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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.
Story Worthy is a great story telling show hosted by Christine Blackburn and Hannes Phinney. Each week they have a different guest and a different subjects. Stories about waiting tables, c*ck blocking, young love and barking dogs. first the hosts give their take on the subject. Then guest will do a story and then a quick interview. The shows are close to 40 minutes. They are a lot of fun. (Full disclosure, I was a guest. It was fun. They will be on “Proudly Resents” soon.)
The Jerky Boys Show with Johnny Brennan. If we wait long enough everyone will have a podcast. Proof? JB of the Jerky Boys has a show that plays one bit and then he answers questions and gives background on some of the bits. I have a question, what happened to the other guy who was in the group? Why do you take all the credit? Also, as a fan of the Jerky Boys and a New York accent, how can I not listen every week?
Martini Shot– TV writer Rob Long does a weekly radio column on KCRW. He talks about Hollywood showbiz stuff and makes it universal. Interesting stuff. Each show is 4 minutes. You can listen to a munch of shows at one.
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This Wednesday Nicko returns to “Proudly Resents” and we see who has the worst TV, America or Brittain.
Lou Reads the Internet for You! -Each episode this guy does just that. Lou finds interesting and strange things from the WWW. More interesting than it sounds. He was reading confessions of people from a confession site when his roommate walked in at an awkward moment. He left that in the podcast. It was fun to hear. Check it out.
Podcast Answerman – If you’re a podcaster this show is a must. Every week Cliff Ravenscraft answer questions, gives tips and updates on the world of podcasting. If you haven’t heard the show, start with the last episode and go backwards since he updates his tips. Cliff takes his time explaining things which helps and it’s still interesting.
The Shortwave Audio Podcast – You’re saying, “This sounds like a nice comedy troupe or a Harold from one of those UCB clubs.” Nope and you are over thinking it. It’s shortwave audio. Here’s how they describe it, “Audio from all over the world. Hear what other listeners are hearing on the Shortwave Radio, Amateur Radio HF, VHF and UHF bands in MP3 or Streaming format. Reception Reports, Shortwave related News,Video,Links and more.
This Wednesday “Proudly Resents” talks to writer/director Rob Schrab (“Sarah Silverman Program,” “Heat Vision and Jack”).