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An immersive improv comedy podcast hosted by Chicago comedians/best friends Dan White and Tim Lyons. Every week Dan and Tim host some of the funniest comedians from Chicago, New York, and LA for some hilarious chattin' 'n 'provin. With the help of some slick post-production effects, they create a totally unique audial comedy show where all of their biggest comedy perversions freely penetrate your gentle, delicate ears. Support the pod! For extended episodes, weekly bonus episodes, and more p ...
 
Hosts Doug and Jamie are talking sequels and they do it in 2 parts. First, Doug interviews an actor or someone involved that made the film worth watching. They provide us some insight into the sequel and also talk about their careers. Former guests include Eric Roberts, William Sadler, Robert Hays, Vanessa Angel, and Tiny Lister, just to name a few. And the second, a discussion of the sequel; What they got right, what they got wrong and how it could’ve been better. Follow us on Twitter, Inst ...
 
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Next week's sequel is "Dorm Daze 2" and this week we are talking to Actress Jennifer Lyons who you know from the "Dorm Daze" movies, "Married with Children", and so much more. Jennifer talked about how she grew up in a family of entertainers, her acting legend uncle who was on "Dukes of Hazzard", how she started acting, Ed O'Neill, Bernie Lomax, an…
 
Happy 4/20, everyone! Neither Tim nor Dan realized it was 4/20 until Dan began typing the show notes so it isn't talked about or mentioned once on the show. On this episode, Dan and Tim discuss the television show absolutely everyone is buzzing about - the 2011 a cappella smash hit The Sing Off. Tim updates us on his big move and reflects on his ti…
 
This week we are closing out the franchise of "Karate Kid" with "The Next Karate Kid" starring Hilary Swank and this sequel had a lot to discuss. We brought back our "Karate Kid" expert Gina from the "Nope, Never Saw It" Podcast to help us break it all down. We discussed Julie's teenage angst, owning a hawk, Miyagi playing a father figure, the Alph…
 
This week Tim is in the middle of saying a bitter sweet goodbye to his apartment of 5 years and a bunch of character props from his time in Chicago comedy. Dan gives us the 411 on two new Hulu documentaries including "WeWork: Or The Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn" and "The Orange Years: The Nickelodeon Story". Two very long titles and…
 
Next week's sequel is "The Next Karate Kid" and this week we are talking to Actor Michael Cavalieri who plays the villain "Ned". Michael talked about landing that role, growing up in NYC, the movie "Showdown", Italian-American stereotypes in Hollywood, his new film "Ritornato" (which will be out May 8th, 2021), and so much more. Great chat with an …
 
This week on the pod is Lyons vs. White as the boys discuss Godzilla vs. Kong and who would win in a fight between Tim and Dan. Tim insists he could beat Dan's ass with his new abs. Tim gives us an update on Abs by April by Alex and the boys get into a steamy convo about Tim's soap of choice. They also read some show reviews! Then we got a FUDGE ep…
 
OH MY GOD! This week we are discussing what is called the "Best Worst Movie", "Troll 2", which means it's the best worst sequel too. I first saw it when it premiered on HBO in the early 90s and this was Jamie's first time. We discussed Troll 2 being Anti-Vegetarian propaganda, lack of Trolls, swapping houses, Grandpa Seth, the creepy townspeople, a…
 
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This week on the pod it's a Dan Whiteboy Summer and Tim's flexing his fit. The boys discuss Tim's new side hustle and newfound love of Facebook Marketplace. Dan shares a recommendation for a new Bruce Springsteen song that Tim refutes. And of course we're talking White Boy Summer and Tim's desperate attempts to copy Chet Hanks' binary style. Then i…
 
This week's bonus interview is with improviser and one-time dramatic actor, Brad Sherwood. Brad talked about how he went from Sante Fe to "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" and his many stops along the way. He also talked about his role on a big tv drama, hosting "The Dating Game", his two-man shows with Colin Mochrie, and so much more. Brad and Colin's li…
 
Dan and Tim talk your ear off at the top of the show this week with some late Hot-Recs for Nomadland and Wandavision. Tim also dogged on The Justice League Snyder Cut without having seen it and Dan does his best to defend the 20 minutes he saw of it. Dan also teaches Tim a little bit about March Madness. Then we're joined by Amazon Prime's UPLOAD's…
 
