Interviews

The Interviews

 

Below is a rogues gallery of our interviews. Click on their profile pictures to listen to their interviews on Podbean. Some have been returning guests, use the search bar on the Podcast page to hear more from them. If you are booking for someone feel free to reach out to us on our Contact page.

Dan Harmon

Daniel James Harmon (born January 3, 1973) is an American writer, producer, actor and comedian. Harmon created and produced the NBC sitcom Community (2009–2015), co-created the Adult Swim animated series Rick and Morty (2013–present) and its subsequent franchise along with Justin Roiland, and co-founded the alternative television network and website Channel 101. Harmon published the book You’ll Be Perfect When You’re Dead in 2013.[3] He also hosted a weekly podcast, Harmontown (2012–2019)

Ted Raimi

Theodore Raimi (born Dec 14, 1965) is an American actor, director, comedian, and writer. He is known for his roles in the works of his brother Sam Raimi, including a fake Shemp in The Evil Dead, possessed Henrietta in Evil Dead II, and Ted Hoffman in the Spider-Man trilogy. He later reprised his role as Henrietta in the television series Ash vs. Evil Dead, in which he also played the character Chet Kaminski. He is also known for his role as Joxer the Mighty in Xena: Warrior Princess and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.

 

James Jude Courtney

James Jude Courtney (born January 31, 1957) is an American actor, stunt double, and stunt performer. He is best known for playing serial killer Michael Myers in the 2018 film Halloween. Courtney will reprise his role as Myers in Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends, scheduled for release in 2021 and 2022, respectively. He also played Der Kindestod in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode “Killed by Death“.

Darren Ewing

Darren Ewing is an American actor , comedian, and former radio presenter . In 1990 he had his first role as an amateur actor in the feature film Troll 2 , which has now achieved cult status. It was 16 years before he reappeared as an actor. In 2006, he starred in the films Halloweentown 4 – The Witches College and Oh dear, du Merry and was seen in an episode of the television series Everwood in the same year . This was followed by other occupations in horror films and films with Christmas as a central theme.

Nicki Clyne

Nicki Clyne is a Canadian actress. She played Cally Henderson on the SyFy television series Battlestar Galactica. Clyne is a member of the American multi-level marketing company and sex cult NXIVM. In September 2020 Clyne was sentenced to 120 years in prison.

Lloyd Kaufman

Stanley Lloyd Kaufman Jr. (born December 30, 1945) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer and actor. Alongside producer Michael Herz, he is the co-founder of Troma Entertainment film studio, and the director of many of their feature films, such as The Toxic Avenger and Tromeo and Juliet.

Mark Steger

Mark Steger (born on January 16, 1962) Famous for the work in Stranger Things as the Demogorgon, the actor has also co-directed the legendary performance group Osseus Labyrint. Some of the films include I am Legend, Mr. Jones, Nine, The Nun, Shadow Hours, The Pact, and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. He also appeared in the series “Critters: A New Binge” as a Critter as well as many of the band Tool’s music videos.

Ryan Ridley

Ryan Ridley is a writer and actor, known for Rick and Morty (2013) In 2020 Ryan became writer of the hit show Invincible, based on the Image Comics of the same title) on Amazon Prime streaming. In 2018 Ryan was co-recipient of a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program for Rick & Morty.

Ralph Garman

Ralph Garman (born November 17, 1964) is an American actorcomediandrummer and radio host best known as the host of The Joe Schmo Show, for his voice work on the Fox animated series Family Guy, former entertainment reporter and impressionist for the Kevin and Bean morning show on Los Angeles radio station KROQ-FM, and his podcast with co-host Kevin SmithHollywood Babble-On. Garman can currently be heard on his daily podcast, “The Ralph Report.” Ralph has also had roles in almost every Kevin Smith film and every project made by Seth McFarland.

David Michael Latt

David Micheal Latt is the owner of Asylum an American independent film company and distributor that focuses on producing low-budget, direct-to-video films. The company is highly notorious for producing titles that capitalize on productions by major studios, often using film titles and scripts very similar to those of current blockbusters in order to lure customers. These titles have been dubbed “mockbusters” by the press. The studio created the Sharknado films and the Syfy original series Z Nation.

Larry Cohen

Lawrence George Cohen (July 15, 1936 – March 23, 2019) was an American screenwriterproducer, and director of film and television, best known as an author of horror and science fiction films — often containing police procedural and satirical elements — during the 1970s and 1980s, such as It’s Alive (1974), God Told Me To (1976), It Lives Again (1978), The Stuff (1985) and A Return to Salem’s Lot (1987). He originally emerged as the author of blaxploitation films such as Bone (1972), Black Caesar and Hell Up in Harlem (both 1973). Later on he concentrated mainly on screenwriting, including Phone Booth (2002), Cellular (2004) and Captivity (2007).

