Films of the Future is a weekly podcast where Alan Metoskie and I review films before we see them. We launched in October 2014 with a review of Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). We post our reviews 1–2 weeks before the film is released. In between regular reviews we sometimes feature special episodes like ourContinue reading “Films of the Future”
This short film was created for Chicago’s 48 Hour Film Project 2012. It won the Audience Award for Group B. Made by Dirty Borders. Dirty Borders is Tim Weidelman, Sean Dove and Matt Relstab. Special help from Kendall Bruns and Jon Satrom Performed by Rob Nastoff, Adam Yencho and Emmi Chen.
Christmas is only a week away which means I came awfully close to not getting this done in time. This cover of “Blue Christmas” features Alan Metoskie as Bald Elvis. “Blue Christmas” was written in 1948 by Billy Hayes and Jay W. Johnson. It’s been covered 1 million times, most famously by Elvis Presley. WhenContinue reading “Blue Christmas (Ft. Bald Elvis)”
Let’s Get Serious is one year old! The first podcast episode went live on November 22, 2011. That’s a lot of talking. 26 Episodes later I’m joined by comedian Cameron Esposito. We discuss her show, Side Mullet Nation, what it’s like to host an open mike and her ringmaster duties with El Circo Cheapo. Thanks to everyoneContinue reading “Let’s Get Serious with Cameron Esposito”
The fall season is upon us and with it comes annual traditions, old and new. On October 13 Musical of the Living Dead will return (from the uh, grave?) for four weeks of bloody, bloody musical theatre at the Charnel House in Chicago. I sat down with co-creators Marc Lewallen and Brad Younts to discuss theirContinue reading “Let’s Get Serious: Musical of the Living Dead”
Dying to Do Letterman is a feature-length documentary that chronicles comedian Steve Mazan’s quest to perform stand-up on Late Show with David Letterman after being diagnosed with cancer in 2005. The film screened on June 17 as part of the TBS Just for Laughs Chicago comedy festival and will be screening again this Thursday, June 30, 2011Continue reading “Let’s Get Serious with Steve Mazan”
Chicagoans will have a couple of opportunities to see Beth Stelling perform stand-up during this week’s TBS Just for Laughs comedy festival. She’s performing at the opening night Secret Big-Time Local Comedy Showcase and at Wednesday and Thursday night New Faces of Chicago shows. Beth was named “Best Stand-Up Comedian” by the Chicago Reader inContinue reading “Let’s Get Serious with Beth Stelling”