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Between The Scripts: Special Guest Reid Schmidt

Between The Scripts: Special Guest Reid Schmidt

June 19, 2020

Join writer/creator of the web series Almost....Not Quite, Jonathan Shuffield, as he interviews actor Reid Schmidt.  Reid plays the part of Mark in the series.  Find out his take on filming during this pandemic, why he connects so much with old Hollywood and his obsession with a Shirley Temple.  Follow us on InstaGram, like us on facebook (www.facebook.com/almostnotquite) and like our YouTube page!  

EP. 160 The Final Bow

EP. 160 The Final Bow

February 14, 2020

As a last episode we decided to go have a celebration of the Martini Lounge. It's a crazy experience to work together for 7 years and it's one worth celebrating. With Martinis. Yes it got a bit loud on this episode but we hope you enjoy the final bow of Jonathan and Sergey on the Martini Lounge.

EP. 159 Maya Lynne Robinson

EP. 159 Maya Lynne Robinson

February 7, 2020

Our penultimate show and we're here one more time with a very special and exciting guest Maya Lynne Robinson form CBS's The Unicorn! 

EP. 158 Glass Battles

EP. 158 Glass Battles

January 31, 2020

As we rear up for the last few episodes, we brought on our friend and celebrated musician Sean Augustine. We get into the Grammy's and the music industry. And of course his plans for new music!

EP. 157 Shawn-Caulin Young

EP. 157 Shawn-Caulin Young

January 24, 2020

Back again is our favorite Shawn-Cauling Young. He has a few new projects coming your way and a brand new perspective on creating. This is a deep conversation with a lot of heart and laughs. 

EP. 156 Best of 2019

EP. 156 Best of 2019

January 17, 2020

For the beginning of the year we are serving you two of our favorite interviews in 2019. Enjoy while you work out at the gym for Janu-welly. 

EP. 155 Osric Chau

EP. 155 Osric Chau

January 10, 2020

On the microphones with us today is Osric Chau. He’s a martial artist, stuntman and actor who can be seen on Supernatural, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency and more. Now he’s on the CW Arrowverse cross-over “Crisis on Infinite Earths”. Welcome to the lounge Osric.

EP. 154 Special 2020

EP. 154 Special 2020

January 3, 2020

As we greet the new year and decade, we do a look back on the last few years in Los Angeles. We'll chat about what we learned, our challenges and we have a big announcement at the end! 

EP. 153 Kristopher Wente

EP. 153 Kristopher Wente

December 27, 2019

Joining us tonight is  an actor/writer, who stars in the new independent film Another Version of You taking us on a crazy ride of alternate universes and personal choices as he desperately seeks the one thing he thinks wants discovering that maybe life is a bit more complicated than just one choice. It’s a romcom, it’s a drama, it’s fun and quirky and very much worth a look.  Here to chat with us about this and anything else under the universe, we are proud to welcome Kristopher Wente!

EP. 152 Damon L. Jacobs

EP. 152 Damon L. Jacobs

December 20, 2019

That's right, he's back! Our favorite sex & relationship therapist and PrEP educator, Damon L. Jacobs. Author of the books "Absolutely Shouldless" and "Rational Relating" (available to order on Amazon) 

EP. 151 Rosanny Zayas (The L Word: Gen Q)

EP. 151 Rosanny Zayas (The L Word: Gen Q)

December 13, 2019

From Orange is the New Black to Elementary to Showtimes new continuation of the groundbreaking "The L Work: Generation Q" we are super excited to welcome actress Rosanny Zayas.

EP. 150  Victoria Tate - The Morning Show

EP. 150 Victoria Tate - The Morning Show

December 7, 2019

She’s an actress, director, producer. She can currently be seen on the AppleTV original show The Morning Show alongside the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carrel and NOW with none other than Jonathan & Sergey. It’s Victoria Tate!

EP. 149  Tye White

EP. 149 Tye White

November 29, 2019

From sleeping on floors to honing his craft to series regular on Greenleaf on the OWN network......and even to shooting tequila with Oprah herself, Tye White's journey has been interesting to say the least.  Check out our interview here! 

