Rank #1: #5 - John McCook
John McCook has played the patriarchal figure in the fictional Forrester family on the daytime drama "The Bold & The Beautiful" since 1987. Inspired by Peter Pan and Mary Martin, he went on to spend years doing musical theatre, some flashy shows in Las Vegas and, in the process, worked with and met some interesting names (Elvis Presley, anyone?) John knew from an early age that show business was his life, but could never have predicted the path his career would take. Hear about how talent, luck, happy accidents and a strong work ethic has resulted in a life of consistent employment. Very funny - and very candid - John McCook tells it like it is with a high snark quotient but also with an obvious affection for this business we call show. (No monkeys.) -LM
"The Bold & The Beautiful" can be seen daily on CBS-TV - get more info and watch full episodes here.Home RSS
Oct 23 2014
Rank #2: #8 - Seth M. Sherwood
You don't have to be an aficionado of the horror film genre to appreciate the tale of Seth M. Sherwood. Seth seemingly came out of nowhere to be tapped as the writer for the forthcoming prequel to the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise entitled "Leatherface." Listen to how an early love for sci-fi and comics led to him pursuing a life in the visual and graphic arts, until the yearning to be a true storyteller became too great to ignore. To become a writer took years of toil, focus, and sacrifice, but all that effort seems to be paying off. Learn how a passion for Blade Runner, an appreciation for Devo and the repurposing of childhood Dungeons & Dragon skills (listen up, nerds!) have landed Seth on Hollywood's Blood List, on the radar of some high-profile filmmakers, as well as under the microscope of the genre's very vocal fandom - for better or worse. This is a chilling tale through the harrowing shadows of Tinseltown (it's not that scary, but it sounds good) with a few good splatters of snark but a little short on monkeys.
Find out more on Seth's website here.
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Nov 12 2014
Rank #3: #63 - Roger Joseph Manning, Jr.
Larry Morgan is joined by co-Snark-host, writer/producer Trey Callaway as they visit the home of singer/songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist Roger Joseph Manning, Jr. We are both huge fans of this man's body of work, from the legendary and influential power pop band Jellyfish to his projects with Imperial Drag, his contributions to many other artists and solo work, including his latest EP "Glamping."
Oct 31 2018
Rank #4: #65 - Film Independent's Josh Welsh
The Independent Spirit Awards are this Saturday (February 23rd, 2019) and some amazing films and filmmakers are nominated and highlighted. K-Earth's Larry Morgan welcomes Film Independent's Josh Welsh to talk about the nominees, the show, the state of independent film, how we watch movies in general and more!
Learn more about the awards and Film Independent here, watch live this Saturday on IFC or Facebook Watch.
You can follow Film Independent on Twitter @filmindependent
Feb 21 2019
Rank #5: #4 - Frank Ferrante
Frank Ferrante is an accomplished stage actor and director, but through a remarkable twist of fate - based on a childhood passion - has made a career out of performing as the one-and-only Groucho Marx. What started as an attempt in college to "put on a show!" simply to get a decent grade and a degree became something much more, including getting to know and receive the blessing from the Marx family. Listen as Frank immerses himself in, then attempts to break away from, then again embraces the persona of the great Groucho, which led to Frank becoming a true throwback performer doing drama, comedy and song on stages all over the country and around the world. Plus he's a kind, gentle, warm, caring soul who deserves your attention. So...bring it, monkeys! This one's only about a 5 on the SnarkMeter, but definitely plenty of Monkey Business. (seewhatIdidthere?)
