Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Episode 261: Live Wrestling, Civil War Hype, and Cultural Appropriation


Woohoo! Episode 261 y'all! After some quick updates, we announce the winner of our not-affiliated-with-anything Captain America: Civil War contest! Awesome! We break down the below Web Couliers and Chuck salivates at the thought of new Blink-182 music. Then he salivates about news concerning a Jumanji reboot, and a possible Iron Man 4. We somehow segue into more talk about Captain America: Civil War. We then break down the past week or so, which included StarFox Zero, two separate live wrestling events (WWE NXT + WWE RAW), and watching a movie in the theater in Chuck's apartment complex.
We then talk about Jerry Seinfeld's plan to help Margaret Cho get a second chance with an audience that didn't enjoy her set. Chuck talks about four podcasts he's listened to recently that he recently enjoyed. After that, we dip our tootsies into the conversation about cultural appropriation and really demonstrate our lack of understanding and call for clarity on the issues.
-Brad



Web Couliers:
TRAILER: Lady Dynamite
TRAILER: Magnificent Seven
MUSIC: Blink-182: Bored to Death

Friday, April 22, 2016

Episode 260: Our Super Official Captain America: Civil War Contest


We are running a contest this week! While we aren't official characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (yet), that doesn't mean we can't celebrate its existence. And we do so with a ten-question quiz sprinkled throughout the episode. Answers can be submitted before Tuesday, April 26 at 11:59 via chuckandbrad@gmail.com. The episode starts with some Movie Driplets about the next Spider-Man movie, then I explain to Chuck the writers of another shared cinematic universe that has us scratching our bulbous heads in confusion, like apes confronted with a medium-difficulty Sudoku. Chuck then enlightens us with a housefire update about the person charged with stealing a check from the dumpster outside his burned-out house. We celebrate our pals Lou and Laura moving to Rhode Island, and then talk about Chuck's move to Providence for the summer.
Chuck then talks a little about the Senior Discount show last Wednesday, then talks about going to the Skylar Grey show in Boston. Brad provides an update to episode 257 for those of you concerned. There's a new entry or two in our Jurassic Snark feature, then we recap the questions and decide on a time frame for you to respond in! "What's so civil about war anyway?" - Axl Rose, I think.
-Brad



Web Couliers:
There are no Web Couliers this week.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Episode 259: Simon & Garfunkel, Ridiculous Emails, and Our Stand-Up Show


We welcome Gina into the studio for episode 259. After some Chuck and Brad updates, we briefly talk about the Web Coulier listed below. From there, Chuck provides movie driplets about the new Hannibal Burress documentary, as well as Mick Foley's upcoming show on the WWE Network. After that, we learn about the resurgence in popularity of the Simon & Garfunkel song "The Sound of Silence" due to its use in a meme.
The guys talk about an upcoming zombie video game, then Chuck surprises me by asking Gina to read an old email I wrote to a bunch of friends. And yes, I assume they are making fun of me (and react like it), but come around when I realize we're all in on the joke. (Proof that I am capable of admitting when I'm wrong!) Chuck then has Gina read a list of strange/wonderful things he has said before digging into his own archives to provide more ridiculousness for a new and yet unnamed segment, revolving around old quotes and things we've written in the past.
I talk about some recent improv shows, then we offer a quick spoiler-free review of the new first-person action movie Hardcore Henry. We close by reviewing our most recent (and third ever) stand-up show at the Comedy Connection.
-Brad

ALSO! Jurassic Lark? Chistory + History? New Segment Stuff:
"Chuck and Lou's Ex", Two of Chuck's Idiotic 'Conflict Resolution' Papers from College, The "Weekly Tom Wells Poll", and "Love = Silent Scope Complete"!

Web Couliers:
TRAILER: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Episode 258: Interviewing The Homeless Gospel Choir


This week is light on the Chuck and Brad, heavy on the Interview Segment. The guys offer a brief recap of their weeks - Chuck hit up a new restaurant, Brad had a road gig, the guys watched Wrestlemania with friends, and Chuck has some living situation news in regards to his house fire. Once that is complete, they turn it over to a Skype interview with Derek Zanetti, who plays acoustic punk rock as The Homeless Gospel Choir. They discuss music and art and politics and religion and the connections between everything. It's a good talk with a good guy.
-Brad

Web Couliers:
There are no Web Couliers this week.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Episode 257: Alien Day, iTunes Policies, and Brad's Big Decision


Remember how the previous episode was the SECOND half of a long conversation? Well...this is the FIRST half! Wow! It's like time travel! We start this week by discussing 20th Century Fox's marketing ploy of "Alien Day," celebrating the film franchise in the best possible way - through massive merchandising efforts. Chuck talks about his excitement level for Left 4 Dead 2 working on the Xbox One, then we gab about an Adam Sandler comedy tour.
I then relate an embarrassing admission about online dating before getting into some vulnerable and honest territory (with a special appearance by Gina bringing us candy).
-Brad

Web Couliers:
There are no Web Couliers this week.