Comedi Nerd with Rachelle Elie

Rachelle Elie

Welcome to the Comedi Nerd Podcast! I'm a stand up comedian and I never tire of talking about comedy. It's the only thing I'm really nerdy about. In this podcasts I interview Canadian comedians and people in the industry about the challenges and rewards of their creative lives, with an in-depth look at comedic influences, joke writing, and the realities of the industry. I love the fascinating conversations I have with other people in the industry. I also believe that in Canada we have some amazing talent that many people have never encountered. I'm very passionate about introducing audiences to our amazing comedic minds! This is for anyone who is fascinated by comedy and the creative brains behind the jokes. Enjoy!

COMEDI NERD Episode # 04 Johanne Britton
Aug 20 2021
COMEDI NERD Episode # 04 Johanne Britton
“My legacy will be how I changed the comedy industry.” Johanne BrittonIn this fourth episode of COMEDI NERD, I talk with Johanne Britton bilingual social media consultant, strategist and publisher.  Jo talks about being a proud comedy nerd, Comedian Pete Zedlacher signing her boob and her passion for The Mob's Press & The Canadian Association of Stand Up, Sketch and Improv Comedians. Johanne is the co-founder and President of The Mob's Press. The Mob is a marketing and promotions company dedicated to helping Artists and Cultural Producers. Jo helps artists from all walks of life by providing them with the tools they need to maximize their online visibility. With her Mob City Publications ( Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, Calgary, Montreal ) The Mob covers, promotes and supports the art, comedy and culture scene of the cities we represent and the artists that make it happen.rs.She has worked at Montreal’s top comedy clubs and has interviewed Russell Peters, Sugar Sammy,  Shaun Majumder, K. Trevor Wilson and Paula Bel to name a few. Jo has been featured in The Gazette, AfrokanLife, The Examiner and is a respected name in the Montreal media landscape. In 2017, she became a founding member of The Canadian Association of Stand-up, Sketch and Improv Comedians - the first comedian association in Canada. Her passion is helping comedians.Please email me at crowningmonkey@yahooo.ca and let me know what you thought of the podcast! This is a brand new podcast so if you enjoyed it please share it with a friend & make sure to follow us on your favourite platform and give us a review!!! With love xoxoox RachelleFollow and like our stuff HERE!!Rachelle Elie links:InstagramFacebookWebsiteYou tubeTwitterJohanne Britton links: The Mob's Press FacebookInstagram TwitterCanadian Association of Stand-up, Sketch & Improv Comedians
COMEDI NERD Episode # 02 Steph Tolev
Jun 16 2021
COMEDI NERD Episode # 02 Steph Tolev
"I talk about what I think about...I talk about what I have and what I know."  Steph TolevIn this second episode of COMEDI NERD I talk with comedian, writer & actress Steph Tolev. Steph talks about starting over in LA, building her first stand up hour, Top Comic / Siruis XM, her experience at Just For Laughs, almost getting an American pilot, her work with Deb DiGiovanni, troll men, going independent in Canada, viral videos, luck, doing what you love, Barb on the barge, Sarah Silverman, being gross, how hosting helped her find her voice and a bunch of other cool stuff.  Just a heads up that our coming together really inspired a lot of F bombs so be warned! Steph Tolev is a stand up and sketch comedian from Toronto and has been in the business for 19 years. She won the Canadian Comedy Award for Best Female Stand up and was a finalist in Sirius XM's next top comic. Steph Tolev is from Toronto and now lives in Los Angeles with her frisky doggie Susan.Please email me at crowningmonkey@yahooo.ca  and let me know what you thought of the podcast! Also I would love to know what Canadian comedian you would like to hear interviewed by me. This is a brand new podcast so if you enjoyed it please share it with a friend & make sure to follow us on your favourite platform and give us a review!!!  With love xoxoox RachelleRachelle Elie links:FacebookInstagramWebsiteYou tubeTwitterSteph Tolev links: Steph Infection Podcast Her Website Steph on InstagramOn FacebookSteph on Tik TokTwitterYou tube
COMEDI NERD Episode # 01 Dave Merheje
Jun 1 2021
COMEDI NERD Episode # 01 Dave Merheje
"I need to be good with myself."  Dave MerhejeIn this first episode of COMEDI NERD I talk to Juno award winning comedian Dave Merheje. Dave talks very candidly about  a variety of subjects including taxing moments in the industry, preperation for his Netflix special and Juno award winning CD,  the beginning his career and how he ended up doing comedy, keeping it at a 100, Strip clubs, breakthroughs, childhood dreams, Juno Awards,  anger and frustration as fuel, the cast of RAMY, mental health and therapy to name a few.Dave Merheje is considered to be one of the most original stand-up acts on the comedy scene today. His multiple award-winning act has gained a loyal following across in North America with his “no fear” approach on stage and a comedy style best described as aggressive in-your-face funny. Dave had his first comedy special air in Australia on ABC2, and has made appearances on Comedy Network’s Match Game, was a regular contributor on MTV Live, recurred on CBC’s Mr. D, and he co-stars in the comedy series Ramy on Hulu.Please email me at crowningmonkey@yahooo.ca  and let me know what you thought of the podcast. Also let me know what Canadian comedian you would like to hear interviewed by me! This is a brand new podcast so if you enjoyed it please share it with a friend & make sure to follow us on your favourite platform:)  With love xoxoox RachelleWarning : These are uncensored conversations with people in the comedy industry. We speak openly and honestly about all aspects of our jobs, without censorship, so expect F-bombs! Dave Merheje links: Website InstagramFacebookTwitterRAMY trailerMore links