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Foozled It

Foozled It

By Rebecca Porter
In each episode, host Rebecca Porter chats with a performer about their worst show. With guests from comedy, the stage, musicals, and film, we dive into what makes a performance cringey. To bring the guest back up after this low, Rebecca dispenses unqualified therapy on her guests, with the result that the guest and the audience are rolling on the floor laughing by the end.
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Foozled it with Two Actors: Comedy, actors, and devised theatre
This week host Rebecca Porter sits down with the hosts of Two Actors Walk into a Bar to discuss their worst shows in the theatre.  We discover what devised theatre actually is and whether it's actually possible to do great devised theatre (spoiler alert, we think not).  Who can we blame for a dark, edgy Peter Pan show and a lighting and sound issue? Listen in to find out.
45:46
July 05, 2021
Foozled it with Pride
At Foozled It, we believe that you should only be judged on quality of your art, not your sexual orientation, gender, or skin colour.  In honour of all the great LGBTQ+ comics, actors, DJs, and performers, we've put together this bonus episode for you of the hilarious foozles that we've heard from our proud guests over the last year.
35:25
June 21, 2021
Foozled it with Jess Robinson: Comedy, singing, and farts
This week host Rebecca Porter sits down with the very talented Jess Robinson to talk about getting the giggles during a show. But really, it's a show about farts -getting farty onstage, blaming farts on dogs, even really well-known actors getting farty.  So buckle up and be prepared to hear wind jokes.
28:43
May 31, 2021
Foozled It with Gareth Mellor: Music, comedy, and getting kicked off stage
This week host Rebecca Porter chats with DJ and music executive Gareth Mellor about a foozle that resulted in getting kicked off stage. And what a can of worms this opened up!  Unqualified therapy was much needed after Gareth realised that it was all his fault that he and friend never became huge Ibiza DJs.  Listen to Gareth's stream on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/st_romain Follow Gareth on Instagram and Twitter @gareth_mellor.
37:60
May 17, 2021
Foozled it with Courtney Ward: Comedy, theatre, and bad exits
This week host Rebecca Porter sits down with actress Courtney Ward to talk about all things theatre exits.  We also chat about weddings, being a spy, and why spiking is so important on the stage.  Check out The New Works Playhouse on Instagram @thenewworksplayhouse and go to their live productions for "pay what you can".  Follow Courtney on Instagram @courtneymward.
33:30
May 03, 2021
Bonus! Foozled It with Jennifer Turliuk: Comedy, blunders, and doing what you love
For this bonus episode of Foozled It, host Rebecca Porter sits down with Canadian entrepreneur Jennifer Turliuk to understand how a foozle in her career led to a new social entreprise.  Jennifer's book "How to figure out what to do with your life (next)" provides a practical way to pursue your passion in life.  Learn more about Jenn's philosophy on pursuing your passion on her website https://jenniferturliuk.com/.
31:35
April 26, 2021
Foozled It with Alysia Hush: Stand up comedy, call backs, and birthday parties
This week stand up comic Al Val and host Rebecca chat with comic Alysia Hush about killing a show and then telling a call-back joke that she forgot to tell the build up for! What a way to end the show! Co-hosts Al Val and Rebecca therapize and explain how celebrations and birthdays are to blame. Follow Alysia on Instagram @alysia_hush or twitter @alysiahush.
29:42
April 19, 2021
Foozled it with Kiki DeVille: Burlesque, comedy, and bad attitudes
This week we sit down with the incredible singer and grand duchess of burlesque, Miss Kiki DeVille to hear about how she developed an attitude of gratitude thanks to acting like an asshole during a particular show early in her career.  Though it's not all fun and games. We take some time out of being absolutely hilarious to talk about how grief impacts artists and how art can help you work through that grief.
37:37
April 05, 2021
Foozled It with Kyle Brownrigg: Comedy, Canadians, and blunders
This week we dive into the archives and listen to an original episode of Foozled It with Canadian LGBTQ stand-up comic Kyle Borwnrigg. We rip on Moulin Rogue and talk about why if you love yourself you don't live in Ottawa, Canada. Then we dive into how technical difficulties can ruin a show and why Mother's Day isn't always a good choice for a gig. You can keep up to date with all his goings on on Instagram or Twitter @kylebrownrigg
34:53
March 08, 2021
Foozled it with Christopher Bartlett-Walford: Comedy, blunders, and success
Foozled It is the comedy podcast about how making mistakes makes success.  Christopher regails us with stories of pantos and musicals gone wrong, including having GI issues issues in the middle of the last supper. As if no one will notice that.
43:15
February 22, 2021
Foozled it with Katrin Mantay: Comedy, rap, and being your authentic self
Foozled It is the comedy podcast about how making mistakes makes success.  Katrin Mantay, a career coach, tells us about using the office printer to print off a rap about healthy living. That's right, this episode contains some great white-girl rapping.  Watch Katrin's healthy living app here. You can get more of Katrin here.
40:59
February 08, 2021
Foozled It with Lynn Ruth Miller: Comedy, feminism, and success at any age
Foozled It is the comedy podcast about how making mistakes makes success.  Lynn Ruth Miller, the world's oldest standup comic regails us with stories of her first burlesque show and we discuss how fighting the status quo starts with you. You can find Lynn Ruth on Instagram @lynnruthmiller and Facebook Lynn Ruth Miller. Get her book "Getting the last laugh" on Amazon.
