Comedy Above the Pub Podcast (CATP)
By Todd Van Allen
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Each week Toronto comedian Todd Van Allen hosts local and touring comics, music moguls, television celebrities and politicians. Serving comedy up one sweet pint at a time.
||ExplicitS16E19: Bree Taylor||Splitting it up with Bree Taylor. Bree is a delightful singer/songwriter and her new single “You Played It All” is available now. Join Bree and TVA as they hit on||11/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS16E18: Chanty Marostica||Winning with Chanty Marostica. Chanty is a wonderful and talented comic just off the heels of being the first trans person to win Siris XM’s Top Comic. They’re a delight||11/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS16E17: Michael Antonakos||Gaming with Michael Antonakos. Michael is a wonderful actor who you can see/play in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Make sure you check it and him out! Join Michael and TVA as||11/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS16E16: Nick Martinello||Moving out with Nick Martinello. Nick is a Toronto comic, host of the great stand-up show “The Game” at Comedy Bar and we get to steal some time with him||10/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS16E15: Taras Lavren||Spelling it out with Taras Lavren. Taras is a wonderful actor who can be seen in CBC’s Anne With An ‘E’. Also, check out his work on Blink Twice. Join||10/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS16E14: David Shoalts||Booking it with David Shoalts. Sports reporter for the Globe and Mail David Shoalts returns to the podcast on the back of his latest book Hockey Fight in Canada. A||10/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS16E13: David Heti||Going deep with David Heti. David returns to the podcast to talk about fatherhood, comedy and everything in between. Make sure you check out his tour dates and his albums||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS16E12: Evan Carter||Drinking it in with Evan Carter. Evan is back with tales of corporate shows and meeting pure legends. Make sure you check out his latest show hosting The Legends of||9/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS16E11: Ian MacIntyre||Burning it down with Ian MacIntyre. Ian returns to the podcast once again with tales of writing, politics and combining the two while contributing to The Beaverton Join Ian and||9/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS16E10: Mike MacDonald||Putting down some words with Mike MacDonald. Mike is a journalist, both satirical and real. From writing for The Onion, PostMedia and the CBC, he has co-written his third book||9/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS16E09: Terrance Balazo||Questioning it all with Terrance Balazo. Terrance is a hilarious comedian, actor and frequent writer on TVA’s show Write Em Up. He is also the host and quizmaster of Another||9/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS16E08: Carly Heffernan||Getting sticky with Carly Heffernan. Comedian, improvisor and actor Carly returns to the show to talk about many things, including her show She The People running now until November. Make||9/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS16: Bonus Audio 01||Right. So we messed up. Here’s what happened. We had three musicians on the show and said that we’d put the music on at the end. We never did. We||8/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS16E07: Jeremiah from ‘Slamboni’||Slamming it down with Jeremiah from Slamboni. Jeremiah is a member of the wonderful punk-ska outfit called Slamboni and their new single Beers In The Fridge is wonderfully catchy. Make||8/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS16E06: Sean Jordan (Wordburglar)||Throwing rhymes with Sean Jordan aka Wordburglar. Sean is one of the show’s fave hip-hop artists and his forthcoming album “Rhyme Your Business” is just gorgeous. We’ve had a listen.||8/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS16E05: Amira de Vera||Getting the word out with Amira de Vera. You may have heard Amira on the show before but not on the mic. Amira is a publicist who brings her clients||8/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS16E04: Wes Marsh (Kill Them With Colour)||Mixing it up with Wes Marsh. Wes aka Kill Them With Colour is a supremely talented Juno-nominated recording artist and producer. Wes slides by to promote his latest single ‘Coastal’||8/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS16E03: KVNE||Rapping it up with KVNE. KVNE is a hip-hop artiest that melds the worlds of rap and meal together brilliantly. You can find his video Make Me Better HERE. Join||7/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS16E02: Sherren Lee||Setting the scene with Sherren Lee. Sherren is a wonderful director who has produced some wonderful works including The Things You Think I’m Thinking. Make sure you check out this||7/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS16E01: Carolyn Bennett||Seven-timing-it with Carolyn Bennett. Carolyn comes by for her SEVENTH visit before she goes to Kingston for the STOREFRONT FRINGE FESTIVAL July 20th to the 28th, 2018. Join Carolyn and||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS15E25: Anne Mroczkowski||Staying current with Anne Mroczkowski. Anne swings by and helps close out our 25th season to talk news, comedy and knowing your history. Join Anne as they break the following:||7/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS15E24: Kat Angus & Jocelyn Geddie (I Hate It But I Love It)||Loving and hating it with Kat Angus and Jocelyn Geddie, hosts of I Hate It But I Love It. Kat and Jocelyn come onto the show to talk about culture||6/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS15E23: Larry XL||Shaking our damn heads with Larry XL. Larry returns to the podcast with stories about the road, life in the US under Trump, and his musical project Scornstar and his||6/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS15E22: Peter Mishara||Getting in the game with Peter Mishara. Peter is an accomplished director and created a documentary series about the evolution of artistry in video games. You can see this great||6/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS15E21: Dave Curran||Snapping to it with Dave Curran. Dave is a wonderfully talented hypnotist, magician and former DJ. He runs the gamut and brings the funny. You can see him perform at||6/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS15E20: The Coincidende Men (Kerry Griffin, Ralph MacLeod, Gord Oxley, Marcel St. Pierre)||Making it up with The Coincidence Men. The