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Greatest damn Host ever, Jake Hirsch interviews Calgary comedian James Moore. They chat about starting comedy at age 43, and creating Comedy Monday Night for his own stage time, and how it has become a staple in the comedy community. Known across the country, Comedy Monday Night has provided opportunities and a place for comics to do well and devel…
 
Yuk Yuk's Comedy Podcast episode #86! Host Jake Hirsch interviews Just for Laugh's Zoe Rabnett. They chat about her start up as a booker, how comedy is subjective, the opportunities in Canada, the strong comedy community throughout the country and the beauty of being able to say 'yes' and the one person who keeps saying 'no' to her. And remember, i…
 
Yuk Yuk's Comedy Podcast episode #84! Host Jake Hirsch interviews Toronto comedian Shannon Laverty. They chat about her early years in the Saskatoon theatre scene - where she learned the beauty of comedic timing, doing comedy in South Africa, and performing for the troops.Follow Shannon on https://www.facebook.com/Shannonlavertystandupcomic/ and bu…
 
This week we replay Jake's interview with Calgary comedian Nav Ghali who is bravely battling stage 4 cancer. Nav is an amateur comedian and finalist in the 2016 Yuk & Comers Comedy Competition. Nav and Host Jake Hirsch sit down and discuss his recent success on the amateur circuit, his journey into stand-up comedy and how important family support a…
 
Host Jake Hirsch interviews Toronto comedian Jarrett Campbell. They chat about being a military kid, growing up in a county near Blue Mountain in Ontario, playing music and wanting to write comedy, going to college in Hamilton, moving to Toronto, being so miserable that he started doing stand-up, doing comedy across the country, working in the TV i…
 
Host Jake Hirsch interviews Calgary comedian Jake Poirier. They chat about American politics, growing up in the Yukon, living with his dad in Manitoba after his parents divorce, living with his mom in New York for a year, moving to Calgary and starting stand-up, and the comedy scene in Calgary.Follow Jake! @ TheJakePoirier https://twitter.com/TheJa…
 
Host Jake Hirsch interviews Alberta comedian Bobby Warrener. They chat about being from Sylvan Lake, his shitty day job, how he started comedy in Red Deer, Alberta, his tools for improving, showcasing for Mark Breslin, being one of the youngest comics ever signed to Yuk's, finding success pretty early in his career, and the benefits of being on the…
 
Host Jake Hirsch interviews Calgary comedian Donovan Deschner. They chat about how Donovan started as as a magician before getting into stand-up comedy, growing up in Calgary, how he challenged himself and wrote 260 new minutes of stand-up in one year, what he learned through accomplishing that, his writing process, hosting the show Super Dogs, the…
 
Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Podcast episode #77! Host Jake Hirsch interviews Canadian comedian Marito Lopez. They chat about being Latino, growing up in Calgary, how he started doing comedy and who he started with, drinking and getting into trouble, being inspired by fellow comic Dave Merheje and how it influenced him to move to Toronto, getting sober, his co…
 
Host Jake Hirsch interviews Canadian comedian Nick Beaton. They chat about being from Cape Breton, how he started in sketch comedy, moving to Toronto to go to Humber College for comedy, starting stand-up, doing Edinburgh Fringe Festival, performing in South Africa at Parker's, the limitations within the Canadian comedy and television industries, ac…
 
Host Jake Hirsch interviews American comedian Gareth Reynolds. They chat about being from Milwaukee where he started doing improv, then getting into sketch, the magic and joy he finds in performing live, how his friend Steve Byrne got him into stand-up, writing comedy, explaining his career to his mother, his podcast The Dollop, American politics, …
 
Host Jake Hirsch interviews American comedian Steve Byrne. They chat about how he started doing stand-up because he got a job at Carolines Comedy Club when he moved to NYC, the comedy hustle, the NYC "ceiling" which made him move to L.A., who was in the scene when he was coming up, his sitcom on TBS, Sullivan & Son, how it helped him as a writer, a…
 
