Preview the first track of the Andrew McIlvaney Christmas Album.
As ancient terrors from the deep infiltrate sleepy suburbia, Stephen Hawking and Satan debate Bewitched casting. Hardcore Holmes makes the ultimate edgy sacrifice, the inventor of the Time Phone wages an awkward war against himself, and legendary impaler Vlad Tepes takes on his biggest enemy yet: Zoning Bylaws.
Meanwhile, in the writers’ room, the creators of a sketch-comedy podcast embark on a sprawling metafictional odyssey equal parts hilarious, confusing and TERRIFYINGLY APOCALYPTIC.
Big Explosions! Brain-Sucking Monsters! Car Chases! Wailing Guitars! Taxidermy! Awkward, Potentially Homoerotic Domestic Situations! A Ham Sandwich! All this and oh-so-much more in this massive, charmingly convoluted labour of love, two comically on-and-off years in the making.
Tim Morrison, Andrey Summers and Alastair Craig
Andrey Summers, Fiona Revill, Tim Morrison, Alastair Craig, Mister Bung, Ben K, Chris Shadforth, James Simpson, Michael Cope and Gord Myren
Taxidermists from a Parallel Universe written and produced by Alastair Craig.
Lead vocals by Christopher Shadforth
Produced by Alastair Craig
Andrey and Mike expound absolutely all their energy and talent, to bring you the most tightly-compacted shot of fantasy and myth-related puns IMAGINABLE. So potent, you won’t have time to laugh at a single one of them.
Written and performed by
Christmas means many things to many people. To us at the Rubber Chicken, for example, it means nothing. Much like the Jews of the field and the Blacks of the air, we adorn ourselves come December in the colors of our own dark festival.
This storied ritual, known to the billions of people who celebrate it every years as Saint Crispin’s Day, is that time of year when families come together to exchange gifts and celebrate the yule-tide cheer that powers us through the remaining eleven months of every gruelling annum.
Saint Crispin’s Day is the Christmas of media-hijacked religious holidays, and via the soft-padded alternate universe of our podcast, we now invite you to have a nibble at the ceremonial moose-head, stuff some gifts in your kids’ shoes, and wring in St. Crispin’s with us like the heathen kings of old did.
We would have invited you to do this on December 25th, but people were busy for some reason.
Andrey Summers, Tim Morrison, Fiona Revill, Michael Cope and “Dave”.
with Brett Cullen, Alastair Craig and Gord Myren
Written and compiled by Andrey Summers
Additional editing by Alastair Craig
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Fiona Revill and Andrey Summers
with additional voices and sound creation by Alastair’s Family™.
Written, compiled and scored by Alastair Craig.
A world-weary noir detective and a dark ‘n’ gritty reimagining of Sherlock Holmes investigate the brutal death of a beloved TRC cast member in this epic murder mystery / romantic comedy / time travel adventure.
Andrey Summers, Alastair Craig and Tim Morrison.
Additional scenes by Ben K. and Chad McCanna.
Tim Morrison, Fiona Revill, Andrey Summers, Mister Bung, Michael Cope, Gord Myren, Chris Shadforth, Chad McCanna, Ben K and Alastair Craig
Tomorrow performed by Fiona “I Don’t Really Sing Like This” Revill
Rock Mobster (It’s Funny, You See, Because…) composed under academic duress by Alastair Craig.
Zombie Girl appears courtesy of The Terrordactyls
Featuring a tantalising trailer of terrifying events to come!
Improvised by James Simpson and Andrey Summers
Episode 205 trailer by Alastair Craig
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HIMN: Horendous Improvised Musical Number
MS: Medium-level Movie Spoilers
BoP: Bag of Puppies
DAO: Strong Discrimination Against Orphans
SNH: Sir Nigel Haversmith
CAWE: Conversation About Wine and Ears
S-D: Mild Splicey-Dicey sequence that may be unsuitable for small children
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Compiled by Tim Morrison