It’s that time again! Time for what? Time for stand up comedy trivia. This week on the Quik & Slow Comedy Show is the conclusion of last week’s grueling trivia challenge. Join Simon‘s team, Josh, and JP‘s team, Gramiak, and Morris and Nick and SAM! And Konrad! Just join the game. Join in because it matters. It’s all stand up trivia and some trivial, petty victim blaming. Then the game ends. But the podcast continues. There is also a time when pizza gets eaten and pigs are defended. Plus learn every comedy show in Edmonton. This is the best kind of episode.
This week concludes the interview with The Dirrty Show on the Quik & Slow Comedy Show. In this second part get ready to laugh and cry as the comedy duo Kayla Williams and Melody Stang explain that good times and drugs can happen anywhere. “[We had] Good times at the bowling alley,” says Williams, “two meth heads and a bowling lane!”
Prepare to enjoy this Red Deerian iconoclast as they prepare for their last show in Canada before leaving for Australia. This show is exciting as listeners gain valuable insight into the reason Nick does poop scenes in porn. And how staying engaged in comedy helps the maturing process. Shout out to all the moms.
CHECK OUT The Dirrty Show TONIGHT (Oct 31)!!!!! THE Vat IN Red Deer!!! SEE THIS BEFORE THEY MOVE TO AUSTRALIA!!!!
The Dirrty Show is this week’s guest on the Quik & Slow Comedy Show. And boy are they dirty! The appropriately named Melody Stang and Kayla (Vanessa) Williams make up this hilariously talented musical duo. This episode covers everything from flying high on an airplane to a man who cuts off his wiener for the sake of becoming a Ken doll. He is called a nullo…Awesome! These ladies are great. Nick‘s mom gives the best sex advice. Breaking a penis in half is no way to finish in bed. Stick around and enjoy this uproarious episode.
Stick around for this amazing round table as Ian discusses his recent weight loss, getting shot in New York and his painful bout with arthritis. There is a good deal of information for any comedian looking to sign with a big club or making the transition into comedy as a full time professional. Thanks for listening. Enjoy!
Comedian Alex Fortin is today’s guest on the Quik & Slow Comedy Show. At just three years into his comedy career, Alex discovered that he is an angry person.
His outrage for things as commonplace as, say, Fiji bottled water, provides Fortin a unique persona that audiences across Canada are eating up! From Kelowna to Regina (that’s right, rye country!), Alex is destroying stages and leaving dead carcasses in his wake from killing audience members in cold blood. Jokes. He tells jokes.
Alex is delightful and fresh off a week long exhibition at the World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas, America. In addition to some amusing romps about his life on the road, Alex tells Nick McQuik and Jamee Nall about the horror stories of being a stand up comedian. Tune in and enjoy!
This week’s guest on the Quik & Slow Comedy Show is funnyman, Scott Porteous. Scott began as a comedian nearly twelve years ago at age 19 and has actually gotten younger. After, and not because of, taking a hit to the face with a pistol, Porteous opted for a less dangerous life and shipped off to Edmonton. A place, he decided, that is safer because the pistol-whipping is with knives…and is called stabbing.
Today’s guest on the Quik & Slow Comedy Show is the wonderfully charming and sensational, Dan Taylor. Dan has been a pastor his entire adult life and a comedian for all the other times. Nick, Jamee and Sam find out in this episode that Dan wins the SiriusXM’s Top Comic contest in Edmonton. As a result, Dan opened for Russel Peters and earned a spot on Just For Laughs 42 in Toronto. It is an exciting time for Dan and the everyone who listens to the show. Dan is testament to the fun that comes from taking a chance and exposing oneself…wait…yeah. Thanks for listening. Please share or like the Quik & Slow Show on Facebook or Twitter.
This week on the Quik & Slow Comedy Show is the hilarious comedienne, Lisa Baker. Lisa began comedy in karaoke bars in New Foundland after being motivated by a group of high school bullies that she called friends. When a booking agent told her that she shouldn’t tell her jokes because she is a female, Lisa decided to sign with Yuk-Yuks Comedy Club. Nine years later, she has become one of the best comediennes in Canada.
On this episode, listeners learn that Nick is a Jedi and not a Jew, the best way to deal with hecklers is not to give them ammunition and the benefit of telling jokes in a tough room is that it hardens a comic. Find out what a “minivan” is (think anal fisting) and that leaving on a high note is the best thing to do. In Baker’s words, “Let the bitch squirt and be done.” She is a champion for women’s equal rights.
Nick calls it repitar instead of repertoire. Aaron is absent and not missed. Sam Wattercannon is working the sound like a hound. Jamee aims high with her camera. Even Liam Leroux shares some thoughts on the vulgarity of certain words.
