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What Are You Watching? with Chris Mancini

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A weekly podcast from Chris Mancini (formerly of Comedy Film Nerds) where he interviews comedians, entertainment pros and other special guests and discusses what they are watching. Movies, TV Series both new and old. Mainstream and hidden gems. Good and... not so good. If it's on a screen, someone's… read more

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Ep 97: Graham Elwood

September 26th, 2022


Comedian, podcaster, and Chris' former Comedy Film Nerds partner Graham Elwood returns to talk about The Anarchists, where the Crawdads Sing, Belle, Day Shift, and more!

Ep 96: Kimberley Browning

September 19th, 2022


Writer/Producer Kimberley Browning returns to the show to discuss running diversity projects, her new Jazz Dance documentary Uprooted, Sandman, GOT: House of the Dragon, For All Mankind, film festivals, and more!

Ep 95: Matthew Patrick Davis

September 5th, 2022


Composer and Actor Matthew Patrick Davis joins Chris to talk about his new movie Barbarian, writing music for the Disney Channel, animation, movie revival screenings like E.T., GOT House of the Dragon, Primal, and more!

Ep 94: Joel Byars

August 29th, 2022


Comedian and Podcaster Joel Byars stops by to discuss live performing, The Rehearsal, Prey, Sonic the Hedgehog movies, The Great Pottery Throwdown, and more.

Ep 93: Pat Godwin

August 22nd, 2022


Comedian, musician, and radio personality Pat Godwin joins Chris to talk about getting back on the road, Lightyear, Blackbird, The Social Dilemma, A …

Ep 92: Daniel Van Kirk

August 15th, 2022


Comedian, podcaster, and actor Daniel Van Kirk (Bob's Burgers, Dumb People Town) joins Chris to talk about comedy, Alone, The Rehearsal, The Old Man, Game of Thrones, Severance, and more!

Ep 91: Frank Conniff

August 8th, 2022


From Mystery Science Theater 3000, comedian and writer Frank Conniff returns to discuss RRR, Nope, The Gray Man, The Princess, and comedy in bookstores.

Ep 90: Matt Belknap

August 1st, 2022


Matt Belknap, co-host of Never Not Funny and owner of AST Records joins Chris to talk about old school message boards, Ms. Marvel, and Thor: Love and …

Ep 89: Kevin Gootee

July 25th, 2022


Comedian and host of the Gutting the Sacred Cow Podcast Kevin Gootee joins Chris to talk about Thor: Love and Thunder, The Boys Season 3, Barry, Money Heist, Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers, and more!

Ep 88: Dave Hill

July 18th, 2022


Comedian and Podcaster Dave Hill joins Chris to talk about Top Gun: Maverick, Letterkenney, Shoresey, Better Call Saul, the films of Aki Kaurismäki, …

Ep 87: Chemda

July 11th, 2022


Podcaster Chemda from Keith and the Girl joins Chris to talk about her three "go to" shows: Love, Bojack Horsemen, and Grace and Frankie. They also discuss Barry, Ms. Marvel, and how all superhero origin stories are …

Ep 86: Jimmy Pardo

June 27th, 2022


Comedian and Podcaster Jimmy Pardo joins Chris to talk about Top Gun, Burn Notice, The Mule, Old Twilight Zone Episodes, and going to see Queensryche …

Ep 85: Neil T. Weakley

June 20th, 2022


Film reviewer and content consumer Neil T. Weakley returns to talk with Chris about Stranger Things, the 80's, Obi Wan Kenobi, and more!

Ep 84: James Mattern

June 13th, 2022


Comedian and Podcaster James Mattern joins Chris to talk about the etiquette of standup, the upcoming Sandman show, Love Death + Robots, Foo Fighters Sonic Highway, George Carlin's American Dream, and more!