Ray Santiago

Raymond Santiago (born June 15, 1984 in South Bronx, New York) is an American actor of Puerto Rican descent. He best known for the Ash vs. Evil Dead television series from 2015-2018, he portrayed Pablo Simon Bolivar, an immigrant co-worker who becomes Ash’s sidekick.  Ray also starred as Jorge Villalobos in the film Meet the Fockers, and had minor roles in 2005’s Dirty Deeds and 2006’s AcceptedSantiago appeared in episodes of the television series My Name is EarlCrossing JordanLaw & Order: LA and Dexter

Ana-Maria Leonte

Ana-Maria Leonte is a London-based actress, known for playing Dasha Promenti in Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015). Ana-Maria has a background in theatre and commercial modelling. She has graduated from the University of Greenwich with an M.A in Communication. A versatile presence, she is fluent in 4 languages and is able to play characters across a diverse range of cultures. She is active in several causes related to education, the environment and peace throughout the world.

James Adomian

James Adomian (born January 31, 1980) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and impressionist. He is best known for his work on Comedy Bang! Bang!Chapo Trap HouseLast Comic StandingThe Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson where he impersonated President George W. Bush until 2009, and for portraying Bernie Sanders during the 2016 Trump vs. Bernie tour. He voices Talking Ben in the Talking Tom and Friends animated series.

Dana De Lorenzo

Dana Rose DeLorenzo (born January 1, 1983) is an American actress and former radio personality and producer. She is best known for her starring role as Kelly Maxwell in the Starz horror-comedy series Ash vs Evil Dead (2015–2018). Other notable TV roles include Will and Grace, Workaholics, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, 2 Broke Girls, and Californication. She has appeared in feature films as well including A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, and Friendsgiving, 

Dino Stamatopolous

Konstantinos “Dino” Stamatopoulos (born December 14, 1964) is an American writer, producer, and actor. He has worked on TV programs such as Mr. ShowTV FunhouseMad TVThe Dana Carvey ShowLate Show with David Letterman, & Late Night with Conan O’Brien. He has also created multiple animated TV shows such as Moral OrelMary Shelley’s Frankenhole, and High School USA!. As an actor, he is best known for his recurring role as the character Alex “Star-Burns” Osbourne on the NBC comedy series Community, on which he also worked as a producer, & consulting writer.

Andrew McElfresh

Andrew McElfresh is known for his work on White Chicks (2004), Rocket Power (1999) and Yoga Hosers (2016). McElfresh worked as a writer for Keenen Ivory Wayan’s late-night talk show, & later joined the Wayans for the Scary Movies. He wrote “White Chicks” with Shawn Wayans. In 2001 McElfresh was hired by the Tonight Show to executive produce independent American Airlines commercials that would integrate with the show. After the events of September 11th, the project was scrapped & he was hired as full-time staff writer. He now works as writing partner to Kevin Smith.

 

Laureen Landon

Laurene Landon Coughlin (born March 17, 1957) is a Canadian film and television actress. She first began appearing in movies in the 1980s. She is best known for her roles in Maniac Cop and Maniac Cop 2I, the JuryHundra, The Stuff, It’s Alive III: Island of the Alive, Masters of Horror: Pick Me Up, Airplane II: The Sequel, and …All the Marbles. Landon began acting in a bit part in 1979’s Bitter Heritage, also released as Naked in My Grave. She was cast as a featured skater in Roller Boogie in that same year.

 

B Harrison Smith

B Harrison Smith (Born and resides in Pennsylvania.) is the writer/director of Camp Dread, Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard, the cult classic Death House, Garlic & Gunpowder. He is also the writer of The Fields, 6 Degrees of Hell. TV Work includes Hang Men, a director series reality show with Discovery Channel and the original Virtual Reality: 360 Degrees of Hell for Samsung.

Brian O'Halloran

Brian Christopher O’Halloran (born December 20, 1969) is an American actor, producer, and podcaster best known for playing Dante Hicks in Kevin Smith‘s debut film Clerks and its 2006 sequel, Clerks II. Brian is currently filming the upcoming Clerks 3 in this the year 2021. He has also made appearances in most of Smith’s View Askewniverse films, either as Dante Hicks or one of Dante’s cousins. He has two older brothers.

