Comedy

A comedy podcast about failure, fear, and desperation. Hosted by Jhanelle Dennis and Jacob Derwin.

Episodes

Filmmaker Yhane Smith discovers the world of audio drama podcasts and dives in head first.

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Jhanelle and Jacob sit down with Yhane Smith to talk about creating art on a budget. But first, Jhanelle and Jacob discover that a new popular SNL short was shot in front of their apartment!

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Comedian Jennifer McAuliffe had some really crummy high school teachers.

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Jennifer McAuliffe joins Jhanelle and Jacob to talk about her dysfunctional childhood and her atypical journey from high school dropout to comedy. But first, Jhanelle and Jacob talk cheese.

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Follow Jennifer on Twitter and Instagram at @JenniferJokes and go to http://jenniferjokes.com for more info on Jennifer and her upcoming shows!

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The "genre famous" massage therapist is a lot of things, but she isn't your mom. 

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Courtney Yates joins Jhanelle and Jacob to talk about starting her new massage therapy class, stories from the Villains camp during her second stint on Survivor, and why baths are just the best. But first, Jhanelle alerts Jacob to a new holiday coming up this weekend!

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Learn more about Touch Literacy by following Courtney on IG, @CourtneyYates and Twitter, @CourtneyHYates.

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Host/Actor/3x Survivor Player, Andrea Boehlke saves (her) face. 

In episode 4, Andrea recounts her near-death experience, deathly embarrassing stories of rejection, and how to deal with losing face in front of your crush. Meanwhile, Jhanelle tries to get a newly baby-faced/clean-shaven Jacob to ditch the razor in favor of waxing. They come to a greedy compromise.

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Keep up with Andrea!

Instagram: @andreaboehlke

Twitter: @andreaboehlke

And her podcast: Past Your Bedtime

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Just about everything that could go wrong on an international flight goes wrong for Comedian Jess Salomon.

On episode 13 (what shall be known officially as "The Poop Episode"), Comedian Jess Salomon relives her nightmare of a flight from the Netherlands to Canada, and explains why family time is important. But first, Jacob is way too excited about his new bidet. Jhanelle is notably less excited. 

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Watch clips from Jess' late night TV debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Find out more about her upcoming shows at jesssalomon.com and listen to her album, "All The Best Choices" on your favorite streaming platform. 

Keep up with Jess on Twitter and Instagram at @jess_salomon!

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Singer/Songwriter Anne O'Rourke could use some music therapy.

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Anne O'Rourke joins Jacob on the pod to talk getting certified as a Music Therapist, and feeling bad about promoting yourself to your friends. But first, Jhanelle just has to bring up Limp Bizkit on the podcast again.

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Follow Anne on Instagram at @aormusicofficial and listen to her self titled EP on Spotify now! More info at anneorourkemusic.com.

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The ghosts of New York City chase comedian Brandon Ash-Mohammed back to Toronto.

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Brandon Ash-Mohammed joins the pod this week to share some truly wild stories from his early 20s. But first, Jhanelle and Jacob are having an exciting few weeks! Jhanelle even got a television after three years of staring at her apartment wall!

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Follow Brandon at @BearackObama1 on Twitter and Instagram. You can vote for him and I’M TRYING alum, Jess Solomon in Sirius XM’s Top Comic competition at TopComic.SiriusXM.CA.

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Krysti Pryde goes on a video game-based reality show and... there's no video games?

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Gamer extraordinaire Krysti Pryde joins Jhanelle and Jacob on stage at PlayNYC 2019 for their first live show! The gang talks gaming memories from childhood and beyond! You can watch the video from the conversation on Playcrafting's Twitch channel around the 44-minute mark.

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Follow Krysti on Twitter and Instagram at @KrystiPryde!

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Comedian Sara Hennessey stares into the abyss of Instagram, and it stares right back.

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Sara Hennessey joins the pod to talk social media vitriol and trying to maintain creative control. But first, JD & JD talk about the new cat in Jacob's apartment!

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Follow Sara on Twitter at @sara_hennessey and Instagram at @sarahennessey.

Check out her comedy albums, THEY KNOW TOO MUCH, and TROUBLE IN SARADISE on iTunes. 

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Comedian Aisha Brown is, begrudgingly, the best girlfriend ever. 

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Aisha Brown chats with Jhanelle in Montreal about her momentary stumble into makeup artistry, and the head-turning gift she bought for her boyfriend. But first, Jhanelle fills Jacob in about her trip to Just For Laughs, and meeting Spike Lee back home in Toronto!

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Follow Aisha on Twitter at @Aieeesha and Instagram at @AishaHatesPosing. Her new comedy special will air on Crave in Canada in the near future! Find out more about her at AishaBrown.Com

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Follow the show at @ImTryingShow on Twitter and Instagram. And your intrepid hosts: @JhanelleDennis and @JacobDerwin!

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