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Naomi Snieckus: Improviser, actress

Episode 60 - Oct. 31

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Naomi Snieckus

Naomi went from dreaming about doing the works of Shakespeare and Shaw to abandoning the theatre classics for The Second City.

These days you might recognize Naomi from her role in the hit comedy TV show “Mr.D” where she plays Bobbi the gym teacher.

And in the theatre and comedy community she’s well respected as a founding member, and performer, in the National Theatre of the World.

Show Notes
National Theatre of the World
The Second City Toronto
Theatre Passe Muraille
Mr. D
Shut the Front Door Improv
iO West Theater

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Ron James: Comedian

Episode 48: Nov. 2, 2015

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Ron James is one of the most successful Canadian comedians.

His path to success includes improvising with Second City, a stint on a TV show in Los Angeles, and his own shows “Blackfly” and “The Ron James Show.” His annual New Year’s Eve special on
CBC is a comedy tradition with viewers from coast to coast.

Show Notes

Tour dates at RonJames.ca
Rumors Comedy Club in Winnipeg
Ron James on YouTube
Ron James on Twitter
Ron James comedy special “The Big Picture” on iTunes
Shantero Productions
Ron James Comedy Giveaway

Al Rae: Comedian, television writer and Artistic Director of the Winnipeg Comedy Festival

Episode 37 - April 6, 2015

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Comedian, television writer and Artistic Director of the Winnipeg Comedy Festival Al Rae.

Al Rae’s family immigrated to Canada from Glasgow, Scotland when Al was a young boy.

At an early age he gravitated towards drugs & alcohol to deal with his mental health issues.

Al is a recovering alcoholic, who came out of the closet a few years ago, and we discuss how that has influenced his comedy.

Al & I discuss writing & performing comedy for the stage and TV. Al worked on a TV show
with David Steinberg, and Al does a great impersonation of Steinberg, on the set, calling for a lunch break.

He also mentions comedians who influenced him including Ronnie Corbett, Dave Alan, Tommy Smothers and Bob Newhart.

Finally, he mentions how the careers of Burroughs & Bukowski inspire him.

Don’t miss this podcast with one of the most successful guys on the Canadian comedy scene.

Show Notes
Winnipeg Comedy Festival
Yuk Yuks
George Westerholm
Little Mosque on the Prarie