The Stroumboulopouli

The Stroumboulopouli

The place to get the latest news on what’s coming up on #Gtonight. Find out what Canada’s boyfriend is up to. Share stories, pictures, favourite tv and radio episodes.

CBC TV & Radio shows plus HNIC

His work with Artists for Peace and Justice

UN Ambassadorship for The World Food Programme

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Find Funny when you can't find Hockey

The Strombo Show 
April 24, 2010

Sam Roberts World Premiere!

We are excited to have Montreal musician Sam Roberts join us to premiere
some new songs from his new LP, Collider.  Also CBC Radio 2 Morning Show
host Bob Mackowycz Jr stops in to play songs that make him think of Easter.
All this plus the Magnificent 7 Countdown.

Contributed by
Darby Wheeler
 George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight this week
If there is hockey then the show gets preempted if there is none you get a double dose of George interviewing some of the funniest people in show business. If you are up at 5am catch it then.
Monday April 25
Red Green & Zach Galifianakis
Tuesday April 26
Russell Peters & Jeremy Hotz
Wednesday April 27
Billy Connolly & Amy Sedaris
Thursday April 28
Jim Parsons & John Leguizamo
Friday April 29  
Tom Green & Judah Friedlander

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter/Hockey Summit of the Arts time.

Happy Easter and Happy Earth day for those that celebrate!

George Stroumboulopoulos celebrates his religion Hockey each Easter weekend by playing in the Hockey Summit of the Arts in Toronto.
It's a good times league of artists, musicians, media folk and comedians gathering and playing hockey for fun.
You can cheer for Georges team The Chart Attack Hack at the Westwood Arena or maybe you know and support players like Bob Mackowycz  who I believe plays for Parkdale,  or others attending this summit from far and wide. Here is a link to the schedule   The hockey teams also compete in a  Hootenanny on the stage at the El Mocombo, as performers for a prize more important than winning a series of hockey games. Entertaining the audience.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

April 17 - 22

The Strombo Show
Sunday,April 17, 2011, 8pm - 11pm, CBC Radio 2
This week's Strombo Show continues our second installment of looking at established members of successful bands who have been able to step out into Solo careers with CBC Radio 2 Morning host Bob Mackowycz Jr.   The Blend mini mix comes from versatile DJ Big Jacks. We have a surprise from Sam Roberts, who also make a request for Tom Waits, in our 10 with Tom segment, some classic Metal requests, and the top song in The Magnificent Seven Countdown comes from a song made in a new way using new technology.

Follow along on Twitter @strombo

contributed by  
Darby Wheeler

Montreal Canadiens 
 If there is no NHL Playoff hockey game that night then the schedule is as follows...
Monday 18 April
Sudanese musician and former child soldier. Emmanuel Jal
Tuesday 19 April 
Polar Bear Special
Wednesday 20 April  
Author and founder of Next Generation Nepal Conor Grennan
 Thursday 21 April
American journalist and author  Mark Hertsgaard
Friday 22 April 
Actress, Author Suzanne Somers 
plus Actor Taylor Kitsch

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

WWE Champion Edge forced to retire

Exclusive clip of WWE Champion Edge on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight.

Edge announced yesterday that he is being forced to retire. After suffering numbness and uncontrollable trembling in his arms and hands, he went for an MRI last week. The doctor determined that Edge would never be cleared to compete again, and would be forced to retire immediately.

Amazingly, Edge was just on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight discussing the possibility of retirement. But you can tell, he had no idea the end of his career would be coming so suddenly. Check out this exclusive clip from an interview taped just two weeks ago:

The full interview is also available online at: Episode 124

Sunday, April 10, 2011

(revised) Strombo in Vancouver

 *revised edition
The Strombo Show
April 10, 2011
8pm - 11pm on CBC Radio 2
CBC Radio 2 Morning Host Bob Mackowycz Jr visits the show for his first installment of a chat about the best Solo Artist who also are members of massively successful bands. 10 with Tom comes from a member of The Tragically Hip, who claims to be a bigger Waits fan than George. Our Blend comes from Sweet Touch Foundation as always we have the best new music in Magnificent 7 Countdown.

Follow along on Twitter @strombo

Contributed by

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight (from Vancouver
Some special hour long shows taping in Vancouver.
Monday April 11
Read the fascinating bio of Elizabeth May leader of the Green Party. 
She will surprise you.
Rapper, actor
Will Randy Quaid be a guest... or not? Looks like not.

plus a musical performance by

Tuesday April 12
The Politician that's not running

Comedic Vancouver couple
A performance by Juno and Grammy award winning songwriter rapper k-os
here is one of his award winning videos.

Wednesday April 13

Author and journalist

Thursday April 14

The Premier of B.C.
Christy Clark 

Journalist broadcaster Ian Hanomansing
I think of him as Ian Hunk-of-man-sing...maybe that's just me.

Friday April 15

Rapper Wes Maestro Williams

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Thursday, April 07, 2011

Woody's new play in Toronto Bullet for Adolf

Woody Harrelson  
is in the red chair Thursday, April 7 on  
George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight
Woody was on the set to promote his new play in Toronto Bullet for Adolf
Described by George as one of 'his favourite interview subjects of all time', Woody Harrelson had a lot of interesting things to say during a round of "Answerpology" (read: 10 questions). 
You can watch the preview clip on YouTube here:

The full interview with Woody Harrelson will air tomorrow night at 11:05 PM on CBC Television.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

I have a question for you.

It's spring!  It's time to add new colour to the garden and add new links and pictures to this blog. 
Maybe you want to add new politicians to Ottawa in this tulip festival time or you may prefer the ones already rooted there. Please participate in the poll right there on the sidebar. Are you going to vote (in this poll) and in the Federal election on May 2nd ?

I added a link on the sidebar to George's Insongnia page so you can check out his latest late night song dedication and all his previous late night or very early morning song choices.
There are a few more website links we added to the list as well including, the WFP and the Strombo Show Chat blog.
If you have suggestions for that link list or pictures you want to share please feel free to email us. We will check the email box for your George photo or link or blog post idea. Keep it clean okay!

Saturday, April 02, 2011

April 3 - 8 G Strombo T

April 3, 2011 8pm - 11pm

The first Strombo Show is jammed pack.  We are excited to have recent
surprise Juno winner Shad stop in to chat and play some songs that
shaped his musical youth (he will surprise you), and talk about his
performance at the CBC Hip Hop Summit.  Our Magnificent 7 countdown
starts high energy and slows down with a legend.  We will also be
talking about long lost legends of the wild west, and of course the
Canadian Election that is upon us.

Follow along on Twitter @strombo
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Photo from the Torontoist. 

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight this week
there will be election talk and maybe more bobble head action. 
Monday April 4
Actor  Josh Lucas
Tuesday April 5
 David Lickley is a documentary wildlife filmmaker
Wednesday April 6
 Actress and dancer Neve Campbell

Thursday April 7
Star of TV film and stage Woody Harrelson
Friday April 8
Jeff Tweedy American songwriter musician and leader of the band Wilco
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Friday, April 01, 2011

Happy April Fools Day!

 On Twitter this morning George tweets... check it out.
G. Stroumboulopoulos
I wonder how long it will take before they notice?