The Supporting Act is a podcast dedicated to shining a light on performers shy of the mainstream.
On a mostly-weekly basis, host Matt Moskal sits down with stand-up comics, musicians or artists that aren't quite household names. Guests range from seasoned veterans to green beginners.
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.
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 (
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.