Vic Berger Interview: Musicality, Editing and Social Media

This article ties in to a podcast I recorded with Vic Berger, available here.

In a relatively short time, Vic Berger has made a very distinctive name for himself. His editing work for Super Deluxe, while inherently hilarious, has struck a chord with our times. It magnifies the subtle, showing us behind the curtain of celebrity, or presidential, facade. He has a talent for noticing the absurd moments that fly past, which he exaggerates to the point of truth. Often, this is the underlying appeal of his videos.

Their ability to make you laugh is merely a first reaction; a surface tension that quickly reveals a stark and confrontational depth.…   [continue reading]

Dan Skinner Interview: Angelos Epithemiou, Comedy and Media

On the British comedy scene, Dan Renton Skinner can be found in just about every nook and cranny. While he first came to national prominence through his appearances onย Shooting Stars, he had a deeply rooted background in entertainment before that. Best known for his character of Angelos Epithemiou, who he portrayed onย Shooting Stars, it’s actually a turn he’d been performing for seven years previous. That may help to explain why the persona seemed so well-formed by the time Skinner brought him to the screen.

Aside from his work with Epithemiou, and across the 00’s, he gained considerable experience on shows likeย My Family,ย The Armstrong & Miller Showย andย Coupling.…   [continue reading]

The Enduring Mystery of David Liebe Hart

This article ties in to a podcast I recorded with David Liebe Hart, available here.

If you’ve ever spent any time with a toe dipped intoย Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!,ย then you’re probably aware of David Liebe Hart. His first appearance came in the episodeย Salame, which heavily featured his music, puppets and thoughts onย extra-terrestrial mythology. From there, he’s seen himself cast in numerous editions of that show, as well as various spin-offs, promotional materials and live tours. He’s becomeย an integral part of their universe, whether Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim approve of it or not.…   [continue reading]