Mark Roman Empire (also a podcast)
MRE Pod #21 - Elliott Branch - 15APR2019

MRE Pod #21 - Elliott Branch - 15APR2019

April 14, 2019

Mark interviews a friend and fellow busker: the actor, comedian & spokesperson Elliott Branch. See or hear Elliott and one can't help but notice he's a Samuel L. Jackson impersonator. You've seen him at the Laugh Factory Hollywood and in the film shorts "Anger Anonymous" (as Jules Winnfield) and "Deadpool the Musical 2 - Ultimate Disney Parody" (as Nick Fury). Elliott talks Detroit, Hollywood, how stand-up led to his GM gig, being Sam, meeting Sam, his Mace Windu (Star Wars) possibilities and what it's like holding a fake gun as an iconic Pulp Fiction character ... while black.

Recorded at Musicians Institute, Hollywood, CA.
Recorded, mixed & mastered by Ollie Holliday.

MRE Pod #20 - Madison Shepard - 25MAR2019

MRE Pod #20 - Madison Shepard - 25MAR2019

March 24, 2019

Mark interviews stand-up comedian, writer and actress Madison Shepard. Madison has opened for Maria Bamford and plays Jack on “Empty Space” (now streaming on Amazon Prime). She created two short cartoons for Comedy Central Digital’s “Saturday Morning-ish Cartoons”. And she produced and starred in the sketch show "Smile, Baby" which tackled catcalling at The Hollywood Fringe Festival with The Others Theater Company, winning Madison an Encore Producer's Award. Mark first met Madison moments before this interview. Mark steps in it during the interview. But did he learn anything?

Recorded at Musicians Institute, Hollywood, CA.
Recorded, mixed & mastered by Ollie Holliday.

MRE Pod #19 - Granison Crawford - 11FEB2019

MRE Pod #19 - Granison Crawford - 11FEB2019

February 11, 2019

Mark interviews comedian, actor, writer & VO artist Granison Crawford, as seen at The Comedy Store, Flappers & in March on Amazon: Laugh After Dark. Granison won 1st place in Last Comic Standing at the Haha Comedy Club and won "Funniest Comic in LA 2017" at the Ice House Comedy Club (Golden Artist Entertainment). You may have seen Granison on your screen in Diaries of a Door Guy, CSU Crimestoppers Unit & Keeping the Peace. Like Mark, Granison is from Northern California. Mark first met Granison moments before this interview.

Recorded at Musicians Institute, Hollywood, CA.
Recorded, mixed & mastered by Ollie Holliday.

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MRE Pod #18 - Adrian Bustamante - 04FEB2019

MRE Pod #18 - Adrian Bustamante - 04FEB2019

February 3, 2019

Mark interviews actor, host & foodie Adrian Bustamante. You've seen him on Lethal Weapon, Jane the Virgin and The Newsroom. Look for him in future episodes of Bosch & This Is Us. But Mark knows Adrian from their early acting days in the San Francisco Bay Area. They also share a previous industry and gratitude for The Big Short. All this discussed, plus Mark cherry picks Adrian's ample acting credits ... without even addressing his impressive commercial credits.

Recorded at Musicians Institute, Hollywood, CA.
Recorded, mixed & mastered by Ollie Holliday.

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MRE Pod #17 - Kurt Tocci - 28JAN2019

MRE Pod #17 - Kurt Tocci - 28JAN2019

January 27, 2019

Mark interviews actor, cat dad, & social media personality Kurt Tocci.
Yeah, the guy who dances with his cat all over social media. That guy. Whom you've also seen on Cause I’m Savage, Totally TV, Jimmy Kimmel Live & College Humor. (He's also a singer, director & producer.) Kurt shares his Columbine story (not what you think) and what it's like to be the class clown from Colorado who arrives in Hollywood in the age of social media.

Recorded at Musicians Institute, Hollywood, CA.
Recorded, mixed & mastered by Ollie Holliday.

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MRE Pod #16 - Hayley De-Sola Pinto - 21JAN2019

MRE Pod #16 - Hayley De-Sola Pinto - 21JAN2019

January 20, 2019

Mark interviews his fav Brit tourist, Hayley De-Sola Pinto, currently on holiday here in Los Angeles. Discussed: Hayley's brash mane of red hair, her singing, her acting, her modeling, tattoos, surfing, her various adventures as a globe-trotter from Cornwall by the sea, and whether or not she was in the original version of "The Office".

Recorded at Musicians Institute, Hollywood, CA.
Recorded, mixed & mastered by Ollie Holliday.

MRE Pod #15 - Anne-Marie Evans - 14JAN2019

MRE Pod #15 - Anne-Marie Evans - 14JAN2019

January 13, 2019

Mark interviews his buddy Anne-Marie Evans, whom he met working on that ambitious superhero show you never saw. Anne-Marie discusses her life as a working artist: Screenwriter, Director, Producer, Blogger, Singer/Songwriter. She shares a little about her TV script “Love Jade” seeking a home in Hollywood. And she makes her pitch to be Mark’s sidekick on the podcast.

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MRE Pod #14 - Jason Thompson - 19NOV2018

MRE Pod #14 - Jason Thompson - 19NOV2018

November 19, 2018

Mark interviews a channeler of many characters, powered by Robin Williams realm energy: Jason Thompson. The impersonator, actor, singer and emcee shares details of his performer's life, hailing from Adelaide, Australia. Now in Hollywood, his impersonations and original characters include the Queen of England, Austin Powers, Shirley Shagwell and the Mad Hatter. Frequently found working corporate and private gigs, he's also performed with Michael Bolton, on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and at LA's Cicada Club.

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MRE Pod #13 - Alice Ko - 12NOV2018

MRE Pod #13 - Alice Ko - 12NOV2018

November 11, 2018

Mark interviews singer, pianist, SAG-AFTRA & stage actor Alice Ko of Kung Fu Panda 3The Shuttle & Silicon Valley. She shares her journey from Hong Kong, to whatever set in San Francisco where she and Mark met, to Hollywood. Mark attempts to learn a little Cantonese.

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Recorded at Musicians Institute, Hollywood, CA.
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MRE Pod #12 - Vozzy - 05NOV2018

MRE Pod #12 - Vozzy - 05NOV2018

November 5, 2018

"Not a typical cheerleader interview." Mark interviews former Oakland Raiders cheerleader Vozzy. She shares her insights as a daughter of a USC Trojan & LA Rams football legend, a UC Berkeley grad, a Raiderette, and a mom.

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Recorded at Musicians Institute, Hollywood, CA.
Recorded, mixed & mastered by Ollie Holliday.