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Funny In Failure
100 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
#128: Dichen Lachman - Unrealistic
Dichen Lachman is an actor who’s been in many things such as Jurassic World: Dominion which comes out in 2022, Altered Carbon, Animal Kingdom, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Raya and the Last Dragon, Super Girl, The 100, Severance, Dollhouse, Neighbours, Shameless, The Last Ship, Being Human and Bad Therapy to name a few. We cover a lot in this chat such as talking about creativity, ups and downs of being in Hollywood, regaining the magic & being unrealistic, inspiration, growing up in Kathmandu, hustle, trying new things, mindset shifts and perceptional changes, choosing happiness, the stories we tell ourselves, self-talk and surrounding yourself with incredible and inspiring people. Check Dichen out on: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dichenlachman/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Dichenlachman ---------------------------------------------- Follow @Funny in Failure on Insta and FB https://www.instagram.com/funnyinfailure/ https://www.facebook.com/funnyinfailure/ and @Michael_Kahan on Insta & Twitter to keep up to date with the latest info. https://www.instagram.com/michael_kahan/ https://twitter.com/Michael_Kahan
68 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
#127: Andrew Bogut - Chip on my Shoulder
Andrew Bogut is an ex professional basketball player who was the first ever Australian to be taken with the number 1 pick in the NBA draft. He has achieved many awards throughout his career such as winning an NBA championship as well as making the All NBA third team, all defensive second team, All rookie of the year and was even the league leader in blocks per game. In his short stint in the NBL (Australian basketball league), he won all the major awards such a MVP, was in the First team, and won a Defensive player of the year award. Andrew is the most successful Australian so far to play the game. Andrew is also host of the Rogue Bogues podcast (check the links below) and is also a motivational speaker, an investor and is as a minority co-owner of the Sydney Kings basketball team. He will also be commentating in the upcoming Olympics. You don’t need to be a basketball lover to enjoy this podcast, we cover a lot of universal experiences such as dealing with pain, passion, mentors, money, the pressure of being a professional athlete, social media and trolls, speaking your truth, being different & controversy. Check Andrew out on: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andrewbogut/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/andrewbogut Website: https://www.andrewbogut.com/ Andrew's podcast 'Rogue Bogues' can be found on all the podcast apps: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/rogue-bogues-by-andrew-bogut/id1541789772 https://open.spotify.com/show/492V44AwNkzKwTvSxWPssB?si=tSABxeOZQcuxr5CrWOUUyg&dl_branch=1 ---------------------------------------------- Follow @Funny in Failure on Insta and FB https://www.instagram.com/funnyinfailure/ https://www.facebook.com/funnyinfailure/ and @Michael_Kahan on Insta & Twitter to keep up to date with the latest info. https://www.instagram.com/michael_kahan/ https://twitter.com/Michael_Kahan
89 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
#126: Kelly Stables - Embracing You
Kelly Stables is an actor and voice actor who you might recognize from her roles in Superstore, the Exes, Two and a Half men, No Tomorrow, Dolittle, The Angry Birds Movies, Tom and Jerry, Trollhunters, How I Met Your Mother, Horrible Bosses 2, Cloud with a Chance of Meatballs 2, Mom & The Ring to name a few. In this wide ranging chat, we talk about being present, growth, marrying your manager, tackling fear, playing an Elf, an ape and a boy, Two and Half Men, Superstore, being boxed in, letting go, her move to LA and the challenges behind that, starting out in horror movies, parenting, mentoring and being humbled. Check Kelly out on: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kellystables/ Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@kellystables?lang=en ------------------------------------------------------------- Follow @Funny in Failure on Insta and FB https://www.instagram.com/funnyinfailure/ https://www.facebook.com/funnyinfailure/ and @Michael_Kahan on Insta & Twitter to keep up to date with the latest info. https://www.instagram.com/michael_kahan/ https://twitter.com/Michael_Kahan
73 minutes | Jul 5, 2021
#125: William Fichtner - Stay Focused
