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Ari Matti makes one last visit with us before departing our fair city for the motherland of Estonia. Ari made a splash during his one-year stay in Vancouver. We talk about it, and he tells us about his separated shoulder and what he'd do with the hosts if we visited him in Tallinn. No spoilers but it involves beating us with leaves.

What's So Funny? with guest Taz VanRassel

Jun 16, 2019 01:00:33

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Taz VanRassel returns! All alone this time. He was last with us back in 2006, with two other guests. This time he gets the hour all to himself. Or most of the the hour since he was a titch late when his regular Sunday Service show ran long. In this episode, the improviser quizzes a 14-year-old on Big Chungus, talks about performing in schools, and he reveals his favourite animal. Shout-out to Graham Clark for interviewing Taz in 2010.

What's So Funny? with guest Chris Gaskin

Jun 2, 2019 01:01:53

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Chris Gaskin returns after a lengthy absence. We patch up a misinterpreted tension between us, and take a trip down memory lane with a clip from 2012 with guest Mark Breslin. We also talk about the comedic influence of Sean Collins, the joy of being a road comic, and quiz him on his wrestling bona fides.

What's So Funny? with guest Jacob Samuel

May 27, 2019 59:42

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Jacob Samuel is climbing up the comedy ladder step by step, rung by rung. He's a standup and cartoonist and we talk about both in this episode. We also talk about Jews in Canadian comedy.Plus a whole lot about Charlie Demers, too.

What's So Funny? with guest Levi McCachen

May 2, 2019 57:21

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Levi McCachen has commitment issues, but he manages to stick through the hour with us. He leads us through his scattershot life, where he tried university a few times (law, philosophy), film school, spoken-word poetry, and finally standup. And we spend a good chunk of time going over various conspiracy theories.

What's So Funny? with guest Jason Rowland

Apr 30, 2019 57:10

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Jason Rowland has led a Walter Mitty life. After leaving his Red Robin roots, he moved on through his own sheer will and a bit of luck to become the general manager of the Vancouver Canadians baseball club. Then he went on to manage one of the top comedy clubs in North America, Vancouver's Comedy MIX. From there, he moved on to become the VP of the World Series of Comedy festival. We talk about all of that. And Slurpees!

What's So Funny? with guest Ryan Williams

Apr 30, 2019 56:17

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Ryan Williams talks about juggling both football and theatre in high school. We also talk about his love of medieval history and geopolitics, which culminated in a spirited (drunk) conversation he had with Jim Gaffigan. Oh, and we discuss standup, too, of course.

What's So Funny? with guest Lauren Mather

Apr 19, 2019 59:20

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Lauren Mather manages Vancouver's Yuk Yuk's comedy club, and also performs a bit herself. She hails from Australia and we talk about her rustic upbringing. She also managed the Halifax Yuks. What an exotic life!

What's So Funny? with guest Neema Nazeri

Apr 1, 2019 45:25

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Neema Nazeri is a Toronto comic. He's also a Persian comic. Two for the price of one! He's toured Europe and Australia, been on MTV, and was even on the premiere episode of season 2 of The Beaverton. Sidekick Sam Tonning takes over the reigns on this one as regular host Guy MacPherson is off on spring break. It's a slightly abbreviated episode since Neema is always on the go.

What's So Funny? with guest Susan Thompson

Mar 23, 2019 59:03

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Susan Thompson is transitioning from the spotlight to behind-the-scenes. We talk about her experience going from auto mechanic shop to the standup stage to the management/producer side of things. We also find out she's a bit of a star in Japan. And also that she's dropped about a hundred pounds. Such a life!

What's So Funny? with guests Amy Shostak & Tom Hill

Mar 22, 2019 01:11:07

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Amy Shostak and Tom Hill are not only improvisers, they're also instructors and... well, you'll have to wait until near the end of this episode to hear the big reveal. Who knew?! We talk improv, life, and we get a little serious at the end. A special shout-out to Sam in the booth.

What's So Funny? with guest Lady Rizo

Mar 10, 2019 01:02:40

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Lady Rizo (née Amelia Zirin-Brown) is a cabaret performer extraordinaire. Trained as an improviser, she's a chanteuse with a quick and sharp wit. She's also the perfect guest: raw, honest, in the moment, funny, willing to go anywhere. Listen for yourself! Rizo was in Vancouver for five or six months performing at Bacio Rosso and is on her way to Chicago. Where she'll end up next, who knows? We brainstorm new possible names for her, she tells us her story of growing up with hippies, and she serenades us with a Jamie Foxx ditty.

What's So Funny? with guest Lisa Frischemeier

Mar 5, 2019 59:39

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Lisa Frischemeier is a relatively new standup comic from Berlin. Strangely, she had never heard of Hogan's Heroes. But she taught us about German humour, the English-speaking standup scene in Berlin, her worst experience performing in Scandinavia, and why she loves abortion jokes.

What's So Funny? with guest Ed Hill

Feb 13, 2019 57:25

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Ed Hill joins us for the third time, this time smelling of Korean BBQ. We get to the bottom of his anglo-sounding name and talk about his upcoming album recording – also coincidentally his third. And he shares with us his favourite street joke – also coincidentally the only one he knows.

What's So Funny? with guest Colin Heath

Feb 1, 2019 57:58

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Colin Heath is a clown. No, that's not a knock on the guy. He's a professional who has toured with Cirque du Soleil all over the world and is currently at Bacio Rosso in Vancouver. He's also a playwright, artist, actor, and has even done standup comedy... once. Not only that, but he went to junior high school with our host (not that Heath remembers that).

What's So Funny? with guest Brittany Lyseng

Jan 18, 2019 56:44

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Brittany Lyseng is our first guest of 2019, the start of our 15th year doing this thing. Wow. The Calgary-born-reared-based standup talks about the ups and downs of the business... the elevator and escalator business, that is. We also talk about her favourite teacher and why she won't be invited to perform at her high school (go Ghosts!). Oh yes, and comedy. We talk about that, too.

What's So Funny? with guest Dave Nystrom

Jan 6, 2019 57:49

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Dave Nystrom returns to the What's So Funny? studios 14 years after his first appearance. A year after that, he up and moved to Hollywood, California, USA. For the past few years he's been living in Calgary, Alberta, CA, raising a horde of children and doing standup there and across the country. He tells tales of his years in LaLaLand and reminisces about his early days starting out in Vancouver.

What's So Funny? with guest Harry Doupe

Jan 6, 2019 58:46

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Harry Doupe comes bearing gifts, but that's not the reason we always invite him back around Christmas time. Who better to recap the year than the veteran writer/standup? He's got opinions and stories to keep us going for years. This episode is no exception.

What's So Funny? with guest Steve Bays

Dec 30, 2018 01:26:45

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Steve Bays is back, and like always with the musician, it's epic. That is, if you define 'epic' by length. We always have so much to talk about when he comes by. We talk about the BC Ferries, his recent visit to New York City, talking to Seth Meyers, being complimented by Noel Gallagher, and he shows off his amazing array of accents.

What's So Funny? with guest Melanie Rose

Dec 17, 2018 57:42

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Melanie Rose, the comedian not the porn star, returns to the show 100 pounds less than her first visit. She talks about her gangster grandma, felonious fathers (both step- and biological) and criminal ex-consort. We also talk about the perils of being an older standup in the community. And more!

What's So Funny? with guest He Fangzhou

Dec 17, 2018 56:53

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He Fangzhou, or Fangzhou He depending on how you roll, is our guest all the way from... Toronto. The Chinese national came here to study math but somehow got sidetracked into standup comedy. He's love to have the kind of career here that Canadian Mark Roswell (aka Dashan) has in China. But He tells us there's an advantage to a Canadian in China over a Chinese in Canada.

What's So Funny? with guest Kevin Kent

Dec 5, 2018 59:32

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Kevin Kent accosted my beautiful bald head at Bacio Rosso, and yet I still invited him to guest with us. He's an improviser and drag queen from a cabin in the wilds of New Mexico who has run away to join the circus. Kind of. He tells us his life story, from Albuquerque to Chicago to Seattle and now Vancouver, for a couple months, anyway. We recorded this on Grey Cup Sunday, which was news to him.

What's So Funny? with guest Kevvy

Nov 29, 2018 56:32

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Kevvy returns. In this episode, the front man for the band Fake Shark comes decked out in Vancouver Grizzlies gear. We talk a bit about the glory of the Grizzlies before moving on to his latest efforts as the foremost comedy album producer in all the land. He also talks about doing standup (of sorts) in high school, his love of Adam Sandler, and his Dave Chappelle tattoo (among others).

What's So Funny? with guest Ari Matti

Nov 28, 2018 56:32

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Ari Matti comes to us all the way from Tallinn, Estonia. Well, he was in town anyway. He's in Vancouver working on his English standup skills. Ari tells us all about the burgeoning standup scene in Estonia, his first time on stage there (where he went over an hour), failing school in Poland, and his love of pork, cabbage and potatoes.

What's So Funny? with guest Brent Butt

Nov 16, 2018 01:11:01

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Brent Butt is back after a six year absence. The Canadian superstar talks about apples in Saskatchewan, his experience as a bad wedding singer, practicing standup with a screwdriver, his love of language, the etymology of 'gangbusters' and 'trivia', and falling asleep with David Cassidy posters on his wall.

What's So Funny? with guest Barry Greenfeld

Nov 15, 2018 01:03:55

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Barry Greenfeld has been doing comedy since Sam Tonning was one year old. Yet he remembers virtually none of his career, except the broad strokes. Play a drinking game this episode: Every time Barry forgets something, take a sip. By the end of the episode, you'll be as drunk as he was... Nah, he wasn't drunk. That's the beauty of Barry. He just seems that way all the time.

What's So Funny? with guest Travis Bernhardt

Nov 5, 2018 58:38

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Travis Bernhardt is a magician and improviser, in that order. He started practicing magic the year this show went on the air, back in 2004. And look at him now! In this episode, he talks about starting out on the street, how magic helped with his battle with depression, and why he's a darling of the Fringe circuit.

What's So Funny? with guest Ivan Decker

Oct 22, 2018 01:27:58

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Ivan Decker is back less than a year after his last appearance with us. This marks appearance number six for the up-and-coming standup superstar. The Jerry Seinfeld of Canada is how we're now describing him. In this extendo episode, Decker talks dinosaurs (natch), his soon-to-be-released Netflix special, opening for celebrity comics, comedy criticism, getting into comedy clubs in Los Angeles, how to get in and out of a set on stage, and more!

What's So Funny? with guest Shawn Farquhar

Oct 2, 2018 57:27

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Shawn Farquhar is a tricky guy. That's his job! The world-renown magician pays us a second visit in between stops around the world. Actually, he'll be home in the Greater Vancouver area for a few months, thanks to two different upcoming shows. We talk about Jethro Bodine, optimism in the face of a car in his living room, and being shown a card trick by a homeless man moments before recording this episode. We also tell magician jokes!

What's So Funny? with guest Chris Griffin

Oct 1, 2018 01:01:50

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Chris Griffin, the human being not the cartoon character, makes his What's So Funny? debut. The Calgary-born, Vancouver-residing standup comic talks about dancing topless, getting tags from Tom Papa, his online presence or lack thereof, and getting in trouble in high school.

What's So Funny? with guest Wes Barker

Sep 25, 2018 57:30

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Wes Barker magically appears for the third time on the program. Our sound is a little wonky but you'll get over it. Wes talks about doing magic without an assistant, explains the beauty of making excuses, performs both a nasty prank and a real trick, and talks about hell gigs.

What's So Funny? with guest Colleen Brow

Sep 20, 2018 57:45

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Colleen Brow returns to talk about her new one-woman show and we give her a pep talk. She fills us in on her goings-on since she last was with us and we talk about her days doing standup comedy and why she eventually had her fill of performing it. Bonus: she explains to us what a uterus is!

WSF? with guests Steve Allen & Laura Accili

Sep 17, 2018 56:48

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Steve Allen and Laura Accili run the longest-running weekly comedy show in Vancouver. As of air time, 11 years and six months at the Kino Café. Guest host Sam Tonning talks to the two about memorable shows over the years, they play some clips, and talk comedy. We start the show with a snippet of "This Could Be the Start of Something Big" by the more famous Steve Allen, but our Steve Allen is still alive.

What's So Funny? with guest Brett Martin

Sep 11, 2018 57:07

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Brett Martin returns and gets the full Sam Tonning experience. Usually when the two get together, Martin is in charge at his monthly live talk show, The Brett Martin Show, where Tonning is the Ed McMahon to his Johnny Carson. But in this episode, Sammy got to talk as much as he wants because he was also in charge of pushing all the buttons.

What's So Funny? with guests Harris Anderson & Andrew Huzar

Sep 9, 2018 56:14

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Harris Anderson and Andrew Huzar are Sam Tonning's guests in this episode. Sam gets to yacht rock out and play comedy clips and the gang talks comedy, as you might expect. Regular host Guy MacPherson was vacating on this one.

What's So Funny? with guest Ross Dauk

Aug 29, 2018 58:34

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Ross Dauk returns for his second go-around with us. We talk about how What's So Funny? created celebrities in his mind out of local comics, discuss overdone bits in standup, and debate the subjectivity/objectivity of comedy.

What's So Funny? with guest Dylan Rhymer

Jul 27, 2018 57:37

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Dylan Rhymer helps ring in a very low-key, but special, episode number 500-ish. There have been more that have been lost to the ether over the last 14 years, but who's counting? We caught Dylan back in Vancouver after a stint in Europe and a Canadian tour so we were lucky to get him for our celebration.

What's So Funny? with guest Ivan Decker

Jul 24, 2018 56:50

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Ivan Decker is winning so much he gets to come back to What's So Funny? less than a year after his last appearance. In this episode we talk about his big Juno Award win and the more recent news of his upcoming Netflix taping. It's a good time to be Ivan Decker.

What's So Funny? with guest Stuart Jones

Jul 13, 2018 01:03:01

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Stuart Jones makes his What's So Funny? debut telling us all about his hierarchy of nerd-dom. Spoiler: Magic cards are at the top. Sam Tonning does the heavy lifting in this one, as regular host Guy MacPherson just pops up occasionally with questions and comments.

What's So Funny? with guest Damonde Tschritter

Jun 24, 2018 01:18:17

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Damonde Tschritter makes his long-awaited return to the show. The veteran standup has a sports analogy for every situation. He talks about being the King of Parksville as a youth, having one degree of separation between himself and everyone, beating some big names in the Seattle International Comedy Competition, and doing ayahuasca/iowasca, which led to his one-man Fringe hit show, which led to a part in a movie.

What's So Funny? with guest Larke Miller

Jun 19, 2018 01:00:49

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Larke Miller makes her second guest appearance with us after an eight-year absence. The standup comic/Queen of the Monkeys tells us about her time in L.A.'s The Groundlings, guesting on Craig Ferguson, her love of space aliens and swinging on a trapeze.

What's So Funny? with guest Graham Clark

Jun 4, 2018 59:02

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Graham Clark makes his triumphant return to What's So Funny? after six long years and reveals a fact about himself heretofore only friends and family knew about. Our conversation covers such topics as the forgotten condiment, punching up, murderous ideologies, carny crime, Branson Missouri, and the value in putting yourself out there. Plus, Graham contributes two quality jokes in our New Joke/Old Joke segment.

What's So Funny? with guest Myq Kaplan

May 21, 2018 01:52:12

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Myq Kaplan returns to the show with a wide-ranging (and long!) conversation about robots, trees in Brooklyn, poop jokes, Jeopardy, Nickelback, language, favourites, Dimethyltryptamine, and jokes.

What's So Funny? with guest Fred Ewanuick

May 8, 2018 59:52

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Fred Ewanuick has had quite a career for such a reluctant actor. Most know him as Hank on all the Corner Gases (sitcom, feature film, animated version). The Mark Ruffalo look-alike tells us about his experience on the thriller Absolute Zero, how he he's given up auditions, and we get him to cold-read some show promos. Unfortunately our station archives levels were a little "hot" so the sound isn't as good as it should be, but the episode is so fun we're hoping you forgive us.

What's So Funny? with guest Ryan Beil

May 2, 2018 01:08:52

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Ryan Beil makes his triumphant return to the show after eight long years. The actor/improviser talks baseball, fish, lying to casting directors, getting roughed up by George Costanza, performing standup, fly-fishing, Fiddler on the Roof, and praying. Plus he creates a joke out of thin air!

What's So Funny? with guest Tom Green

Apr 9, 2018 01:05:15

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Tom Green is a Canadian superstar. In his long career, dating back to his teenage years, he's been a standup, a rap star, a talk show host, an actor, a professional prankster, and a goofball. We talked to him about all that, plus the nature of criticism of the arts, misconceptions people have of him, and getting fired by Donald Trump.

What's So Funny? with guest Simon King

Mar 30, 2018 57:55

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Simon King is back! This time without regular host Guy MacPherson. Guy left the keys to the show with his trusty sidekick (audition pending) Sam Tonning and Sam invited Simon over to hang out. Together on Juno Sunday they listened to some tracks off the award-winning Ivan Decker album, as well as off Simon's own albums and they talked comedy, natch.

What's So Funny? with guest Mike MacDonald

Mar 23, 2018 01:15:32

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Mike MacDonald died on March 17. We got to know him four years ago when he dropped by the studio for an enlightening hour of conversation, which we rerun for you now. We've added some of his standup act to the beginning and end of the show to give it the full Mike MacDonald experience.

What's So Funny? with guest Chris Gordon

Mar 20, 2018 59:24

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Chris Gordon returns! To the studio this time, not some random hotel lobby. And he's in full Chris Gordon mode, hawking merch with a raging boner, as you'd expect from the premier intellectual comedian of his generation. The Calgary standup is also a two-time loser at the Vancouver Comedy Awards.

What's So Funny? with guest Jo Dworschak

Mar 14, 2018 01:03:17

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Jo Dworschak has been telling stories (and lies) her whole life, which makes her the perfect host for her monthly Story Story Lie show (which doubles as a podcast). In this episode, she talks about riding her horse to the corner store to buy smokes, being a hobo, how giving a funeral speech got her into performing, taking a cross-Canada road trip with her kid, and tits.

What's So Funny? with guest Rod Crawford

Feb 28, 2018 57:55

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Rod Crawford has been in and around the improv and standup scenes in Canada for 35 years making him a... legend? Sure, let's go with that. You know him best as the stunt double (1 episode) for Relic on The Beachcombers, but did you also know he starred in the Police Academy TV series? He tells us all about his life in comedy in this episode.

What's So Funny? with guest Kathleen McGee

Feb 21, 2018 01:00:25

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Kathleen McGee returns in the nick of time. The standup vet is moving back to her home town of Edmonton come spring. In this episode we talk musicals, heckling athletes, and dying pets. Plus, as added bonus, Kathleen says the C-word. No tears were shed in the making of this podcast.

What's So Funny? with guest Ken Lawson

Feb 13, 2018 01:06:04

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Ken Lawson is always challenging me. First with "coaching" me in a losing battle against a child ping-pong champ. Second by trying to tach me improv. And in this episodes he attempts to get me to stand unassisted from a legs-crossed position. He's failed in all three endeavours. We also talk about his body shame issues, his hernia(s), and dancing topless for a living with the Comic Strippers. It's always fun when Ken is in studio.

