Monday, December 25, 2017

Episode 112 - Christmas in LA



Merry Christmas, everybody! Today is our annual Christmas episode of the podcast with Austin Grant, Christopher James, and Jesse Knight!

Welcome to Christmas in LA

Since we couldn't all be in LA together for this episode, here's a throwback to Feb. 2017 when we were last in LA together. 

This episode was a little bit different from past years Christmas episodes since only half of us are here in LA. That didn't stop me from having Christopher and Jesse on the show though. Both of them phoned into the podcast for their segments of the show.

When "The Muppet's Christmas Carol" is one of your favorite Christmas movies, seeing the decorations at The Jim Henson Company just make the holiday season perfect!

As always, Christopher gave us his terrible, horror themed Christmas movie. This year his selection was the film "Elves". This was so terrible I'm going to have to watch it to see how it comes out. You can watch the trailer for this monstrosity below.

The last few years we have also featured a Christmas song on the episode, and this year's choice was "Christmas in LA" from The Killers feat. Dawes. While we're having a great time with Christmas in LA, the song is a little bit sad as it's kind of about the lonely of Christmas in LA, but either way, I like the song and it felt appropriate for our first Christmas in LA.

Thank you to everybody for all of your support throughout 2017. We have a lot of incredible things in store for 2018, including a new studio space that we will be recording in! I hope everybody has an amazing Christmas and stays safe with your family and friends. 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Enjoy the episode. 



Monday, December 11, 2017

2018 Golden Globe nominations are here!

Awards Season is underway with the 2018 Golden Globe nominations being announced this morning. Kristen Bell, Garrett Hedlund, Sharon Stone, and Alfre Woodard announced this year's nominees from the Beverly Hilton early this morning.

I must say that I am absolutely stunned that "The Big Sick" didn't receive a single nomination from the Hollywood Foreign Press. The other shock was the lack of nomination for Jordan Peele for "Get Out". Both of these should have been nominated without a doubt. These may be two of the biggest snubs I can think of over the last several years. 

Here are this year's complete list of nominees:

Best Motion Picture, Drama
Call Me by Your Name
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
The Disaster Artist
Get Out
The Greatest Showman
I, Tonya
Lady Bird 

Best Animated Feature Film
The Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
Loving Vincent 

Best Foreign Language Film
A Fantastic Woman (Chile)
First They Killed My Father (Cambodia)
In the Fade (Germany/France)
Loveless (Russia)
The Square (Sweden/Germany/France)

Best Director – Motion Picture
Guillermo del Torro, The Shape of Water
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Ridley Scott, All the Money in the World
Steven Spielberg, The Post

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Guillermo del Torro and Vanessa Taylor, The Shape of Water
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
Elizabeth Hannah and Josh Singer, The Post
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Aaron Sorkin, Molly's Game 

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Daniel Day Lewis, Phantom Thread
Tom Hanks, The Post
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Jessica Chastain, Molly's Game
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Meryl Streep, The Post
Michelle Williams, All the Money in the World

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Steve Carell, Battle of the Sexes
Ansel Elgort, Baby Driver
James Franco, The Disaster Artist
Hugh Jackman, The Greatest Showman
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Judi Dench, Victoria and Abdul
Helen Mirren, The Leisure Seeker
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Emma Stone, Battle of the Sexes

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Armie Hammer, Call Me by Your Name
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Hong Chau, Downsizing
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Laurie Metcalfe, Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
"Home," Ferdinand
"Mighty River," Mudbound
"Remember Me," Coco
"The Star," The Star
"This Is Me," The Greatest Showman

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Carter Burwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Alexander Desplat, The Shape of Water
Jonny Greenwood, Phantom Thread
John Williams, The Post
Hans Zimmer, Dunkirk

Best TV Series, Drama
The Crown (Netflix)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
Stranger Things (Netflix)
This Is Us (NBC)

Best TV Series, Comedy
black-ish (ABC)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Master of None (Netflix)
Smilf (Showtime)
Will & Grace (NBC)

Best TV Movie or Limited-Series
Big Little Lies (HBO)
Fargo (FX)
Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)
The Sinner (USA Network)
Top of the Lake: China Girl (Sundance TV)

Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Freddie Highmore, The Good Doctor
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Claire Foy, The Crown
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Deuce
Katherine Langford, 13 Reasons Why
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid's Tale

Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy
Anthony Anderson, black-ish
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Kevin Bacon, I Love Dick
William H. Macy, Shameless
Eric McCormack, Will & Grace

Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy
Pamela Adlon, Better Things
Alison Brie, GLOW
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Issa Rae, Insecure
Frankie Shaw, Smilf

Best Actor in a Limited-Series or TV Movie
Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies
Jude Law, The Young Pope
Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks
Ewan McGregor, Fargo
Geoffrey Rush, Genius

Best Actress in a Limited-Series or TV Movie
Jessica Biel, The Sinner
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan
Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette and Joan
Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited-Series or TV Movie
David Harbour, Stranger Things
Alfred Molina, Feud: Bette and Joan
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot
Alexander Skarsgård, Big Little lies
David Thewlis, Fargo

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited-Series, or TV Movie
Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid's Tale
Chrissy Metz, This Is Us
Michelle Pfeiffer, The Wizard of Lies
Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies
This year's Golden Globes will be hosted by Seth Meyers and will air January 7th on NBC LIVE from the Beverly Hilton. 

