Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas Everybody! I hope it has been amazing for you. Be safe, and have a great day.

Friday, December 20, 2013

10 Reason Why I Won't Lose Weight Next Year

As we creep up on the New Year, I've already started thinking about what special New Years Resolution I need to write down this year, that I will give up on by February 2nd. This is much harder then I imagined. So far on my list I have:

-Be more awesome (not humanly possible, although I'm sure I can make a run at the Awesome Guy of the Year Award again this year. 28 years running! I know I've got my vote!)

-Clip my toe nails. (The keep getting snagged in the shag carpet in my lounge. However, I can now perch from any tree in my back yard and just hang for hours)

-Start wearing underwear (still up for debate)

There is one item I won't be putting on my list this year though. That item is losing weight. It's a nice thought and all, but lets face it, it isn't going to happen. Let me state my case as to why:

10: I'm lazy. I probably didn't need to explain that, but it still is on the list.

9: I enjoy my sleep. Why would I ever want to get up extra early, just so I can put my body through an extraneous work out when I could just be home asleep? That's a no brainer, if you ask me. 

8: Oreos. Oh, how I love Oreos! I love dipping those tasty cookies into some milk. Sometimes, I take them apart and scrape the white filling off with my teeth. Other times, I sit there licking it off, like a cow on a salt lick. Oreos are so incredible. 

7: The TV. My loyal companion the television. What makes for a better Saturday night than a tub of Karamel Sutra and some SNL? Plus, I just bought a bunch of Futurama on DVD. That is hours and hours of great entertainment. I won't have to move for weeks! 

6: The Gym Membership Card. I mean come on, do I really want to be one of those guys? One of those guys that is so cool, because his membership card dangles from his key ring and everybody knows he works out. Yes, actually, I really do. However, being a fat dude, people see the membership card dangle and all they really think is, "oh cute, he thinks he's a gym guy." 

5: Netflix. Oh, thank God I have Netflix now! The tedious days of walking across the street to the local Red Box are done. That was just useless exercise I was being forced to do for movies. Now I don't even have to move from the pre-creased spot on the couch and just stream endless movies! Thank God for Netflix!

4: The Work Out attire. Again, fat guy in work out attire. Not the best look for anybody. I try to look good at all times, and this doesn't fall in to that "looking good at all times" for me. Work out clothes for men are not very complimentary when you look like your 3 months past due. 

3: They still sell popcorn and massive sodas at the movies. Until popcorn and soda cease to exist at movie theaters, I will be there buying it. Nothing makes a movie better then some popcorn and a Coke.  You can even pour some M&M's in the hot popcorn! I'm pretty sure that's how most people make it through a Tyler Perry movie. If it wasn't for their popcorn and soda, they will have killed themselves 10 minutes into it. 

2: The Snuggie. Just another reason for me to continue to be lazy. Seriously, why would I get up to go to the gym, or even get ready for the day, when I have the comfort of a Snuggie? Plus, it came with this awesome book light, so now I can see the numbers on my remote easier at night. You just clip it to the top of your remote, and you have hours of coziness wrapped in your Snuggie. If I do have to get up and go out, I'm pretty sure that as long as I tie the back up it passes for appropriate attire at Walmart. 

1: The number 1 spot. This spot would have normally been reserved for the Twinkie. Due to horrible events around the world though, my beloved Twinkie is no more. I now have to find some other type of cream filled pastry to replace the wonderful Twinkie. Something sweet and tasty. Maybe another creme filled pastry to fill the Twinkie shaped hole in my soul. It seems impossible to do. In my small, irregular beating, clogged heart, there is nothing greater than the Twinkie. 

May you Rest in Peace my little golden friend. 

I have decided his successor will be, The Moon Pie. While it may not be the Twinkie, it still is absolutely delicious and will just have to do. 

Nothing quite like a chocolaty, crunchy, sweet Moon Pie! 

Well, I think my list proves me right. I won't be losing any weight this year. There are just too many great things to do around my house and around my food. Many times around the food in my house. People should really expect everybody to pack on the pounds during the holidays. When I say say pack on the pounds, I'm not meaning just a few extra pounds. I'm meaning poundage in the weight of a new appendage. My neighbors go door to door handing out homemade Pound Cake. It says it in the name! Pound Cake! Yeah, there is no way I am losing weight this year. 

