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The Ben Bankas Podcast

By Ben Bankas
Support at Patreon.com/benbankas - Ben is a controversial touring stand up comedian in Canada. Follow Ben on Instagram at @benbankas or @benbankaspod or Facebook @benbankascomedy
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#141 - CurryBana with Armin Arbabi | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Support the show on Patreon - Patreon.com/benbankas  Ben and Armin talk about Ben's recent engagement to his now fiancé, fathers milk, transphobia in Canmore AB and what the difference is between ACAB and AMAB.  Enjoy!
01:03:42
August 07, 2022
#140 - Pierre | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Please support the show on Patreon - Patreon.com/benbankas   Ben talks about recent articles, the right wing backlash from making fun of Poilievre and more.
01:00:51
July 27, 2022
#139 - MAiD | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Support the show on patreon - Patreon.com/benbankas  Ben is back from his two weeks of Paternity Leave after having a child to talk about an Asian movie star who was hurt by a twitter DM, Trudeau getting heckled in Alberta, the parents who's kids can't get the jab and the new Canadian Government Program "MAiD" which will help the mentally ill get rid of themselves.  Enjoy!
01:19:20
July 19, 2022
#138 - Isn't She Lovely? | The Ben Bankas Podcast
*WARNING* Shotty Audio at parts but hilarious - Support the show on patreon - patreon.com/benbankas - patrons get access to over 60 bonus podcast episodes, tweets, pictures, videos and more that aren't posted anywhere else.    Ben and Armin talk about last weeks woke news articles, largely focusing on the struggle of the LGBTQ2AA+, world politics and the recent passing of a fellow comedian, Nick Nemeroff.  RIP Nick.
01:59:33
July 19, 2022
#137 - Afghan Refugee Ain't Staying At No Radisson | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Please support the show on Patreon - patreon.com/benbankas Ben talks about last weeks news from Pride to trans Afghan refugees who don't want to stay at the Best Western and much, much more.  WIll they bring back mandates?  Should we care?  Should we flee?  Who knows!  Find out here on the Ben Bankas Podcast.
01:15:40
June 22, 2022
#136 - Don't Blame Bieber | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Support the show on Patreon - patreon.com/benbankas  Ben talks about how he upset Bieber fans with an aggressive but funny video where he mocked Biebers new "condition" that just happened coincidentally.  Bieber fans are absolutely apeshit and I can't stop making them mad, because it's fun.  Ben also talks about the new gay Toy Story, why Trans teens are having a hard time, how the government intends to censor the internet and much more! Enjoy!
01:52:25
June 14, 2022
#135 - Pride, Lies and Close Your Eyes | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Support the show on Patreon - patreon.com/benbankas  Ben has a great list of Pride related news stories along with government deceit and lies.  Great listen for The Ben Bankas Podcast fans. Ben tries to find out the percentage of the Ukrainian population that is gay and he also learns about how many people in Canada are on government assistance.
01:28:10
June 06, 2022
#134 - From Davos with Love | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Think about supporting the show on Patreon - Patreon.com/benbankas  Ben talks about how comedy, woke culture, the media, the government are all intertwined.  Outrage in Winnipeg over jokes, outrage on the news over Jordan Peterson, The Canadian gov admitting that Tucker Carlson is a threat to national security, the meeting of the WEF in Davos, the Texas massacre, Ricky Gervais' special.  SO much happened last week.  Tune in and hear all about it.
01:20:33
May 31, 2022
#133 - Monk EE Palkxx | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Please support the show on Patreon - patreon.com/benbankas Follow me on instagram at @benbankas2 and my backup @benbankas3 Comedian Ben Bankas reads the latest headlines from our Canadian government propaganda news sources.  Muslims saving Canadian traditionalism and the arrival of a Monkey Palkxx.  I got a post banned from instagram for making fun of Theresa so please follow my backup insta account
01:00:38
May 22, 2022
#132 - Don't Be Mean to Jagmeet | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Please support the show on Patreon at patreon.com/benbankas  Ben talks about the Jagmeet Peterborough Fiasco, how woke ideologies are ruining schools but also making them better, the death at the Sandals resort, Gas prices and politicians getting cancelled for old tweets.
01:14:23
May 18, 2022
#131 - It's Easy with Armin Arbabi | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Please support the show on Patreon - patreon.com/benbankas Ben and Armin talk about the Canadian comedy scene, why Niagara Falls is a sh*t hole, why Trudeau is sketchy and why the Peterborough Jagmeet Crisis was inflated. Please like, comment and share! Thank you!
01:01:37
May 16, 2022
#130 - Tracking our Movements and Euthanasia | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Support the show on Patreon at Patreon.com/benbankas  Ben starts off talking UFO's but touches on Roe v Wade, Canadian Euthanasia laws, Muslim Holidays for all, why we need to bring back masking and much more!  Enjoy!
01:20:41
May 06, 2022
#129 - The Left Side of History | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Please support the show on Patreon - patreon.com/benbankas - get access to over 50 hours of bonus podcast content on Patreon with a monthly or yearly pledge.  Ben talks about the "Rolling Thunder" rally, how the woke is getting hurt by their own policies, Nigeria's mass digital ID fiasco, Trudeau Aga Khan trip,  why you shouldn't mingle with the unv****** and much more.
47:02
May 02, 2022
#128 - Trudeau Needs a New Mansion! | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Please support the show on Patreon at patreon.com/benbankas and gain access to weekly bonus episodes and content. Ben talks about Mike Tyson fiasco, Russian Central Bank default, why being psychotic makes you more susceptible to the "virus", Canadian health department tweets a porn link, genderless emoji's, the people who are naturally immune to the "virus" and plans for Trudeau's new mansion.  Ben also tries to decipher mainstream media gaslighting on issues of free speech and learns about a woman named "Norman" who's baby had a fever which means we all should stay inside for another 2 years. 
01:11:59
April 22, 2022
#127 - Elon, Shanghai and No Kissing | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Support Ben on Patreon at Patreon.com/benbankas  This week Ben talks about Elon trying to take over twitter, why the left hates free speech or at least pretends to, what is going on in China and how lack of free speech can make society totalitarian, how kissing can spread cavities and a bonus Theresa Tam impression at the end.  This weeks bonus pod on Patreon talks about Ben getting cancelled from an open mic in Toronto and other hilariousness. 
01:05:22
April 16, 2022
#126 - Bird Flu, Aliens and Jews | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Support the show on Patreon - patreon.com/benbankas  Ben talks about news stories from the first week of April, from plus size clothing to some harmful words spoken by a documentary film director at the Canadian Screen Awards and more.  Enjoy
01:03:01
April 08, 2022
#125 - Jared Nathan and Rob Mailloux | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Full Episode at patreon.com/benbankas - Ben sits down with Austin sensation Jared Nathan and Windsor Native and Chicago/New York resident Rob Mailloux.  Jared has been featured on 10 episodes of Kill Tony in Austin Texas where he obliterated the room, met Joe Rogan and more.  Hear all about it on this pod.  Rob argues that Austin still isn't the place to be which Jared and Ben contested.  Rob is the director of the Dark Comedy Festival in Toronto which has brough in comics like Tim Dillon, Mark Normand and Sam Morill to perform in the 6ix.  Enjoy!
40:55
April 01, 2022
#124 - Gay or Genius | The Ben Bankas Podcast
For full episode sign up to Patreon - patreon.com/benbankas  Ben has good friends and fellow pandemic survivors Matt Baxter and Mitchell Alvis on the show to talk about Matt's most recent relapse escapades.  Matt talks about blowing a Somalian guy and we get into some global political policy.  A great episode.  The extended episode is 1 hour and 38 minutes.
33:51
March 23, 2022
#123 - Ukrainianianianian | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Join patreon for the first 17 minutes of the show! Patreon.com/benbankas  Ben rants about Russia, politicians and tries to figure out what the heck is going on here in this pre-ww3 era.
52:28
March 11, 2022
#122 - Comedy Propaganda | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Support the show on Patreon - patreon.com/benbankas  Ben and producer Mike talk about Russia, Ukraine and Ben shares some big news about his life.  Ben talks about growing up downtown Toronto and going to high school in the Annex.
