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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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.
Canadian singer/songwriter and national treasure Hawksley Workman joined me over the phone in the UMFM studio.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Noble Thiefs are a stylish soul-rock outfit based out of Winnipeg, MB.
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.
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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