I guess it's time to put away this silly list, seeing as it's useless. Time to kick back and watch some Futurama! I've got my Pound Cake and Karamel Sutra by my side, and I am wrapped tight in my Snuggie. Now this is living life! 

Do they still sell chamber pots? I could use one of those by the couch too. 

 While my resolutions are already dying, I hope all of you have better luck on your New Years Resolutions.  

Friday, December 13, 2013

Episode 9 - The Young Electric


In this new episode I sat down with Riley and Natty from the band, The Young Electric.

I've been friends with The Young Electric for several years now and it was great to sit down and catch up with them. We talked about what they've been doing since their debut album "Machines" came out earlier this year, as well their new EP "Crows" that is being released TODAY. The Young Electric recently toured with Hawthorne Heights and left back on their own tour today.

The Young Electric rehearsing for tour

A huge thanks to Riley and Natty for braving the crazy snow storm that we had to join me for this interview. Make sure to catch them on tour and get out and buy their albums. Their new EP "Crows" is out TODAY! Get it on iTunes now. Check out their newest video for "Hospital" below. 




Sunday, December 8, 2013

Episode 8 - Taylor Hunsaker


In this new episode of the podcast, I sat down with Taylor Hunsaker. I had met Taylor a few times at WiseGuys Comedy open mic nights and had always loved her comedy.

Taylor Hunsaker

In this episode I talk to Taylor about how she got her start in comedy, opening for one of her biggest comedy idols, pulling pranks and more.

Taylor with comedian Rebecca Corry

A huge Thank you to Taylor Hunsaker for taking the time to join me on this episode. This was such a fun episode to record. It was great to hang out with Taylor and just talk about whatever came to mind. Taylor is a great comedian and I know you guys are all going to love her after you get to know her more in this episode. Check it out!

Go see Taylor and a whole lineup of great comics Dec. 9, 2013 at Brewvies Cinema Pub in Salt Lake. This is for a fundraiser for Brewvies. Ticket info HERE


Saturday, November 16, 2013

Episode 7 - Melissa Merlot


In this new episode I saw down with comedian, Melissa Merlot.

Melissa Merlot

Melissa recently won the 2013 City Weekly Arty Award for Best Local Comedian. Melissa has been performing comedy around Utah for 8 years, or 5 as she likes to put it.

Tim talks with Melissa about growing up in Utah, how she started into comedy, writing poetry, winning a 2013 Arty Award and more.

Melissa performing at The Complex

Thank you to Melissa Merlot for coming on the show. We have wanted to do this interview for a few months now and were glad we finally made it happen. It was great getting to know you. Go see Melissa November 19th at The Complex.

Enjoy this episode!




Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Halloween just wouldn't be complete without this song.

Stephen Lynch - Halloween 

My Halloween has been great so far! I started off the morning at the radio station and some Dunkin' Donuts! It couldn't be better.

During my Halloween celebrating, I came across a new "sexy" Halloween costume. 

Sexy Barney

I knew when I was a kid watching Barney that he was missing something. I never thought it would be sex appeal though. I look forward to the new Barney song though, "I Love You, You Love Me, I'll give you an STD".

I hope you have a great time at your parties and festivities! Happy Halloween!


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

My House on the Moon book available in paperback!

Hey friends! My book, My House on the Moon, is now available in paperback on Amazon! If you haven't downloaded it on Kindle, go buy the paperback copy now! Thank you for all of the support. 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Episode 6 - Jenna Kim Jones


Time for a new episode of On the Mic podcast! In this episode I sat down with writer, comedian, and Daily Show Alumni, Jenna Kim Jones.

Jenna Kim Jones

Jenna Kim Jones performing at WiseGuys

Jenna is back in town performing two nights at WiseGuys Comedy in Salt Lake City. I talked to Jenna about how she started in comedy, writing for The Daily Show, working as an intern for Letterman, TV writing and more! 