01:06:39
March 06, 2022
#121 - Quiet Before The Storm | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Support the show on Patreon - Patreon.com/benbankas - This was filmed the day before the apparent full scale invasion of Ukraine.  I'm worried soon Ukraine and certain key words relating to it will be censored.  No idea what is happening there but next episode and on this weeks Patreon bonus, we will dive deeper into what the heck is going on in Eastern Europe.  Stay safe and enjoy some Ben Bankas Podcast!
36:32
February 25, 2022
#120 - From Canada with Love | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Support the show at patreon.com/benbankas - Ben is back in Canada, where everyone seems to be getting along just fine.  Ben talks about the "thing" happening in Ottawa, what politicians are saying about it and why you should come see Ben live in March at Yuk Yuk's Oshawa, Niagara Falls and London.
55:35
February 18, 2022
#119 - Patreon Bonus #53 - Bye Texas | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Join Patreon to unlock the full episode at patreon.com/benbankas - Ben goes on a satirical rant about the protests, talks about upcoming shows in Canada and what's next for his career, aspiring to perform in Niagara Falls USA.
14:41
February 13, 2022
#118 - Trucker with a Hard "R" with Byron Bertram and Alex Stein | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Support the show on Patreon - Patreon.com/benbankas  Ben has viral sensation Alex Stein, famous recently for trolling city council meetings.  His most recent hit was a video of him rapping in scrubs in Dallas about the jab.  But before that, Ben's friend Byron has made it down to Texas from Vancouver and they intro the interview with Alex Stein with a hilarious convo about the truckers and what, if anything this will all mean for Canada.  Enjoy!
01:49:36
January 29, 2022
#117 - Vuux Tuux | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Support on Patreon - Patreon.com/benbankas  Ben talks about China's interment camps, why they might be hiding a new, worse virus, the "vax tax" in Quebec and why authoritarianism might be good!  Enjoy and thank you for watching.
53:42
January 13, 2022
#116 - Some People Said Something | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Please support the show on Patreon - patreon.com/benbankas  In this episode, the first of 2022, Ben mocks the Jan 6th overreaction by politicians, talks about omicron, citing articles from the National Post and uses the logic to decipher what the hell is really going on.  It's not too late to start agreeing with certain things!  It's hard to be moderate when everyone is insane! Enjoy
01:00:54
January 08, 2022
#115 - Ne, Nir with Gary Faust | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Please support Ben and his show at patreon.com/benbankas - Ben sits down with his new friend Gary Faust of Faust TV in Austin Texas for a candid conversation about Pronouns, NFL players and their favorite extra curricular activity, meeting Gary and how messed up everything has been.
01:17:07
December 10, 2021
#114 - My Comedy My Choice | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Ben is back ranting at a camera about his friend Wills' dad who he's been arguing with on Facebook.  Ben explains that the government is actually doing a good job and if you don't get your kid jabbed, you're the problem.  Support on patreon - patreon.com/benbankas - t shirt link in comments
49:55
December 02, 2021
#113 - Mass Looting with Greg DiPaul | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Support the show on Patreon - patreon.com/benbankas   Greg DiPaul, friend of Ben's from his first trip to Texas hangs out for a late night pod, all show while cops plays silently in the background.  The two ramble about recent events in Wisconsin, how good fast food is in Texas and of course, mass lootings (the new craze sweeping the nation).  Enjoy this not so deep conversation.
32:25
November 23, 2021
#112 - Fat Nurse | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Support on Patreon - patreon.com/benbankas   Ben rants from his garage in Wuhan about fat nurses, concentration camps, Canadian comedy and Elmo.
48:11
November 12, 2021
#111 - Live from Wuhan | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Ben rants in the basement garage of his Wuhan flat about fleeing one commie country to end up in another.  There is no escape.  After watching this throw out your phone and burn your computer.  Or you can just read and listen to bs until the day you die!  Love from Wuhan - Please support on Patreon - patreon.com/benbankas
40:33
October 31, 2021
#110 - Let's Go Braydon | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Support the show on Patreon - Patreon.com/benbankas  Ben and Matt talk about the new secret location that Ben's shows have been at, Ben's recent experience putting his mother in a seniors home and trying to clean up her junk... Ben tries to blast some of the logic around our new way of life in a funny way while being informative and mentioning facts he doesn't know are true or not... Enjoy!
59:21
October 18, 2021
#109 - Instagram Down | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Please support on Patreon - Patreon.com/benbankas  Ben and Dave Luca talk about Instagram down, the vax, going to China and more - Dave basically doesn't care what happens to our society and Ben does.  People have called Dave a liberal cuck but really he's just a blue pilled cuck.  Dave leaves a funny voicemail for Liam and Ben talks about the controversy over at the Annex Social. Enjoy folks
01:12:43
October 06, 2021
#108 - This is Tyranny with Samaire Armstrong | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Please support Ben on Patreon - patreon.com/benbankas  Samaire Armstrong is an American actress and fashion designer. She is known for her roles in Stay Alive, The O.C., It's a Boy Girl Thing, and as Juliet Darling in the ABC television series, Dirty Sexy Money.  Recently Samaire has been outspoken about the tyranny we are seeing western nations slip into.  We have a great conversation about how she is helping push back against idiotic government restrictions and more.  We are honored to have her on the show  Ben also does a quick 20 minute intro rant about the state of affairs in Canada right after the Liberals won another election.. Rigged?  Enjoy!
01:12:05
September 24, 2021
#107 - The Edge of Exile with Dave Luca | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Please support Ben at patreon.com/benbankas - This was made one day before Ben had his 10.5k followers stripped from instagram.. Does this effect Ben's income? Yes.  Do they want to make people like Ben sad and potentially sui*d*l? Yes.  But we won't let them.  You can't stop art, you can't stop life and you can't stop Ben.  Listen to Ben and Dave have a discussion that resembles discussions may people had before the pandemic made everyone insane.. Enjoy this one!
01:24:45
September 17, 2021
#106 - Vacation Mode | The Ben Bankas Podcast
After two weeks of living life, Ben is back to debrief everyone on his experiences and grievances with our current state of affairs.  It's election season... We all know deep down who we have to vote for so we can sleep at night.. Ben does a lot of the deciphering of wokeness in this episode and has some great rants on the masked losers.  Enjoy this episode and Support the show at patreon.com/benbankas
52:36
August 30, 2021
#105 - Puppet Time Theatre with Paul Thompson | The Ben Bankas Podcast
With regulars Mitch and Matt - Support the show at Patreon.com/benbankas - Paul and Ben are friends again after they split up over a white square in 2020... But the world has ended and we are living in a post apocalyptic dystopian nightmare.. so the boys are back together again.. Basing and Red Pilling.. The audio cuts out in the first half with Paul for a minute - the second half if with Matt and Mitch after an open mic, the same day they made the Theresa Tam sketch.  Enjoy folks
01:05:02
August 13, 2021
#104 - Tranny F*cker Says The N-Word | The Ben Bankas Podcast
I was going to put this episode on Patreon for obvious reasons but... this episode was too hilarious and I wanted more people to see it.  This is the type of stuff we have on Patreon though, please support the show at Patreon.com/benbankas  - We talk about Matt's experience with a trans woman the same day he got his second dose.. We talk about Luke's paranoia and how the comedians acted when Mikhaila Peterson came to the Annex Social on July 30th.  Great episode, totally inappropriate.. oops!  Enjoy.
51:15
August 06, 2021
#103 - Will Blow Erin O'Toole For Clout | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Featuring Mitchell Alvis @thedailymitch on instagram  Support the show at Patreon.com/benbankas  Welcome to Canadian comedy folks - this is what it's come to.. but guess what? I'm actually happy.  Mitch joins us half way when my accountant calls me - we talk about voting, Uighur Muslims and much more.  Enjoy this one.  Yes the camera cuts out but that's actually when it gets good.  just relax and listen. Also on Spotify and Apple Podcasts
01:14:46
July 30, 2021
#102 - It's Dark | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Support the show on patreon - patreon.com/benbankas  It feels like nothing woke happened in a week.  Is that possible?  Just kidding but I was trying not to pay attention.  Ben talks about the open mic he put on, amateur comedy, how you should have more children and and how women want you to be a triathlete..  Some great rants in here - enjoy...
