Meet Nick McQuik, the always hustling comic who co-hosts The Quik and Slow Comedy Show, a long-running podcast featuring “comedians interviewing comedians about comedy in a basement.”
Nick started podcasting in part to learn more about his craft, a good trick I may have adopted myself a time or two. He also jumped in with both feet by buying a lot of equipment, so he kind of had to make it happen after that.
I suspect I am too old and square for some of the comedy on Nick’s show, which he co-hosts with Aaron Maslow and a cast of other artists, but I admire the work that goes into producing a weekly podcast while forging a full-time career in comedy. That requires a tremendous amount of discipline and entrepreneurial spirit, which we talk about a fair bit in this episode.
You’ll also hear about the connections between Nick’s stage show and the podcast; his philosophy of giving to get; Quik and Slow’s most downloaded episode; the thriving nature of Edmonton’s comedy scene; and some interesting ways to use social media to build a fan base.
This episode is also available in iTunes, on Google Play, on SoundCloud or on Stitcher.
Nick made a couple of podcast recommendations:
- The Movie Jerks, where JP Fournier and Shawn Gramiak talk about movies they love to hate (on which Nick made his podcast debut);
- Dave Rae’s The Devil’s Advocate, where Dave debates a guest on any topic and always wins.
He also shouted out to some local businesses he admires:
He also mentioned a bunch of non-podcast comedy pursuits, including Chew On This, an Internet comedy show; The Debutantes and their biweekly Odd Wednesday sketch comedy show; and Rigby Muldoon: Bad Situation, a movie currently in post-production.
Find The Quik and Slow Comedy show on iTunes, Stitcher and TuneIn, as well as on Twitter and Facebook.
Nick himself is @nickmcquik on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
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Musical credits: Beethoven’s Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 2 No. 1, played by Daniel Veesey, from freemusicarchive.com.