Monthly Archives: December 2014

Dave Martin: Comedian

Episode 30- Dec. 23, 2014

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Comedy, comedian, Dave Martin interview, yuk yuksI first met Dave Martin in 1997 when he was doing a character named “Glue Guy.” It was an edgy bit that helped propel him into the ranks of a comedian’s comedian.

These days he performs across Canada and hosts the “Guilty Pleasures” podcast . Prior to that he co-hosted “Anything Goes” with Daren Frost on SiriusXM.

Dave has performed at the Just For Laughs festival and on CBC Radio’s The Debaters.

We discuss, among other things, preparing for a dream gig, the comedians who helped him hone his act and finding love online.

Links from the Podcast
Dave Martin World
Massey Hall
CBC’s “The Debaters” with Dave Martin and Darren Frost
Guilty Pleasures podcast on Sticher

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Cole’s Christmas Shows

Episode 29- Dec. 15, 2014

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ColeChristmas is for kids so each year at this time we go see some theatre.

This year we saw “Shrek The Musical” at the Grand Theatre in London and “The Little Mermaid” at the Dunfield Theatre Cambridge.

I have to admit Cole, an 8 year old boy going on 14, was a bit reluctant to see “Disney’s the Little Mermaid,” especially after all the fun in “Shrek the Musical,” but as you’ll hear in the podcast there was plenty of laughs to keep him thoroughly enjoying the 2 hour and 30 minute performance.

Both shows are fun for the whole family.

Don’t miss my podcasts with Steve Ross, who plays Shrek, and Bethany Kovarik who plays Atina and is also the dance captain.

Show Notes
“Shrek the Musical” at The Grand Theatre London
“The Little Mermaid” at The Dunfield Theatre Cambridge

Mark A. Rayner: Writer

Episode 28- Dec. 8, 2014

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Mark-a-rayner,contest, interview, podcast, London on,Mark A. Rayner is an award-winning writer of satirical and speculative fiction.

Mark and I first met a few years ago at Western University Canada where we both teach.

Mark has written 3 novels, several plays and 2 collections of short stories. His most recent novel, “The Fridgularity” won the 2012 IndieReader Discovery Award for Best Humor.

We discuss how Mark’s experiences as a journalist made him realize he prefers writing fiction to daily reporting. In the past Mark struggled with his weight and he candidly discuss confronting such a personal issue in his writing. Mark also shares his experiences with publishers and self-publishing.Mark a Rayner, books, the fridgularity, marvelous Hairy, The amadeus net, deal,

Links from the Podcast
Mark’s website: scribblings, squibs and sundry monkey joys
@markarayner on Twitter
Mark on GoodReads

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