Say What!?

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I host a comedy podcast with Accessible Media called Say What!?  Every week, I invite a different comedian on the show, and we take a hilarious and irreverent look at the week’s headlines. It’s funny, sometimes outrageous and always entertaining. Listener discretion is advised.

You can listen to it on television on AMI-audio on Fridays and Saturdays at 10 pm. (Check here for what channel AMI-audio is in your area)

You can also catch it on AMI’s Sirius or XM Radio channels – Channel 172 on both platforms.

And you can listen to all the episodes RIGHT HERE.  I hope you enjoy it. If you have any questions you’d like to hear answered in an episode, send them my way on the ol’ Twitter. Huge shout-out to my studio technician on the show, Michael Iantorno.

February 27 – Hunter Collins

Hunter is the host of Weedy Wednesdays, every Wednesday at Vapor Central downtown Toronto. He tours Canada with Yuk Yuk’s, and you can also catch him on Video On Trial on Muchmusic.

March 8 – Dave Merheje

In 2011, Dave won Just For Laugh’s Homegrown Comic Award and NOW Magazine’s Award for Toronto’s Best Male Stand-up. He was also on the popular MTV program MTV Live.

March 15 – Monty Scott

Monty Scott is the ultimate comic’s comic – his jokes and his off-the-cuff riffs are second to none. You can catch him touring all across the country with Comedy Records.

March 22 – Kris Siddiqi

Kris has written and starred in 3 main stage revues with the Second City Toronto.  Currently, he is part of an incredible sketch troupe called Primo and also hosts a monthly 2-person improv comedy show called Egg Zeppelin.

March 29 – Amanda Brooke Perrin

Amanda was nominated for Best Stand-Up Newcomer at the 2010 Canadian Comedy Awards. In 2012, she performed at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland and the Women in Comedy Festival in Boston.

April 5 – Alex Pavone

NOW Magazine had this to say about Alex: “He emanates a restless energy, and there’s a sense of danger and unpredictability about him. At the same time, he’s oddly likable.”

April 12 – Sarah Hillier

Sarah is currently performing with Toronto’s Second City in their National Touring Company. She is also a former cast member of the Sketchersons, a very popular Toronto sketch troupe. In 2011, she won the Canadian Comedy Award for best female improviser.

April 19 – Sandra Battaglini

Sandra has performed stand-up all over Canada and the U.S. She is also an accomplished stage performer in other realms, putting on her own solo shows and acting in productions such as the Vagina Monologues. Furthermore, she is a very well-respected clown.

April 26 – Steve Patrick Adams

Steve produces a stand-up show on the last Wednesday of every month at Comedy Bar in Toronto with Chuckle Co. I’m part of the group too, coincidentally. He produces web-comics, articles and videos for the comedy website, Bite.ca. Last year, Steve took home the prize for Best Stand-up Newcomer at the Canadian Comedy Awards.

May 3 – Barry Taylor

Barry is a radio personality on Y108 in Hamilton, Ontario and a hilarious stand-up comedian. He also founded Comedy Records, a record label devoted to putting out awesome Canadian comedy and putting on great live shows.

May 10 – Jordan Foisy

Jordan took home the ‘Open Mic Hero’ award at this year’s I Heart Joke Awards, a Toronto-based comedy awards show.  He’s also a member of Chuckle Co, a hilarious comedy collective that puts on a show at Comedy Bar in Toronto every Wednesday. Full disclosure: I’m also a part of Chuckle Co (join the Facebook group on the right!).

May 17 – Dylan Gott

Dylan has been featured on XM Radio and has performed at the North By Northeast Music Festival. He has been handpicked to open for great comedians like Todd Barry, Todd Glass, the Sklar Brothers, Pauly Shore (!) and even Mick Foley, aka Mankind, of the WWE. He also hosts a hilarious podcast called Sports Brahs with his co-host, Graham Kay.

May 24 – Eddie Della Siepe

Eddie has appeared in over 60 episodes of MuchMusic’s Video On Trial, making him one of Canada’s most recognizable faces. He has also recorded a Comedy Now stand-up special for CTV/Comedy Network. Eddie performed at the prestigous Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal in 2011 and will be heading back there this summer.

June 7 – Christina Walkinshaw

Christina is a touring comic with a certain national comedy chain and she has filmed a Comedy Now! special for the Comedy Network. At the time of this taping, she had been getting a lot of media attention from a blog post she wrote highlighting the unfair hiring practices of a certain casino comedy club that operates under the banner of a certain national comedy chain.

