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• His work with Artists for Peace and Justice
• UN Ambassadorship for The World Food Programme
Saturday, June 29, 2013
George is in New York Saturday May 29th day to celebrate Canada's Day International in Central Park for the inaugural free summer festival.
Next, George flies to London, England on Monday 1 July 2013 for Canada's Day London International Celebrations in Trafalgar Square. There will be live television and radio coverage starting at 11:30am from Ottawa and then a live stream of the London concert at 1:30pm on CBC.
George will also have a special edition of George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight on July 1 with Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir and Ron James.
Virtue and Moir are the 2010 Olympic champions for ice dancing. The London, Ontario native is currently attending University of Windsor where she is completing a Psychology degree while commuting to Michigan where she trains in Canton. Moir is also from London and attended the same school as Virtue. He currently trains with her in Canton. For more information on them, click here.
Ron James is a Canadian stand up comedian from Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. James left Acadia University in Halifax where he was studying history and political science with the intentions of being a history teacher and moved to Toronto where he started his comedic career. He's worked and lived in Los Angeles and been in several movie and television programs. One of the most interesting is his voice work for Star Wars: Ewoks and Robocop: The Animated Series. Please join him at 7pm for some laughs.
Then on Wednesday 3 July 2013, David Steinberg appears on the show. Steinberg is best known as a stand up comedian in the 1960's to 1980's and for directing episodes of Friends, Seinfeld, Mad About You, Newhart, Weeds, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Seinfield, and Designing Women.
The following night on Thursday 11 July 2013, George sits down with Joy Kogawa. The Canadian poet was born in Vancouver and was sent to an intermittent camp during World War II with other Japanese Canadians. She has spent a lifetime trying to educate people on intermittent camps and was made a Member of Canada in 1986 and Japan awarded her the Order of the Rising Sun in 2010.
The following week on Tuesday 23 July 2013, George welcomes Eli Roth. The Newtown native is best known for directing Hostel and his role as "The Bear Jew" in Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds. Raised Jewish, Roth can also speak French, Italian and Russian. As an actor, animator, director, producer, and screenwriter with several credits under his name, his name is recognizable in the horror genre.
The next day, on Wednesday 24 July 2013, George welcomes Eve Ensler. The New York native is best known for writing The Vagina Monologues. The American playwright, performer, feminist, and activist was brutally raped and beaten by her father as a child and was receiving treatment for uterine cancer in 2010. Majority of her activism is based on educating people about violence against women.
We hope you tune in for these international and intriguing guests.
Friday, June 28, 2013
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Monday June 24
Star of Mr. D. comedic actor Gerry Dee
Panel guest stand up comedian Ron Sparks
Tuesday June 25
Actor Javier Bardem
On the panel Chris Gibbs
Wednesday June 26
Actor director Jason Priestley
From Carol Burnett, comedian Vicki Lawrence
Panel fav Arthur Simeon
here is his best joke ever
Thursday June 27
Actor Eric McCormack
Panel comedian Nathan McIntosh
Friday June 28
Jackass star Steve-O
Comedian Pat Thornton
CNN show post will happen later in the week.
Here it is. The broom closet. At least it's how I imagine it could be. Over the past few years, the broom closet has been the site of many an intimate acoustic set. Tonight, George will revisit some of those sessions live from L.A. The Arkells, Joel Plaskett, Dan Mangan, The Wooden Sky, Afie Jurvanen of Bahamas are just some of the names that have graced the four walls of the closet. Listen in tonight for some of the best of these.
The year was 1969. The Who had already pumped out three albums, but for their fourth, they had much bigger plans. The four lads from London had put together a masterpiece, a rock opera: TOMMY. The double LP set told the story of a deaf, dumb and blind kid (or hearing, visually and speech impaired youth if you prefer) by the name of Tommy. Here is a trailer for the film:
Tonight's nod to the gods features a salute to this masterpiece by one of the most successful (and in my opinion, best!) bands of all time. The album has sold over twenty million copies worldwide, was performed by the Seattle Opera including Bette Midler as The Acid Queen, and of course was turned into a film. The most successful song from Tommy by far was "Pinball Wizard". Here are The Who performing Pinball Wizard live at Woodstock.
The show will also feature unplugged performances from Bjork and Jay-Z with the Roots.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
On Facebook Strombo CNN
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
On CBC. We will cover CNN's Friday show in another post.
