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Speaking with some of the most interesting creators within North Texas and beyond.

Avert Your Eyes Michael Gibson Jr

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Speaking with some of the most interesting creators within North Texas and beyond.

    Bart Weiss and Dallas VideoFest 34

    Bart Weiss and Dallas VideoFest 34

    This episode's guest Bart Weiss, the Founder and Artistic Director of Dallas VideoFest, which is celebrating it's 34th and final year! DocuFest 34 runs September 29 through October 3, 2021. For more information and for tickets, visit www.videofest.org.
    We discuss what's new this year and so much more on episode 58 of the Avert Your Eyes Podcast. Consider Yourself Warned!
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    • 23 min
    Carl LaBove Re-Release

    Carl LaBove Re-Release

    Welcome to the Avert Your Eyes Podcast, hosted by Michael Gibson, Jr. Here we talk with some of the most creative people within North Texas and beyond. We would love to hear your feedback!
     
    This episode is a re-release of episode 19 with guest comedian, actor, and musician Carl LaBove. He was born in Fort Worth, Texas. At 19 years old, he discovered stand up comedy with the man who would become his best friend, Sam Kinison. Together and along with Bill Hicks, they were founding members of “The Outlaws of Comedy.”
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    056 - Comedian Darryl Littleton

    056 - Comedian Darryl Littleton

    This episode's guest is comedian Darryl Littleton. Darryl began his comedy career writing sketches for “The Tom Joyner Morning Show” on CBS Radio. Soon afterwards he became a regular at the world famous Comedy Store, adopted the stage name, “D’Militant” and landed a job as D. L. Hughley’s exclusive writer when he hosted BET’s “Comic View”. Darryl was promoted to writer/producer and also penned material for Cedric the Entertainer, Sommore and Don DC Curry.
    Darryl’s television credits include Robert Townsend’s WB sitcom, “The Parent Hood”, “Townsend Television” for Fox, HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam”, Comedy Central’s “Make Me Laugh”, Martin Lawrence’s “1st Amendment”, Telemundo’s “Loco Comedy Jam”, Byron Allen’s “Comic’s Unleashed” and ABC’s “America’s Funniest People” where he was the Grand Prize Winner.
    Darryl toured Europe and Asia as a stand-up comedian entertaining US military troops, released his comedy CD, “Am I Lying?!”, won the prestigious Bay Area Black Comedy Competition on its 20th Anniversary, worked as a commentator for NPR and his first published book, “Black Comedians on Black Comedy”, is taught at USC and was adapted into the Robert Townsend directed documentary, “Why We Laugh” where Darryl served as executive producer.
    Littleton co-hosted the podcast “Tuezdae’s with D’Militant”, toured as a public speaker, produced “Black & Blue: The Laff Records Collection” and dropped his sophomore album “Too Raw for Mainstream” along with publishing five additional books: “How to Be Funny: The Essential Comedy Handbook”; “Forefathers”, “Pimp Down”; “Comediennes: Laugh Be a Lady” and “Black Revenge.”
    Darryl Littleton is the Associate Curator of the Comedy Hall of Fame and is an Emmy nominated writer for his work on the documentary, “Joan Rivers: Exit Laughing”. You can check out his new weekly show "D'Militant Got A Show" streaming live Mondays at 2:00 p.m. every Monday PST.
    We discuss his beginnings in comedy, getting his start in media, being a writer and performer, and so much more on episode 56 of The Avert Your Eyes Podcast. Consider Yourself Warned.
    Follow Darryl Littleton on Facebook, Twitter, or check out his website.
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Comedian Tony Casillas

    Comedian Tony Casillas

    This episode's guest is comedian Tony Casillas. Tony started performing stand up comedy in Dallas, Texas, during his senior year in college by going on stage and telling stories about his life. He has been able to evolve those stories into an act that has allowed him the opportunity to open up for comics like Jim Jeffries, Tj Miller, Orny Adams, Theo Von and Bobcat Goldthwait. He is also 1/2 of The Before and After Podcast with comedian Parker Slavens, where they recap funny stories, news headlines, and thoughts they had during the week.
    You can see Tony this Valentine's Day, as he headlines at The Dallas Comedy House. Tickets and more information about that show are available at www.dallascomedyhouse.com.
    I recently sat down with Tony and we discuss what drew him into comedy, working with other comedians on the road, hecklers and so much more on episode 55 of the Avert Your Eyes Podcast. Consider yourself warned.
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    • 57 min
    Dr. Becca Peixotto

