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.
This week, after hearing brand new intro music from bensound, six-year veteran of comedy, Jon Mick, joins Nick, Jamee and Scott Porteous on the Quik & Slow Comedy Show. Jon shares tales about working with Neil Hamburger, writing as meditation and lobster races. This chef turned electrician turned comedian turns it up when he discovers that he is a hip-hop Drew Carey with a Fred Durst attitude. Jon is a solid guy and an excellent comedian. His stories are funny and evocative. Happy listening.
In this week’s episode of the Quik & Slow Comedy Show, comedians play the drinking version of Cards Against Humanity. For those unfamiliar, Cards Against Humanity lets players respond to the dealer’s question card with the most appropriate or inappropriate response. The ensuing hilarity is laced in comical innuendo and wit. Ok, not wit. Vulgarity. Either way, it’s a surefire combo for fun!
Today’s guest on the Quik & Slow Comedy Show is musical comedian, Solly KP. He is here to talk to about playing the keyboard and singing songs. As a short, Jewish person, he is very soft-spoken. As a tall, Catholic, he’s loud and crass. Originally from Calgary, Solly resides in Lethbridge where he is working on a degree in “stuff” while pursuing a dream career as a comedian. After a year in the game, he tells Nick, Carina Morton, Josh Coss and Jamee Nall all about the dirt in Lethbridge comedy. Is there any? Find out as this boat-hating, curly-hair having, fast-tongue talking boy gives listeners a thrill! Enjoy.
There’s a good chance listeners spent last Christmas with their loved ones or a favorite pet. Unfortunately for Nick McQuik, Jamee Nall, Scott Porteous and Will Robson, pets are hard to come by…even around the holidays. This episode of the Quik & Slow Comedy Show is set on Jesus’s first day of a 33 year battle with life. There’s no cure. Wear a ribbon. It has a little bit of everything: hate for juice and WWII vets, drag queens, and throwing up blood. It’s funny if tragedy is giggle-able. Well, shit. Here it is.
When a person has a birthday, it’s usually special. Otherwise, why would anyone be born? The answer: horny dads and slutty moms and a healthcare industry that thrives on the blood of newborns and smokers.
Alex is back to talk to Nick McQuik, Jamee Nall and Will Robson about his comedic endeavors in comedy since the last time he came. In the basement. The last time he came in the show…on the show.
Life has been pretty sweet for this transforming youngster. He performed in Las Vegas with Nick. He used Tinder. He had a sexual encounter in Cranbrook, BC so sumptuous it’ll make listeners look up Cranbrook on a map. He has a podcast just like everyone else. He has an open mic that no one goes to. He has hope.
Any comedians looking to expand his literal/proverbial/actual horizons will certainly appreciate this delectable voyage as one man tells how he grows into an older man. It’s quite fascinating. So stick around and enjoy the show!
Check Alex‘s first episode Right Here! Or his podcast: The Worst Podcast Ever. Catch Alex hosting his bi-weekly open mic comedy night at On Tap Pub & Eatery. Every other Thursday at 9 PM
Brent Ehtun is “eh” ton–of fun–fffffff…it rhymes, guys…on this week’s episode of the Quik & Slow Comedy Show. Brent is new to comedy and talks to Nick, Jamee and Sam Wattertemple about starting off in comedy. Nick and the gang discuss the writing process, bombing for considerable amounts of time, committing to a joke and agreeing with Nick. This episode is chocked full of nuts. Enjoy.
Listeners will also hear who are the best new comedians in Edmonton, what it takes to have fun and eat pizza, what Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was doing in the CFL, and all about #gingersvsalbinos: The Night War…available where ever stuff that doesn’t exist gets sold. And, as it turns out, nothing cripples the Edmonton comedy scene worse than trampolines.
Tune in, turn out and let the hard tacos fly because this episode is as funny as it is hilarious and that’s the “truth”.
Nadine Hunt is the guest on this week’s episode of the Quik & Slow Comedy Show or, as Jamee puts it, the Ginger Whore Penis Show. Although relatively new to comedy, Hunt has learned a lot about being productive on and off the stage. She sits down with Nick and Jamee to talk about how a gay woman can find a supportive community in comedy. As Nick‘s father always shouted at the top of his lungs in the bare wilderness of the Arctic tundra, “Nothing is more supportive to a community than dick jokes.” Nadine is deep into the 90’s rap game and joined Twitter with the sole intent of stalking pop music icon, P!nk. She is in a comedy contest in Calgary on the 18th and talks about what it takes to prep for it. This episode is filled with great tools for comedians starting out as well as information about emergency penis surgery. Enjoy!
Howie Miller is visiting the Quik & Slow Comedy Show to talk about his 18 years in comedy and television. This episode features stories and advice for anyone starting in comedy or grinding his “hustle muscle” as Nick always says. This is as big a guest as the show has ever had in every way except size (see Matt Alaeddine, ep171-3. ) and he doesn’t disappoint. Stick around and enjoy this installment with Jamee, Nick, Sam and the whole Quik & Slow gang!
On a grim side note; former co-host and current webmaster, Aaron, has a brother-in-law, Dave, who is real, real sick. His liver is in bad shape and without a liver transplant it is dire. Please donate money to his family so that his remaining time can be spent focusing on things that are important and not hospital expenses. Thank you. www.gofundme.com/DaveLuedke
Today, the Quik & Slow Comedy Show is happy to host all around mover and shaker, Dan Johnstone. Dan joins cohort, Evan Charot, and a hodgepodge of loony tunes in Nick‘s basement as he discusses his charity, Can Man Dan, as well as a new movie release. Jamee is going to be there and so is Will Robson and Scott Porteous. All good people. Listen in because there is an audio clip from a film movie. This is one raucous episode full of funny stories and outrageous stories all in sonnet form!
Huge thanks to Benjamin Isaac for listening to the show and sending whisky!
Nick, Jamee, Dion, Sam and the whole group at the Quik & Slow Comedy Show welcome Pete Morley back from last week. He’s back. He has a back. He eats back meat. He is doll filled with gel. Listen. This is a great episode for anyone who asks…especially any committee members from the board of directors. Holy Smokes!