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"tim heidecker" Discussed on Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend

Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend

03:54 min | 8 months ago

"tim heidecker" Discussed on Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend

"And it's a nice ratio. I think that is key. But i could. They sell them in this little bag. And i could eat half the bag very very quickly and a dangerous way You know they make almond dem's. I'm not a fan. But they do make a. I would probably wouldn't be fan either. But there's something about these sees dark chocolate almond clusters that are very very special. My sees special thing is they. Have these things. Called scotch kisses. Which are it's like butter. Scotch wrapped around a marshmallow but the texture of the butterscotch. It's not thick or sticky. It's wrote like wow did you. In a good way they do good work. I really appreciate mary. See tim heidecker. Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to be on my show. There was a pleasure talking to alison. Thank you it was wonderful talking to you If you guys like what you hear and make sure. Your subscribed listened to my other podcast childish. Which is my parenting ish podcast. You don't have to have kids to us. And i do that with greg fitzsimmons. Follow social media at allison rosenfeld. The shows twitter feed at air. I and bf. If you'd like what you're hearing not only make sure you're subscribed but and And subscribe your friends but leave us a nice comment. Click five stars that helps. I'm a patriot. Patriotic i mentioned patriot. Comes out cameo. Tim i really. Someone told me recently that i should do the guest plugs before my own. And i really should but i did it. I'm sorry that's okay me to or should i or should you. I think you should ears. Oh i feel terrible doing them but let me doesn't you. do you do them probably better anyways. Well everyone follow. Tim heidecker on twitter and on instagram. Are you timothy. Heidecker are tim heidecker. I'm just at tim. Heidecker on both platforms are might be real. Tim heidecker on instagram. But that doesn't matter. I mean goofy. It'll it'll come up if you search the name it'll come up. Listen to office hours. Live and watch office. Hours live every thursday at ten. Am pacific watch. Moonbase eight on showtime An evening with tim heidecker. Which is a I describe it. Well it's your stand up but it's like a a send up of self important standups. Yes it's a. That's that's that's yeah. It's a parody of Sort of a truth telling stand up comedy. Did you see the comedy store documentary not yet. I bet there's a lot to draw from their. Oh yes that's on youtube and wait. I've i've got more to say about where they can. Oh you're on patriot on patriot dot com slash office hours live live..

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"tim heidecker" Discussed on Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend

Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend

03:37 min | 8 months ago

"tim heidecker" Discussed on Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend

"I can be up high. I just can't be in a position where i could make the fatal decision to to jump right for also ever do that bit like at on a subway platform. What if i decide to just jump off. I wouldn't do the weird thing. is i understand that. But if i'm on the golden gate bridge. I could say the same thing about traffic to the left of me which is going flying by jump into traffic. I don't fear that as much a this. Probably it's the height. It's sort of the yeah. It's the abyss I realized i. Don't i do and i don't have a fear of heights or rather i have like a pretty mild one but when my husband and i were were house hunting. I didn't want to live up in the hills. Which is i tried to find anywhere online evidence that this is an actual phobia and. I don't think this might be a true. I have some weird fear of living in the hills for fear that it will all collapse. Or what if we need to get somewhere fast and then we have to do these. Slow little switch backs. I don't know. I like the i live. Actually a in some hills and glendale in. I like the idea of. It is very little chance of flooding when the big earthquake happens. There's that smart no ocean coming up to my It'll it'll come up halfway the road but not up to my house but you don't worry about your your way. Do you live on the kind of hells. Where if you park your car outside your house. You can't even get the doors to stay open not that steep. No no no okay and you don't worry about your house coming crumbling down not really no. I don't have that fear. Well must be nice. Let's see james. Leroy wilson says. I don't remember fact while watching jeopardy. That i got wrong. I only remember when i was correct. Feel like that's everyone. Yeah i feel i. I don't remember much either way to be honest with you showed to joy. I've burned my mouth. Approximately six hundred times during the ongoing quarantine. Why don't i learn. I mean i have follow up questions like what's going on during quarantine that's different than your normal life. That's making it so everything's hotter lots of cookies coming out of the oven. Men right like like a hot chocolate chip. Oh i have a question for you. I also have a segment called snapchat. This is more snapchat. But i'm i'm doing it inside just mere. Everyone sure. I know you've talked about your love of peanut. Mlm's yachts embarrassing little bit. But i think you should be wear it with pride. How do you feel about the other flavors. Though not no interest really no interest. I what do you got. No thanks Peanut butter mushy. I haven't gotten into the other flavors. Honestly they might be great. You know what i love and for. This is more of a california thing. But you know see's candies. I star dale see's candies allman dark chocolate almond clusters or whatever they are That's about the best thing. I think in the candy world that that that puts eminem pianim's to shame third unbelievably good. What is in there besides almonds and doctors just like dark chocolate melted over like three or four almond so they make like a little like a little mound of almonds. They're covered in dark chocolate. They're just clip is.

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"tim heidecker" Discussed on Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend

Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend

03:26 min | 8 months ago

"tim heidecker" Discussed on Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend

"You can watch the thursday show videos. They're the monday show videos. Though like this one are on youtube and i definitely put on too much eyeliner today. So if you want to see that in person and you want to see. Tim heidecker smoking. His sharpie go to youtube dot com slash. alison rosen. please subscribe. I'm basing my self worth on those numbers and it's not looking good okay. We have a song when you have done soon. Bush questions..

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"tim heidecker" Discussed on Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend

Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend

05:56 min | 8 months ago

"tim heidecker" Discussed on Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend

"Are tim heidecker. The guy that hosts the podcast. Who is you essentially right. Yup yeah i mean as as we all are however we are when we present ourselves publicly which is not always exact right. Yeah it's i'm maybe it will see it hughes pretty closely to the actress him. Either i'm gonna guess without knowing us. But then there's also these these fictionalized versions of tim heidecker that exist out there and it's really someone to write a term paper on it like it's very it's very postmodern and it's really interesting how you're able to to straddle all these worlds. It seems to me that you are not concerned with that. Creating confusion for people is that true. That's true I certainly ten years ago. Probably very excited about it or more than you know as i'm doing these as building these things That part you know. I grew up watching andy. Kaufman and You know. I think. Other people. To like steve martin albert brooks even. If you know out brooks's confusing maybe for some people. But he was also a stand up comedian before he started making movies and his his act was a bad comedian. Like a really hacky failed. Comedian you know. So there's there's a precedent for this and there is this like the steve martin that presents himself as the host of saturday. Night live as as that kind of really obnoxious person was always steve martin and it was it just a character. You know that he was doing But wasn't going by a different name. So eric and i were starting. There was something really funny in the characters In the kind of stuff we're doing and The way we wanted to present it. That was very much about this kind of obnoxious You know self Self promoting kind of attitude. So that kind of is where it started and then some of it might just be lazy. Some of it is just like not really you know in on cinema for example it started so without without really much thought you know it was just me and greg entertaining ourselves and then it seems silly to just have a fake name. It just seems hacky in a way to us or to me that you know i'm going to be jove feld feldman Why who cares you know.

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"tim heidecker" Discussed on World Cafe

World Cafe

09:19 min | 9 months ago

"tim heidecker" Discussed on World Cafe

"I'm rena doris. Tim is my guest today. And that's something we just heard the line. This place that billy joel sang about means nothing to me anymore. Little shoutout your hometown of allentown pennsylvania. What was it. Like growing up in allentown. Well you know i. I don't say. I regret. I was going to say regret. I do feel a little bad because you know you you up you up things for dramatic purposes right for the entertainment sake and for you know. I don't wanna get wishy washy in the middle of a song would-be wishy washy in in talking to you about it because it isn't quite that stark you know do i do do. I don't know if i would feel that way. But i you know my mom heard it and she was like really like it. Wasn't that bad. you're being dramatic. I'm like yeah. I'm being dramatic. It's a song anyways. The growing up in allentown. I mean it was a subur- suburban middle class you know Childhood with church and Little league and theater lot of theater did you. Were you like in like a youth theatre. I was yeah i was. Do you remember any of the plays he did i do i do. I mean i did a christmas carol. Many year a couple years of that the wizard of oz music man. Oh i think. I was just a chorus member. I was like in the in the land of oz kid. But i did some other more serious plays in highschool there. The play called the normal heart than normal heart. I think Yeah the grapes of wrath. There's a production of the grapes of wrath. That was really good. Yeah i really had ambitions to be an actor as as a kid. I mean was really something i wanted to do. Thought i could do in would do. And it's went of different direction but it's certainly happening in some way so i feel very connected to that in your house growing up. Was there a lot of music. Oh yeah my. My dad was big classic rock guy he. He turned me onto the beatles and the stones and dylan and And all that stuff in my graham. My grandmother could play piano by ear and she was very religious woman When you know a protestant church woman and played a beautifully played piano beautifully and and we would sing all kinds of amazing grace and those kind of songs and And you know simon and garfunkel and cat stevens and all that stuff were very big in our car. Mostly you know it was not a thing you sat around the house and listen to as much as you know you just you watch. Tv when you're at home you watch tv and in the car you listen to music. That was kind of our life and you didn't have bands in high school. I mean a little bit of a departure from church music. But i know you in high school band called the pulsating libidos. So what did you play. I played a coup stick guitar. And yeah i sang. I came in to that they were already existing of i remember and they came in as more of like i'm going to the i've i could write songs and Yeah became a little bit of kind of a Be the less you know in the nineties there were like the gin blossoms and there were this the kind of like grunge but then also kind of like gangly. Poppy kind of things a little bit. Like that may be with like some i would say. There are some influence from like fish ban. Fish which i can't believe now that i'm thinking about it but a little jammy little rocky was not very good but i imagine najing like a gin blossoms fish hybrid bands now in my mind. Yeah i have the demos. i'll send them to you. They're you know they're they're they're here if we get the demo. I'm just going to throw to it just in case here. Is the demo. An early high school demo from tim heidecker spanned nine so that was a bit of a demo from pulsating libidos. Tim high is high school band I'm speaking tim heidecker today on world cafe so you played high-school there's lots of music near growing up and then you went off to temple university in philly and it seems like you kind of left that behind for a bit. The whole music thing. Why well my my Went to film school and it was very serious to learn to become a great director. You know i yeah. I reflected on this recently. That i didn't really bring a guitar college and i'm not sure why i just thought i was going to be studying film and making movies and Just that's kind of where i was at. I got back into it a couple of years later as i was just living in philly. I live with eric and we. He was always in bands to eric. wear high. my Comedy collaborator And he was in a lot of bands. Different totally different of music than i was interested in but We would play at at our at our house that we had. We would play kind of this like party. Rock for for as a as a as a lark you know for fun. And so i got back into it that way and i've always kind of been pursued music again and at the same time But i always felt really up until recently. They didn't have serious to say lyrically in music. And anything i really felt qualified to to write about. I never felt that. I could do very parody things i could make music and i think it was really only after you know about ten years ago or something that i found a way to to do it more sincerely without necessarily throwing away all the jokes but yeah well what was that hang up. Why did you feel like you. Couldn't you have anything you could say that way. I mean a couple of things. I didn't have life experience enough to really. I mean all my creativity was kind of going into the into comedy. And tim and eric and tv shows that. We're working on. And i didn't. I don't know. I i Anything that was writing felt like it had been said done before. And then at some point about ten or so years ago. I really got into the music of warren's yvonne and randy newman and maybe back into other people like paul simon and sort of singer songwriters of the seventies and especially with randy newman and mourns yvonne. I've found that they could write music but they didn't have to necessarily lose their sense of humor and that they could do both or or they could be witty or observational and funny but also right beautiful sad music. And i just wanted to do that. I thought that would be so cool if i could find my own way of doing that. S speaking tim. Heidecker rolled cafe today. we're going to hear another live performance. This one is also from your new album. Fear of death. It's called little lamb. And i understand that it may be directed to some of those fans. Who'd like to kind of keep you where you they think you belong you could you. Could you talk about that again. I was writing. I had my you know radar on for song ideas and play in that little. Lick the did it to do and started singing this song about a little lamb and then pretty quickly. I think it was. You know looking on twitter or instagram and seeing comments and somebody saying which they tend to do you know. I used to be a fan but ever since you started talking about politics you lost me or your music sucks. Go back to being funny or when will you be funny again. You know and and again it's a small very loud group of people always men and my way of processing. It was writing this very kind of very pretty lullaby style song but With a with a sort of veneer of sweetness to it but underneath it being you know somebody wrote like it's kinda slap the velvet glove kind of this You know go away..

