Interviews with Actor and Impressionist Jim Meskimen, Beauty & Style Expert Andy Paige and Musician Ray Castronovo of Streetwise

May 4th, 2022

On today's show we have:

*Actor and impressionist Jim Meskimen.

*Beauty and Style Expert Andy Paige.

*Musician Ray Castronovo.

Jim Meskimen is an actor, impressionist, voice-artist and
improvisational comedian best known for his work on WHOSE LINE
IS IT ANYWAY and IMPRESS ME. Currently playing Colonel Sanders
in the popular KFC commercials, as well as President George
Washington crossing the Delaware Turnpike for GEICO Insurance.

Jim has appeared in films such as FROST/NIXON, APOLLO 13 and THE PAPER, recently adding series such as Amazon's HUNTERS (With Al Pacino, Carol Kane &
Saul Rubinek), the Starz network's GASLIT (opposite Sean Penn
and Julia Roberts and Apple TV's THE BIG DOOR PRIZE, by the creators of Schitts
Creek.

Jim Meskimen, whose work is already well-known to TV and film
audiences, has appeared on the British series Whose Line Is It
Anyway? (1988) several times, and was a recurring character
on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990) for two seasons. He has
worked with director Ron Howard on five of his films,
including The Paper (1994), Apollo 13 (1995), Edtv (1999), How
the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) and Frost/Nixon (2008). He
has also worked in two films by director Paul Thomas Anderson.

A professional artist, Jim exhibits and sells his realist oil
paintings. As a designer/cartoonist, he created dozens of
characters, weapons and vehicles for the original "Thundercats"
animated series. Jim continues to dazzle audiences with his
improvisational skills and appears regularly on L.A. stages.

Last year, Jim helped create laughter during lockdown, when he
joined a stellar cast including Barry Bostwick, Renee Taylor,
John Schneider, Lynda Purl, Don Most, Susan Ruttan, Fred
Melamed, Jane Kaczmarek, Robert Wuhl and Audrey Landers, to
name a few, in the virtual hit series VIRAL VIGNETTES.

***Oh, by the way, his mom-Marion Ross, is the iconic actress & everyone's favorite TV mom-Mrs. Cunningham (Mrs. C) from the iconic TV show, Happy Days.

So put on your bib and get ready for a finger lickin' good time!!!

*Follow Jim on IG at: @jimpressions

Also today, we have Beauty and Style Expert, Andy Paige.

Andy is the charming and sassy go-to-gal for “thrifty-chic” fashion fixes and budget beauty help. Andy understands that most women live on a budget and yet still want to turn heads and drop jaws. That’s why she carved out a niche focusing on the “average” American woman. She developed her own line of affordable, all-natural-hair cosmetic brushes (ANDY PAIGE COSMETIC BRUSHES™) and launched STYLE IN A BOX™ – a thrifty-chic bundle of accessories that offers an immediate style boost to any outfit. She makes looking spectacular fun and easy.

In June 2013, Andy launched her newest product, the GirlyGoGarter®, a hands-free purse worn neatly and discretely as a sexy garter, that was nearly five years in the making and includes three patents. Andy knows how challenging it is to figure out where to put your girlie must-haves (like lipstick, your mobile phone, I.D., powder brush and even small baby items) when you don’t want to lug a handbag. The garter fits snugly around the thigh and allows a woman to conceal these items and more without showing a bulge through her dress. This is fast becoming the must-have item for 2013. Every woman at one time or another will need a GirlyGoGarter®.

Andy is the author of the internationally best-selling book, Style On A Shoestring and has experience doing over 100 “fabulously frugal” makeovers on over 200 episodes of television, airing in over 14 countries. She earned her title, “Budget Bombshell,” honestly through her extensive work. She was featured on NBC’s Starting Over, TLC’s Ten Years Younger, Style Network’s How Do I Look, and SOAP NET’S Soap Talk. Andy has also appeared on hundreds of local networks doing various style segments.

So grab your reins and hold on for a fun, fun interview.

*Follow Andy on IG at: @theandypaige

Wrapping up our show we have musician Ray Castronovo.

Ray is doing a double album release party (The Other Side and Crossing Bridges) and a benefit concert for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead on May 6, 2022 at 8 PM. 

*Tickets can be had at their IG addresses: @streetwisenyc and @suffolk_theater_riverhead

All proceeds from the ticket sales will go to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society LLS.

Follow Ray on IG at: @streetwisenyc

***Thank you for listening and follow our show on IG at: @Thebigfatjoeyshow

 

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Interviews with the cast of TLC’s HIT show Unpolished and Recording Artist Tina Rix

April 3rd, 2022

Time to get your GLAM ON and polish up your style. On today's show we speak with the cast of TLC's HIT TV show, UPOLISHED. 

