27 APR 2016: LUVERN MORNIN of Back of the Room Photography

Luvern Mornin - known as Back of the Room Photography to Hamilton-Niagara comics and comedy fans - shares with me her creative process, her love of live comedy, and gives us hell about the way we source photos online.

We're sounding great with the new mics and a new spot in my home - those 17ft ceilings have been a bitch!

Thanks for to those of you who came out to the Comedy Brawl in Toronto - I advanced to the next round! Ian Atlas put on a great show and to host Ariel Kagan for using his Joburg accent to dazzle my girl all night.

To support us visit our sponsors on MMcomedy.com. Our newest is the Amazon affiliate link: shop as you normally would and a little bit gets kicked back to us at no cost to you.

The Stand Up v. Teach podcast is gaining traction and that’s exciting and intimidating. Everyone can relate to being a student, hating or loving teachers, and Mx is convincing me that teachers and comics have more in common than I thought. 

Part 1 of our discussion on bullying is up. In it I share how I think being bullied made me a better comic. Did bullying ever help you with your creative process? Troll me on twitter @mattmaccallum

SHOW NOTES:

Luvern's photos - and maybe your face - on Facebook

Glen Foster

Raw vs. JPG image format

The Station in Brantford

Scott Faulconbridge

Michael Moses

Joe Botelho

Club NVWally

The Starving Artist

The Rising Stars | Brantford Comedy Festival

Wally Stemberger | stock photos

Patrick Coppolino

Blair E. Streeter

Not this

Models Inc. which is not Living Dolls | Who's The Boss: Samantha & Charlie

Susie Q

Get your prints done with Luvern (Awesome Prints)

Mayce Galoni

Yuk Yuk's Hamilton

Back of the Room photos from the night of this recording

 

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13 APR 2016 - THERESA NOON & VINCENT PERRI

Our creators this time are Theresa Noon and Vincent Perri: York U Fine Arts trained actors, film-makers, and sweethearts.

Looking for live entertainment or a role? Check out Theresa's company There's A Production

Their latest murder mystery dinner shows satirizing Downton Abbey (Poor Old Edith) and Johnny Carson (The Day The Music Died) run April and May-July 2016. 

...and I survived is filmed by Vincent and features Theresa's story of surviving abuse along side interviews with other women.

Comedy audiences know that Matthew is an abuse survivor, too because he turns those experiences into material for his sets.

If you are a survivor and/or healing professional please answer the call for interview participants - complete anonymity can be guaranteed.

A documentary of female survival, of hope, of finding and using our voices. Abuse was part of us but it doesn’t define us. The once victims becoming victors. We have survived and we will conquer.
...and I survived
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25 MAR 2016: AARON ALLEN

http://mattmaccallum.podbean.com/mf/play/9py6q9/CoCPod19AaronAllen.mp3

Matthew sits down with musician, writer, actor, comedian, tattoo artist, and hair dresser Aaron Allen. They talk music, comedy, and his new web series Pop And Chip Party. Not only that but it turns out that these two have an similar background when it comes to their upbringing and how they decided to follow their passions. Aaron also has a new album out on iTunes! You can get to both his record and the show with these links:

 Pop And Chip Party On YouTube

Aaron Allen and The Small City Saints - Better Days

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30 MAR 2016: DAVE GETACHEW

http://mattmaccallum.podbean.com/mf/play/r94ju7/CoCPodcast20DaveGetachew.mp3

Matthew sits down with the host of Yuk Yuk's London Amateur Night Dave Getachew. They talk the London comedy community, MMA, and so much more! Head to Yuk Yuk's London on the last Saturday of every month for a great showcase of the up and coming local talent in the Forest City. Show starts at 5 pm, and it's always FREE! 

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12 FEB 2016: JACKI YOVANOFF

Matthew sits down with Jacki Yovanoff and fires off questions about the polyamorous lifestyle. He's recently become involved in a poly relationship and is seeking insight and advice on how to inform his friends, and family. Oh wait.... It looks like he just did.

