Aug 7, 2017

Comedian Azhar Usman interview with music by Indie Electronica Band Unknower - Ep. 0023

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Comedian Azhar Usman performing at the Desi Comedy Fest talks about:
- [4:17] finding out he's made it on the Celebrity Pronuncopedia YouTube Channel
- [5:11] why CNN and Fox News, who can't agree on anything, both think he's a funny Muslim
- [5:46] how he met Donald Trump at the Fox News studios in the Celebrity Apprentice days
- [7:35] his thoughts on Donald Trump then and now, the media, fake news and conspiracies
- [12:35] being a former attorney and why he made the jump to comedy
- [15:05] his community activism especially around the time of 9/11
- [16:50] my reading somewhere that Dave Chappelle performed with him over 50 times
- [19:05] what he learned from the comedy great Dick Gregory about comedy and activism
- [21:28] how he feels when he hears his name on the Celebrity Pronuncopedia YouTube Channel
- [25:53] being a comedy writer for Hasan Minhaj's 2017 White House Correspondents Dinner speech
- [43:36] his upcoming performance at the Desi Comedy Fest
- [46:08] his episodes of the show "Patriot" on Amazon and going into season 2 filming
 
[34:07] We also got a question via Twitter from Imran Mulla who's from Leicester, England. Imran asked Azhar, do you ever experience tension between your art and religious values?
 
[37:39] Then we quiz Azhar to find out how smart Chicagoans are with Chicago trivia questions.
 
[49:22] We also played the song "Captive Ones" from the Indie Electronica Band Unknower.
 
[2:39] In Moments With Michael, you get to know the PodCast Of 1000s host Michael as he tells you why the harassment of his little brother stopped one day.
 
Find more about Azhar Usman at:
- Website - http://azhar.com/
- How to Pronounce Azhar Usman - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KRjuPs7j6Q
 
Find more about Desi Comedy Fest at:
- Dates - August 10th-20th
- Cities - San Francisco, Alameda, Santa Clara, Berkeley, Mill Valley, Mountain View, Santa Cruz, Union City, Livermore
 
Find more about Unknower at:
 
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Jul 24, 2017

Comedian & Host Samson Koletkar from the Desi Comedy Fest with music by Hip Hop/R&B Artist TPT - Ep. 0022

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Comedian & Host Samson Koletkar from the Desi Comedy Fest talks about:
- [2:53] why he's known as "Mahatma Moses"
- [3:45] when why he got his Master's Degree in Computer Software
- [5:24] when and why he turned to the comedy stage
- [7:11] being a headliner on the "You're Funny But You Don't Look Jewish" tour
- [12:36] founding the comedy club Comedy Oakland
- [12:44] being #1 on Yelp's "The Best 10 Comedy Clubs in San Francisco Bay Area" list
- [13:36] how he performs at his own club and the process of vetting new comics
- [18:35] co-founding Desi Comedy Fest, the largest South Asian comedy festival in America
- [22:11] how many festivals they've done and what he'd like it to be in 20 years from now
- [32:05] the dates and the cities the Desi Comedy Fest will be held
 
[25:42] Then we quiz Samson to find out how well a headliner of "You're Funny But You Don't Look Jewish" knows his Jews. We also find out he had a lot to learn coming to America in the year 2000.
 
[35:25] We also played the song "Biggits" from the Hip Hop/R&B Artist TPT.
 
[1:44] In Moments With Michael, you get to know the PodCast Of 1000s host Michael as he tells you just how lazy he can be.
 
Find more about Samson Koletkar at:
- You're Funny But You Don't Look Jewish - http://www.yourefunnybutyoudontlookjewish.com/
 
Find more about Desi Comedy Fest at:
- Dates - August 10th-20th
- Cities - San Francisco, Alameda, Santa Clara, Berkeley, Mill Valley, Mountain View, Santa Cruz, Union City, Livermore
 
Find more about TPT at:
 
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Jul 10, 2017

Voice-over Actor Brooks Moore from How It’s Made on The Science Channel with music by Soul/Pop Artist Jordan Sleed - Ep. 0021

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Voice-over Actor Brooks Moore talks about:
- [6:06] how he got his start with "How It's Made" on The Science Channel
- [9:46] how he wasn't the only one to voice one of the greatest shows on TV
- [12:43] the process he goes through in recording each episode segment
- [15:26] if any of his recordings have even been rejected
- [18:47] what he thinks of my favorite segments Artificial Eyes, Robotic Arms & Anatomical Models
- [21:42] why he thinks each season of "How It's Made" is 13 episodes long
- [22:23] always being crafty and wanting to take things apart
- [23:30] his podcast called "How We Got Here" and when we'll be able to hear it
- [33:10] his production company and a documentary feature film they're working on
 
[26:55] Then we quiz Brooks to find out how well he remembers oddly named items from past episodes. I had no clue what they were.
 