July 12 – Craig Fay

Craig was named Toronto.com’s ‘Funniest Torontonian’ at 2012’s Just For Laughs 42 Festival. He made his debut at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival in 2013, performing in the Homegrown Comic Competition.

July 19 – Chris Locke

In 2012, Chris was named ‘Toronto’s best stand-up’ by the readers of Now Magazine. He is also a frequent contributor to MTV’s Showtown.  Like Craig Fay from the previous episode, Chris made his debut at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival in 2013, performing in the Homegrown Comic Competition.

July 26 – Nile Seguin

Nile has performed in the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, the Halifax Comedy Festival and in 2012, Nile became the first comedian to have performances in both French and English at the Just For Laughs Festival.

August 2 – Ali Hassan

Ali is the lead comedy panelist on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight on CBC Television. He played Uncle Stevie in Goon, a fantastic character in one of my favourite movies. He’s also performed at Just For Laughs in Montreal and Toronto.

August 9 – Matt O’Brien

He’s a regular on MuchMusic’s Video On Trial and also has a half hour Comedy Now! special on The Comedy Network. He was named Canada’s Next Top Comic by XM/Sirius Radio and he won Best Stand-Up at the LA Comedy Festival.

August 16 – Steph Tolev

Hilarious stand-up and accomplished sketch performer. She performed in the Edinburgh festival last summer with her sketch troupe, LadyStache. She just got back from performing at the Cottage Country Comedy Festival in the Muskokas.

August 23 – Bryan Hatt

Bryan tours all around the country with Yuk Yuk’s. In 2011, he shot his first comedy special for the Comedy Network.

August 30 – Pat Thornton

You can catch Pat on CTV’s Satisfaction, he appears on Match Game on the Comedy Network, he’s a sketch performer, an improviser, and an incredible stand-up comedian.

September 6 – Jeff Elliott

Jeff tours all across this great nation as a headliner with Yuk Yuk’s.  He’s nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award this year for ‘Best Breakout Artist’.

September 13 – Graham Kay

Graham recently won the Homegrown Comic Competition at Just For Laughs in Montreal and he’s nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award this year for ‘Best Breakout Artist’.

September 20 – Barry Taylor

Barry is a radio personality on Y108 in Hamilton, Ontario and a stand-up comedian who travels all around Canada. He is the founder of Comedy Records, Canada’s only comedy record label. I may have released an album with Comedy Records back in June. Just sayin’.

September 27 – K. Trevor Wilson

K. Trevor Wilson won the 2012 Just For Laughs Homegrown Comic Competition, he’s the only two time winner of the Toronto Comedy Brawl, and he has opened for Patton Oswalt, Louis C.K. and Sarah Silverman at Just For Laughs and JFL42.

October 4 – Jordan Foisy

Jordan is a member of Chuckle Co, a hilarious comedy collective that puts on a show at Comedy Bar in Toronto every Wednesday. I’m also part of Chuckle Co. And Jordan also happens to be one of my best friends.

October 18 – Nick Reynoldson

Nick is a member of the Comedy Records collective, he tours all around Canada, and he performed in JFL42 in Toronto in September.

October 25 – Mark Debonis

Mark has appeared at Just For Laughs, he was the winner of the 2011 Great Canadian Laugh Off, and he won a Canadian Comedy Award in 2010 for best newcomer.

November 1 – Monty Scott

Monty tours all over the country with Comedy Records. It’s his second time on the show, and I had a great time shooting the breeze with this anarchist hailing from Scarborough, Ontario.

November 8 – Bobby Knauff

Bobby has had numerous appearances on MTV Canada and Much Music, and he was the winner of the 2012 Toronto Comedy Brawl.

November 15 – Sara Hennessey

Sara is a member of the acclaimed Toronto comedy collective Laugh Sabbath, and just last month, she won Best Female Stand-Up at the Canadian Comedy Awards!

November 22 – Jon Schabl

Jon released an EP with Comedy Records last June. He moved on to the bright lights of L.A. a year ago, and he’s back visiting us in Toronto for just a couple weeks.

November 29 – Hannah Hogan

Hannah is on the new TV series on CityTV called Meet The Family. It airs on Sunday nights at 8:30. She is also a talented stand-up comedian, and has recently taken her talents to New York City.

