A lone survivor sends messages backwards through time in hopes that he can provide a warning of the danger to come. Will you heed his warnings?

Open your ears and hone your senses, for without immediate action, none can escape the future that is ILLUSIONOID.

A weekly improvised comedy podcast in the style of old-time radio shows like Inner Sanctum or X Minus One, ILLUSIONOID is performed by Paul Bates (CTV’s Dan For Mayor, Second City), Lee Smart (Comedy Network’s 5th Quadrant, Second City) and Nug Nahrgang (Dark Rising: Summer Strikes Back, SyFy’s Scare Tactics). In the distant future, humanity has its last stand against the tyrant computer ILLUSIONOID.

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About the Hosts

Paul Bates
A veteran of Toronto comedy stages, Paul got his start at The Second City, where he wrote and performed in six revues. Other stage credits include SlapShot Live, It’s A Wonderful Toronto, The Soaps: The Live Improvised Soap Opera!; An Inconvenient Musical; and SARSical, for which he received a Dora Award nomination. On television Paul played Jeff on Dan For Mayor (CTV), and has also appeared in The Stanley Dynamic, The Ron James Show, Odd Squad, Against The Wall, and Puppets Who Kill. Film credits include The Tuxedo, Welcome to Mooseport, and Camille. He’s won numerous Canadian Comedy Awards, and received NOW Magazine’s 2013 Reader’s Choice Award for Best Male Improvisor.

Lee Smart
Lee is a comedian, improviser, actor, writer, facilitator, host and an alumnus of the famed Second City comedy theatre. With a career spanning more than two decades, Lee is a multiple nominee and winner of the Canadian Comedy Award, as well as the Gemini Award for Best Comedy Writing for television. In addition to hosting, facilitating and delivering dynamic creative projects with SmartLeese, Lee lends his talents to multiple film, television, voice and commercial projects.

Nug Nahrgang
Nug has won 3 Canadian Comedy Awards, has been a performer in several television shows such as CBC’s The Ron James Show, Nickelodeon’s Life With Boys, and SyFy’s Scare Tactics. He can also be seen as a panelist on Sportsnet 360 in Canada for Aftermath, a weekly run-down of all things related to World Wrestling Entertainment. Nug is also the Moderation & Community Consultant for Firefly Social, providing social media strategies for small business. When he’s not on stage, he fills his time with comic books, the gym, wrestling, yoga, and eating healthy… but he will cave for chicken wings.