19 Burst results for "Andrew Alexander"

"andrew alexander" Discussed on Essential Craftsman Podcast

Essential Craftsman Podcast

07:02 min | 1 year ago

"andrew alexander" Discussed on Essential Craftsman Podcast

"Guys at the machine shop surprising with a twenty one inch. Ranch it's one. It's one inch thick I wish maybe they'll be able to see this. Ended Fox's. Just blow it. It's so good but it's so thick. It's so heavy. So I would I would love to make like a few of those. They're like five hundred dollars in material machinegun. So those are a lot of fun. I Love I love that stops and I love the mini one anyone I've got. I I use it because. It in my dirt bike toolkit 'cause tiny I haven't in my camera toolkit because any and I actually have really useful tool I I love that thing. Yeah. I love them to up discovering about those in that specific style and then what the changes that I made to it, but they're basically many clamps. Yeah. As when you clamped down with that ranch. You know it can hang upside down and stay fastened to the nut or bolt. Yes. To come loose and destroy your face. Yeah and that that was advantageous to me jury reassembling disassembly of of tools because it's literally another hand like just hold this year stop wiggling around while I turn the other end of the nut or something so. Yeah I do I do really like the style of course, and the screwdrivers are are the last or not the last the latest in yeah. And what I've been working on, but those are. Those are oddly more complicated even though there are no moving parts, it's right. It's been a long process that we develop that it's been two years. Working on that and trying to get it made. In a way that is Is going to allow me to sell it at a reasonable price for people. Amazing. It's just it's taken forever and that's it's been a lot of fun the whole. Small Business Entrepreneur aspect of what's been going on with. The wrenches and the screwdrivers. A. Lot of fun. Super rewarding to but it just it just takes time all that prototyping. It's yeah. It's it's almost like a service like a service for your viewers and fans two. Things. It just takes I. You can obviously get anything made. In. Terms of if it's a solid piece of steel like weaken machine pretty much any shape into stuff. Yeah. But it's not. It's not as simple as that. That would be five hundred dollar screwdriver. Dot It's not okay. So I need to get it. He'll. Under a hundred at the minimum. But I'm hoping to get like a fifty dollars screwdrivers as close as I'll be able to get a think. Yes I make them here in Canada I don't. Yeah. I. Don't make anywhere else it's really cool. Well, those are on your website hand to rescue dot com is that right? Yes they are. Okay. So does that Really, cool. They seriously are A. Cool it's like, yes, you can turn a nut with other ranches. But when you have one of those you, you probably use it like also like every time possum yes, I'm using. So I have the original the that the number one off the when we were designing. For us, you use that one in videos. Yeah. All you know mainly as a way to kind of product test. How long how much damage over time? I'd like to know there's only one way of doing that and that's kind of real world applications that way. So yeah, I still use that one like it's it's been fine. I'm happy Oh and tell us about your your podcasting and tell our audience where they can find you there and what the what that shows about is there just the one of the fit solar Yes that's it. So there's the fissile podcast with Jimmy Terresa and Andrew Alexander who is a blacksmith on Instagram, and we just essentially talk about. Old Tools and restoration and finding them and moving them and out again. Yeah. The how to find the best locations and how a deal with the people. Yeah. It's a lot focused around that kind of Atlantic tool world and and the people you gonNA come across and. that. Character, I'm sure. And yes, s the some well. It's basically like me like it's an insane. It's an insane human being that starts collecting. These these ridiculously murderous tools. Like the drag saw the swing. Saw Your your dad would know and be like, yeah these are forgiving people. That, they're not really for cutting trees. Like the type of people who collect an own those and value them got a screw loose they're in their insane like. There's always interesting stories with those type of people. That's cool. Well, thanks for coming on the show. Eric I'll put links all this in the description there and good luck on your future projects. What what do you got on your bench right now it'll be your last question. What are you working? I'm currently working on simultaneously a swing saw, which are you aware of what that is now? It's a circular saw that swings on a pendulum toward you and away from you. What the heck like a early miter saw. Yeah. Oh I so. Basically death machine. Yeah. And I also have a series of videos on Youtube where I remake a tool based off a a lost like patent. So, it doesn't actually exist. It was never put into production. But I just fully recreated the. One time. So I'm working on a I like a little hand lane that is also a Chisel Handle Nah, and you could see why that was never put in production because to have a sharp blade in the handle and shit like put on a good idea it makes no sense what's not to mention when you hit the back of. Any wooden plane like the blade POPs out. That's how you get the blade out. That's why there's marks on would inflates I it's just So you know it's just fun to do. You gotTa make one. That's what I'll announced. Sounds good. Thanks for coming on and WE'LL. We'll catch next time. For sure. Thank you again for him..

