Edited – “Slapstick of Another Kind” (see show notes)

Jerry Lewis tried to cash in on the Sci Fi craze with his "comedy" with Madeline Kahn. "Slapstick of Another Kind" is the worst movie we've reviewed and we've reviewed "Hardly Working."

I did a full edited special “Proudly Resents” version of my guest appearance on Mike Spiegelman’s show. But I posted Mike’s full show. So, for completests, or people with not enough time to listen to the full version or too much time and can listen to both,,, Here’s my edited version. I took the time to edit it, so instead of replacing the one, I’ll post the other. Confused? It’s all perfectly natural. I’m crazy about the blonde. (cue theme) (Vague “Bosom Buddies” reference.)

 

About the episode!

Mike Spiegelman had me on his podcast “Let’s Watch a Full Length Movie On YouTube” so I hi-jacked the audio and put together this episode. I’m sorry about the audio. It’s not great! But the content makes it worth putting up. So go to his show to hear the full show or to watch the movie along with us!

Jerry Lewis tried to cash in on the Sci Fi craze with his “comedy” with Madeline Kahn. “Slapstick of Another Kind” is the worst movie we’ve reviewed and we’ve reviewed “Hardly Working.”

“Slapstick of Another Kind” Full version!

Mike Spiegelman had me on his podcast “Let’s Watch a Full Length Movie On YouTube” Here’s a recording or it in full! Enjoy!

(Please forgive this week’s poor sound quality!)
From Mike’s Website:
Another kind of slapstick what? I want to help you sit through the movie Slapstick (of Another Kind) but the title doesn’t help.

Proudly Resents podcaster Adam Spiegelman (and my brother) try to help, too, but it sounds like we’re eating hot peppers. The movie’s unwatchable.

This cultural collision of Jerry Lewis and the Kurt Vonnegut novel Slapstick has Lewis and Madeline Kahn play the dual roles of parents and their extra-terrestrial twins.

Theatrically released in Europe in 1982, it haunted American VHS rental stores a few years later. It comes after Hardly Working (1980) for Jerry (which Adam and I covered on his podcast).

Click here to launch podcast in a separate tab. Play the podcast while watching the movie. Show starts five and minutes into recording.

“Prison of the Dead” ft Dave Stone & Lisa Best

I went to Horrible Movie Night with a couple of microphones to watch “Prison of the Dead” and get some real time reactions. Comedians Dave Stone, Lisa Best and HMN co-producer Aaron Baker weigh in on this junk fest of a film.

Listen to a different format for the show. Let me know what you think!

 

ABout the film from IMDB:

Kristof, an eccentric rich kid, tricks his high school friends into getting back together for a reunion of sorts, under the pretense of a funeral. The group of twenty-somethings is forced to spend the night in an old abandoned witches’ prison. During a Ouija Board séance, th13613659_1405695266124151_9170109381611056322_oe schoolmates accidentally unearth three dead executioners from their graves. A little confused, and quite a bit angry, the Crypt Keepers initiate a killing spree that will only end when everyone is dead. Fortunately, the schoolmates all wore black. Too bad it’s for their own funerals… Written by ImortalKandy <imortalkandy@aol.com>

Review:

Holy sh*t?!?!?!? did I just pay 4 bucks to see this!?

Author: death280 from PA
24 July 2001

I will start off by saying this is indeed the worst film ever made.The story if you can call it that,is some guy that looks like he is straight off of beverly hills 90210 pretends he is dead and sets up a fake funeral at a castle.His friends show up and he gets up out of the coffin laughing.they get p***ed,and he tells them they can win a million bucks.All they have to do is find the “talon key”.So they all agree and hold a seance.One girl gets possesed by a cartoon wavy thingy and starts speaking latin.As it turns out the castle was an old witches prison and the cartoon thing was one of there spirits.This somehow wakes up three hunch back/executioners and they rise from there graves.and they repeat the scene of them getting out of the ground about 15 times.From then on everyone wanders around and a cartoon thing goes into their mouth and they just stand still and say “Sutra,Sutra,Sutra” then the 3 hunch backs come and the victim says “ah the executioners” then you see the weapons raise and a squirt of blood goes on the person.Then later when you see the bodies the wounds and blood have magically vanished!It doesnt remotely make sense however it is not as bad as bloodstorm.anywho the people just all get killed without resisting at all.It is the worst movie ever made avoid it at all cost.For anyone who has seen it I recomend flushing your eyes out with acid.And then there is the great quote “I never had sex with a zombie before,is this gonna hurt?”In closing I would like to say if I made this movie I would most likely put a bullet in my head.

