Like many people Sunday is my favorite day of the week… except I have a much different reason than most. People think I’m crazy when I tell them my favorite thing to do is work, but it’s true and every Sunday I bookend my day with two radio shows.
Wake up with me as I take to the AM airwaves on Newstalk1010 as the host of Sunday Morning Trivia. A two hour show in which I ask questions to callers, they give me answers and if they’re right they win prizes… so yes, it’s essentially bribing people to listen but I’m okay with that.
Then on Sunday night I move up the AM dial 40 points to find myself on TSN 1050 as the host of The LAW: Live Audio Wrestling. North American’s longest running professional wrestling and mixed martial arts radio show. It was my first job in the industry and I continue it to this day! So in honour of the late great billy Red Lyons I say to you… Don’tcha Dare Miss It!
As we await season two of Tiny Talent Time, all 12 of the episodes from the first season have been put online for your viewing pleasure!
Check them out at TinyTalentTime.com
It’s weird how things just seem to pop up and fall into place. I was recently hired by the RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING COUNCIL of Ontario to host and write a live, interactive game show for high school students that warned about the perils of gambling addiction. Yes, I’m well aware the whole program is slightly ironic. However, it was both educational and entertaining, and as an added bonus, I was able to get my longtime co-host Matt Phillips (Splatalot, Conventioneers) on board as well!
October and November were a couple really fun months with Matt and I hitting the road across Ontario performing live to a whole bunch of high school students… many of which happened to be Splatalot fans
Articles about the tour and show are available here:
Well if you live in Alberta or happen to miss one of your favourite shows and shift to mountain time then you may see me doing my take on “The Man from Glad” as a spokesperson that randomly shows up in people homes and workplaces on behalf of Alberta Chiropractic College.
Well the first episode of Tiny Talent Time hasn’t even hit the air yet, yet due to overwhelming hype and love for the return of this iconic Canadian show, the powers that be at CHCH have already decided that we’ll be getting a SEASON TWO!
I was on CHCH Morning Live yesterday with my co-host Jackie to make the big announcement!
For anyone that grew up in South-Western Ontario area you’ll definitely remember the iconic CHCH TV series Tiny Talent Time. The youth talent showcase ran from 1957 to 1992 and was hosted by Bill Lawrence.
To coincide with the 60th anniversary of CHCH Television the show is being revamped and brought back for the 2014 fall season, and I have been lucky enough to be chosen as the host. Myself and CHCH personality Jaclyn Colville will be strapping on our tap shoes and dusting off our batons to welcome in a whole new generation of talented kids to the CHCH airwaves.
I suppose this is going to be a real change for me watching kids succeed as opposed to watching then fall on their faces on Splatalot… but for the record, I was always the commentator that was routing for our contestants to succeed, Matt Chin was the evil one.
Check out the website here: TinyTalentTime.com
Tiny Talent Time debuts on Saturday, September 6th at 7pm on CHCH!
Don’tcha Dare Miss It!
I learned The Toronto Sun has a very liberal definition of the word “celebrity” but I was happy to hear it as they wrote up this great little editorial about me in their Celebrity Spaces feature!
Click on the images below to enlarge them and take a look into the weird little world that I call home sweet home.
Special thanks to Chrissy Newton at VOCAB Communications for helping put this together.
It was about 2 years ago I got heavily involved with learning and performing improv thanks to the good folks at Bad Dog Theatre Company. Since that time I’ve taken many classes, performed in numerous shows, and met a ton of great people… so now it’s time to bring it all full circle and create a show where I can trash them all openly and honestly on stage!
It’s called TWO STRIKES and it’s a improv show where performers are mean to one another, the audience is mean to the performers, and as the host I’m mean to everyone… seems like a natural fit for me, right?
All shows take place at COMEDY BAR in Torotno
Come on by for laughs and to see some dreams crushed!