Monthly Archives: July 2013

John Wing: Comedian

Episode 09- July 22nd, 2013

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Comedian, poet, author John Wing.

John Wing has been performing comedy for over 20 years.

John talks about his writing regime and why he can’t use some of his best jokes, simply because he’s outgrown them. He shares the story of the two years he spent writing the jokes he needed to please the Tonight Show talent coordinator, Jim McCauley. His diligence paid off and he’s appeared on the Tonight Show six times!

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Ins Choi: Actor, Playwright

Episode 08- July 15th, 2013

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Actor, writer, director Ins Choi.

Ins Choi’s playwrighting debut, “Kim’s Convenience,” won the New Play Award and the Patron’s Pick Award at the 2011 Toronto Fringe Festival. The show went on to open Soulpepper’s 2012 year, where it played to sold-out houses.

We talk about what it was like growing up with a pastor for a father and how he drew from his personal experience to write his play, “Kim’s Convenience,” which is set in the world of a Korean convenience store owner.

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Lee Siegel: Actor, Singer

Episode 07-July 1st, 2013

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Recording Artist, Actor Lee Siegel

Lee Siegel, currently acting at The Stratford Festival, North America’s largest Classical repertory theatre, joins me for a candid chat about how he went from high school drama classes to Broadway.

We also discuss the inspiration behind his new CD “Where is the Orchestra?” and the creative way he raised money to produce it.

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