Sunday, November 17, 2019

Episode 174 - Samba Schutte

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On today's episode I have actor and comedian, Samba Schutte!

Samba Schutte

Samba is best known for his current work on NBC's new show "Sunnyside", as well as the newly released video game, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. I had never met Samba going into this episode, but I was really enjoying his work on "Sunnyside" and invited him on the show. It was such a delight getting to know Samba and hearing his incredible story.


Watch "Sunnyside" every Thursday on NBC.com, the NBC app, and Hulu

On the episode we talked about growing up in Ehtiopia, moving to the Netherlands and starting his comedy career, being a corespondant on the Dutch version The Daily Show, moving to Los Angeles and the struggles he faced as an immigrant, trying to build his career while getting his green card, palm reading, the "Sunnyside" audition process, and so much more.


Tim and Samba after the episode

Thank you to Samba Schutte for taking the time to come on the show. I didn't know what to expcet while we recorded and hearing Samba's story was both humbling and inspiring. Make sure to watch "Sunnyside" every Thurday on the NBC app, NBC.com, and Hulu. Pick up Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order today as well! 

Thanks, Samba!

Enjoy the episode!





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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Episode 173 - 31 Days of Horror 2019 & LA Comic Con

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Happy Halloween! Today's episode of the podcast is a recap of this year's 31 Days of Horror, as well as my time at LA Comic Con and more.


There was so many incredible locations on this year's 31 Days of Horror. Some of my favorites this year were: The Queen Mary, Rockhaven Sanitarium, The Oman House, The Harris House, and Brand Park, just to name a few. All of the videos are available through my instagram @timdrake42 or @onthemicpodcast Thank you for following along and sending messages and comments throughout the month. A lot of work goes into these simple videos and it's great to get feedback that you're enjoying them. 

LA Comic Con was also an incredible time this year. There were so many great panels with the cast of The Office, Elijah Wood's Spectrevision, Rhett and Link, and a special Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Panel. There was also an awesome Jay and Silent Bob & Clerks pop up that Kevin Smith and Jay Mewes stopped by in costume to chat and take pictures. It was such a great time with them! 

The Jay and Silent Bob Reboot love continued through the weekend as well as I had the opportunity to attend Kevin Smith and Jay Mewes handprint ceremony at the Chinese Theater. This was the first ceremony I've had the opportunity to attend and I was thrilled that it was for two people that have had a huge influence on me. 

Thank you for follow along with 31 Days of Horror all month. Thank you to LA Comic Con for having me back for another year as well. All new episodes next week. 

Have a safe Halloween!

Enjoy the episode!



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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

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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. 









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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

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

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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. 




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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!

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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. 





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