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A comedic lesson in history and reconciliation

From the much awaited live show in Ottawa at the Shenkman Centre, Don Kelly explains reconciliation - at Ali's expense - and Julie Kim reminds you not to judge other mothers for their child-rearing choices. Recorded this past May in Winnipeg! This is our final show of the season. Tune in next week to Laugh Out Loud in the Summer! Be safe and thanks for listening. Tracy & Ali
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What will we do when the Racoon-pocalypse is upon us?

From the Big Sound Comedy Festival, Nick Reynoldson talks about what it feels like to learn that your dad in NOT a hero....and from Winnipeg, Angelica Scannura explains the what it's like to be from a place that most people have never heard of.
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Hey! Calm down in the gym! Some of us have a hernia!

From Niagara-On-The-Lake, Rob Bebenek outlines his pandemic lose-weight-gain-weight-get-hernia and repeat-plan...and on the 12th anniversary of his passing, we pay tribute to the late great Irwin Barker.
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Live from Big Sound Comedy Festival in Parry Sound!

Comedians Jeff Paul and Juliana Rodrigues entertain at the inaugural Big Sound Comedy Festival hosted by Ali Hassan. It's a trip around the tummy to the head and some dogs thrown in for good measure.
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A new, positive approach to divorce. Party!

Recorded in April in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Jean Paul talks about the differences between his son and daughter...and with good reason - he's worried about the boy! Dena Jackson takes us all skydiving and asks us to acknowledge that there's a LOT to consider.
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He cooks, he clean, he feeds...but he has limits!

From the Icebreakers Comedy Festival, father of twins Keith Pedro offers some questionable parenting tips and from Hecklers Comedy Club, Erica Sigurdson tells us how she LOVES children - but keep them to yourself please.
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Turning that frown upside down, one comedy set at a time.

From the Icebreakers Comedy Festival, Nour Hadidi reminds us that depression - as serious and challenging as it it is - when talked about openly, an be great for comedy! And Host Ali Hassan gets some tips on how NOT to sunburn.
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Downward Facing Broad with Deborah Kimmett

Part 2 - featuring Deborah Kimmett. A celebration of aging in a world that does not. Recorded at the Alumnae Theatre in Toronto.
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60 is the new 40? Tell it to the cops!

In her one woman show Downward Facing Broad, 40 -year comedy veteran Deborah Kimmett delivers a searing review of life as she's come to know it - aquafit, body changes, seniors discounts and all. Part 1
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Grocery list: Cheese, Chicken Thighs...and a Canoe. A tour of Costco – from where you can walk out with laundry detergent, cheese....and a canoe.

From the Shenkman Arts Centre in Ottawa in March, Derek Seguin shares his pandemic purchases and projects, and Rob Pue reminds us why we travel in packs.
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Come along with us on a journey through the human body. Don't say we never take you anywhere!

Recorded in Ottawa last month at the Shenkman Arts Centre - David Pryde takes you on a journey with prepositions. Or is is ALONG a journey THROUGH prepositions? IN prepositions? BETWEEN? Anyway, it's a ton of fun!
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Live from the Shenkman Centre in Ottawa - a COVID free episode!

Our first live show after 2 years finally happened at the Shenkman Centre for the Arts. Host Ali Hassan welcomes Ottawa native and writer for the Rick Mercer Show - Rick Currie! And multiple comedy festival belle of the ball - Jenn Grant! Live comedy is back!
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Yo momma is so missing!

Anesti Danelis sings a song about your mom. That feels like it could be mean - but it's kind of sweet! And younger listeners, if you're having trouble feeling gratitude, you could always feel grateful that comedian Jason Blanchard in not your father! Recorded at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival and the Okanagan Festival in 2019.
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Sometimes the best advice can come from a witch's mother.

Live from Lake Country BC, Ryan Short tells us how to make the most of a speech impediment - and Emily Bilton shares how she learned a most valuable life lesson from Mom. No - not her mom - Sabrina the Teenage Witch's Mom.
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Can one sleep too much? Gavin Stephens doesn't think so. Unless his toenails grow too much of course.

Recorded Pre-Pandemic. From Winnipeg Todd Graham tells you why he's bringing a rifle to bed, and from Niagara on the Lake, Gavin Stephens professes his love for sleep over everything else. In fact, we're lucky he even made it to the show! Congratulations to Gavin on his recent Comedy Album Juno nomination!
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Click here to hear the most Canadian thing ever...

NEW comedy recorded at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival last October. Pete Zedlacher takes us on a tour of his home...a place he's just starting to understand himself, and Steph Tolev takes a deep dive on the internet after a chilling episode of Naked and Afraid. This is what you call a bad idea...
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There are certain things you just don't say to your Mom!

From the Icebreakers Festival, Marito Lopez talks about the fear his 4’8” mother strikes in his heart. And Lars Callieou shares his perspective on the differences between Australians and Canadians. They mostly involve sharks.
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Make fun of millennial's all you want - but you may need them some day!

Recorded in October 2021 with a small but dedicated audience at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Noor Kidwai says sure, Millennial's might not be perfect - but the blame may lie with the parents! And Craig Fay delivers some messages to his old bosses. An older, but classic set from Lara Rae starts off the show.
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Wearing jogging pants in high school comes with a great risk to life and limb!

Comedian Jon Steinberg worries for the kids today, which is concerning because he doesn't even have any! Jenn Grant reflects on some embarrassing moments from high school; darn jogging pants! Jon Steinberg's album is called Between Me and The Wall.
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Some things just shouldn't be put on layaway!

The Grande Dame of Canadian Comedy Martha Chaves gives us an historical lesson on all-you-can-eat buffets, Rick Currie walks you through the challenges of lingerie shopping just in time for Valentine's Day and *Nick Beaton rants a cautionary tale to remind you that maybe the government does not consider you a person of interest. * recorded October 2020 during COVID
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Spotlight shines on Dave Hemstad

Recorded at Accent on Toronto, Dave Hemstad shines HIS spotlight on first class travel and cruise ships - but at the risk of getting too fancy, he also dives into some semi-illegal parking, spooning and contraband...socks!
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How to get your daily steps AND stay out of prison!

From Hecklers in Victoria BC, Rachel Schaefer talks about when bathroom etiquette goes wrong, and from Winnipeg last October, Matt Wright warns you about about your Fitbit steps!
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An unnatural fear of ghosts can really make home-buying a challenge!

Comedians Heidi Foss and Vishal Ramesh share their experiences with home buying and maintenance. From dishwashers to light fixtures, there's always a healthy fear of freezing and...ghosts? Recorded at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival last October.
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There's a special place for you and your leather pants!

Comedian Debra DiGiovani spares no detail in sharing why she won't be able to survive in a post-apocalyptic world, and from the Icebreakers Comedy Festival a few year back, Graham Chittenden has some thoughts on adult colouring books.
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Two families, two houses, three owners? Buying a house isn't as straight forward as it may seem.

NEW! From the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Paul Myerhaug and Leonard Chan share their house buying tales of joy and sorrow.

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