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Comedian: Dave Merheje, podcast interview

Comedian: Dave Merheje

Dave Merheje won the Juno award for best comedy album with his 2018 release “Good Friend Bad Grammar.”

I’ve been hoping to interview Merheje since I first saw him perform a killer set at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival. His rhythmic comedic style celebrates family and personal frustrations that truly spoke to me, not only as a fan of comedy but more significantly as a father and a son.

Watch for his upcoming regular appearance in the Hulu show “Ramy,” with Ramy Youssef, which starts streaming April 19.

SHOW NOTES
Follow Dave on Twitter.
Follow Dave on Facebook
Follow Dave on Instagram.
Dave’s website:
davemerheje.com
Dave on Spotify

Dave on Netflix “Comedians of the World.”

See Dave Merheje this summer.
In June he’s in Hamilton, Ottawa and St. John New Brunswick: Tickets

Then he’s at the “Ethnic Show” at Just for Laughs in Montreal, July 10 – 25: Tickets

His New York clubs:
The Comedy Cellar: https://www.comedycellar.com/
Union Hall: https://www.unionhallny.com/
Comedy Juice at Gotham: http://gothamcomedyclub.com/event.cfm?id=128751

Ramy Youseff on Colbert
Mo Amer’s Netflix special:”The Vagabond

Snoop Dogg’s first album “Doggystyle” on Spotify.

Steffi DiDomenicantonio: Actress, singer

Steffi DiDomenicantonio is currently performing in the Toronto production of “Come From Away.”

At the age of 29 she’s achieved great things and I know her career is just beginning.

Although Steffi rose to national prominence as a finalist in the 2006 season of “Canadian Idol,” she’s been a musical theatre performer for most of her life.

In our conversation, Steffi explains the secret to her success and how a vision board helped her focus on a dream gig performing in the first Broadway national tour of “Spring Awakening.”

She has a great story about her “Come From Away” audition.

We also talk about her television work on “Crawford” with Mike Clattenburg, best known as a creator, writer and director of the comedy series “Trailer Park Boys.”

SHOW NOTES
Follow Steffi on Social Media
Instagram: @SteffiD5
Twitter: @SteffiD3
YouTube: YouTube.com/SteffiD5
Vimeo: Vimeo.com/SteffiD
Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/steffi-didomenicantonio

Watch Crawford season 1: http://www.cbc.ca/crawford/

Come From Away
Royal Alexandra Theatre
260 King Street West, Toronto
Toronto
Click for details and tickets
1-800-461-3333

David Merry: Magician, comedian, writer

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Are you a risk taker? Have you managed to find a balance between the creative process and earning a good living?

As a writer, David Merry has written jokes for legendary comedians including Joan Rivers and Rodney Dangerfield.

As a magician, he’s invented some spectacular tricks

And as a comedian, he’s one the most “in-demand” performers I’ve worked with doing hundreds of shows each year.

Through all of this David’s taken risks and he opens up about the ups and downs of his many ventures.

David’s a lifelong learner who’s in the process of meeting the requirements to become a member of the Director’s Guild of Canada, but most impressive is that through all the ups and downs and transitions in his entertainment career he’s been a great husband and father.

SHOW NOTES
David’s Website DavidMerry.com.
David Merry on YouTube .