William H. Macy, Matt Walsh, and Brian Huskey

Jesse Thorn talks to William H Macy, Brian Huskey and Matt Walsh, plus comedy from Baron Vaughn and music from Chicano Batman. Recorded live at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles.

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Thanks to everyone who came out to our World Tour of Several American Cities! Here’s our taping in Los Angeles, at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

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They talked to us about constructing an improv film, their favorite moments over years of performance, and elephants.

A Better You is available now on VOD.

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Comedy: Baron Vaughn on Talking to Bugs
LA stand up comic and actor Baron Vaughn talks about bugs, dairy allergies, and more.

You can see Baron in the Netflix series Grace and Frankie, or on tour with his standup at BaronVaughn.com.

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William H. Macy on ‘Shameless’ and Characters Who Strive
William H. Macy talks with us about the evolution of his character Frank Gallagher on Showtime’s Shameless, and what happened when he had to go from playing a drunk to a slightly less drunk.

Plus, he’ll talk about an actor’s responsibility to the writing and working with David Mamet.

Shameless returns in January for its sixth season on Showtime. Macy has also directed the upcoming film The Layover.

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Chicano Batman with “Cycles of Existential Rhyme” and “Please Don’t Leave Me”
Los Angeles band Chicano Batman were our musical guest for the evening – listen in as they perform two songs from their live set.

The band’s most recent LP is Cycles of Existential Rhyme. You can find more about them and their tourdates at ChicanoBatman.com.

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The Outshot: Drumline (and The Good Stuff)
Jesse explains why he thought the movie Drumline was worth a watch — even if it doesn’t throw any curveballs.

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  • William H. Macy
  • Matt Walsh
  • Brian Huskey
  • Baron Vaughn
  • Chicano Batman

About the show

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.

Bullseye has been featured in Time, The New York Times, GQ and McSweeney’s, which called it “the kind of show people listen to in a more perfect world.” Since April 2013, the show has been distributed by NPR.

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