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FOF #2798 – Bruce Vilanch on The Paul Lynde Halloween Special

One of the strangest shows ever broadcast on TV is the Paul Lynde Halloween Special. The musical variety show featuring a campy highway pile-up of the top stars of the day with Margaret Hamilton reprising her Wicked Witch from the Izard of Oz aired only once on ABC in 1976.

Today comedy writer Bruce Vilanch, best known for writing for the Oscars and for his appearance on Hollywood Squares joins us to talk about being a head writer for the Paul Lynde Halloween Special.

Posted in: Actors, Comedians, Podcast, Writers 3 months ago 1

FOF #2805 – Pissi Myles Goes to Washington

Pundits are calling the impeachment hearings a circus, so there had to be a clown – enter drag queen Pissi Myles who put a little pizzazz into politics by covering the hearings in full drag for the Happs News channel. At over six feet tall with big hair and heels, Pissi caused quite a sensation when she went through security to talk to the nation’s representatives.

Today award winning drag queen Pissi Myles joins us to talk about her experience becoming “The Impeachment Queen.”

Posted in: Comedians, Drag Queens & Kings, Podcast 2 months ago 4

FOF #2808 – Brian Sweeney Looks at Christmas Horror Movies

You better watch out. You better not cry. You better not pout, I’m telling you why. Why?Why? Why can’t we just have a nice Christmas? Because Christmas can be scary, just look at some of our favorite Christmas movies- they will chill you to the bone.

Today the very funny Brian Sweeney is back with a vengeance to look at Christmas Horror movies we all love.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 2 months ago 0

FOF #2806 – Matt Brown Takes On Whitney Houston’s Ex Lover

Seven years after Whitney Houston’s death, Robyn Crawford has a new book- A Song For You: My life with Whitney Houston, where she finally sheds light on her relationship with the singer and what she thinks really ruined Whitney’s life.

Today comedian Matt Brown takes a look at Robyn Crawford’s new book and other wild celebrity stories from Richard Gere’s gerbil rumor to Rod Stewart’s Goblet of Man Juice, and who started them and why.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 2 months ago 0

FOF #2809 – My Big Little Orphan Annie Obsession

For a kid with curly ginger hair who is into the theater, landing the title role in the musical Annie is a dream come true. Unfortunately, if you’re a boy, it’s gonna be a hard knock life landing that role.

Today, we got Kenny, well, Becket Kenny, a ginger haired comedian who dreamed of being cast as Little Orphan Annie and how he sometimes regrets roasting audience members.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 2 months ago 0

FOF #2804 – My Simple Christmas Wish

As kids we asked for all kinds of wacky holiday presents but one 10 year old girl’s Christmas wish list is going viral for its particularly ambitious requests which include a new phone, designer purses and shoes, pink duct tape and $4,000 in cold hard cash.

Today comedian Shannon Noll joins us to look at outrageous Christmas presents we wanted as kids and how much you’d need to spend if your kid asked you for all the things on this notorious list.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 2 months ago 0

Best of Fun! Unwrapping Pee Wee’s Christmas Special

One of our favorite oddball TV Christmas moments is Pee Wee’s Christmas Special, a star studded hour long event that aired in 1988 at the height of Pee Wee Herman’s popularity.

Today we take you inside Pee Wee’s Christmas Special with the she-larious Irene Marquette,
who is putting on a holiday extravaganza inspired by Pee Wee Herman’s Holiday Show complete with variety acts and animation in the Curio Show at Chicago’s IO Theater.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 1 month ago 0

FOF #2807 – Celebrities Are All Rotten People

When Drag Race was just getting started, RuPaul said in a candid interview: “Celebrities are all truly rotten people.” Meaning it’s hard to meet with someone who inspires you because they don’t always live up to your expectations.

Today comedian Carly Ballerini joins us to take a look at what happens when marginalized people become stars and how the facade of fame usually comes with a few cracks.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 2 months ago 1

FOF #2813 – We Just Can’t Wait Til’ Christmas, Okurrr?

We just can’t wait till Christmas because on Christmas day, everyone is gay! Our gal pal Carma has been busy trying to get us the perfect gift, and let’s just say she nailed it. Okurrr?

Today comedian Carma Nibarger joins us to take a look at how everyone celebrates the holiday season differently.

Posted in: Comedians, Podcast 1 month ago 0