We’ll play Part 2 of our conversation with comedian Harry Shearer, plus we’ll welcome actor Ebin Antony (Spoken), Emmy Award-winning art director and set designer Ray Klausen, and television pioneer Ron Bacon on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Nov. 12-14 at the following times and venues:
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This week’s show will include Part 2 of our conversation with multi-award-winning actor, comedian, screenwriter, director, voice artist, and radio host Harry Shearer (The Simpsons, This is Spinal Tap, Le Show). We’ll continue our conversation about the origins of Spinal Tap (and whether there might be another reunion on the horizon), plus we’ll talk about Harry’s career as a voice artist, including how long it takes to hone down a particular voice before he feels ready to perform it. Harry Shearer will join us in our second hour. Chuck Harter will co-host this segment.
Harry Shearer is also the host of Le Show, a weekly, hour-long romp through the worlds of media, politics, sports, and show business that you can hear every week on NPR stations and other public stations throughout the U.S. and worldwide. It is also available for listening on demand as a podcast through many platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and HarryShearer.com.
Also in our second hour: We will welcome Emmy Award-winning art director and set decorator Ray Klausen. Ray has designed the sets of more than 400 productions for television, Broadway, and Las Vegas showrooms, including such live or semi-live broadcasts as the Oscars, the American Music Awards, the Kennedy Center Honors, Miss America pageants, as well as The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, The Dean Martin Show, Cher, The Pearl Bailey Show, seven Bing Crosby Christmas specials, and many other TV specials.
Ray’s memoirs, Behind the Scenes: From Hollywood to Broadway, not only is a history of theatre and variety television in its heyday, but pays homage to the many teachers who have made a difference in Ray’s life—both the teachers in his formative years in high school and college, and the many mentors who guided Ray as he learned his craft as a professional.
Our first hour will include a return appearance by Emmy Award winner Ron Bacon, one of the true pioneers of network television. Ron wore many hats in his thirty-five years in network TV production, including stage manager, associate director, writer, producer, and director on more than 12,500 broadcasts, covering just about every type of programming available, including variety shows, variety specials, sporting events, and many Academy Awards broadcasts. This week, Ron will tell us about the enormous amount of preparation that goes into planning and producing an Oscarcast. We’ll also talk about his friendship with Liberace; his many years of working with Dick Clark; and how he was approached to play Meathead in Those Were the Days, the second pilot for All in the Family. Ron’s short film, The Kite Song, is available for free at RonBacon.net.
Last, but not least, this week’s show will also include a conversation with Ebin Antony, an actor and voice artist who recently made his Hollywood film debut in the Amazon Prime horror thriller Spoken. Ebin has an interesting back story: Born in India, he became attracted to the arts at age ten and developed his skills as a voice artist while he was in college. But, because he grew up in a culture that valued education more than the arts, Ebin had to put his acting ambitions on hold, until he attended a workshop in Los Angeles that changed the arc of his life. Ebin Antony joins us in our first hour.
Ebin Antony is one of the stars of Spoken, a new horror thriller about a group of friends who find themselves vulnerable to demonic attack because of words spoken in their everyday conversations. Spoken is now available for viewing on demand through Amazon Prime.
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