Wednesday, July 16, 2014

"Weird Al" Yankovic - Foil

It seems like we just can't get enough of Weird Al this week. Weird Al is at it again with another single of of his new album, Mandatory Fun. Here is his song "Foil", a parody of Lorde's song "Royals". Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

"Weird Al" Yankovic - Word Crimes

Yesterday we shared the new Nerdist Produced Weird Al video for "Tacky" with all of you. Today we celebrate the release of Weird Al's new album, Mandatory Fun, with the release of his Robin Thick spoof song, "Word Crimes. Enjoy!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Doctor Who Series 8 Full Trailer

The good people at BBC have teased over and over again with the new series of Doctor Who. After several teasers, the full trailer is finally here! The next 40 days need to pass so we can behold the new series in all of it's glory! Check it out, Whovians!

Doctor Who returns August 23rd on BBC

Sunday, July 13, 2014

American Horror Story: Freakshow teaser trailer

The next season of the FX hit American Horror Story is right around the corner! Have you seen the creepy new trailer? Check it out!

American Horror Story returns to FX on October 15th

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Episode 26 - Richie T. Steadman


In this new episode of the podcast I talked with a hilarious man of many titles, Richie T. Steadman.

Richie T. Steadman

Richie is best known for his work as the Executive Producer of Radio From Hell in Salt Lake City. Richie is also the Founder of the Salt Lake Comedy Festival, Host of the new web show "Let's Get Real", Host of Meet the Bands Podcast, and the Cultural Hall Podcast. Aside from all of those jobs, Richie has also been my boss at Radio From Hell for the last several months. 

This is the goat picture Richie and I talked about during the episode

Richie and I always have great time around the studio and on location, so I figured it was time that we turned the mic's on and captured some of it. Richie and I talked a lot about how he started the Salt Lake Comedy Festival, his comedy background, flu toast, and so much more!

A huge Thanks to Richie T. for taking the time out of his busy schedule to do this interview with me. We did this at 6AM at X96 since Radio From Hell was off for the week. Make sure to check out all of Richie's many projects and tune in to Radio From Hell, Monday-Friday 6AM-10AM. Thanks, Richie!

Enjoy the episode!

Richie with Kerry, Bill, and Gina from Radio From Hell. 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

J.K. Rowling releases a new Harry Potter story online

Harry Potter fans rejoice! J.K. Rowling has written a new Harry Potter story on her website. Harry Potter is 34 years old, bits of grey in his hair, and featuring a new scar. It seems that Rita Skeeter is back at it with this article from Rowling's website. 

Do you think we may have more Harry Potter books on the way? I sure hope that we do! 

If you want to learn more, check out J.K. Rowling's site Pottermore HERE

Exclusive Extended Look at Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy!

My excitement keeps building! I really can't wait to see Guardians of the Galaxy. Check out the new extended trailer!

Guardians of the Galaxy hits theatre's August 1st

Monday, July 7, 2014

Comedians in Cars Getting Cocaine with Joel McHale

The Soup's Joel McHale joins actor and comedian Tony Hale (Arrested Development, Veep) in this hilarious spoof of Jerry Seinfeld's hit web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Check it out!

Catch The Soup Wednesday's at 10/9c on E!

Salt Lake Fantasy Con Recap

Fantasy Con took place last week July 3-5 at the Salt Palace and On the Mic was there to experience the fantasy! 

As we wrapped our interview with Paul Amos and Rachel Sakrsten from 'Lost Girl', we packed up and left for the Salt Palace Convention Center.  Fantasy Con was packed with excitement from the start. The long line of fans dressed as various fantasy characters eagerly waited to get in and live out their fantasies. Packed with fantastic celebrity guests and a plethora of exhibits and interactive events, Fantasy Con had something for everybody.

I started my day by checking out all of the booths in the Hall of Heroes.  One of the best booths for kids was the “Fairy Tailored” booth where kids could get dressed up like their favorite princess. Every member of their staff was dressed as a Princess or Fairy Godmother making every kid excited to see their favorite princess.

 For the adults, there were so many great booths with collectibles, DVD’s, large walking monsters and more. One stop that everybody loved was our friends at Creature Encounters.  Lucky visitors got to hold the snakes, bearded dragons, spiders and many other crawly creatures they had to see.

 The Free Archery Range was a very popular attraction with a continual line all weekend long for fans wanting to channel their inner Legolas and Katniss.

Throughout the main hall, there were plenty of props for fan photo ops. The most popular seemed to be the Jabba and Ewok props. Fans were able to take pictures with the beloved Star Wars characters while waiting to get in line for autographs with celebrity guests. 

I finally found my spirit animal...

The panels during Fantasy Con were excellent. The cast of the hit SyFy show, ‘Lost Girl’ kicked things off Thursday morning with a hilarious and entertaining panel.