Jenna working on The Daily Show

Tim and Jenna following the interview

A huge thank you to Jenna Kim Jones for taking the time out of her busy schedule to sit down with me for an interview. I've been a big fan of Jenna for several years and it was an honor to have her on the show. Make sure to go see her LIVE at WiseGuys Trolley Square October 11-12. Visit her website and follow her on Twitter. Enjoy the episode!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Episode 5 - Travis Tate


In this new episode I sit down with Salt Lake comedian, Travis Tate. Travis has been on the Utah comedy scene for two years and has established a rapidly growing fans base.

Travis performing at WiseGuys Comedy

In this episode I talk to Travis about what inspired him to start comedy, balancing his family life with his comedy career, what inspires him to write, and more. Travis has shared the stage with many great comedians such as the Sklar Brothers, Tom Green, Jay Whittaker, and more. 

Travis with Marc Maron

Travis after opening for the Sklar Brothers

Travis and Chris Hardwick

Travis opening for Harland Williams

Travis and Mary Lynn Rajskub

Travis opening for Tom Green

A special thanks to Travis Tate for taking the time to sit down with me for this episode. We had to record this episode twice because our digital recorder decided to die and delete the original. Travis was more than gracious to take the time to record again. Go see Travis LIVE on October 24th at WiseGuys in West Valley City, Utah. Thanks, Travis!


Sunday, September 29, 2013

Breaking Sad

Last week we bid farewell to one of our favorite shows, Dexter. This week we say goodbye to another equal favorite, and one of the best written shows on television, Breaking Bad.

Breaking Bad has been one of our favorite shows from the start. As we watched Walter change from a man just trying to make ends meet for his family, to the dark drug lord Heisenberg, we all cheered for him. In his dark moments we lost all sympathy for him, only to find ourselves hoping that he would get by another day. 

Breaking Bad has changed the way that we all watch TV. I don't know that we will ever see characters as brilliant, lovable, and so easy to hate as Walter White and Jesse Pinkman. This show has been brilliant from start to finish. 

Thank you to Vince Gilligan, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, and the whole Breaking Bad cast and crew for this incredible show. We will miss you. 

My finale prediction: Walter wakes up as Hal on Malcom in the Middle to find out it was all a terrible dream. Malcom walks in dressed as Jesse and says "Yo, Bitch. Breakfast". Fade to black. 

Also Thanks to Chris Hardwick for hosting Talking Bad. It gave us something to fuel our fandom for this excellent show. 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Jimmy Fallon's Lip Sync Battle with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Stephen Merchant

If you haven't seen this video yet, you're missing out! It is absolutely hilarious.  Jimmy Fallon's Lip Sync Battle with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Stephen Merchant is AMAZING to say the least. Check it out!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Episode 4 - Andy Gold


A new episode of the podcast is here, Mooners! In this episode I sit down with comedian, Andy Gold. Andy joined me at Trolley Square in Salt Lake City for this interview. Andy is in town from New York  for a few shows before he heads out to LA for a week of shows.

Andy Gold performing at WiseGuys Comedy in Salt Lake City

I talk with Andy about how he got his start in comedy, performing comedy in New York, what inspires him to perform and more. I have seen Andy perform for a little over a year now and his sets are always hilarious. Take the time to get to know Andy in this episode. 

Andy Gold

Thank you to Andy Gold for joining me for this episode. It was great to get to know Andy better and spend time talking comedy. Make sure to see him this weekend in Salt Lake City, as well as next week throughout LA, at the Ice House in Pasadena, and at the Ventura Comedy Festival. 


A Farewell To Dexter

I can't believe we have reached the day that we bid Dexter farewell. Dexter has been a big part of all of our lives for several years now. Jordan and I have always loved Dexter and are sad to see it go. Jordan was the one who actually introduced me to Dexter shortly after Season 2 had wrapped. I've been hooked ever since. Jordan's love for Dexter even lead to him naming his dog Dexter. Now that is some dedication!

We would like to say Thank you to Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter,  and the entire cast of Dexter for bringing this amazing character and show into our lives. We looked forward to it every Sunday night when a new season arrived. This show will be missed by all of us. Thank You, Dexter!

Catch the Series Finale TONIGHT on Showtime. 

Tim's 2013 Emmy Picks

It's that time again. The 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards are here! There are so many great nominations this year. Out of all of the award shows, I always feel that the Emmys are the hardest to make picks on. There are so many incredible nominees that all deserve this award.