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"andrew alexander" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

WLS-AM 890

08:40 min | 1 year ago

"andrew alexander" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"And off hot and cold all day it's been a long time since I've been the second city but it is a Chicago I comic institution I remember seeing Chris Farley dominate their as seen other great actors and actresses and one on to great comedic heights at second city right there wells in north and I'm a big fan of the longtime executive producer and co owner Andrew Alexander stepped down last Friday and at that time and raised a lot of questions and eyebrows so with that in mind let's get to Chris Jones here through the speakers he's the chief critic for the Chicago Tribune theater critic or returning expert here on double the US what's the inside scoop since then Chris my understanding is prominent African American alumni have demanded some sort of full scale investigation into racism at second city can you elaborate well I think what we found is that a lot of the alumni at second city and violin I what that means is folks who appeared in either the main stage show that you referenced on the OTC show ones that were you know unhappy when they would that and very less water an investigation into that so that clearly was sort of wholesale this call out second city for for a good number of years and I I think that it it is a phenomenon this comeback the particular issues that people are raising right now sort of boiled over in the last two three years probably sad to say but I think there's obviously been some difficult stuff going on that for a much longer period than that and you had really the guy that owns the place Andrew Alexander who is himself an iconic figure in American comedy he's the founder as you probably know John of it you'd be and you know the guy that really you know had an enormous influence on American comedy he decided that he needed to go that's what he did and he wrote a letter you said I'm the boss I I take responsibility for you know the unhappiness of the people who work for me and he left and I think it was a big surprise to a lot of people on the outside anyway but I but I think you know that was his approach I in the book stops with me and I need to go but there was no complaints again him against him personally for inappropriate behavior I mean when do you decide like I know this is going to turn into some big a storm and I'm just not going to weather this I'm gonna get out early is that what you do use your well I you know you do have to bear in mind he's seventy six years old John and he's had a long career and the other thing going on of course right now is that second city is closed so it is it is hemorrhaging revenue at the moment it has no revenue actually really from the live performance it also is not just a live performance life is also a school yeah the film school about the corporate side it's a very big operation it's a very big asset in Chicago I mean if you look at like if you want to become a sort of you want to do well in comedy and you want to really become a household name second city is your ticket at any husband it's been a remarkable institution is very important here and I think at this point and we decided that it was a way of you know I've taken responsibility I think you've got to admire that I mean it says it was his willingness to do that but sort of a big press me I think you know a lot of people pass the Buck and he didn't use that I'm taking responsibility for this I'm Diane I'm what happened now John is he's always you know I have to sell it because that the city is a for profit entity so there are two there are two owners the other owners been silent and I grew it out it you know way way back to the forty odd years I think it is until now if Edgeley they gotta find someone to buy the other half of it which normally would be not difficult because it's a very popular place but if you know if you know right now it's close so the issue they own the buildings they own the property you know so you know a lot of you listeners probably know it said north and you know don't have it you don't feel well there is a huge building it's called pipers alley they have an enormous amount of the footprints of that building they used to be a movie theater that went away second city took over that like a lot of people that look at you trend bills every month adult bility to really generate the revenue you know to to come up with them and because they on to Chris Jones is a Tribune what I'm trying to get to the bottom of I mean ideas are an incident here I mean this open letter I read it they're talking about the racial discrimination in epilation pay inequities tokenism whatever that is monetization of black cultural cultural misappropriation trauma inducing experiences I mean this is just people kind of sour grapes because they didn't get the leader there that didn't they didn't they were not the Lorne Michaels didn't show up and pick them up for SNL well I think there's definitely a situation where you have a highly competitive theater on it does create a lot of competitive scenarios no question about that but I do think honestly I walking that I just go to the shows you now but my feeling is there was obviously a lot of problems over a long period of time because the number of people who signed this letter is is considerable and it's a it is a surprise to me frankly but then the complaint says you just eliminated are are serious and they are you know really are alleging a lot of things went on a second city that maybe those of us in the audience just didn't play and I'm real happy you know I grew in response really sold it that well okay I'm not that's on me and I'm going and that's kind of what we know really about what's happened I guess you know be different if you own the building there may be quite is quite a move he said we're going to shut down second city and I'm gonna turn this whole thing in the condo so you got what you wish for so then the it may be you know survival of second city is not it it's not out yet you know it's a tough it's a tough road to mass adoption yeah while I was looking at the open letter here now there is a ancilla blanc he is now the first black executive producer of second city is at insure or is he expected to take over no that's an interim appointment so he is he's just that potentially the top job that I'm grew out of founder himself clad so he is now in the job and it's going to be a difficult job to him because he's got a you know he's essentially got to get the place back up and running number one he's got to navigate you know everything from food service to social distancing may be to city regulations bye and then of course he's got to you know what he's got and create a culture where people can collaborate I mean the thing about improv comedy in general is that you know people got it people have got to come together it's gonna be it's gonna be a place where people are are you not feeling the feeling good feeling good about that collaborate is that it's not stand up you can't just go out there and say what you think you have to deal with all the performers you have to feel respected you have to feel comfortable you have to feel safe and then the other issue is you got to deal with the audience and frankly you know I've been there eleven o'clock on a Saturday night and you got some the serve people and having a good time okay so I want to participate this is Tony N. Tina's wedding can I join the well it's right and it's about the participation is father's day it is baked into what improvisation thing about improv is that you know you make a suggestion you give the audience the essentially license to say what they want you know eleven o'clock on a Saturday I think we're learning that sometimes people make it very difficult talkin second city here with the principal theater critic for your Chicago Tribune Chris Jones is on double else John Dempsey Chriss is stepping away from second city for for a second theater live theater that's your beat that is your passion what do you see happening.