William Fichtner also known as Bill is a legendary actor as well as a producer, writer and director. He's been in Mom, Cold Brook, Black Hawk Down, Contact, Go, The Amateurs, The Perfect Storm, Drive Angry, What's The Worst That Can Happen, Crash, Armageddon, Prison Break, The Lone Ranger, 12 Strong, Independence Day, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Elysium, The Dark Knight, Equilibrium, Pearl Harbour, Crossing Lines, Entourage, Heat, The Longest Yard, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Invasion to surprisingly name a few. This episode is jam packed, where we talk about having his own day, almost becoming a policeman and taking up acting by mistake, not taking Hollywood too seriously, his friendship with Eric Bana, disliking drama, doing comedy, not watching himself on screen, directing, love stories, divorce and much more. Follow @Funny in Failure on Insta and FB https://www.instagram.com/funnyinfailure/ https://www.facebook.com/funnyinfailure/ and @Michael_Kahan on Insta & Twitter to keep up to date with the latest info. https://www.instagram.com/michael_kahan/ https://twitter.com/Michael_Kahan
87 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
#124: Mark - Moses - Bouncing Back
Mark Moses is an actor & writer, who you’ve seen in many films and tv shows such as Desperate Housewives, Mad Men, The Last Ship, Berlin Station, Deputy, Manhattan, Homeland, Bombshell, Mapplethorpe, Platoon plus a lot more. We cover a lot in this chat such as reading negative comments, Desperate Housewives, having a thick skin, Platoon, hustle, doubts, having a balanced life, importance of community, almost getting a major role in Iron Man, competitiveness, getting a big break in his 40’s and his positive outlook on life. Check Mark out on: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themarkmoses/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/themarkmoses Follow @Funny in Failure on Insta and FB and @Michael_Kahan on Insta & Twitter to keep up to date with the latest info.
91 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
#123: Noureen DeWulf - The Balancing Act
Noureen DeWulf is an actor you might recognise from her many roles in Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, Anger Management, The Back-up Plan, American Dreamz, The Comebacks, Ocean’s Thirteen, Wheels of Fortune, West Bank Story, Good Girls, Kickback, The Goods: Live Hard Sell Hard plus many more. We cover a lot in this chat such as the importance of positive thinking, laughter, diversity for the sake of diversity, her conservative upbringing, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, doing accents, catching the acting bug, intuition, confidence, happiness, Charlie Sheen, Matthew McConaughey, gratitude, superstitions and more! Check Noureen out on: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/noureen/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NoureenDeWulf Follow @Funny in Failure on Insta and FB and @Michael_Kahan on Insta & Twitter to keep up to date with the latest info.
60 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
#122: Johnny Pemberton - Harnessing a Positive Attitude
Johnny Pemberton is a comedian, actor & writer. You probably recognise him as Bo from Superstore, Alangulon in Son of Zorn and from his roles in Pickle and Peanut, In the Loop, Ant-Man, 21 & 22 Jump Street, You’re the Worst, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Neighbours 2, The Watch, & I feel Bad. Johnny hosts the LIVE to TAPE podcast and was the host and writer for the MTV series Megadrive. We talk about Superstore and almost getting a spin off show, ego, value of time, saying no, expectations & moving forward, focusing on the controllables, having a positive attitude, looking young, self-awareness, Son of Zorn & building habits. Check Johnny out on: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/johnny_pemberton/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/johnnypemberton Website: https://www.johnnypemberton.dog/ Follow @Funny in Failure on Insta and FB and @Michael_Kahan on Insta & Twitter to keep up to date with the latest info.
96 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
121: Travis Schuldt - Yep, That's Going To Be Me
Travis Schuldt is an actor who you might recognize from his many roles in The Boy Next Door, The Giant Mechanical Man, The Hitcher, Passions, Scrubs, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Splitting Up Together, Community, The Big Bang Theory, Rules of Engagement, The Mentalist, 2 Broke Girls, The OA to name a few. Travis also hosts the ‘Passions for Life’ podcast with his wife Natalie Zea. We talk about working on a Soap Opera (Passions), living in Australia, anxiety, starting a theatre company, enhancing creativity, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia & Scrubs, the importance of age and time, therapy, confidence, fatherhood, life philosophies, good vs bad & pursuing comedic roles. Check Travis out on: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/travis.schuldt/ and his podcast "Passions for Life". Follow @Funny in Failure on Insta and FB and @Michael_Kahan on Insta & Twitter to keep up to date with the latest info.
