Meet comedian Graham Elwood, Internet Renaissance man. Along with pal and fellow comic/filmmaker Chris Mancini, Elwood hosts the popular podcast Comedy Film Nerds. The show grew out of the duo's website, which they started basically as a place for comedians to review films. They also added an online shop selling their individual comedy CDs and DVDs, as well as those of their friends like Doug Benson, Jackie Kashian and others. “Chris and I were guests on other people’s podcasts,” Elwood says, “and our fans said, 'You guys should do a podcast,' so we launched that at the beginning of 2010
. It’s really grown and we have this really big and loyal audience.” The site overall has grown as well, and is starting to offer downloadable movies. One thing Elwood doesn’t get a chance to discuss on his podcast is his love of 1970s-era crime dramas. “I grew up watching Hawaii Five-O
, Streets of San Francisco
and The Rockford Files
,” he says. “Rockford was great, because he was always eating bad food and always getting beaten up.” Elwood leads a less stressful lifestyle and describes his act as energetic, covering topics like martial arts, snowboarding and other physical activities. Elwood performs Thursday-Sunday at Go Bananas in Montgomery.
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