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!
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
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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.
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Jay’s new album Flora Vista
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.
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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!
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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.
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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
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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!
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Rob Elliott on Twitter
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 at CJay 92
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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
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