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.

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!

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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video: Jonnie W ponders the reason behind meat names

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Nashville’s own Jonnie W ponders the reason behind meat names, and discovers a horrifying fact about a popular sandwich in this video clip from his forthcoming one-hour standup special, “Jonnie W: Live At The Franklin Theatre”, releasing on September 6th:

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Nashville StandUp Sits Down #5 – 7/6/2016 – Alex Poloskey

Alex Poloskey hangs out in the WXNA studio with Chad Riden and Mary Jay Berger

Alex Poloskey hangs out in the studio with Chad Riden and Mary Jay Berger, plus stand-up from Brett Cantrell, Kate Spellman, Brad Hinderliter, Hannah Hogan, Chris D’Elia and Luis J. Gomez. ‘Nashville StandUp Sits Down’ features the very best of Nashville Comedy from 1-2pm Wednesdays on WXNA 101.5 FM in Nashville and streams online at & on the TuneIn app. Follow the show on twitter at @NSUPsitsDOWN.