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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

REVIEW: WVU News Profile

WVU News Profile (originally written March 2003).

This is one of the very first reviews ever written for The Brice Kennedy Show. It's also unique because it's from the perspective of a college student doing a profile on yours truly for WVU News.

Profile: Brice Kennedy and His Show
by Rachel Spadowski
College News Reporting Course
West Virginia University, March 12, 2003

A steady white hand holds a green plastic cup under a running water faucet in what appears to be a bathroom sink. Water builds up quickly, coming dangerously close to overflowing. After a short fade to black, the scene cuts to a beautiful girl with short dark hair sleeping peacefully on a bare mattress and wrapped up in a single blanket. The camera zooms in on the unsuspecting female and the hand holding the dark green cup again emerges, moving slowly but steadily toward the victim.

With a sudden motion, the hand overturns the cup, spilling cold water down the neck of the unsuspecting girl who shoots up out of bed and gives forth a pathetic sound. Her pale face, framed by the tousled dark hair, displays a distraught look - a combination of shock, anger and slight humor. She throws her arm out to strike her attacker - someone she knows well and works with. She is Heather Tennant, victim and co-host of "The Brice Kennedy Show". The man responsible for the assault is the host of the show.

A trick like this is one of the tamer stunts performed by the star of the show, Brice Kennedy. With his mischievously sparkling blue eyes and boyish grin, Kennedy himself never quite knows what he will dream up! This local celebrity, a 27-year-old who was born in Morgantown, has his own camera crew and his own film equipment. Unlike Jay Leno or David Letterman, Kennedy creates his own humorous skits alone with the help of only a few friends.

When Kennedy first had the idea of creating his own show, he was disappointed to learn that Morgantown had no public access television channel that could broadcast his project. However, after discovering that Pittsburgh was a relatively close location that did have public access, Kennedy began work and soon filmed the first episode of his show there. However, after finding Mountain Digital Channel 7, which airs closer to Morgantown (in Preston County), Kennedy decided to move the filming location.

During his first episode, which was taped in Pittsburgh in October of 2000, Kennedy interviewed a French intern named Nathalie Evrat from PCTV, Channel 21. Evrat, who must have taken offense either to Kennedy's mild jokes or to the naked co-host Tennant, who streaked across the stage during the taping, asked if she "had to stay" for further conversation. When Kennedy made it clear that she did not have to, Evrat promptly took off her microphone, stood up and strode out. "I honestly didn't mean to offend her", Kennedy said with a look of slight confusion.

After Evrat's unexpected exit, Kennedy sits bewildered at his desk, wearing a shiny silver shirt. Tennant, seated on a mahogany couch and clad only in a pink robe after her streaking incident, quietly states, "That's the price you pay for art."

Kennedy asks her to repeat the statement, which she does. He likes the direct and implied meanings that her words offer and he urges Tennant to chant the phrase with him. With a slight giggle, Tennant complies. Kennedy says it again, banging his hands on his desk emphatically.

On February 5, Kennedy taped his fifth episode and interviewed Emmy award-winning director Jacob Young, who is best known for directing the film "The Dancing Outlaw" featuring Boone County man Jesco White. The upcoming sixth episode promises to reveal new stunts. He hopes that Morgantown residents will soon have the opportunity to see his show. As to whether he will ever have the show on the air in Pittsburgh, Kennedy really isn't sure.

However, "The Brice Kennedy Show" has recently moved its taping location to the Monongalia Arts Center in downtown Morgantown. Previous shows were taped in various locations such as The Digital Domain Theater in Reedsville, Pittsburgh and Mansfield, PA. Viewers can now catch the half-hour show Saturday nights at 11 p.m. on Mountain Digital Cable Channel 7.

Although the interview segments are taped in the theater, Kennedy and his crew also work to capture funny moments on camera outside of the studio. Many of these little scenarios are taped in Kennedy's own apartment - a little place in Dellslow.

Kennedy has produced five episodes and featured several guests. "I just try to pick people to interview who I think the audience will find interesting. Although I can't say that I've had a favorite, one of the guests who stands out the most in my mind is Eric McGuire. We had been planning his appearance for a while and it just worked out really well. He's also in the entertainment business and, as a performer, he knows how everything goes. It's nice to interview someone who knows what it's like to do the interviewing," Kennedy said enthusiastically.