What's So Funny? with guest Mayce Galoni

Feb 8, 2018 58:57

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Mayce Galoni remembered his date with What's So Funny? this time around. Maybe he just wanted to wait so he was the first guest of 2018. The young standup talks about his even younger self starting out as a barroom magician, relates some words of wisdom he was told by his comedy hero Doug Stanhope, and I tell him about sleeping in a convent in his hometown of Hamilton.

What's So Funny? 2017 Highlights, part two

Feb 4, 2018 01:22:43

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Relive 2017 with part two of our highlights from last year. Clips from our conversations with Chuck Byrn, Barry Crimmins, John Cullen, Ivan Decker, Harry Doupe, Shawn Farquhar, Diana Frances, Lori Gibbs, Ryan Gunther, James Kennedy, Colin Lamb, Darryl Lenox, Gavin Matts, Joel Plaskett, Brad Upton, Ron Vaudry, and Garry Yuill.

What's So Funny? 2017 Highlights, part one

Feb 3, 2018 01:18:15

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Clips from guests we had in 2017: Harris Anderson, Paul Anthony, Wes Barker, David Beckingham, Camilo the Magician, Andy Cañete, Randy Charach, Garrett Clark, Charlie Demers, Fred Ewanuick, Katharine Ferns, Shirley Gnome, Kevvy, Leland Klassen, Johnny Perrotta, Jon Reep, Christina Sicoli, Alex Sparling, and Oh Susanna.

What's So Funny? with guest Jon Reep

Jan 25, 2018 01:11:04

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Jon Reep's second visit to Vancouver resulted in his second appearance on What's So Funny? Coincidence? Yes. He's not really a hick, and not really from Hickory, but both claims are close enough to truth that he goes with it. He tells us about his terrible high school football team in North Carolina, his entry into standup, and how he got to play Opie in Mayberry.

What's So Funny? with guest Harry Doupe

Jan 24, 2018 01:00:06

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Harry Doupe makes his annual year-end visit, this time on Christmas Eve! After opening presents, we talk about the year in comedy, from the deaths to the return of comedy to the Juno Awards to Netflix specials to the end of the Rick Mercer Report. And more!

What's So Funny? with guest Ivan Decker

Jan 10, 2018 01:00:06

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Ivan Decker makes his triumphant return to the show three weeks after doing Conan, his first ever late night American talk show. Ivan takes us through the stages it took to get there, how he felt in the process, and reveals what O'Brien said to him immediately after. We play the set, too. All this plus the usual tangents.

What's So Funny? with guests Darryl Lenox & Garry Yuill

Jan 7, 2018 01:01:22

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Darryl Lenox and Garry Yuill have big plans for comedy, not only in this country but everywhere. It starts here, though, with their hoped-for acquisition of the Yuk Yuk's chain. The American standup veteran (Lenox) and Vancouver Yuk's franchise holder (Yuill) have teamed together to bring this pipe-dream into reality. It hasn't happened yet, but they explain what their plan is and how you can get involved. Plus we play a clip from Lenox's set on Conan a few years ago and Yuill relates what a top-notch babysitter I was.

What's So Funny? with guest Charlie Demers

Jan 5, 2018 01:05:59

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Charlie Demers was last with us in 2010. Now he's authored even more books, released a brand new comedy album ('Fatherland' on 604 Records), and is the voice of Walter the Slug on Beat Bugs on Netflix. We talk about all of the above, plus anxiety, Humphrey Bogart, Herr Jordan, and steam & sauna rooms.

What's So Funny? with guest Gavin Matts

Jan 4, 2018 01:04:17

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Gavin Matts was the big winner in the 2017 SiriusXM Top Comic competition. In this episode, we teach the youngster about Raymond Burr and Yvonne De Carlo, he explains how he got the nickname 'Subway,' he confesses his love of One Tree Hill and his dream of dying on Riverdale, he explains the therapeutic benefits of jigsaw puzzles, and puzzles over the ephemeral nature of standup. On top of all this, we play two tracks from his new album 'Premature' on 604 Records.

What's So Funny? with guest Paul Anthony

Dec 23, 2017 01:03:14

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Paul Anthony returns! Every couple of years, it seems, Paul is our guest. In this episode, we start off by discussing the latest news, then we gossiped about Hugh Phukovsky and his urine gun, talked about the struggles of Talent Time, and re-enacted a Facebook Messenger conversation we had last year. And we ended things with a resurrected Funny or Not Funny? segment.

What's So Funny? with guest Ron Vaudry

Dec 19, 2017 01:02:30

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Ron Vaudry has been entertaining comedy audiences for 38 years. He was recently tweeted about by Norm Macdonald in a series of tweets about the early days of Toronto comedy so we talk about that, and what Norm was like in the early days. We also discuss Ron's net worth, his creation of the Crash 'n' Burn show at Yuk Yuk's, and squelching disabled hecklers.

What's So Funny? with guest Shirley Gnome

Dec 2, 2017 01:03:34

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Shirley Gnome has a new album out on 604 Records and came back to play some songs off it on her guitar. The album is called Taking It Up the Notch and we play a track off it, too. And we talk, as always. She tells us about going to high school with her album's producer, we count penises on her album cover, we teach her a classy new word for genitals, and she discusses playing the kazoo with her clam. This episode exudes class.

What's So Funny? with guest Shawn Farquhar

Nov 30, 2017 01:05:12

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Shawn Farquhar is one of the greatest magicians in the world. And one of the greatest guys, period. He's fooled Penn & Teller twice, he's a two-time world champion of magic, and the past president of IBM! No, not that IBM – the International Brotherhood of Magicians. He tells us of his early days touring bars and comedy rooms around British Columbia, and how he shaved off his pencil-thin moustache and left his suave, debonair magician persona behind to become himself on stage. (Hint: it involves drinking.)

What's So Funny? with guest Wes Barker

Nov 8, 2017 59:49

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Wes Barker's career took off soon after his first appearance on What's So Funny? three years ago. He wowed 'em on America's Got Talent and he fooled Penn & Teller. The comic/magician tells us what that was like. We hope this latest guest spot bumps him up to even greater heights.

What's So Funny? with guest Randy Charach

Nov 6, 2017 01:00:55

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Randy Charach puts audiences to sleep. But that's what they come for. He's a stage hypnotist, who has also been a mentalist, magician and comedian. He talks about all these in this episode and gives a very special gift to What's So Funny? listeners. You're getting sleepy...

What's So Funny? with guest Alex Sparling

Nov 1, 2017 01:00:00

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Alex Sparling is the greatest actor in the world (or so he'll tell you). Unfortunately, his acting career was derailed during a brutal attack. The Vancouver standup and proud Yellowknife son tells us all about it. And by the time you hear this, he'll be a Prince George comic. He also tells us why he's moving.

What's So Funny? with guest Leland Klassen

Oct 31, 2017 57:45

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Leland Klassen is a standup comedian who happens to work clean and sometimes perform in churches. He's also a big-time thespian now that he's the star of a dramatic motion picture. He tells us what it's like working with Kirk Cameron, about the perils of running and running, and getting mistakenly handcuffed by the authorities.

What's So Funny? with guest Katharine Ferns

Oct 8, 2017 01:01:39

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Katharine Ferns has had her fair share of troubles in this lifetime. So what does she do? She laughs. Because you can't just cry all the time. Her Fringe show, Katharine Ferns Is In Stitches, ran in Edinburgh for a month before she brought it "home" to Vancouver. By the time you hear this, she's back in England, where she's lived the past few years doing standup and ignoring her painting.

What's So Funny? with guest Andy Canete

Oct 4, 2017 01:00:37

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Andy Cañete is back talking Fringe Fest. His show, in particular: The Cañete Chroñicles. He also tells us of the dangers of soccer in Chile, the secrets of Gloria Makarenko, how Chris Farley ages him, discusses some bad jobs, and tells tales of Mariel Hemingway.

What's So Funny? with guest Oh Susanna

Sep 24, 2017 01:07:38

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Oh Susanna has another name when she's not performing her unique blend of alternative/country/folk/roots music. Suzie Ungerleider is how I knew her when we played softball together in the mid-late nineties, just as she was starting in on her music career. She moved from Vancouver to Toronto, where she's made quite the name for herself these last twenty years. We catch up in this episode and she tells us all about growing up in the 604 and how it inspired her latest album, A Girl in Teen City. We play a couple tracks from it, too.

What's So Funny? with guest Johnny Perrotta

Sep 12, 2017 59:41

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Johnny Perrotta has been on the Vancouver comedy scene for ages but this is his first time on our little program. But he did have the honour of being the first guest in our new/old studio. Johnny talks about making the big move from Old Italy to Prince George, tells us how he worshipped Tony Manero, and discusses his embarrassing acting roles.

What's So Funny? with guest Chuck Byrn

Sep 11, 2017 58:02

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Chuck Byrn is a real Vancouverite, going back generations. But he's been living in Toronto since forever. Byrn has got stories and opinions and he's willing to share them. He talks about the early days in standup, being the Pillsbury Toaster Strudel boy, hanging up on Jim Carrey, and vacationing in Hawaii with Kerry Talmage and Irwin Barker.

What's So Funny? with guest Christina Sicoli

Sep 9, 2017 55:46

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Christina Sicoli loves her sleep but she managed to stay up late and talk with us. The actress and improviser's earliest credit was Detroit Rock City, where she played "Foxy girl" sitting on a toilet. She's also tap danced with Gregory Hines. She's a woman of many talents and we talk about them all.

What's So Funny? Tribute to Bob Robertson - July 2, 2017

Aug 21, 2017 01:42:03

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Bob Robertson was a good friend to What's So Funny?, having visited us three times with his wife and comedy partner Linda Cullen. Together they formed Double Exposure, Canada's beloved political satire duo. Bob's career extended at both ends of his Double Exposure fame and we talked about it all over the course of their three appearances with us. Robertson passed away in March 2017 and in this extendo-episode pay tribute to the man by relistening to his story, as told to us over the years.

What's So Funny? with guest David Beckingham

Aug 15, 2017 01:02:54

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David Beckingham drops by the doorless studio to talk about his band's reunion. Hey Ocean! (with exclamation mark) is coming back with a tour and a new album. This after each of the three main players released their own solo work. David tells us why the band needed to take a break, does an impression of his 8-year-old British self, and reminisces about life in Kenya. He's too young to remember the movie or song Born Free, though.

What's So Funny? with guest Diana Frances - June 18, 2017

Jul 25, 2017 01:04:01

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Diana Frances is a Vancouver gal at heart but she lives in Toronto now, where she mostly makes her living writing for TV, awards shows, and radio. But she still finds time to do the odd bit of performing. It's mostly improv these days but we talk about her early standup days, why she's such a good podcast guest/lousy softball player, a bit about her crazy childhood/life, traffic and linguistic complaints, and vagina jokes.

What's So Funny? with guest Kevvy - May 28, 2017

Jun 15, 2017 01:01:45

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Kevvy, from the bands Fake Shark and Die Mannequin, has real comedy credentials. As a producer, he's recorded, by the latest tally, twenty-four standup comedians. He talks about his brand-spanking new Fake Shark album, Faux Real, getting kicked out of the Langley School of the Arts, his pink hair, his famed tattoo artist, working with Carly Rae, and opening for Marilyn Manson. And we put his jazz knowledge to the test.

What's So Funny? with guest John Cullen - May 21, 2017

Jun 6, 2017 01:03:59

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John Cullen was voted Most Likely to be a Comedian in his Grade 7 gifted class. So what better name for a comedy album? We play a couple tracks, and we put John to the gifted challenge. He also tells us about his many podcasts (two) and his experience drumming in bands, teaching high school, and sponsoring a Little League baseball team.

What's So Funny? with guest Ryan Gunther - May 7, 2017

Jun 3, 2017 01:00:42

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Ryan Gunther is a button-down comic with a wild past. He's worked in Fortune 500 companies and grew up in the wild. Basically, anyway. He talks about overcoming massive stage fright to take to the standup stage in his mid-30s. Now he performs his one-man PowerPoint presentation at Fringe festivals all over the world, skewering office workers everywhere.

What's So Funny? with guest Garrett Clark - April 30, 2017

May 25, 2017 01:01:10

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Garrett Clark isn't just a boner comedian anymore. No, he's got a new album out (Night Danger) making him... dangerous at night? He tells us about his adventures in Los Angeles and how many degrees of separation between him and Kevin Bacon (it's closer than you think). He also talks about creepy-crawlies in Australia, we over-analyze his commercials, and he does a few impressions. A full show!

What's So Funny? with guest Colin Lamb - April 23, 2017

May 18, 2017 57:13

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Colin Lamb doesn't play a lot of comedy clubs, but he should. His songs are hilarious, truly original, and he performs them with a commitment that makes them even funnier. They're also very naughty. Lamb brought his guitar into the studio and serenaded me throughout the hour, maintaining creepy eye contact the whole time.

What's So Funny? with guest Brad Upton - April 16, 2017

May 4, 2017 01:13:03

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Brad Upton has been entertaining audiences for 33 years. And he still kills! The Seattle-area comic talks about the best way to deal with hecklers, how standup and teaching 10-year-olds are intertwined, playing mind games in athletic and comedy competitions, and dishes the dirt on the likes of Rodney Dangerfield, Kenny Rogers, Glen Campbell, Smokey Robinson, and George Jones.

What's So Funny? with guest Joel Plaskett - April 9, 2017

Apr 19, 2017 01:06:26

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Joel Plaskett went from a power pop rocker with his band Halifax-based band, Thrush Hermit, in the '90s to a "nationally adored" singer-songwriter. In this episode, we talk about me fake-kissing his wife in university, Jimi Hendrix's high school career, getting heckled on Twitter, and John Candy's van. And, of course, Anne Murray.

What's So Funny? with guest Camilo the Magician - April 2, 2017

Apr 16, 2017 01:05:18

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Camilo the Magician is... you'll never guess... a magician! He's also our first guest with a pop song written in his honour. It's a good one, too, by the band Said the Whale. In this episode, Camilo Dominguez (that's his given name) talks about growing up in Bogota before moving to Victoria at the age of 15, scaring religious old ladies on airplanes, and even performs a card trick for me. Nothing like magic on a podcast!

What's So Funny? with guest James Kennedy - March 19, 2017

Apr 15, 2017 01:01:08

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James Kennedy burst onto the Vancouver standup scene and became a headliner in short order after spending most of his 20s in a band. He's never met a competition – be it in comedy or music – that he hasn't conquered. Not bad for a kid who never finished high school. Oh, and he also loves monkeys.

What's So Funny? with guest Harris Anderson - March 12, 2017

Apr 14, 2017 01:00:16

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Harris Anderson and I first met sharing a bowl of alcohol. Now he's in studio talking about his comedy and music. He also talks about his love of Jonathan Winters and Victor Borge, quotes Milton's Paradise Lost, says why jazz makes him nervous, and expresses his love of dogs.

What's So Funny? with guest Barry Crimmins - February 26, 2017

Mar 14, 2017 01:09:31

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Barry Crimmins... the man... the legend. The great political satirist joins us despite having a love-hate relationship with podcasts. Despite industrial work being done right outside his hotel room window, we manage to talk for an hour about the best and worst US president of his lifetime, the problem with Hillary, his experience on Air America (or Err America, as he calls it), and the early days of comedy in Boston.

What's So Funny? with guest Fred Ewanuick - February 5, 2017

Feb 24, 2017 01:05:01

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Fred Ewanuick teaches me how to pronounce his name and then we get down to business. The professional pretender talks about his time as a bad theatre student, performing improv in his mom's coffee shop, his role as Hank on Corner Gas, and his regrets about his starring turn on Dan For Mayor.

What's So Funny? with guest Lori Gibbs - January 29, 2017

Feb 20, 2017 01:14:47

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Lori Gibbs returns after a 5-year absence. Or I return to her hotel room, is more like it. She talks about getting hit on in comedy clubs, how she got her nickname "the human antidepressant," her radio career, being a keynote speaker, the art of crafting, and we settle, once and for all, who has the bigger head.

What's So Funny? 2016 Highlights Episode 2 - January 22, 2017

Feb 12, 2017 01:11:13

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Part two of our 2016 highlights, with guests Steve Bays, Graeme Duffy, Jy Harris, Ed Hill, Chris James, Richard Lett, Brett Martin, Efthimios Nasiopoulos, Scott Patey, Nancy Robertson, Ari Shaffir, and Sam Tonning.

What's So Funny? 2016 Highlights Episode 1 - January 15, 2017

Feb 5, 2017 01:19:49

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We look back at highlights from our shows in 2016. Clips from guests Dino Archie, Byron Bertram, Jason Bryden, Sophie Buddle, Sara Bynoe, Jeff Cooper, Grahaeme Cowie, Ivan Decker, Glen Foster, Jessica Holmes, Caitlin Howden, Paul Hooper, Shauna Johannesen, Sean Kent, Julie Kim, Simon King, Dave Merheje, Camille Mitchell, Tim Nutt, Rob Pue, and Mike Storck.

What's So Funny? with guest Harry Doupe - January 8, 2017

Jan 21, 2017 01:27:14

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Harry Doupe returns to rehash 2016. We go over the top comedy specials of the year, comedy deaths, the Human Rights Tribunal, game shows, SNL, and Harry gives us a taste of the book he's been working on since the 1980s.

What's So Funny? with guest Nancy Robertson - December 18, 2016

Jan 16, 2017 57:13

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Nancy Robertson may be best known for her role as Wanda on the hit Corner Gas, but she's so much more. We talk about her start in acting, learning from one of the finest cowboy thespians in the business, and her formative years in improvisation. We also get into her love of British series, her dislike of her new slow cooker, and classic movies I've never seen.

What's So Funny? with guest Sam Tonning - December 4, 2016

Jan 6, 2017 01:04:07

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Sam Tonning tells dirty jokes at night, but by day he's a mild-mannered paper-pusher for The Man. In this, his first episode with us, he talks about his unabashed and unironic love of Phil Collins, Ted Nugent, Jay Leno, and Dennis Miller. We also discuss TV talk show sidekicks, moustaches, and a whole lot more.

What's So Funny? with guest Scott Patey - November 13, 2016

Dec 16, 2016 59:14

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Scott Patey is an actor, improviser and comedian. I think I got the order right. He hails from the border town of Lloydminster, which fascinates me. He explains how it works. We also talk about how his hockey career was cut short by a breakup, his funny brother, portraying Donald Trump, working with celebrities, I take him on in a best-of-five battle of Rock, Paper, Scissors, and he promises to take me to New York when he hosts Saturday Night Live.

What's So Funny? with guest Graeme Duffy - November 6, 2016

Nov 30, 2016 01:04:59

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Graeme Duffy returns to talk about his very public – and swift! – engagement. He tells of how he proposed to his girlfriend four months after starting to date in front of 1100 people at the Vogue Theatre. He also talks about getting bullied in Scotland, the busy local movie and TV scene, cruising the Baltic Sea, and his love of moustaches, tattoos and Kanye West.

