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BEHIND THE VELVET ROPE
Fortune Feimster (on Stand Up, Chelsea Handler, Mindy Kaling, Margaret Josephs & Real Housewives!)

BEHIND THE VELVET ROPE

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 73:54


Fortune Feimster steps Behind The Rope. Comedian Extraordinaire, Actresses, Activist, Stand Up Legend, Real Housewives Lover. Fortune is here to chat about her new starring role alongside Paris Jackson and Margaret Cho in “Sex Appeal”. Fortune walks us down the road of early beginnings as an entertainment journalist, The Groundlings, Last Comic Standing to Chelsea Lately, The Mindy Kaling Show, and guest staring roles on many of our favorite shows - Glee, Claws, The L Word, Two Broke Girls and many more. Having appeared on Watch What Happens Live with many of our favs such as our very own Margaret Josephs, we chat about many current BravoVerse events - Erika Jayne, Jen Shah, Tre Giudice's New Man, The Upcoming Return of RHONJ, the return of RHONY and what to expect from some of our fav Bravolebs over the next few months. Did we mention just how f'ing funny Fortune is?  @fortunefeimster @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope BROUGHT TO YOU BY: BOMBAS - www.bombas.com/VELVET (Get 20% Off Any Purchase) TODAYTIX - www.todaytix.com/velvet ($10 Off First Purchase. Use Code “velvet”) INDEED - www.indeed.com/VELVET ($75 Job Credit to Upgrade Your Job Post. Valid Through March 31st, 2022.) ATHLETIC GREENS - www.athleticgreens.com/VELVET (Free 1 Year Supply of Vitamin D and Five Free Travel Packs With Your First Purchase) TALKSPACE - www.talkspace.com ($100 Off Your First Month. Use Code “velvet”) BEST FIENDS - (Download Best Fiends FREE Today on the App Store or Google Play.) WONDERY - (Listen to Even the Rich: Patty Hearst / Rich and Daily ad-free by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery App) MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

GENERATION RIPE
The Seventy-Fourth One... and Lux ATL

GENERATION RIPE

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 84:03


Episode 74 and Wendi and Dfernando's guest interview is writer, speaker, cheerleader, and catalyzer of communities for women: Lux ATL.Lux ATL is a former university instructor and lifelong exotic dancer turned itinerant preacher for women's empowerment through sensual awakening. Through her workshops, retreats, and digital courses, she helps women reconnect with their desires and boldly pursue a path of pleasure and fulfillment.She is also a published scholar in the field of women's studies under the name of Dr. Lindsay Byron.  Her short documentary CONJURED and Southern Cultures Magazine's article REWRITING ELIZABETH reconstruct the lives of women wrongfully institutionalized at an infamous Southern mental hospital in the mid-twentieth century.She was named Best Stripper in Atlanta in 2015, and competed in the elite Miss Pole Dance America competition in 2016. As an academic expert on women's issues as well as a long-term sex worker, she brings a unique mixture of historical, cultural, and real-world insights that cannot be found elsewhere.In 2021 she released her autobiography titled TOO PRETTY TO BE GOOD, and is the host of the podcast HOOKERGATE: Criminals and Libertines in the South, which focuses on a high profile Southern prostitution ring during the early 1970's and the Watergate scandal.  She was also featured on the Epix documentary series SEX LIFE in Season 1, Episode 3: ROPE, TITS AND TEARS.  Also on Episode 74, Wendi and Dfernando talk about Butters the Cat and some new developments, plus Wendi talks about some recent paparazzi photos taken of her on the set of THE GOLDBERGS.  On THE RIPE REPORT, Dfernando rediscovers the 90s CBS TV sitcom CYBILL (now streaming on TUBI TV), and Wendi shares some beauty treatments with BLISS' What a Melon Reviving & DeStressing Overnight Mask.Watch Wendi and Dfernando and their TEAM GENERATION RIPE: Greg Covey, Shelley McLendon and Ponciana Badia on Season 7 Episode 2 of CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD - now on ABC OnDemand and Hulu and on the GENERATION RIPE website.  Follow us on our Instagram:Wendi McLendon-CoveyDfernando ZarembaGENERATION RIPE... and our guest Lux ATL, her TikTok, her Twitter, her Facebook, and her YouTube Channel.  Remember to subscribe to GENERATION RIPEAnd rate & leave us a review by clicking HERE!Visit Dfernando Zaremba's website: dfernandozaremba.com

Are You Waiting For Permission?
A conversation with solo performer, Diana Varco

Are You Waiting For Permission?

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 31:03


Diana Varco is a UCB/Groundlings trained improviser, storyteller and actress using humor to heal. Her solo show Shattered uses comedy and character-work to explore mental health, the power of Shame, post-traumatic growth, and much more! Since its premiere in 2017, Shattered has graced many stages in LA, NYC (off-Broadway), and a recent 25 show run at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe. With over 10 years in comedy, Diana co-created and co-produced the variety show Ladies' Night - which ran over 5 years in Los Angeles - co-created the improv-based web series Riding Buddies and co-wrote the pilot MomCircle. For more information - visit www.dianavarco.com or follow @dianavarco on IG!••••Your hosts of Are You Waiting for Permission? are Meridith Grundei and Joseph Bennett. They're friends, co-hosts, actors, improvisers, and coaches. She lives in NYC and coaches actors, business professionals, and presenters to fully engage with their audience, and themselves. She also mentors young actors and directors. He lives in San Miguel de Allende, México, and  coaches artists and other creative beings about the beautiful business of art — and life. You can find Meridith:Meridith Grundei the performer artist gal Meridith Grundei CoachingYou can find Joseph:Joseph Bennett the artist/coach extraordinaire*Special thanks to Amy Shelley and Gary Grundei of high fiction for letting us use their music for the Are You Waiting for Permission? podcast.And... while the podcast is free, it's not cheap. We'd be thrilled to have your support on PATREONThank you. 

GENERATION RIPE
The Seventy-Third One... and Happy 2022 with Wendi & Dfernando

GENERATION RIPE

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 14:57


Episode 73 and Wendi and Dfernando celebrate the New Year hanging out in her Long Beach closet and talk about his love of cheese, their peaceful New Year's Eve celebration, Wendi's Annual Rose Pedal Gratitude Walk, Chinese food, and the Vivienne Westwood documentary WESTWOOD, which inspired Wendi to start dressing more eccentric as she gets older.  Wendi also shares some of her favorite style-related TikTok accounts: @carlarockmore, @cara.austine, @modmissy, @advancedstyleofficial, and @fashionbyally. Watch Wendi and Dfernando and their Team GENERATION RIPE: Greg Covey, Shelley McLendon and Ponciana Badia on Season 7 Episode 2 of CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD - now on ABC OnDemand and Hulu and on the GENERATION RIPE website.  Follow us on our Instagram:Wendi McLendon-CoveyDfernando ZarembaGENERATION RIPERemember to subscribe to GENERATION RIPEAnd rate & leave us a review by clicking HERE!Visit Dfernando Zaremba's website: dfernandozaremba.com

The Homance Chronicles
Episode 169: Practicing Your Craft feat. Comedian Kara Coraci

The Homance Chronicles

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 70:10


Friend of the pod, Kara Coraci, comes back for a second time to talk about all of the experiences, learning and progress she's made since she first started doing stand-up comedy. Her comedy career could've been over during the pandemic, but she didn't let it get her down. Instead, she sought out opportunities to attend classes through The Groundlings Theater, understand the SNL audition process and did online shows!  www.crotchie.com IG: @karacoraci @homance_chronicles Contact us: linktr.ee/homance

GENERATION RIPE
The Seventy-Second One... and Toni Basil

GENERATION RIPE

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 86:54


Episode 72 and Wendi and Dfernando's guest interview is legendary multi-award winning singer, dancer, actress, choreographer, and film director Toni Basil.Toni Basil is a multiple Emmy Award winner and Grammy Award nominee and has choreography and directorial credits on over 50 videos and has choreographed and co-directed concerts for Tina Turner, David Bowie, Bette Midler, David Lee Roth, Mick Jagger as well as many others.  She has also collaborated with Elvis Presley, Talking Heads, to The Muppets. In 2008 Toni received Hip Hop International's highest award "Living Legend of Hip Hop." Former recipients include Don “Campbellock” Campbell, Boogaloo Sam, MC Hammer, DJ Kool Herc, and Grandmaster Caz.Toni is co-founder and one of the 7 original members of the 1970s legendary The Lockers, which now is considered "the group that changed the face of dance." She is recognized as a seminal influence in bringing street dance to the attention of the American public. She is currently writing a book on the history of American Street Dance.Toni was presented with an Emmy Award for a commercial featuring MC Hammer. She has worked on an incredible range of television programming, from TV Land's SALUTE TO SOUL TRAIN, NAACP IMAGE AWARDS, NBC TV's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, SESAME STREET, and countless music awards shows.Toni's most notable feature film credits include choreography for such classics as George Lucas' AMERICAN GRAFFITI, PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED, MY BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING, to LEGALLY BLONDE. Her subtle choreographic hand was visible throughout Tom Hanks' directorial debut THAT THING YOU DO!, and more recently in Quentin Tarantino's 2019 film, ONCE UPON TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Margo Robbie.Toni received a double platinum record for her multi-million-selling global smash hit single “Mickey” and a Gold Album for 1981's WORD OF MOUTH album, which also led to Gold Albums in the UK, Canada and Australia. She received a Grammy Award nomination for her WORD OF MOUTH long-form video album, which she conceptualized, produced, choreographed, and directed.Billboard Magazine's #1 Song for the Month of December 1982, “Mickey” was installed in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as one of the ground-breaking singles of the 1980s. The “Mickey” music video was shown at the Museum of Modern Art in 1992, which earned Toni a place as an American Video Artist in the coveted Museum of Modern Art's calendar.She starred, co-directed, and choreographed two self-titled BBC-television specials, which were re-aired in record time due to unprecedented audience response, and are credited as launching “Mickey” as a hit single in the U.K. charts and, ultimately, worldwide after appearing in a wide variety of television shows.Toni has acted in numerous legendary films including EASY RIDER and FIVE EASY PIECES, and has appeared as a dancer in countless films in the 1960s from PAJAMA PARTY to Bob Fosse's SWEET CHARITY. Toni has also directed short art films: GAME OF THE WEEK, A DANCE FILM, OUR TRIP, and THE PING PONG MATCH. Pre-dating music videos, these avant-garde pieces found a new audience and were exhibited at the Santa Monica Museum of Art and New York's Grey Art Gallery.  The L.A. Times noted that filmmaker Toni Basil's deft editing transformed an ordinary ping pong match between Gray and Stockwell (both noted American actors) into an energetic dance routine.As a classically trained dancer, Toni continues to dance and attend Locking, Hip Hop, and African dance classes by day, and underground dance clubs at night. She has immersed herself in the Latin music and dance scene, and has guest performed singing, dancing and playing percussion with the top Los Angeles based salsa bands.She adds to her list of expertise in world dance and partnering Afro/Cuban, Tango, Flamenco, Salsa, East Coast and West Coast Swing.Continuing in the family tradition (her father: an orchestra leader, and mother: a vaudevillian), she has excelled in every entertainment medium: stage, music, commercials, television, film and video. Her unique form of artistic mastery is at the heart of all of her work. She remains a true pioneer in the dance world, a visionary, and a genuine American treasure.From judging street dance events internationally to being a trending viral video, Toni has always being on the cutting edge of pop culture, and shows no sign of stopping.Want to know more? Just do a Google search for Toni Basil and choose from over 69,000 references.Also on Episode 72, Wendi and Dfernando go into the new RENO 911! film THE HUNT FOR QANON (now streaming on Paramount Plus), 2 of Dfernando's new works: the cover editorial for CLIENT U.S. Magazine and his editorial in YEARBOOK FANZINE Magazine (both now on newstands and on digital download), and Wendi addresses a recent situation over at THE GOLDBERGS, and gives out a few shoutouts to some fans who recently rated and reviewed the podcast.  Watch Wendi and Dfernando and their TEAM GENERATION RIPE: Greg Covey, Shelley McLendon and Ponciana Badia on Season 7 Episode 2 of CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD - now on ABC OnDemand and Hulu and on the GENERATION RIPE website.  Follow us on our Instagram:Wendi McLendon-CoveyDfernando ZarembaGENERATION RIPE... and our guest Toni Basil, her Twitter, her Facebook page, and her YouTube Channel.  Remember to subscribe to GENERATION RIPEAnd rate & leave us a review by clicking HERE!Visit Dfernando Zaremba's website: dfernandozaremba.com

