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Alex Ross engages guests from a myriad of backgrounds to talk shop. Comedians, Actors, musicians and artists of all backgrounds share some insight on life and their mark on their industry. Learn and laugh with some of the best and brightest Toronto has to offer.

Alex Bird is Toronto’s answer to the lost art of crooning, but he’s more than that. A talented singer, actor and writer, Alex Bird is the renaissance man that Toronto needs. Alex chats about working in the Canadian landscape, from audition to audition, gig to gig, and what it’s like to chase the spotlight.

www.AlexBird.Net
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Todd Van Allen is a comedian, podcaster, and host of the first popular interview podcast in Canada, Comedy Above the Pub. TVA is a wealth of knowledge, experience, and some of the best stories in Canadian comedy. Listen to a living legend in podcasting as we chat about the booming comedy industry in Toronto.

www.ComedyAboveThePub.com

Filmmaker Alexander Carson reflects on the reasons why artists fall in love with the “struggle” to create their art. His feature film, ‘O, Brazen Age’, focuses on the life of young artists and their need to create art to evolve as people. Carson’s film pays homage to young artists and their social effects on the communities they are building.
https://www.facebook.com/obrazenage/ (National Canadian Screening Dates)
 
Toronto’s Carlton Cinemas Screening Tickets (March 24 & 25, 2017)

Jen Sakato & Patrick Hakeem are self-proclaimed love gurus with their very own advice podcast, Listen to Us! on TEN Minute Podcast Network. Jen hosts Ladies Night Comedy every 3rd Thursday at the Underground (670 Queen East, Toronto) & Patrick can be seen every week performing all over Toronto. These two are hustlers!! Don’t miss out on a great conversation about love & relationships.

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@jensakato
@hakeemness

http://10minutepodcastnetwork.com/index.php/listen-to-us/

Vancouver’s Crazy 8s Film Festival proves that great teams and great scripts can produce compelling shorts films….IN JUST 8 DAYS. Hear about the process from winners Mike Jackson and Peter New of Woodman, and Lawrence Le Lam, Jerome Yoo, and Alex Barima of Cypher. 

 
Marito Lopez brings the fire on this exciting episode of #RNS. Marito shares his love for Jay-Z and Kanye West while teaching us a hip hop crash course. Marito chats about moving to Canada from El Salvador and his fight to keep comedy in his life. Marito is in the studio producing his second Runnin’ At The Mouth hip hop comedy album–The Cream Soda Fur Coat. Check out Marito’s bi-weekly comedy show CommaTea every other Thursday at Bampot House of Tea (201 Harbord St, Toronto).
 
 
Nitish Sakhuja is one of the funniest up-and-comers in Toronto. He talks about his start in comedy in Toronto including the time he helped Canadian legend Kenny Robinson move homes. Nitish can be seen every Monday hosting “The Laugh Dispensary” at The Underground Comedy Club (670 Queen East) and out west this March on tour with Dean Young & Scott Belford for their “Cowboys & Indian Comedy Tour”: http://talkhole.co/dont-heckle-dean/cowboys-indian-comedy-tour/
With the recent closure of the Hoxton, Silver Dollar Room and Hugh’s Room there seems to be a very strong trend opposing the once sought after MUSIC city dubbed by Toronto mayor John Tory.
This episode is the return of comedian Garrett Jamieson with his band leader, musician Ryan Spratt of Sprattacus and formerly of Vince Lömbarrdi — they come and chat about their ideas to help Toronto be a better music and comedy city.
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Entrepreneurs Connor Thompson and Chris Elphick are podcasters turned authors. Instead of writing the next great Canadian novel, they turned to the budding industry of adult colouring books. Taking the word “adult” to its darker origins, they created Cockadoodles: a VERY Adult Activity Book. Ever wanted to launch your great idea? Take it from these two and follow your dreams….your wet dreams.
http://www.thisisntnecessary.com/ <– More info on Cockadoodles

“Podfather” Dean Young from Talkhole.com and Inside Jokes with Sandra Carusi chats about how he’s helping the Toronto comedy boom become Canada’s comedy boom. Catch him on tour this March on the “Cowboys and Indian” tour with Scott Belford & Nitish Sakhuja. First stop, Comedy Bar Toronto (945 Bloor St W, Toronto).

IG: deanyoungpodcast