Thursday, October 10, 2019

Los Angeles Comic Con this weekend!

LA Comic Con 2019 kicks off tomorrow at the Los Angeles Convention Center!

We will be at the convention all weekend talking to guests and convention attendees while recording the podcast. If you see us on the floor, come say hi! We will have some On the Mic Podcast buttons with us, so come find us and get a button. 

See you at LA Comic Con!

Tickets still available below

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Episode 172 - Tony Thaxton



On today's episode I have drummer and podcaster, Tony Thaxton!

Tony Thaxton

Tony is the drummer for one of my all-time favorite bands, Motion City Soundtrack, as well as the band Don't Stop or We'll Die. Tony also hosts one of my new favorite podcasts, "Bizzare Albums", as well as the "Feliz Navipod" podcast, and is the on-air Producer from Andrea Savage's new podcast "Andrea Savage - Grown Up Woman #Buttholes", and Alison Rosen's podcast, "Alison Rosen is Your New Best Friend".

Tony drumming for Motion City Soundtrack

I talked to Tony about growing up in Virginia, how he started playing drums, his musical inspirations, joining Motion City Soundtrack, breaking his arm before recording, getting into podcasting, Bizzare Albums, producing podcasts, and so much more!

Subscribe to Bizzare Albums below!

Subscribe to Andrea Savage: A Grown-Up Woman #Buttholes below!

A huge Thanks to Tony for taking the time out of his incredibly busy schedule to come on the podcast. Look for Tony on tour with Motion City Soundtrack this January and make sure to subscribe to Bizzare Albums and Andrea Savage - Grown Up Woman #Buttholes. Follow Tony on all of the links below.

Tim and Tony following the episode. 

Thanks, Tony! 

Enjoy the episode. 


Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Episode 171 - Pete Holmes (2014 Re-Release) & 31 Days of Horror Preview



Today's episode is a little different from our usual episode as it's a re-release of an old 2014 episode with comedian, Pete Holmes.

Normally I wouldn't be a fan of re-releasing an old episode. But with some of the new changes going on with the podcast, going forward I am only going to be keeping the most recent 50 episodes available for download. This chat with Pete was a great talk and he gave some great advice in the episode that I didn't want new listeners to miss out on. I clearly had no idea what I was doing on this episode and the podcast has come a long way, but Pete's advice, lessons learned in comedy, and chat about Late Night TV is worth the listen.

Tim and Pete at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013

Pete originally came on the podcast in 2014 as Episode 15 to promote his TBS late night show, "The Pete Holmes Show".  Of course since this episode Pete has gone on to make the incredible HBO series "Crashing", and recently released his book, "Comedy Sex God". Pete is also the host of the long running comedy podcast, "You Made It Weird", and has several comedy specials available through HBO and Comedy Central. Hopefully we will have Pete back on the podcast in a future episode.

Before we get to Pete, I also talked about 31 Days of Horror that started TODAY and some of the locations I'll be going to this month. I'm excited to be doing 31 Days of Horror again and I can't wait for you guys to see the new 1 minute videos. 

Enjoy this re-release! 

All-new episode next week. 


Monday, September 30, 2019

Team Coco House Tour starts this weekend!

The Team Coco House 10 city tour kicks off this weekend!

The Team Coco House is one of our favorite parts of SDCC and we are so excited to see this as a tour for an entire weekend. 

My hometown of Salt Lake City is getting an incredible weekend with one of my favorite comics and former Team Coco writer, Deon Cole. Make sure all of you Utah listeners get over to WiseGuys Comedy this weekend and support Deon and Team Coco. 

For everybody here in Los Angeles, we have an INSANE lineup all weekend at The Improv on Melrose. There are still a few tickets left, but most shows are already sold out. Check out the lineup and see what tickets are still available. 

Make sure to get tickets for the Team Coco house if you're one of the 10 lucky cities. Ticket link below.

See you this weekend, Team Coco House!

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Episode 170 - David Charles Returns!



On today's episode I have one of my longtime friends, musician David Charles back on the podcast!

Dave playing guitar with Neon Trees

Dave was previously on the podcast on Episode 1! When I was trying to decide if I should start a podcast, I knew Dave would be the perfect person to talk to as he had been touring with Neon Trees as their tour guitarist and we had a history in music together. All these years later Dave is finally back on the show. Even though we just live a few streets away from each other, we rarely get to catch up and usually only run into each other at comedy shows or when I see Dave waiting to cross the street (listen to the episode for context).

Tim and Dave after the episode

Dave and I talked about what we've been up to, the awkward social pressure of having adult friends, the people we see around our neighborhood, Dave's plain clothes, the word "thrums", The Simpsons, Norm MacDonald impressions, and a lot of other nonsense.

A huge Thanks to Dave for coming by and hanging out on the podcast. Make sure you follow Dave on all of the links below, download his solo albums, and look for him on tour with Neon Trees! 

Thanks, Dave!

Enjoy the episode. 


Sunday, September 15, 2019

Episode 169 - Let's Do Some Good



Today's episode of the podcast is another solo episode! This week wasn't planned to be a solo episode, but after a few guests had to reschedule this week, I decided to improvise.

As I mentioned in the first solo episode, one of my biggest issues when I started the podcast years ago was a lack of consistency. This was something I wanted to change and vowed I would. So in the wake of my frustration of not having a guest, I decided to take a deep breath and not let it ruin my week. 

If you listen to The Good Place: The Podcast, at the end of every episode Mark Evan Jackson asks each guest "What's Good?". The guest can answer anything here that brings them joy. It could be a charity, their family, ice cream, really anything that brings them joy. As I sat here frustrated I found me asking myself, "What's Good?". This inspired me to record an episode to talk about how all of us can try and do better and do good.

Listen to The Good Place: The Podcast

There's so many terrible things going on the world. While putting our head in the sand and pretending like they don't exist isn't the answer, what we can do is try and do good for ourselves, for our neighbors, and for our community.

A Purposeful Rescue is an animal rescue that I love and support

The Kitten Lady is another great animal rescuer to follow and support online

I talked about my own personal goals to get better and evolve as a human, some of the charities that I support and love, methods I use to put my head in a better place, self care, great pages I follow, and just how to be a better person.

A great book from Lin-Manuel Miranda to check out

This feels like some crazy Tony Robbins bullshit, but it's not. This was just what was on my mind this week was how we can get over the let downs life hands us and to just get better and do good. 

I hope this episode is something that can make you simple and inspire you to do some good. 

Let's all keep getting better. 

Go do some good. 


Saturday, September 14, 2019

HBO releases a new Watchmen trailer!

Ever since this new Watchman series was announced by HBO I have been waiting in eager anticipation for it's release. 

We've seen a few looks at the series so far, but the newest trailer has me on the edge of my seat! There are many critics of the past Watchmen film (honestly I quite enjoyed the film) but from the looks of it, I think this new series is going to make everybody a fan. 

Take a look at the new trailer below!

The new Watchmen series debuts October 20th on HBO. Enjoy!