E39 : Dina Senior: Daytime Vampire

22Jun

DINA SENIOR: Improviser, Actor, Voice-Actor, Improv Teacher, Daytime Vampire.

DINA talks to Nick and Brie about being a performer in the Niagara Region and the plethora of opportunities that exist in the thriving community theatre scene. She talks about her struggles finding the time to realise her creative goals while juggling a full-time job as well as her side-businesses in fermented health food (like kombucha,) & soap-making. Dina's also jazzed about her latest project; a new improv group called "Niagara Improv" with monthly shows in the Niagara Region. 

Find out more about Niagara Improv on Facebook: Niagara Improv

Follow Dina on Instagram: @thebathbombshell

 

Thanks for listening & 

#StruggleOn

 

 

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E38: Comedy Cramming with Camille Côté

25May

 

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CAMILLE CÔTÉ talks to Nick & Brie about finding her voice in stand-up comedy, her style of writing as well as her experiences in the Toronto comedy scene. She opens up about a heckler who attacked her personal values at a Hamilton club and dishes about the inside scoop working in a hair salon to pay the bills and to balance her life as a hustling stand-up comic.

Follow Camille on Instagram: @coteandscarf

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E37: BAXO & the Aluminati

25Apr

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BAXO (visual artist) talks to Nick & Brie about his signature artistic style "Aluminism"; how he discovered it and how he creates masterful pieces that look vastly different depending on how it's hit by the light. He also talks about what it's like to be an artist in Welland and the Niagara Region, where a thriving arts community is growing as well as the balance of art and lifestyle. 

#StruggleOn

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E36 - Matt Schmid Wants to Win You Over

29Mar

In  our latest episode, we chat with Matthew Shmid, all the way from Philedelphia, PA! Matt was in Toronto recently for the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival and we caught up with him to chat about some of the #struggles involved with being sketch comedy writer and performer in the USA.

We discover how Matt came to comedy performance; his slew of bizarre and sometimes abusive side hussles, and the cost of traveling around the country performing.

We also find out what it's like to be in a sketch duo / romantic duo in The Incredible Shrinking Matt & Jaquie. 

And we also unearth Matt's love of our great Canadian sketch forefathers; the Kids in the Hall.

Tune in & enjoy our episode with our first "designated American!"

xoxo

Brie & Nick

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E35 - Live from Sketchfest with Vance Banzo & Dave Barclay

12Mar

This edition of TCS was recorded LIVE at the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival and featured an interview with emerging sketch comedian Vance Banzo & 10-year veteran of the scene, Dave Barclay.

 

We talk about the #struggles involved all throughout a sketch comedian's journey. Or at least, the first 10 years of it.

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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.

Check it out!

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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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