Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Episode 280: The Story of Mac the RI Ska Kid

It's an interview episode! We talk briefly about the below Web Coulier (sent in by Classy Chad Kafka), an email from Eric Macksoud about *his* ideal blink-182 set, then dive into a long talk with music promoter Mac Prior. Mac used to wrestle. Mac toured with bands. Mac has been putting on RI Ska and Punk shows for 10 years. He and Chuck talk about how the scene has changed over the years, and share some fun memories of shows they worked together on or saw. Also - does Chuck have any new tumors to speak of? Listen in for the announcement! A fun time is had by all!
- Brad

Web Couliers:
VIDEO: Where was Thor during Captain America: Civil War?

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Episode 279: Confrontational Comedy, Summerslam, and the blink-182 Concert

We are joined this week by local goofballs Lou Perella and Gina Mastrostefano. Chuck kicks things off proper by sharing some late-developing thoughts about Suicide Squad and its marketing. Does a trailer using "Bohemian Rhapsody" convey a certain tone or set of expectations? After that, Chuck tells Lou (and you?) about the Eric Andre show. Yes, we're like four seasons late to the party, but at least we got to the party! We all talk about Comedy Central's Roast Battle (from last month) and roast comedy in general. Speaking of comedy, we also break down our night performing stand-up at the Wheel House in Narragansett - our first bar show!
Chuck tells me about his weekend beach experience, I tell him about mine. We discuss Summerslam 2016 and the ending to the Brock Lesnar/Randy Orton match.
Finally, we talk about going to see Blink-182 in concert last week. On top of that, we assemble our "ideal" Blink-182 concert setlists and debate the merits of each. Fun reminiscing!
- Brad

Web Couliers:
IMAGE: Joker Batman suit left out of Suicide Squad

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Episode 278: Louis CK, Chuck's Stand-Up Review, and Sausage Party

This episode starts out with me talking about my work burdens before we dive into the below Web Couliers. Chuck shares some movie driplets - one makes us glad, one makes us sad. We talk about the new Green Day album, Conor McGregor trash-talking the WWE roster, and podcast pal Brian Decoteaux's birthday gift to Chuck. We gleefully recap our trip to Louis CK, which leads to a discussion about my parents' comedy habits (or lack thereof). We chat about Chuck encouraging children to assault me at a 4-year-old's birthday party.
Chuck talks about the movie The Nice Guys, then his sweet kayaking trip around Bristol. We break down his stand-up set in the Last Comix Standing contest from last week, and he tells me about Foo Fest, a Providence street party.
From there, we break down the new movie Sausage Party and our thoughts on it - we say we're only going to do seven minutes' worth of spoiler-full talk, but it goes beyond that. We close the show talking about the fun night we had playing video games in a movie theatre with Lou and B Lau and then sign off!
- Brad

Web Couliers:
VIDEO: Trailer for CM Punk documentary series
VIDEO: Larry David and Jiminy Glick
MUSIC: Against Me! - Haunted Haunting Haunts

Monday, August 15, 2016

Episode 277: The Story of Pancake

We recorded this in the same session as the previous episode, so Mike "Pancake" Florio (who really doesn't enjoy that nickname) and Eric "Scrunchy" Macksoud (loves that nickname) are here to talk about memories of the local music scene. Mike has lived a strange charmed musical life and tells us some great road stories. We also hear about how a photo of his genitals ended up plastered all over the internet! Whoa mama!
- Brad

Web Couliers:
There are no Web Couliers this episode.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Episode 276: Our Suicide Squad Review

We're joined this week by Mike Florio (AKA: Pancake) and Eric Macksoud. The original plan was a short review of Suicide Squad, then a bunch of talk about old Senior Discount stories with our guest, Pancake. But plans never really work the way we want them to, and this episode is all about Suicide Squad. We offer a non-spoiler review, then it's nothing but spoilers from there on you can at least listen to the first part of it, right?
- Brad

Web Couliers:
There are no Web Couliers this episode.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Episode 275: Flight of the Conchords, Stand-Up Review, and Canobie Lake Park

After some Chuck and Brad updates, we talk about some news! We chat about the Netflix Marvel Universe and what we're excited about, then Chuck gets REALLY excited for the trailer for Kong: Skull Island. Chuck tells me about John Cena being cast in an HBO mockumentary about cycling, then about Joe Carnahan writing the Uncharted movie. There's a Blair Witch sequel coming out, as well as a remake of...*sigh*...Pumpkinhead.
Fans of Chuck's squabbles will be delighted to learn that this week, he's upset again, and he's setting his sights on a company going out of business. We talk about the new singles from Against Me! and Green Day, as well as Michael J. Fox appearing on stage with Coldplay.
Once the news is done, we look back at our past few weeks. We went to see Flight of the Conchords, Chuck went to Vermont, Chuck talks about the foam party last week's guests played, then we get to a weekend of stand-up. We both performed Saturday night, then I went up on Sunday as part of the Last Comix Standing. We talk a lot about what worked and what didn't, although I tend to focus on more of the latter. Then we discuss our group trip to Canobie Lake Park before Chuck tells me about his birthday at the Mystic Aquarium! We have been busy!

P.S. After the podcast, Brad LOST HIS SHIT about the Pumpkinhead remake!!!!!

Web Couliers:
VIDEO: Fan-made Marvel Vs DC movie trailer