On with us is the crew over at Salon Martone in East Northport, NY,

Jennifer, Bria, Lexi and Ashley.

Team UNPOLISHED talks ALL things UNPOLISHED, their new hair and color lines along with everything beauty. 

Cyn plays 'This or That' with her hair stylist Ashley.

To keep up with all that they are doing, follow them on IG at: 

@salonmartone

@jennifermartone

@briathediva27

@leximartone

@hairbyashley

So sit back and get ready to get your GLAM ON!

 

Also on today's show we have artist Tina Rix.

Tina is a Nigerian American licensed psychotherapist, award-winning film director, and independent recording artist who believes in advocacy for mental health and that everyone should try reaching out and helping others by sharing their stories. She's currently sharing this message through the means of film projects and music. There are plans to sign new and upcoming artists in the future that are super talented and feel lost in a world and industry saturated with an abundance of music. 

Tina's goal is to help young artists develop their sound and brand, in order to figure out what type of message they mean to put out into the world. Tina is excited to be at a point in her career where there are enough funds to establish a film and music company. 

Tina Rix Music and Film, LLC, and Thought Positive Media, LLC's goal is to help stomp out the stigma that surrounds mental health, share our stories, and promote quality independent artists from all around the world. 

To keep up with all that Tina Rix is doing, follow her on IG at: 

@Iamtinarix

Thank you for listening to our show and follow us on IG at: @Thebigfatjoeyshow

  

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Chef Stuart O’Keeffe and Musician Alfred Jackson

March 29th, 2022

Time to get your EAT ON! Listen in to our interview with Chef, author and co-host of the Jeff Lewis Show on Sirius's Radio Andy, Chef Stuart O'Keeffe.

From pasta to potatoes, spaghetti to seafood, know one knows their way around a kitchen more than Chef Stuart.

Chef Stuart talks to Cyn and I all things Bravo TV, food, fun and he plays everyone's favorite radio game, 'This or That' with Cyn.

So strap yourself in, tie on your bib and get ready to stir the pot on all things Bravo TV.

To keep up with all things Chef Stuart O'Keeffe, and to get his latest cookbook, follow him on IG at: @chefstuartokeeffe 

Also on today's show we have LA based entertainer Alfred Jackson. His vocal skills have been heard on E! Entertainment, In The Mix and David E. Kelly's "Ally McBeal".

He's also worked with industry titans such as: Diane Warren, Rodney Jerkins and Brian Michael Cox.

We'll also be listening to two of Alfred's HIT songs.

'Do You Think About Me' and

'Come Over'

To get his music and to keep up with all that he's doing, follow him on IG at: 

@alfredjacksonmusic

Thank you for listening and follow us on IG at: @Thebigfatjoeyshow

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Interviews with the writer of The Binge Watchers Guide to The Golden Girls-Marissa DeAngelis, Musical group-Parlor Social and Singer-Sha’Leah Nikole

March 6th, 2022

We've got a jammed packed show today!
 
We have on Golden Girls expert and author of The Binge Watchers Guide to The Golden Girls, Marissa DeAngelis.
The Binge Watchers Guide to The Golden Girls is your go-to for all things Golden Girls. This book gives you the insight and background story to one of TV's most acclaimed sitcoms starring Bea Arthur, Estelle Getty, Betty White and Rue McClanahan.
The Golden Girls ran for 180 episodes from 1985 to 1992 on NBC and showcased the lives of 4 seniors navigating life together.
Marissa began watching The Golden Girls when she was 8, at her grandmother's request, and she hasn't stopped.
The binge Watchers Guide to The Golden Girls is published by Riverdale Books and is available everywhere.
 
To keep up with everything Golden Girls and Marissa DeAngelis, follow her on IG at: @goldengirlsbingewatchersguide
 
Also on today's show, we have Parlor Social. Voted one of the “Hottest Unsigned Live Artists and Bands in the USA” by Music Connection Magazine, Parlor Social aims to leave their mark on the music industry. Innovators of the soul genre, the pair have made it their mission to create music that encourages and excites while providing a sound that's uniquely their own. Originally hailing from Montreal, the award-winning husband and wife team Dessy Di Lauro (vocals) and Rickey Pageot (piano) currently residing in Los Angeles, have mixed the genres of swing, hip-hop, R&B, neo-soul and jazz into this unique genre they call speakeasy-soul. Their music pays tribute to the Harlem Renaissance classics, combined with a present-day swagger. The duo is gearing up to take 2022 by storm.
 