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"tim heidecker" Discussed on World Cafe

World Cafe

03:40 min | 9 months ago

"tim heidecker" Discussed on World Cafe

"Recorded live for world cafe. That was property by tim heidecker saw from his new album. Fear of death and fear of death. Is your fifth album as tim. Heidecker it's an album that some billed as serious album about serious topics and it does have this existential thread that runs through it. But looking back on some of your past albums even though there's a sense of humor to them. I think it's almost a bit of a disservice to describe them as serious of them. Thinking of your twenty nine hundred album. What the brokenhearted. Which was a concept album. Born out of internet rumors that your wife had left you. Could you explain how that album happened. Well you know. I think it gets a little misunderstood as almost everything i do does but i. I'm a very outspoken. Left wing liberal You know Political guy and i speak my mind on twitter and that's caused me. I'm and i'm also like an alternative weirdo artist guy. Who has there's a weird ven diagram of that internet mail kind of anti thawra -tarian type nihilist. That also is a fan of mine right so they started this thing where it's like you know you're so you're such a weakling. Or like a you know soy a cock that your wife left you. She couldn't even take it right and they went so far as to to make these divorce papers that were forged and put it online and it was just funny to me you know is just like it's just not true You know. I love sad songs. I love you know blood on the tracks i love you know just like songs about breakups. The richard and linda thompson or even fleetwood mac. So i'm going to naturally sit down and write a song. That's going to be a little like you know a little sad or a reflective of some some bad news or whatever so. I wrote a few songs that were kind of in that style. In like with this record i think when you start going in a certain direction the songs tell you what you what you want to write about. It's interesting that such a beautiful album. Come out of you know internet trolling. i mean. that's that's try. Try try to squeeze the positive out of a negative situation as much as he can. Yeah and i think if you didn't know about the back story and you were listening to that record you might not realize that it was kind of joke or like she kind of response to something. It's a really touching stuff in there. you've sent us a live performance of one of the songs from what the bar broken heart and do. What could you tell us about the song funeral shoes before we hear it. Well a lot of my songs start with the first line. I don't know how other songwriters do it. But you don generally get a first line in your head and and mine was gonna get takeout for lunch. I'm going to get taken out for dinner. I'm going to have breakfast in bed. That was neat. I liked the takeout and taken out as two different things. I just liked that. And so then i thought about i started. I wanted to write a song about the idea of that. I'm living in glendale california. I'm from pennsylvania and grew up in allentown pennsylvania. And i don't have really honestly. I feel like i don't have a lot of connection or routes to that place anymore and the idea of what what home is versus where you come from and and the fact that you know when you go home these days. It's usually for funerals. Let's listen to funeral. Hughes performed live by. Tim heidecker and natalie married on world cafe.

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"tim heidecker" Discussed on World Cafe

World Cafe

05:37 min | 9 months ago

"tim heidecker" Discussed on World Cafe

"Making the world cafe at home right now. Everybody's still not allowed to go to the office talking to you on video chat. Where are you exactly. I'm in my garage. That is also where i do. My podcast live show office hours. And i make music here and escape from my family down here and it's my little creative zone. You sent a bunch of live performances that were going to here today on the show but first let's get into that song that we just heard fear of death. The title track started. Got this whole thing rolling We hear your voice on this album but we also hear the voice of bloods natalie. Marrying she's a big part of this album too. So how did you to meet well. We had some mutual friends. We met at a benefit. Show that we both were on the bill for a father. John misty had a wildfire relief a couple years ago and i was kind of blown away by her performance. We met backstage. We talked a little bit. I had her come on my podcast. And and as she was on the podcast. We kind of impromptu improvised the song we were sort of talking about church growing up in in singing as kids and singing about singing church songs and stuff and so we started kind of singing church songs together and then i picked up my guitar player like i got this new song. I'm working on fear of death. Had the cords. And i was sort of like i think you would sound good on this in. I was on that. Podcasts can be fairly brash and overconfident. That's kind of the kind of the fun you know. It's not it's not exactly how i would normally behave off the air but i was like you know we should do this song together and we kinda did it on the show. And there's it's kind of neat because there's that record of it. It's a really beautiful moment. We actually have a clip of it. That i wanna. I wanna play 'cause you can hear her start to come in with those harmonies in fear of death so this is just a little bit From the office hours podcast. Where tim heidecker. And natalie marrying i performed. Your debt is keeping me com okay. So that's like the first time and you realize right away that you had this kind of chemistry. I don't know if i realized right away. But this guy drew erickson. Who's this really cool arranger. And he's just one of these guys at pla- he played in roger waters. live Tour few tours ago. And he's just one of these cool l. a. You know indi cats who knows all the great people he heard it and he was a fan of mine and was i saw after this wise blood show that was a couple maybe a week later later and he just afterwards kind of came up to me and said hey if you natalie ever wanted to go in the studio together i could help. I could put a band together. I can get a studio. And the and i just said sure that would be that. Sounds like a lot of fun. In natalie said the same thing and that was a thursday and on monday like over the weekend had put it all together and said come up with some songs because we got two days booked at the studio. And i've got the lemon twigs or in town and stella for more paint is gonna come by and he just you know it was like it just kinda worked pretty much right away because i mean mostly because the musicians are just super high caliber and they could hear a demo and immediately within about two takes get a full version. And then you're like. Do you have any other songs. You wanna try is a little bit like that And then after those couple of days i started thinking about. What would this be as a as a whole record and and what. What are the songs telling me about what i want to say you know right. I speaking to tim heidecker enrolled cafe today for people who are listening. Who might not be familiar with your entire body of work. There is a ton of it. not only. Have you made a bunch of albums but you do. Tv made movies. You have that podcast. We were talking about a lot of ideas. You seem like a person with a lot of ideas so as an example. Let's take your song property which we're going to hear next It starts with observation of a cemetery being prime real estate. And when you have an idea like that did you make a voice memo. Do you write it down or is it. just you just hold onto it. I I usually would do a voice memo there probably is a very very rudimentary voice memo of that song and then i'd demoted here in the garage watched that rolling thunder documentary about bob dylan and the was out last year. And there's something about it. That was so inspirational too. Not really about like trying to make that kind of music necessarily but just being creative and making stuff and taking advantage of the moment. Yeah and so. I do my best to make something. That sounds it gives the you know shape of the song and the sort of style might be played in but i don't try to finish it because i knew that we were going to try to record more songs. Listen to tim. Heidecker property was recorded. Live for world cafe featuring vocals from natalie marrying of wise blood. it's property.

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"tim heidecker" Discussed on Hollywood Handbook

Hollywood Handbook

02:59 min | 9 months ago

"tim heidecker" Discussed on Hollywood Handbook

"A one of the classic the long line almost on the food. So good smash burgers and the only way to go I hate these people that are sorta like. I want a big thick. Now. You wanted smack. Fuck you. Go Fuck yourselves, Shit. Yeah Big Fat Thick, Burger what are you going to fat Burger Fuck? You Fuck you've you fucking die. Kill, I mean I like it. All I like Burger King I like. I like all the food. I Yeah I L-. Yeah I like it too. Yeah. Walker Junior. kind of a kind of a great Aussie Moron is that one of? The Great. Great Comic. George. Carlin go ahead. Yes. Yes. Okay. So Modern Man Yeah, I, love that he goes a walk into a Burger King and they go. We got a new item here called the wallpaper junior go hey. Oh yes. No, he's the best and they're like, oh, it's just a smaller version of the original Robert. So that's why they call it a junior and I'm like what the maybe it'll call it maybe it'll call it a whopper. Yeah I mean what the Hell and then they got Jumbo Shrimp Jumbo Shrimp. What Goes what I seen the inside of an outhouse. I seen the outside of a days in nobody parks on a in a parking lot and they drive on a parkway. It's like it is nuts when you think about it, he makes a good point. It's fucked up. There's no difference between Democrats and Republicans. That's a great bit. The whole. There's no difference between a Republican and a Democrat. It's all about the money. He would say it's all about the money in commercials talking about like. So. Many. Oh my God, he's. Off what do I love his bed he goes. Ice, memorize all this stuff. You haven't we seen enough commercials and they killed him they killed him they kill Bill Hicks. By one. They killed all of them. I thought crime. Larry I'm looking over my fucking shoulder. Bravo. He is a marked man because because he's be honest. US That's all don't stand to close Dennis leary right right because they have they might not make make that perfect kill but they did with Lenny Bruce. That was some tainted tainted junk they say. That he stuck his arm and sandwiches. Strict. Hendrix was on his way to I don't know if you guys know Jimi Hendrix was transitioning out of. Music and into stand up comedy. To contrast comedy and you can hear it in his lyrics in the later songs as he started sort of make these little observations about language. Well, there's a great routinely does in what if six was nine? Know whatever the rest rest is a castles made of sand. Vote to the C..

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"tim heidecker" Discussed on The Three Questions with Andy Richter

The Three Questions with Andy Richter

05:50 min | 1 year ago

"tim heidecker" Discussed on The Three Questions with Andy Richter

"He didn't like once once he got to where they're actually shooting at. He'd already made the movie in his head right and made all the decisions he wanted to nakedness. Sort of boring that he had security process. Yeah Yeah Yeah so I like that part of it and I think that as long as you remember why you're you're doing it you're doing it because it's fun to make stuff yes hopefully with people you like to make some then. That's a great reason to do it. No the the thing that you you said about processes something that I exactly agree with And it's something that I've told people don't make if you WANNA if you're the kind of person that needs a goal don't make it a thing right make the process make it make it make it like I'm GonNa get better at this. I'm going to become this right. And the big for the first time that I really noticed that was was was being next to Conan and seen him achieve his big dream right at whatever whatever he was aged twenty nine thirty and having spent all this you know and he runs on a high RPM anyway all this energy energy to get to this plays and then you're still you're the factories. Still Churning right but you've already the product is made and but so there's like all this sort of energy energy that becomes anxiety. Comes you know that I just I. You gave me a sense like I learned from that right that like this Dr sometimes if you if you make just a thing right and you get that thing that drive is going to be coming. Zayed's could very well become unpleasant pleasant. Yeah you know and also you have no control over how people are gonNA react to it. Yeah so let go of that may make it be happy. Be With it for yourself and go keep working. Keep making stamps. And if you pour yourself into becoming say you know I'm going to become uh this When you get there then what then? What now would he have to aim for you? So you know it's it's a I imagine it's a huge reassessment of like. What was this all about the trouble? I've at least himself aware of my dissatisfaction has faction of wherever I'm at still a feeling is always a feeling of. Oh okay. Is that like I said earlier with us all right. I'm in that cool big movie. Yeah all right so that was fun. Now what does that mean. Nothing not I look at. I mean my heroes. Rose are people that are way beyond where I'm at. Yeah how can I be the ambition to WanNa be fucking Bob Dylan or something just that that at that level is dangerous or very could become damaging the ball whose. Why would you think that you could be be be like that? Yeah and also d really really wanted to just you really want because Bob. That's not the best example. Yeah yeah nobody nobody but yet it is true. It's like there's always always there's a cost for everything there's again for every gang. Yeah and you know But that dissatisfaction is that something like is. Is that problematic like does it. Does it get in the way of of you and is it something that you wish. You know that you're in process of changing. It should be something I work on more than I do. You with With every project I do there is a does there is sort of a self protectiveness of it or a not just about me but the other people that work on it and the self self preservation of getting to more. There's a feeling of we should. This should be more popular more. We should be on firmer ground and yet to be able to do bigger things or push this so as much as I say. It's all about the process. I do feel protective and in a And always dissatisfied with the level the where the project takes us to to make the next thing. You know what I mean. Yeah so you Roy D. worry about ever being satisfied. Do you think if you're satisfied. It's a problem I it's a good question. I don't know yeah I would. I would not give you a fake answer. If I didn't no but I think some of that disatisfaction you know. Gets you up in the morning. Yeah you trying well. Yeah Kitchen Kitchen Showbiz. Arlo Tim. This has been really great It was one of the things I love about doing. This is that I get to pry into the people that I like in respects lives and find things out. We know each other. We know each other sort of cash. Very kind of you know friendly. Yeah and But yeah this has been fun. I like I like this lesson in Tim. I appreciate and helping me. I hope the listeners did too and with that I'm going to say thank you for.

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"tim heidecker" Discussed on The Three Questions with Andy Richter

The Three Questions with Andy Richter

13:50 min | 1 year ago

"tim heidecker" Discussed on The Three Questions with Andy Richter

"When people say that? About of course Burger they labeled pedophile defiled by Mike Serna Vichea. It's just a tactic. It's a weapon that is it's the kind of thing it's this sort of thing that if you say hey you you're a pedophile defile. Then you defending your engaging. No I'm not when you deny something like that. You are validated entering into the possibility ability. That you are right you know so. It's just it's just the cynical most worst fucking thing you know and I thought about the thing about The reason tonight maybe we joke about it is that George Carlin thing about anything. Funny in context context yes so like the the shit that I look out of our work where it kind of circles around that yeah. It's all the absurdity of the idea of it. It's not any kind of statement of how we think. Think about children. It's just anyways. Yeah crazy well the first first question heidegger. Oh Dog. My Dog's here It's okay we were just laughing so what I I was. Abbas getting to the Where you go to the second question actually And is there something that you're doing that you wish you were is there. Is there something you're being stymied Diomede from is there. Is there a great wish. You know I think my career here is just been impossible to plan for and there's no way to expect anything. Yeah and that's perhaps just have to get used to. I do dream of stability and I've been incredibly lucky and successful in very comfortable will because of a lot of hard work but also getting opportunities for whatever reason you know but nothing is. There's me and you feel a little like a football player. Maybe where you're like. I'm going to do this for a little while. I get paid more than I should something. somethings I do very much much for free or paid. Yes yes you know exactly or or there. Are Things where you pay just the right. These are very rare. Yeah but And you know then that there could. That could all stop I. I've that feeling probably have always had that feeling everybody. Everybody has everybody has feelers. But as as somebody that like my ideas are more challenging to sign onto their more. I don't know there. They're more niche and that that seems to be not as even though we see all these streaming platforms as we sell these avenues for stuff doesn't seem like that necessarily widens space for the weird stuff. Yeah Yeah I don't know it still seems like when win your stuff so much to is about the execution. You can't describe your stuff until after its exists so so you have to jump in with a leap of faith a little a bit. Yeah and you know as an actor I do this movie. US is awesome. Great in your fucking great thank you. You're welcome it doesn't seem to matter. Might matter next might might lead to something else eventually. But the idea that you might have when you're a kid that like like I'm going to be in a movie. That's going to be a number one horror movie of the year whatever number like a big move yeah unquestionably but yeah. I'm not and may know but make a very indelible impression in when you're on. Oh no you your your character is is. You're not like just a sideline characters like really. Aren't that many people in the movie memorable like you. Are you know you make an impression Russian and you do a great job and I don't. I'm not complaining but there is not that does not an automatic that anything else that leads to any. Tell me about right. Yeah Yeah Yeah So. I'm not complaining. God believe me. I'm not complaining but there isn't this feeling of like now I have now. I'm set uh on a track. It's just like Jordan. Loved me because of some movie I mean he knew our all our work but he knew the movie the comedy that he loved it and he when he was writing this movie thought of me for that part. Yeah and I'm in the movie. Yeah I mean Yeah Yeah. So it doesn't mean some agent or some studio executive or somebody was like we gotta make Hidaka Resta- he's GonNa go big none of that. It's just like individuals along my whole life if we've been like interested in working with me so if I mean my fourteen year old daughter when I drive her to school this morning and I say I'm doing a podcast and she says with WHO and I see Tim Heidegger and and she goes on. I say you know Gemini Eric. Oh Yeah Yeah. But she hasn't seen in and I said and he's the white guy in us and she's like. Oh Yeah Yeah I was. I was a senior thing with Ken Jennings and you mentioned we spa. Yeah and so. I went to we SPA last weekend. Not Been there before. I just went there for the first time. Korean spy here Los Angeles. I walked accidentally walked out of one of the men's rooms into the waiting room in my white robe had on white robe and this woman double takes gives me an older woman definitely not tim and Eric Fan. Yeah Yeah gives me a double take. I'm sorry I age. You look like that guy from from us and I'm like Oh yeah I'm wearing this white row right right. I'm him. I'm I still get excited about. Yeah of course. Hey It's meant oh I get it. I'm wearing this robe. So Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah. So that's why it's all nice. It's all good but Yeah you know if I could say if you're like what what what don't I have. Is You have that stability that. Yeah this is what I do. And I don't have to worry about cramming in twenty different kinds of things to to live the life we live and stuff and people make the assumption to that because you eat outside people make that assumption and so when you you know you go you went out of your way to express your thankfulness gratefulness. which I understand that urge because people are so quick to jump on you when you Salman elite Hollywood mainly yeah are complaining about your Cornucopia overflowing but the fact fact is that people do assume that because you were an us your set right I mean the there? There's a fucking if you look up Andy Record net worth MHM Online it's like did this morning. Fifteen million dollars. Fifteen million dollars. which is Larry Well you would not thirdly we're GONNA be gone I I don't mean nothing against the Conan show learning. I wouldn't be showing up here four days a week if I had fifteen million dollars John. Yeah like Li- around Nicole buyer was on the show last night. We were talking about because like I. I think our website is something like Nicole buyer was taken dot com because an artist or something and she said that this person who has ask Nicole buyer dot com wanted twenty grand. And she's like I don't have twenty when it's a kind of thing where it's like when I hear that I don't have twenty grand if somebody somebody's got Andy. Richter Dot Com not need throw they want twenty grand if they went twenty grand. No fucking way. I Know I can't afford twenty grand. My Anti Richard Dot Com. I would feel that loss. Sh- it yeah so but I mean that's that so called the Kidney Theo. Exactly exactly exactly. He's got a nice cell phone so then I mean. Do you have things in the works. Well I should plug this thing and this is this piece of paper. The People here It's about it says current Raja. Yeah no this is about a podcast that you did fourteen cocoa. Okay so this is. This is synergy baby promote promote away. Yeah smarter is a new scripted comedy. PODCAST FROM TEAM COCO. Takes you on a tour of tech startups. Yes and I got like Joachim booster and mark protein mark approaches in it. Just an and Kate burland right and and you and it's a it's really sounds like an inch. I haven't heard it. The first two episodes for free exclusively on luminary with new episodes coming out every Tuesday at Luminary Manera dot link slash smarter. which is humbled down the hill? Yeah Luminary dot link slash. I've never heard bank slash luminary dot link slash smarter. Oh it's like luminary dot link slash. Yeah Yeah Right. But I'd never seen dot link slash dot link before that link slash flash. It sounds like a like a Lithuanian. Sean my name is Andrea Dudley slash and smarter. Smart are there's no e. in it for people out there now but anyway I mean. Do you have any big things in the works. Do you have a new show. Eric and I are going on tour. Oh world a tour Jimmy. Careful I don't I worry about you spending too much time together. Oh we've spent a lot of time together another another thing that will be coming out next year. That does it too much. Well Burley the thing is we. Don't we do other things. Yeah so we've we. It was a little too much probably in those first ten years a lot with a lot of pressure. We are around each other all the time we very different interests but but we'd still love each other and the fact that we were able to go off and do independent things as a huge big and you can come back and go. What's let's do tim and Eric Year? Yeah let's do it year. We make something. Just do this tour. We got another thing coming out next year that I have to can't talk about going to be very good and Oh oh boy. I mean pressure. It's going to be the same old shit. Only what is the exclusion attorney turned. Something goes the Irishman or something. Like that they'll just be fun. It'd be laughs We're very excited about that in then That's kind of I mean. The tour takes exist through to the spring so try and then we'll see what happens after that us to invest two t o Well there's no question I mean. Do you imagine people come to you. And I'd say what what's your advice. How do I do it in this life and it doesn't have to be about show business? You know what I mean. 'cause I mean the thing I learned earned quickly is the process is why you should be making it. The working with your friends. The the the figuring it out the solving the puzzle watching it later getting people to tell you they liked it getting people to tell you the hate it. All that sucks. Yeah well I mean listen if somebody comes up it's almost like either neutral or negative like if you told me loved yes this thing you did I kind of. It's hard for me care. Yeah because I already went through the the pain or the joy of doing it and now it's gone now d. out in it's in the world it's Nice it's nice. It's Nice people happy it helps when I want to try to do something else. Yeah and people like that helps. Yes why say it sucks when people reviews stuff and say that it sucks. You know because that's fine. I mean that's the that's what happens sometimes but it does you know you want As much support as possible. But you know the I learned quickly I mean almost for the first time we saw the premiere of our first show on TV eh. I felt a suspicious lack of excitement in that experience. There's like Oh this isn't like we haven't gotten to the mountain to weed. It's not this X. Exhau- exultation of we did it. Yeah awesome my shows on TV. Yeah yeah it that lasts a second second and then it was like oh the fun part was making it. Yeah with my friends. Yeah Yeah So. That's something unique to you. Why do you think that that's I mean because it is a little bit unique? I mean there are people that certainly do feel revel in their accomplishments. Well Yeah I mean. I like Eric's it's always had that where it's like excited about the finished product excited about showing it. Yeah and I've lost interest in that I had fun doing it. It seeing it for the first time when we whenever you see it maybe and then it's then it's just not mine anymore. Alfred Hitchcock didn't even like shooting movies. B.'s I heard that he doesn't even look he..

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"tim heidecker" Discussed on The Three Questions with Andy Richter

The Three Questions with Andy Richter

13:14 min | 1 year ago

"tim heidecker" Discussed on The Three Questions with Andy Richter

"What point do you think I'm GonNa do music than I'm going to do? Music on. Ironically I'm just GonNa you know well Davin Wood who makes who made a lot of the music for awesome show that we would kinda right together. We found him he wrote the theme Song wrote all these great pieces of music for awesome shows tremendously talented. We got together and started working on a song for the show. That very much sounded like the band And the media knew this wasn't gonNA fit for the show. Yeah but I said well this is fun we should do more. This should make this kind of music together. Start Making. You can kind of just for fun just for fun. Yeah surely for fun because again with the technology with things like logic and a keyboard you could make pretty much you can go to Qatar Center and spend five hundred bucks and have basically like a home recording yes system and I just got into it. I got into learning how to make music doc and we've made a bunch of rock the yacht rock kind of music And we made a couple of albums that was basically ironic parody style. We'll seventies rock that we loved but I never felt like I had anything to sing about. Felt stupid singing lyrics right complexities marriage or whatever. Yeah yeah so but then I. I don't know what happened. I stopped working with Davin. Avenue kept writing music and I had kids at a at a daughter and I. We bought a house in Glendale and I started writing songs is that were like not joking. But I'd also gotten really into Randy Newman and warns Yvonne. And and people like that where I felt like. Oh these guys are not ironic really. Yeah but they're fun. They're still funny and they're seeing about real life not always about their life but some of its political some of it's just observational. The music is great. They're there Warren's evolving pretty autobiographically but certainly not randy newman. He was telling stories basically and I felt really connected to that. I thought well I could write. I could probably write more about my life not necessarily feel like it needs to be super serious. Yeah but it's not a joke. Yep so that's I wrote a record kind of about my life. I felt like a little bit and Glenda Glenda Am. I felt. Like I'd kind of earned and I lived enough experienced life since I could maybe talk about my own life at least and And then yeah so it. It was confusing using me and my whole career has also been like confusing people in the Andy Kaufman tradition. Is he serious. People are listening to this now being like. Is this all a joke. is He really talking about. Did he do any of what he's talking about. That's not so interesting anymore. I always think I always say like if Andy Kaufman Kaufman had lived. He probably would have stopped that. I like. You know what I retired of this. I know there's so much anti you know. The Genius Savannah Coffin is an I get an within. But it's the same thing it's like you know the scarlet letter I get okay Et the time this scarlet letter is a fucking you on. Jesus Christ would boring fucking book Andy Kaufman. WHO IS I? Think a lot of people oh compared to the scarlet letter never. I've not heard that I've ever read some books. No but like I go back and look at some of these things and I just think like Jesus fucking walk in this is this is just a guy being an asshole like this is not right. I'm not being invited in unless I am a MISANTHROPE EST and a sociopath and my thing is like yeah fuck everybody and I and so yeah I agree with you. I think eventually Salihi. He would have had to have figured something else out of a hat like the wrestling. The wrestling stuff that he did. which is I like I like wrestling? I don't follow. It is but I mean my whole life. I've enjoyed a the theater professional wrestling and also just this sort of of Athletes Zinnemann. Yeah whatever. But and the weirdness of it like really the working class theatre of it and he would like he wasn't being genius. He was just doing what they're all right. He didn't enter doesn't care there was no Meta and mainly what he's doing was being wrestling fan right and and ranger coin of being on TV right into just getting to be fucking professional wrestler for a minute any wrestling fan. Would the I I do. Yeah I do I was. I think that kind of nihilism cynicism and You know like everyday read attached. I run this kind of the snotty. Now too insulated people online like a lot of younger comedy people. It's just the shit posting may saying and also to like the notion of any kind of emotional honesty or or even a sentimentality is just like fuck you. We're no eventually you when you get grown up you're not afraid feelings and you can actually fucking have them and find comedy in the feelings too. You know right and I wonder that because a lot of your early comedy you know and even sort of the stuff you do with with Gregg is like. It's it's not necessary. I was GONNA say nihilism like because I mean there is a Lotta awesome awesome. Show stuff that you could call nihilist. Yeah Yeah and and the Steffi do with Gregg while not realistic. It's fucking hostile the comedy hostility. Yeah and I wonder wonder because so much of what of my world view and my work has been changed by having children. Does having children change that for you or is it just something living that kind of happens concurrent having kids this is kind of you know I like to say this is the the joke answer is that I inc diaper humor into my into our stuff. You could see the moment when references. There's an episode of Steve Brule where he's changing a man's a full grown man's diaper. Yeah Yeah it's very very funny but tube in the shadows tapers I. I just read something about my own work. This morning that some critic wrote about that the Waco Waco. Yeah the papers about wake up sardis clippings No this guy just talked about the. It's funny brought it up. Because he talked about the non cynical irony of of the stuff. I do with Greg Trek the on cinema and Mr America that has just come out and that that His point being that while these people are terrible people. Yeah my characters terrible arable guy and greg characters in another in another kind of On another side of the spectrum of kind of a terrible. Yeah it's our. It's our sort would've met outside of that perspective that this is a hopeful view of how people should be. Yes all right. There's is a dirty negative exam this is how you should not behave. And then and Mr America people that saw it said there was because I play this very trumpy of hostile border line racist buffoon very trumpy very much inspired by trump that the fact that we did not cynically cynically make him a success. Didn't make him We didn't play the the the move that you might see an darker comedy. which is that? He is successful successful and that he does become he is treated as a fool in the movie. Industry and his disregarded thrown in the basically the dust bin of San Bernardino uh-huh politics not treated seriously. Because we did feel like to play it realistic to play realistically and also to perhaps provide some hope. Is that these characters. Chris should fail so yeah. Yeah so I think there is. I love playing a swine. Bad Guy can yell at some because it's fun to do as fun to be like a bad goal. It's the best. Yeah and you say whatever you want and so we. I don't know I mean there's my kids influence. That's how I wanNA keep whether I wanNA keep behaving that way. No because it can get it out in those formats that way but we like due to like you said these people are getting their come up right so it's not like you're reveling. Yeah yeah the thing that just befuddles me and we always get once this whole like the whole pedophilia thing. That's come up in the past few years where where people have used that as a tack on on Hollywood or whatever you know right obviously that there's there's terrible examples of them but I've since I've engaged with in politics and gotten into fights fights about it and stuff and one of the things people come. You guys are into pedophilia. Yeah what are you talking about me. Well there's these sketches where you do these weird things with kids and you do this child clown there's a running bit we do with these child clown. Yeah where these child closer in cages. And it's really really. I mean this is ten years ago. We're doing some weird parallels you know like the the pizza gates stuff like that was the furthest thing from our mind. You know when you're making this stuff it's all about what what is the sickest what is the the S- The most absurd dumbest you know. And how can we you make this feel real and also in the understand if we were into this scene. Yeah we wouldn't be putting it in our common. We're showing it as something horrifying us and and like unsettling because I wanna make you feel unsettled. Yeah so there. Is this weird thing. That happens. DISMAS smoothie comedy. I did too where people thought that we're somehow because we're presenting bad characters representing you know bad people that somehow in how we're validating or you know saying that this is how people should be They didn't say that. Martin Scorsese after taxi. Dry showed so travis pickle lake. It's like you can present bad people hopefully as a way to express how you yeah. People shouldn't be it's so strange to me like when they you know I mean. How many Mur how many movies feature people murdering yes whether you're pro murder murder? Yeah we're yesterday and just just because you reminded me that the whole notion of the of these you know and I guess the Cunanan people are like you know like that somehow like I. Just they'll say Chrissy Teigen and John. Legend are part of some sort of powered pedophilia ring and trading them. I always thought to me like that's like Oh that's very telling to somebody who thinks that. What would you do if you became rich and powerful and can get away with anything? Oh you would engage in pedophilia and I just thought like wow. That's really the lady protesting too much but somebody pointed online and I don't even think there's anybody knew that if you are a victim of abuse and if you have been subjected to specially that kind of abuse right you see it everywhere everywhere right and so. It's very likely that these people are not. You're not seeing like some sort of deep seeded. Wished that they have out in a particular Taylor way. You're probably seeing somebody's trauma right right. And then I and then there are people who just exploit people shit he. It's because you can just go. What down the list? What is the worst thing somebody can this? Yeah that's the one. Yeah that's the one that's unthinkable. It's horrible can't imagine that it happens by note does but you know Jerry Sandusky Story and in my mind like stops Mike Ken. How how? How's the hammer so it is ups ups now they have kids? You're like I take it personally..

