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Ep. #273: Mary Lynn Rajskub

Mary Lynn Rajskub is a talented comedien and actress who originally hails from Detroit, Michigan. Though she’s likely best known for her portrayal of data analyst Chloe O’Brian on the hit Fox drama 24, for comedy fans she’s well-regarded for her work on groundbreaking efforts like Mr. Show, The Larry Sanders Show, and as a character actress in numerous films. She’s currently touring behind a one-woman comedy show called 24 Hours with Mary Lynn Rajskub, which has been staged at Just for Laughs in Montreal, including upcoming performances on the evenings of July 26, 27, and 28 at the Mainline Theatre. Here, Mary Lynn and I discuss just getting off-stage in Montreal at JFL with her new one-woman show, talking about her family and being known for her role on 24, the yoga teacher and the miniature horse, Chloe as Jack Bauer’s comedic foil and when that dynamic turned, Czech mate, royalty city, the state of the States, a therapeutic performance, current news and politics within her show, the Republican National Convention and fear mongering, the difficulty of mocking the mocker making a mockery of everything, real time social media reactions, Drumpf the performer and character, word salads, a Canadian invasion, her work on The Larry Sanders Show, her relationship with Garry Shandling, his generosity and emotional awareness, Janeane Garofalo and David Cross and how their friendship led to her auditioning for Shandling, Peter Tolan and Judd Apatow and Peter Smokler, inside Hollywood, love and hate, taking her show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and then the day was done.

Related links: marylynnstandup.com hahaha.com vishkhanna.com

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Ep. #199: Rhys Darby

Rhys Darby is a talented stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and ex-soldier in the New Zealand Army who currently lives in Los Angeles. Best known for playing the well-meaning but inept band manager Murray Hewitt on the HBO show Flight of the Conchords, Darby has shown remarkable range as a vocally and physically dynamic film and television actor, in his own stand-up specials, and in his bestselling 2008 novel , This Way to Spaceship! He brings his latest stage show, I’m a Fighter Jet!, to Montreal’s Just for Laughs festival on July 22 and 24 and here, Rhys and I discuss shooting an episode of the new X-Files in Vancouver, digging holes in a forest, hush hush, on-set injuries, long-term promo, New Zealanders and Canadians have a lot in common, rugby might be over emphasized, leaping and parents and breakfast, I’m a Fighter Jet! and Top Gun, sheep rescues,  climb a single mountain, rocket retrieval, worried about Indonesia, joining the army and getting into show biz, John Clarke and Billy T. James and Monty Python and Rowan Atkinson, Michael Winslow and noises, doing stand-up on Letterman, what’s up with Flight of the Conchords coming back, missing but also transcending Murray, doing a new TV show called Wrecked on TBS, figuring out Montreal, and our meeting was finished.

Related links: rhysdarby.com hahaha.com vishkhanna.com

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Mike Birbiglia on MVIMS – 07/07/2010

good afternoon,

This Wednesday, in honour of his upcoming appearances in Toronto and Montreal, the Mich Vish Interracial Morning Show! is pleased to welcome comedian Mike Birbiglia back to the program at 8:00 AM EST.


Mike Birbiglia

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