When ShowbizMonkeys.com gets a chance to interview someone cool, but it's not part of one of our other featured podcasts, then it falls to our long-running (and always insecure) Kinda Sorta Maybe Like a Podcast. With no discernible format, we do get to talk to some really awesome folks, including comedians, musicians, actors, filmmakers, and more.
Often hosted by Paul Little, other contributors include Tony Hinds, Mark McLeod, and Tim Gray.
Telfer began his comedy career in 1996, performing and writing in Chicago, IL.
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.
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.
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.
At this stage of his career, Jeremy Hotz could be considered an icon of Canadian comedy. Having achieved some success south of the 49th (where Hotz has been living for over a decade) -- including appearances on The Tonight Show and a Comedy Central Presents special -- the stand-up comic has pretty much done it all in Canada.
A week before heading down to Montreal for the 30th Anniversary of the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in 2012, I got the chance to speak with stand-up comic Brendon Walsh about his early years touring with Doug Stanhope (whose career he admires and looks up to), connecting with fans via Twitter (Brendon is at Read More Comments (
Very few names are as revered in the world of comedy as David Steinberg. But when you've amassed the resume that he has over the last 45 years in television, it's hard to find many people to compare him to.
When I heard I was going to interview one of the most inventive and wonderfully obscure comedians -- Maria Bamford -- I nearly s*** myself. And then I actually s*** myself. After I cleaned myself up, I started to prepare for what would be a pinnacle moment in my comedy career. And then I s*** myself one last time.
Kevin Pollak has carved himself a very successful career as a top-notch character actor in comedies and dramas. Nearly every filmgoer on earth has seen one of his dozens of films -- The Usual Suspects, A Few Good Men, The Whole Nine Yards, Hostage, Grumpy Old Men, Casino, L.A. Story, and Willow are just a few of the films Mr. Pollak has lent his skills to.