This is fantastic! Thanks for stopping in and enjoy the show!
Liam has been a comedian for a long time. But he is also a man of expression. He creates on every level and enjoys the journey of living. Find out this episode what it means to be a comedian for the sake of the artistry. This is the second part of a two parter on the Quik & Slow Comedy Show.
Every once in a great while the Quik & Slow Comedy Show has an interesting guest to interview. This week is that mark. Comedian, writer, cartoonist, journalist, political activist, soccer enthusiast and not hooligan, Liam Leroux, shares his story. All of his story.
This may be the first episode where the funny business isn’t comedy. Today is more about football and football related facts. But do not be discouraged, chuckle monkeys. This show may have little to do with comedy, but that is exactly how Liam does his comedy. It is subtle and subversive. Liam is remarkable in every way. He embodies what it is to live a full life. Get out there and be a human; do as the humans do, he might say…he doesn’t say that, but he might.
Liam has been a comedian for a long time. But he is also a man of expression. He creates on every level and enjoys the journey of living. Find out this episode what hipster racists are and also what it means to be a comedian for the sake of the artistry. And stay tuned because there will be a second part to this episode next time on the Quik & Slow Comedy Show.
The Quik & Slow Comedy Show is pleased as sour cream to introduce the show’s guest, Matt Mellon. Matt originated in Ft. McMurray in the southern stretches of the earth’s polar Arctic. Matt has been a comedian for five years and started telling jokes to polar bears and other exotics like oil men. He is here on the show to talk about his experiences and beliefs.
Matt once performed on the Sirius XM Sound Exchange program and is now making in excess of $175. He is a fan of Nick‘s flame-less candle and once backed down from a fight to a man in a wheelchair. Apparently, just because his legs were broke, didn’t mean his mouth couldn’t run.
As a Charlie Day lookalike, Matt is a real pleasure on the show and in real life. He entertains the masses by attempting to send a Tweet via fax and examines the amazing things hookers could do if they were X-Men.
Sit back and relax for this whirlwind adventure as the whole gang at the podcast takes listeners by the hand for a guided mystical journey. Today the cast includes, Right fielder and centerpiece, Nick McQuik; Guest host and owner of dongfarts.com, Joshua Coss; Intern and pro-women woman, Jamee Nall; Torn pants wearing river boat steward and sound operator, Sam Jetroy Waterwoman; The man who can only stay for an hour more, Liam Creswick; and, I-barely-talk-because-there-are-moths-in-my-mouth, Aaron Maslow.
As a special treat to listeners, this will be a two part series as one part is too few and three is too many. Thanks for coming out. Stay tuned and enjoy!
The Quik & Slow Comedy Show along with the Egg Council is proud to have as a guest, comedian and modern Renaissance Man, Liam Creswick.
Liam is a 5-year comedy veteran. Stand up is just the tip of the iceberg for Creswick who says that successful comedians don’t just perform behind the mic. That mentality drives him to experience every aspect of comedy. Liam is active with the improv group yegDnD, writes and performs sketch comedy with the Debutantes, acts in plays (most recently in Edmonton’s Fringe Fest), is a voice actor, and hosts a variety show each month called Exciting Times. Sometimes he has time to stop and breathe, but only for a moment before getting back to knitting more “Who Farted” t-shirts.
What Ryan lacks in stature, he makes up with lispiness and shoe extensions. He gets a discount at the shoe store where he works. All height jokes aside, this episode is big. Short is one of the most driven and hard working comedians in Edmonton. His ability to take any (and every) stage he can with the sole purpose of making the audience roar with laughter makes Ryan a force to be reckoned with…or at least weckond with. He has a speech impediment.
This episode is full of foolhardy romps that the whole team here at the show think listeners will love! Thanks for popping in!
Ryan Byrne is a bustling comedy writer, comedian, director, editor, and producer. He is also the guest this week on the Quik & Slow Comedy Show.
Just finishing his award-winning web series, “The People Who Touch Your Food“, and in the planning phase of a second web series, Ryan walks Nick, Aaron (over the Skype), Jamee and Sam through creating and finalizing a creative project. Ryan is ambitious and his experience shines light on how stand up skills transfer over to other forms of comedy. The differences of working alone as a comic versus working with a team makes Ryan a better collaborator and performer.
This episode is enlightening and the whole crew down at the Quik & Slow Comedy Show think listeners will thoroughly enjoy it. Thanks for tuning in!
Ken started his career in stand-up when he was 46 and kicks the assumption that people have to be young to be a great performer. Always looking for the funny in life, Ken has no trouble finding it. After raising a family, surviving a severe car accident, and beating cancer three separate times, he believes that there is humor in all situations. For Ken, every stage is an opportunity to leave it all out there and become a better comedian.
