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Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: J.K. Simmons & Solomon Georgio

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Show: 
Bullseye
Guests: 
J.K. Simmons
Guests: 
Solomon Georgio

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Photo: Jesse Thorn

J.K. Simmons on his career, musical theater and what it’s like to be made into an action figure

J.K. Simmons never imagined he would work in film or television. In 1978, he graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in music. Many years later he put that degree to use for the Broadway musical revival of “Guys and Dolls” with his portrayal of Benny Southstreet.

His mainstream breakthrough performance didn’t occur until 1997. For six seasons, he played a neo-nazi named Vernon Schillinger on the HBO prison drama “Oz.” The groundbreaking program was the first hour-long drama produced by HBO. It was also one of the most graphic and violent shows on television at the time. In 2015, J.K. Simmons starred alongside Miles Teller in the movie “Whiplash,” directed by Damien Chazelle. His performance earned him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of a ruthless, sadistic jazz instructor.

He's also known for his portrayal of John Jonah Jameson, the editor of the Daily Bugle in the Spiderman. Simmons’ portrayal is bombastic, unrelentless, and one of the best sources of comic relief in that series. It’s a performance that’s not many degrees away from the rage he channeled in “Oz,” but is done with a sort of charm that only J.K. could pull off.

J.K. Simmons stars in the new drama The Bachelors. In it, Simmons plays a math teacher named Bill Palet. Bill just lost his wife, and he's trying to move past it. One day Bill wakes up, and decides it’s time for a big change. Bill and his son, Wes, move out to California where Bill takes a job at a private school. Jesse talks with J.K. Simmons about the new film, musical theater, and of course, the John Jonah Jameson action figure (with Desk Pounding Action™).

Click here to listen J.K. Simmons' interview on YouTube!

Photo: Jesse Thorn

Solomon Georgio on his debut comedy album: Homonegro Superior

Solomon Georgio made his television debut on CONAN in 2015. Since then he has appeared on The Meltdown with Jonah & Kumail, Viceland's Flophouse and Last Call with Carson Daly. His writing credits include contributions to “Adam Ruins Everything” on TruTV and “Spongebob Squarepants” on Nickelodeon.

He’s from Seattle, via Fresno, via St. Louis, Via Sudan and then Ethiopia, where his parents are from. These days he lives in Los Angeles. Sometimes his stand-up is vulnerable and sincere, talking about childhood trauma. But then he'll strike a pose and make an outrageous joke about his perfect thigh gap and like magic - you believe him. It’s that kind of charisma that gives him a unique presence on stage.

Earlier this year he got his own half-hour Comedy Central special. On the same day he released his debut record - Homonegro Superior, one of our favorites this year. Jesse talks with Solomon about his new comedy album, what it was like to come out to his parents as gay and what it was like to come out as a stand-up comedian.

Click here to listen Solomon Georgio's interview on YouTube!

The Outshot: ”Child of the Ghetto” by G. Dep

Finally, for this week's Outshot: Jesse talks about “Child of the Ghetto” by Ghetto Dependent. The record came out in 2001 via Bad Boy Records. One highlight is the track “Everyday,” which relays some of the most realistic portrayals of being broke.

Click here to listen to Jesse's Outshot on YouTube!

Pop Rocket Episode 99: Cooking Shows

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Show: 
Pop Rocket
Guests: 
Guy Branum
Guests: 
Kara Klenk
Guests: 
Solomon Georgio
Guests: 
Riley Silverman

This week, Guy sits down comedians Solomon Georgio, Kara Klenk, and Riley Silverman to talk eveything cooking shows. Who is everyone’s favorite celebrity chef? Who is the panel’s least favorite? Why do they like Top Chef more than Chopped? And who is Fanny Cradock and can she be the British grandmother I never knew I needed? All of this plus everyone’s latest jams and pop culture “All About’s”.

With Guy Branum, Solomon Georgio, KAra Klenk and Riley Silverman.

That’s My Jam:

With Guy Branum - Come Sail Away
Solomon Georgio - Side to Side
Kara Klenk - Just Like Fire
Riley Silverman - Heaven On Their Minds

Each week we’ll add everyone’s jams to this handy Spotify playlist.

You can let us know what you think of Pop Rocket and suggest topics in our Facebook group or via @PopRocket on Twitter.

Other Links:
Fanny Cradock’s Christmas cooking special
Mini Food
Drew Droege as Chloë Sevigny

Produced by Christian Dueñas and Kara Hart for MaximumFun.org

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 446: Under the Sea with Solomon Georgio and Ricky Carmona

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Guests: 
Solomon Georgio
Guests: 
Ricky Carmona

Comedian Solomon Georgio joins Jesse and guest host Ricky Carmona for a discussion of baseball players with surprising athleticism, reasons they can't enjoy camping, and Solomon and Ricky's love of DJing.

EP. 155 "1-800-Solomon" ft. Solomon Georgio

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Lady to Lady
Guests: 
Solomon Georgio

Solomon Georgio (@solomongeorgio) joins the ladies to discuss Mormon kids, Bobby Cannavale, Black Annie, Law and Order, a NEW GAME AND THEME SONG and more! Produced by David Janove, Booker Marie Colette, theme song Zach Ames.

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International Waters: Episode 54 Living the Blap Blap Blap

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Zabeth, Solomon and Dave
Show: 
Baby Geniuses
Guests: 
Solomon Georgio
Guests: 
Zabeth Russell
Guests: 
Susy Kane
Guests: 
Matt Kirshen

Zabeth Russell, Solomon Georgio, Matt Kirshen and Susy Kane join host, Dave Holmes for Noughties nostalgia, superheroes and a which country’s the worst throwdown.

Other useful links this week:

Zabeth Russell wants to plug her upcoming movie Bloodsucking Bastards which comes to theatres September 4th and recommends the webseries F’ed.

Solomon Georgio wants to plug his Twitter, @SolomonGeorgio and recommends the black feminist writer Ijeoma Oluo.

Matt Kirshen wants to plug his podcast Probably Science and recommends his Probably Science co-host, Jesse Case’s new podcast Jesse Versus Cancer.

Susy Kane wants to plug Big Problems with Helen Keen which she can currently be heard in on the BBC and recommends Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell which is currently running on BBC America.

And finally, Dave Holmes is on Twitter @DaveHolmes and hosts his live quiz show, The Friday Forty at LA’s Meltdown Theatre on the second Friday of every month. Dave would like to recommend the Al Pacino film Dog Day Afternoon which he just saw on Netflix.

Written by Sarah Morgan and Asterios Kokkinos, recorded at MaxFunHQ in LA and GuiltFreePost in London, produced by Jennifer Marmor and Colin Anderson.

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