The SCTV Podcast with Michael DelaneyNov 22, 2023
Episode 17: Kevin Dorff with special guest Horatio Sanz
Comedian for all seasons Kevin Dorff joins Delaney to talk about SCTV and the impact of sketches like CCCP-1, Rome Italian Style and Count Floyd. Then we explore the parallel Second City and TV Careers of Kevin and surprise guest Horatio Sanz, including E.T.C. vs. Mainstage, working in 30 Rockefeller Plaza, directing a Toronto Second City revue, acting in The Mandelorian series, and memories like the day Disco “blowed up real good”.
Episode 16: Rose Abdoo
Comedy Journey-Woman Rose Abdoo (Gilmore Girls, Hacks, Second City Chicago) talks SCTV, and also shares memories about what it’s like touring with Chris Farley, being in the cast of The Happy Happy Good Show and being in the Canadian TV show SCTV Live which was an attempted reboot of SCTV.
Episode 15: Jeffrey Sweet
Second City historian, playwright, author Jeffrey Sweet tells us about Second City Chicago, a notable SCTV cast rehearsal with Del Close, The Premise, Beyond the Fringe and the re-issue of his legendary oral history of Second City; Something Wonderful Right Away.
Episode 14: Billy Merritt
Legendary improvisor, teacher, actor, comedian Billy Merritt joins Delaney to talk about SCTV, John Candy, SCTV movies, Billy’s book “Pirate Robot Ninja: An Improv Fable”, sandwiches and more.
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Episode 13: The Return of Joe Flaherty
SCTV mastermind Joe Flaherty returns for a follow-up interview as we go in depth about SCTV sketches and characters, their origins, and the inner workings of SCTV and its amazing cast and crew. Plus, original music by Matt Burger.
Episode 12 with Joe Flaherty
SCTV cast member/writer Joe Flaherty takes us on a journey through his beginnings at Second City Chicago, his days at National Lampoon, Second City Toronto, the run of SCTV, the shelved Martin Scorcese SCTV project and more.
Episode 11: With SCTV writer Chris Cluess
SCTV Writer Chris Cluess (Cheers, Night Court, SCTV, Simpsons) tells us all about writing for SCTV, an adventure with John Candy, a big SCTV sketch that never aired, SCTV’s Emmy night, and more from the topsy turvy world of comedy.
Ep. 10: A Salute To The Music Of SCTV - Mary Birdsong and Eric Drysdale
Delaney and co-host Eric Drysdale (Daily Show, Colbert Report) explore the music of SCTV. Then Mary Birdsong (Martin Short; Fame Becomes Me, Reno 911) joins us and talks in depth about performing in "Martin Short; Fame Becomes Me" the Broadway show and tour.
Ep. 9: SCTV Costume Designer Juul Haalmeyer
SCTV’s costume designer and choreographer extraordinaire Juul Haalmeyer shares many stories and remembrances of his years on SCTV.
Ep. 8: Harold Ramis Tribute - with Andrew Secunda
Guest Andrew Secunda (The Goldbergs, Star Trek - The Next Conversation Podcast, Late Night With Conan O’Brien, The Swarm) joins Delaney to explore the works of comedy giant Harold Ramis, who was a cast member and head writer of SCTV.
Ep 7: Tonight Show writer Arthur Meyer
Writer/performer/director Arthur Meyer (“The Tonight Show”, “Two Fun Men”) joins Delaney to talk about “SCTV”, Second City Theater, and writing for late night television. Plus, Arthur shares a sketch which was blocked from airing by “Kings Of Leon.”
Ep. 6: The Legendary Brian Stack
Ep. 5: Duos - with Lennon Parham & Jessica St. Clair
Actor/writer/comedians Lennon Parham & Jessica St. Clair ("Playing House", “Review") join Delaney to talk about comedy duos, and what it is like to be in a working duo. Plus tales of danger, depravity and near-death experiences during UCB Theater’s early days, and much more.
Ep. 4: SCTV Movies of the Week - with Miriam Tolan
Veteran actor/improvisor Miriam Tolan (“Jon Glaser Loves Gear”, “Second City”) joins Michael to discuss a few SCTV “Movies of the Week”, among many other things.
Ep. 3: SCTV Elections - with Anthony Atamanuik
Comedian Anthony Atamanuik (The President Show, Coffee with Tony) joins Michael Delaney to discuss the SCTV Elections and much much more.
Ep. 2: SCTV meets SNL - with Horatio Sanz
Comedian and former Saturday Night Live cast member Horatio Sanz talks with Michael Delaney about connections and crossovers between SCTV and SNL. Plus a rare clip of John Candy and Eugene Levy not heard since it aired in 1985.
Ep. 1: The Beginning of SCTV - with Eric Drysdale
Comedy writer Eric Drysdale (The Daily Show with John Stewart, Colbert Report) talks with Michael Delaney about the first episodes of SCTV and its enduring characters, plus testimonies from the SCTV cast and Del Close on the early days of SCTV.