Cristela Alonzo

Bubble Episode 6: Into the Brush

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Bubble

The gang ventures out of Fairhaven.

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CAST:

Starring:

Alison Becker - Morgan
Eliza Skinner - Annie
Mike Mitchell - Mitch
Cristela Alonzo - Bonnie
Keith Powell - Van
Tavi Gevinson - Narrator

Featuring:

Xeni Jardin, Helen Hong, Martin Starr, Ian Wolterstorff and Kyle Kinane

OFF-MIC:

Written & Created by Jordan Morris. Executive Produced by Jordan Morris, Nick Adams, and Jesse Thorn.

Produced by Julia Smith. Directed by Eric Martin. Editing and sound design by Ben Walker. Script Supervision by Shana Daloria. Engineered by Casey O'Brien.

Original Music by Annie Hart.

Bubble Episode 5: Nothing Trivial

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Bubble

Morgan, Annie, and Mitch try relaxing down at the pub. It doesn't work.

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CAST:

Starring:

Alison Becker - Morgan
Eliza Skinner - Annie
Mike Mitchell - Mitch
Cristela Alonzo - Bonnie
Keith Powell - Van
Tavi Gevinson - Narrator

Featuring:

Steve Agee, Rob Corddry, Judy Greer, Emily Heller, David Gborie, Renee Colvert, and Kyle Kinane

OFF-MIC:

Created by Jordan Morris. Executive Produced by Jordan Morris, Nick Adams, and Jesse Thorn.

Written by Sarah Morgan.

Produced by Julia Smith. Directed by Eric Martin. Editing and sound design by Ben Walker. Script Supervision by Shana Daloria. Engineered by Casey O'Brien.

Original Music by Annie Hart and Jay Foreman.

Bubble Episode 4: Home Brew

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Bubble

Van starts brewing his own beer and men with beards take notice.

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CAST: 

Starring: 

Alison Becker - Morgan
Eliza Skinner - Annie
Mike Mitchell - Mitch
Cristela Alonzo - Bonnie
Keith Powell - Van
Tavi Gevinson - Narrator

Featuring:

Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Mark Gagliardi, Janet Varney, Taylor Orci, Danielle Radford

OFF-MIC: 

Created by Jordan Morris. Executive Produced by Jordan Morris, Nick Adams, and Jesse Thorn.
 
Written by Ryan Perez.
 
Produced by Julia Smith. Directed by Eric Martin. Editing and sound design by Ben Walker. Script Supervision by Shana Daloria. Engineered by Julian Burrell.
 
Original Music by Annie Hart.

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: George Clinton and Cristela Alonzo

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Bullseye
Guests: 
George Clinton
Guests: 
Cristela Alonzo

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P-Funk's George Clinton: From Doo Wop to Funk, and Saving His Musical Career

This week, we'll revisit a couple of our favorite interviews from Bullseye past. First up, the legendary George Clinton. He's the musician, producer and mastermind of Parliament-Funkadelic. He started his career singing doo wop, later found himself writing songs for Motown, and finally wound up creating a wholly unique sound and visual experience with Parliament-Funkadelic. They made hits like "One Nation Under A Groove" and "Flashlight" and their performances were as funky as their tunes.

In recent years, Clinton has found himself entangled in a series of legal battles over the copyrights of his songs. While fighting in the courts, George found himself fighting for his health as well. The doctor of the Funk gave himself his own prognosis: if he was going to continue a musical career and regain agency in his business affairs, he had to clean up his act, and he has.

The pioneer of funk joins us this week to talk about the evolution of his sound, getting wild onstage, and putting forward momentum back into his working and personal life.

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic are still touring and recording. You can track him down on his official website.

Check out this interview on YouTube!

This interview originally aired in March of 2014


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Cristela Alonzo has a new stand-up special on Netflix, Lower Classy

Cristela Alonzo is a veteran stand-up comedian, actress, writer, and producer. She's also something of a pioneer. You might remember her from the ABC sitcom Cristela, where she was the first Latina to create, write, produce, and star in her own show.

She talks to Jesse about her formative years growing up in South Texas with an undocumented parent. Hiding from police and immigration raids were daily realities in her small border town. Her family was also desperately poor--she recalls squatting in an abandoned diner.

Down the road, Cristela discovered she had a talent for weaving those tough experiences into comedy gold. That gift is on full display in her Netflix standup special, Lower Classy, as she takes on difficult topics including racial stereotypes, immigration, poverty, and parenting, all with her trademark smile and laugh. Cristela recalls the long journey that led to the special, and how being a comedian is, for her, about more than simply making people laugh.

Cristela Alonzo's stand-up special, Lower Classy, is available to stream on Netflix now. You can also hear her on Maximum Fun's new scripted podcast "Bubble," in which she plays an evil corporate executive.

Check out this interview on YouTube!

This interview originally aired in February of 2017

The Outshot: "Wells for Boys"

In this week's Outshot, Jesse shares a Saturday Night Live sketch that spoke to him in a particularly magical way. Behold, Wells for Boys:

This segment originally aired in February of 2017

Check out this segment on YouTube!

