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Pop Fury invites improvisors, stand ups and actors from the Chicago comedy scene to celebrate--and savage--pop culture and current events.

PopFury Sammy Tamimi

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Pop Fury invites improvisors, stand ups and actors from the Chicago comedy scene to celebrate--and savage--pop culture and current events.

    173: Erica Reid and Rebecca Hanson

    173: Erica Reid and Rebecca Hanson

    ERICA REID (@drunkmonkeyshow) and REBECCA HANSON (@phunkybeck) give PopFury the full cross-country catch up! They talk about American Girl’s Logan doll, Rebecca’s South Dakota experiences, Erica’s trio of kittens and, naturally, Loretta Lynn’s ranch.
    SHOW NOTES
    0:00 Intro
    1:40 Rebecca and Erica share how they spent their (non-romantic) Valentine’s Day.
    3:40 Erica just got THREE new kittens. They are destroying her home. They even their own Twitter: @3kttns
    9:35 Rebecca helped run the Winter Dance Party in Clear Lake, Iowa. Sammy wonders what rider demands Erica and Rebecca would have.
    16:45 Rebecca did not care for her experiences in South Dakota’s restaurants, airports or truck stops.
    23:00 Erica is going to Tennessee to visit the Loretta Lynn Ranch. The ladies share what they still NEED to do in their lives.
    28:15 Even though her knees are sharp and janky, Erica is doing her first half-marathon in Vermont
    32:15 Rebecca and her husband are moving to Los Angeles.
    37:20 An 80-year-old woman accidentally brought a sword-cane through airport security. Erica had her own run in with security.
    40:05 A man mailed himself Crystal Meth to try on vacation in Key West.
    41:20 American Girl added a new boy doll, Logan Everett the drummer, to its line up. Rebecca and Erica recall their own childhood dolls.
    50:00 Outro
    Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this episode of the PopFury Podcast, please subscribe and rate us on iTunes or Stitcher! You can also listen to PopFury on Google Play Music! If you have any questions or comments, you reach me at Sammy@PopFuryPodcast.com!

    • 53 min
    172: Alex Trepka and Andy Junk

    172: Alex Trepka and Andy Junk

    ALEX TREPKA and ANDY JUNK share a few words of wisdom and many words of nonsense on PopFury! They talk about furniture shopping, winning back the heart of your amnesiac lover, the bucket lists of their 10-year-old selves and Alex's cinematic triumph, "AKA Bad Boy 2"
    SHOW NOTES
    0:00 Intro
    1:15 Andy and his wife just went furniture shopping. He enjoys home improvement projects on their new home even though he has no idea what he is doing. Andy doesn’t have a junk room for all the instruments he doesn’t know how to play.
    13:10 A woman suffered from amnesia and forgot her boyfriend. Sammy wants to know how Andy would woo Jenn back if that happened to him.
    20:35 They wonder what they would tell their younger selves if they could send advice back in time.
    26:55 A 10-year old girl’s bucket list has gone viral. Andy and Alex share what their 10-year-old bucket lists would have been. Andy had a very specific fantasy as a child.
    38:30 Alex met his current girlfriend through Bumble. Sammy asks if he has a playbook of dating techniques. Alex offers drink ordering advice.
    46:45 Alex is a doing the February money challenge...which Andy and Sammy immediately shit on. Andy and Alex try to sell Sammy on a vacation in Canada.
    50:30 Drunk men drove an ATV pulling a couch through a drive through. Alex recalls the Jack Ass-inspired bush diving shenanigans of his own youth. Andy is too excited about Alex’s homemade high school film “AKA Bad Boy 2”
    58:50 Outro
    Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this episode of the PopFury Podcast, please subscribe and rate us on iTunes or Stitcher! You can also listen to PopFury on Google Play Music! If you have any questions or comments, you reach me at Sammy@PopFuryPodcast.com!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    171: Mandy Sellers and Erin Goldsmith

