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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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July 25, 2017

Episode 105 - Rob Kutner

On today's episode I sat down with Conan writer, and former Daily Show writer, Rob Kutner at San Diego Comic-Con. 

Rob's comic book "Shrinkage" was released in paperback and is being sold at the Golden Apple Comics Booth during San Diego Comic-Con. Rob will also be doing a signing July 21 from 6-7PM at the Golden Apple Comics booth, #1806. 

Rob joined us briefly during our live show at San Diego Comic-Con, but it was great to sit down and have a little bit deeper of a conversation with Rob about his writing career. I talked with Rob about getting his start with Dennis Miller, working on The Daily Show, lessons he's learned in comedy writing, working with Conan, the concept of "Shrinkage", Runaway Brains, and more. 

A huge Thank You to Rob Kuttner for taking the time in between Conan tapings to sit down with me for this episode. Make sure that you pick up the new paperback version on "Shrinkage" at San Diego Comic-Con, and if you aren't able to get a copy now, stay tuned to our site and we will announce it on other sites as they become available. Don't miss Conan LIVE from San Diego Comic-Con all this week and see what Rob has been working on. 

Thanks, Rob! 

Enjoy the episode.

 

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FOLLOW ROB ON TWITTER: @ApocalypseHow 

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On today's episode, I have comedian and actor, Erik Griffin!

Erik is best known for his role as Montez on "Workaholics", as well as his long running stand up career. I was excited to have Erik on to talk about his new comedy special "The Ugly Truth" that premiers on Showtime July 7th. Erik is also currently starring in the Showtime series, "I'm Dying Up Here". 

I talked with Erik about how the new special came together, working at The Comedy Store, the current state of comedy, quitting his day job to pursue comedy, Workaholics, and so much more. 

A huge Thanks to Erik for taking the time to talk with me today about his new special, "The Ugly Truth". Don't miss it July 7th on Showtime, and make sure to catch him on "I'm Dying Up Here", currently on Showtime. You can also pick up Erik's album "Technical Foul" on iTunes. Make sure to follow him on all of the social media links below for any updates. 

Thanks, Erik!

Enjoy the episode. 

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On today's episode, I sat down with Christopher James in our hotel in New York City to cover Part 2 of our visit!

We had such an incredible time in New York City, and can't wait to return. The final day I pretty much walked Christopher to death, making sure that I could show him all that Lower Manhattan had to offer. We walked 14 miles in just a matter of 5 hours! I paid for it a few days later, but as we recorded this episode, Christopher was exhausted and ready to kill me. 

On the episode, we talked about our visit to the Seinfeld Diner (Tom's Restaurant), visiting Times Square, Christopher almost getting conned by a Monk, cruising down the Hudson to see the Statue of Liberty, attend the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, getting to talk to Colbert, Midtown Comics, Central Park, and so much more!

New York City didn't let us down, and I look forward to returning in October for New York Comic Con. It's always a great time in New York, and it was great being able to show Christopher around the city. Thanks for having us New York! 

Enjoy the episode!

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FOLLOW CHRISTOPHER ON TWITTER: @FatGuyPunchLine

FOLLOW CHRISTOPHER ON INSTAGRAM: @christopherjamescomedy

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On today's episode, we recap Day 1 of our time in New York City!

I sat down with Christopher James at our hotel, Pod 51, in New York to talk about our incredible experiences during our first day in town. This is Christopher's first time in New York, but I had a great time being able to show him around the city. He's absolutely terrified of rats and is convinced he's going to see one, and for my own sadistic humor sake, I really hope he does. 

During our Day 1 recap, we talk about Christopher's bad flight experience, arriving to the city, our new hotel, visiting NBC Studios and 30 Rock, the Empire State Building, talking to Seth Meyers, and so much more! 

This first day was absolutely incredible! This episode is a little but shorter of an episode since it was just our first day, but the next episode will cover quite a bit. Day 2 and 3 and so much packed into them as well. Stay tuned for Part 2 of our New York coverage in next weeks episode! Check out our social media pages for all of the pictures and updates from our time in New York City. 