49:01
July 23, 2021
#101 - To Drink or Not To Drink | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Support Ben on Patreon - patreon.com/benbankas  Ben starts the first half of the podcast drunk from his moms apartment.  Is he doing okay?  Maybe?  Does he have PTSD and nightmares? Probably.. After the 22 minute mark Ben finishes up the recording sober a day later.  Enjoy the rants - love you all
49:55
July 15, 2021
#100 - Miracle on Woke Street | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Please support Ben and the show on Patreon - Patreon.com/benbankas  It's episode 100 and Ben is celebrating by doing some serious ranting.  Does it all make sense? Probably. Will it get him in trouble? Probably not, but hey.. He might have some explaining to do!  Ben rants about societal division and how that impacts relationships, friendships and job opportunities.. Ben critiques some of the government propaganda and gives everyone some hope at the end.  Appreciate all my listeners, haters and fans!
01:06:53
July 09, 2021
#99 - The Edge of Greatness | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Please Support at Patreon.com/benbankas - Ben sits back down with Luke and rants about what the hell is going on right now.  Are things open or closed?  Is the pandemic over?  What about censorship?  Are we fascist now?  I'm genuinely confused and I really wish a Canadian politician would make the rules stricter so I feel safe!  A great listen.  Last 2 digit episode.  Enjoy.
44:49
June 30, 2021
#98 - Nothing To See Here with Luke and Mitch | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Please support the show at patreon.com/benbankas - Mitch is over with Luke and the men are having gentlemanly conversations about tiktoks and politics.  Ben has been thinking lately and being human is basically just the worst.  Enjoy and than you for your support.
51:51
June 22, 2021
#97 - Budway, Smoke Fresh (Extended Version on Patreon ) | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Support and get access to the full version at patreon.com/benbankas - Luke pulls up some funny articles he found.  From Budway, to the elites and a small history lesson on the Enlightenment this is a great listen.  Bonus 12 minutes at the beginning for Patrons.
44:48
June 16, 2021
#96 - Brown Out (Full version only on Patreon) | The Ben Bankas Podcast
It's a Brown Out!  Full episode only an Patreon.com/benbankas -  due to the explicit nature of it.  Please think about subscribing and supporting the show.  Ben has Liam aka Francis and Luke Mitchell over to his house to talk nonsense.  Much of this podcast happens in the first part which is on Patreon.  The crew talk about China, whether lockdowns will be forever and why everyone needs to just fall in line and start working for the state.  Enjoy this gem.  Patreon link in comments
24:55
June 09, 2021
#95 - Ben Bankas Bullies a Ginger with Luke Mitchell | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Support Ben at Patreon.com/benbankas - Ben finally brings his intern in for the big day.  Luke's first chance at doing something public!  He's been in a few patreon episodes with the cucks but this is the big debut.  What do you think folks?  Ben tells Luke he should fill in the space between his freckles and become brown, compares him to Lord Farquad and Luke actually holds his own and asks Ben (his new mentor) a few questions.  Welcome to Comedy Camp folks! 
57:08
June 02, 2021
#94 - The West Bankas with MK ULTRA POD | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Please support at patreon.com/benbankas - The podcast was late due to me being partially b*nned from posting on YouTube - I'm back baby!  Let me know in the comments if you would like to see the free podcast come out every Monday, Wednesday or Thursday.  I'm thinking we do Monday's from now on and Thursday for the Bonus Pod.    I rant about our leaders, the incompetence and try to make sense of it all.  I also have my special guest who runs WomenpostingLs on Twitter and is the host of MK ULTRA POD - great convo about the disparities between USA and Canada when it comes to handling the whole disease thing..
02:01:15
May 31, 2021
#93 - Jews, Jews, Jews with Daniel Bordman | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Support at patreon.com/benbankas - Guess what we're talking about? Jews! and the Israel/Palestine conflict that sparked mass riots, protests and hysteria throughout the Western world.  I thought we were free and happy here and only rioted about things that happened in OUR countries 200 years ago.. Nope, we're upset about a conflict that has been going on for the better part of a century.  Ben has Conservative commentator, host of the Uninterrupted and Senior Contributor for the National Telegraph and very Jewish man, Daniel Bordman.  Daniel and I went to Queen's together and witnessed mass hysteria and hatred during the "Israel Apartheid Week" protests on campus that caused a lot of controversy back in 2012.  Learn the history of the issue and why we stand where we stand.  Stop being too woke for your own good folks.  Enjoy and Support on Patreon!
02:12:07
May 21, 2021
#92 - I'm Drunk Again with Jordan Power | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Support at patreon.com/benbankas We are deep in lockdown folks and The Ben Bankas Podcast is here to help.  In this episode Ben talks Israel/Palestine, Greyhound going out of business in Canada and a couple fun stories.  This week we have the very funny Jordan Power on the show.  Jordan is a comedian and actor, the host of the Unmentionable Podcast and the author of "Famous Anus" Follow him on Instagram at @jpowercomedy and enjoy our discussion!  We talk the woke mafia, being gay and not fitting into the "narrative" and his dad who was a penis doctor and came out as gay later in life.  Some good laughs in this one.  Enjoy.
01:59:38
May 15, 2021
#91 - Cathy Jones and the End of Democracy | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Please Support the show @patreon.com/benbankas Cathy Jones is an 18 time Gemini Award winning actress, comedian, writer and one of the co-creators of This Hour Has 22 Minutes.  Ben and Cathy go on a journey for truth in there 2-hour discussion which was the first time they spoke in person.  Cathy reached out to bed in early April after seeing a few of Ben's Doug Ford dubs.  From 5G to V*xxx and the stupidity of society, they pretty much cover anything.  Comedy is our last line of defense and these two comedians have the power to bring truth to light through humor and intellect.   Ben also does a 45 minute hilarious intro, complaining about calling his LIberal MP, Christia Freeland and speaking to her parliamentary assistant for 2 hours.  Ben also dissects a few CBC articles and talks about a Facebook feud he's having.  A truly awesome episode.  Enjoy!
02:37:21
May 06, 2021
#90 - Grow the F*ck Up | The Ben Bankas Podcast
90th episode!  Hard to believe.  Ben talks about fatties at Costco, haters yelling at the violinists on the deck of the Titanic, some loser nerds song about Dr. Fauci, controversy in the comments of Realtorontonewz and why everyone needs to grow the f*ck up.  We're just consciousnesses trapped in bodies experiencing the universe and we die one day.  LOOSEN UP!  Enjoy.  Love you folks. Please support Ben on Patreon.  
59:37
April 29, 2021
#89 - Canada Has Fallen with JACK DENMO | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Jack Denmo is a Youtube sensation out of Hamilton, Ontario.  If you don't know him, you should!   @Jack Denmo  !  Jack talks about his former life as a fire fighter, how he built up his Youtube page with all the crazy nights in Hess Village, sugar babbies, girls who say they're "busy" during covid and where he is trying to take his new show "Virgin Squad", which he aims to have on TV.  Ben goes off in his intro about the current state of losers in this country.  You'll love it.  Lot's of good clips for Insta!  Please support Ben on Patreon with the link in the comment!  Thank you!
02:13:01
April 21, 2021
#88 - I Love Curfew | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Doug Ford is talking about implementing curfews in Ontario, society is falling apart before our eyes, we grow tired of those we live with but we push forward.  This is the best time to start that business or fulfill that dream you've had.  You have nothing to lose.  Ben talks about the neighborhood people, how his mom interrupts him recording the podcast at funny times, how he's losing it but stays hopeful because of comedy.  I feel sorry for people who don't have a passion to work on or have hope for right now.  Stay strong folks.  I love you and am working as hard as I can to get you as much good content as possible.  Appreciate all the support on Patreon as well.  If you want to support on Patreon click the link in the comments.   Thank you!
