Overheard with Evan Smith featuring Wyatt Cenac at 7 pm
Wyatt Cenac’s reports for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart have introduced his work to a wide audience. But his work reaches far beyond his role as a fake news writer and correspondent. His performance in the 2008 indie film Medicine for Melancholy, a drama, was well-reviewed. And fans can also find him doing standup on tour and in a soon-to-be released hour-long special.
On Story: Comedy that Resonates at 7:30
Curb Your Enthusiasm and Seinfeld writer/producer Alec Berg and BRIDESMAIDS director and Freaks and Geeks creator Paul Feig pull back the curtain to show how they create comedy that resonates with us all. Followed by the hilarious short film SPIT by writer/director Benjamin Hayes. Paul will never have his first kiss until he overcomes his fear of saliva.
Energy at the Movies at 8
From the gushing geysers of Giant, to the plutonium-powered time machine of Back to the Future, Energy at the Movies illustrates how Hollywood has captured the history of energy. Join energy expert and University of Texas at Austin professor Dr. Michael E. Webber as he explores 70 years of energy on the big screen.
2012 Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards at 9
Angie Dickinson, Meat Loaf, Barry Corbin, Danny Trejo and Douglas McGrath are honored at the 2012 Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards presented by the Austin Film Society. The awards honor Texans who’ve made a significant contribution to film or filmmaking, as well as non-Texans who’ve made significant strides in the advancement of the Texas film industry.
Overheard with Evan Smith featuring Meat Loaf at 10
Singer and actor Meat Loaf enjoys successful careers and icon status in both fields. His 1977 record Bat Out of Hell is one of the best-selling albums of all time, with more than 43 million copies sold worldwide. His acting career, which includes time at the Public Theater in New York, includes roles in The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Fight Club. He’s back in the spotlight this month with a brand-new album, Hell in a Handbasket.
Overheard with Evan Smith featuring Chris Isaak at 10:30
Chris Isaak has built successful careers as both a musician and an actor, performing for more than 25 years. His most recent album, Beyond the Sun, pays tribute to a lifelong obsession: the artists and music of Sun Studios in Memphis. In this conversation with Evan, Isaak talks – and sings – about acting, music and more.