After hitting pause on the production of her podcast earlier this year, budding Halifax-based stand-up comedian and now full-time podcast producer Sarah MacLellan is back with InTalksicated, an uncensored, comedy-variety-talk show showcasing personal and unfiltered conversations with comedians, creators and characters.
InTalksicated provides guests a platform to talk about their experiences and areas of expertise in a completely uncensored and raw way. – podcast host Sarah MacLellan
After initially creating 200 weekly episodes of her own show, MacLellan spun her hard work into full-time employment as a producer at Podstarter, a Halifax-based company that produces podcasts for a diverse range of clients.
Now coming full circle, she is applying her newly gained expertise and the funds from a successful GoFundMe campaign to the relaunch of InTalksicated on August 31. The new version of the show will feature guests of various backgrounds and perspectives and new interactive segments.
“It will continue to enrich the comedy scene in Halifax with regular appearances by local
and travelling comedians,” says MacLellan. “The podcast will continue to deep dive into mental health, dating, relationships and sexuality.”
MacLellan also plans on featuring local musicians on the weekly episodes, which drop every Friday.
Starting with a $60 microphone at a kitchen table interviewing friends four years ago, InTalksicated has since evolved into a video podcast featuring local comedians and performers, diving into their personal lives to uncover hidden insights into the people behind the performance.
Some notable InTalksicated guests include stand-up comedian Travis Lindsay, whose debut
comedy album The Kid is Alright went to number one on the iTunes Comedy Charts, Halifax body positivity influencer and TikToker Alicia Mccarvell, Halifax drag performer Deva Station and local matchmaker JeanEva Dickie.
“InTalksicated provides guests a platform to talk about their experiences and areas of expertise in a completely uncensored and raw way,” says MacLellan.
Juggling the responsibilities of producing her own podcast with a full-time job, MacLellan also continues to perform stand-up comedy at regular weekly open mics, completing almost 70 comedy sets in under a year. In addition to out-of-town shows, she recently performed a guest spot at the Yuk Yuks Comedy Club in Halifax.