Tuesday, July 3, 2018

THE IMMIGRATION DEBATE CONTINUES AS PRESIDNET TRUMP IS SET TO PICK HIS NOMINEE TO THE SUPREME COURT BENCH

Jim Bohannon talks with PETER VAN VOORHIS is a columnist, political strategist, and media commentator.

WEBSITE: https://www.petervanvoorhis.com

He is currently a contributor for The Washington Examiner, where he offers  analysis on political issues. He is also the Chief Strategist of Magnum Strategies, a California-based public affairs firm that provides media, branding, and marketing solutions for political, corporate, and non-profit clients.

BANGING MY HEAD AGAINST THE WALL: A COMEDY WRITER’S GUIDE TO SEEING STARS , by Andy Cowan  (Author), Jay Leno (Foreword)

Publisher: Black Rose Writing; 1 edition (June 28, 2018)

“The Opposite” wasn’t just the classic Seinfeld episode in which George Costanza followed the opposite of his instincts to land success. The method behind the madness has been championed in industries worldwide and even likened to the rise of Trump. The award-winning writer who helped Costanza win, and first pondered “the opposite” in his own life, identifies traces of it in the legends he mined for anecdotes before the cameras rolled at his first high-profile Hollywood job on which he also became a recurring performer, and in numerous stops along his unique road of comedy writing and performing twists and turns, as the only scribe associated with Cheers, Seinfeld and 3rd Rock from the Sun. (Multiple episodes and staff)
For a Tinseltown backstage pass, lessons from film and television icons, in-the-trenches comedy writing and performing strategies, Seinfeld episodes that might have been, talk show, sitcom and single panel cartoon development, and pitching the decision makers (or doing the opposite of playing their game) you’ll want to keep…Banging My Head Against the Wall!

ANDY COWAN is an award-winning writer, producer and performer, one of only two writers associated with Cheers and Seinfeld.

WEBSITE: http://www.andycowan.net

Credits include Cheers (multiple episodes) Seinfeld, 3rd Rock From the Sun (both staff) and numerous other comedies and talk/variety shows among his writing credits. He began his career as a segment producer, writer and performer on The Merv Griffin Show during the ’80s, and interviewed hundreds of luminaries, from Orson Welles to Jerry Seinfeld. In 2017, he received a Who’s Who in America Lifetime Achievement Award.