SCHEER-RL WEB SERIES

May 23, 2015 / File under > Uncategorized Video

I am proud to have produced, helped write and appeared in the historic web series Scheer-RL where Paul Scheer and a bunch of funny people recreate classic MTV TRL segments. Carson Daly has not tweeted or mentioned it publicly, so I can only assume he HATES it. Click below to watch them all.

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NEW PODCAST – “NOT HERE TO MAKE FRIENDS”

May 14, 2015 / File under > Podcast

This season, after every episode of The Bachelor, Melissa Stetten and I will sit down and record a podcast analyzing the GREATEST TELEVISION FRANCHISE IN THE HISTORY OF THE MEDIUM. We recorded a preview and posted it on iTunes. Make sure to subscribe and you can preview it here:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bachelorette-preview-pod/id993476437?i=341938692

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IDIOT BOX ART SHOW – May 1st

April 30, 2015 / File under > Gallery

I genuinely believe that right now, in 2015, we are living in the Golden Age of television. It seems like every night of the week (especially Sundays) is filled with quality programs on various channels, and Internet outlets, that didn’t even exist a few years ago.

To read and see more, click here.

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TERRIBLE 2-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF BABY TALK! May 12

April 28, 2015 / File under > Uncategorized

The 10 Best Pictures of Larry King With Rappers

April 16, 2015 / File under > Writing

In what is possibly the best use of social media ever, and possibly the Internet in general, Larry King posts pictures of himself and every rapper he interviews on his weird new Internet talk show. Have you ever wanted to know what your favorite MC looks like next to a skeleton in suspenders? Well, your …

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“Swingers” Live Read

April 14, 2015 / File under > Uncategorized

Join us this Sunday, April 19th, when myself, Sean O’Connor and UCB join forces to bring The Live Read to the LA Times Book Festival. We will read script of Swingers as it turns 20 years old, with Thomas Middleditch in Jon Favreau’s role of Mike and Ben Schwartz as Trent, made famous by Vince Vaughn. They’ll be surrounded by an amazing surprise cast. We’ll be in Bovard Auditorium at USC, with the read starting at 3 PM. To learn more visit events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks.

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Ringside at Wrestlemania for Rolling Stone

March 31, 2015 / File under > Writing

In 1987, I was 8 years old and WWE was my life. It was the company’s original salad days, and I was definitely getting my vegetables, donning the red and yellow colors of Hulkamania and rooting on babyfaces like Paul Orndorff, Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake and the Hart Foundation – all outlandish characters, none existing in the so-called gray area that most wrestlers occupy today.

To read this article, click here.

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My Rolling Stone Interview w/ Paul Heyman

March 27, 2015 / File under > Writing

It’s been a long time since I really enjoyed pro wrestling. I was a diehard fan throughout my Hulk Hogan-obsessed youth and even more fanatical as a high schooler during the Attitude Era. But after a stint in my mid-twenties as a WWE writer – where I saw firsthand how the sausage was made – I walked away less interested and infinitely more jaded.

To read this article, click here.

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Leon Bridges: Worth The Hype?

March 26, 2015 / File under > Writing

2015’s SXSW Music Festival came and went as it always does: in a chaotic and somewhat sweaty mess. Austin, Texas, plays home to what is growing year after year, becoming the epicenter for what’s new and now in the always-evolving music industry. Like a hipster scavenger hunt, I was lucky enough to run around town and catch sets from Run The Jewels, Diarrhea Planet, Unlocking The Truth, Twin Shadow, Brother Ali, Future Islands, Deer Boy, and an impressive new LA pop upstart named Frankie. I felt content with my itinerary, even braving the rain on the last night to catch Ghostface perform with the former jazz students of BADBADNOTGOOD, but I knew, deep down, I was unable to see the one artist that I so badly needed to learn more about.

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