Our latest episode of The Constant Struggle podcast is up and this time, we had the pleasure of interviewing Dale Wells, improviser and co-founder of The Dandies & Holodeck Follies.
Dale speaks about the benefits and challenges producing live comedy shows in Toronto. We talk about the history of Star Trek improv in the city, about geek culture, and about his show; Holodeck Follies, kicking butt at this year’s FanExpo. Dale and Nick chat about what it’s like to be a Dad artist with a day job. We bring up his love of singing and the various ways in which improv can bring joy to your life.
What a positive guy!
With GREAT shout-outs to:
ROB ARISS HILLS
TODD VAN ALLEN (COMEDY ABOVE THE PUB)
GILLIAN ENGLISH &
Well kids, summer’s over and with that brings a whole new world of struggles, but not without mentioning the break we took from them during the warm months to relax and refuel the tank.
In this episode, Nick talks about his trip to Chicago, IL with his buddies and Brie mentions her voyage to Halifax, Nova Scotia for the Atlantic Fringe Fest. Both reference their respective cities’ great garlic-bread-type products.
We discuss new and ongoing projects and how to jump back into them now that the colder months are upon us.
Special podcast shout-outs to:
Special Parks Canada shout-outs to:
- The Citadel
- Green Gables Heritage Place
- Province House National Historic Site of Canada
Special Toronto festivals shout-outs to:
And to everything garlic bread, we thank you.
Check it out on iTunes, Google Play or at the link right under the banner!
Episode 6 of my brother and my podcast, The Constant Struggle, is up & we’d love it if you’d giver a listen.
This time around, Nick’s got a new writing deadline he wants to get to before he takes off to Scotland with his family. Will the trip inspire him to write something while he’s over there? We’ll see!
Will Brie survive her month of insane-work hours and continue to work on her comedy all throughout, or will she have a complete mental breakdown along the way?
Find out, by downloading the episode on iTunes or checking it out right here:
Oh, and if you want to sign that petition to help get Kevin Smith Canadian citizenship, click here:
Struggle On, friends!
If you’ve browsed elsewhere on this website apart from the front page, (or the article about the WWI brothel, which continues to get more hits than any other post,) you’ll know that my brother Nick and I have been working on a podcast over the past few weeks that deals with the ongoing struggles creative types face on their journey to accomplish their artistic goals.
This month’s episode is no exception as we delve further into overcoming rejection, navigating networking events and just getting it done!
Check it out:
If you like it, and you’re interested in sharing your creative struggles with us on an upcoming episode, feel free to write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*** *Note: the books we referred to during this episode are:
Save the Cat!: The Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need, by Blake Snyder
Elephant Bucks: An insider’s Guide to Writing TV Sitcoms, by Sheldon Bull
The Nerdist Way: How to Reach the Next Level (In Real Life), by Chris Hardwick