We also get to hear their latest HIT song, 'She Believes'.
 
To keep up with all that they are up to, follow them on IG at:
@parlorsocial
 
Wrapping up today's show is a songbird from South Central, Los Angeles, Sha’Leah Nikole. Sha'Leah grew up surrounded by the arts.  At 8 years old, Sha'Leah's mother enrolled her and her brother into Amazing Grace Conservatory, a theatrical training institute focused on providing inner city youth with training in both the performing and digital arts. It is through her time at the conservatory that she developed and began to explore her passion for music and performing arts. Never veering far from her passion, after graduating college Sha’Leah began songwriting, singing background and sharing the stage with several Grammy award winning artists. The songwriter has had the privilege to work with Nipsey Hussle, Beyonce, D Smoke, and Ledisi to name a few. More recently she has had the honor of traveling throughout the globe as a member of Kanye West’s Sunday Service Collective.
When She’Leah isn’t focusing her energy on creating music, she is serving her community with her non-profit My Footprints LA, an organization that promotes self-growth through service and mentorship. The artist is presently gearing up to release the anticipated follow up to her EP The Queen Issue, her sophomore EP Work of heART is scheduled to be released later this year.
 
We also get to her her latest HIT song, 'Mahogany'.
 
To keep up with all that she is doing, follow her on IG at:
@shaleahnikole
 
Thank you for listening and follow us on IG at: @Thebigfatjoeyshow
 
 
 
 
 
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Interviews with Beauty and Style Expert Andy Paige, Psychedelic Indie Rock Artist Questa and Innovative Rock Music Recording Artist R.O.B. Rise On Belief

February 27th, 2022

On today's show we have Beauty and Style expert Andy Paige. Andy talks all thing beauty and style as well as her revolutionary product, Girly Go Garter. This is a hands-fee purse worn neatly and discretely as a sexy garter. 

Follow her on IG at: @theandypiage

Also, we have on Emilio Cuesta A.K.A. Questa Music.

Emilio is a psychedelic indie Rock artist whose newest single FEEDIN' is out now and is also being used in the HIT Apple TV show 'Servant' by director M. Night Shyamalan. To keep up with all that he's up to, follow him on IG at: @questamusic

Lastly, we have R.O.B., Rise On Belief. R.O.B. is an innovative Rock music recording artist whose latest HIT song 'Mirror Mirror' is taking the charts by storm.

To keep up with all that's he's up to, follow him on IG at: @robriseonbelief

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Interviews with Selling The Hamptons Star Bianca D’Alessio, Puppy Bowl Referee Dan Schachner and Singing Sensation Harrison Barnes

February 13th, 2022

On today's show we have real estate broker to the stars and the STAR of the Discover Plus HIT TV series, Selling The Hamptons, Bianca D'Alessio from Nest Seekers real estate. 

Bianca takes us behind the hedgerow and shows us all the glamour and glitz the Hamptons has to offer with its spectacular real estate.

To keep up with all that Bianca is up to, and to contact her for all of your real estate needs both in NYC and in the Hamptons, follow her on IG at:

@Biancadalessio  

@nestseekersmastersdivision

Now, who's ready for some football! Dan Schachner and the puppies of the Puppy Bowl are ready. Dan is a 10X Puppy Bowl referee and he takes us behind the goal post and shares all things Puppy Bowl.

The Puppy Bowl is the cutest pre-game show on TV and Dan shares all the flufftastic moments of Puppy Bowl's past. 

Dan is also hosting a viewing party at @borisandhorton in NYC where he also hosts a monthly trivia night. 

Catch the Puppy Bowl on Sunday, February 13, 2022 at 2 PM EST on The Animal Planet and Discover Plus channels and online at Puppybowl.com

Remember, these puppies are up for adoption and can be found on Puppybowl.com

As always, adopt, don't shop. 

To keep up with all that Dan is doing, follow him on IG at:

@Danschachner

Wrapping-up today's show is Las Vegas based singing sensation Harrison Barnes. 

Harrison is heating things up with his steamy new single, 'TLC', which we'll hear after his interview.

To keep up with all that Harrison is doing, follow him on IG at:

@harrisonbarnesmusic

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Strongman Travis Ortmayer Singer/Songwriter Liam Max and Singer/Songwriter Peter Lake

February 13th, 2022

On today's show we have The Texas Strongman Travis Ortmayer.

Travis talks all things strongman competitions and about all the highs and lows he's experienced in life. 

Travis has been working out since his early teens and for the past 20 years, he's been competing in strongman competitions around the world.

To keep up with all that he's up to, follow him on IG at:

@travis_ortmayer

Also, we have singing sensation Liam Max.