EP. 148 Frank A. Cappello

EP. 148 Frank A. Cappello

November 22, 2019

In our endless quest to talk about the industry in all its forms and the realities behind the curtain, we have invited writer, producer, and actor Frank A Cappella to join the conversation. He is best known for writing the Keanu Reeves supernatural thriller, Constantine. His newest independent film, Steele Wool is out now.  

EP. 147 Emily Swallow

EP. 147 Emily Swallow

November 15, 2019

With a resume that boasts The Mentalist, Supernatural and the new Disney+ release The Mandalorian we are super happy to welcome to the conversation, actor Emily Swallow.

EP. 146 Kenny Leu

EP. 146 Kenny Leu

November 8, 2019

Join us as we speak with actor, Kenny Leu, from the historic WWII Roland Emmerich blockbuster, Midway, and the nominated National Geographic miniseries The Long Road Home.  

EP. 145 Paul Vaillancourt

EP. 145 Paul Vaillancourt

November 1, 2019

Today we welcome guest, Paul Vaillancourt.  With 30 years of improv under his belt, he has a lot to say about the artform and what it takes to work in this town.  We also might have christened him the Pope of Improv, so you may want to listen! :) 

EP. 144 Effie Passero

EP. 144 Effie Passero

October 25, 2019

Effie Passero was one of our favorite recent contestants on American Idol. With a voice of gold, she's a singer to watch. We'll chat about new projects, the AI experience as well as working as a singer. Plus Effie sings a jazz on our show! Don't miss it!

EP. 143 Justin Sayre

EP. 143 Justin Sayre

October 18, 2019

Author, comedian, playwright and actor, this is a man who does it all. But right now he's changing theater in some pretty awesome ways. He's doing episodic theater! Ravenswood Manor is your high camp, murderous mystery theater you've waited for. Tune in for more on this new idea and Justin himself.

EP. 142 Stewart Taylor

EP. 142 Stewart Taylor

October 11, 2019

Musician, creator and inspirational human being Stewart Taylor is in the studio today. We chat about his new single "Mess Up Your Hair" but also so much more as he offers sound advice to us all.  His new single made Queer.com’s Top 10 Songs of the Summer. 

EP. 141 Karl E Landler

EP. 141 Karl E Landler

October 4, 2019

Today's guest stars in the candy coated horror series Crazy Bitches as the philandering spa attendant looking for a “deeper” connection with every woman he meets. He is already a bonafide star of film and television in his own country of France and has now set his sights on us in the U.S. and I don’t know about you but I couldn’t feel luckier. Here to talk to us about Crazy Bitches and some new films on the horizon we are proud to welcome my vote for the next sexiest man alive, Karl E Landler

EP. 140 Jane Clark

EP. 140 Jane Clark

September 27, 2019

Creator, director, producer and outright entertainer, Jane Clark is the guest we're exited for this week. She's a self starter and never takes no for an answer. That's now she came up with and created Crazy Bitches. It's your typical comedy horror show except that it's not typical at all. Filled with depth, great acting and a great story, it's no wonder season two just premiered. We'll chat about it all with Jane Clark!

Thanks to Sportsmens Lodge for their continued support of The Martini Lounge. 

EP. 139 Matt O’Brien

EP. 139 Matt O’Brien

September 20, 2019

Our next guest hails from good old Canada. He’s been in LA for about 2 years and he’s already made the TimeOut LA list of comedians to watch in 2019. His comedy has also landed him not one, not two, but three appearances at the Just For Laughs gala. Now we’re here to chat about that same comedy, and maybe ask a few questions about LA, we welcome Matt O'Brien.

Big thanks to the Sportsmans Lodge for their support on the Martini Lounge. 