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GENERATION RIPE
The Seventy-First One... and the 2021 Holidays with Wendi & Dfernando

GENERATION RIPE

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 22:45


Episode 71 and its the 2021 Holiday Season and Wendi and Dfernando chat about her new film RENO 911!: THE HUNT FOR QANON (streaming on Paramount Plus), her upcoming appearance at SF SKETCHFEST in San Francisco, Heather McDonald, Tova Leigh and her promo material for her new book YOU DID WHAT?, being sent by accident personal adult photos, to Richard Marx and the THE GOLDBERGS' 200th episode.  Also, they both give suggestions on how to spend the holidays if you don't want to (or can't) see family, friends, etc.  Dfernando shares his tradition of walking down Fifth Avenue in New York City viewing the lavish window displays at Bergdorf Goodman, the Disney-esque light show at Saks Fifth Avenue, to Rockefeller Center and the legendary oversized Christmas tree.   Wendi suggests doing a deep cleaning, purging items you no longer use, HBO's SILICON VALLEY, doing some Christmas Day shopping for sales, and randomly handing out lottery scratch-off tickets.     On THE RIPE REPORT, Dfernando raves about the new Aaron Sorkin film BEING THE RICARDOS starring Oscar winners Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem as Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz (streaming on Amazon Prime), and Wendi brings back a ROTTEN with the mispronunciation of the word "women." Watch Wendi and Dfernando and their Team GENERATION RIPE: Greg Covey, Shelley McLendon and Ponciana Badia on Season 7 Episode 2 of CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD - now on ABC OnDemand and Hulu and on the GENERATION RIPE website.  Follow us on our Instagram:Wendi McLendon-CoveyDfernando ZarembaGENERATION RIPERemember to subscribe to GENERATION RIPEAnd rate & leave us a review by clicking HERE!Visit Dfernando Zaremba's website: dfernandozaremba.com

K-Drama School
K-Drama School - Ep 50: Because This Is My First Life and What I'm Meant To Be Doing with Susan Song

K-Drama School

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 78:04


[Spoiler Alert] In this episode of K-Drama School, Grace discusses the show Because This Is My First Life (tvN, 2017) and topics like the 880,000 won generation, urban-modernism versus traditionalism, marriage, real estate, inflation and more. Grace's guest is LA-based comedian and actress Susan Song (@sujjang012 on Instagram). Susan is trained in improv at The Groundlings and UCB. She appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Fox's 9-1-1 and TruTV's Adam Ruins Everything. Grace and Susan discuss acting, crying on cue, comedy, perfectionism, quarantining in Korea for 2 weeks, meeting Jung Kwan sunim, being present, financial trauma, and living the dream. Follow @KDramaSchool on Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. Visit kdramachool.com to learn more.

GENERATION RIPE
The Seventieth One... and Derrick C. Brown

GENERATION RIPE

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 44:34


Episode 70 and Wendi and Dfernando's guest interview is award winning novelist, comedian, poet, and storyteller Derrick C. Brown.Derrick first discovered poetry as a young man enlisted in the United States Army. He often found himself spending hours in foxholes needing to pass the time. He began rewriting psalms from his military-issue Bible in a more relatable language and, after serving in the 82nd Airborne, continued to explore poetry. He became involved with the Long Beach and Orange County Poetry Slam community, competing at his first National Poetry Slam in 1998, where he placed second in the individual championship. He began touring with his poetry shortly thereafter. Early in his career, Brown often toured solo. However, he has since become known for touring and collaborating with other artists. To date, Brown has written four children's books, a musical, and eight books of poetry, including the 2013 Texas Book of the Year, STRANGE LIGHT.In October 2006, Brown teamed up with poet, TV and film actress, and activist Amber Tamblyn for several poetry performances in California called THE LAZERS OF SEXCELLANCE.  Brown also collaborated with painter Blaine Fontana for a live reading and gallery opening of new paintings based on Brown's work. In 2007, Brown toured Europe opening for the band Cold War Kids, chronicled in the documentary film about him, YOU BELONG EVERYWHERE.  That same year, Brown performed as a poet on THE TONIGHT SHOW with Jay Leno. In 2011, Brown was commissioned to write a 40-minute-long poem for the prestigious Noord Nederlands Dans Collective. The work, titled INSTRUMENTAL, received rave reviews in the Netherlands and Canada.In 2014, he was commissioned to write poems about soldiers for the Los Angeles Craft and Folk Art Museum. These poems were later performed by Oscar-nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal.  The following year, Brown was again commissioned, this time by the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, to create a new work for the J.M.W. Turner Exhibit.In 2016, Brown toured as the opening act for Greg Dulli of The Afghan Whigs. On his most recent tour in 2017, Brown toured the United States and Europe, opening for rock band Rival Sons. He also often tours and performs with comedians, including David Cross, Kristen Schaal, Jon Glaser, H. Jon Benjamin and Eugene Mirman.In 2017, Brown wrote, directed, and produced his original musical 300 BONES. Later that year, he performed an original piece called “If You Were God...” in Israel, reading alongside the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company members, Martin and Shani who choreographed their dance program based on Brown's poetry. Brown is known for being an innovator in curating unique and creative poetry adventures like the DOUBLE DECKER POETRY BUS PARTY and poetry shows at sea for POETRY CRUISE, which he started in Long Beach, CA. He is also the creator of THE LIGHTBULB MOUTH RADIO HOUR, a literary variety show. PARTY WITH HONOR is his latest literary variety show in Los Angeles, CA.Perhaps his biggest accomplishment to date is his creation of Write Bloody Publishing in 2004, which FORBES and FILTER Magazine call “…one of the best independent poetry pressed in the country.”   The press is known for utilizing a rock & roll, indie record label model, uncommon for a poetry press.At the center of Write Bloody is the philosophy that to create a lasting career and engage with your audience, you can't simply publish a book and hope for the best. Every author on the press is required to tour and perform their works to build a lasting fan base. This has proved incredibly successful for the press. To date, Write Bloody Publishing has released 134 volumes of poetry, including books by Sarah Kay, Clint Smith, Andrea Gibson, Anis Mojgani, Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz and Taylor Mali. Also on Episode 70, Wendi and Dfernando discuss his newly trimmed white beard and her manicurist's assessment of her dressed-down, casual appearance.  On THE RIPE REPORT, Dfernando shares his love for Magnolia Bakery's Banana Pudding and Apple Crisp Pudding, and Wendi shares 23andMe genetic testing, which helped reunite her and her family with a cousin.  Watch Wendi and Dfernando and their TEAM GENERATION RIPE: Greg Covey, Shelley McLendon and Ponciana Badia on Season 7 Episode 2 of CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD - now on ABC OnDemand and Hulu and on the GENERATION RIPE website.  Follow us on our Instagram:Wendi McLendon-CoveyDfernando ZarembaGENERATION RIPE... and our guest Derrick C. Brown, and for just about everything else: Click Here!Remember to subscribe, rate & leave a review for GENERATION RIPEVisit Dfernando Zaremba's website: dfernandozaremba.com

Dean Delray's LET THERE BE TALK
#622 : Macey Isaacs / Comedian

Dean Delray's LET THERE BE TALK

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 78:59


Today on episode 622 we have a fantastic comedian on the show Macey Isaacs. I first saw Macey doing stand up at The Comedy Store in the Belly Room around 3 years ago and thought she had some great jokes and great delivery. Macey has some very dry human that  reminded me of Bob Newhart and Steven Wright who we both love. Today we sit down today and talk about how she got into Stand Up from moving to LA from Austin, To being an Intern for comedy manager Barry Katz to taking courses at Groundlings. Macey has a great story and I think you guys are gonna dig it. Make sure you guys follow her on instagram @maceyisaacs and go see her on stage in the Los Angeles area. Have a great week and don't forget to check out my podcast network https://www.cactusradionetwork.com/podcasts and my Patreon  https://www.patreon.com/DeanDelray 

GENERATION RIPE
The Sixty-Ninth One... and another with Shelley McLendon

GENERATION RIPE

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 36:13


Episode 69 and GENERATION RIPE's interview is a revisit with Episode 30 guest: actress, writer, director, producer, and licensed therapist Shelley McLendon. Originally from Long Beach, California, Shelley McLendon has lived in the northwest for over 25 years.  She is known for writing sketch comedy as well as adapting cult movies into staged parodies that are performed to sold-out audiences. Discouraged by the auditions she was being called for, Shelley decided her best bet was to write her own material that would highlight her comedic chops. It was her staged adaptation of the 1989 Patrick Swayze film ROAD HOUSE which she co-wrote with fellow writer Courtenay Hameister back in 2010 that was the catalyst for her production company Bad Reputation Productions. With Bad Reputation Productions, she's become a driving force in Portland's comedy scene. Also a talented comedic actor, she's successfully made the jump into producing and directing other artists. With the opening of The Siren Theater in 2015, she's added a venue to her growing empire.Along with her performing art career, Shelley holds a Master's of Arts in Counseling and is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the State of Oregon.  In addition to private counseling, Shelley has worked with individuals and groups in alcohol/drug recovery, in college counseling centers and in community mental health agencies, and has taught courses in counseling and psychology as an adjunct university instructor.Also on Episode 69 Wendi and Dfernando catch up on things, like Wendi's booster Pfizer vaccine and binging on FX's AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN and the second part of Netflix's TIGER KING documentary series.  On THE RIPE REPORT there's sourdough bread turkey and Christmas time in New York City.  Watch Wendi and Dfernando and their TEAM GENERATION RIPE: Greg Covey, Shelley McLendon and Ponciana Badia on Season 7 Episode 2 of CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD - now on ABC OnDemand and Hulu and on the GENERATION RIPE website.  Follow us on our Instagram: Wendi McLendon-CoveyDfernando ZarembaGENERATION RIPE... and our guest Shelley McLendon, The Siren Theater & her TwitterRemember to subscribe, rate & leave a review for GENERATION RIPEVisit Dfernando Zaremba's website: dfernandozaremba.com

Thanks For Coming In
Daniele Lawson

Thanks For Coming In

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 23:01


Daniele Lawson talks her new movie "King Richard" with Will Smith (in theaters now), growing up in the business, and a role she really wanted!About Daniele:Daniele Denise Lawson (Dani) is an American actress who was born and raised in Southern California. She knew early on that she wanted a career in the entertainment industry when she discovered her passion for dancing. At the early age of 2, she began dancing with many companies such as Fantasia Dance Ensemble, Victory Praise Dancers and Faithful Dance Company. From there, she booked her first national commercial at 4 years old with Toyota, then signed with Youth Talent Connection Agency. With her new agency, she went on to book many more national commercials such as AT&T, Wells Fargo Bank, Ford, Honda, Toyota, Comcast Xfinity, Sprite and more. At 6 years old Daniele got the opportunity to dance in the Just Dance Kids 2 video game.Daniele also has extensive training throughout her career, where she studied voice, participated in the Impact Performing Arts Conservatory. At the Conservatory, she took ballet, jazz, modern dance, praise dance, tap, acting classes and vocal lessons. Daniele loves theater and during her years at Impact she played many roles such as Dorothy in The Wiz, Miss Hannigan in Annie, Zazu in The Lion King, and Iago from Aladdin.Daniele has studied acting under Lisa Picotte, Sonya Leslie, and The Groundlings to name a few. She booked her first pilot at 6 years old, in the CBS production Herd Mentality with Damon Wayans. At the age of 9, she co-starred on CBS' CSI: Cyber alongside Anise Fuller, Shad Moss, James Van Der Beek, and Patricia Arquette. This role drew the attention of her now managers at Entertainment Lab, who she later signed with. Daniele also co-starred in Nickelodeon's Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn, and Game Shakers. She co-starred on CBS's hit show Young Sheldon, ABC's Mixed-ish, FOX's 9-1-1, and Netflix's Dad Stop Embarrassing Me. Currently, she has a recurring role as “Jahzara” on Freeform's Good Trouble. Daniele was cast in the role of “Isha Price” in the anticipated feature film, King Richard starring alongside Will Smith. The movie is set to be released on November 19, 2021.When Daniele is not acting she loves creating fashion and make-up looks. She also enjoys cooking, going to see plays, and spending time with family and friends. Daniele wants to study and work hard to achieve a MFA degree and become bi-lingual in Spanish all while doing what she loves to do which is acting! Daniele is also an advocate for helping the homeless population of Los Angeles and giving back to those in need.Daniele's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/danieledeniselawsonFollow the show on social media!                 Instagram: https://instagram.com/thanksforcominginpodcast/                 Twitter: https://twitter.com/tfci_podcast                  Facebook: http://facebook.com/thanksforcominginpodcast/                   Theme Music by Andrew Skrabutenas

