I met Rory Gardiner on the set at CTV Morning Live and interviewed him about his country music career. It's impressive. He has toured worldwide and recorded songs in Nashville, and even opened up for Keith Urban. His latest albums are geared for kids.
He's also a comedian, performing at comedy clubs all over North America and chillin with canadian comics like Tom Green and Mike MacDonald.
But the turning point for me asking Rory to come on the podcast was his experience as a TedX speaker talking about humor as a coping mechanism. For my listeners here in Ottawa, we remember last years 6 Tornados hitting down in one powerful storm, people here continue to rebuild their lives and their homes. Rory and his family were one of the families hardest hit, running to safety only to see their home destroyed. What followed was a series of funny videos that went viral as Rory used humour to explain and show the devastation. Ive seen the vidoes- they are hilairious. We talk about humour as a coping mechanism, why he isn't alone and how he has learned from the experience what's really important in life.
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