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"andrew alexander" Discussed on 600 WREC

600 WREC

01:49 min | 1 year ago

"andrew alexander" Discussed on 600 WREC

"Protesters continue to mingle on the streets there's a concern it may cause an upswing in corona virus cases but it's certainly true that a lot of these protesters are wearing face masks but not all of them and you add to that possible exposure for the police and National Guard troops this could prove to be a dangerous mix New York has just seen a big surge in cases but mayor bill de Blasio doesn't think the protests are to blame at least not yet from the CDC on the corona virus there have been more than one point eight million cases and more than one hundred and eight thousand deaths in a stunning move meantime some public health experts are now reversing themselves on big crowds saying that in the case of these protests the risks of public gatherings are worthwhile the world health organisation just changed its guidance now saying that just about everyone should be wearing face masks if social distancing cannot be maintained foxes don't lose eight or new Yorkers are getting more freedom to attend their houses of worship New York governor Andrew Cuomo says that some parts of the state will accelerate the re opening of faith venues we're going to open accelerate the opening of temples mosques mosques churches areas in phase two of re opening will be allowed to have twenty five percent occupancy with social distancing and mask requirements as New York City gets ready to begin phase one on Monday he had a warning for those who sell masks it drastically higher prices we're going to sign an executive order saying that we will prosecute price gouging on PP more than thirty thousand in the state have died from covered nineteen Tonya J. powers fox news and Andrew Alexander the CEO of the famed second city improv theater steps down after a former performer leveled accusations of racism against the comedy institution I'm Carmen Roberts.

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Second City CEO steps down amid claims of racism at theater

WGN Nightside

00:32 sec | 1 year ago

Second City CEO steps down amid claims of racism at theater

"Ten o'clock the co owner of Chicago's legendary second city is stepping down after accusations of racism seventy six year old Andrew Alexander was accused of racism on Twitter by comedian to Wayne Perkins Perkins says second city did not want to raise funds for black lives matter without quote also financially supporting police related causes Alexander apologize he posted quote the second city cannot begin to call itself anti racists that is one of the great failures of my

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"andrew alexander" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

