Our special guests this episode are filmmakers, Comika Hartford and Liz Anderson. Over mimosas we try our best to analyze vegan nut cheese, compete in a Rod Serling impersonation competition and occasionally discuss their upcoming horror series, The Grey Area!

Follow The Grey Area here:
www.enterthegreyarea.com
https://www.facebook.com/thegreyareafilm
http://www.twitter.com/thegreyareafilm

Check out the concept video from their Indiegogo campaign below:

Follow Comika here:
http://www.comikahartford.com/
Twitter and Instagram: @blamethewriter

Follow Liz here:
www.getmelizanderson.com
Twitter and Instagram: @shangraliz

**Also, Winona Ryder if you’re listening, Liz has a job for you!

Elly Westberg_small imageEllen Westberg, writer, web series producer and the straight half of the Gay Asian Straight Caucasian Alliance (known for their famous one joke stand-up act) stopped by the studio to tell us a few scandalous stories and to of course drink a few pops!

If you’ve listened to any of our previous episodes then you’ve most likely heard Therese talking about pops. In this episode, Elly and Therese go into a more detailed description of their co-created drink go-to’s and how it deserves the limelight of the bar scene.

*Elly’s recent screenplay was entered into Meryl Streep’s Women-Over-40 contest where she placed as a semifinalist – top 26 out of 1000 entries!

POPS

This graph illustrates the breakdown of a Pop and Camaraderie compared to a standard shot.

Local Bay Area queer comedians and show producers, Irene Tu and Ash Fisher talk to us about their rise in the comedy world. We touch on why they chose to give their popular queer comedy show a controversial name,  how they deal with hecklers and when they first realized they wanted to be comedians. It’s a comedy packed episode!

Follow them on social media and check out the schedules on their websites to find their next show!

Links to Irene Tu:
Website: http://irenetu.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/irene.tu
Twitter: https://twitter.com/irene_tu
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/irene_tu/

Links to Ash Fisher:
Website: http://www.ashfisherhaha.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fisher.ash
Twitter: http://twitter.com/ashfisherhaha
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ashfisherhaha/

Links to the Man Haters Comedy Show:
Website: http://www.manhaters.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/manhaterscomedy/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/manhaterscomedy
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/manhaterscomedy/

Music used on this episode:
“Vacation Uke” by ALBIS – find them on YouTube’s Audio Library

Cheryl worked at Loomis for several years driving an armored vehicle. She conducted daily pick-up’s and deliveries to various banks, ATMS and businesses across the Bay Area. On the morning of August 24th, 2011 during a stop at Wells Fargo in Pinole, CA, Cheryl was jumped by two men attempting to rob the bank. What followed was a violent altercation that ended with one of the assailants dead, Cheryl shot in the hip and bleeding out on the street and the other assailant critically injured.

Links to the incident:
Pinole Officer Shot During Bank Robber – NBC Bay Area
Suspect Killed; Officer; Guard Hurt in Pinole Bank Robbery Shootout – CBS San Francisco
1 Dead, 2 Injured During Botched Bank Robbery – ABC Bay Area
Suspect Shot Dead in Pinole; officer, guard hurt – SF Gate
Bank Robbery Suspects are San Pablo Brothers – Patch

A few weeks ago we interviewed a friend and gave her an alias – Susan. She dropped in to chat with us about her trials and tribulations with online dating, a struggle that so many of us can understand. We also touched on the idea of singleness in our modern age and what it means to be a woman in her thirties claiming agency over her life.

It’s our very first episode and we’re talking to Therese and Gwen about their relationship – all the way back from their initial OkCupid messages to their rapidly approaching pre-wedding honeymoon plans and then onward to the actual big day in April. There might also be an Oakland rat mixed up in this somewhere!