Comedian Hannibal Buress called in to Radio From Hell today to talk about his upcoming performance at the Oddball Comedy Festival.
Tell us about the Oddball Comedy Festival
It’s the second year of the Oddball Tour, our first time in Salt Lake City, but it’s a big tour. We have Louie CK, Sarah Silverman, I can’t remember all of them in Salt Lake, and it changes every city. Jeff Wilson and Live Nation Comedy just had the idea to have a big comedy tour at these outdoor amphitheater. It hasn’t been done before, and it’s been really cool, very different and very exciting.
What’s comedy like in the day time in an outdoor amphitheater?
It’s different when it’s day time. If it’s good comedians and the crowd gets into it, then it can be great doing comedy in the day time. It gets a little darker as the Main Stage starts. Ideally you want it to be darker when you’re doing comedy. If you’re doing dirty jokes people may not want to laugh at it in the day time because they feel more visible and people can see them, but it still works. If people are up for having a good time, it doesn’t matter if it’s sunlight or darkness.
Every Sunday night channel 2, aka KUTV, profiles a different local personality. This last Sunday they profiled Radio From Hell and X96's Kerry Jackson. They talked about growing up on a farm, Kerry's battle with cancer and what makes a person a geek. Check out the segments below and get to know Kerry a little bit better.
Kerry on getting into radio.
Kerry on being adopted.
Kerry on not having kids.You can watch Bill Allred's Person2Person here.
Radio From Hell Interviews the Director Jeremy Seifert of the documentary OMG GMO. Jeremy Seifert explains crossbreeding and modification of GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms.)
Director Seifert addresses the issues of agriculture and the negative effects of Round-Up on crops.“You have giant chemical companies now feeding us, and you have a chemical company like Monsanto trying to sell more chemicals: Round-Up is the most prevalent herbicide in the world.” Round-Up (a chemical pesticide) has been linked to Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, various forms of cancer, and Celiac Disease. “The GMOs have been quote ‘proven-safe’ from 3 month industry studies or industry-affiliated studies, and yet longer term studies are indicating that there might be serious health implications from GMOs.”
“We need to be awake to this issue, GMOs are not labeled in this country and most people don’t know what they are.”
OMG GMO is now out on DVD.
Radio From Hell sat down with two manly men from Rifftrax, Mike Nelson, and Kevin Murphy! They talked about the 1980's Godzilla premiere that will be coming the a theatre near you!
"We'll be on stage on the Belcourse theater in Nashville, Tennessee. Rifftrax will be doing what we have done for a long time, and make fun of the film, non-stop." August 14th @ 7PM, and August 19th @7:30PM. At any Cinemark, or Centry theater in the Salt Lake Valley!
Listen to the full interview here:
Ticket Information Here
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.
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