WLS-AM 890

02:52 min | 1 year ago

"andrew alexander" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"Lessening some big news tonight regarding one of Chicago's leading cultural institutions the owner of Chicago's second city says he's stepping down because he failed to do more to fight racism the Tribune's Chris Jones broke the story that Andrew Alexander who has been with second city for decades and produced the iconic S. C. T. V. show is quitting because in Alexander's words he failed to create an anti racist environment wherein artists of color may thrive all of this comes after a black former second city performer tweeted that Alexander condoned institutional racism at second city some kids in Illinois could be back in classrooms for summer school Mikhail with that story governor Pritzker Thursday signed an executive order that allows Illinois schools to hold in person summer school classes schools have been shuttered since March because of the cold nineteen pandemic according to the executive order anybody older than two years of age will have to wear a facemask and the number of people and spaces will be limited to ten many area schools including Chicago public schools have already announced that summer school will be held through remote learning so at this time it's unclear if districts will change course Mikhail eight ninety W. L. S. some big news today on the economy Wall Street was up over eight hundred points after the unemployment rate was far less than the experts were expecting unemployment fell unexpectedly to just thirteen point three percent some of the experts were thinking that it could be in the neighborhood of twenty percent to see it you know just shows and again I'm gonna get angry emails and text messages from people who think this is incorrect but the economy is the economy right and Wall Street is the casino where we bet on the economy any little bit of good news you know like less than a horrible night of rioting for less than a huge all right check of coronavirus makes the guys on Wall Street say okay it is time to buy you know I kind I look in for the first time in weeks I'm probably I'm probably interrupt you I apologize go continue continue for the first time in weeks I was mentioned in the last hour that couple of financial guys came and went with the tried and I and I had just stayed away from looking at or fall ill right right and actually it's come back not entirely but significantly so I get it you know you you you grasp any good news you can find nowadays and then you build on that you know that's that's why the president does the one click can I play the clip that I found most interesting from the president stay sane now time for us to work together as we rebuild we knew and recover.

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Balloon Animals

Making It With Jimmy Diresta, Bob Clagett and David Picciuto

08:33 min | 2 years ago

Balloon Animals

"Infest which is a lot of fun I got to meet a lot of new people and a lot of old people older older friends Andrew Alexander from blacksmith tools we went over there and it was a lot of fun I I really I really WanNa turn that into something somehow some way of I just stood yeah he's great guy he's very comedy we'll thank you very much and Loyd in as the woodcut that would supply got smaller and smaller denies got smaller and smaller is people just wanted knives and at one point I look like eight kids I want a knife I want a sword it groans from like eight people to like Hey I was in line what's up I'm like I got the style every single piece of scrap Grad and then I had actually like make a pattern and Nick I love the pressure of like people standing there and like forcing Mita it's funny I was just free styling up various shapes of knives like the K-bar is like the knife that the US I was making this big pirate's sword was used up most of the wood floor and a arised so it's fun and it's fun for me because I'm totally satiated I'm sitting there having when we were at a Louisville maker faire you're doing that on the big the big ones big band saws a. and everything and so they started piecing together their names and obviously there's four of them and it's fun it's really fun for kids I mean I saw so many kids and even a few parents came to me in the like is this years old and yet most of your fingers left I still I mean cut my fingertip several times so to be totally honest I have all my fingertips missing half of my pinky lost half my pinky on a joiner the very end but that's the same one that got damaged on the table so but that was good and then then we drove up and spent the day in half at Andrews Workshop Andrew has a big facility pick me up an envelope by medium Obama but then I got off and I spoke to Andrew and he basically he doesn't offensive usually they they range from as much as twenty thousand down to like thousand gambles and vices Andrew Not so much andrew just as a huge collector Andrew deals in the he pretty much holds onto everything he needs to sit with a few months and then he'll decide to sell it but cancel rescue so it was a nice pow a couple of guys hanging out we had a really nice really it just started playing with an old drill press in the yard because he's got this big open yard it's kind of like an organized junkyard in twenty years and with oil penetrating oil that slide inside of other things move and that's it that's like you reduce it down to like what it was great it was a great couple of days and I've been out for so long I really have a lot to frames and engines and stuff so that'll be interesting I'm going there representing cargo glide awesome awesome yeah that the festival that you went to rusty and get more metal you know like a little more like a lot of rusty things would be coming in rusty because he kept doing demo and then I met casting a guy named Clark was casting and and get to hang out with Clark it was just a great experience and there are so many sweet people that came up to me and just doc for good people so

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"andrew alexander" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

