74 minutes | Mar 23, 2021

111 - James Coker :: Improv'ing Onto 30 Rock

James was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He is an actor, writer, and comedian living in Los Angeles. Formerly based in NYC, he performed improv and sketch comedy at Upright Citizens Brigade, The PIT and the Magnet Theater for 10 years. He performed on UCB's Maude Night with the sketch team Night Eaters and with sketch duo Coker & Stratton.   *******SUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW!!! www.richredmond.com/listen   The Rich Remond Show is sponsored by: Big Dot Lighting - Commercial LED Lighting Specialists   -and-   Bruce Cline Home Loans & Mortgage Refinance | Movement Mortgage www.musiciansmortgage.com   He has appeared on 13 Reasons Why, 30 Rock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, the VEVO pilot One Night Only, VH1's The 20, A&E's Black and White and in videos for Funny Or Die, Mashable, Above Average, The Kicker and MTV. James' writing credits include the New York Television Festival pilots Classless (2013) and The Other Kennedys (2015), as well as several live sketch shows, videos and the web series Trump Bros (2016-2017) and Tailgating With (2017, with Broadway Video). You can currently see him on TV in a national campaign for Spectrum and hear him in various roles in the newly released Audible original series 64th Man with John Cena.   Some Things That Came Up:   -Being in the world of improv -Playing it safe -Getting on 30 Rock -Getting into improv -What is a Herald -What is PA duty -Getting into commercials -Working with Ellie Kemper -Culture on sets -Using TikTok -TV still has power -Movies -Acting in improv on Zoom   www.jameswcoker.com @thisjamescoker @cokerandstratton   The Rich Redmond Show is about all things music, motivation and success. Candid conversations with musicians, actors, comedians, authors and thought leaders about their lives and the stories that shaped them. Rich Redmond is the longtime drummer with Jason Aldean and many other veteran musicians and artists. Rich is also an actor, speaker, author, producer and educator. Rich has been heard on thousands of songs, over 25 of which have been #1 hits!   Rich can also be seen in several films and TV shows and has also written an Amazon Best-Selling book, "CRASH! Course for Success: 5 Ways to Supercharge Your Personal and Professional Life" currently available at:   https://www.amazon.com/CRASH-Course-Success-Supercharge-Professional/dp/B07YTCG5DS/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=crash+redmond&qid=1576602865&sr=8-1   One Book: Three Ways to consume....Physical (delivered to your front door, Digital (download to your kindle, ipad or e-reader), or Audio (read to you by me on your device...on the go)!   Buy Rich’s exact gear at www.lessonsquad.com/rich-redmond   Follow Rich: @richredmond www.richredmond.com   Jim McCarthy is the quintessential Blue Collar Voice Guy. Honing his craft since 1996 with radio stations in Illinois, South Carolina, Connecticut, New York, Las Vegas and Nashville, Jim has voiced well over 10,000 pieces since and garnered an ear for audio production which he now uses for various podcasts, commercials and promos. Jim is also an accomplished video producer, content creator, writer and overall entrepreneur.   Follow Jim: @jimmccarthy www.jimmccarthyvoiceovers.com
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