Innisfil author, comic celebrates three hundredth episode of true crime podcast

Innisfil native Griffin Toplitsky shares his expertise within the comedy scene and the way it matches in together with his award profitable true crime podcast

‘Killed to Demise’ simply recorded its three hundredth podcast episode that includes Innisfil native host, producer Giffin Toplitsky. 

Born and raised Innisfil author and improvisational comic, Toplitsky hosts the weekly true crime podcast with zero script and improvised (improv) eventualities that includes dwell visitor comedians.

Launched in 2015 together with his good friend and improv co-host Steve Cooke from Toronto, the ‘Killed to Demise’ collection is run by way of the Sonar Community and has been nominated for a number of Canadian Podcast Awards, together with Excellent Comedy Sequence, Excellent Host, and the Canadian Comedy Award for Greatest Audio Sequence.

The podcast has over 1,300 listeners month-to-month and simply celebrated its three hundredth episode (to be aired on September third). All episodes are Zoomed dwell from Toplitsky’s basement, utterly unrehearsed and improvised on the spot, with solely a recommended subject to start out the story off.

“It’s all improvised! Proper earlier than we hit document, we’ve a couple of examples of subjects and permit company to decide on a subject, give a reputation for the character, and begin recording,” describes Toplitsky. “It feels very legitimizing. It’s simply one thing we’re doing for enjoyable and placing it into the bowels of the web.”

Toplitsky took word true crime’s recognition within the podcast world and capitalized on it. With the podcast, he is in a position to combine his two passions of writing and comedy with each episode.

“It’s actually cool to have a podcast,” he says. “If we see somebody actually humorous on a stage, we invite them to be part of our podcast for an hour – persons are very beneficiant with their time. By means of that have, over 5 to 6 years, we’ve turn into associates with folks we have been followers of!”

The podcast options comedians from throughout North America and has graced the likes of well-known improv actor, author, and comic Colin Mochrie (featured on their three hundredth episode), and LA-based Canadian Comedy Award winner Lisa Gilroy who was a visitor actor on NBC’s tv collection ‘Brooklyn 9-9’.

“It was so beneficiant of Collin to lend an hour to goof off with us,” he laughs. “However my favorite was Lisa Gilroy! She performs a single father on our podcast, and with a full stampede scene!”

He provides, “we’re fortunate we all the time have a plethora of fantastic comedians – the Toronto comedy scene is among the finest on this planet!”

Toplitsky and Cooke met at Ryerson whereas within the Radio & Tv / Media applications collectively. They turned nearer by way of the Ryerson Sketch Comedy Group, and by their third yr of college,  have been roommates.

“We needed to audition,” he remembers in regards to the comedy group. “I didn’t get within the first yr, however Steve did.”

Toplitsky shares Prepare dinner enjoys extra character-improv, however Toplitsky gravitates extra towards internet hosting and story telling.

“I really like doing improv, however to start with, I didn’t prefer it,” he admits.

Toplitsky took improv courses on the Dangerous Canine Comedy Theatre in Toronto and devoted time to watching different improv performances at locations just like the Comedy Bar or Social Capitol. It was not till 2016 he says he turned extra severe about improv.

He attended improv festivals in Detroit and Montreal and carried out 20-minute units at each.

“The expertise was each thrilling and forgettable,” he jokes. “It’s not solely nice train in public talking, however an excellent reminder that what you do and say is disposable. You make a mistake and shrug it off with extra issues to say – it’s about having enjoyable.”

Toplitsky encourages everybody to take a minimum of one improv class of their lifetime. He says you don’t should be ‘humorous’, however relatively let your phrases stream naturally.

“There’s all the time moments the place you assume, ‘crap, why did I say that?’ however it’s there and also you simply must take care of it,” he says. “Human instincts will make you need to panic, however improv is all abot not making an attempt to appropriate issues and settle for what’s being stated – you may really feel like what you stated was fallacious, however it’s truly proper! There aren’t any errors!”

New episodes of ‘Killed to Demise’ air as soon as every week on the Sonar Community Killed to Demise (

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