This podcast is sponsored by SockBop.ca

http://mattmaccallum.podbean.com/mf/play/389xh7/CoCPod18JackiYovanoff.mp3

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5 FEB 2016: SIMON HUDON

http://mattmaccallum.podbean.com/mf/play/whutaz/CoCPod17SimonHudon.mp3

Simon Hudon is a computer science researcher and PhD Candidate at York University. I'm still not completely sure what he does but his website says "software that cannot fail" and he uses the words "formal methods" and "verification" a lot. The dude works software magic with the Haskell language like Bamford works comic magic with her voices; basically creative weirdos are awesome so enjoy this episode. Simon's site is simonhudon.com | This episode is brought to you by sockbop.ca and comotiononking.com

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26 JAN 2016: NICK DURIE

This week Matthew sits down with Hamilton comedian, and one of the multiple hosts of the Girls Night Out Podcast, Nick Durie. Nick has been doing stand-up for less than a year but has quickly become one of the rising stars of the Hamilton comedy community. 

This episode is sponsored by SockBop.ca the best way to get footwear that suits your personality sent right to your door. As always this episode was recorded at Arcade Bar, 107 George St. 2nd floor, in Hamilton, ON.

http://mattmaccallum.podbean.com/mf/play/4cxijz/CoCPod16NickDurie.mp3

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19 JAN 2016: ERINN WHITE

http://mattmaccallum.podbean.com/mf/play/nqwu7s/CoCPod15ErinnWhite.mp3

Matthew sits down at his home with Guelph comedian Erinn White. They discuss everything under the sun, just before sitting down for Indian food. Including her bi-weekly workshop for comics, a new LGBTQ comedy show she is hosting and the ups and downs of working out a bit in front of a live crowd. All of this becomes so interesting that Matthew's partner can't help but chime in, and one of their dogs just wants to be a part of the show. This episode is brought to you by sockbop.ca  

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26 DEC 2015: JIM MOLLOY

Matthew and Jim played Calgary Police Officers in an episode of See No Evil  season 2. They met at the new home of the Comedy of Creating Podcast the Arcade Bar in Hamilton, ON to discuss acting in film and television. The fun aspects of background performing, and even what it's like to take a job as a knight at Medieval Times.

This week's episode is sponsored by SockBop.ca and Arcade 

http://mattmaccallum.podbean.com/mf/play/24kdwp/CoCPod14JimMolloy.mp3

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14 DEC 2015: JAY BARTLETT of NINTENDO QUEST

Matthew sits down this week with Jay Bartlett, star of the documentary Nintendo Quest, to discuss mutual obsessions. From the issues with crowdfunding, to classic gaming, to comic books, to podcasting, and finally to their undying love of Star Wars and what their feelings are about Episode VII. You can check out Jay's film, as well as his two podcasts below:

Nintendo Quest

Gamercast Podcast

A Galaxy Far Far Away Podcast

A Galaxy Far, Far Away Facebook Page

This week's podcast is brought to you by SockBop.ca finally mail order socks that express who you and your feet truly are! Monthly subscriptions start at $9.95 tax and shipping included in the price! Check out www.sockbop.ca for all the details. 

http://mattmaccallum.podbean.com/mf/play/wi34vt/CoCPodJayBartlett.mp3

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21 OCT 2015: DAVE'S NOT HERE, MAN

Finally Dave And Greg is getting ready to launch! In preparation Matthew sits down and shares his experiences with playing the character of Dave, working with Men With Kilts Films and the other actors involved (specifically his co-star Mike). To keep up to date with what's going on with the web series follow any of these links as Matthew is constantly posting info in preparation for the premier of Dave And Greg:

Facebook

Twitter

Matthew's Blog

http://mattmaccallum.podbean.com/mf/play/kcgymz/CoCDGPodcast.mp3

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22 AUG 2015: JAY McALLISTER

Matthew takes a road trip with one of the two guys behind Men With Kilts Films. Jay McAllister, is also the co-creator/writer/director/producer of Dave And Greg.  Matthew and Jay discuss how he and Allister met, and how that quickly launched into a partnership and production company. Of course they also discuss Dave And Greg, along with comic books, Kevin Smith movies, working fast food, film school, and the one time Matthew's uncle held a press conference with a clown.