Coincidence Men (Kerry Griffin, Ralph MacLeod, Gord Oxley, Marcel St. Pierre) are a wonderful improv troupe that run their show on the||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS15E19: Pastel Supernova||Dancing around with Pastel Supernova. Pastel Supernova is a burlesque performer and a wonderfully hilarious woman with an amazing story. You can see her monthly show Love Letters Cabaret every||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS15E18: Jadiel Dowlin||Smartening up with Jadiel Dowlin. Another member of the fantastic “Star Falls” cast joins, us, Jadiel and is also on Dino Dana. Check him out! Join Jadiel and TVA as||5/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS15E17: Elena V. Wolfe||Serving it up with Elena V. Wolfe. Elena is a wonderful actor currently in the Nicelodeon show Star Falls. Make sure you check it out! Join Elena and TVA as||5/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS15E16: Jonas Chernick||Enjoying Bongukkah with Jonas Chernick. Jonas is an award-winning actor and producer whose latest film A Swingers Weekend is available on iTunes May 1st. Make sure you see it and||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS15E15: Megan Hutchings||Letting it grow with Megan Hutchings. Megan is a wonderful actor and comes to us to talk about her new show In Contempt on BET. Listen in! Join Megan and||4/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS15E14: Jessica Jessica (Jessica Greco & Jessica Hinkson)||Doubling down with Jessica Greco and Jessica Hinkson Actors, writers, producers. These two Jessicas do everything and do it great. They are currently selling out film festivals with their latest||4/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS15E13: Kate Barron||Staying positive with Kate Barron. Kate is a wonderful comedian and has a podcast about positivity called A Positive Spin. Join Kate and TVA as they shine on the following:||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS15E12: Marcel St. Pierre||Getting weird with Marcel St. Pierre. Improviser, actor, comedian and author Marcel slides by the show to talk about his latest book, a collection of short stories called “Cliche and||4/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS15E11: Howard Glassman||Dialing in with Howard Glassman. Humble Howard is a wonderful radio host as well as a funny stand-up comic. Having started his comedy career in the 80s comedy boom, he||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: TVA’s Album “Really?” is Available on April 6/18||Just a quick word about TVA’s album “Really?” that comes out Friday April 6th. You can pre-order it on iTunes on Thursday March 29th OR Come down and see TVA||3/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS15E10: Herbie Barnes & Tracey Hoyt||Cottaging (not that way) with Herbie Barnes and Tracey Hoyt. Tracey joins us on the podcast for her third appearance and brings Herbie along to talk about their amazing show||3/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS15E09: Tommy Marshall||Taxiing along with Tommy Marshall. Tommy is a fantastic comedian and joke writer and it’s a pleasure to have him on. Join Tommy & TVA as they chew on the||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS15E08: Abigail Winter||Running the gamut with Abigail Winter. Abigail is a wonderfully talented actor, writer, director and singer. You can find all things Abigail, including her album “Electricity” HERE. Also be sure||3/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS15E07: Marc Hallworth||Showing up with Marc Hallworth. Not only is Marc a wonderfully funny comedian and a runner of great shows in the city of Toronto, he’s really nice. Enjoy this chat||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS15E06: Norm Wilner||Reeling it in with Norm Wilner. Norm is a fantastic reviewer of films at Now Magazine and comes and talks all things movie! You should give his podcast Someone Else’s||2/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS15E05: Ann Pirvu||Reigning it in with Ann Pirvu. Ann is a fantastic actor and returns to the podcast to talk mirth, mags and mindsets. Join Ann as they SOMETHING the following: –||2/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS15E04: Quincy Jones||Taking the stage with Quincy Jones. Quincy Jones slides by the podcast to promote his upcoming project as well as mention his TWO podcasts: Free Game Fridays and Random Thoughts||2/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS15E03: Andrew Ivimey||Dogging it with Andrew Ivimey. Seven-time guest Andrew swings by the studio because it wouldn’t be a season without him. Andrew is the founder of the wonderful destination for all||1/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS15E02: Che Durena||Looking up with Che Durena. Che’s path to stand-up comedy took him from British Columbia, to Mexico, from hotels to homelessness. His journey feeds his comedy which is a treat||1/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS15E01: Courtney Gilmour||Legging it with Courtney Gilmour. Courtney is a wonderful comedian and currently has a GoFundMe for a brand new leg. You read right. Listen in to find out more. Join||1/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS14 – Bridge Episode: STAFF PARTY!!!||Season 14 is in the books and Producer Darcy is in for the CATP staff party. Come join us for some rambling bullplop! Please join us as we talk about||1/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS14E25: Craig David Wallace||Getting the Faust outta here with Craig David Wallace. Craig has a fantastic and wide-ranging career as a director of great shows like Odd Squad, Slasher and The Beaverton. He||12/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS14E24: Blayne Smith||Slaying it with Blayne Smith. Blayne is a wonderful comedian and a reviewer of music that you can see here at BangerTV (not what you think). Make sure you check||12/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS14E23: David Hyde||Reeling it in with David Hyde. David Hyde is a wonderful director whose journey from photography to film has made him a director with a fantastic visual eye. Make sure||12/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I laughed I cried, I made rotisery chicken for my dinner
This is a brillient show.
I love learning about what goes on in the background at these comedy shows.
Yet I had better warn you not to liten to it before dinner. Because eventualy they will talk about food, and good food at that.
What Can I Say?
I listen to it every week...
I saw the man punch a homeless person in the the stomach one day. What kind of man does that? I bet he wets his bed.