55 minutes | Dec 7, 2015
Episode 61 – Shawn Toma
Jake first met Shawn Toma over ten years ago when he was painting a mural in a gym. They struck up a friendship but lost touch until just recently. Shawn is an Artist, aspiring Comedian and hosts his own podcast show called "That'll Learn Ya". Jake and Shawn catch up after ten lengthy years and it's hilarious. Sit back, relax and enjoy this great convo between two buddies. Shawn Toma on Twitter Shawn's Website Jake on Twitter Jake's Website
64 minutes | Nov 15, 2015
Episode 60 – Scott Hilder
Scott Hilder is a professional comedian from Kelowna, B.C. He sits down in studio with Jake and talks all things career, comedy and what the future has in store. Scott talks about how he started out in comedy, reminisces some dynamite gigs and talks about where he ultimately wants to end up. This is a great interview with a truly funny guy. Check it out. Scott Hilder on Twitter Jake on Twitter
46 minutes | Nov 1, 2015
Episode 59 – Carolyn Kennedy
Carolyn Kennedy is an Actress, Executive Producer and was recently cast in "Vulcan: To Boldly Go". She sits down with Jake in studio and discusses her career and how she got there. They talk about the acting industry in and around Calgary, Producing your own content and how no matter how big this industry gets, it's still a small community. Carolyn Kennedy on Facebook Carolyn on Twitter Carolyn on IMDB
71 minutes | Sep 22, 2015
Episode 58 – Ben Cannon w/special co-host Jason Hirsch
Ben Cannon is an up and coming comedian in Calgary. Ben, Jake and co-host Jason Hirsch sit down and get down to business. We talk how Ben got into comedy, his love for the art and his five year plan in the landscape biz. Don't miss this fascinating interview and get ready for your sides to ache from laughing. Ben Cannon on Facebook Ben Cannon on Twitter Jason Hirsch on Facebook Follow me on Twitter
66 minutes | Jul 5, 2015
Episode 57 – Jason Wan Lim
Jason Wan Lim is a Filmmaker and Producer with an unreal backstory. Jason joins Jake in studio to talk all about his journey and how he ended up making feature films. From quitting his bartending job to film school, Jason is a pretty amazing example of someone who's out there turning his dreams into a reality. Jason discusses his first film project, learning how to wear a lot of different business hats, his latest production and how he sat and talked to Julia Stiles all evening without realizing who she was. Want to find out about the film industry and some amazing people in it? Check out this interview! Jason Wan Lim at Nocturnal Studios Polyscope Productions on Facebook Thank you to all of our PATREON patrons over the last six months, you were incredible!!
57 minutes | May 26, 2015
Episode 56 – Robin Bowen (Rodney’s Oyster House)
Robin Bowen is the Executive Chef at Rodney's Oyster House. He sits down with Jake live from Rodney's where they talk everything from his humble beginnings to his rise to running one of Calgary's most critically acclaimed restaurant. Robin is no holds barred, which is refreshing to hear. They cover reality shows, the passion it takes to make it to the top and the importance of giving opportunities for those who are coming up next. Want to know the magic of behind the scenes? Tune in to this amazing interview! Rodney's Oyster House Rodney's Oyster House on Twitter This episode is brought to you by Darren Langlois Photography and THD Construction. Support us by supporting them! You can be a PATRON of the show by visiting here.
43 minutes | May 19, 2015
Episode 55 – Tom Atencio
Tom Atencio is a legend in the mixed martial arts community. Although commonly known as the "t-shirt guy", he's much more than just that. He's been around since the beginning and is the man behind many successful companies and brands that have influenced the clothing world for years. Tom sits down with Jake from Southern California where they discuss the history of mixed martial arts, the clothing scene back in the day and his time spent as the Vice-President of Affliction. Tom also talks about his newest venture "Lambs to Lions" and how he's since returned to his roots. An amazing episode with a true legend of the game! Lambs to Lions Brand This episode is sponsored by Darren Langlois Photography and THD Contruction. Support us by supporting them! Support our show by donating here.
53 minutes | May 13, 2015
Episode 54 – Barbara Spain (Cleaver Restaurant)
Barbara Spain is all about taking chances. If moving from Ireland isn't one in itself, how about opening a brand new restaurant in Calgary's most trendiest locations right on 17th Avenue? Barbara joins Jake for a sit down inside her newest restaurant "Cleaver" where she talks all about her journey and how she ended up with one of Calgary's hottest new spots to eat. From traditional Irish fare to European and Asian influences, Cleaver is quickly gaining a reputation for the place to be if you want exceptional food and creative cocktails. From apprenticing in Ireland to working 18 hour days to get her new restaurant off the ground, we cover it all! Come check out this amazing episode with one of my favorite guests. And be sure to mention my name when you go visit Barbara and the amazing Alex Rivera at Cleaver! Cleaver Cleaver on Facebook This episode is brought to you by Darren Langlois Photography and THD Construction. Support us by supporting them! Become a PATRON of the show by visiting here.
