This week on Black and A Half we welcome one of the directors of the locally-shot web series, Northern Belles. On this episode they talk about fermented tea (can’t spell it), Silas tries to understand how Christan has never seen Star Trek, and Manny is given homework to watch some musicals.
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 episode of Black & A Half with Manny Martin & Silas Lindenstein, they sit down with the creative team of Matt’s Chance Director/co-writer Nicholas Gyeney & co-writer/actor Edi Zanidache. They chatted about the making of the movie, fun times with fellow cast member Gary Busey, and what films they are looking forward to this summer.
Here’s a trailer for the movie Matt’s Chance.
Edi Z can be compared to an exciting carnival ride that will never end but won’t make you sick. A weird all around artist that employs comedic energy upon a crowd like some sort of comedy wizard. Or a lion ready to pounce on a helpless audience with his claws of humor. A giant humanoid can of Redbull that raps comedic flows so fast and so hard you’ll feel a cool breeze of astonishment.
Born in Romania, based in Seattle, Edi Zanidache can be seen performing all over the United States at comedy clubs and theaters. Apart from stand up comedy you can find Edi working/performing his latest projects in Seattle from sketch comedy, comedic raps, slam poetry, and even two comic strips THOSE DARN ZOMBIES! and The Stickmen Revolution. Edi has also just finished co-writing/acting in a movie called “Matt’s Chance” starring Edward Furlong, Lee Majors, Margot Kidder, Gary Busey, and Seattle Seahawk’s own Marshawn Lynch coming out in 2013.