This episode gives listeners perspective on how, as a comedian, being flexible for an audience doesn’t mean changing who you are. There is also a lot of mention of tit pics. Ken is wonderfully hilarious and gracious. This episode is definitely full of fun stories and insight. Enjoy!
The good news is that the Quik & Slow Comedy Show is going stronger than ever. The bad news. The ace of McQuik and MaSlow, Aaron Maslow, contracted Lyme Disease from a tick and is dead. Well, not exactly. He just lives in the exciting world of not Canada and also had a tick on him. What does this mean for the podcast? New host!
In this week’s episode of the show, Nick McQuik guides an entire cast of would-be interviewers through the grueling hell that is asking Nathan Semenyna a question. Nathan, as listeners may know from previous episodes, is an impossible person who derails natural conversation with his innate ability to be himself. Podcast regulars and previous guests will sit in and try commanding the wonkiest interviewer interview there ever was.
And what’s the prize for making it out of the gauntlet? The opportunity to hang out with Nick McQuik more often. Why anyone participated at all is unbelievable.
Follow the “annoying story arcs” as each host-to-be uncovers a little piece of Nathan and his comedy past. In addition to having cut his thumb on a mandolin, this cast finds Nathan is drunk, homophobic, angry and then sad as he realizes he has fallen out of favor with his pal, Scott Belford. Nathan talks about his impending suicide and even quits comedy to pursue a summer job in landscaping.
Who do you think will win the job? What host has the chops? Help us decide! Leave a comment below or post to our Twitter and Facebook page.
Questions like: “Where are you from, Dan?”, “Oh, wow! Why did you leave Port Hope, Ontario?”, and “What is uranium enrichment?”
Dan claims that he has no hobbies and that he could handle the fame and fortune of being a celebrity just as well as the fame and fortune of being a regular person. Nick nearly comes unhinged when he discovers Dan’s general apathy is a lifestyle. “Why?” Nick pleads, “Why would you live that way? Why would anyone want to live that way?!”
“Because I don’t care,” Dan rebukes. Nailed it like a roofer. Dan was raised as a Mormon and works full time as a glazier.
Dan has been performing comedy for two years.
This episode is full of delicious nuggets. Please enjoy!
This week on the Quik & Slow Comedy Show, Nick, Aaron and Jamee interview the PhD of science, law and comedy, Craig Sherburne. Craig is in his seventh year of comedy and shares some of his insights on what it takes for comics to make success. He also discovers his appreciation for Nick‘s porn career and Jamee‘s recent acid trip. And, then, he goes and brings cigars for everyone. Holy Smokes! Listeners will have no trouble getting into this episode as it is hilarious, informative and riddled with porn inferences. There is even a glimmer of comedy when Dan Clarke pops in. Thanks for tuning in and enjoy!
Join Nick, Aaron and the rag tag cast of comics that call themselves The Quik & Slow Comedy Show as they interview Edmonton’s most revered and respected comedy podcast team, The Movie Jerks! This week is a humdinger of a ditty as comedians and hosts of The Movie Jerks podcast air some of their dirtiest podcast secrets and most scandalous Hollywood insider gossip! The Movie Jerks is a two-time award-winning podcast where comedians JP Fournier and Shawn Gramiak help people love the movies they hate…or hate them even more. From the basement dwelling idiots of Quik & Slow to the attic trolling aces, listeners will undoubtedly fall in love with this comedy troupe after hearing the best and worst podcast hosts in Edmonton. Aaron, Nick, Aaron, Clare, Jamee and Ryan invite listeners to sit back and enjoy!
Theater Hoops super stud, Keith Sarnoski, is the guest on the Quik & Slow Comedy Show this week. Nick, Aaron, Clare, Shawn, Jamee, Mark, and, visiting from the land of opportunity and hope, Ryan ‘Milhouse’ Maslow follow Keith down to the basement for a captivating expos’e into the life of a soon-to-be Theater Hoops legend. Between shots of Bacardi Breezers and mouth-clogging grips of stale movie theater popcorn is the twisted tale of a man and his dream to be the best Theater Hoops star there ever does. This story is motivated by lackluster puns, racial errs and the desire of this unlikely team of would-be snoops to uncover the truth behind what will inevitably be the most over-told underdog story of forever. Riveting only begins to describe the hellacious, puppy-cancer that is Keith’s struggle. Will he survive to live out his dream? Or will Theater Hoops conquer yet another ball-filled-hoop of ambition of a man? Find out here on the Quik & Slow Comedy Show.
What is Theater Hoops and how is it changing the world and who is Keith Sarnoski? For the most honest answers, listen close.