67 minutes | May 6, 2015
Episode 53 – Richard Bartrem
WestJet is Canada's "go to" airline when it comes to good deals and amazing service. They're also very savvy when it comes to marketing and getting behind some great causes in the community. But what is it about this place that gives employees a reason to smile so much? I sit down with Richard Bartrem, Vice-President of Communications and Community Relations at WestJet to find out a little bit more about just one of the talented people that work behind the scenes. Richard talks growing up a Montreal kid and how he found his way west to come work for one of the world's biggest players in the airline industry. We talk the WestJet culture, viral videos, how important community engagement is and just what team Richard is secretly cheering for during the NHL playoffs. An amazing interview with an incredible guest, tune in! Richard Bartrem on Twitter WestJet This episode is sponsored by THD Construction and patrons of the show like you! Support us by supporting our sponsors. You can become a Patron of the show here.
36 minutes | Apr 27, 2015
Episode 52 – Marie Mouté
Marie Mouté is an actress and one of the stars of the Dominique-Strauss-Kahn inspired film, "Welcome to New York" and has graced both television and film with memorable performances. Marie sits down with Jake from Los Angeles where they discuss growing up in Europe, the road to becoming an actress and her passion for film and exploring new roles. Marie talks about what it was like working with legendary Director, Abel Ferrara and the incredible cast (Gerard Depardieu & Jacqueline Bisset) in her latest movie role. An amazing interview with a talented actress you won't want to miss. Marie Mouté on IMDB This episode is sponsored by Darren Langlois Photography and THD Construction. Support us by supporting them! You can become a PATRON of the Patreon fund here.
46 minutes | Apr 20, 2015
Episode 51 – Ricky Whittle
Ricky Whittle is more than just a pretty face. He's an accomplished actor and star of the hit show, "The 100". Jake sits down with Ricky from Los Angeles where he's getting ready for Season 3 of the show and they talk all about life growing up a military kid, getting bullied growing up and how he got into acting. Ricky drops some amazing insight into some life lessons and how people watching makes Los Angeles so much more enjoyable. This is one episode you don't want to miss! Ricky Whittle on Twitter Ricky on Instagram The 100 This episode is sponsored by Darren Langlois Photography and THD Construction. It's also made possible by listeners like you! You can join our PATREON fund here.
54 minutes | Apr 13, 2015
Episode 50 – Aaron Berg
I first heard of Aaron Berg when Canada's "King of Comedy" Mark Breslin was on my show doing an interview. Since then, I have become a huge fan. His comedy is honest, raw and hilarious. Aaron joins Jake from New York where he makes his home now and talks about growing up in Canada in a Jewish household where career expectations were well known. Aaron discusses how his career path changed over the years, why he made the move to New York and what it's like making it in one of the world's toughest markets for truly gifted comedians. Aaron's new book: "The Essential Guide To Being A Gentleman" Aaron Berg on Twitter Aaron's Website This episode is brought to you by Darren Langlois Photography & THD Construction. Support us by supporting them! You can become a PATRON of the show by visiting here.
86 minutes | Mar 23, 2015
Episode 49 – Jay Semko
With over thirty years in the business, Jay Semko is a certified Canadian music legend. Singer, Songwriter, Composer and Voiceover Artist, Jay has done it all. Jay catches up with Jake while on tour in Ontario where he talks about the Northern Pikes, his solo career and what it's like composing soundtracks for television and film. They talk about performing on some of the biggest stages, getting inducted into the Western Canadian Music Hall of Fame and his most recent nominations for his new solo album, "Flora Vista." Jay discusses what it was like being at the forefront of the Canadian music scene and how it changed the lives of four young guys from Saskatoon. This episode is brought to you by THD Construction and Darren Langlois Photography. Support us by supporting them. You can become a Patron of the show by donating here. Jay Semko on Twitter Jay's Website Jay's new album Flora Vista
67 minutes | Mar 16, 2015
Episode 48 – David Crosby
David Crosby is the coffee royalty in the city of Calgary. He started out a fresh University graduate with a dream of bringing the best quality coffee to his customers. Now, eight years later, he is realizing that dream and quickly raising the bar on his competition and big chain coffee houses. David sits down with Jake at his third location in Calgary and talks all about his journey, from working long hours by himself to overseeing operations for three locations. They talk coffee, business in Calgary and even take an unsuspecting detour in mixed martial arts! David also drops some exciting news on this fantastic interview. Rosso Coffee Roasters Website Rosso Coffee Roasters on Twitter Rosso Coffee Roasters on Facebook This episode is brought to you by our sponsors, Darren Langlois Photography and THD Construction. Support us by supporting them! Want to become a PATRON of the show? You can do that here.
96 minutes | Mar 9, 2015
Episode 47 – Devon Alexander
Devon Alexander is one of Canada's brightest up and comers in the comedy world. He recently headlined an event in Calgary on the Kris LaBelle Presents showcase and has been tearing up the comedy scene for awhile throughout the country. Devon sits down with Jake in studio to chat it up about his career, growing up in Canada and taking a bite out of the Big Apple in New York for awhile. Amazing interview with an awesome guy! Devon Alexander on Twitter Devon on Facebook This episode is brought to you by our sponsors Darren Langlois Photography & THD Construction. Support us by supporting them! Want to support the show and become a PATRON? You can do that here.
