The Soda Parlor’s Olan Rogers’ “Final Space” cartoon picked up by TBS / Conan O’Brien

Final Space

Final Space 2018 on TBS

Deadline is reporting that TBS has green-lit Final Space, an interstellar animated comedy from Nashville-based indie filmmaker / actor / Youtuber / The Soda Parlor owner Olan Rogers, Conan O’Brien’s Conaco, and New Form in association with Turner’s Studio T, for premiere in 2018.

Olan seems pretty excited about it:

Final Space

Final Space is about Gary, an astronaut, and his pal Mooncake, who destroys planets. Just watch the fantastic 7-minute pilot:

The short has been very popular on Youtube. Olan pitched the concept to Comedy Central, TBS, FOX, FX, Youtube and Fullscreen who ALL wanted to sign on. Thom Hinkle (SVP of original programming for TBS) described the pitch saying, “Olan pitched us Final Space voicing all the characters and dancing around the conference room. It was kind of like a comedic MOON – genuinely funny and oddly heartfelt. We bought it in the room. So did other networks. We’re glad he chose us. XO.”

Olan Rogers sells apparel on his Olan Rogers Supply website and just re-opened his shop, The Soda Parlor, on 966 Woodland Street in East Nashville.

Billy Wayne Davis Live at Third Man Records (12″ VINYL) available for pre-order now

Billy Wayne Davis Live at Third Man Records

Billy Wayne Davis Live at Third Man Records

Billy Wayne Davis: Live at Third Man Records (12″ VINYL) was recorded 5/17/2016 during the Wild West Comedy Festival and is available for pre-order NOW at From Third Man Records:

“You don’t need to be from the South to understand Billy Wayne Davis’ particular brand of cutting humor, but being the Nashvillians we are (both transplanted and native), this up-and-comer is one of our favorite used-to-be local (and soon-to-go-global) stand-up comedians. Davis has gone from surprising crowds at the comedy club down the road with his “sharp-tongued-twang,” to conquering the alt comedy scene of Seattle, to hangin’ with Marc Maron, opening for Sturgill Simpson, winning over millions on Last Comic Standing, starring in a Morgan Spurlock produced documentary about Freedom, and working with the likes of Greg Giraldo, Louis CK, and Mitch Hedberg along the way.

Davis, now living in Los Angeles, headed back to Nashville while on tour last Spring and left the Blue Room audience in stitches. Third Man Records is thrilled to relive the night and share the comedic stylings Tennessee’s much-missed “small-town-smart-mouth” with the masses, adding another catalog number to what is becoming a pretty formidable collection of comedy records, including offerings from Reggie Watts, Rory Scovel, Aziz Ansari, Bill Burr, Conan O’Brien, Neil Hamburger, and more.

The Billy Wayne Davis Live at Third Man Records 12″ LP comes with a download code for a video of Davis’ complete set.”

Here’s a short clip they posted:

Visit the Third Man Records online store and place your order now!

Chad Riden, Sean Parrott, and Brad Pendergast on “Brain Trust” game show Harry Potter Edition


Michael Brown’s “Brain Trust” game show came to The East Room a while back and the video is finally online! Season 2 Episode 2 – The Harry Potter Edition: Nashville-based comedians Chad Riden, Sean Parrott, and Brad Pendergast battle each other to prove their mastery over Magic and chase the Golden Snitch to victory!

Chad Riden almost dies eating Nashville hot chicken on CBS This Morning 11/20/2016

Chad Riden on CBS This Morning 11/20/2016

Chad Riden on CBS This Morning 11/20/2016

Chad Riden loves hot food, especially Nashville hot chicken. A buddy tagged him on a facebook post advertising an eating competition in Franklin, TN and Riden had nothing planned for that night so he went. Turns out, he won.. and CBS This Morning happened to be there filming as snot ran down his nose and people around him vomited. “I almost died in this video,” says Chad. “If you pause it at 3:01 you’ll see a wounded animal, barely holding on to life.”

Riden runs a monthly stand-up comedy show in Nashville called “Comedy Cataclysm” where comics eat hot chicken and then attempt to tell jokes. The next one is December 17th at Third Coast Comedy Club and features a special headlining set from musician Mishka Shubaly.

For more Chad Riden goodness, find him at:

kokil’s “THE CURSE OF THE BEAN PIE” short


Happy Halloween! From our good friend Michael Hampton’s kokil YouTube channel:

Welcome to the cosmic container:

Today we have a horror short film that was supposed to come out yesterday but I was sick and couldn’t finish! Oh well, it’s never too late to get scared right!? In this spooky installment we find out what happens when a disrespectful Archieoethnologist treds on sacred ground! What he discovers will change his life forever!!! This one is fully loaded will lessons so strap in and get ready for the FEAR!!!

Special thanks to Hail: Dark Aesthetic for letting us use their wonderfully scary space! And thanks to all my friends, Seth Pomeroy, Sean Parrott, Chad Riden, Gary Fletcher, and of course the one and only wickedly talented Brad Edwards!

Hope you’re all having fun out there, be well and stuff!

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