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.

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The Supporting Act Podcast Ep. #065 - Winnipeg Comedy Festival: Live!

Posted by: Matt Moskal  //  April 6, 2015 @ 6:03pm

Live from The Purple Room, it's Ep. #065 of The Supporting Act Podcast! At the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, which runs from April 6-12, over 90 comics will perform at venues from Pantages to the Park Theatre.

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The Supporting Act Podcast Ep. #053 with Hawksley Workman

Posted by: Matt Moskal  //  December 15, 2014 @ 2:49pm

Canadian singer/songwriter and national treasure Hawksley Workman joined me over the phone in the UMFM studio.

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The Supporting Act Podcast Ep. #046 with Bahamas

Posted by: Matt Moskal  //  October 22, 2014 @ 11:14am

Bahamas is Afie Jurvanen, a Toronto, ON-based singer/songwriter raised in quiet-lake-surrounding city of Barrie. It was there that his industrious nature picked up a few tricks on the guitar. He adopted the moniker Bahamas for his 2009 debut record Pink Strat.

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The Supporting Act Podcast Ep. #043 with Fred Penner

Posted by: Matt Moskal  //  October 1, 2014 @ 7:00am

Hey kids! It's Fred Penner! The legendary Canadian singer/songwriter has spent the past four decades entertaining children and adults alike. In the late 70s he captured national attention with his rendition of Harry S. Smith's "The Cat Came Back". In 1985, His engaging and endearing live show made its way to national television.

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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.

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The Supporting Act Podcast Ep. #041 with Daniel Peloquin-Hopfner of Red Moon Road

Posted by: Matt Moskal  //  September 17, 2014 @ 1:35pm

Red Moon Road are on the fast track to becoming Canada's favourite campfire band. Their sound is rooted in tradition but capitalizes on the genre's ability to transcend time. The folk trio spent their summer plucking, strumming, and singing for festival-goers across the country.

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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. #028 with The Noble Thiefs

Posted by: Matt Moskal  //  June 11, 2014 @ 3:21pm

The Noble Thiefs are a stylish soul-rock outfit based out of Winnipeg, MB.

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The Supporting Act Podcast Ep. #027 with Colt Cabana

Posted by: Matt Moskal  //  June 4, 2014 @ 5:27pm

Colt Cabana is a professional wrestler and host of the quintessential wrestling podcast, The Art of Wrestling.

The Illinois native has competed all over the world as an independent talent with pretty much any promotion you can name.

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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.

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