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The Performers Podcast

Dec 21, 2015

Comedian, writer, Jeff Rothpan is originally from Montreal.

His comedy career began when he was just 16 years old.

Soon after an appearance at The Just For Laughs Comedy Festival he moved to L.A., but despite his success at the Festival he struggled in L.A.

But by the time he hit age 23 he hit his stride and he...

Dec 7, 2015

In his youth Dan Mailer was in band that performed widely and recorded an album in Nashville. He was on his way to a career in music, but decided instead to pursue a career in law.

These days Dan is a trial lawyer in London, Ontario. I met him at his home to talk about how he uses his love of music and lyrics to help...

Nov 24, 2015

David Ben is a Canadian stage magician, sleight of hand artist, author, magic historian, creative consultant and former tax lawyer.

David was educated at the University of Toronto (BA), the University of Western Ontario (LLB), and the London School of Economics (LLM).

We talk about his decision to leave his law...

Nov 1, 2015

Ron James is one of the most successful comedians in Canada.

With a comedian’s eye for satire and a poet’s ear for language, Ron cuts a wide swath through contemporary culture making him a stand out amongst stand-ups.

His path to success includes improvising with Second City, a stint on a TV show in the U.S., and...

Oct 26, 2015

Kate has almost three decades of experience in theatre.

She’s just directed a play in a prison with the William Head on Stage Prison Theatre Company and the Prison Arts Collective.

It's the only inmate-run prison theatre company in Canada and they invite the public into the prison to experience their shows.