S03E18: PANIC IN YEAR ZERO

Time travel is always a mess. Warnings of “don’t do this” lead to questions of, “What if I already did that before I got here?” Maybe you already did that before you left for the past, in the future! What a tangled knot. Two scientists intend to explore to the year zero; the beginning of it all. Intentions turn to misfortune as two elderly caretakers join them and the Butterfly Effect is in full effect! Will one small action in the past affect the future? Will science achieve victory where man has failed? Is Illusionoid toying with us all… or has it already had it’s fun? Join us with special guest star Nigel Downer (Second City Toronto alumnus) as we take a trip through time and try to stop… PANIC IN YEAR ZERO!

Oh, hello. It’s Nigel Downer!

S03E17: THE CASE OF THE MISSING, MEATY FUSION CORE (LIVE)

Recorded LIVE at Comedy Bar in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on March 5th, 2014… it’s (2/3rd of) Illusionoid with the Bad Dog Theatre Repertory Players! A strange woman wants to find out what’s going on with her fridge… and her husband! Jack Diamond takes the case! But what he discovers will rock her to her very core… her FUSION core! Can Illusionoid find both power and love inside the cold aluminum confines of a refrigerator? Bad Dog Theatre’s Tess Degenstein, Kyle Dooley, and Hannah Spear join us as we attempt to solve… THE CASE OF THE MISSING, MEATY FUSION CORE!

S03E16: DOUBLE GOOGLON-TENDRE

From a suggestion by listener Mark Haldane in Glasgow, Scotland, it’s our latest unscripted sci-fi adventure! The future holds many strange and wonderful things… like Bellini Tuesday Subs! Two travelers want some food, but what they get is something more! Prime numbers, vodka, wormholes, retired rappers, Googlon the android and… another Googlon? Math tells us that Googlon plus Googlon equals trouble, but does it also equal Illusionoid? Take a trip to M-Space and get ready for some fresh beats as we get down an dirty with some DOUBLE GOOGLON-TENDRE!

S03E15: THE POSTAL WORKER OF GLIESE 736 (LIVE)

Recorded LIVE at Comedy Bar in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on March 5th, 2014… it’s (2/3rd of) Illusionoid with the Bad Dog Theatre Repertory Players! Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night, stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds… but what about a rogue ship computer? Can inter-mechanical love save the day? Is Illusionoid pushing us toward human-technology hybrids? Bad Dog Theatre’s Etan Muskat and Paloma Nuñez (who is, like, SO PREGNANT when we recorded this) join us to deliver… THE POSTAL WORKER OF GLIESE 736!

S03E07: THE SCIENCE OF TRAFFIC (Live from the BCIF)

LIVE from the Big City Improv Festival in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, it's ILLUSIONOID! We take a look at one of the biggest problems plaguing mankind: TRAFFIC! A scientist thinks he created a solution to clogged streets but finds his gruesome machine takes him further than he ever imagined. Transport yourself across the stars and into adventure... but please, buckle up... as we explore THE SCIENCE OF TRAFFIC! Recorded LIVE on October 24th, 2013 at Comedy Bar in Toronto, Ontario. Thanks to Comedy Bar, BCIF, and the live crowd for such a fun show!

S03E05: PROJECT MASTODON

General Hardass is back in action! With his trusty right hand man, he takes his heli-carrier to a mysterious island where even more mysterious things are happening. One madman makes a mistake of MAMMOTH magnitudes! Is there no end to the pachyderm panic? Is Illusionoid to blame for the technology that allowed such an abomination? Can the General save the world from being trampled under the weight of… PROJECT MASTODON!

Made with the Pulp-O-Mizer!

S02E25: COSMIC COFFIN

In the twilight of one’s life, thoughts turn to preparation for the future. What will it hold for your loved ones after you are no loner with them? One man’s trip to the funeral parlor unearths more than just a casket choice… it launches a trip to the stars! Join us as we travel through death, beyond the afterlife to the ultimate destination! Life isn’t a destination, it’s a journey inside a COSMIC COFFIN! Putting the FUN back into funeral!

ILLUSIONOID MAKES NOW MAGAZINE’S TOP 10 COMEDY SHOWS OF 2012!

Our live show in March, which featured an introduction by movie reviewer Richard Crouse and an appearance by Food Network Canada’s John Catucci (You Gotta Eat Here), was just named as one of Toronto’s Top Comedy Shows of 2012 by Now Magazine! Thanks to Glenn Sumi for a 5 out of 5 review of the show and for including us on a list that includes Patton Oswalt, The Nerdist Chris Hardwick, Inessa Frantowski, Lennon Parham, Alec Mapa, Todd Barry, and Two Weird Ladies! Look for more live shows in 2013 as we head into a Mayan-less future!!! Illusionoid is closer every day!!

S02E06: THE MAN WHO JUMPED THROUGH BEANS (LIVE at Big City Improv Festival)

This past week saw the  BIG CITY IMPROV FESTIVAL hit Toronto, Ontario, Canada and ILLUSIONOID was a part of it! This live show was recorded October 20th, 2012 at Comedy Bar. Fenton is a detective with an uncanny ability to locate people, but can even he find a man who can teleport using beans? Based on the audience suggestions of “beans” and “jumping” (come ON guys…) comes our latest legume-based legend, “THE MAN SHOW JUMPED THROUGH BEANS”!! Music & sound effects by The Living Tribunal!!

S02E03: SPACE SCIENCE ACADEMY with BILLY WEST

It’s a special ultra-length episode! Recorded live at Comedy Bar in Toronto, Ontario, Canada for FanExpo and The Canadian Comedy Awards with a special introduction by Comedy Bar owner Gary Rideout Jr. & Bret “The Hitman” Hart! No, really!! It’s an evening with star of Ren & Stimpy and Futurama… BILLY WEST! We interview him about his career, and then fling him into the future! When a class trip goes horribly awry, only two students are left to save the day. Can young love blossom in a jungle so full of weeds? Is Illusionoid the toughest teacher of all? History and the future collide… and Frank Sinatra shows up!… as we spend a semester with the SPACE SCIENCE ACADEMY!

Futurama's Fry, Prof. Farnsworth & Zoidberg - BILLY WEST!