Thursday, April 26, 2007

Mortified Alum On Onion TV

In case you didn't know it yet, The Onion has started doing online videos. Even cooler, Julie Brister, one of Mortified's most popular readers in LA & NYC appears in several of these videos.

Since The Onion's AV Club has covered Mortified several times over the years, and since we love Julie, we thought we'd share one of the clips.

In The Know: The U.S. Moat


Friday, April 20, 2007

Mortified + This American Life TV = Now Playing

It finally aired and we hope you liked it. The people at This American Life (on both radio and tv) have been supportive of Mortified for many many years now, and I'm thrilled that their foray into tv has proven to be such a success for them.

In the meantime, here's a mini clip of Sascha Rothchild... who was nice enough to feed a small gathering of people crackers, cheese and Shrek-colored m&ms last night as we watched the airing after work. I wondered what the teenage Sascha would have thought of that.

Mortified as seen on This American Life TV.

Some fans may notice that the full tv clip is a bit shorter than our original radio or stage versions (including the version that appears on TAL's greatest hits CD). But I am happy to say, it still captures the same astonishing portrait of reckless youth at its best/worst. Sascha's piece has long been one of my favorite little excavations to present because it celebrates the range of emotion I love to explore in Mortified-- material that is funny, provocative, disturbing, sincere and sad all at once. For those who express concern about what happened to her, I'm proud to say she not only grew up to be healthy and adjusted, but also a great friend who serves delicious m&ms.

I hope you'll tune in.

- Dave