Frank continues to perform as Groucho to this day - see his touring schedule here for An Evening With Groucho - as well as his performances as the great lover Caesar in the remarkable show Teatro Zinzanni.Home RSS
Oct 23 2014
Rank #6: The Rise of SkySnarker
THE DEAD SPEAK! As in...SnarkMonkey is BACK from the dark recesses of space to inexplicably reappear to bring you the final SnarkFest of the decade as Larry Morgan, Trey Callaway, Jason E. Kelley, Chris McGahan, Michael Ambers, newbie Jessica Ambers and Alexander Morgan get geeky and granular on the final chapter in the final trilogy of the Star Wars Skywalker saga. Or....is it? Did J.J. pull it off? Could it have been done better? Is there any chance all of us will attempt to rewrite the whole damn thing? And what's ahead for the Star Wars franchise. Also, how does Gremlins 2 fit into all this??? Listen and find out.
WARNING! SPOILERS! LANGUAGE! DEEP DIVES INTO NERDOM!
Dec 26 2019
Rank #7: Spider Man: Snark From Home
Larry Morgan and an all-star Snark Crew gather together for the first big Marvel release since "the blip" of Avengers: Endgame to see how the web-slinger is holding up since the death of a mentor. Plus, he's got more than radioactive spider blood coursing through him right now, ifyaknowwhatImean....
Join writer/producer Trey Callaway, musician/podcaster Alexander Morgan, actor/curmudgeon Chris "The McGahan" McGahan and the Monkey-In-Chief for this swingin' episode.
CONTAINS SPOILERS starting about the 14 minute mark.
Jul 06 2019
Rank #8: Avengers: Snarkgame
Larry Morgan is joined by his SuperSnark Crew Jason E. Kelley, Chris McGahan, Mikey Ambers and new Snarker, a real, live actual lady, Emily Doyle to pick apart the biggest movie of our lifetime (...I mean, right?!) AVENGERS: ENDGAME.
WARNING: The first half contains some mild spoilage, but no major plot points. At the 30-minute-ish mark though we give you a heads up and reveal major plot points.
So, Snarkers Assemble...let's do this!
*Special appearance by Mary-Alice!
Apr 30 2019
Rank #9: #64 - Sharon Lawrence
You know Emmy-nominated Sharon Lawrence from...oh, let's say "NYPD Blue", "Shameless", "Grey's Anatomy", a thousand other movies and tv shows, and maybe the recent original Lifetime movie "Poinsettias for Christmas." She was recently honored by the Cancer Support Community of Los Angeles with a Gilda Award for her support of breast cancer awareness and research.
She's lovely, funny, delightful, and can really belt out a Pat Benatar tune.
Watch the Lifetime movie "Poinsettias for Christmas" on demand now at MyLifetime.
Dec 12 2018
Rank #10: Oscar Reactions and Predictions
K-Earth's Larry Morgan & The Monkey Crew is ready to throw poop at the Academy Award nominations - as well as predict winners and give some love to deserving pictures and performances. And we can't help but slide into some Comic Book Nerd territory with a big push for "Black Panther" as Best Picture. AND Shawn alerts us to the Great Brit Infiltration conspirary.
Jan 27 2019
Rank #11: #62 - Writer Seth M. Sherwood/Hell Fest
We welcome Seth Sherwood ("Leatherface") back as one of the writers of the new movie "Hell Fest" (in theaters NOW) and we take a deep dive into the evolution and success of the horror film and his crusade to put the FUN back in the genre. We talk about Seth's vision for the film, break down the ups and downs of fandom, and get geeky about "Star Wars" for a minute.
Follow Seth on Twitter @SethMSherwood
Sep 27 2018
Rank #12: #61 - Jennifer Cochis/Director, LA Film Festival
The LA Film Festival kicks off THIS WEEK (Sept. 20-28) and we snag the delightful Jennifer Cochis, the director of the fest, to come in the MonkeyCage to give us some insight into what to expect. The lineup this year sounds amazing, and of particular interest to K-Earth listeners, opening night features the music doc "Echo in the Canyon" about the Laurel Canyon music scene borne in the 60s and its impact on musicians to this day.
For info on the full lineup, as well as pass and single event/screening ticket purchaes go to filmindependent.org. Support independent film! Support your local
Sep 19 2018
Rank #13: #60 - Paul Feig returns!
