April 25 – May 1, 2004
This week Ken welcomes actor, musician Kaitlin Huwe to the show.
Ken and Kaitlin discuss the misery of a New England climate, The Bay Area, the California Vibe, Pandemic niceness, having a great Drama teacher in High School, moving to L.A. at 17, NYC, UCLA, being completely baffled by TV Guide, PBS’s Arthur, Hollywood’s seedy underbelly, faking it til you….fake it, Fake film festivals, music videos, doing the training, women of SNL, TV on flip phones circa 2004, buying three throw blankets as a comfort reaction, redesigning your own bedroom, 7th Heaven, That’s So Raven, why S Club 7 is too provocative, wrapping over theme songs, having a very specific set of skills, the good and bad of stand up, Ken’s dislike of Stand Up specials, knowing why you don’t like a thing, Two and a Half Men vs. Half and Half, Comedy Central’s Bar Mitzvah, why acting is the opposite of improv…in theory, learning lines, working with Anthony Hopkins, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, getting a day boyfriend from The Young and the Restless, making out at work, sitcoms, theater, Poison Ivy, child stars re-inventing themselves as sex pots, and having never seen Showgirls.
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.