Actor/Musician/Rapper Utkarsh Ambudkar (Pitch Perfect, The Mindy Project, Barbershop:The Next Cut) sits down with some of his more famous friends and relatives to discuss himself, his growth as a human being and what it takes to succeed in life and on stage. This is a tale about Identity. The rights are for sale.
RAFAEL CASAL-GETTING TO THE OCEAN FLOOR
Rafael Casal and Utkarsh discuss their friendship, Rafa's creative journey and share untold stories from BLINDSPOTTING.
EP 54: Work Ethic
Utkarsh is sans guest in this candid, off the cuff reflection on wrapping his first season on Showtime's White Famous and a whirlwind summer. UTK dives into each of his co-stars personalities and strengths and lets us know what he learned from each one. Also, it might be time to shed the self-imposed weight of carrying the South-Asian community on his shoulders. It's been a long time since we got to get real. DO NOT MISS HISTORY BEING MADE!!! this episode brought to you by the good folks at Blue Apron. White Famous premieres on Showtime October 15th.
EP 53: HAMILTON IN LA! with Lin-Manuel Miranda
Hamilton premieres in LA today and what better way to celebrate than to re-visit UTK's EPIC conversation with Hamilton creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda last November 2016...one week after our presidential election. Lin chats with Utkarsh about how they met, how he maintains integrity in his everyday life and the two let us into an interesting window in time-post-election-before anyone knew what our 45th president had in store for us. Now more than ever we hope this conversation resonates with artists and activists alike. WE GET THE JOB DONE. DO NOT MISS HISTORY BEING MADE!!!
EP 52: Justin Chon AKA "Finding Your Story"
This week actor/writer/director Justin Chon (Twilight Saga, 21 and Over, G**k) invites Utkarsh into his home to talk about his new film 'G**k' which won the Audience Award at this year's Sundance Film Festival. The two take a deep dive into the past to discuss the beginning of their friendship not the set of Pitch Perfect-which in fact started with a lot of Grade A BEEF. They explain how they mended their relationship and then move on to discuss how difficult it is to create and finish your own work. Justin opens up about the trials and tribulations he experienced while making 'G**k', how he faced his fears and kept going, and what drives him to create original work. The podcast ends with a touching story about Justin and his father-who plays an integral role in the film-and what working with his father taught Justin about the American Dream and what it means to him. Ya'll gon cry. DO NOT MISS HISTORY BEING MADE!!!
Episode 51: Patricia Guggenheim AKA "Teaching Funny"
What an episode! Comedian/Writer/Actor Patricia Guggenheim (Mary&Jane, Hashtaggers, Barely Famous) has spent years honing the craft of comedy at The Groundlings Theater, a school which has fostered the talents of no-names like Will Ferrel, Melissa McCarthy, Phil Hartman, Kathy Griffin and so many more super-dope folks. As a main company member, Patty has performed hundreds if not millions of times and brings that unique perspective and experience to this week's episode. Utkarsh and Patty break down the process of joining an improv school, what creative exercises she uses to help nurture her students' creativity and what it's like to be a woman in the male-dominated field of comedy. And finally she answers an age-old question--Can You Teach Funny? DO NOT MISS HISTORY BEING MADE!!! this episode sponsored by the good folks at Blue Apron (thank you for helping Utkarsh get off the Top Ramen diet)
EPISODE 50: Randall Park AKA "Does This Dude Need An Accent?"
WOAH! We've done 50 of these!! A what a phenomenal guest to help Utkarsh celebrate his 50th episode. TV and Film star Randall Park (Fresh Off The Boat, The Interview, Veep, Office Christmas Party) stops by Utkarsh's pad to chat about the challenge, as a Korean-American, of playing Taiwanese-Chinese Immigrant Luis Huang on Fresh Off The Boat, what possessed him to take on the role of President Kim in "The Interview" and how he has approached roles as an Asian-American male in Hollywood. Let's put it this way--It's not easy to turn down playing a gas station clerk when you're broke. An insightful, open and honest conversation with one of (if not) the most successful Asian-American male actors in Hollywood. Also Utkarsh totally forgets not to curse. Like completely. So watch the kids. Other than that--What a freaking treat. DO NOT MISS HISTORY BEING MADE!!!!
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Let’s talk about me me me me
Great interviews. Please bring it back UTK.
Great conversations--I just discovered this podcast and am loving it! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
A definite listen
Not only is this podcast funny, it's very insightful and rather introspective. I would highly recommend this podcast for anyone.