New Song! Frankie by Throwing Toasters/Mr. Grant

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I have a brand new song out called Frankie and you can pick it up at on iTunes right now (CLICK HERE)!  It is also making it’s way through all the other digital pipelines as well.  I will update this post as they appear.

It has been some time since I’ve officially released a brand new piece of music, but that drought is over today as we welcome Frankie into the world!

This song is released under the Throwing Toasters catalogue of songs, but it could have easily be released as a new Mr. Grant song,  It has been a hit at my kid shows at Flappers and Libraries.  It is 100% kid and work safe!

It’s the first song I wrote on mandolin and it is based on a true story.  Honest.  No really.  You can read the story behind it on my blog by CLICKING HERE.

This track features the amazing instrumentation of Steve Goodie who plays, well, everything on this track.  As a bluegrass fan, I’m really in love with how it turned out and I hope you enjoy it as well.

I am, of course, sending the track to Dr. Demento for airplay on his show.  If you have a moment, why not request the song by CLICKING HERE.  PLEASE, just one request per week.

The best part about all this is that this isn’t the only new song that I have in the works.  A second song, Unfriend will be out shortly, followed by a brand new, never before heard on the internet, song called Everyone’s Invited!  More news on those tracks in the future, but for now, I AM enjoying Frankie and I KNOW you will!

Puppet Up! Uncensored in Culver City, CA

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Puppet Up! Uncensored is headed back to The Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, CA for a run of four shows March 18-21, 2015.  The production, obviously, wants to open strong and close strong because they’ve asked me to perform in the opening and closing shows.  If you live in Southern California and want to come see me perform in Puppet Up! get your tickets for either of the two dates below:

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 – 8PM
Saturday, March 21, 2015 – 8PM

Tickets are available by CLICKING HERE.

I will warn you, the last time the show was at The Kirk Douglas Theatre, they sold out very fast.  Don’t miss out!  Get tickets today!

The Ultimate Nerd-ament is here!

The Ultimate Nerd-ament is here!

The Ultimate Nerd-ament with Stanely & JAX is a brand new webseires that I co-created for Stan Lee’s YouTube Channel, World of Heroes.  It can best be described as comic books meets March Madness and the first two episodes are out now.  The show is completely family friendly and you don’t have to be a comic book fan to enjoy it.  Check out the first two episodes below and let me know what you think!  New episodes arrive every Thursday, so be sure to subscribe to World of Heroes so you never miss a single one!

Mystery Science Theatre 3000 Turkey Day 2014

Now it can be told! In July of this year, I got to puppeteer on the Mystery Science Theatre 3000 Turkey Day Special. Shout! Factory, who sponsored the marathon, has begun putting the bumpers we shot online. You can see the first one here…

And in case the credits flew by too quick, here’s a freeze frame…

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Never been more proud to be a Robot Technician in my life.  And I got to work with one of my creative idols, Joel Hodgson.  It was a dream come true.

Subscribe to Shout! Factory’s MST3K YouTube Channel to catch all the bumpers as they are released.  You can also check out some behind the scenes photos on Shout! Factory’s Facebook Page.  I also puppeteered on the new MST3K Turkey Day DVD set which you can pick up by CLICKING HERE.

Puppet Up! – Uncensored in San Francisco November 13-16

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Hey San Francisco Bay Area!  I’ll be joining The Jim Henson Company’s Puppet Up! – Uncensored for a run of shows at the Marines’ Memorial Theatre in San Francisco.  I’ll be in the shows November 13 through November 16th and tickets are on sale now!  You can get your tickets by CLICKING HERE.  Here’s the show info for the shows I’ll be in:

 

Thursday, November 13 – 8pm
Friday, November 14 – 8pm
Saturday, November 15 – 6pm & 9pm – TWO SHOWS!
Sunday, November 16 – 7pm

Hope to see you at one of the shows!

To Whom It May Concern

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This Saturday night, October 4, 2014 at 8:00PM, I’ll be participating in the To Whom It May Concern show at the Lyric Hyperion Theatre and Cafe.  This is a really fun evening where people read read letters they have written or received, in front of an audience.  I’ve done the show a few times before, but this will be the first time I’ll be reading a deeply personal letter I have written.  I’d love for you to be there.

The show is the mastermind of, the amazing, Jayne Entwistle and is recorded monthly for a podcast.  I’ve done the show twice before, once reading letters kids sent in to Dr. Steve of The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd and once improvising a letter with my good friend Chris Sheets.   It’s always a fun show and well worth the $10 at the door!  Don’t miss it!

If you’d like to hear my previous appearances at To Whom It May Concern, links to the podcast episodes are below.  Please note, there is some NSFW language and themes in some of the letters by other people.

The show with the Letters to Dr. Steve

The Show where I make up letters with my pal Chris Sheets

Sept. 13 Comedy Show with Kato Kaelin

On Saturday, September 13, 2014, I’ll be performing at one of my favorite comedy venues, the Second Stage at the Camino Real Playhouse in San Juan Capistrano.  There’s a great line-up that night which includes special guest MC, Kato Kaelin!  Get your tickets now by CLICKING HERE!

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Uncle Interloper Down Under

Screen Shot 2014-04-29 at 3.16.57 PMMy good pal, Uncle Interloper had some amazing adventures when we went down to Australia. He’s been releasing videos of the fun he had.  He was attacked by an octopus at Queen Victoria Market, rode a roller coaster at Luna Park Sydneysaw some penguins eat their dinner at the Melbourne Sea Life Aquarium and he met a koala joey named Brooklyn (pictured) at Featherdale Wildlife Park.  See all these adventures, and more, over at his website www.UncleInterloper.com.