Not just one of Canada’s longest running comedy podcasts where guests the likes of Andy Kindler, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” stars Greg Proops and Colin Mochrie, “Kids in the Hall”’s Bruce McCulloch, “Iron Chef America” co-host Kevin Brauch and CBC’s “The Debaters” host Steve Patterson have swung by for a visit. As a result of the success of the show, CATP host Todd Van Allen has been interviewed on the CBC show “Spark” and written up in “Macleans” magazine. You can read the article HERE.
CATP first started out as The TVA Podcast back in 2007. Host Van Allen started the podcast at the behest of producer Darcy Fiander, and started releasing episodes featuring Todd’s weekly radio segments for BOB’s Breakfast on BOB-FM, and Mike Reid on 98.9-THE DRIVE.
Over a series of episodes, the TVA Podcast also began to release interview episodes with various comedians.
Highlights of the TVA podcast include not only Todd’s conversations with local and touring comedians, but also the first visit of “Iron Chef America” co-host Kevin Brauch and Paul F. Tompkins who talked to Todd when he came to Toronto in 2009.
The TVA podcast completed its run with episode #201 and transitioned to Comedy Above The Pub. In so doing, it has never ceased its mandate of bringing on guests who, though may not be comedians, have a funny story to tell. Yes, a strong focus on Canadian talent does exist, but that does not stop touring comics or other interesting people stopping in and spending some time on CATP.