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An entertainment and comedy podcast hosted by Tim Drake. Tim talks with comedians, actors, and musicians, while also delivering weekly entertainment and pop culture news.

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February 11, 2018

Episode 118 - Caroline Weiss

On today's episode, I have writer, comedian, and storyteller, Caroline Weiss! 

Caroline has a new show debuting at the Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown this coming Tuesday called, "Crazy Dates I've Met on the Internet". When Caroline first told me about this show was intrigued to hear more about it and I can't wait to see it this week. Caroline and I work together at the Nerdist Showroom so this was a great opportunity to step aside from working comedy shows and learn more about her story and this new show. 

On the episode I talked to Caroline about growing up and moving all over the country, finding her path in film and comedy, studying politics, meeting people on the internet, bad dates, and so much more. 

A huge thanks to Caroline for taking the time to come on the podcast with her tight schedule getting this show ready. Get your tickets now before they are gone since they are selling fast. Follow All the Crazy Dates on the websites below! 

Thanks, Caroline!

Enjoy the episode!

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On today's episode I have one of my longtime friends, actor Matthew Bellows!

It's been close to 15 years since the last time that I saw Matt, but it was great to sit down with him and catch up and learn more about his career. Over the last few years Matt has been in a number of phenomenal shows such as Grimm, Colony, Fuller House, TV Land's Teachers, I'm Dying Up Here, and BYU TV's Extinct. 

I talked with Matt about making the move from Utah to pursue his career in acting, living in New York, moving to LA, getting an education, his approach to acting, and so much more. Austin was also part of this episode and it was great to sit back and watch Austin and Matt discuss their approaches to acting and film.

A huge Thank You to Matthew Bellows for taking the time to sit down and talk with us on this episode. Matt was in the middle of a busy work week as he is currently filming an episode of "I'm Dying Up Here" on Showtime. Make sure to follow Matt on all of the social media links on the website, www.onthemicpodcast.com  

Thanks, Matt!

Enjoy the episode. 

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On today's episode of the podcast, we are coming to you LIVE from Pasadena Comic Con!

Austin Grant and I went to the Pasadena Convention Center to check out this one day convention and we had such a great time! On this episode we also had a chance to talk with Jim Hillin about his new comic book, "Zombie Bunnies", as well as Margaret Kerry who was the original model/actress for Tinkerbell. 

Both Jim and Margaret had great stories to tell, and incredible back grounds as well! Aside from Tinkerbell, Margaret was in over 100 of the 3 Stooges episodes, as well as episodes of The Andy Griffith Show. We later found out Jim has worked on films such as Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, I Am Legend, Suicide Squad, and the upcoming Mary Poppins film, just to name a few. 

After leaving to convention, Austin and I took a short walk through Pasadena to check out Pasadena City Hall, which was used as Pawnee City Hall in Parks and Rec. We also stopped at a small antiques mall where we found Party Deer and had a dainty tea party. 

A huge Thanks to Pasadena Comic Con for allowing us to come to the convention. We had such a great time and look forward to coming back next year. Also a big thank you Jim Hillin and Margaret Kerry for talking with us on this episode. They were so kind and so fascinating to talk to. 

Enjoy the episode. 

VISIT www.onthemicpodcast.com for more, including links to Zombie Bonnies and Margarter Kerry's book, "Tinker Bell Talks". 

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January 25, 2018

Episode 115 - Zack Bornstein

On today's episode I have Emmy nominated writer and comedian, Zack Bornstein!

Zack is best known for his work on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Saturday Night Live. I first met Zack at a Meltdown show several years ago and was thrilled to finally have him join me on the show. Zack had an interesting path into comedy and it was great to learn his story. 

On the episode I talked with Zack about how he got involved with comedy, attending Brown University, being a Rhodes Scholarship Finalist, working with Jimmy Kimmel, writing on SNL, dealing with our utilities, and so much more. 

A huge Thanks to Zack for letting me come by his house to record this episode. It was great to talk with him and get to know him better. Make sure to follow Zack on all of the links on the website. 

Thanks, Zack!

Enjoy the episode. 

FOLLOW ZACK ON TWITTER: @zackbornstein

FOLLOW TIM ON TWITTER: @timdrake

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January 18, 2018

Episode 114 - The Cleanse

On today's episode, Austin Grant and I take some time to catch up since he's finally joined me here in Los Angeles!

Austin and I talked about the new cleanse that he's started, the upcoming Oscar's, exploring Los Angeles, coffee, hiking, and so much more. We also announced the new sketch show that we will be putting on March 1st at the Nerdist Showroom! Details still to come on that, but mark your calendars now.

Austin will also be more of a regular on the podcast now that he is living here and we both have a little more free time as we're building our careers in LA. We have a lot of great guests coming up, but if we don't have a guest on for the week, you can expect an episode of Austin and I talking about our week and what events we have coming up.

Enjoy the episode! 

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On today's episode I have Katie O'Brien & Katy Colloton from TV Land's "Teachers"!

