Episode 145: Andre Arruda

Welcome to episode #145 of the TVA Podcast. In this week's episode, we welcome Andre Arruda! Go to the main podcast page where you can listen online or download the MP3 file. Don't feel like downloading every week? Click HERE to automatically subscribe through iTunes for FREE! That...

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Episode 144: Tracey Hoyt

Welcome to episode #144 of the TVA Podcast. In this week's episode, we welcome Tracey Hoyt! Join me, Darcy, and Tracey as we talk about: - Stuff I found on her Wikipedia page - The joy of anime - What life in the recording studio is like - Her time on...

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Taking the Bullet and Surprising the Back of the Room

Last week in Ottawa provided a very strong contrast to this week in Toronto that illustrated the differences between the two rooms. Both the Absolute Comedy showrooms in either city are laid out the same way in terms of stage, seating, everything. The difference was the crowds and the manner in which I stood in front of them. Yanked from the usual role of hosting that I do every week at McVeigh’s, I pulled on the middle shift at Ottawa with my buddy Ward Anderson as host and Matt Davis (my newest funny friend) taking the headlining duties. That presented challenges. Coming back to TO, I pulled back on the comfortable jammies of hosting but not in my familiar haunt of the snug McVeigh’s but at Absolute Comedy in full view of a full room on a Wednesday filled with amateurs who I apparently gave some a shock akin to walking in on your dog as he composes a sonata on a harp.

Good dog.

Episode 143: The Bring Back Swayzes

Welcome to episode #143 of the TVA Podcast. In this week's episode, we welcome Bryant Thomson and Mike MacQueen The Bring Back Swayzes! In this episode, Darcy, the BBSs, and I yammer on about: - A surprisingly goodly amount about basketball - The room that once was Ginger's Tavern -...

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“Zoo Story” or “Fourth On, First Off”

There’s nothing like the motivating stench of the guilt of denial to make you suddenly turn to yourself and give the head a shake. Today’s such moment had me doing the dishes and suddenly saying, “Dude, remember when you used to blog and stuff about shows or whatever? What happened to that? You used to be cool.” I doubt the last sentence has ever held any import, but suffice to say, the fact of the matter is, it’s been busy. If you’ve ever read these things, liked them, and wonder where they went, I apologize. If you thought they were a tremendous waste of time and were happy by the reprieve from my ramblings, again, I apologize. Suffice to say it’s been a weird balancing act lately.