Host Jake Hirsch interviews Toronto comedian Sandra Battaligni. They chat about how she first got into comedy, a near-death experience that made her realize she had to be a performer, acting, working with her comedy partner Phil Luzi, moving to the States, her letter to the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in hopes of changing the Visa proces…
 
Host Jake Hirsch chats with Hamilton comedian Anthony Mlekuz. They chat about his start in stand-up, how he bombed at public speaking as a kid but got over it by getting into acting, how his comedy is influenced by improv, joking your way out of a joke that isn't working, joke writing, having the support of his wife & family, the comedy communities…
 
Host Jake Hirsch chats with Toronto comedian Rob Bebenek. They talk about living in Vancouver, his comic buddy Jeff Paul‘s Dope N’ Mic shows, how Rob got started in comedy, touring, his joke-writing process, how he looks up to fellow comics Jeff McEnery, Dave Merheje, and Rob Pue, what he thinks about comics that accomplish some success or move to …
 
Host Jake Hirsch talks about his trip to Toronto and then interviews Toronto comedian Nigel Grinstead. They chat about Nigel's start in comedy and going to Humber College Comedy School, the comedian lifestyle and alcoholism, bombing and getting better, funny stories from touring the Canadian east coast, and getting into acting.Catch Nigel performin…
 
Host Jake Hirsch interviews NYC comedian Turner Sparks. They chat about growing up in California and playing in punk bands, his love for Canadian comedy and Norm MacDonald in particular, moving to China and creating the first open mic there, starting the Kung-Fu Komedy Tours, also starting the first ice cream truck company in China, running busines…
 
This week we switch things around; host Jake Hirsch gets interviewed by his younger brother Jason! This makes for a very honest conversation that gets right down to the nitty-gritty. They chat about Jake's major career & location change - how he transitioned from being a private investigator in Texas to a podcaster in Canada, all the amazing people…
 
Host Jake Hirsch interviews Canadian comedienne Kathleen McGee for a second time! They chat about how horrible people can be on social media, podcasting (her podcast is called Kathleen McGee is a Hot Mess), psychics, her family life, relationships in and out of comedy, auditioning, getting validation from your heros, jealousy, and so much more!Foll…
 
Host Jake Hirsch interviews British/Canadian comedian Paul Cann. They chat about moving to Canada and finding a job as an immigrant, Britain & British comedy, being a musician, his career as an actor, starting in comedy, the difficulty of hosting/MCing, what his comedy is based on, the Calgary comedy scene, the show he hosts at Café Blanca, and mor…
 
Host Jake Hirsch interviews Toronto comic Darren Frost. They have an awesome and very thorough chat about touring, having a family, diversifying his career with acting and voice work, self-awareness, asking for what you want, hustling, his Rank & Vile tour with Kenny Robinson, staying true to yourself, dirty comedy, staying in Canada, the case with…
 
Host Jake Hirsch interviews "The Funny Greek", Angelo Tsarouchas! They chat about doing comedy in the UK, touring, living in L.A., what doing comedy in Canada was like back when he was living here, the importance of social media in comedy, his new webseries and other recent success, and what he misses about Canada (mainly the food).Follow Angelo! @…
 
Host Jake Hirsch interviews Toronto comedian Adrienne Fish! They chat about how she started out in comedy, bombing and building confidence, how crowds compare from cities to small towns, what she gets out of comedy, comedians she looks up to, Canadian politics, and more!Adrienne co-features at Yuk Yuk's Hamilton this Friday! http://yukyuks.com/hami…
 
Host Jake Hirsch interviews Calgary comedian Derek Sweet! They chat about his start in comedy, his take on the local comedy scene and his new app he created with Simon King called "Comediate". http://comediate.comDerek MCs at Yuk Yuk's Abbotsford this weekend and also performs at Yuk Yuk's Vancouver next weekend and Victoria the weekend after that!…
 
Host Jake Hirsch interviews comedian Todd Ness! They chat about how he got into comedy and started stand-up at Yuk Yuk's Calgary's Amateur Night, the supportive Calgary comedy scene at that time, his takes on the business, recently getting signed to the Yuk Yuk's roster, and future plans to take over the world!Todd performs at Yuk Yuk's Calgary nex…
 