What's So Funny? with guest Larry Miller - July 31, 2011

Nov 25, 2016 01:07:36

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Larry Miller has done it all. He was one of Carson's favourites on the old Tonight Show and has been a ton of movies and TV classics. And he's still going strong, performing stand-up whenever he can, hosting a podcast, Tweeting, FB'ing, blogging and acting in films. We talk about it all and go a little longer than usual in the process. And could have gone on a lot longer. But we'll save that for another episode.

What's So Funny? with guest Steve Bays - October 23, 2016

Nov 23, 2016 01:36:24

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Steve Bays returns, this time with girlfriend and actor Siobhan Williams in tow. To make things even, I brought my brother-in-law along. I do my best to get Bays to do one last tour with his band Hot Hot Heat, who has a new album out. We also talk about lyrics, ego, and emo. And we tie it all together with comedy.

What's So Funny? with guest Sean Kent - October 16, 2016

Oct 28, 2016 01:01:48

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Sean Kent lives in the heart of Texas, if Austin is considered the heart. I have no idea. It is the liberal oasis, I know that. And that fits, because Kent is a liberal through and through. In this episode, we talk a little bit about the Norman Conquest and a lot about Donald Trump. And he recounts what it's like to be thrown out of a Trump rally.

What's So Funny? with guest Sophie Buddle - September 18, 2016

Oct 24, 2016 58:07

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Sophie Buddle makes her debut on What's So Funny? The 22-year-old is making waves in the standup world. She's already a veteran of the Just For Laughs gala and hip Los Angeles comedy shows. She explains how she got started at the tender age of 15, talks about a photo shoot that wasn't a lot of fun, hobnobbing at an LA Emmy party, and explains why Woody Allen is innocent.

What's So Funny? with guest Efthimios Nasiopoulos - September 11, 2016

Oct 23, 2016 55:44

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Efthimios Nasiopoulos gamely stepped up at the last minute when our scheduled guest fell ill. And only a week after he moved to Vancouver from Toronto, to boot! The biggest name in comedy talks about glaciers in Vancouver, two broken engagements, serving people summonses, retiring undefeated in boxing, and fudge.

What's So Funny? with guest Brett Martin - August 28, 2016

Sep 20, 2016 59:38

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Brett Martin returns to the What's So Funny? studio and we talk running for mayor and writing for a major daily newspaper both without graduating from high school. We also discuss talk shows and he takes the Trivial Pursuit challenge.

What's So Funny? with guest Jason Bryden - August 21, 2016

Sep 6, 2016 01:02:09

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Jason Bryden left Vancouver for good 3.5 years ago. He's Toronto through and through now, but we still love him. In this episode, he talks about quitting comedy, quitting theatre, quitting social media, and starting a new podcast (In the Dark with Jason Bryden). He may or may not have been wearing an adult diaper during the recording.

What's So Funny? with guest Tim Nutt - August 14, 2016

Sep 1, 2016 01:07:29

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Tim Nutt manages to headline all over this great land and regularly perform galas at festivals and on TV all from his mountain home in the comedy hotbed of West Kelowna. He tells us how he ended up there after starting his career in 1993 in Vancouver, and the problem with open mics, human rights commissions, and parenting today.

What's So Funny? with guest Jy Harris - August 7, 2016

Aug 31, 2016 01:02:30

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Jy Harris returns after a six year absence a new man. Manic on stage, he's found peace in his personal life. Or at least is on a never-ending quest for it. He meditates, is vegan, reads new-age books, and experiments with microdoses of psychedelics. He's feeling the Bern. We also talk about his Jerry Springer-like upbringing and his real-life Jerry Springer experience. Julian Angel-Joynt also performs a slam poem for us that's pretty damn cool.

What's So Funny? with guest Simon King - July 31, 2016

Aug 29, 2016 01:09:56

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Simon King returns! Mighty Mouth is back in studio after a 7.5-year absence. We talk about England, comedy intermissions, protest comedy, Trump, funny voices, political correctness, and WWI.

What's So Funny? with guests Jeff Cooper and Grahaeme Cowie - July 3, 2016

Jul 19, 2016 57:55

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Jeff Cooper and Grahaeme Cowie have known each other since high school, where they would meet by the smoking doors and swap their doodles. Today they run a small animation studio called Smoking Doors and are about to unleash on the world a cartoon series called Impotents (not its homonym Impotence), a show featuring four regular super buddies: Jesus, Buddha, Ganesh and Artemis.

What's So Funny? More highlights from 2015 with various guests - June 19, 2016

Jun 24, 2016 01:20:57

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Part 2 of our 2015 highlights with guests Paul Anthony, Janice Bannister, Ian Boothby, Daniel Chai, Garrett Clark, Chad Daniels, Tanyalee Davis, David Dedrick, Fatima Dhowre, Robyn Daye Edwards, Chip Ellis, Mark Friebe, Goldie Hoffman, Jesse Joyce, Robert Kelly, Kathleen McGee, Aaron Read, Dylan Rhymer, Jacob Samuel, Erica Sigurdson, Bobby Slayton, Sheila Sharma, and Ron Vaudry.

What's So Funny? Highlights from 2015 with various guests - June 12, 2016

Jun 21, 2016 01:11:31

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Remember 2015? Ah, it was a good year. Here's part 1 of a 2-part highlight show featuring clips from all our 2015 shows. Guests are Dino Archie, Diana Bang, Steve Bays, Matt Bilinski, Andy Canete, Graham Chittenden, Ewan Currie, Kate Davis, Ryan Hamilton, Mark B. Hughes, Ron Josol, Jesse Joyce, Jason Kryska, Sean Lecomber, Lauren McGibbon, Craig Northey, Dan Quinn, Melanie Rose, Marcus Ryan, and Glenn Wool.

What's So Funny? with guest Glen Foster - June 5, 2016

Jun 20, 2016 01:21:15

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Glen Foster is one of the founding fathers of Canadian standup. In 1982, he voyaged west with a ragtag bunch of comedians from Toronto's Yuk Yuk's and brought laughs to our shores. We talk about that, growing older, and, as always with Foster, politics. I work my hardest to convince him that our dear leader, Justin Trudeau, is doing good work.

What's So Funny? with guest Camille Mitchell - May 22, 2016

Jun 2, 2016 01:07:20

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Camille Mitchell has been in the acting game her whole life. The daughter of a bona fide Hollywood movie star who acted alongside such luminaries as Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Richard Burton and Peter O'Toole. In this, her podcast debut, Mitchell talks about her dad as well as stories from her own career on TV and the stage, including getting punked by Burt Reynolds.

What's So Funny? with guest Jessica Holmes - May 15, 2016

May 28, 2016 01:00:48

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Jessica Holmes makes her podcast debut on What's So Funny?! Exciting times! The former Air Farce cadet talks about why she doesn't like playing comedy clubs anymore, gets into some frank talk about her depression, moves on to discussing her year-and-a-half in Venezuela working as a missionary for the Mormons, and explains why couples don't need to have activities in common to make a good relationship.

What's So Funny? with guest Richard Lett - May 8, 2016

May 11, 2016 01:04:59

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Richard Lett is no stranger to the podcast. Somehow, we always have things to talk about. This time, we sat in the great outdoors, shooting the breeze in the breeze. Richard spoke of being sober but never clean and even performed some spontaneous beat poetry. At least it was beat after I was done adding the bass and drums.

What's So Funny? with guest Julie Kim - May 1, 2016

May 5, 2016 01:07:14

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Julie Kim was positively glowing in this episode. That's right, the standup comedian/brainiac was pregnant. She tells us about her varied interests, from science and engineering to comedy. She also talks about growing up a rebellious chubby kid living on top of a variety store with all the free pop and chips she could eat. This episode brought to you by Lick's Burgers.

What's So Funny? with guest Dino Archie - April 17, 2016

Apr 27, 2016 01:15:06

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Dino Archie joins the 5-time member club in this appearance. And that's no conspiracy. We talk about his wonder year – winning the Seattle Comedy Competition, recording sets on Jimmy Kimmel and Comedy Central – as well as Mexicans in the NBA, parallel parking, Fresno trivia, Hall and Oates, and I ask him leftover Reddit questions.

What's So Funny? with guest Ed Hill - April 10, 2016

Apr 17, 2016 59:42

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Ed Hill returns to the What's So Funny? studios telling tales of his triumphant crabbing exploits. Along the way, we discuss piano lessons, boogers, drugs, gout, Googling racism, tweeting Jimmy Fallon, ghosts, and being a weirdo whisperer.

What's So Funny? with guest Ari Shaffir - February 28, 2016

Apr 12, 2016 01:17:46

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Ari Shaffir pulls no punches. In this episode, the Skeptic Tank host and standup comic talks about Carlos Mencia, plausible deniability, adverbs in blogs, pedophiles, Jehovah, censorship, offence, practice making perfect, and his feud with Howard Stern. Lots to chew on here.

What's So Funny? with guest Caitlin Howden - April 3, 2016

Apr 11, 2016 01:17:00

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Caitlin Howden steps into the great outdoors, i.e. What's So Funny?'s nature studio. We sat on a park bench in glorious sunshine watching the world go by recording this one. She tells us about being a dominating Grade 6 basketball player, getting cut from the improv team, stalking boys, making decisions, Big Brother Canada and The Bachelor, and boom boxes. Caitlin's instructions for listening: Go for a walk on a beautiful day to get the full experience.

What's So Funny? with guest Dave Merheje - March 20, 2016

Apr 4, 2016 01:01:20

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Dave Merheje is a Toronto comic living in L.A. but representing the YQG on his headware. It's all very confusing. We talk about Catholic saints, rap and hip-hop, Winnipeg, ethnic comedy shows, the good and bad of Justin Bieber, and horrible gigs.

What's So Funny? with guest Mike Storck - February 21, 2016

Mar 6, 2016 01:00:01

Description:

Mike Storck zoomed into town just to speak with us. Well, and he was headlining one of the local clubs. We were so rushed, though, we had to record in the roving studio. He talked about the ethics of pranking, Star Wars, heckling, and storytelling.

What's So Funny? with guest Sara Bynoe - February 7, 2016

Mar 5, 2016 01:05:04

Description:

Sara Bynoe is all over the Vancouver comedy scene, creating and hosting a variety of comedy shows that aren't standup, sketch or improv. We try to get to the bottom of the correct label. We also talk about the Puppy Bowl, partying clean, being Kliph Nesteroff's muse, and being creeped out by Jian Ghomeshi.

What's So Funny? with guest Chris James - January 31, 2016

Mar 2, 2016 01:10:52

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Chris James recorded this episode of What's So Funny? in one take. Impressive. He tells us about a horrifying real-life experience that he's weaved into comedy gold. And we talk a bit to his friend Vishal Ramesh, a comedian from India now living in Vancouver.

What's So Funny? with guest Shauna Johannesen - January 24, 2016

Feb 28, 2016 01:10:17

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Shauna Johannesen comes to us sleep-deprived. As she should be, too. She was in the middle of a theatre run of her own play, Common Grace, and was starting work on a short film for the Crazy8s festival (which has since been completed). We talk about both those projects as well as auditioning, kids vs animals, and thievery.

What's So Funny? with guest Ivan Decker - January 17, 2016

Feb 22, 2016 01:05:54

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Ivan Decker returns to What's So Funny? just in the nick of time. Literally. This time we discuss Bill Burr, wisdom teeth extractions, approaching industry types, observational comedy, his upcoming album, and science! He does a knock-up job.

What's So Funny? with guest Byron Bertram - January 10, 2016

Feb 7, 2016 01:01:29

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Byron Bertram stops by the What's So Funny? studio before he takes off to Australia for a few months where he'll perform his one-man show and do some street performing. In this episode, we give him a dry shave as he talks about finding love on Tinder, the politics of accents, coming from an artistic family, playing dives, and his quest for fests.

What's So Funny? with guest Erica Sigurdson - December 13, 2015

Jan 18, 2016 01:06:32

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Erica Sigurdson is the Duchess of Canadian Comedy. In this pre-Christmas episode, we brainstorm the rest of the royal line. She also talks about hitting people, doing corporate gigs, staying home instead of moving to the US, being engaged for nine years, and bombing... in Afghanistan. Plus she explains why giving is better than receiving. This episode brought to you by the Omnipod, your number one choice in Diabetic pumps. (Not really, but we're open to offers.)

What's So Funny? with guest Norm Macdonald - July 15, 2012

Dec 20, 2015 01:31:25

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Norm Macdonald will talk for as long as he's talked to. Or until there's a knock at the door. Thankfully that knock didn't come for 90 minutes so he sat talking about hypochondria, God, science, childhood memories, and comedy among other topics. Deep stuff.

What's So Funny? with guest Robert Kelly - November 29, 2015

Dec 3, 2015 01:14:27

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Robert Kelly is a standup comic, podcaster and actor. What's worse is that he's successful in all three! But to show he's human, he's only passable on a drum kit. In this episode he talks about his need to be liked, his love of honesty, his falling away from friends after having a kid, and his mother's love of... Well, just listen.

What's So Funny? with guest Kate Davis - November 15, 2015

Nov 22, 2015 59:29

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Kate Davis has been entertaining audiences and embarrassing her children for 18 years. The Toronto standup started out as an adorable little English girl with a posh accent before moving to Canada with her cockney parents. Theatre gave way to standup and she hasn't looked back. Fun fact: Davis has been nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award 13 times (and never won)!

What's So Funny? with guest Graham Chittenden - November 19, 2015

Nov 19, 2015 58:57

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Graham Chittenden takes time from his only day off on the Just For Laughs Comedy Tour to be with us. The Brantford, Ontario, native drops some analogies and whines about his hometown, interviewing Sarah Silverman, and not writing himself a recurring role on Mr. Dee.

What's So Funny? with guest Ewan Currie - November 8, 2015

Nov 14, 2015 01:09:36

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Ewan Currie returns. The rocker was in town for one day, with a concert that night, but still made time for us. He tells us the comedy origins of The Sheepdogs' latest album, Future Nostalgia. He also talks about his musical theatre career in high school, hobnobbing with the country's mayors, his ideas for podcasts, his love/hate relationship with journalists, and getting photographed with the most hated man in Canada. Rock on!

What's So Funny? with guest Melanie Rose - November 1, 2015

Nov 13, 2015 54:17

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Melanie Rose has been performing standup comedy for nine years, but we let her on the show anyway under the 10-year rule providing she avoids eye contact. In this episode, Rose talks about homelessness, mental health, bank robbers, farm living, the big city, and red theatres, among other things.

What's So Funny? with guest Dylan Rhymer - October 18, 2015

Nov 12, 2015 01:00:33

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Dylan Rhymer returns to What's So Funny? after being MIA for a couple years. Never short on opinion or stories, he gets right to it in this episode. We learn about the origin of his now-gone mutton chops. He spills his guts on the breakup of his marriage and a UK tour from hell. He gives us the low-down on performing comedy with his dingly-dangly bits in full view. And there's even a bit of politics thrown in for good measure since this was recorded the day before the federal general election.

What's So Funny? with guest Robyn Edwards - October 11, 2015

Nov 2, 2015 59:33

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Robyn Edwards finally gets a shot on What's So Funny? Her OutTV costars on Morgan Brayton and Other People have all had their turn. Could it be we saved the best for last? You be the judge. We talk about her other TV role as an FBI agent on a big, American show. We talk about her ultra-religious upbringing. We talk about her coming out. And we talk about the complaints she gets from customers she has served. We have a grand old time, that's for sure. This episode brought to you by Frozen Pizza.

What's So Funny? with guests Mark Friebe and Sheila Sharma - September 27, 2015

Oct 17, 2015 01:00:56

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Mark Friebe and Sheila Sharma last visited us a loooong nine years ago. They drove in from the Giggle Dam out in Port Coquitlam to tell us about the fire that nearly destroyed them, the challenges of doing politically incorrect sketches, and Sheila sings all 66 books of the Bible in 43 seconds. Not bad for an atheist!

What's So Funny? with guest Andy Canete - September 20, 2015

Oct 16, 2015 56:32

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Andy Cañete speaks real good English for a South American. We talk about how that's possible and what it's like to live under the thumb of a dictator, even one whose name sounds like a nice glass of wine or a wooden puppet boy. He also tells a good story about giving the silent treatment to Jennifer Beals and talks about his best friend, Senor Fantastico.

What's So Funny? with guest Lauren McGibbon - September 13, 2015

Oct 13, 2015 01:04:27

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Lauren McGibbon isn't the son of a tree-dwelling monkey but she does tell us about her family's violent history. The improviser also tells us about her mad research skillz when it comes to acting in scenes, her brief standup career, her brief flight attendant career, and mom's brief career as a dancer on TV variety shows in the '70s.

What's So Funny? with guests Ian Boothby and David Dedrick - September 6, 2015

Sep 24, 2015 01:03:59

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Ian Boothby and David Dedrick are busy guys. Not only do they do what they do when not podcasting, they also co-host three (count 'em!) podcasts. Okay, one of them is finished now but lives on in the ether. The mothership is Sneaky Dragon, the catch-all free-ranging and fun conversation. Then there's Compleatly Beatles, which they dissect every Beatles album and song. And also Totally Tintin, about, you guessed it, that charming Belgian comic book. We talk about all of the above and more.

What's So Funny? with guest Janice Bannister - August 16, 2015

Sep 11, 2015 01:00:01

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Janice Bannister makes her second appearance on What's So Funny? – both without regular host Guy MacPherson. She must be getting a complex! This time she talks to Colleen Brow about her many-faceted career, from writing to producing to teaching to speaking to performing.

What's So Funny? with guest Fatima Dhowre - July 19, 2015

Aug 15, 2015 01:03:31

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Fatima Dhowre is the first What's So Funny? guest who's been to Somalia, not once but dozens of times. We go into quite a bit of detail about that lawless land. We also talk about her having more in common with white guys than black because she lacks that urban quality the rest of her family possesses, her love of roasts, how she got over her obsession with video games, Bill Cosby as an early influence, and she reveals her hidden talent.

What's So Funny? with guest Marcus Ryan - July 12, 2015

Jul 21, 2015 01:03:54

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Marcus Ryan joins us in the Roving Studio for his fourth appearance on the show. The Aussie explains the crazy insects and reptiles of his home and native land, discusses his one-man Edmonton Fringe show called Love Me Tinder, complains about the unrelenting heat of Vancouver summers, regales us with a harrowing tale of hitchhiking in Ucluelet, makes the case for why Burning Man is awesome, and has second thoughts about merchandising.

What's So Funny? with guest Ron Josol - July 5, 2015

Jul 14, 2015 01:18:01

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Ron Josol performs all over the world. Or at least many places in the world. He joins in the Roving Studio, or Comedy Cab (aka my car), for a far-ranging conversation that covers performing in Haiti, the Philippines, and the US, as well as being adaptable enough to eat duck embryos, being there when Russell Peters hit it big, and the effect a family tragedy had on his life.

What's So Funny? with guest Matt Bilinski - June 28, 2015

Jul 12, 2015 01:04:15

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Matt Bilinski makes his What's So Funny? debut five years after first appearing on the program as Matt Billon. In fact, he lived his first 36 years as Matt Billon. So why the change? He explains. Along the way, he tells us how he took down a criminal, tells us how he spurned Hollywood in his younger years, and regales us with tales of life on the road with the king of Canadian comedy, Mike MacDonald.

