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Elvira’s has appeared on countless TV shows, hosted her own, starred in two movies. Since 1983, she’s appeared live on stage at Knott’s Berry Farm for a special nightly Halloween performance. This year marks her last ever performance there.
Where’d it all start? Back in 1981. Peterson had just been hired to host the spooky B-Movie TV show Movie Macabre. In those late night episodes, sprawled out on a red velvet couch and wearing all black, Cassandra Peterson became Elvira.
Cassandra joins Jesse to talk about her career as Elvira and the character’s impact on her fans.
You can keep up to date with Cassandra Peterson on her website.
Listen to Jesse’s interview with Elvira!
Andy Daly is a comedian and actor. You’ve seen him on Mad TV, Eastbound and Down, he plays the terrible doctor on HBO’s Silicon Valley.
And for three years he starred on the Comedy Central show Review, where he played a critic willing to review pretty much anything life has to offer. Even if it’s something as simple as eating a bunch of pancakes.
Check out more of Andy Daly’s work on Andydaly.com
Listen to Jesse’s interview with Andy Daly!
This week, for a Halloween special, to talk about Halloween movies both spooky and ooky are two resident film experts at Maximum Fun and expert panelists from the new Maximum Fun movie podcast Who Shot Ya. April Wolfe is a film critic who’s written for LA Weekly, The Atlantic, NPR, Vice and more. She’s joined by Alonso Duralde, film critic the Wrap.
Listen to Jesse’s Halloween film panel with April and Alonso!
In this episode...
- Cassandra "Elvira" Peterson
- Andy Daly
- April Wolfe
- Alonso Duralde
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Bullseye is a celebration of the best of arts and culture in public radio form. Host Jesse Thorn sifts the wheat from the chaff to bring you in-depth interviews with the most revered and revolutionary minds in our culture.
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