The Return of Biffle and Shooster: Next on TVC

Actors Will Ryan and Nick Santa Maria and writer, producer and director Michael Schlesinger will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

Will Ryan and Nick Santa Maria are the stars, and Michael Schlesinger is the writer, producer and director of The Misadventures of Biffle and Shooster—a bona fide, authentic and very funny DVD collection of 1930s-style comedies that pay homage to The Three Stooges, Abbott and Costello, Laurel and Hardy and other vintage comedy teams from the Golden Era of Hollywood. The Biffle and Shooster shorts were filmed over the last five years—yet they look and sound as if they were actually unearthed from the 1930s. Will Ryan, Nick Santa Maria and Michael Schlesinger will join us in our first hour.

Recently named “Best DVD of the year” by Bottom Shelf Movies, The Misadventures of Biffle and Shooster is a collection of five comedy shorts (all but one of which was filmed in black and white), including “The Biffle Murder Case,” “Imitation of Wife,” “Schmo Boat,” “Bride of Finklestein,” and “It’s a Frame Up,” while guests stars include H.M. Wynant, Andrew Parks, Robert Forster and Robert Picardo, plus one of the final screen appearances of Dick Miller. Nominated for two Rondo Awards (including a nod for Best Package of DVD Extras), the Biffle and Shooster DVD also includes an additional short (“First Things Last”), more than an hour of bloopers and outtakes, a 1962-style “reunion” interview that Will and Nick perform in character as Biffle and Shooster, and more. (“The Biffle Murder Case,” “Imitation of Wife,” “Schmo Boat” and “Bride of Finklestein” are also available for viewing on demand on Amazon, Vudu and other streaming platforms, under the umbrella title The Adventures of Biffle and Shooster.)

For our listeners in Southern California, Will Ryan and Nick Santa Maria will perform live as Biffle and Shooster at the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena, CA on Sunday, March 31 beginning at 7pm. The Misadventures of Biffle and Shooster DVD will be available for purchase that evening, as will the latest issue of the Biffle and Shooster comic book and the new book, The Biffle and Shooster Portable Guide to Etiquette. For tickets and more information, call (626) 798-6236 or visit the Calendar page at CoffeeGallery.com.

This week’s program will also include a remembrance of actress Beverley Owen (The Munsters). Plus: This Week in TV History.

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