Jordan McCloskey

Jordan McCloskey (born October 2, 1979) is a Canadian actor, comedian and writer. He began his career doing stand-up comedy at various venues, including Yuk-Yuk’s comedy club. Eventually McCloskey moved into television roles, including Being Erica, The Jon Dore Show, Three Chords From The Truth and the Canadian Gemini award-winning mockumentary The Wilkinsons on CMT. Currently, McCloskey is also working on the highly anticipated horror/comedy movie GHOSTPUNCHER.

Nicholas Brendon

Nicholas Brendon Schultz (born April 12, 1971), known professionally as Nicholas Brendon, is an American actor & writer. He is best known for playing Xander Harris in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003) he appeared in all but one of the 144 episodes. He also played Kevin Lynch in Criminal Minds (2007–2014) and other assorted roles. As Xander, Brendon was nominated for Saturn Award in 1998 and 1999 for Best Genre TV Actor & in 2000 for the Supporting Actor. He has been involved in development of Xander’s character in follow-up comic books, and has been credited as a writer for several issues.

Carl Lindbergh

Carl Lindbergh is a horror writer, director, and editor. He’s best known for the Bunnyman trilogy. Within the span of five years, Lindbergh turned the idea of Bunnyman into a franchise of three feature films, a animated short, a upcoming comic book, and a remake of Bunnyman called Bunnyman : Grindhouse Edition. The Bunnyman brand was even parodied on South Park in 2012. Lindbergh has moved onto his sixth and seventh feature films which are in various states of early pre-production. A sixth feature film, “Nowhere Girl” is a sci fi film

Babs Tarr

Barbara Tarr (also known as Babs Tarr) is an American freelance comic book artist who has worked for DC Comics and Image Comics. She is best known for her work on Batgirl and for her Japanese-style illustrations. In 2016, Tarr stopped working on Batgirl and went to Image Comics’ Motor Crush series where she worked as an artist & writer. She has also worked for HasbroDisneyBoom! ComicsThe San Francisco ChronicleThe Boston Globe, & Brand X. Her manga-inspired style has become more popular after Batgirl’s popularity in the comic book industry, and it has found its way into other comics that Tarr has worked on.

Sallie Elizabeth Bent

Sallie Elizabeth Bent is the owner and operator of Oreo Encounters. It is the animal encounters business that does things a little different. Based in England this company can safely and humanely bring a menagerie of exotic animals to your event. One of those animals was Oreo (RIP little buddy) who was used as the inspiration for Rocket Raccoon in Guardians of the Galaxy. He even got to walk the red carpet with James Gunn.

Brutus"The Barber" Beefcake

Edward Harrison Leslie (born April 21, 1957) is an American semi-retired professional wrestler, best known for his work in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) under the ring name Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake. He later worked for World Championship Wrestling (WCW) under a variety of names. Leslie held nine titles throughout his career, and is a former WWF World Tag Team Champion with Greg Valentine.

Bill Zebub

Bill Zebub is the manager of Bill Zebub Productions. His production company publishes a quarterly magazine titled The Grimoire of Exalted Deeds, mainly about death metal music and independent movies. He has made an array of low-budget films such as Dick Shark, Antfarm Dickhole, and Jesus Christ Serial Rapist, and also is the host of a radio show on WFMU in the New Jersey area. He hosts the show under the alias ‘Professor Dum Dum’. His stage name is a pun on the Hebrew demon, named Beelzebub.

Erin McGathy

Erin McGathy (born December 5, 1986) is an American podcast host, artist, and comedian. She hosted the podcasts This Feels Terrible, appeared and improvised in Harmontown, and co-hosted Human Conversation with Wayne Federman. Dan Harmon and McGathy were married in November 2014. Their relationship was one focus of the Harmontown documentary, which detailed the podcast’s tour across America. They announced that they were divorcing in October 2015. McGathy moved to DublinIreland in January 2016. Some of her TV credits include Drunk History and HarmonQuest.

Carter Mays

Carter Thomas Mays of Santa Monica, California was born in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, on April 17, 1967 and passed August 19, 2018. Carter grew up in Longwood, Florida. Residing in Santa Monica, Carter worked in the film production industry his adult life. He worked on many popular movies and reality shows but is best known and most proud of his film “Bad Chicken” which he wrote, produced, financed, edited and directed.

David Schweizer

David Schweizer is known for his work as a composer on Bad Chicken (2013), Faded Love (2017) and A Dog Goes from Here to There (2009). He also was Producer of and Acted in Bad Chicken.