64 minutes | May 31, 2021
#120: Ellen Hollman - Failing Forward
Ellen Hollman is an actor, producer, writer & stunt performer. She will soon appear in the upcoming blockbuster Matrix 4. You might also recognize her from her roles as Saxa in Spartacus, Love and Monsters, Army of One, Into the Badlands, NCIS, The Scorpion King 4, Lethal Weapon, Rules of Engagement & Hawaii Five-O. We chat about Spartacus, fitness & Jiu-jitsu, thinking outside the box, Matrix and landing the role, Keanu Reeves, moving on and forward, having guts, aspiring for personal greatness, self-criticism and judgments & her unique outlook on life. Check Ellen out on: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ellenhollman/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ellenhollman Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EllenHollmanOfficial Follow @Funny in Failure on Insta and FB and @Michael_Kahan on Insta & Twitter to keep up to date with the latest info.
102 minutes | May 24, 2021
#119: John Noble - Nothing is Permanent
John Noble is an actor, voice actor & director and has been in pretty much everything such as Lord of the Rings where he played Denethor, Dr Walter Bishop in Fringe, Mr. Morland Holmes in Elementary, Batman: Arkham Knight, Running Scared, The Last Airbender, The Boys, Hunters, Legends of Tomorrow, The Blacklist, Salvation, Sleepy Hollow, Transformers & The Good Wife to name a few. This episode is jam packed. We chat about labels, health scares, confidence, Lord of The Rings, gratitude, changing belief systems and life philosophies, quantum physics, loving challenges, his acting approach, dealing with egos, encounters with Kiefer Sutherland, fear, comfort and victim mentality. Check John out on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/thejohnnoble Follow @Funny in Failure on Insta and FB and @Michael_Kahan on Insta & Twitter to keep up to date with the latest info.
87 minutes | May 17, 2021
#118: Jean Villepique - Choosing Happiness
Today’s guest Jean Villepique is the definition of an incredible human being. She’s resilient, self-aware, kind, inspiring and simply all round great. You’ll hear her incredible story at the end regarding IVF, miscarriages and grief. We also chat about status, acknowledging the wins & big breaks, the Golden Globes party, the bullshit around Hollywood, importance of community, the benefits of improv, conscious communication, divorce, marriage & choosing happiness. Jean is an actor, writer & improviser. You might recognize her as Michelle on A.P. Bio, or on Up All Night, I Love You, Man, IV-effing, Key and Peele, Grey’s Anatomy, The Office, Sharp Objects, The Goods: Live hard, Sell Hard, BoJack Horseman, Veep, Better Call Saul, Life in Pieces, Workaholics, Curb Your Enthusiasm & 30 Rock. Check Jean out on: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/villepique/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/villepique Follow @Funny in Failure on Insta and FB and @Michael_Kahan on Insta & Twitter to keep up to date with the latest info.
110 minutes | May 10, 2021
#117: Dave Thornton - Life is a Garden
Dave Thornton can pretty much do it all, he’s comedian, writer, actor, television and radio presenter. His TV credits include host of AFL quiz show The Beep Test and 20 to 1, appearances on Spicks and Specks, Agony Uncles, Hughesy We Have a Problem, Just For Laughs and regular appearances as a co-host on The Project. As an actor he has appeared in House Husbands and Upper Middle Bogan and was part of Melbourne's number one breakfast show on Fox FM. He is also a regular performer at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. We chat about fame, bombing live, feeling our emotions, the brain, 10-day silent retreats, negative self-talk, introversion vs extroversion, the media, taking action and the perception behind it, people pleasing and looking after yourself both body & mind. Check Dave out on: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dave_thorno/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dave_thorno Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/davethorntoncomedy Follow @Funny in Failure on Insta and FB and @Michael_Kahan on Insta & Twitter to keep up to date with the latest info.
