WHAT ARE WE?
Like radio, but awesome.
TALKHOLE is Canada’s first (and permanently BEST) comedy podcast network. It’s a collection of like-minded weirdos and socially awkward misfits, also known as Podcasters. Some shows will make you literally laugh out loud, some will overshare, some will educate & inform (no, seriously). TALKHOLE’s hosts cover every walk of life in Canadian showbiz – comics, writers, actors, voice-over gurus, producers. Together under one studio roof, because we love what we do. Besides, they never let you say swears on ACTUAL radio
WHO ARE WE?
Dean Young was born in Northern Ontario and raised on a steady diet of wolf’s milk and Tim Hortons breakfast sandwiches. Dean decided at a young age that money and stability weren’t important, and left home to pursue a life in comedy instead of learning how to play hockey or lift any- thing heavier than a microphone.
Dean’s festival credits include NXNE, Streamfest 2013, Comedy Bar’s ‘Best of 2014’, the 2014 Iceland Comedy Festival, the Border City Comedy Festi- val, 2015 Dark Comedy Festival and ‘Podcasting 101’ at Toronto’s She Dot Festival. He’s appeared at Showtime Comedy Club, Premier Comedy, Abso- lute Comedy and Yuk Yuks and headlined in Honolulu (the crowds were lit- erally warm)
Dean has appeared on MTV Canada, the ichannel standup series ‘No Kid- ding’, Nighttime with Michael Charbon, and he’s a main cast member on the comedy panel show “In My Humble Opinion” on Funny or Die. Film and festival credits include Massacre at Femur Creek, The Hobo & The Clown and Die Cody Die. Blood in the Snow 2014, Umbertidead Film Festival 2014, Brooklyn Film Festival 2014, Hamilton Film Festival 2013 & 2014
A regular guest on podcasts, rock radio and network shows across the dial (even in Iceland!) Dean’s angelic voice has be heard on Sirius XM’s Canada Talks and Canada Laughs, Humble & Fred, CBC Radio, Sex City Radio, Pod Almighty Network and as a regular co-host on Ward & Al and Inside Jokes on AM640
Dean is the comedy editor for Canada’s The Scene Magazine and Toronto Guardian. He’s a host of the weekly comedy shows Starving Standup and 2 Broke Girls, and live shows at Toronto’s Comedy Bar and Tango Palace. He’s the host of Forever Young with Dean Young & Friends on TALKHOLE, Canada’s comedy podcast network (which he started)
Mike the Tech Guy
Mike the tech guy handles the nuts – and bolts – of Talkhole. A government lackey whose employer doesn’t appreciate his association with blue material, Mike’s experience involves about 15 years worth of industry experience working on various entrepreneurial projects, and working with an assortment of web technologies.
Mike and Dean did indeed meet at film school. Since then, Dean has been perpetually denying Mike’s requests for “Netflix and code?”, except when unavoidable. Although Mike is a fan of comedy, and considers himself a “semi witty guy”, he will remain away from the spotlight, deploying various improvements to the website during smoke breaks at his soul crushing but decently paying day gig.
His Twitter account is @talkhole_ops, which he never checks anyways.