EP. 138 Mindy Sterling

EP. 138 Mindy Sterling

September 13, 2019

It’s no secret that Sergey and I are big fans of improv.  My love affair began with our next guest who starred in a show called “Instant Comedy with The Groundlings” on F/X back in 1998, but you probably know her best as Frau Farbissina in the Austin Powers movies. From improv to movies to voice overs, she has never stopped performing.  To talk to us about this and her journey as a working actor we are proud to welcome Mindy Sterling to the Martini Lounge.

EP. 137 Adrian Martinez

EP. 137 Adrian Martinez

September 6, 2019

He’s entertained us in such films as I Feel Pretty, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Focus and a whole lot more.  He’s now set to return to series television with the ABC drama “Stumptown” opposite Cobie Smolders and Cameran Manheim. With the upcoming live action remake of Disney’s Lady and the Tramp and the leading role in his own iGilbert, there is a lot to talk about.  So without further adieu we are happy to welcome Adrian Martinez to the lounge.

EP. 136 Anthony Alabi

EP. 136 Anthony Alabi

August 30, 2019

What does the NFL, Netflix, and a cockapoo named Watson have in common? Our next guest is what they have in common. Yes, he’s the former NFL player for the Miami Dolphins and the Kansas City Chiefs. Yes he’s on Netflix’s “Family Reunion”. And yes, you better believe he has a cockapoo named Watson. His resume is about to get even more interesting with the addition of The Martini Lounge to his credits, so we’re excited to have Anthony Alabi on the show!

EP. 135 Abby Quinn

EP. 135 Abby Quinn

August 23, 2019

Raw, complicated, emotional, and difficult at times these are words that can describe life.  They also perfectly sum up the new movie, After The Wedding starring Julienne Moore, Michelle Williams,, Billy Crudup and our next guest.  Her star is on the rise and this movie is no small part of that.  Now that she has been on our show, I’m guessing Oscar is on the horizon.  Here to spend some time with the boys in the lounge, we are very excited to welcome actress, Abby Quinn. If you've actually read this description before listening to the podcast, please send us a DM on Instagram for a special shout out. 

Special thanks to The Sportsmens Lodge for supporting the show and if you'd like to support the show, please go to patreon.com/jonathanandsergey

EP. 134 Joshua Funk

EP. 134 Joshua Funk

August 16, 2019

Joshua Funk is an Emmy nominated composer, actor and director.  You’ve seen him in such shows as Key & Peele, Teachers, and Reno 911.  He is the artistic director at Second City right here in Hollywood and we are super excited to have him in the lounge.

EP. 133 Casey Ley

EP. 133 Casey Ley

August 9, 2019

Listen up, today we have a comedian who's funny, topical, informed and about to blow up. We'll deep dive into what makes him funny and his career through stand up. He's also on a podcast called "The Gay Power Half Hour". Check him out there and around the country when he's making people laugh in a city near you.

To support this show, please visit Patreon.com/jonathanandsergey

 

EP. 132 Cazwell

EP. 132 Cazwell

August 2, 2019

He’s one of the hottest gay rappers and DJs on the club scene with such hits as Ice Cream Truck, No Selfie Control, and Rice and Beans, and you can catch his new single “I Love You” out now, here to talk about this and his brand new podcast with co-host drag superstar Miss Peppermint, “It’s a Mess”  well. We're excited to bring you an interview with Cazwell! 

EP. 131 Katrina Davis

EP. 131 Katrina Davis

July 26, 2019

From comedy clubs around LA, to the list of comedians to watch in 2019, she's making waves in the funny business of comedy. She's funny, she's experienced and most of all she's a good conversation we'd love to share with you. We'll talk orange juice, Bullion and of course the funny business of being a comedian.

EP. 130 Christina Ochoa

EP. 130 Christina Ochoa

July 19, 2019

This weeks guest certainly has a lot of layers to her.  Acting to podcasting to science she does it all. She once said that human beings have two major needs, to discover and to create and she has made time for both.  You’ve seen her in such hit shows as A Million Little Things and you can catch her currently on TNT’s Animal Kingdom. We'll chat about everything from Sharks to finding her characters in her major roles. Don't miss Christina Ochoa in this weeks episode.