57:21
April 15, 2021
#87 - Bad Hair Day with Aaron Berg | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Ben catches up with his friend Aaron Berg after ranting about Ontario's latest restrictions.  If you don't know Aaron he is one of the funniest comedians working right now.  Based out of NYC and born in Toronto, Aaron has been featured on Comedy Central, Timcast with Tim Pool and hosts his own show "In Hot Water" every morning on Anthony Cumia's network, Compound Media.    Ben has been banned from Tiktok for 7 days after the Doug Ford Dub went viral, Ben roasts the losers that reported his videos for fun.  During the interview, Aaron tells Ben about getting the Johnson and Johnson vaccine in New York, how dystopian the states and Canada have become and why he's happier to be in the USA than Canada.  A great conversation with lot's of hilarious moments.  Enjoy and please share with your friends!  Check out Aaron on Instagram at @aaronbergcomedy - Link in the comments!  If you love Ben's videos and podcasts and want to support, go over to Patreon.com/benbankas
01:14:10
April 08, 2021
#86 - Verbal Therapy | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Ben dives deep into how the pandemic has made him think differently about life.  Comedy, Podcasting and regular life is different now and it feels like were living in a simulation gone wrong.  Ben talks about how people he agrees with can still sound stupid and act in idiotic ways.  The elites or "the rich" seem to control everything we do and Ben is happy about that because it provides convenience!  Just because Amazon probably abuses human rights horribly, they are reliable!  A great listen and some great release for Ben after a stressful week.  Enjoy! Support Ben on Patreon at Patreon.com/benbankas or go to benbankas.com/patreon
53:11
April 01, 2021
#85 - Rock Bottom | The Ben Bankas Podcast
This week Ben alludes to hitting rock bottom, or is he just "working on himself"? Last week was asians, this week it's a brown dude and some whites.  Just happy some people are getting excitement!  Ben get's it the old fashioned way, by letting out his feelings on a public platform.  Also, Ben might be on heroin! Just kidding, but please give me some. Please support Ben on Patreon by clicking the link in the comments!  Love you all!
48:03
March 24, 2021
#84 - Jews Cancelling Jews | The Ben Bankas Podcast
No hard feelings!  The fine folks and Ben have parted ways and in this podcast Ben bids adieu.  It's St. Patrick's day and Ben is having a few while he gets personal and opens up a bit.  Joking about Asian accents after the recent attacks and what's next for Ben.  Enjoy!  Loved the time I had with Rebel and I am very grateful for all the new fans who found me there.  They were great people to work with and I wish them the best.  Support Ben on Patreon - benbankas.com/patreon
41:20
March 18, 2021
#83 - Mike Ward | The Ben Bankas Podcast
From mikeward.ca: "Mike Ward is an award winning bilingual comedian based out of Montreal, Canada. He has performed at every major comedy festival. Selling-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, Montreal’s Just For Laughs, Toronto’s JFL 42, and the Montreux Comedy Festival. Despite being too dirty for traditional television his stand-up has aired on tv in 20 countries; including Showtime (USA), HBO (Canada), France 2 (France), Comedy Central (South Africa), RTS Deux (Switzerland) & Network 10 (Australia) just to name a few. His special “Mike Ward Infamous” can currently be streamed on Amazon Prime Video in the US & UK." Ben and Mike have a great conversation about the popularity of comedy in Quebec vs the rest of Canada, cancel culture, Mike's run in with the Humans Rights Tribunal, how to stay relevant and innovative in the new age of Comedy and his new special, "Mike Ward: Infamous" available for free on Youtube (Link in the comments). Mike Ward was very gracious in talking to me about all this stuff and it's amazing to meet comedians in Canada that have broke the code.  Enjoy this episode of The Ben Bankas Podcast!
01:34:29
March 10, 2021
#82 - Gypsy B*tch | The Ben Bankas Podcast
To support Ben and the show visit benbankas.com/patreon or patreon.com/benbankas to donate!  You will receive a bonus podcast episode every week and more bonus content. This week Ben talks about a run in with a gypsy pretending to be a neighbour in order to get free booze.  Ben shits on the Toronto public health officer, Bill Gates fake food, vaccine logistics and why small businesses need to ban politicians from their establishments. Enjoy! To help our show grow, please take a screenshot, screen record or a video of you watching/listening to The Ben Bankas Podcast, put it in your story and tag @benbankas or @benbankaspod and share with your friends! Thank you all!
53:45
March 03, 2021
#81 - Simp My Ride | The Ben Bankas Podcast
To support the show visit benbankas.com/patreon or patreon.com/benbankas This week Ben digs into a CTV article about helping parents prevent their kids from getting called "simps" at school, why "top doctors" don't want to let go, the real reason people are turning to alternative sources of media and an update on how the show is doing. Thank you all for listening!  Please share with friends or make a video of your favorite moment and post and tag us on Instagram. @benbankas @benbankaspod
54:55
February 24, 2021
#80 - Grandma's Gotta Go | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Support the show at Patreon.com/benbankas for weekly bonus episode. Ben talks about his Instagram timeline, the end of culture as we know it and why nobody really cares about Grandma.  Let's face it, you rather have Nana get Covid than live with you and ruin your life! :) If you share clips from the show please tag @benbankas and @benbankaspod
58:59
February 17, 2021
#79 - No One Cares | The Ben Bankas Podcast
If you are able to support the show please subscribe to Patreon.com/benbankas Ben and Liam get into the new pandemic, the chinesification of Canadian women, and questions why we should all care about each other so much.  Lot's of frustration getting out.  As Ontario begins to open bars and restaurants hopefully only the cool people will have the balls to go out. Follow @benbankas @benbankaspod @theyoungcuckspodcast
01:07:02
February 10, 2021
#78 - Francis | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Support at Patreon.com/benbankas Ben and Francis talk about societies collapse, Ben's sadness and how Liam is going to crawl out of poverty. Follow @benbankas @benbankaspod @theyoungcuckspodcast
49:15
February 04, 2021
#77 - Welcome to Candahar | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Ben has made it back from freedom in Austin, Texas and is not pleased.  Forced under a 14-day mandatory self isolation with the continued threat of communism in Canada, Ben rants about what has been bothering him. From women, the destruction of our culture and how apathetic everyone is about it. This episode was recorded in 2 different sittings.  Enjoy! To support the show go to patreon.com/benbankas
51:12
January 28, 2021
#76 - Patreon Bonus Sample | The Ben Bankas Podcast
sing up at patreon.com/benbankas for the full episode. In Austin right now and I don't have the proper setup to give you guys the standard weekly episode so we're doing something a bit different. If you love the show and want to support please sign up for Patreon.com/benbankas - you will have access to a weekly bonus podcast episode, pictures, videos and posts that won't be on social media.
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January 20, 2021
#75 - Neema Nazeri | The Ben Bankas Podcast
This week we have guest Neema Naz on the show.  Neema's videos are regularly featured on 6ixbuzzTV garnering him one of the biggest followings in Canadian comedy.  We talk about Neemas path, how he stays sane during the pandemic and what it takes to sustain the type of following he has created. There is also a full 50 minutes of Ben ranting about his career, the topics of the day and what Ben has coming up over the next few weeks.  A great listen.  Enjoy!
01:53:30
January 13, 2021
#74 - Ryan Long | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Please support the show at patreon.com/benbankas Ben talks about female TikTok culture, converting to Islam to avoid the vaccine, going viral on 6ixbuzz in 2019, Kanyes divorce and more.  Pray for Dr. Dre. Followed by an hour long interview with Ryan Long.  If you don't know Ryan he was recently shouted out by Andrew Schulz and Tim Dillon on The Tim DIllon Show for being hilarious.  Ryan writes, produces, edits and acts in his own sketches that feature some of the funniest comedians in New York City.  Ryan also hosts his own podcast 'The Boys Cast', found wherever you get your podcasts.  Ryan answers a bunch of questions on the show today that are relevant to comedians, entrepreneurs and creators of all types.  A great listen!  Enjoy! Please subscribe and don't be afraid to leave a review!
02:00:04
January 06, 2021
#73 - Addicted to Everything | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Patreon.com/benbankas Ben is sober and hopes to stay that way for a while.  Ben talks about how we are all pretty much screwed, vaccine privilege, recent personal drama and why high school f*cks everyone up.  Ben has a new camera and a new light!  Let me know what you think in the comments.
01:00:14
December 30, 2020
#72 - Chinese Boy | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Ben jokes about buying a Chinese boy to build him iPhones, how white women who posted black squares need to start protesting lockdowns and how Ben is bored enough that he'd agree to go to a government re-education camp.  Also enjoy 10 minutes of Bens latest Patreon bonus episode.  Please go to patreon.com/benbankas to support the show!  You can easily listen to Patreon episodes on your favourite podcast listening platform of choice.  Simply click the RSS feed on the audio file on Patreon and you will have access to all bonus episodes just like any other podcast. Thank you!  Please tag @benbankas or @benbankaspod with any social media clips from the show! Merry Christas, talk in a week or sooner if you're on Patreon!
