Comedy

FLASHBACK - Clue The Movie

Dec 29, 2020
Paramount Pictures

FLASHBACK is closing out 2020 by taking a look at what might just be the best murder comedy ever made. Based on the Parker Brothers board game and featuring an all-star comedy cast, CLUE is one of those movies that just gets better with every watch. Let's break it down with the entire Flashback crew!

FEATURING: Ryan Lootens, Jay Hoffman, Erin McCabe & Rob

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CONVINCE ME WITH LARRY SMITH - Jeremy Nunes

Dec 10, 2020

Larry sits down with comedian and podcaster Jeremy Nunes where they discuss Jeremy’s comedy career, improv, his transition to clean comedy, and Jeremy tries to convince Larry certain foods are of the devil and conspiracy theories can be fun!

FEATURING: Larry Smith (@poundsmith2)

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FLASHBACK - Caddyshack

Sep 3, 2020
Orion Pictures

FLASHBACK returns with what many call the greatest golf movie or all time and what some call the greatest comedy of all time. Lets all get back to the Bushwood Country Club, crank up the Journey and try to catch that elusive gopher as we look at 1980's Caddyshack

FEATURING: Ryan Lootens, Jay Hoffman Larry Smith & Erin McCabe

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CONVINCE ME WITH LARRY SMITH - Ep. 3 - Reena Calm

Aug 27, 2020
Jeremy Goeckner

On this episode, Larry talks to nationally touring headliner, author, and extraordinary photographer, Reena Calm about comedy goals in The Before Times, how that’s changed in the current state of standup, shifting creative endeavors, family (yes, it’s a little serious), the bane that is hack comedy, and another discussion about the brilliance of Amy Sedaris!

CLASSICS - Lucy & Desi with Kate Luckinbill Conner

Aug 14, 2020
The Front Row Network

Front Row Classics brings you another special interview this month. We’re talking with Kate Luckinbill Conner of The Lucy Legacy. Kate is the daughter of Lucie Arnaz and Laurence Luckinbill and the granddaughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. In this interview, Kate discusses her grandparents’ legacy of laughter and how her family is keeping it alive for the next generation. You’ll also hear fun, personal anecdotes including what Lucy and Desi would have thought of social media. Sit back and enjoy and don’t forget to follow @TheLucyLegacy on Facebook and Instagram.

FULL DISCLOSURE - Palm Springs

Aug 12, 2020
Hulu

Hulu's new comedy Palm Springs is putting the time-loop comedy in a whole new point of view and we're here to spoil all of it! When carefree Nyles and reluctant maid of honor Sarah have a chance encounter at a Palm Springs wedding, things get complicated as they are unable to escape the venue, themselves, or each other.

FEATURING: Jay Hoffman, Steve Sykes, Alex Orona & Larry Smith

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Front Row Network

We at the Network are always looking for new content and the best content creators to keep you entertained! And so we are so psyched to introduce you to our good friend Larry Smith and his brand new show for the Network and NPR Illinois called "Convince Me". Check out this interview for a preview of what this hilarious show has in store for your earbuds.

FEATURING: Larry Smith, Jeremy Goeckner & Craig McFarland

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GUILTY PLEASURES - Tremors & Tremors 2

Mar 15, 2020
Universal Pictures

It's a crossover kind of day! The collective powers of #GuiltyPleasures and #Flashback combine to.... honor?.... the 30th anniversary of the sci-fi horror comedy #Tremors. And as an added bonus? Why not throw in #Tremors2 as well?! Gonna be fun taking this one to the Guilt Meter. Natives of a small isolated town defend themselves against strange underground creatures which are killing them one by one.

CLASSICS - The Apartment

Jan 27, 2020
The Mirsisch Corporation

#Classics is back in the midst of all the #Oscar craziness. But in the spirit of the big awards, they're taking a look at an instant dramedy classic in #TheApartment. A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.

IMDB PAGE: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053604/

FEATURING: Brandon Davis, Erin McCabe & Eric Flick

Columbia Pictures

#Flashback is kicking off the new year with America's favorite romantic comedy and the perfect film to watch for New Year's! #WhenHarryMetSally is 30 years old and it's time to examine how it changed the rom-com landscape forever. #FRN #NPR

IMDB PAGE: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098635/

FEATURING: Ryan Lootens & Vanessa Ferguson

Lionsgate Pictures

#FullDisclosure makes its triumphant return by going HEAVY SPOILERS with the most critically acclaimed whodunit of the past decade, #KnivesOut. A detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family.

IMDB PAGE: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8946378/

FEATURING: Brandon Davis, Craig McFarland & Ryan Lootens

Part 2 of our epic LIVE 500th Episode celebration at Anvil & Forge sees us returning to the #UltimateMovieBrackets. Our resident bracketologist Lou Hare has outdone himself compiling 64 contenders for the title of movie of the decade. We welcome the biggest panel we've ever assembled with 12 Front Row personalities in this one! Which movie takes the crown? Listen and find out!

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner, Craig McFarland, Scott McFarland, Brandon Davis, Steve Sykes, Brett Rutherford, Vanessa Ferguson, Ryan Lootens, Jay Hoffman, Lou Hare, Phil Rockwell & Erin McCabe

Columbia Pictures

#MonsterCast heads back into the realm of recent releases and another episode of #FullDisclosure. This go-round Jeremy is breaking down the sequel we've all wanted for 10 years and finally have: Zombieland: Double Tap. Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita, and Little Rock move to the American heartland as they face off against evolved zombies, fellow survivors, and the growing pains of the snarky makeshift family.

IMDB PAGE: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1560220/

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

GUILTY PLEASURES is putting on its hardcore 90s nostalgia glasses and seeing just how guilty the panel can get while watching the Disney "classic" Man of the House from 1995. Starring Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Chevy Chase, A young boy refuses to accept his mother's new boyfriend, a lawyer, despite the man's attempts to win his respect, while disgruntled relatives of a criminal he prosecuted seek revenge.

IMDB PAGE: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113755/

After a far-too-long hiatus, CLASSICS is finally back on the Front Row Network! To mark it's grand return, Brandon and the crew are breaking down one of the best comedies of all time: Mel Brooks' Blazing Saddles. In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black Sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.

FEATURING: Brandon Davis, Louis Hare & Steve Sykes

IMDB Page: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071230/

Front Row Special
Wizard World

We had the honor and total blast of being included with the press to cover Wizard World Comic-Con St. Louis 2019. We had an absolute blast covering all 3 days of this insanely well-run event and are proud to bring you all of our celebrity and artist interviews all rolled into one. Enjoy and look for our continuing con coverage with San Diego this week and our reports from Heroes & Villains and the Walker Stalker Cons in Chicago. Enjoy!

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner, Steve Sykes and Kyle Hudson

When you think of how iconic the Carol Burnett Show was, one of the key parts of that success was the impeccable physical and improv comedy of one Mr. Tim Conway. Consistently on a vendetta to make his fellow actors crack, Conway was a master at reading the audience and taking them exactly where he wanted them to go. His comedic genius will be insanely missed in this world. Our Brandon Davis remembers him.

Featuring: Brandon Davis

Friday, September 7, Capital City Improv pits teammate against teammate in their Comedy Royale show at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. 

Carly Stroud, one of the founders of the group, says members of Capital City Improv will face off in different games. The winners will be decided by the audience. 

The show starts at 8pm and you can find tickets and more information here.