EP. 129 Matthew KcKelligon

EP. 129 Matthew KcKelligon

July 12, 2019

Matthew McKelligon is quirky, intelligent, artistic, and a good dose of handsome, that’s how you make a guy like me, but coincidentally our next guest checks all those boxes as well.  You can catch him in the upcoming new and final season of the hit series Eastsiders on Netflix. Here to talk to us about this highly anticipated closing chapter and how exciting it is to be on our show, we are proud to welcome actor, Matthew McKelligon to the lounge.

Big thanks to the Sportsmans Lodge for supporting this episode. www.sportsmenslodge.com

EP. 128 Denim Richards

EP. 128 Denim Richards

July 5, 2019

Our next guest is a busy one. He’s in two back to back summer series this year - “Yellowstone” where he plays opposite Kevin Costner and freeforms “Good Trouble”. You’ll also be able to see him in the upcoming film “The Chickasaw Rancher” and on the cover of this months CH2 magazine. But today, you’re hearing him on The Martini Lounge. Welcome, Denim Richards to the lounge.

EP. 127 Gabrielle Stone

EP. 127 Gabrielle Stone

June 28, 2019

Our next guest comes from an acting legacy with not one but two parents who are successful in the industry. She is also an award winning actor and a director in her own right, but just because you seem to have it all on the outside doesn’t mean you do. In her new book “Eat, Pray, #FML”  Gabrielle Stone talks of death and loss and betrayal at a level most of us have only seen in soap operas and how she has risen above it all to find happiness and her sense of self all over again. We are proud to welcome her to the lounge.  

EP. 126 Michael Korte

EP. 126 Michael Korte

June 21, 2019

With Millions of views on YouTube, our next guest has been celebrated by CNN, Billboard and Entertainment Weekly as a creator to watch! He created signature broadway mashups such as Ham 4 Bey, Gaga 4 Rent and more. He is bringing theater into the digital world and his focus aims to highlight LGBT artists and artists of color. We’re excited to welcome Michael Korte to the lounge.

Big thanks to The Sportsmens Lodge in Studio City for allowing us a wonderful place to record. 

 

EP. 125 Leith Burke

EP. 125 Leith Burke

June 14, 2019

He's the wisdom giving, laugh evoking, buttery voiced actor and he's here in the lounge. From Eastsiders to voice overs to soaps, he's an acting machine. In the new 4th season of eastsiders coming this fall he'll show you exactly why we all fan over him. But in this episode, we'll talk wisdom, advice, 2001: A Space Odyssey and more. Don't miss this weeks interview with Leith Burke! 

EP. 124 Haley Finnegan

EP. 124 Haley Finnegan

June 7, 2019

The creator, actor, director behind Westfalia, the short film movie we love, is in the lounge. We have a blast chatting about everything from camping to the acting struggles. Haley Finnegan is one of our favorite and funniest guests yet.  

EP. 123 Glass Battles AKA Sean Augustine

EP. 123 Glass Battles AKA Sean Augustine

May 31, 2019

Guess who's back in the house, Heels click-clackin' about? It's Glass battles aka Sean Augustine. Yeah, he's the awesome musician and creative who keeps it new, fresh and real. We'll talk about his new singles and upcoming album in fall! Plus a little insight into what Jonathan and Sergey are watching.

Don't forget to check us out at www.jonathanandsergey.com and visit our Patreon to help support the show and get amazing perks. We can't make this show possible without the people who support us. www.patreon.com/jonathanandsergey

This episode is recorded and brought to you by The Sportsmens Lodge in Studio City. Located near Universal Hollywood Theme Park, it's a great location for your family vacation. With a pool, cafe, and beautiful outdoor patio, it's like Palm Springs in LA. Visit them at www.sportsmenslodge.com

EP. 122 Mark Gagliardi

EP. 122 Mark Gagliardi

May 24, 2019

Today we chat with Mark Gagliardi from "Drunk History", the "We Got This" podcast and now starring in the new CBS blockbuster summer series "Blood & Treasure". Premiering Tuesday. May 21st, catch it on CBS or on Amazon Prime a day after. We'll chat about the exciting history, adventure and story of this awesome new show!