56:55
December 23, 2020
#71 - Dark Winter | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Join Patreon.com/benbankas for a weekly bonus episode. This week Ben talks about the dark winter that is upon us.  Joking about getting a job at the Loblaws sushi counter, having aliens block Earth for being drunk and criticizing local Canadian politicians for the crazy rules and "new normal" they've created.  A little piece of advice for the ladies during lockdown: LEARN TO PLAY VIDEOGAMES!  Enjoy! Please take a video of your favourite part of this weeks episode and tag 
01:02:54
December 17, 2020
#70 - Musical Christmas Cup | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Ben fantasizes about the Pfizer vaccine providing drug like effects, provides his opinion on grocery shopping during the New World Order, why Erin O'Toole will never be Prime Minister, updates on upcoming Yuk Yuk's Comedy tour dates and a vision for the future. Please support the show by joining Patreon.com/benbankas from $1.00 a month!  With your help we can get to #1 podcast in Canada!
57:54
December 10, 2020
#69 - Elliot Moose | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Please support at Patreon.com/benbankas Remember normal?  Me neither.  Listen to Ben (me) rant about Elliot Page, the far left and try to criticize the transformation of our lives.  Are we becoming an Environmental Dictatorship?  A nanny state?  Who knows but Ben is trying to find out.  Analyzing articles from the National Post and CBC Ben tries to make sense of the hypocrisies of our day.  Enjoy! Follow @benbankas or @benbankaspod on instagram for podcast clips.
54:44
December 03, 2020
#68 - Adamson BBQ | The Ben Bankas Podcast
If you're in a position to support the show please join patreon.com/benbankas This week Ben praises the owner of Adamson BBQ, Adam Skelly, for being the first business in Toronto to publicly disobey our new Lockdown Orders.  Some people swear the lockdown is necessary at the expense of small businesses, dreams and livelihoods.  Ben talks about some of his "woke" haters, going to the Freedom Rally and shares some of his experience of going to the hospital recently with his mother.  You guessed it, Toronto General was EMPTY!  Who knows what is really going on or who to trust but join Ben on the journey of finding out.  Stay sane folks! Please take a video or screenshot of you watching/listening to the podcast and share on social media!  Please tag @benbankas or @benbankaspod so we can get our viewership up!  
49:40
November 25, 2020
#67 - My Grandparents Were Slaves | The Ben Bankas Podcast
Like the new name? We're trying it out for a spin on this episode of "The Ben Bankas Podcast".  When you search "Ben Bankas Podcast" my stupid "Quarantined with Ben Bankas" shows up - I liked "Quarantined" as a name and unfortunately we are still quarantined.. but this has become the Ben Bankas podcast.. thus we are calling it that.   On this episode of the show I show some vulnerability. I go off on the hypocrisies of the day, talk about Trudeau and his "Great Reset" speech the Baby Yoda outrage and some of the history of my Grandparents who escaped the holocaust.  Enjoy! If you're in a position to support the podcast go over to Patreon.com/benbankas and sign up for a bonus episode weekly.
01:01:46
November 19, 2020
#66 "Who's President?" - Toronto Comedy Podcast presents: Quarantined with Ben Bankas #45
Please support the show by joining Patreon.com/benbankas - You receive a bonus podcast episode every week. Please take a screenshot of you listening to this or a video and tag @benbankas on instagram! "Who's President?" - nobody knows!  CNN says it's Biden, the right wingers think its a deepfake and Trump is the true winner.  Alex Trebek died.  So did Sean Connery.  Not from Covid though.  Enjoy this 45 minute comedic rant about what to do next.  Just keep believing in yourselves folks, and don't get too caught up in all the media hype.  A great listen. Enjoy!
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November 09, 2020
#65 Toronto Comedy Podcast presents: Quarantined with Ben Bankas #44 - Byron Bertram
To support the show and get access to a bonus episode every week subscribe to Patreon.com/benbankas Ben and Byron sit down on Halloween from Edmonton.  They call Edmonton "Deadmonton" for a reason.  It's pretty dead.  We talked about comedy, the beheadings in Paris and Trudeau's words on Freedom of Speech. Make a video of you watching our show and share to social media!  Tag @Benbankas @byronbertram and @torontocomedypodcast
57:13
November 03, 2020
#64 Toronto Comedy Podcast presents: Quarantined with Ben Bankas #43 - Byron Bertram
Byron, Ben and Mike Lynch are on tour in Western Canada during a pandemic.  What better to do than make a podcast.  Ben and Byron compare Chinese accents, talk Theresa Tam and Byron explains the "Covid Lovers" who can't get enough of the lockdown. Check out Byron at Youtube.com/byronbertram or @byronbertram on instagram/twitter If you want to support my show check out patreon.com/benbankas
01:02:47
October 27, 2020
#63 Toronto Comedy Podcast presents: Quarantined with Ben Bankas #42 - West Coast Tour Sendoff
This podcast Sends Ben Bankas off on his first stand up comedy tour.  For tickets to the Live in the West tour with Ben Bankas, Mike Lynch and Byron Bertram follow this link - https://www.universe.com/events/live-in-the-west-vancouver-the-american-tickets-8ZW291 Ben talks meeting D'Elia, Bill Burr seeing Louis C.K., his issue with 6ixbuzz TV and a review of the Freedom Rally.
48:04
October 19, 2020
#62 Toronto Comedy Podcast presents: Quarantined with Ben Bankas #41 - Featuring Geno Bisconte
Help support by signing up for patreon.com/benbankas Ben goes off talking about people being overly sensitive and overly afraid of the virus.  7 minutes of shit talking has been taken out of this episode but is available in the longer version on Patreon.  Ben interviews New York comedian and second half of the "In Hot Water" podcast on compound media, Geno Bisconte.  Geno, a good friend and colleague of Aaron Berg shares his thoughts on the effect the woke movement is having on comedy. Please take a screen shot or video of you watching and post on social media to help our viewership!  Thank you for tuning in!
01:07:17
October 14, 2020
#61 Toronto Comedy Podcast presents: Quarantined with Ben Bankas #40 - Liberal Populism
Ben talks about the war on comedy from far left comedians, Liberal Populism in Canada, New Covid restrictions in Quebec and what's to come in Ontario.  Enjoy!
01:08:27
October 06, 2020
#60 Toronto Comedy Podcast presents: Quarantined with Ben Bankas #39 HABIBI NAROUSH
Comedian Ben Bankas complains about the "Fake Nice" people we interact with daily.  Minimum wage and Unionized workers who pretend to give a sh*t.  Ben talks about how older comedians complain about comedy and how they want to quit.  Ben exposes some of the comedians the CBC gives thousands of dollars and a national platform to. Join Patreon.com/benbankas to support the show or go to www.benbankas.com/store and purchase your own Freedom of Comedy T-Shirt!
01:11:60
September 28, 2020
#59 TCP presents: Quarantined with Ben Bankas #38 - Canada is a Schitthole
Ben Bankas talks about Schitt's Creek sweeping the "woke" Emmys, how dull and dreary society is becoming and how his recent stand up shows went.  Ben also alludes to a rebranding of the TCP (Toronto Comedy Podcast), Quarantined etc.  Leave a message in the comments about what you think Ben should do with the name of the podcast.
51:12
September 22, 2020
#58 TCP presents: Quarantined with Ben Bankas #37 - Emergency Cast
Emergency broadcast - was also recorded on Instagram live but Ben reads all the comments to keep you in the loop!
49:46
September 18, 2020
#57 TCP presents: Quarantined with Ben Bankas #36
This episode talks about how no ones life matters, old people are useless coupled with a small explanation of some recent comedy beefs that have been happening.  A great listen and the last podcast with my old setup.  Stay tuned for new episodes with a new look!  For directors cut sign up for patreon at www.patreon.com/benbankas for exclusive podcast episodes, unedited TCP episodes, skits, memes and all around devilish fun!
59:31
September 15, 2020
#56 Toronto Comedy Podcast presents: Quarantined with Ben Bankas #35 featuring Mark Breslin
Mark hasn't been on the podcast since right before Quarantine started.  Since then, Covid has hit the comedy industry hard, both in Canada and the USA.  Ben and Mark talk about this impact, what will change, how the Freedom of Comedy Protest show has made a difference in the hearts and minds of those that have attended and why the haters are meaningless but provide me free PR.  Enjoy!