 

 

Alan Sacks: Travolta to Punk Rock

An incredible interview with a man who went from co-creating "Welcome Back, Kotter" to going deep into the LA Punk scene to making Disney Movies

 Alan SacksAlan Sacks co-created “Welcome Back, Kotter.” Alan Sacks gave John Travolta his big break. He produced films for the Disney Channel and the Jonas Brother. Most Recently, Alan Sacks managed the kid rock phenom ” .” But for me, he’s best known for the Ray Sharkey LA Punk Rock art house flick, duBeat-e-o.

On the podcast, Alan Sacks goes into great detail about his experience in the punk scene and what brought him there.

I talked to Alan Sacks and I brought up that I thought he was the manager of the kid heavy metal band, “Unlocking the Truth.” Alan immediately set me straight and let me know that he was let go. Alan’s options are his own. I know nothing of this situation. I invite the parents of the kids or the management to rebut what Alan said. But again, it’s his opinion. Not mine or the show’s.

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Burt Dubrow – The Ringmaster of Daytime Talk

Before reality shows, there was something even crazier – Daytime Talk Shows. Burt Dubrow is the man behind some of the craziest moments on TV.

Everyone from Cher to “Lesbian Nuns” to  “Feuding Sisters,” appeared on Sally Jessy Raphael. It was Burt Dubrow who brought them all to daytime TV.  He discovered Sally Jessy Raphael and Jerry Springer. Not only did Burt live through the craziest period of TV, he helped create it.

Burt Dubrow talked to me from his office at his show, “Dr. Drew.” Burt serves as the EP of the HLN show. After our interview, Burt Dubrow took me on a tour of the set. It was originally just a desk and backdrop. Drew occupied one half of the set, while Piers Morgan had the other. When Peers went away, Burt drew on his old school talk days and added an audience that would join in on the conversation.

Related interviews:

Madeleine Smithberg  Robert Morton Pt 1    Robert Morton Pt 2   Todd Yasui

For even more interviews check out “Proudly Resents: Interviews.”

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“Miami Connection” Live! w/ Graham Elwood, Kathleen Wilhoite & Susanna Brisk

Graham Elwood (“Comedy Film Nerds”) & Susanna Brisk (“MILF Code”) proudly resent the cult classic, “Miami Connection.” They join me at the Hollywood Improv Lab for a live show for a very few (select) people.

The great Kathleen Wilhoite covers one of the terrible “songs” from “Miami Connection.” She also sings the song that she did in the movie “RoadHouse.” Yes, that “RoadHouse.” Hear Kathleen spill the beans on the onset drinking and drugging on a previous episode with Joel Stein. 

Back to this episode… Here’s a trailer for the film and part of the original song that Kathleen covers.

 

Listen to past live shows…

“A live Tribute to Troma”
With Christian Finnegan (Late Late Show) Mike C. Williams (Blair Witch Project) Asta Paredes & Catherine Corcoran (Return to Nuke’Em High) Robert Prichard (Class of Nuke Em High) and music from Ben Lerman.

 

Birdemic
With Eric Schaeffer, Frank Conniff (MST3K), Bryan Tucker (SNL head writer) and music from Rob Paravonian.

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Tommy Wiseau Revealed in “Room Full of Spoons”

On a special joint Proudly Resents/Projection Booth crossover, Mike White joins Adam to talk about Room Full of Spoons, a documentary from Rick Harper that chronicles the making and impact of Tommy Wiseau's magnum opus, The Room.

Tommy Wiseau made a movie so bad, there’s a 2 hour doc about it. And there are two 45 minute podcast about the doc.
On a special joint Proudly Resents/Projection Booth crossover, Mike White joins Adam to talk about Room Full of Spoons, a documentary from Rick Harper that chronicles the making and impact of Tommy Wiseau’s magnum opus, The Room.

This doc answers all the questions you can ever have about the movie “The Room.” Mike and I talk about the actual movie “The Room,” Tommy Wiseau and the doc itself.

Links:
Visit the official Room Full of Spoons website
Buy The Disaster Artist by Greg Sistero
Buy The Room on DVD
Buy the Rifftrax version of The Room
Visit the official The Room website
Play The Room video game

 

The Projection Booth Podcast

 

Listen to The Projection Booth’s version of this show, which includes an interview with , the director of “Room Full of Spoons.” 

