After five strong years creating memorable characters on Saturday Night Live, Nasim Pedrad now plays “Jane” on Fox TV’s new comedy “Mulaney.” We talked about the differences in the production schedules of SNL and a traditional sitcom, how much fun it is to work with Martin Short, and the object of wonder that is John Mulaney’s hair.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Because the safety of my listeners is of utmost importance, I felt the need to call in a Zombie expert in case things go down in a bad way on Halloween night. Nick Redfern is the author of The Zombie Book: The Encyclopedia of the Living Dead. Nick mentioned how a potential Zombie virus is not that much different from Ebola or Rabies. So that could happen…Follow @bigwakeupcall
Alison Sweeney called in to talk about her final appearance of “Days of Our Lives,” as well as the newest episode of “The Biggest Loser.”Follow @bigwakeupcall
Tyler Mane played Michael Myers in Rob Zombie’s Halloween remakes. He talked about getting his break in the movies while still working as a professional wrestler, how he landed the role of Sabretooth in X-Men movie, and how he was recognized in Costco in a very unusual way. His latest project is “Compound Fracture,” out now on DVD.
Graham Nash returned to the show this morning to talk about the paperback release of his memoir, “Wild Tales: A Rock and Roll Life.” I think Graham must have heard yesterday’s interview with Dennis DeYoung, because he also sang a few lines, busting out bits of “Bus Stop” and “Look Through Any Window” from his days in the Hollies. We also discussed the Hollies’ first tour of America, how he developed his harmony technique, and why he constantly feels the need to create.Follow @bigwakeupcall
Gavin MacLeod’s career spans over 50 years in the movies and on television. He was happy to talk about The Love Boat, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and how the ME in ME-TV kind of refers to him.Follow @bigwakeupcall
One of the first 45′s I remember owning was “Come Sail Away.” I came home from school one day and my mom had bought it for me after hearing it on the old WLS. I wore that thing out on my little Fisher-Price record player. I’ve been a fan of Styx ever since, and was very happy to have the chance to chat with Dennis DeYoung. When he started spontaneously singing a little bit of “Lady” it gave me chills! Dennis was on to talk about his new CD/DVD, “Dennis DeYoung and the Music of Styx Live in Los Angeles.”Follow @bigwakeupcall
Garry Trudeau called in to talk about Season 2 of “Alpha House,” now out on Amazon Prime Instant Video. We talked about why he chose to go with startup Amazon Studios, how his writing process differs for the series versus the strip, and possible reasons why he’s still somehow seen as “reclusive.”Follow @bigwakeupcall