    171: Mandy Sellers and Erin Goldsmith

    MANDY SELLERS and ERIN GOLDSMITH brutally enforce the "no smoking" policy in Penthouse Studio 4W! They talk about their upcoming weddings, the Jerry Maguire video store, their tempers and one very epic bus brawl...
    SHOW NOTES
    0:00 Intro
    1:45 Both Erin and Mandy are getting married soon! Sammy wants to know how they met their fellas, when they knew they dug them and their proposal stories.
    12:15 They are doing a joint bachelorette party in New Orleans. Sammy wonders if you can be in a relationship too long before getting married.
    18:25 Mandy recently started working with a personal trainer.
    20:55 Erin is happy a bunch of “murder shows” are on Netflix. She once wanted to be a forensic scientist.
    25:15 A LA video store is only stocking Jerry Maguire VHS tapes you cannot rent. Sammy wonders if Erin and Mandy would have been friends in high school.
    30:25 Erin, who is from Long Island, and Mandy, who is from nowhere specific in Canada, are both getting married in Chicago.
    31:55 A woman organized a Women’s March in a tiny town in Minnesota. Neither Mandy or Erin attended the march in Chicago.
    36:00 Erin and Mandy share how they argue with their significant others. They both have hot tempers and tell Sammy what sets them off.
    42:45 Mandy shares her epic city bus brawl story and Erin shares a much less epic story. Sammy asks if their tempers have ever affected their careers.
    53:45 Outro
    Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this episode of the PopFury Podcast, please subscribe and rate us on iTunes or Stitcher! You can also listen to PopFury on Google Play Music! If you have any questions or comments, you reach me at Sammy@PopFuryPodcast.com!

    • 57 min
    170: Molly Wilbanks Anderson

    170: Molly Wilbanks Anderson

    MOLLY WILBANKS ANDERSON (website) returns to PopFury to talk about "the worst year" she's had as an actor, living in Los Angeles, what she misses in Chicago, and a fleeting experience at a LA Scientology center.
    SHOW NOTES
    0:00 Intro
    1:30 Molly was last on PopFury waaaaay back on episode 3. Sammy sees if there are any updates to the show notes about her personal life from back then. 
    “It’s easy to focus on the wrong things when you live in L.A.” 9:30 Sammy calls b******t when Molly says she’s coming off the worst year she’s had as an actor.
    13:30 She appeared on Celebrity Name Game with Sarpy County People’s Choice Award winner Eddie Mujica. She blames Jane Kaczmarek for their loss.
    19:30 Molly turned down being a contestant on a “race car game show”
    “I dress like a boy and I love it.” 21:15 Two strangers who were “very L.A.” approached her on the street and said her dog should be in the movies. Molly tries to explain L.A. fashion.
    25:20 Molly is in Chicago for a wedding. She is very excited to dress like the Wizard of Oz. Molly shares what Chicago things she misses.
    33:00 She explains what the improv scene is like in LA.
    “Hollywood Boulevard is like Clark Street with more deaths…” 35:45 Molly is way too excited about redecorating her apartment. Molly tries to plug her husband’s card game: Corporate Ladder 
    40:25 Molly thinks in hindsight what she what she would have wanted to know when moving to L.A.
    43:30 A corporate cafe is accepting a 6-minute workout as payment for a lunch meal.
    45:55 To save energy, France is urging people to not send e-mails with big attachments.
    47:45 Molly went to Albania on mission work and ended up doing improv on Albanian TV.
    “The whole time I was like, ‘I want to save you…’” 50:30 Molly lives near the Scientology Celebrity Center and once attended an event there.
    54:50 Outro
    Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this episode of the PopFury Podcast, please subscribe and rate us on iTunes or Stitcher! You can also listen to PopFury on Google Play Music! If you have any questions or comments, you reach me at Sammy@PopFuryPodcast.com!

