Sam Morril discusses his upcoming stand-up dates including a JFL Toronto stop on September 21, being a terrible driver and growing up in a blended family in Manhattan, how our parents measure our success, getting into comedy and admiring John Mulaney, attention spans and Oppenheimer vs. Barbie, telling David Letterman why he offers some specials to fans for free, corporate delays and greed, his 2020 pandemic-induced Up on the Roof special, what he knows and thinks about Canada, an update about his next special, tour dates, other future plans, and much more.
In a conversation recorded before the SAG-AFTRA strike motion, Martin Herlihy, John Higgins, and Ben Marshall from please don’t destroy discuss their 2023 North American tour and Just for Laughs stops in Montreal, Canada and important Canadians like Norm Macdonald and Jamal Murray, their work as writers and short filmmakers on Saturday Night Live, comedic film editing and doing a live show, the forthcoming pdd movie, which features Conan O’Brien, other future plans, and much more. Supported by you on Patreon, Blackbyrd Myoozik, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad’s Donuts. Support Y.E.S.S. and Black Women United YEG. Follow vish online.
Patton Oswalt on recovering from COVID-19 and doing stand-up in a fractured America, libertarian nihilism and punk rebellion, satire and classism, why the Just For Laughs Festival is such a huge deal for comedians, his brilliant turn in the new film, I Love My Dad, starring in Netflix’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman, his new comic series, Minor Threats, performing at JFL and Massey Hall, other future plans, and more. Supported by you on Patreon, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad’s Donuts. Support Y.E.S.S. and Black Women United YEG. Follow vish online.