Michael Kallio is a filmmaker living and working in Los Angeles. He cut his teeth making movies the old fashion way, and arrived in tinseltown just in time to see the industry go crazy with brand new technology and the explosion of new media. We talk to Mike about what it's been like to be working on both sides of that transitional coin, and if he's fully embraced the new after cutting his teeth on the old. It's a pretty groovy conversation that you shouldn't miss!
Our buddy Hunter Hill returns to the show to talk about life, comedy, and everything else! Check it out!
Our friend Hans Eberbach returns to the show! This time we're talking about family, creating, movies, Christmas songs, and embracing your inner child later in life. Hans also performs! Check it out!
Previously appearing on a live episode, poet and radio host, Jovi Radtke, returns to the regular show to talk about performing her work, where she gets her inspiration, and her day job as the co-host of "Sac Pride Live" a weekly show dedicated to sharing news and human interest stories from the LGBT+ community. Oh yeah, and she's Junior's sister, so there's that. Give it a listen!
Matt Raymond returns! When we last had Matt on, he hadn't even been doing stand-up for an entire year yet, but had just won a competition that granted him the opportunity to book at least three shows at the Sacramento Comedy Spot (the site of the competition). Roughly ten months later, he's produced five shows under the Comics With Attitude (CWA) name, and has even started promoting that show at a second venue as well! We talk to Matt about what it's been like becoming a show promoter, and how that's changed his comedy habits. We also delve into the reasoning behind Matt's recent disappearing act from the scene earlier this year. It's a harrowing tale about running from the law, being mentored by a fellow named Cheddar, and befriending a large white man with bad breath named Dragline! Give a listen, and then hit up a CWA show near you!
It's a nuts and bolts discussion about sketch comedy with The Syndicate director/writer/performer, Jesse Jones! We get into what makes sketch comedy work from the genesis of an idea to its final form onstage. We also talk about working in an ever evolving group of performers of varying experience, and any hardships that might create. We also get into Jesse's journey, first into comedy performing, and then into his move to LA. He shares what it was like living down there, taking every writing class he could find, and the most important thing he learned from his last teacher in his last class, that ultimately helped lead him back to Sacramento. We also talk a bit about his foray into writing comics. Lots of great information on this episode for anyone that's ever wondered about doing sketch comedy. Check it out, then go check out The Syndicate!
We're talking Stockton-Con 2013 and professional wrestling on this episode, so if you're not into comic book conventions or back-body drops, consider yourself warned! We're super happy to welcome Mike Millerick back to the show to discuss the latest Stockton-Con, and all of the things that made it better and different from the first Stockton-Con of 2012. Mike fills us in on how he went about wrangling celebrity guests, the mighty cosplay contest, dealing with artists and vendors, and what he's ultimately hoping to do in the future with regard to creating something grand for the city of Stockton, and the show itself. We end the show talking about the great local wrestling scene here in Northern California, as well as what's good and bad about WWE. Good times!