Next week's sequel is "Troll 2" and this week we are talking to Actor George Hardy who plays the father, Michael Waits, in the movie. George Hardy is a dentist who always wanted to act and while practicing dentistry in Utah back in the early 90s had the chance to be in a low-budget movie called "Troll 2". George had no clue at the time how this mov…
 
It's our annual St. Patrick's Day Spooktacular! On this week's episode Tim and Dan answer a listener-submitted review question then gab about The Grammys. They give their recommendations/picks for album of the year (spoiler: it's Phoebe Bridgers' Punisher). Dan also recommends the eventual winner - Taylor Swift's Folklore - proving once and for all…
 
This week we are discussing the kid's movie"Munchie Strikes Back", well I think it's for kids. We brought back our Munchie expert Nick, who helped us with the last Munchie sequel, to help us decipher this one. We discussed Munchie possibly blowing up a school, the odd celebrities waiting for him in heaven, the bad baseball, dad's glamour shots, and…
 
On this weeks episode Tim and Dan get into some pop culture antics and converse about WandaVision and the Marvel universe as a whole. It's all anyones talking about, so why not them! Then, they're joined by two very funny improvisers, Trumane Alston and Jordan Stafford. They chat’n’prov about becoming a dog dad, mental health checks, and just how h…
 
Next week's sequel is "Munchie Strikes Back" and this week we are talking to the mind behind it Jim Wynorski. Maybe you don't know Munchie or Strikes Back, but I bet you know "Chopping Mall", "Return of the Swamp Thing", or "Screwballs", well Jim was a big part of all of those. Jim talked about his journey from Long Island NY to Hollywood, shooting…
 
Nia, Trent, Hannah, and Cam join Improv is Dead for our final Month of Love Plus One Week In March episode! We chat n' prov about Bruce Springsteen, NBA 2K, and saying goodbye to friends. Plus, Nia tells the origin of the most fun show iO had ever seen. Cam and Trent are currently co-instructing an improv class at Made Up Theater. Hannah co-hosts t…
 
This week we are discussing the 1990 horror sexploitation sequel, "Sorority House Massacre II", which was full of boobs, blood, and funny lines. Now, this is a "name-only" sequel because it has nothing to do with the original and actually has more to do with the "Slumber Party Massacre" movies, but you have to listen to find out how. We talked abou…
 
Damian and Shadee return to Improv is Dead as part of our Month of Love theme for February. We attempt to get them in a fight and perhaps succeed a little too quickly and quickly get into chat'n'provin about relationship hardships, how lonely Tim is, and the casual orgy. Damian is part of the Lantern Comedy collective offering up some online improv…
 
Next week's sequel is "Sorority House Massacre II" and this week "Orville Ketchum" himself, Actor Peter Spellos, stops by to talk about how he made the leap to Hollywood. Peter talked about growing up in NYC, doing improv, 1st audition, providing the voice of Sky-Byte in "Transformers" cartoon, working with a young Jennifer Love Hewitt in "Munchie"…
 
Our Month of Love continues this week as we "Welcome Back" Erin Keif and welcome Sean Coyle. We chat 'n 'prov about the making of a Pixar flick, the phases of relationships, and first-time weed experiences. Erin and Sean created a wonderful webseries featuring some amazing Chicago comedians that you can check out called Welcome Back. You can also h…
 
We're releasing this episode from behind the Patreon paywall! This very special BONUS episode features additional conversation and scenes from this week's main feed episode with Meredith Stepien and Brian Holden. Performers: Meredith Stepien (@ghostydiddy) Brian Holden (@Brian_Holden) Tim Lyons (@TimLyons) Dan White (@atdanwhite) Join our Patreon f…
 
Welcome to Fright Night... Part 2, well our review of this awesome follow up to the 1985 classic. Jamie wasn't as much of a fan of it as I was, but one thing we could both agree on was how great the cast was. Julie Carmen, who plays Regine, had a tough task in following Chris Sarandon's role as the villain in the first one and SHE CRUSHED IT. This …
 
February is our Month of Love! Meredith Stepien and Brian Holden join Tim and Dan to chat 'n 'prov about their isolated retreat to Northern Michigan, StarKid's most recent production, and Firebringer going viral on TikTok. Meredith and Brian are members of StarKid productions. They host a weekly children's astronomy podcast called REACH: A Space Po…
 
