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Ep. #331: Kliph Nesteroff

Kliph Nesteroff is a comedy historian and expert who currently calls Hollywood, California home. Originally from South Slocan, British Columbia, Nesteroff made a name for himself as a stand-up comedian and then a journalistic writer. In 2015, Grove Press published Nesteroff’s remarkably comprehensive book, The Comedians: Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels and the History of American Comedy, which was lauded by critics, readers, and comedians themselves. Nesteroff’s latest project is a tv series for VICELAND called Funny How?, which examines aspects of comedy like bombing, breaking in, comedy classes, and niche comedy from the LGBTQ community and Christian comics. Funny How? is utterly fascinating and runs on VICELAND from July 10th to July 14th at 11:30 PM. Kliph and I had a chat recently about life in Slocan and loving MAD Magazine, the book he wrote about the secret, salacious oral history of Hockey Night in Canada that was ultimately blocked from being published, the importance of The Kids in the Hall to Canadian comedy, why and how he wrote The Comedians, why there might be so much general interest in how comedy works these days, the drug LSD, Funny How?, and more. Sponsored by Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, and Planet Bean Coffee.

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Ep. #55: Jace Lasek of the Besnard Lakes

Jace Lasek is the co-founder and primary instrumentalist in the mighty Montreal rock band, the Besnard Lakes. Originally from Regina, Saskatchewan, Lasek made his way to Montreal some time ago and now co-owns the state of the art Breakglass recording studio, where he serves as an engineer and producer. Among the many cool records made at Breakglass is the latest and fourth full-length by the Besnard Lakes, Until in Excess, Imperceptible UFO, which was released earlier this year on Jagjaguwar and Outside Music. The band’s current tour brings them to Toronto’s Lee’s Palace on Nov. 29 and here Lasek and I discuss the band’s new album, its connection to Albuquerque, New Mexico, what it’s like to write and sing with his wife Olga Goreas, how drugs work and what they do, the song “Colour Yr Lights In” and more.

Related links: thebesnardlakes.com vishkhanna.com

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