They’re the hosts that brought you the Webby award-winning Let’s Make A Sci-Fi – one of The New Yorker’s Best Podcasts of 2022. They brought the heart and humour with the follow up season, Let’s Make a Rom-Com. This time they’re going to make you laugh while they try to make you scream. Over 10 episodes, Maddy, Mark, and Ryan will learn what it takes to make truly frightening horror. They’ll meet the creators who make horror such an enduring genre. They’ll meet the people who love to be scared and they’ll take a stab at their own short, shocking film.
Let's Make a Sci-Fi Live Announcement
3:41Let's Make a Sci-Fi will be doing a live taping at the Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. If you would like to attend, the taping will be happening on Wednesday, July 26th at 4:45pm at the Ovation Room at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel. For tickets head to: https://www.hahaha.com/en/shows/cbc-podcasts-presents-lets-make-sci-fi
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Let’s Make A Rom-Com Introduces: This Is That
28:48This Is That is a current affairs program that doesn't just talk about the issues, it fabricates them. Nothing is off limits - if it's relevant to Canadians, we'll find out the "This" and the "That" of the story. Each week, hosts Pat Kelly and Peter Oldring introduce you to the voices and stories that give this country character in this 100% improvised, satirical send-up of public radio. More episodes are available at: https://link.chtbl.com/4dhMLbHf
Episode 8 (Part 1): His Ex-Girlfriend is Salma Hayek
25:13You've listened to the process, and now it's time to listen to the pitch. It’s “His Ex-Girlfriend is Salma Hayek.” Did these three comedians come up with a fresh and funny rom-com? If you were an Hollywood exec, would you greenlight it? Listen and judge for yourself! Featuring the performances by Lili Beaudoin (Catalina), Malik Elassal (Greg), Ronald Dario (Mark), Anita Rochon (Breathe), Taz Van Rassell (Park Cop), Aaron Read (Date Guy), and Kevin Lee (Zeta Trigonometry)
Episode 7: Grand Romantic Gestures (feat. Ol Parker)
28:15Once you've broken your couple up, how do you bring them back together? With a grand romantic gesture, of course. But in the world of grand romantic gestures, how grand is too grand? How romantic is too romantic? When Mark's mad lib game doesn't quite help, the hosts bring in a true romantic comedy MVP: writer and director Ol Parker (Ticket to Paradise, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again). They're just three comedians, standing in front of a Hollywood pro, asking him to help them finish their rom-com.
Episode 6: The Break Up (feat. Greg Behrendt)
26:19It's crisis time. Now that the comedians have figured out how to bring their couple together, it's time to tear them apart. To dive deep into romantic conflict, Maddy, Mark, and Ryan call up two very different experts: divorce lawyer Melanie Bragg and comedian, Sex & The City writer, and author of “He's Just Not That Into You” Greg Behrendt. The comedians then collaboratively write a scene where things take an especially sour turn.
Episode 5: Romantic Dialogue (feat. Phoebe Robinson)
28:29The gang consult comedian, actor, podcaster, and renowned wit Phoebe Robinson (2 Dope Queens, Everything's Trash) on how to write genuine and genuinely good romantic dialogue. Reading out their real love letters to past and present partners inspires Maddy, Mark, and Ryan on what NOT to do. The comedians fight through absolutely crushing levels of vulnerability and read aloud scenes where Greg and Catalina begin to fall in love. There's banter! There's chemistry! There's... Zeta Trigonometry!?
Episode 4: Side Characters (feat. Karan Soni)
32:58Actor and sidekick extraordinaire Karan Soni (Always Be My Maybe, Deadpool) advises on what makes a compelling supporting character… and flexes his Salma Hayek connection. Maddy, Mark, and Ryan develop their movie’s entire romantic world, pitching each other on quirky best friends (and friends of friends) and picking out the perfect setting, before sitting down to outline their script.
Episode 3: The Meet Cute (feat. Billy Mernit)
29:05With their romantic leads (kind of!) fleshed out, the comedians each try writing the genre's most iconic staple: the meet cute. Maddy hosts a rom-com movie marathon for inspiration. Mark discovers the term's unexpected origins. Story analyst Billy Mernit ("Writing the Romantic Comedy") returns to demystify how important the "cute" is in a potent "meet cute." Finally, the comedians read their romantic run-ins aloud to test their characters' chemistry.