This is also the last sponsor spot for Future Shock's Something Wicked This Way Comes event. Happening tonight!!! That's August 22, doors open at 10 pm! It all goes down at the APK, 347 Clarence St. London, Ontario. Only $10 at the door! Hope to see you there!

http://mattmaccallum.podbean.com/mf/play/xfvceb/CoCPodcastEp10.mp3

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13 JUL 2015: MIKE MASURKEVICH

Matthew sits down with his co-star in Dave And Greg, and new best friend, Mike Masurkevitch. Of course they talk about the show, doing their best to not give anything away, but they also discuss inherited Romanian pipes, the concept of the "honer," and Matthew comes close to weeping on air when talking about the Star Wars Episode VII reel that was screened at San Diego Comic Con a few days before. 

As a bonus treat Lunchbox is back and sitting in as co-host on this one! So strap in, it's a long episode but some of the most fun they've had on the podcast so far. 

http://mattmaccallum.podbean.com/mf/play/q3taur/CoCPodcastEp8.mp3

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11 JUL 2015: MATT "LUNCHBOX" DE VINCENZO

Matthew sits down with London, ON comic, and outspoken stoner Lunchbox. The topics go all over the place from comedy, to how they would love to do voice overs for video games and cartoons, to what exactly shatter and dabs are. So sit back, have a drink or smoke one and listen to one of the very few times you will ever hear Matthew stoned on the podcast. 

http://mattmaccallum.podbean.com/mf/play/sza95w/CoCPodcastEp7.mp3

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3 JUL 2015: CODY DEANER

Matthew nerds out a little more than usual when he sits down with professional wrestler, musician, and webseries star Cody Deaner. Of course they talk wrestling, and how Jake "The Snake" Roberts gave Cody his blessing to use the DDT as his finisher. But these two also talk about growing up in rural Ontario, Canada; his evolution as a wrestler and performer; and how he's managed to create such a great character that spreads across multiple genres and styles of media. Make sure to go to his web site http://www.codydeaner.com/ to check out all this man has to offer to entertain you.  

http://mattmaccallum.podbean.com/mf/play/ar95xz/CoCPodcastEp6.mp3

 

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24 JUN 2015: WALLY WARWICK, MARTIN PICKELL, and MIKE "BEEFY" TAYLOR

This was originally supposed to be a one on one interview with comedian and signer of the band Door To Door Human Gore, Wally Warwick. But upon arriving we found out that Martin Pickell (lead guitarist), and Mike "Beefy" Taylor (bass) were big podcast fans. So Matthew switched on the fly and had all 3 of them on the podcast! 

They talk about the pros and cons of music versus comedy (in both writing and performance), the new Star Wars Battlefront trailer, and Mike and Matthew discover that they share a very strange and enlightening connection. 

This episode is sponsored by the new webseries from Men With Kilts Films, Dave And Greg

http://mattmaccallum.podbean.com/mf/play/4e6pmy/CoCPodcastEp5.mp3

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22 JUN 2015: DAKOTA THOMPSON

Matthew sits down with actor/comedian and former host of the Catch Your Breath Comedy Series Open Mic at Scot's Corner. They discuss the audition process, bad agents, acting on stage versus for the camera, and of course comedy. 

This show is sponsored by the new webseries from Men With Kilts Films Dave And Greg. Sure Matthew stars in it, but it's still a really good show and you should check it out!

 

http://mattmaccallum.podbean.com/mf/play/jxer29/CoCPodcastEp4.mp3

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