Enjoy the episode!

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FOLLOW TIM ON INSTAGRAM: @timdrake42

FOLLOW CHRISTOPHER ON TWITTER: @FatGuyPunchLine

FOLLOW CHRISTOPHER ON INSTAGRAM: @christopherjamescomedy

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On today's episode, we return from our month hiatus to talk about what we've been up to for the last month.

This is our first episode back since releasing the 100th episode in March. Jesse Knight and Christopher James joined me to talk about our time at FanX, WonderCon, our interview with Sam Jones aka Flash Gordon, meeting 'Weird Al', health scares, Christopher's new nicknames, upcoming New York shows, and more. 

It's great to be back and we have a lot of great episodes and shows in the works. Christopher and I will be headed to New York City next week to record some shows, and we can't wait to be back in Manhattan. See you next week!

Enjoy the episode!

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FOLLOW CHRISTOPHER ON TWITTER: @FatGuyPunchLine

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On today's episode we are celebrating our 100th episode with special guest, Lady to Lady Podcast!

Brandie Posey, Barbara Gray, and Tess Barker from Lady to Lady joined us in the green room at the Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown to record this milestone episode. Barbara and Brandie have both been on the podcast before in individual episodes, but this was our first chance to get all the three of them on the show. One of these days we will have Tess on the show for her own episode as well. 

As we kicked off the episode, I talked with Austin Grant, Jesse Knight, and Christopher James about some of their favorite memories as we reached 100 episode, and Christopher finally tells the infamous yogurt story! 

Once Lady to Lady joined us, we talked with them about their upcoming projects, filming videos for Comedy Central's Snapchat, McDonald's cocaine spoons, mouth yogurt, raising money for charity, stand up, failed sketches, and so much more!

A huge Thank You to Barbara, Brandie, & Tess for taking the time to join us on this episode. If you have not listened to Lady to Lady, you must make their podcast part of your podcast playlist! Make sure to follow them on all of the links below, and don't miss their videos on Comedy Central's snapchats! Another special thanks to Caitlin Durante at the Nerdist Showroom for allowing us to record this episode in the green room.

Thank you to everybody who has continually listened to, and supported the show for the last few years. I couldn't have reached these first 100 episodes without you. Here's to the next 100! 

Enjoy the episode! 

FOLLOW LADY TO LADY ON TWITTER: @Lady2LadyComedy

FOLLOW BRANDIE POSEY ON TWITTER: @Brandazzle

FOLLOW BARBARA GRAY ON TWITTER: @BabsGray

FOLLOW TESS BARKER ON TWITTER: @TesstifyBarker

FOLLOW TIM DRAKE ON TWITTER: @timdrake

FOLLOW AUSTIN GRANT ON TWITTER: @ImAustinGrant

FOLLOW CHRISTOPHER JAMES ON TWITTER: @FatGuyPunchLine

FOLLOW JESSE KNIGHT ON TWITTER: @jpriceknight

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On today's episode, I have writer, comedian, and program director of the Nerdist Showroom, Caitlin Durante!

I first met Caitlin a little over a year ago at the Nerdist Showroom after recording an episode of the podcast with Kyle Clark. Kyle told me that Caitlin would be a great guest on the podcast and for the last year I've wanted to have Caitlin on the show. While we were down in Los Angeles last month recording shows, I knew this would be the perfect time to have Caitlin on the show. Austin Grant, Jesse Knight, Christopher James and I sat down with Caitlin in the green room at the Nerdist Showroom to record this episode. 

On the episode we talked with Caitlin about making the move to Los Angeles, getting involved with Nerdist, working odd jobs, writing screenplays, her monthly stand up show "Luck of the Draw", her podcast "The Bechdel Cast", which focuses on how women are represented in film, great women comics, and so much more. 

