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It's “That Guy… Who Was in That Thing” meets “The Nerdist Podcast” but with people even less well known! Sure it's fun to interview the crazy famous and ask them about the difficult years, but that's been done and they won't return our calls. Memories are plastic - we're getting the real dirt from people still crawling through it. Laura Scruggs is the playwright and Jake Scruggs is the technical guy who listens to a lot of “This American Life” and thinks that qualifies him to interview people.

Apr 11, 2016

Apologies for the "blow outs" and the "thumps" - it was a great interview with a few recording issues.

01:55 - How the Q Brothers started writing and performing hip hop using Shakespeare as the source text.

07:50 - GQ on how he got involved with "Drumline." 

09:40 - Video for "White Nigga from Drumline" by the Retar crew

10:38 - Genesis of "Funk It Up About Nothin'" and how it came to Chicago Shakespeare Theater

19:16 - The Q Brothers' heritage

27:05 - "Othello: The Remix" at Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

28:43 - GQ gives Jake the business about having a hefty serving of salt with his pepper.

31:12 - "Othello: The Remix" was commissioned by The Globe (of London) in 2012

53:40 - The Q Brothers' shaving business and Small Flower TV

1:04:35 - "Q Gents" and "Mad Summer"

1:05:49 - GQ flips the script and ask us how "Are You Famous, Yet?" began.

1:08:54 - Q Brothers Freestyle!!!

 

See the Q Brothers in "Othello: The Remix" at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, April 12th - May 8th

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Intro Music: "Are You Famous, Yet?" - Laura Scruggs. Outro Music: "The Devil Is In The Beats" - The Chemical Brothers