Bubble Episode 3: The Dark District

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Bubble

Morgan and Annie move on up.

CAST:

Starring:

Alison Becker - Morgan
Eliza Skinner - Annie
Mike Mitchell - Mitch
Cristela Alonzo - Bonnie
Keith Powell - Van
Tavi Gevinson - Narrator

Featuring:

John Hodgman, Janie Haddad, Paul F Tompkins, Mark Gagliardi, Danielle Radford, Tom Scharpling, Martin Starr

OFF-MIC:

Created by Jordan Morris. Executive Produced by Jordan Morris, Nick Adams, and Jesse Thorn.

Written by Janine Brito

Produced by Julia Smith. Directed by Eric Martin. Editing and sound design by Ben Walker. Script Supervision by Shana Daloria. Engineered by Julian Burrell.

Original Music by Annie Hart.

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 537: Saving My Meat for Marriage with Cristela Alonzo

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Cristela Alonzo

Comedian, voice actress, and one of the stars of BUBBLE Cristela Alonzo joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Cristela's Disneyland rider when she does voice over for Disney, the streaming commercials that viscerally upset Jordan and Jesse, and the role that the United States Post Office played in Jesse cementing his manhood. Plus, Jordan debuts a new nickname he got from a chill dude friend of a friend named Rich.

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Bubble Episode 2: Three Stars

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Bubble

Morgan and Mitch work on their personal and professional brands.

CAST:

Starring:

Alison Becker - Morgan
Eliza Skinner - Annie
Mike Mitchell - Mitch
Cristela Alonzo - Bonnie
Keith Powell - Van
Tavi Gevinson - Narrator

Featuring:

Bill Corbett, Mark Gagliardi, Tawny Newsome, Vanessa Ramos, Maureen Price, Humphrey Ker, Danielle Radford, Arnie Niekamp

OFF-MIC:

Written & Created by Jordan Morris. Executive Produced by Jordan Morris, Nick Adams, and Jesse Thorn.

Produced by Julia Smith. Directed by Eric Martin. Editing and sound design by Ben Walker. Script Supervision by Shana Daloria. Engineered by Julian Burrell.

Original Music by Annie Hart and Jonathan Coulton.

Bubble Episode 1: Huntrs

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Bubble

Morgan, who is good at killing monsters, gets a new gig and a new partner.

CAST: 

Starring: 

Alison Becker - Morgan
Eliza Skinner - Annie
Mike Mitchell - Mitch
Cristela Alonzo - Bonnie
Keith Powell - Van
Tavi Gevinson - Narrator

Featuring:

Kimmy Gatewood, Martin Starr, Judy Greer, Xeni Jardin, Rob Huebel, Kyle Kinane, Taylor Orci, Mark Gagliardi, Eric Martin, Tawny Newsome, Maureen Price

OFF-MIC: 
Written & Created by Jordan Morris. Executive Produced by Jordan Morris, Nick Adams, and Jesse Thorn. Produced by Julia Smith.

Original Music by Annie Hart and Jonathan Coulton.

Directed by Eric Martin. Editing and sound design by Ben Walker. Engineered by Julian Burrell.

Ep 4 Go Fact Yourself with Cristela Alonzo and Maz Jobrani

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J. Keith Van Straaten
Guests: 
Helen Hong
Guests: 
Frank DeCaro
Guests: 
Pamela Ribon

In this episode, Maz Jobrani reveals how much he makes per episode on Superior Donuts, and Cristela Alonzo leads the audience in a sing along of one of her favorite songs. In What's the Difference, Cristela and Maz share their theories on the difference between eternal and everlasting, and prison and jail. Maz's claimed areas of expertise are: Iran, shaving one's head and bad accents. Cristela claims to know a lot about The Golden Girls, bad 1980s movies and 1980s Radio Hits. Who will triumph in this useless game of trivia? Find out!

Appearing in this episode:

J. Keith van Straaten
Helen Hong
Cristela Alonzo, host of her new podcast To Be Continued
Maz Jobrani, star of Superior Donuts

With guest experts:

Jim Colucci,Entertainment writer, radio reporter, editor at CBS Watch magazine and author of Golden Girls Forever
Eliza Jane Schneider, Accent and dialect coach

Go Fact Yourself was devised by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, and produced in collaboration with Maximum Fun. The show is recorded at the Angel City Brewery in downtown Los Angeles.

Theme Song by Jonathan Green
David McKeever is the Live Sound Engineer.
Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher
The show is edited by Christian Dueñas

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 498: Live at MaxFunCon East with Cristela Alonzo and Stuart Wellington

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Guests: 
Cristela Alonzo
Guests: 
Stuart Wellington
Guests: 
Annie Hart

Recorded live at MaxFunCon East with special guests Cristela Alonzo and Stuart Wellington with music from Annie Hart.

Check out the Maximum Fun YouTube Channel for VIDEO of this episode!

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