This week things get weird as we tune in to UHF, the 1989 parody of everything starring "Weird" Al Yankovic, Fran Drescher, Victoria Jackson and, uh, Michael Richards! Spinning the wheel of fish with us is Mike "Nug" Nahrgang from the Illusionoid Podcast. This movie has everything, romance, action, songs about the Beverly Hillbillies, but is it rewatchable? Listen below to find out. Also, please Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher. Also, follow us on Twitter. And please consider supporting our Patreon campaign. Special Thanks to our sponsors, Hello Fresh! To receive 50% off your first Hello Fresh box, use this code: REWATCH50 WARNING: this podcast contains strong language and immature subject matter, please be advised.
I'm Fred Kennedy, host of Issue Zero, this week I chat with Nug Nahrgang from Illusionoid podcast. I've known him forever, he was one of the first viral memes on the internet. He's the Mustard Man, trust me you've seen the Mustard Man even if you think you don't know what it is. He also auditioned for Saturday Night Live years ago. He's done improvisational comedy, musical theatre, was in Evil Dead the musical, and was in Dark Rising. That's actually how I met him. He was in this horror comedy called Dark Rising, and we talk about the time he was in a movie with Jackie Chan.
Nug Nahrgang’s success as an award-winning sketch comedian and improviser seems like a series of stumbled upon happenstances. First, Nug accidentally got himself hired at Second City, then he somehow scored an audition for Saturday Night Live! He scored memorable bit parts in The Love Guru with Mike Meyers and Owning Mahowny with the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, both at a time when he was sure his scenes would be left on the cutting room floor. Nug has managed to meet Vince McMahon, and William Shatner, and improvise on stage with legends like Colin Mocherie, Catherine O’Hara, and Martin Short. Through it all, his status as a dyed-in-the-wool comic book and sci-fi geek have served him well. He puts together the Illusionoid podcast with fellow improvisers Paul Bates and Lee Smart. Illusionoid is a completely improvised old-timey sci-fi radio play that operates with nothing but the episode title as a suggestion. Nug and the Illusionoid gang will be performing at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema as part of a live episode of CBC’s Podcast Playlist on June 15, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. This episode is sponsored by Hairy Tarantula.
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