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Syndication

This week my guests are Kahmeela Adams and Nina Gibbs, the duo behind the Pittsburgh chapter of The 48 Hour Film Project. That project is going into it’s 7th year in Pittsburgh, and Kahmeela and Nina have been running it for the last 5. They stop by to talk about that, their work with the storied Hollywood theater in Dormont, how they got inovlved in filmmaking, and how you can get involved yourselves! 48hourfilm.com

Direct download: EPISODE_30_-_48_Film_Project_Kahmeela_Adams_and_Nina_Gibbs.mp3
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Our guest this week is the incredibly silly, yet incredibly funny Jonathan Burns. Jonathan is a variety and sort of “goofy stunt”/contortionist comedy artist, with credits like Late Night with David Lettermen and The Tonight Show. Jonathan tours all over the world with his shows and in the last year or so he has started working with Mark Hayward. Jonathan was recently in town for his monthly “Fireside Chat” a live talk show he and Mark do, and he stopped by to talk about comedy, his life, being a goofball, and it is pretty clear that he applying an amazingly smart mind to some pretty funny comedy! 

You can find jonathan online at flexiblecomedy.com and at markandjonathan.com

Direct download: EPISODE31_-_Jonathan_Burns.mp3
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This week’s episode features world yo-yo champion, variety performer, and self-proclaimed “cool guy” Mark Hayward. Mark stops by to talk about variety performing, yo-yo and top tricks, the fall of Vaudeville, the rise of the variety show (and it’s subsequent demise on TV) and so much more. Mark is amazingly funny and smart and brings a real heady insight to our conversation. You can catch him this friday and saturday doing his live variety talkshow, “Fireside Chat with Mark and Jonathan.” You can find Mark here, and Mark and Jonathan here. 

Direct download: EPISODE30_-_Mark_Hayward.mp3
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This week’s guest is the incredibly funny Addi Twigg. Addi is a musician and comedienne who works with many musical acts around time including Bait & Switch, and The Give-a-Dmans. Addi sits down with Zach to talk about Music, comedy, the Arcade Comedy Theater, and their shared connection to Allegheny College. YOU can find Addi on twitter at @addiful, and on facebook at fb.com/baitswitch

Direct download: EPISODE29_-_Addi_Twigg.mp3
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This week our guest is Greg Gillotti. Great is an experienced improvisor and comedian who is very deeply plugged into the scene in town. He is on several improv teams, produces and features in “The Death Show” (in which the players improvise a wake for a member of the audience), he teaches classes and has played at the Steel City Improv, The Cabaret at Theater Square, the brand new Arcade Comedy Theater downtown, jams, libraries, outside of diners… Kind of all over the place!

Greg is also a incredibly bright and insightful guy, who loves to analyze comedy. We have a great discussion about how he got started in all this, and then his thoughts on comedy. He is all about the more the merrier and fostering comedy and art. We also get into the nuances and differences in the stand up and improv worlds, as they continue to merge and cross-over.

It is an exciting time for comedy, and Greg talks shop like few others can!

Direct download: EPISODE_26_-_Greg_Gillotti.mp3
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