40:27
September 04, 2020
#55 Toronto Comedy Podcast presents: Quarantined with Ben Bankas #34 featuring Mike Wilmot
Very lucky to have Mike on the show this week.  Mike Wilmot is a professional stand up comedian that has performed all over the world.  From London to Melbourne, Sidney to Los Angeles.  Mike has worked with some of the most recognizable names in stand up comedy such as Louis C.K., Patrice O'Neal just to name a few.  We spoke about his history in comedy, what his pre show rituals are, if any and some of his experiences with different notable comedians while travelling the world and performing comedy.  A great listen for comedy fans, amateur comedians and fans of this podcast.  Enjoy!
58:17
August 17, 2020
#54 Toronto Comedy Podcast presents: Quarantined with Ben Bankas #33 featuring Tyler Morrison
In this episode Ben and Tyler talk about some recent controversies that Ben has been going through.  One being the Freedom of Comedy Protest show which has gotten a lot of attention of the Toronto and Canadian Stand up Comedy scenes.  Some love the sentiment, some hate it.  Ben also got his phone slapped by an LCBO employee just a few days after having SJW, anti-comedy protesters come to the protest.  It's been a wild week.. Enjoy the ride. Tyler has worked with comedians like Andrew Schulz, Doug Stanhope, Tim Dillon, Shane Gillis and many more.  Tyler Morrison is a Canadian stand up comedian that some could say is "controversial".  His new stand up special "Too Soon" is available now - as well as his podcast "Fight Stories Podcast".  Find links below*  http://tylermorrison.ca/ "Fight Stories Podcast" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RC38-_VQtM "Too Soon" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykRWBfKXQL8
54:01
August 07, 2020
#53 Toronto Comedy Podcast Presents: Quarantined with Ben Bankas #32 featuring NANU
NANU aka @itsthecrazylatina is a Toronto based hiphop artist who is "Transitioning to Pop" music.  With over 44k followers on instagram and hundreds of thousands of views, NANU has been making a name for herself in the Toronto music scene.  You can check out her hit single ROMPE now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0UmceWD3Z0.  Nanu is naturally funny and a great guest.  We were lucky to have her on this weeks episode.
01:02:13
July 29, 2020
#52 Toronto Comedy Podcast Presents: Quarantined with Ben Bankas featuring Chris Robinson
Chris has been a regular at my Freedom of Comedy Protest show at Bickford park.  Chris was the winner of Sirius XM's Next Top Comedian, has performed at Just for Laughs in Montreal and performed on Kevin Hart's LOL network.  He is also my friend! A great listen.
01:07:10
July 24, 2020
#51 Toronto Comedy Podcast Presents Quarantined with Ben Bankas #30 featuring Aaron Berg
Aaron Berg is a New York City comedian from Toronto.  If you haven't heard him on the podcast before, you're in for a treat.  Aaron has been a regular guest on Legion of Skanks, Real Ass Podcast, Flagrant 2 with Andrew Schulz and hosts his own morning show on the Compound Media Network called "In Hot Water" with over 500 hours of absolute hilarity.  Ben and Aaron talk about a recent Toronto Comedy controversy.  Hilarity ensues.  Follow Aaaron at @aaronbergcomedy on instagram and twitter - check out Aaron's show at https://www.compoundmedia.com/shows/in-hot-water
47:11
July 09, 2020
#50 Toronto Comedy Podcast Presents: Quarantined with Ben Bankas #29 Featuring Ryan Long
Ryan Long is a Comedian and Filmmaker from Toronto, Canada, currently living and working in New York City. Ryan was the Creator, Star and Showrunner of the hit digital series 'Torontopia' on CBC Comedy, now in it's third season, and has been seen on Netflix, NBC, MTV, Fuse TV, and TheScore, to name a few.  Ryan is fighting the good fight for comedy in the good ol' U.S. of A!  Ryan talks about living in New York City, performing in NYC parks and working with some of the greatest comedians in NYC!  Great episode! You can find Ryan on all platforms  @ryanlongcomedy and check out one of his awesome podcasts "Fckonomics" and "The Boyscast with Ryan Long" available where you get your casts.  Enjoy!
01:03:31
July 03, 2020
#49 Toronto Comedy Podcast Presents: Quarantined with Ben Bankas #28
Recorded on Wednesday June 24th, 2020.  After the third Freedom of Comedy Protest show, which went off without a hitch.  However, there were a few haters that were trying to get me cancelled.  We talk about that and more in this episode!    Patreon Subscribers have access to podcasts 5 days before the general public.  If you'd like to help support Ben Bankas please visit https://patreon.com/Benbankas?utm_med...  Follow @benbankas @torontocomedypodcast on instagram!
48:46
July 02, 2020
#48 Toronto Comedy Podcast Presents: Quarantined with Ben Bankas #27
Recorded Wednesday, June 17th after second show and right before the third Comedy Protest.  Ben has some motivational thoughts, some funny opinions in this short and sweet podcast episode.  A great listen!
32:51
June 25, 2020
#47 Toronto Comedy Podcast Presents: Quarantined with Ben Bankas #26
Recorded on Wednesday, June 10th.  Ben had finished producing the first Comedy in a Park show and was gearing up for round two.  This was recorded before receiving multiple fines for performing in a park during Covid.  Hence why the next show will be a protest!  Ben shares some of his views, which can be controversial.  Towing the line is hard, especially during these times, but our Freedom to Express is essential. However, only unemployed people have true "Freedom of Speech"
50:47
June 17, 2020
#46 Toronto Comedy Podcast Presents: Quarantined with Ben Bankas #25
Two days before Ben put on his first live comedy show during Covid at Christie Pits he recorded this podcast.  The first half is solo and the second half Ben speaks with an old friend, Tex Eknes.  Tex and Ben used to perform comedy together at places like Vape on the Lake in Etobicoke, Vapour Central and more. Definitely something in here to laugh at or get upset about!
40:25
June 11, 2020
#45 Toronto Comedy Podcast Presents: Quarantined with Ben Bankas #24
Filmed the day after the Toronto "riots", Ben gives some honest opinions and thoughts on what is happening, although, as a white man what right does he have to do that?  Ben points out the government's hypocritical stance on gatherings and Covid-19.  Ben also dives into a Facebook Post he commented on in the Toronto Stand-Up Community page as well as an online run in with Jamie Amanda Lee.  It was a bit like throwing a lit match into a target filled with kerosene.
44:33
June 11, 2020
#44 Toronto Comedy Podcast Presents: Quarantined with Ben Bankas #23
Filmed on Saturday, May 23rd, or 9.11 for Karens.. That's right, the day that everyone gathered at Trinity Bellwoods to spread the fake disease I was at home social distancing and recording the show.  I have some hot takes in this one.  A great listen if you are feeling down and unmotivated due to the Quarantine.  Stay safe and keep supporting our show! @torontocomedypodcast on Instagram!  Please like, subscribe and share our videos! Thank you!
50:54
May 28, 2020
#41 Toronto Comedy Podcast - Quarantined with Ben Bankas #20 - Gabe is Back
Gabe is back, crunked as fuck with sunglasses on ready to play sidekick.  Listen to an obese looking Ben Bankas rant about Lockdown from his mothers apartment!  Great Listen!
58:45
May 21, 2020
#42 Toronto Comedy Podcast Presents: Quarantined with Ben Bankas #21
Ben talks about some of the backlash he received after posting the Jagmeet skit.  Hear Ben rant about his neighbours, friends and the general state of things right now.  A great listen!
43:36
May 20, 2020
#40 Toronto Comedy Podcast Network Presents: Quarantined with Ben Bankas #19
Catching Ben in a good and energetic mood.  Listen as Ben talks about the dystopian nature of his daily activities and how he became a Booze Delivery Franchise Owner.  Great listen and Congratulate Ben on 40 episodes!  Follow Ben at @benbankas on twitter, instagram and tiktok!
52:05
May 06, 2020
#39 Toronto Comedy Podcast - Quarantined #18 featuring Andrew Oporto and my Dad
Andrew and Ben get together over Instagram Live for some laughs and rants about the coronavirus situation in Canada.  Free money for all!  Nobody needs to work!  Just stay home and collect your cheques!  Andrew is a comedian and actor in Toronto known for playing roles on T.V. and in national and international advertisements.  You might recognize him!  Also, my dad chimes in at the end to tell me what I'm doing wrong with the podcast, how I can improve and his thoughts on the Corona situation.
