It's the podcast you never knew you needed, but would never admit listening to! Jay Tilley, Becca Harney and Tice Rust are friends through the Washington, DC area theatre, improv and copslay scene. This new podcast will explore things they have in common - theatre, improv, cosplay, fitness, comics, movies and TV, and a wide variety of other nonsense. There will even be some fun games and special guests. We hope our podcast will be your new guilty pleasure! Tom Foolery and shenanigans will definitely abound!
Episode 72: You can SING! (Guest: Jolene Vettese)
Jay is excited to complete the 9-to-5-Trifecta as he, Becca, and Tice have a chat with actress and singer Jolene Vettese! She tells stories about her history in musical theatre and experimental theatre, studying theatre and performing at Syracuse and abroad in London, trying to do "the New York thing" and getting a job with Oxygen TV, and her thoughts on the current state of community theatre. Of course, she gives us some insight into her experience playing Violet Newstead in "9 to 5" as well as Pennywise in a recent production of "Urinetown"...and she reveals from personal experience, that yes, colleges do sometimes send rejection letters in error. Also, Becca has a new tattoo, Jay has decided Tice is "sexually active in the neighborhood" for some reason, and...True Confessions!
Episode 71: Dilbert Kicked Us in the Balls
Our seventy-first episode begins with Becca considering a small cat tattoo and Jay trying to talk her into a big one. Tice mulls over getting a tat but wonders about the cost; Jay serves up info. Job-hunting Jay then shares a video of tips (from Bryan Creely of A Life After Layoff) on how to maximize your results from LinkedIn, with everyone weighing in with reactions. After that, Tice takes us down the Dilbert-hole with much more than you wanted to know about creator Scott Adams and reasons why the comic strip has been permanently pulled from most newspapers. To give you a little taste, some of the terms that come up are "manosphere", "sock puppetry", "beta-cuck", "sheeple", and "Dilber-ito". Finally, Tice tries to hold on to his title of "Stripper" in a round of comics history trivia!
Episode 70: Hellooo, Cookie Man! (Guest: Michael Kharfen)
Becca, Tice and Jay each weigh in on the phenomenon known as Hockey Butt (and lack thereof) as our lead-in to a delightful session with actor and director Michael Kharfen, star of Superior Donuts, The Diary of Anne Frank, Frost/Nixon, and Amadeus, as well as director of A Streetcar Named Desire, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, As You Like It, Wit, and more, not to mention director of various public health organizations. In this episode, Michael shares about experiences acting, experiences directing, running, general positivity and his famous Kharfen Cookies, which are the basis of our trivia game at the close of the episode. Will Michael be able to hold on to the title of Cookie King?
EPISODE [close your eyes and] SIXTY-NINE (Guest: Joey Olson)
An episode we've been waiting for (and honestly, had to re-start) with guest Joey Olson! Joey is president of the Reston Community Players, and he has appeared in such shows as "9 to 5", "Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat", "Bright Star", and most recently "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" along with our own Becca Harney! Besides telling us about his illustrious theatre career, Joey also talks about his recent near-death experience, lets Tice and Jay know where they rank on the Bear/Cub/Otter continuum, ponders banging the Beast, and makes this an episode to remember in many other ways. Stick around to hear a history-making Between Two Butts (not Family Feud) Fast Money at the end of Episode 69... you'll flip!
Episode 68: Pluggers Got Better?
Between 2 Butts is between guests so Jay, Becca, and Tice are choosing discussion topics at will. Becca muses over losing her credit card virginity. Tice leaves the subject of the Un-"Dilbert"ing on the table and instead decides to keep trying to make fun of "Pluggers", which allows Becca to bring up numerous family anecdotes. Jay declares his intention to grow and nurture his beard, bringing along a few tips from YouTube. Building on that, we finish off with a Beard Trivia battle, including historical notes!
GoComics - Pluggers
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Matty Conrad 8 Beard Growing Mistakes You Need To Avoid
Episode 67: Tina Fey, $2, and a Chapstick (Guest: Stefan Sittig)
On this Between Two Butts, Tice, Jay, and Becca are joined by director and choreographer Stefan Sittig, whose recent work includes Urinetown and The Mystery of Edwin Drood at the Workhouse Arts Center, as well as Man of La Mancha, Xanadu, and many others. Stefan fills us in on his journey from DC to South America to Charlottesville and Richmond and once again to DC...including how growing up steeped in samba in Brazil affected his style of choreography, how being at UVA at the same time as Tina Fey made him not able to read "Bossypants", and his current adventures in podcasting, directing and choreography. This last topic is the theme of our final game, where Jay plays Cupid for an increasingly flirtatious Stefan and puts a date with Tice on the line.
Check out more about Stefan at his website!
Such a blast!
I just started listening to this podcast, and I must say, it is such a blast! It’s like sitting down with friends and having a hilarious conversation. As a former theater geek (still one at heart), a fan of talking about funny bodily functions and an avid movie watcher, I highly recommend this podcast!
Supporting Artists and Life Enjoyment (with a hint of Naughty)
As someone who is missing theatre and performing arts during COVID, this podcast makes me feel like I am chatting backstage with friends again!
If you like community theatre, performing arts, binge-watching shows, cosplay, relationships, astrology, and things you enjoy about life (like beverages, sauces, shower products...although they may or may not be all at the same time), this podcast is for you!
Don’t listen around the kids, because the topics are PG-13 to Rated R. Nothing is cruel. It is light-hearted, supportive, and good fun.