Stand-up comedian Sam Rager joins Becky and Seth on the podcast to talk about what's happening in Detroit this week, including Disney's Aladdin, Michigan bands nominated for the Grammys, and Lyft's most popular Detroit dropoff destinations. They also talk about the recording of Sam's debut album, Trigger Warning *But for Real, You Might Want to Skip Tracks 20, 24, 25.
Also, Movie expert Greg Russell calls in to talk about 2018 Detroit Film Critics Society Award winners.
Here's what's happening in metro Detroit for the week of Monday, December 10th, 2018:
- Thursday 12/13: Detroit Blues Society Xmas Party at Token Lounge Westland
- Friday 12/14: NASH FM's A Very Country Christmas with Scott McCreery at Saint Andrew's Hall
- Friday 12/14: Home for the Holidaze 16th Annual Songwriter Showcase & Charity Drive at PJ's Lager House
- Friday & Saturday 12/14-12/15: Grizmas at The Masonic Temple
- Sunday 12/16: Mannheim Steamroller at the Fox Theatre
- Wednesday 12/26: SaxAppeal at Aretha's Jazz cafe
- On Sale: Monday 12/17 at 10 am: Justin Timberlake “Man of The Woods” tour at Little Caesars Arena
- Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle in Royal Oak: Paul Mercurio
- Punch Line Comedy Lounge in Southfield: Marcus Combs
- Saturday 12/12: An Evening with Girl with No Job at the Royal Oak Music Theatre
- Saturday 12/12-02/13: Disney's Aladdin at Michigan Opera Theatre
- Sunday 12/13-12/16: ‘Twas a Girls Night Before Christmas: The Music at City Theater
- Sunday 12/16: The Deaf and Loud Symphonic Experience with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
- Tuesday 12/15: A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage at the Fox Theatre
- Thursday 12/20-12/22: A Christmas Story, The Musical at the Fox Theatre
- Sunday 12/23: Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre
- Friday 12/21: The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers at the Wright Museum (Theme: The Gift)
- A new expanded habitat of Red Pandas at the Detroit Zoo
- The Monster Drawing Rally at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. 100 artists will draw in front of a live audience – all stages of their careers using everything from watercolor to ink to graphite pencil to collage.
- Elf at the Redford Theater
- Sunday, December 16th will be, Fleatroit Junk City 3rd Annual Holiday Flea Market at Outer Limits Lounge
Food & Drink
- Detroit's 2018 Eater Awards announced last week; Restaurant, Chef, Design, and Bar of the year.
- The 1st annual Gold Jigger Awards for Detroit Cocktail industry announced at Willis Show Bar
- Combination Pizza Butt & Taco will be Sunday December 16th at POP+Offworld Arcade with StreetBeet Detroit.
- Seth's Shoutout: Amer Zahr and everyone on the 1001 Laughs Dearborn Comedy Festival
- Becky's Shoutout: Better Life Bags
- Sam's Shoutout: Definitive Style Exclusive aka DSE Detroit
- Lyft has announced the most popular dropoff destinations as part of their 2018 Detroit Lyftie Awards.
2018 Detroit Film Critic Society Award Winners
Best Picture: Eighth Grade
Best Director: Adam McKay, Vice
Best Actor: Ethan Hawke, First Reformed
Best Actress: Toni Collette, Hereditary
- Favorite Coney Island: Lafayette
- Favorite Thing About Detroit in the Winter: The Tree Lighting at Campus Martius
- Favorite Detroit Song: “Lose Yourself” by Eminem
- Favorite Detroit Dive Bar: LJ's Sweetheart Bar in Corktown
- Favorite Outdoor Festival: Hamtramck Labor Day Festival
- Lunch with Any Detroiter: Aretha Franklin