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Q - Maz Jobrani in Studio QSep 8, 2014 | 18:30Q Maz Jobrani in Studio Q Video
Q Maz Jobrani in Studio Q Sep 8, 2014 | 18:30Jian talks to Maz Jobrani about the politics of hosting Just for Laugh's "The Ethnic Show," the controversial category of so-called "ethnic" humour, and how the FIFA World Cup has helped open up American eyes to multiculturalism.
Q - "Sensitive Skin" star Kim CattrallSep 8, 2014 | 18:29Q "Sensitive Skin" star Kim Cattrall Video
Q "Sensitive Skin" star Kim Cattrall Sep 8, 2014 | 18:29Actress Kim Cattrall -- best-known for playing sex-crazed Samantha Jones in Sex And The City -- has teamed up with HBO Canada for a new dark-comedy that tackles the taboos of aging. Jian talks to the Canadian-British actress about adapting Sensitive Skin from the hit U.K. series, whether or not she relates to her characters' struggles and insecurities, as well as, the differences between how Hollywood and Europe treat women "of a certain age."
Q - Ivan Reitman hails Bill Murray DaySep 5, 2014 | 9:22Q Ivan Reitman hails Bill Murray Day Video
Q Ivan Reitman hails Bill Murray Day Sep 5, 2014 | 9:22On the occasion of Bill Murray Day in Toronto, Ivan Reitman joins Jian to tell some true stories about his his frequent collaborator, discuss the arch of his evolving career and comment on his first starring role in a long time.
Q - Atom Egoyan's hot & cold Cannes receptionSep 2, 2014 | 4:56Q Atom Egoyan's hot & cold Cannes reception Video
Q Atom Egoyan's hot & cold Cannes reception Sep 2, 2014 | 4:56Atom Egoyan recounts the cool reception at Cannes to his film "The Captive", and the flaming hot punctuation to the night.
Q - "The Captive" director Atom EgoyanSep 2, 2014 | 28:16Q "The Captive" director Atom Egoyan Video
Q "The Captive" director Atom Egoyan Sep 2, 2014 | 28:16Atom Egoyan's latest film "The Captive" is a psychological thriller about a man's quest to find his abducted daughter. It was booed at Cannes, received mostly unfavourable reviews (with a few exceptions). Jian talks to one of Canada's most celebrated about the fallout after bad buzz...and why he believes the critics got it wrong.
Q - "Little Mosque on the Prairie" creator Zarqa NawazAug 21, 2014 | 13:34Q "Little Mosque on the Prairie" creator Zarqa Nawaz Video
Q "Little Mosque on the Prairie" creator Zarqa Nawaz Aug 21, 2014 | 13:34Journalist and documentarian Zarqa Nawaz joins Jian to speak about inhabiting the space between cultures, how comedy can foster cross-cultural understanding in a post 9/11 world, and why she felt there was a need for her quotidian memoir.
Q - Viggo Mortensen on facing deathAug 11, 2014 | 3:15Q Viggo Mortensen on facing death Video
Q Viggo Mortensen on facing death Aug 11, 2014 | 3:15In this clip from his feature chat in Studio Q, Viggo Mortensen explains that what's at the core of his motivations to create is the constant awareness of his death and his attempts to stave that off.
Q - Aisha Tyler is "not black enough"Jul 21, 2014 | 3:59Q Aisha Tyler is "not black enough" Video
Q Aisha Tyler is "not black enough" Jul 21, 2014 | 3:59In this clip from her feature chat in Studio Q, Aisha Tyler explains to Jian how she navigated her path to success while contending with critics who argued she wasn't "black enough".
Q - Adam Driver drops "The F Word" in Studio QJul 11, 2014 | 22:44Q Adam Driver drops "The F Word" in Studio Q Video
Q Adam Driver drops "The F Word" in Studio Q Jul 11, 2014 | 22:44Adam Driver, perhaps best known for playing Adam Sackler on Girls (and soon to be very well known for his role in the upcoming Star Wars sequel) sat down with Jian in Studio Q to talk about his role alongside Zoe Kazan and Daniel Radcliffe in "The F Word".
Q - Adam Nayman says Showgirls "doesn't suck"Jul 10, 2014 | 1:16Q Adam Nayman says Showgirls "doesn't suck" Video
Q Adam Nayman says Showgirls "doesn't suck" Jul 10, 2014 | 1:16Film critic Adam Nayman offers some support for Paul Verhoeven's much maligned "Showgirls" saying that it was a victim of bad timing and should be watched with a pair of fresh eyes.
Q - Laverne Cox on "Orange is the New Black"Jul 8, 2014 | 3:30Q Laverne Cox on "Orange is the New Black" Video
Q Laverne Cox on "Orange is the New Black" Jul 8, 2014 | 3:30Laverne Cox speaks with Jian about how landing the role of Sophia Burset was the role she was waiting for her whole life, the joy of playing such a complex character, and how she's been a role model to other trans women.
Q - Reggie Watts beatboxing in Studio QJul 3, 2014 | 3:25Q Reggie Watts beatboxing in Studio Q Video
Q Reggie Watts beatboxing in Studio Q Jul 3, 2014 | 3:25Creative performer Reggie Watts reminisces over the pedal that got him started on looping and then shares some of his signature improv beatboxing during his feature-length interview with Jian in Studio Q.
Q - Creative shape-shifter Reggie WattsJul 2, 2014 | 31:22Q Creative shape-shifter Reggie Watts Video
Q Creative shape-shifter Reggie Watts Jul 2, 2014 | 31:22Jian speaks with Reggie Watts, a comedic performer and multi-instrumentalist with a penchant for the absurd. The fearless improviser is now in his third season as the co-star and band leader on the hit faux-talk show "Comedy Bang! Bang!"
Q - Transgender actress, activist and producer Laverne CoxJun 30, 2014 | 19:43Q Transgender actress, activist and producer Laverne Cox Video
Q Transgender actress, activist and producer Laverne Cox Jun 30, 2014 | 19:43Unexpected Orange is the New Black breakout starm Laverne Cox has hardly been basking in her new-found fame - she has been tirelessly advocating for transgender rights and equality, especially the plight of trans women of colour who she says are still living in a state of emergency despite the fact that trans people are gaining more visibility on their own terms.
Q - John Cameron Mitchell on Hedwig and the Angry InchJun 26, 2014 | 32:53Q John Cameron Mitchell on Hedwig and the Angry Inch Video
Q John Cameron Mitchell on Hedwig and the Angry Inch Jun 26, 2014 | 32:53John Cameron Mitchell joins Jian to reflect on the long-running hit musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch". The award-winning production, which most recently starred Neil Patrick Harris as Hedwig, tells the story of a transgender rock star from East Berlin.

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