This week on the Quik & Slow Comedy Show, Celeste Lampa stops in to chat with Nick and Jamee and Tom about telling jokes. In this episode, the loonie goons rap about working at work, watching all the comedy specials and managing time when there is always a show. Celeste has a weekend at the Comic Strip in the West Edmonton Mall in December (so check that out) and she hosts the weekly open mic at Rouge Lounge, where the chicken wings are flavored. Send complaints to Nick. And also enjoy this show. Or else.
In the continuation of last week’s episode, Ryan Paterson joins Nick, Jamee and Tom on the Quik & Slow Comedy Show. After divulging on driving a diesel car and moving to a warmer climate, Ryan gets down to business. He dissects some pro tips that will take anyone’s comedy to the next level. Things like being funny, avoiding making too many of the same mistakes, queefing at a funeral. Things like that. Stay tuned and enjoy the show!
Today’s guest is next week’s guest on the Quik & Slow Comedy Show. He is 10-year comedy veteran, Ryan Paterson. In this first of two parts, Ryan talks to Nick, Jamee and Tom a lot. Mostly, it’s about comedy like how a good emcee is as important to the show as the headliner, drinking during a set and how starting an open mic is a great way to network. Nick prods and gets Paterson to open up about life on the road. He tells his famous hitchhiker story and takes a stand on which is a better place to live: Vancouver or Saskatchewan. One time he went to an artistic all male strip club and learned how to talk to women. One time he was asked to play “Hey There Delilah” on the guitar. All this and so much more right here on the Quik & Slow Comedy Show. Thanks for listening!
Katie Westman joins Nick McQuik, Tom Brent, Scott Porteous and Konrad Anderson to talk about her stand up career on this episode of the Quik & Slow Comedy Show. This middle-height, one time nursing student hails from Calgary and has been very successful in her first two years of comedy; playing shows (sometimes for money) from Vancouver to Montreal and throughout Alberta. On this show, listeners hear when Scott learned how to masturbate, Nick mentioning then not mentioning the porn he has acted in, Tom and his vibrating phone, Konrad cleaning cast iron and Katie translating Scottish in Costa Rica. Thanks for checking out the podcast. Enjoy the show!
The Quik & Slow Comedy Show is proud to announce this week’s guest is none other than the undying, satisfying, high-flying, knot-tying, Konrad Anderson. Vancouver bound, this Red Deer rascal sits in to talk about life on stage with Nick McQuik and panelists Jamee Nall, Tom Brent and Katie Westman (from Calgary). After tapping out of mixed martial arts and a long time relationship, Anderson found himself with excess energy and nowhere to put it. Save for comedy. This episode spreads it’s wings and drops fresh nuggets like Toronto turds, beaver tail tits and pancake nipples, homophomic, double digit sex partners, cereal killers and what it’s like to get too much sexual attention. Stick around. Things really gets uncomfortable when the kids aren’t being hit. Enjoy the show.
Ben Proulx is a comedian and guest this week on the Quik & Slow Comedy Show. After losing a leg to cancer when he was a child, Ben decided he was going to be a comedian. And a damn fine one he has turned out to be. Ben joins Nick, Jamee, William, James and Tom to talk about being a corporate comedy show-boater, getting punched in the head after a show in Red Deer and losing a prosthetic in front of a live studio audience. Journey into the abyss and find out how Nick treats children (get ready for a fart joke), how to be the best in comedy by vulturing stage time from corporate show-boaters who fail to show up at their club dates and pizza subs. This week is a lot of fun. So enjoy the fun and share with a friend.
William Hannigan is this week’s guest on the Quik & Slow Comedy Show. Join Nick, Jamee, James and Tom Brent as they run the gambit in this hilarious episode. They uncover what it takes to make it in a comedian’s first year and examine the intricacies of the gay gum crane. Then who pops in? None other than the three-limbed dandy himself, Ben “My Name Has All The Vowels” Proulx. This is a wet, wild ride that will have listeners in stitches. Thanks for stopping in and enjoy the show!
This week on the Quik & Slow Comedy Show, Nick McQuik and Jamee Nall dive deep into the workings of Oberon Zell-Ravenheart. It’s an actual wizard they interview. “[He is] one of the founders of the Church of All Worlds, is the first publisher of Green Egg Magazine and is the Headmaster of the Grey School of Wizardry. Those who know him well consider him to be a true Wizard in the traditional sense.” Wow, right? Listen to a group of comedians analyze the very important work of this true modern renaissance man here on the Quik & Slow Comedy Show.
This week on the Quik & Slow Comedy Show, Nick McQuik, James Ross and Jamee Nall interview comedian Jesse Allen. Jesse is a teacher and podcast co-host who finds that comedy done well is a matter of comedy done in town. A family man, Allen is. This episode is hot and heavy on stand up comedy which is unusual for a podcast that focuses on the subject. Life on the road, touring to gain precious Twitter bots, and quitting comedy for the sake of convenience; these being just some of the topics on the docket. Also, find out the answer to the question “What happened to Aaron Maslow?” the second half of Quik & Slow namesake. Spoiler: it’s Lyme Disease. Thanks for coming by. Enjoy the show!
