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7 Things About Nikki Glaser

7 Things About Nikki Glaser

Nikki Glazer was a panelist for Blogworld (Now NME). It was on comedians having podcasts pros/cons. I did a pre-interview with her over the phone to get an idea of what we were going to talk about. Here’s that interview (cleaned up):
Hear the panel talk.

WHY DID YOU START PODCASTING?
We were drunk at a party and I agreed to do a bunch of podcasts That’s what comedians talk about and make lofty plans. I had 10 podcasts in development with 20 different people. The next day . Sarah called and told me to meet her some where to do the podcast. And I did. I just needed someone to do it. Sarah and I met at a party the night before we started. I never met her met before that.

WHY DO THINK SO MANY COMICS DO PODCASTS
I think it’s because we are ego maniacs and we like to hear the sound of our own voice.
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@NikkiGlaser, @RichVos & @bonniemcfarlane at #nmx

@NikkiGlaser, @RichVos & @bonniemcfarlane at #nmx


Rich Vos, Nikki Glaser and Bonnie McFarlane joined me on a panel at this year’s Blogworld Expo (now New Media Expo). I lead a talk about stand up comedians in podcasting.  Al Madrigal was supposed to be on the panel also, but he had to do a bit on “The Daily Show” that night. Thanks to Cliff Ravenscraft for setting up the talk. Hopefully, I’ll see you at New Media Expo in January.
Read my pre-interview with Nikki Glaser.

I apologize for my terrible mic technique. You have to hear the Question and Answer section at the end.

Megan Follows in “Shattered”

Megan Follows in “Shattered”

Comedian Wayne Federman talks about the 80’s anti- drug film, “Shattered…if your kid’s on drugs.” The movie stars future and past stars like Megan Follows, a young Dermot Mulroney, a middle aged Burt Renoylds and Judd Nelson. You are court ordered to listen.

Wayne also talks about performing stoned, unfair “mom and pop” stores, real peer pressure and much more.

Wayne talked to the producer of this famed film and we get some behind the scenes dirt. Also, we find out that Megan Follows is famous.

In the show I tell my war stories of working on MTV’s Spring Break. I promised pictures. I just moved so my scanner is not hooked up. I promise to have them up by next week or so. Heavy on the “or so.”

Starting this Thursday, Wayne is having his own film festival with great comics like Gary Shandling, Margaret Cho and comedian Doug Benson. If you go, find Wayne and tell him you heard him on the show. Then ask him for a dollar. Worth a try.

 

Watch the movie and make comments on our Facebook page. While you are there share cult film screenings in your area.

 

 

Three of the Week 11/14

Three of the Week 11/14

Every Monday, I give three new podcasts suggestions to try out.

 

Dream Tweet! Very funny game show where you have to guess the celebrity based on the tweets. We have a lot of great guests lined up for future episodes. The first show has Christian Finnegan vs. MTV’s Damien Fahey. Upcoming guests include writers from Conan, Bill Maher and the Daily Show. Plus people from your favorite podcasts compete for glory and $5!

Get hooked! Sing the theme song. Subscribe!

 

 

Brittany and Meredith Live! Two funny women getting drunk (are drunk?) and giving ridiculous advice. This show is fun to listen to (I haven’t caught the live feed yet) because Meredith and __ are so much fun. The show is addicting. They make me laugh and when they don’t, they make me smile.

Episode 6 is a best of show. Let that help you catch up.

 

Son of a Pitch – I don’t usually watch video podcasts, but this one is great. Two guys pitch ridiculous movie ideas to different movie execs. They then show a funny and super low-budget version of the pitch. These movie ideas are hilariously awful. The only unrealistic thing about this show is that the execs always say no. Come on, I know this is a scripted show, but somewhere there’s an exec who is watching the show for real ideas. Case in point, their funny take off on a Jaws sequel was rejected by a studio exec because sharks can’t live in a lake. This summer there was  a movie about sharks in a lake and the teenagers who kept going in. So take that guys who are trying to make fun of bad movies – you can’t out crap Hollywood!

UPDATE: The show’s creator emailed me with great news about SOP.

From Andy:

As of this week, Son of a Pitch will become the world’s first 3Dcomedy TV show!… I made a 30 minute version of Bear Force One, submitted it to a bunch of film festivals, and it’s actually won four of them! Its on youtube if you want to check it out. But the 3D son of a pitch episodes should begin airing on Direct TV’s 3Net sometime this week. Totally new, very cool!