I'm really looking forward to having Neil Patrick Harris back to host the Emmys. I've been a fan of Neil since I was a kid watching him on Doogie Howser. I've of course been a huge fan of How I Met Your Mother, where Neil plays the Legendary Barney Stinson. 

While in LA, I was able to check out an Emmy Award up close. I never realized how big an Emmy trophy actually was. 

The time has come for me to reveal my picks. Like I stated above, I think the Emmy's are one of the hardest to pick because of such an amazing pool of actors and actresses. I have only selected the major categories to pick due to the fact that there are way too many categories to go through. Let's see how I do!

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Kerry Washington

What an incredible list of nominees here. This could very well go to Claire Danes or Vera Farmiga, but I really think Kerry Washington has it this year. If Kerry Washington wins, she will also be the first African American to win in this category! I absolutely loved Vera Farmiga in Bates Motel, and I think she still could be the one to take this from Washington. 

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Bryan Cranston

I must say though I was thrilled to see Kevin Spacey nominated for House of Cards. If you haven't watched the show on Netflix yet, check it out! It's incredible and Spacey is brilliant in it. However, nobody can match Walter White. 

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Anna Gunn

I think this will be a Breaking Bad year. Anna Gunn has been incredible as Breaking Bad has started to build to it's series finale.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Aaron Paul

I think this award goes to Aaron Paul hands down. I was thrilled to see Jonathan Banks also nominated for his role in Breaking Bad. Banks is a fantastic actor and I'm really looking forward to seeing what is next for him. 

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Joan Cusack

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Michael J. Fox

I honestly don't know who to pick on this. I don't really remember any of their performances. I think this could go to Fox since he's back and making a statement!

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

Breaking Bad

Outstanding Drama Series

Breaking Bad

Like I said, I think this is a Breaking Bad year for the Drama's. 

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Great group of hilarious women, but none of them compare to Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Veep.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Louie C.K.

I love every one of these actors. They all deserve this. Jim Parsons would really be the next contender, but I think this will be just one of the Emmy's that we will see Louie take home tonight. I also love seeing Jason Bateman back in the running for Arrested Development.

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Julie Bowen

I've really wanted to see this go to Mayim Bialik for her role as Amy of The Big Bang Theory, but Julie Bowen is going to be too strong to overcome in this category for her third consecutive Emmy win.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Ty Burrell

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Kristen Wiig

This could easily go to Melissa McCarthy for SNL as well. Props to Dot-Marie Jones for her nomination for Glee. 

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

Bob Newhart 

Bob Newhart was absolutely hilarious in his guest role on The Big Bang Theory. A strong group of guest actors here, but I think this goes to Newhart. 

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series


Like I said above, I think we will see Louie C.K. taking home a few more Emmy's this year.

Outstanding Comedy Series

Modern Family

I spent about 20 minutes really thinking over this pick. Veep is a tough contender in this category, but I really think that Modern Family has it again this year. The Big Bang Theory and 30 Rock were also great this last year, but I think in whole Modern Family was the best. 

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

Jessica Lange

Another solid performance from Jessica Lange in American Horror Story. 

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

Michael Douglas

I think Douglas really earned this for Behind the Candelabra. He was incredible. His co-star, Matt Damon was excellent as well, but I really think this is going to Douglas. 

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

Alfre Woodard 

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

Zachary Quinto

Another category that I really had a hard time making a pick. Quinto was amazing in American Horror Story, but then again, so was his co-start James Cromwell. Don't be surprised if you see this go to Cromwell. 

Outstanding Writing in a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special

Top of the Lake

I didn't get to see a few of the nominated shows in this category, but I have heard major reviews about the writing on Top of the Lake. 

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie

Behind the Candelabra

I think this could also go to Political Animals. That show has been intense and fantastic. 

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality Competition Program

Tim Gunn

I'm a fan of Seacrest, but I'm sick of American Idol. Everybody loves Tim Gunn! I think this is his. 

Outstanding Reality - Competition Program

The Voice

Maybe if The Voice wins American Idol and the X-Factor will get the hint and go away. 

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series

The Colbert Report

Outstanding Variety Series

The Colbert Report

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special

Louis C.K. 

Win #3 that I am predicting for Louie. 

