LOL

I’ve created two new pieces for “LOL: A Decade of Antic Art” opening Friday, June 10, 2011 at the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore, MD. Curated by Sue Spaid, the show is described as “a survey of recent artworks which either riff off or intervene on the real.” I created a new video for this exhibition—LOL, a one-minute explorationContinue reading “LOL”

Let’s Get Serious with Carisa & Kevin

Carisa and Kevin are a sketch comedy and improv performing couple of live-together lovers. They’ve both performed with The Second City’s Boat Co on Norwegian Cruise Lines and are immersed in so many comedy-related activities in Chicago that we talked for close to two hours. We discuss hunting the most dangerous game, dramatic juggling andContinue reading “Let’s Get Serious with Carisa & Kevin”

Let’s Get Serious with Mandy Whitenack

Off Off Broadzway perform “almost sexy sketch comedy” that’s sort of a musical parody of burlesque. They have a new run of shows coming up at Stage 773 so I sat down with Mandy Whitenack to discuss her character, Ricki Dickyouless. She tells me about eating dirt as a baby, Indiana’s Pizza King, Flat Top GrillContinue reading “Let’s Get Serious with Mandy Whitenack”

Let’s Get Serious with Teenager of the Year

I finally got around to interviewing one of my favorite groups from this year’s Chicago Sketch Fest, Teenager of the Year. Teenager of the Year is Joe Avella and Tim Racine. We discuss what it means to be “Too Hot for Sketchfest”, Frank Black, yellow journalism, hating easy humor, Jock Jams and the Chicago sketch comedy scene. Plus, we talkContinue reading “Let’s Get Serious with Teenager of the Year”

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 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”