This week Actor Brian Thompson stops by to talk about his journey from the Pacific Northwest to Hollywood. Brian told me about some early auditions, being at the right place at the right time for a tv role, working with Stallone on "Cobra", some behind the scene stories from next week's sequel "Fright Night Part 2", martial arts, and so much more. …
 
The first episode of our Month of Love! Laurel Krabacher and Lawrence Collerd join Tim and Dan to chat 'n 'prov about their opposing fashion sensibilities, their perfect wedding, and Lawrence almost getting attacked by hyenas while dumping in Africa. Laurel and Lawrence are members and instructors at the Lantern Comedy Collective. To learn more abo…
 
Conversation with Eric Wallace of The Firehouse Community Arts Center. Some Highlights from Eric's music career: Inside Out- The Blips Foul Ball- Bad Hops More Power- Bad Hops Music from volunteers and supporters of The Firehouse CAC: Nashville Girls- Janet Simpson (Debut!) Make Believe Island- Taylor Hollingsworth Ain't No Stranger- Lee Bains iii …
 
This week we covered one of the best sequels that we have or will probably ever cover, in "Batman Returns". This movie really has full Tim Burton vibes to it and it was an absolute blast. How can you top having Keaton, Pfeiffer, Devito, and Walken all in the same movie? You can't and it's the best Batman according to Doug. But of course, there was …
 
We're releasing this episode from behind the Patreon paywall! Damian Anaya stops by in this bonus ep and the bad boys of FUDGE perform a scene requested by Patreon supporter @Worry! Scene Request: "Some people right outside the meeting in Lord of the Rings where Frodo is given his quest and the Fellowship is formed who would join them on the quest …
 
Kennedy Baldwin and Colin Rourke join Tim and Dan to chat ‘n ‘prov about real estate agents, top food recs in town, and the Chicago improv hype house. Kennedy and Colin cohost Death at a Bake Sale, an improvised comedy podcast featuring Chicago improvisers who join them in investigating a murder that took place at the Dibblets College Prep Bake Sal…
 
This week Actor Gregory S Cummins stopped by to talk about his great three-decade-plus career. Greg told me how sports were his way to college (he is one the best punters in the history of Hawaii University Football ). We covered a lot of great topics from his career like Hack-O-Lantern, Cliffhanger, William Forsythe, Batman Returns, becoming Mac's…
 
Alex Honnet and Claudio Saavedra join Tim and Dan to chat ‘n ‘prov about wine, cars, and pod racing. Alex is the co-host of Bundle Buddies. A new podcast that plays and reviews all 1365 games in itch.io's "Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality." Performers: Alex Honnet (@AlexReplied) Claudio Saavedra (@SlaudioCaavedra) Tim Lyons (@TimLyons) Dan Wh…
 
This week's review is 37 years in the making! We tackled the movie sequel that the horror community has been whispering about for years and it finally was released on 1/8/21. We had the honor to see it before the public and it was a lot of fun, but of course, we had things to talk about. We discussed young Clooney/Dern/Sheen, the bands that played,…
 
Mike Brunlieb (SAND, Joe Pera Talks With You, Southside, and pretty much every show that shoots in Chicago and needs a disheveled maniac) joins Tim and Dan to chat ‘n ‘prov about being a new dad, Mike's new teaching gig, and why only the purest love results in the most irrational anger. Mike Brunlieb is an improviser and actor in Chicago. He helps …
 
This is our 50th sequel and we chose the perfect movie to celebrate the milestone, "Captain America II: Death Too Soon". We had a Bellevue boy look-alike, Toby, help us break down this forgotten Marvel film. We talked about Steve Roger's being friends with old people, his flimsy shield, his stoner van, the terrible henchman, the extremely long flyi…
 
The Q's (Deb Duncan and Kayla Quiros) join Tim and Dan to play some tunes in our first Improv is Dead musical episode! They chat ‘n ‘prov about Cleveland pride, performance nerves, and bond over their partners' shared disdain for improv. Besides her work with The Q's, Deb is a comedian and musician in Chicago. She co-hosts the podcast Queer Movie N…
 
Happy New Year! We start the year off with Oscar-nominated and BAFTA-winning Production Designer/Art Director David L Snyder. We talked about Blade Runner, Natalie Wood, Tim Burton, Back to School, Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey, Super Mario Bros., Demolition Man, and so much more. I could've talked to David forever and how he went from working the O…
 
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