Rich Jones is a professional philanthropist, born and raised in Montreal, QC, Canada, by way of Africville/Halifax, Nova Scotia. As a 7th generation Black Canadian, Rich has developed a profound respect for his African+American roots, which has driven his natural love for Black History+Diaspora from a very young age. At age 7, he read 'The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told by Alex Haley' and lists James Baldwin+Nikki Giovanni as two of his literary heroes.
Professionally, his career experience has granted him opportunities with the likes of RBC, Air Canada and Sun Life Financial, respectfully. After almost a decade in the corporate world, Rich decided it was time to change his career and entered the non-profit sector, helping with Cancer Research awareness.
He enjoys giving back to his community: this includes his years as a lead Integration Aid/Homework Assistant for the Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB), volunteering at the YMCA and West Island Community Shares. His time at the LBPSB helped shape the lives of the youth he worked with (aged 5-12) for the better and his relatability with them led to many breakthroughs for the children and himself personally.
Academically, his Political Science background from Concordia University (BA Major) has solidified his lifelong interest/understanding of world politics. He also spent over 4 years working in sports radio at the Montreal Team 690 (currently Team 690) behind the scenes as a research lead for the early morning/late night shows.
Rich’s musical influences include (and are not limited to): Prince, Kendrick Lamar, Sade, Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, Frank Ocean, Anderson .Paak, Nina Simone, Daniel Caesar, Anita Baker, Gil-Scott-Heron, Solange, OutKast, Chaka Khan, Mac Miller, J. Dilla, Isaiah Rashad, Kaytranada & The Internet.
To his friends, family & acquaintances, Rich is known as a very cool, versatile and reliable person, whose passion for music and the arts is endless. He's currently curating his musical chops to soon deliver a mind-blowing experience unlike anything you’ve ever heard before ;)
Episode | November 28th, 2019 | 58 mins 31 secs
basketball, canada, comedy, cool, funny, holidays, instagram, mad, montreal, music, nba, paul, podcast, quebec, rage, raptors, rich, shopping, toronto, upbringing, young kids
This Week Paul and Rich talk about the Toronto Raptors, Holiday shopping and rich's love for D'Angelo.
Episode | October 7th, 2019 | 1 hr 4 mins
andrew sheer, aunts, blackface, brothers, brown face, comedy, conservative, elections, family, french language, jagmeet singh, justin trudeau, kendrick lamar, liberal, media, middle child, ndp, new york times, people of colour, performance, sisters, stand up, uncles, voting
In this Episode Paul Talks about growing up a Middle child in an over crowded house, Rich's love for live performances, then they discuss Blackface and the Upcoming Canadian election.
Episode | September 29th, 2019 | 58 mins 55 secs
backstreet boys, bride, bridesmaids, family, groom, groomsmen, honeymoon, i want it that way, jamaica, love, paul, rich, secret, singing, these eyes, wedding, zen
The Uncancelled Podcast welcomes back our hosts after a Hiatus, Paul and Rich recap the big Wedding, Paul's Honeymoon in Jamaica and finding Life Zen!
Episode | August 18th, 2019 | 50 mins 52 secs
bitches, boyz to men, bust rhymes, e scooter, jamaica, jewel cove spa and resort, julia roberts, leann rhymes, money, montreal, montreal construction, music, paul baluyot, rich jones, richard gere, runaway bay, runaway bride, tribe called quest, uber, vacation, wedding, wedding playlist
With Wedding stress looming over Paul, he and Rich discuss Runaway Bride with Julia Roberts, their wedding music playlist, and Paul's honeymoon to Runaway Bay Jamaica.
Episode | August 11th, 2019 | 50 mins 40 secs
avocado, big comfy comedy show, cheeseburgers, costa rica, driving, food, friends, madness, montreal, paul baluyot, rich jones, spanish, standup, summertime, talking, uncancelled podcast, weather
In this week's podcast, Paul is at his grumpiest as him and Rich Discuss Travelling, The Big Comfy Comedy Show and why Rich is afraid of Cheeseburgers.
Episode | August 4th, 2019 | 50 mins 1 sec
blindness, el paso, glasses, gun control, guns, mass shooting, music, ohio, paul baluyot, podcast, rich jones, stevie wonder, the big comfy comedy show, this is america, trump, uncancelled, united states, vision
This week Rich and Paul talk about how Stevie Wonder might not be blind, how the US Govt is blind when it comes to Gun Control and they talk about the upcoming Big Comfy Comedy show.
Episode | July 29th, 2019 | 53 mins 33 secs
alcohol, blake griffin, dave chappelle, drugs, excuse, jamie foxx, just for laughs, knowing yourself, love, love yourself, montreal, paul baluyot, relationships, rich jones, wedding advice, weddings
In this Wild Episode, Paul and Rich talk about Paul's upcoming wedding, The Just for laughs festival in Montreal and they talk in depth about relationships.
Episode | July 21st, 2019 | 1 hr 8 mins
big comfy comedy show, canada, comedians in cars getting coffee, comedy, dave chapelle, dj jazzy jeff, eddie murphy, fresh prince of belair, jerry seinfeld, just for laughs, montreal, netflix, paul baluyot rich jones, quebec, snl, stand up comedy, summer time, will smith
Rich and Paul recorded in the midst of a heat wave, they discuss the Big Comfy Comedy Show, Why rappers don't respect Will Smith and Eddie Murphy's potential return to Stand Up Comedy!