 

EP. 121 Best of LA’s Martini Lounge

EP. 121 Best of LA’s Martini Lounge

May 17, 2019

We're celebrating a year in LA with two of our favorite interviews. We have Lizzy Cooperman and Kate Siegal for you! Can't wait to bring another year for interviews to you in our 3rd year.

Don't forget to check us out at www.jonathanandsergey.com and visit our Patreon to help support the show and get amazing perks. We can't make this show possible without the people who support us. www.patreon.com/jonathanandsergey

EP. 120 Carla Jimenez

EP. 120 Carla Jimenez

May 10, 2019

Club 3. It's the exclusive club of guests who have been back for a third time. Today we welcome Carla Jimenez to this Martini Lounge club! We'll chat all about life as a working actor and what it means. Plus we share some fun moments in our lives. 

Don't forget to check us out at www.jonathanandsergey.com and visit our Patreon to help support the show and get amazing perks. We can't make this show possible without the people who support us. www.patreon.com/jonathanandsergey

This episode is recorded and brought to you by The Sportsmens Lodge in Studio City. Located near Universal Hollywood Theme Park, it's a great location for your family vacation. With a pool, cafe, and beautiful outdoor patio, it's like Palm Springs in LA. Visit them at www.sportsmenslodge.com

EP. 119 LA Meekly

EP. 119 LA Meekly

May 3, 2019

Two comedians walk into a podcast. They hop on the mics and the hosts say "Hey what's the big Idea?". The guests say "We're LA Meekly and we're awesome". That's this show synopsis. LA Meekly's Greg Gonzalez and Daniel Zafran come on to talk about LA's history, their Podcast and comedy.

Check us out at www.jonathanandsergey.com and visit our Patreon to help support the show and get amazing perks. We can't make this show possible without the people who support us. www.patreon.com/jonathanandsergey

EP. 118 Jackie Gold

EP. 118 Jackie Gold

April 26, 2019

Jackie Gold, the hilarious and fearless comedian is in the Martini Lounge. She's the comedian who isn't afraid to tell you a joke because the response and message will make sure it lands. Plus she hates Beyonce. Listen in for all the funny moments with Jackie Gold as well as the endless shenanigans of Jonathan and Sergey.

Don't forget to check us out at www.jonathanandsergey.com and visit our Patreon to help support the show and get amazing perks. We can't make this show possible without the people who support us. www.patreon.com/jonathanandsergey

This episode is recorded and brought to you by The Sportsmens Lodge in Studio City. Located near Universal Hollywood Theme Park, it's a great location for your family vacation. With a pool, cafe, and beautiful outdoor patio, it's like Palm Springs in LA. Visit them at www.sportsmenslodge.com

EP. 117 Jonathan Slavin

EP. 117 Jonathan Slavin

April 19, 2019

From Better Off Ted to Dr. Ken, from Speechless to Santa Clarita Diet, you have definitely seen our next guest.  He has made a trademark of turning awkward into charming and no matter what the character you always loved him. Now you can catch him in the new season of the Netflix original series, “Santa Clarita Diet” opposite Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant. And side note, if you have not binged that show I question not only your taste but your commitment to joy! Joining us in the lounge we are excited to welcome Jonathan Slavin!

Don't forget to check us out at www.jonathanandsergey.com and visit our Patreon to help support the show and get amazing perks. We can't make this show possible without the people who support us. www.patreon.com/jonathanandsergey

This episode is recorded and brought to you by The Sportsmens Lodge in Studio City. Located near Universal Hollywood Theme Park, it's a great location for your family vacation. With a pool, cafe, and beautiful outdoor patio, it's like Palm Springs in LA. Visit them at www.sportsmenslodge.com

 
EP. 116 Tzi Ma

EP. 116 Tzi Ma

April 12, 2019

We had a blast with one of our favorite guests Tzi Ma in the lounge. He's been in everything you can imagine, from Rush Hour to Man in the High Castle. Now he shared the screen with Awkwafina to tell the story of family and culture in the Sundance film "The Farewell". 

