This episode features producer, actress, model, cosplayer, and singer, Jennifer Zhang. Michael and Jennifer discuss creative lapses, cosplaying, donuts, exercise, acting, Batman: The Animated Series, viral videos, fan films, true nerdiness, bullshit filters, horror films, Evil Inside, J-Horror, The Ring, masculinity, Bowie, celebrity deaths 2016, gender fluidity, childhood cosplay, peaceful resolutions, her album Emocean, Electronic Dance Music, community, DC Comics, Batman, Star Trek, Doctor Who, anime, and video games.
This episode is sponsored by WhedonCon 2017. Get your single day or full weekend tickets at http://whedoncon.com.
This week’s guest is actor Christopher Chen. See Chris in an upcoming episode of Modern Family on ABC, Wednesday, March 23. Michael, and Kitty talked to Chris about acting, creative arts, creative burnout, food service, getting paid for your art, 99 seat theaters, following your passion, improv, iO West, representation, Asian actors, Ken Jeong, Tennessee Williams, the business side of entertainment, overcoming fear, nail polish, sketch comedy, support systems, paying for creative work, auditions, The Academy Awards, celebrity encounters, Asian racism in entertainment, and Mulan.
Our guest is comedian, writer, and director, Joel Murray. Joel and Michael talked about improv, comedy, acting, Dave Pasquesi, The Second City, the Murray family, golf, growing up in Chicago, bottle rockets, teenage sex, planned parenthood, Donald Trump, Greg Proops, acting, show business, Jay Leno, Two Broke Girls, Merv Griffin, 70s TV, fitness, David Bowie, The Exit, SCTV, The National Lampoon Radio Hour, Dr. Demento, Andrea Martin, Catherine O’Hara, Whose Line is it Anyway?, celebrity deaths, Ground Control Karaoke, and movies.
Michael attended the Los Angeles Podcast Festival and sat down to chat with actor and comedian Wayne Federman about Six Flags, podcasts, James Bond, Wayne’s career, and his upcoming comedy retrospective called, The Chronicles of Federman coming out October 16.
This week, Michael and Kitty chat with voice actor, Kevin M. Connolly about Trainwreck, voice acting, demos, the VO industry, anime, Shadoe Stevens, audio books, Batman: The Killing Joke, Mark Hamill, DC comics franchise choices, Wonder Woman, Marvel Comics films, DC vs. Marvel comic book TV shows, Ant-Man, and comic book collectibles.
Our guest this week is actor, writer, musician, radio and club DJ, Andrew Michael Harlander. Michael and Andrew talk about having deaf parents, acting, band politics, tightrope walker Philippe Petit, Criminal Minds, starting a creative career, radio DJing, Heath Ledger, Seattle and Portland, the evolution of Alternative music, music videos, stand-up comedy, voiceover acting, finding your voice, working toward your dreams, and the recording industry.
Our guest is creator of Tales of the Extraordinary and Adventure, writer and actor, Michael Coleman. We talked about the origins of our podcast, Dungeon Master, Tales of the Extraordinary, Adventure, voiceover acting, learning Russian vs. Japanese, teaching in Japan, appropriating comedy, nerd and alternative culture vs. normals, The Shadow of Mordor, Skyrim, 90s concerts, modern music, Doctor Who, and cosplaying as Little Finger.