Interview: Stand-up comic, writer, and @midnight social media guru Dan Telfer

Posted by: Aaron Demeter  //  November 17, 2016 @ 1:17am

Whether you've heard his stand-up, read his articles for The Onion and The A.V. Club, or watched @midnight, chances are you've know comedian Dan Telfer's work.

Telfer began his comedy career in 1996, performing and writing in Chicago, IL.

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The Geekdom Cave Episode 2: Bats in the Belfry

Posted by: Nelson Cordeiro  //  September 17, 2016 @ 4:20pm

This week in The Geekdom Cave, we talk about the man, the legend, the dark knight, the caped crusader himself... BATMAN! Tom is back and we ponder all things shrouded in a cape and cowl, from the page to the big screen.

September 17 is Batman Day. If you forgot this year, let this serve as a reminder for you for 2017 -- and make up for it by listening to this podcast.

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The Geekdom Cave Episode 1: Geekdom Begins

Posted by: Nelson Cordeiro  //  September 9, 2016 @ 9:09pm

Step inside the Cave for this first installment of what is sure to be an ongoing nerdgasm of a saga!

I sit down with Tom this week and we play catch-up on the 2016 summer in entertainment: movies, TV, and even some Netflix originals (and yes, there are spoilers). So step into The Geekdom Cave and watch your step.

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Winnipeg Comedy Fest Interview: Comic Pete Johansson on his show 'Good People' at the WCF and returning to Canada after years living in the UK

Posted by: Paul Little  //  April 5, 2016 @ 8:26am

Pete Johansson has spanned the globe with his comedy. After performing in Vancouver for several years, Pete turned a successful visit to the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal into a move to Los Angeles, performing around the U.S. and appearing on American and Canadian television. Then he moved again.

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Winnipeg Comedy Fest Interview: Andy Kindler talks comedy, politics, Twitter, Jay Baruchel, Winnipeg, and so much more

Posted by: Paul Little  //  April 3, 2016 @ 10:09am

Andy Kindler has often been called a "comic's comic" – someone who many of your favourite comedians love and appreciate. But while that term is certainly meant as a compliment, it's also selling his career in comedy short.

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Interview: Comedian Jeremy Hotz on tour across Canada with Just for Laughs

Posted by: Paul Little  //  February 18, 2016 @ 5:43am

After decades in the business, Jeremy Hotz is a tried-and-true name in Canadian comedy. While he's lived south of the border for close to 20 years, he always manages to spend time in Canada, both personally and professionally. Between national tours, comedy festivals like Just for Laughs in Montreal or the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, or various television appearances, it's hard to take the Canadian out of the comic.

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The Supporting Act Podcast Ep. #042 with Stephen Sim

Posted by: Matt Moskal  //  September 24, 2014 @ 11:56am

This year marks the fifteenth Winnipeg if... Improv Festival, which takes place September 30 to October 4 at the Gas Station Arts Centre. The event features members of Hip. Bang!, Rapid Fire Theatre, Der Kaktus, and The Kids in the Hall. Founder and improviser Stephen Sim will be featured in the line-up along with his infamous duo, CRUMBS.

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The Supporting Act Podcast Ep. #038 with Graham Clark

Posted by: Matt Moskal  //  August 20, 2014 @ 2:42pm

Graham Clark is a comedian based out of Vancouver, BC. He and fellow comic Dave Shumka co-host the popular Maximum Fun podcast Stop Podcasting Yourself.

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The Supporting Act Podcast Ep. #024 with Shane Mauss

Posted by: Matt Moskal  //  May 14, 2014 @ 10:13am

With only a decade of on-stage experience, Shane Mauss has achieved a Master's education in stand-up comedy. He started telling jokes in 2004 and made two appearances on Late Night with Conan O'Brien within his first three years. His first album, Jokes to Make My Parents Proud, was named one of Read More  •  Comments ()

The Supporting Act Podcast Ep. #023 with Mark Forward

Posted by: Matt Moskal  //  May 7, 2014 @ 8:39am

There are few Canadian comedians operating on the same level as Mark Forward. He is an absurd storyteller and an unusual talent. His debut stand-up comedy album, Things I Thought Of, was released earlier this year. Forward is now self-producing comedy shows to claim ownership over his future as a performer.

Mark and I spoke over the phone from the UMFM studio to a pub in Toronto, ON.

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