Host Jake Hirsch interviews comedian and actor Chris Kattan! They chat about Chris' start in sketch comedy with The Groundlings in L.A., being on Saturday Night Live, and what he's currently working on, including a couple movies coming out soon and a book he's writing!Chris performs at Yuk Yuk's Abbotsford this weekend! http://yukyuks.com/abbotsfor…
 
Host Jake Hirsch interviews comedians Dom Paré and special guest Lisa Baker in Calgary the weekend of their show. They discuss the comedy business, touring in the United States and finish with an in depth chat on feminism in the industry. Follow Dom - @ dpare http://twitter.com/dpareFollow Lisa - @ LisaBakerComedy http://twitter.com/LisaBakerComedy…
 
Host Jake Hirsch sits down for a great follow-up interview with comedian Hunter Collins, who is currently touring the west coast. They talk all about current events, heavy metal and the one year review.Catch Hunter headlining Yuk Yuk's Vancouver this weekend! http://yukyuks.com/vancouverFollow Hunter - @ Hunter_Collins http://twitter.com/Hunter_Col…
 
Yuk Yuk's Comedy Podcast episode #57! Host Jake Hirsch interviews comedian Tracey MacDonald. They discuss growing up in the Maritimes, her first open mics in Toronto, her quick rise to fame on Star Search and life as a working comic in Los Angeles.Follow Tracey - @ TraceMacDonald https://twitter.com/TraceMacDonaldYYCP intro by Lane Argue @laneargue…
 
Yuk Yuk's Comedy Podcast episode #56! Host Jake Hirsch interviews Tyler Middleton. Tyler is host of X92.9's morning show and one of the judges from the Yuk & Comers Amateur Comedy Competition. Tyler and Jake sit down in studio to discuss how Tyler got his start in radio, the local comedy scene in Calgary and all about Jake's obsessive curiosity abo…
 
Host Jake Hirsch interviews Calgary comedian Nav Ghali. Nav is an amateur comedian and recent finalist in the 2016 Yuk & Comers Comedy Competition. Nav and Host Jake Hirsch sit down and discuss his recent success on the amateur circuit, his journey into stand-up comedy and how important family support and taking risks are.Follow Nav @ NavGhali http…
 
Host Jake Hirsch interviews Toronto comedian Christophe Davidson. They chat about film school and how making funny films was how Christophe got his start in comedy, living and doing comedy in Montreal, his realization that you don't have to be funny all the time, his passion for writing and his love of working as an educator with special needs chil…
 
Host Jake Hirsch interviews Brett Forte, the winner of the Yuk & Comers Amateur Comedy Competition at Yuk Yuk's Calgary! They chat about California, Brett's bodybuilding dad's funny quirks, how Brett was a shyster when he was a kid, his affection for the 80's, and more!Follow Brett on Twitter! @ Brett_Forte twitter.com/Brett_ForteYYCP intro by Lane…
 
Host Jake Hirsch interviews comedian Cal Post for a second time, and this one is even more hilarious! They chat about just about everything including: politics & taxes, gaming, vaping, marijuana dispensaries, science fiction and artifical intelligence, consciousness, how industries change, producing comedy shows, and the worst time he ever bombed o…
 
Host Jake Hirsch interviews Calgary comedian Brandon Craig, a finalist in Yuk Yuk's Calgary Yuk & Comers Amateur Comedy Competition! They chat about luck and opportunity, the Calgary comedy scene, the competition, how not caring helps him to do better (but maybe cost him the competition), moving to London, England (which he is doing TODAY!) and how…
 
Host Jake Hirsch interviews Calgary comedian Adam Ruby, who came in third place in Yuk Yuk's Calgary Yuk & Comers Amateur Comedy Competition! They chat about the competition, how his first introduction to comedy was watching Jim Carrey, how his dad was the funniest person, starting comedy later in life, growing up in Bowness, Calgary, working in Au…
 