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"tim heidecker" Discussed on The Three Questions with Andy Richter

The Three Questions with Andy Richter

10:11 min | 1 year ago

"tim heidecker" Discussed on The Three Questions with Andy Richter

"Come out here. Are you doing live shows. Are we came. We came out here with the cartoon from with adult swim they bought. Tom Goes to the mayor as they. I guess I totally for ADS. Yeah Yeah of course. Yeah you're one of the few people. I don't think that were on it is. I don't know why I'm Dick. You said a real high price. Yeah I don't remember but I'm sure we probably was that. Two thousand maybe you were still in New York. I don't know two thousand four. No I was here but they might have just been remember. Yeah yeah remember but we had all kinds of people in there and into but yeah we see we got a development deal when we were on the East Coast to do basically this is nuts. We were about like not knowing the business we got. I think it was a fifteen thousand dollar development deal to to write a pilot not necessarily to me. You know how it goes enough we're GONNA make and But there was talk of. Listen this is kind of a a a a step that they have to do. They're very interested in it. But with that money we start splits two ways and we said we're moving to California. Wow it's hilarious. It's not something to buy a house with no basically out here but the idea was I moved out here for cabin boy and I made to do cabinet and that was like all right. This is my. I got a job in a movie and move on and that was I think I think it was about fifteen grand. Yeah you know that. Like all told over spread over three months of production and within it's vapor. I mean also to come in your own money sure just is gone but I I remember for years and years. I think even as a young when I originally maybe thought about going on the UCLA or thought about doing sk going to California after college. I had this thing in me that was like I. Don't that's one place. I don't WanNa go unless I'm asked to go go. Yeah it felt too intimidating. We did an internship here in college. Eric and I both spent the summer out here. We both fell whom I intern for working title pictures. Remember them yeah they still do. I picked up the phone. John Malkovich called one day inside. Yeah Yeah and I also in turned on three three Hundred Thousand Dollar Horror movie starring Seth Green. Oh well I say three hundred thousand because I remember Just eventually they had shut down production because they ran out of money. We're working out of the producers apartment. You Know Zach I got. I got both sides of summer and also you're obsessed with money. I can't add whatever that dollar attached. That's that's all about but it did feel like I don't want to be no offense to grips but I don't want to like work under the grip lighting. You know yet. I had done some work work I'd done props it's like this is I might as well just work anywhere. Like I don't like is sort of a counterpoint. To the idea of like I'd can just work around movies movies like what you're saying about thief. I got a taste of that. And so this this feels like I'm so close to it but also very far away from my because I want to be creative and a little hard to be creative when when when I started being a PA on commercials. I realized that the people that made the creative decisions. So which was he's like agents in 'cause it's commercials agency people and directors and none of the directors ever gave anybody coffee. No y'all were like Either agent Or they had been editors at places and I just was like okay you know and I was. I could have ended up I DID PROPS TO I. I enjoyed doing that like fun work that I have a facility for but I but yeah it was the same thing it's like I'm never I'm not going to be good good at this. My creative decisions are going to be like okay. They Wanna couch you. Give them five choices with three choices. So many from just doing props on one movie and then getting hired on another moving getting fired from that second movie because of not good at doing so many of those pre also also this is probably your story to pre Internet sorta pre you like yellow pages. Fuck him I gonNA find like you know camping camping gear where I don't know like just that kind of stuff I had to there in the Middle July prop out the ski lodge and they wanted all Birch log furniture fucking in one thousand nine hundred ninety. You know you know it would have been like one thousand nine hundred eighty nine. I got to tell you one. Yeah I'm here for that. I'm sure long but no it's all right not at all my I was hired as the assistant prop master on a romantic comedy called. Kimberly I think it you can see Shawna and all these people and the main prop master was a guy. I shouldn't say his name but it's the best name is the it's I i. I kind of feel like I'd hate for this guy to hear this because it's not a great name Don something okay. And he was kind of a Weirdo window like he was in. He would made just basically horror movies up to this point mall or movies horror fan and a guy he got this job as the prop master on this romantic comedy. which is again the props just meant get get lighting and get things for apartments? Parliament's wasn't allowed genre. Thing is life normal life and the it was leading up to this day to the first Dave Shooting and Don I was just running out getting stuff for dawn and picking stuff up and organizing it and all the stuff and first day of shooting comes comes and there was somebody needed rollerblades for the scene we forgot to get rollerblades get sent to Walmart to get rollerblades at seven in the morning I mean. It's a stressful day. Things are not people are unhappy with some of the props I remember. I remember the details. I know that was a stressful bad day for dawn right. Next day I show up to work seven in the morning. People start showing up people kind of you could see people kind of confused art department minutes confused. Where's Don have we can't get a hold of Don? Don should have been here a half hour ago. Have you heard from Don wears done right. Where's the prop truck? We don't know where the prop truck is. Prop Chuck should a bit. Has Everything on it. Finally an hour. WHATEVER GOES BY SOMEBODY FINDS OUT DON has left the prop truck in front of the production office with a note? That says I'm out I can't do this out. I'm sorry I quit. I two is too stressful and I apologize goodbye. And and they're like now I'm the master because he just put his hands out said I'm done. Wow so got for them. No with a note on the windshield parked illegally in this building. He's in it. Yeah Yeah so then. I managed to get through that movie. We then somebody else came in to help and everything but then I got hired on another movie called. Jesus as son Billy Credit. Do it was shot in Philly and I got a about a week and a half on that job and that movie was a period piece in seventy s with a lot of drug use drug e kind of movie houses it and after about a week of me trying my best but not really knowing what I was doing trying to get seventies period seventies stuff breath and drug paraphernalia. Yeah without the Internet without a connection to the To the production community in Philadelphia. Yeah yeah the production designers dude. I can't I gotTa let you go. I gotTA bring in somebody. That and it was hard but I was like. You're you're This isn't my calling. This isn't what I want. Yeah but it was too so I've like whenever I'm on some guy I feel like connection to him because he's not an easy easy job. Yeah none of these are easy jobs. I don't know if it's the case anymore but definitely like definitely in in the early two thousands and well and then in early night late eighties early nineties. The prop guy was the guy with the drugs like that was. It's like if people I would not have been that guy when I when I've been on jobs news and there are people that like actors that are drug user and wanted to say like. Hey are you a drug user. If you're interested in using drugs you should talk did like okay. You know. Go the beard. Yeah yeah well. I just remember being like how I need syringes. I need syringes. How do I get syringes? Go Open up that production for one one book yet ever was medical medical supplies. Call Them Up. No we don't we can't help you there okay. Well now what. I don't know what to do what to do. You know I had. I had to I had to prop out a dentist office once. Yeah like h you know twenty to they make a break into a dentist. Supplies called dental medical dental stuff. If we rent it to us all right you know just go and like that one and that one yeah. It was kind of fun in a way because they send you out with a pile of cash right and you get kind of a contact high spending three thousand dollars right. You know. That was terrible at it. The receipts I didn't like yeah. Yeah I I mean I I was decent added. I mean I.

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"tim heidecker" Discussed on The Three Questions with Andy Richter

The Three Questions with Andy Richter

02:34 min | 1 year ago

"tim heidecker" Discussed on The Three Questions with Andy Richter

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"tim heidecker" Discussed on The Three Questions with Andy Richter

The Three Questions with Andy Richter

03:36 min | 1 year ago

"tim heidecker" Discussed on The Three Questions with Andy Richter

"Yeah and also I felt like I bet if you remember two thousand one cross was big. Yes yeah that standup Yup. I thought what if maybe Bob's not getting the love right calculating that's Showbiz also. We were such big fans of him. Yeah and anyways he's He. He watched it and called me on my phone on my cell phone phone and was like who are you guys. What's going? This is amazing. Who are you this is my Bob? It's pretty good. It's so good but it was a little of that I was like Shit. I can't believe this you know and he was like who are you. Who are you with like? What's your deal will like marriages couple friends from college? And and then he got more and more he kind of kept in touch with US and helped set us up with a a couple of meetings. And and just you know Bob. He's he's very like he's a nurturing he's really he's a he's a lifer life for here's a here's many thoughts on spongy. And why it's funny and he's kind and and also it's like it's a cause. Yeah Yeah like comedy is a cause and so he took US under wing. He really believed in us. He showed us to some people and some people are like well. Why don't you get these guys on a the writing staff or something you know? Don't don't let them learn any bad habits. You know like that kind of thing and the Nice thing it Sadie. Yeah I mean because Jesus Christ he's so right it's true but and it was crazy if you look at our early early stuff. It's it's not all there yet. It's a massive mass. Would it be though so. It took a lot for him. I think see that there was some different there that could could grow into something else but I guess I started started saying that because coming out here there was that class of people that was older than us and had done been through the works and had gone about things a different way and I always feel like the new kid in town because of that and then there's now that I'm forty three and I've been doing this for fifteen years. There are younger people that are doing stuff that I can try to be cool to or not not make them feel bad but yeah you know. It's a different feeling than no seeing somebody like Mary. Lynn Rice cap at a bar. Like hi I'm working with Bob Odenkirk. And she's like who gives a shit. Yeah she's such such a wonderful person and she really is. You know it was just like the feeling of being the freshman here. Yeah yeah yeah well and especially to. You guys really are being plucked from security and you're not being plucked from obscurity by a mogul by its Bob and Bob is respected. Rob is also like Bob is the guy from that weird sketch show on. HBO that most host people are puzzled by not a huge mover and shaker. Especially then too I mean. Maybe he's from process lily but in those days it was. You know you. You know it didn't give you anything no not at not in terms of like the people that actually sign checks right. Yeah I mean it's definitely get you in front of people that you respect right not necessarily people that could make huge things APP..

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"tim heidecker" Discussed on The Three Questions with Andy Richter

The Three Questions with Andy Richter

15:42 min | 1 year ago

"tim heidecker" Discussed on The Three Questions with Andy Richter

"TV every yeah. Yeah Yeah and doing funny stuff and I literally became the homecoming King of my high school because the event of that campaign for it or anything like that I say I was GonNa play football especially a were you really. I know it's funny to me. 'cause usually homecoming is yes football. I was either elected as a joke. That's one one theory that those other football people tasks just like a fly. This nonsense frank on me or it was just like canceling out of of those people all shore themselves and I was like the the last man I was prom king Which I you know I was intensely aware because of my broken brain everyone who had been on homecoming court in? The fall was disqualified for so. It's like I was like it. It was five. I think five boys and five girls and so like even as I was being prompting I was like oh great. I'm six most you you know. Just cancel the whole thing at that point. I know exactly I was such a Dick I was like. I didn't even put on the fucking recod Krom. I didn't go to the prom because that was in play in in the local theatre group it was. I felt very cool. Wow can't go to can't go to the problem in a play. Did you have a girlfriend. That was like disappointed disappointed that you didn't take her. No No I. Don't I think my girlfriend. Maybe at the time didn't go to my school or something where I didn't have one. I mean I don't I don't I didn't I had girlfriends right. Believe me I understand. I mean let's chronologies probably so many. Yeah just a cavalcade. Eight of beautiful one after the other Well now do you think I'm GONNA be musician. Do you think I'm going to be an actor or do you just think I'm going to college and figuring it it out so the way I remember it is. I was always doing theater. Theo's doing theater. I mean listen I WANNA play. Couldn't go to the prom. I very greis ice. Yeah like fucking. I'm and so you went to juilliard guy. Well there's a thing. In Pennsylvania called the governor's school that was like a summer program for theatre and music and stuff that was everyone was saying. Oh well you're you're you've got to do this because you're you're the theater kid at the Catholic the school though. Is that your one of your shoe in and I had this mentor teacher. who was involved in local theater and she worked with meeting to audition for this and it was going to do that? The C- The freshman year of high school before my freshman preschool and edition for it. And I didn't get it in excuse me and I was still hard for you. Almost cry almost digital did burping now which which I will do throughout the broadcast. Now you put a lot of pressure better fucking promise. I made a choice. uh-huh same time. I was getting into film getting into Woody Allen Movies vague big time. I remember my aunt had these this all his movies on. VHS Tape Yeah. She had like a the Maroon series. Put out you know I was getting into that. It was getting into. SCTV and You Know Albert Brooks Rooks Spy All these great comedies. I just started falling in love with this. Yeah the comedies. That you if you're serious about comedy as a kid you start. Yeah either you love it or it's of no injury s yes I loved it and I thought well I don't WanNa be I thought wouldn't it be a smarter to go to film school then to go to acting school because I felt my confidence in acting and and just leaving it up two auditions and leaving it up to that kind of thing felt very tenuous. Yeah and so so I thought well I could learn a trade. I could learn. I could also be looking at woody Allen being like I could. I could make my own movies. I could be in my own movies and do my own things. I had that thought in so I wanted to go to film school and looked at. NYU was too scared to go to NYU didn't didn't apply to asset. I don't want to crazy but then what found temple university in Philly which had a pretty decent film school Went and went there. It was a state school. So it's like easy to get into. How far from home is that an hour and a half or US far enough it was? Philadelphia is a big city. Of course. I'm Alan town is not and we didn't go there. We didn't go to Philly Philly. We went there like once a year for so it wasn't like down the street it was. It was a daunting probably too. It's intimidating and Yeah Yeah Temple. University is in North Philly. which is the the the you know? The Ghetto Yeah Philadelphia and it was. It's a little better now but when I went it was like burned out. Row homes when you know like dime stores and and just wackos in shopping carts and yeah guns runs around and it was. The the campus was that was that was that was across the street from our dorms. Like real and you sort of stayed there. Campus Yeah we went to downtown. We went downtown into did stuff. We got used to it pretty quickly. But he's pretty big shift in my life. Yeah is there. Where do you live deliver off campus then or do you just stay in the dorms first year on campus in the dorms And then second year onward live down lived in South Philly. Okay so you yeah. Yeah but in that first year my third floor. The dorm down about five doors down was a man named Eric. Wear Heim Oh well and And then another very close friend. Who's now a pretty pretty successful DP but three or four of a very very very close longtime friends were on that floor? Wow and that's how I knew them. And we're from Pennsylvania to us from outside of Philly little other little each other like right up like right off the bat pretty early on we were in you. Were both in film school so we were in the same like introductory classes and again a case of like I remember being in a big lecture hall where you're learning about. You know newco the North Philly right right right and and US sitting in the back and we'd already kind of like we were already the Weirdos you could tell we were the weird kids even in film school. Yeah I had to fucking. I went to film school. I E Bay everything you basically gleason was was me I mean I grew up in our west Chicago right might as well have been three hours to Chicago. accept the differences. I went two New Year's to University of Illinois to just basic liberal arts four. I switched into films right but it was the same thing I wanted to act but it was. That seemed more humble rhino and more and more just sensible a communications degree. Yeah I mean and at the time it was very they were they were very formative movies. Especially Chicago became a very like a hotbed Afon non-production for a while because they use yeah the exact blues brothers and there was and there was also a movie. There was a movie called thief. The James Commisson that might commander acted very very formative me. 'cause I loved it and be it was it was it was all I knew all these places right and it was like okay. You can do this like the. There's there's it's not gonNa be James Caan but you could be the guy. The Guy Rosettes fired. The cars jobs are so. That's I did did that thing but I'm just you know but it's very similar to. I mean I wasn't one out that they were much are to your kids than me. Well I was actually a hate to compare myself to a great film character in the history of speaking of John Hughes but I was kind of the Ferris Bueller type type guy where I was kind of friends with a little all the different pockets. I wasn't firmly. I was in a goth kid right but I probably got along with. I was Kinda normal so you can see right right on the outside and by fierce bill. You mean you're a sociopathic cared about himself. He was kind of popular at school. But I so you know yes. Yeah yeah no I was. I was in a similar right. I was like I didn't. I didn't have the black fingernails males right and coming from a small town and meeting the kids at black fingernails. It was very daunting And then you realize. Oh they're just they're just fucking kids. You Know I. I remember early in the college experience. My friend jared we. He was the guy that had all the weed and and he was into sky and he was like a very big big personality and re instill is really funny. Really one of the funniest people I know and I we've got out on some. There were a lot of African Americans especially African American basketball players on our floor and played on the temple. And they're just a lot of jocks in a lot of like just intimidating people for for us to be around. Yeah we were Kinda Weirdos felt we were kind of weird and I remember at some like fire alarm thing. We're all outside. I was feeling maybe a little intimidated or just a little like insecure about being in college and just being away from home and stuff and he was like do. They're all fucking can scared of us. We're the FREAKS. Don't you know like they looking at us like they're freaked out by us. Worry about. We should do whatever we want his like that. You're right we're like people are intimidated by us. Because of how like we're in Goof were being goofballs. Yeah Yeah I just remember that. I don't know how true it is but but yeah it is weird your perspective on these I still. I mean I played sports. I'm a large person. I'm not I was never ever really bullied or anything they were. I mean there were a couple a couple of kind of bullies that were just assholes to me incidentally but there was never any long campaign I still you know to like go to a sports bar while B Miller watching football. I still feel feel like I'm going to get a Wedgie. Yeah you know I it still. There's still this like feeling of like. Oh my gosh these guys are really dude. I haven't today. I keep thinking about even today coming here. Where it's like on your driving onto the warner brothers lot? Which is where we are you doing the Conan O'Brien show the era? I have a feeling what am I doing here. You're a guy that I agree if you look back at like high school finding comedy. It's like you're there for me on ATV. Yeah you in Conan like we're the guys whereas what do you love I would write a Conan Letterman Simpson's so I still feel that stuff is never goes away and I you know. There's you're always like this feeling of from auditioning for something or if I'm going to do something that were there are stakes involved still incredibly stressful but I- mascot pretty well. Yeah oh I know I still. I mean I'm used to being on the Warner Brothers Lot but I still get right. It's still fun. It's never never know right on. Yeah it's crazy walk by where the Hassle Blanco or that or even just fake building just like this street. Looks like New York fake Well when we came out to La. And I I think I've never this feeling of being like the new kids yet. Because what Eric and I are doing so weird and I guess so disruptive or whatever and we weren't really part of any kind of group the part of the UCB or not part of any of these little sea conclaves community. There was no real commuter. Your own only thing I am and but we did our only connection really. What's through sort of mister show Gang because Bob had kind of discovered us Bob odenkirk discovered explain that. Yeah yeah well we had eric. I've made all these his shorts together in college after college. Mostly and where were you in Philly for a couple of years then I moved to New York and are they online gene. Is that what. We're finding some of them. Well not really at this time. Yeah this is really wasn't going up online at this point. Two thousand you too. So there wasn't. There's my second burp all right. You weren't lying. There wasn't youtube. Yeah until two thousand six. Okay I would never just happened to know that. Yeah but there was you could put stuff up with quicktime and they'd be little files that you could watch on our website site. Yeah but mostly it was still. DVD's VHS tapes that you could send people people would watch them. Yeah Yeah we did it tell life was. There was a homeless. Hardly originally I know and especially like in the nineties. There was a whole culture of weird tapes and that like having having been in film I have such crazy weird shit like what the best one and then and then people will do live shows of les them. Um Yeah Yeah like Like there's one todd weeks taped todd we. I know it's a it's a completely crazy weird. Probably a on the spectrum guy who does in his basement Martial arts martial arts demonstrations of like you know watch this. I'm going to this sixty punches. In ten seconds sixty well we were just watching in that. That Eddie Murphy Dolemite movie yeah and High School. We watched those Dole. And my and I'm like how did I know how did I know even to check that out and I don't even know right but we we loved it and we laugh because you could see the boom show. Yep so that's how we but anyways with Bob we. I was sitting at work in New York. I had some some job as an assistant in a big office building. You know wasting what I felt was wasting my life and Eric and I would make stuff and chat on instant on instagram on. I am and make videos and then figure out. What are we going to do like what Eric was shooting a wedding? WHO's doing wedding photography and videography orphee and stuff and and I just went on the Internet and was looking for people that that I identified with that we could send our tapes too? You know I got kind of lazy with it. I think send it to smuggle uh-huh Senate to Conan whatever that address was in New York. Yeah Yeah I sent it to two and sent to Odin Kirk because I we loved Mister Show..

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"tim heidecker" Discussed on The Three Questions with Andy Richter

The Three Questions with Andy Richter

12:20 min | 1 year ago

"tim heidecker" Discussed on The Three Questions with Andy Richter

"Outside in Ohi- Beautiful Day and he is the same way. Exactly that just just wants to fuck it and be smart ass. Remember whispering giggling. Yeah the entire fucking wedding and it was just so thrilling to know that this guy. That's such a hugely influential. Powerful person still still is just a fucking asshole wants to just make fun shit on everything and be a smart ass and Giggle and funny story in our family. That reminds me that growing up was there was neighbors of my grandparents and the dynamic between the two families was the the my neighbors next to my grandparents were always that they were the. Everything's a little better. They they had the better car they'd better what a little they're a little braggadocious about about everything and it was just a thing that we all knew it was years of that and it was kind of an in joke and everything and we were my family and that was like in high school like a tenth grader. Something in my. We're sitting at Arby's having dinner which is like a thing we go to Arby's Arby's like once a week you know it's like not exactly it's fast food Believe me it's fast food but it's like one step mom probably felt it's a little better. Yeah Yeah Yeah. And but the the one of the neighbors came over and the back story is one of their son in law had died in a motorcycle. Recycle accident okay. Terrible and the one of the members of the family came over to our table to say hi and my mom said something something about so sorry to hear about your son in law and he started going in about how the how the parking lot was so full for the funeral and that people had to park across the street and how big how big the deal the funeral and my parents I watched my parents start losing it and start cry right like doing that. Thing where the history stifling laughter like. I can't believe this is happening. My parents are losing. My Momma did dislike about like they gave if my butter on this mashed potatoes. Such a fun thing to watch them like be in that position but at this guy. He's not picking up on it but I love that that fear and that fear that like tension. I can't if I fucked especially when it's like somebody just being the Holy Shit that the rabbit on that guy and now he's just deliver joining way like in a way that you would never like the he'd be like tone it down the overflow overflow parking so you you're you're was it a musical house 'cause you're very musical person you know. Yeah my My grandmother my mom's side could play it by ear. She could play the piano which was such a great magic trick. If you ever see people I mean I guess it's not so from when I was a kid it was like Cole my God you could play our song and she could sit at the piano and kind of figure it out. She didn't know how to read music. Wow so but she played amazing grace church songs and stuff and played in a very almost like liberace where she would end up with. Top Harp style plight right all on the black keys breath and everything was f sharp for any music nerds But so I was. I learned that we always were singing. My Dad loved loved. Music loved You Know Classic Rock Beatles and stones and Fan. He had all those records. And so I I listened to all that stuff if And loved all that stuff very early. Yeah my life like I remember my dad getting like the best. The Beatles Sixty seven to seventy the blue the blue on in particular and there was about a month or so of me and my sister laughing and thinking that was silly silly music music especially Lucy in the sky with yes and then something clicked. Oh this is I want to know more about this and I just went down deep into the rabbit the whole of Beatles Anthology. Yeah buying the books and then that turns you into. I think it's such a gateway into all kinds of music absolutely right. Yeah yeah well. Yeah because it's it's referential their Beatles or so referential to so many different things yes backwards and forwards. Yeah so yeah And then I played. I had A. I was like so many comedians people in comedy come from music. A lot of there's a lot of cross pollination absolutely because music you can get a band together in your neighborhood and you can actually do. You can actually produce something. Yeah you could put on a show. You could make a demo. It's affordable to do that for most people and it's a lot harder to put on to make a film or Shuler alerts sketch show or and maybe your your humor. I don't know your humor isn't quite baked in there yet but you can play for cords or something. Yeah so so I find a lot of people I talked. I had a band but that didn't work out so then I got into acting so basic thing to it's we're we're they're they're Weirdos. Yeah it's it's like and you're you're you're all Weirdos and it's kind of like these are the being funny in class or being funny around around you know. That's that's one way. And then there's also to like playing music as another way to just be creative expressive and be a Weirdo and you break one way or the other and its social thing to do there before you can really drink or yeah or do anything independently you can get together with the people in a basement with guerrilla amps which you know is little tendon champs in yeah cheap guitars he got Christmas. What did you start guitar was that you're Ed? What Age I? I think it was right around the same time. We had a piano in the house so I think I played piano a little bit. Yeah and then I got a guitar and I had two friends my a cousin who is my age and also Kinda my best friend growing up and another guy who oddly both just texted me last night about a record that we loved at when I was this age called spilt milk by bank jellyfish. We they independent of each other. They just know he was like a group text. I hadn't heard from in years. Yeah Yeah So. It's got me nostalgic. But yeah we they. They were in like the scene in allentown in the early nineties for guys like US hardcore and punk. Yeah that was kind of what people might the. Yeah Yeah I wasn't into it. I didn't like it everybody else. Yeah yeah they're like these guys all new power chords. They knew they knew like bar records and stuff so we all taught each other bar chords. I Send Power Chords and you just knew your Pussy Beatles. Yeah my gangly Acoustic Guitar Folk Doc stuff so yeah. I liked playing with this so they were into that but then we were also I kind of turn them onto like Pink Floyd and the Beatles Thousand Psychedelic Jimi Hendrix and that kind of stuff. So then we started making that kind of music together which is really bad. You know in six wins sixteen-year-olds roads try white suburban men get together to make some without being on any kind of having experienced any of that. It's yeah but it's fun to get you start getting gigs. Do Start did play shows. Yeah we played shows. And how does that happen. Is it like at all ages club. Is it somebody's Artie. There was it was mostly. This one place called scarlets was an all ages club Bob Enough Lehem Pennsylvania that had all ages nights. I don't know if all it was always all ages but they did have these all. It was from what I remember. It would look like any old rock club. Yeah but I guess they just didn't serve alcohol. I know they didn't that was. That was a very common thing you know like like seventies eighties and I know like like I've heard Steven van. Zandt talk about like when he was a kid they just were. There was nuclear that all the time. They're just all these all ages clubs because that was kind of the notion of being a teenager who was into music and having the Beatles have just you know Elvis and then the Beatles it was all just so new yeah. Let's have a place for teens to go to live music. Yeah so we had a couple of bands. I don't think we ever ever had. We had a drummer once but most of the time. We didn't have a drummer. Wow so it's really just two guitars and a bass and we sang our song. Yeah yeah probably awful awful magin seeing a sixteen dollar originals or mostly originals. Wow that yes I think I mean grownup originals. angelie eighty percent percent of the time you go somewhere and it's like grown up we did. We did a beetle. We did rain by the Beatles was one of our standards. But yeah but I just somebody just texted me. They said somebody who was in Milwaukee and they said Oh asked him about Napoleon Bonaparte's took me second. I don't know what that means incision and he says she was out one of these shows and you had a song called Napoleon Bonaparte and she remembers this night. I couldn't tell you anything anything else about it but we had some kind of funny and there was some. You don't remember the song at all. It's available. I just remember seeing Bonaparte so the next year we had a slightly sillier band we started introducing comedy. And like I think can't remember who have been influenced by but there were some funny. Maybe Wean probably game we. Yeah maybe fish even yeah I would not. I never stayed with that I. I didn't become a fish head. Yeah I think they were. They had some funny music early on. Yeah whimsical absurd. Yeah they it now. Do you start playing that music out of because it's what you WANNA do or because it's kind of their audience is responding to it. Oh no audience was responding to looking up on any anywhere it just shows like very sporadically. Yeah and then late last bandeaus in we we had A. We had a drummer in high school. It was about as professional a band as we could have. Yeah we played more shows. We made Nate Demo in the studio and it was like nineties Like Jenn blossoms had like. Yeah just like folk Iraq I wouldn't say I don't know why said Jim Blossom. One of the songs reminds me of that. I guess but there were singers but three minute pop song of guy but and that was kind of that was as big as that ever got. It was like well. Do you go to the bookstore and buy the book of like how to get a how to tour as a band or something like that sets your bookstore. That's like you know music and film and stuff and sent the demos around found. That was it mostly. Is there any cachet among your peers as being in a ban like are you cool at school at school. The thing that was cool at school for me was not that it was that I there was a closed circuit morning TV. Show that me and my friends ran. Dan Allow Yeah and it was like the morning news and weather basically but we were allowed to do kind of whatever we wanted. Yeah within bounds and so we would put put on little sketches and do stupid stuff and that you see right away like within a couple of weeks I was the guy at school who is on..

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"tim heidecker" Discussed on The Three Questions with Andy Richter

