Hello! We have just returned from the Winnipeg Comedy Festival where we saw and recorded a bunch of great new material that you'll be hearing on the show over the coming weeks!
I want to take this opportunity to say a big thanks to everyone at the Festival for treating us so well and showing us such a great time! It was my first trip to Winnipeg (shameful, I know) and I loved it!
Gord started his career in 1984 at a Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club amateur night and was such a hit that they asked him back to perform regularly! He played clubs, theatres, fundraisers, and was a highly-touted and much sought-after motivational speaker.
He was also an avid golfer, and in 1999 nailed a hole-in-one at the North Ridge Golf Course in Brantford, Ontario.
His achievements are made all the more spectacular and awe-inspiring given that Gord had been blind since the age of twenty-two! He was just 57 years-old when he died this past Monday, April 16th. We'll be remembering Gord in the show, and playing a set from a few years back.
You can read some thoughts and tributes about Gord on LOL's facebook page!
You'll also hear from Kyle Bottom, a comic that we recorded during the Vancouver leg of LOL's Winter Road Trip. He's relatively new, and you've never heard him on our show before, but he's well-known in the podcasting community, having done a lot of work on "Stop Podcasting Yourself".