The cast of 'Lost Girl'

 Sean Astin’s panel was definitely one to remember. The actor recounted many great stories from The Goonies, Rudy, The Lord of the Rings, and even the locally filmed movie, The Freemason. Two of the highlights of his panel were hearing Sean recite the speech his gave to Froto as Sam Wise in Lord of the Rings: Two Towers, as well as shouting “Goonies never say die!”

Sean Astin's panel

 Following Sean Astin’s panel was The Hobbit Whose Line Is It Anyway, featuring members of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings cast. Graham McTavish, Jed Brophy, Ken Stott, John Callen, William Kircher, and Adam Brown entertained the crowd with stories on and off the set of both of the herald films, and insight about a special calendar that they had made for Director Peter Jackson.

Cast members from 'The Hobbit' and 'Lord of the Rings'

 The much-anticipated arrival of the hilarious filmmaker Simon Pegg left everybody in attendance more than satisfied. Simon Pegg’s panel was hilarious as fans asked questions about his classic films from Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End. Simon gave the crowd an in depth discussion into the psyche of his well-written and beloved characters. For the film geeks in the audience, this was a great opportunity to learn from a great filmmaker about the lengths he goes to for great character development.

Simon Pegg's panel

 The last panel I attended was Mark Sheppard from Supernatural, Doctor Who, Firefly and Battlestar Galactica. Mark’s main discussion was geared towards playing the character of Crowley in Supernatural. I must say, for being known as the King of Hell, Mark Sheppard was an incredibly nice guy. Mark didn’t have a moderator for his panel and spent the entire panel at the front of the stage with the crowd, where he would continually climb off the stage and hug members of the crowd and even talk to a little girl waiting for her mom to ask as question.

Mark Sheppard panel

Overall, my entire Fantasy Con experience was excellent. If you weren’t able to make it out this year you truly missed out on a great party. I couldn’t have asked for a better time and can’t wait for next year’s event. Here are a few more of my favorite pictures from Fantasy Con. 

The Fantasy Con Dragon

The Fantasy Con fountain! I will own this one day.

Thanks for having me Fantasy Con! See you next year!

Follow Tim on Twitter @timdrake

Friday, July 4, 2014

Doctor Who Series 8: I see into your soul, Doctor.

Another new teaser trailer from Series 8 of Doctor Who was released today! The anticipation just keeps building for this new series. Is it just me, or is that Davros that I hear? Check it out!

Series 8 Premiers August 23rd!

'Pitch Perfeect 2' wishes you a Happy 4th of July

Skylar Astin and Ben Platt from the hit movie 'Pitch Perfect' sent the fans a great video to say Happy 4th of July from the set of 'Pitch Perfect 2'. Check out the video that has been sweeping the internet all day. Happy 4th of July everybody!


Thursday, July 3, 2014

The Meltdown with Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani

As a big fan of The Nerdist Podcast I've heard a lot of talk about the new show, 'The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail'. I'm a huge fan of both Jonah's and Kumail's comedy and really can't wait for this show to hit Comedy Central. 'The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail premiers on Comedy Central July 23rd at 12:30AM, but if you want to see it before everybody else, check it out on the Comedy Central website ( ) on July 7th! I can't wait for this show!

Check out this video I came across from Last Call with Carson Daly to learn more about The Meltdown. The video is a few years old, but it does a great job showing off The Meltdown.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Episode 25 - Rachel Skarsten and Paul Amos; Lost Girl



We are LIVE from Salt Lake Fantasy Con! This is our first episode from Fantasy Con recorded in Downtown Salt Lake. In this episode I sat down with Rachel Skarsten and Paul Amos from the hit SyFy show, 'Lost Girl'! 

Rachel Skarsten

Paul Amos

Rachel is known for her character Tamsin on Lost Girl. Paul is known for playing the character of Vex. We talked about visiting Utah, filming the new season of 'Lost Girl', Paul's new nickname, Rachel's special skill she developed on Lost Girl, Fantasy Con, Rachel's upcoming role in the much anticipated 'Fifty Shades of Grey' film and more! 

My good friend and Producer Laura Smith from Mix 1079 joined me on this episode as she is a huge fan of 'Lost Girl'. I've only watched a handful of episodes so it was great to have Laura join me on the show. 

A huge thank you to Rachel and Paul for taking the time to sit down with me. It was great to get to know them and know more about 'Lost Girl'. These two are absolutely hilarious and great to talk with. Make sure you see them at the 'Lost Girl' panel at Fantasy Con, as well as their meet and greets through out the weekend. 

Tim with Paul and Rachel following the interview

If you're in Salt Lake this weekend, make sure you join us at Fantasy Con at the Salt Palace Convention Center. 

Horrible Bosses 2 Teaser Trailer is here!

Warner Brothers released the much anticipated teaser trailer for 'Horrible Bosses 2' today! If you loved the first film, you're going to love the sequel. Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jamie Foxx Kevin Spacey and Jennifer Aniston all return for this film. Check out the new teaser trailer!

'Horrible Bosses 2' hits theaters November 28, 2014