[35:06] We also played the song "Drift Apart" from the Soul/Pop Artist Jordan Sleed.
 
[1:43] In Moments With Michael, you get to know the PodCast Of 1000s host Michael gets a gift from Brooks. The gift? "How It's Made: PodCast Of 1000s" episode.
 
Find more about Brooks Moore at:
- How It's Made - http://bit.ly/2ufBnTz
- Have an idea for How It's Made? - http://bit.ly/2uaEewQ
 
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Jun 26, 2017

Entertainer & Host Jeff Civillico interview with music by Reggae Artist Presto Magic - Ep. 0020

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Entertainer & Host Jeff Civillico talks about:
- [8:50] what came first, the juggling or the comedy, spoiler alert, turns out the philanthropy
- [10:05] how old he was when he started entertaining and why
- [11:52] his Las Vegas show "Comedy In Action"
- [12:36] why he's calling in from Costa Rica, lucky bastard
- [15:37] how he keeps it a one-man clean comedy show
- [17:43] using a shake weight, yup, shake weight, in his performance and why
- [21:20] what joggling is and who's doing it in marathons
- [27:15] his non-profit Win-Win Entertainment and what they do
- [31:30] starting a juggling club and fighting off all the ladies
- [33:52] how we can all donate to Win-Win Entertainment and where funds go to
- [41:00] what performers that live in Las Vegas do for fun
 
[36:09] Then we quiz Jeff to find out well he remembers guests he had on his TV show "The Weekend In Vegas".
 
[45:38] We also played the song "About My Money" from the Reggae Artist Presto Magic.
 
[2:05] In Pitches Get Riches, we try and help Mickey Arny raise money for the "Recycle Soul" Kickstarter which is a fantasy series about a guardian angel that wakes up with no memory about the incident that killed his lover.
 
Find more about Jeff Civillico at:
- Donate to Win-Win Entertainment - http://www.winwinentertainment.org/donate/
 
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Find more about the "Recycle Soul" Kickstarter at:

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Jun 12, 2017

Comedian, Host & Musician Phil Johnson interview with music by his Comedic Band Roadside Attraction - Ep. 0019

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Comedian Phil Johnson talks about:
- [6:32] his Comedic Band Roadside Attraction and when they play together
- [7:18] how being a musician came before being a comedian
- [12:17] his YouTube videos where he breaks down his songs
- [15:05] his pirate-themed podcast "Under The Crossbones", guests he's had on and his upcoming 100th episode
- [19:30] his being often being mistaken for a woman from behind
- [25:45] his upcoming 4th comedy album and how he goes about putting them together
 
[13:42] We also had a special acoustic version of his song "Dodged A Bullet" played live!
 
[23:34] Then we quiz Phil to find out how comedians, who are big fans of 80's rock, know their one hit wonders.
 
[30:59] We also played the song "I Wanna Rock (Socially Responsibly)" from Phil's Comedic Band Roadside Attraction.
 
[1:46] In Pitches Get Riches, we try and help Josh Barsness raise money for the "Betta Fish" Kickstarter which is a film about a provocative clash between a con artist prodigy and a beautiful, malicious mob boss queen.
 
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Find more about the "Betta Fish" Kickstarter at:

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May 29, 2017

Comedian & Host Paul PK Kim interview with music by Country/Pop Artist Katie Belle - Ep. 0018

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Comedian Paul PK Kim talks about:
- when he started performing stand up and how he got into it
- the Laugh Factory in Hollywood being his home club
- who he pisses off with his Asian humor
- if he agrees with the statement "President Trump is good for comedy."
- his own podcast "The PK Comedy Podcast" and interviewing Margaret Cho
- the non-profit organization "Kollaboration" he started back in 2000
- knowing a lot of other Paul Kims and even the one in Orange County I found
 
Then we quiz PK to find out how comedians, who also DJ weddings, know their overplayed, cliché wedding songs.
 
We also played the song "American Wild" from the Country/Pop Artist Katie Belle.
 
In Pitches Get Riches, we try and help Cara Jones raise money for the "Second Coming" Kickstarter which is a documentary about two siblings that must find their own paths outside a religion known for arranged marriages and mass weddings.
 
