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Of Dice and Dens – 009 – Grate Expectations

Our heroes press on after the bat fiasco.  They arrive at the castle in a very unorthodox way.

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Dan and Jay’s Comedy Hour Podcast Episode 167 – Rattling the Fetus

This week Dan and Jay talk about Jay’s first foray into pamphlet making, with the History of Synthetic Cheese!

They also discuss their new podcast, Hosts with Their Own Picard!

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Dispatches from Fort Awesome Episode 100 – Staged Reading with Chris Marcil

This week we celebrate 100 episodes with the help of Chris Marcil and some new (and existing) friends of the show.  A staged reading of a semi-unproduced episode of NewsRadio, the b-story from which would later become the Rocket Fuel segment of Office Feud.

Our Cast:
Chris Marcil: https://twitter.com/ChrisMarcil
Haley Sims:  https://twitter.com/thehaleysims
Alex Salem:  https://twitter.com/thealexsalem
Eric Feltes:  https://twitter.com/ericfeltes
Milan Carter:  https://twitter.com/MilanKCarter
Natasha Younge:  https://twitter.com/natashayounge
Allen Rueckert:  https://twitter.com/AllenRueckert
Jen as Lisa
Jason Klamm: https://twitter.com/jklamm

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Hosts with Their Own Picard Podcast Episode 01 – Star Trek: Picard Teaser Trailer

Each week on Hosts with Their Own Picard , your hosts Dan Gomiller and Jason Klamm discuss episodes of the series Star Trek: Picard. As they wait for the show to launch, this episode talks about the teaser trailer for the new series. We actually intended for this to be a teaser for our show,

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The Professional Blur Update #theprofessionalblur

It’s crazy to me that after 20 years “officially” (read: first check) in the entertainment business, that extra work has any place among the things I regularly bust my ass to create.   When I was 19, getting paid to produce a video on grant writing, I didn’t even think I’d ever be an extra, let alone imagine there would be online outlets in the future that would be built so much on celebrating the infinitesimally important and engagingly ephemeral that I could tell people about these little nonsense “roles” I’d had on popular TV shows and some of the people reading my posts would tell me this is their favorite thing I do.

What I’m saying is: thank god those things exist.  Sure, they also help us stay in touch with the vacuous and the useless, but I regularly find gems on Instagram or Twitter, like friends who are trying to get their home businesses launched, or seeing people’s pets (I don’t care how much I like you, I want to talk your ear off in person, but all I want to see on Instagram is your cat), or stuff like I’ve been doing myself.  Tiny celebrations of things people enjoy doing.  Because I love extra work.  It’s a pain in the ass, but the payoff of seeing myself, mid-shot, in Good Trouble (above), is an absolute joy, because it both means nothing for the plot of the show, but solidly represents a sliver of my love for entertainment.  The best place for expressing this and enjoying it is social media.  With a single exception, maybe.

That exception being my next book.  I just hit the 70,000-word mark on The Professional Blur and it’s remarkable how little anger I’ve generated internally by writing about my own life.  There’s a lot about my own struggles in there, as well as the joys of living as an extra, but my favorite parts to write are, frankly, the ones where I realize I have a lot of apologizing to do.  There are a lot of those.  It’s cathartic and will also lead to some very real apologies to people who deserve it and, if experience serves, have moved on and forgotten my bullshit.

The book’s central theme surrounds me doing extra work, of course, and the little pieces of very good entertainment I’ve been associated with, over the years.  One critical piece is something you’ll see – I fucking hope – on July 16.  After years of wanting to be a VP expert on Drunk History, last October I got the chance to be, as you might have guessed, not that, but still, on Drunk History.  Being an extra on something that funny was remarkably exciting.  Of course, I’m now doing with anyone within reading distance of this post what I’ve done so many times with my family: “Hey, keep an eye out on BLANK this week, you just might see someone you recognize,” a tactic which usually falls flat, ESPECIALLY for extras.  We’re called that because we are the fat that can be trimmed from a scene and not missed.

Which I guess is the magic of it.  When you’re not trimmed, and the scene still doesn’t depend on you, but there you are, doing something you love.  On July 16th, I’ll find out how much of me you can see.  In the meantime, I absolutely love how little of me is in the first promo for the second half of season 2 (below).

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Dan and Jay’s Comedy Hour Podcast Episode 166: Walk Like a Dan – With Geoffrey Golden!

This week Dan and Jay are joined by fellow MP3.com alum Geoffrey Golden, and we talk about his comedy raps from the late 90s!  As well as the one rap thing we could find amongst our own stuff.

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Announcing Episode 100 of Dispatches from Fort Awesome

Dispatches from Fort Awesome: A NewsRadio Podcast has been discussing the classic 90s sitcom NewsRadio since 2016 with the likes of Vicki Lewis, James Burrows, Khandi Alexander, NewsRadio creator Paul Simms and dozens more.  On Tuesday, July 2 they’re releasing their 100th episode, a special staged reading of a NewsRadio script that never completely made it to air – only one of the storylines survived.  Episode 100 features the show’s hosts and new actors cast as modern versions of the characters originated by the likes of Dave Foley, Maura Tierney and Stephen Root.  Chris Marcil, co-writer of the episode in question, acts as the narrator.

Dispatches from Fort Awesome episode 100 features Haley Sims as Beth, Alex Salem as Jimmy James, Eric Feltes as Matthew, Milan Carter as Joe, Natasha Younge as Catherine, Co-Host Allen Rueckert as Dave, Co-Host Jen as Lisa and Co-Host Jason Klamm as Bill McNeal, with a special guest appearance by producer Todd Spider Chambers after the reading.  Allen, Jen and Jason have been fans of the show since its original run from 1995 to 1999, and now count the cast and crew of NewsRadio among their listeners.  They wanted episode 100 to be a fitting tribute to their favorite sitcom, and something special for fans of both the sitcom and the podcast.  Episode 100 of Dispatches from Fort Awesome will be found at WNYXNewsRadio.com, as well as Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.

The Cast:

Chris Marcil: https://twitter.com/ChrisMarcil
Haley Sims:  https://twitter.com/thehaleysims
Alex Salem:  https://twitter.com/thealexsalem
Eric Feltes:  https://twitter.com/ericfeltes
Milan Carter:  https://twitter.com/MilanKCarter
Natasha Younge:  https://twitter.com/natashayounge
Allen Rueckert:  https://twitter.com/AllenRueckert
Jen as Lisa
Jason Klamm: https://twitter.com/jklamm

Co-hosts Jason Klamm and Allen Rueckert are both co-stars of the Los Angeles hit stage show A Drinking Game.  Allen can be seen on the final season of Veep and in the upcoming Eddie Murphy film Dolemite is My Name.  Jason also hosts the Comedy on Vinyl and Dan and Jay’s Comedy Hour podcasts, and runs the StolenDress Podcast Network.

You can read the official press release here: bit.ly/newsradio100

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