Black & A Half

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Special Guest Todd Sellers from The 206 Geek Podcast comes on for a one-on-one with Silas via Skype. They talk the new Star Wars Universe, Thanksgiving possible poisonings, and the new Black Widow Trailer. They also talk about the rise of The 206 Geek Podcast and its future. 
On this episode of Black & A Half, Manny and Silas sit down with the hilarious author, Jacqui Brown. Jacqui talked about her newest book Drop Your Parachute, Not Your Party Pants!. Jacqui was very motivating and inspiring as a Canadian turned Mexican commercial actress, turned successful self-published author.About the Guest Jacqui Brown is known around the world for stealing the show, even though, as she says, many performances usually take place in the safety of her own home, or in many instances, in her own mind (and oh what a crazy mind it is!) Her humor is often R rated but crosses over seamlessly from Blue Dog Comedy to Laugh USA.  Many people have claimed to spit their coffee right onto their computer when reading her Facebook updates, her twitter feed or her blog Shit My Vagina Says. She takes this as extreme flattery, but adamantly states that, “The ruination of your computer is NOT MY FAULT.”Her SMVS blog was turned into the book last year and has been selling like hotcakes. “BITCH PLEASE! has been raved about from all corners of the world. She’s been called everything from crass and vulgar to simply funny as hell. She’s been loved and hated for her honest and brutal recitations regarding the change.  Yet, she’s also been compared to Erma Bombeck, writing in 21st century time, for her crazy outlook on life while traversing her sweaty, estrogen depleted menopause.Brown is a former reporter for The Los Angeles Times/TCN and is a contributing writer to Vibrant Nation and More Magazine.Other books by Brown include, “Dancing With The Devil”, “Recovery’s A Bitch…as if menopause alone wasn’t bad enough!”,  ”Imagine Words”, “the MAZE”, “Drop Your Parachute, Not Your Party Pants!”, and will be releasing her NaNoWriMo winning book, “Trying To Avoid Cars” (book 1) and “The Long Road To Heaven” (book 2), which will be transformed into a screenplay adaption in 2013!
Samantha Rund returns on this very special episode of Black & A Half. On this episode they discuss the Mega Millions Jackpot, Netflix cancellations, and they get very personal and discuss Manny’s recent death in his family, which is why he has been away from the show for the last month. Like, subscribe on iTunes and share. Thank you for your support.
Seattle based comic Chris Mejia stops by to chat with Manny and Silas about how ethnically ambiguous he really is, why he’s Philadelphia Eagles fan, and to give Silas some parenting advice (despite not being a parent himself). We share lots of laughs, do some building, and change lives. Listen up!   About Our Guest Born in Puerto Rico but raised in Florida, Chris Mejia is taking the Seattle comedy scene by storm. Chris’ comedy seamlessly blends fun pop culture observations with takes on harder subjects like living with Lupus and being a POC. Chris has opened for national headliners such as Jak Knight, Langston Kerman and Kiry Shabazz, is a paid regular at the famous Comedy Underground and Laughs Comedy Club in Seattle, and was a Semi-Finalist for the 39th Annual Seattle International Comedy Competition, and was selected to perform in Comedyfort as a part of Treefort Music Fest. Chris is regarded as a bright up & comer as he performs all across the West Coast  
Rising Seattle comic Arijana Ramic joins Manny & Silas to talk about Youtube rabbit holes, traveling Europe, UFC, and their favorite Halloween films. 
Artistic Director of Turbo Turkey productions, Adam Hegg, comes by to talk about streaming shows, our dream Klingon sitcoms,  and Adam's Superhero plays. Special Guest Host Joseph Grienauer joins Silas Lindenstein. 
In this fabulous episode of Black & A Half, Manny and Silas sit down with actor, director, and theater reviewer Jay Irwin! Jay talks with them about being a Seattle reviewer and the complications that go with also being a local actor. They also talk extensively about the Seattle web series he is an actor in Chop Socky Boom, a hilarious comedy which just successfully funded a Kickstarter for its second season. About the Guest Jay Irwin is a Seattle native and has been working in Seattle Theater for about 20 years.  He is a local actor, director and writer.  Most recently he was seen as Edna in “Hairspray” at Seattle Musical Theatre and in Theater Schmeater’s Summer park show production of “Hansel and Gretel”.  Off stage Jay just finished directing “The Boys Next Door” for STAGEright and also writes theater reviews for  Jay is also one of the actors in the local web series “Chop Socky Boom” and can also be seen in such films as “Creatures of the Pink Lagoon”, “Daylight Savings Time” and “Render Me Dead”.
Silas Lindenstein & Returning Guest Host Samantha Rund sit down and talk to Seattle Comedian Alex Orozco. They talk about Bill Burr's newest specail about diversity in comedy shows, and making connections with strangers. Alex talks about his new live comedy game show, Poker Face, and Silas explains getting recently shamed into Whole 30 again. 
Black & A Half Podcast Episode #57: Erica Rhodes November 13, 2018 by Blackandahalf Comedian and Actress Erica Rhodes joins the program for a special one on one interview with Silas. Erica was out in Seattle performing at Laughs Comedy Club and Silas managed to get her to come on the podcast, but Manny was already booked up. But we had to still get an episode because Erica is incredibly funny and will likely take this whole show to new heights.  About The GuestErica Rhodes Erica co-hosts Bil Dwyer’s Stardumb!, a game and talk show comedy hybrid that has sold out three times at San Francisco Sketchfest, and stars major guest comedy players like Zach Galifianakis, Simon Helberg, Oscar Nunez, Adam Scott, Mike White, and Maria Bamford.  She is also a fast-rising standup comic with appearances on Comedy Central’s @ Midnight, AXS’ Live at Gotham and the syndicated Comics Unleashed.  In 2015, she performed standup at San Francisco Sketchfest, the Moontower Comedy Festival (Austin, TX), the Blue Whale Comedy Festival (Tulsa, OK), and the Boston Comedy Festival.
Derek Sheen joins the show for an in depth look at horror, comedy, and Derek’s path as a comedian. Samantha Rund fills in for Manny Martin as he was out sick for the episode.Derek Sheen
This week on Seattle’s longest running comedy podcast (probably) – The Women’s World Cup, gardening with Silas, Manny talks about touring Alaska, and the blends introduce their newest segment – Nerd News.
We had local rising comedian and actor Charles Hall Jr  on to chat about the new short film G.A. from Black & A Half. They talk about storming area 51, what it’s like being a foodie, and gardening by Silas Lindenstein Our Guest Charles Hall Jr.
Live from GeekGirlCon 2018 in Seattle, WA, it’s Black & A Half! Manny & Silas walked around the convention and interviewed attendees, exhibitors, and cosplayers to get a sense of the convention. This was their first time at GeekGirlCon and they highly recommend it.
This is part 2 of The Star Wars Episode where Star Wars superfans Mike Pullman & Alan Oursland stopped in to talk about one of my favorite topics. Learn where the plans for Star Wars are heading and why they made many of the choices they did for the latest film. Great episode for Star Wars fans to listen to. 
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Nov 7th, 2012
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Mar 25th, 2020
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