The AVB Podcast
About This Show
THE AVB PODCAST is a weekly conversation between host A. J. Vanden Berghe and the movers and shakers of Windsor, ON Canada's exploding arts and culture community
A. J. Vanden Berghe is a multi-disciplined artist based out of Windsor ON, Canada. A truck driver by day, A. J. has spent the last 20 years exploring the worlds of arts and entertainment photography and videography, music, poker, journalism, media and science and technology.
Most Recent Episode
Ep. 57- Jon Peladeau
4 days ago
This week on the AVB Podcast, we have Windsor local comedian, Jon Peladeau . Jon Peladeau is a well known local comedian that has contributed greatly to the Windsor stand-up comedy scene. He is now the owner and lead comedian of The Comedy Quarry that takes place at The Rockhead Pub, and he is also the man behind the Border City Comedy Festival.
Comedy has not always been his main profession, Jon has dabbled in other ventures including working for call centers, and despite the bad rap these jobs get at least they did allow him to travel he mentions. Jon has always been the center of attention performing in school and local plays, but he says he wasn’t the best of singers, so he would get the funny roles. He became known as “…the funny guy in highschool…” This seems to have led him to taking comedy more seriously, as he mentions he really didn’t know stand up until his teens. He started watching comedy television, like Comedy Now and channel 44, and he would tape his favourite comedians critiquing what was good or bad. Jon’s diligence didn’t stop there. He mentions how many open mics in Windsor weren’t to open to comedians at the time, and in order to get on stage to practice his act, he purchased a guitar and pretended to be able to play. Not too shabby!
Jon’s style of stand up is going after the "weirder" or quirky stuff--which he prefers to ever coming across as boring. He mentions his general formula is doing 2 jokes a night, some crowd work, and 2 newer ideas.
Don’t wanna’ spoil too much here-- we get to hear about the darker side of comedy, the joys of doing exactly what you want to do in life, what’s happening in the comedy scene these day, and we get to hear a few of his jokes—pretty cool!
Don’t forget to check out The Comedy Quarry (Rockhead Pub)-located at 1444 Ottawa Street-Lower Level, to see this man in action!
Sit back and enjoy!
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