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Ep229: Dying is Easy, Comedy is Hard

Ep229: Dying is Easy, Comedy is Hard

This week, the Kicking the Seat Podcast welcomes writer/director Ned Crowley and first-time-returning-guest Jim O'Heir to discuss their delightfully twisted new comedy-thriller, Middle Man! The film opens in select theatres today, and tells the story of an accountant-turned-wannabe-stand-up comic (O'Heir), who picks up a hitchhiker/serial killer (Andrew J. West) while driving to Vegas for a TV audition. What follows is a funny, horrific, yet tragically sweet story about fame's high cost--and body count.
In today's raucous and candid conversation, Ned and Jim talk about their thirty-year friendship; the inspiration and impetus for Ned to step into the world of feature filmmaking; and the hard realities of making an ambitious movie on a nothing budget.
Unlike Jim's previous appearance on the show, this installment is mercifully light on political conversation, but we've ratcheted up the expletives--for, you know, balance.
If you're in Chicago this weekend, Middle Man opens at the AMC Ri