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EJ Podcast #032 with Taran Killam of SNL

Published on June 21, 2014 by in EJ Podcast

Brand new “Scratch the Surface” EJ Podcast #032. EJ’s has as his guest today  is Taran Killam who is known for being on Saturday Night Live. 

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Ej says that Taran Killam is one of my favorite SNL cast members of all time! They have a great time talking about:

    • his marriage to actress Cobie Smulders,
    • how they were able to do a long distance relationship for the last few years,
    • his MADTV experience,
    • his kidnapping role on 12 Years a Slave,
    • how he lobbied hard for any kind of role in the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie and got it!,
    • his recent visit to the AVENGERS 2 set in Europe,
    • his experience at the Groundlings improv/ sketch thetaer in LA,
    • what is Lorne Michales like,
    • his viral YouTube video of him dancing like singer Robyn,
    • comic books and his own comic book that he wrote,
    • Game of Thrones,
    • Amazing Spider-Man 2,
    • his three auditions for SNL,
    • his process to get a sketch on the air and so much more!!

He even does his brilliant Brad Pitt impression for me!! It was awesome. 

Listen and Enjoy.

The video below is discussed in the podcast of Taran mimicking a Robyn dance routine.

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EJ Podcast #031 with Lucas Neff

Published on June 18, 2014 by in EJ Podcast

Below is another “Scratch the Surface” EJ Podcast #031 with Lucas Neff.

EJ has as his guest today Lucas Neff who is best known for playing Jimmy for four seasons on FOX’s RAISING HOPE.

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EJ and Lucas had a really silly and often serious conversation about:

  • how he was a fat kid,
  • how he use to read 1,000 pages a week,
  • memorized the first 300 numbers of PI,
  • his new love/girlfriend actress CAITLIN STASEY from CW’s “Reign” and their matching tattoos,
  • cannibalism,
  • reality shows,
  • Buffy Angel,
  • his Dad the novelist,
  • his mom helping troubled kids,
  • running an ultra marathon without training,
  • experimenting with blindness,
  • growing up in Chicago,
  • apologizing to his family for being a troubled kid,
  • visiting a blind theater in Israel,
  • drinking at age 13,
  • being picked on as a kid,
  • being awkward with girls,
  • trying his hand at rap,
  • politics,
  • what’s troubling the world these days,
  • improv,
  • and so much more!!!!

Listen and Enjoy.

Photos of Lucas below signing items he’s donated to auction for charity.

EJ says The DVD is already sold, but the video game will be in an auction on eBay soon.

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EJ Podcast #030 with Tim Bagley

Published on June 10, 2014 by in EJ Podcast

Below is another “Scratch the Surface” EJ Podcast #030.

EJ has as his guest today Tim Bagley who is maybe most recognizable from “This is 40,” “Knocked Up,” “Web Therapy” and “Will and Grace.”

EJ gets Tim to open up about his life and career and they have a really hilarious and intense talk about

  • growing up in Wisconsin and Michigan,
  • being gay and trying to convert to straight through classes and programs,
  • losing his partner of 10 years to an HIV related illness,
  • growing up one of 5 kids to a Republican father and a therapist mother,
  • dating and having relations with women,
  • his mother’s review of 12 Years a Slave,
  • online dating,
  • The Groundlings,
  • being a butler at the Playboy Mansion and who ordered enemas and douches to their room (yup),
  • being a phone service operator to two pimps,
  • finding out he was in the most dangerous shot director Roland Emmerich had ever shot,
  • working with gay and lesbian teens that have been kicked out of their homes,
  • OCD,
  • Jim Carrey,
  • Will Ferrell
  • and tons more!!

Plus a special surprise appearance by EJ’s girlfriend, Deborah Ann Woll.

EJ says:

Tim was especially open with me and honest. Im very appreciative to him for that. Alot of really important things were talked about and alot of silly things. I had a great time talking with him and hope you enjoy listening just as much.

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Tour The True Blood Set with Deborah Ann Woll

DEBCHARITYBUZZSETVISITBid to WIN the auction on Charity Buzz to tour the set of True Blood.

EJ Scott’s girlfriend, Deborah Ann Woll, True Blood’s Jessica Hamby, will take you and a friend on a tour of the True Blood sets in Los Angeles. This is a once in a lifetime experience to catch a glimpse behind the scenes on one of the last tours before the show retires the sets and ends filming.

CLICK HERE TO PLACE YOUR BID!

Filming ends on July 3rd, winner must schedule this experience immediately after auction close in order to ensure fulfillment.

HURRY! This auction ends on Tuesday, June 17, 2014!

The proceeds from this auction will go to Choroideremia Research Foundation.

If you can’t bid on the auction, please consider donating the the CRF by clicking on the button below:

Donated By: HBO

 
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EJ Podcast #029 with Mo Collins

Published on June 10, 2014 by in EJ Podcast

Below is the next “Scratch the Surface” EJ Podcast #029. EJ has as his guest today Mo Collins from MAD TV. 

While she is most recognized by the dozens of characters she played on MADTV, she also has a very long resume that ranges from “Parks and Rec” to “Six Feet Under” to “The 40 Year Old Virgin.”

Ej talks with Mo about:

  • her strict Catholic upbringing in Minnesota,
  • feeling stifled by a controlling mother,
  • spreading her wings in acting and comedy,
  • getting kicked out of an all girls Catholic College that her mother went to,
  • being the “black sheep” in her family,
  • the origin of her nickname “Mo”,
  • to getting “let go” from Dudley Riggs Brave New Workshop where she was thriving,
  • to working for Disney in Florida,
  • she talks about and gets emotional about her “perfect sister” (the greatest person she knows),
  • getting married and divorced,
  • moving to LA,
  • auditioning for MADTV with a killer Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer impression,
  • having a son who now wants to be a fireman,
  • wanting to be a grandmother,
  • her belief in aliens and her alien sighting that she witnessed,
  • getting a rare form of cancer called GIST just a couple of years ago and how thats going,
  • her appearance on Sober House on VH-1 to talk to Andy Dick,
  • poker,
  • meeting Ed Asner and doing a Mary Tyler Moore impression for him,
  • her new husband and how they met online,
  • and so much more!!

Its a funny, poignant, important talk that they had together, so please give it a listen.

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