If you’ve been jonsing for some new Mitchell & Webb sketches since That Mitchell And Webb Look ended in 2010, you’re in luck! A fifth series of the duo’s radio sketch show That Mitchell And Webb Sound will be premiering on BBC Radio 4 on November 26, 2013. I can’t wait to listen, and since the radio series was the original precursor to the TV show, I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this will eventually lead to another series of That Mitchell And Webb Look. Fingers crossed, but not holding my breath.
And if you missed last week’s PrePopCulture episode on Mitchell & Webb, check it out here!
Dan Lippert joins Jen to talk about British comedy duo David Mitchell and Robert Webb. From their sitcom Peep Show, to sketch show That Mitchell & Webb Look, to comedy book This Mitchell and Webb Book, the duo kills with most people who know who they are. Unfortunately most people in America don’t fit that bill. But Dan and Jen can give you a million reasons to check them out if you’re not already familiar with them! And if you are familiar with them, Dan and Jen can tip you off to some of their lesser known projects. It’s a comedy win-win!
Mark David Christenson joins Jen to talk about creative labors of love that are given away for free. From the indie improv show they host together, to their individual podcasts, to their respective paths in acting and writing, Dave and Jen are no strangers to doing something they love without a direct agenda other than the love of the craft. But how does giving something away for free affect other people’s perception of the product and creator? What really defines a labor of love? And how many times can Dave say “butthurt” without Jen giggling at it?
My group Comrades recently had the pleasure of guesting on an episode of The Improv Friend Zone, a great improv podcast hosted by AJ Berna and Thomas O’Brien. We perform a monoscene set at a telethon and Mark David Christenson gets super into character. Check out the episode here!
With three days in New York ahead of her, Jen decided to try a bit of what the city has to offer on as many fronts as she could. From pop culture to fine art to great food, she was never disappointed. 72 hours certainly wasn’t enough to see everything she wanted to, but it was more than enough to send her back to LA with a smile and looking forward to her next visit.
It’s hard to believe this podcast has been going on for a year! Jen takes the anniversary as an opportunity to give some updates on topics from previous episodes and share some unaired clips. Plus she tells you where to find some fun promo videos for the podcast, because she’s been doing them for a little while but hasn’t mentioned them on the show itself. And who wouldn’t want to watch a couple throw marshmallows at bowls tied to each other’s heads in a living room replica of Double Dare?
Casey Feigh (Crashbar) and Nick Mandernach (Room 101) return to discuss the upcoming 2nd Annual LA Indie Improv Festival. From where it all started in 2012, to the ways the festival has grown this year, to how the teams are selected and scheduled, these three give you an inside look at anything and everything you might want to know about this event. So take a listen, and come out to enjoy the LA Indie Improv Festival on May 25! Oh, and if you’ve got a line on any fruit punch SoBe Power, let Casey know. He’s jonesing for it.
PrePopCulture is a weekly one hour podcast in which my guests and I tackle all things pop culture. We chat about cool stuff that's under the radar, examine how things currently in pop culture got there, and even take a stab at where trends might go in the future.