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My Summer Lair featuring Nick Reynoldson (I’ll Be Fine)

My Summer Lair featuring Nick Reynoldson (I’ll Be Fine)

Sammy Younan

Published on: June 2 2020

My Summer Lair Chapter #158: What Is Scarborough?

I had to ask Nick: What took so long for I’ll Be Fine your debut comedy album…you’ve been doing comedy for a while now. Nick has performed at Just for Laughs, JFL 42, Kevin Hart’s LOL Network plus a number of commercials. Like yo…what took so long? Is that a mean question or a meaningful question?

Stand up comedy is like being a Raptors fan it is hard to get the proper respect especially when you’re just starting out. It can feel like the schedule is against you while you’re part of a select club. That is until the Raptors won a championship. And now…to extend that special moment, the co-host of Talking Raptors has issued his debut comedy album: I’ll Be Fine.

Covering topics like being a mixed-race child, Scarborough topics like the rule “don’t start nothing won’t be nothing…” and sigh: raccoons oh and most importantly long johns! This album is freshtastic: it is fire fire fire!

I’ll Be Fine is like picking up an irritated cobra only instead of spitting venom it spits jokes. It is a comical assault where Nick Reynoldson quickly establishes a beachhead in your mind attacking with stylish images and a particular rhythm of language a style of sarcasm that can only be described as a Scarborough dialect.

If you’re not familiar with Scarborough the way most people are familiar with Brooklyn then like the tomato joke in Pulp Fiction you got to “catch up.”

And of course, because Nick is the co-host of Talking Raptors (with Barry Taylor) our conversation covers Raptors, the Comedy Records basketball team and…Shitty Shoe Shoes? What are those?!

Host Sammy Younan @ WTF

Nick Reynoldson @ W • T • F

Recorded: Thursday, May 22 at 2pm (EST)

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