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Episode 32: Mark Saul and Sean Kearney

Mark Saul and Sean KearneyActor/writer/musician Mark Saul (Grey's Anatomy, The Social Network) and video game designer/writer/podcast host Sean Kearney join the special Halloween episode of The Fort Podcast to talk about how Mark's dad killed his pet rat, Mike's hampster named Dostoevsky, the sadness of "Toy Story 3," what it was like for The Fort to be part of the Earworlf challenge and Mike's dissatisfaction of horror movies featuring fish. Mark has had a recurring role on "Grey's Anatomy" and has appeared in the feature film "The Social Network." He has had numerous television appearances including "Desperate Houswives," "Parks and Recreation" and "Rules of Engagement." You can check out Mark in the upcoming films "Renee," Freaky Deaky" and "Red Line." Sean is a talented sketch writer, video game designer and improviser in Los Angeles. Sean and Mike co-host the long-running Second Column Podcast which is approaching 200 episodes and has featured guests including Matt Walsh, Jen Kirkman and Eddie Peppitone. Sean also appears with Ed and Mike in the long-running improv group Pangea. Sean and Mark created the sketch group Rat Pageant which currently performs hilarious comedy shows in Los Angeles. Their next show is at the Improv Olympic at 8pm on Saturday October 22. Mark and Sean are also founding members of the rock band "The Flashcards." Kevin, Ed, Mike, Sean and Mark perform three radio sketches: "The Game Show" written by Sean Kearney and Mark Saul, "Improv Class" written by Ed Galvez and "Ghost Kitty" written by Kevin Ford. The episodic series "Lor N' Holly" makes a grand return for a very special Halloween episode. Also stick around for "The Fort Wrap-Up"  as the guys discuss their past Halloween experiences. To all of The Fort listeners, we wish you all a very happy and safe Halloween! Download Episode

Episode 31: DC Pierson

DC PiersonWriter/actor/comedian DC Pierson joins The Fort Podcast to talk about the last days of summer, the woes of Los Angeles traffic, Paradise Lost, the first days of AIDS and fears of flying. DC is a regular on NBC's "Community." He starred in the films "Mystery Team" and "Cherry," both available for streaming on netflix and in video stores everywhere. You can see DC in the upcomming films "Grass Roots" and "The To Do List." Pierson wrote a novel called "The Boy That Couldn't Sleep and Never Had To" which is available on Amazon. Kevin, Ed, Mike and DC perform two radio sketches: "Gypped" written by Ed Galvez and "Crashing Tin" written by Kevin Ford. DC also reveals his full name. Stick around for "The Fort Wrap Up" as the boys get into their usual personal conversations.
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Episode 30: Baron Vaughn

Baron VaughnActor/comedian Baron Vaughn joins The Fort Podcast to talk about Chucky Cheese, growing up in Las Vegas, first times playing Mortal Kombat in arcades, classic video game systems, classic video games, horror movies, bad experiences in strip clubs and arachnophobia. Baron currently stars on USA's "Fairly Legal." He has appeared in such films as "Cloverfield" and "Black Dynomite." He has also appeared on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham" and "Russel Simmons Presents: Stand Up at the El Ray." Look for Baron's new comedy album "Raised By Cable" set to release soon on iTunes. Kevin, Ed, Mike and Baron perform two radio sketches: "Arachnophobia" written by Ed Galvez, and "Operation Switcharoo" written by Kevin Ford. Stick around for "The Fort Wrap-Up" as Mike defends his love of the "Phantasm " horror movie series and Kevin updates everyone on his latest speed dating ventures.
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Episode 29: Brian Scolaro

Brian ScolaroComedian Brian Scolaro (FOX's "Stacked," Showtime's "Dexter,"  TNT's "Men Of A Certain Age," NBC's "Late Night With Conan O'brien," HBO's "Life and Times of Tim," Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham," "Comedy Central Presents") returns to The Fort Podcast to talk about religion, life on the road touring, smoking on planes, a squirrel that attacks Brian, more horrible stand-up hecklers in Kansas City, horrible ways to die by musical instruments and the loneliness of touring. Brian is currently touring around the country and you can buy his new album on iTunes or at Amazon.com. The Fort Podcast is featured on his first track! Kevin, Ed, Mike and Brian perform two radio sketches: "Cat Fight" written by Ed Galvez and "Kalinkov Family Bistro" written by Kevin Ford. Also in this episode Kevin, Ed and Mike talk about being on the Earwolf Podcast Challenge where they are competing for a year contract with Earwolf, an enourmously successful comedy podcast site . The contest is hosted by Matt Besser along with guest celebrity judges. Special thanks to the very talented actress/comedian Rachel Bloom for appearing in our new movie trailer. Stick around for "The Fort Wrap-Up" where Kevin Ed and Mike talk about Mike's fantasy job at Disneyland. Also, you can buy Ed Galvez's new comedy album "Why Are Things Weird?" on  iTunes here. | Download Episode

Episode 28: The Darkest Parent Traps

Rick OvertonActor/comedian Rick Overton (Bad Teacher, Willow, Airplane 2, Groundhog Day, Cloverfield, The Informant, Eight Legged Freaks, Proof of Life, Dinner for Schmucks, Lost, Six Feet Under, Blind Fury, Joan of Arcadia, NYPD Blue, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Charmed, Mad About You, ER, Married with Children, Mrs. Doubtfire, Seinfield...and many more) joins The Fort Podcast to talk about families, how Mike is bad in bed, Rick's new film "Bad Teacher," Mike being judged at a restaurant by a 7-year-old girl and why people shouldn't be parents. See Rick Overton in his new film "Bad Teacher" in theaters now. Ed, Kevin, Mike and Rick perform two radio sketches: "The Private Eye" written by Kevin Ford and "Robot Cop" written by Ed Galvez. Also in this episode, Kevin talks about his misadventures in New York. And stay tuned for "The Fort Wrap-Up" where Ed and Mike talk about their fun trip to Las Vegas for a friend's bachelor party. Download Episode