Make sure to stay tuned for my annual picks. 

What do you think of this year's nominations?

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The first "Avengers: Infinity Wars" trailer is here!

The much anticipated trailer for "The Avengers: Infinity Wars" is finally here. After Marvel released the teaser poster yesterday, fans woke up this morning to the first trailer for the film. Watch the new trailer below!

The teaser poster for "Infinity Wars"

The film is set to hit theaters on May 4th. What do you think of the new trailer?

Dont miss "Avengers: Infinity Wars" in theaters May 4th!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Episode 111 - Aaron Woodall



On today's episode, I have comedian Aaron Woodall!

Aaron Woodall

This episode is a little bittersweet as this was the final episode I recorded in Salt Lake before moving the show to Los Angeles. Prior to this episode I had only crossed paths with Aaron a few times at comedy shows, and again in 2016 when we competed against each other for a radio host job, which we both lost. It was great to learn more about Aaron on this episode, and learn more about how he started into comedy.

Aaron performing at WiseGuys Comedy in Salt Lake City, Utah

On the episode I talked with Aaron about getting his start with HumorU, what inspired him to start comedy, finding his comedic voice, writing comedy, touring with The Gateway Show, his VidAngel Comedy Special, and so much more. 

Tim and Aaron following the interview

Look for Aaron's upcoming album, soon available on iTunes

A huge Thank You to Aaron Woodall for taking the time to join me on the podcast before we moved the show. It was great to have him on the podcast and get to know him better and get to know more about his comedy background. Make sure to follow Aaron on all of the links below, go watch his special, look for his new album "Woodall Alone" soon on iTunes, and go see him if he's performing in your city!

Enjoy this clip from Aaron's stand up special on VidAngel

Thanks, Aaron!

Enjoy the episode. 



Monday, November 13, 2017

Stream the Justice League World Premiere Red Carpet LIVE from Hollywood tonight!

We are so excited to be able to bring you this exclusive behind the scenes content from the highly anticipated Justice League World Premiere tonight in Hollywood!

We are able to bring you this coverage thanks to DC Comics, Warner Brothers Pictures, and iHeart Radio. 

During this LIVE stream, you can expect to see interviews with the following: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Connie Nielsen, Diane Lane, J.K. Simmons, Charles Roben, Deborah Snyder, Gary Clark Jr., just to name a few. 

The Premiere will begin at 5:30PM (PST), 8:30PM (EST)


Justice League hits theaters Friday, November 17th! 

Don't miss it!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Episode 110 - Sam Pollard


On today's episode, I talked with Oscar Nominated, and Emmy Winning Director, Sam Pollard!

Sam Pollard

Sam's new documentary, "Maynard" tells the story of Maynard Jackson, the first African-American Mayor elected in Atlanta. I absolutely loved this filmed and was fascinated to learn the story of a political hero and icon, whose story I had never heard.

On this episode I talked with Sam about how he first heard Maynard's story, how he chooses his documentary topics, Maynard Jackson's influence in modern politics, how Maynard changed the political game, what he would hope current politicians would learn from Maynard, and more.

Sam with the family of Maynard Jackson

It was such an honor to speak with Sam about this film. A huge Thank You to Sam Pollard for taking the time out of his busy schedule to talk with me about the film. Make sure to check out the film on all of the links below and make sure to go see it when it's in your city, and when it hits steaming services. You will be thrilled to learn the story of Maynard Jackson. 

View the Official Trailer for "Maynard"

Thanks, Sam!

Enjoy the episode. 



Friday, October 27, 2017

Hiatus during our transition to Los Angeles

Hi Everybody! We wanted to make a quick post to let you know there will be a brief delay in episodes and content due to moving our show to Los Angeles!

As many of you know, we've been looking to make this move for several years. We have continually brought the show to Los Angeles, and are excited to be making it our official home. In the meantime, make sure to listen to our newest episode with Chris Sullivan from "Guradians of the Galaxy" and "This is Us". 

We will have new episodes coming out the first week of November with comedian Aaron Woodall and Oscar Nominee, Sam Pollard. 

Thank you for all of your support and understanding while we make this move. 

See you in Los Angeles!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Episode 109 - The Shortest Episode Ever with Chris Sullivan



On today's episode of the podcast, I have actor Chris Sullivan!

Chris Sullivan

Chris is best know for his work on the hit show "This is Us", as well as his recent role in "Guardians of the Galaxy". We had a chance to catch up with Chris at Salt Lake Comic Con back in September in between his signing and panels. This is the shortest episode we've ever released, but the episode we were planning to attach it to never happened and I wanted to make sure that we got it released.