The Three Questions with Andy Richter

15:09 min | 1 year ago

"tim heidecker" Discussed on The Three Questions with Andy Richter

"Hello thank you for making time with me. Thank you for me. I guess sounded like you're going to go into a Marc Maron riff at the top there. With my three questioners. Three question eater estimators. I don't listen. Yeah I mean really I. I am not influenced by other podcasts. No because I don't listen to actually do know do merits but I I. Don't listen. Listen to any podcast with any regularity because a lazy ah gas and about heart. Are you a history buff sort of and I mean and I do listen. There are some like there's one I enjoy cold mobile blood. That's all kind of about like the white supremacy and it's about like trashy Royal Shit. Okay like through history kind of trashy in that it sort of you know the lurid kind of more lurid aspects agree but no. I bet it's and people are pitching me podcasts. All the time to listen to to listen to but I end up like I listened I first of all I'm not in the car a ton I don't seem designed your life so that you are not driving across icy I I live I live in Burbank I work in Burbank. Live in Glendale which is probably the only reason you're here is because what are you five minutes absolutely office in Glendale as well. Yeah Yeah Yeah. So it's it's the key if you can do that here. We were doing a commercial last week. Eric and direct commercials to fill all the time to pay the bills and the commercial was shooting in Marina del Rey. Yeah for three days straight and over Ukraine. Well no we said well. We have to stay in Marina del Rey when we're shooting commercials but is up in a hotel because I couldn't an hour two hours l. absolutely and then two hours to come home so I did a I I was developing a game. Show for a outside production company and we were trying to sell it to game show network. Who are in Santa Monica? Forget it and I had two days at and I went through Did present live presentation in the conference room. Game Game Show Network doing performing this game show two days in a row I for just the president of the game and then the next day with they found like it's it was a show with is like a quiz show with a family right. They found some family to be the contestants for the the pitch of the shop and then all the decision makers of the game show network came down and watch US put on a little show each morning ahead we there ninety M which Hanes Burbank at seven. AM and just barely make it on time. No that's not a way to live and yeah and then compounding. It was the first day someone from game network saying like Oh. I'm surprised that you're here. Usually just a producer when we do these presentations a producer sits tune in for the host. The host doesn't actually show up. Joe This imagine a real host so it's like oh so what you're telling me is is my time is far too cheap to accessible. And then they and then they fucking past there like it was all trivia and they're like we were not doing trivia. Is You had me come out here to fucking days. That's the word if you if you're asked to go in this people listening to. This must not be psyched to here. This conversation right. Yeah but if it's like you have a meeting in Santa Monica Yeah to pitch a show that you have a good feeling and they're not gonNA pick up right like it's a dumb idea. Your agents doing their job. They got you the meeting. You feel like a half to pitch it to these people. But I know they're not going to pick it up in in his at three o'clock on a Friday. Yeah yeah that's when they can get me in okay. I guess that's four hours four or five hours hours with the meeting of gamble. Yep It's it's breaking right and you could fucking you. Could you could drive to Santa Barbara and be swimming in the ocean but in the same amount of time that it takes you to go get rejected and drugs and you could have done that on. FACETIME yeah you could've could've set in bed and video through the meeting. Yeah people are lessening thinking. We're doing some kind of bit but we're very serious. This is no I mean I know people are like Oh entitled and it Must Be Rough and oh you know there's a million people that wish they could well. If there's a million people have added people as my dad would say when I was a kid. Call the kid in Ethiopia. If I complain about anything. How does that a kid kidney theo phone? Yeah hello but no it is true no matter what you like I will relative. Yeah and who could be the fucking pollyanna their whole life and be like Oh. I'm so lucky I yeah no shit. It's my life and and and sitting in the car for me is the same as sitting in the car for somebody in Kansas City. Sure you know now so it doesn't matter anyways the we got the bitching out of the way. I hope. There's more command of many things to complain about. Teaching is one of my favorite things in the whole world. There's lots upset about. I am ranting ranting Iran absolutely. So you're from fucking your from the Hell Damn Rust Allentown Pennsylvania. We call Allentown and the other accents. People like you know factory. People I mean is end. Yeah I mean I allentown almost well let me think I I. It was my dad was Had a Ford car dealership That was his dad's High Decker Ford. It was called Amaze Ford which was the area area. I see the township whatever my grandfather on my mother's side. GD commercials there was. Yes and I westwood. There is one that I'm in. Wow literally kicking tires like when I'm like nine years old. There was that online. You put that there's probably on tape somewhere in our in our our basement. Yeah I'll find that that would be really fun. Yeah there were commercials. Does my dad. He had that know people I noticed this thing in the past. Maybe maybe years ago I think in reference to one of these congressmen the guy gets. Yeah were there. Was this thing online. Saying this guy looks like the son of a guy whose dad owns a car dealership seeing that. Yeah Yeah and I look at that and go. Well my personal experience growing up with a dad who owned a car dealership was was not it was not like we were rich. Yeah they owned a Ford dealership in the eighties which was just one dealership. They didn't have a chain of your. And there were five other Ford dealerships in Allentown three or some right right and Chevy and and and you know this is the era of like high inflation relation and gas. Prices were as the oil embargo going all sorts of things that made owning a car dealership very hard very thin margins. And Yeah. That's what I was GONNA say. It's it's always super stressful. And my dad worked six days a week. You know he would come home for dinner and then go back to the dealership to to be there till it closed you know so it was like not a luxurious thing to do own a car dealership and it's also something he didn't WanNa do. Yeah for to begin with you. I was I was one of those things you came out of college. went to went to work there for his dad for the summer. And then just never left. You know just kept taking on more responsibility were you. Were you aware of that sort of regret. Was it something that he was. Oh yeah as I got older he was just like you know he was very very much encouraging. Like make sure you do what you WANNA do. Yeah don't just do this because you think you have to do. It was very supportive of the of me getting involved in the arts and and doing you know pursuing my dreams. That's good what. What did he want to do? What was his druthers? He was interested in philosophy around Israeli political science and He wanted to go to the new school in New York. That was his dream But yes we still pursue that kind of stuff and he he he is always re reading a I wouldn't say self-help can new new age counting really each. Yeah well. He's interested in that I would say like. Did he want to be a therapist and he wanted to be a teacher. What do you think I mean? Just sort of I don't use nebulous. I mean he might be able to answer it better than me thought isn't he so he'd be wrong. Heidegger yeah great interview on my Mom's side. They were even more. They were strict blue-collar my grandfather on my mom's side was a crane operator World War Two vet like you know a union Indian guy. Yeah work in building bridges and you know the building roads of retired fairly retired when you were supposed to retire. Sixty five five sixty sixty five and was a janitor. JC Penney's St after he retired 'cause he is working and Yeah so and you know. Church going strict Protestant believes the earth was created in six days. Okay Yeah Watch the televangelist but also very funny very loved a music loved comedy love to laugh joking and stuff. So yeah how many brutes you know normal normal suburban but nothing remarkable. How many kids do I have no in your family your siblings. I should assure you. Just how many kids not a very good question. It was not phrased very very well at all. I was younger sister on younger sister. Yes she's nine and where you will miss that one no I I did miss that. Well you know when you said nine. I thought nine years younger. Yeah how many years younger she both three kind big brother. Not According to the Super Eight films I've seen a lot of like they were filmed like separate from your experience. Beer and starring in a movie. You didn't know you were in. I think we were. We got along pretty. Well do the classic pushing Iran show and stuff. Yeah Pretty good you're on fire. I remember I remember a dynamic in our house when I was a little older when I was in high school and I was having trouble in school and I was just having disciplined issues and these things you that people like us. I don't know about you but yes certainly go through She was a fierce defender of me to to my parents. Down and should sort of litigious kind of loyally kind of only five inches. Very I have a daughter. That's I like I. I don't know if she's going to be alert. But Oh my God. Everything's a fucking negotions. Just there's times when I just say this is what it's going to be known goes. Negotiations are close. She would come down either dad passionately that you have to. He needs the creative space to be able to express how all of the she she was. If I was in probably in like eighth grade. Yeah Yeah Oh that's great Yeah yeah remember a few moments like that but obviously we looked out for each other but we different and you know we're just different enough in in temperament and an interest in an age that we are own little things right right things. We like a an outwardly. Funny because you there is a difference in in knowing you. You are a fairly sensitive thoughtful person in person in person and then you're very very silly person in kind of your comedy Ryan right was that did that exist in your youth it. It's funny the Yes I felt like. I've maybe mellowed out a little bit manipulation. Now that I get to do it as a job yeah and I do it. Sort of I can I had less interest in maybe being a wise ass. Yeah and my normal. We're going to the supermarket you know. Maybe I definitely had like A. Dd Sort of vibes as a kid Yeah it's super hyper. Burn Super Talkative and BLOB. You know just super a wild against yeah but not nothing like you know. I think I was is fairly respectful. I never gotten serious trouble. I was not in right in boys school it was manageable. Yeah no I was. I was a smart ass but I the thought of actually getting in real trouble right was just worst thing in the world exactly. I stayed in line for the most part but I still do. I mean depending on who I'm with if I'm with people I thought I really enjoy the the humor of somebody like Greg or Eric or people that I'm close with. It's all joking. It's a thing the other night it was like one of these neighborhood. I'm in Glendale. So is one of these. Come over and meet this guy. That's running for city council. Oh yeah one of those kind of deals like a grownup Horton wine and cheese. Writing a check and a friend of mine and you know him very well to I won't out him but a a very very very funny person I'm very good friends with was there as well and I got there late and as soon as I got there the two of us. We're looking at each other like we're are in church. Yeah we're that we're the altar boys and we can't laugh we're GONNA get slapped and was still that feeling of like everything every question that's being asked. I want to make a joke about and I am like going nuts and I'm looking at him and I'm like you don't you better not say anything and you know and we've he's talked about it afterwards like. Did you have that feeling of like I. I WANNA I WANNA goof on this year. Yeah so I still have that all the time all the time. I had one of the one of the greatest experiences of my life was. I've listened to Howard Stern for years. They had a fan been on the show. The number of times and Jimmy Kimmel is a friend when Jimmy was married. Whatever that was four or five years ago just ended up sitting next to Howard at the wedding ceremony?.

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Tim Heidecker Isn't Really 'Brokenhearted'

The Frame

07:42 min | 2 years ago

Tim Heidecker Isn't Really 'Brokenhearted'

"From them on broadcast center at KPCC. This is the frame. I'm John horn on today show, the former head of the California film commission on how she fought to keep moviemaking in the Golden State, then comedian and musician, Tim Heidegger has a new album of heartbreak songs. It was inspired by his online. Trolls smoothing can be pretty creative. And one of the things they did was manufacturer up these divorce papers that, that spreading this rumor that my wife left me because I'm such a, you know, weak-minded lip tart, and why are so many movies and TV shows being turned into live stage shows. Are you ready for the empire strips back all that coming up on the frame? Welcome to the frame. I'm John horn. The California film commission is the government office that supports filming in the state and that includes everything from blockbuster movies to commercials. Earlier this month, we found out. It's getting a new executive director, the position is appointed by the governor and Gavin Newsom has decided he wants to pick someone new, the outgoing director Amy lunch had the job for fifteen years during her tenure. She started the state's tax credit program to keep film and TV production from leaving California. I asked Amy about her background as a movie producer before she was hired to head the film commission. There never been anyone in this position as executive director of the California film commission who had a production background and they really did want that. So coming in, I certainly had to learn, Sacramento state government legislation tax codes, but at least the production side, and you're stand what their needs are. And most importantly, the time constraints and, and I think that the. Industry that I'd be talking to understood that I understood what what they're going through. So the film office in any state is looking at a couple of different things. And one is what you're describing. That is here's how we can help you get permits. But you're doing that against a backdrop where other people other countries other states are offering incentives, and it could be British Columbia could be London, it could be New York could be Georgia. So how do those two things compete because one thing is just like making production easier and the second one is competing with other areas of the country and around the world that are giving filmmakers money to leave the state, right? Well, so first of all, you could give all the tax credits and rebates you want, but is equally important to have a as we say film friendly environment, so that people can get their locations. They can turn around their permits quickly. They can close streets when they need to we can shut down a freeway if they need to do a big scene. So that is. Again, as equally important. But I will say when I started in two thousand four incentives were sort of just beginning to grow. We didn't get ours till two thousand nine and we were for five years, the underdog, every producer said we wanna film, in California, but we gotta go, where we can stretch our dollars. So when you are having conversations with people in government about why it's important to keep production in the state as opposed to leaving to go somewhere else. What are the kinds of changes in attitude, that you have to get people to embrace because you're up against a couple of different things. One is it's Hollywood. Why wouldn't people wanna shoot here? And the other one is what is the return on investment? So how do you get people to start taking a new way about why? It's actually economically important to keep people working in the state of California are achilles. Heel was it's, it's Hollywood, California isn't everybody here, anyway. What's the problem? I think one of the reasons why it took us until two thousand nine we had to hit rock bottom, and we were tracking. How many productions were leaving the state to be able to demonstrate now they're not staying, and if we want to retain our signature industry, we have to step up and do something. And one of the kickers was do you remember ugly Betty, which picked up and moved to New York that had shot here for three seasons. I think they were here for two or three for for them to shoot a New York that in Hollywood and picked up and move. Moved to New York and that actually really helped demonstrate what we're talking about. Because an a production that might be spending sixty eighty ninety million dollars in one season is a lot of money to lose rethink about Hollywood, and southern California's being kind of the hub of production in the state, and while that is true. There's production all over the state of California. I'm thinking about lady bird, which was shot in and around Sacramento, not far from where you are working, how important is film production across the state in terms of local economies, and local film, offices that are trying to attract production. It's a great question, because it was such an important part of the effort, that this is not just an LA issue. There's legislators from all over the state. What do they care in Fresno or Humboldt county about Hollywood? And it was critical that they understood that productions do travel around the state, and when they do they spend a lot of money locally in a local community and hotels and restaurants and purchases, and whatever they're doing even if they're not hiring crew there and we did have production shoot. Up in humble, and we had production shoot in Fresno in San Francisco and San Diego. So that was a big part of the push. How does the state benefit beyond the obvious in terms of economic contribution is there some intangible benefit that the state has beyond, you know, the tax numbers? I certainly think there are an, it's all those support businesses that people don't talk about a lot and it's not just like the prop house or a wardrobe rental place. It could be something like a florist who does flower arrangements for a wedding scene. A production can use. We've counted this about a thousand different vendors on one production. So those are all reaping the benefit of that, whatever fifty sixty seventy million dollars spending the other thing that's happening as we speak is there's a big debate about Georgia and about what's happening in that state over. It's very restrictive abortion laws when you think about the political power that Hollywood has, and the way that plays into politics. It's a very complicated issue. Hugh. But you have some thoughts about whether or not the industry, should use its the cloud of its money to talk about policies in states, where productions might be going so speaking in my now unofficial capacity. I'm watching Georgia very, very carefully. I don't know that it's appropriate for people from out of state to be dictating policy for another place, where they don't actually live. However, I do think that, you know, you can put your money where your mouth is or not put your money where you don't agree with particular policies. So we'll have to see how that plays out. You were the longest serving film Commissioner in state history. Your successor has yet to be appointed. What advice would you give him or her that maybe you didn't get when you started that you think is critical to understanding how to do this job? I don't know if this person's going to come in having a production background, but I would say, you know, listening to your constituents if you will, and me. Meeting with as many people as you possibly can to get a sense of where the problems are where, where you need to solve problems. That's essentially what we do all day long. Amy great to see you. Congratulations on your amazing term. Thank you so much. Coming up on the frame actor. And comedian Tim Hydrocare has a new album, and it's an inside joke response to his Trump trolls.

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