Building Bridges Improv Podcast
Building Bridges Improv Podcast-Episode 41 (TVunscripted)

Building Bridges Improv Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 43:14


Gabe and Ryder join Jennifer and David on a bridge to discuss the move from Denver to LA, what's important for their duo, and how insanely strong Gabe is. = = = Links: = = = www.YouTube.com/TVunscripted www.TVunscripted.com   = = = TVunscripted Bio: = = = Based out of Los Angeles, TVunscripted is an improv and sketch comedy duo with a love of fast-paced, highly-physical comedy. Ryder and Gabe are originally from Denver, and their creativity and chemistry have sold out shows across Colorado and beyond. A few of their original shows include TV-scripted a Sketch Show, Dungeons & Dragons Unscripted, Star Wars Unscripted, and Lethal Weapon Live.    TVunscripted brings a diverse spin to their comedic outlook with representation of Asian American, Hispanic, and LGBTQ groups.   As seen on: Improfest International Comedy Festival (Gothenburg, Sweden) Trill Comedy Festival (Headlining Act - Houston, TX) Westside Comedy Festival (Santa Monica, CA) Denver Improv Festival (Denver, CO) North Carolina Comedy Festival (Greensboro) As well as at Impro Theater (LA), 3E's Comedy Club, The Colorado Springs Independent, ENT Center for the Arts, and KCME Radio.   = = = Ryder Bio: = = = Ryder Tam is a tall palm tree from Honolulu, Hawaii. As an aerospace engineer, he launched three satellites and loves to bring a science spin to his comedy. Ryder has taught for Rise Comedy (Denver) and Bird City Improv (Baltimore), including his original curriculum for Improvised Dungeons & Dragons and Improv for Scientists. Ryder brings an Asian-American perspective to his standup, and loves exploring science in comedy. Ryder is an Upright Citizens Brigade alumn, and also trained at iO Chicago, The Groundlings, and Second City. A self-professed nerd, Ryder would love to show you just how much fun you can have with your imagination. = = = Gabe Bio: = = = Gabriel Michael Valdez is a Colorado native actor, improviser, and writer. An instructor for Rise Comedy, he is an Upright Citizens Brigade alumnus and has trained with The Groundlings and Bird City Improv (Baltimore). He is a playwright with work featured at the Denver Fringe Festival, and has over 50,000 views on his sketch comedy work. Gabe has performed internationally at the Auckland Improv Marathon (New Zealand), as well as at Second City, Upright Citizens Brigade, Westside Comedy and more.  A professionally trained environmental analyst and geologist, Gabe would love to talk with you about protecting the environment and his rock collection.

Artists w/ EM
Buster Baer

Artists w/ EM

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 61:04


Today our guest is Buster Baer. A SoCal Native, Eugene Lang College Alumnus, musician, bass player for Zest the band, poet, teacher, and clown. We discuss love addictions, mental health, and meditation. Check out his music on Spotify and his Instagram:@busterbaer Check out my website and Instagram accounts: https://www.emicoproductions.com/ @empersico @artistswithem @emicoproductions

DENNIS ANYONE? with Dennis Hensley
Actors & Writers Mitch Silpa & Drew Droege: "Our Messy Gay Brains"

DENNIS ANYONE? with Dennis Hensley

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 54:03


Dennis chats via Zoom with performers Mitch Silpa & Drew Droege about their stage show "It's Mitch & Drew and We've Never Felt Younger," which plays Tuesday, November 23 at 8:00 PM at Dynasty Typewriter in Los Angeles. They talk about some of the sketches that will appear in the show, including one that was conceived while they were watching The White Lotus and another that features the characters from their hit Instagram videos "Two Old Queens Who Just Have a Minute To Catch Up." Mitch and Drew talk about how they first met over 20 years ago at the Groundlings, how the sketch-improv world is adapting to changing social mores and what it's like to play a serious role after always being expected to bring the funny. Other topics include: how much has changed in recent years in terms of what it's like to be an LGBTQ performer in Hollywood, the sexy deliciousness of Lil Nas X, retro coming out statements and inspired by the various name-tag, clipboard person roles they've both played, Dennis pitches the pair a TV series idea: Counterperson F---boy Island.  www.dynastytypewriter.com  

UNPLUGGED Live Concerts
Billie Eilish's Mom REVEALS Parenting SECRETS | 2021

UNPLUGGED Live Concerts

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 121:16


00:00:00 - Intro 00:02:26 - Support & Feed, Connections with the LA Vegan Community 00:15:04 - Sustainable Touring 00:21:23 - Imparting Ethics & Morals to Her Children 00:24:24 - Growing Up in Colorado & Becoming Veg 00:30:04 - The Plantpower Meal Planner 00:31:39 - Maggie's Career in Acting, "The Working-Class Actor" 00:38:18 - Teaching Comedy at The Groundlings 00:41:23 - Maggie's Husband, Patrick O'Connell 00:43:11 - Documentary - "Billie Eilish: The World's A Little Blurry" 00:47:41 - Maggie's Parenting Philosophy 00:50:19 - Homeschooling 00:59:20 - Love of Music 01:01:22 - The Challenge of Parenting a Unique Child 01:02:49 - Parenting a Teen 01:04:59 - Billie & Finneas' Close Relationship 01:06:55 - No Clear Path for Success as an Artist 01:12:05 - The Potential Danger of a 'Manager / Parent' 01:18:35 - ‘The Office' Obsession 01:19:44 - Billie's Filmmaking Eye 01:24:19 - Stepping Back as a Parent and Let Your Kid Create 01:31:12 - Service Oriented Music Touring 01:35:13 - Advice for Young Parents 01:40:39 - The Latest with Finneas and Billie 01:44:38 - Drawing the Line Between Assisting and Parenting Billie 01:46:09 - Navigating Social Media Controversy 01:52:50 - Stop Apologizing for Vegan Food Choices 01:55:53 - Expanding the Mission of Support & Feed 01:59:41 - Closing Remarks Team UNPLUGGED.

GENERATION RIPE
The Sixty-Eighth One... and Jennifer Irwin (Part 2)

GENERATION RIPE

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 31:35


Episode 68 and Wendi and Dfernando continue their interview with Episode 67 guest: actress and writer Jennifer Irwin.  Jennifer Irwin is best known for her roles on television as Virginia Kremp on the long-running ABC TV comedy THE GOLDBERGS, Linda Michaels on ABC TV's comedy STILL STANDING, Dolly Durkins on the CW's iZOMBIE, Laurie Neustadt on the NBC TV comedy SUPERSTORE, and as Dee Dee, Moira Rose's sister on the now-classic multi-award winning comedy SCHITT$ CREEK. A graduate of Montreal's McGill University, Toronto-native Irwin began her professional career in show business as a child actress in the 1985 mini-series ANNE OF GREEN GABLES and the horror feature THE GATE before joining THE SECOND CITY comedy troupe. Irwin worked with THE SECOND CITY from the mid-1990s, appearing in dozens of varied comedic stage performances including challenging improvisational pieces.With Canada as a hotbed of film production, Irwin landed supporting roles in many feature films including 1996's MRS. WINTERBOURNE (alongside Ricki Lake, Brendan Fraser, and the legendary Shirley MacLaine), 1998's BLUES BROTHERS 2000, and 1999's SUPERSTAR - the feature film adaptation of Molly Shannon's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE character Mary Katherine Gallagher, where her performance earned her a Canadian Comedy Award nomination.Irwin then set her sights on Los Angeles, where she hoped to launch a career as a comedic actress. Within weeks of arriving, she landed a guest role on the CBS TV's sitcom THE ELLEN SHOW and a regular spot on the NBC TV sitcom INSIDE SCHWARTZ.  Other notable television work has been: SLINGS AND ARROWS, THE GAVIN CRAWFORD SHOW, RAISING HOPE, MICHAEL: EVERY DAY, BREAKING IN, HBO's EASTBOUND & DOWN, HBO MAX's HACKS, Netflix's PHYSICAL, and the animated series CRASH CANYON.Other films Irwin can be seen in are: NO STRINGS ATTACHED, BAD TEACHER, LONG WEEKEND, and the 2021 Dan Mazer film THE EXCHANGE. In 1997, she became a performer and co-creator of a parody of musicals from the 1920s.  The musical began as a one-night-only stag party for Bob Martin and Janet van de Graaf at the legendary The Rivoli in Toronto, and after various workshops went on to become the now-legendary multi-Tony Award winning Broadway musical THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, which opened on Broadway in May 2006.  Irwin is also co-creator of the KIDSTORY app - an app that lets parents privately share with friends and family their kid's “story”: their favorites, firsts, quotes, artwork, sports and the photos and videos that go with each moment.  An online digital scrapbook that keeps everything organized in one place.  KIDSTORY is available for free download at the App Store.    Also on Episode 68, Wendi and Dfernando discuss her new 7E Miyolift microcurrent face mask, her old school datebook, Dfernando launching his Master Class for aspiring fashion photographers, fashion stylists, and others interested in starting careers in the fashion photography industry, and Wendi's new home buyer's remorse moment.  On THE RIPE REPORT, Wendi and her new nutrition chronometer, and Dfernando shares his love for all things by filmmaker Wes Anderson, from his countless international TV commercials, his films THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS, MOONRISE KINGDOM, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, to his new 2021 film THE FRENCH DISPATCH.  Watch Wendi and Dfernando and their TEAM GENERATION RIPE: Greg Covey, Shelley McLendon and Ponciana Badia on Season 7 Episode 2 of CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD - now on ABC OnDemand and Hulu and on the GENERATION RIPE website.  Follow us on our Instagram:Wendi McLendon-CoveyDfernando ZarembaGENERATION RIPE... and our guest Jennifer Irwin & KIDSTORY.Remember to subscribe, rate & leave a review for GENERATION RIPEVisit Dfernando Zaremba's website: dfernandozaremba.com

Heilman & Haver
Heilman & Haver - Episode 51 (Guest Rob Paulsen - Part 2)