Ep 83: Melissa Meszaros

June 6th, 2022


Publicist and Author Melissa Meszaros joins Chris to discuss publicity, her new book Heavy Metal Headbang, old commercials from the 70's and 80s, …

Ep 82: Mike Schmidt

May 30th, 2022


Comedian and host of the 40 Year Old Boy podcast Mike Schmidt returns to talk to Chris about Nocturnal Animals, Winning Time, and Mike and Chris do a deep dive into the HBO MAX DC Movie library and discuss Batman, …

Ep 81: Drew Ackerman

May 23rd, 2022


Host of the Sleep With Me podcast returns to talk with Chris about Sleep Podcasts, doing live shows, Better Call Saul, Halo, Ted Lasso, Picard, The …

Ep 80: Steve Cooper

May 16th, 2022


Comedian and host of the Cooper Talk podcast Steve Cooper joins Chris to talk about performing in Wildwood, We Crashed, The Winning Time, Righteous Gemstones, Our Flag Means Death, Peacemaker, Bad Vegan and more!

Ep 79: Dr. Terry Weyman

May 9th, 2022


Chiropractor, Podcaster, and child actor from the Karate Kid Dr. Terry Weyman joins Chris to discuss mental health and chiropractic care, Ozark, Righteous Gemstones, the documentary 14 Peaks: Nothing is Impossible, and …

Ep 78: Eric Jacobus

May 2nd, 2022


Actor, Stunt and Motion Capture performer (God of War, Mortal Kombat) Eric Jacobus joins Chris to discuss the changes in stunt and MoCap performances, along with action comedies, the X-Men movies, and Free Guy.

Ep 77: Ben Kahn

April 25th, 2022


Comic book writer and Novelist Ben Kahn (Heavenly Blues, Gryffen) joins Chris to talk about all things horror, including Antlers, Candyman, Psycho Gore Man, and What We Do in the Shadows.

Ep 76: Jackie Kashian

April 18th, 2022


Comedian and Podcaster Jackie Kashian returns to talk about the magic of Reacher, and the insanity that is Pennyworth. And so, much more.

Ep 75: Laura House

April 11th, 2022


Comedian and Podcaster Laura House joins Chris to talk about Righteous Gemstones, Coda, writing for the show Side Hussle, and more!

Ep 74: Jan Lucanus

April 4th, 2022


Transmedia Producer, actor, and martial artist Jan Lucanus returns to talk about his new "Justice For Hire" social creation platform, the evolving …

Ep 73: Academy Awards Wrapup with Graham Elwoood

March 31st, 2022


Comedian and Podcaster Graham Elwood returns to joins his old Comedy Film Nerds Partern for an Oscar Wrapup. The gentlemen talk about the "incident" …

Ep 72: Academy Awards Preview with Doug Benson

March 21st, 2022


Comedian and podcaster Doug Benson joins Chris to go over all of the Academy Award categories in this SUPER SIZED episode and the gentlemen give …

Ep 71: Cecily Knobler

March 14th, 2022


Comedian and professional film reviewer Cecily Knobler joins Chris to talk about The Academy Awards, West Side Story, Don't Look up, Being the Ricardos, and dancing with Aaron Sorkin.

Ep 70: Graham Elwood Batman (Spoiler)

March 8th, 2022


A throwback to the old Comedy Film Nerds days, as Graham Elwood and Chris Mancini do a full spoiler ep on The Batman on Graham's feed. Everything …

Ep 69: Grant Baciocco

February 28th, 2022


Comedian, musician, and puppeteer Grant Baciocco (Mystery Science Theater 3000, Toiley T. Paper) joins Chris to talk about working with the Jim Henson company, Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal, YouTube shows like Binging …

Ep 68: Kevin Avery

February 21st, 2022


Comedian and writer Kevin Avery (The Great North) joins Chris to discuss his issues with Yellowjackets (the show and the insect), The Book of Boba Fett, Hawkeye, Mare of Easttown, and more.

Bonus Ep Preview: Neil T. Weakley

February 14th, 2022


Hey Friends, something a little different this week. The is a preview of the bonus episodes you get every month as a Patreon Member! Neil and Chris talk about Spider-Man, The Eternals, The Matrix, off-putting horror …

Ep 67: Stefanie Wilder-Taylor

February 7th, 2022


Comedian, author, podcaster, and teacher Stefanie Wilder-Taylor joins Chris in an unexpected episode on what to watch and what NOT to watch, including Licorice Pizza, The Last Duel, The Bachelor, reality television, …

Ep 66: Joe Matarese

January 31st, 2022


Comedian and podcaster Joe Matarese joins Chris to reminisce about the good old comedy days and talk about being on America's Got Talent, Coda, Get …

Ep 65: Adam Ferrara

January 24th, 2022


Comedian, actor, and podcaster Adam Ferrara (Top Gear, Nurse Jackie) joins Chris to talk about the creative process, where the joy in creation is, and discuss The French Dispatch, Peacemaker, Dr. Strange, The Beatles: …

Ep 64: Eben Burgoon

January 17th, 2022


Comics writer, artist, and sock maker Eben Burgoon joins Chris to talk about mentoring kids all over the world who want to make comics. He and Chris then discuss James Bond and No Time to Die, movie theaters, …

Ep 63: Matt Gallant

January 10th, 2022


Actor, host, and TV producer Matt Gallant joins Chris to discuss Ancient Aliens, HGTV, Only Murders in the Building, History in Color, and the first …

Ep 62: Bill Odenkirk

January 3rd, 2022


Happy New Year! Writer/Producer Bill Odenkirk (Mr. Show, Futurama) joins Chris to discuss On Cinema, The Sopranos, a grudge against The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, The Power of the Dog, Footnote, writing a drama …

Ep 61: Graham Elwood

December 20th, 2021


Comedian, Podcaster, and Director Graham Elwood returns to catch up and talk with his former CFN partner Chris about the movie theater experience, The Eternals, Invasion, Foundation, The Morning Show, and seeing Old on …

Ep 60: Cecil Baldwin

December 13th, 2021


Actor and VO artist Cecil Baldwin from Welcome to Night Vale and Gravity Falls joins Chris to talk about the Great British Baking Show, Ghost Busters: Afterlife, 8 Bit Christmas, Dune, going back to movie theaters, …

Ep 59: Steele Saunders P2

December 6th, 2021


The second half of the discussion with comedian and podcaster Steele Saunders, where he and Chris discuss upcoming Star Wars projects and some odd lessons learned from YouTube influencers.

Ep 58: Steele Saunders P1

November 29th, 2021


Comedian, podcaster and Star Wars expert Steele Saunders joins Chris to discuss Clone Wars, and all things Star Wars. Such an epic chat had to be broken into two parts.

Ep 57: Jay Kogen

November 22nd, 2021


Writer, TV Producer, and Improvisor Jay Kogen (Frasier, The Simpsons, Malcolm in the Middle) joins Chris to talk about the creation of the Simpsons, …

Ep 56: Matt Kirshen

November 15th, 2021


Comedian and podcaster Matt Kirshen joins Chris to talk about his podcast Probably Science, Succession, The Harder they Fall, Outlaws, horror movies, Shudder, and Cowboy Bebop.

Ep 55: Ron Tanski

November 8th, 2021


Composer and musician Ron Tanski joins Chris to talk about working on The Quiet Journeys of Professor Atwood, Squid Game, Supernatural, Doom Patrol, …

Ep 54: Todd Perry

November 1st, 2021


VFX Supervisor Todd Perry from For All Mankind, Doctor Strange, and Black Panther joins Chris to talk in depth about Dune, visual effects, killer robots, Halloween movies and sitting through the Banana Splits horror …

Ep 53: John Matta

October 25th, 2021


Writer/comedian John Matta joins Chris to talk about their early days of comedy, comic books, writing for Batman, The Long Halloween Part 1 and 2, Injustice, Halloween Kills, Squid Game, Watchmen, getting in trouble, …

Ep 52: Matt Weinhold

October 18th, 2021


Comedian and Host of Monster Party Matt Weinhold joins Chris for a spoooky Halloween Episode and talks about this year's Shriekfest Film Festival, …

Ep 51: Wendi Aarons

October 11th, 2021


Writer and satirist Wendi Aarons joins Chris to talk about writing satire in an age where real life is more insane than ever, getting in trouble with …

Ep 50: Marc Hershon

October 4th, 2021


Podcaster, writer, and podcast journalist for Vulture Magazine Marc Hershon joins Chris to talk about covering comedy podcasts, Line of Duty, Into …

Ep 49: Denise Gossett

September 27th, 2021


Actress and Shriekfest Horror Festival Founder Denise Gossett joins Chris to talk about the festival, horror attractions at theme parks, Malignant, and more!

