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.
Nick Thorburn discusses his band Islands and their new, sunny/dark album, And That’s Why Dolphins Lost Their Legs, making a musical trilogy, creative people striking and speaking out about cultural exploitation, pivoting in the modern age, John Lennon and Robert Smith, how to remain optimistic, always living near large bodies of water, making beats for people like Fat Tony, touring again, other future plans, and much more.
Sean Michaels discusses his compelling, contemporary novel, Do you remember being born?, the time we shared a helicopter ride in the Yukon, the late poet Marianne Moore’s life and how it inspired this book, his exploration and use of ChatGPT and A.I. to tell this story, what Nick Cave and Marc Maron might have wrong about such technology, collaboration, his book tour, other future plans, and much 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.