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 http://s3.amazonaws.com/fnlpodcasts/Episode_49_-_Jay_Semko.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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. http://s3.amazonaws.com/fnlpodcasts/Episode_48_-_David_Crosby.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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.   http://s3.amazonaws.com/fnlpodcasts/Episode_47_-_Devon_Alexander.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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. http://s3.amazonaws.com/fnlpodcasts/Episode_46_-_Gerry_Dee.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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.   http://s3.amazonaws.com/fnlpodcasts/Episode_45_-_Mark_DeMayo.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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   http://s3.amazonaws.com/fnlpodcasts/Episde_44_-_Rob_Elliott.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...