This week Ken welcomes actor Yancy Butler (Witchblade, Hard Target, Dropzone, Brooklyn South) to the show.
Ken and Yancy discuss Air BnBs, the land of the beautiful and rich, Sarah Lawrence College, Spring Break in Boston, growing up in Manhattan, navigating crazy people, Al Lewis, palming $100 bills, expensive real estate, Dick Wolf, peaking at 21, Mann and Machine, being up against Murder She Wrote, The Lovin’ Spoonful, futuristic dystopia, moving from NYC to LA, being car blind, Ken’s parking Karma mutant ability, not knowing what you want to be when you grow up, getting into acting to pay your student loans, police procedurals, reality TV, Honey Boo Boo Naked and Afraid, Hard Target, John Woo, Nailed It, growing up on Broadway, facing cancellation, having never made a pilot, South Beach, Universal Tattoos, James Coburn, Drop Zone, Gary Busey, John Badham, replacing Mel Gibson while still kissing Wesley Snipes, theater acting vs. movie acting, being (non) musical, voice over, Ad Rock setting you on a path of non-musical entertainment, The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, David Bowie being your first concert, The Bee Gees, ad libbing FUs in Saturday Night Fever, negotiating swears, Witchblade, the gauntlet, almost killing Roger Daltrey, music rights, not watching NYC set shows while you are in New York, Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley, a career of cops and derelicts, and campaigning for Yancy to be a comedy superstar.
About Ken Reid
I’m Ken Reid, a stand up comedian from Boston, MA and a life long television fan. I’ve been twice nominated as the Best Stand up in Boston and I have been featured on Comedy Central, NPR, Nerdist, and MSN. I own every issue of TV Guide. Each week a guest chooses an issue at random, picks their viewing choices from that week and the show is our discussion of the tough viewing choices of our past. We get into stories about growing up, people’s relationship with television, some cultural/media studies dissection and I spit out a lot of trivia.
Note: The Ken Reid TV Guidance Counselor Podcast is rated PG-13 and may contain mild language.