Posts Tagged ‘sketch comedy’
From discussing a listener email about “negative thoughts” to answering questions from listeners regarding the documentary Paul Williams Still Alive and the Erick McCormack television series Perception, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness are really putting the “your” into YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour this week!
Your friends in podcasting also discuss the supposed death of big screen comedy, plus what they’re reading, two “Live Events of the Week”, and they offer up a special helping of their pal Ethan Dettenmaier (the producer and host of the most excellent Combat Radio).
Finally, Dean and Phil remember the show business luminaries who left us during the past week as well as the twelve souls whose lives were taken in a movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado.
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!
For the last episode of the year, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness look back and count down their Top Ten Television Series of the past decade! Get ready, get set … Let the debates begin. In the meantime, here’s wishing all of you a joyous and healthy New Year from those of us at YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!
Phil discusses his Thanksgiving birthday and talks about a voice-over gig. Dean describes his trips to Savannah, Georgia and Austin, Texas, plus his excursion to the Queen Mary in Long Beach to do improv with the Ghost Adventurers. After discussing the latest news about the SAG and AFTRA negotiations with the AMPTP, and the latest details in the murder of publicist Ronni Chasen, your friends in podcasting offer up their remembrances of Leslie Nielsen and Irvin Kershner. Then, they get down to the business of answering questions from you (yes, YOU) their listeners. Dean and Phil offer up telling and hilarious remembrances from their art/film school days. Dean discusses why he’s never pursued writing for comedy or sketch comedy television. Dean compares the acting processes of “X-Files” leading men David Duchovny and Robert Patrick. Then, Phil launches into a passionate exposition on the state of acting, with contributions from Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, Ryan Gosling and Alejandro Gonzalez-Innaritu, ultimately positing the theory that “intimacy is the new punk”. He also offers a mea culpa to all fans of the “Twilight” films, “Dexter” and “The Walking Dead” all of which he has criticized in the past (and will criticize in the future) before taking such shows as “Psych” and “Castle” to task for their relentlessly numbing and “jokey” sensibilities. It’s a full, funny and furious installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour.