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Actor W. Earl Brown: Scream, Deadwood and More – Pt 1



E92 – We’re excited to bring you the first half of our inspiring interview with W. Earl Brown, a very talented and prolific actor that you’ve seen as the main enforcer and right-hand man Dan Dority in HBO’s Deadwood, as Warren in There’s Something About Mary (of franks and beans fame!), as Kenny the news cameraman in Scream, and as the sheriff in Preacher, just to name a few of his works. He is also an amazing storyteller, screenwriter, producer, musician, and wonderful human being. Hear behind the scenes details about his work and inspirations, many from darker places, with stories and mentions about Lemmy from Motorhead, Elijah Wood, Wes Craven, Jamie Kennedy, Johnny Depp, Drew Barrymore, the Farrelly brothers, Ben Stiller, Chris Elliott, David Milch, Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Cusak, Chris Farley, Timothy Olyphant, Steve Earle, Townes Van Zandt and more. We learn his backstory from Kentucky to Chicago to LA, his trajectory in successful films and series, his advice to new actors, and his personal, current, and upcoming projects like Bloodworth and Dad Band. If you are a fan of comedy, horror, or westerns, or a fan of rock, metal, or country music, you will find inspiration in this episode, full of wonderful nuggets of wisdom and vulnerability from the perspective of a seasoned actor, husband, father, and friend.

You can watch this episode on our Mouse and Weens YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgeuFSExQ2EaHYSG-s4sgZw

Episode at A Glance:
3:30 The friendship with Lemmy from Motörhead
9:15 Introductions and hints about current projects
12:24 Scream: Wes Craven,Julianne, Jamie Kennedy, memories, realizations
23:12 There’s Something About Mary
24:10 On playing characters with disabilities
26:55 Career & fate
28:27 On his wife, daughter, and Kentucky
33:56 Scream: what you might not know about Drew Barrymore opening scene
36:57 Favorite kills per Kelly from Boobies & Noobies podcast
37:49 There’s Something About Mary: Did Warren find his baseball? Almost fired?
42:17 On ‘franks and beans’, ‘he was masturbating’, improv, the earmuffs, and Cameo.com
44:23 Typecasting, advice to new actors, fame, financing, character acting, Phillip Seymour Hoffman
48:54 Second City, Chris Farley, comedy in Chicago, the funny fat kid, finding his love of drama
52:12 Deadwood: why it was so unique, the writing, dedication and talent
55:54 Being a murderer, evil, darkness, depression, fears, power and the arts
1:01:47 Acting and vulnerability and the arts
1:03:42 A mistake filming the Deadwood pilot, becoming writer, the dark but genius David Milch
1:06:57 Milch intellectual and emotional, addict and alcoholic, at a higher frequency
1:10:11 Wes Craven and David Milch as his greatest teachers

Song credits: “Stuck Here Again” written by Julianne Eggold, covered by Three Chord Justice
Voice Actor: Matt Thompson
Follow @WEarlBrown on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
Dad Band on YouTube by Men Aging Poorly.
IMDb for filmography, http://www.cameo.com for appearances, demo reel https://vimeo.com/120741162
Transcript of this episode on http://www.mouseandweens.com/shownotes

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Chris Fairbanks, Wayne Federman, Chris Taylor on Standup!



E50 – We chat with LA comics and podcasters Chris Fairbanks (Do You Need A Ride?) and Wayne Federman (The History of Standup), about nerves on stage, biggest fears, dating, the Adam Sandler special, and hygge! Hear about The Virgin Sacrifice show at Westside Comedy Theater hosted by Nicole Blaine with comedians Lachlan Patterson, Barry Rothbart, Laurie Kilmartin, and Bryan Callen. And we talk to The Virgin himself, friend and cameraman Chris Taylor, to hear what it was like to go up for the first time. Weens is open to trying standup herself and other vulnerable experiences, like getting back into acting, doing more creative collaborative projects, and even speed dating! Life is to be lived without fear and to connect in true relationships with others, so with that in mind, enjoy Mouse’s most awkward matchmaking moment ever, and our little Mother’s Day ditty to our sweet mom. Hooray!
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Song credit: “Mama We Love You” by Julianne Eggold and Joelle Eggold Kohn


The Grass Is Greener, Wiener!



E42 – It’s Superbowl Sunday and raining gophers in Southern California! As we catch up on mom life and work life, we realize we want to switch roles a la Freaky Friday. Weens wants the excitement of kids, and Mouse wants a vacation from all the juggling. We discuss the transition from stay at home mom to getting back into the work force, finding purpose in your job, both paid and volunteer, and how to draw the line between the giving of and charging for your time. Mouse struggles with drawing the line on social media on her phone in front of the kids too, and Weens explains simplifying her life. We get sidetracked by Bert and Ernie, Carol Channing, and then reminisce about our boobies first growing, first tampons, and our PE teacher/actor dad playing sports with us after school while rehearsing scenes. Again, another Henson sidetrack gets us talking about Sesame Street and exposure to races and nationalities growing up in predominantly white suburbs. We end hearing a very spiritual dream that Mouse had about the afterlife, a possible message from dad, and a utopian society which reminds Weens of an Albert Brooks movie and some near-death experiences she has studied. Alan Alda also pops in at the end to give sage advice. We hope you enjoy this funny but serious, light but meaningful episode!

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Promo: The Rise of King Asilas
Song Credit: Ernie and Bert by Julianne Eggold


Are Millennials Into Cougars or Just Open Minded?



E16 – This is a fun one, digging in to Weens dating life and pondering the May-December romance phenomenon she keeps seeing as we hear clips of Tyrese, a young PA who asked her out. In between, we share nude beach stories, discuss female anatomy, and lightly cover marriage and divorce. Then we hear some behind the scenes stories of Spencer Pratt, Heidi Montag, and give our thoughts on 15 minutes of fame and the Kardashians. Weens explains to Mouse how movie negotiations start off and which comes first, the actor or the money. Music outro credits “Jam With My Butter” by Weens


Garry Shandling



E15 – We interview our mom about her personal Garry Shandling story after we watched the Judd Apatow documentary “The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling”. The story leads to our dads history as a football player who went from the University of Arizona to the New York Jets to the New England Patriots in the 1970’s. Our mom tells the story of their relationship and gives her feelings on our dad’s motivations and struggles. By our final discussion we end up seeing a lot of parallels between Garry Shandling and our father, who also went into the entertainment industry. Weens shares her thoughts on acting achievement and self-sabotage. It’s another episode to get to know us and our family This is us folks! We are being ourselves and we hope you gain something from it too. Music is “Palmetto Bug Stomp” written by Weens performed by Angelo Moore. Connect with us at mouseandweens@gmail.com


Disgruntled in Hollywood, stripping uncles, sick car habits



Ep8 – Weens is on the job and in a mood. We talk about modeling, stripping uncles in G-strings, get some closure on Weens’ dude, hear secret car habits, and discuss our love of waiting behind really slow people. Learn about Mouse’s love life and wrap it all up with a bow. Find us on Instagram and visit our site www.mouseandweens.com


Cropdusting, horoscopes, and grandparents’ boobs



Ep2 – It’s time for girls to take back their bowels loud and proud! Hear about Mouse’s embarrassing gas, Weens art of cropdusting, and judgy moms. We recall some passive-aggressive stories, sprinkle in some horoscope talk, then delve right into the deep, deep subject of grandparents, sexy movies, and boobs! www.MouseAndWeens.com