Dan Clarke is back on the Quik & Slow Comedy Show. He raps with Nick and James about his life in stand up comedy. Dan was in a comedy contest where a professional disc jockey called him Darren. Dan recants Bill Cosby tales where he threw pills in the mouths of unsuspecting women like a the zookeeper throwing fish in the mouth of unsuspecting beluga. Actually, lots of talk of throwing things in general. Chairs, jokes, frolf discs and names. Bill Burr anyone? Ok, this is a good one. Have fun!
Welcome to the Quik & Slow Comedy Show where comedians interview comedians about comedy in a basement! This week, hosts Nick McQuik and Jamee Nall rap about a comedy show Nick performed on at Average Joe’s in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, North America, Earth, Milky Way, Universe. Although the events leading up to this show are super hilarious and include stealing cookies and a lack of fitness that can be had in a hotel fitness room, the real lesson here is that social skills are under rated and under utilized especially by the socially inept (i.e. comedians). James Ross shows up with another dude to talk about Hulk Hogan watching his ex-wife’s sex video and Jared Fogle; an easy tie in by all accounts. Enjoy the show!
Liam Leroux is on the Quik & Slow Comedy Show to discuss one thing: Isaac Asimov’s calendar reform initiative from the essay “The Week Excuse“. Imagine a world where every year, January 1st fell on a Sunday. The Super Bowl, Sunday. The day after Christmas, Sunday. Kill Day, Saturday. Liam outlines Asimov’s perspective on a world where every season has 91 days, every year has an extra day, and every four years, a leap-year. How fantastical! Join hosts Nick McQuik and James Ross on this timely adventure where farmers cease to exist and Ethiopia is still living in the year 2013…BC. Enjoy!
Every once in a while, the Quik & Slow Comedy Show opens the basement doors to real talent. This week is just like that. Sitting in with the dashingly dark Nick McQuik and his cantankerous panel of halfwits (Simon “Cleft Palate” Gorsak and “James” Drunk On Rumplemintz “Ross”) is Derrick Johnson and Byron Martin; writers, directors and performers of Fringe Fest’s hit sketch-comedy show, Blackout. They are in studio not only to promote their show’s air conditioned theater, but also to talk about improv as a sport, comedy as a thing and Google Drive…the most collaborative tool since legalized marriage. All marriage. Take the chance and go to the show. It has scored huge success and is, by all accounts, hilarious. Links below. Also, enjoy the podcast.
In this week’s edition of the Quik & Slow Comedy Show, Nick, Jamee, Scott and Sam talk to Pop Tart scientician, Gerhart Strudel III. Coming from a long line of popped food aficionados, Strudel has his cake and eats it, too. He is hear to spring the toaster on Pop Tarts myths, legends and SCIENCE!!!! This episode is so hot it’ll burn finger tips and tongues. It is so satisfying, listeners won’t have to listen to another episode until right before lunch. It is so great, it has two in a pack. Please enjoy responsibly.
Ryan Short is back as this week’s guest on the Quik & Slow Comedy Show. Ryan has been here before but has lived a life in the time since. After road tripping 250km (~200,000 miles) from Edmonton to Calgary by way of skate board, Ryan managed to make it to the Chinook Mall before breaking his wrist. That didn’t keep him from his comedy. Losing his chance to have a show on MTV didn’t keep him from his comedy. Coyotes eating his jerky didn’t keep him from his comedy. Not no one. Not nothing. Nothing will keep him from his comedy. He is unkeepable. He is going to Toronto. Where he will be kept. This is a great episode. Learn how to do drugs…Comedy. Comedy. Learn how to do comedy on the Quik & Slow Comedy Show.
This week on the Quik & Slow Comedy Show is the stunning conclusion to the question of “What to do when the zombies come…on my chest?” Bring a towel. This episode is devoted entirely to what it would take to survive a Zombie Apocalypse. Here’s the scoop: When the zombies come, everyone go to Nick‘s house because he’ll order pizza. At the very least he will have tea. And zombies hate tea. Join Jamee, Katie, Sam and Scott on this fun excursion that turns really fun in a fun kind of way that’s fun!
This week’s guest on the Quik & Slow Comedy Show…cancelled! What a dick. This episode is devoted entirely to what it would take to survive a Zombie Apocalypse. The word is out. When the zombies come, everyone go to Nick‘s house. At least then he will have a guest or two to interview. Join Jamee, Katie, Sam and Scott on this mental exercise that’s worthy of a listen!
When Jimmy Fallon and the rest of the Tonight Show lawyers approached Nick McQuik and asked if he would stop using their idea to use traditional board games as entertainment, he said, “Of course” because he is a liar. This week on the Quik & Slow Comedy Show, Nick and Jamee host a battle royale of Trivia! This week’s competitors are Ryan Byrne who, at one time, calculated the earth’s distance to the center of the galaxy using nothing but the internet, and, Liam Creswick. Liam was voted last year’s Blue Ribbon winner of the fair. These two go head-to-head in a match of wits that is only topped by the absurdity and hilarity of man made trivia. Strap on a thinking cap and have a listen for this lol funny episode of the podcast no one asked for.