Robyn Slack and Josh Coss are the two humans (not robots) that make up the comedy music duo, Success 5000, and the guests this week on the Quik & Slow Comedy Show. After meeting in high school at a local radio station, Slack and Coss realized they shared a common love for music and started their new friendship as friends. Over the course of several unfruitful projects and failed bands, the two found themselves alone together harmonizing under the moonlit glow of Edmonton’s River Valley. They joined musical forces shortly thereafter and became Success 5000.
Aaron and Nick and Jamee and Clare are pleased as Hawaiian Punch to have Success 5000 in the studio this week. Not only are Robyn and Josh funny as bears on stairs, they share some amazing details about road tripping, forging a comedic partnership and taking body shots out of the concave chest of the skinnier, less-guitarioed Josh.
Once these two sync up, it is nothing but nonstop fun on this episode. And, as a exclusive feature, Success 5000 play their new single, Big, Dumb Heart. Stick around for some great laughs and some amazing music! Oh, and hey…thanks for stopping by.
While Brett and Simon have been guests before, the quality of their shows were not up to snuff. So, the gang has invited them back, along with Dion, to discuss their comedy show. Listeners are in for a treat this week as the guests unveil what it takes to start a room, recover from a drop in attendance and maintaining one of the best places for stand up in Edmonton.
As always, Jamee Nall is in the house as the social media intern and urban professional. In the sound booth is the hiClareous, Clare Belford. This show is loaded with useful information for anyone looking to host his or her own comedy room or just looking to perform. Enjoy!
The Quik & Slow Comedy Show is out of the basement this week and proud to have the very special guest, Danny Martinello. Danny is a live wire with a short attention span and almost no filter. He is energetic and uproariously funny!
Once a self-proclaimed ‘bad kid’, Martinello turned his life around in the tenth grade after a run in with a bully’s fist. After finding his bearings in performing arts, he was offered a full-ride scholarship for acting. He turned down that offer in order to pursue his passion for improv and stand-up comedy.
Danny recants the tales that helped his life find focus including setting a playground on fire one afternoon, getting kicked out of elementary and high school, cleaning a hamster, and his successful audition for the Groundlings; an L.A. based theater group that preps young improvisers for Saturday Night Live.
The most handsome comedian in all of Edmonton and all-around germaphobe, Matt Labucki, drops in this week on the Quik & Slow Comedy Show. He is just in time, too, because the basement flooded with shit! Matt hates that. It looks like old Nick McQuik‘s pipes backed up and the line couldn’t handle his load of dirty poop water. It also smelled like Aaron‘s breath and was as soft to touch as the soggy hair-flesh he calls his abs. Not to worry, though. Disaster is averted when Quik & Slow innovative prowess is activated and the show is moved upstairs.
This is the first episode to be recorded in the light of day…and what a day it becomes! Labucki shares his seemingly infinite wisdom on the subjective nature of comedy contests, explains how to turn a bad room around in one set, and what it’s like starting up in comedy in three different cities. Most important, is Matt outlines how George Lucas went from being a genius to a big piece of shit. This show has it all!
This week, the Quik & Slow Comedy Show features comedienne, Brandi CK La Perle. Nick, Aaron, sound engineer, Sam Watterworth, and media intern, Jamee Nall, are blown out of their seats in this episode after Brandi reveals how battling for laughs in stand up comedy helps her cope with the debilitating pain of endometriosis; a disease where the lining inside of the uterus grows outside of the uterus. Yikes!
Raising awareness for endometriosis is not her only pursuit, however. La Perle goes on to tell about the one time at Denny’s when she prolapsed her rectum. Whoops!
After spilling her guts, Brandi expands on her certification in giving fellatio, growing as a person by living outside what’s comfortable, and a comedy road trip to Red Deer that left an old tranny dead on the side of the road.
This week on the Quik & Slow Comedy Show, Nick and Aaron and their brand new sound engineer, Sam Watterworth, are joined by the funny and sweet comedienne, Celeste Lampa. Celeste is a mother of two who, before parenthood, was slinging jokes for nearly three years. After rearing her youth, she has recently made a triumphant return to comedy full of gusto! This episode is loaded with hilarious anecdotes and awesome information for comedians who deal with balancing ambition with real life. Celeste talks about performing in a swinger’s club, the most opportune time to drink as a comic, and striking a balance between meeting comedy goals and raising a family. The folks at the Quik & Slow Comedy Show know listeners are going to appreciate Celeste and all her talents. Thanks for stopping by!
Matt has performed on the Tonight Show and worked with Dave Attell among other notables. He is awesomely hilarious and his stories are sure to delight. Not only are they entertaining, but any burgeoning comedians out there will find wisdom in his sage advice. So, plug in and stay tuned. These are great! Thanks for tuning in.