44:56
January 25, 2021
Foozled It with Al Val: Comedy, blunders, and success
Foozled It is the comedy podcast about how making mistakes makes success.  Al Val dives into a couple of failed stand up shows, including a terrible venue and being cast poorly for a women's appreciation dinner.  You can find Al Val on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook at Al Val Comedy.
46:18
January 11, 2021
Foozled it because of medical science
We're here to remind you that when things don't go to plan, it's not the end of the world. It's comedy, it's feminism, it's people talking about how they've messed up. This week we sit down with team Great Britain (GB) hockey player Kayla Carson to discuss what it's like being the only female on a team, why you should always expect to hear Shania Twain before a game, and how currency fluctuations made team GB's hockey team loss all their games in the 2019 world championships.  Kalya is
35:52
December 28, 2020
Foozled it because of American society
We're here to remind you that when things don't go to plan, it's not the end of the world. It's comedy, it's feminism, it's people talking about how they've messed up. This week we chat with Abigoliah Schamaun about loss during the pandemic, interior design, and her new cooking show "Just like mom made".  You can follow Abigoliah on Instagram @abigoliah and check out her cooking show on youtube.
46:01
December 14, 2020
Foozled it because there's too much sugar in chardonnay
We're here to remind you that when things don't go to plan, it's not the end of the world. It's comedy, it's feminism, it's people talking about how they've messed up. This week we sit down with Canadian comedian Cassie Cao and her cat Penny and talk dating during a pandemic, life goals (did anyone say Pokemon Go?), and why it's not helpful to shout encouragement at stand-up comedians.  To get more of Cassie, follow her on  Cassie on Instagram and Twitter @thecassiecao, watch her
57:55
November 30, 2020
Foozled it because of the fragility of masculinity
Foozled it! We're here to remind you that when things don't go to plan, it's not the end of the world. It's comedy, it's feminism, it's people talking about how they've messed up. Canadian stand-up comic Brittany Lyseng regales us with stories being the only woman elevator mechanic, how sometimes getting kicked in the tits can save your life, and why some jokes don't land.  You can check out here podcast "Life Pairings", where she pair
42:32
November 16, 2020
Foozled it because she was just too confident
We're back! Foozled It is back and better than ever. We're here to remind you that when things don't go to plan, it's not the end of the world. It's comedy, it's feminism, it's people talking about how they've messed up.  You can catch our special guest Jonghee Celeste on Instagram and Twitter @jongheeceleste. Get tickets to Laugh at Home and support artists and charities here:
49:03
November 02, 2020
Foozled it because someone wasn't raised right
This week I sit down with Norwegian comic, Adrian Austevoll, who inexplicably decided that a national lock down and global pandemic was the perfect time to move to London and try to break into the comedy scene here.  I hear about his worst shows (which are doozies), why drinking before a show is ok but being wasted isn't, and how not to win a roast battle.  You can contact Adrian for gigs here: https://www.opencomedy.com/adrianaustevoll/contact 
36:54
September 28, 2020
Foozled it because of Netflix
This week I catch up with Reuben Wolf to hear some of his worst experiences on stage. We chat why the British ruled the world for so long, terrible Netflix recommendations, and the difficulties of doing comedy during lockdown.  Get tickets for Reuben Wolf's comedy olympics at https://www.fcomedyclub.com/. You can follow Reuben on instagram at @rwolfcomedy and find him at his website http://www.reubenwolf.com/.
32:48
September 21, 2020
Foozled it because of the Gilmore Girls
This week I chat with improv comedian Sarah M Yeager about gigging with old men, why you should never invite a first date to your shows, and the importance of turning off your phone before you hit the stage.  You can find Sarah on Instagram and Twitter @sarahmyeager and on Facebook at Sarah M Yeager. 
32:40
September 14, 2020
Foozled it because of the music industry
This week I chat with Canadian comic and funny lady Monica Hamburg about her top three on-stage bombs. We chat about some of the challenges with doing stand-up. Eventually, we realised that the music industry and biology are to blame for her shows going badly.  Catch Monica on her podcast "Monica Hamburg presents Confined" on her Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/mhamburg. You can follow her on instagram @monica.hamburg or find all her upcoming shows on her website: http://monicaha
30:52
September 07, 2020
Foozled it because he's just too good looking
This week I'm joined by AK Agunbiade. We talk fashion and comedy, PG acts, and how hard it is to make kids laugh. AK relives his worst two shows and I reassure him that it's never his fault that he's bombed.  AK was accepted to the Dallas Comedy Festival. You can get tickets for the 2021 show here: http://www.dallascomedyfestival.com/ You can find AK on Instagram @aka.agunbiade or on Twitter @TheAKagunbiade
37:30
August 31, 2020
Foozled it because of the education system
I chat with Tess Tregellas about her worst shows in improv and stand-up comedy. Through unqualified therapy, we discover that it's the fault of the education system that things went so badly.  Follow Tess on instagram @tesstreg and subscriber to her Youtube channel for weekly sketches: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC50PpbE-fxYIG5WtHnBDvmA
25:28
August 24, 2020
Foozled it at Edinburgh Fringe Festival
For our first episode, I chat with Charlotte and Louise from Bra Improv about a particularly botched Edinburgh Fringe performance at a venue who's main distinguishing characteristic was that it was close to a bridge. We finally zero in on who's fault it all way. Of course, many laughs were had by all. 
25:20
August 10, 2020