Episode 27: Days of Punk and Glory

Joe SibComedian/frontman/record label owner Joe Sib joins The Fort Podcast to talk about the art of whistling, couples fighting at Ikea, Santa Cruz, surf and skater culture, the Punk Rock scene, playing a show in front of Joey Ramone, hanging out with Johnny Ramone, playing a show in front of skinheads in San Fransico and the spirit of radio. Joe has been involved in the Punk Rock scene since he was 14 years old. Growing up in San Jose in the early 1980's, Sib was lucky to be a part of an early DIY scene that was home to great bands like The Faction, Los Olvidados, Social Unrest, Executioner, Crucifix, Code Of Honor and many more. He started his first band at 16 and went on his first tour at 18 opening for The Circle Jerks and 7Seconds. In 1990 Joe started a band called WAX and he spent 6 years touring and recording with them. Sib, along with partner Bill Armstrong, created SideOneDummy Records, home to such bands as: Flogging Molly, MXPX, The Suicide Machines, The Casualties, Go Betty Go, The Briggs, Bedouin Soundclash, The Dan Band, 7Seconds, Kill Your Idols and VCR. You can also hear Joe on his weekly FM radio show, "Complete Control Radio" on 98.7 FM in Los Angeles every Saturday night from 10 PM to 12 AM. Joe can be seen performing stand-up around the country and will be performing his one man show "California Calling" on May 25th at the Comedy Store main room in Hollywood California. Kevin, Ed, Mike and Joe perform two radio sketches: "Little Mirakill" written by Ed Galvez and "Frontier Justice" written by Kevin Ford.  Also in this episode Kevin talks about his speed dating experience and Ed talks about his recent New York tour. | Download Episode

Episode 26: The Burt Reynolds of the Forest

Simon KingCanadian comedian Simon King joins The Fort Podcast to talk about sasquatches, a hobo news channel, working at a call center, what Ed wishes he could say when waiting on tables, Italian stereotypes and the stand-up scene in Canada. Simon has been featured in many comedy festivals including: The Vancouver Comedy Festival, The TBS Las Vegas Comedy Festival and The HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen.His album "Unfamous" is currently available on iTunes and isregularly featured on Sirius/XM satellite radio. Simon's talent has been noticed by famous comedian/actor Robin Williams who quoted, "Having seen Simon perform many times I have been incredibly impressed with his unique talent. From everything I have seen Simon is truly a gifted comedian." Kevin, Ed, Mike and Simon perform two radio sketches: "The New Employee" written by Ed Galvez and "Once Zombie Bitten" written by Kevin Ford. Also in this episode, Kevin tells us everything about his recent date. | Download Episode

Episode 25: The Scales of Justice

Jerry RochaComedian Jerry Rocha joins The Fort Podcast to talk about a horrible heckler, Ed's friend deciding not to go to jail, jury duty, hot lawyers, Jerry's amazing courtroom experience after his brush with the law, Mexican Pagans and gun laws in Texas. Jerry has been a featured performer on SiTV, The Latino Laugh Festival, Last Comic Standing and The Travel Channel. The Dallas born comedian can be seen performing his stand-up around the country. Kevin, Ed, Mike and Jerry perform two radio sketches: "Donkey Show" written by Ed Galvez and " Tim Tim" written by Kevin Ford. Stick around for "The Fort Wrap-Up" where Mike recalls his horrible date at Disneyland, and Kevin talks about how he was mistaken for someone with down syndrome.
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Episode 24: Live from Santa Monica

The Fort Live in Santa Monica with Andrew DonnellyComedian/Actor Andrew Donnelly joins The Fort Podcast for a special live taping at the launch party for The Comedy Podcast Network. This epsiode was taped in front of a live, theater audience in Santa Monica, California on March 15th, 2011. The sound effects for the radio sketches were performed by Kevin, Ed and Mike using various household items. Donnelly has appeared on many television shows including "The Office," "Life and Times of Tim" and "The Late Late Show." The Fort Podcast is now being featured on comedypodcastnetwork.com along with other great comedy podcasts.  | Download Episode

Episode 23: You Down With OCD?

Sean PattonNew York based Comedian Sean Patton joins The Fort Podcast to talk about spontaneous sex, the Insane Clown Posse, living with an obsessive compulsive disorder, things you shouldn't do with furry animals, sasqautches and great movie remake ideas. Sean's television appearances include "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" and Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham." He can currently be seen doing stand-up around the country. Kevin, Ed, Mike and Sean perform two radio sketches: "The Stranger" written by Ed Galvez and "Whimper Fi" written by Kevin Ford. Stick around for the "Fort Wrap-up" for some final thoughts from the boys. | Download Episode

Episode 22: Falling From Such Great Heights

Johnny PembertonComedian/television host Johnny Pemberton joins the Fort Podcast to talk about Mike's fear of heights, new reality shows, "chactors," life before social networks, starting rumors and strange world views under the influence of pain killers while being forced to watch Fox News for a week. Johnny Pemberton hosts the very popular show "Megadrive" on MTV where he gets to drive the craziest and most amazing vehicles you can imagine. Johnny also guests stars on two episodes of "It's Always Sunny In Philidelphia" on FX and can be seen performing stand-up comedy around the country. Kevin, Ed, Mike and Johnny perform two radio sketches: "Matter Telemorpher" written by Ed Galvez and "Minotaur in a China Shop" written by Kevin Ford. The show ends with another great "Fort Wrap-Up" where robots, fetishes and the underworld culture of circle jerks are discussed at length. | Download Episode

 

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