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Published on April 26th, 2021 | by Darren Paltrowitz

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Garrett Jamieson On His New Series “Heavy Metal Hitchhiker,” Winnipeg, Future Plans & More

Prior to finding success as a comedian, Garrett Jamieson worked at a dirt factory, a funeral home and a pornography store. After leaving Winnipeg, Jamieson graduated from The Humber School of Comedy with honors, later co-founding the award-winning sketch troupe The BOOM, with which he worked alongside Scott Thompson, Nikki Payne and Colin Mochrie. Since then, Jamieson has been featured on The Ron James Show, XM Radio’s Laugh Attack, MTV Canada, The Comedy Network, Etalk Canada and CBC Radio, also touring alongside the Juno Award-winning metal band KEN mode.

The Comedy Records artist is also the star of the new BangerTV series Heavy Metal Hitchhiker. This action-packed comedy series follows a day in the life of Mitch, a heavy metal-loving gas station attendant, who stumbles upon an abandoned guitar that belongs to his favourite band, RÄGR. Without giving too much away, Mitch hast 10 hours to travel 247 kilometers to fulfill his destiny. The 8-episode series was directed and co-written by Marc Ricciardelli (Shredders Of Metal, Protest The Hero: Of Our Own Volition), executive produced by Banger Films co-founder Sam Dunn, and includes music from both top metal artists (e.g. Power Trip, Municipal Waste, Possessed) and acclaimed Canadian artists.

On April 25, 2021, I had the pleasure of speaking with Garrett Jamieson via Zoom, as embedded below. We not only spoke about Heavy Metal Hitchhiker, but also his stand-up career, performing stand-up live alongside a band, metal, Winnipeg and plenty more. Additional information about Jamieson and his new series can be found online by clicking here, here, here, here and here.


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About the Author

Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World, TheStreet.com, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal.Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" series, which airs on dozens on television and digital networks. He has also co-authored 2 published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), and co-hosts the world's only known podcast about David Lee Roth, "The DLR Cast."


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