Episode | June 27th, 2019 | 59 mins 22 secs
all inclusive, bill 21, bill 9, bonjour hi, caq, dominican republic, green eggs and ham, horoscopes, immigrants, jamaica, paul baluyot, people, pisces, quebec, rich jones, scorpio, sensitivity
Paul and Rich talk about Learning how to read, the importance of going on vacation, the whackness of the Quebec government and the power of vulnerability.
Episode | June 14th, 2019 | 52 mins 23 secs
basketball, cocoa butter, comedy, cooking, demarcus cousins, emergency dj, garlic, giannis, golden state warriors, greek freak, high school kids, hype man, injuries, jurassic park, karaoke, kevin durant, kyle lowry, nba finals, paul baluyot, rich jones, rings, steph curry, toronto raptors, vince carter, wu tang clan
Rich and Paul talk NBA finals, Bandwagoners, and doing a comedy show for high school kids!
Episode | June 6th, 2019 | 57 mins 17 secs
arguing, asshole, badge, black people, canada, comedy show french comedy, cop story, driving, earth, english comedy, financial literary, fuck you list, history, honking horn, keep it real, kisses, lane change, le bordel, middle finger, minority, nba finals, old white people, passive aggressive, paul baluyot, phone, phone scam, police officer, quebec, racism, rich jones, road rage, robert lepage, safety, screaming, slav, slave trade, snoop, stand up comedy, the big comfy comedy show, the wb, therapy, toronto raptors, volkswagon, wiz khalifa, wu tang
Paul and Rich talk about the Toronto Raptors, Paul has a run in with the police and they discuss Paul's upcoming comedy shows!
Episode | May 23rd, 2019 | 44 mins 10 secs
abortion, alabama, arthur, cartoons, comedy show, consequences, dan castalanetta, explicit, fatigue, george carlin, god's will, hank azaria, ignorance, intensity, iron skillet, kids, louisiana, love, magic school bus, parents., party, paul baluyot, pbs, procrastination, religion, restaurant, rich jones, simpsons, the big comfy comedy show, women's rights
This week Paul and Rich recap the Big Comfy Comedy show, Tyler the Creator's new album and Paul rants about shitty parents in restaurants.
Episode | May 9th, 2019 | 52 mins
andre 3000, arabic, avocado, basketball, being alone, bill 21, brie larson, cardiac heart institute, cultural preservation, dog, endgame, fat butts, francois legault, french, golden state warriors, growth, houston rockets, hp laptop, language, montreal, movie, obama, old person, outkast, pastagate, paul baluyot, playoffs, policing, pop eye's, porn, portugese chicken, quasimodo, quebec, rich jones, roasted, spanish, springtime, strip club, swanky, the uncancelled chicken review, trump, video & arcade top 10, ytv
This week Paul and Rich talk about Music, being old while trying to play basketball, eating chicken at Strip clubs and Avocado comes on the podcast to roast Rich.
Episode | May 3rd, 2019 | 1 hr 16 mins
1970, 1980, 1990, 4 bars, 70s rock, 90s dance, anderson paak, andre 3000, andross, andross 100, ariana grande, atmosphere, authentic, beat, best friends, biggie, bill ray cyrus, bishops university, c&c music factory, cassette, caucasian, censorship, confidence, coolio, cypress hill, dad, dead wrong, dj premiere, dmx, down on the corner, dr dre, drake, dru hill, elton john, eminem, emo, emotion, experience, father, fleetwood mack, freestyle, fun, gangstas paradise, guitar, hip hop, identify, illmatic, j cole, ja rule, jazz festival, jealous guy, jodeci, keep it 100, kendrick lamar, labamba, life after death, logic, love music, lyrics, marijuana, mase, mathematical equations, mc evolution, message, metal, method man, michael jackson, mixtape, mom, nas, offspring, oh shit, open mic, openness to experience, origin story, osheaga, outkast, paul baluyot, pearl jam, post malone, puff daddy, rakim, rap spectrum, rap verse, rapper, rapping, ready flow, redman, rich jones, rob zombie, singing, sisqo, smoky robinson, snoop dogg, soul music, spitting hot fire, starfox, swimming pools, technotronic, thong song, tony bennet, tupac shakur, voice, white guy, whitney houston, wiz khalifa
This week Rich and Paul sit down with Good friend, Teacher and Rapper Andross 100 as they discuss Musical influences, Mathematic equations and what makes a dope MC!
Episode | April 25th, 2019 | 52 mins 15 secs
90s cartoons, 90s television, adultery, biggie, boy meets world, bugs bunny, damian lillard, encyclopedia, flooding, football, history of masturbation, houses, injuries, iphone, library, marriage, montreal, nba, okc, paul baluyot, paul george, playoffs, rich jones, russell westbrook, sex dolls, shaq, thaw, toronto, winter, wonder years
In this fast paced podcast, our hosts talk about NBA playoffs, flooding in Montreal and have a serious ethical discussion about sex dolls.
Episode | April 16th, 2019 | 34 mins 57 secs
YES LAWD x 2!!! Anderson .Paak's second studio album in 5 months, 'Ventura', is a laid-back, funky groove session filled with love-twists and incredible features from the likes of Jazmine Sullivan, Smokey Robinson, Sonyae Elise, André 3000, Brandy and the late Nate Dogg. This project delivers top-notch storytelling/soulful vocals, further cementing .Paak as one of the smoothest and most eclectic artists alive, regardless of genre. Our advice? Go buy this album, press play and enjoy some grown folks music till the wheels fall off!