SAY SOMETHING (Free Speech Part 3 of 3)

(originally recorded in May 2016 | Part 1 | Part 2)

Aaaaand we’re back. 

Part 3 took us almost a whole year to put out because Mx was impossible to deal with. Or I was. Or maybe we just took some time to lick our wounds and refocus because our big network podcast deal fell through.

Either way, we figured out our shit and we’ve already got a new episode in the queue featuring comedian and Comedy Church workshop founder Erinn White. Yes, you can expect more people to join our panel in this new… “season" of Stand Up v. Teach.

We mention Erinn, wrap up our discussion on free speech - for now - and Mx. tries  to convince me that a comic can teach their audience to be good little boys and girls. Mx bashes on Chris Hardwick a bit even though I’m sure Mx is happy with one of Hardwick’s more recent episodes of @midnight where he and some other comics fully roast an actual OCT licensed teacher.

Mx pushes for a governing body for comics while I explain this would be an exercise in hearing cats. Honestly, listening back to this now, I get what they were saying. We comics could create something that doesn’t suck - or at least we could work together to turn down the suck.

Comic, teacher, civilian - whatever you are let me know what you think as your listening to the episode. Live tweet us @standupvteach and @mattmaccallum


Andy Kaufman a study in commitment

Comics Called Out For Offending & Their Responses:

Definition of of Ignorance from Jason Seaver


King of Queens

Parents on Deadpool | Fans on Parents on Deadpool

Pegging in Deadpool

Canned Responses

Hurt vs. Offend

Bullying & Ignoring

Processing (could be misinterpreted as trolling - Bret)

Hardwick on Funeral industry

Burial costs: US & Canada | Canadian Funeral Services - Stats Canada

Is your audience stupid, drunk, and/or exceptional? | Special Education FAQ

Landmark Suspension/Free Speech Case - Tinker v. Des Moines

Comedy unions: 1979 The Comedy Store | 2004 NYC | Equity (UK)

License for OCT applies outside Ontario

Hardwick/@midnight roast of an Ontario teacher | More



PWAC (pay scale)

Duty to report for teachers

Jian Ghomeshi “not guilty” | I believe

Unions benefit the health of all workers

Social Justice warriors or just good practice? | Respect our troops

Sales (Avoid "no" in the first three questions)

Humber College Comedy Program

Second City Comedy Classes

Catherine O’Hara

Comedy Church

Erinn White

Brandon Sobel


Carlin’s rape joke

The Feminist Comedy Show Where Men Tell Rape Jokes

45% of rape victims are male? RAINN shows 1 of every 10 | Slate cites 38% | UK stats

Canned response script

David Cross abortion tags

Ontario's PENIS New PENIS Sex Ed PENIS Curriculum

Matt at in Brantford ON at Club NV 28 Mar

Matthew Surina

Hub of the Hammer

Comedy Church (Hamilton ON & Guelph ON)

Matthew MacCallum