Punch Up Your Life - A Heart Walk

Posted by: Andrew Lizotte  //  January 18, 2022 @ 11:51pm

Desperately lonesome Ava, on the brink of her thirties, leaves everything to move from the ostensibly new-age hippie vibe of Vancouver, to reconnect with her sister in the cold hustle of New York City.

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Punch Up Your Life - My So Called Wiccan Summer

Posted by: Andrew Lizotte  //  January 18, 2022 @ 11:50pm

When 15-year-old Rachel gets her hands on the summer camp's shared Ouija board, she gains popularity by leading seances out of cabins... Much to the camp staff's dismay.

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Punch Up Your Life – Introduction

Posted by: Andrew Lizotte  //  January 12, 2022 @ 9:28pm

"Who would play you, in the movie of your life?" We've all done this ice breaker game. It's fun and silly, but can quickly lead to a much deeper question: "If your life was a movie, what are the most formative moments?" And that's the way into the interview.

Punch Up Your Life is a bi-weekly podcast hosted by comedian and writer Andrew Lizotte, where he interviews someone as if they are pitching him a biopic of their life.

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Interview: Stand-up comic and actor Andy Kindler on his new album, the 25th anniversary of his JFL addresses, and mental health

Posted by: Andrew Lizotte  //  October 17, 2020 @ 7:54pm

Andy Kindler has been a stand-up comic for over 30 years; toured endlessly across North America; co-starred in hit TV shows like Everybody Loves Raymond, Bob's Burgers, and Maron; spent years doing regular field pieces on The Late Show with David Letterman and returns to the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal every year to deliver his "State of the Industry" address.

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JFL Interview: Late Night and Amber Ruffin Show writer/performer Jenny Hagel

Posted by: Andrew Lizotte  //  October 8, 2020 @ 7:07pm

If you've watched Late Night with Seth Meyers over the last few years, you've likely seen lots of Second City alumn Jenny Hagel, either performing alongside Meyers and fellow writer Amber Ruffin for the popular "Jokes Seth Can't Tell" segment or appearing in various other bits and sketches.

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JFL Interview: Stand-up comic DeAnne Smith

Posted by: Andrew Lizotte  //  October 7, 2020 @ 10:02pm

DeAnne Smith has been doing stand-up for nearly 15 years, beginning in Montreal, moving to the Toronto scene, and performing on stages all over Canada, the United States, the UK, and Australia since. After previous TV appearances for Just for Laughs, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and The Late Late Show, the comedian debuted their own hilarious half-hour comedy special on Netflix called Gentleman Elf.

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Interview: Soulfly's Max Cavalera talks touring and his love of all genres of metal

Posted by: William O'Donnell  //  March 17, 2020 @ 10:56pm

February 17 saw the return of metal titans Soulfly to Winnipeg, Manitoba. Along for "The Summoning" tour were thrashers Toxic Holocaust, and on this date we also received a metal barrage from X Method, Bears with Technology, and Cause of Death.

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Interview: Comic Gavin Matts coming back to Canada for a mini tour out west

Posted by: Paul Little  //  November 7, 2019 @ 7:55pm

Comic Gavin Matts has had a pretty good last couple years.

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Interview: Hawksley Workman talks rage and tears, 80s music, the idea of fame, and his upcoming tour

Posted by: Paul Little  //  October 26, 2019 @ 5:30pm

Hawksley Workman has been making albums since the late 90s (his first full-length, For Him and the Girls, came out in 1999) and he's been releasing new music every year or 2 since then. He's rarely been one to stick to the same vibe record-to-record, jumping between styles and influences in a way that he says was likely frustrating for record execs, his touring band, and perhaps even some of his fans over the years.

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JFL42 Interview: Juno-winning stand-up Dave Merheje of Hulu's Ramy

Posted by: Andrew Lizotte  //  October 9, 2019 @ 5:41pm

Born and raised in Windsor, Ontario, New York-based comedian Dave Merheje has had a pretty stellar 2019.

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