98 minutes | May 3, 2021
#116: Christine Evangelista - Nothing is Permanent
Christine Evangelista is an actor, podcaster, designer & producer. You might recognize her as Cherry in The Walking Dead and now in Fear The Walking Dead, plus The Arrangement, The Intern, The Good Wife, Blue Bloods, Royal Pains, White Collar, Conviction, Law and Order, Chicago Fire. She also hosts a really great podcast called ‘Half Naked with Christine Evangelista’. We cover a lot in this episode such as being yourself, anxiety, body image, underwear, feeling comfortable in your own skin, falling in love with acting again, happiness, Fear the Walking Dead, keeping yourself in check, changing accents, mentors & teachers. Check Christine out on: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/christineevangelista/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cevangelista Podcast: 'Half Naked with Christine Evangelista' wherever you get your podcasts from. Podcast Insta page: https://www.instagram.com/halfnakedpodcast/ CHARITY - Veterinarians International: https://vetsinternational.org/ Follow @Funny in Failure on Insta and FB and @Michael_Kahan on Insta & Twitter to keep up to date with the latest info.
81 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
#115: Ben Feldman - Collaboration is Key
Ben Feldman is an Emmy nominated actor as well as a producer and director who you might recognise from his iconic role as Jonah in Superstore, as well as his roles in Mad Men, Drop Dead Diva, Silicon Valley, Friday the 13th, As Above, So Below, The Perfect Man, A to Z & Cloverfield. This episode is jam packed where we chat about Super Store & the finale, our hatred of tomatoes, being a foodie, working in Hollywood, perception of happiness, being Jewish, surrounding yourself with the no bullshit people, fame & ego, tackling fear, following your gut, tarot cards & his friendly rivalry with BJ Novak. Check Ben out on: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/benmfeldman/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/benmfeldman Ben's new show, "Monsters at Work" will be out early July 2nd on Disney +. Follow @Funny in Failure on Insta and FB and @Michael_Kahan on Insta & Twitter to keep up to date with the latest info.
109 minutes | Apr 19, 2021
#114: Charlotte Nicdao - Letting Go
Charlotte Nicdao is an actor & musician who currently stars opposite Rob McElhenny as Poppy in Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet. She also stars in the Australian digital comedy series Content, which is the first scripted comedy presented in a vertical video format and designed to be watched on smartphones. The series was nominated for an International Emmy Award. She’s also been in Please Like Me, Camp, Thor: Ragnarok, Adventure Time: Distant Lands, Get Krack!n, A Gurl’s World, The Strange Chores & Bluey. In this wide ranging chat we talk about how to greet people, Mythic Quest & Rob McElhenny, doubts & confidence, transitioning to Hollywood, working with empowering people, anxiety, diversity, quarantine, making yourself busy & slowing down, therapy, her viral video plus a lot more! Check Charlotte out on: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/charlottenicdao/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/charlottenicdao The upcoming Season 2 of Apple TV+'s Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet is officially set to debut on the streaming service on May 7th. Follow @Funny in Failure on Insta and FB and @Michael_Kahan on Insta & Twitter to keep up to date with the latest info.
103 minutes | Apr 12, 2021
#113: Phil Morris - Playing the Game
Phil Morris has an insane acting resume where you might remember him as Jackie Chiles in Seinfeld, John Jones A.K.A Martian Manhunter in Smallville and also been in The New Mission Impossible, Doom Patrol, Black Dynamite, Clay Pigeons, Same Time Next Christmas, The Young And The Restless, Star Trek III: The Search for Spook, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Meet the Spartans, Black Dynamite & Superman: Red Son. Phil is also a prolific voice over actor who has voiced many fantastic voices such as James Olsen in Superman: Red Son, Green Arrow and Hawkman in Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizzaro League, various voices in the Scooby Doo franchise and Ultimate Spider-man, Saint Walker in the Green Lantern: The Animated Series, W’Kabi in the Black Panther and Vandal Savagae in LEGO DE Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Cosmic Clash plus many more. In this episode, we chat about martial arts, mentors and role models, Jackie Chiles, Michael Richards & Seinfeld, Myers Leonard, letting go, growth, being an African American, the darkness of Hollywood, authenticity & truth, taking risks, the ego, universal truths & forgiveness. Check him out on: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thephilmorris/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/thephilmorris Cameo: https://www.cameo.com/philmorris Follow @Funny in Failure on Insta and FB and @Michael_Kahan on Insta & Twitter to keep up to date with the latest info.