Monday June 17
Activist Jane Goodall
Guest on the panel Chuck Hughes
Tuesday June 18
Comedian, actor, innkeeper Shaun Majumder
Panel guest the very funny Jamillah Ross
Wednesday June 19
Murdoch Mysteries'Yannick Bisson
On the panel Lauren Hammersley
Thursday June 20
From BNL Ed Robertson
Canadian musical icon k-os
On the 3 things panel Bobby Mair
Friday June 21
Actress Famke Janssen
Comedy panelist, the hilarious Jessica Holmes
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Best of Strombo!! k-os and Eric Alper
Trinidadian Canadian k-os (aka Kevin Brereton) was born and raised in Toronto and spent his teen years in Whitby, Ontario. The rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer recently released his fifth studio album, BLack on BLonde. The long awaited double album features a new slate of original hip hop songs (Black) and rock songs (Blonde). If you're really lucky, you might get your hands on the edition that comes complete with commentaries, giving us insight into the mind and heart of k-os himself. Here is a cut from the album that just happens to be my favourite.
Friday, June 14, 2013
The three guests for Friday June 14th
Legend... Henry Winkler
Friend of the show and TV host Howie Mandel
Walking Dead series creator Robert Kirkman
Clip found here.
Sunday, June 09, 2013
Wednesday, June 11th
the man behind the "Survivor" series.
Thursday, June 12th
Actor and proud NDGer
Friday, June 14th
Actor Benjamin Bratt
CNN has every show from 'Eh' to 'Zed' talking to George about his 10 week summer job. The interview show called Stroumboulopoulos starts Sunday June 09 at 10pm EST 7pm PT, but runs Friday nights.
If you missed this one here George is asked about Canadian candy
His guests for the first show are
Keanu Reeves for a motorcycle ride.
Martin Short because friends like Martin are always supportive.
And rapper singer/songwriter Wiz Khalifa
So to sum it up this Sunday night.
|Stroumboulopoulos: Martin Short, Wiz Khalifa ; Keanu Reeves kick off CNN's all-new series.|
Saturday, June 08, 2013
The New Year rang in with two weeks of the BEST 100 SONGS OF 2012. Good luck trying to narrow down a list of the best music of the year, but the crew has done an amazing job featuring their choices for best tunes of 2013. We're almost halfway through the year already, so what better time to step back and have another listen. Part one aired last week, and if you missed it, you can stream it online or download it as a playlist on iTunes.
This week's show features the TOP 50 SONGS OF THE YEAR. Treat yourself to such ear candy as Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Jack White, the Japandroids, Band of Skulls, Matt Mays, Alabama Shakes, The Shins and dozens more.
Sunday, June 16th will be back to business as usual with an all new show. The Strombo Show airs on CBC Radio 2 Sundays from 8 pm until 11 pm. See you there. :)
Friday, June 07, 2013
On May 28, 2013, George swung by The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. You can watch as George turns the tables and begins interviewing Craig on his own show here.
On June 3, 2013, CNN released this promotional video about the show here.
Hopefully, you all caught our post about George on Huffington Post Live on June 5, 2013. If you haven't seen it yet, click here.
June 6, 2013 seemed to be a rather busy day. CNN released two more promotional videos showing George interviewing Martin Short and Wiz Khalifa on his premiere show this Sunday. You can follow the links for Martin here and Wiz here.
Jake Tapper from The Lead on CNN pokes fun at George's name, quizzes him on the meaning of double double, hoser, toque, and other questions. Wolf Blitzer also responds to George's comment about him being the Neil Young of CNN here.
Brooke Baldwin takes a break from Live CNN to talk with George about bringing back "rad", working with a live audience, interviewing Wiz, the infamous lean-in and presentation of questions, and ends with a fun word association. If you want to skip the news on Prince Philip's abdominal surgery, tune in at 0:56 here
Strombo's CNN Facebook page posted a video of Ashleigh Benfield talking to George on June 7, 2013 here. Please visit the page and show your support for George by liking the page too.
Next George will be representing Canada in New York City, USA and London, England for Canada Day. You can read about June 29's event in Central Park and July 1's event in Trafalgar Square here.
Also, some of us here are a bit curious about a blog post asking who would replace George if he ever decided to move permanently to America. Feel free to share your ideas in our comment section or to read the post here.
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Play the May 31st episode for Naomi and enjoy all the episodes anytime.
CATP or Comedy Above The Pub Podcast is now on PodAlmighty.com
Please check out Todd's video on the opening screen of the PodAlmighty website.
It's a very compelling interview ya can't miss.
Sunday, June 02, 2013
Yes the season is in repeats, but have you seen every show and interview? If the answer is yes then what was your favourite? If you are like me then you might have missed a few and are happy to get the chance to enjoy them like it was the first time.
Iconic Canadian singer Gord Downie
Tuesday June 4
Dragon and author Jim Treliving
On the panel, actor Jesse Camacho
Wednesday June 5
A journalist anchorman and gentleman Lloyd Robertson
Guest on the panel Comedian and actor Pat Thornton
Thursday June 6
He never gets older, actor George Hamilton
Comedic writer performer Dan Redican is on the panel
Friday June 7
Best of the week
Special Premiere of Weekly CNN Talk Show “Stroumboulopoulos” Airs Sunday, June 9th; Series to Air Regularly Fridays at 11pmET Beginning June 14th