Heilman & Haver

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 32:04


Welcome to Heilman & Haver - Episode 51.  We hope you enjoy the show! Please join the conversation - email us with thoughts and ideas and connect with the show on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram.   ANNOUNCEMENTS Catch "CLUE" on the BCT Mainstage Running through November 21st, it's "CLUE - the play, based on the film, based on the board game!  Several of our talented friends are involved in this classic who-done-it, and Greg and I sat down with them and the rest of the cast for a special behind-the-scenes preview, available now on our YouTube channel.  Find Greg's review of the show on our Facebook page and get your tickets for CLUE now, at bctshows.com. “A Classic Christmas" with Jeremy Arnold Saturday, December 18th, Jeremy Arnold will join us at the Roxy for a one-of-a-kind roundtable discussion before a “It's a Wonderful Life” hits the Roxy big screen.  Plan to come early for a matinee showing of “White Christmas” and stay for the holiday bites and wine before we hit the stage with Jeremy.  We'll also enjoy a special Christmas message from "Zuzu" herself, Karolyn Grimes.  Get more info and tickets at roxybremerton.org. WWCA Holiday Variety Show Opens 11/26/21 Opening November 26th at Western Washington Center for the Arts in Port Orchard, it's the “WWCA Holiday Variety Show” directed by our friend Rebecca Ewen.  Come and celebrate the season with some of your favorite WWCA performers.  The show will feature choral arrangements written by beloved Music Director, the late Bruce Ewen, dance numbers performed by Just for Kicks School of Dance, and much more.  Get your tickets now at wwca.us.   IN THE SPOTLIGHT:  Voice Actor Rob Paulsen We're pleased to ring in our 50th episode with a man who has given voice to some of the most popular and timeless animated characters of our generation.  Rob Paulsen was born in Detroit, MI, and at an early age, fell in love with the talents of comedians like Pat Paulsen, Foster Brooks, Red Skelton, Carol Burnett, Jonathan Winters, Peter Sellers, and the cast of Monty Python.  His first role as an entertainer was as a singer, which trained his ear, eye, and voice to work together in a wide array of styles. Rob hit LA in the 1970's intending to be a live action actor but quickly fell under the spell of the Groundlings, the legendary Los Angeles' comedy/improv troupe, where he befriended and worked with Phil Hartman, Paul Reubens, Lynne Marie Stewart, John Paragon, Cassandra Peterson, and Laraine Newman.  His skills honed, he landed his first voice gig on “GI Joe” which opened the door to Hanna-Barbera and veteran director Gordon Hunt, who cast Rob as one of Rob favorite characters from boyhood, Hadji, in a revival of the classic series “Jonny Quest.” That early success came right at the advent of the cable revolution and the millennial baby boom, and a sudden demand for family-oriented programming that would enchant young viewers as well as their parents.  Disney, Warner Brothers, and Hanna-Barbera all started reviving old series and creating new ones, while networks like Nickelodeon and other syndication outlets began demanding more original daytime programming and Rob and his colleagues were part of it all. Rob is best known for bringing life to beloved characters like Yakko on “Animaniacs”, Raphael on “TMNT”, Pinky and Dr. Scratchansniff on “Pinky and the Brain”, Carl Wheezer on “The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius”, and many, many more throughout a career spanning five decades. After fighting a successful battle with throat cancer in 2016, a story detailed in his 2019 memoir “Voice Lessons”, Rob is back and busier than ever and still one of the hardest working, most in-demand, and beloved voice artists in the industry.  In 2020 he reprised his role as Yakko in a reboot of “Animaniacs” on Hulu and has set new dates for his live show, “Animaniacs In Concert!”, performed with live music in symphony halls and theatres around the country. He is an outspoken advocate for people battling cancer and frequently makes time to bring joy and comfort to fans of all ages, all over the world.  Rob joined us from his home in San Simeon, CA. Rob on Facebook: @robpaulsenlive Rob on Twitter: @yakkopinky Rob on Instagram: @rob_paulsen Buy Rob's memoir: "Voice Lessons" on Amazon   COMING UP NEXT WEEK  Join us next week, Friday, November 19th, when we'll welcome Stewart Lyons to the show.  Stewart was our guest at the 2021 Seattle Film Summit and is a Co-Executive Producer, Line Producer, Unit Production Manager and Production Executive who has worked on projects with Netflix, Sony Pictures Television, Warner Brothers, Amazon, Starz, Apple, HBO, FX, AMC (including a little show called Breaking Bad!)

That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse
RERUN | Adam Shapiro: The Business of Being an Actor

That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 68:46


Today we chat with Adam Shapiro about what it is to be enough, being re-cast in the feature adaptation of a passion project, to the insightful advice Director Jason Winer gave just before testing for a pilot, to starting your own theatre company. From his work on The Affair, Sense8, Grace & Frankie, The Mindy Project, and Snowfall, to his roles in Now You See Me, The House Bunny, and Steve Jobs, as well as on Broadway in Waitress---you've likely seen today's guest before… Adam is currently filming the upcoming season of Showtime's The Affair, and recently filmed the lead role in a new TBS half-hour comedy pilot and roles in the upcoming indie films It Happened In LA (Sundance 2017), Feed, The Female Brain, and Social Animals. He's been seen as Avie Tevanian in Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs, arcs the Netflix series from the Wachowskis: Sense8, ABC's Cristela, Audience Network's Kingdom, and the NBC comedy Trial & Error, as well as guest starring roles on Grace & Frankie (Netflix), Snowfall (FX) and The Mindy Project(FOX). Recent television credits include: Bones, CSI: Cyber, The Mysteries of Laura, Betrayal, 1600 Penn, Scandal, Mistresses, and Grey's Anatomy. More Film Credits: Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant, The Answer, Sister, Nobody Walks in LA, Ctl Alt Delete, I Am Not A Hipster, Short Term 12, Now You See Me, A Single Man, The House Bunny, The Den. Adam is also a co-founder of IAMA Theatre Company, and has recently starred on Broadway in the Tony nominated Waitress. Adam was most recently nominated for Ovation Awards for IAMA's LA premiere of The Recommendation by Jon Caren (Winner Best Production 2014) and for Best Lead Actor in a Musical for Hey, Morgan! a world premiere comedy by Matthew Fogel and Isaac Laskin, Directed by Matt Shakman at the Black Dahlia Theatre. More stage credits include: Rent, You are Here, The Accidental Blonde, the world premieres of Leslye Headland's Bachelorette and Assistance (IAMA Theatre Company), and “David” in Paul Grellong's west coast premiere of Manuscript (The Elephant). Guest links: IMDB: Adam Shapiro WEBSITE: ShappyPretzel.com INSTAGRAM: @shappyshaps TWITTER: @adamshapiro WEBSITE: IamaTheatre.com For exclusive content surrounding this and all podcast episodes, sign up for our amazing newsletter at AlyshiaOchse.com. And don't forget to snap and post a photo while listening to the show and tag me (@alyshiaochse)! Show Links: CONSULTING: Get 1-on-1 advice for your acting career from Alyshia Ochse COACHING: Get personalized coaching from Alyshia on your next audition or role INSTAGRAM: @alyshiaochse INSTAGRAM: @thatoneaudition WEBSITE: AlyshiaOchse.com ITUNES: Subscribe to That One Audition on iTunes SPOTIFY: Subscribe to That One Audition on Spotify STITCHER: Subscribe to That One Audition on Stitcher Credits: WRITER: Bebe Katsenes SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings ASSISTANT: Elle Powell SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes

Monday Morning Critic Podcast
(Episode 261) "The Adam Project" Actor/Director: Lucie Guest.

Monday Morning Critic Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 36:15


The Adam Project.Episode 261.Actor/Director.Lucie Guest.Lucie Guest is a Canadian born actress, director, and writer who was named one of the Top Ten Filmmakers to Watch in 2017 by Independent Magazine. She is a powerhouse talent both in front of and behind the camera and in 2021 her dynamic talent as a storyteller will be on full display. This Fall she can be seen in the anticipated Netflix film HYPNOTIC with Kate Siegel, Jason O'mara and Dule Hill.Lucie has had an affinity for the arts for as long as she can remember. Early in her career she studied improv and trained with the acclaimed Upright Citizen's Brigade and The Groundlings in LA and is a graduate of The Second City Conservatory Program. Lucie has had roles in countless projects for film and television, including The CW's “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”, and “Supernatural”, NBC's “Timeless”, ABC's “Dead of Summer” and “Beyond” as well as BBC America's “Orphan Black.” Most recently she appeared in the films “THE MAIN EVENT” for WWE and “BUDDY GAMES” Josh Duhamel's directorial debut. Her latest film “THE ADAM PROJECT' alongside Catherine Keener, Ryan Reynolds, Mark Ruffalo, just wrapped filming.As a filmmaker, Lucie has directed and written films that have screened internationally and won a handful of awards including Best of Fest at the Women in Comedy Boston Film Festival, Best International Film at the Malibu Film Festival and was selected for Kevin Hart's Top 20 films for JFLs 2017. Her most recent writing and directing credits include the adventure romance JOURNEY OF MY HEART which premiered on Hallmark's Summer Nights, feature-length romance which she co-wrote called LOVE AT FIRST FLIGHT and a rom-com entitled MADE FOR YOU, WITH LOVE. As well as A VINEYARD ROMANCE for UPtv and LOVE ON HARBOR ISLAND for The Hallmark Channel. Past credits include writing and directing the short film NEVER BETTER – A CLOSURE COMEDY as well as an off-beat comedic short film entitled BE RIGHT BACK. Lucie also created and directed CHARLIE AND YONI #LIFE AFTER 30 which was optioned by CBC's Comedy Coup. She is also the creator and director of the pilot episode of OVER ACHIEVERS, an original comedic web-series.Instagram: Monday Morning Critic Podcast.Facebook: Monday Morning Critic Podcast.Twitter:  @mdmcriticWebsite: www.mmcpodcast.comContact: Mondaymorningcritic@gmail.comWelcome, Lucie Guest.

GENERATION RIPE
The Sixty-Seventh One... and Jennifer Irwin

GENERATION RIPE

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 50:45


Episode 67 and Wendi and Dfernando's guest interview is actress and writer Jennifer Irwin.  Jennifer Irwin is best known for her roles on television as Virginia Kremp on the long-running ABC TV comedy THE GOLDBERGS, Linda Michaels on ABC TV's comedy STILL STANDING, Dolly Durkins on the CW's iZOMBIE, Laurie Neustadt on the NBC TV comedy SUPERSTORE, and as Dee Dee, Moira Rose's sister on the now-classic multi-award winning comedy SCHITT$ CREEK. A graduate of Montreal's McGill University, Toronto-native Irwin began her professional career in show business as a child actress in the 1985 mini-series ANNE OF GREEN GABLES and the horror feature THE GATE before joining THE SECOND CITY comedy troupe. Irwin worked with THE SECOND CITY from the mid-1990s, appearing in dozens of varied comedic stage performances including challenging improvisational pieces.With Canada as a hotbed of film production, Irwin landed supporting roles in many feature films including 1996's MRS. WINTERBOURNE (alongside Ricki Lake, Brendan Fraser, and the legendary Shirley MacLaine), 1998's BLUES BROTHERS 2000, and 1999's SUPERSTAR - the feature film adaptation of Molly Shannon's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE character Mary Katherine Gallagher, where her performance earned her a Canadian Comedy Award nomination.Irwin then set her sights on Los Angeles, where she hoped to launch a career as a comedic actress. Within weeks of arriving, she landed a guest role on the CBS TV's sitcom THE ELLEN SHOW and a regular spot on the NBC TV sitcom INSIDE SCHWARTZ.  Other notable television work has been: SLINGS AND ARROWS, THE GAVIN CRAWFORD SHOW, RAISING HOPE, MICHAEL: EVERY DAY, BREAKING IN, HBO's EASTBOUND & DOWN, HBO MAX's HACKS, Netflix's PHYSICAL, and the animated series CRASH CANYON.Other films Irwin can be seen in are: NO STRINGS ATTACHED, BAD TEACHER, LONG WEEKEND, and the 2021 Dan Mazer film THE EXCHANGE. Irwin is also co-creator of the KIDSTORY app - an app that lets parents privately share with friends and family their kid's “story”: their favorites, firsts, quotes, artwork, sports and the photos and videos that go with each moment.  An online digital scrapbook that keeps everything organized in one place.  KIDSTORY is available for free download at the App Store.    Also on Episode 67, Wendi and Dfernando are back after a short hiatus and talk about the upcoming Douglas Keeve fashion documentary POLLY, about the legendary Fashion Editor: Polly Mellon; another update on Wendi's new home hunting; the recent gathering at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, TX where thousands awaited the appearance for the late John F. Kennedy Jr. and his father John F. Kennedy Sr. (they obviously were a no-show); as well as updates of 2 past GENERATION RIPE guests and what they have been up to: Cedric Yarbrough and Nia Vardalos.   On THE RIPE REPORT, Dfernando shares a favorite skincare product: St. Ives Blackhead Clearing Green Tea & Bamboo Scrub, and Wendi shares a favorite podcast she has been binging: CELEBRITY MEMOIR BOOK CLUB. Watch Wendi and Dfernando and their TEAM GENERATION RIPE: Greg Covey, Shelley McLendon and Ponciana Badia on Season 7 Episode 2 of CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD - now on ABC OnDemand and Hulu and on the GENERATION RIPE website.  Follow us on our Instagram:Wendi McLendon-CoveyDfernando ZarembaGENERATION RIPE... and our guest Jennifer Irwin & KIDSTORY.Remember to subscribe, rate & leave a review for GENERATION RIPEVisit Dfernando Zaremba's website: dfernandozaremba.com

Heilman & Haver
Heilman & Haver - Episode 50 (Guest Rob Paulsen)

