I Have a Problem, With David Heti
By David Heti
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Stand-up comic David Heti invites a guest to air and discuss a grievance against him. Accusation, argumentation, recrimination and more, it’s an intimate, honest, and—at least for David—generally quite entirely uncomfortable exchange.
||Explicit#13 • Gabriel Heti (Dad)||I suppose maybe our first “very special” episode, as my guest is none other than my Father. Sometimes I end up going home for a bit when in between living and doing shows and floating around other places. My Father was reluctant to come on,||4/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#12 • Beck Rubin||Eric’s an academic and we once went to give some talk and apparently I was a bit of a c**t when I had some place to be though he could’ve spoken up, no, don’t you think? He’s a lovely guy and it’s a delight to hear him put words together d||12/25/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#11 • Chris Durning||Friend and musician Chris Durning hits on a part of the way I am that I’d never really thought of before. Maybe he’s right.||12/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#10 • Nick Flanagan||Comic (and musician) Nick Flanagan doesn’t want me sharing my thoughts or feelings with our community. It makes him uncomfortable with himself, apparently.||11/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#9 • Sasha Manoli||Comedy producer Sasha Manoli thinks it’s ok to just go around agreeing to things and then changing her mind. No, not really. Vegas, “cunt” and apparently not making very nice with other comics.||10/4/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#8 • Dom Paré||Comic Dom Paré doesn’t really hold back. In addition to just talking all over about the world of stand-up, he tells me what I’ve done to alienate others in the stand-up community. Honest, thoughtful, direct and maybe just a little bit bitter,||9/28/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#7 • Mike||Very good old friend Mike, with love and concern and then irritation, calls me on my general pessimistic outlook and inappropriate gynaecological favour-askings. He also takes issue with at least one past guest, which really isn’t on me. Much warmth,||8/7/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#6 • Margaux Williamson||Artist Margaux Williamson explains to David that she’s perfectly ok with him charging his roommate an unfair rent. It kind of cuts to the bone.||7/26/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#5 • Daniel||With an all too rare honesty, warmth and matter-of-factness, Daniel will tell you what’s on his mind. From asexuality and noblesse oblige to disappointing my parents, this is perhaps the recording which I enjoyed making most.||6/11/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#4 • Hayley Imerman||About a couch. David and architect friend Hayley Imerman try and suss it out as to whose it is and where and why and what happened. All this time, so uncomfortably comfy.||5/11/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#3 • Eric Andrews||Self-proclaimed “a bit shy and a bit awkward” comic Eric Andrews kind of plays around with the form or something. I’m still not really sure what he did or what were his intentions, but it was exhausting and I really enjoyed myself.||4/29/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#2 • Nicholas Hune-Brown||David and old friend and Toronto-based journalist Nicholas Hune-Brown discuss a ride home from the bar gone wrong. Also, vibrator-giving, pushy old women and just lubrication generally (i.e. social).||3/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#1 • Gerard Harris||Comic David Heti invites a guest to air and discuss a grievance against him. What happened? Why? Who was wrong? In this episode, friend and comic Gerard Harris dredges up an incident of apparent forced apology.||2/27/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
A very personal look into the mind of a comic
While comedy is often full of personal stories and self-deprecating humor, one often suspects that most of it is made up. You don't feel as if you're getting to really know the comic. This, however, is a very raw and intimate look into David Heti's life and personality. He's a very genuinely funny (and strange) guy.
This is a fun podcast. Heti is very clever and these should be more frequently made.