Sunday, January 31, 2016

It's Me-GOD

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Barry Katz on Kozversations

Comedy mega-manager  has repped Dane Cook, Louis CK, Dave Chappelle & Jay Mohr. Hear his comedy thoughts: 

On Kozversations!

 was Comedy Central's top comic, but still wasn't happy. Hear about his amazing life transformation: 

That Dog Training Show

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Koz Effect on Saturdays!

"Koz Effect," Comics Tymon Shipp, Dr. David Robinson and Thierrion Kagan mock out the week's bad news around 11 am PST on Saturdays. 

Grown-Ass Men on Fridays at 11:30 (ish)

Grown-Ass Men, comic Del Harris ("Laughs" on Fox), Doug Driesel Jr.  ("Obscure Reference Podcast"), Cat Rhinehart ("My Super Over-Active Imagination") Fridays at 1130 (ish)-130 PST. 

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Saturday, January 16, 2016


Growing up, Brad Williams’ father told him the one sure way to protect himself against cruel comments was to disarm people with laughter.
Williams was born with achondroplasia, a condition associated with dwarfism. Following his dad’s advice, young Williams honed a quick wit, offering fast retorts to bullies that saved him from beatings and gained him acceptance among his peers.
That training has paid off big-time in his adulthood. too.

Williams has spent the past decade soaring through the ranks of the standup comedy world. He ascended from his start as a daredevil sidekick to Carlos Mencia on Comedy Central’s “Mind of Mencia” to starring in his own Showtime special, “Fun Size.”
Williams will be taking his next step toward comedy domination tonight when he tapes his second Showtime special at the Alex Theatre in the Los Angeles suburb of Glendale. He plans to take a step up creatively as well with the taping. He’ll expand his topical range beyond riffs on his size to include deeper stories from his life. He also will tackle issues like family, race and child rearing in today’s society. He discussed his comic strategy this week on the Radio Titans podcast, “Kozversations.” .
“’Fun Size’ was the highest-rated comedy special last year on Showtime,” says Williams. “I’m not a guy in a ton of movies or a mainstream TV show, but it caught on. Showtime called me and said they keep replaying it because every time it’s on, lots of people are watching. This show is a lot more personal. I can’t give you the name yet, because certain people that wear way more expensive clothes than me don’t like the name, but I’m trying to push for it.”
The challenge of selling out the 1,300-seat Alex on his name alone is daunting. It’s hardly the biggest venue he’s played.
Williams has performed to a sold-out crowd of 22,000 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in San Jose, though he acknowledges he was merely part of a large field of comics at that show.
Yet Williams is confident he can succeed at bringing down the house this weekend, partly because Showtime asked him to create the new hour of comedy, rather than making him push for a deal. His confidence has proven to be a blessing before, starting from the night he first met Mencia while watching him at the Improv comedy club in Brea more than a decade ago.
“I was always into comedy but never thought I’d do it,” recalls Williams. “Mencia started making midget jokes and half the audience wouldn’t laugh because they knew I was there. Mencia paused, looked at that half and said, ‘What’s wrong with you? Why are you not laughing? Is one of them here?’
“I raised my creepy little hand in the air and said, ‘Hey dude, what’s up?’” Williams says. “He didn’t flinch and asked me up onstage. He asked me questions, I answered truthfully, but I got laughs and I was hooked. I got laughs for something I myself created and made them laugh. The feeling was unreal, and that’s when I knew I was going to be a standup comedian.”
That began a long and lucrative run with Mencia, including three seasons on the Comedy Central sketch series that took pride in being politically incorrect. Williams trusted that his boss had the best of intentions, even as he put him through some of the nuttiest scenarios on television.

“I was always game, even when he had me dress up as an Oompa Loompa, or dressed me as a dwarf from Snow White jumping on a woman dressed as Snow White doing really inappropriate things,” he recalls. “My whole thing was, was it funny? If it’s funny then I’m game. That’s my philosophy to this day.”
Williams first broke out on his own when “Mind” ended in 2008, and made a popular appearance doing standup comedy on Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham.” That performance led to his moving into headline gigs, first at smaller clubs, but always on a path to his current success.
Aside from his standup, Williams is also the co-host of the popular podcast “About Last Night,”which he cohosts with fellow comic Adam Ray. The two have been friends since college, where they bonded over their love of comedy. The show features interviews with stars like Dana Carvey, Lisa Kudrow and Melissa McCarthy. The podcast reflects their constant search for funny stories to tell as they each tour the country.
“Getting courtside Lakers seats was always on my bucket list, so I got them through a charity auction and thought that everything was win-win,” says Williams. “But then we saw Chris Pratt the ‘Jurassic World’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ guy sitting courtside. He had a bunch of people around him, and we didn’t want to be the kind of guys who approach someone when they’re swamped and get stuck in the background.”
When Pratt went to relieve himself in the private bathroom for courtside ticket holders, Williams made his move and asked him to be on his podcast. Yet he still employed a bit of quick and funny thinking in his strategy.
“Chris was at one urinal, and another guy was at the dwarf urinal, the lower-sized urinal for kids,” says Williams. “I walked up behind a guy using that one and said, ‘Hey, imagine your luck, right when you use the dwarf urinal a dwarf walks in.’ The guy started laughing and Chris nearly fell over. Why did we do that? Because that’s one of the things that makes the podcast interesting to our listeners: We’ll go anywhere to get a good story.”
To hear more of Brad Williams’ interview, visit the “Kozversations” podcast. And to find hundreds of other interviews from the world’s of comedy, film, writing, TV, music and politics,
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Carl Kozlowski is the Arts Editor at Pasadena Weekly and Founder and Chief Creative Officer atRadio Titans and host/cohost of its shows “Grown-Ass Men,” “Pajama Party,” “The Koz Effect” and “Kozversations,” plus Chief Guest Booker Winner of the world-famous Laugh Factory’s “America’s Funniest Reporter” contest (