26 minutes | Mar 5, 2015
Episode 46 – Gerry Dee
It’s not often you find someone with so many talented backgrounds as Gerry Dee but he’s just that, a modern day renaissance man. Actor, Comedian, Sports Reporter & Author. But the entertainment arena isn’t always where he hung his hat. In fact, he started out teaching for ten years before diving into comedy in 2003. He’s the proud recipient of many awards including Toronto’s Funniest New Comic Competition, The San Francisco International Comedy Competition, He’s won Best Comic in Canada at the Canadian Comedy Awards, Best Performance By an Actor in a comedic role for the 2013 Canadian Screen Awards and he also managed to squeeze in being the funniest sports reporter on The Score on his weekly segment. He finished third on the season 5 of Last Comic Standing, appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn and has taped numerous comedy specials over the years. In January 2012, Gerry’s new sitcom Mr. D debuted on CBC to over 1.3 million viewers and was the highest rated scripted show to premier on their network in over seven years. It’s now in its fourth season. Jake sits down with Gerry on the night of Mr. D's Season 4 debut where they get to catch up on his amazing career, backstory and rise to television success. Gerry Dee on Twitter Gerry's Website Mr. D on CBC This episode is brought to you by Darren Langlois Photography and THD Construction. Support us by supporting our sponsors. Become a PATREON today and support the show. You can visit our show fund here.
62 minutes | Feb 23, 2015
Episode 45 – Mark DeMayo
Mark DeMayo has one of the most unique back stories you could possibly imagine. He's been a hugely successful comic on the east coast for well over a decade, he's appeared on Gotham Comedy Live and has been a regular at some of the most well known resorts and college campuses throughout the country. He's also an accomplished actor, having been seen on CBS's Della Ventura, Central Park West & The Jury on FOX. And did I mention he recently retired as a Detective after 20 years with the New York City Police Department? Mark sits down with Jake from New York where he discusses his amazing career in Law Enforcement, how he managed to carve out an awesome comedy career and what it's like being Leonardo DiCaprio's bodyguard for the night. Throw in some hilarious stories and you have yourself one hell of a kick ass episode. Mark DeMayo on Twitter Mark's Website This episode is brought to you by Darren Langlois Photography and THD Construction. Support us by supporting them! Want to be a PATRON of the show? You can do that here.
73 minutes | Feb 16, 2015
Episode 44 – Rob Elliott
There's not many people who can get Jake to literally push the mic away from his face after laughing so hard. Rob Elliott is one of those people. Lifeguard by day and Comedian, Actor, Writer by night. Rob Elliott is truly one of Florida's finest when it comes to comedy. He sits down with Jake after some surfing to talk all about his career in comedy and how Florida tends to get a bad wrap when it comes to crime. Rob shares some hilarious stories, talks plagiarism and gives Jake an inside look at auditioning for a Campbell's Soup commercial. This episode is a must listen! This episode is brought to you by Darren Langlois Photography and THD Construction. Support us by supporting them! You can become a PATRON of the show by pledging here. Rob Elliott on Twitter
64 minutes | Feb 9, 2015
Episode 43 – JD Lewis
Many of you recognize the voice and hilarious comedic takes of today's guest when he wakes you up every morning on the Gerry Forbes show from 5 to 10 am during the week. But it’s his quick witted insight, youthful presence, talent and overall warm personality that ultimately wins you over. Being in the presence of greatness can either humble you or motivate you and my guest has done the latter, building an even bigger empire with loyal morning listeners and fans of his show all the while filling the shoes of his predecessor. He’s young, talented and rules the morning airwaves throughout Calgary. JD sits down with Jake for a personal one on one, where they talk growing up in small town Alberta to fulfilling a life long dream of becoming a host on one of the biggest radio shows in Canada. Throw in some hilarious radio stories, insightful life advice and how not to travel in Europe, and you have one of the best interviews Jake has ever done. JD Lewis on Twitter and Facebook JD at CJay 92 This episode is sponsored by Darren Langlois Photography and THD Construction. Support us by supporting our sponsors! You can become a proud PATRON supporter of the show by visiting here.
73 minutes | Feb 6, 2015
Episode 42 – Trailer Park Boys (Special Patreon Show)
This is a SPECIAL PATREON EPISODE!! Patreon member LeAnne McLeod co-hosts the show with Jake and talks all about their almost twenty year friendship along with some hilarious stories about Jake's younger siblings. LeAnne also talks about her journey with both her health and career and how it all seems to come together in the end! The Trailer Park Boys check in to talk about their Dear Santa tour and take some questions from fans of the show. This is a great episode with tons of laughs! Special thanks to my co-host for joining me and supporting the show. Trailer Park Boys on Twitter Trailer Park Boys Website This episode is sponsored by Darren Langlois Photography and THD Construction. Want to co-host a show? Check out how you can become a PATRON of the show by going here.