Episode 7: Derek Seguin and Abdul Butt

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.

Find more about Derek online at derekseguin.com. Feed his children and buy his new album on iTunes or on his website.

Find Adbul online at abdulbutt.com.

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Theme song ‘Welcome to the Show’ compliments of The Arka Teks.

Episode 6: Flash Back Special

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’.

Included in this episode are comedians Chris Locke (Canadian Comedy Award Winner), Matt Richardson (The Second City, CBC, SiriusXM), Bob Kerr (This Hour Has 22 Minutes), Andrew Vaughan (CBC, Halifax Comedy Fest) and Jimmy MacKinley (SiriusXM, CBC Laugh out Loud, Hubcap Comedy Fest Winner).

Theme song by The Arka Teks.

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Episode 5: Gavin Crawford

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.

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Theme song ‘Welcome to the Show’ compliments of The Arka Teks.

Episode 4: Sharron Matthews

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.

Find more about Sharron online at sharronmatthews.com

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Theme song ‘Welcome to the Show’ compliments of The Arka Teks.

Episode 3: Nikki Payne and James Mullinger (Christmas Special)

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!

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Six New Brunswick Comedians to Receive National Airtime

Six New Brunswick Comedians to Receive National Airtime

Left to Right: Comedians James Mullinger, Ansar Hassan and Jimmy MacKinley

Left to Right: Comedians James Mullinger, Ansar Hassan and Jimmy MacKinley

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.

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Left to Right: Comedians Garrett Clark, Darren Elmore and Matt Richardson

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!”.

Buy tickets now before they sell out as a limited number are available. For more information, visit bitly.com/LOLinNB or cbc.ca/laughoutloud

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Quick Details:

Date: November 17, 2016

Venue: KV Billiards, 6 Market Street, Quispamsis, New Brunswick

Start time: Show at 8:30pm, Doors Open at 8:00pm

Tickets: $20 – Online only from bitly.com/LOLinNB

 

 

Media Contact:

Mark Burnett
Something Funny Inc. / Co-Creator and Producer
Cell: 506-609-6699
Email: mark@comedywithballs.com

 

 

Episode 2: Lloyd Ravn Special with Darren Elmore

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.