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EJ Podcast #025 with biker, Harrison Brown

Published on May 1, 2014 by in EJ Podcast

Below is the “Scratch the Surface” EJ Podcast #025. EJ has as his guest today Harrison Brown who is embarking on a monumental trip from Alaska to Florida on a bike which is scheduled to start on May 15, 2014.

EJ Says:

Harrison Brown is riding a bicycle from Alaska to Florida (about a 6,000 mile trip). He will be video blogging or webisoding along the way.

When I first met Harrison at UCB in LA about 7-8 years ago he was about 70lbs heavier. We talk about his life style change and what made him make such a change, we talk improv and how hosting the Cagematch at UCB got him a job on “The Price is Right” and how he now tours with Drew Carey. We talk about his biggest fears for his big adventure (bears), how some people are trying to convince him to carry a gun, what it was like growing up in a small town outside of Madison, Wisconsin, losing weight, biking, Costco and much more!!
 

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EJ Podcast #024 with Heather Anne Campbell

Published on April 27, 2014 by in EJ Podcast

Below is another “Scratch the Surface” EJ Podcast #024. EJ has as his guest today Heather Anne Campbell who is currently on the new reboot of “Whose Line is it Anyway?” with Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady and Colin Mochrie. She’s also worked as a writer on Saturday Night Live (she was nominated for an Emmy) and is currently working with the ADHD people at FOX.

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EJ Says:

We talk about growing up in Chicago, lying about her age so she could take improv classes at iO Chicago, being rejected as an action screenwriter, and how a single note on a script turned her off to action screenwriting forever, moving to Amsterdam, doing improv at Boom Chicago in Amsterdam, getting hired at Saturday Night Live and what it felt like not being asked back after one season, what the process is like there, her love of gaming, art, getting high for the first time and drawing cartoons, and much more!! Give a listen and give a share to your friends. Thanks!

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EJ Podcast #023 with Amber Benson from Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Published on April 25, 2014 by in EJ Podcast

Below is the next “Scratch the Surface” EJ Podcast. EJ has as his guest today Amber Benson who is best known for her portrayal of Tara Maclay on “Buffy The Vampire Slayer.” 

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EJ says:

Amber Benson may be best known as Tara (the lesbian witch) on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but she has been acting professionally for over 20 years and has racked up quite the resume. As well as being a writer (screenplays, novels, comics), a director of films, a dancer, a singer. We talk about

  • growing up in Birmingham, Alabama with two therapists as parents,
  • how their divorce was probably for the best,
  • how impactful her character from Buffy was on others and,
  • how the death of the character maybe wasn’t the best idea.

We also talk about

  • Joss Whedon,
  • Tobey Maguire,
  • James Marsters,
  • Brian Dennehy,
  • Steven Soderbergh,
  • Alicia Silverstone,
  • Cary Elwes,
  • shooting Stephen Dorff,
  • getting shot on Buffy by her future boyfriend/ex-boyfriend,
  • seeing a ghost… maybe,
  • religion,
  • knowing the Backstreet Boys,
  • her mom selling her stuff on eBay and
  • how her mom socializes with Buffy fans,
  • her dads preference for Latina women,
  • Tori Spelling and a ton more things!!!

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Below are photos of Amber signing some items to be auctioned off for charity, so be sure to look for these items in future auctions on EBay. However, EJ tells us that the signed box set is not for sale.

 
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EJ Podcast #022 with Mark Beltzman

Published on April 24, 2014 by in EJ Podcast

Below is the next “Scratch the Surface” EJ Podcast #22. EJ has as his guest today, Mark Beltzman an improv artist and actor who has been seen often in TV and film.

mark beltzmanEJ says:

Mark Beltzman has been around the block and he’s been around the world. He’s a staple in the improv/ sketch scene in Los Angeles and Chicago. He goes way back to the first days of Improv Olympic aka iO and studied closely with Del Close. He was on the Second City Mainstage in Chicago. He has worked a few times with John Hughes, George Wendt, Adam Sandler, Norm MacDonald, Larry David. He talks about the late great Jay Leggett, Chris Farley, Del Close. He’s been on According to Jim, Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Mo Money, Home Alone, Billy Madison, Wedding Singer, Speed 2, Norm, House M.D., Pretty Little Liars and more!!

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Deborah Ann Woll seeks awareness and funding to fight Choroideremia

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Media Planet recently put together a special pull-out section for USA Today titled “Vision & Hearing News”. Part of this special pull-out featured an interview with EJ’s girlfriend and actress Deborah Ann Woll, one of the stars of HBO’s “True Blood”. Deborah talked about her relationship with EJ Scott and their efforts to bring awareness and funding to the Choroideremia Research Foundation.
 
Here’s the interview:
 
Mediaplanet: What is the most difficult part about Choroideremia (CHM) for you and EJ?
Deborah Ann Woll: I often feel very helpless. While we can fundraise, try to talk about the disease and help people cope with it, we can’t actually control the trials or their outcome. It’s up to science and nature to decide whether EJ and the other sufferers of this disease will retain their sight. That’s hard for me as an observer to deal with and I imagine even more difficult for those with the condition. I know EJ struggles, especially watching his family go through it. We want to give them their sight back so badly, but there is nothing we can do but hope our fundraising gives the doctors what they need.
 
MP: How do you cope with this struggle on a daily basis?
DAW: I wouldn’t say we struggle with it daily, but it is present on a daily basis. Logistically, living in sunny LA is difficult for EJ, who is very light sensitive, and we have to be extra vigilant about organization so that he doesn’t lose things or trip over anything. But mostly I think you love each other, have patience and try to understand things from the other persons perspective. It’s not too different from any other challenge in a relationship.
 
MP: What advice do you have for readers affected by vision disorders or impairments?
DAW: Again, I’d say patience and communication. Both from those directly affected by the disease, and indirectly like myself. Let others know what your experience is so that they can understand and help instead of feeling frustrated and alone. For example, in my experience, things take a little longer when traveling with a person who is visually impaired. I used to get frustrated and nervous about getting where we needed to be and started to feel like a chaperone instead of a partner. I finally expressed my worries and we agreed that neither of us wanted to feel like a burden, so now we leave more time, get access to the handicap TSA line and pre-board the plane so that he has as much time as necessary to settle in. This way, he is in charge of himself and I’m not worried that we are holding people up or are going to miss our flight. We will probably be tweaking things like this forever—and that’s a good thing.
 
EJ would extend that even broader and advise that anybody who has any vision impairment should speak up and not be ashamed to tell their story. So many people ignore blindness and there is no reason to hide it. He welcomes questions about his condition. Sharing can only bring about better understanding.
 
MP: How can readers get involved in raising awareness for CHM?
DAW: Anything helps. Even a simple retweet can go a long way. Most of our fundraising comes in lots of small doses from generous people just like you and me. This year the Choroideremia Research Foundation is campaigning to raise $1 million in 2014. Previously the most raised in a year was half that. Our main goal is to motivate as many people as possible to take action—mow lawns, bake cookies, have a yard sale. EJ and I have been auctioning off tons of our own things on eBay with the proceeds going to the CRF. It’s been great to recycle the things we don’t use anymore and raise some money at the same time. The point is you can’t go wrong if you try.
 
Please help us raise awareness of the cause by sharing this information and thank you for your support! You can also donate directly and safely to the Choroideremia Research Foundation by credit card or Paypal using the PayPal button here below. Donations are tax deductible for US residents.

 

 
source: visionandhearingnews.com

 
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