Host Jake Hirsch interviews American comedians Michael Yo and Nick Guerra. They had just performed at Yuk Yuk's Calgary. They chat about Michael growing up in Texas, being mixed-race, how he started in radio and then got into tv, working with Chelsea Handler, touring with Nick, what they think it takes to be successful in comedy, and so much more!F…
 
Host Jake Hirsch interviews Brett Forte, the winner of the Yuk & Comers Amateur Comedy Competition at Yuk Yuk's Calgary! They chat about growing up in Calgary, how he got into comedy, his joke-writing process, the Calgary comedy scene, the worst he ever bombed on stage, his inspirations, and so much more!Follow Brett on Twitter! @ Brett_Forte twitt…
 
Host Jake Hirsch interviews Canadian comedian Matt Wright. They chat about the comedy scene in Newfoundland and how Matt started out in Gander, the joke-writing process, the competitiveness in comedy, social media, and Matt's recent gig writing for This Hour Has 22 Minutes.Matt wraps up his western tour at Yuk Yuk's Edmonton where he headlines this…
 
Host Jake Hirsch interviews Calgary comics Matt Foster & Malik Elassal, who are currently in Yuk Yuk's Calgary's Yuk & Comers Amateur Comedy Competition. Jake chats with Matt about the competition, how Bill Hicks inspired him to get into comedy, his family and how he got into drumming and played drums on cruise ships. Jake & Malik talk about the co…
 
Host Jake Hirsch interviews Calgary comics Amy Bugg & Alan Cho, who are currently in Yuk Yuk's Calgary's Yuk & Comers Amateur Comedy Competition. They chat about the Calgary comedy scene, how they got into comedy and why they do it, comedy competitions, their mentors, and the future of their careers.Follow Amy on Twitter! @ amy_bugg twitter.com/amy…
 
Host Jake Hirsch interviews American comedian Brandt Tobler. They chat about growing up in Wyoming, moving to Vegas and his crazy first job there, his comedy career, and how he ended up breaking into Mike Tyson's house.Follow Brandt on Twitter! @ brandttobler twitter.com/brandttoblerYYCP intro by Lane Argue @laneargue www.LaneArgueGuitar.com…
 
Host Jake Hirsch interviews American comedian Bert Kreischer. They chat about the Rolling Stone article on Bert in 1997 and how he feels about it, what it's like doing comedy in L.A., his comedic friends and who he looks up to, drinking, his family, money, and so much more!Follow Bert on Twitter! @ bertkreischer http://twitter.com/bertkreischerYYCP…
 
Host Jake Hirsch interviews Canadian comedian Julia Hladkowicz. They chat about her family and growing up as an awkward kid in Ottawa, how she got into acting and then stand-up, her plans to move to L.A., and what she wants for the future of her career.Follow Julia @ juliacomedy www.twitter.com/juliacomedyYYCP intro by Lane Argue @laneargue www.Lan…
 
Host Jake Hirsch interviews Newfie comedian Colin Hollett. They chat about how he started off in comedy, how his comedy resonates throughout Canada and how he's gotten death threats from the funny viral video he made last week. Follow Colin! @ colinhollett twitter.com/colinhollettYYCP intro by Lane Argue @laneargue www.LaneArgueGuitar.com…
 
Host Jake Hirsch interviews Canadian comedian Spencer Rice. They chat about living in Toronto and L.A., how he got into the entertainment industry starting with music and hearing The Beatles, playing in bands, Kenny Vs Spenny and how they started with making a mockumentary and a documentary, getting lucky breaks, studying film at York University an…
 
Host Jake Hirsch interviews Canadian comedian Lisa Baker. They chat about growing up in Newfoundland and how nice Newfies are, moving to Edmonton and enjoying the other cultures there, racism and Donald Trump, how she got into comedy, hosting, comedy advice and the future of her career.Lisa is performing at Yuk Yuk’s Abbotsford this weekend! http:/…
 
Host Jake Hirsch interviews Australian comedian Andy Curtain. They chat about how he got his comedy start in China, moving there from Australia seven years ago, learning the language, doing comedy and running clubs around the country (nine in total now), figuring it out along the way, and bringing in bigger headliners from America.Follow Andy http:…
 
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