I’ve interviewed comedian Brian Regan a couple times this year, first in April for LAist and then last week for Bostonist. The always friendly and charming Regan was great again, actually I think the second interview went better than the first, maybe because I’m improving (hopefully).
Then a couple days after the interview went up, I got followed on Twitter by GridIronGoddess because of an LAist link I think (she’s got a great -ist idea, I hope it comes through). GridIronGoddess knows more about football than any of my guy friends, even the ones pretending to be sports geeks. Well she went to my post from the 15th and saw that I had interviewed Regan, who it turns out is a personal friend of hers. Ironically, the very night she read my blog post and Bostonist interview, she had been out to dinner with Regan’s wife and Brian called in to check in with her and to let her know how the Boston show went. It’s a small, small world.
The end result is that I have a new friend on Twitter, a real person, not some fake auto-follower, who likes stuff like Malcolm Gladwell, social networking and internet marketing geekery, and who happens to be friends with one of the greatest comedians around. It restores one’s faith in the system.
Had some very busy evenings this week – thank goodness the vast majority of entertainment folks live on the West Coast.
On Tuesday I interviewed comedian Brian Regan. He’s a longtime comedian whom I was fortunate enough to interview earlier this year for LAist. This time I interviewed Regan for Bostonist because he was headed to Boston for a gig. He’s playing big time theaters now which is pretty impressive, and he’s doing very very well. A great interview this time, a lot looser than the one back in April, and of course Regan was friendly and charming as usual.
Then, via my friend Julie Wolfson, I got a link to Breckin Meyer, longtime writer and provider of many voices for Cartoon Network/Adult Swim’s “Robot Chicken”, probably my most favorite animate program of the last several years. “Robot Chicken” airs its second “Star Wars” special this Sunday at 11:30pm. I talked to Meyer on Wednesday night as he was leaving the next day to go to Lucasfilm in Northern California, to screen the special for George Lucas and a team of employees there.
On Friday night, I talked to comedian Jen Kober – she’s starting an all-female travelling cast of Southern comedians and is kicking off the concept on Monday at the Comedy Store. She seemed pretty cool to talk to, I’ll probably talk to her again when she comes to Boston in December. Now I just need to write that interview up tomorrow and I’ll almost be caught up with interview work.
Give a listen to the interviews and let me know what you think!