Actor, writer, producer, comedian Michael Elias joined me to discuss his new book, You Can Go Now; his fifty year friendship with Steve Martin; collaborating on Steve's stand up act and The Jerk; how Mike Nichols was supposed to direct The Jerk; how Carl Reiner changed The Jerk; Steves ad libs; Bernadette Peters; Bill Macy; a cut scene; childhood watching TV through a shop window; working as a busboy in the Catskills in the summer; forming a comedy team with Frank Shaw; appearing with The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson; how that shot got him a writing job; appearing on Playboy After Dark with Jerry Garcia; Head of the Class; The Frisco Kid; Black Bart; All's Fair; Szynyck; why Ned Beatty and Howard Hesseman were tough to work with; ABC demanding a change in Head of the Class cast in order to get fifth season; Billy Connolly; Tall Hopes with Terrence Howard; getting bumped from the Ed Sullivan Show; working with Milton Berle, Bob Hope, and George Burns; Strother Martin; Co-Ed Fever; Scared Silly; The American Snitch; Beaches; Garry Marshall; Young Doctors in Love; Hector Elizondo; Serial; performing in The Living Theater; being in The Brig off-off Broadway and in the film; Mark Lane; Dick Gregory; Dave Davies; Harry Shearer; Bob Einstein's Another Fine Mess; Lush Life; Mr. Elias book can be purschased at https://www.amazon.com/You-Can-Go-Home-Now/dp/0062954164/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=you+can+go+now&qid=1621023854&sr=8-2--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Michael Elias is the author of You Can Go Home Now. As a screenwriter his credits include The Jerk, Lush Life, and he co-created Head of the Class, which ran for five seasons. Drinks with Tony is on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, Stitcher, and other podcast outlets. It also airs every Thursday evening at 6pm on 101.9 FM, KPCR, Santa Cruz.
In today’s episode we talk to Michael Elias. Michael is the Founder and CEO of circular subscription and textile recycling company, UPPAREL. UPPAREL, formally MANRAGS, was born from Michael’s own love of socks (a self-confessed “Sock Addict”) and the realisation that each pair he owned had a lifecycle which, at that time, concluded in landfill. He then began a sock subscription and added the ability for customers to return their unwanted / damaged socks to be recycled, re-used or repurposed.To date UPPAREL has recycled over 1.7 million textile garments, of which 65% has been deemed re-usable and the remainder have been recycled into “new” socks or garments.During this conversation we discuss:The creation and evolution of the brand and how they become leaders of the circular subscription economy;The need for businesses to take responsibility for their product’s entire lifecycle, including instilling recycling in their ethos; Their partnerships with businesses such as Into Carry, KITX by Kit Willow, HoMie and many more;Partnering with Westfield to create their first ever Pop-Up Store in Southland Shopping Centre and how this partnership inadvertently drove foot traffic;The business’s long journey to becoming B Corporation Certified and what this means to them. It is important to note that UPPAREL were named number 22 on the E-Commerce Top 50 List for 2020 and labelled “One to Watch” by Inside Retail for 2021 + they were awarded Australia’s Sustainability Champions for 2020 by the National Retail Association! A huge thank you to Michael for joining us. We hope you enjoy this conversation!SELECTED LINKS FROM THE EPISODEIf you would like to learn more about Michael and UPPAREL:UPPARELUPPAREL (Instagram)Michael Elias (LinkedIn)UPPAREL (LinkedIn)
Everything Old is New Again Radio Show - 342 - Michael Elias on Steve Martin and more...
Everything Old is New Again Radio Show
Comedy writer Michael Elias joins us to talk about his experience working with Steve Martin and to discuss his latest project, his novel – YOU CAN GO HOME NOW, addictive phychological thriller featuring a female cop on the hunt for a killer while battling violent secrets of her own….
From Classics to Classic Comedy: a Conversation with Writer and Director Michael Elias
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Actor, writer, producer, director Michael Elias (his produced screenplays include The Jerk and The Frisco Kid), joins us for a retrospective on a remarkable career that took him from the Castkills to LA and Paris. We discuss his new novel, the psychological thriller, “You Can Go Home Now.”
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – You Can Go Home Now: A Novel by Michael Elias Interview
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You Can Go Home Now: A Novel by Michael Elias InterviewMichaeleliaswriter.comIn this smart, relevant, unputdownable psychological thriller, a woman cop is on the hunt for a killer while battling violent secrets of her own.“My name is Nina Karim. I am a single thirty-one-year-old woman who likes cats, Ryan Reynolds movies, beautiful sunsets, walking on a wintry beach holding hands with a tall, caring, lightly bearded third-wave feminist. Yeah, right.”Nina is a tough Queens detective with a series of cold case homicides on her desk – men whose widows had the same alibi: they were living in Artemis, a battered women’s shelter, when their husbands were killed.Nina goes undercover into Artemis. Though she is playing the victim, she’s anything but. Nina knows about violence and the bullies who rely on it because she’s experienced it in her own life.In this heart-pounding thriller Nina confronts the violence of her own past in Artemis where she finds solidarity with a community of women who deal with abusive and lethal men in their own way.For the women living in Artemis there is no absolute moral compass, there is the law and there is survival. And, for Nina, who became a cop so she could find the man who murdered her father, there is only revenge. About Michael EliasMichael Elias is an award-winning writer, actor and director who has written film, television, theatre and fiction.His upcoming novel, You Can Go Home Now, is a timely and addictive psychological thriller featuring a female cop on the hunt for a killer while battling violent secrets of her own. The book will be published by HarperCollins in the U.S. and by Editions du Masque in France in June 2020. He is also the author of The Last Conquistador, published by Open Road Media.Michael Elias was born and raised in upstate New York, moving to New York City after graduating from St. John's College in Annapolis to pursue a career in acting. He was a member of the Living Theatre (The Brig) and acted at The Judson Poets Theatre, La MaMa, and Caffé Chino. Elias transitioned to Hollywood and with Frank Shaw wrote the screenplay for The Frisco Kid starring Gene Wilder and Harrison Ford, then Envoyez les Violons with Eve Babitz and began a long partnership with Rich Eustis. Together, they wrote the screenplays for Serial, Young Doctors in Love and created Head of the Class a television series for ABC, partially based on Elias' experience as a high school teacher in New York City. Elias also worked with Steve Martin, a collaboration that included material for Martin's comedy albums, network TV specials, and the screenplay for The Jerk.Elias wrote and directed Showtime's Lush Life with Forrest Whitaker and Jeff Goldblum. He was nominated for best Director at The Cable Ace Awards that year, and the TV movie has become a jazz film classic. His semi-autobiographical play about a small hotel in upstate New York was directed by Paul Mazursky, ran for four months in Los Angeles, with the LA Weekly naming The Catskill Sonata one of the best ten plays of the year.Michael Elias lives in Los Angeles and Paris.
Michael Elias has been more successful in five careers than most of us will be in one. His story cuts across comedy, television, film, theater, and fiction writing. (Some of) his writing credits: The Frisco Kid, The Jerk, Young Doctors in Love, and Head of the Class. Still, he calls himself a middle-manager, but he's far more than that. He's weaved in and out of the careers of some of the funniest people in America. And, Brad fanboy'd just a bit when Michael stopped by the Jam Bunker to talk about his fantastic new novel You Can Go Home Now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
I learned a lot from this conversation with Michael Elias, a prolific and skilled writer. Elias is an author, screenwriter, playwright and director. Whatever interests him, he wants to write about and, he says, “I’m an all-over-the-place guy,” That’s worked out well for him – he has had success in many places. Screenwriting credits include Read More