Outstanding Variety Special

Louis C.K.

Outstanding Animated Program

The Simpsons

Don't be surprised if we see South Park take another one here. It was a coin flip between the two here. 

There are my picks! Let's see how I do with my picks. Congratulations to all of the nominees this year. Tune in TONIGHT on CBS and check it out. 

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Joking Bad

If you haven't seen Late Night with Jimmy Fallon's Breaking Bad spoof "Joking Bad", you're missing out! Special guest cameos from Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, and Bob Odenkirk. You will love this! Check it out!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Short Term 12

During my time in Los Angeles, I had the fantastic opportunity to attend the premier of a new movie called Short Term 12. I was invited to the Academy's Pickford Center for the screening with the cast and director, Destin Creeton. Destin won the Academy Nichol Fellowship for his screenplay of Short Term 12, and was able to make his dream a reality.

While I've made my picks on various awards shows and discussed a few movies on our show, I've never written a movie review for the website. Short Term 12 inspired me to finally write a review. Being a young filmmaker myself, this film really spoke to me. It is such a beautiful film from start to finish. 

Short Term 12 is a story about a girl named Grace, who is a supervisor at a troubled foster home that encounters many struggles while also working alongside her boyfriend, Mason. The lead roles of Grace and Mason are played by Brie Larson (Scott Pilgrim, The Spectacular Now) and John Gallagher Jr. (The Newsroom). 

The entire casts performance is absolutely amazing. You can truly feel the struggles and emotions that every character is going through. As the troubled teens in the home are introduced to you, you are able to gain an intimate bond with them and their struggles. One of the teens, Marcus, played by Keith Stanfield, really lets you into his life and troubles. You feel for everything he goes through. Some of the most powerful scenes of the movie feature the emotions of Marcus. There is one scene where he does a freestyle rap accompanied by Gallagher's character. The song is absolutely incredible. It helps bring you in deeper to the bond that Marcus and Mason have in the home, as well as the deep emotions Marcus is struggling with. 

The character of Jayden, played by Kaitlyn Dever (Last Man Standing, Justified, J. Edgar) is a very troubled teen brought to the home at her fathers request. Grace does all that she can to try and help Jayden, even though she doesn't want the help. The struggle to build a relationship between Grace and Jayden is a powerful and emotional trip as Grace discovers parts of her life are not far from the struggles of Jayden's life. 

While the struggles and stress of work continue to pile up on Grace and Mason, they still have to find a way to make their relationship work as well. 

Official Trailer

While Short Term 12 is an emotional roller coaster, you will be thrilled you were along for the ride. I would easily give Short Term 12 a 4 star rating. This is the must see film of the year! I will not be the least bit surprised to see Short Term 12 take some Oscar nominations this year.  Get out and support this film. Support young filmmakers, as they are the filmmakers of tomorrow. This is just the start of Destin Creeton's career. Creeton is off to a smashing start and I expect we are all going to get to know Creeton very well for many, many years to come. 

Short Term 12 is Rated R for language and brief sexuality. 


While writing this review, I have learned the Short Term 12 currently holds a 99% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, being one of the highest rated film of the year! 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Episode 3 - Interview with Award winning Writer, Director, & Producer, Glen Simister


A new episode of the podcast is here. In this episode I sat down with Award winning Writer, Director, and Producer, Glen Simister. Glen joined me in the heart of Hollywood at the Hollywood and Highland Center for this interview.

Glen Simister

Glen is best known for six short films: The Apogee, Jump Start, God Hate Me, Pragmatic Repudiation, Herbaceous Musa, and most recently Little Moon. I talked to Glen about these films as well as the scripts that he has currently been shopping to agents, as well as Legendary Pictures, The Weinstein Company, and more. 

Glen on the set of his film, "God Hates Me"

Glen on the set of his film, "The Apogee"

Glen's films have been part of the Buffalo Niagra Film Festival, X96 Film Festival, Salt Lake Community College Film Festival, Chanel 801 series, and had films considered for the Sundance Film Festival. 

A special Thanks to Glen Simister for joining me on this episode. His schedule has been so busy with the scripts that he has been shopping that I'm glad he was able to fit in our interview. Check out our discussion about making movies and writing scripts. Enjoy!