Ep 48: David Huntsberger

September 20th, 2021


Comedian, podcaster, TV Host, and animator David Huntsberger joins Chris to discuss his album years in the making, his obsession with movies and shows surrounding drug lords including Narcos, Crack, American Made, and …

Ep 47: Avi Liberman

September 13th, 2021


Comedian Avi Liberman joins Chris from Israel to discuss almost dying in a car accident, touring the world, Money Heist, Derry Girls, White Lotus, and the latest Fantasy Island remake.

Ep 46: Phil Leirness

September 7th, 2021


Writer, director, and podcaster Phil Leirness joins Chris to talk about the origin of the Chill Pak laptop cooling system, Robert Mitchum movies like …

Ep 45: Jan Lucanus

August 30th, 2021


Writer, Actor, and Transmedia Producer Jan Lucanus joins Chris to talk about his Justice For Hire Cinematic Initiative, Pitch Meeting, 30 Rock, Masters of the Universe: Revelation, What If...? and more!

Ep 44: Marc Guggenheim

August 23rd, 2021


TV writer/producer Marc Guggenheim joins Chris to talk about the Arrowverse, Schmigadoon, The Deadwood Movie, HBO Max and the new Green Lantern …

Ep 43: Jimmy Palmiotti

August 12th, 2021


Jimmy Palmiotti, writer of TV, Movies, and Comics like Painkiller Jane, Deadpool, Harley Quinn and The Pro, joins Chris to discuss Kickstarters, the …

Ep 42: David Avallone

August 9th, 2021


Writer and director for comics, film and TV David Avallone joins Chris to talk about his work on the new Red Sonja movie, Damnation Alley, the original Fantastic Four movie by Roger Corman, News of the World, Gunpowder …

Ep 41: Henry Phillips

August 2nd, 2021


Comedian, filmmaker, and musician Henry Phillips talks with Chris about comedy in bookstores in the 90s, his films Punching the Clown and Punching Henry, viral Youtube videos that sent him to the Satanic Church, Cobra …

Ep 40: Hal Lublin

July 26th, 2021


VO artist, podcaster, and actor Hal Lublin from The Venture Bros and Welcome to Night Vale joins Chris to discuss Black Widow, The Tomorrow War, Survivor, Virgin River, My Unorthodox Life, and More!

Ep 39: Chris Morgan

July 19th, 2021


Chris Morgan drops by to talk about his new book "The Nickelodeon 90s". Along with a fascinating history of the channel, Chris and Chris also discuss Loki, The original Blade movie, The Bob Newhart Show from the 80's, …

Ep 38: Dean Haglund

July 12th, 2021


Comedian, Podcaster, and actor Dean Haglund from the X-Files stops by to discuss the quest for Hitler's gold, for real, In the Heights, Bull, Loki, …

Ep 37: Steve Tatham

July 5th, 2021


Comedian and Imagineer for Disney and Universal Steve Tatham  joins Chris to talk about theme parks, IPs, Academy Award movies, Bo Burnham's special Inside, the Conjuring: The Devil Made me do it, The Mitchells vs The …

Ep 36: Murray Valeriano

June 28th, 2021


Comedian, writer, and podcaster Murray Valeriano joins Chris to discuss live performance returning, writing, music, classic shows as comfort food, like MASH, The Larry Sanders Show and Star Trek, along with new shows …

Ep 35: Ed Kuehnel

June 21st, 2021


Video Game and Comic Book Writer Ed Kuehnel joins Chris to discuss growing up watching wrestling on TV, his comic Invasion From Wrestletopia, LOKI, Top Boy and Top Boy Summer House, Sweet Tooth, and The Purge TV series.

Ep 34: Mark Waid

June 14th, 2021


Comic book writer, editor, and publisher Mark Waid joins Chris to discuss Justice League, A Death in the Family, (both the comic and the animated adaptation), Calls, Castlevania, The Clone Wars spinoff The Bad Batch, …

Ep 33: Craig Shoemaker

June 7th, 2021


Comedian, actor, and producer Craig Shoemaker joins Chris to discuss his organization Laughter Heals, The Kominsky Method, Mare of Easttown, …

Ep 32: Kimberley Browning

May 31st, 2021


Filmmaker, Producer, and founder of the Hollywood Shorts film program Kimberley Browning joins Chris to discuss indie film, Mare of Eastown, The …

Ep 31: Jonathan London

May 24th, 2021


Filmmaker and Host of the Geekscape Podcast Jonathan London joins Chris to discuss Comic-Cons, the MCU, Ghost Rider, a sequel Chris selectively …

Ep 30: Jack Carrerow

May 17th, 2021


Legacy TV writer Jack Carrerow talks about working with Tom Hanks on Bosom Buddies and other classic TV shows. Chris and Jack also discuss old Looney …

Ep 29: Mike Schmidt

May 10th, 2021


Comedian and Podcaster Mike Schmidt returns to discuss Falcon and Winter Soldier, Mortal Kombat, Exterminate All the Brutes, the classic movie Thief …

Ep 28: Fernando Pinto

May 3rd, 2021


Comic book artist and podcaster Fernando Pinto joins Chris to do a deep dive into superhero movies and TV shows, including Invincible, The Boys, and a slew of DC Animated features including Superman" Man of Tomorrow, …

Ep 27: Bil Dwyer

April 26th, 2021


Actor and comedian Bil Dwyer joins Chris to discuss getting back to live performing, Marvel movies, Zack Snyder's Justice League, The Sound of Metal, Cherry, The Sisters Brothers, streaming service fatigue, and more!

Ep 26: Espree Devora

April 19th, 2021


Podcaster, founder of WEARELATECH, and the face of Clubhouse, Espree Devora joins Chris to talk about the WeWork documentary, the perils of …

Ep 25: Neil T. Weakley

April 12th, 2021


Godzilla vs Kong is here! And so is writer Neil T. Weakley to talk about it! Also discussed is how oddly off-putting My Octopus Teacher is.

Ep 24: Mike Siegel

April 5th, 2021


Comedian and and HGTV and Travel Channel Host Mike Siegel joins Chris to discuss changes to travel post-pandemic, Schitt's Creek, My Octopus Teacher, WandaVision for beginners, Never Have I Ever, Hunters, the Tom and …

Ep 23: Wayne Federman

March 29th, 2021


Comedian, Actor, and Podcaster Wayne Federman joins Chris to discuss his book on the history of comedy, doing comedy in a bookstore, illegal movie streaming, Sonic the Hedgehog, The Invisible Man remake, Coming to …

Ep 22: Paul Gilmartin

March 22nd, 2021


Chris welcomes comedian and podcaster Paul Gilmartin to the show and they discuss Zero Zero Zero, dark documentaries, Love Fraud, Macbeth with …

Ep 21: Ric Meyers

March 15th, 2021


Chris and writer, podcaster, and martial arts consultant Ric Meyers take a deep dive into Raya and the Last Dragon, and discuss the film's …

Ep 20: Ed Crasnick

March 8th, 2021


Comedian, Podcaster, writer, and producer Ed Crasnick stops by to talk about mental health and comedy, guest starring on the Sopranos, Nomadland, Say …

Ep 19: Neil T. Weakley

March 1st, 2021


Neil returns early to not only test the remote audio but to discuss The Muppet Show on Disney+, The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel, Judas and the Black …

Ep 18: Daniel Van Kirk

February 22nd, 2021


Comedian, Podcaster and Actor Dan Van Kirk stops by virtually to discuss stand-up during a pandemic along with The Little Things, Silence of the Lambs, Alone, horrifying documentaries, In and of Itself, and more! 