Proudly Resents Room Episodes:
Philip Halderman:

Tommy Wiseau:

Sandy Schklair:

The Room:

Watch:

 










John Pierson -“Clerks,” “She’s Gotta Have It,” “Slacker” and More

The man that brought you “Slacker,” “Clerks,” “Thin Blue Line” and “Go Fish” comes on the podcast to talk about the golden age of indie film – the 80’s. John Pierson talks about negotiating, finding new films, dealing with film makers and more. He tells his story of making a place for himself in the indie film scene in his great book, “Spike, Mike, Slackers and Dykes.” This book is filled with great stories. Instead of having JohnPierson just repeat them, I tried to get him to expand and give a perspective 20 years later.

In the interview I might have slammed Michael Moore for making money on his message and I also might have gotten sucked into an internet scheme. You’ll have to listen to find out!

John Pierson wasn’t here just to indulge us! He’s got a great film festival to promote.Pierson_S14_C

At the Cinefamily Theater on March 4 John Pierson is presenting Spike Lee’s first film “She’ Gotta Have It” and on March 5th he’s presenting “Roger & Me.” On both films Pierson was the “Producer’s Representative.” Find out what that means when you listen to the podcast.

The Cinefamily Theater in Los Angeles on Fairfax Ave, up the street from Cantor’s and down the street from Oakie Dog, is in the middle of the “Underground USA Indie Cinema of the 80’s film festival. There are great films like Repo Man, Blood Simple, Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer, The Evil Dead, Desperately Seeking Susan and more. That’s right, MORE!

John Pierson was born on April 30, 1954 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He has been married to Janet Pierson since 1983.

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“The Daily Show” co-creator Madeleine Smithberg

“The Daily Show” co-creator, Madeleine Smithberg talks about her amazing career in TV. From  Late Night With David Letterman to life after co-creating and running “The Daily Show.”

Madeleine give a lot of insight to the creative part of TV as well the harsh business practices. Talks about Jon Stewart changing the work atmosphere at “The Daily Show,” how she got David Spade to stop doing fat actress jokes and why Bloomberg TV rejected a very funny Julie Klasner.

She tells amazing stories about starting in live Italian TV, her one try at Reality to harsh and ridiculous network notes, to what she thinks of “The Daily Show’s” new host. Plus insights on her latest project “This Week in Black Twitter.”

Fans of TV and comedy will love her from a true insider.

We talked at her home in Valley with her son in the other room playing video games and her dog protecting us from lawn mowers and people taking out the trash.

In Madeleine’s living are her trophies for her years of work. A Peabody, an Emmy and a wax bust of David Letterman.

Madeleine Smithberg earned Peabody and Emmy Awards, and two other Emmy nominations, for Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, which she co-created and ran as executive producer for seven years. During her tenure, she was directly responsible for the hiring/casting of performers such as Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Ed Helms, and Rob Corddry, Mo Rocca, Lewis Black, among others. She served as producer/show-runner for The Daily Show forerunner, The Jon Stewart Show, on MTV and later in syndication. She also brought her skills as executive producer and writer of The WB comedy/variety show Steve Harvey’s Big Time. She spent six years as a talent coordinator, then producer, for NBC’s original ’t Sleep! Hosted by T.J. Holmes.  

If you want more, here’s another interview with Madeleine. 

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You’ll never guess how this actor got on CSI

While some out of work actors spend their days in coffee shops or on Playstation, Feikamoh Massaquoi is literally hitting the streets. I see him in front the entrance of the Warner Brothers Studio lot. Many people pass him everyday. Writers, producers, actors, accountants, set designers and most importantly casting agents. While we’ve never heard of an actor picketing for a role.

After looking him up, I decided to say hi and see what his deal was. I didn’t have too much time, I had to punch in at the TV mill. Watch his clips, they are impressive. Which shocks me because he’s standing in front of studios with a sign. Remember Dennis Woodruff? (Look it up. It’s too late at night to be looking him up and linking him. Seriously!)

So why is a good actor standing on the street and not working? He has what most people dream of, an agent and manager. He has a good look and a sense of humor. One thing he doesn’t have is a sense a monologue. You got to have one ready. A producer in my office told me he has a Shakespearean and a regular monologue ready at a drop of a hat.

I guess in LA it’s like having breath mints or an AAA card – you never know when it will come in handy.

If you’re at SONY Studios next week and you see Feikamoh, give him a smile or better yet, a role.

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