NashvilleStandUp’s ONLINE ONLY OPEN MIC @OpenMicIsOnline #6 streamed LIVE 7pm Central, Sunday 1/8/2017. Hosted by Chad Riden & Mary Jay Berger. Featuring Cortney Warner, Jennifer McAuliffe, Ash Zade, Loy Lee, David Dial.
Rodney Carrington, Owen Benjamin and our own Brad Hinderliter were asked to be part of a Bud Light commercial during the Wild West Comedy Festival in 2015. Brad was doing a bar show in a honkytonk as part of WWCF and they interrupted him, asking if he was “up for anything.” They handcuffed a briefcase to his wrist and told him he needed to bring it to Rodney Carrington. Then Hinderliter was dragged around town doing beer commercial type stuff: being in a parade, riding in a monster truck, etc. He then found out that he would be opening for Rodney Carrington at TPAC that night.
“It was a lot of fun,” says Brad, “and they wouldn’t let me drink beer.”
Rodney Carrington posted the clip on his Youtube channel, saying, “The commercial never aired… so we are airing it.” Here it is:
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 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.
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!