    • 56 min
    169: Jimmy Pennington and Rosie Moan

    169: Jimmy Pennington and Rosie Moan

    JIMMY PENNINGTON and ROSIE MOAN bicker and banter...then get real as shit on the newest PopFury. The first hour they vulgarly chat about the Women's March on Washington, Silence Retreats, Red Line EL confrontations and the new Monopoly pieces. Then they pivot into an honest and in-depth discussion of sexual harassment, misogyny and theater polices in the Chicago improv community.
    SHOW NOTES
    0:00 Intro
    1:15 Jimmy quit smoking...and replaced it chewing tobacco. He’s also way into working out now. Rosie and Sammy dive into his addictive personality.
    8:20 Jimmy has quit Twitter and cable news in the wake of the election. Jimmy goes on a long Vietnam War jeremiad.
    “I’m trying to remain positive because I feel like a real shit…” 16:00 Rosie is attending the Women’s March on Washington this weekend...but not really due to poor planning.
    20:00 Jimmy is considering attending a 10-day non-verbal silent camp retreat.
    25:00 Rosie and her boyfriend Ben slept on an uneven bed for 2 years. 
    “I imagined her beating me up in my own fantasy.” 28:20 Rosie shares two horrible Red Line stories: a man pooping on her train car and being verbally (and physically) harassed by a homeless woman. She is thoroughly non-confrontational.
    36:50 She is on a new health kick this January.
    40:00 Goat Yoga is a thing. Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey Circus is closing.
    “A goat cornered my mom and I think was trying to have sex with her!” 45:00 Hasbro is letting the internet decide its new Monopoly playing pieces. 
    49:15 Sammy reads Jimmy's final tweets...including Jimmy’s angry tweet response to an improvisor’s poor taste social media joke about someone’s passing.
    56:15 Jimmy and Rosie deep dive into the uncomfortable topics of sexual harassment, misogyny, teachers dating students and institutional policies in the Chicago improv scene. We briefly touch on the Profiles Theater controversy. Sammy asks Rosie, who is on iO’s Harold Commission, if things are actually better now. 
    1:24:00 Outro
    Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this episode of the PopFury Podcast, please subscribe and rate us on iTunes or Stitcher! You can also listen to PopFury on Google Play Music! 

    • 1 hr 27 min
    168: John Sabine and Jamison Webb

    168: John Sabine and Jamison Webb

    JOHN SABINE (@jsabine214) and JAMISON "JT" WEBB (@jamisonwebb) road trip to the PopFury Podcast! The talk about getting burgled at XSport, John's recent passing, Jamison's retracted "rebranding effort" in high school, and possible names for their kids.
    SHOW NOTES
    0:00 Intro
    0:55 Jamison recently celebrated his 31st birthday. Folks have never appraised him as his actual age.
    3:45 Both JT and John have had their lockers was robbed at XSport. They recount their trials and tribulations getting new IDs. 
    15:45 Sammy and John celebrate Jamo’s 7-month wedding anniversary and wonder how the new marriage is going.
    “It was a war of attrition on both our parts. And we finally were just like, ‘Hey, I think we really like each other.’” 18:15 John loves online dating. Both John and J-Webb describe how they met their current significant others.
    23:00 Sammy informs John Sabine that he passed away in 1997 and his body was only recently discovered.
    “To be fair, ‘Mystery Skeleton’ is so apropos for describing a current living me…” 27:45 Fisher Price is offering a $150 exercise bike with a tablet holder for toddlers.
    30:45 John and Jay brainstorm potential kid names for their future progeny. Jay shares his retracted high school rebranding effort and recalls a “personality rebrand”
    39:10 A teen (over)dressed up to meet his newborn niece. John and the Webbster describe their own overdressed forays.
    “I remember during a middle-school dance moshing to ‘Pretty Fly For A White Guy’...I mean god…” 44:25 Outro, during which JamJam Webbz forces in just one more story
    Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this episode of the PopFury Podcast, please subscribe and rate us on iTunes or Stitcher! You can also listen to PopFury on Google Play Music!
     

    • 47 min

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