Currently, Kennedy is in the process of building his own production company, which will be called New Arena Pictures. He is no stranger to the movie scene. Just cruise over to www.IMDb.com and check out his adventures on the Internet Movie Database. The 27-year-old has already made several appearances such as the organ player in the CBS miniseries "Mama Flora's Family" and as Devin in "Hellgate: The House That Screamed 2". Kennedy has also been filmed in several TV commercials and has some behind the scenes experience.

From day to day, Kennedy draws on experiences and random thoughts to spark his imagination for upcoming show ideas. His onstage personality and his presence outside of the studio are one and the same. Kennedy never seems to stop making people laugh. Every once in a while, he won't be able to contain his own amusement and you'll get a quick glimpse of his dimples.

After high school, Kennedy worked for a while and attended both West Virginia University and Fairmont State College. "I liked WVU but college just wasn't my cup of tea... at least not at the time," he says. It appears he has since found his cup of tea.

Later, Kennedy joined the Army. After basic training, while he was stationed near Atlanta, Georgia, he heard about a casting call for a CBS miniseries, which he attended. He was chosen as an extra, then landed a featured role complete with a close-up. So his first ever television appearance was for a national audience.

In addition, Kennedy has written his own script, "Shooting Home". In "Shooting Home", which is a semi-autobiographical comedy, Kennedy serves as director, writer, producer and editor. The film, which he plans to be feature-length, has not yet been shot. The entire movie will most likely be filmed in Morgantown late this year. Because it is Kennedy's own production, he can hand pick the actors and actresses for the film.

On a clear day in Morgantown, Kennedy and his camera operator arrive at Patteson Drive. Sporting a white "Brice Kennedy Show" t-shirt and a pair of swimming trunks over his head, Kennedy marches out into the oncoming traffic and pulls his pants down. The white mesh part on the inside of the trunks conceals his identity as oncoming traffic slows down. Some folks go around him, some come to a complete stop and plenty of them yell at him.

Now these little pranks and crazy stunts can be seen live on "The Brice Kennedy Show". It just recently opened itself up to a live studio audience for TV tapings. With this recent improvement, Kennedy can actually involve audience members in his stunts and jokes. Those who have ventured into the studio to watch the show never quite know what they'll get. The host of the show has been known to bring some crazy moments to the stage, including the alternative personality Johnny No-Name and his trusty sledgehammer for destroying an object or two!

Though it may seem like Kennedy already has his hands full, he also sometimes takes the opportunity to fund his creative outlets by videotaping important events such as weddings. Since he is creating his own production company, he already owns the equipment needed for professional video production. Kennedy has worked in the field for several years earning the necessary experience to produce videos for events such as these.

Fans can find updates, mp3s, pictures and additional information on the web at www.bricekennedy.com. The colorful site is easy to navigate and provides ample information on Kennedy and his show. Viewers can also sign the guestbook and comment on the show, his movies or anything else they like.

Kennedy says that while producing each episode seems to take a long time, doing the show has been a rewarding experience. He and his small crew shoot plenty of material, often for extended periods of time, to fill thirty minutes worth of "The Idiocy" for each show.

The slim, dark-haired guy known as Brice Kennedy brings humor to the screen not only with his amusing antics but also with his warm personality. His energetic persona could draw even the quietest guest out of his or her shell. With Kennedy's past accomplishments and current activities, there is no doubt that we will be hearing more about him in the future.

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Sunday, May 24, 2020


Brice, alongside The Greatest Guest Larry Nelson

This is it! Episode 6 is the last episode of The Brice Kennedy Show! This is your final chance to… okay, so it’ll be on the internet forever but STILL… it's the last show! Description below!

Episode 6: At the MAC, 34 min
Guest: Larry Nelson, Musical Guest: The Zwiener Brothers, Co-Host: Jamie Arnold

The sixth episode of The Brice Kennedy Show is all about the legendary radio announcer/deejay/emcee/godlike human Larry Nelson. As engaging and charismatic as anyone could be, Larry could've easily commandeered The Show at any point he felt like it. Moving on to the mortals, The Zwiener Brothers, Billy and Dan Zwiener - the animal suit-clad members of the band Sandra Black (see: Episode 5), do the rock and the roll as only they can. Plus, as co-host, the golden-voiced, U92 deejay Jamie Arnold knocks it outta the baseball diamond park! Taped at the Monongalia Arts Center on April 10, 2003, the MAC would turn out to be the perfect venue for Episode 6. It's always been said that if The Show were to continue, it'd be at the MAC.

