Monthly Archives: July 2013

John Wing: Comedian


John Wing has been performing comedy for over 20 years.

In this podcast John talks about his writing regime and why he can’t use some of his best jokes, simply because he’s outgrown them. He shares the story of the two years he spent writing the jokes he needed to please the Tonight Show talent coordinator, Jim McCauley. His diligence paid off and he’s appeared on the Tonight Show six times!

John was a semi-finalist on America’s Got Talent.

Here’s a behind-the-scenes clip from his appearance on America’s Got Talent

John comes from a competitive family and he admits that’s one of the reasons he works so hard to achieve his goals.

As well as writing comedy, John is a highly regarded poet. Later this year John will be a writer in residence at the University of Windsor’s creative writing program.

John Wing’s Books at Good Reads

University of Windsor English programs

Ins Choi: Actor, Playwright


Ins Choi
Actor, writer, director Ins Choi.

Ins Choi’s playwrighting debut, “Kim’s Convenience,” won the New Play Award and the Patron’s Pick Award at the 2011 Toronto Fringe Festival. The show went on to open Soulpepper’s 2012 year, where it played to sold-out houses.

We talk about what it was like growing up with a pastor for a father and how he drew from his personal experience to write his play, “Kim’s Convenience,” which is set in the world of a Korean convenience store owner.

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Lee Siegel: Actor, Singer


Recording Artist, Actor Lee Siegel

At the time of recording Lee Siegel was performing at The Stratford Festival, North America’s largest Classical repertory theatre.

Lee joined me for a candid chat about how he went from high school drama classes to Broadway.

We also discuss the inspiration behind his CD “Where is the Orchestra?” and the creative way he raised money to produce it.

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