Category Archives: Show Recaps

Harry Lennix from The Blacklist

Harry Lennix is very excited to play his character, FBI head Harry Cooper, and to be on a critically-acclaimed and successful show.  He’s also still a huge Chicago Bears fan and was kind enough to give us a tiny information nugget on the upcoming Batman vs. Superman movie, where he will reprise his role as General Swanwick.

Adam Ferrara from Top Gear

Adam Ferrara called in to talk about the new season of Top Gear (Thursdays at 8:00 CT on the History Channel).  He also shared stories about his stand-up days and driving 182 miles an hour on the way to the interview.

The Movieman on Gone Girl, Annabelle and Ebola

The Movieman was calling live from the set of CNN, so he kept looking over his shoulder in fear of catching Ebola while reviewing Gone Girl and Annabelle.  He also wants us to help spread the hashtag #Affleckpeen, which I refuse to do.


Bill McCormick from The World News Center

Bill McCormick from The World News Center spent his weekly visit with The Big Wakeup Call talking more about the future of space travel.   As in, like, November.



Bob Harper from “The Biggest Loser”

Bob Harper has been with The Biggest Loser since day one, and he called in to reflect on the 10th anniversary of the series, including the biggest changes he’s seen over 16 seasons, things he was surprised made it to air, and how he’s modified his training style over the past decade.

Henry Zebrowski from NBC’s “A-Z”

Henry Zebrowski was so happy to be calling a station in Chicago, fatherland of “his people.”  It was a very funny chat about getting the part of the best friend/wacky neighbor, comedic timing, the pitfalls of producing a pilot, and alliteration.

Dave Annable from “Red Band Society”

Dave Annable called in for a lively discussion about his new Fox series Red Band Society.  We chatted about method acting, the potential pitfalls of a publicity push, alliteration, and why he’s hesitant to take his shirt off on the series despite public outcry.

HGTV’s Mike Holmes

Mike Holmes called in to promote one or more of his 21 shows on HGTV and also shared some advice on getting your home ready for winter along with some general safety tips. He’s a stickler for safety glasses, so don’t even try that around him.  DON’T.  EVEN.  TRY.  IT.



Woodstock Legend Wavy Gravy

Wavy Gravy called in to promote his upcoming one-man show.  We talked about his “rainbow bridge,” what happened to Bob Dylan’s original typewriter, and why I shouldn’t be ashamed for my generation because of Woodstock ’94 and ’99.

David Mazouz, Bruce Wayne on “Gotham.”

David Mazouz plays Bruce Wayne on Fox’s new drama “Gotham.”  We talked about how it felt to learn he was going to play the young version of the future caped crusader, and why he still hasn’t come down from the excitement.