Two Headlining comedians making a kick ass living NOT living in LA: Lenny Clarke’s IMDb page is a slightly longer read than Moby Dick. If you caught Clarke in the documentary When Stand Up Stood Out, (alongside Dennis Leary, Steven Wright, Colin Quinn and other legends of the Boston Comedy Scene) you’d think he was the regular schmo. But don’t let his ‘regular guy’ demeanor fool you, he’s been a series regular on a network TV show or appeared in major motion pictures for most of the past 20 years – all while making his home on Martha’s Vinyard. Bernie & AL interview Clarke from the green room of Giggle’s Comedy Club then bump into Juston McKinney who gives them a quick update on his career from the Kitchen on the way to the stage. Like Clark, McKinney collects TV credits (Comedy Central Specials, Conan, The Tonight Show, etc), movie credits (Zookeeper, Mall Cop 2) and produces his own pilots and live tours while living in New Hampshire with all the normalcy of a wife, kids and dogs. Both Super Talents are doing quite well for themselves without living in Hollywood, or is it because they don’t live in Hollywood?
From Sons of Anarchy, True Detective, True Blood, etc. Actor Brad Carter drops by fresh off of filming BLACK MASS with Johnny Depp. Bernie and AL discuss his recent breakthroughs in Hollywood, making an album and accomplishing all this while battling Essential Tremor. Brad made headlines (and went Viral) undergoing Deep Brain Stimulation surgery for 7 hours – while playing guitar. Anyone dealing with Essential Tremor will appreciate his insight and candor.
A Must Listen Interview before you catch Brad in Ascension premiering December 15th on SyFy.
Only Eric Deskin can tell the story of being fired from a law firm hysterically. Bernie & AL interview the comedian / character actor about his regular gig on Kimmel, working with Vince D’Onofrio and HIS moments with Tom Cruise jumping up and down long before Cruise did it on Oprah’s couch.
Preview Eric’s endless TV credits in these 4 Funny Minutes to warm you up for the whole interview.
Bernie and AL interview comedian Jay Black in the greenroom at The Tropicana in Atlantic City. They discuss the highs of headlining, getting his pilot made with a cast including Paul Sorvino, Janeane Garofalo and Michael Madsen and the lows of depression. Lexapro, anyone?
In this episode Bernie & AL set out to interview Nemr Abou Nassar about making the leap from selling out theaters in the middle east to the hustle of LA. What they got was a whole lot more. Born in Beirut , Nassar fled the Lebanese Civil War with his family, became an American citizen and grew up listening to his mom’s Richard Pryor and George Carlin records. Before moving back to Lebanon after the War’s end he made up his mind that he would be a comedian (or a Mutant Ninja Turtle). Nassar talks comedy, The Middle East, Lebanon and a lot of Truth.
Bernie & AL interview actor/comedian Brian Scolaro about his roles on Dexter, Madmen, Grey’s Anatomy etc, and discuss the battle to succeed in entertainment (or any business) while maintaining one’s humanity. 2nd half of the interview takes place while Bernie & AL drive Scolaro to LAX for his road gigs.
Bernie and AL interview comedian Jimmy Dunn about landing a starring role on CBS’s new sitcom The McCarthys. Jimmy tells about being flown in from Boston for the audition, the grueling process of keeping himself in the running and falling asleep on a bench on the CBS studio lot. It’s ok, the director woke him up telling him he got the part. Where better to interview this Boston comedian than Beachmont Dunkin’ Donuts in Revere? Keeping in true Boston form, you’ll hear from a few neighborhood characters as all 3 comedians witness and comment on a racial altercation. As if you could do anything in Boston without there being a racial altercation.