Heilman & Haver

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 37:06


Welcome to Heilman & Haver - Episode 50.  We hope you enjoy the show! Please join the conversation - email us with thoughts and ideas and connect with the show on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram.   ANNOUNCEMENTS Catch "CLUE" on the BCT Mainstage Running through November 21st, it's "CLUE" - the play, based on the film, based on the board game!  Several of our talented friends are involved in this classic who-done-it, and Greg and I sat down with them and the rest of the cast for a special behind-the-scenes preview, available now on our YouTube channel.  Find Greg's review of the show on our Facebook page and get your tickets for CLUE now, at bctshows.com. “A Classic Christmas" with Jeremy Arnold Saturday, December 18th, Jeremy Arnold will join us at the Roxy for a one-of-a-kind roundtable discussion before a “It's a Wonderful Life” hits the Roxy big screen.  Plan to come early for a matinee showing of “White Christmas” and stay for the holiday bites and wine before we hit the stage with Jeremy.  We'll also enjoy a special Christmas message from "Zuzu" herself, Karolyn Grimes.  Get more info on the Roxy's Facebook page at @bremertonroxy.   IN THE SPOTLIGHT:  Voice Actor Rob Paulsen We're pleased to ring in our 50th episode with a man who has given voice to some of the most popular and timeless animated characters of our generation.  Rob Paulsen was born in Detroit, MI, and at an early age, fell in love with the talents of comedians like Pat Paulsen, Foster Brooks, Red Skelton, Carol Burnett, Jonathan Winters, Peter Sellers, and the cast of Monty Python.  His first role as an entertainer was as a singer, which trained his ear, eye, and voice to work together in a wide array of styles. Rob hit LA in the 1970's intending to be a live action actor but quickly fell under the spell of the Groundlings, the legendary Los Angeles' comedy/improv troupe, where he befriended and worked with Phil Hartman, Paul Reubens, Lynne Marie Stewart, John Paragon, Cassandra Peterson, and Laraine Newman.  His skills honed, he landed his first voice gig on “GI Joe” which opened the door to Hanna-Barbera and veteran director Gordon Hunt, who cast Rob as one of Rob favorite characters from boyhood, Hadji, in a revival of the classic series “Jonny Quest.” That early success came right at the advent of the cable revolution and the millennial baby boom, and a sudden demand for family-oriented programming that would enchant young viewers as well as their parents.  Disney, Warner Brothers, and Hanna-Barbera all started reviving old series and creating new ones, while networks like Nickelodeon and other syndication outlets began demanding more original daytime programming and Rob and his colleagues were part of it all. Rob is best known for bringing life to beloved characters like Yakko on “Animaniacs”, Raphael on “TMNT”, Pinky and Dr. Scratchansniff on “Pinky and the Brain”, Carl Wheezer on “The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius”, and many, many more throughout a career spanning five decades. After fighting a successful battle with throat cancer in 2016, a story detailed in his 2019 memoir “Voice Lessons”, Rob is back and busier than ever and still one of the hardest working, most in-demand, and beloved voice artists in the industry.  In 2020 he reprised his role as Yakko in a reboot of “Animaniacs” on Hulu and has set new dates for his live show, “Animaniacs In Concert!”, performed with live music in symphony halls and theatres around the country. He is an outspoken advocate for people battling cancer and frequently makes time to bring joy and comfort to fans of all ages, all over the world.  Rob joined us from his home in San Simeon, CA. Rob on Twitter: @yakkopinky Rob on Instagram: @rob_paulsen Buy Rob's memoir: "Voice Lessons" on Amazon   COMING UP NEXT WEEK  Join us Friday, November 12th, for the second half of our interview with Rob, when he'll share some of his technique as an actor behind the mic.

Hyperbrole: A Comedy Advice Podcast
Ep 294: Ryan Kelly (Youth Pastor Ryan, The Good, the Dan, the Florida Man)

Hyperbrole: A Comedy Advice Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 54:24


Ryan Kelly was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri where he started comedy as an improviser. He was trained at schools such as IO, Second City, UCB and Groundlings. He then ventured off to college where he wanted to try new exciting things, and thus he began his foray into performing stand-up comedy. His affinity for having absurd life experiences helped create his story telling style of comedy and the fact that he looks like a youth pastor made sure he kept it clean. His wild stories from negotiating a better deal during a mugging, surviving a plane crash and being tackled inside the NSA will leave you laughing and captivated. Ryan can now be found in Hollywood, California where he is a regular host and comedian at Flapper's in Burbank. See Ryan Live! Find his tour dates at https://www.ryankellycomedy.com/ Leave a review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-comedy-advice-podcast/id1326620580?mt=2 Follow me & see my show dates here: https://linktr.ee/acomedyadvicepodcast --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hyperbrole-podcast/message

GENERATION RIPE
The Sixty-Sixth One... and more Clips with Wendi & Dfernando

GENERATION RIPE

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 28:25


Episode 66 and Wendi and Dfernando talk about late night Taco Bell cravings, Zillow browsing homes, having your aging parents move in with you, to Wendi's recent concert outings with The Rolling Stones and The Doobie Brothers.  Episode 66 also includes another addition to the popular GENERATION RIPE segment: a Clip Show, where Wendi and Dfernando share some of their favorite stories from their guest interviews.  On this latest Clip Show, Alec Mapa talks about his time on Season 16 of Food Network's WORST COOKS IN AMERICA; Bevy Smith shares a career "Bevelation" moment; Tom Lenk talks about working on the 1997 film BOOGIE NIGHTS; and Jann Arden talks about how her hit television sitcom JANN came together.  THE GUESTS: Episode 14: Alec MapaEpisode 38: Bevy SmithEpisode 23: Tom LenkEpisode 54: Jann ArdenOn THE RIPE REPORT, Wendi brings back a a little ROTTEN with her "a gallon of water a day" experience, and Dfernando discovered the Netflix reality cooking show COOKING WITH PARIS, hosted by pop culture icon Paris Hilton.  Watch Wendi and Dfernando and their Team GENERATION RIPE: Greg Covey, Shelley McLendon and Ponciana Badia on Season 7 Episode 2 of CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD - now on ABC OnDemand and on the GENERATION RIPE website.  Follow us on our Instagram:Wendi McLendon-CoveyDfernando ZarembaGENERATION RIPERemember to subscribe, rate & leave a review for GENERATION RIPEVisit Dfernando Zaremba's website: dfernandozaremba.com

Write On, Mississippi!
Write On, Mississippi: Season 4, Chapter 12: Meet Me in the Middle

Write On, Mississippi!

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 54:59


Panelists:Alda P. Dobbs is the author of the upcoming novel Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna. She was born in a small town in northern Mexico but moved to San Antonio, Texas as a child. Alda studied physics and worked as an engineer before pursuing her love of storytelling. She's as passionate about connecting children to their past, their communities, different cultures and nature as she is about writing. Alda lives with her husband and two children outside Houston, Texas.Carrie is the author of the new acclaimed tween novel HORSE GIRL (Penguin Random House) as well as the bestselling Audible adventure series THE FLYING FLAMINGO SISTERS, which was hailed by the New York Times as a Best Audiobook for Road Trips with Kids.An alum of The Groundlings comedy theater, she's served as a staff writer for several Nickelodeon comedy variety specials and has appeared on Inside Amy Schumer, the Today show and the Comedy Central Stage. You can hear her voice in several audiobooks, animated series and commercials - where she's played everything from an evil robot to a sassy pickle.As a journalist and essayist, she's contributed to The New York Times, The Atlantic, Architectural Digest, Cosmopolitan, The New York Post, McSweeney's, and the book Mortified: Love is a Battlefield. Her comedic essay, Outsourcing Love - about hiring a virtual assistant to manage her love life - was optioned for a feature film.Carrie grew up writing plays and riding horses with her sister, actress Lindsay Seim, in the windswept plains of Nebraska.Gilbert Ford holds a BFA in Illustration from Pratt Institute and an MFA in Writing For Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. He is the author and illustrator of picture books Flying Lessons, The Marvelous Thing That Came from a Spring, and How the Cookie Crumbled. The Mysterious Messenger marks his middle grade novel debut that he has authored and illustrated.Moderator:Sarah Frances Hardy is the author/illustrator of three children's picture books: PUZZLED BY PINK, PAINT ME!, and DRESS ME!. When she's not in her Oxford, Mississippi, studio painting and creating, Sarah Frances spends her time volunteering with the Friends of the University of MIssissippi Library, the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters, and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

GENERATION RIPE
The Sixty-Fifth One... and Moshow The Cat Rapper

GENERATION RIPE

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 51:32


Episode 65 and Wendi and Dfernando's guest interview is with rapper, entertainer and author Moshow The Cat Rapper.Born and raised in inner Baltimore, MD, Moshow defied the odds to build a name for himself as the Internet's premiere Cat Rapper.   He is primarily known for his songs about cats and women who love them.He is featured on the “Cat Rappers Delight” episode of the Netflix docu-series CAT PEOPLE, and has been advocating for the rights of cats for many years and works with the Million Cat Challenge to save cats in North America.Moshow has also released several albums: CAT RAPPER DROPPING HEAT, ONLY CAT PEOPLE UNDERSTAND, CAT LOVE-EP, CAT LOVE-EP 2, as well as several singles. In addition, Moshow is the author of six books (so far): A NEW CATTITUDE: An Illustrated Guide to Getting thru Tough Times, KITTY LITTY: iAmMoshow's Guide to Drawing Cats, iAmMoshow THE CAT RAPPER: OFFICIAL COLORING BOOK, iAmMoshow THE CAT RAPPER: Official Coloring Book Meowliday Edition, iAmMoshow THE CAT RAPPER Official Coloring Book Cattastic Edition, and ADOPT A CAT: iAmMoshow'st Lyrical Cat Tales.His mission is to inspire the world, sharing with others the lessons he has learned. He reminds us to never give up on ourselves, and to follow our dreams, no matter where they take us!Moshow now calls Portland, Oregon his home with his wife EmSee and their 5 spirited cats: Black $avage, Sushi, Lil Parmesan, Mega Mam, and DJ Ravioli.Also on Episode 65, Wendi and Dfernando chat non-surgical face-lift options, Hall & Oates and Squeeze at the Hollywood Bowl, and another Butters the Cat update/segment.  On THE RIPE REPORT, there's ABC TV's surfing competition series THE ULTIMATE SURFER (now streaming on ABC On Demand and Hulu) and Wendi shares tips on where to find Hallowe'en costumes for your pets.   Watch Wendi and Dfernando and their Team GENERATION RIPE: Greg Covey, Shelley McLendon and Ponciana Badia on Season 7 Episode 2 of CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD - now on ABC OnDemand and Hulu and on the GENERATION RIPE website.  Follow us on our Instagram:Wendi McLendon-CoveyDfernando ZarembaGENERATION RIPE... and our guest Moshow The Cat Rapper, his Twitter, his Facebook, his TikTok, his Twitch, his Discord and for EVERYTHING else (including his merchandise, his books, his music, etc.), click here.  Remember to subscribe, rate & leave a review for GENERATION RIPEVisit Dfernando Zaremba's website: dfernandozaremba.com

GENERATION RIPE
The Sixty-Fourth One... and Kevin Zak

GENERATION RIPE

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 52:19


Episode 64 and Wendi and Dfernando's guest interview is writer, comedian, and Lucille Lortel Award nominated actor Kevin Zak.  Born and raised in Buffalo, New York, Kevin discovered his love for performing and took it upon himself to find a way of turning that into a career. While in college he decided to take initiative and started applying for internships.  This led to him heading out to Los Angeles for an internship on the 7th Season of THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW.  Several months in, he received an offer for a performing job he had auditioned for in NYC prior to leaving for Los Angeles.  That offer was to join the cast of the U.S. Tour of the iconic Broadway musical CATS as a swing.  As a swing he covered a large portion of the male roles, including Rum Tum Tugger. After a year touring North America (including Hawaii) with CATS, he segued into various jobs including a year on a Disney Cruise ship playing countless roles in the Disney productions.  His performing career had finally kicked-off.    In 2016, Kevin was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award as Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical for CLINTON: The Musical. Kevin is creator and co-book writer of BLOODY BLOODY JESSICA FLETCHER, a musical parody of TV series MURDER, SHE WROTE, which is currently being developed by Tony Award winning producer Hal Luftig for the Off-Broadway stage.  Tony Award winner Beth Leavel stars as Jessica Fletcher.HIs other work in the theater: NEUROSIS: The Musical, SILENCE!: The Musical and he most recently was the dance and fight captain (as well as an understudy) in the Broadway musical WAITRESS: The Musical. On television he was seen on the acclaimed HBO Max series THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT. Kevin was recently a featured comedian on the 2021 LOLZ Queer Comedy Festival and was also featured in the Top Ten Comedy Countdown on THE BALD AND THE BEAUTIFUL. Kevin has gained additional attention via his comedic content on his Instagram: @kevinjzak, which covers all realms of pop culture from film, television, music, Broadway to the fashion world. Also on Episode 64, Wendi and Dfernando chat about the arrival of autumn and early holiday decorating at the Covey's; Butters the Cat breaking into Wendi's neighbor's house; and Devo in concert at the YouTube Theater.  On THE RIPE REPORT, there's the 2021 documentary LADY BOSS: The Jackie Collins Story (now on Netflix in the U.S.), and Wendi shares a few of her current favorite TikTok accounts: @popsthedancer, @dolly_broadway, @jayandsharon, and @auntyskates.  Watch Wendi and Dfernando and their Team GENERATION RIPE: Greg Covey, Shelley McLendon and Ponciana Badia on Season 7 Episode 2 of CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD - now on ABC OnDemand and Hulu and on the GENERATION RIPE website.  Follow us on our Instagram:Wendi McLendon-CoveyDfernando ZarembaGENERATION RIPE... and our guest Kevin Zak, his TikTok, and his Twitter.  Remember to subscribe, rate & leave a review for GENERATION RIPEVisit Dfernando Zaremba's website: dfernandozaremba.com