What's So Funny? with guest Jesse Joyce - June 21, 2015

Jul 1, 2015 01:28:09

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Jesse Joyce wrote many of your favourite jokes from the Comedy Central Roasts. And he tells us some of them. He also talks about trying to sneak hand jobs in an Irish convent, gives his theory on the Canadian superiority/inferiority complex, and lists his favourite unsung comedy heroes, which include some Canadians (I had to point that out).

What's So Funny? with guest Kathleen McGee - June 14, 2015

Jun 26, 2015 01:09:11

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Kathleen McGee has been living in Vancouver for one year... and loving it! Now, if she could just get it to secede from Canada. McGee talks about her troubles getting back into the US, as well as being a rugby playing theatre nerd, lady jails, political correctness, and feminist bloggers. It's fun! It's emotional! And she's available for children's parties!

What's So Funny? with guest Steve Bays - June 7, 2015

Jun 23, 2015 02:09:22

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Steve Bays is the lead singer for Mounties, Hot Hot Heat, and Fur Trade but one of his first bands, Pilot Light, gets most mention in this episode. Steve is a regular guest on the show and we always seem to break new length records with him. This one is no exception as it clocks in at over two hours. But we think you can handle it. We discuss the do's and don't's of interviewing rock stars, drinking junky beer in Zurich, gruesome stage injuries, being Jew-ish, getting homesick in Tokyo, and the end of civilization. And more, of course.

What's So Funny? with guest Dan Quinn - May 24, 2015

Jun 11, 2015 01:10:30

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Dan Quinn makes his quinquennial appearance on What's So Funny? (at least as far as our records are concerned). In this episode, Quinn reveals who's the moodiest participant in the Snowed In Comedy Tour, rails against amateurs running comedy rooms, talks about closing out an evening at Luna Lounge after Marc Maron, Janeane Garofalo, and Dave Chappelle, and tells us what it was like to perform on an all-Dutch show in Amsterdam. This episode brought to you by the word 'Abominable.'

What's So Funny? with guests Mark B. Hughes and Jason Kryska - May 17, 2015

Jun 8, 2015 01:03:55

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Mark B. Hughes and Jason Kryska love to push buttons. They love and perform (and love to perform) comedy that tilts towards the dark side. But their backstories couldn't be more different. Kryska has lived a button-down life and married for 18 years; Hughes overcame a heroin and cocaine addiction that landed him ten years in the slammer. Hughes has performed comedy in the nude; Kryska doesn't even like seeing himself nude. This episode brought to you by the Seven Deadly Sins.

What's So Funny? with guest Chad Daniels - May 10, 2015

May 11, 2015 01:21:06

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Chad Daniels is a regular visitor to Vancouver, but a first-time visitor to What's So Funny? The Minnesotan is a touring headliner, does the late-night talk shows yet still lives in tiny Fergus Falls, three hours outside of Minneapolis. What gives? He tells us why. We also discuss being a loveable asshole, counting down to popping his kid in the face, getting attacked on stage, unfair comparisons to Louis C.K., and how a sprained ankle changed the course of his career. The episode brought to you by Communication.

What's So Funny? with guest Bobby Slayton - May 3, 2015

Apr 29, 2015 01:06:00

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Bobby Slayton may be billed as the Pitbull of Comedy but he's a real pussycat. But even though he's a big fan of vanilla, he's no vanilla comic. In this episode, I get hung up on An Evening at the Improv from the 1980s so we talk about those early days, and venture from there to L. Ron Hubbard, Fox News, his pop star daughter, and tattoos. This episode brought to you by Too Much of Everything.

What's So Funny? with guest Sean Lecomber - April 26, 2015

Apr 29, 2015 01:21:51

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Sean Lecomber buckles up for a trip in the roving What's So Funny? studio. He calls it Driving Miss Podcast. I like it. In this one, the Edmonton comic talks about t-shirts in swimming pools, self-confidence, squelching baby hecklers, the correct pronunciation of 'flaccid', Tisdale's slogan, Christian athletes, and sanctified abortions. This episode is loaded with fair points.

What's So Funny? with guest Goldie Hoffman - April 12, 2015

Apr 26, 2015 01:33:29

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Goldie Hoffman is no shrinking violet. Hence our extendo-episode. The actress/comedian (and pretend doctor), who is between the ages of 16 and 65 - chronologically young but with an old soul – isn't afraid to rock the boat. In this episode, she explains why Vancouver isn't a real city but one filled with "townies," discusses the problem with progressives, and rails against taxes on tampons. She also talks about growing up in what she calls the "cult" of Hasidic Judaism and being one of ten children. This episode brought to you by the Truth.

What's So Funny? with guest Aaron Read - April 5, 2015

Apr 11, 2015 01:16:16

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Aaron Read is a triple threat: improviser, musician, and visual artist. No wonder he was a couple minutes late to the show. When the man with buns of steel showed up, we talked about kissing Ryan Beil, his obsession with beaded curtains, top phone mime techniques, noise music, burnt pubes in Finland, and we end it with the big closer: racism and misogyny. This episode brought to you by Duffin's Donuts.

What's So Funny? with guest Dino Archie - March 29, 2015

Apr 10, 2015 01:14:02

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Dino Archie may be a Choosy Lover but he's indiscriminate when it comes to doing this show. This is his fourth visit as guest (he also hosted one episode). In this one, he gets down with us about softball, gratitude and having a good attitude, being a heckler whisperer, the Dubai/Mumbai connection, delivering ice cream to Charles Manson, and bike lane/weight room assholes. This episode brought to you by bonus tracks.

What's So Funny? with guest Paul Anthony - March 15, 2015

Apr 7, 2015 01:02:25

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Paul Anthony returns to talk about his recent foray into European game show hosting. That's right, the unilingual actor/comedian just did a stint in Austria. What was that all about? Good question. Just remember, loopholes are part of ze fun! We also talk about Talent Time, peeing on Mozart, doing Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton in LA, and the pros and cons of Gallagher. This episode brought to you (unofficially) by Red Bull.

What's So Funny? with guests Daniel Chai and Chip Ellis - March 8, 2015

Mar 26, 2015 01:03:27

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Daniel Chai and Chip Ellis are co-founders of the improv troupe The Fictionals. They really should go by the name Chip and Chai. Regardless, they stop by to play a round of Cards Against Humanity with me and tell us about their monthly show at the Vogue Theatre based on the game. It's called Improv Against Humanity. We also talk about karaoke and find out who the most horrible person in the room is.

What's So Funny? with guest Jacob Samuel - March 1, 2015

Mar 25, 2015 01:06:37

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Jacob Samuel is our first New Yorker contributor. He's a single panel cartoonist with two contributions to the esteemed publication. Not only that, but he does standup comedy, too. We discuss the differences between Toronto and Vancouver, he tells us about Jewish summer camps, and coming face-to-snout with a bull in Kenya.

What's So Funny? with guest Craig Northey - February 22, 2015

Mar 4, 2015 01:11:25

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Craig Northey has been in a lot of bands in his life and they all get a mention in this episode, especially Odds. Or is it The Odds? We also talk about his association with Kids in the Hall (or The Kids in the Hall?) and Brent Butt. Yes, the Brent Butt. I also mentor him on the correct pronunciation of Corner Gas and his own name. He speaks of his love for Abbott and Costello and how his vocabulary was aided by his old boss, Warren Zevon.

What's So Funny? with guest Ryan Hamilton - February 15, 2015

Mar 2, 2015 01:09:21

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Ryan Hamilton becomes the first guest in What's So Funny? history to record a whole episode while being driven around Vancouver in my car. The conversation becomes part travelogue. He talks about his Norman Rockwell-like upbringing in Idaho, we debate how hard Drew Carey works, he reveals who his best roommate was, discusses repeating jokes, I teach him a useful tidbit about the UK, and he opens up about his standard regret about doing podcasts. Come along for the ride!

What's So Funny? with guest Tanyalee Davis - February 8, 2015

Mar 1, 2015 01:01:44

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Tanyalee Davis returns to our studio after a 4-year absence to tell tales of her little 'gina, relocating to small town North Carolina, and hanging out with big stars like the Bay City Rollers and P Diddy. Your regular host was contagious and in the isolation booth so manservant Colleen Brow took over to ask the tough questions with occasional input from MacPherson.

What's So Funny? with guest Garrett Clark - January 25, 2015

Jan 30, 2015 01:04:01

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Garrett Clark returns to our studios a mere five months after making his What's So Funny? debut. Why so soon? Because he's off to seek his fame and fortune in the City of Angels and wanted to say goodbye. He talks about his love of AC/DC, his adult circumcision, and his opinion of background actors. And along the way drops some impressions off, including Hank Hill, Jiminy Glick, Damonde Tschritter and our absolute favourite, Richard Lett.

What's So Funny? with guest Glenn Wool - January 18, 2015

Jan 26, 2015 01:14:54

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Glenn Wool is baaaack! Both in studio and living in Vancouver. Well, Surrey, but that's a lot closer than England and Los Angeles. He's fitting right in, too, going for long walks around the seawall and taking yoga classes. We talk about immortality, his battle with Aasif Mandvi, and his bromance with Frankie Boyle, among other things.

What's So Funny? with guest Diana Bang - January 11, 2015

Jan 19, 2015 57:22

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Diana Bang is best known for her role as Sook, Kim Jong Un's propaganda minister, in the movie The Interview. But maybe you also recognize her for her work as Coffee Shop Server in No Clue, Barista in Miracle in Manhattan, or maybe even Market Cashier in Guess Who's Coming to Christmas. We talk about her surreal ascent to the red carpet, Seth Rogen's luscious lips, and learn why you should never trust an acting teacher. Also, this marks her very first appearance on any podcast anywhere!

What's So Funny? with guest Ron Vaudry - January 4, 2015

Jan 16, 2015 01:00:46

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Ron Vaudry is a Canadian standup pioneer, in the game since 1979. He talks about an early foray across the frozen tundra back in 1982 with Mark Breslin and his stable of stoned comics, doing comedy at Foxy Boxing, his bad luck with competitions, his ten years abroad, and his beef with the Canadian entertainment industry. Check it out!

What's So Funny? with guest Harry Doupe - December 28, 2014

Jan 6, 2015 01:13:01

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Harry Doupe returns for his annual year-in-comedy review. We start off with the old chestnuts: Canadian Comedy Awards and YYComedy Festival and quickly branch off to The Interview, Corner Gas: The Movie, and The Grand Seduction, move over to the year in comedy deaths, talk about Demetri Martin's response to hecklers at the JFL stop in Vancouver, Harry's worst experience with hecklers, Christmas specials from Russell Peters and Dave Foley, Lachlan Patterson's appearance on Last Comic Standing, and the upcoming Schitt's Creek.

What's So Funny? with guest Matt Besser - December 21, 2014

Dec 22, 2014 01:04:14

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Matt Besser loves to talk about comedy. And we love to listen. The co-founder of Upright Citizen's Brigade (UCB) in New York is also a comic, first and foremost. In this episode, he throws out sports analogies aplenty, we learn what a Razorback is, talk about Steve Martin and Andy Kaufman, I stick my foot in my mouth in regards to Tim Meadows, why if-then is better than yes-and, and he tells us who the greatest Canadian band is.

What's So Funny? with guest Ken Lawson - December 14, 2014

Dec 21, 2014 01:17:44

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Ken Lawson returns to walk us through some improv games and exercises. If you've ever considered taking improv courses, have a listen. At the very least, you'll come away more confident knowing you're better than the host of this show.

What's So Funny? with guest Mark Forward - December 7, 2014

Dec 9, 2014 01:11:14

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Mark Forward opens up! The very private standup comic and actor gives What's So Funny? an exclusive about being canned from CBC-TV's Mr. D. And he talks about his sensitive childhood and how therapy helped him become less angry. It sounds so serious but this is a really fun chat.

What's So Funny? with guest Darren Frost - November 30, 2014

Nov 29, 2014 01:14:34

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Darren Frost returns. Could this be the last time the Toronto comic is in Vancouver? Would he dare retire from comedy? These are questions we can't know the answer to. But he can ponder them, as he does in this episode, his fifth appearance on the show. Lotsa good stuff here in this one.

What's So Funny? with guest Mike MacDonald - November 16, 2014

Nov 20, 2014 01:04:24

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Mike MacDonald has been through a lot in the past two-and-a-half years. But as you can hear in this episode, he's back, baby. As sarcastic as ever! We talk about his bout with hepatitis C and subsequent liver transplant, mental illness, and heroin addiction. But there's even more talk about other things: young comics, starting out in rock clubs, touring with a band, sloppy editing in televised comedy, his asshole years, his wife, talking to him before a show. We're happy he's happy as he can be. (Listen to find out which word should be stressed.)

What's So Funny? with guest Orny Adams - November 23, 2014

Nov 13, 2014 01:46:40

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Orny Adams and I finally have our in-person tete-a-tete. After a story I wrote on him last year, Adams had some things he wanted cleared up and addressed. But it was all good and we had a very amiable conversation about all things comedy. We also learn about Orny's off-stage interests, his self-conscious Jewishness, and... of course, his thoughts on the documentary Comedian. It's an epic episode for an epic guy.

What's So Funny? with guest Art Factora - November 9, 2014

Nov 12, 2014 01:03:49

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Art Factora is not hella Pinoy. He's just a regular, hard-working Filipino-Canadian standup comic with a day job as a producer in morning radio. But he stayed up late for us and told us about working joe jobs in between radio gigs. And he talked about his recent visit to the Philippines. Yet he had no idea where it was. Score one for the host.

What's So Funny? with guest Peter Greyy - November 2, 2014

Nov 4, 2014 01:18:31

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Peter Greyy may be the big boss man of the Seattle and San Francisco International Comedy Competitions, but when he's not doing that, he's also a performer himself. We talk about his early days deejaying, how a sudden break-up led to standup, his theory of "Canadian competency" in comedy, and of course the competitions. There's some valuable info there for anyone thinking about entering.

What's So Funny? with guest Michael Teigen - October 26, 2014

Oct 30, 2014 01:05:09

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Michael Teigen doesn't have much of a presence online so this will be your portal into the man. Learn about his love of animal movies, his high school musical career, his three years in New York working off-off-off-Broadway, his time spent in dinner theatre acting out skitches, the advice he gives to young improvisers, and his upcoming dog movie. It's a rip-roarin' good time.

What's So Funny? with guest Kevin Banner - October 19, 2014

Oct 29, 2014 01:13:12

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Kevin Banner has had a good year. But that doesn't stop his angst and self-loathing. We talk about his triumphs, being special, his bad tattoo, struggles with writing, cool comics, Robin Williams, supportive relatives, the Drewski dictionary, and of course wrestling.

What's So Funny? with guest Alonzo Bodden - October 5, 2014

Oct 14, 2014 01:08:51

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Alonzo Bodden once dunked on my head. But I'm a big enough man to let bygones be bygones and invite him on my show. Not a big enough man to stop the dunk, though. We talk basketball, football, jazz, racism, Miley Cyrus, Condoleezza Rice, drugs, and which was the best season of Last Comic Standing. Hint: he's biased.

What's So Funny? with guest Dana Alexander - September 28, 2014

Oct 9, 2014 01:02:48

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Dana Alexander was the very first guest on this program back in 2004. A second episode a few years later has disappeared into the ether so this is officially her second appearance (even though it's really her third). We get caught up on her quest for world domination. She moved from Edmonton to Vancouver to Toronto to England and has performed in about 20 different countries. Pretty impressive, innit?

What's So Funny? with guest Sean Lecomber - September 21, 2014

Oct 1, 2014 01:18:17

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Sean Lecomber is a name you may not recognize, but you should. And not just because it sounds like Shaun Majumder. This episode has bonus material, thanks to an early morning call time. It's also a bit fractured. But that's part of its charm! Lecomber talks about his geopolitical cheese theory, North Korean Netflix, the possibility of throwing his comedy career away, play dates, rostering at an elementary school, being adopted, audiences in England, and tons more.

What's So Funny? with guest Tim Rykert - September 14, 2014

Sep 30, 2014 01:04:05

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Tim Rykert joins the 5-timers' club with this appearance. And he finally has something to plug! If you've ever wondered who Jimmy the Bag was, this is the episode for you. Rykert's baby, the web series Who Is Jimmy the Bag?, is a mock-doc following the life of the world's biggest douchebag, Jimmy Sweazie, who's pretty sleazy.

What's So Funny? with guest Darcy Michael - September 7, 2014

Sep 22, 2014 58:07

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Darcy Michael returns to What's So Funny? as a star. Well, he's on a prime time network sitcom in Canada. Close enough. He talks about playing Gordon on CTV's Spun Out, his thoughts on playing to 17,000 people in an arena, and covering his legs in ink.

What's So Funny? with guest Denise Jones - August 31, 2014

Sep 12, 2014 59:46

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Denise Jones has come a long way since playing King Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar in grade seven. Now she's a Vancouver TheatreSports League vet who can be seen in the upcoming movie Preggoland. She talks about washing away her Kiss makeup with tears, spending 4.5 months improvising on the high seas, and losing her Newfie accent. Thanks to a Chicago improv instructor for putting her in the right frame of mind before doing this show.

What's So Funny? with guest Garrett Clark - August 24, 2014

Sep 3, 2014 01:01:45

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Garrett Clark may sound like an Aussie, but he's really one of us. He just lived down there in his formative years. Plus the accent helps him pick up chicks. Clark talks about being a teenager on TV and what it feels like to be cancelled at such a tender age, opening for name comics south of the border, and discusses the safety of flying. We also welcome a new voice to the show: Colleen Brow. She lends a touch of class to the proceedings.

What's So Funny? with guest Chris Gordon - August 3, 2014

Sep 2, 2014 01:23:45

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Chris Gordon never can say goodbye, no, no, no, no. This is the episode that won't end, try as it might. Make a drinking game out of it: take a chug each time it's about to end. You'll pass out before it really does. If you manage to stay sober, though, you'll enjoy it as we sit through a band with an over-eager dream machine playing right behind us and get thrown out of the lobby of a Vancouver hotel.

What's So Funny? with guest Gerry Swallow - July 27, 2014

Aug 14, 2014 01:37:01

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Gerry Swallow returns to the evening zoo. In town working on a movie, the triple threat brainstorms a how-to book on screenwriting, discusses his upcoming novel, and mulls over a standup comeback. It's been 15 years since he sold his first screeplay and said goodbye to the stage, so he's due.

What's So Funny? with guest Alicia Tobin - July 20, 2014

Jul 29, 2014 01:03:27

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Alicia Tobin is no good with numbers or names, but she's got a way with words, which she uses doing standup comedy and writing a humourous health blog. She opens up about her heartbreak and her jerk of an ex, growing up in Montreal, her dislike of wolf spiders, winning a Macho Man contest, her fear of earthquakes, and love of superstitions.

What's So Funny? with guest Wes Barker - July 13, 2014

Jul 28, 2014 57:58

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Wes Barker is a stunt magician, whatever that is. He explains in this episode. Doesn't do any tricks, though, which is fine because magic doesn't really translate over the airwaves. But he talks about the importance of comedy in his act, naked stooges, assistants passing out, breaking records, and couch surfing.

