Blair Marnell writes to tell of of a new West Coast comedy/comics talk show called Comics on Comics — the set-up will sounds familiar to anyone who’s ever been to The Comic Book Club here in NYC which has an identical format, but a West coast version would be a natural — three comedians and one comic book guest. The first episode tapes tonight at Meltdown. PR below:
Retcon Media today officially announced the launch of Comics on Comics, an innovative video podcast mixing stand-up comedy and comic books. The show, which gathers three comedians and one comic book related guest, is hosted by the hilarious Robbie Peron (The Best Damned Sports Show), and is taped in front of a live audience.
“The inspiration came from an article in Wired,” said Comics on Comics co-creator and executive producer, Juan-Manuel Rocha. “A blurb on the cover about ‘Comic Podcasts’ led me to believe that it would be about my favorite comic book podcasts. Instead, the story was focused solely on comedy podcasts. However, it sparked my first thoughts about combining comics with comedy and almost immediately, the concept for Comics on Comics started to take shape.”
“Juan came to me with the idea and I knew it had tremendous potential,” added co-creator and executive producer, Vito Lapiccola. “We quickly settled on a format, but we felt that we needed someone well versed in both comedy and comic books to serve as our host. Fortunately, we found Robbie and the rest will hopefully be history.”
In between episodes, the Comics on Comics crew ventures into the field to bring you the latest news, interviews, and insights from comic book professionals such as Stan Lee, Mike Mignola, Rob Schrab, Dave Crosland, Jim Mahfood & Marc Silvestri. Upcoming video interviews also include Steve Niles, Joe Hill, Wendy Pini, Mark Evanier and Len Wein.
The next episode of Comics on Comics is set to shoot at 8 p.m. PST on May 7, 2008 at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood, CA. Scheduled to appear are Brian Lynch (Angel: After The Fall), Ken Cosby (How I Met Your Mother), Chris Mancini (Hitclown) and Pat Evans. Meltdown Comics is located at 7522 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, California. 90046. Admission is FREE. Please arrive early for good seats.
Comics on Comics is produced and distributed by Retcon Media and is sponsored by InZINerator.
Episodes and interviews may be seen at the show’s official website, http://www.comicsoncomics.com, or downloaded at iTunes.