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Mark Roman Empire (also a podcast)

Comedy Podcasts

Slightly like WTF with Marc Maron. But no cats. No garage. Just the ABCs: Actors, Buskers, Bands & Comics. Expelled student editors and subversives involved. Plus whatever else Mark finds groovy. Mark Roman. He puts the “I” in “improv”. He's a comic who's opened for Lisa Landry and written for Hank Azaria. He wears short shorts while working new material. On Hollywood Blvd and the Las Vegas Strip. Reno 911's Thomas Lennon calls him "bigger". His Verified Twitter followers might grab your attention. These are his stories.

Slightly like WTF with Marc Maron. But no cats. No garage. Just the ABCs: Actors, Buskers, Bands & Comics. Expelled student editors and subversives involved. Plus whatever else Mark finds groovy. Mark Roman. He puts the “I” in “improv”. He's a comic who's opened for Lisa Landry and written for Hank Azaria. He wears short shorts while working new material. On Hollywood Blvd and the Las Vegas Strip. Reno 911's Thomas Lennon calls him "bigger". His Verified Twitter followers might grab your attention. These are his stories.

Location:

Hollywood, CA

Description:

Slightly like WTF with Marc Maron. But no cats. No garage. Just the ABCs: Actors, Buskers, Bands & Comics. Expelled student editors and subversives involved. Plus whatever else Mark finds groovy. Mark Roman. He puts the “I” in “improv”. He's a comic who's opened for Lisa Landry and written for Hank Azaria. He wears short shorts while working new material. On Hollywood Blvd and the Las Vegas Strip. Reno 911's Thomas Lennon calls him "bigger". His Verified Twitter followers might grab your attention. These are his stories.

Language:

English

Contact:

3239429508


Episodes

MRE Pod #26 – Pandemic Check Ins pt. 2 – 01APR2020

4/2/2020
We wrap what we started last week. Quarantine & social distancing status checks. Cup size? The last of the famous international appetizer-sized conversations with: Ace Katano of Ground Game LA (we finish!), Stefanie Estes of "Tales from the Loop" (streams on Amazon April 03rd), director of photography & host of The Weekend Take podcast Shawn Schaffer, actor & renaissance human Debra Haden & filmaker husband Mars Roberge - both of the 2017 film "Scumbag" - tell their crazy Escape from...

Duration:01:56:57

MRE Pod #25 – Pandemic Check Ins pt. 1 – 25MAR2020

3/29/2020
"How are you?" A question now more urgent than trite. So why not check in with a selection of past podcast guests? See how their quarantine and social distancing is going. Ask their cup size. Enjoy appetizer-sized conversations with comedian & podcaster Cory "Showtime" Robinson, nurse practitioner and podcaster Ersilia Pompilio, impersonator and entertainer Jason Thompson, recovery comedian and podcaster Veronica Porras, and Ace Katano, a Los Angeles public defender, union organizer, and...

Duration:01:41:27

MRE Pod #24 – "Fear & Social Distancing in ... Everywhere" – 18MAR2020

3/21/2020
Tired of doom and gloom? Mark delivers happy results! It's the Age of the Pandemic, so we are all Social Distancing! Including podcasts. We may have guests on Skype as soon as next week. This week Mark goes into how he re-tooled Heroteer to help creatives impacted by the pandemic (including Venka). Mark reads a few of his latest Medium articles. Lt. Frank hijacks the interview wrap pod teaser. Drinking at home? Tip your bartender! It's a The90028.com thing - time to understand #apocaTIPS!...

Duration:00:47:32

MRE Pod #23 – Melanie Neumann – 11MAR2020

3/15/2020
For the first pod interview of 2020, Mark interviews Playboy Bunny and self-described "Detriot Girl" Melanie Neumann. Mark and Melanie met at a Hooters in Vegas. Fast-forward a few years and Mark's watching Melanie perform stand-up comedy at The Comedy Store. Melanie also acts and is a tour guide with TMZ Tours. Recorded on location and at Mark’s humble abode, Hollywood, CA. Recorded, mixed & mastered by Mark Roman. Audio consultation by Ollie Holliday.

