Join us for our FIRST episode of Green Room Gossip: Offbeat Interviews at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts with Steph and Wyatt! In our inaugural episode, we sat down with performers from one of the first shows in our newly-renovated Capitol Theatre, Jackie Southee and E.J. Cameron. Hailing from The Second City Touring Group. Listen in as we talk spirit animals, pro-wrestling, Halloween mishaps, rib tips and more. Stay tuned to the end as Wyatt gives us his vinyl pick of the episode!
The Second City is an improv sketch-comedy organization that started in Chicago in 1959. It has produced and cultivated premier talent from Steve Carell, Keegan-Michael Key, Stephen Colbert and Tina Fey, to Chris Farley, Mike Myers, Bill Murray and more.
In Episode 2, we sit down in the Green Room for a candid chat with a transcendent band, The Lone Bellow. We tackle the tough issues of soap opera personalities, Crazy Town and chicken wings, to Honey Badgers and craft beer!
The Lone Bellow is a Brooklyn-based band featuring Zach Williams (guitar/vocals), Kanene Pipkin (multi-instrumentalist), and Brian Elmquist. In addition to their tours, they have appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Late Show With David Letterman," "Conan O'Brien,” "The Late Late Show With James Corden" and more. Their newest album, Walk Into A Storm, was released by Sony Music Masterworks.
Episode 3 is our first minisode! Featuring Stand-Up Comedian, Actor, and Singer, Preacher Lawson. We caught up with him just a few hours before his performance at the Capitol Theatre in Downtown York, PA and talked boat names, vegan cheese, Tyra Banks, and more. Enjoy our pre-interview hot sauce and geography challenge as an added bonus!
Minisodes will come out every two weeks so stay tuned for more!
Preacher Lawson was a Top 5 Finalist on NBC’s "America's Got Talent: The Champions". In 2015, Preacher won the title of Funniest Comedian in Florida. He was also crowned the winner of the Seattle International Comedy Competition in 2016. Preacher made his TV debut in 2017 on NBC's "Last Call with Carson Daly" and also appeared on Comedy Dynamic's "Coming To The Stage." He is based in Los Angeles and currently headlines at major comedy clubs, colleges, and theaters throughout the country.
Episode 4 is here! Featuring Oliver Wood of The Wood Brothers. He chatted with us about everything from the Chupacabra, Swiss cheese, and hotel shampoo, to Area 51, his Top 5 Spotify, and ways to stay off the grid. Keep your ears peeled!
The Wood Brothers, formed in the mid-2000’s, is an American folk band consisting of brothers Chris and Oliver Wood, as well as multi-instrumentalist Jano Rix. They originally signed to Blue Note Records where they recorded their first album, Ways Not to Lose. Now for their sixth outing, the Wood Brothers took a looser approach to recording, working slowly at a number of different studios and experimenting a bit more with their formula. The resulting One Drop of Truth was released in early 2018.
Episode 5 minisode features Thomas Anderton, owner and curator of Tom’s Music Trade. We caught up with him at his shop in Red Lion, PA, and talked about his vinyl beginnings, best collections, curry, and Bobby Sticks! Our first featured craft beer comes to you from Collusion Tap Works in Downtown York, PA.
Thomas Anderton hails from Birmingham England. He is a musician, MMA fighter, and full-time vinyl and collectibles dealer. Follow his shop @tomsmusictrade.
On Episode 6, we hung out with comedian, musician, writer, and actor Adam Dodd before his stand-up performance in our Capitol Theatre! Listen in as we talk Little Giants trivia, Adam Sandler man crushes, and the best taco and tequila pairings.
Adam Dodd is from Fredericksburg, Virginia and tours nationally as a comedian, actor, and more. Check him out on Instagram @theadamdodd and on Facebook at Adam Dodd Comedy.
On Episode 7, Stephanie sits down with Colin Mochrie, improv artist from the fabled Whose Line is it Anyway and more recently, on tour with Brad Sherwood in Scared Scriptless. Colin and Brad joined us backstage before they performed to a packed house this March. Listen in as we talk weird fan mail, Tim Horton's and other things Canadian, word association, and some of Colin Mochries first acting roles!
This special episode also includes mention of our 2019-2020 Season Show Announces! Visit appellcenter.org to learn about our nonprofit organization, for more information on our upcoming shows, to get on our mailing list, and to become a member! Become a member on May 3rd during Give Local York. Not only will you be eligible for our May 6th Member Pre-sale and get complimentary CapFilm and CapComedy tickets, the first $2500 dollars raised will be matched by the Cultural Alliance of York County! Your gift will make a meaningful impact on the performing arts in York County, Pennsylvania! If you are local, you also have a chance to watch our CEO sing on the marquee of our historic theatre if we eclipse our Give Local York goal of $20,000!
From the Appell Center for the Performing Arts in historic York, PA, episode 8 is here for your ears! This episode, we sat down with Jon Braun, lead vocals and guitar for Start Making Sense - A Talking Heads Tribute that takes pride in faithfully recreating the music of Talking Heads entire career. Jon and the rest of the band burned down the house last month at our Capitol Theatre, with a sold out show! Join us as we talk best Talking Heads covers, Dad jokes, the spicy genre of water-horror films, and more! Stay tuned after the interview for a special guest vinyl pick by a member of our theatre's incredible production team.
Start Making Sense is based in Bethlehem, PA. Featuring: Jon Braun // Lead vocals & guitar, Jon Fadem // Lead guitar & backing vocals, Time Leslie // Percussion & backing vocals, Alex Ayala // Keyboards, Michael Davidson // Bass, Jesse Braun // Drums, Jenny Founds // Backing Vocals, Kathleen Weber // Backing vocals.
Episode 9 is here! Grab a seat as we get to know comedian and actor Dean Napolitano right before his stand-up show at our Capitol Theatre last month. Listen in as we discuss his experiences as a voice actor for Madden NFL, his deleted scene in Transformers 3, the life of a Hollywood extra, the road-trips of a stand-up comic, and more!
Comedian Dean Napolitano was born in Long Island New York. His TV credits include: What About Brian (ABC), Heroes (NBC), Las Vegas (NBC), The Shield (FX), Passions (NBC), Ghost Dog (PAX) and many more. Dean is on the talent roster of the world famous Messina Baker Entertainment Corporation that represents such Hollywood heavyweights as Drew Carey, and Tim Allen.
Welcome to Episode 10 of Green Room Gossip! Thanks for sticking with us this far, please be sure to rate and review us on iTunes, every rating makes a difference! This minisode, Wyatt sat down with comedians Earl David Reed and Jesse Blanco before a sold out show in the Capitol Theatre in Downtown York, PA. They talk guilty pleasures, showtime prep, what NOT to eat before a routine, and the do's and don'ts of becoming a stand-up comic! Stay tuned for another guest vinyl pick at the end of the episode featuring Mylea Thompson, the "Ambassador of Fun" (and so much more) from Downtown Inc., an organization dedicated to the enhancement of York's central business district.
Earl David Reed has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, HBO, Showtime, FOX's Comic Strip Live, A&E's Comedy on the Road, NBC's Friday Night Videos. He can also be heard weekday mornings on The People's Morning Show on 105.7 The X. Jesse Blanco is from SE Pennsylvania. Jesse's likable Stage presence and Fresh slant on Life makes him a Crowd Favorite. He's performed up and down the East Coast and Internationally, from Clubs to Arenas. Working with numerous National Headliners like Rob Schneider.