Tagged: Edmonton Comedy

Ep 134: Don’t Not Talk To Don’t Not Talk To Strangers

Guests: Dustin Allen, Brooklyn Melnyk & Jesse Harlton
With: Chris W. Cook
Hosted by Taylor Chadwick
Creative Commons Music by Josh Woodward
Contains Coarse Language

Things get a little sketchy when the team behind Edmonton’s hottest sketch troupe, Don’t Not Talk To Strangers, swing by Living Room Studios for a chat and to share a pair of their sketches. The crew talks about the process behind creating a successful comedy, where the root of comedy lays, and stamp factories. Plus, we plug some local arts happenings and get into a rousing (fixed!) round of The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Advice. Get this funny freakin’ ep in your ear holes!

Ep 117: Skit Marks

Guests: Liam Creswick, James Ross & Carina Morton
With: Dale Motherford & #theatremari
Hosted by Taylor Chadwick
Creative Commons Music from Josh Woodward

We assume things get humorous in this episode of What It Is as sketch comedy darlings – The Debutantes drop by to discuss their work and the awesome alt-comedy night Odd Wednesdays. We meet Liam, James and Carina from the 11 (or is it 12?) person sketch troupe and get the bottom of what the hell a debutante actually is. Plus, our old pal Dale Motherford drops by to let us know what he’s been up to and lays out some of his classic gotcha journalism with a round of The Question Attack. As always, we let people know what is going on in the city of Edmonton with a solid round of The Arts News with #theatremari. Kick back and toss this ep in your ear holes!

Ep 106: Radical Stump Love

Guests: Alexis Hillyard & Ben Proulx
With: Chris W. Cook & #theatremari
Creative Commons License Music by Josh Woodward
Contains some coarse language

The summer is rolling on and we’ve gotta catch all the podcastémon! This ep of your fave Arts Interview podcast features Alexis Hillyard of the youtube show Stump Kitchen and comedian Ben Proulx. We talk professional joke touring, making vegan food with one hand, today’s biggest news stories and we don’t let Ben talk about being in The Revenant. Chris W. Cook doesn’t say much until we start talking politics and Mari Chartier lays out the Arts News which is especially #theatremari focused. All this and more in our latest ep so get it in those ear holes on the side of your face!

Ep 92: XMas Special 2015

Guests: Simon Gorsak, Leif Ingebrigtsen & Ellen Chorley
With: Mari Chartier, Colton Taylor Thomas & Brian Bergum
Hosted by Taylor Chadwick

Grab a warm cup of cocoa or whatever it is you drink and toss this Christmas comfort in your ear holes. Visit Big Winter Cabin Studios with the What It Is crew and their holiday-time friends Simon, Leif and Ellen! Plus, your total bro CTT wants to takes on hateful rhetoric, Mari makes up for lost time, Simon dishes on his comedy-tour and Taylor makes the guests play a game – all underscored by an amazing musician. The Christmas joy meter is set to 10 – and all we need is for you to listen up! Merry Christmas, everyone!

Ep 90: Facebook Grape City

Guests: Jordan Ward & Dallas Friesen and Braydon Dowler-Coltman, Vince Forcier, Richelle Thoreson & Dave Horak
With: Chris W. Cook
Hosted by Taylor Chadwick
Creative Commons Music by Josh Woodward

An episode filled with guests and word slips. This week meet the improv dudes from POWERCUB and the cast/crew behind Edmonton Actors Theatre’s new show Burning Bluebeard. Hear about the What It Is guys’ improv heroes, a discussion about theatre fires and finding the light in the darkness through theatrical performance. Plus, Chris struggles to fill the shoes of #theatremari. It’s winter in Edmonton – perfect time to toss our new ep in your ear holes while hiding in your home.

Ep 84: Season 4 Premiere

Guests: Dan Clarke & Success 5000 (Joshua Lee Coss & Robyn Slack)
With: Chris W. Cook
Hosted by Taylor Chadwick

It’s the first episode of our newly announced fourth season! Get the long winded lowdown on why the guys from WII decided to call this ep their Season Premiere and meet their new pal comedian Dan Clarke. Plus, best friends of the show Success 5000 drop by to share some music and join in the conversation. Things get silly with the reboot of an old game (that actually works!), Dan talks about his first stand up show in a basement and Success 5000 will eat EVERYTHING! Plus, Cook delivers the Arts News with gusto. Don’t waste time – get this ep inserted in those ear holes.

Ep 75: The Movie Jerks & Mari

Guests: JP Fournier, Shawn Gramiak
With: Mari Chartier (#theatremari)
Hosted by Taylor Chadwick

The godfather’s of Edmonton podcasting drop by office studios to chat up Taylor about why they started their internationally famous podcast. The crew also discusses why bad movies are awesome, how to pick a movie to watch in today’s Netflix age and #theatremari shares an awesome story about her run ins with Edmonton city council and the Edmonton media-scrum. Get it in your heary holes!