Monday, January 11, 2016

Rachel Bloom won the Golden Globe for best comedy/musical actress for "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"!

#RachelBloom won the Golden Globe for best comedy/musical actress for "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"! She did this awesome episode of #RadioTitans' "#PajamaParty" before that show hit, and did an incredible rendition of the "Rent" theme song playing every character! Check it out!!! Click the pic to hear it!


Rachel Bloom is on top of the world right now, after winning the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV Comedy or Musical for her series “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” currently in its debut season on the CW network. But for listeners of the podcast network Radio Titans ( and its “Pajama Party” podcast, it’s been clear for a long time that Bloom was going to be spectacular.
As a guest on “Pajama Party” in the fall of 2014, Bloom came in to do her highly energetic rendition of the theme song from the Broadway classic “Rent” in the guise of each and every lead character -  including performing the dialogue between all the sung lines. Lead host Carl Kozlowski had seen her do the song live onstage at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Hollywood the week before in a show called “Dream Role,” in which performers took their turns doing a song or scene as from the role of their dreams.
Bloom showed up at the Titans studio in downtown Los Angeles late after getting stuck in traffic, and then had to contend with construction noise bleeding into the background of the studio in addition to figuring out how to charge her iPhone and then get it rigged in a way that the backing track could play. But after all the obstacles, she cut loose at about 40 minutes into the show, and her rendition of the song was absolutely electric and gave an early glimpse of the star about to be born.
The rest of her interview was hilarious too, including stories of how she grew up singing songs from musicals,  an awkward encounter with Alec Baldwin while interning on “SNL”, her post-grad, pre-fame telemarketing jobs and an analysis of the “Rent” storyline where she realized that the characters really just needed to get a job.
“As a child, all I listened to was show tunes and when you’re 11, 12 , or 13 of course you’re craving release,” recalled Bloom. “And I’d never listened to rock and roll, so the closest I got was the soundtrack to ‘Rent.’ It came out in 1996 [when she was nine] and I didn’t understand most of the references. I kind of knew what AIDS was, but I didn’t understand about squatters in Alphabet City and didn’t know the show came out six years after its story took place and no one was even squatting anymore. The show was just an angry release and my dream was to be the physical embodiment of ‘Rent’ and that’s what inspired the performance. “
Bloom, 28, grew up in the town of Manhattan Beach, about 30 minutes outside of LA, “to neurotic Jewish parents who wouldn’t let me go out in the sun.” She recalls feeling paranoid and having an urge to be different even at a young age, because everyone else in her oceanside town was happy and she was too self-conscious to blend in.
Yet her parents supported her showbiz dreams, sending her to college at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.  There, she came to realize just how ridiculous the “Rent” storyline was, as many of her performance professors had been part of the performance-art scene in the city’s hardscrabble Alphabet City in the late ‘80s and waxed nostalgic about it frequently.
“To me, it’s amusing that Jonathan Larson, the whole time he wrote ‘Rent,’ had a job at a diner, and wasn’t a squatter,” said Bloom. “That’s one thing that bugged me about ‘Rent’ once I graduated college.  Get a job! Why don’t you get one like waiting or telemarketing?”  
Despite her dream of living like the play’s characters, Bloom followed her own advice and did get a job right after graduating. Working telesales for a string of East Coast theaters and symphonies, she recalls one particularly awkward encounter with a potential customer for the Pittsburgh Ballet.  
“I was calling people who saw ‘The Nutcracker’ 15 years ago, selling subscriptions,” she recalled. “One time I called a woman who said ‘I really want a subscription but my daughter got diagnosed with leukemia. I said ‘Bye, have a nice day,’ and she kept trying to say she’d buy one because her daughter loves ballet. I was like ‘Save your money for treatment!’“
Eventually, Bloom was hired as a writer for shows including the Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim show “Robot Chicken.” She was also eagerly awaiting word about whether a musical comedy show concept of hers would land at Showtime.
Instead, it landed at the CW and the rest is history. 
: But that night, the admitted science-fiction buff did have one other ironic connection to her beloved play, “Rent.”
“I’ve got albums for sale on my website, and a bunch of T-shirts saying ‘Fuck Me, Ray Bradbury,’” she said. “I’m hoping this show will move some, ‘cause I gotta make rent.”
To hear the episode, which in addition to Bloom’s interview and wild rendition of “Rent” includes a funny interview with Upright Citizens Brigade star Sean Conroy, an opening singalong to the ‘70s hit song “Let Your Love Flow,” and two songs by LA band The Letters Home, click here: