Tim Russell’s voiceover for the awesome video for Omega’s “Grey Side of the Moon” watch appeared on NBC’s coverage of the BMW Championship PGA event on Saturday 9/19
Tim And Sue on KARE11 NewsTim And Sue appeared on KARE 11′s 4PM News On Friday to talk about the Prairie Home Companion season annual Kickoff, Street Dance/ Meatloaf Dinner event.
Sue Scott unveils a new hairdo as she and Tim Russell join Garrison Keillor for his 11th Minnesota State Fair Grandstand “A Prairie Home Companion” show before 7500 fans on a hot and steamy night, taped for broadcast on September 5th. Garrison’s final year acting as host of the show, before he hands the reins to Chris Thile in September of 2016, begins with the annual Street Dance and dinner show at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul on September 19th. We look forward to an amazing year.
Tim Russell as Herman Melville, “Moby Dick” author and standup comedian.
My favorite comedy/drama of the year has arrived this weekend: “Me and Earl And The Dying Girl”. It’s a compilation of themes from a number of successful coming of age/ teen cancer films, like “The Fault of Our Stars”, but none of those had the style and wit of this directorial effort by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, who uses incredibly creative camera work to keep things moving with just the right amount of humor and emotion. The script by Jesse Andrews supplies great opportunities for the cast to shine. Thomas Mann is perfect as the smart, disengaged, film nerd Greg Gaines, who has marginal self-esteem. He learns about the Luekemia diagnosis of a classmate Rachael from his parents, perfectly played by Connie Britten and Nick Offerman, who urge him to give the girl, played by a wonderful Olivia Cooke, support. Part of Greg’s’ efforts to cheer up Rachael involve his friend Earl, a wisecracking childhhod pal from a less advantaged part of town. Together the two boys share a love of films that they draw on to create humorous short films based on reimagined famous film titles, e.g.: “A Sockwork Orange”. Terrific secondary character work by Molly Shannon as Rachael’s mom and Jon Bernthal s Greg’s history teacher/advisor, give the project an extra glow. This was a U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic and the Audience Award for U.S. Drama at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, and for good reason.
Rated: PG-13 (for sexual content, drug material, language and some thematic elements)
My GPA Rating: 4.0
Sue Scott and Tim Russell were pleased to join a wonderful array of Talent on the MS Westerdam for the 2015 A Prairie Home Companion Caribbean Cruise this month. We enjoyed meeting many of the Garrison Keillor fans who joined us for several Q&A segments with Tim and Sue, an inside look at the APHC script acting process with Tim, Sue, and Fred Newman, sound effects genius, a fun APHC Timeline Trivia Game, and a show we wrote and produced for the big showroom: “The Caribbean Cavalcade of Comedy”, featuring Tim and Sue as several characters. We had The Catchup Advisory Board’s “Jim and Barb Excellent Caribbean Cruise”, Jim and Barb lip-synched to “Dr. No” scenes with Sean Connery and Ursula Andress. Sue’s gossip columnist, Jiggs Wahpeton, goes the Heaven to get the scoop on Tim’s dead superstars. A Cuban game show, “Castro Este Noche”, with Tim as Fidel and Sue as Chi Chi Gueverra, ably assisted by the brilliant pianist Jed Wilson and the amazing singer Maria Jette. Stay tuned for some video selections.