01:56 min | 3 years ago

"andrew alexander" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

"Oh to be bought by us network what was it like to leave the bubble of canadian media how did things change besides the sort of the harder sell on things like bob and doug how how did things change when she went to the the the biggest challenge was that the network was you know constantly wanting to have their nominated producer on the show so we we burn through a lot of producers because they came up to canada and you know the show is already established and the the power of the cast was the show and so the really the producer had no left in frustration 'cause they were being completely alienated it drove the network crazy tell the funny story about how you are so excited that the the network accepted your first number the first offer you had and then you later realized they did that because it was a terrible offering you could barely create a comedy show with with those numbers with it was crazy i mean we'd lennon i used to go down to nbc and meet with brandon tartikoff who's head of the network and you know the first time we went in there the first number they throughout we accepted and then we went back and we start produced the show and realized okay we don't have enough money to go back again they'd give us more money you know this went on three or four times and i think they always knew that you know we we were you know really low balling ourselves but this is all new and fresh to us so it was it was kind of a learning curve and you know painful at times but it was naive aotea at its best before i let you go i have to mention this you're receiving that lifetime achievement more award which has got a little bit stranger very much still active and alive and going you're the ceo of second city you continue to work what does it mean to get that recognition here in in canada where it all started for you on just taking my pulse right you know sure yeah.

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"andrew alexander" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

02:17 min | 3 years ago

"andrew alexander" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

"Okay good day while the great white north on bob mackenzie this my brother dog how's it going wool did you hear about what you can tell okay here about the guy who like was over the beeri went drink and then to the stupid thing looking in the bottle and well there's real real mouths well i guess it was dead right drown for your and drunk to head a smile on its face say died drunk driving but you know what the guy got tell them a whole case of beer right so our topic today is how to stuff amounts into a beer bottle without without breaking it right so that they'll look at it and give you case and not thinking hosting by by deliberately stuffing one any it's like ship building in a bottle okay you mentioned dave thomas that was dave thomas and rick moranis playing the infamous bob and doug mckenzie on tv i recently learned to to my surprise that those two characters came about as kind of time crunched response to a demand for more ken kahn the network wanted was actually cbc because we eventually ended up on the cbc after a you know two or three years of being on global and tv and edmonton and the cbc's suggested to me that the show needed some sort of canadian content which sort of did make a lot of sense because it aiding content show all the actors in canada it's correct literally did you won't mounties as or you know back bacon one guy does that mean so i took that frustration back to the writer's room and dave and rick believe happened to be there and they quickly came up with bob and doug mckenzie and it became you're right a two minute filler and in the us in the us at i was not particularly you know didn't think it was that they couldn't get it you know on nbc that we stuck with it and obviously what happened is became a phenomenon and a movie and record album you know quite extraordinary and you bring up the us setv was the first canadian.

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"andrew alexander" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

01:42 min | 3 years ago

"andrew alexander" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

"That's quite a quote to begin with us is worth mentioning but that's an interesting thing that godless was mentioned yet you know there's a fem with a lot of the track names having names like deliverance heaven hell god's plan miracles these are all names of songs on the album what is it about those religious ideas or themes that makes you keep returning to them i think for me a lot of the stuff on the record is about faith or belief not necessarily religious sense because i don't identify as that but it's more of a things that you believe in what turns out to be real and in fact some lyrics i wanted to talk to you about that touch on exactly from from that song heaven hell am i real if you can see right through me if i'm in a magazine is this heaven or is this hell through a silver screen you say you're watching me but i can't tell does that have to do with you as a public figure and i think it's a relationship with the idea of entertainment and authenticity is probably changed a lot since the beginning of this band but then even with that i feel like as a person as as a woman person as well like feeling we're constantly being bombarded with this information these images in your this is real honest authentic and most of the time it's not you know the internet's wonderful thing that the internet it's not real it's all about like projected things and i think it's hard win that projected as if it's like onus in truthful authentic and it's sold to you like that as we talk about this darker side of the internet i did want to talk about.