Low Culture Boil
Bonus 43 - Elvira (PREVIEW)

Low Culture Boil

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 2:08


At various points, camp icon Elvira found herself in Vegas with Elvis, Rome with Fellini, LA with the Groundlings, and finally her own TV show. Team LCB talks her persona, the long and winding road to B movie presenter, the trauma she had to overcome, and how she fits into the greater trash universe. Become a trash patron today! www.patreon.com/lowcultureboil

Arroe Collins
Elvira Cassandra Peterson Releases The Book Yours Cruelly Elvira Memoirs Of The Mistriss Of The Dark

Arroe Collins

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 6:38


On Good Friday in 1953, at only 18 months old, 25 miles from the nearest hospital in Manhattan, Kansas, Cassandra Peterson reached for a pot on the stove and doused herself in boiling water. Third-degree burns covered 35% of her body, and the prognosis wasn't good. But she survived. Burned and scarred, the impact stayed with her and became an obstacle she was determined to overcome. Feeling like a misfit led to her love of horror. While her sisters played with Barbie dolls, Cassandra built model kits of Frankenstein and Dracula, and idolized Vincent Price. Due to a complicated relationship with her mother, Cassandra left home at 14, and by age 17 she was performing at the famed Dunes Hotel in Las Vegas as the youngest showgirl in Vegas. Run-ins with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., and Tom Jones helped her grow up fast. Then a chance encounter with the "King," himself, Elvis Presley, changed the course of her life forever, and inspired her to travel to Europe where she worked in film and toured Italy as lead singer of an Italian pop band. She eventually made her way to Los Angeles, joining the famed improv group, The Groundlings, and honing her comedic skills alongside Phil Hartman and Paul "Pee-wee" Reubens. Then in 1981, nearing age 30, a struggling actress considered past her prime, Cassandra auditioned at local LA channel KHJ as hostess for their late-night horror movies. She improvised, made the role her own, and got the job as "Elvira" on the spot, never imagining it would lead to fame and a forty-year career. YOURS CRUELLY, ELVIRA (9/21/21, Hachette Books, Hardcover, $29, 9780306874352) is Cassandra's unforgettably wild memoir that does not shy away from revealing exactly who she is and how she overcame seemingly insurmountable odds. Always original and often outrageous, YOURS CRUELLY, ELVIRA is the candid, often hilarious, downright shocking, and sometimes heart-breaking tale of a Midwest farm girl's long strange trip to become the world's sexiest, sassiest Halloween icon. Cassandra Peterson was born in Manhattan, Kansas and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado. After years as a dancer/singer/actress/comedian, she created the character Elvira, which became an overnight success. In addition to hosting her long-running TV series Movie Macabre, Peterson went on to co-write and star in two self-titled feature films, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark and Elvira's Haunted Hills. She has spent four decades solidifying her unique brand and building it into an internationally recognized pop culture icon synonymous with Halloween and the horror genre.

Arroe Collins
Elvira Cassandra Peterson Releases The Book Yours Cruelly Elvira Memoirs Of The Mistriss Of The Dark

Arroe Collins

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 6:38


On Good Friday in 1953, at only 18 months old, 25 miles from the nearest hospital in Manhattan, Kansas, Cassandra Peterson reached for a pot on the stove and doused herself in boiling water. Third-degree burns covered 35% of her body, and the prognosis wasn't good. But she survived. Burned and scarred, the impact stayed with her and became an obstacle she was determined to overcome. Feeling like a misfit led to her love of horror. While her sisters played with Barbie dolls, Cassandra built model kits of Frankenstein and Dracula, and idolized Vincent Price. Due to a complicated relationship with her mother, Cassandra left home at 14, and by age 17 she was performing at the famed Dunes Hotel in Las Vegas as the youngest showgirl in Vegas. Run-ins with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., and Tom Jones helped her grow up fast. Then a chance encounter with the "King," himself, Elvis Presley, changed the course of her life forever, and inspired her to travel to Europe where she worked in film and toured Italy as lead singer of an Italian pop band. She eventually made her way to Los Angeles, joining the famed improv group, The Groundlings, and honing her comedic skills alongside Phil Hartman and Paul "Pee-wee" Reubens. Then in 1981, nearing age 30, a struggling actress considered past her prime, Cassandra auditioned at local LA channel KHJ as hostess for their late-night horror movies. She improvised, made the role her own, and got the job as "Elvira" on the spot, never imagining it would lead to fame and a forty-year career. YOURS CRUELLY, ELVIRA (9/21/21, Hachette Books, Hardcover, $29, 9780306874352) is Cassandra's unforgettably wild memoir that does not shy away from revealing exactly who she is and how she overcame seemingly insurmountable odds. Always original and often outrageous, YOURS CRUELLY, ELVIRA is the candid, often hilarious, downright shocking, and sometimes heart-breaking tale of a Midwest farm girl's long strange trip to become the world's sexiest, sassiest Halloween icon. Cassandra Peterson was born in Manhattan, Kansas and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado. After years as a dancer/singer/actress/comedian, she created the character Elvira, which became an overnight success. In addition to hosting her long-running TV series Movie Macabre, Peterson went on to co-write and star in two self-titled feature films, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark and Elvira's Haunted Hills. She has spent four decades solidifying her unique brand and building it into an internationally recognized pop culture icon synonymous with Halloween and the horror genre.

Hyperbrole: A Comedy Advice Podcast
Ep 285: Brent Pella (Nick Cannon's Wild N' Out)

Hyperbrole: A Comedy Advice Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 48:08


Brent Pella is a stand-up comedian and newest cast member on Nick Cannon's Wild N' Out season 16 (& soon filming season 17!). Brent's comedy sketches, celebrity impressions and parody music videos have gained more than 100 million views online and have been featured on MTV, Funny or Die, BroBible, Worldstar HipHop and more. A graduate of both the UCB and Groundlings improv/sketch programs in LA, Brent is best known for his impressions of Eminem, The Rock, and 'Young Jamie' from the Joe Rogan podcast, in addition to viral comedy shorts "How the Grinch Took Mushrooms," and "Why You Shouldn't Fly Spirit Airlines," which gained 3 million views in the first day of release and took the #1 trending spot on both Reddit and Youtube the same day. Brent's live show is a mixture of stand-up and original characters in a high-energy format that takes aim at everything from the audacity of adulthood, to politics, pop culture, and more things that make you mad. Brent currently lives in Los Angeles and headlines comedy clubs and colleges around the US, while continuing to produce his own content for release on Instagram (@BrentPella) and at YouTube.com/BrentPella as well as his weekly podcast The Brent Pella Show. Don't forget to subscribe and leave a review wherever you watch/listen! See Brent perform at the Tempe Improv 10/7: https://www.tempeimprov.com/shows/144246 Join our Facebook Group for more interactive fun: https://www.facebook.com/groups/acomedyadvicepodcastnetwork Follow me on Instagram: @ssettanni & @acomedyadvicepodcast --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hyperbrole-podcast/message

GENERATION RIPE
The Sixty-Third One... and Melissa Peterman

GENERATION RIPE

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 62:36


Episode 63 and Wendi and Dfernando's guest interview is actress, writer and producer Melissa Peterman. Melissa Peterman is best known for her roles on the long-running comedy series REBA (as Barbra Jean) and the ABC Family/Freeform comedy BABY DADDY (as Bonnie Wheeler).  She currently can be see on the CBS comedy YOUNG SHELDON (as Brenda Sparks). Upon graduating from Minnesota State, Peterman was cast as Madeline Monroe in Hey City Theater's production of TONY N' TINA'S WEDDING. After more than 600 performances, she went on to write and perform at Brave New Workshop, the improvisational comedy theatre in Minneapolis. The theater boasts such alumni as Louie Anderson, Cedric Yarbrough, Mo Collins, and Al Franken. While with the Brave New Workshop, she also performed at the Chicago Improv Festival and the Big Stink Comedy Festival in Austin, Texas.While still in Minneapolis, Peterman made her feature film debut in 1996 as "Hooker #2" in the Oscar-winning classic Coen Brothers' film FARGO. Soon after, she decided on making the major move to Los Angeles where she quickly found work playing small roles on television.  Everything changed in 2001 when she was cast as Barbra Jean Booker-Hart in the now-classic comedy series REBA, opposite country music legend Reba McEntire and television veteran Christopher Rich. The series was the most-watched comedy on The WB on its debut season.  In 2007, the series ended its run after six seasons but continues to air in syndication on multiple networks and has continued to gain a new generation of fans. During her summer hiatus from REBA, Peterman began her now-annual THE SOUND OF MUSIC Sing-a-Long at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and her debut comedy special, Melissa Peterman: AM I THE ONLY ONE? premiered March 12, 2010 on CMT.  The special was taped before an audience in Nashville, Tennessee.In 2012, Peterman joined the ABC Family/Freeform sitcom BABY DADDY.  Originally cast for only one episode, she was upgraded to a series regular immediately.  The pilot was the highest-testing comedy pilot in the network's history and BABY DADDY finished its debut season as the highest-rated comedy in key demographics. The series ended on May 22, 2017, after six seasons.Along with her reoccurring role on CBS' YOUNG SHELDON, she is also a regular guest on the syndicated game show 25 WORDS OR LESS.In 2020, Peterman began co-hosting with her former REBA co-star Reba McEntire on a new podcast titled LIVING & LEARNING and works with The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company, a non-profit organization helping at-risk youth in the Los Angeles area.Also on Episode 63, Wendi and Dfernando are back and chat about Wendi's recent trip to Costa Rica, Dfernando's cat-sitting, and Wendi bringing on a coach to get her creative mojo back on track.  On THE RIPE REPORT, there's the Hulu Original Series ONY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING, starring Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez; the biopic THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE starring Oscar nominees Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield as Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker; and the film adaptation of the British musical hit EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE (click here to watch the original British stage production of EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE, starring John McCrea).  Also, Wendi shares a ROTTEN: Etsy sellers who pack their shipments with confetti.  Watch Wendi and Dfernando and their Team GENERATION RIPE: Greg Covey, Shelley McLendon and Ponciana Badia on Season 7 Episode 2 of CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD - now on ABC OnDemand and on the GENERATION RIPE website.  Follow us on our Instagram:Wendi McLendon-CoveyDfernando ZarembaGENERATION RIPE... and our guest Melissa Peterman, her Facebook and her Twitter.  Remember to subscribe, rate & leave a review for GENERATION RIPEVisit Dfernando Zaremba's website: dfernandozaremba.com

Dead Pilots Society
Episode 77: Everything's Under Control written by Megan Gailey (Conan) and Aaron Burdette (Man Seeking Woman)

Dead Pilots Society

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 54:35


This month's pilot is a real doozy! It's called Everything's Under Control written by Megan Gailey (Conan) and Aaron Burdette (Man Seeking Woman). It centers around a working-class Midwestern family who are just barely keeping it together  when their grandmother develops Alzheimer's. It was developed during the 2019-2020 pilot season. It was set up at ABC Network with the late Jamie Tarses and ABC Studios attached to produce. Everything's Under Control stars Megan Gailey, Patricia Richardson (Home Improvement) as Gail, Suzanne Cryer (Silicon Valley) as Beth, Joshua Malina (The West Wing) as Darryl, Jake Nordwind (The Groundlings) as Brad, Jemma Moore (Host) as Hostess/Smartphone/Event Planner, Noah Findling (The New York Times) as Instructor/Hibachi Chef, and Andrew Reich with stage directions.Get the video for the table read for as little as $5 by going to https://maximumfun.org/joinTune in next week for our interview with Aaron and Megan. Thanks for supporting our show! Enjoy!For more Dead Pilots Society episodes and information about our live shows, please subscribe to the podcast!Make sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, and Twitter, and visit our website at deadpilotssociety.com

Music Is Funny
Working Jokes, Writing Jobs, & White Jeans w/Justine Marino= episode #29

Music Is Funny

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 55:18


Listening to Madonna on cassette, cranking the B-52s on the way to clogging class, finding grunge in middle school, starting at the Groundlings as a 20 year old, moving from improv to stand up, surviving open mics, getting help from Jon Lovitz and Tom Green, writing for other comedians and oh so much more! Check out our chat with the amazing Justine Marino.•Justine Marino•Upcoming shows:September 22 Laugh Factory Hollywood, CASeptember 24 the Comedy Store LA, CASeptember 25 Asphalt Comedy LA, CAwww.justinemarino.comInstagram: @justinemachine1Twitter: @justinemachineGlitter & Garbage Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/glitter-and-garbage/id1506683181#JustineMarino #MusicisFunny #RaelynNelsonBand Subscribe and Like here, too: ✨

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
Melissa McCarthy

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 63:28


Actor, comedian, and producer Melissa McCarthy feels just delightful about being Conan O'Brien's best friend.   Melissa sits down with Conan to chat about getting her start in stand-up and at The Groundlings, catapulting to stardom with Bridesmaids, and producing the Netflix documentary Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed. Later, Conan receives a visual update from tattoo artist Kristina.    Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.   For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.