Don't forget to check us out at www.jonathanandsergey.com and visit our Patreon to help support the show and get amazing perks. We can't make this show possible without the people who support us. www.patreon.com/jonathanandsergey

This episode is recorded and brought to you by The Sportsmens Lodge in Studio City. Located near Universal Hollywood Theme Park, it's a great location for your family vacation. With a pool, cafe, and beautiful outdoor patio, it's like Palm Springs in LA. Visit them at www.sportsmenslodge.com

EP. 115 Aidan Park

EP. 115 Aidan Park

April 5, 2019

Comedian Aidan Park stops by this week to give us some love! It's a funny time and we get into the deep end of comedy. Laugh with us on the Martini Lounge and learn some more about the LA Comedy scene.

Don't forget to check us out at www.jonathanandsergey.com and visit our Patreon to help support the show and get amazing perks. We can't make this show possible without the people who support us. www.patreon.com/jonathanandsergey

This episode is recorded and brought to you by The Sportsmens Lodge in Studio City. Located near Universal Hollywood Theme Park, it's a great location for your family vacation. With a pool, cafe, and beautiful outdoor patio, it's like Palm Springs in LA. Visit them at www.sportsmenslodge.com

EP.114 Joseph Gatt

EP.114 Joseph Gatt

March 29, 2019

This week we bring the very special Joseph Gatt to your podcast listening ears. If you like Star Trek, Game of Thrones (or as Sergey calls it, Hunger Games) or the new Dumbo movie, you've seen and loved this man! He's the perfect nerd companion to the two geek hosts. Inspiring and 100% cool, you'll love him as much as we did. 

Don't forget to check us out at www.jonathanandsergey.com and visit our Patreon to help support the show and get amazing perks. We can't make this show possible without the people who support us. www.patreon.com/jonathanandsergey

This episode is recorded and brought to you by The Sportsmens Lodge in Studio City. Located near Universal Hollywood Theme Park, it's a great location for your family vacation. With a pool, cafe, and beautiful outdoor patio, it's like Palm Springs in LA. Visit them at www.sportsmenslodge.com

EP. 113 Zee Machine

EP. 113 Zee Machine

March 22, 2019

Whoa who's that in studio this week? It's Zee Machine. If you haven't heard of him yet, then you HAVE to listen. We'll talk to the musical genius himself and he'll play a live acoustic version of his newest single, "Boys in the Band". Find him on Spotify, iTunes, and Google Play Music. Also we'll dive right into some amazing things Jonathan and Sergey got to do this week.

Don't forget to check us out at www.jonathanandsergey.com and visit our Patreon to help support the show and get amazing perks. We can't make this show possible without the people who support us. www.patreon.com/jonathanandsergey

Special thanks to ES Audio Recording Studios in Glendale. This gem of a studio is a place to fall in love with and we sure did. With clients like Ariana Grande, Jessie J, to InkMonstarr and LuLu Beatz, they do it all. Two recording studios and an editing bay all in one place, it's no wonder their clients stick around. For more information visit www.esaudio.com or reach them 

EP. 112 Caleb Foote

EP. 112 Caleb Foote

March 15, 2019

This week we have a very awesome ans special surprise for you. He's from the Assassination of Gianni Versace, American Horror Story and The Kids Are Alright. We had a blast and guarantee you will too with Caleb Foote. Plus Jonathan and Sergey got to do something pretty fun and can't wait to share. 

Don't forget to check us out at www.jonathanandsergey.com and visit our Patreon to help support the show and get amazing perks. We can't make this show possible without the people who support us. www.patreon.com/jonathanandsergey

This episode is recorded and brought to you by The Sportsmens Lodge in Studio City. Located near Universal Hollywood Theme Park, it's a great location for your family vacation. With a pool, cafe, and beautiful outdoor patio, it's like Palm Springs in LA. Visit them at www.sportsmenslodge.com