Jul 12, 2021
When a fully vaccinated top on Grindr meets a cult leader and RuPaul’s Drag Race’s worst queen, you have this week’s Secure The Gag guest, Michael Hartney (Squirrel Comedy Theater, School of Rock The Musical, Just For Laughs, The Politician, The Break With Michelle Wolf, 30 Rock)!!!
Michael and Nathan discuss launching and developing The Squirrel Comedy Theater, crafting and ideating characters, and Michael’s love of sketch comedy and superman. They also chat about the backstories of some of Michael’s most lauded characters and get into being a part of the original broadway cast of School of Rock The Musical. Yes, they discuss Andrew Lloyd Webber who Michael continues to have a close relationship with (nightly FaceTimes, etc.). Tune in, baby!
Michael’s Work That’s Discussed
Secure The Gag is a queer comedy podcast hosted by comedian and writer, Nathan Pearson. Tune in every Monday as Nathan interviews funny queers about their infamous online videos, bits, and success.
Nathan is a queer comedian and writer from Atlanta who now lives in Brooklyn. He’s known for his gay infused characters online and amassed followers from his viral “Guy Fucks His Bully’s Dad” piece as a part of UCB’s Characters Welcome. As someone who went off online with very specific gay humor, Nathan wants to sit down with other queers to discuss their funny moments that took off.
Secure The Gag is part of the WUSSY Podcast Network hosted by WUSSY Mag @wussymag
Hosted by Nathan Pearson @nathankpearson
Produced by Jon Dean @jondeanphoto
Edited by Reid Pope @rpopegram
Podcast Art created by Beardy Glasses @beardy.glasses
Podcast Music by DJ Helix @1djhelix