What's So Funny? with guest Ryan Lachance - June 29, 2014

Jul 14, 2014 01:02:17

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Ryan Lachance has been performing standup for 12 years so it's time we had him on the show. Lachance talks about the challenges of performing with cerebral palsy from a wheelchair, what gave him the nerve to get up on stage that first time (spoiler alert: a woman), getting into it with noisy crowds, and making out with Billy Connolly.

What's So Funny? with guest Graeme Duffy - June 22, 2014

Jul 3, 2014 01:07:42

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Graeme Duffy is not only one of the top improvisers in Vancouver, he's an actor and, it turns out, a fellow alumnus of Oak Bay high school. We bond over that and Duffy talks about kissing Colin Mochrie on the lips twice, being a bad waiter, Lev Kuleshov, and we see how he stacks up in the list of things improvisers should do besides improvising.

What's So Funny? with guest Iliza Shlesinger - May 25, 2014

Jun 23, 2014 40:17

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Iliza Shlesinger can't get enough of us. Or maybe it's the other way around. This is her third visit to the program. Run out of topics? Never. The woman's got an opinion on everything. We talked about her dating life, Judaism, hipsterism, and lots more all crammed into one tight super-cute 40-minute episode.

What's So Funny? with guest Kyle Bottom - May 4, 2014

Jun 14, 2014 57:46

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Kyle Bottom is the last guest in the old What's So Funny? studios. Fitting seeing as Vancouver's Villain (as he likes to call himself) was on his way out of town forever. Or until September. We'll see how he likes Toronto. If you love anime, this is the episode for you. If not, there are plenty other points of interest for you.

What's So Funny? with guest Shirley Gnome - April 27, 2014

Jun 10, 2014 01:05:13

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Shirley Gnome and her guitar return after less than two months after her previous appearance. That's how good she is. She's got more new dirty ditties to sing. It's a seemingly endless supply of smut. It was totally hot. Possibly because the studio was a sauna on that night, hitting 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

What's So Funny? with guest Donovan Patrick Mahoney - April 13, 2014

May 3, 2014 01:01:51

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Donovan Patrick Mahoney wasn't afraid to venture into our Downtown East Side studios. It's a neighbourhood he spent a lot of time in during his years as a heroin addict. He tells us his harrowing tale, from childhood to OD'ing to getting clean and getting into comedy. This episode brought to you by 9Lives.

What's So Funny? with guest Ross Dauk - April 6, 2014

Apr 17, 2014 01:06:01

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Ross Dauk has been a long-time listener to What's So Funny? dating back to his days as a park ranger. But Ranger Ross is a standup comic now and a legitimate guest in his own right. Once Dauk spilt a full beer on me at a show but all is forgiven. We talk about Saskatchewan babes, encounters with grizzly bears, and overcoming shyness. This episode brought to you by Graham Clark's beard.

What's So Funny? with guests Shauna Johannesen and James Danderfer - March 2, 2014

Apr 1, 2014 01:00:35

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Shauna Johannesen and James Danderfer are the husband and wife team behind the hit Crazy8s short film, Bedbugs: A Musical Love Story. Shauna wrote the script and lyrics as well as starring in it, while James came up with the story and wrote all the music. In their separate lives, Shauna is an actress (she was the "Shut the front door!" lady in the A and W commercials) while James is one of the country's top jazz musicians. In this episode, we get to hear all four songs from the movie.

What's So Funny? with guest John Cullen - March 16, 2014

Mar 27, 2014 56:45

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John Cullen is a man with passions. He loves standup comedy, curling, teaching and music equally. And it shows in this episode. We review Bill Burr, talk about Shakespeare, sweeping, bad poetry, good magic, his comedian uncle, and first dates gone wrong. Joining us in studio is teacher and curling fan Jack Showers to translate for me.

What's So Funny? with guests Mounties - March 9, 2014

Mar 26, 2014 01:48:47

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Mounties paid us a visit in this episode. Not the RCMP, but the Canadian supergroup featuring Hawksley Workman, Ryan Dahle, and Steve Bays. We talked about funny dads, memorizing comedy routines, the ugly side of the music business, Hall and Oates, boogie-woogie, the name 'Squamish', and growing up in the '40s. Rock on.

What's So Funny? with guest Kwasi Thomas - February 23, 2014

Mar 17, 2014 01:05:10

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Kwasi Thomas joins us to talk about growing up black in Canada. He also lists what he misses and doesn't miss about his hometown of Montreal, reminisces about the idyllic Trinidad, discusses performing drunk, and he proudly trumpets his love for Celine Dion. We also play a track from his hero Montreal comic David Pryde's album, Googly.

What's So Funny? with guest Shirley Gnome and guest host Dino Archie - February 16, 2014

Mar 9, 2014 59:24

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Shirley Gnome returns, this time with Dino Archie asking the questions. It's just like the old days of The Tonight Show when guest hosts would occasionally take over. Shirley and Dino break out the booze and have a rip-roaring good time, taking jabs at the sick regular host who wasn't there to defend himself. And Shirley brings her guitar and serenades us all.

What's So Funny? with guest Mike Storck - February 9, 2014

Feb 23, 2014 55:07

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Mike Storck returns for his third visit to our studios. It's a long way from Baltimore. He missed us in 2013 for some unknown reason. The whole year was a bit of a haze for him. He talks about being at a crossroads in his career, the difference between doing racial material in Canada and the U.S., and, of course, Rob Ford.

What's So Funny? with guests Peter Carlone and Chris Wilson - January 19, 2014

Feb 11, 2014 57:52

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Peter Carlone and Chris Wilson, aka Peter'N'Chris, are our first guests of 2014. The sketch duo talk about auditioning for theatre school, creating sketches through Skype, preparing for the upcoming (now past) Vancouver Sketch Festival, and brainstorm a documentary called Peter'N'Chris and the Search for MacGuffin.

What's So Funny? with guest Harry Doupe - January 26, 2014

Jan 27, 2014 01:27:32

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Harry Doupe returns for his fourth – or is it fifth? – appearance on What's So Funny? He's also returned home to his beloved British Columbia. In this episode, he tells stories about Paula Poundstone, Mike Bullard, Robbie Robertson, Burton Cummings, Stan Mikita, Norm Macdonald, and David Foster. He also discusses writing for awards shows and the Olympics, ageism, and takes a sports and music quiz.

What's So Funny? with guest Ed Hill - December 8, 2013

Dec 17, 2013 58:44

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Ed Hill has two masters degrees and a performance degree in piano, yet chooses to schlep himself all over the map performing standup. It's like he's on permanent vacation. But that's something that was instilled in him early. Listening to him describe his family, it's no wonder he got into comedy.

What's So Funny? with guest Marion Grodin - December 15, 2013

Dec 17, 2013 01:04:33

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Marion Grodin has been through a lot: drugs, cancer, divorce. But she's also had lots of fun. The New York standup talks about it all, and about growing up the daughter of beloved actor Charles Grodin. To get the full story, though, you'll have to buy her book.

What's So Funny? with guest Alex Nussbaum - December 1, 2013

Dec 8, 2013 01:02:28

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Alex Nussbaum wants to blow this popsicle stand of a country for the land of opportunity down south. The unilingual Toronto standup who has supplied silly voices for cartoons and written for children's television in Los Angeles talks about disappointing his mother and growing up a nerd in the truest sense of the word.

What's So Funny? with guest Dave Martin - November 17, 2013

Nov 25, 2013 01:25:23

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With Dave Martin, usually anything goes. But on this episode we find out what's so funny when the Toronto comic visits What's So Funny? to discuss his own radio show/podcast, Anything Goes. Get it? See what we did there? We also talk about the great job Mayor Rob Ford is doing, sniffing glue, and playing to the back of the room.

What's So Funny? with guest Ian Harris - November 10, 2013

Nov 17, 2013 01:14:48

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Ian Harris can impersonate the most obscure celebrities... and doesn't! At least not anymore. He's got more important things to talk about, like why people are so damn gullible. We talk rationally and skeptically about psychics, ghosts, UFO's, and religion. His sidekick mother was not on hand to give her side of the story, though.

What's So Funny? with guest Adam Ray - November 3, 2013

Nov 10, 2013 01:08:31

Description:

Adam Ray is one lucky dog. Once a self-described fat kid feasting on Kit-Kat bars and burritos, now he's getting studly roles in major motion pictures motor boating the likes of Sandra Bullock. It's a far cry from his job giving tours at Universal Studios. We talk about all that and more in this episode.

What's So Funny? with guest Godfrey - October 27, 2013

Oct 31, 2013 01:08:15

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Godfrey takes issue with comedy critics in this highly entertaining episode. Once that bit of nastiness is resolved, we bond over a fondness for old TV series and Rich Little. And Godfrey does his best Rich Little, impersonating more than a dozen celebs along the way. Bonus points for identifying the 10-second musical intro – no Shazzaming!

What's So Funny? with guest Alan Zweig - October 20, 2013

Oct 23, 2013 01:17:22

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Alan Zweig is more than just a man in a mirror. The Toronto filmmaker talks to us face to face about his unsuccessful life making movies and how he stumbled upon his successful life making documentaries. His latest, When Jews Were Funny, just won Best Canadian Feature at the Toronto International Film Festival. Turns out talking to old Jewish comedians wasn't as illuminating as he thought it would be.

What's So Funny? with guest Michael Gelbart - October 13, 2013

Oct 23, 2013 01:11:59

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Michael Gelbart got his big break on Speaker's Corner...okay, that's not true but I'd like to believe it. The Toronto comic has been living in Los Angeles for a while now where he writes for TV, pens novels, performs standup, and unsuccessfully dates starlets. But don't expect any dirt; the guy is just too positive for that.

What's So Funny? with guest Dave Nystrom - October 6, 2013

Oct 19, 2013 01:03:55

Description:

Dave Nystrom returns to his pseudo-hometown and tells us all about life in sunny Southern Cal. Dave's last visit to our show was way back in 2004 so we had lots of catching up to do. He talks about the funny looks he gets in LA when people see his wedding ring... not to mention his three kids all under the age of six. And we get a vicarious ride on the Hollywood roller coaster.

What's So Funny? with guest Brian Regan - September 29, 2013

Oct 8, 2013 59:21

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Brian Regan is a very funny man (as the song goes). What song? I've sampled a bit at the beginning of this episode. Regan was kind enough to talk to What's So Funny? prior to his show in Vancouver. We spoke to Dr. Regan for just over 30 minutes about his numerous degrees, his love of reading short books, and an invention he's thought up that really should be made. All that plus Brian Regan comedy clips to fill out the hour!

What's So Funny? with guest Ryan Hamilton - September 22, 2013

Oct 6, 2013 01:07:20

Description:

Ryan Hamilton ventures into our studio for the first time despite not being asked by a teacher. It seems he can never say no to a teacher. He'll explain that as well as talk about other Ryan Hamiltons, discuss peddling booze and his favourite missionary position. This episode brought to you by McMahon and Tate.

What's So Funny? with guest Paul Anthony - September 15, 2013

Sep 23, 2013 01:25:08

Description:

Paul Anthony goes waaaay back with Arsenio Hall. But it was an unrequited love, it turns out. We get busy talking about his experience on the new Arsenio Hall show, his macabre thoughts on becoming a dad, his unease at performing standup, and mysteriously talk about his latest film work (hint: this is the first bleeped WSF? episode).

What's So Funny? with guest Ewan Currie - September 8, 2013

Sep 23, 2013 01:08:40

Description:

Ewan Currie of The Sheepdogs has the rough-hewn exterior of a rock star but the sensitive interior of a jazz musician. That's where we bonded. We spoke to the former Rolling Stone cover boy about his Aussie beginnings, band squabbles, shampoo, Tim Horton's, and he fails miserably at The $20,000 Pyramid. This episode regretfully recorded on Wii Rock Band mics.

What's So Funny? with guest Jeff McEnery - September 1, 2013

Sep 23, 2013 01:05:45

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Jeff McEnery has spent the last two years living in Vancouver. We meet for the first time and he tells us he's moving back to Toronto in a couple of months. That's a fine how-do-you-do. The rhubarb genius from Acton tells us about avoiding hard labour at all costs, dishes the dirt on film sets he's been on, waxes poetic about Williams Lake, and stuff like that. This episode catered by KFC.

What's So Funny? with guest Steve Bays - August 4, 2013

Sep 1, 2013 01:27:23

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Steve Bays, the raw dog, returns for his annual check-up. He tells us why he's averse to the definite article, reveals his anxiety dreams, explains why it's Mad over Cracked every time, brainstorms potential band names and famous Gords, and names his all-time dinner guest list.

What's So Funny? with guest Kyle Bottom - June 23, 2013

Aug 14, 2013 57:48

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Kyle Bottom makes his solo debut on What's So Funny? We relive the time I busted his balls, him dancing in front of Pete Holmes, a horrible set that led him to step away from comedy for 3.5 years, and his dreams of an all-heckle comedy show.

What's So Funny? with guest Kevin Foxx - June 16, 2013

Jul 9, 2013 01:00:37

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Kevin Foxx teases me about our Canadian Comedy Award nomination for Best Podcast. He also explains astrology and sets a show record for most number of c-words dropped in a single episode.

What's So Funny? with guest Dave Merheje - June 2, 2013

Jun 14, 2013 59:18

Description:

Dave Merheje developed his comedy on the mean streets of Detroit. Throughout his forays down south, the Windsor native was given some tough love by the border guards and had a couple of run-ins with firearms. The payoff? Winning the Irwin Barker Homegrown Competition at Just For Laughs and being recognized by a stripper.

What's So Funny? with guest Darrin Rose - May 19, 2013

May 28, 2013 01:06:19

Description:

Darrin Rose is more than just a Jason Sudeikis lookalike. The likeable standup, actor, writer and host of the Match Game talks about playing the UK, boozing it up on TV, running his own software company, and trying to get secrets out of his tight-lipped family.

What's So Funny? with guest Mark Lieren-Young - May 12, 2013

May 27, 2013 01:00:46

Description:

Mark Leiren-Young is a playwright, journalist, comedian and trained singer. We talk to the Leacock Award winner for Never Shoot a Stampede Queen about all those things, including crime in Williams Lake, BC, writing quickly,cheap shots in reviews, and his love of Doug Henning. His newest book is called Free Magic Secrets Revealed but he doesn't reveal any in this episode.

What's So Funny? with guest Shaun Majumder - May 5, 2013

May 13, 2013 01:11:40

Description:

Shaun Majumder had never done a podcast prior to this momentous episode. Go figure. In it, he talks about comedy workshops, gives us a glimpse into the psyches of his fellow Newfoundlanders, makes the case for optimism, tells us why acting isn't as easy as it looks, and discusses getting fired from a TV show and the words of wisdom from a comedy legend that saw him through it.

What's So Funny? with guest Marcus Ryan - April 28, 2013

May 13, 2013 59:06

Description:

Marcus Ryan has performed in 25 countries. In this episode, I try to get him to settle down. Pick a country and stick to it. But the Aussie standup's got a bad case of wanderlust. So instead we hear about his travels and I troll his tweets and offer him some sage career advice.

What's So Funny? with guest Matt Davis - April 14, 2013

Apr 29, 2013 01:04:17

Description:

Matt Davis brings his southern charm to What's So Funny? The Alabama boy talks about the history of the south, dressing for success, starting stand-up at 17, playing the Middle East, reading, and the meaning of offence.

What's So Funny? with guest Karen O'Keefe - March 31, 2013

Apr 16, 2013 01:04:02

Description:

Karen O'Keefe finally got to play Vancouver so we scooped her up to commemorate the big weekend. The Toronto-based Yellowknife native teaches us as all about the Northwest Territories and discusses her dysfunctions, which may or may not include being an enhanced redhead. If you need a visual aid, think Christina Hendricks meets Geena Davis meets Laura Kightlinger.

What's So Funny? with guests Darren Frost and Kenny Robinson - March 24, 2013

Apr 2, 2013 01:18:42

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Darren Frost and Kenny Robinson are together again for the first time. The first time on What's So Funny?, that is. They've each been solo guests before but now that they're touring the country as Rank and Vile, we thought we'd talk to them together this time. What do we learn this episode? We learn that Kenny loves cruising, but cruising doesn't love Kenny. We learn that Darren landed a role on TV's Mr. Dee by tweeting an insult to the star. For added fun, take a drink every time Kenny drops a musical reference. Enjoy the buzz.

What's So Funny? with guest Hari Kondabolu - March 10, 2013

Mar 24, 2013 01:11:32

Description:

Hari Kondabolu picked a good time to be a comedian. Thirty years ago there was no place for him in show business. And not only because he was just a newborn 30 years ago. In this episode, we deconstruct Hari and talk about progressive comedy, take apart controversial jokes (and tweets), and discuss the middle ground an ethnic comedian can take on stage.

What's So Funny? with guest Nelson Giles - March 3, 2013

Mar 24, 2013 59:20

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Nelson Giles is a veteran Canadian standup comic who's been away from the scene for over a year. But he's back. And he's a new person. Largely because he dropped 60 pounds. He talks about the excitement of getting back on the stage, and what led him to take a break from it. And Jack Nicholson makes a cameo appearance!

What's So Funny? with guests Dino Archie and Sunee Dhaliwal - February 24, 2013

Mar 11, 2013 01:03:26

Description:

Dino Archie and Sunee Dhaliwal are two amigos on the Vancouver stand-up scene. In this most lively of episodes, the Indo-Canadian Dhaliwal acts as translator for the African-American Archie to the old white guy host. Together this United Nations of a gathering comes together – pause – to talk about thespianism, shameless plugging, stank and growth as a comedian.

What's So Funny? with guest Gerry Swallow - February 10, 2013

Feb 26, 2013 01:27:35

Description:

Gerry Swallow makes his triumphant return to What's So Funny? after a 7.5 year absence. The former stand-up comic has been busy in the interim penning novels and screenplays. On the episode we talk about them, as well as about a confrontation with Roger Ebert, homosexual simians, and Marisa Tomei's underpants.

What's So Funny? with guest Kyle Jones - February 3, 2013

Feb 19, 2013 56:15

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Kyle Jones joins us in studio half-cut after eight hours of hosting a Super Bowl party. The Little Engine That Couldn't, as he describes himself, talks about being called fat, being one of Vancouver's most eligible bachelors, working with strippers, and his love of Jon Secada.

What's So Funny? with guest Monica Hamburg - January 27, 2013

Feb 9, 2013 01:00:46

Description:

Monica Hamburg is a vulgarian. Of that there is no doubt. She's also the host of the Dazed and Convicted podcast. In this episode, we learn about her job as a projectionist in a porn theatre/bakery in Montreal. It's no wonder she describes herself as a weirdo magnet. We also listen to snippets from her show. It's big in Australia, you know.

What's So Funny? with guest Shirley Gnome - January 20, 2013

Feb 2, 2013 01:01:51

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Shirley Gnome has got the voice of an angel with the thoughts of a devilish, well, gnome. The c*untry singer brings her boyfriend Martin to the studio and sings some of the sweetest, filthiest songs you'll ever hear all without the benefit of auto-tune. Amongst the chit-chat, she plays three live songs and we listen to one off her latest album.

