On the seventh episode of the Comedy East Podcast, Mark talks with stand up comedian and actor Derek Seguin, star of The Debaters on CBC Radio, Just for Laughs and winner of the 2015 SiriusXM Top Comic competition. They discuss Derek’s career and his new comedy album – “Derek Seguin 43.0 – May Contain Nuts“. Derek also learns a thing or two about broadcast news and suggests some hilarious antidotes to the problems journalists face.
Abdul Butt, former correspondent on This Hour Has 22 Minutes joins Mark and Derek to chat about his favourite memories from the show and where his career is headed now.
In this episode, Mark’s all alone is his basement and it’s hard to say exactly what actually happened down there. With no guest this month, Mark spins highlights from Something Funny Inc. comedy shows in Quispamsis and Miramichi featuring local talent and some ‘from away’.
On the fifth episode of the Comedy East Podcast, Mark talks with Gavin Crawford, former host of This Hour Has 22 Minutes and current host of Because News on CBC Radio. They discuss Gavin’s career, his favourite characters to play, the time he thought he had a conversation with Robin Williams and his one man show: Friend Like Me.
Find more about Gavin online at gavincrawford.com.
On the fourth episode of the Comedy East Podcast, Mark talks with Sharron Matthews, Canadian cabaret star and comedic actor who has starred in feature films ‘Mean Girls’ and ‘Hairspray: The Movie’. They discuss Sharron’s career, performing abroad, her touring show, positive body image and more.
In the third episode of the Comedy East Podcast, Mark talks with east coast comedians James Mullinger and Nikki Payne about their seasonal touring show: A Very Dysfunctional Christmas. Get tickets for that tour at hubcappromotions.ca!
Six New Brunswick Comedians to Receive National Airtime
New Brunswick comedians James Mullinger, Ansar Hassan, Jimmy MacKinley, Matt Richardson, Darren Elmore and adopted Saint Johner Garrett Clark will receive national airtime on CBC’s Laugh out Loud program to over one million listeners on CBC Radio One, SiriusXM and iTunes.
Normally reserved for larger centers, the Laugh out Loud team have selected the Saint John area, specifically Quispamsis, as the location for their next live taping of the show. At KV Billiards on November 17th, these six will perform for a live audience.
Their sets will be recorded and broadcast nationwide within the next few months.
Mark Burnett, Co-Owner of Something Funny Inc. – the production company which is promoting and producing the live show – is thrilled that the province of New Brunswick was selected. “The fact that Laugh out Loud chose to bring the show to our province and record our comedians says a lot about the level of talent we have here. For them to skip over both Montreal and St. John’s, Newfoundland says even more. We’re making things happen here and I couldn’t be more excited to be part of this.”
The show’s host Ali Hassan is looking forward to the recording. He said, “Laugh out Loud prides itself on recording talented local performers in thriving comedy markets across Canada. Saint John is exactly that type of market, and KV Billiards – a venue that respects comedy and artists – is a great venue for this upcoming live recording.” Hassan added “We are excited to introduce the country and our international listeners to some of the talented performers of Saint John!”.
In the second episode of the Comedy East Podcast, Mark talks with Sussex comedian Darren Elmore about mental illness, performing abroad and their mutual friend Lloyd Ravn. Stay tuned until the end of the episode where sets and interviews by Jimmy MacKinley, Cory Hartlen, Shane Ogden and James Mullinger are featured from the Lloyd Ravn memorial show.