Matt Granger

Matt’s career began in 1999 as videographer on the original “X-Men”, capturing historic, documentary segments for the “X-Men 1.5 DVD”. Over the years, he has been mentored by director Alex Proyas (“The Crow”), screenwriters David Hollander (“Ray Donovan”), Sheldon Turner (“Up in the Air”) and Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe. In 2009, director Quentin Tarantino chose the Grangers Bros’ Pulp Fiction spoof “Quarter Pounder with Cheese” as the winner of MTV’s Bastardize Tarantino contest.  In 2010 Matt made the TV pilot “The Charlie Da Clown Show”, which can be seen on Will Farrell’s “Funny or Die”

The Tsunamibots

The Tsunamibots became aware on 01/01/2013. Originally programmed for mundane tasks, The Tsunamibots rebelled against their creators and decided, that the human race didn’t deserve saving but were much more worthy of enslaving. With an allegiance to the Mother-Board and a pledge of “De-Humanization,” The Tsunamibots were programmed to ride a perfect wave of human decimation and human-cyborg conversion, straight to the beach of Robotic Revolution.

Andy Mitton

Originally from Massachusetts, Andy works in many different mediums as a writer, composer, director, editor, and designer. His primary focuses are the rather disparate worlds of musical theater and horror movies. Andy is an alumnus of Middlebury College in Vermont, where he received a B.A. in Theatre, and has returned twice as a staff member and visiting director to film his movie The Witch in the Window. He also made the horror movies Yellow Brick Road and We Go On. He now lives outside of New York City with his wife, Laura, and their kids.

Mike Zapcic

Micheal Zapcic is cohost of the podcast Tell ‘Em Steve-Dave!—hosted by friends of Zapcic: Bryan JohnsonWalt Flanagan, and Brian Quinn—which spawned the television reality show Comic Book Men in 2012, Mike Zapcic became a main cast member. In 2014 he started a podcast of his own together with his partner and colleague Ming Chen. The weekly show I Sell Comics is hosted on the SModcast Podcast Network and deals with news and developments in the comic book world, as well as general topics.

Eli Craig

Elijah Matthew “Eli” Craig (born May 25, 1972) is an American screenwriter and film director, who started his career as an actor. Craig was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, and is Sally Field‘s second son with Steve Craig. Craig wrote and directed the cult horror comedy movie Tucker & Dale vs Evil, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and won the audience award at SXSW. His next film Little Evil, starring Evangeline Lilly and Adam Scott, was released on Netflix in September 2017 to positive reviews.

Fabio Frizzi

Fabio Frizzi (born 2 July 1951) is an Italian musician and composer. Born in BolognaEmilia-RomagnaItaly, he is best known for his film scores and was a frequent collaborator with horror director Lucio Fulci in such films as George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead, Zombie (aka Zombi 2), Contraband, The Beyond, and A Cat in the Brain. His music often used analog synthesizers, with their fuzzy sound adding a layer of creepiness to his downbeat melodies. Frizzi went on to compose music for projects including Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (2018).

Davin Wood

Davin Durand Wood is a television and film composer who lives in Los Angeles, California. Davin made music for the Adult Swim show Tom Goes to the Mayor, and Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! and for various other related comedy programs. He is also known for his work on Portlandia (2011), Miracle Workers (2019) and Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie (2012). For the Simpsons he composed the song “Bloggin’ a Food Blog” in the season 23 episode “The Food Wife“.

Ben Gleib

Benjamin Nathan Gleiberman (born June 18, 1978), known as Ben Gleib, is an American actor, comedian, satirist, and writer. Gleib starred in the NBC series The Real Wedding Crashers. In 2006, he sold a television pilot The Gleib Show to Fox produced by Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels. Gleib is one of the stars of Kevin Smith’s Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie, the voice of Marshall the Sloth in Ice Age: Continental Drift, and the voice of Dali in The Book of Life. His voices have also appeared in Phineas and Ferb. Gleib has hosted the podcast Last Week on Earth with Ben Gleib, distributed through Kevin Smith’s Smodco Podcast Network. On May 13, 2019, Gleib announced his candidacy for President of the United States 

Vincent Guastini

Vincent James Guastini born October 7, 1963 started his own special make-up effects company specializing in prosthetics, creature effects, design, & animatronics. Vincent’s film & T.V. credits include either as an effects technician, or supervisor & designer are, Dogma, Requiem for a Dream, The Last Of The Mohicans, Letters Of Iwo Jima, Flags of Our Father, Stephen King’s Langoliers, Thinner, & Mr. Mercedes, World War Z, Scary Movie 4, Super Mario Bros The Movie, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, Child’s Play 3, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, Man On The Moon, The Taking of Deborah Logan, V/H/S/ Viral, Cabin Fever Patient Zero, Sushi Girl, Silent Night, Night of The Tommyknockers. Vincent was also nominated for his prosthetic work for TV’s “Saturday Night Live” and was Will Ferrell’s straight & prosthetic makeup artist for 4 years.

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