In episode 21 of Super Hungry: Conversations with Not-So Starving Artists, I got to sit down with my old high school classmate and all around "good guy" Ser'darius Blain. One of the most genuine and talented actors of his generation, Ser'darius started acting as a kid, and soon enough, his passion led him to NYC to study his craft, and then to LA -- to take over Hollywood.
Since leaving our small hometown in Brevard County, FL, Ser'darius has gone on to acclaimed roles in "Footloose", "Star Trek: Into Darkness", "When the Game Stands Tall", "Camp X-Ray" with Kristen Stewart, and most recently he stars in the new "Jumanji" sequel opposite Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Kevin Hart, and Jack Black.
We reminisce on small town upbringings, Ser'darius drops some advice on how to stay hungry for your art -- even when you're waiting tables while simultaneously a TV series regular, and genuinely just enjoy each other's conversation in this high school reunion episode -- 12 years in the making.
In the 20th episode (!!) of Super Hungry: Conversations with Not-So Starving Artists, I sit down with venerable TV legend, Stan Zimmerman. Writer/Producer for The Golden Girls, Gilmore Girls (he wrote "Norman Mailer, I'm Pregnant!"), Roseanne, Something Wilder (with Gene Wilder!), A Very Brady Sequel, co-creator of Rita Rocks on Lifetime, and owner of one of the coolest Instagram feeds on my dashboard; Stan came to the studio to talk to me about life as a professional writer and producer. And now with two brand new shows for Tellofilms, "Secs & Execs" and "Skirtchasers", Stan is a positive reminder that working incredibly hard and treating people with respect will get you everywhere.
In episode 19 of Super Hungry the Podcast (S2 E6), Virginia sits down with Chris Henry, the host of Crew Call: The Below-the-Line Podcast. For fans of the Anonymous Production Assistant blog, Chris and Crew Call interview below the line members of production crews (including Virginia and her role as on set Production Coordinator). Virginia talks to Chris about making it work in the world of sound production and engineering, and Chris talks to Virginia about why she's leaving LA. They both talk about traffic a lot -- how very Californian.
Not your typical Super Hungry episode, enjoy this crossover, and don't forget to check out Crew Call on iTunes too!
In the 5th episode of season 2 of Super Hungry the Podcast, I sit down with the hilarious and inimitable Tom Wilson. We talk about his stand up comedy roots, working with Paul Feig and Steven Spielberg, and how he used to be Richard Pryor's doorman at The Comedy Store. Special thanks to Grand MacGuffin Studios for hosting us!
In this episode I chat with my friend and actor, Justin Dray, who is currently starring as "StarMan" on CMT's "Still the King" with Billy Ray Cyrus. Co-hosted by Morgan Rodner of The Grand MacGuffin Podcast, we talk to Justin about making your dreams happen outside of Hollywood and making them happen inside Hollywood -- even if that means working at Ralph's first.
In the inaugural LIVE show for Super Hungry the Podcast, Virginia takes the show on the road to Club Downunder in Tallahassee and the students of Florida State University with actor and improvisor Jim O'Heir. Known best as Jerry Gergich on NBC's Parks and Recreation, Jim talks about his start in Chicago improv, what brought him to Los Angeles over 20 years ago, and why he's eager to explore roles that are different from his mild-mannered TV counterpart. [Sponsored by Lularoe ZL and Liz and The Park Avenue Inn]
Actor, writer, children’s book author, and live movie-riffing legend, Trace called in and we chatted for about an hour about his career and highlights with Mystery Science Theater 3000; working “outside the box” to publish his book, “Silly Rhymes for Belligerent Children”; doing live riff shows with Cinematic Titanic, and now The Mads Are Back; and what it’s like when Paul Feig just keeps writing characters with him in mind (Freaks and Geeks, Other Space).
In the Season 2 premier, writer, poet, and old college friend Jesse Damiani stops by and we talk about the cost of living in Los Angeles (and we don’t mean money), what it’s like to get a Master’s Degree in Poetry, and, among other things, "Why Walter White Is the Most Important Character in the History of Television."
In episode 13 of Super Hungry: Conversations with Not-So Starving Artists, I talk with multi-platinum recording artist, 16-time Grammy nominee, and R&B legend for over 20 years -- Brian McKnight. His new album, "Better" dropped on 2/26/16, and we talk about the album's inspiration; who in his life makes him a better man; and Brian shares some wisdom to up-and-coming artists trying to make a living in the art world.
In episode 12 of Super Hungry the Podcast, I sit down with comedian Brad Wenzel, fresh from his TV debut on Conan O'Brien. We talk about how he did his first stand-up set at 17, that time he got in a car wreck with Brian Posehn in the passenger seat, and how he bounces back from sets that aren't so great.