Chris as Toby in the NBC hit, "This is Us".

We talked with Chris about his recent success with "This is Us" and "Guardians of the Galaxy", as well as his process of switching from role to role, his favorite horror movies, music that motivates him and more.

Chris as Taserface in "Guardians of the Galaxy". 

A huge Thanks to Chris Sullivan for taking the time to talk with us during his hectic convention schedule. It was great to meet him and he couldn't have been nicer. Make sure to watch "This is Us" and pick up "Guardians of the Galaxy" on Blu-Ray today!

Thanks Chris!

Enjoy the episode.



Sunday, September 17, 2017

Tim's 2017 Emmys Picks

The 2017 Emmy Awards are here! This year's show is hosted by one of our favorite comedians and late night hosts, Stephen Colbert. 

It's become a tradition at On the Mic for me to make my award show picks. This year's Emmys may be the hardest year I've made picks for. So many of my favorite shows, and favorite actors are going head to head. It makes it hard to pick when they're all your favorites. But the picks must be done! So without further adieu, here are my 2017 Emmy Picks!

Drama Series
“This Is Us”
One of the hardest categories to have to pick a winner. "This Is Us" seems to be the frontrunner to me, but don't count out "Stranger Things", or with a twist, "The Handmaiden's Tale". 

Comedy Series
“Atlanta” (FX)
A lot of people think "Veep" is the lock here, but I think we will see "Atlanta" take an Emmy home for their first season. Also don't count out "Master Of None". Season 2 was spectacular.  

Drama Actress
Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)

Drama Actor
Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”)
I think we see Sterling K. Brown go back to back with Emmy wins. Don't count out Bob Odenkirk or Sterling's "This Is Us" co-star, Milo Ventimiglia. 

Comedy Actor
Donald Glover (“Atlanta”)
So many great actors, but this is Donald's time!

Comedy Actress
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”)
I would love to see Ellie Kemper finally get her Emmy, but Julia Louis-Dreyfus seems locked in for her sixth Emmy. I would love to see Pamela Aldon take the surprise win with "Better Things". 

Limited Series
“Big Little Lies” (HBO)

Limited Series Actor
Robert De Niro (“The Wizard of Lies”)
I could also see Riz Ahmed sneak in and grab his first Emmy for "The Night Of"

Limited Series Actress
Nicole Kidman (“Big Little Lies”)

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
John Lithgow (“The Crown”)
I love seeing Jonathan Banks nominated every year. One of these years he will take it! 

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Thandie Newton (“Westworld”)
Crissy Metz is close on Thandie's heals for her role in "This Is Us". Don't be surpised to see her take the win. I also think Uzo Aduba is making this a really tight race. She was incredible on "Orange Is The New Black" this last season. 

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin (“Saturday Night Live”)
Do we really need to explain this pick? Baldwin WAS Saturday Night Live last season.

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Kate McKinnon (“Saturday Night Live”)
I love every one of these women and the incredible roles they've brought to life. This one is going to Kate though. I sure would love to see Leslie Jones take it home though. 

Variety Talk Series
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”
I would love to see Samatha Bee take this home, but Colbert has been on a role, and topping the ratings! I also wouldn't count out Corden. I want all of these shows to win! 

Reality Competition
“The Voice” (NBC)

Television Movie
“The Wizard Of Lies” (HBO)
I would love to see "Sherlock" take this one, but the Bernie Madoff story "The Wizard Of Lies" should take this. 

Variety Sketch Series
“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
SNL was brilliant this year! But who wouldn't love to see "Billy On The Street" take this one home?

Host for a Reality/Reality-Competition Program
W. Kamau Bell (“United Shades Of America With W. Kamau Bell)

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Alexander Skarsgård (“Big Little Lies”)

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Shailene Woodley (“Big Little Lies”)

Directing for a Comedy Series
Donald Glover (“Atlanta”)

Directing for a Drama Series
Vince Gilligan (“Better Call Saul”)

Directing for a Nonfiction Program
Ava DuVernay (“13th”)

Writing for a Comedy Series
Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe (“Master of None”)

Writing for a Drama Series
The Duffer Brothers (“Stranger Things”)

Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Drama
Jaffe Cohen, Michael Zam and Ryan Murphy (“Feud: Bette and Joan”)

Writing for a Variety Series 
“Saturday Night Live"
This is honestly one of my personal favorite categories since these guys all of the job I want. I could see any one of them winning, but I don't think the beast that is SNL is going to slow down. 

Writing for a Variety Special
“Stephen Colbert’s Live Election Night Democracy’s Series Finale: Who’s Going to Clean Up This Sh*t?”)

Writing for a Nonfiction Program
Ava DuVernay & Spencer Averick (“13th”)

Animated Program 
“Bob’s Burgers” (FOX)

Short Form Animated Program
“Adventure Time” (Cartoon Network)

Tune into the Emmys TONIGHT on CBS starting at 8PM EST. We can't wait to see what Colbert has in store.