Director Paul Feig (Freaks & Geeks, Bridesmaids, Spy, The Heat, Ghostbusters) joins Larry Morgan in the MonkeyCage to talk about his new film "A Simple Favor" (opening Friday, 9/14) as well as his always-fashionable look, why directing a thriller was a natural step for him, why the casting director is the unsung hero of cinema, why "The Blues Brothers" is a Perfect Movie (Paul's words...no kidding) and much more!
Sep 11 2018
Rank #14: SnarkReview - Mission: Impossible - Fallout
In what may be the most adorable SnarkMonkey episode yet, the whole Morgan family (Larry, Charla & Alex) saw M:I6 together...and reviewed it together! So how's Tom Cruise holding up? Is it the best of the series? Is it one of the best action movies ever? Can you follow this crazy plot? You may not care what we think, but listen anyway because...well...adorable.
Jul 31 2018
Rank #15: #59 - Terri Nunn and Berlin
Terri Nunn and Berlin will play this weekend (7/27-28) at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown L.A. as part of the 80s Weekend #6 lineup! Terri just recently reuntied with original Berlin band members David Diamond and John Crawford and they join me backstage from a few months ago before a private K-Earth 101 show. They talk about the feeling of playing together after all these years, reminisce about a big show they played with The Police in '83 and how SnarkMonkey MAY have influenced the name of their new album....????
Jul 26 2018
Rank #16: SnarkReview - Ant-Man and the Wasp
Larry Morgan is joined by fellow nerds Trey Callaway, Michael Ambers and Chris "The McGahan" McGahan for another cool summer dip back into the Marvel Universe. "Ant-Man and the Wasp" made a sweet $76 mil in its opening weekend...but is it good? Better than the first one? And what is its place in the MCU as a whole? And will Ant-Man show up in the next Avengers movie? And will Michael Pena get his own spin-off! MILD SPOILERS contained in this rollicking romp of a review.
Jul 09 2018
Rank #17: SnarkReview - Ocean's 8
The all-star, (primarily) all-female cast of "Ocean's 8" won the box office over the weekend, so interest was high -- but was it any good? We let you know, with a rare appearance by non-male reviewer in the MonkeyCage; joining Larry Morgan is his lovely wife Charla to give her thoughts!
Jun 11 2018
Rank #18: SnarkReview - Solo: A Star Wars Story
Larry Morgan and writer/producer/showrunner Trey Callaway team up like the Han & Chewie of podcasting to break down "Solo: A Star Wars Story." Plus...Trey gets to do some belated "Avengers: Infinity War" bashing in a Bonus Super Snarky Segment.
May 31 2018
Rank #19: SnarkMonkey #58 - Richard Blade
Richard Blade (KROQ, SiriusXM) comes in the Monkey Cage to talk about how Dick Shepherd, from a quaint coastal town in England, became the radio/TV/film personality we know today. We talk musical influences, European adventures, and his favorite movies all time (and get ready for a pretty in-depth dissertation on the 1964 epic "Zulu" and the Battle of Rorke's Drift. Richard's book "World In My Eyes" is available now on Amazon and everywhere books are sold. Get more info at richardblade.com, follow him on Twitter @richardblade 1a
May 17 2018
Rank #20: SnarkMonkey Review - Avengers: Infinity Snark
SNARKVENGERS ASSEMBLE! The biggest movie in the world is getting the full-on nerd post-mortem, and we are no different. Join Monkey-in-Chief Larry Morgan along with Jason E. Kelley, Eric Schwartz and Chris "The McGahan" McGahan as give the film our rating, the need-to-pee test, The Good, The Not-So-Good, and some wild speculation about what the hell is gonna happen in the NEXT chapter. Agree? Disagree? Have better/different theories? Let us know in comments here, on Twitter @TheSnarkMonkey or on the SnarkMonkey Facebook page.
***SPOILERS!!!*** at about the 20 minute mark.
Apr 30 2018