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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Oct. 18: Dylan Rhymer

Dylan Rhymer is one of those sneaky guests of ours. You don't think he's been on a bunch of times but when you count it up, you realize he has. Three times on his own, once with Paul Breau, once on a Comedy Roundtable with three others, and once guest hosting. But it's election eve, so we had to have him on! (Actually, that's just pure coincidence, but we'll take it.) This will be his first time visiting us in our new studios, though, so it'll be fresh. Dylan is never shy on offering his opinions. We'll make sure he hits all the parties equally. As the contrarian that he is, I'm sure he'll have some interesting takes. He's also the new manager out at Lafflines in New West. We'll find out what's going on out there. Oh, and he recently performed standup in the raw. Tonight, though, he'll be fully clothed.

Tune in tonight at 11 pm to CFRO 100.5 FM or find us on the TuneIn Radio app or livestream us at You can do it!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Podcast episode 402ish: Mark Friebe & Sheila Sharma

It had been a long time since Mark Friebe and Sheila Sharma visited us. They were last in studio way back in 2006. But they're so fun, I really should have them back more often. That is, if they want to make the trip in from Po-Co. That's where they own, run and star in The Giggle Dam. I described it as dinner theatre, but they're not sure what to call it. There's dinner involved, though. And sketches. And music. Like them, it's a whole lotta fun. In this
episode they told us about the fire that nearly destroyed them a few months ago. They also talked about the challenges of doing politically incorrect material – or at least the offence people take at the slightest silly reference. Also, Sheila sings all 66 books of the Bible in 43 seconds! Not bad for an atheist.

Here's the link for ya. If you don't see it, or you'd rather get this "to go," you can always download the episode on iTunes or Stitcher or wherever fine podcasts are handed out.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Podcast episode 401ish: Andy Cañete

I'm trying to think if Andy Cañete is our first South American guest on What's So Funny? He might be. But I'm not going to do the grunt work necessary to find out. If there have been others, I apologize. Maybe it's safe to say he's our first Chilean. But you'd never know it because he speaks English so darn good! Fresh off his Fringe stint with his Porn and Pinochet, he talks about what it was like to live under the thumb of a dictator (we're talking Augusto Pinochet here, not Stephen Harper). He tells us about giving the silent treatment to Jennifer Beals. And we discuss his Señor Fantasico.

Check it out. Stream it here or go download it at iTunes, Stitcher, etc. (I think you have to subscribe to What's So Funny? on iTunes if you want it today because they're always super late getting episodes up.)

Monday, October 12, 2015

Podcast episode 400ish: Lauren McGibbon

Four-hundred episodes already? There have been a lot more than that over the years, but remember, we started this show before podcasts were a thing. When we finally joined the podcast revolution, I gathered together as many of the shows as I had to include them but I didn't get them all. Which is why I append the 'ish' after each number. It's a thing now in podcasting to count your episodes. I think it sounds a bit desperate or self-aggrandizing sounding, but I play along because it's what one does. Maybe I don't like it because there are lots of podcasts out there who started way after us who are already near, at or surpassed 400 episodes. Maybe we should work harder to be more consistent... Nah.

Anyway, I couldn't have lucked out with a more fun 400th episode. Lauren McGibbon, like all improviser guests, was great. We talked about her family history, which was a fascinating tale of violence and expulsion. She explained her obsessive need to research roles even if it's just for an acting class scene. And we talked about her brief standup career, brief flight attendant career, and her mom's career as a dancer on cheesy '70s TV variety shows.

Follow the link below to access the conversation. Or go download us somewhere. You know where. If you don't, let Google be your friend. Search "What's So Funny? podcast" or some variation on that. There you go. Thanks for listening!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Oct. 11: Robyn Edwards

Happy Thanksgiving! It's Thanksgiving, right? Or is it tomorrow? Either way, we're not taking the night off. We've got a live, human guest, one who's never graced our studios before. Robyn Edwards makes her What's So Funny? debut tonight. And she's the last of the regulars on Morgan Brayton and Hot Bitches in Charge show... No wait, that was her idea for the name of the show. It's actually Morgan Brayton and Other People. But she's got more on her plate than that. She's also an actor from an acting family (the Barrymores of Canada?) and a standup comedian, among many other talents she has. And we'll find out all about them tonight at 11 Vancouver time on 100.5 FM. Livestream us, if you will, at