Just For Laughs VANCOUVER is proud to announce the release of the first season of The Creator’s Series, a non-scripted, conversational podcast designed to educate and empower Canadian performers, writers, and producers.
S1E8. Host Katie-Ellen Humphries with Guest Eman El-Husseini
Katie-Ellen Humphries is back as host with the one and only, Eman El-Husseini. Originally from Montreal Eman went from server at a comedy club, to stand-up on stage, to successful New York comic with a Crave special. In this episode Eman shares her experience navigating comedy as a Canadian, a Palestinian, a Muslim, and a lesbian. She reminds us that there is not one person that holds the power to your success, and at one point lists all the words you cannot say on the BBC in her very own British accent.
S1E7. Host Abdul Aziz with Guest Aisha Brown
Aisha is a Canadian Screen Award winning comedian for her Crave special First Black Woman ever; as well as a writer, actress, and an extremely casual satirical rapper. Aisha chats about her experiences recording her Crave special, writing for television, and her challenges with anxiety, depression and imposter syndrome.
S1E6. Host Katie-Ellen Humphries with Guest Brandon Ash-Mohammed
West Coast host, comedian Katie-Ellen Humphries meets East Coast sensation Brandon Ash-Mohammed. Stand-up comic and writer for Canada’s Drag Race, Brandon Ash-Mohammed, gets into his early experiences at Humber college, how a mindful hiatus from comedy can nourish your heart and career in the long run, and the rewards of creating your own space and aligning with like-minded people in the industry. We kept a generous amount of Fefe Dobson content in this one, and it might be the most Canadian episode yet.
S1E5. Host Graham Clark with Guest Paul Bae
In this round old friends Graham Clark and Paul Bae navigate the dozens of twists and turns in Paul’s career - from stand-up, school teacher, blogger, writer, and performer, Paul has had his hands in everything. More recently he’s seen huge success in podcasting with his scripted fiction podcasts The Black Tapes and The Big Loop. Listen along as Paul shares how he unlocked exciting new doors in writing for television. This is another episode about meaningful risks, personal values and trusting your instincts and abilities.
S1E4. Host Nicole Stamp with Guest Pat Kelly
In this episode host, writer & director Nicole Stamp sits down with Vancouver’s own Pat Kelly. Pat has built an impressive career in media as a writer, director, content producer and performer, he boasts hit projects across every media platform. Pat co-created the radio show This Is That, which went digital and rose to become the most successful web content in the history of the CBC. Most recently he’s credited with creating The Slowest Show - a new television format that delightfully re-imagines 'Slow TV' by making it funny. This episode covers the value of strong improvisational skills, scripted fiction podcasting, and the crucial shifts changing the Canadian Comedy Industry.
S1E3. Host Abdul Aziz with Guest Evany Rosen
Host Abdul Aziz connects with multi-talented comedian and writer for television, Evany Rosen. Evany has seemingly done it all in Canadian show biz. She was a founding member of the hit sketch troupe Picnicface, a writer for This Hour has 22 Minutes, Gaming Show and Baroness Von Sketch. Most recently, Evany starred in the Crave original series New Eden, which she also co-created, co-wrote and co-show ran. This episode is all about hilarious and valuable breakdowns on industry terms, best practices, and the pitching processes in Canadian Entertainment.