46 * Dylan Brody is the Purveyor of Fine Words & Phrases

I’m thrilled to welcome Dylan Brody to the show! He started out a comedian with his first open mic at 17 years old in New York City and has worked with the likes of Jerry Seinfeld, Adam Sandler, Dennis Miller, and Norm McDonald! Now he’s one of the most renowned humorists in America!

Dylan and I talk a bit about his earlier days in comedy, about his an my fight with depression and undiagnosed man sadness, and he tells some fantastic stories! We’ll learn about what it was like back in the day for comedians and some of Dylan’s plans for the future too.

See Dylan live!: http://www.dylanbrody.com/shows2.html

See his shows on NextUpComedyhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/nell-minow/dylan-brody-on-his-new-co_b_14726148.html

You can watch his comedy on REVRYhttps://revry.vhx.tv/search?q=dylan+brody

Dylan has six comedy CDs to his name!

Itunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/dylan-brody/id318092911

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4hXEooSmqq3r8qn0LvBoES

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-music&field-keywords=dylan+brody

He’s also written some fantastic books! From his bio page:

Dylan Brody is one of America’s leading humorists and story tellers. His novel Laughs Last has garnered praise from Carl Reiner, Paul Krassner and Budd Freidman and is currently available at Amazon.com as a paperback or a Kindle download.

We discuss the Modern Depression Guidebook (from Amazon):

From Humorist/Storyteller Dylan Brody comes the opposite of a self-help book. The Modern Depression Guidebook promises to help readers get the deepest possible lows and experience the darkest possible blues in a joyous and darkly funny exploration of life’s inherent sadness. Packed with handy exercises to improve your self-loathing and ready-to-use lists of worldly injustices to contemplate, this guidebook will provide useful instruction to the chronically depressed and the first-time sufferer alike. Get ready to feel your mood plummet like a drunken Wallenda. With The Modern Depression Guidebook to help you, you’re about to do depression right!

I’d like to thank Tim Chizmar for putting me in touch with Dylan! Tim will be releasing a new website at www.timchizmar.com in the future. You can listen to his past appearance on this show at http://shareaslicepodcast.com/2016/05/06/chizmar/.

The end track, For You is by Kelly Fraser. You can find her music at kellyfrasermusic.com.

43 * Bat Hats, Racoons, Pee, and Post Apocalyptic Ritual Cannibalism

Kara Crabb made internet history back in 2011, when she — with the help of her friend Kara Lis Coverdale — taped old baguettes and lettuce to herself and sat atop Mount Royal in Montreal waiting for the racoons to come! This truly added steam to her unusual years exploring all that was gross and unusual for the sake of humor and science writing for VICE magazine!

You can read Kara’s contributions to VICE over at her profile page: https://www.vice.com/en_us/contributor/kara-crabb

In this episode we’ll be talking about her raccoon escapade, how she experimented drinking urine to whiten teeth and how she sampled her, well, cervical mucus. Okay it’s a little gross, but it’s definitely different and funny!

We’ll also discuss Kara’s play, Royal Jelly, in while she tells the story of three polyamorous wives who must eat their dead husband ritualistically to survive in a post nuclear apocalypse age. It gets weirder from there!

In addition to this, Kara wrote (and sometimes) acted in plays like Royal Jelly (Apt 613 review),  The Stillbirth (script here), and The Reproductive Life Cycle of a Flower (ergodeath).

Kara can be found over at Twitter: @karacrabb

I’m very likely missing something here. Kara is a playwright, actor, author, linguist, video producer and all round genius in my books!

The introduction track Royal Jelly Waltz was provided by Montreal composer and musician Kara Lis Coverdale. She’s good friends with Kara, too.

Check out Kara Lis Coverdale’s Bandcamp page: https://kara-liscoverdale.bandcamp.com/

You’ll find some more weirdness like Kara’s Kitchen over at Home Garden Parade!

Thanks to the Fantastic Plastics for letting me play their latest track She Don’t Use Jelly!

Remember they will be in the VANS WARPED TOUR this summer!

 

As usual, theme music (start and end) is used with permission and is by Kromatiks Music!

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24 * Hilarious House of Frightenstein

In 1971, Mitch Markowitz and his brother Rafael “Riff” Markowitz started filming their new children’s cult classic comedy horror sketch program The Hilarious House of Frightenstein! Back then, they had no idea just how popular it would become in Canada, the US and across the world.

The Hilarious House of Frightenstein was a Canadian children’s television series produced by Hamilton, Ontario’s independent station CHCH-TV in 1971. It was syndicated to television stations across Canada and the United States and occasionally still appears today in some television markets. In Canada, the series is currently airing on Space, TV Land Canada, and MTV2.

A quirky sketch comedy series that included some genuine educational content among the humor, the show’s cast included Billy Van, Fishka Rais, Guy Big, Mitch Markowitz, Vincent Price, and Julius Sumner Miller. Van played most of the characters on the show.

All 130 episodes were made in a single nine-month span starting in 1971; the scenes with Price and Miller were all filmed within one summer.

You can follow Mitch on Twitter at @ImTVsSuperHippy and you can visit his website at superhippy.com

Full episodes of the show are available on Youtube!

If you’re in Hamilton Ontario this weekend, you can catch Mitch at either of these events:

Dark Carnival poster

Hamilton Place gig poster

Intro music: Waysted by Kromatiks Music

Outro music: Old Habbits by Kromatiks Music

Mid-Show Ad was for Tell Me About Your Song

17 * It’s A Super Pee Pee Time!

Jeff Mac is half of the absurdist comedy podcast Super Pee Pee Time. In this episode, I enlist former guest Logospilgrim — who is a huge fan of Jeff’s podcast — to help me discuss deep and meaningful topics of comedy whilst listening to zany little clips from the program.

Pee Pee Time

16 * Mormon Underwear, Comedy Fails & Stolen Couches

Mike Smith is co-host over at the excellent Poorly Summarized podcast. We’ll learn about his past as a Mormon growing up in Salt Lake City, his brief stint as a comedian and what it’s like to bomb a set.  We’ll also get some insight into what it’s like to deflake someone.

Mike works as an architect. When he’s not designing buildings, he’s working away at  highly detailed magna opera like this:

drawing