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:
..and here’s a video of Brad’s stand-up:
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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!
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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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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