Bloody Sunday: S01E08 “Assault on Gas Station 13″

Bloody Sunday Graphic 2This episode of Bloody Sunday covers Season 1 episode 8 of The Strain on FX entitled “Creatures of the Night”. In spite of Dr. Nora Martinez’s best efforts to bring it down, this was a really entertaining episode. Characters are crossing paths, lots of vampires, a little exposition and a “big” death. Still lots to happen in the remaining 5 episodes.

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SRM: Live at Philly Improv Theater!

srm 5It’s been a while, but we finally got a new episode together. This episode of Stark Raven Mad: A Game of Thrones Podcast was recorded live at the Philly Improv Theater on 8/22/14 as part of the Philly Podcast Festival. This show features some Season 5 casting news and then a large discussion of Season 4′s ups and downs through our own Season Awards. Awards such as “Sad Sack”, “Season MVP”, “Best Nudity”, “Asshole of the Year” and more. Thank you to the panel- David Donnella, Hunter Steffes, Whitney Harris and Mallory Rhodes. Be sure to write us with who you would have voted for at SRMPodcast@gmail.com. Also tweet us @SRMPodcast. We’re back somewhat more consistently now. I think.

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All intro improv/sketch classes are only $249 through 10/3 at noon. That’s $50 off the full enrollment cost. As a PHIT student you get FREE admission to all PHIT shows, access to improv practice groups for FREE and access to exclusive workshops and other special offers given only to PHIT students. So, if you’re interested in comedy, making people laugh, looking to get more confidence in front of crowds or just looking to meet new people then check out PhillyImprovTheater.com now! You could end up on one of these podcasts and would that really be that bad? ha.

IN WHICH:
Whitney teaches the gang what it means to raise dragons.
Hunter stands for Stannis.
David finds the most inadequate use for time travel.
Mike takes some time for himself.
And Mallory fights through her feminism to hate another woman.

APOLOGIES TO: our live audience, our podcast audience, time travelers, black people, white people, Asian people, the Maori, teenage mothers, all the responsible dragon owners out there, any remaining Kennedys, Mike Marbach, and anybody who expects an award ceremony to be tight and organized.

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Reheated: S01E09 “Gone Baby Gone”

Reheated image 3This episode of Reheated covers Season 1 Episode 9 of the HBO series, The Leftovers. We’re getting down to it. Just one episode left… over. Opinions were split a bit on this episode. I think everyone enjoyed the episode, but its place need for the story was debated a bit. If there’s one thing we got in this episode that we can all get behind hating it’s more Lou. This episode of the podcast was a bit more “rushed” even though it’s still an hour. We might do a special off-week episode, so keep an eye out for that.

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Harold Night Featuring Hoffman and Trash Island (wth Sean)
Wednesday, 8/27 at 9pm
Philly Improv Theater

Two Late with Rob & Joe (with Rob)
Friday, 8/29 at Midnite!
Philly Improv Theater

The Future with Outside Voices (Future Directed by Mike with David performing. Rob A performing in Outside Voices)

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Bloody Sunday: S01E07 “Strigoi Team 6″

Bloody Sunday Graphic 2This episode of Bloody Sunday covers Season 1 episode 7 of The Strain on FX entitled “For Services Rendered”. Overall good episode with some progression, but we’re nowhere near the level of chaos we expected by this point. We kind of furthered some stories a bit, but overall not much movement… except for the end which saw the arrival of a new team.

ALL INTRO CLASSES ARE ONLY $199 RIGHT NOW AT PHILLY IMPROV THEATER!
All intro improv/sketch classes are only $199 through 8/25 at noon. That’s $100 off the full enrollment cost. As a PHIT student you get FREE admission to all PHIT shows, access to improv practice groups for FREE and access to exclusive workshops and other special offers given only to PHIT students. So, if you’re interested in comedy, making people laugh, looking to get more confidence in front of crowds or just looking to meet new people then check out PhillyImprovTheater.com now! You could end up on one of these podcasts and would that really be that bad? ha.

IN WHICH:
Rob spends 10 minutes talking about a goddamn train station.
David’s metaphors fail to impress.
Jolie regains some credibility with the Jewish community.
And Mike reveals the secret to great sex.

APOLOGIES: Steve Jobs, Monogamists, New York’s Own Historic Grand Central Terminal, Flagels, New Yorkers, White People, Haitians, Vietnamese dance videos, Autistic people, Time Square Elmos, and any aliens who are considering conquering Earth.

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Gettin’ Close with Tim Butterly!

1902968_591163590976809_271252549_nMy guest for this episode of the Gettin Close podcast which was recorded live at the Philly Improv Theater, was the very funny Tim Butterly. I know Tim mostly through the shows he does at The Sideshow with Mike Rainey- The Not For Nothin’ Podcast. Easily one of the funniest things that can never be done often enough. It was a really fun conversation that covered growing up, being dorks, drugs, Godzilla and more. You can catch Tim at Helium all through this weekend with comics Tom Segura and Craig Robinson. If you don’t already, follow him on Twitter @TimButterly.

The Philly Podcast Festival has shows through Sunday, 8/24 at Tattooed Moms. Click the link and check out the full schedule. There’s also a live recording of Stark Raven Mad: A Game of Thrones Podcast tonight at 7pm at PHIT. That’s gonna be really fun as we’ll be chatting about season 4, giving out some “awards”, talking about some casting news, making predictions and more. If you’re a fan of Game of Thrones you should go.

ALL INTRO CLASSES ARE ONLY $199 RIGHT NOW AT PHILLY IMPROV THEATER!
All intro improv/sketch classes are only $199 through 8/25 at noon. That’s $100 off the full enrollment cost. As a PHIT student you get FREE admission to all PHIT shows, access to improv practice groups for FREE and access to exclusive workshops and other special offers given only to PHIT students. So, if you’re interested in comedy, making people laugh, looking to get more confidence in front of crowds or just looking to meet new people then check out PhillyImprovTheater.com now! You could end up on one of these podcasts and would that really be that bad? ha.

Above photo ganked from the Free For All Comedy Folks.

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Ebola Bucket Challenge


For the last week or so Philly comedians have been doing the “Ebola Bucket Challenge”. This is in “response” to the Ice Bucket Challenge that has been helping to raise awareness and millions upon millions for ALS research… even if it also wastes a lot of water.

The other day some of the videos were compiled into a Buzzfeed article by Shannon Devideo. Since then the challenge has made the rounds to Philly.com, Philebrity.com and more sites. The posts say it was started by Chip Chantry, but I haven’t seen a video from him yet. I’m guessing he just made an offhand joke to Paul Triggiani (who I think was the first) and Paul accepted as best he could. Since no one can get a bucket of Ebola (so far) the videos are full of creative ways in which the comedians “accept” the “challenge.”

Above is my own video after being nominted by Adam Siry, Melinda Messina and Jacob Todd. Below are some articles that have been “reporting” on the challenge.

Yes, Ebola is a terrible thing. No, I am not making fun of it. Relax.

Buzzfeed Article by Shannon Devido
Phlly.com

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