Peter Funt, the creater of the TV show Candid Camera, talks to Radio From Hell about his new show, his father, and discovering content for his show. Listen to the full interview below!
Have you ever had a hard time coming up with stunts?
Peter: No, it’s the easiest part of my job because they mostly come right out of my own experiences…I look for the little things in life that drive us crazy, whether it’s the checkout line at the super market or the fact that people park too close to you in the lot, the little things like that. And then I try – instead of getting even – I try and get them with a candid camera stunt, and we go out and do that.
For personal reasons I loved having Tim Kazurinsky on the show today. He’s currently playing the Wizard in Wicked. (Click Here for Tickets) He’s known for a lot of TV shows and movies, but it was amazing to talk to him about one of my comedic heroes, John Belushi. Tim and John were very close for a number of years. Tim shared stories about Belushi that were personal and gave me insight to a side of him that was not widely known. Belushi hated being stereotyped as Bluto from Animal House. He tried different types of characters (Continental Divide, Neighbors) and did them well, but the public wanted him to be loud and smash beer cans on his forehead. And he validated something I have thought for years. The soundtrack for Neighbors totally ruined the movie. I thought I was the only one who felt this way.
My job is pretty cool sometimes.
This morning, Radio From Hell spoke with actor and Salt Lake City local, Charles Halford. Topics of conversation included: Charles' upbringing in Utah, why he chose to pursue acting, his run-in with Richard Simmons, his current project "Constantine" and much more! Listen here
Charles Halford on why he chose acting:
“I don’t know if I had one [a plan]. I was the youngest of four… I wasn’t allowed to take drama until the eighth grade… I was failing a lot of classes for the same reasons I got an A in drama, I was acting out. I got an A [in Drama class] for doing the same things that I was getting into trouble for in my other classes. This gave me somewhere to put my energy and it gave me direction.”
“Constantine the show, not unlike the Keanu Reeves movie, is based on the Hellblazer comics… in the DC universe. I play a character, Chas, which is essentially John Constantine’s best friend, his wingman, his sidekick. And if anyone is familiar, John has really bad luck with keeping his friends alive. So, Chas is his long, surviving friend and we do a lot of demon fighting… but John serves the higher calling, which means anyone between him and his purpose can be laid to waste for the greater good.”
LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW HERE
Salt Lake Comic Con CEO Dan Farr stopped by Radio From Hell today to talk about the current controversy surround Comic Con. Last weekend news broke that San Diego Comic Con had issued Salt Lake Comic Con a cease-and-desist from using the pharse"Comic Con" in their name. Dan explains how this cease and desist would not only affect Salt Lake, but every Comic Con around the world.
Many fans thought the cease-and-desist was related to the Salt Lake Comic Con Audi that was brought to San Diego Comic Con. Dan quickly squashed those rumors and stated that the cease-and-desist was issued while the car was in transit to San Diego.
Dan also discussed many of the upcoming Salt Lake Comic Con guests, as well as shared some stories from his recent visit to San Diego Comic Con that feature Matt Smith and Manu Bennett taking the Salt Lake Comic Con Audi out for a drive.
Check out full videos of the interview below as well as the Salt Lake Comic Con Audi
Salt Lake Comic Con returns to the Salt Palace September 4-6.
For more information visit saltlakecomiccon.com
The Salt Lake Comic Con Audi
Dan Farr on Radio From Hell (Part 1)
Dan Farr on Radio From Hell (Part 2)
LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW HERE
For all those who haven't heard, we have moved studios!!! I know, we have only been talking about moving for the past...uh.. forever; but, just so you know our new office is located at 50 W Broadway(300 S). So, I know what you're thinking and no, you can't pick up your prizes and concert tickets at the old Trolley Corners stations. We won't be there, so don't try. It is a giant building with "Broadway Media" on the side. You can't miss it.
It looks like this!
Broadway street(or 300 S, whatever you want to call it) is full of history. This new building/home to X96 is about to join this historic part of town. Let's take a look at what else is on Broadway!
Pictured above is the old Zephyr club, located on 301 S, West Temple. This club, closed since October 2003, used to be home many great live acts such as Morrisey, 311, Pearl Jam, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and many more. Now it just sits there and takes up space. There has been talk of turning it into a parking lot, but so far nothing has been done.
This old Deli was established in the 1960s by a german couple, the Linners. Since the death of founder, Erich Linner in 1993, Linner's hasn't had much business and is now closed.
Squatter's Pub(147 W Broadway) has become a hub for local brews in Salt Lake City and has been a longtime advocate of local business for the community and is powered by BlueSky wind power
Broadway Hotel was built shortly after the completion of two major rail depots in the city. Built circa 1905, this is on eof the earliest hotels in Salt Lake City.
Okay, enough with the history lessons. Now let's show you our office and our shiny new toys!!!
(Since when did we get an Atari in the new office?! Oh wait, it's just editing equipment. Maybe I can still get it to play some old pitfall games..)
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