"andrew alexander" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

01:50 min | 3 years ago

"andrew alexander" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

"Storytelling it's reading and that saddam life is something that i love to do and it's a passion and it's cool that i may will to kind of combine the two and and people enjoy it if you've ever watched teen movie from the eighties you'll notice a lot of stereotypes about athletes jocks are always jerseys letter jackets they only care about the big game the next game how dated is that stereotype oh i think it's really dated now i think that athletes want to be well rounded people and you know your career only lasts a long and after that you have to figure out what you wanna do with the rest of your life so i think that it's important for athletes six four all avenues of of their life and all passions that they have and not to be just one side of you gotta be a multifaceted person and i think that that's a really important tell me about the hymen hustle what is that how did it become a thing it's a hashtag i think so i mean i don't know who made it up but it's just i think it it just makes to how i play i every time i get on the ice i i wanna give a hundred percent that's kind of been something that my parents have taught me from when i was a little kid that's been a messages if you're ever gonna do anything life you know go and give a hundred percent and if it doesn't work out then it doesn't work out but if you give a hundred percent you don't have to you have no questions to ask yourself and that's what i do on the ice i tried it every game just giving my all and i mean i'm i'm the hometown kid playing in my hometown from hometown team and it's a surreal feeling it's a privilege to play here and every time i saw on the ice i wanna i wanna make the team proud and i wanna make the fans proud and i know that growing up your father was like an impressario for for minor league hockey and i i'd read that you'd said that people didn't give you enough credit they were like.

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"andrew alexander" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

01:52 min | 3 years ago

"andrew alexander" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

"I always love making up stories and i don't know if i was writing right away but i was always telling stories from the oldest of five boys storytelling was something that was just a natural nina it's a passion of mine that's part of the the babysitting handbook as well to keep your brothers calm i guess you had to reach into that sometimes to entertain them oh yeah big big time you got if as the oldest you want to take some heat off of owned dad and help out any way you can yeah that is what i have two boys in the amount of energy that they expend in the day five has got to be something my my mum's pretty strong yeah this book the magician secret is about a boy whose grandfather wants him to believe in the power of imagination key tell me about your own grandfather his influence in your life oh yeah i have a great relationship grandfather growing up us actually the one time and my brothers all these crazy stories and you know you tell us that he was a professional athlete he played on the new york yankees that was one story then he was on the dallas cowboys the next day and we'd go to school and we tell her over buddies grandpa he does all the stuff and he doesn't he does and a little do we know he's just always making it up but we believe that and that was kind of what inspired me to write the story of you know believing in yourself in imagination the power of magic nation stories did you tell your brothers when you were growing up was it sports related to was it imagination running wild a little bit of everything i think that we would when we would go and play outside and we played road hockey we would make stories up ourselves so i'd be i don't know when i was a kid i loved matson denied be mattson dean going down on on a breakway one of my brothers would be cujo in that trying to make a big save so but then when we.

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"andrew alexander" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

01:48 min | 3 years ago

"andrew alexander" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

"To counter brown now a race towards tremendous goal for sex crime of the maple leafs at his toronto police forward zach hyman doing something embarrassing to the boston bruins good work zack he's twenty five years old grew up in toronto loving hockey now he gets to play for his hometown team he's living the dream but it turns out zach has another passion as well he loves writing so much so he's actually a published author he writes children's books like the magician secret which is out now as you're gonna hear while his new book has nothing to do with hockey zach hyman still found a way to draw inspiration from his own life have a listen zakheim and welcome to q thanks it's a pleasure to be here yemen you do a lot of interviews they're usually the locker room is it weird to be fully dressed the not sweating and on a national art show right now this is part of the offseason like you said we used to just coming off the ice and you're sweating and you're trying to catch your breath and you're feeling a million questions so this is a nice change yeah nice relaxing pace here i have i alluded to alluded to it just now in the intro that i have two passions comedy and cooking those are the two things that drove me for a couple of decades so people always ask me this i'm gonna ask you to what came first your love of hockey or your love of writing i think hockey's always been something that i've i've loved and as a kid you always want wanna be outside and you want to be playing sports and i was always thought guy so i'd always remember being young always running around my parents put a hockey stick my hand on before i could even walk i think i have a picture of it so it's funny but at the same time.

