Time for another brand new episode! This week Matt welcomes podcast, comedian, improviser, magician, writer, and mind noodler, Matt Donnelly! They talk about how they met, Matt D’s podcasts, Abracababble and Matt and Mattingly’s Ice Cream Social, as well as Matt D’s love of magic and comedy. They also chat about tour with Piff The Magic Dragon, building a live show, the origins of Matt D’s desire to mind noodle and his appearance (and job) on Penn & Teller: Fool Us.
This week, Matt welcomes Mike Rugnetta back to the show. The two talk about Mike’s latest adventure – the Shadowrun podcast “Fun City.” They look back on his days on YouTube and PBS Idea Channel, chat about his love of tabletop gaming, writing music, his other podcast “Reasonably Sound” and the possibility of getting back to making new videos on the internet.
On this week’s episode, Matt welcomes Jenn de la Vega to the show! She is a caterer, food stylist, recipe developer, and shadow runner. The two discuss how Jenn got involved with the podcast Fun City, how she got started with cooking and catering, her band The Shortsleeves, as well as the origins of Randwiches, and her book “Showdown: Comfort Food, Chili & BBQ.”
On the latest episode of the podcast, Matt welcomes longtime friend and nerdy rap sorcerer, Schäffer The Darklord! The two chat about Schäffer’s tour with MC Lars, his upcoming new record, as well as what it’s like creating music for his monthly Patreon as compared to working on a full length record. They also chat about video games, slow walkers, the burlesque and wrestling extravaganza Tasselmania, and his record/band with Vince Vandal called “The Department Of Darkness.”
This week on the program, Matt welcomes Lord Xzae, Philonius Phunk, Terrible Toad King, SirenSeraph and SwagSwitcha, also known as the hip hop supergroup Symphonic Pheenix Force! With Matt, SPF talks about their origins, their new record, “Art Of Fusion,” their writing process, collaborations, influences, and inspirations. They also chat about how they choose their samples, MAGFest 2019, live shows, how they spend their down time and what the future of SPF looks like.
This week Matt is joined by comedian, actor, improviser, writer, and web explorer Mark Vigeant. Mark hosts the comedy show “Internet Explorers” monthly at Caveat in NYC (December’s show plays 12/20 at 7pm). Matt and Mark chat about Mark’s comedy roots, the origins of his monthly show, as well as his one man show, “Let’s Make A Website.” They also discuss NYC theater, Neopets, YouTube, creating themes for live shows and why we outgrow some of our favorite comedians.
On the podcast this week, Matt is joined by nerd, rapper, dancer, actor and Nintendo lover, Super Smack. Together the two of them discuss Super Smack’s performance origins, his latest EP, “Neon Red,” song writing, collaborations, and his earliest gaming memories. They also discuss Smack’s roots in musical theater, his presence and plans for YouTube, tour life, his music videos and upcoming projects.
This week, Matt welcomes back indie rock singer/songwriter Joe Adragna a.k.a. The Junior League. Joe is back on the show promoting his newest record, Adventureland. Matt and Joe chat about the inspiration for Joe’s new record, as well as his writing process. The pair also talk about Joe’s influences, future projects, playing live and the art of marketing a new record.
This week Matt welcomes producer, burlesque performer, actor, singer and incredible human, Heart Crimson! Heart joins Matt to chat about their annual burlesque show Burlexes. From production to casting to performing and more, we get a retrospective of the show. They also talk about what the future of the show holds and how Heart plans to continue to grow it. You can see this year’s Burlexes on September 14th at WOW Cafe Theater in NYC. Ticket details coming soon so stay tuned!
On this episode of Autographs, Matt chats with the incomparable drag and burlesque badass, Hazel Tart. Hazel talks with Matt about how she got her start in the drag scene, her discovery of burlesque, her love of a variety of nerdy pursuits, as well as what goes into building a performance. They also discuss the great lengths to which Hazel goes in order to craft unique narratives in those performances. Finally, Matt and Hazel dive into Hazel’s hiatus from performing — and why she felt she need to take a step back.