01:12:47
May 04, 2020
#37 Toronto Comedy Podcast Network Presents: Quarantined with Ben Bankas - #16 Aaron Berg
Aaron Berg is one of the funniest comics working right now.  Aaron is from Toronto and lives and performs in New York City.  Due to Covid he has retreated to Delaware, the home state of Joe Biden.  Ben and Aaron talk conspiracies, comedy coming back to life and moving to Florida (where people are free! haha). Aaron just released his comedy book reading as an album called American Etiquette, his own documentary 25 Sets available on iTunes and Amazon and just appeared on Andrew Schultz's podcast as well as the Real Ass Podcast with Louis J. Gomez and the Legion of Skanks with Big Jay Oakerson.  Aaron Berg has his own daily show called "In Hot Water" on the Gas Digital Network and his Patreon podcast "Gum Friday's", both with co-host Gino Bisconte.  Lucky to have him on the show and be his friend!
54:20
April 28, 2020
#36 Toronto Comedy Podcast Network Presents: Quarantined with Ben Bankas #15
Filmed April 11th, Ben was 2 days into his new side hustle for Dial A Bottle.  Without really looking into the tax implications or time that will have to be sacrificed, Ben jumps head first into delivering booze and looking for his first hired driver.  Lots of explanation of plans for the show and future.
54:46
April 28, 2020
#35 Toronto Comedy Podcast Network Presents: Quarantined #14
Since the Quarantine began Ben was worried that he would kill himself out of boredom.  So he started applying for random delivery jobs.  He bought into a Dialabottle Franchise in downtown Toronto and this episode is from his first day working.
01:00:23
April 22, 2020
#34 Toronto Comedy Podcast Network Presents: Quarantined #12
Episode 34 is here.  We are deep in the Quarantine.  Ben goes live with one of his fans to discuss the current state of affairs and has his friend who works in corporate from home on.  Some great commentary in this one and great jokes.
57:18
April 17, 2020
#33 Toronto Comedy Podcast Network Presents: Quarantined with Ben Bankas #11
In this episode Ben talks about the expectations that people are putting on themselves during the pandemic.  I'm going to lose weight!  I'm going to become a better person!  Relax, we're all going to die.
27:25
April 14, 2020
#32 Toronto Comedy Podcast Network Presents: Quarantined #10
The show is coming together! This episode was recorded March 30th.  We have multiple episodes ready to go right now!  If you want to catch the episodes LIVE follow @benbankas on instagram.  To support Ben Bankas and the Toronto Comedy Podcast go to https://www.patreon.com/Benbankas?fan_landing=true and signup!  I will be releasing longer stand up video that has never been posted anywhere else.  Enjoy!
56:39
April 12, 2020
#31 Toronto Comedy Podcast Presents - Quarantined #9
Ben dressed up a bit for this episode from the end of March.  Ben talks further about Dr. Teresa Tam and many other Canadian political mishaps that have happened during the Coronavirus.
54:55
April 09, 2020
#30 Toronto Comedy Podcast Presents - Quarantined #8
Milestone!  While at home with nothing to do, no comedy to perform at, no friends to hang out with and definitely to girls to hangout with Ben has reached a milestone.  30 Podcast episodes! The idea for the Toronto Comedy Podcast all started over a year ago.  It started in late 2018 with a few interviews at my apartment downtown, before I moved home with my mom.  I ended up not releasing those episodes.  Then  I had started the  podcast back up with a girl I was seeing (bad idea).  We recorded like 4 episodes and then I ended up never releasing any of them.  I even paid to record them!  It was whack.  Then I just bought my own mics and started talking into them.  Started doing my own little 30 minutes and then 45 and then an hour.  Then asking guests on and interviewing them.  And look at us now!  Ranting about the end of the world.  Looking forward to recording many more Toronto Comedy Podcast Episodes, but for now, here is Quarantined Episode 9! @torontocomedypodcast
30:16
April 02, 2020
#29 Toronto Comedy Podcast - Quarantined #7
Comedian Ben tries to make sense of it all.
59:29
April 02, 2020
#28 Toronto Comedy Podcast - Quarantined - Coronavirus Edition #6
Ben interviews Artistic Director of the Dark Comedy Festival and Comedian Rob Mailloux - Rob has performed with the likes of Jim Jeffries, Tim Dillon, Shane Gillis and has appeared on such podcasts as the Legion of Skanks.  Ben and Rob talk about the current Corona situation and how it is affecting comedy and life as we know it. Follow Rob at @roblovesarguing
43:12
March 24, 2020
#27 Toronto Comedy Podcast - Quarantined - Coronavirus Edition #5
Ben Bankas is upset - upset that the economy is gone and upset that comedy is gone for the foreseeable future. Listen, as Ben gives his opinion on where things are going. - Follow @torontocomedypodcast or @benbankas - Ben is doing these podcasts in front of a live streaming audience on Instagram most nights at 7pm
01:00:17
March 23, 2020
#25 Toronto Comedy Podcast - Quarantined with Robert Khakham - Coronavirus Edition #3
Comedian Ben Bankas is out of work and unable to pursue his first passion.  Stand up comedy.  He is forced to perform through podcasting.  Ben rants about the Coronavirus and more importantly the lockdown that has happened.  Please be advised these are all jokes and do not leave your house or else your parents will get sick even though you never see them.
01:02:24
March 19, 2020
#24 Toronto Comedy Podcast - Quarantined - Coronavirus Edition #2
You know what it is - Ben is losing his mind on the second edition of Quarantined with Faraz Niafattah.  Faraz is also a Toronto comedian who is currently quarantined after returning from Spain.  He sure does look sick!  Follow him on instagram at @gypsytears69
01:12:19
March 18, 2020
#23 Toronto Comedy Podcast - Quarantined - Coronavirus Edition #1
Comedian Ben Bankas speaks from quarantine from the wifi room of his moms building.  Listen to Ben's opinions on Corona, the effect it will have on comedy in Toronto and Canada and beyond while he rolls joints.
01:09:21
March 15, 2020
#22 Toronto Comedy Podcast - Brett Forte - Long Distance Bromance
Witness the birth of a long distance bromance as Ben interviews Brett Forte, one of the fastest rising young Canadian comedians.  Brett is from Calgary, Alberta, soon to be its own country/nation state.  Brett has performed with the likes of Bobby Lee, Josh Wolf, Chris D'Elia and will be opening for Brendan Schaub at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, March 26th.  Brett has performed at Just for Laughs Montreal on the New Faces showcase as well as at Just for Laughs North West in Vancouver!  Brett also hosts a monthly roast battle show at his home Yuk Yuk's club in Calgary.  Watch out for Brett as he continues to climb the comedy ladder, both in Canada and in the U.S. - Follow Brett at @brettforte or go to www.brettforte.com for more information! - @torontocomedypodcast 
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March 08, 2020
#21 Toronto Comedy Podcast - Already Cancelled with Paul Thompson
Ben and Paul talk shop about the Canadian and Toronto Comedy scenes from their perspectives.  Paul Thompson is an amazingly talented comedian who is a regular at the Corner Comedy Club in Toronto.  Paul has been featured on Just for Laughs and the LOL network with Kevin Hart.  Paul records his own podcast, the "High on Tree's" Podcast in front of a live audience every Tuesday at 10pm with co-host Nitish Sakhuja at the Corner Comedy Club in Toronto.  Go follow them at @hotpodcast or @paulthompsoncomedy or @nittysak - Enjoy!
01:10:25
March 05, 2020
#20 Toronto Comedy Podcast - Mark Breslin, Founder of Yuk Yuk's
Ben interviews Founder and CEO of Yuk Yuk's, Mark Breslin.  Yuk Yuk's is the largest chain of comedy club's in Canada.  Ben and Mark talk about Comedy, the history of Yuk Yuk's, the story behind bringing Louis C.K. to Yuk Yuk's Toronto and Niagara Falls, the Toronto Comedy Scene and some keys for success.