Duration:01:02:38

MRE Pod #22 - "Salt" - 04MAR2020

3/5/2020
After an 11 month hiatus, Mark returns. Who needs guests? Not Bill Burr or Greg Proops. Mark joins the flexible format brigade. And brings you up to speed. Where'd the beard go? What's Lt. Frank up to? How's Venka? What is Heroteer? Mark delivers answers. Recorded at Mark's humble abode, Hollywood, CA. Recorded, mixed & mastered by Mark Roman.

Duration:00:14:56

MRE Pod #21 - Elliott Branch - 15APR2019

4/15/2019
Mark interviews a friend and fellow busker: the actor, comedian & spokesperson Elliott Branch. See or hear Elliott and one can't help but notice he's a Samuel L. Jackson impersonator. You've seen him at the Laugh Factory Hollywood and in the film shorts "Anger Anonymous" (as Jules Winnfield) and "Deadpool the Musical 2 - Ultimate Disney Parody" (as Nick Fury). Elliott talks Detroit, Hollywood, how stand-up led to his GM gig, being Sam, meeting Sam, his Mace Windu (Star Wars) possibilities...

Duration:01:23:42

MRE Pod #20 - Madison Shepard - 25MAR2019

3/24/2019
Mark interviews stand-up comedian, writer and actress Madison Shepard. Madison has opened for Maria Bamford and plays Jack on “Empty Space” (now streaming on Amazon Prime). She created two short cartoons for Comedy Central Digital’s “Saturday Morning-ish Cartoons”. And she produced and starred in the sketch show "Smile, Baby" which tackled catcalling at The Hollywood Fringe Festival with The Others Theater Company, winning Madison an Encore Producer's Award. Mark first met Madison moments...

Duration:01:32:06

MRE Pod #19 - Granison Crawford - 11FEB2019

2/11/2019
Mark interviews comedian, actor, writer & VO artist Granison Crawford, as seen at The Comedy Store, Flappers & in March on Amazon: Laugh After Dark. Granison won 1st place in Last Comic Standing at the Haha Comedy Club and won "Funniest Comic in LA 2017" at the Ice House Comedy Club (Golden Artist Entertainment). You may have seen Granison on your screen in Diaries of a Door Guy, CSU Crimestoppers Unit & Keeping the Peace. Like Mark, Granison is from Northern California. Mark first met...

Duration:01:25:07

MRE Pod #18 - Adrian Bustamante - 04FEB2019

2/4/2019
Mark interviews actor, host & foodie Adrian Bustamante. You've seen him on Lethal Weapon, Jane the Virgin and The Newsroom. Look for him in future episodes of Bosch & This Is Us. But Mark knows Adrian from their early acting days in the San Francisco Bay Area. They also share a previous industry and gratitude for The Big Short. All this discussed, plus Mark cherry picks Adrian's ample acting credits ... without even addressing his impressive commercial credits. Recorded at Musicians...

Duration:01:22:19

MRE Pod #17 - Kurt Tocci - 28JAN2019

1/28/2019
Mark interviews actor, cat dad, & social media personality Kurt Tocci. Yeah, the guy who dances with his cat all over social media. That guy. Whom you've also seen on Cause I’m Savage, Totally TV, Jimmy Kimmel Live & College Humor. (He's also a singer, director & producer.) Kurt shares his Columbine story (not what you think) and what it's like to be the class clown from Colorado who arrives in Hollywood in the age of social media. Recorded at Musicians Institute, Hollywood, CA. Recorded,...

Duration:01:22:06

MRE Pod #16 - Hayley De-Sola Pinto - 21JAN2019

1/21/2019
Mark interviews his fav Brit tourist, Hayley De-Sola Pinto, currently on holiday here in Los Angeles. Discussed: Hayley's brash mane of red hair, her singing, her acting, her modeling, tattoos, surfing, her various adventures as a globe-trotter from Cornwall by the sea, and whether or not she was in the original version of "The Office". Recorded at Musicians Institute, Hollywood, CA. Recorded, mixed & mastered by Ollie Holliday.

Duration:01:24:18

MRE Pod #15 - Anne-Marie Evans - 14JAN2019

1/14/2019
Mark interviews his buddy Anne-Marie Evans, whom he met working on that ambitious superhero show you never saw. Anne-Marie discusses her life as a working artist: Screenwriter, Director, Producer, Blogger, Singer/Songwriter. She shares a little about her TV script "Love Jade" seeking a home in Hollywood. And she makes her pitch to be Mark's sidekick on the podcast. Recorded at Musicians Institute, Hollywood, CA. Recorded, mixed & mastered by Ollie Holliday.