Find more about Paul PK Kim at:
- Laugh Factory Channel - http://www.laughfactory.com/PK
- Kollaboration - http://kollaboration.org/
 
Find more about Katie Belle at:
 
Find more about the "Second Coming" Kickstarter at:
- Storytellers For Good Website - http://www.storytellersforgood.com/
- Storytellers For Good Twitter - https://twitter.com/stories4good
- Storytellers For Good Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/StorytellersforGood

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May 15, 2017

Actor Adam Herschman from the movie Zen Dog with music by World Pop Band Baha Men - Ep. 0017

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Actor Adam Herschman talks about:
- playing Glen in the 2006 comedy "Accepted"
- playing Brad in a short film called "How to Survive a Breakup" in 2015 (the film was written by #PodCastOf1000sFamily members Deena Adar & Kai Collins)
- the movie "Zen Dog" which we saw at the Newport Beach Film Festival
- playing Dwayne in "Zen Dog" and how he helps the character Reed (Mud), played by Kyle Gallner
- working with the writer and director of "Zen Dog", Rick Darge
 
Then we quiz Adam to find out how good actors are at remembering the jobs they've held in films.
 
We also played the song "Ride With Me" from the World Pop Band Baha Men.
 
In Pitches Get Riches, we try and help Jonathan Zuck raise money for the "Meant to be Broken" Kickstarter which is a dark comedy that follows 3 unlikely companions on a road trip crime spree down the East Coast.
 
Find more about Adam Herschman at:
- Zen Dog Website - http://www.zendogmovie.com/
- Zen Dog Twitter - https://twitter.com/zendogmovie
 
Find more about Baha Men at:
 
Find more about the "Meant to be Broken" Kickstarter at:
- DC Dogs Website - http://www.dcdogs.com/
- DC Dogs Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/DCDogs/

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May 1, 2017

Musician Jake Aldridge interview with his very own Hip Hop/R&B/Pop music - Ep. 0016

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Musician Jake Aldridge talks about:
- how old he was when he got into music
- his musical inspiration Tupac Shakur
- how he takes his thoughts and turns them into songs
- his new song "Fireman", featuring Lisa Ambrose, and plays his part live for us
- how special turning his songs into music videos is to him
- his response to a fan question from Duchess Lane
 
Then we quiz Jake to find out how smart musicians that work with mixing engineers are.
 
We also played Jake's song "Give You The World", which is part one, where "Fireman" is part two.
 
In Moments With Michael, you get to know the PodCast Of 1000s host Michael as he tells you about working out and trying a pre-workout drink for the first time.
 
#Extras with:
- Jake Aldridge on 5/11/17 - http://bit.ly/2qw6UTc
 
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Apr 17, 2017

Texas Champion Wrestler Rex Andrews from Reality of Wrestling with music by Trip Hop Band Mellowtone - Ep. 0015

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Texas Champion Wrestler Rex Andrews talks about:
- when and why he got into wrestling
- who his wrestling heroes are
- how he got started with Booker T and Reality of Wrestling in Texas
- what his goal of "collecting arms" means
- what the worst time he felt he hurt someone in the ring
- giving me some pointers on my likelihood of getting into wrestling
 
Then we find out how smart a Wrestling Champion is by asking questions about medical terms for common wrestling injuries.
 
We also played the song "Long Gone" from the Trip Hop Band Mellowtone.
 
In Pitches Get Riches, we try and help Jake Williamson and Britt Chandler raise money for their comedy series "Adventure Capital" Kickstarter which is about a disgraced Wall Street Analyst who decides to exploit Nerd Culture for his own profit.
 
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Apr 3, 2017

Actor, Producer & Writer Larry Dorf from Nobodies on TV Land with music by R&B Artist Glancy Kelly - Ep. 0014

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Actor, Producer & Writer Larry Dorf talks about his time with the Groundlings, other successful comedians & actors he came up with at the Groundlings like Melissa McCarthy & Ben Falcone who are also the executive producers of Nobodies on TV Land, his costars Hugh Davidson and Rachel Ramras and how they came up with ideas for Nobodies, what it's like playing yourself as a character that has written lines, being a writer and voiceover actor on Mike Tyson Mysteries and how they record with Mike Tyson and Norm MacDonald.  We also find out how smart Voiceover Actors & Writers are by asking about voiceover terms.  We also played "Hold On To Me" from R&B Artist Glancy Kelly.  In a new bit called You Must Discuss, I make my former neighbor/current good friend, Jeremy, discuss an uncomfortable question from the mind, body or soul categories.
 
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