Nick Kocher of Britanick!- MMO Interviews: A Comedian Conquering Sunny, SNL, + Kilimanjaro - Ep 178


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From YouTube stardom to Saturday Night Live! ***This is a Non-Spoiler Episode*** BACKGROUND: Getting Into Comedy - 2:47 Nick, Brian, and Destiny - 5:45 Don’t be an Individual - 8:55 Ain’t No Mountain High Enough - 14:02 BRITANICK: The Britanick Process - 16:22 Their Time at UCB - 21:52 (Along w/ Sketch Festivals and Opening for Robin Williams - 24:32) Early Work w/ Rachel Bloom - 31:52 Eagles Are Turning People Into Horses- 33:25 (DID YOU DRINK MY GINGER ALE?! - 38:00) SUNNY/SNL: Working for Always Sunny - 40:27 Contrasting Sunny w/ the SNL Writer’s Room - 46:20 WORST MOVIE PITCH: Nick Kocher’s Worst Movie Possible - 50:06 Questions for You/Social Media/Words of Wisdom - 55:48 The latest episode in our new favorite series - MMO Interviews welcomed Nick Kocher to the show. Nick spent years writing for Saturday Night Live & It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. He’s acted for Joss Whedon & alongside Spider-Man. Nick’s sold out shows for the Upright Citizens Brigade, and even opened for Robin Williams. Us Mikes know & love him as one half the sketch comedy duo, Britanick, whose youtube streaming channel got one of the Mikes through law school & whose many more sketches & shorts for Funny or Die, Cracked, & CollegeHumor allowed the other Mike to somehow get up the courage to finish watching the most boring of Oscar Nominees. Nick Kocher joined our show, and we couldn’t have been more thrilled to chat with him. Obsessed with how versatile a writer & performer he is, we wanted & more importantly, needed to learn of this man’s origin story. So we were lucky enough to hear of his comedy beginnings, and Nick rattled off one funny & inspiring story after the next. We couldn’t help but dive into questions about his schooling & early career writing & performing alongside comedy partner, Brian McElhaney. We checked off all the questions we were dying to ask him about one of our favorite streaming channels, & then we closed with a discussion on his times writing for Sunny & SNL, two of our all time favorite shows. Chatting with Nick Kocher & our previous guests has been an absolute blast, and this new series of MMO Interviews ranks amongst our highest achievements on the show. Do please check out that playlist here on Soundcloud. The list now includes CollegeHumor’s Brennan Lee Mulligan, Headgum’s Reilly Anspaugh & Geoffrey James, Scott Feinberg of The Hollywood Reporter, & Clayton Davis of Awards Circuit. If you’re a movie fan, if you’re a comedy fan, if you’re a creative person in any way, shape or form, you don’t want to miss these interviews. And somehow, we have more bookings on the schedule! So also stay tuned. But first, please go out & enjoy Nick Kocher’s work everywhere you can stream & more importantly, purchase it. Subscribe to his & Brian’s youtube channel, Britanick. Follow him at Nick Kocher on Instagram & Twitter, and do look out for all his future projects, stand-up dates, improv shows, etc...etc... And if you’re new to our show, do please check out our back catalog of movie previews, reviews, interviews, retrospectives, & all the awards season coverage you could want. We love to love movies, we also love comedy, and we broadcast year round on our film appreciation podcast. As always, please tell us what you think. We’re @MMandOscar on Twitter, and we are on Instagram, Facebook, Reddit, and Gmail. You can subscribe / rate / review / like / share / & listen to us on iTunes, Soundcloud, Stitcher, Google Play, Tune In, Spotify, and just about wherever you listen to podcasts. When reality sucks, keep watching movies with us. We’re Mike, Mike, & Oscar!

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