Hi, I'm Anthony.

I live in LA where I write things you may see on TV, stage or screen.
I also perform at the UCB Theatre.

Ask me anything.
Or email me.

I co-wrote an Off-Broadway musical.
It's called:

GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL!.

BUY THE CAST RECORDING
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TV SHOWS I'VE WRITTEN FOR
-Playing House
-Broad City (Season 2 coming 2015!)
-Best Friends Forever
-Night Of Too Many Stars
-Save Me

SOME WEB VIDEOS I WROTE FOR
AND IN WHICH I MAY APPEAR

-Bored Cops: F*ck, Marry, Kill
-Bored Cops: Still Life
-Bored Cops: Christmas
-Craigslist Caterers
-Songs In The Key of Craigslist
-Food Court Musical
-Grocery Store Musical
-I Love Lunch! The Musical
-Gotta Share! The Musical
-Mall Santa Musical

 

Moonwalking With Einstein

dontgetmestartedpodcast:

"Hey Will, if you’re still interested in mind palaces, there’s a book on them and “the art of memory” that I found very interesting and enjoyable called Moonwalking With Einstein by Joshua Foer. Love the show, please never stop!"

A helpful message from Griffin Rhyne after hearing us talk about MIND PALACES on episode 4 of Don’t Get Me Started! Thanks Griffin! I have heard of Moonlighting With Einstein and maybe even considered getting it and now I probably will.

Hooray for listener suggestions!

dontgetmestartedpodcast:


DON’T GET ME STARTEDEpisode 4 - “Notebooks”
Notebooks! Day planners! Journals! Though it seems like everyone puts their planning and notes on the internet, writer Jen Krueger organizes her life with good old fashioned paper and we talk with her about what makes a notebook useful and good. Also Anthony talked about coffee ice cubes and Will talked about Albert Brooks stand-up albums.
Jen talked about:

Baum-kuchen (good store to get Midori Traveler’s Notebooks/inserts, other stationary, pens, washi tape, etc.)
Bullet journal
Moleskines
Good subreddits: on notebooks in general and Midori in particular
Kinokuniya (stationary store in Little Tokyo): 
Franklin Covey stuff
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dontgetmestartedpodcast:

DON’T GET ME STARTED
Episode 4 - “Notebooks”

Notebooks! Day planners! Journals! Though it seems like everyone puts their planning and notes on the internet, writer Jen Krueger organizes her life with good old fashioned paper and we talk with her about what makes a notebook useful and good. Also Anthony talked about coffee ice cubes and Will talked about Albert Brooks stand-up albums.

Jen talked about:

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Purebred Breeders Sold Me A Sick Puppy Who Almost Died And Might Still Die

chriskelly:

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We got Harry on May 27th, and by the next day, he was dying.

He wasn’t eating. He wasn’t drinking. He wasn’t doing anything but coughing, gagging, and vomiting. We called BluePearl, an animal ER, and were told to bring him in immediately. They diagnosed him with severe infectious pneumonia,…

dontgetmestartedpodcast:

DON’T GET ME STARTEDEpisode 3 - “Scary Haunted Things”
Katie Dippold (comedy writer - The Heat, Parks and Rec) tells us about her lifelong obsession with scaring, being scared, haunted houses, ghost tours and more. What makes a good haunted house? What’s the best and most fun way to scare your live-in boyfriend? Also Anthony King talks about the Stephen Sondheim musical Assassins and Will Hines discusses the memory technique of mind palaces.
Here’s links to some of the things we talked about.
The Exorcist
When A Stranger Calls
Slender Man
Great Horror Campout
Haunted Plays (last year’s Delusion)
Big Worm’s Sherwood Scare
And also
Assassins
Mind Palaces (method of loci)
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DON’T GET ME STARTED
Episode 3 - “Scary Haunted Things”

Katie Dippold (comedy writer - The Heat, Parks and Rec) tells us about her lifelong obsession with scaring, being scared, haunted houses, ghost tours and more. What makes a good haunted house? What’s the best and most fun way to scare your live-in boyfriend? Also Anthony King talks about the Stephen Sondheim musical Assassins and Will Hines discusses the memory technique of mind palaces.

Here’s links to some of the things we talked about.

And also

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My Least Favorite Trope (and this post will include spoilers for The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Matrix, Western Civilization, and—cod help me—Bulletproof Monk*.) is the thing where there’s an awesome, smart, wonderful, powerful female character who by all rights ought to be the Chosen One and the hero of the movie, who is tasked with taking care of some generally ineffectual male character who is, for reasons of wish fulfillment, actually the person the film focuses on. She mentors him, she teaches him, and she inevitably becomes his girlfriend… and he gets the job she wanted: he gets to be the Chosen One even though she’s obviously far more qualified. And all he has to do to get it and deserve it is Man Up and Take Responsibility.

And that’s it. Every god-damned time. The mere fact of naming the films above and naming the trope gives away the entire plot and character arc of every single movie.

Elizabeth Bear - My Least Favorite Trope (via feministquotes)

Sadly, the natural progression from stories about eternal man-boys rebelling against the expectations of adulthood is to stories about those same men being rewarded simply for deciding it’s time to stop. 