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

The Biography of Brice Kennedy

The biographic biography of the biographical subject


Brice Richard Kennedy was born on November 27, 1975 in the college town of Morgantown, West Virginia. As a child, he relished any and every opportunity to perform for his family and friends by acting out skits and doing impressions of family members and celebrities such as Pee-wee Herman, "Macho Man" Randy Savage and Kermit the Frog.

Brice's teenage years marked his first foray into filmmaking with his fictional "TKN (The Kennedy Network)" and "Channel 64, West Indies, Africa" video series. The "Second City Television"-style videos featured numerous mock TV show segments including several variety shows, a cooking program, horror movies and professional wrestling shows where he squared off against the likes of pillows and stuffed animals. These videos also marked the debut of his squinty-eyed, banshee-voiced, tongue-flicking alter ego, Lester P. Mallory. His English teacher encouraged his creativity by allowing him to use the videos for a school project. So when the "premiere" was held in class, Brice got his first real taste of a live audience... and was hooked.

In high school, he took center stage in theatre productions performing on the same stage where the legendary Don Knotts, one of his idols, once stood. He always had a penchant for performing but it was here where he also fell in love with the art of acting.

After high school, Brice studied acting, film and video production at Pittsburgh Filmmakers, a media arts center. He also took several acting courses at West Virginia University. While serving in the U.S. Army, Brice was cast as an extra in the CBS miniseries "Mama Flora's Family".

On the second day of filming, he was recast in the higher profile part of an organ player. Landing this featured role would substantially boost his chances of actually getting screen time on network television as it called for an incredible full screen close-up. The premiere was TV's highest rated show of the week, besting all programs including the season premiere of "The X-Files". Brice's close-up made it into the final cut of the film and was seen by millions of viewers nationwide.

From there, he went on to supporting then starring roles in a string of independent horror and science fiction feature films, collaborating often with B-movie filmmakers Mark and John Polonia. Many of these films received national distribution deals and can be seen via Netflix and Blockbuster. Most are also available through retailers such as Amazon, Target, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble and other outlets. Some films have even seen international releases in places like Japan and France with one film in particular, "The Da Vinci Curse", even making a brief appearance at the world-renowned Cannes Film Festival.

The movie "Holla If I Kill You" would fulfill one of Brice's lifelong dreams - acting in a movie shot in New York City. The adventure also provided a unique "six degrees" connection to his greatest comedic influence, Tom Green. He shared a scene with the talented Mia Amber Davis, who co-starred alongside Green in the memorable DreamWorks feature film "Road Trip".

For the Warner Bros. biopic "We Are Marshall", Brice was cast as the stand-in for actors Brian Geraghty and the great Ian McShane. Another "six degrees" connection was provided as the film's director, McG, would later go on to helm "Terminator Salvation", a sequel to one of his biggest inspirations in movie making, "Terminator 2: Judgment Day". The shoot was significant in and of itself but the highlight came in a scene where Brice was fortunate enough to be directed personally by McG.

His favorite project came in the form of another lifelong dream - hosting his own TV show. "The Brice Kennedy Show" mixed studio guest interviews and musical performances with his trademark nonsensical lunacy and overtly absurd brand of performance art. A range of local celebrities and bands were featured on the show and scores of erratic stunts and abstract spectacles were showcased to entertain/confuse his audience. The madness aired on local public access TV and all six episodes of "The Brice Kennedy Show" can be seen online via YouTube.

He was also cast as Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy for the "Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II" web series but regrettably couldn't commit to the lengthy project due to prior engagements. His acting work further extends to short, industrial and student films as well as local TV commercials and voice-overs for both radio and television.

His interest in film and TV isn't limited to being in front of the camera. While acting has always come first, his love of filmmaking runs a close second. Behind the scenes, he has performed crew work on numerous independent films serving as Second Unit Director, First Assistant Director and Camera Operator, at times under his own New Arena Pictures banner.

In addition to movies, Brice has spent a considerable amount of time working in commercial video production. After years of working for several other production companies, he formed his own - Twenty Seven Productions. It began as a side venture and later developed into a full time business where he produced local television commercials, weddings, dance recitals and other live event videography.

Brice has also worked behind the scenes in radio and television. While at WDTV NewsChannel 5, the local CBS affiliate, he ran audio, video, computer graphics and directed newscasts and specialty shows. He later went on to work as a weekend news reporter. Covering everything from traffic accidents to elections to county fairs, he spent many weekends driving all over North Central WV from one story to another. He was working the night of the Sago Mine disaster, which tragically killed twelve coal miners. The local, national and international news media had been reporting that the miners were found alive. However, a law enforcement source confirmed to the station off the record that the truth was actually the exact opposite. So, in a sad and chillingly surreal turn of events, Brice found himself one of only a couple of dozen people who actually knew the grim truth of the story hours before the major news networks… and the rest of the world.

