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.
In the 10th episode of Super Hungry: Conversations with Not-So Starving Artists I sit down and talk to Stephen Johnnson (in person) and Scott Pell (over Skype from Michigan), the creators of the podcast Old Geek Young Geek. We talk about video games and nerd culture, redefining what "making it" means, and the fears that keeps us from "leveling up" in life.
Also, we talk to Scott about what it was like to become a meme, #ShenmueGuy
In episode 9 I chat with one of the stars of ABC Family's Kevin From Work, and my friend and old colleague, the HILARIOUS Jason Rogel. We talk about that time he had to motorboat Amy Sedaris on camera, the disappointment of his mother that he's "not as skinny as Neil Patrick Harris," and what Aziz Ansari got right about first-generation Americans with immigrant parents on Netflix' Master of None.
Also -- his 25 Days of Christmas triumph, Mistletones.
In Episode 8 of Super Hungry: Conversations with Not-So Starving Artists I interview singer, musician, and actor Trevor Page. We talk about his experience growing up interracial and LGBT in rural Florida, what it was like to be on a tour with Britney Spears when he was a teenager, and how moving to LA has helped fuel the fire for him to release 2 full length albums independently.
In episode 7 I sit down with 2 of the stars of AMC's Halt and Catch Fire, August Emerson and Joshua Hoover, to talk about child acting, the theater of Taylor Swift, and the brotherhood of The Mutiny.
We also discuss the upcoming holiday and the definitive Halloween classic, Hocus Pocus.