01:33:60
February 27, 2020
#19 Toronto Comedy Podcast - Aaron Berg & Josh Wesson from Niagara Falls Canada
Ben sits down with Aaron Berg & Josh Wesson in his hotel room in Niagara Falls.  The three performed together Feb 20, 21, and 22nd for a total of 5 shows at Yuk Yuk's Niagara Falls.  The three touch on Aaron's experiences as a comedian in Toronto, before moving to New York, some of the cooler shows Aaron and Josh have been apart of in NYC and of course hilarity ensues.  Enjoy!  Follow Aaron at @aaronbergcomedy and check out his movie "25 Sets" available on iTunes and Amazon as well as his show "In Hot Water" on the Compound Media Network and his new Patreon podcast "Gum Friday's".  Both Josh and Aaron can be found performing comedy in NYC every night of the week.  Both comedians are regulars at "The Stand" in NYC.
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February 23, 2020
#18 Toronto Comedy Podcast - Dark Comedy Fest, Wet'suwet'en, Safe Rooms Feat. Michael Power
Ben talks with his longtime Friend Mike Power - Co-host Gabe was too hungover to appear - The two talk about Ben meeting Shane Gillis and Tim Dillon at the Dark Comedy Festival this past weekend.  The two also touch on the Wet''suwet'en situation, freedom of speech in Canada, Liberal propaganda and Liberal Leaning Universities - Shout out to Ryan Long - we chatted about about him and his hilarious comedy @ryanlongcomedy as well as India/China U.N. security Council and the demographic transition model. Follow @mikewpower - @benbankas - @torontocomedypodcast
01:17:53
February 17, 2020
#17 Toronto Comedy Podcast - We found a Co-Host - Gabe Maciel
Ben and Gabe have been friends since grade 10.  When Gabe arrived from Brazil he spoke very broken english.  Now speaks better English than all of Scarborough and Brampton combined!  Welcome to the first Toronto Comedy Podcast with new Co-Host Gabe Maciel. @babereal - @benbankas - @torontocomedypodcast
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February 13, 2020
#16 Toronto Comedy Podcast - Hannah Lawrence
Hannah Lawrence is a Toronto Stand Up Comedian who is a regular at the Corner Comedy Club.  Hannah is well known in the Toronto Comedy Community for her sharp wit, smart jokes and observational humour.  Go follow her on Instagram @hlawrencee 
01:07:43
January 29, 2020
#15 Toronto Comedy Podcast - Kobe is dead and Facebook sucks
Ben rants about people being sensitive and trying to censor people from making jokes about Kobe Bryant's death.  Death is never funny, but jokes about it are (if they're funny) - Ben also talks about Facebook getting on his nerves - follow ben @benbankas on Insta, Twitter, Tiktok and @benbankascomedy on Facebook - @torontocomedypodcast on instagram
01:02:59
January 27, 2020
#14 Toronto Comedy Podcast - 6ixbuzz Rant
In this episode Ben rants about his views on Toronto meme page culture and the impact Toronto meme/news pages have on our city and society at large. Follow Ben @benbankas on Instagram and Twitter. @torontocomedypodcast is on Instagram as well!
01:07:36
January 25, 2020
#13 Toronto Comedy Podcast - Dom Pare
Dom has been a staple in the Toronto Stand Up Community for over a decade.  Dom has performed in every major comedy festival and competition in Canada.  Ben and Dom get to perform together frequently with Yuk Yuk's and in this episode they discuss the state of the union of the Toronto Stand Up Comedy Scene and some of the drama that has unfolded over the last year and beyond.  Ben and Dom also give insight into their comedy process'.  For Dom's full bio go to http://funnybusiness.ca/comedians.php?standup=dom-pare or @dpare on twitter. @torontocomedypodcast @benbankas
01:22:35
January 21, 2020
#12 Toronto Comedy Podcast - hanging with Chris Robinson
Chris Robinson is the winner of Sirius XM's Next Top Comic in 2016 and was the runner up at the Canadian Homegrown competition at Just For Laughs 2016 (now Canada New Faces).  He has been performing comedy for over a decade.  Here is a short Biography of Chris from a CBC article attached: Chris Robinson attended the Humber Comedy program where he polished his easily relatable yet self-aware style. He jokes as effortless about race as he does about food (and often both at the same time). Chris was the runner-up in the 2016 Just for Laughs Homegrown competition then went on to win the 2016 Sirius XM's Top Comic prize. In addition to his award-winning career, he's the proud father to a baby boy. https://www.cbc.ca/comedy/12-up-and-coming-canadian-comedians-who-will-be-everywhere-in-2018-1.4470519 Chris is also an up-and-coming rapper in Toronto with his new single Pumba on spotify - follow Chris on instagram @snapshotrobinson  Above all, Chris is a great friend of mine and this is a great podcast listen! #CanadianComedy #TorontoComedy #TorontoComedyPodcast
01:05:57
January 15, 2020
#11 Toronto Comedy Podcast - Keith Pedro
Ben Bankas interviews Keith Pedro.  Keith has been featured on the Comedy Network, Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, Halifax Comedy Festival, Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Kevin Hart's LOL network and CBC comedy.  Keith has also appeared on Much Music, MTV, and CTV Comedy.  Keith has produced countless comedy shows with huge followings - Go check out BARE JOKES February 29th 2020 @barejoketings on Instagram - you can find Keith at @keithpedro on Instagram and Twitter - go like and follow @torontocomedypodcast for clips and links!
54:35
January 12, 2020
#10 Toronto Comedy Podcast - Andrew Oporto
Andrew Oporto is one of the founding members of Live Dudes - one of the funniest sketch comedy groups coming out of Toronto right now.  With over 10k subscribers on Youtube and millions more views they are quickly becoming one of the hottest sketch groups in Canada.  Andrew also performs stand up comedy at the Corner Comedy Club, Absolute Comedy and many other venues across the country.  Go follow him at @AndrewOporto or @livedudescomedy on Instagram or www.youtube.com/livedudes - do not go to livedudes.com - that's a gay porn site! Unless you're into that stuff, which is totally cool! :) Toronto Comedian's Ben Bankas and Andrew Oporto rekindle their love for each other after fighting over a therapy session that Andrew set up for Ben months ago - they talk about the comedy scene, live dudes, stand up comedy and women.
01:04:05
January 07, 2020
#9 Toronto Comedy Podcast - The Struggle
Comedian Ben Bankas rambles about a show he did, the ups and downs of comedy and mental health in comedy.
53:52
December 19, 2019
#8 Toronto Comedy Podcast - What's Next
Toronto based comedian Ben Bankas rambles about his vision for the future
33:00
December 12, 2019
#7 Toronto Comedy Podcast - Quit my Job
After revealing that he finally quit his big boy job in Real Estate, Ben rambles about his opinions on the Toronto Comedy Scene, how 6ixbuzzTV is influencing comedy and how it is consumed in Toronto, the GTA and beyond.
54:41
December 02, 2019
#6 Toronto Comedy Podcast - Hanging out with AJ Bate
AJ Bate is a Toronto Comedian who lives in Hamilton - follow him on Instagram @itsgarybusey - follow me @benbankas for more content
54:41
November 05, 2019
#5 Toronto Comedy Podcast - Trigger warning - Halloween, CNN Headlines
Ben talks about some of his upcoming gigs - this episode is filmed in two parts, one on Sunday, October 27 and the second half on Wednesday, October 30th at about 1:30am.  For your enjoyment, as always!
37:26
October 30, 2019
#4 Toronto Comedy Podcast - October 24, 2019 - Ben talks Jagmeet and Office Inclusivity Training
Comedian Ben Bankas talks about the recent election results, office inclusivity training as well as plugging some upcoming performances!
40:33
October 24, 2019
#3 Toronto Comedy Podcast - Sam Walker Survives the Fort McMurray Fires!
Comedians Ben Bankas and Sam Walker sit down to talk comedy and the like!  Enjoy!  Follow sam @Samwalkerlive on Instagram!
01:02:50
October 03, 2019
#2 Comedian Manolis Zontanos talks about meeting Patrice O'Neal, Marc Maron, Joey Diaz and more
Ben and Manolis were working together in London Ontario at Yuk Yuk's and recorded this podcast in the hotel room after a dope night of comedy.
01:03:04
September 29, 2019
#1 A Phone Call from Andrew Oporto
In the first episode of the Toronto Comedy Podcast, Ben Bankas rambles about how to get started in comedy in Toronto, some of his background in comedy and in life and a brief phone call from friend and fellow comedian Andrew Oporto.
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September 25, 2019