Humble and Fred


It’s always fun to drop in on Humble & Fred, even when they’re not really expecting you. I forgot to confirm my booking Monday and just showed up at 7:30 a.m. at their “5-Hour Energy Studio” down near the lake in Toronto’s west end. The had me on anyway. Ever gracious despite their cheeky radio banter, Howard

This week, CHML’s Scott Thompson wanted to ask my take on the Oscars. We went on to gab for over 16 minutes and completely ignored the awards talk. Instead we got sidetracked yakking about last week’s epic Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary special. I got a call this week from my colleague Bill Carter who, in 1975

Does comedy really equal tragedy plus time? In the wake of ther Jian Ghomeshi incident, I put that question to several Canadian comedians while working on a feature for The Canadian Press. The story went up on the news wire Monday and you can read it here. It started when I began wondering how This Hour Has

The H&F gang (l-r): Sweet Phil, “Humble” Howard Glassman, Eileen Ross, Fred Patterson. Four people, Five Hours worth of energy Got up early Wednesday to chat with my old pals “Humble” Howard Glassman and Fred Patterson over at Humble and Fred Radio.com. The “best radio show not on the radio” can be heard on SiriusXM

Humble, Not-so-Humble, and Fred This time of year, I become radio-active. Beyond my usual weekly radio chats with Scott Thompson at CHML (and, occasionally, Mike Miller of Lima, Ohio’s WIMA), other hosts at other stations come calling for an expert take on the new TV season.But John Doyle is usually too busy so I end

I was invited to be a guest Friday on Humble & Fred.Radio.com, the latest venture of Toronto radio dudes “Humble” Howard Glassman and Brampton’s own Fred Patterson. You can listen to the entire hour-long podcast here.Glassman and Patterson have a solid fan base among Torontonians who enjoyed them for years on CFNY-FM, 102.1 The Edge,