Nov 7, 2019
We are 75 Episodes old as of of tonight, October 29, 2019. Our guest co-host is choreographer, teacher, tennis fanatic and trivia master Joe Celej. Joe joins Shonali Bhowmik to discuss all things horrific. Joe and Shonali are joined by guests artist Trish Tillman, comedian Clare O'Kane, Gary The Vampire and performer, musician, comic Lauren Maul.
Trish Tillman is a visual artist who lives currently in NYC and in one of Oscar Wilde's former residences. We discuss the plight of an artist - working all alone for hours on end and not talking to anyone; having multiple jobs to supplement your income as an artist and making art as a child in Washington, DC. Shonali is convinced Trish's sculptures are influenced by the art residency she did in India in terms of the colors, decorations, materials and simple forms she uses. We discuss Bollywood horror films, slackers & Trish's solo show opening at Aysa Geisberg Gallery in Chelsea on Thursday Nov.7. Go to her opening party from 6-8pm to see her gorgeous work up close!
Thomas Kelsey joins us from the audience to play the game, Name That Mystery Candy! We blindfold him and find out how many candies he named correctly after Joe inserts the candy into Thomas Mouth. Congrats to Thomas who won some seriously wonderful gifts!
Clare O'Kane is a comedian from San Jose, California. We discuss opening for the emo punk band Jawbox, being a newlywed, DNA testing and how she's changed as a comedian in the past 9 years. Make sure to check out her comedy album, Let It Be and her work as a writer on the second season of Shrill. Be on the lookout for Clare in a comedy club near you!
Gary The Vampire (aka comedian Matt Little) makes a surprise appearance at WDEK. He's really loud and was born in the 1600's before NYC became edgy. He quickly let us know, he's not into Halloween and we commiserate with him. Did you know that Vampires wear jean jackets?
Our final guest of the night is performer, creator, musician, comic and all around do everything artist Lauren Maul. She calls herself a good witch and hosts her own show called Gathering of the Coven during the full moon. She fills us in on her latest project, an album of love songs which come from her recent agreement with her husband to have an open marriage. It turns out initially it wasn't easy for Lauren's husband to go along with Lauren's request, but a year later accommodated for her. Lauren performs two original songs in the Red Room live, 1) With A Witch and 2) All Her Things. We hope you enjoy.