Well, look who’s back on the Quik & Slow Comedy Show. It’s Colin Hollett and Mike and they are here to conclude the conversation they had with knot-untying champion, Nick McQuik. Remember his motto: If he’s knot untying, he’s winning. Joining Nick are sidekicks Jamee Nall, who brought her own make up, and Adam Dyck, who eats salad off plates. Today, the show delves into the goals and aspirations of two comedians on the brink of stardom then shoots right into what a person’s accent says about him. “With a whisper-box like that, he must be from Australia,” one might say and also be completely wrong. Guests talk about their favorite SNL impressionist. Points go to whomever voted for Chris Farley as Dom Deluise. Find out the worst show these guys have ever performed on and get some real show biz advice from real comedians. All this and much, much more right here on the Quik & Slow Comedy Show!
This week on the Quik & Slow Comedy Show are two excellent comedians in Colin Hollett and guest, Michael. Both are touring headliners who have agreed by their own free will to come down to Nick McQuik‘s basement and talk about Jurassic World, Nickels 55, what it takes to start over in comedy, and growing to be the small fish in a big pond. These two have a lot of miles under their belts and share bits of their experiences growing as comedians. It is unreal how terrible their laughs are. Join Jamee Nall and Adam Dyck and the rest of the gang in part one of a two part show. Stick around and enjoy the fun!
Michael can be found on the internet at Here or follow him on Twitter: @ComedySlave
Simon Glassman is a puppeteer, film maker, caricature artist, cartoonist, comedian and, as it happens, the guest today on the Quik & Slow Comedy Show. Join Nick McQuik, guest host, Dave Rae, Jamee Nall and Sam! Do it! This is a weird episode that is funny. Even though Simon has only been a comedian for three months, he has worn many hats in the industry and spills all about producing art in some of its many forms. Like the time he demonstrated a caterpillar puppet drinking semen can get government grants. The beautiful butterfly it became. A real hit parade. This was part of a show he had on biTe TV where the dirtiest puppets had sex called Felt Up. Nick strokes some egos that are not his own. Jamee is Dr. Phil. Thanks for coming down to the basement.
This week playing guest on the Quik & Slow Comedy Show is Taylor Ess, a comedienne from Montreal and elsewhere. In a visit to Edmonton, possibly for relocation purposes, Taylor stopped into the show to talk about life abroad in the Francophone, getting good at good stuff like comedy and her show on Radio Cheri. At least one out of three of the hosts are on pain killers. Is it Nick? Is it Sam? Is it Jamee? It is. Tom Brent, too! And 20 minutes in, it is great. Please enjoy.
This week on the Quik & Slow Comedy Show, Drew Behm comes by to talk about his life in stand up comedy. Nick, Will Robson, Darth Porteous and Jamee talk the best color in Magic the Gathering, acronyming a D. O. O. B. I. E., Aslan the Comedian, college, John Landis and anti-bullying. Lots of friends. Lots of fun. Go to L. A. Find a mother to kiss. Bill Cosby. This episode starts slow then ends fast. So hang on. Kiss a lady. Hug a man. Let’s do this.
This conclusion of last week’s episode of the Quik & Slow Comedy Show is the finale to the previous installment of the show. Will Robson chats up Nick McQuik, Jamee Nall, Scott Porteous and a mysterious stranger to talk about crime and comedy. The crime is a non-consenting love story. The comedy is that everyone is safe. Long story short, everybody thinks this episode will be used as evidence against Nick in a court of law. Movies, comedians, Pepsi. The Quik & Slow Comedy Show. Enjoy!
This week’s guest on the Quik & Slow Comedy Show is all around funnyman, Will Robson. Will sits in on the show regularly but is leaving for a comedy tour in Dubai where his dazzling antics will kill (figuratively) or be killed (literally). Nick McQuik, Jamee Nall and Scott Porteous took this opportunity to interview Will about how he got where he is and how he’s going to get where he’s going. LSD is how. Other notable chatting topics include, but are certainly not limited to, working a McDonalogue, taking an eight year hiatus from comedy due to the gruesome murder of a roommate, and reasons hippies and hipsters don’t get along. Seriously, they should, right? Will is worldly and flies by the seat of his pants. This episode is sure to delight. So stick around and enjoy the show!
This week’s guest on the Quik & Slow Comedy Show is by day a day-trader, by night a night rider and all-around comedian, Adam Dyck. Dyck, not to be confused with Rychard, talks to Nick, Jamee and Scott Porteous about doing comedy for free until they they mention there is beer; crying in the green room with a gun in his mouth and a belt around his neck (oh, wait, that was Nick); and the secret word! This episode contains lots of goodies including a short list of rich cheeses, pulling out of the tail-spin that is bombing on stage, and the best coffee in Edmonton (hint: it’s Transcend and please tran-send the endorsement check to Jamee at Nick‘s house asap). Adam is running a variety show for charity like the Muppet Show but with more comedy, so check it out. Enjoy the show everybody.