Media Path Podcast
Sit-Com Writing & Fostering Creativity featuring Cheri Steinkellner

Media Path Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 69:05


We welcome writer/producer Cheri Steinkellner whose award gathering body of work includes Cheers, The Jeffersons, Facts of Life, Teacher's Pet and the book for Broadway's Sister Act. She comes to us with stories, writing advice and loads of life-affirming charm and joy. Plus Fritz and Weezy are recommending The Girl Who Came Home by Hazel Gaynor, Worth on Netflix and brace for the impact of Fritz and Weezy's first fight over Only Murders in the Building!Path Points of Interest:Cheri Steinkelnerhttps://www.imdb.com/name/nm0251482/https://groundlings.com/people/cheri-eichenCheers on WikipediaCheers on HuluCheers on PeacockCheers Fan Pageshttps://www.fanpop.com/clubs/cheershttps://cheersboston.com/cheers-fansCheers WikiA Local Production of Hello My BabyOnly Murders in the BuildingWorth - Netflix The Girl Who Came Home

Not Safe 4 Ur Boyfriend
Not Not a Big Boy Who Likes to Watch TV w/ Mike Liebenson

Not Safe 4 Ur Boyfriend

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 116:15


The girlies chat with the gorgeous, funny, raw, talented, evolved Mike Liebenson! They talk about the famous Comedy Corner in Illinois, Mike's first HJ, the growing pains of actually being your authentic self, meeting Missy at The Groundlings, Our Stepson's Comedy Show and getting the creative ping, working on Q Force and Fairfax, the greatest Real Housewives premiere of all time, Dealbreakers, and a bunch of other shit.  Buy tickets to Our Stepson's Comedy Show on 9/2 in Los AngelesFollow Mike Liebenson on Instagram!

Comedy Girl Crush
Comedy Girl Crush Ep. 36: Chelsea Pope

Comedy Girl Crush

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 62:56


Comedian, actress, writer, podcaster, and all around funny person Chelsea Pope from Groundlings' Sunday Company joins Kate and Nicky this week! She talks about developing her comedic voice, making comedy in quarantine, and the quirks of going viral on tiktok, where you can find her @chelsea_pope, and @chelseathepope on Twitter.

GENERATION RIPE
The Sixty-Second One... and its Questions with Wendi & Dfernando

GENERATION RIPE

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 18:37


Episode 62 and Wendi and Dfernando answer a bunch of questions.  The co-hosts take turns asking each other the 10 questions that many are familiar with from Bravo's INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDO - the 10 questions that James Lipton asked each guest.  These questions originated by French television personality Bernard Pivot on his show Apostrophes, after the Proust Questionnaire.Continuing with the Questions theme, Wendi and Dfernando answer some listener questions like Wendi's favorite podcasts: JUICY SCOOP with Heather McDonald, RUPAUL: WHAT‘S THE TEE with Michelle Visage, etc. and regrets. On THE RIPE REPORT, there's Douglas Keeve's 2005 fashion documentary SEAMLESS (watch it here), and Chiemi Karasawa's acclaimed 2013 documentary on the late Tony Award and Emmy Award winning Broadway legend Elaine Stritch: SHOOT ME.Watch Wendi and Dfernando and their Team GENERATION RIPE: Greg Covey, Shelley McLendon and Ponciana Badia on Season 7 Episode 2 of CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD - now on ABC OnDemand and on the GENERATION RIPE website.  Follow us on our Instagram:Wendi McLendon-CoveyDfernando ZarembaGENERATION RIPERemember to subscribe, rate & leave a review for GENERATION RIPEVisit Dfernando Zaremba's website: dfernandozaremba.com

Under The Puppet
63 - Colleen Smith (The Barbarian and the Troll, Earth To Ned, No You Shut Up)

Under The Puppet

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 71:20


http://www.UnderThePuppet.com - Colleen Smith puppeteered Brendar the Barbarian on the Nickelodeon show The Barbarian and the Troll.  She also performed the sarcastic A.I. BETI on the Disney+ show Earth To Ned.  Other credits include No You Shut Up!, The Happytime Murders and hundreds of live stage shows with Brian Henson's puppet improv show Puppet Up! - Uncensored!  I talk to Colleen about her path to puppetry, her thoughts on puppet improv and more on this episode of Under The Puppet. Plus, hear more of my conversation with Colleen exclusively on the free Under The Puppet app for iOS & Android!IOS - https://apple.co/2WZ4uZg ANDROID - https://bit.ly/2RwcFev Also, this month you can win a brand new Puppet Deck courtesy of puppetdeck.com!  Listen to find out how to enter. Transcript of this interview is available to the Saturday Morning Media Patreon Patrons! CONNECT WITH COLLEEN SMITH:WEBSITE - http://colleensmi.comINSTAGRAM - https://www.instagram.com/colleenmariesmi/ TWITTER - https://twitter.com/ColleenSmi IMDB - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2032138/ DISCUSSED ON THE SHOW: The Great Muppet Caper - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Muppet_Caper Poltergeist - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poltergeist_(1982_film)  The Groundlings - https://groundlings.com  UCLA Extension - https://www.uclaextension.edu Bill Haller Voice Lessons - https://hallermusicstudio.com Viewpoints Acting Training - https://dramatics.org/understanding-viewpoints/ Patrick Bristow - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Bristow The Jim Henson Company - https://www.henson.com Puppet Up! - Uncensored - https://puppetup.com Warren the Ape - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_the_Ape Late Night Liars - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Late_Night_Liars Tyler Bunch - https://saturdaymorningmedia.com/2017/03/utp-001/ Donna Kimball - https://saturdaymorningmedia.com/2017/06/utp-004/ No You Shut Up! - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No,_You_Shut_Up! Drew Massey - https://saturdaymorningmedia.com/2017/04/utp-002/ The Happytime Murders - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Happytime_Murders Curious Creations of Christine McConnell - https://www.netflix.com/title/80201868 Kirk Thatcher - https://saturdaymorningmedia.com/2018/08/utp-19/ Tim Lagasse - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Lagasse Earth To Ned - https://disneyplusoriginals.disney.com/show/earth-to-ned Barbarian and the Troll - https://www.nick.com/shows/the-barbarian-and-the-troll Glorious Ladies of Puppetry - http://glop.us That Puppet Game Show - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/That_Puppet_Game_Show Dave Chapman - https://saturdaymorningmedia.com/2021/07/utp-61/ Louise Gold - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louise_Gold Andrew Spooner - https://muppet.fandom.com/wiki/Andrew_Spooner Nigel Plaskett - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002389/ Leslie Carra-Rudolph - https://saturdaymorningmedia.com/2018/01/utp-11/ CLIPS HEARD IN THIS EPISODE:Cashmere Ramada - https://youtu.be/lhYt4Rb2i7M Star Schlessinger - https://youtu.be/UKStp7hSqro BETI - https://youtu.be/LPGWJaNmDLU Queen Shimmereen - https://youtu.be/uf-RS7Y8HdE CONNECT WITH THE SHOW http://www.instagram.com/underthepuppet http://www.twitter.com/underthepuppet CONNECT WITH GRANT http://www.MrGrant.comhttp://www.twitter.com/toasterboy https://instagram.com/throwingtoasters/ Art by Parker Jacobs Music by Dan Ring Edited by Stephen Staver Help us make more shows like this one.  Become a patron of Saturday Morning Media and get cool rewards!  Visit www.patreon.com/saturdaymorningmedia for info! ©2021 Saturday Morning Media - http://www.saturdaymorningmedia.com

GENERATION RIPE
The Sixty-First One... and Tova Leigh

GENERATION RIPE

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 66:57


Episode 61 and Wendi and Dfernando's guest interview is writer, performer and content creator Tova Leigh.Tova Leigh was born in Israel and practiced Law, working as a Labor Law attorney for two years before moving to the UK in 2006 to pursue a career in acting.With an MA in Performing Arts and a diploma in Script Writing, Tova went on to write, act and produce several short films and a TV pilot, before starting a family in 2011 with her husband Mike.She started her successful blog - MY THOUGHTS ABOUT STUFF - in 2015 as a creative outlet and because she wanted to share the struggles she faced as a mom with other women. In less than three years her blog made her into an internet sensation with her blunt rants about motherhood, sex and all things taboo.Her viral online series MOM LIFE CRISIS, which documents her own mid-life crisis following a health scare, resonated with millions of women across the world and later became a documentary film on Amazon Prime Video.In March 2019, Tova released her first book F*CKED AT 40: Life Beyond Suburbia, Monogamy and Stretch Marks. Tova takes the reader on her journey of rediscovering who she is after motherhood and beyond the norms society forces upon women, whilst encouraging them to break free and just be themselves. This book is for every woman that has ever felt trapped; a funny, raw and empowering mid-life-crisis. Tova recently released the paperback version which includes a brand new chapter! In 2021, Tova released her new book titled YOU DID WHAT?. This book is something Tova has wanted to do for a long time and it will be a collection of the best confessions she has heard over the years along with her own stories and insights on the connection between having secrets and feeling shame.Tova also co-hosts the weekly podcast Till Death Do Us Pod with her husband Mike and has a successful one-woman comedy show which she regularly takes on tour around North America, Canada and the UK.  Her latest show YOU DID WHAT?: The Show kicks-off in September 2021 in the UK. Tova is a mother of three girls and lives together with her family in London.Also on Episode 61, Wendi and Dfernando are back from a little break and Wendi shares a story of filming the upcoming Paramount Plus film RENO 911!: The Hunt for the QAnon on the haunted Queen Mary luxury liner.On THE RIPE REPORT, there's Sunday Riley Pink Drink Firming Resurfacing Essence and the perks of subscribing to the Peacock streaming app.   Watch Wendi and Dfernando and their Team GENERATION RIPE: Greg Covey, Shelley McLendon and Ponciana Badia on Season 7 Episode 2 of CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD - now on ABC OnDemand and on the GENERATION RIPE website.  Follow us on our Instagram:Wendi McLendon-CoveyDfernando ZarembaGENERATION RIPE... and our guest Tova Leigh and her TikTok and everything else here.Remember to subscribe, rate & leave a review for GENERATION RIPEVisit Dfernando Zaremba's website: dfernandozaremba.com

Design Matters with Debbie Millman

From the Groundlings and “Chelsea Lately” to fashion illustration, textile work and beyond, Carly Kuhn—aka The Cartorialist—may not have set out to become an artist, but she became a brilliant one.

