Tag Archives: Comedians

#305 – Christopher Titus – Amerigeddon

Comedian Christopher Titus first gained notoriety for his comedy special “Norman Rockwell is Bleeding,” where used his own warped version of the American family dynamic as a topic.  Now he’s promoting his eighth special, “Amerigeddon,” a show where he hilariously aims to “put to country back together.”

Titus also talks to us about his upcoming feature film, Special Unit, described as “Agents of Shield with midgets and handicapped people.”  He tells us what inspired him to do that show, which features many disabled actors in it.

We also delve into what started him down the path to comedy.  Christopher Titus is playing the Dayton Funnybone for two shows on Weds, June 28th.  More information can be found at christophertitus.com

 

#298 – Matt North – Above Ground Fools

Matt North - Above Ground Fools

Matt North has done a little bit of everything. In the L.A. Comedy scene, he opened for the likes of Marc Maron, Louis CK and Chris Rock.  As a screenwriter, he did Best Western, which won multiple awards, yet has never been produced. As an actor, he starred alongside Jason Alexander in HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, yet was written out of the script after one episode after Alexander left.  As a session drummer, both in Los Angeles and Nashville, he’s worked with Maria McKee, Jay Bennett, Peter Case and Mink Stole.

Over the last few years, North has taught himself guitar and piano and has just issued his first album, Above Ground Fools – ten songs all written by North.  We touch on the twists and turns of his varied career, including what got him playing drums in the first place, and the inspiration behind songs like “Cronkite and Cosell” and “I Sold it All.”