Chris D’Elia called in to chat about his new comedy special, “Man on Fire,” which premieres today (6/27/17) on Netflix. We discussed saying goodbye to a set of material, how promotion is part of the gig for a comedian, and how to best enjoy live comedy in a club.
Felicia Day is starring as Kinga Forrester(the daughter of the evil Dr. Clayton Forrester) on the new Mystery Science Theater 3000, which premieres with 14 new episodes on Netflix this Friday (4/14/17). We talked (of course) about our love for the original series, how the series is faithful to the old while introducing new elements, and what it’s like to have Patton Oswalt as her loyal henchman.
Scott Aukerman made his record-shattering 8th appearance on our Show, this time talking about “Michael Bolton’s Big Sexy Valentine’s Day Special,” which he co-directed and co-executive produced and is out now on Netflix. We discussed the origin of the special, why Comedy Bang! Bang’s signature mix of comedy, love and music made for a perfect match with Michael Bolton, and why this special could and should be a significant part of a romantic weekend. Plus: favorite lines from Comedy Bang! Bang!, filming in Australia on Christmas Day, and a medical explanation of male excitement.
Bill McCormick joined us once again from the World News Center with a rundown of superhero-related shows coming soon to your TV screen, including “Powerless,” “Legion,” “Iron Fist,” and “The Defenders.” Plus: we discuss the insane catchiness of Wiggles songs, and form the “Double-D Wacky Morning Zoo Show.”
Kari Byron and Tory Belleci returned to The Big Wakeup Call to talk about their new Netflix series, “The White Rabbit Project.” We discussed the concept of the show, why Kari repeatedly slapped Tory in the face, whether or not we’ll see Tory going over Niagara Falls in a barrel, and what we could see when they release a “wacky bloopers” reel.
Colin Quinn’s new comedy special, “Colin Quinn: The New York Story,” premieres this Friday on Netflix. We discussed the theme of the special, along with his one attempt at morning radio, working with Jerry Seinfeld, and an uncalled-for insult on Instagram from Any Schumer.
Tori Amos composed and performed a new song, “Flicker” for the movie “Audrie & Daisy,” now available on Netflix. The film tells the stories of two women who are sexually assaulted and then cyberbullied in the aftermath of their attacks. Tori talked about how she wrote the song after viewing the film and how we can open a national dialogue on cyberbullying and sexual abuse. We also discussed the upcoming 20th anniversary of her “Boys for Pele” record.
Florencia Lozano plays DEA agent Claudia Messina in the Golden Globe-nominated series “Narcos,” which returns to Netflix for season 2 on September 2. We talked about joining the cast for the second season, how the look of the show helped her get into character, and the impact she felt in filming the show on location in Columbia where the real events occurred.
Anthony Jeselnik’s new comedy special, “Thoughts and Prayers,” premieres Friday on Netflix. We talked about whether or not he considers himself a controversial comedian, why Netflix was the best platform for his special, and how the title is a reference to some Twitter-related hot water he found himself in, leading to a real discussion of the meaning behind someone offering their “thoughts and prayers” in response to a tragic event.
It was fun talking TV with Liz Shannon Miller, TV editor from Indiewire. We chatted about Better Call Saul, The House of Cards leak on Netflix, and why February continues to be nudity, violence and profanity sweeps month.