Posts Tagged ‘improv’
Celebrity Deaths, Hollywood lawsuits, wingnuts, award-winning movies, television development news, how to see famous actors in person (and learn about acting), theatre closures, prejudice against comedy, sexism at the Playboy mansion (shocking!), and letters from listeners … It’s a true holiday grab-bag on YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour and your friends in podcasting, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness are giving ’til it hurts.
And then, they’re giving some more …
Starting like the opening to a spy thriller, this week’s installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour takes to the open road, as Dean Haglund clears customs on his way back from Australia and is picked up curbside at LAX by Phil Leirness (himself only recently returned from the Pacific Northwest).
No sooner has Phil put the car in gear, than the conversation comes fast and furious – as insightful, irreverent and inspiring as you’ve come to expect.
So, hop in the back seat and buckle up because your friends in podcasting are about to burn some serious rubber on the information superhighway!
It’s Happy Birthday to the U.S.A. and your friends in podcasting, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness, celebrate Independence Day by bringing you the funniest episode yet of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour.
Join Dean and Phil as they welcome Gary Anthony Williams, a comic, a filmmaker, a film festival entrepreneur, and an actor whose credits include a series regular role on Boston Legal, a recurring role on Malcolm in the Middle and guest-starring roles on almost every comedy series of the past twenty years.
Gary might have made you laugh in such box office hits as Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Undercover Brother, and Soul Plane. He’ll DEFINITELY have you in stitches during this hour of rich, delicious, podcasty goodness!
Last week, when Phil made a cleverly comedic call-back connection between McG (the auteur behind such cinematic classics as Charlie’s Angels, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle and Terminator: Salvation) and McDonald’s (purveyor of meat and “other similar food products” according to their own internal memos), he had no idea he would be called upon to defend his “negativity” towards Mr. McG … Yet, called upon he was, and when tasked by loyal listeners of the show, your friends in podcasting, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness, talk about these things. That’s what we mean when we say that it’s YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!
Other topics covered include: Dean’s new HBO show, Phil’s new short film, Dean’s new animated webisode series, Phil’s new documentary feature project, an opera production of A Turn of the Screw, Werner Herzog’s Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, Gnomeo and Juliet (in 3D), Rango, Unstoppable, Never Let Me Go, Source Code, and Dean Haglund’s audition advice for actors being “put on tape”.
Phil’s deathly ill, but that doesn’t stop him from giving a good intro and appealing to our humanity. Please listen and SIGN THE PETITION!
Then it’s over to our guest host (and former guest) Lily Holleman who grills Dean about his recent run of one-man shows in London, and as usual the conversation drifts into weird and wonderful territories.
Then Phil collapses in the office and we all take turns going through his wallet.