104 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
#112: Gary Anthony Williams - I Seek Joy
Gary Anthony William is an actor, voice over actor, improviser, comedian, writer and director. You’ll recognise him from Whose Line Is It Anyway? Malcom in the Middle, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1, I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore, Boston Legal, The Crew, Robot Chicken, The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants in Space, American Dad, Star Wars: Resistance, Rick and Morty, Curb Your Enthusiasm, How I met Your Mother, Workaholics, Weeds, Two and Half Men, Mike and Molly, Key and Peele & Bob’s Burgers. We cover a lot in this chat such as mentors, auditioning as a teenage white southern girl, losing an incredible amount of weight, his not giving a f*ck attitude, spying birds, Samuel L Jackson, living next to the KKK, collaborating, his no a$$hole policy. Check him out on: Instagram: GaryAnthonyWilliams Twitter: GaryAWilliams Cameo: www.cameo.com/garyanthonywilliams Follow @Funny in Failure on Insta and FB and @Michael_Kahan on Insta & Twitter to keep up to date with the latest info.
89 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
#111: Elizabeth Alderfer - Set One Goal a Day
Elizabeth Alderfer is an actor who you might recognise from Disjointed, A.P. Bio, Better Of Single, The Passing Season, Game Day, Orange is the New Black and The Good Wife. Her new show the United States of Al will be out in the coming days (April 1st at 8:30/7/30c on CBS), so check it out! We cover a lot in this episode such as Liz’s feet… it’s not as gross as it may sound, we also chat about great advice, anxiety, authenticity, imposter syndrome, doubts, self-care, the Liz & Michael school of brilliance, breathing, facades, rejection, disjointed and expectations. Check out Liz on: Instagram: lizderfer Twitter: lizalderfer Follow @Funny in Failure on Insta and FB and @Michael_Kahan on Insta & Twitter to keep up to date with the latest info.
88 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
#110: Chris Parnell - What Do I Want?
Chris Parnell, is an actor and voice over actor who you might recognize as Jerry in Rick & Morty, Cyril in Archer, Dr Leo Spaceman in 30 Rock, Fred Shay in Suburgatory and his many performances on Saturday Night Live. Chris has also voiced, "Mr. Peabody" on The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show, “Snoot” on The Dawn of the Croods, “Migs” on Elena of Avalor, various characters on Nature Cat and Wordgirl. He has also voiced various characters in American Dad, The Simpsons & Family Guy and has made appearances on Inside Amy Schumer, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Goldbergs, Murphy Brown, friends, Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Wil & Grace, Friends, Another Period and The Spoils Before Dying. His previous film work includes Life of the Party, Battle of the Sexes, Sisters, Anchorman, The Five Year Engagement, 21 Jump Street, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story and Hot Rod. He’s also been in Grown-ish, ABC’s Black-ish spin-off as “Dean Parker” and “Wayne” in Happy Together. In this wide ranging chat we talk about rejection, expectations, being fired from Saturday Night Live, mentors, adoption, being an introvert, confidence, esteem, being a teacher plus a lot more. Follow @Funny in Failure on Insta and FB and @Michael_Kahan on Insta & Twitter to keep up to date with the latest info.
86 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
#109: Peter Jacobson - Know Thyself
Peter Jacobson is an actor who you might recognise as Dr. Taub in House, Alan Snyder in Colony, Rabbi Jacob Kessner in Fear the Walking Dead. He’s also been in Ray Donovan, The Americans, Transformers, 61*, Law & Order, Good Night, and Good Luck, NCIS, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia & Billions. In this wide-ranging conversation, we chat about being mistaken for Steve Carrell, mind games, nerves, House, perception, letting go, confidence, being & knowing yourself, self-esteem, money, moving forward, expectations, auditioning when you already have a role, plus a lot more! Check out Peter on: Instagram: Realpjacobson Twitter: Official_PeterJ Follow @Funny in Failure on Insta and FB and @Michael_Kahan on Insta & Twitter to keep up to date with the latest info.
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