The good news is, while the female characters in these stories are still getting short shrift, they have actually progressed…from joyless obstacles to joyless catalysts.

poldberg:

While there is a lot of appropriate rage about Ferguson right now, the killing of John Crawford, III is getting less attention than it deserves. I put Shaun King’s tweets and history lesson on the matter in chronological order for easier consumption.

Links:

Autopsy and video show John Crawford shot from behind in Wal-Mart

Witness in murder of John Crawford changes story

You really should be following Shaun King on Twitter.

The John Crawford story makes me so angry.

Anonymous asked
I can't believe you still have doubts about writing. Should someone behind you take that as a sign that "doubt is always gonna be there, so just forget about it" or "doubt is always gonna be there, embrace it"?

I can’t speak for other writers, but as for me, I somehow simultaneously believe I am more talented than most other people and also that I am a complete and total fraud who is unqualified to even spray aerosol cans into bowling shoes. And depending on the exact moment when you talk to me, I will either have the confident exuberance of a toddler climbing a bookshelf or the abject self-loathing of a dog pooping in public.

Because the real truth is there are so many people smarter than me and more talented than me and more driven than me and luckier than me. But another real truth is that I am also smarter than a lot of people and more talented than a lot of people and more driven than a lot of people and luckier than a lot of people.

And I believe that just as much as I doubt it’s true.

So yes. Doubt is always going to be there. But you can’t just forget about it (it makes you humble and hungry). And you can’t just embrace it (it makes you weak and boring).

You have to do both. 

And also neither.

Anonymous asked
Just discovered your flash musicals on YouTube. The songs are really great! Any plans to write another full length musical? Maybe even a web musical like Dr. Horrible? I think it would be great. I'm going to check out Guttenberg. Thanks. Richard, Syracuse NY

Thanks so much, Richard from Syracuse! I’m happy to say that Scott and I are currently hard at work on two new full-length musicals. Unfortunately I can’t say too much about them publicly yet, but they’re both movie adaptations being produced by the respective studios. We’re excited! Hopefully we’ll be able to share more info soon.

I hope you enjoy(ed) Gutenberg!

haelie9 asked
I absolutely adore you. Ur posts are simply amazing. What is your frankly.me nickname? Can we be friends there?

Thanks so much, Spambot! But I think I have enough fake friends.

dontgetmestartedpodcast:

DON’T GET ME STARTEDEpisode 1 - “The NY School of Poets”
Nicholas Mandernach of the UCB Theatre discusses the New York School of Poets, a group of poets from the 1950s who led a movement of plain-spoken, emotionally direct and often very funny poetry. Anthony discusses the Billy Joel song Leningrad and Will mentions the rejected books of the New Testament (especially the Acts of Paul and Thecla) — two subjects of equal import.
NY School of Poets (particularly Frank O’Hara, John Ashberry, James Schuyler)
Billy Joel’s Lenningrad
The Acts of Paul and Thecla
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dontgetmestartedpodcast:

DON’T GET ME STARTED
Episode 1 - “The NY School of Poets”

Nicholas Mandernach of the UCB Theatre discusses the New York School of Poets, a group of poets from the 1950s who led a movement of plain-spoken, emotionally direct and often very funny poetry. Anthony discusses the Billy Joel song Leningrad and Will mentions the rejected books of the New Testament (especially the Acts of Paul and Thecla) — two subjects of equal import.

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dontgetmestartedpodcast:

DON’T GET ME STARTEDEpisode 2 - “Muay Thai Fighting”
Our guest this episode is actor Eugene Cordero who tells about his experience with Muay Thai fighting, a martial art from Thailand. In addition, hosts Will Hines and Anthony King tell us about their minor obsessions with, respectively, comics inker Wally Wood’s “22 Panels That Always Work” and Dan Carlin’s “Hardcore History” podcast about World War I.
For more information on the center where Eugene currently practices muay thai fighting: http://www.muaythaischoolusa.com
See the movie Ong-Bak or one of its many sequels.
Also check out:
Wally Wood’s 22 Panels That Always Work
and Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History podcast on World War I (first episode)
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dontgetmestartedpodcast:

DON’T GET ME STARTED
Episode 2 - “Muay Thai Fighting”

Our guest this episode is actor Eugene Cordero who tells about his experience with Muay Thai fighting, a martial art from Thailand. In addition, hosts Will Hines and Anthony King tell us about their minor obsessions with, respectively, comics inker Wally Wood’s “22 Panels That Always Work” and Dan Carlin’s “Hardcore History” podcast about World War I.

Also check out:

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Don't Get Me Started

dontgetmestartedpodcast:

Our podcast is live. Two episodes premier today, and then new ones every Tuesday.

First episode: Nick Mandernach tells us about the NY School of Poets, a poetry movement from the 1950s including Frank O’Hara and other amazing people!

Second: Eugene Cordero tells us about Muay Thai fighting including the Muay Thai boxing movie Ong-Bak! 

Hey, fun right?

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See you next Tuesday!

frankhejl:

People ask me, ‘What are you most proud of?’ I think I’m most proud of the fact that I moved here. I tried it. Nothing happens unless you set the wheels in motion. So to me, that was everything — whether those wheels squeaked a lot or didn’t move sometimes didn’t matter. I could walk home from a comedy club at three in the morning, no money, after I bombed in front of four Dutch sailors and was like, ‘Yes!’ I loved … every … minute … of it.” Jon Stewart

Truth.

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