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"andrew alexander" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

01:43 min | 3 years ago

"andrew alexander" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

"How you can appreciate michael jordan but know that he's a real jerk in real life you know and at this kind of the way i see cognac okay lisa you are less able to separate konya the musician from kenya the person is that right yeah and i don't see why should have to i mean i i feel like i consume art in much the same way i am a consumer and all kinds of other ways so if i don't like the practices of a business i don't support them i don't give the my money or my time and i feel like connie west has done everything he can to try and alienate me and a lot of other people and yeah that worked i understand that i can empathize as a comedian we see comedians going through all kinds of things and you like that person makes me laugh so much and i find it struggle i definitely do on his cover he scrawled i hate being bipolar i hate being bipolar it's awesome that is the album cover and he wraps in the record about his struggle with mental illness that change anything for you lisa well but that that's the thing i had a lot of empathy for that i remember how the last tour ended i remember his breakdown i've watched him experience all kinds of pain with the loss of his mother i think there was a lot of goodwill toward him however that said his wife tweets out to the media trying to demonize my husband let me just say this your commentary uncon yea being radic and it's tweets being disturbing is actually scary so quick to label him as having a mental health issue so i don't know you two need to sit down and work out a message so i understand how i am supposed to view you.

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"andrew alexander" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

02:01 min | 3 years ago

"andrew alexander" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

"Andrew alexander receives his lifetime achievement award from the governor general today he'll be honored at the governor general's performing arts awards gala in oughta this weekend and you'll be able to catch that setv reunion special on netflix next year now if you've been following kanye west at all recently probably seen he's done a lot of talking and tweeting and stirring up controversy doing what he does you could argue but he hasn't released any new music at midnight last night that i'll changed they own weight saver ria choice just imagine if coming on a wild day now more fifty plows getting fifty calls a white collar scream say we lose it all had to come down because he couldn't breathe toda sheikh kaleem now but he would that is new kanye west song never leave the album is called yay and so far the reviews online from people who've heard it are are generally positive is the music good to overshadow his controversial remarks from the past few weeks the queue this team is here to find out the answer plus they will tell you about this new beef that's been brewing resuscitate if you will in the in the rap world he was getting pretty personal pits push t against toronto's favorite son drake here to break it all down is the queue this music panel joining in from vancouver studio is lisa christianson are kidding morning i how are you good how are you very good thank you for joining us this early and sitting across from me right here in studio z acclaimed writer and mc cadence weapon hello to you cadence what's good what is good you're gonna tell me men we heard a little of it right there new connie will record is out i wanna get both of your.

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"andrew alexander" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

02:25 min | 3 years ago

"andrew alexander" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

"Actually the cbc because we eventually ended up on the cbc after you know two or three years of being on global in itv's edmonton and the cbc's suggested to me that the show needed some sort of canadian content which sort of did make a lot of sense because etienne content show right all all the the actors actors are in candidates correct literally did you won't mounties or you know back bacon one guy does that mean so i took that frustration back to the writer's room and dave and rick believe happened to be there and they quickly came up with bob and doug mckenzie and it became yet you're right a two minute filler in in the us in the us i was not particularly you know didn't think it was that they couldn't get it on nbc but we stuck with it in awfully what happened is it became a phenomenon a movie and record album you know quite extraordinary and you bring up the us setv was the first canadian show to be bought by us network what was it like to leave the bubble of canadian media how did things change besides the sort of the harder sell on things like bob and doug how how did things change when she went to the the the biggest challenge was that the network was you know constantly wanting to have their nominated producer on the show so we we burn through a lot of producers because they came to canada and you know the show is already established and the power of the cast was the show in so really the producer had no you know that were left in frustration 'cause they were being completely alienated it drove the network crazy story about how you are so excited that the the network accepted your first number the first offer you had and then you later realized they did that because it was a terrible offering you could pair lee create a comedy show with with those numbers without it was crazy i mean we'd lennon i used to go down to nbc and meet with brandon tartikoff who head of the network and you know the first time we went in there the first number they throughout we accepted and then we've been back in we start produced the show in realized okay we don't have enough money to go back again they'd give us more money this went on three or four.

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"andrew alexander" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

01:36 min | 3 years ago

"andrew alexander" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

"That night to see audience members throwing up they probably ticket took it personally if i know most performers yes in fact i believe somebody threw up on dave thomas's shoes and he still came back for more i still reminds me of that let's listen to another clip from the show okay good date welcome to the great white north go okay good day while the great white north on bob mackenzie this my brother doug how's it going oh did you hear about what well you can tell okay here about the guy who like was over the beer and like went drink and then to the stupid thing looking in the bottle and well there's real real mouse i guess it was dead right drown and drunk to die head a smile on its face it died food drunk driving in the bond but you know what the guy got tell him a whole case of beer right so our topic today is how to stuff amounts into a beer bottle without without breaking it right so that they will look at it and give you a case and not thinking you hosting by by deliberately stuffing one any it's like ship building in a bottle okay you mentioned dave thomas that was dave thomas and rick moranis playing the infamous bob and doug mckenzie on setv i recently learned to to my surprise that those two characters came about as kind of a time crunched response to a demand for more ken kahn the network.

