Let’s Get Serious with Dirty Borders

Dirty Borders is a group of four Chicago filmmakers: Tim Weidelman, Matt Relstab, Charlie Ward and Sean Dove. In their newest short film, Trajectory, Rob Nastoff plays a sad astronaut that returns to Earth to find empty streets and mass destruction. Sean and Rob join me to discuss the short and their non-film related projects. Let’sContinue reading “Let’s Get Serious with Dirty Borders”

Let’s Get Serious with Bryan Craig Applegate

Bryan Craig Applegate joins me to discuss stand-up comedy, his relocation to New York, owl stuffing and (briefly) the Oscars (pre-show). Let’s Get Serious with Kendall Bruns Episode 013: Bryan Craig Applegate Running time: 98 minutes Download (90MB mp3): Let’s Get Serious: Episode 013 Subscribe to the Let’s Get Serious podcast through iTunes.

Let’s Get Serious with Tim Soszko

I started off this episode by accidentally not recording and followed that up with some clipped audio but once we get past that I think there’s some good conversation with Tim Soszko. Tim is a member of multiple groups including Bri-Ko, The Cupid Players and performs with Micah Philbrook in The Tim and Micah Project.Continue reading “Let’s Get Serious with Tim Soszko”

Let’s Get Serious with The Seedy Seeds

Here’s a little change of pace for the podcast. This time I hosted a band—my friends from Cincinnati, The Seedy Seeds, who were in town for a show. The Seedy Seeds are Margaret Darling, Mike Ingram and Brian Penick. We discussed how much explanation is too much explanation, listened to a couple of brand newContinue reading “Let’s Get Serious with The Seedy Seeds”

Let’s Get Serious with Batterymouth

Dave Urlakis and Zack Whittington are Batterymouth, a two-person group that does long-form improv. They just began a run of shows at Second City’s de Maat Theatre in Chicago, IL. We discuss the high stakes of doing long-form improv, question iO’s name and see how well they really know each other. Let’s Get Serious with Kendall BrunsContinue reading “Let’s Get Serious with Batterymouth”

Let’s Get Serious with The Cool Table

Joey Christopoulos & Dan Sanders-Joyce of The Cool Table took a break between their two nights of Chicago Sketchfest performances to speak with me about their history, split into an LA/Chicago group and favorite Sketchfest moments. Let’s Get Serious with Kendall Bruns Episode 009: Joey Christopoulos & Dan Sanders-Joyce of The Cool Table Running time:Continue reading “Let’s Get Serious with The Cool Table”

Let’s Get Serious with Long Pork

Charlie Carroll and Lee Russell of Long Pork join me for a (relatively) brief conversation about Vampires, Zombie Chefs and cows. Long Pork will be performing at Stage 773 for the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival on Thursday, January 13 at 9:30pm. Visit www.chicagosketchfest.com for info and tickets. Let’s Get Serious with Kendall Bruns Episode 008: Charlie CarrollContinue reading “Let’s Get Serious with Long Pork”

Let’s Get Serious with Elephant Larry

Stefan Lawrence and Alexander Zalben are 2/5ths of Elephant Larry, one of New York’s most notorious sketch comedy groups. They sat down with me prior to their second performance at the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival and we talked about the Kowalski Method, using your babies as stage props and what it means to have oneContinue reading “Let’s Get Serious with Elephant Larry”

Let’s Get Serious with Inside Joke Films

I’m joined by Jon Braylock & Ramy Youssef of Inside Joke Films. Despite what you might think based on their name, Inside Joke Films don’t just make internet videos—they also perform live sketch shows and will be performing at Stage 773 for the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival on Sunday, January 9 at 4pm. Visit www.chicagosketchfest.com for info andContinue reading “Let’s Get Serious with Inside Joke Films”

Let’s Get Serious with Two Fun Men

The 10th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival is in full-effect and I’m going to be posting a series of interviews with performers over the next two weeks. First up, I interviewed John Haskell and Arthur Meyer from Two Fun Men. We discuss the differences between today, tonight and tomorrow, the slow food movement, and impressing girlsContinue reading “Let’s Get Serious with Two Fun Men”