What's So Funny? with guest Paul Hooper - January 13, 2013

Jan 25, 2013 01:10:49

Description:

Paul Hooper, sans duck, managed to leave his hotel room and take public transportation to join us in studio for this revealing look inside his fragile existence. We talk about his love of Kenny Loggins, his hate of Pitbull, his refusal to pander, sharing a dressing room with a mime, the beauty of A-Rod's bod, performing with food poisoning, and parading around in public in his pyjamas.

What's So Funny? with guest Nate Bargatze - December 16, 2012

Dec 27, 2012 01:09:09

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Nate Bargatze pulls back the curtain on his act, revealing what's true and what's exaggerated. The Nashville native also lauds Lasik surgery, stews over being cut from his high school basketball team, and shows some well-deserved love for Sinbad.

What's So Funny? with guest Richard Lett - December 9, 2012

Dec 17, 2012 01:05:40

Description:

Richard Lett has visited us many, many times, with varying degrees of sobriety. We thought this was his sixth appearance with us, but further digging has revealed it's actually his seventh. Either way, it may be the best one yet. At least the most lucid. Richard talks about his obsession with quitting things, his move to Toronto, and making amends. Along the way, he recites an original poem, deconstructs a fart joke, and itemizes his beefs with me over the years.

What's So Funny? with guest Brent Butt - December 2, 2012

Dec 10, 2012 59:39

Description:

Brent Butt got the seven-year itch and finally made a return visit to What's So Funny? and he was on top of his game, as usual. Besides reminiscing about Corner Gas and Hiccups, Butt talks about his new feature film, No Clue. Plus we discuss bad corporate gigs, the best acting direction he ever received, getting soft comedically, his dreams of doing an adult-oriented stand-up tour, his love of portmanteaus and we learn if there's a future for the Butt Pod.

What's So Funny? with guest Kevin Banner - November 25, 2012

Dec 3, 2012 56:50

Description:

Kevin Banner makes his What's So Funny? debut and tells us about his lady-soft hands, travelling with giant novelty cheques, going undefeated between the ropes, and being snubbed by his comedy hero. This episode brought to you by Sooke Tourism.

What's So Funny? with guest Lori Gibbs - November 18, 2012

Nov 29, 2012 01:03:57

Description:

Lori Gibbs returns to her hometown to talk about hugs, her big head, judging comedy, gardening, a lack of hockey knowledge, Iliza Shlesinger, piano training, motivational speaking, and weight loss. Plus I offer a revolutionary approach to fighting depression at no extra cost.

What's So Funny? with guest Myq Kaplan - October 28, 2012

Nov 5, 2012 01:23:18

Description:

Myq Kaplan lives on the other side of the continent, but provides a lesson in the immediacy of the internet. Turns out even New York comics can read snarky blogs based in little old Vancouver. Who knew?! Myq (pronounced Mai-k) also talks about his oddly spelled name, the merits of veganism, the necessity of free speech, and the beauty of podcasts.

What's So Funny? with guest Gerald Gerald Geraldson - October 21, 2012

Oct 30, 2012 57:30

Description:

Gerald Gerald Geraldson was particularly creepy on this visit to the What's So Funny? studios, and that ain't easy. He talked about rolling a woman up in a carpet, eating human flesh and lifting weights with severed heads. Add to that, the horror comic was ornery all hour long but we got through it.

What's So Funny? with guest Lynn Shawcroft - October 14, 2012

Oct 22, 2012 58:47

Description:

Lynn Shawcroft is more than just the widow of Mitch Hedberg. She's also a comic in her own right. Who knew she got a development deal from an American network long before she met Mitch? I didn't. She reveals that, plus lots of talk about the great Hedberg. In fact, she opens up about him more than she ever has before.

What's So Funny? with guest Tim Rykert - October 7, 2012

Oct 15, 2012 01:04:22

Description:

Tim Rykert comes out of semi-retirement to join us in studio. He talks about walking a room on a cruise ship, dishes dirt on his buddy Michael Buble, waxes poetic about Canadian television, and opines on comedy competitions.

What's So Funny? with guest Iliza Shlesinger - September 30, 2012

Oct 8, 2012 57:20

Description:

Iliza Shlesinger is no relationship expert, but she plays one on TV. Well, she hosts a dating show. We talk with her about that, what she looks for in a guy, why women are sometimes nutso, and if she'll ever be not known for winning Last Comic Standing. Listen to this or you'll be Excused.

What's So Funny? with guest Steve Bays - September 23, 2012

Oct 1, 2012 01:45:18

Description:

Steve Bays shatters the What's So Funny? record recently set with Norm Macdonald's 90-minute extravaganza by doing him 15 minutes better. This 1 hour 45 minute epic was even cut down by 15 minutes from the radio version. We talked mood lighting, McLean Stevenson, bum shots, roadies, 'fros, being ripped off by Russian pop stars, karaoke, and play an episode of Defending Your iPod.

What's So Funny? with guest Sean Patrick Shaul - September 9, 2012

Sep 21, 2012 54:46

Description:

Sean Patrick Shaul suffers from crippling stage fright. So what to do about it? Why, get up on stage in Los Angeles and give stand-up comedy a whirl, of course. And film it. Along the way, he spoke to about 40 comics from all over North America about what it means be a stand-up in his film, Alone Up There (available for digital download at thestandupcomedians.com). Sean gives us the skinny on what he learned and explains why he'll never do it again.

What's So Funny? with guests The Comic Strippers - September 2, 2012

Sep 10, 2012 57:21

Description:

The Comic Strippers flaunt their physiques all over this episode. You'll have to use your imagination, though, as Roman Danylo, Ken Lawson and Chris Casillan talk about shower scenes, Ping-Pong balls and lap dances while performing improv comedy. But they have depth, too, as they prove when they reflect on what Labour Day means to them.

What's So Funny? with guest Graham Clark - August 12, 2012

Sep 4, 2012 01:01:20

Description:

Graham Clark makes his 11th appearance on What's So Funny?, fresh off (well, six days, anyway) a nine-hour plane ride for a single gig. He passes along some rules for facial hair, regales us with tales from jolly old England, and reveals how handy he is with an axe. This episode is brought to you by Dr. McGillicuddy's Miracle Beard Conditioning Tonic.

What's So Funny? with guest Lee Camp - July 8, 2012

Jul 17, 2012 01:09:15

Description:

Lee Camp is a political animal. But he takes his comedy very seriously. In this episode, he tells us he was a stand-up comic long before he got a social conscience. It's an hour of clarity from the preeminent political comedian of his generation.

What's So Funny? with guest Dwight Slade - July 1, 2012

Jul 9, 2012 01:16:07

Description:

Dwight Slade returns to What's So Funny? to talk about death, drinking, aging, comedic relevance, forgotten Tonight Show comedians, cruise ships and his dear, departed friend, the legendary Bill Hicks. Brought to you from the third precinct of Baltimore. At least it sounded like that at times.

What's So Funny? with guests The Wet Spots - June 24, 2012

Jul 3, 2012 59:22

Description:

The Wet Spots return to What's So Funny? after a seven-year absence. Cass King and John Woods fill us in on their successes since we last talked. They've played the world, mounted a full-on burlesque musical, and had an American Nipple-gate experience of their own. They also talk about their monthly variety show in Vancouver, explain what their polyamorous marriage means, and discuss what Cass finds so disgusting about toes.

What's So Funny? with guest Harry Doupe - June 17, 2012

Jun 29, 2012 01:25:27

Description:

Harry Doupe returns! The veteran BC comic was back in his home province for a high school reunion and some comedy dates so of course we invited him back on. Never short on opinions, Harry takes on the Calgary comedy fest and the Canadian Comedy Awards, and reminisces about days of yore with Norm Macdonald, Howie Mandel, Wayne Cox, Maureen Murphy, Larry David, Steve Landesberg and the Tragically Hip.

What's So Funny? with guests Jay Ono and Pearce Visser - June 10, 2012

Jun 20, 2012 01:01:19

Description:

Jay Ono and Pearce Visser drop by the What's So Funny? studios to talk about the Vancouver TheatreSports League. We learn how Ono taught Visser how to bomb on stage, what Visser shoved up his ass long ago, and as an added bonus Broken Ankle Guy makes an appearance!

What's So Funny? with guest Nikki Glaser - June 3, 2012

Jun 11, 2012 01:08:59

Description:

Nikki Glaser's act may be like the Vagina Monologues, but in this episode of What's So Funny?, she gets serious about her past struggles. We talk about her eating disorder, argue about the deliciousness of alcohol, and she talks about nannying for a famous Hollywood director.

What's So Funny? with guest Gilbert Gottfried - May 27, 2012

Jun 4, 2012 01:09:27

Description:

Gilbert Gottfried's career has been long and varied. But to hear him talk about it, it's always on the verge of ending. But whatever he's being fired from, be it Saturday Night Live or the Aflac Duck commercials, he's always got stand-up comedy and dirty jokes. Of course, that gets him in trouble, too. On this episode, he talks about all that and throws in a few impressions for good measure.

What's So Funny? with guest Katie-Ellen Humphries - May 20, 2012

May 28, 2012 58:06

Description:

Katie-Ellen Humphries is true southern belle. The south of Canada, but still. In her first appearance on What's So Funny?, Miss Katie-Ellen talked about being a fat weirdo elite athlete, a super gross young person, and a wicked cute heartbreaker as a grown lady comic. We also discuss swimming with otters and the safety of sexy time underwater.

What's So Funny? with guest Ivan Decker - May 13, 2012

May 24, 2012 01:10:02

Description:

Ivan Decker may have eschewed university for clown college, but the kid knows his science – at least to a third grade level. We also talk about his high school musical career and his fear of spiders.

What's So Funny? with guest Baron Vaughn - May 6, 2012

May 14, 2012 01:09:17

Description:

Baron Vaughn gives a clinic on how to be a fantastic podcast guest. The energetic Fairly Legal star talks about his rain-induced depression, actor's motivation, Shakespeare, farts and not being accepted by the black comedy community. And along the way throws out some pretty great showbiz references that belie his youthful age.

What's So Funny? with guest Glen Foster - April 22, 2012

Apr 30, 2012 01:01:52

Description:

Glen Foster has been a mainstay on the Canadian comedy scene for eons. He talks about being the oldest guy in the room, being perceived as a right winger, human rights tribunals, and mentoring young comics.

What's So Funny? with guest Ari Shaffir - April 15, 2012

Apr 26, 2012 01:20:46

Description:

Ari Shaffir was once a pious young seminary student. Now look at him, eating bacon and turning off lights willy-nilly. Ari talks about losing his religion on this elongated episode. Other topics under discussion: a recent review of his act, faking it in stand-up, and skepticism. Lots to chew on, but it's completely kosher so don't worry.

What's So Funny? with guest Sunee Dhaliwal - April 8, 2012

Apr 19, 2012 58:39

Description:

Sunee Dhaliwal returns – and on time this time! He came armed with a new hand injury and told us about the highs and lows of 2011 and why lack of driver waving etiquette gives him road rage.

What's So Funny? with guest Mark Breslin - April 1, 2012

Apr 9, 2012 01:07:10

Description:

Mark Breslin is putting the imp back in impresario. He talks about opening a new Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club in Vancouver, his relationship with Sam Kinison and critiques his own performance as a stand-up comic from 25 years ago.

What's So Funny? with guests Jay Brown and Patrick Maliha - March 25, 2012

Apr 6, 2012 59:29

Description:

Jay Brown and Patrick Maliha have never been friends. They're still not, but they at least came to some kind of agreement and mutual respect on this, the most awkward episode in What's So Funny? history.

What's So Funny? with guest Chris James - March 18, 2012

Apr 2, 2012 01:02:48

Description:

Chris James reveals how he stays so trim, how he was discovered by Johnny Scoop, fills us in on his dreams and goals, tells us why he chose his stage name and why he enjoys trolling Facebook.

What's So Funny? with guest Paul Hooper - March 4, 2012

Mar 13, 2012 01:17:08

Description:

Paul Hooper's OCD finally got him to Canada. But his OCD also contributed to his earlier banishment. The North Carolina native talks about his eight years as a blackout drunk, picking up stray pieces of paper, checking out of hotels and why he'll never call 9-1-1. Again.

What's So Funny? with guest Mike Storck - February 26, 2012

Mar 8, 2012 01:19:07

Description:

Mike Storck flew all the way from Baltimore to be with us. We talked about actors masking as comedians, the definition of alternative comedy, and where the comedy boom is heading.

What's So Funny? with guest Rob Mailloux - February 19, 2012

Mar 5, 2012 59:01

Description:

Rob Mailloux has visited Vancouver before, opening up for Doug Stanhope and Jim Jefferies. But this is the first time the Torontonian has graced the WSF? studios. We talk about his eating disorders, an unfortunate early stage name, going up against the mighty Just For Laughs festival, visiting Little Mosque on the Prairie with Stanhope, and lessons learned from Humber College.

What's So Funny? with guest Will Davis - February 12, 2012

Feb 24, 2012 01:01:57

Description:

Will Davis makes his annual visit to What's So Funny? to talk about his baby: the Vancouver ComedyFest and all the acts he booked this year. And we'll throw around some American slang while we're at it.

What's So Funny? with guest David DJ Roy - February 5, 2012

Feb 13, 2012 54:18

Description:

David DJ Roy breaks his WSF? cherry in this episode, and talks about comedy riots, selling drugs, homelessness, hitchhiking, gang bangs and the porn industry. Er, I mean "adult film" industry.

What's So Funny? with guest Darcy Michael - January 29, 2012

Feb 6, 2012 56:55

Description:

Darcy Michael comes out on WSF?! Fresh off the Todd Glass WTF episode, Vancouver stand-up Darcy Michael reveals he is ... gayer than ever, in large part because he's lost 96 pounds (and counting) and has shaved off his butch beard. We talk about how a unicorn spurred on the new lifestyle, and lots more.

What's So Funny? with guest Kliph Nesteroff - January 22, 2012

Jan 30, 2012 01:30:46

Description:

Kliph Nesteroff is a young guy with an old soul. He doesn't like being labelled a historian, but he is the foremost chronicler of classic show business. In this epic episode, Kliph recounts conversations he's had with the likes of Dick Cavett, Shecky Greene, Jack Carter, Marty Allen, Marvin Kaplan, Bill Dana, George Schlatter and Marilyn Michaels. The stories are so great they should be running in Vanity Fair!

What's So Funny? with guest Glenn Wool - January 8, 2012

Jan 18, 2012 01:02:12

Description:

Glenn Wool missed his first scheduled visit to the show after he blew out his voice box but made good on the second. He spent the year resting his vocal cords and came in sounding smooth as silk... Or not. But he did talk. We discussed humming, overly sensitive Vancouver audiences, the effects of drugs and alcohol on an aging body, and the soul-destroying nature of auditions.

What's So Funny? with guest Dylan Rhymer - January 1, 2012

Jan 11, 2012 01:18:23

Description:

Dylan Rhymer became our first guest of 2012. In celebration, we went overtime. But Dylan's always got lots to talk about. In this case, we talk about old-time radio, religiosity, bike lanes, parliamentary assholes, breastfeeding, and North Korea. And more!

What's So Funny? with guest Harry Doupe - December 18, 2011

Dec 27, 2011 01:16:07

Description:

Harry Doupe is a semi-regular to the show this time of year. We made this one a bit longer than usual because there was so much on Harry's mind. He takes aim at the Comedy Awards, the Comedy Network, Yuk Yuks, and reminisces about the early days in Vancouver with Ryan Stiles and the late, great Colin Campbell.

What's So Funny? with guest Paul Shirley - December 4, 2011

Dec 12, 2011 55:54

Description:

Paul Shirley may not have been a force in the NBA, but at least he played in it. He's moved on to more rewarding, if not higher paying, work as a writer. We talk about him being beat up by Arcade Fire's frontman Win Butler, the concept of funny as it relates to the NBA, and he explains his controversial essay on Haiti that led to his termination from ESPN.

What's So Funny? with guest Dino Archie - December 11, 2011

Dec 12, 2011 01:02:14

Description:

Dino Archie returns. Not only returns to the studio, but returns the favour when he puts host Guy MacPherson on the hotseat. He comes prepared for battle and fires away while the unsuspecting host stumbles and stammers. But in the end, they give each other a fist bump and traditional handshake.

What's So Funny? with guests Bob Robertson and Linda Cullen - November 27, 2011

Dec 7, 2011 57:35

Description:

Bob Robertson and Linda Cullen are national treasures. We spend the first half of the show reminiscing about the good old days, and the last half talking about end-of-the-world scenarios as Bob reads from his new book, Mayan Horror: How to Survive the End of the World in 2012. Along the way we hear from Stephen Harper, Barack Obama, Joe Clark and even John Diefenbaker and Bob ponders his lifelong grudge match.

What's So Funny? with guest Jason Bryden - November 20, 2011

Nov 28, 2011 59:04

Description:

Jason Bryden soberly discusses fatherhood, takes on Doug Stanhope, and relates how he told Marc Maron he was a dick. Plus we get to know the high school version of JB and learn what profession his father suggested he go into. It's a cram-packed, fun-filled WSF? this week. This episode brought to you by Gin and Tonics. Have three while you're listening.

What's So Funny? with guest Chris Gaskin - November 6, 2011

Nov 21, 2011 56:01

Description:

Chris Gaskin talks about his two open heart surgeries, looking young, bombing on TV in Toronto, and his association and affiliation with professional wrestling.

What's So Funny? with guest Steve Burgess - October 30, 2011

Nov 7, 2011 59:17

Description:

Steve Burgess may have been a juvenile delinquent, but he didn't murder his mother. Instead, he wrote a loving – and funny – tribute to her, Who Killed Mom? We discuss the book, his early career spinning Lionel Richie discs, and the underrated aspects of reality television. Memo to Jillian Harris: call us!

What's So Funny? with guest Sean Emeny - October 16, 2011

Oct 24, 2011 56:10

Description:

Sean Emeny reveals lots in this episode. Who knew he was a California surfer dude at heart? Who knew he had a career in the music industry before becoming the People's Champion in stand-up comedy? Who knew he doesn't close his eyes on stage? Find out that and more about the Guelph native. This show brought to you by the E. Coli virus.

What's So Funny? with guest Ken Lawson - October 9, 2011

Oct 17, 2011 57:28

Description:

Ken Lawson is an actor, improviser and heavy metal musician. Guess which one he gets grief about in this his first appearance on WSF? He also reveals what he is referred to by his nephew, gives us a lesson in improvising, and relates how Amy Poehler is his biggest fan. It was truly a fun show. That's not code, either.

What's So Funny? with guest Diana Frances - October 2, 2011

Oct 10, 2011 58:59

Description:

Diana Frances makes her first solo appearance on WSF? after guesting with others numerous times before. She talks about curling up into a ball on cruise ships, being stood up, and getting splooged on by a giant tapioca-and-milk-spewing cock.

