Hey everybody, this is a very special edition of Black and A Half with Manny Martin and Silas Lindenstein. This episode is recorded at Emerald City Comicon!!! This was a guerilla style podcast. Silas just strapped the recorder to his back and they walked around ECCC with microphones in hand and interviewed attendees they ran into as they walked around. It’s an extra packed episode, but in depth at ECCC. If you missed the convention, you have to check out this episode! If you did make it, you’ll love to hear us talking to the people about the event.
Our guest this week is probably the biggest guest we’ve ever had on Black And A Half, from Last Comic Standing – Emmett Montgomery. Emmett is a good friend and supporter or both of us and it was awesome to get to have him on the show. Emmett produces and hosts a monthly variety show that he describes as his “love letter to Seattle,” called The Weird and Awesome with Emmett Montgomery. This is a show that you need to check out. We talk to Emmett about his love of horror movies, the Pepsi vs Coke debate, and lots of fun stuff. Really great episode that flies by. Listen now.
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About our Guest
Emmett Montgomery is a comedian/storyteller who was made in Utah but has lived in Seattle for most of the 21st century and been failing beautifully on and off the stage for over a decade. When he is not wandering the country telling jokes and falling in love with America, he produces local shows that focus on building community, pushing the limits of what it means to be a performer and celebrating the unique beauty of the city he lives in (Weird and Awesome with Emmett Montgomery, The Magic Hat) Emmett was part of the top 100 in NBC’s Last Comic Standing Season 9 (2015) and was voted Seattle Weekly’s Best Comic of 2015 and named one of City Arts Magazines Artists of 2015. Has performed at festivals across the country including the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Sasquatch Music Festival and the Women In Comedy Festival and can be heard on nationally podcasts like Risk! (storytelling) , Put Your Hands Together (jokes) and Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction (gross) and has worked with famouses and brilliants like Maria Bamford, Dave Chappelle and TJ Miller. Mr. Montgomery tells jokes from his heart, usually his heart is full of hope but sometimes it is full of spiders.
This week on the Black and A Half podcast, hosts Manny Martin and Silas Lindenstein talk with the co-founder of Sessions of She, Missy Lacy.
About our guest
Missy Lacy is a Texas native who has made Seattle her home since 1999. Though her way of life is much more PNW than southern, she still loves sweet tea, long baths, and porch swings. For the past three years, she has been the co-host and producer of Sessions of She, a showcase of local women in visual art, comedy, and music. Her brief stint in comedy resulted in the creation of Nips-N-Tips, a comedy variety show. Missy has also emceed an assortment of events and fundraisers throughout the greater Seattle area, and is generally ready for any new challenge where she can listen to the sound of her own voice.
This week on Black and A Half, Manny Martin and Silas Lindenstein welcome a guest from the burlesque world, the talented Morgue Anne. Morgue Anne is Elected Gothic Royalty and Seattle’s own Burlesque Super Villainess. She runs the monthly Cabaret of Evil second Tuesday’s at Substation and DJ’s most Wednesdays at the Mercury@Machinewerks.
They talk about Morgue Anne being a horror nerd, her path to burlesque, which X-men they would choose to be, and current events.
This week on episode 18 of Black and A Half, we (Manny and Silas) sit down with author Jasmine Silvera. She’s a fellow blerd and we had a great time with her. We talked about how she became an author, what it’s like being married to a non-nerd and discussed her debut book, that has just been released by Kindle Press in December and the paperback version will be out this Spring (2017), Death’s Dancer . You can win an advanced copy at Goodreads. https://www.
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This week on Black and A Half our guest is author Christopher Robinson, co-author of “War of the Encyclopaedists.” We talk some nerdy talk – Spoiler Alert: We talk about Rogue One in detail, if you haven’t seen, consider yourself warned! This is a really fun episode that you need to check out. Also, please subscribe to our podcast on iTunes and rate us there. It really, really does help. Thanks to everyone for your support!
It’s the start of 2017 and Black and A Half returns for WEEKLY episodes. That’s right folks, we are back on a weekly basis. So you’ll get more of Manny and Silas than you ever hoped for. Maybe more than you wanted! Ha! Anyhow, our guest for episode #16 is the talented Marissa Sweeney. Marissa shares laughs with us in some heavy nerd conversation, comedy, and gender roles.
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After nearly a two year absence, Black and A Half returns with a Christmas Special, with guest Jack Ballard. Will this be a return of the most notorious comedy stable in the Seattle comedy scene? Or will they be regulating themselves to special event broadcasts? Listen up and find out. Subscribe to the Black and a Half podcast on iTunes.
The year kicks off with another great episode with special guest, comedian Matt Black. Matt is the man behind DrHeckle.com, an internet humor website that commonly posts humorous pics before they make it to mainstream websites.
About Matt Black
Matt Black (aka Dr. Heckle) is a comedian, writer, and actor from Seattle, Washington.
He started comedy at 12 years old when he drew a comic strip for his school paper. After years of drawing and writing “funnies” for various newspapers and magazines, he started the critically acclaimed comedy website “Dr. Heckle” in 2005.
His unique, imaginative joke writing and intense passion for making people laugh sent him down the path of stand-up comedy. He recently won the Darrell’s Invitational Comedy Competition and was a finalist in the 2012 Joke Off Comedy Competition. He regularly performs at comedy clubs, casinos, and theaters. He currently produces and performs at “Heckle’s Comedy Show,” with acts every week from across North America.
Most recently you may have seen him in a commercial for Conair razor’s “Get the Edge” ad campaign. Recognized as one of the hardest working comics on the scene, you won’t want to miss a performance from this up and coming bright star in the world of comedy.
On this episode of Black & A Half, Manny Martin and Silas Lindenstein sit down with Lorraine Montez, actor and producer, as she gets ready for the release of her new web series “Locally Grown.” They have a very fun and great talk about putting together this fun web series, discuss the recent Cheerios commercial, and they get into a deep discussion about out of body experiences.
About The Guest
Lorraine Montez possesses extensive professional credits in film and theater. She is the founder of Abundant Productions and works her expertise as executive producer, producer, director, writer, and marketing goddess. She has also worked as an executive producer, producer, writer, UPM or AD for numerous indie productions in Seattle and surrounding areas. Her most recent endeavor is producing for Abundant’s web series Locally Grown and moderating Abundant Story Playground – and experiential experience for writers to strengthen scripts in progress and actors to strengthen character skills. Lorraine also has more than 15 years of experience as a professional acting coach. In addition to her film work, Lorraine is an award-winning communications professional with more than 13 years of experience in marketing, writing, media relations and conceptual and business development. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts, Three-Camera Technique Certificate from Los Angeles Valley College, and a PR Certificate from University of Washington.