Greg Grunberg on “Heroes Reborn” and “The Force Awakens”

It’s good to be Greg Grunberg right now, as he’s starring on a hit TV show (“Heroes Reborn”) and is also in a little sci-fi movie that’s doing pretty well at the box office.  We talked about revisiting the role of Matt Parkman (with a twist), being a part of the Star Wars universe, and how he plans to handle the very specific questions he’s expecting to field at all future comic conventions.

The Movie Man reviews “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

The Movie Man gives us a thorough, spoiler-free review of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” and also shares his disappointed feelings on the Tiny Fey/Amy Poehler comedy “Sisters.”

Bill McCormick on KFC, Meat Glue & Christmas Traditions

Bill McCormick joined us from the World News Center to chat about the holiday season, including Christmas traditions, the origin of Jesus’s name, St. Nicholas’s temper, KFC, and Kobe beef — now with Meat Glue(TM).

George Wallace

It was great talking to George Wallace, one of the funniest people in the history of ever.  We discussed his new comedy album and DVD, “Large and In Charge,” and made plans to go to Portillo’s the next time he’s in town.

Holiday party ideas with Alie & Georgia

Cooking Channel personalities Alie & Georgia called in to share some fun ideas for holiday theme parties (including a signature cocktail for each one) and immediately got our attention by mentioning Tequila Lime Chex Mix.  Yes, please!

Bill McCormick sets the record straight on Internet memes

Bill McCormick called in from the World News Center to share some happy emails from listeners, and then ran down a list of recent Internet memes to either confirm or deny.

Cary Elwes on his new show “The Art of More”

Cary Elwes called in to The Big Wakeup Call to talk about his new series on Crackle, “The Art of More.”  We discussed how the cast quickly found their chemistry, how this is a subject matter that has been overdue for a dramatic series portrayal, and the pros and cons of binge watching.

Scott Aukerman on the Comedy Bang! Bang! Season Finale

It’s no secret we’re huge fans of Comedy Bang! Bang! here at The Big Wakeup Call, as evidenced by Scott Aukerman making his 5th appearance on our program.  We chatted with Scott about what we’ll see on tomorrow night’s season 4 finale with Josh Groban (11/10c on IFC), last week’s surprise return of original bandleader Reggie Watts, and whether we may see a Comedy Bang! Bang! soundtrack album.