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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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On today's episode, Austin Grant and I sat down to catch up on what we've been up to the last few weeks. 

On this episode, Austin and I talk about his new art endeavors, attending the World Premier of Solo: A Star Wars Story, blood covering Hollywood Blvd, food addictions, Austin's weird audition, San Diego Comic-Con planning, and more. 

We have a lot of things coming up, including the launch of our new sketch channel with recently debuted the first sketch, Avengers: Xfinity War. Stay tuned for our SDCC announcements, as well as new merchandise and projects we're involved with. 

Thank you for your support! 

Enjoy the episode. 

Visit www.onthemicpodcast.com for links to our social media and pages. 

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On today's episode Austin and I sat down with our good friend, Jonny Byrne!

Jonny came to LA to escape the icy tundra that is he calls home, Chicago. It was so great to have Jonny in town and be able to show in around the city. We journeyed up to Lake Hollywood to record this episode. 

We talked to Jonny about his experience in Los Angeles, going to UCB, meeting Bobby Moynihan, going to Groundlings and meeting Jim Rash, living in Chicago, Second City, and more! We also gave some play by play of the ridiculously stupid girls right out our window that decided to pose for pictures on top of their Mustang convertible under the Hollywood Sign. 

We had such a great time with Jonny while he was here visiting. Hopefully we will have him back here in LA sooner than later. If you're in Chicago, make sure to look for Jonny performing and check out his new improv group, Cult Movie Improv. 

Thanks for joining us Jonny!

Enjoy the episode.

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Today's episode of the podcast is a special episode. This is the audio from the NerdMelt Farewell interviews I filmed last month. 

I had so many incredible people join me for this. On this episode you will hear: Matt Mira, Sarah Silverman, April Richardson, Kyle Clark, Hannah Kyle Crichton, Beowulf Jones, Zac Mckeever, Danielle Kramer, Aaron Baker, Nolan Fabricius, Julia Prescott, Samee Junio, Caitlin Durante, Matt Burnside, Jenny Chalikian, Ed Salazar, Aristotle Acevedo, Katie Levine, and Dave Kloc.

The Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics was a place comics across Los Angeles called home. Fans came in from around the country to see shows at NerdMelt and shop at Meltdown Comics. On March 30th, 2018, the place we called home came to a close.

So many incredible people had a part in making this place magical since it first opened as NerdMelt on April 2, 2011. We found out 9 days before closing that we were in our last week of shows. I spent 5 of those days reaching out to everybody I possibly could to sit down and share their memories with me for this video. I was amazed at how eager everybody was to be a part of this.

A huge thanks to every comedian and member of the NerdMelt family that took the time to rush over to NerdMelt in the final days to film this with me. You can watch the fill video on the website www.onthemicpodcast.com or on YouTube. 

We miss you NerdMelt and Meltdown Comics. 

Thanks for the memories.

Enjoy the episode. 

 

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On today's episode, Austin and I sat down and caught up on what we have been doing for the last month. 

When we recorded this episode, Austin was getting ready to head back to Salt Lake City for the premier of "Trek" which is in theaters now. So if you're in Utah, get out there and support Austin and this film. 

On the episode we talked about Austin's premier prep and going to Utah, NerdMelt and Meltdown Comics closing, Tim's Buzzfeed video release, McDonald's treating people terribly, Bill Hader almost dying from almond milk, and so much more. 

It's always great to catch up with Austin when our schedules get busy. If you're in Salt Lake City, get out and see "Trek" and stay tuned for a lot of fun projects that both of us have going on. Follow us on the social media sites at www.onthemicpodcast.com

Enjoy the episode!

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On today's episode, I am coming to you LIVE from the Blue Carpet at the 2018 Paley Festival in Los Angeles.

Today's guests are cast members from the hit shows "The Orville" and "Mom". Paley Fest took place at the Dolby Theater, and it was such an honor to be a part of this year's fesitvities. Aside from our carpet interviews, I also had the oppotunity to attend screenings and panels for "The Good Doctor" and "Queen Sugar".

