Season 17 Bonus Episode – Live in Toronto (Night 1)
Show notes by Darryl Asher
Live from the Comedy Bar
One man standing ovation to start the show
This is the same audience Jimmy just did an hour of stand-up for
Chicago is in town at the Molson
A fan in the audience is unfortunately named Jared
Weird ice cream flavors from the audience
Please welcome The Honcho Matt Belknap
Jimmy recaps his audience chat for Matt, even though Matt was standing RIGHT THERE
More about the audience member Jared
Matt and Jimmy went to movies today, different ones, and walked separately
They went to the near-condemned Rainbow Theater
Jimmy talks about his and Matt’s conversation with their cab driver
The taxi driver did not want to be judged about his musical taste just because he was listening to Jay Zee on the radio (which is a fair point, actually)
The driver’s favorite band is Pearl Jam
The taxi driver was determined to be mad at Jimmy no matter what
Rush convention / Chicago convention / Harry Chapin convention
The audience may not be up on Never Not Funny references
Taxi and Uber talk
Back to the Rainbow Theater
What’s playing tomorrow night at 11 at the Rainbow?
Death Becomes Her
Both Matt and Jimmy had people sit close to them in near-empty theaters
Matt saw Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
Jimmy saw No Escape and loved it, even though it wasn’t good
Popcorn at the movies – no salt in Canada?
No Escape was a tense movie and gut-wrenching for parents
Let’s open mail!
Betting on what album is in the package
Gordon Lightfoot and The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
Who Wants to be a Millionaire music while opening the package
OMG AUDIENCE MEMBER STEVE HAS A KNIFE!!!!!!!!
Jimmy is a failure at package opening
The big reveal: WHAM!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wham Rap time
Young Guns and Wham Rap 12 inch single
An audience member is here for Bret Hart and doesn’t know what’s going on
Matt: “We bought houses off this!”
Matt saw a celebrity at the airport
Side bet between Jimmy and a chatty Bret Hart fan Akeev (or however you spell it)
Lots of wrong guesses and questions
Chatty audience member Akeev (?) answers correctly: Paul Rudd!
Jimmy saw Bill Hader
C-3PO – HE’S THE BESSSST!!!
Please welcome Todd Van Allen
No one knows the old “Atari app” about baseball
Getting to know Todd
Todd’s wife is Italian / Polish
Jimmy wants to know all about Todd’s wife’s cooking
Todd uses the word “cooper” and at least one audience member knows what it is
Todd has worked his way up in the family sausage making assembly line
Best port: Port 21
Todd and wife did some whale watching recently: saw 4 whales!
Details about the whale watching trip
Whales are the clowns of the water
Too many whale/clown references
Todd’s boat was threatened by a whale
Dress properly for a whale trip!
Jimmy does Mandy Pitinkin as Dave Matthews
Trident joke enrages Jimmy
Jimmy, Matt, and Todd are seeing the Blue Jays tomorrow
Cheapskate Matt prefers a cheap seat
Jimmy is excited to welcome wrestling legend Bret The Hitman Hart!
Akeev is excited to see Bret, not so much about Never Not Funny
Jimmy threatens to have Bret kill Akeev
Background about Bret’s wrestling career
“They give you the last 3 seconds, the rest is between you and the guy you’re dancing with”
Bret explains that if you start losing matches, you are categorized as a loser
Vince McMahon can only determine who to push by crowd reaction
Another big part was t-shirt sales
Is there a wrestling minor league?
Bret is proud of never actually hurting anyone in the ring
Where did the Hitman nickname come from?
Bret’s mom took some time to become a fan
Details about how hard wrestling is in the ring
Bret still watches wrestling
Bret does not own a hockey team anymore
Bret never practiced moves, just tried them live
Even though the outcome is predetermined, the wrestlers try not to be “outshined” by each other
Jimmy lets Akeev ask a question
A.J. Styles – any chance for him in WWE?
Jimmy wants to wrestle Akeev
Jimmy doesn’t know anything about wrestling, but did buy the wrestling album in the 80s
Bret was on a song that went to #4 in the U.K.
“Never the Right Time to Say Goodbye”
Bret said he would talk through the song “like Telly Savalas”
Akeev tries to crash the green room
“Never the Right Time to Say Goodbye” plays over the house P.A.
Simon Cowell is a good producer
Time to play Sevens, the Never Not Funny category
Audience member Steve plays with Jimmy
Jimmy ruins the whole game right away
Never Not Funny Category: 12 points
With Matt: 12 points
Last game with Andrew from the audience
Never Not Funny category with Jimmy: 13
Despite doing well, Andrew is not a true fan since he didn’t guess Never Not Notes from “Darryl Asher hosts a website”
Andrew gets the gambling money
Thanks to everyone!