10 • 27 • 2014 IT AIN'T EASY BEING QUEENS
w/ "Sketchy Queens" stars Oscar Quintero & Danny Casillas
For this pre-Halloween epsiode, Dennis heads to the Dunny-filled West Hollywood apartment of actor Danny Casillas to talk with Danny and his cohort in comedy Oscar Quintero about their show "Sketchy Queens 3-D", which opens Wednesday, October 29th at the Cavern Club Theater in Silver Lake. They share the origin stories of their drag alter egos, Reba Areba (Danny) and Kay Sedia (Oscar) and discuss their 11 year-old cult hit "Chico's Angels," the Latina drag parody of "Charlie's Angels" that they perform regularly with Ray Garcia as Angel #3. Also on the agenda: how doing drag affects dating, the terror of having to pump your own gas in full drag and the deliriously entertaining Carol Burnett Show-esque cracking up that often happens when they're performing together. The pair's respective passions are also dissected; for Danny, it's Broadway Broadway Broadway. For Oscar, it's beauty pageants and he has some incredible anecdotes about the quests for the crown he's been witness to.
Learn more at www.kaysedia.com
Tickets for "Sketchy Queens" available at: www.cavernclubtheater.com
Check out the "Chico's Angels" channel on YouTube. Here's one of their bad-ass music videos:
10 • 20 • 2014 LISTENING STATION, GIRL
w/ singer-songwriter and Broadway performer Matt Zarley
Dennis visits recording artist Matt Zarley in the backyard of his San Fernando Valley home to talk about Matt's new project, the upcoming musical short film "Hopeful Romantic", which co-stars George Takei and features the just-dropped single "Constantly." They also discuss Matt's childhood obsession with Captain & Tennille, performing on Broadway is shows like "Cats," "A Chorus Line" and "The Who's Tommy," and what got him back into music after giving it up for a while. Also on the docket: coming out as an eligible bachelor in People Magazine, dancing on the TV show "Fame" and getting sexed-up while performing in the burlesque-themed fundraiser "Broadway Bares."
Learn more about Matt @ www.mattzarley.com
Matt's performance of "Love For Sale" at the Stage benefit is discussed on the podcast. Here's a link:
10 • 13 • 2014 TAKE ONE THING THAT THEY DO AND MAKE IT CRAZY
w/ actress, comedienne and "Garden Apartments" creator Crista Flanagan
Dennis joins actress and writer Crista Flanagan in her Silver Lake apartment to discuss "The Garden Apartments", the new webseries she created and stars in about a desperate woman involved with a serial killer who's just been released from prison. Also on the docket: Crista's last ditch attempt to make it as an actress that led to her 5 year-stint on "Mad TV," her unforgetable tractor-riding turn as Lois Sadler on "Mad Men," and the rookie mistakes she made of her very first TV gig, playing a heroin addict on "ER."
Visit her website: www.cristaflanagan.com
10 • 6 • 2014 YOU HAD ME WEARING THE SAME OUTFIT FOR THREE DAYS
w/ playwright, performer and filmmaker Del Shores
Dennis visits the Hollywood home of Del Shores, the playright behind such hits as "Sordid Lives," "Daddy's Dyin'...Who's Got the Will?", "Southern Baptist Sissies", "Yellow", and "The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife." They discuss Del's just-announced "Sordid Lives" movie project, memorable Olivia Newton-John encounters, writing on "Queer as Folk," how coming out affected his work, the ins and outs of shopping for lug nuts and much more. To support his fundraising campaign for "A Very Sordid Wedding," visit the Del Shores fan page on Facebook.
10 • 2• 2014 THEY FOUND LOVE IN A HOPELESS PLACE
w/ the men behind the LAGLC's knockout production of Edward Albee's "The Goat or Who Is Sylvia?" - director Ken Sawyer & Artistic Director Jon Imparato
For this special Thursday episode, Dennis visits the swanky penthouse set of "The Goat or Who is Sylvia?" the Tony-winning Edward Albee play that's currently winning raves at the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center's Davidson Valentini Theatre. He talks to the show's brilliant director Ken Sawyer and the Center's passionate Artistic Director Jon Imparato. They discuss the challenges of putting on such a hot-button piece, the Rihanna connection, the power of theater and the challenge of working with "breakables." They also answer this week's burning question: "What movie, play or TV show did you see when you were way too young?" Submit your answers on the Blog page at DennisAnyone.net