Cast members that joined me were: Peter Macon, Mark Jackson, Rico Anderson, and Penny Johnson Jerald from "The Orville", and Jamie Pressly and Beth Hall from "Mom". While I did get a moment with Allison Janney, sadly she had to get to the panel and couldn't do an interview. I talked to the casts about their roles on the show, preparring for their roles, their careers, acting advice and more. 

A huge thanks to the Paley Center for allowing me to be a part of this years festival. It was such an honor. If you haven't checked out "The Orville" or "Mom", I would highly suggest watching both. Thanks to the casts of both shows for taking the time to talk to me as well. 

See you next year, Paley Fest!

Enjoy the episode. 

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On today's episode, we have screenwriter David Howard! 

David is best know for writing the hit film, "Galaxy Quest", and his new film "Trek" hits theaters in April. Austin also stars in "Trek", and it was great to hear some of Austin's experiences on the film as well. 

We talked with David about the current state of film and television, growing up in Arizona, getting involved with writing "Trek", how he came up with "Galaxy Quest" and how it ended up getting made, pitching to networks, and so much more. 

A huge thanks to David Howard for taking the time to join us on this episode, and thanks to Austin for getting this set up. Make sure to go see "Trek" when it opens in a city near you. See the trailer for "Trek" on our website or YouTube!

Thanks, David!

Enjoy the episode!

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Happy Oscar Sunday, everybody! Today's episode is our annual Oscars picks episode. 

Austin Grant and I sat down at The Dolby Theater in Hollywood, home of the Oscars, to record our annual Oscar episode and make our picks on all 24 of the categories.

We loved so many of these films and nominees this year. There of course were a few that we didn't care for, and some we were shocked weren't nominated. I go on a bit of a rant in regards to one entertainment reporters stupid opinion on some snubs, but hey, it's his stupid opinion. Cleary I've gotten over it at this point. As always, there are a few categories where you might wonder why we picked who we picked, even though we know it may not be the favorite. We have our reasons, but you'll have to listen to the episode to them find out!

We hope you have a great time watching the 90th Oscars TONIGHT on ABC, hosted by one of our personal favorites, Jimmy Kimmel. Austin and I will have a recap on an upcoming episode about our Oscar night and more in a few weeks. Enjoy the show! 

You can view all of our picks at www.onthemicpodcast.com

 

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On today's episode, I have actor Tom Everett Scott and Director John Hyams!

Tom and John joined myself and Austin Grant to take about their new film "All Square", which will be premiering at SXSW on March 10th. 

We had such a great time talking to Tom and John about the process of making "All Square", learning about the screenwriter of the film, working together on Z Nation, a little chat about "That Thing You Do", and so much more. 

A huge thanks to Tom and John for taking the time to join us on this episode. Make sure to go see "All Square" at SXSW. Austin and I absolutely loved this film and you will not want to miss it. Click on the links at www.onthemicpodcast.com to follow Tom and John on social media and to pick up your tickets for "All Square". 

Thanks, Tom and John!

Enjoy the episode

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February 23, 2018

Episode 119 - Cliche

On today's episode, Austin Grant and I sat down to catch up about what we've been up to for the last few weeks. 

Since we last recorded, we have been incredibly busy writing sketches for our upcoming sketch show, submitting auditions, filming roles, and networking like crazy. Over the last few years of the podcast, we've never really talked about the day jobs & part time jobs we've maintained to build a career in entertainment. We decided talk about our day jobs and how we've become the ultimate cliche as we've moved to Los Angeles.

It's incredibly cliche to be an Uber/Lyft driver, waiter, or bartender while pursuing a career in entertainment, but we knew this was a good opportunity for us to be able to take our career to the next step. We talk about the work life balance to make sure we're moving forward, and how we planned for success in Los Angeles. We have a lot of hilarious stories for our first few months living in Los Angeles and finding our bearings, as well as some great opportunities that have presented themselves. 

We find ourselves spending plenty of time at a Starbucks or at UCB, sitting and writing, being the ultimate Los Angeles cliche. We decided to own the fact that our life really is a cliche right now, but make it so that everybody that listens to the show can follow our path and see where this insane industry takes us. Hopefully we don't come across preachy in the episode since we are still two guys trying to figure out what in the hell we're doing. We hope that you enjoy learning more about our career and journey in this episode.

Thanks for all of your support!

Enjoy the episode. 

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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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