What's So Funny? with guest Dino Archie - September 25, 2011

Oct 3, 2011 59:52

Description:

Dino Archie finally managed to make it in to the studios of What's So Funny? after two failed attempts. After giving him hell, we get down to business of getting to know how the California native wound up in sunny Vancouver performing at stand-up stages all around town. We learn about his irrepressibility, his days playing college basketball, and a news-making gig at a UFC event in his hometown of Fresno.

What's So Funny? with guest Kaitlin Fontana - September 18, 2011

Sep 28, 2011 57:15

Description:

Kaitlin Fontana not only is an improv and sketch performer, she's an award-winning journalist – we get to the bottom of what exactly those awards were - she's also a freakin' author with the release of her first book, Fresh at Twenty: The Oral History of Mint Records. We find out which Mint Records artiste is a wee bit of a primadonna, who Kaitlin's namesake is, why contemporary rock criticism sucks, and her involvement with the re-election of Stephen Harper. Wait, it's not what you think.

What's So Funny? with guest Adam Pateman - September 11, 2011

Sep 26, 2011 56:29

Description:

Adam Pateman may have spent the past two years living in the Big Apple, but he's still a Delta boy at heart. In this episode, recorded on 9/11/11 he lets us in on his secret talents and tells us of his prophetic dreams on 9/11/01. Along the way, comic Ivan Decker calls in and complains about doing shows in New York.

What's So Funny? with guest Tanyalee Davis - September 4, 2011

Sep 21, 2011 56:03

Description:

Tanyalee Davis finally managed to find time to drop by our studio. The 3-foot-6 dynamo talks about her early days working with prisoners, playing a leprechaun, and has a mid-life crisis right in the middle of the show. We also find out who's a bigger dick: Maury Povich or Bono.

What's So Funny? with guest Marcus Ryan - August 7, 2011

Sep 19, 2011 57:13

Description:

Aussie Marcus Ryan is a wandering soul. His latest travels brought him to our shores after a happy 3-hour performance in Phnom Penh. We talk about Canadians, performing in Vegas, and our mutual reverence of Rolf Harris.

What's So Funny? with guest Blaine Thurier - August 21, 2011

Sep 18, 2011 51:59

Description:

Blaine Thurier is a rock star by day, filmmaker by night. Or something like that. The keyboard/synth player for the New Pornographers drops by to talk about his new film, A Gun to the Head, and along the way talks about critics, comic strips, Christian rock, and being creative. This episode, naturally, is brought to you by the letter C.

What's So Funny? with guest Roy Zimmerman - July 24, 2011

Aug 1, 2011 59:37

Description:

Roy Zimmerman is the best musical political satirist since Tom Lehrer. And just as good. We talk about music, lefty politics, Oliver North and Ray Stevens. Along the way, we listen to a few Zimmerman classics.

What's So Funny? with guests Dave Burleigh and Richard Kiss - July 17, 2011

Jul 25, 2011 58:12

Description:

From Vegas, Dave Burleigh discusses the stigma of doing impressions, the genesis of a Las Vegas show, and why comedy and breakfast don't go together. Along the way, we're joined by former WSF? guest and new Las Vegas resident Richard Kiss.

What's So Funny? with guest Brian McKim - July 10, 2011

Jul 18, 2011 01:00:58

Description:

Brian McKim is one half of the publishing tandem at sheckymagazine.com (his wife, and fellow stand-up Traci Skene is the other half). We talked with Brian in the bar at Hooter's Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas about the mag, comedy controversies, street jokes, and his and Traci's appearance on the last season of Last Comic Standing, among other things.

What's So Funny? with guests Graham Clark and Dave Shumka - July 03, 2011

Jul 11, 2011 59:13

Description:

Graham Clark and Dave Shumka are together again for the first time on What's So Funny? The co-hosts of Stop Podcasting Yourself drop by to speak directly to their bumpers and try to break the record of phone-ins on WSF? Along the way, we talk beard paintings, Los Angeles, and Charlie Sheen.

What's So Funny? with guests Lorne Cardinal and Monique Hurteau - June 26, 2011

Jul 4, 2011 58:03

Description:

Lorne Cardinal and Monique Hurteau talk about their individual and collective careers. Cardinal, best known as Sergeant Davis Quinton on Corner Gas, tells us how portraying a cop on TV has its privileges but when he's on the rugby pitch it has its downsides. Hurteau talks about what it's like going to eleven different schools as a kid and how that led to her stand-up comedy career. Together, they discuss the workshops that put the humour in health, or vice versa.

What's So Funny? with guests Nathan Burton and Mac King - June 19, 2011

Jun 27, 2011 01:03:22

Description:

Magicians Nathan Burton and Mac King are mainstays on the Las Vegas scene. What's So Funny? travelled to Sin City and spoke to the two prestidigitators in separate interviews. We discussed comedy, tricks gone wrong and their respective TV exposure. In between the two, the Sklar Brothers talk about magic.

What's So Funny? with guests Peter New and Ken Hegan - June 12, 2011

Jun 20, 2011 56:37

Description:

Peter New and Ken Hegan talk about becoming stars. The actor/writer and writer/filmmaker recently hit Hollywood and discuss their visit, among other topics all served with a banter of sparkling wit. It had been seven years since New last visited the WSF? studios. This was Hegan's inaugural visit.

What's So Funny? with guest Andrew Barber - June 5, 2011

Jun 13, 2011 51:46

Description:

Andrew Barber is in a bind. He's best known for his viral videos as crazed Boston Bruins' fan, Greg. But in his heart, the Vancouver Canucks are number one. We talk about his dilemma and about many of his other alter egos.

What's So Funny? with guest Sara Bynoe - May 29, 2011

Jun 8, 2011 56:41

Description:

Sara Bynoe knows crap. Whether it's teen poetry and journal entries or stinky prose from celebrities and professional authors, Bynoe relishes it. She reads us a few samples of the truly awful. We also talk about animal hoarding and how to pick up topless dancers. Bring a notepad and pen for this one.

What's So Funny? with guest Joe Avati - May 22, 2011

Jun 5, 2011 52:06

Description:

Joe Avati called it in on this episode. Literally. This "classic" lost show dates back to 2005 and was recently found while going through the vaults. The Italo-Aussie comic became our first phone guest on this 40th edition of What's So Funny? We also played clips from Emo Philips, Frank Spadone, Ray Romano and Avati himself.

What's So Funny? with guest Richard Lett - May 22, 2011

May 30, 2011 58:20

Description:

Richard Lett returns to Vancouver kinder and gentler from his new home in Toronto for his sixth appearance on What's So Funny? He discusses his newfound sobriety and what led him to it.

What's So Funny? with guest Bill Reiter - May 15, 2011

May 25, 2011 59:53

Description:

Bill Reiter crawls out from the Sasquatch cave to talk about his legendary career. Along the way I surprise him with a biographical fact, he lays a smackdown on the Air Farce from his vantage point in Dr. Bundolo's Pandemonium Medicine Show, and reveals what Biff learned from Bart before the big Zig Zag feud. And Bill supplies some lyrics to the What's So Funny? closing theme.

What's So Funny? with guest Sam Easton - May 8, 2011

May 16, 2011 55:10

Description:

Sam Easton returns after a six-year absence and talks about his transition from man-child to man-man, his relationship with the late Irwin Barker (draw your own conclusions) and who's the most disappointing famous comedian he's ever seen.

What's So Funny? with guest James Danderfer - May 1, 2011

May 9, 2011 01:00:02

Description:

James Danderfer adds a touch of class to the show. The jazz clarinetist recounts his days working with a very famous comedian on a cruise ship and claims jazz has a sense of humour. We also listen to clips from Paul F. Tompkins, the Fast Show, Martin Mull, Mike Storck, Bill Burr and the Mighty Boosh.

What's So Funny? with guest Kyle Bottom and special co-host Scott McLean - April 17, 2011

Apr 25, 2011 57:08

Description:

Kyle Bottom is specially selected by special co-host Scott McLean to guest on What's So Funny? Kyle talks about bombing (figuratively) and almost dying (literally) while Scott relives his magical ten hours with podcaster extraordinaire Paul F. Tompkins.

What's So Funny? Comedy Roundtable with guests Chuck Byrn, Dylan Rhymer, Steve Bays and Toby Hargrave - April 10, 2011

Apr 18, 2011 54:28

Description:

The Comedy Round-Table reconvenes with Chuck Byrn, Dylan Rhymer, Steve Bays and Toby Hargrave. Is Vancouver a No Fun City? How superstitious are performers? What comedy legend doesn't deserve legend status? Who are some comedic guilty pleasures? We discuss all this and more, and throw in some podcast recommendations to boot.

What's So Funny? with guest Steve Bays - April 3, 2011

Apr 17, 2011 57:37

Description:

Steve Bays took time out from his busy rock-n-roll lifestyle (he's the lead singer of Hot Hot Heat) to jam with his favourite comedy podcast. He tells us what Letterman and Kimmel are really like and who the funniest musician he's met is.

What's So Funny? with guests Lisa Lampanelli & Chris Porter - March 27, 2011

Apr 16, 2011 01:00:39

Description:

A double-whammy: Lisa Lampanelli chats on the phone from NYC about the right way of being mean, and Chris Porter weighs in on alt-comics and hipster rooms. Two for the price of none!

What's So Funny? with guest Sunee Dhaliwal - March 20, 2011

Apr 10, 2011 45:32

Description:

Sunee Dhaliwal called five minutes before airtime saying he'd be late. Car trouble was the excuse, which I doubted, and said so, not knowing Sunee was listening on his drive to the studio. So he calls in to defend his honour and most of the show is done over the phone, but he arrives with 15 minutes to spare. Warning: there's lots of basketball talk but we also talk about him opening for Jo Koy and Charlie Murphy, he talks smack about Ivan Decker, and explains how Graham Clark saved his life.

What's So Funny? with guest Paul Myrehaug - March 13, 2011

Apr 9, 2011 57:20

Description:

Paul Myrehaug is a thrill-seeker who loves to sleep. The Alberta native talks about getting suspended from WestJet for being late and itemizes his various longboarding, snowboarding and winter driving accidents. He also explains why he loves performing for military audiences, occasionally even his own country's.

What's So Funny? with guest Marke Driesschen - March 6, 2011

Apr 2, 2011 59:34

Description:

Marke Driesschen may be best known as a weather "specialist", but he's also a comedian and actor. We talk about his many and varied roles in Oscar-worthy films, the early Saskatoon comedy scene, what a young Chris Rock was like, and the trouble he's gotten into on the air over the years.

What's So Funny? with guest Johnny Scoop - February 27, 2011

Mar 27, 2011 57:33

Description:

Johnny Scoop reminisces about the price of pop and cigarettes back in the day, explains why sandwich boards are built for land, not vehicles, admits to cowering in the shadow of the almighty Canucks, and tells us how the Olympics very nearly ruined him.

What's So Funny? with guest Ryan Hamilton - February 20, 2011

Mar 20, 2011 59:30

Description:

Ryan Hamilton, best known for his two turns on NBC's Last Comic Standing, has a face made for comedy. And, luckily, an act to match. You can't see the mug on this podcast, but we talk about it. That, and a whole lot more, such as why the press insists on commenting on said visage and the fact he works clean and happens to be Mormon.

What's So Funny? with guest Pete Johansson - February 13, 2011

Mar 20, 2011 59:00

Description:

Pete Johansson on location from a Starbucks. With coffee in hand, the former and future Vancouver stand-up comic talks about comedy as art, the elevation of sports in society, abortion and the importance for young comics to move away. Hilarious stuff, I think you'll agree!

What's So Funny? with guests Craig Campbell and Phil Nichol - February 6, 2011

Mar 15, 2011 01:00:33

Description:

Ex-pats Craig Campbell and Phil Nichol left Canada (separately) years ago. Now they're fixtures on the UK comedy scene. They give us a cautionary tale about drinking with Mike Wilmot, discuss getting arrested for swearing, talk of Phil's days with Corky and the Juice Pigs, and rail against the PC movement vis a vis Frankie Boyle's latest comedic miscalculation. All in all, a rollicking good time.

What's So Funny? with guest Larke Miller - January 30, 2011

Mar 10, 2011 58:03

Description:

Larke Miller isn't just another pretty face. She's an honours student, in fact (despite not going to high school) who writes great jokes. The Vancouver native talks about living in Hollywood for ten years, doing Craig Ferguson (the show, not the man), performing in AA meetings and prisons, and how to disqualify a judge in court.

What's So Funny? with guest Paul Anthony - January 23, 2011

Feb 27, 2011 58:46

Description:

Paul Anthony makes visit number four to What's So Funny?... or three. Depends how you count it. The man is a walking contradiction: he smokes a pipe and wears a cardigan but doesn't read books, loves Carrot Top, and has a fascination with bike rentals.

What's So Funny? with guest Mike Storck - January 16, 2011

Feb 21, 2011 59:11

Description:

Baltimore native Mike Storck talks about performing in a biker clubhouse, being homeless in Florida, getting drunk with John Waters, and crashing motorbikes.

What's So Funny? with guest Paul Bae - December 19, 2010

Jan 21, 2011 57:39

Description:

Paul Bae, our first guest six years ago, returns to talk about religion, why he keeps few possessions on the job, his Comedy Death-Ray experience and how he gets the tears flowing in an audition.

What's So Funny? with guest Andrew Carr - December 12, 2010

Jan 17, 2011 58:35

Description:

Award-winning writer Andrew Carr talks about the process of writing for TV, growing up as the youngest of ten, his early days of stand-up with Brent Butt, why he gave up stand-up, and I almost get him to slag one of his employers but he was too crafty for me. He also gives some sage advice to wannabe script writers.

What's So Funny? with guest Paul F. Tompkins - December 5, 2010

Dec 15, 2010 49:03

Description:

Paul F. Tompkins is a podcast legend. Not in the sense that he doesn't exist. The other kind of legend. He really does exist. Proof is in this episode. Granted, it's but a phone interview, so we don't know for sure, but someone was talking and we're going with Tompkins.

What's So Funny? with guest Shlomo McPeakowitz - November 21, 2010

Dec 2, 2010 57:02

Description:

Shlomo McPeakowitz has taken many shots to the head over the years, which maybe explains his crazy dream to fight one of the renowned Klitchko brothers in a Rocky-esque fight in Moscow. But to hear him explain it, it doesn't sound so crazy... Ah, who we kidding? It sounds even crazier.

What's So Funny? with guest Michelle Shaughnessy - November 14, 2010

Nov 29, 2010 59:22

Description:

Michelle Shaughnessy talks about her show-biz Mom, the differences between Vancouver and Toronto, starring in reality television, and tries selling us on the yumminess of vegan cupcakes.

What's So Funny? with guest Tetsuro Shigematsu - November 7, 2010

Nov 22, 2010 01:00:00

Description:

Tetsuro Shigematsu is known on TV as a samurai on Deadliest Warrior, on radio as former host of CBC's The Roundup, but to us, he'll always be the shirtless wonder. For further details, you'll just have to listen and then you'll understand why Allen Ginsberg took such a liking to him.

What's So Funny? with guest Matt Billon - October 31, 2010

Nov 20, 2010 56:14

Description:

Matt Billon regales us with tales from the heady early days (seven years ago), partying with Axl Rose, and talking shop with George Carlin. Also, the moon landing was a hoax.

What's So Funny? with guest Art Factora - October 24, 2010

Nov 10, 2010 54:46

Description:

Art Factora, the comedian with the newsman's name, talks about comedy classes, unsuccessfully tries to explain why people from the Philippines are Filipinos, explains why Pearl Jam rocks, and why Pauly Shore is a douche.

What's So Funny? with guest Matt Kirshen - October 17, 2010

Nov 6, 2010 57:39

Description:

Matt Kirshen brings his Dick Van Dyke British accent – and his real British accent – to What's So Funny?

What's So Funny? with guest Iliza Shlesinger - October 10, 2010

Nov 2, 2010 49:42

Description:

Iliza Shlesinger talks about winning Last Comic Standing, dating a Canadian, her dad and the alt-comedy scene.

What's So Funny? with guests Leena Manro and Munish Sharma - October 3, 2010

Oct 30, 2010 56:55

Description:

It's a Bollywood celebration when Leena Manro and Munish Sharma visit. The pair, of the I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Chicken sketch comedy troupe, discuss all manner of Indian culture.

What's So Funny? with guest Dan Quinn - September 26, 2010

Oct 27, 2010 56:25

Description:

Stand-up comic Dan Quinn argues for a pecking order in comedy and talks about life on a farm and arguing with women.

What's So Funny? with guests Brian Anderson, Nathan Clark and Toby Berner - September 19, 2010

Oct 26, 2010 58:12

Description:

Improviser Brian Anderson makes his WSF? debut, joined by two-timers Nathan Clark and Toby Berner. Talk turns to high school reunions, musicals and Johannes Gutenberg. It all makes sense when you listen.

What's So Funny? with guest Will Davis - September 12, 2010

Oct 12, 2010 55:07

Description:

Our yearly visit with Will Davis, the brains and brawn behind the Global ComedyFest. It's come and gone, but it's a lively episode nonetheless. We duke it out with the always rambunctious Davis over his scheduling and his comedy theories.

What's So Funny? with guest Shauna Johannesen - September 5, 2010

Oct 8, 2010 59:49

Description:

Actor/playwright Shauna Johannesen visited the studio to plug her upcoming Fringe show, Deadley: A Ridiculous Medley of Scenes About Death. Well, that's over with, but you can still enjoy the banter and get to know Shauna. Warning: Things get philosophical.

What's So Funny? with guests Doug Stanhope and Neil Hamburger - July 11, 2010

Jul 31, 2010 01:03:22

Description:

It's cult hero day on What's So Funny? We've got both Doug Stanhope and Neil Hamburger on the show in two pre-recorded phone interviews. Stanhope compares himself to both Jeffrey Dahmer and Heinrich Himmler while Hamburger defecates all over poor old Carrot Top.

What's So Funny? with guest Tyler Fortin - August 22, 2010

Jul 31, 2010 56:46

Description:

Birthday boy Tyler Fortin drops by to talk about winning contests, meeting celebs, being a 2-lb. baby, life with cerebral palsy and his love affair with Houston, Texas.

What's So Funny? with guest Todd Graham - July 4, 2010

Jul 8, 2010 55:36

Description:

Apocalypse Pooh creator Todd Graham comes out from hiding to join us in studio. We talk about video mash-ups and his return to stand-up comedy.

What's So Funny?: A tribute to Irwin Barker - June 27, 2010

Jul 8, 2010 58:26

Description:

A tribute to the late, great Irwin Barker, who died on June 21, 2010, after a three-year battle with cancer. We play clips from Irwin's two appearances on the show, in 2005 and 2008, as well as a couple clips of his comedy.

What's So Funny? with guest Dave Shumka- June 20, 2010

Jul 4, 2010 56:16

Description:

Dave Shumka drops by to talk about his eight-hour podcasting extravaganza in the city of Angels, why he feels the need to over-explain Canadianisms, and why you won't find any clips of him performing on the internet. Absolutely Shumka indeed.

What's So Funny? with guest Ryan Beil- June 13, 2010

Jun 29, 2010 01:00:50

Description:

When comedian/actor Ryan Beil dropped by the What's So Funny? studios, he was a mere Jessie Award nominee (four times over, yet). Eight days later he was a Jessie Award-winning thespian. That's the power of the podcast. We talk about how all the accolades will never overshadow his work as Ryan the Trainee on the A and W commercials.

