After I rant against bad movie theater behavior and share stories from my latest television acting gig, I interview stand up comedian and friend Mike Kolar about the time we did comedy in a Cleveland hookah bar, our misadventures in German Class, and why you can’t go home again. Download the file by right clicking here or subscribing to “Shamefest LA” on the iTunes store.
In the second half of my interview with writer, director, and comic book fanatic Alex Dandino, we discuss Sexism in Comic Books, when Batman just sounds wrong, the failings of the Iron Man sequels, exactly how British IS Chris Nolan, the story of the unmade Dune movie, and I share a gay thought. Right click here to download it or simply click to play. You can also subscribe to the podcast on iTunes by searching for “Shamefest LA” on the iTunes store, or follow me (Matt Shore) on Twitter @shorester. Thanks, and I hope you enjoy!
In part 1 of the geekiest interview in Shamefest LA history, writer director Alex Dandino and I discuss Fake Geek Girls, the structural science of Modern Family, an ill-timed and inadvertent eulogy for Community, how internet anonymity empowers jerkiness, Superman comics versus Superman movies, why Cosplay ladies be working, and As I Lay Dying as a family road trip comedy. Right click here to download the episode or click to listen. Search ‘shamefest LA’ in the iTunes store to subscribe!
I speak with fantasy author Sally Slater about swordfighting workouts, murdering Moby Dick, drug addled college fiction, how to get seven million reads with social media, Bavarian barmaids, swarthy hilljack charm, ten inch dongs, how soon is too soon to call your girlfriend from jail, partial Holocaust deniers, romantic enemas, and of course, sex injuries. Share your own sex injury story with me via e-mail (shamefestla [at] gmail [dot] com) or on twitter (@shorester) under the hashtag #sexinjury, and maybe I’ll share it with our listeners in an upcoming episode. To listen, download the file here or click the pumpkin pic above.
I dispense my best acting advice and then talk to my dear friend Connor White of Story Pirates about his current sketch comedy show Lost Moon Radio, how Hollywood is like the US Government, Shia LaBeouf and his fraudulent performance art, Sea World of Ohio, the SECRET Northwestern Library, documentary Room 237, disposable child actors, the inevitability of selling out, losing agency to agencies, and of course, fictional drug use. Click here to listen or right click to save the file.
Author Jessie Cluess and I discuss the semantics of selling out, how to get a lit agent, celebrity ghost writers, the return of Rifftrax, outdoor music festivals, why Patch Adams sucks, a weak defense of the Green Lantern movie, and the now defunct Porn at Tech.
Shamefest LA is an all-new interview podcast hosted by Matt Shore in which creative types- actors, writers, directors, and the like- share stories of the twists and turns they’ve taken on the road to success. You’ll hear tales of odd jobs, weird personal experiences, and general advice on what to do and not to do when surviving the mean streets of Los Angeles. Download the very first episode now to hear actor Mitch Lerner share some words of wisdom on a variety of topics, including semi-professional wrestling, Hollywood networking, and how to secure a career in the lucrative field of corpse watching. Interview Mitch Lerner (Right click this link to download!)