A huge Thank You to Caitlin Durante for taking the time to join us on this episode of the podcast. It was great to get to know Caitlin better and learn more about her career as a writer and comedian. Make sure to follow Caitlin on the links below, and if you're in Los Angeles, stop by the Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown and catch Caitlin performing! 

Thanks, Caitlin! 

Enjoy the episode!

 

FOLLOW CAITLIN ON TWITTER: @caitlindurante

FOLLOW TIM ON TWITTER:@timdrake

FOLLOW AUSTIN ON TWITTER: @ImAustinGrant

FOLLOW JESSE ON TWITTER: @jpriceknight

FOLLOW CHIRSTOPHER ON TWITTER: @FatGuyPunchLine

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On today's episode, I have actress, writer, and comedian, Brooke Trantor!

I first connected with Brooke through Twitter about a year ago when we crossed paths through Second City connections. While we were in Los Angeles recording some shows I wanted to make sure that we had the chance to sit down with Brooke for an episode to learn more about her career. Austin Grant and Christopher James also join us on this episode of the podcast!

We talked with Brooke about growing up in Illinois, making the move to Los Angles, studying Shakespeare in London, starting with Second City, Undateable, The Last Word, and so much more!

A huge Thank You to Brooke for taking the time to join us on this episode. She was so great to talk with and incredible understanding and flexible when we kept getting bumped from each space we had to record the episode. Luckily for us, Brooke stepped in and save the day! Make sure to follow her on all of the social media links on our website! 

Thanks, Brooke! 

Enjoy the episode. 

FOLLOW BROOKE ON TWITTER: @Trantorsarusrex

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FOLLOW AUSTIN ON TWITTER: @ImAustinGrant

FOLLOW CHRISTOPHER ON TWITTER: @FatGuyPunchLine

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March 12, 2017

Episode 97 - Shane Mauss

On today's episode, I have comedian Shane Mauss!

Shane is best known for his standup on Conan, as well as his his album 'My Big Break'! Shane is currently on his 100 city tour "Good Trip", where is standup and stories for on his experience with Psychedelics. Shane is bringing the "Good Trip Tour" back to WiseGuys Comedy on Thursday March 16th, after selling out the show at WiseGuys back in December. 

On this episode I talked with Shane about his experience with this tour and psychedelics, growing up in Wisconsin, getting his start in comedy, comedy advice, his hit science podcast, "Here We Are", and so much more. 

A huge Thank You to Shane Mauss for taking the time to join me on this episode. If you're in Salt Lake City, make sure to get tickets for the "Good Trip Tour" this Thursday at 7PM. This show will sell out, so don't miss your chance to see Shane. If you're not in Utah, check out the links below to find out when Shane will be in your city. Make sure to pick up Shane's album 'My Big Break' on iTunes as well. 

Thanks, Shane! 

Enjoy the episode. 

FOLLOW SHANE ON TWITTER: @shanecomedy

FOLLOW TIM ON TWITTER: @timdrake

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On today's episode, I have actor Landon Henneman! 

Landon and I have always crossed paths over the years at various local award shows, but this was the first time we really had a chance to sit down and talk. We met up with Landon while we were in Los Angeles, as he recently made the move to LA to further his acting career. Jesse Knight, Austin Grant, and Christopher James also joined me for this episode. 

On the episode, we talked with Landon about what inspired him to start acting, some of his influences, making the move to LA, his two current films 'Love Everlasting' & 'The Last Descent', and so much more. Austin and Landon actually share a lot of scenes in 'Love Everlasting', so it was great to hear some of their experiences working together on the film. 

A huge Thank You to Landon for taking the time and braving the Oscar weekend traffic to come and join us for this episode. It was great to finally get a chance to learn more about him and his career. Make sure to follow him on all of the links on the website www.onthemicpodcast.com and check out 'Love Everlasting' and 'The Last Descent'. 

Thanks, Landon! Enjoy the episode. 

FOLLOW LANDON ON INSTAGRAM: @landonphenneman

FOLLOW LANDON ON TWITTER: @LandonHenneman 

FOLLOW TIM ON TWITTER: @timdrake

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