106. Abed Gheith - Part 1
Creator, writer, actor, phone-sexxer.. Abed Gheith (Los Angeles) is a lifelong story-teller (“Streetside” 1990s, Channel 101, Frequency 101) whose work in, and knack for story-telling, sense of humour, fusion of influences and more, I find undeniable. Just look at “Groove Fighters”, “Phone Sexxers”, “The Pop” and “Toon Wolf”… look at the Steve Perry character in “Yacht Rock”.. what about unforgettable pilots like “It’s Twissleton” and “The Muhammads”!? deny that!? I think NOT. As a not so un-remarkable footnote of course, his likeness and pop-culture library of a mind were loosely the inspiration for the NBC show ‘Community’s Abed character (see GVP ep. 6 for that story).
Much like myself as a kid, Abed RPGd with friends, cassette-recorded audio entertainment and was entranced by the MAGIC of Disney and Star Trek mid-90s and before… this very specific set of things all together isn’t something I share in common with A LOT of people. Feel free to join us on that ride, I really enjoyed talking about it. Today, Abed and his longtime friend Sevan Najarian hold the current title for longest running show on Frequency 101 (Channel 101’s audio-only shindig) “Enter the Dark”,and through every type of terrain it seems, Abed follows his instinct to create worlds and tell stories! It would seem that comes with some interesting life stories! Listen and find out!
Songs and/or Segments:
“21” by IAM5AM
“Miami” by Animal Heart
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (trailer)
“Something by Ted Jameson
“Confusion” by Clarissa Diokno
Abed Gheith page on Channel 101
Abed Gheith page on IMDB
Gone Riffin’ w/ Rich Fulcher & Abed Gheith
other awesome podcasts you can hear Abed on:
Channel 101 Surfin’ Through Time
Real Life Sci-Fi w/ Wade & Willy
The Grandma’s Virginity Podcast
CHANNEL 101… in case you didn’t know, is a monthly film festival for TV Shows that are 5 minutes or less. 5 shows will gain and find a month’s stay in primetime on this “network” and 5 will be cancelled.. and again the following screening. The winners are decided by the (preferably impartial and not campaigned-for) voting audience! *Your face here!*. Not only that, but the next primetime slot could be where YOU stand *Your face here!*. See what you got, by sending your crazy lil’ show idea to:
WIN OR LOSE, YOU GET BETTER AND MAKE MORE!
Visit channel101.com to get a fuller ready of how this works, and while you’re there check out the EPIC backlog.
FREQUENCY 101… is a podcast that you hear each month and when you listen to it, you get a free screening of 10 audio-only shows, and so forth the same as Channel 101! You can also send your audio-only (and 5 minute or less) pilots into
NEXT DEADLINE FOR NEW PILOTS IS MARCH 23, 2021
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