Cole Stratton is an American actor, comedian, podcaster, writer and producer, best known as one of the Co-Founders of SF Sketchfest, the San Francisco Comedy Festival and the co-hosts of the Pop My Culture Podcast.
Cole and Vanessa say goodbye after six wonderful years with this final Pop My Culture episode, live from the 16th Annual SF Sketchfest presented by Audible. Join them and special guests Paul F. Tompkins ("Spontaneanation"), Samm Levine ("Freaks and Geeks") and Rhett Miller (The Old 97's) as they discuss the best and worst moments of 2016 and answer one final pissed-off wizard question. Our thanks to Nerdist for giving us a home and all of you for listening over the years!
Kirsten Vangsness ("Criminal Minds") chats with Cole and Vanessa about awards screeners, La La Land, Hidden Figures, Scientology DVDs, Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, musicals, Mr. Rogers, Penelope Garcia fanfic, bringing Batman to get out of a citation, Casey Stratton, Harriet the Spy, Diani and Devine Meet The Apocalypse and Kirsten's two line pilot opportunity. Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first classic film noir film you were into) on our website for a chance to win a Diani and Devine postcard signed by Kirsten!
Brian Huskey ("Childrens Hospital," "Another Period") chats with Cole and Vanessa about People of Earth, Lindsay Lohan's new accent, The Cubs historic win, a female James Bond, The Monkees, Sally Field, Monster in a Wheelchair, Mr. Neighbor's House, animal birthing, The New Zoo Review and Brian's new alter ego Brian Bichon. Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first thing you binge watched) on our website for a chance to win a comfy Pop My Culture T-Shirt!
Toby Huss ("The Adventures of Pete and Pete," "Halt and Catch Fire") joins Cole and Vanessa to chat about Millie Bobbie Brown, Mike Judge, paper routes, punk rock, the origins of Artie the Strongest Man in the World, typing games, Bob Forehead, bartending at the Knitting Factory, Big Mike, cannibal hobos and big-crotch long johns. Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first computer you ever had) on our website for a chance to win an "Adventures of Pete and Pete" 20 Year Reunion poster from SF Sketchfest signed by Toby, Danny Tamberelli, Michael C. Maronna, Rick Gomez, Chris Viscardi and Will McRobb!
Illeana Douglas ("To Die For," "Cape Fear") chats with Cole and Vanessa about TCM's Trailblazing Women, Manhattan Punchline, Katherine Bigelow, Melvyn Douglas, Billy Wilder, Anne Baxter, background actors, top-loading VCRs, Richard Dreyfuss, Jam, Albert Brooks, The Late Bloomer, West Coast vs. East Coast indie films and Illeana's hippie childhood. Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first comedy record you were into) on our website for a chance to win a Ghost World DVD signed by Illeana, and a copy of her book "I Blame Dennis Hopper: And Other Stories from a Life Lived In and Out of the Movies," which comes to paperback on October 8th!