Wood Sugars, Comedy Brewing in Chicago MMN S2 ep002

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The Intro
I’ve been lucky doing this show. I keep meeting a lot of funny people here in Chicago that are making great comedy. Maybe this dates me I’m not sure but when you listen to the Wood Sugars podcasts you really get a sense of old school comedy. When they say variety show they mean it they are all over the place. Short skits, interviews, music you name it they are doing it. They are also quick to mention their producer Jeremiah Watkins which his expertise adds to the great radio show quality.

These guys aren’t stopping there they are filmmakers, writers and musicians, I guess that’s where the variety comes from. Check out Wood Sugars and see for yourself they different projects they have going.

Like a lot of content creators here in Chicago they are looking for partners WoodSugars is one of them. They want to work with others in the budding new media community here in Chicago so if you’re looking to try something new, get hooked up these guys they want to work with you.

WARNING: These guys are one of my favorite groups. You might hear a little fanboy talk on this show from me and them. For some reason they are fans of Midwest Media Now.

On the Show
Donny Rodriguez
Eliaz Rodriguez
Jeff Phillips
Talked about a lot but couldn’t make it to the recording.
Jeremiah Watkins webfacebook
You can get all of them here they are like one mind…webtwitter

Sean McMenemy webtwitter

Things that came up!
Jeremiah Watkins webfacebook
Idiocracy Mike Judge
Lenny Bruce
Indie Movie Cast
Mark Ramsey
Maybe HIP
Joe Avela
Fans of Film
Making OF founded by Natalie Portman and Christine Aylward


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This was a first! An acting Troupe.

Find out what it’s like to juggle work and art, pitching your characters to your group, and just how many swear words can be spoke before 7am!  What a fun group to start the day off with.  Check out their videos and see if you can get them in your next project.  Not only can you find them on the Internet you’ll find the all over town in all kinds of shows.

Listen how this diverse group of actors work together to make funny videos happen.


Josh Elicker, Matt Kelley, Neil Arsenty, Richie Cross, Kate Lambert,

Marla Depew, Vinnie Lacey

On the show:
Cell Camp Chicago
Cell Camp is on facebook!

The Cast
Neil Arsenty, e-mailwebtwitter
Kate Lambert, e-mail – web – twitter
Richie Cross, e-mail – facebook
Vinnie Lacey, e-mail – web
Josh Elicker, e-mail – facebook   josh elicker facebook

Matt Kelley, e-mail – web twitter – facebook  mattkelleyisgreat.com is down now but will be working.
Marla Depew, e-mail – web – twitter – facebook
Sean McMenemy webtwitter
Things that came up!
Second City
Improve Olympics (IO)
Shadowbox Comedy Festival If you’re in Columbus on 7/21, 7/22 GO!
Tyler Perry
Anthony Leblanc Second City Main Stage
Midwest Teen Sex Show
Big Bang Theory
Sacha Baron Cohen
Tavis Smiley
Tim and Eric’s Awesome Show

Check out this show!
The Megaphone
Can I Fart Here?

Gear they use
Canon GL2
Rhode Mic
Windows Movie Maker
Adobe Premiere
Final Cut