Somewhere in the Skies
UFOs 2021: Part 4

Somewhere in the Skies

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 91:27


On episode 227 of SOMEWHERE IN THE SKIES, we welcome actress and UFO enthusiast, Karina Yzobel. Yzobel is an award-winning stage/film/voiceover actress who is also very active in the improv scene with credits from UCB, Groundlings, Acme Comedy theater and LatinX. When she's not acting, she also has a keen interest in UFOs. Today, she joins Ryan to talk about her journey as an actor, what role Hollywood plays in perception management and dissemination of UFO information, and her personal thoughts on everything UFOs in 2021 and beyond.Follow Karina on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/spacecadet_gal/Patreon: www.patreon.com/somewhereskiesWebsite: www.somewhereintheskies.comYouTube Channel: CLICK HEREOfficial Store: CLICK HERESomewhere in the Skies Coffee. Use promo code: DARKSKY for 25% off your order! https://bit.ly/3mIAq2oOrder Ryan's book in paperback, ebook, or audiobook by CLICKING HERETwitter: @SomewhereSkiesInstagram: @SomewhereSkiesPodSomewhere in the Skies Subreddit: www.reddit.com/r/SomewhereSkiesPod/Watch Mysteries Decoded for free at www.CWseed.comEpisode edited by Jane Palomera MooreOpening Theme Song, "Ephemeral Reign" by Per KiilstofteSOMEWHERE IN THE SKIES is part of the eOne podcast network. To learn more, CLICK HERE Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/somewhere-in-the-skies. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Culture Pop
Episode 136 - Comic Chris Kattan, "Saturday Night Live"

Culture Pop

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 39:22


From the head-bobbing, club-going Doug Butabi to the crazy Mango, Chris Kattan created some of the most memorable "Saturday Night Live" characters of his era. He joins Mase & Sue to talk about how his early days at The Groundlings, how he was selected for SNL, the process of developing a running character, the making of "Night at the Roxbury" and his current stand-up comedy tour.

GENERATION RIPE
The Sixtieth One... and Laraine Newman

GENERATION RIPE

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 52:04


Episode 60 and Wendi and Dfernando's guest interview is actress, writer, comedian and voice artist Laraine Newman.  An original SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE cast member, Laraine Newman grew up in Los Angeles with movie star neighbors, was witness to the 1960's music scene, saw the rise of comedy in the early 1970s, and studied mime in Paris under the tutelage of Marcel Marceau.Already having older sister Tracy pursuing a career in entertainment, "do not go into show business,” was Newman's mother's advice to her.  But, when she appeared on the TV show KIDS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS at the age of 4 and got big laughs lying to host Art Linkletter, she knew something was up.While studying improvisation in the early 1970s with Gary Austin, she co-founded The Groundlings, the now-legendary Los Angeles–based improv and sketch-comedy troupe. Lorne Michaels, then a young producer, took along his friend Lily Tomlin one night and caught Newman's act and cast her for a spot on the 1975 Emmy Award winning THE LILY TOMLIN SPECIAL (Newman's television debut).Lorne would return months later to The Groundlings to recruit her for his new variety series for NBC, then titled NBC'S SATURDAY NIGHT, where (at 23 years of age) she became one of the original cast members - known as The Not Ready for Prime Time Players - appearing on the show from its inception in 1975 through 1980.On, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, Newman is best known for her roles as Connie Conehead, Valley girl Sherry, and Christie Christina, the ditzy co-host of E. Buzz Miller's (Dan Aykroyd) public-access television cable TV show.  Newman also played a TV news reporter for WEEKEND UPDATE with anchor Chevy Chase (Season 1) and later Jane Curtin (Seasons 2 thru 5).As a member of the original cast of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, Laraine Newman was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 2017.On film she appeared in AMERICAN HOT WAX, WHOLLY MOSES!, PERFECT, Woody Allen's STARDUST MEMORIES, FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS and as Lawanda Dumore in PROBLEM CHILD 2. On television she was seen as Phoebe's step-mother on FRIENDS, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, 3RD ROCK FROM THE SUN, AMAZING STORIES, LOS ESPOOKYS, among other hit sitcoms. As a voice artist she can be heard on MONSTERS, INC., THE OBLONGS, DOC McSTUFFINS, AMERICAN DAD!, THE GRINCH, SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, the DESPICABLE ME trilogy, MINIONS, INSIDE OUT, WALL-E, CARS, as well as countless others.Her acclaimed new Audible book MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES is not only a fascinating memoir of her growing up in Los Angeles along with her years at SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, but is also filled with incredible backstories and is a detailed snapshot of 1960s Los Angeles and 1970s New York City. Newman is also the mother of comedian, actress and writer Hannah Einbinder (of HBO Max's HACKS) and actress and writer Spike Einbinder (of HBO's LOS ESPOOKYS). Newman is also part of the Advisory Board of SF Sketchfest.  THE RIPE REPORT returns on Episode 61.  Watch Wendi and Dfernando and their Team GENERATION RIPE: Greg Covey, Shelley McLendon and Ponciana Badia on Season 7 Episode 2 of CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD - now on ABC OnDemand and on the GENERATION RIPE website.  Follow us on our Instagram:Wendi McLendon-CoveyDfernando ZarembaGENERATION RIPE... and our guest Laraine Newman and her Twitter and everything else here.  Remember to subscribe, rate & leave a review for GENERATION RIPEVisit Dfernando Zaremba's website: dfernandozaremba.com

The Integrative Health Podcast with Dr. Jen
Episode #27 Masks: "This is science y'all" with Brendan McNamara

The Integrative Health Podcast with Dr. Jen

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 64:11


Brendan McNamara is a human being made in the Image of God and His likeness as a creator. He's created characters - on screens big & small (from The Boys & Girls Guide to Getting Down to Brooklyn 99 to Loudermilk) on stage (from Neil Simon to countless improv shows on the stages of UCB, Groundlings, Second City, Improv Olympics, Hothouse, etc.) and on paper (writer for RipeTV's Hollywood Burn). He's created feature films (The Light of Love), documentaries (on everything from bull riding to street racing to celebrity impersonators) hundreds of short films and a vinyl comedy album, The Big Tickle). He also hosts a daily Biblical devotional on Instagram and pursues a multitude of auto-didactic areas of interest, wherever winds or whimsies blow. Studies:Jacobs JL, Ohde S, Takahashi O, Tokuda Y, Omata F, Fukui T. Use of surgical face masks to reduce the incidence of the common cold among health care workers in Japan: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Infect Control. 2009 Jun;37(5):417-419. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2008.11.002. Epub 2009 Feb 12. PMID: 19216002.https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19216002/"Face mask use in health care workers has not been demonstrated to provide benefit in terms of cold symptoms or getting colds. A larger study is needed to definitively establish noninferiority of no mask use."Aiello AE, Perez V, Coulborn RM, Davis BM, Uddin M, Monto AS. Facemasks, hand hygiene, and influenza among young adults: a randomized intervention trial. PLoS One. 2012;7(1):e29744. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0029744. Epub 2012 Jan 25. PMID: 22295066; PMCID: PMC3266257.https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22295066/"Masks alone did not provide a benefit, suggesting that single personal protective interventions do not protect against incidence of ILI or influenza."Mask and hygiene- not masks along helpful.MacIntyre CR, Seale H, Dung TC, Hien NT, Nga PT, Chughtai AA, Rahman B, Dwyer DE, Wang Q. A cluster randomised trial of cloth masks compared with medical masks in healthcare workers. BMJ Open. 2015 Apr 22;5(4):e006577. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006577. PMID: 25903751; PMCID: PMC4420971.https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25903751/"This study is the first RCT of cloth masks, and the results caution against the use of cloth masks. This is an important finding to inform occupational health and safety. Moisture retention, reuse of cloth masks and poor filtration may result in increased risk of infection. Further research is needed to inform the widespread use of cloth masks globally. However, as a precautionary measure, cloth masks should not be recommended for HCWs, particularly in high-risk situations, and guidelines need to be updated."Bundgaard H, Bundgaard JS, Raaschou-Pedersen DET, von Buchwald C, Todsen T, Norsk JB, Pries-Heje MM, Vissing CR, Nielsen PB, Winsløw UC, Fogh K, Hasselbalch R, Kristensen JH, Ringgaard A, Porsborg Andersen M, Goecke NB, Trebbien R, Skovgaard K, Benfield T, Ullum H, Torp-Pedersen C, Iversen K. Effectiveness of Adding a Mask Recommendation to Other Public Health Measures to Prevent SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Danish Mask Wearers : A Randomized Controlled Trial. Ann Intern Med. 2021 Mar;174(3):335-343. doi: 10.7326/M20-6817. Epub 2020 Nov 18. PMID: 33205991; PMCID: PMC7707213.https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33205991/"The recommendation to wear surgical masks to supplement other public health measures did not reduce the SARS-CoV-2 infection rate among wearers by more than 50% in a community with modest infection rates, some degree of social distancing, and uncommon general mask use. The data were compatible with lesser degrees of self-protection."MacIntyre CR, Chughtai

GENERATION RIPE
The Fifty-Ninth One... and Taja Feistner

GENERATION RIPE

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 57:51


Episode 59 and Wendi and Dfernando's guest interview is model, production designer, sustainability activist and entrepreneur Taja Feistner.Originally from Des Moines, Iowa, Taja Feistner was scouted for modeling while waitressing after dropping out of art school. After spending several years traveling internationally as a model, she realized the environmental impacts of the fashion industry and decided to return to school to study Sustainability at Penn State University.Taja starred in the episodic fashion film NYLON FARM for PRADA, and has walked countless shows during New York, London, Milan and Paris Fashion Week, which have included LOUIS VUITTON, DOLCE & GABBANA, VIKTOR & ROLF, GIORGIO ARMANI to VIVIENNE WESTWOOD. As a self-proclaimed hoarder and collector of Americana-style antiques, this has led her into her new career direction as a Production Designer.  Her work can be seen for clients like NORDSTROM and CHRISTOPHER JOHN ROGERS to music videos for artists like Joshua Thew.   In 2019, Taja partnered/co-founded with hairstylist, Sabrina Szinay, the sustainable hair care brand named SÁNDOR.  Working with U.S. based manufacturers to keep our carbon footprint as low as possible, their ingredients are sourced sustainably and locally within North America and are 100% biodegradable to keep our waterways as clean as possible.  SÁNDOR was featured in VOGUE and is available on their website as well as The Real Real.   Based in Brooklyn, NY, she lives with her partner, renown fashion photographer (and Episode 5 guest) Alexander Saladrigas, and their beloved hairless cat/child Pizza.On Episode 59, Wendi and Dfernando discuss Wendi's costume fittings for her character Deputy Clementine Johnson in the upcoming Paramount Plus film RENO 911!: THE HUNT FOR QANON that begins filming soon.  She also brings up a new career option if her current career doesn't pan out.   On THE RIPE REPORT, there's the newly remastered in widescreen HD, Seasons 3 thru 8 of the classic TV series BEWITCHED (now available on the free streaming platforms Tubi and The Roku Channel), the Netflix real-estate series THE PARISIAN AGENCY: Exclusive Properties and Wendi shares her views on the 2021 Summer Olympic Games.   Watch Wendi and Dfernando and their Team GENERATION RIPE: Greg Covey, Shelley McLendon and Ponciana Badia on Season 7 Episode 2 of CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD - now on ABC OnDemand and on the GENERATION RIPE website.  Follow us on our Instagram:Wendi McLendon-CoveyDfernando ZarembaGENERATION RIPE... and our guest Taja Feistner and her hair care line SÁNDOR.Remember to subscribe, rate & leave a review for GENERATION RIPEVisit Dfernando Zaremba's website: dfernandozaremba.com

Literally! With Rob Lowe
The Shame of the Senso-Rings (w/ Laraine Newman)

Literally! With Rob Lowe

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 40:33


In which Rob and SNL and Groundlings alum Laraine Newman discuss when you should say hello to your neighbor, how The Coneheads makeup can change you, and why it may be a good idea to copyright your character's voice! Got a question for Rob? Call our voicemail at (323) 570-4551. Yours could get featured on the show! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn
Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 32:06


Melissa McCarthy has played some unforgettable parts, like in Bridesmaids, The Heat and Spy. She met her husband, Ben Falcone, when they were members of the Groundlings theater in Los Angeles and have been performing together on stage and screen for almost 20 years now. Together the two have made five movies now. Their latest collaboration is the Netflix film Thunder Force, a superhero comedy which was released earlier this year. We're taking a moment to revisit Melissa and Ben's conversation from 2014. They'll talk about their high school days, including Melissa's goth phase, their fateful meeting in the Groundlings, and what it was like getting Kathy Bates to play a role that was literally written for her.

The Fighter & The Kid
Ep. 685: Adam Carolla

The Fighter & The Kid

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2021 121:21


Adam Carolla joins Bryan, Brendan and Shapel to talk cars, Adam doing 15 shows a week, completing The Groundlings theatre school, Jimmy Burke tripping on THC, man in backseat of a Tesla with no driver, Anthony Rumble Johnson arrested for identity theft, athletes vs swimmers and much more! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.