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Ep 13 – Mike Kolar

3378_10101026233970924_1199126087_nAfter 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.

 

Ep 12 – Alex Dandino Part 2

unnamed-2In 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!

 

EP 11 – Alex Dandino Part 1

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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.┬áSearch ‘shamefest LA’ in the iTunes store to subscribe!

Ep 10 – Sally Slater

pumpkinI 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.

 

Ep 9 – Connor White

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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.

Ep 8 – Jessie Cluess

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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.

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Ep 7 – Jeff MacKinnon Part 2

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Jeff and I discuss performing perfect improv, getting cut from Groundlings, submitting for SNL Weekend Update, Ryan James Ponies, vulnerable characters, pitching to NBC and Howie Mandel, and how to get fired from the same job twice. Right click here to download.

 

EP 6 – Jeff MacKinnon Part 1

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Jeff and I discuss eating pancakes with Wyclef Jean, the validity of Justin Bieber, friends getting famous, rampant insecurities, raging egos, and the downside of topical humor. You can download it on iTunes or right click here to download it now!

Ep 5 – Brandie Posey

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After I try out some new stand up, Brandie and I discuss Poltergeist, insufferable actors, the Legend of Bill Murray, and of course, Reel Big Fish. Also there is some stuff in there about living in LA and pursuing comedy as well. Right click here to download it to your computer thingy.

Ep 4 – Dan Casey

1401693_10201117409277636_1272168240_oIn this episode, I interview Dan Casey of Nerdist. He tells me all about battling egos at a gay bar, an agonizing audition experience, and how to leave a board game with friends at the end of the night. Click here to hear it all, and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes!