Can former Obama speechwriter’s ‘1600 Penn’ survive NBC? PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Jon Lovett, co-creator, "1600 Penn," podcaster, "Pod Save America"   Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of former presidential speechwriters who went on to successful careers in television – I’m looking at you, Pat Buchanan, Ben Stein and Peggy Noonan. Waitamminit – they’re all Republicans! Damn! I hoped Jon Lovett... Continue Reading →

Obama to 1600 Penn creators: “I better not see this on TV!” PODCAST INTERVIEW

Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of everyone who has played the President of the United States in recent years, including Bill Pullman, Morgan Freeman, Dennis Haysbert and George W. Bush… in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!   Sometimes, as a father, the best weapon in... Continue Reading →

941 30 Rock: Backstage at NBC with Dotcom, Tracy and Grizz! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Kevin Brown, comedian, actor, "30 Rock"   Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of Grizz and Dotcom fans who think Dotcom’s name should always come first when they’re mentioned together… in the new new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!   So much has happened in the two... Continue Reading →

893 Tina Fey, Mary Louise Parker, Whitney Cummings… and Maulik Pancholy? PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Maulik Pancholy, actor, "30 Rock," "Whitney," "Weeds"   Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of Kabletown personal assistants vying to replace Jonathan for Jack Donaghy’s… attentions… in the NEW new media capitol of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida! As trade-ups go, it’s hard to beat Maulik Pancholy’s change of scenery.... Continue Reading →

30 Rock’s Toofer, Keith Powell, loves Judge Judy! INTERVIEW

Keith Powell plays 30 Rock's Toofer on the NBC sitcom. He’s one of the comedy writers on “TGS,” the show-within-the-show.His nickname refers to his position on the staff: he’s both a Harvard grad and a minority, hence a two-for-one hire for human resources. That said, however, Toofer gets no respect, no respect at all. Powell... Continue Reading →

659 Scott Adsit makes 30 Rock producer Pete Hornberger unforgettable! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Scott Adsit, star of NBC's "30 Rock."   Am I the only one who, when "TGS" producer Pete Hornbergerwalks into and out of a scene on “30 Rock,” thinks of Johnny, the airport control worker in the Airplane! movies? That character, played by Stephen Stucker, stole many a scene Lloyd Bridges was in... Continue Reading →

30 Rock star Kevin Brown, Dotcom, tells tales on Tracy Morgan! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Kevin Brown, comedian, actor, "30 Rock"     When Tracy Jordan’s bodyguards made their first entrance on NBC’s soon-to-be-a-hit “30 Rock,” you would have been excused for expecting them to be a one-time sight gag. Who were these two men disguised as city skyscrapers? KEVIN "DOTCOM" BROWN podcast excerpt: "Tracy Morgan begins and... Continue Reading →

30 Rock’s Grizz Chapman enjoys spotlight in season finale! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Grizz Chapman, actor, "30 Rock"   There may be at least three weddings figuring into tonight’s season finale of “30 Rock” on NBC, which airs at 9:30 p.m.: • Tracy and Dotcom are arguing over which one of them will be best man for Grizz. • Bride-to-be Cirie wants Liz Lemon to wear... Continue Reading →

Community actor and writer Donald Glover is a double threat! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Actor Donald Glover, co-star of the TV sitcom "Community"   On the NBC freshman sitcom hit “Community,” Donald Glover plays “Troy,” a self-involved, former high school football star trying to find a place for himself in a junior college setting where his athletic accomplishments don’t mean much. On the other hand, the pretty... Continue Reading →

Hornberger, normal? Not if 30 Rock’s Scott Adsit can help it! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Scott Adsit, actor, "30 Rock"   Food for thought: Is Pete Hornberger, producer of “The Girlie Show Starring Tracy Jordan” actually the most normal person on the show’s staff? Or do we only get to see actor Scott Adsit in such short bursts as Tina Fey’s straight man on “30 Rock” that we... Continue Reading →

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