10 Questions with Josh Rabinowitz from Friends of the People

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by Ryan Meehan

Josh Rabinowitz is a 27 year old stand-up comedian in New York City. He has performed stand-up on Comedy Central’s “Adam Devine’s House Party” and Just for Laughs Montreal’s “All Access” on the Comedy Network. He has been named one of Comedy Central’s “Comics to Watch” and a “New Face” at Montreal JFL. Rabinowitz was a writer on Lucas Brothers’ “Super Late Morning Show” for Comedy Central Studios and played “Kent” on MTV’s “I Just Want My Pants Back.” Currently, he serves as head writer, executive producer, cast member, and creator of “Friends of the People” on TruTV, the network’s first scripted show. He is also the writer and lead of the short film “Hasta La Vista” which has been a 2015 official selection at IFF Boston, the Lower East Side Film Festival, and Just For Laughs Montreal. Josh also co-produced of the indie feature “5 Doctors” starring Matt Porter, Max Azulay, Bobby Moynihan, and Jeremy Shamos, which is currently in post-production. I am delighted to have Josh Rabinowitz as my guest today in 10 questions. Continue reading

10 Questions with Farah Brook

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by Ryan Meehan

Farah Brook hopes to heal you through the art form of standup comedy. She is quickly becoming a regular guest on FOX’s Red Eye w/ Tom Shillue, and performs every night at major venues across New York City. Her YouTube video “Kiss Me NYC” went viral in April and has been viewed almost 5 million times by people all over the world. Her videos have been featured in The Huffington Post, Time Magazine, People Magazine, MTV and more. Farah is the co-host and creator of the popular show “Free Bacon” at The Creek and the Cave as well as a weekly comedy show “Harriet” named after her grandmother. She’s also performed at Madison Square Garden for NYU’s Reality Show directed by Liz Swados, as well as played the role of Kerrie in the off-Broadway show “Awesome 80’s Prom”.  She’s also added her unique brand of humor to several online videos, including “Very Successful Web Series” and “Prism Horizons”.  We are pumped to have Farah Brook as our guest today in 10 questions. Continue reading

The FOH 2015 NFL Postseason Picks Edition

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by Ryan Meehan

This week at FOH, I’ve put my balls on the chopping block by making some pretty bold picks with regards to the 2015-2016 NFL season. Today, I’m going to go a step further by making some even bolder picks with regards to what will happen in the playoffs. Based on those predictions, this is how I am expecting the 2015-2016 NFL postseason to look:

NFC

1) Green Bay Packers 13-3

2) Seattle Seahawks 11-5

3) Atlanta Falcons 11-5

4) Dallas Cowboys 10-6

5) St. Louis Rams 9-7

6) San Francisco 49ers 8-8

AFC

1)  Indianapolis Colts 11-5

2) New England Patriots 11-5

3) Baltimore Ravens 11-5

4) San Diego Chargers 11-5

5) Denver Broncos 10-6

6) Houston Texans 10-6

I should probably explain why I have so many teams over .500 in the AFC when I clearly stated that it was the weaker of the two conferences. But that’s precisely what makes them look so good at the top. Where the AFC is very black and white in the sense that most of the teams are either good or awful, the middle of the NFC will be clogged with teams like Minnesota, Arizona and Detroit that will steal a couple of games against the really good NFC teams they face in the regular season. Given this scenario, here are my picks for how the games themselves will shake out.  Continue reading

10 Questions with Eerie Von

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by Blade Mancano

The 80’s punk/goth scene had a few heroes to its own. You could find quite a few Cramps, Bahauas, Joy Division, and Cure fans. Although one could probably place Alien Sex Fiend, the Mission and even the Sisters of Mercy in a similar albeit tangent category all by itself, for my money there was only one band that crossed this line that had any balls whatsoever, and that band was Samhain. That’s not to say that I don’t own any Sisters of Mercy albums, because I own them all, but that’s not what matters here. Samhain came from pretty obscure roots (in the early 80’s, the Misfits were a beloved, but cult punk rock group that the media never understood, and never lasted long enough for their fans to truly appreciate). Glenn Danzig went a completely different direction with his second outing, and in the process redefined goth/punk/whatever darkness it was into something even more tangible and foreboding when Samhain further transformed into the better known DANZIG. Eerie Von was acting as the Misfits’s unofficial photographer in the early 80’s when he got the call to be the band’s drummer. Eerie refused the initial call, but later accepted a tour of duty as Samhain and later Danzig’s bass player. Painter, photographer, bass player, drummer, guitarist and vocalist in his own right, Eerie has five solo albums of his own, one amazing book, and a hell of a career to brag about. Mr. Von it is a total privilege, and on behalf of First Order Historians thank you so very much for allowing this fiend to interview you as my guest in 10 questions. Continue reading

The 2015 FOH AFC Preview

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by Ryan Meehan

On Tuesday we covered all bases with regards to the NFC, so today as promised we are going to switch gears and discuss the other half of the NFL. I have to be honest, this piece was much more difficult for me to complete than the other one. There are a lot of teams in the AFC that aren’t exactly what I would consider to be quality entertainment. When the Baltimore Ravens won the Super Bowl a few years back, I never really felt like I was blown away by what I was seeing in front of me. That coupled with the fact that their quarterback has one of the most uninspiring personalities in recent memory – as well as the Broncos getting butthoused in SB XLVIII the very next year – just sort of reinforced my theory that the AFC will always sort of be the early sixties AFL of today.

But regardless of my preference to lean towards the NFC for quality entertainment a majority of the time, there are some interesting story lines in the AFC heading into 2015…How many more years can Brady and Manning play? Does Andrew Luck finally have the roster to get him to the promised land, and if it does, can he win it all? Who is going to run away with the AFC North this year? Does Rex Ryan realize Buffalo doesn’t really have a media for him to bark at? Are the Jacksonville Jaguars still a professional football team? All of these are fantastic questions, and will all be addressed in the 2015 FOH AFC Preview.  We’ll start off with the defending champions, and work our way down the line… Continue reading