Solarbabies was produced by Mel Brook’s film company. Comedian Christian Finnegan (“Best Week Ever”) joins us to talk about that classic 80’s post apocalyptic thriller… no not that one… the other one…no other other one… “Solarbabies!” Watch the movie here.
“Solarbabies” is film where orphans roller skate on sand and pray to a glowing bowling ball. (Well, when you put it that way, the movie sounds silly.) Lots of great actors got their start in “Solarbabies,” (James Legros, Luca Hass, Adrian Pasdar, Jamie Gertz, that guy from “Blow” and a glowing bowling ball). Also a couple of great actors finished there (A sleepwalking Charles Durning).
David Blaine – waitering secrets revealed. I talk about waiting tables in New Jersey with the future magician. He gave his secret for getting big tips…Lying.
Listen to the podcast to find out what famous comedian produced Solarbabies.
“Jon Cryer is Hiding Out” was the 2 1/2 Men star’s 1st try at leading man. He’s hiding from the mob in a high school! Like sister act without the singing nuns. Oh yes, he has a love interest. Not a teacher…but a teenager. YIKES!
Nicko returns and we find out about Jon Cryer’s “beard,” Nicko’s Witchcraft past, more fictitious gay lovers and the grand opening of “Dave’s House of T-Shirts.”
Three podcasts I wait for each week. I hope you will like…
“Daytime Justice” – Sharon Houston talks to people in the strange world of daytime court shows. I worked in this genre for five years. There are a lot of great stories. Wait for the teeth episode. Also look for my interview.
“Filmweek” – Every Friday a rotating panel of reviewers review the latest releases. Great conversations. Airs earlier that day at 11 on KPCC in Los Angeles.
“Paul Goebel Show” – It’s supposed to be about TV, but it’s mostly Paul and his funny friends goofing around. Unlike every other show with three dudes talking, each person sounds different and have a different role. He gets a lot of great guests. Paul F. Tompkins, Jimmy Pardo, Janitor from “Scrubs.”
Please email me with any suggestions. I turned the comment section off because I get 1,000 spam comments to the one real one. If you have a show or a comment about one of the shows listed, email me or comment on our facebook page.
Also remember to listen to “Proudly Resents.” This Wednesday Nicko returns with Jon Cryer is “Hiding Out.”