    Dr. Becca Peixotto

    Dr. Becca Peixotto is the Curator of the Origins: Fossils From The Cradle of Humankind exhibit at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.
    Located in the heart of Dallas, TX, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science delivers exciting, engaging and innovative visitor and outreach experiences through its education, exhibition, and research and collections programming for children, students, teachers, families and life-long learners.

    The Perot Museum of Nature and Science, in partnership with the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits University) and the National Geographic Society, proudly announces that fossils of not one but two recently discovered ancient human relatives (Australopithecus sediba and Homo naledi) are currently on display in the U.S. from South Africa for the first, and likely only, time to be featured in the limited-run exhibition – Origins: Fossils From The Cradle of Humankind.

    The exhibit brings to life years of scientific research tied to the Perot Museum’s recently launched Center for the Exploration of the Human Journey, a global hub for education, communication and research in the study of human origins.

    With Dr. Peixotto, we discuss what lead her to become an archeologist, the exhibit that is currently on display through March 22, 2020 and so much more on episode 54 of the Avert Your Eyes Podcast. Consider yourself warned.
    About the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. The top cultural attraction in Dallas/Fort Worth and a Michelin Green Guide three-star destination, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science is a nonprofit educational organization located in the heart of Dallas, Texas. With a mission to inspire minds through nature and science, the Perot Museum delivers exciting, engaging and innovative visitor and outreach experiences through its education, exhibition, and research and collections programming for children, students, teachers, families and life-long learners. The 180,000-square-foot facility in Victory Park opened in December 2012 and is now recognized as the symbolic gateway to the Dallas Arts District. Future scientists, mathematicians and engineers will find inspiration and enlightenment through 11 permanent exhibit halls on five floors of public space; a children’s museum; a state-of-the art traveling exhibition hall; and The Hoglund Foundation Theater. Designed by 2005 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate Thom Mayne and his firm Morphosis Architects, the Victory Park museum has been lauded for its artistry and sustainability. To learn more, please visit perotmuseum.org.
    About the National Geographic Society. The National Geographic Society is a global nonprofit organization that uses the power of science, exploration, education and storytelling to illuminate the wonder of the world, define critical challenges and catalyze action to protect our planet. Since 1888, National Geographic has pushed the boundaries of exploration, investing in bold people and transformative ideas, providing more than 14,000 grants for work across all seven continents, reaching 3 million students each year through education offerings, and engaging audiences around the globe through signature convenings and content. To learn more, visit nationalgeographic.org.
    About the University of the Witwatersrand. Wits University is a research-intensive University, one of the leading institutions on the African continent that produces world-class research that is locally relevant and globally competitive. Wits is a global leader in the paleosciences, one of its key research areas. Wits’ research output has increased by over 45% in the last four years with more than 85% of its research published in international journals. Wits offers a free space for the exchange of ideas and a vibrant intellectual community that fosters debate and knowledge transfer both within and beyond our lecture halls. Wits’ latest research available at wits.ac.za/research.

    • 45 min
    Danger God with Documentary Filmmaker Joe O'Connell and Stuntman Gary Kent

    Danger God with Documentary Filmmaker Joe O'Connell and Stuntman Gary Kent

    This is a very special edition of the podcast! I attended a round table conversation featuring documentary filmmaker, Joe O'Connell, and the subject of his film "Danger God," Gary Kent, who was the inspiration for Brat Pitt's character in Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood." They discuss the documentary, stunt work through the years, Gary's real-life run-in with Charles Manson, and so much more on episode 53 of the Avert Your Eyes Podcast. Consider yourself warned.
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    • 53 min

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