E34: Always Be Juggling with Candace Meeks

20Feb

In this episode, we chat with the lovely and talented Candace Meeks; improviser, sketch comedian & contributor to many other creative projects, like two webseries & multiple other comedy projects.

Candace talks to us about the difficulties in balancing many projects, a day job, relationships all while trying to figure out what makes her happy. 

Keep an eye out for her latest monthly serialized improv show: Quadruple Mountain

Listeners in the US can check out her sketch show LOL LOL Land at the Orlando Fringe Festival in April.

Follow Candace on Twitter: @bettyimprov

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E33: Float On with Allison Dore

24Jan

In this episode, we chat with comedian & radio host Allison Dore (Ward & Al, SiriusXM Canada) about her struggles navigating and overcoming addiction & depression and we chat career choices (acting, stand-up comedy & radio.)

We discuss healthy ways of battling depression, including our favourite meditation apps and tools for self-care. 

We also go into a bit of a sermon about Canadian television, stand-up comedy and our mutual affection for the TV show Newsradio.

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Follow Allison on Twitter: @allisondore | Ward & Al: @WardandAl

Check out Ward & Al on SiriusXM Canada on Channel 167 - Canada Talks: http://wardandal.com/

Download Allison's podcast "Digging In" on iTunes

#StruggleOn

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E32 - Tyler Morgan’s Pie Fingers

11Jan

This episode features an interview with children's author, sketch comedian and improviser Tyler K Morgan. We talk about his book, "The Big Ball of Mud," his struggles with acceptance, the difficulties surrounding collaboration and the problems of being spread too thin.

We also take a look into Tyler's Winnipeg origin story, his move to the big city of Toronto for comedy and acting, and his recent forray into producing.

A super cool episode with a genuiniely nice dude, check it out & #StruggleOn.

 

Tyler K Morgan on Twitter:@TylerKMorgan 

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E31: 2016 - Year in Review

27Dec

2016 has been quite the year! Looking back on it, we discover it may not have been as bad as everyone's saying it is. At least, not for these two #strugglas. We were published, saw the birth and survival of new shows and projects, and things seem to be looking up for next year.

Take a listen and let us know what you've got in store for 2017.

xoxo

Brie & Nick

#StruggleOn

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E30: Ned Petrie’s Comedy Patchwork

25Nov

In this episode, Nick & Brie chat with comedian, writer & voice-actor Ned Petrie about the voice-work he's done for some awesome animated shows, his many writing projects, and some of the crappy gigs he had to take when he was starting out in the biz. Everything added up together makes up his comedy patchwork; a way to sustain oneself as an artist / comedian  & to keep yourself busy!

Ned's originally from Cleveland, so you're dang right we talk about the election with him.

Tune in for lots of laughs & find out more about our good buddy Ned!

Follow Ned's adventures on Twitter: @NedPetrie

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E29 - Alanna McConnell: All About the Wood

1Nov

In this episode, we chat with Alannah McConnell; a woman of many (hard) hats. We met Alanna while she was a tech at the famous Comedy Bar in Toronto, but while chatting with her, we found out she's a woman of many more talents than finding that perfect at the blow of your improv set.


Take a listen and find out about her work at Canadian Stage, her building projects as well as a sneak peak into some of Toronto's newest interactive theatre.
Follow Alanna's adventures on Twitter: @mcconnellalanna
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E28: Hot Showers & Cold Fish with MARC HALLWORTH

6Sep

Our latest episode is a chat with sketch, stand-up and improv comedian Marc Hallworth as we explore the struggles involved with finding just how little you can survive off in order to pursue your passion.

Marc talks his night and day switches from Bully to Theatre Actor, and from Engineer to Comedian. 

Join us as we navigate the muddy waters of relationships, both romantic and professional with a little insight on what it takes to keep a troupe like Vest of Friends going for 6 years!

Follow Marc on Twitter: @hallworthmarc & join him at Comedy Bar:

November 6th: Drop & Give me 20 
November 10th: Vest Show in Town#StruggleOn


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E27 - Immediate Medium

29Jul

A host-cast edition of The Constant Struggle where Nick and Brie catch up one-on-one for the first time since January. 

One of Nick's stories was published in a book!  Brie's headed to Boston!


So many updates & so much fun.  #StruggleOn, everyone!
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E26: Rob Hills’ Perspective

18Jul

Nick and Brie went to the Providence Rehab Facility to visit improviser and graphic artist Robert Ariss Hills, designer of our logo, and a great friend of Brie's.

Almost two weeks ago, Rob suffered a massive stroke. He still can't move the left side of his body. But is able to make Nick and Brie howl with laughter with talk of heavy metal music, Arnold Palmers and life inside the hospital.

Take a listen to this beautiful episode with our very dear friend, whom we hope recovers VERY quickly and is up walking again VERY soon (because Brie really needs to book him on the Monday night Humber shows.)

xoxoxo
Get well soon Rob!

Brie & Nick
#StruggleOn
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E25 - Getting Odd with Holly & Alli

5Jul

In our latest episode, we chat with Holly Wyder and Allison Harris, writers & actors of the Fringe play "Getting Odd". With Fringe in full-swing here in Toronto, we find out about the Fringe play writing process, long-distance writing partnerships, the importance of a good team.


We find out about this team's background in musical theatre & chat about their future performing as a duo.

We talk about some of the Fringe shows we've seen to date, some of the struggles Fringe artists and comedians face (like flyering, ick!), but most importantly, we talk about "Getting Odd."

Getting Odd is a play about two women stuck in a cabin in the woods. One has been publicly shamed and ran away from society. She'd been gone three years when the other comes to find her.

Find out more about this wonderful work of theatre by listening in, and more importantly GO SEE THE SHOW:

Director: Emma Ferrante
Written by: Allison Harris and Holly Wyder
Fight Choreographer: Erin Eldershaw
Dramaturg: Ryan Hughes
Stage Manager: Phoebe Elisha Holst
Lighting Designer: Chin Palipane
Sound Designer: Glen McCann
Poster Design: Shane Patrick McClurg

#StruggleOn everybody!


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