At 16 years old, Liam has already begun to pave his way in the music industry, especially with his NEW HIT song, 'Muffin'.

To keep up with all that he's doing, follow him on IG at:

@iamliammax

To wrap-up today's show we have anonymous singer/songwriter 'Peter Lake'.

Peter is keeping it on the DL but his NEW HIT song 'Shadow Games', from his EP 'Blue', he's keeping it real.

Thank you for listening and follow our show on IG at: @Thebigfatjoeyshow 

 

 

 

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Mary Fitzgerald from the HIT Netflix series Selling Sunset

December 28th, 2021

On today's show we have Mary Fitzgerald, one of the STARS of the HIT NETFLIX series SELLING SUNSET. 

Mary opens the door to the high end LA real estate market and walks us through all its glitz and glory. 

Catch Mary on the NEW season of Selling Sunset out NOW on Netflix. (11-2021)

To keep up with all that she's up to, follow her on IG at:

@themaryfitzgerald

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Roots Recording Artist Grant Maloy Smith and Hollywood TV Writer Michael Jamin

December 28th, 2021

On today's show we have Billboard Top 10 American Roots Recording Artist, Author, Actor, Illustrator and friend of The Big Fat Joey Show, Grant Maloy Smith and Hollywood writer/producer and showrunner Michael Jamin.

Grant and I met a few years ago at Lincoln Center while he was performing with the Indie Collaborative. (See below for details).

While having time on his hands these past two years, Grant has taken it upon himself to make another HIT album, 'Appalachia: American Stories'.

This album consists of 12 original songs inspired by people, events and different aspects of Appalachian culture.

Also, for true audiophiles, Grant has put together a collectors 'Box Set' that consists of an LP, CD and personalized autographed book, by Grant, that highlights the Appalachia ways and culture. 

***This is a MUST HAVE for all you American Roots and Appalachia fans.

***To order the 'Box Set' go to: www.grant-maloy-smith.com

Grant is also the co-founder of the Indie Collaborative, a non-profit network of independent musical artists, producers and like-minded musical enthusiasts.

Check them out on the web at:

www.indiecollaborative.com

 

Also on today's show we have Hollywood writer Michael Jamin.

Michael gives us a behind the scenes look at what it's like to be a writer in Hollywood.

He's written for some of TV's biggest shows:

King of the Hill, Beavis & Butthead, Wilfred, Just Shoot Me, Brickleberry, Lopez, Rules of Engagement and Tacoma FD.

He's also served as a show Producer/Showrunner on Glen Martin DDS, Maron and Rhett & Link's Buddy System.

His illustrious 25 year career has afforded him many experiences and insight into the inner workings of Hollywood and TV writing. So much so that he has developed his own podcast, 'Screenwriters Need To Hear This With Michael Jamin'. 

His podcast focuses on helping aspiring writers, actors and directors understand the business from the perspective of a working television writer. 

Catch new episodes every Wednesday on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher and anywhere you listen to your favorite podcast. 

Michael also posts regularly on Instagram and Twitter. His insight into the biz is relevant, spot-on and informative. 

For those who are truly interested in upping their writing game, Michael has developed a no nonsense writing course that will put you on the right course, pun intended, to success.

Check Michael out on IG at:

@michaeljaminwriter 

and on Twitter at:

@mjaminwriter 

and on the web at:

www.michaeljamin.com

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Interviews with Songstress N‘Kenge and Singer/Songwriter D.K. Lyons

December 28th, 2021

On today's show we have Broadway actress N'Kenge and Alt-Pop Rocker D.K. Lyons.

First up is N.Kenge.

She's starring in the Tony nominated and Olivier Award winning musical

Caroline or Change.

N'Kenge is an Emmy nominated Pop-Soul Opera singer. She has starred in the Broadway musical, MOTOWN, as well as in Sondheim on Sondheim as the standby for Vanessa Williams.

She has starred in the title role of AIDA in the U.S. touring show. N'Kenge also has sung for NY Opera and performed with the Seattle Symphony and numerous other symphony orchestras around the globe.

See N'Kenge in Caroline or Change at Studio 54 in NYC. 

This is a limited time production, until

January 9, 2022.

Get tickets at: www.roundabouttheatre.org 

 

To keep up with all that she's doing, follow her in IG at:

@divankenge

 

Also on today's show is Alt-Pop Rocker D.K. Lyons and his featured song

'Katie In The Moment' from his HIT EP 'Vandalism'.

 

D.K. has been writing songs since the age of 5 and recording since the young age of 10. He got his first guitar at 8 and he's never looked back.

Follow him on IG at:

@d.k.lyonsmusic

 

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