This is a returning episode for Katie and Katy as they had previously been on the show with the rest of their comedy group, The Katydids. "Teachers" is currently in it's second season which returns TONIGHT on TV Land. This season has been absolutely hilarious and you don't want to miss a moment of it. 

It was great to sit down and talk with Katie and Katy about moving to LA and selling their show, developing their characters, working on Season 3, favorite guest stars, heading home for the holidays and so much more. 

A huge thanks to Katie and Katy for inviting me out to the set of "Teachers" to record this episode, and taking the time out of their busy schedules right before the holidays. Make sure to follow them on social media and tune in TONIGHT as Season 2 returns. You can also get caught up on Season 1 of "Teachers" on iTunes and the TV Land app. Find them on all of the links on the website. 

Thanks, Katie & Katy!

Enjoy the episode. 

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December 25, 2017

Episode112 - Christmas in LA

Merry Christmas, everybody! Today is our annual Christmas episode of the podcast with Austin Grant, Christopher James, and Jesse Knight! 

This episode was a little bit different from past years Christmas episodes since only half of us are here in LA. That didn't stop me from having Christopher and Jesse on the show though. Both of them phoned into the podcast for their segments of the show. 

As always, Christopher gave us his terrible, horror themed Christmas movie. This year his selection was the film "Elves". This was so terrible I'm going to have to watch it to see how it comes out. You can watch the trailer for this monstrosity below. 

The last few years we have also featured a Christmas song on the episode, and this year's choice was "Christmas in LA" from The Killers feat. Dawes. While we're having a great time with Christmas in LA, the song is a little bit sad as it's kind of about the lonely of Christmas in LA, but either way, I like the song and it felt appropriate for our first Christmas in LA.

Thank you to everybody for all of your support throughout 2017. We have a lot of incredible things in store for 2018, including a new studio space that we will be recording in! I hope everybody has an amazing Christmas and stays safe with your family and friends. 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Enjoy the episode

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November 15, 2017

Episode 111 - Aaron Woodall

On today's episode, I have comedian Aaron Woodall!

This episode is a little bittersweet as this was the final episode I recorded in Salt Lake before moving the show to Los Angeles. Prior to this episode I had only crossed paths with Aaron a few times at comedy shows, and again in 2016 when we competed against each other for a radio host job, which we both lost. It was great to learn more about Aaron on this episode, and learn more about how he started into comedy.

On the episode I talked with Aaron about getting his start with HumorU, what inspired him to start comedy, finding his comedic voice, writing comedy, touring with The Gateway Show, his VidAngel Comedy Special, and so much more. 

A huge Thank You to Aaron Woodall for taking the time to join me on the podcast before we moved the show. It was great to have him on the podcast and get to know him better and get to know more about his comedy background. Make sure to follow Aaron on all of the links on the website, go watch his special, look for his new album "Woodall Alone" soon on iTunes, and go see him if he's performing in your city!

Thanks, Aaron!

Enjoy the episode. 

 

FOLLOW AARON ON TWITTER: @aaronwoodall14

FOLLOW TIM DRAKE ON TWITTER: @timdrake

FOLLOW ON THE MIC ON TWITTER: @onthemicpodcast

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November 12, 2017

Episode 110 - Sam Pollard

On today's episode, I talked with Oscar Nominated, and Emmy Winning Director, Sam Pollard!

Sam's new documentary, "Maynard" tells the story of Maynard Jackson, the first African-American Mayor elected in Atlanta. I absolutely loved this filmed and was fascinated to learn the story of a political hero and icon, whose story I had never heard.

On this episode I talked with Sam about how he first heard Maynard's story, how he chooses his documentary topics, Maynard Jackson's influence in modern politics, how Maynard changed the political game, what he would hope current politicians would learn from Maynard, and more.

It was such an honor to speak with Sam about this film. A huge Thank You to Sam Pollard for taking the time out of his busy schedule to talk with me about the film. Make sure to check out the film on all of the links below and make sure to go see it when it's in your city, and when it hits steaming services. You will be thrilled to learn the story of Maynard Jackson. 

Thanks, Sam!

Enjoy the episode. 

 

FOLLOW TIM DRAKE ON TWITTER: @timdrake

FOLLOW ON THE MIC ON TWITTER: @onthemicpodcast

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On today's episode of the podcast, I have actor Chris Sullivan! 

Chris is best know for his work on the hit show "This is Us", as well as his recent role in "Guardians of the Galaxy". We had a chance to catch up with Chris at Salt Lake Comic Con back in September in between his signing and panels. This is the shortest episode we've ever released, but the episode we were planning to attach it to never happened and I wanted to make sure that we got it released. 

We talked with Chris about his recent success with "This is Us" and "Guardians of the Galaxy", as well as his process of switching from role to role, his favorite horror movies, music that motivates him and more. 

A huge Thanks to Chris Sullivan for taking the time to talk with us during his hectic convention schedule. It was great to meet him and he couldn't have been nicer. Make sure to watch "This is Us" and pick up "Guardians of the Galaxy" on Blu-Ray today! 

Thanks, Chris!

Enjoy the episode. 

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