Ep 17: Alice Fraser

February 15th, 2021


Comedian, Writer, and Podcaster Alice Fraser joins Chris and covers a lot of viewing ground to discuss a plethora of shows and movies including …

Ep 16: Neil T. Weakley

February 8th, 2021


Writer and film reviewer Neil T. Weakley returns to discuss Barry, Watchmen, Palm Springs, Promising Young Woman, Norsemen, and revisiting Lovecraft Country.  

Ep 15: Kevin Avery

February 1st, 2021


Comedian and writer Kevin Avery joins Chris to talk about his new show The Great North as well as what they are watching including Lupin, …

Ep 14: CJ Johnson

January 25th, 2021


Film Critic and Podcaster CJ Johnson joins Chris to talk about some of their favorite and not so favorite films of the year including The Climb, Never, Really, Sometimes, Always, The Midnight Sky, The Trouble With Being …

EP 13: Tom Merritt

January 18th, 2021


Daily Tech News Show and Cordkillers Podcast Host joins Chris to discuss streaming technology, The Prom, Uncanny Encounter, The Call, The Animaniacs …

Ep 12: Jackie Kashian

January 11th, 2021


Comedian and Podcaster Jackie Kashian joins Chris to discuss Soul, Wonder Woman 84, and does an unexpectedly deep dive into Bridgerton and Romance …

Ep 11: Laura House

January 4th, 2021


First ep of 2021! Laura House joins Chris to discuss detoxing from Christmas Movies, Die Hard, Fargo, The Dead Don't Die, The Last Picture Show, and why there aren't screens in European windows.

Ep 10: Graham Elwood

December 21st, 2020


On the 1 year anniversary of ending Comedy Film Nerds comedian and filmmaker Graham Elwood joins Chris to discuss the future of the movie going experience, The Undoing, The Social Dilemma, The Flight Attendant, a little …

Ep 9: Jeff Gomez

December 7th, 2020


Writer and Transmedia Producer Jeff Gomez joins Chris to talk in depth about Ultraman, translating comics to the big and small screens, and they …

Ep 8: Steele Saunders

November 30th, 2020


Comedian and host of the Steele Wars Podcast joins Chris to do a deep dive into The Mandalorian and the whole Star Wars Universe, including the …

Ep 7: Drew Ackerman

November 23rd, 2020


Drew Ackerman from the Sleep With Me Podcast joins Chris to talk about insomnia, podcasting, lost episodes, Ted Lasso, The Office, Melrose Place, and The Queen's Gambit.

Ep 6: Buzzy Cohen

November 9th, 2020


Jeopardy! Champion Buzzy Cohen joins Chris to talk his experiences on the show, Star Trek, Disney+, Studio Ghibli movies, why Addams Family Values is underrated, and if the Last Flight of Noah's Ark is actually a real …

Ep 5: Frank Woodward

October 26th, 2020


Join Chris for a spoooky Halloween ep as he welcomes horror filmmaker and documentarian Frank Woodward. They discuss Reservoir Dogs, Dr. Sleep, Hubie …

Ep 4: Adam Ferrara

October 19th, 2020


Adam Ferrara from Top Gear, Rescue Me, and Nurse Jackie joins Chris to talk about Cobra Kai, The Karate Kid, The Most Dangerous Animal of All, and Gravity Falls.

Ep 3: Frank Conniff

October 4th, 2020


Frank Conniff from Mystery Science Theater 3000 joins Chris to talk about Ed Wood, Chernobyl, Enola Holmes, The Morning Show, Ratched, and more! 

Ep 2: Ric Meyers

September 21st, 2020


Kung Fu Movie Consultant Ric Meyers joins Chris to discuss what went right and what went wrong with Mulan. A bit of a deeper dive into the film and …

Ep 1: Mike Schmidt

September 9th, 2020


Join Chris as he talks to Mike Schmidt about Bill and Ted Face the Music, Class Action Park, Mad Max: Fury Road, Inception, Unsolved Mysteries, and a …

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