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"andrew alexander" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

01:55 min | 3 years ago

"andrew alexander" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

"On in your life at that time well you know i was just trying to make a living in i was probably drawing maybe one hundred dollars a week you know out of the company and you know we we we still hadn't you know really garnered a large audience so it was a real struggle and then snl happened in nineteen seventy five when lawrence started a saturday night live in new york in you know which included john belushi and gilda radner dan aykroyd and i thought oh my god you know abc or cbs one of the major networks in the us is going to come up and steal my talent john candy and eugene levy and joe flaherty and you know so i thought oh my gosh i better start a tv show so with the encouragement of bernie salads from chicago at that time whose own chicago second city we started as tv with the support of my partner time lend stewart and went to global tv with thirty five thousand dollars and produced seven episodes and you finally got turn it turned second city toronto around into a business because of the tv show is that right yeah i think that it really helped the end credits i always had the old fire hall in the the tail of the credit so it was way to sort of expand the awareness of the old fire hall in the second city and you know just although the other side of that coin was that you know people would see tv show when they would come to the theater where the expectation they're going to see you know john candy or june levy or injury martin or who you know that cast and it was always it was always a bit of if you just tell people okay at the pictures where's john candy tonight so we had been education that we had to do with our audiences why feels like you're always managing expectations at some level because.

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"andrew alexander" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

01:41 min | 3 years ago

"andrew alexander" Discussed on Q: The Podcast from CBC Radio

"This is a cbc podcast kill is supported in part by hellofresh the meal kit service dedicated to making cooking fun easy and convenient each week hellofresh creates new delicious recipes with step by step instructions designed to take around thirty minutes for everyone from novices to season homecooked short on time these source the freshest ingredients measured to the exact quantity needed so there's no food waste all delivered to your doorstep in a special insulated box for free for fifty percent off your first box visit hellofresh dot ca slash q podcast or enter promo code q podcast when you subscribe hey this is ali hassan in for tom power and this is the podcast version of q for june i today i spoke to andrew alexander he is exciting times for this man he's about to get a lifetime achievement award from the governor general even though his life is nowhere close to over he assured me and also he's the ceo of second city and setv which he helped start is is going to have a netflix special soon so we talk about that i talked to zach hyman toronto maple leafs forward did not talk about hockey we talked about his children's books he's an author very interesting chat there we had a queue this panel is going to talk about one of the most divisive figures in music kanye west and his new album and we talk about drake just getting roasted by push tea and then we had some great music fun chat with the scottish band churches if you're gonna look them up churches is spelt with v not a you don't know why never got into it but those are the facts the podcast starts now.

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"andrew alexander" Discussed on Channel 33

Channel 33

01:50 min | 3 years ago

"andrew alexander" Discussed on Channel 33

"I don't know it's like i feel i know really i think you know my the simpson say is definitely bigger in sky at celena eighteen fifties wiling ship in the arctic so it's definitely like a big scale thing but at the same time i think the the hall of the story is is similar i think in all of my things there was there was a similar thread that runs through all of the material and all of the one that i'm drummed to is quite similar i don't know there's there's not a specific project that i feel like i'm waiting to do their every film and the series as well has a one to one relationship no it's a man and a man or man in a husband and a wife for a boy is horse is that something that you are cognizant of as you're making your stories you like to have this sort of duopoly i think more than that is out of coal with just desperately trying to find someone or something to make us feel right in the world i think true stone it comes down to it that's all it's about then that is usually through a partner isn't half to be through pond with can be through political cools it can be through a belief system it can be whatever it is a horse hose it can be whatever it is and i think for me we can understand the person and understand college which is what really i'm will i'm interested in through they relationship with someone else or other people will host what evidence so i find that prism of looking someone's alive through they relationships just feels natural to me andrew alexander every episode by asking filmmakers what's the last great film that they've seen what is the last great film you've seen loveless about that and i can never pronounce his surname i won't try rushing ed's.

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