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October 25, 2009 3:24 PM   Subscribe

A chance meeting between Kevin Pollak and Jason Calacanis at a poker game gave birth to Kevin Pollak's Chat Show, a weekly, web-based interview program. Episode 29, with guest Weird Al Yankovic, will be streaming live at 8PM ET/5PM PT. While you're waiting, check out previous episodes with guests like Eddie Izzard, Hank Azaria, and John Hamm. Or try your hand at the Larry King Game.
posted by Horace Rumpole (25 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite

 
KPCS is top notch entertainment - if you like long format interviews. ALSO, for those of you that don't want to, can't or won't watch the show live - it's available for free on itunes as audio only or video and can also be found on you tube!

I'm not gonna lie - I've been watching this thing since before the first ep (there was a test show) and I LOVE IT.
posted by fluffy battle kitten at 3:39 PM on October 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


(Just noticed the you tube link was included in the post. My bad. Was so excited about the post that I skimmed it.)
posted by fluffy battle kitten at 3:40 PM on October 25, 2009


Oh wow this is really great. I was initially off put by the slow timing, but the inside baseball aspect is really amazing and gets lost in a Charlie Rose, 20 minute interview. The Michael Gladis and Rich Sommer (warning, metafilter curse word: Mad Men) goes really in depth into the audition, callbacks and tribulations that actors playing secondary roles go through. It really seems to come down to dumb luck, I can see why so many of my actor friends get bitter.
posted by geoff. at 4:20 PM on October 25, 2009


Weird Al without glasses is still so wrong. I wish he would wear prop glasses.
posted by stavrogin at 5:15 PM on October 25, 2009


Robert Llewellyn's CarPool is also great- He drives around with a random celebrity in the car for 20 minutes. Llewellyn was the character Kryten from red dwarf, and he was one of the announcer types on Junkyard Wars.
posted by jenkinsEar at 5:25 PM on October 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


Watching it live right now. Al is so awesome!
posted by DiscourseMarker at 5:26 PM on October 25, 2009


Hey! Look! Lurking around on the set is that kid from Freaks and Geeks that I haven't really seen since that show was canceled!

Neat!
posted by Sys Rq at 5:46 PM on October 25, 2009


How on earth did I not know about this?
posted by davebush at 5:56 PM on October 25, 2009


Hey! Look! Lurking around on the set is that kid from Freaks and Geeks that I haven't really seen since that show was canceled!

That would be Samm Levine.
posted by DiscourseMarker at 5:58 PM on October 25, 2009


Damn, Al is some kind of Oprah/Paris/Demi savant!

Stay tuned for Larry King Game. I expect in-thread participation once you know the rules.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 6:02 PM on October 25, 2009


Listening to Weird Al sounds great and everything, but who are the other people?
posted by Slap Factory at 6:03 PM on October 25, 2009


I just noticed that Weird Als sans glasses, sans moustache looks an awful lot like Eric Idle in a silly wig.
posted by Sys Rq at 6:04 PM on October 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


wait, what does this have to do with ponkapoag? (i grew up very close to there)
posted by rmd1023 at 6:17 PM on October 25, 2009


Nothing, rmd1023. It's just fun to say. See the last link in my post for an explanation.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 6:19 PM on October 25, 2009


Great post - thanks!
posted by photoslob at 6:34 PM on October 25, 2009


ah! okay.

yeah, it is fun to say. i went to CAMP PONKAPOAG. when i moved from boston to seattle, one of the weirder things was getting used to PNW native american names instead of NE native american names. so, instead of ponkapoag, massasoit, pawtucket et al, i encountered had skykomish, snoqualmie, and puyallup.
posted by rmd1023 at 6:39 PM on October 25, 2009


Wait, this started streaming at 8 ET and it's still going at 9:48 ET? Color me suprised and impressed.
posted by cavalier at 6:48 PM on October 25, 2009


cavalier - the show typically runs AT LEAST two hours. It's been known to go way over that.
posted by fluffy battle kitten at 7:06 PM on October 25, 2009


I just noticed that Weird Als sans glasses, sans moustache looks an awful lot like Eric Idle in a silly wig.

I think he looks more like John C. McGinley
posted by Wild_Eep at 7:45 PM on October 25, 2009


Anybody remember how to bypass YouTube's mature content check? You put a 'v' in the URL somewhere, or something..
posted by Chuckles at 9:10 PM on October 25, 2009


The first MeFi worthy content i've come across in a long time, thanks for this!

(/oldcrank)
posted by phylum sinter at 9:45 PM on October 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


Love it. Thanks for the post!
posted by BoatMeme at 12:14 AM on October 26, 2009 [1 favorite]


Thanks for the post, Horace Rumpole. I've got a fever and a sore throat and I've had to stay awake all night editing my novel before a deadline tomorrow and having the Eddie Izzard interview running in the background has helped me stay awake. Of course, now that's done, I'm not finished, and I expect to crash any minute now.
posted by Kattullus at 12:50 AM on October 26, 2009


Anybody remember how to bypass YouTube's mature content check? You put a 'v' in the URL somewhere, or something.

Just use this URL plus the unique ID of the video:
From: http://www.youtube.com/user/kevinpollakschatshow#p/u/2/5ufcRUGqTxg
To: http://www.youtube.com/v/5ufcRUGqTxg

V is for Verified. Pretty strong security.
posted by rokusan at 7:26 AM on October 26, 2009 [3 favorites]


I've been watching since the start. Great, indepth and back stage stories. Watch the Dana Carvey interview....
posted by xjudson at 7:53 AM on October 26, 2009 [1 favorite]


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