December 6 – Dylan Gott

Dylan had his own one man show at the Toronto Fringe Festival, performed stand up comedy at the North by Northeast Music Festival and JFL42, and was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award.

December 14 – Eddie Della Siepe

Eddie is a star on MuchMusic’s Video On Trial. He tours all over the country with Yuk Yuk’s, and was a highlight of this year’s Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.

December 21 – John Hastings

John has his own Comedy Now! special on the Comedy Network, he’s a part of the Comedy Records label, and he now resides in England.

January 11 – Ben Miner

Ben is a host on SiriusXM’s Canadian comedy channel, Canada Laughs. He’s a very accomplished stand-up comedian, and he is also a top 50 finalist on MasterChef Canada.

January 18 – Jordan Foisy

Jordan has performed at Canadian Music Week, North By Northeast, and he is a part of the Chuckle Co. comedy collective here in Toronto. I am part of Chuckle Co as well. Every Wednesday night at Comedy Bar baby! Jordan has become a regular guest on Say What!? because I love the guy so much.

January 24 – Hunter Collins

Hunter was a popular judge on the hit Much Music show Video On Trial, he’s performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Cottage Country Comedy Festival, and NXNE. He was also the first guest – almost one year ago – on this very program.

January 31 – Rebecca Kohler

Rebecca has done it all. Just For Laughs, Halifax Comedy Fest, Winnipeg Comedy Fest, Video On Trial, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, The Jon Dore Television Show, the list goes on and on.

February 7 – Steve Scholtz

Steve has performed at Just For Laughs, Cream of Comedy, and the Boston Comedy Fest

February 14 – Debra DiGiovanni

Debra is a star on Video On Trial, Match Game, she’s performed at Just For Laughs in Montreal eight times, and she just completed a national tour of Canada.

February 21 – Mike Wilmot

Mike Wilmot is a comedy legend. He was won Canadian Comedy Awards, starred in the film It’s All Gone Pete Tong, and toured all over North America, Europe, and Australia.

February 28 – James Hartnett

James Hartnett was a cast member and writer on the sketch comedy show That’s So Weird on YTV. He’s performed at JFL42 in Toronto, he’s written for This Hour Has 22 Minutes, and he is a part of the acclaimed comedy collective Laugh Sabbath at Comedy Bar in Toronto.

March 7 – Monty Scott

Monty tours all over Canada with Comedy Records, he’s been on Bite TV, Sirius XM, and he’s a great friend. This is Monty’s 3rd appearance on Say What!?

March 14 – Steph Tolev

Steph Tolev is an accomplished standup comedian who has performed in the LA Comedy Fest, and opened for big names like Rob Delaney and Eugene Mirman. She is also one half of the acclaimed sketch duo Ladystache, who just performed in Toronto’s SketchFest.

March 21 – K. Trevor Wilson

K. Trevor Wilson has headlined shows all over Canada, he’s the only two time winner of the Toronto Comedy Brawl, he won the 2012 Homegrown Competition at Just For Laughs, and was handpicked to open for both Patton Oswalt and Louis CK at the first JFL 42.

April 4 – Sandra Battaglini and Phil Luzi

This week’s show marks a first for Say What!? I had two comedians hanging out with me in Studio 5 at AMI headquarters! They are Sandra Battaglini and Phil Luzi, who co-host and produce the Sal & Sandy Show, one of the best comedy shows in Toronto. Boy, did we have a lot of fun.

April 11 – Stacey McGunnigle

Stacey McGunnigle is an alumnus of Second City in Toronto, for whom she wrote and performed in three mainstage revues. She won best breakout artist at last year’s Canadian Comedy Awards, and she was recently selected to play the lead in NBC’s new comedy pilot “Ellen More or Less”!

April 19 – Fraser Young

Fraser Young has performed at Just For Laughs, he was a writer on George Stromboulopoulos’s show, which just ended after a 10 year run, and he recently released a new comedy album, “Food, Medicine & A Surprising Amount Of Math”, which debuted as the #1 best-seller on the iTunes Comedy Chart.

April 26 – Steve Patrick Adams

Steve was crowned the best stand-up newcomer at the 2012 Canadian Comedy Awards. That was two years ago, so he’s a real old-timer now. He creates funny videos and infographics at his website stevepatrickadams.com, and you can catch him Wednesdays at Comedy Bar, performing with renowned comedy collective Chuckle Co.

~ by djdemers on May 10, 2013.

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