Posts categorized “My Famous Friends”

Friday, 29 March 2019

Open Mike Eagle is a Wizard, Harry

Summon-up, summon-up, summon-up&hellip

“Summon-up, summon-up, summon-up…”

Surprise! Not only does Open Mike Eagle have an upcoming Comedy Central TV Show, but now he also has a comedy webseries up and running! It’s called Live From WZRD and it can be watched on VRV, which I’d never heard of before this. You can also watch the episodes on YouTube a couple of days after they’ve been released on VRV.

From the YouTube description:

LIVE FROM WZRD is a talk show hosted by Open Mike Eagle and Dani Fernandez. Shot in the student-run TV studio at East Gatewood Wizarding Community College (a 2-year accredited wizarding school in La Crescenta, CA). LIVE FROM WZRD keeps students and faculty up-to-date while educating the real world on the day-to-day lives of actual wizards, breaking the old Hollywood myths about wizardry and getting real.

The show features on-set segments with celebrity guests and characters from around the school, as well as behind-the-scenes drama, with Mike and Dani finding themselves entangled in dangerous situations in the magical realm of East Gatewood.

You can watch this episode, in which YouTuber/Voice Actor SunWon Cho (AKA ProZD) is brought to the WZRD studio TOTALLY OF HIS OWN FREE WILL, right here!

So now you know that there’s a Wizarding World in East Gatewood. We all knew Mike was a lyrical wizard (*sad trombone*), but now we know he’s an actual wizard!

Truth.

Truth.

Categories: Links, My Famous Friends, Videos.

Friday, 22 March 2019

First Trailer for Open Mike Eagle & Baron Vaughn’s “The New Negroes” on Comedy Central!

Baron Vaughn & Open Mike Eagle's The New Negroes

“I like chuch…”

Very exciting! After a long-ish gestation, the first trailer for Open Mike Eagle & Baron Vaughn’s new comedy/variety show on Comedy Central is here! It’s called The New Negroes (which is a reference to the Harlem Renaissance of the 1910s & 1920s) and you can watch the trailer here.

I’m so excited for Mike! This show looks to be a mix of standup, music, and maybe some bizarre sketch-comedy stuff, judging from a few quick clips like this one where someone emerges from Mike’s mouth:

dat mouf…

dat mouf…

Here are some more interesting screenshots that I pulled from the trailer. Let the speculation begin!

Open Cop Eagle

Open Cop Eagle…

Vid gom…

Vid gom…

Wotta wig…

Wotta wig…

Musical hospital…

Musical hospital…

The New Negroes premieres on Comedy Central on Friday, April 19th. I’ll have to find a way to watch it since we’re a cord-cutted family!

I am here for this. So can you!

I am here for this. So can you!

Categories: My Famous Friends, TV, Videos.

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “Intergalactic” by Electric NoNo

Tripping the light fantastic…

Tripping the light fantastic…

Let us welcome in 2019 by enjoying this enjoyingly trippy “GIF-style” official music video for “Intergalactic” from Seattle stalwarts Electric NoNo:

“Intergalactic” is from Electric NoNo’s most recent release, the EP Cool Cool. You can get it on the Bandcamps!

Hooray! An enjoyment has occurred.

Categories: Music, My Famous Friends, Videos, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “What Did You Find Out?” by Warren Dunes

Is that a rhetorical question…?

Is that a rhetorical question…?

Warren Dunes had a show last week in Seattle where they released… a new single, not a new album. Alas, we’ll have to wait until 2019 until a full album graces our ears. In the meantime, here’s the single they released: “What Did You Find Out?” (LIVE at Hoot House Recording). Listen and enjoy!

Now you have enjoyed! A congratulations has happening for you!

Categories: Music, My Famous Friends, Videos, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “Microfiche” by Open Mike Eagle

Just close your eyes, it can all go away…

Just close your eyes, it can all go away…

Open Mike Eagle is back, in Claymation form! Also some special guests from the NFL:

“Microfiche” is from Mike’s latest album, What Happens When I Try to Relax, which is out now!

Categories: Music, My Famous Friends, Videos, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

For Your Wednesday Listening Pleasure: “Running for Cover” by Warren Dunes

Freaky Outie…

Freaky Outie…

Hey. Listen. LISTEN! I know that this very song was my Wednesday Listening Pleasure back in March. But Warren Dunes didn’t have a music video for the song back then! Also, they especially did not have a music video that was directed by my good friend (and non-incidentally bandmate in The Crazy Boy Floyds and retired Yellow Fool in Fools Play Improv) Geoff Gibbs. HERE IT IS (I bet you didn’t think I’d actually show it to you after that, but whysoever would you think that, you should know me better). Partake and enjoy!

Whoa.

Keanu Reeves Wow GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

Yeah.

Categories: Music, My Famous Friends, Videos, Wednesday Listening Pleasure.

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

PNW Cosplay and Cosplayers: An Exhibit (and Opening Night Party)

You take the word "Costume" and the word "Play" and you put 'em together…

You take the word “Costume” and the word “Play” and you put ’em together…

My friend, the lovely and talented Shiboney aka 2ManuallyFocus, is a professional photographer (among other things). One thing she specializes in is taking photos of people in their cosplay getups. And now she’s having an exhibition of her cosplay photography!

It’s at the Rosetta Hunter Art Gallery at Seattle Central College! Take a look:

View this post on Instagram

Mine! He he. I did all of this (minus the props and cosplay), but I reached out, organized, planned and executed all of this! I am thankful to everyone who helped make THIS a reality. I appreciate each and everyone of you! @foamfriction , @vivsai , @squeakadeekn @alan_the_asian_cosplay @corax_creations @bhcosplay @shellbellcosplay @40_below_cosplay_and_props @pixie_bomber @thehonestcosplayer @midori_minko @xxkitty_khaosxx @geekgasmrealm @kenshinkitten @troy_rudolph @northernviking_ @erikafoster7 @jerikandra @king.of.spandex @abisuecosplay @jessie_quill @ash.billings My kids and family for proofing my work and other cosplayers for being so freaking creative and giving me a canvas to work with 🙂 . . . #releaseyouralterego #2manuallyfocus #cosplayers #cosplayofinstagram #cosplayphotography #cosplayphotographer #cosplay #comicon #artexhibit #mrosettahunterartgallery #art #love

A post shared by Shiboney (@2manuallyfocus) on

Not only is it an exhibit of her photos, but it is also displaying props and costumes from some esteemed local cosplayers:

R2 is that you…?

R2 is that you…?

This is not a freeze-frame of a video game, TV show, or movie…

This is NOT a freeze-frame of a video game, TV show, or movie…

This Wednesday (October 24th) evening is the Opening Night party for the exhibit. You’re encouraged to go in cosplay if you’re going to go (and you should)!

Details:
Cosplay in the PNW – Opening Night (Faced Book event)
Wednesday, October 24th 5:00-7:00 PM
@ Rosetta Hunter Art Gallery
1701 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122 (map)
All-Ages, FREE!

The exhibit runs through November 20th, so you should still get over there and see it even if you can’t make the opening night event!

2ManuallyFocus

2ManuallyFocus selfies with her own photos…

Categories: Art & Artists, Concerts/Shows, My Famous Friends, Pictures, Seattle.