This episode is comedian, Dax Jordan. Michael and Dax talked about Rodney Bingenheimer, comedy, Virginia Jones, LA improv theaters, stand-up, The Big Fire Comedy Festival, improv vs. comedians, Auggie Smith, Andy Kaufman, Tony Clifton, Whose Line is it Anyway?, Joel Murray, Dr. Demento, “Metric Mike” Jordan, Charles Fleischer, Superego, Ron Funches, The Comedy Channel, Warren Thomas, Jan Karam, Monty Python, open mics, Dane Cook, the Hollywood Improv, Wayne Federman, Zach Galifianakis, Louis C.K., Joe Kenda, representation, W. Kamau Bell, and Master of None.
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.
This week, our guest is animation storyboard artist, Christian Roman. We talked to Christian about 2D and 3D animation, improv, Burning Man, Toy Story 3, The Simpsons, Mission Hill, Disney, experimental animation, Fillmore, Pixar, the creative process, spoilers, and The Hobbit.
This week, our guest is actress, singer, dancer, and all around super talent, Bonnie Gordon. Bonnie was recently a contestant on the fantasy immersive reality competition series, ABC’s The Quest. Ash and I sat down with Bonnie to talk about immersive reality competition TV, growing up different, her life-long career performing at: amusement parks, renaissance faires, Tony & Tina’s Wedding, The Star Trek Experience, The Second City Conservatory, The Magic Castle, Tales of the Extraordinary, Dungeon Master, Adventure!, and Batman: Deathwish, plus her childhood influences, and her upcoming project: The Library Bards.