Duration:01:17:14

MRE Pod #14 - Jason Thompson - 19NOV2018

11/19/2018
Mark interviews a channeler of many characters, powered by Robin Williams realm energy: Jason Thompson. The impersonator, actor, singer and emcee shares details of his performer's life, hailing from Adelaide, Australia. Now in Hollywood, his impersonations and original characters include the Queen of England, Austin Powers, Shirley Shagwell and the Mad Hatter. Frequently found working corporate and private gigs, he's also performed with Michael Bolton, on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and at LA's...

Duration:01:29:02

MRE Pod #13 - Alice Ko - 12NOV2018

11/12/2018
Mark interviews singer, pianist, SAGAFTRA & stage actor Alice Ko of Kung Fu Panda 3, The Shuttle & Silicon Valley. She shares her journey from Hong Kong, to whatever set in San Francisco where she and Mark met, to Hollywood. Mark attempts to learn a little Cantonese. Recorded at Musicians Institute, Hollywood, CA. Recorded, mixed & mastered by Ollie Holliday.

Duration:01:40:13

MRE Pod #12 - Vozzy - 05NOV2018

11/4/2018
"Not a typical cheerleader interview." Mark interviews former Oakland Raiders cheerleader Vozzy. She shares her insights as a daughter of a USC Trojan & LA Rams football legend, a UC Berkeley grad, a Raiderette, and a mom. Recorded at Musicians Institute, Hollywood, CA. Recorded, mixed & mastered by Ollie Holliday.

Duration:01:36:34

MRE Pod #11 - Paul Louis Harrell - 29OCT2018

10/29/2018
Mark interviews fellow SAG-AFTRA actor and busker Paul Louis Harrell. The gentlemen from Louisville, Kentucky shares why he pursued acting instead of video game design, the pros and cons of busking as Joker and Ironman in Hollywood, and his latest projects as a Chubbuck method actor. Paul plays Norman Kerry in the upcoming film "Silent Life". Recorded at Musicians Institute, Hollywood, CA. Recorded, mixed & mastered by Ollie Holliday.

Duration:01:27:47

MRE Pod #10 - ELECTION'18 w/ Ace Katano (Knock.LA) - 22OCT2018

10/19/2018
Mid-terms ELECTION SPECIAL (episode out early - REGISTER to VOTE in LA by 22 OCT!) Mark discusses his official vote by mail ballot and makes voting decisions during the podcast while in conversation with Ace Katano of Knock.LA and Ground Game LA. Ace is an attorney, LA County public defender and union organizer. Recorded at Musicians Institute, Hollywood, CA. Recorded, mixed & mastered by Ollie Holliday.

Duration:01:30:52

MRE Pod #9 - Ersilia Pompilio - 15OCT2018

10/15/2018
Mark interviews nurse practitioner and fellow podcaster Ersilia Pompilio of the "Nurses and Hypochondriacs" podcast from Rogue Nurse Media. Also known as the Notoriously Single Girl, Ersilia shares how she met Mark, the difference between medicine on TV/film and IRL, as well as why she no longer does live podcasts. Recorded at Jung Records, North Hollywood, CA. Recorded by Doris Perrolf, Mixed & mastered by Austin Isshac.

Duration:01:35:13

MRE Pod #8 - Freddie Morales - 08OCT2018

10/8/2018
Mark interviews the #1 Depeche Mode tribute artist in LA: Freddie Morales aka "Devotional Dave". They discuss his former band (Strangelove), his life path, his new band Devotional and other tribute acts under his Ultra Tribute Artists banner. Also, Mark's monologue reveals past traumas triggered by the Kavanaugh hearings. Recorded at Jung Records, North Hollywood, CA. Recorded by Major Wynn, Mixed & mastered by Austin Isshac.

Duration:01:39:10

MRE Pod #7 - S. Scott McCracken & Stefanie Estes - 01OCT2018

10/1/2018
Mark interviews the new face of the Men's Wearhouse, S. Scott McCracken; and from "Mary Last Seen" (Canne, Sundance), Stefanie Estes. They discuss Scott & Stefanie's period music video & new film "In Full Bloom", as well as acting in Hollywood and New York. Recorded at Jung Records, North Hollywood, CA. Recorded, mixed & mastered by Austin Isshac.

Duration:01:26:48