What's So Funny? with guest Graham Clark - June 6, 2010

Jun 23, 2010 57:12

Description:

Graham Clark stops podcasting himself long enough to pay us a visit and we talk about... Stop Podcasting Yourself. We also dip into his iPod to see what he's listening to and I try to drive him and Dave Shumka apart, to no avail.

What's So Funny? with guests Kevin Foxx and Damonde Tschritter - May 30, 2010

Jun 19, 2010 53:04

Description:

Kevin Foxx and Damonde Tschritter drop by the studio to shamelessly plug their new room and tell tales of tattoos.

What's So Funny? with guest Lars Callieou - May 9, 2010

May 25, 2010 56:49

Description:

Lars Callieou gives us a dingle from Edmonton. We also hear from Brian Regan talking about his infamous meltdown at Just For Laughs, Lars tells us his worst gig ever and he recounts his recent jaunt throughout Iraq entertaining the American troops.

What's So Funny? with guest Vince Fluek - April 25, 2010

May 25, 2010 57:12

Description:

The itinerant Vince Flueck, aka Vince Fluke, drops by the studio after a six-year absence and talks about his young hockey career, life in London, and pranking award shows.

What's So Funny? with guest Sugar Sammy - May 2, 2010

May 25, 2010 59:27

Description:

Sam Khullar, who goes by the handle Sugar Sammy, makes his fourth appearance on What's So Funny? We talk about Indians in Hollywood, Quebec politics and the inherent problems of Skyping with his parents.

What's So Funny? with guest Phil Hanley - May 16, 2010

May 25, 2010 59:34

Description:

Phil Hanley stops by for some abuse and unwittingly unveils a new catch phrase.

What's So Funny? with guest Steve Patterson - April 18, 2010

May 2, 2010 58:31

Description:

Everyone knows Steve Patterson as the quick-witted host of CBC radio's The Debaters. But he's also funny on his own, in song, or in conversation, as you'll hear here.

What's So Funny? with guest Sean Kent - April 11, 2010

Apr 22, 2010 54:44

Description:

Sean Kent may have done two seasons on NBC's Last Comic Standing, and may have written jokes about Pamela Anderson's vagina, but he's a freakin' intellectual. The proof is in the podcast.

What's So Funny? with guest Jy Harris - March 28, 2010

Apr 22, 2010 56:48

Description:

Jy Harris could run but we finally caught up with him. The Vancouver comic makes his debut on What's So Funny? and as you might imagine, he brings the energy up in the room.

What's So Funny? with guest Allyson Smith - April 4, 2010

Apr 10, 2010 59:23

Description:

Allyson Smith makes a return visit to the What's So Funny? studios. She could have danced all night but chose to be with us instead (you'll get that once you hear the show).

What's So Funny? with guest Charlie Demers - February 21, 2010

Mar 5, 2010 01:00:21

Description:

Comedian Charlie Demers is joined by author Charles Demers for an hour of riveting wit and conversation with host Guy MacPherson.

What's So Funny? with guest Ian Bagg - February 28, 2010

Mar 5, 2010 44:39

Description:

Stand-up Ian Bagg makes his What's So Funny? debut. The former local talks about the old days in Vancouver, being deported from the States (where he's lived the past 15 years), and why he doesn't feel respected in Canada.

What's So Funny? with guests Paul Provenza and Daniel Packard - January 31, 2010

Feb 9, 2010 58:04

Description:

Stand-up comic/director/actor/author Paul Provenza joins us on the phone from Los Angeles while Daniel Packard visits us in studio. We talk about Provenza's new TV show, The Green Room, and his new book, The Satiristas!, his relationships with Jay Leno and Johnny Carson, and Packard lets us in on some big personal news.

What's So Funny? comedy roundtable with Ian Boothby, Jane Stanton, Sean Proudlove, Peter Kelamis - January 24, 2010

Feb 5, 2010 01:00:35

Description:

The Comedy Roundtable reconvenes to hash and rehash the important comedy issues of the day. Ian Boothby, Jane Stanton, Sean Proudlove and Peter Kelamis deconstruct the big Leno-O'Brien mess at NBC. And Kelamis tells a hilarious story of getting booked on Canada's former talk show king, Mike Bullard.

What's So Funny? with guest Harry Doupe - December 27, 2009

Jan 18, 2010 57:36

Description:

Comedian Harry Doupe drops by the studio to talk about the old days, as well as giving his barbed opinions on the likes of Russell Peters, Gerry Dee, Mark Breslin and Rick Ducommun.

What's So Funny? with guest Marc Maron - December 20, 2009

Jan 1, 2010 57:58

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Marc Maron.

What's So Funny? with guests Eddie Brill and Jay Brown - December 13, 2009

Jan 1, 2010 01:00:13

Description:

Canadian Jay Brown and American Eddie Brill come together through the wonders of modern technology. Jay is in studio in Vancouver while Eddie is on the phone from New York City. Brill, the booker on the Late Show with David Letterman, reveals whether he's allowed to look Dave in the eyes. And Brown discusses collecting tips in Edmonton.

What's So Funny? with guest Richard Lett - November 29, 2009

Dec 18, 2009 58:53

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Richard Lett

What's So Funny? with guests Bev PoCock and Chris Wes - December 6, 2009

Dec 18, 2009 58:34

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Bev PoCock and Chris Wes

What's So Funny? with guest Johnny Scoop - November 15, 2009

Dec 9, 2009 57:36

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Johnny Scoop.

What's So Funny? with guest Mark Breslin - November 8, 2009

Nov 14, 2009 59:50

Description:

Yuk Yuk's founder and CEO Mark Breslin sits down with Guy MacPherson for an hour-long chat, discussing Breslin's miserable childhood, business successes and controversies, and living the high life in Hollywood.

What's So Funny? with guests Jon Dore and Harry Doupe - November 1, 2009

Nov 10, 2009 01:01:45

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Jon Dore and Harry Doupe

What's So Funny? with guests Ardell Fitzpatrick and Lee Ann Keple - October 25, 2009

Nov 9, 2009 54:35

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Ardell Fitzpatrick and Lee Ann Keple

What's So Funny? with guests Danny Mendlow and Julie Webster - October 18, 2009

Nov 9, 2009 52:01

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Danny Mendlow and Julie Webster

What's So Funny? with guest Pearce Visser - October 11, 2009

Oct 26, 2009 58:53

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Guest Hosts Eric Fell and Shaun Stewart interview Pearce Visser

What's So Funny? with guest Brett Martin - November 9, 2008

Oct 26, 2009 59:16

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Brett Martin

What's So Funny? with guest Byron Bertram - November 16, 2008

Oct 26, 2009 59:57

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Byron Bertram

What's So Funny? with guest David Fine - October 4, 2009

Oct 15, 2009 01:00:43

Description:

Guest host Ian Boothby welcomes Academy Award winner David Fine.

What's So Funny? with guests Tom Segura and Jon Reep - September 20, 2009

Oct 9, 2009 01:03:47

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Tom Segura and Jon Reep

What's So Funny? with guest Scott Aukerman - September 27, 2009

Oct 9, 2009 56:19

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Scott Aukerman

What's So Funny? with guests Gerald Varga and Bill MacDonald - September 6, 2009

Sep 27, 2009 58:39

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Gerald Varga and Bill MacDonald

What's So Funny? with guests Will Davis and Tim Rykert - September 13, 2009

Sep 27, 2009 59:46

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Will Davis and Tim Rykert

What's So Funny? with guests Devon Lougheed and Devin MacKenzie - August 9, 2009

Sep 27, 2009 59:04

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Devon Lougheed and Devin MacKenzie

What's So Funny? with guest Cameron MacLeod - August 2, 2009

Sep 27, 2009 59:48

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Cameron MacLeod

What's So Funny? with guest Chris Molineux - October 12, 2008

Sep 27, 2009 01:00:09

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Chris Molineux

What's So Funny? with guest Erica Sigurdson - November 2, 2008

Aug 25, 2009 57:04

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Erica Sigurdson

What's So Funny? with guest Darren Frost - October 26, 2008

Aug 25, 2009 59:38

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Darren Frost

What's So Funny? with guest Paul Myrehaug - October 5, 2008

Aug 25, 2009 01:01:22

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Paul Myrehaug

What's So Funny? with guests Darryl Lenox and Richard Lett - July 26, 2009

Aug 10, 2009 01:00:37

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Darryl Lenox and Richard Lett

What's So Funny? with guest Paul Breau - July 19, 2009

Aug 10, 2009 48:58

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Paul Breau

What's So Funny? with guests Bronx Cheer - June 7, 2009

Jul 25, 2009 58:35

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Conor Holler and Craig Anderson of Bronx Cheer

What's So Funny? with guests John Beuhler and Jason Lamb - December 19, 2004

Jul 25, 2009 01:02:02

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews John Beuhler and Jason Lamb

What's So Funny? with guest J.P. Mass - January 2008

Jul 25, 2009 57:42

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews J.P. Mass

What's So Funny? with guest Nardwuar the Human Serviette - June 14, 2009

Jul 25, 2009 01:05:52

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Nardwuar the Human Serviette

What's So Funny? with guest Dr. Russ Kennedy

Jul 25, 2009 56:52

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Guest Host Colleen Brow interviews Dr. Russ Kennedy

What's So Funny? with guest Simon King - January 25, 2009

Jul 25, 2009 59:03

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Simon King

What's So Funny? with guests Eric Fell and Shaun Stewart - May 24, 2009

Jun 28, 2009 01:01:12

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Eric Fell and Shaun Stewart

What's So Funny? with guest Irwin Barker - August 3, 2008

Jun 28, 2009 01:01:06

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Irwin Barker

What's So Funny? with guests Urban Improv - April 26, 2009

Jun 28, 2009 59:21

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Urban Improv

What's So Funny? with guest Nathan Clark - May 31, 2009

Jun 28, 2009 58:11

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Nathan Clark

What's So Funny? with guest host Colleen Brow and guest Leland Klassen - May 17, 2009

Jun 28, 2009 58:17

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Guest Host Colleen Brow interviews Leland Klassen

What's So Funny? with guest Derek Edwards - April 19, 2009

Jun 28, 2009 58:47

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Derek Edwards

What's So Funny? with guest Colleen Brow - June 1, 2008

Jun 28, 2009 58:35

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Colleen Brow

What's So Funny? with guest Toby Hargrave - March 22, 2009

Jun 16, 2009 58:53

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Toby Hargrave

What's So Funny? with guest Reza Peyk - January 18, 2009

Jun 16, 2009 55:49

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Reza Peyk

What's So Funny? with guest Richard Lett - August 31, 2008

Jun 16, 2009 01:04:18

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Richard Lett

What's So Funny? with guest Marcus Ryan - January 4, 2009

Jun 16, 2009 59:28

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Marcus Ryan

What's So Funny? with guest John Wing - March 8, 2009

Jun 16, 2009 01:03:09

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews John Wing

What's So Funny? with guest Darcy Michael - April 5, 2009

Jun 16, 2009 58:58

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Darcy Michael

What's So Funny? with guests Jamie Hutchinson and Tim Rykert - March 29, 2009

Jun 16, 2009 57:27

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Jamie Hutchinson and Tim Rykert

What's So Funny? with guest Dave Shumka - June 15, 2008

Jun 16, 2009 58:46

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Dave Shumka

What's So Funny? with guests Drew McCreadie and Ian Boothby - May 4, 2008

May 24, 2009 01:04:11

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Drew McCreadie and Ian Boothby

What's So Funny? with guest Richard Kiss - December 14, 2008

May 24, 2009 01:00:32

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Richard Kiss

What's So Funny? with guest Jack Showers - August 10, 2008

May 24, 2009 01:00:50

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Jack Showers

What's So Funny? with guest Jane Stanton - December 7, 2008

May 24, 2009 01:00:22

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Jane Stanton

What's So Funny? with guests Kristeen von Hagen and Laurie Elliott - May 25, 2008

May 24, 2009 01:00:38

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Kristeen von Hagen and Laurie Elliott

What's So Funny? with guest Riel Hahn - February 15, 2009

May 24, 2009 54:56

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Riel Hahn

What's So Funny? with guest Paul Anthony - September 28, 2008

May 24, 2009 01:02:20

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Paul Anthony

What's So Funny? with guest Maz Jobrani - February 1, 2009

May 20, 2009 59:04

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Maz Jobrani

What's So Funny? with guest Sugar Sammy - February 8, 2009

May 20, 2009 01:03:19

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Sugar Sammy

What's So Funny? with guest Damonde Tschritter - February 22, 2009

May 20, 2009 01:02:12

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Damonde Tschritter

What's So Funny? with guest David C. Jones - March 1, 2009

May 20, 2009 01:01:20

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews David C. Jones

What's So Funny? with guest Graham Clark - September 21, 2008

May 20, 2009 01:03:57

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Graham Clark

What's So Funny? with guest Torben Rolfsen - August 17, 2008

May 19, 2009 59:20

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Torben Rolfsen

What's So Funny? with guest Todd Allen - April 27, 2008

May 19, 2009 57:54

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Todd Allen

What's So Funny? with guest Seth Perry - January 11, 2009

May 19, 2009 59:36

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Seth Perry

What's So Funny? with guest Patrick Maliha - November 23, 2008

Apr 22, 2009 01:00:40

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Patrick Maliha

What's So Funny? with guest Richard Side - January 27, 2008

Mar 16, 2009 59:26

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Richard Side

What's So Funny? with guest Phil Hanley - July 22, 2007

Mar 16, 2009 56:06

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Phil Hanley

What's So Funny? with guest Dwight Slade - February 3, 2008

Mar 16, 2009 59:37

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Dwight Slade

What's So Funny? with guest Graham Clark - April 20, 2008

Mar 15, 2009 58:30

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Graham Clark

What's So Funny? with guest Joel Walmsley - February 10, 2008

Mar 15, 2009 01:06:36

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Joel Walmsley

What's So Funny? 2007 Year-End Show - December 30, 2007

Sep 14, 2008 59:53

Description:

2007 Year-End Show with Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson

What's So Funny? with guest Kenny Robinson - November 4, 2007

Apr 7, 2008 01:02:21

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Kenny Robinson

What's So Funny? with guest Dana Carvey - October 14, 2007

Apr 7, 2008 56:10

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Dana Carvey

What's So Funny? with guests Mike Wilmot and Pete Johansson - October 7, 2007

Mar 16, 2008 01:00:49

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Mike Wilmot and Pete Johansson

What's So Funny? with guest Darcy Michael - September 30, 2007

Mar 16, 2008 57:55

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Darcy Michael

What's So Funny? with guest Paul Breau - September 16, 2007

Mar 7, 2008 55:50

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Paul Breau

What's So Funny? with guests Todd Glass and Eddie Brill - September 23, 2007

Mar 7, 2008 01:00:05

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Todd Glass and Eddie Brill

What's So Funny? with guest Will Davis - September 9, 2007

Feb 26, 2008 01:00:01

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Will Davis

What's So Funny? with guest Dylan Rhymer - August 19, 2007

Feb 26, 2008 58:58

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Dylan Rhymer

What's So Funny? with guests Paul Anthony and Aubrey Tennant - July 29, 2007

Feb 11, 2008 56:03

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Paul Anthony and Aubrey Tennant

What's So Funny? with guest Allyson Smith - July 15, 2007

Feb 5, 2008 56:27

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Allyson Smith

What's So Funny? with guest Stephen O'Keefe - June 10, 2007

Jan 27, 2008 59:19

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Stephen O'Keefe

What's So Funny? with guest Emmett Montgomery - June 24, 2007

Jan 27, 2008 57:11

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Emmett Montgomery

What's So Funny? with guest Darren Frost - November 11, 2007

Jan 25, 2008 58:56

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Guest Host Graham Clark interviews Darren Frost

What's So Funny? with guest Darryl Lenox - May 13, 2007

Jul 11, 2007 57:09

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Darryl Lenox

What's So Funny? with guest Gerald Gerald Geraldson - May 27, 2007

Jul 11, 2007 58:31

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Gerald Gerald Geraldson

What's So Funny? with guest Dylan Mandlsohn - May 20, 2007

Jul 11, 2007 56:39

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Dylan Mandlsohn

What's So Funny? with guest Tim Rykert - April 22, 2007

Apr 23, 2007 58:02

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Tim Rykert

What's So Funny? with guest Andrew Connor (from the Cody Rivers Show) - April 8, 2007

Apr 9, 2007 58:14

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Andrew Connor

What's So Funny? with guest Ivan Decker - March 11, 2007

Mar 12, 2007 58:16

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Ivan Decker

What's So Funny? with guest host Kevin Smith and guests Morgan Brayton, Graham Clark and Dan Hershfield - January 7, 2007

Mar 6, 2007 58:25

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Guest Host Kevin Smith interviews Morgan Brayton, Graham Clark and Dan Hershfield

What's So Funny? with guest Damonde Tschritter - December 17, 2006

Mar 6, 2007 58:28

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Damonde Tschritter

What's So Funny? with guests Toby Berner and Drew McCreadie - January 14, 2007

Mar 1, 2007 56:46

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Toby Berner and Drew McCreadie

What's So Funny? with guest Darcy Michael - December 10, 2006

Feb 23, 2007 58:27

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Darcy Michael

What's So Funny? Comedy Roundtable with guests Ian Boothby, Paul Breau, Jay Brown - November 26, 2006

Feb 23, 2007 01:10:36

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Ian Boothby, Paul Breau, Jay Brown

What's So Funny? with guest Yakov Smirnoff - February 11, 2007

Feb 12, 2007 57:08

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Yakov Smirnoff

What's So Funny? with guest Daniel Packard - February 4, 2007

Feb 5, 2007 59:15

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Daniel Packard

What's So Funny? with guest Kliph Nesteroff - November 12, 2006

Feb 3, 2007 56:54

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Kliph Nesteroff

What's So Funny? with guest host Dylan Rhymer and guest Gerald Varga - November 5, 2006

Feb 3, 2007 52:05

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Guest Host Dylan Rhymer interviews Gerald Varga

What's So Funny? with guest Gerry Swallow - August 14, 2005

Jan 29, 2007 59:01

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Gerry Swallow

What's So Funny? with guest Will Davis - September 3, 2006

Nov 13, 2006 58:26

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Will Davis

What's So Funny? with guest host Morgan Brayton and guest Kevin Lee - August 20, 2006

Nov 13, 2006 56:18

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Guest Host Morgan Brayton interviews Kevin Lee

What's So Funny? with guest Kelly Dixon - September 17, 2006

Nov 13, 2006 59:18

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Kelly Dixon

What's So Funny? with guests Mike Breslin and Sean Proudlove - September 10, 2006

Nov 13, 2006 00

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Host Guy MacPherson interviews Mike Breslin and Sean Proudlove

What's So Funny? with guests Russ Brummer and Graham Myers of Table 23 and guest co-host Lars Callieou - October 1, 2006

Oct 2, 2006 58:34

Description:

Vancouver Co-op Radio Guest Host Graham Clark interviews Russ Brummer and Graham Myers of Table 23