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Comedy Death Star Podcast

My favorite interview yet! I had so much fun with Denzil Meyers on his podcast that features comedy folks, improvisers and other interesting types. He asks so many interesting questions that I had never been asked before!

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We met exchanging comments on Facebook about improv. He then invited me to join him on his podcast as we have several mutual friends. He gets to the questions using some really fun games, and does some deep research about his guests. One of the most amazing things he asked are “What is your superpower?” and “Which anagram of your name or projects you’ve been on describe you best?” So interesting.

He also told me about his pie-in-the-face therapy. It’s called Pie Yourself Free, and you can join the group on facebook to learn more. Fans of The Three Stooges, classic comedy and solid therapy will enjoy learning more. He gave me a Pie Yourself Free card, and I’m allowed to pie him in the face. I’m also encouraged to let others pie me in the face, too!

Give the podcast a listen HERE.

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Wizards Reunion – more pics

What an amazing time! Jennifer Stone, who played Harper Finkel on Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place invited me to a mini-reunion of cast and crew from the show a few weeks ago. I cleared my schedule, including taking a night off from Comedy Sportz to stop by for a snack and beverage or two.

I was overjoyed to reconnect with so many people from the show. Including Jennifer, Gregg Sulkin, Bailey Madison and so many of the amazing crew of the show that I hadn’t seen in so long. We had some great conversations, and my wife Sam and my daughter Isabella got a chance to meet so many of the people who were there.

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Me, Jennifer Stone, Samantha Chott and Isabella Chott

Everyone on that show is like family, and like family we took some pictures to remember the night by. After some of us shared the pics on  social media, we were surprised to see word of this mini-reunion online in Seventeen Magazine and Teen Vogue. Click those links to read the articles and for more details and pictures!

We all took turns playing a game that’s in The Jack Pack, which are spinoffs of You Don’t Know Jack. We played Quip Lash, which is a game in which you come up with funny sayings and fellow players vote on the funniest, most outrageous things you can think of. You, know….glamorous Hollywood parties! Really fun night with down to earth people. I was amazed that it actually made a few headlines. We all hope for more chances to get together again soon.

 

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Kritical Kane Podcast

I was a guest recently on the Kritical Kane Podcast. We discussed a lot of topics including This is Us, improv and what’s going on now! Give it a listen?

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Returning as Fred Mertz

I’m so honored to be asked to reprise my role as Fred Mertz in the 100th birthday celebration of Desi Arnaz.  The annual Lucy Fest celebrates Desi’s birthday in style with three performances at the Willow Bay Theater in Jamestown, NY.

Desi’s character Ricky is played by Bill Mendieta, and as always Diane Vincent and Rhonda Medina’s Lucy and Ethel celebrate the work of comedy pioneers Lucille Ball and Vivian Vance. Tickets are available HERE!

20597253_10154569108732364_9144018060045587483_nI’ve been fortunate to work with all of these great folks before in different incarnations. I performed with Bill Mendietta in I Love Lucy Live on Stage in Las Vegas and in Hollywood at the Greenway Court Theater, and I have performed with
Diane and Rhonda in several Lucy Fest performances. What we’ve been working on in rehearsals has been magic!

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Have you watched a Live Jive?

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On Facebook I make Oatmeal, feed my daughter, improvise songs and do tarot card readings using Cards Against Humanity. This Friday, I fed Izzy some organic carrot puree that I made myself. Power Dad! Then she chose the fate of Bart Heird, a good friend from my Chicago comedy days. Maybe next time if you’re watching live we’ll tell your fortune! Follow me on Facebook HERE to watch live 8am on Mondays and Fridays , and see back episodes on Facebook on the Live Jive page!

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On the Air! 

You can see me soon on the Emmy-winning talk show The Mystery Hour with Jeff Houghton. I talk about it on Kevin and Liz. Listen tomorrow between 5-6:30am CST  kgbx.iheart.com Or if you’re in the Springfield area like my wife Sam’s family, listen on KGBX.

We’ll be talking about my recent appearance as The Mailman on This Is Us and my upcoming appearance on The Mystery Hour. Subscribe now to find out airdates and more. I’m so grateful to get this opportunity to talk to so many that I’d like to help others with this opportunity. Would you consider donating to the Postal Employees Relief Fund? Click HERE to help provide financial assistance for postal employees who are victims of natural disasters. Please share this article.

Anything we should talk about on the show? Leave a comment and maybe it’ll wind up on the air!

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Buzz includes Mailman 

It’s fun to be mentioned in articles about This Is Us!  Who knew this part would get so much attention?!

Read the Buzzfeed article HERE. Fans mentioned me a few times on social media, and that matters the most!

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