After leaving WDTV, he began working for a local radio station in a technical role. His time in radio would be short however, as he soon left to start his new business. Just before leaving, he was offered an on-air position as a traffic reporter and, though he was interested, turned it down as the wheels were already set in motion with his new video production company.

Rounding out his media experience, Brice also dabbled in print modeling, spent some time as a high school broadcasting technical instructor and has written several film production articles including one published in the monthly adult horror publication Draculina Magazine.

After appearing in ten feature films, the TV show and other works, he now considers himself retired from acting though, of course, that could change in an instant. Still, film and video production have been placed firmly on the backburner as he has shifted his creative focus exclusively toward another passion - music. He is currently concentrating on further developing his voice, guitar and songwriting skills and plans to record and distribute his own music. There are many sonic landscapes to explore but he expects to first land somewhere in a fuzzy alt-rock realm surrounded by lush instrumentation and ambient electronic elements.

Over the years, Brice has worn many hats and played many roles, both figuratively and literally. His work in various fields of media and entertainment has spanned much of his adult professional life and entertaining in one capacity or another is something he plans to continue indefinitely.

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Monday, May 18, 2020


Brice, about to be assaulted by a shark!

Five Alive! Remember those? Those were delicious. Anyway, it’s Episode Number Five of the television show. Watch it and try not to lick the screen because I’m delicious, too. Description below!

Episode 5: The Idiocy Eternal, 37 min
Guest: Jacob Young, Musical Guest: Sandra Black, Co-Hosts: Danny Cameron & Todd Bowman

Episode 5 is marked by the very witty and very Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker Jacob Young. An EMMY! He directed "The Dancing Outlaw", giving rise to the Wild and Wonderful Whites including Jesco himself! The musical guests for the evening are none other than Sandra Black, one of the very best bands in Morgantown/Anytown. Also, in an unprecedented move, camera guy Danny Cameron and sound guy Todd Bowman pull double duty as co-hosts. Why, you ask? The soon-to-be-christened (that night, actually) new co-host had to bow out at the 11th hour and this is the best a little public access show could come up with, okay? Not funny enough for ya? I don't have a joke for everything, ya know! Is that a big night for you, coming down here and tormenting me?! Anyway, taped on February 1, 2003 at The Digital Domain Theater, this marks the only time The Show held back-to-back TV tapings at the same location.

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Sunday, May 17, 2020

REVIEW: Cranked On Cinema

We're so cranked we're practically ON crank! (review originally written October 2010)

So this review comes to us from our Canadian friend Jamie Lisk at Cranked On Cinema. Jamie has a way with words and thankfully, his words are all very kind! We didn't even have to pay him off or ANYTHING! Unfortunately, Cranked On Cinema is no more and the link we're using is from the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine so apologies for the odd formatting. Still, I'm cranked!

Cranked On Cinema review

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Saturday, May 16, 2020

The Dominion Post: TV Tapings

The Dominion Post covers The Show once again! (originally written January 2003)

The Dominion Post is back again with another article on The Show for their Marquee entertainment section. Written by Pamela Cyphert Queen, this piece focuses on the upcoming Episode 4 TV taping, our first with a live audience!

The Dominion Post article on TV taping

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Monday, May 11, 2020

REVIEW: Meet Cleaver Theatre

It's the Meet Cleaver Theatre review! We love Butch Cleaver! (originally written October 2012).

Yes... the Meet Cleaver Theatre review! TV horror host Butch Cleaver and his family specialize in reviews of all kinds of not only horror movies but lots of off the wall subject matter - all very much up our alleyways! So check out Meet Cleaver Theatre’s review with your eyes below!

Meet Cleaver Theatre: "The Brice Kennedy Show"
by Butch R. Cleaver
MeetCleaver.com, October 2012

If there is one thing the Cleavers know and love, it's absolute strangeness and have we found something right up our alley... "The Brice Kennedy Show"! Mix one part talk show with two parts sketch comedy à la "Jackass" and you've got a truly entertaining evening of viewing.

Mr. Kennedy is a comic goldmine, showering small unsuspecting West Virginia towns with a level of absurdity and humor that delights, bemuses (and oftentimes shocks) the locals. From an acerbic and irreverent talk show base, Brice rants and raves, smashes unlucky items with a trademark sledgehammer and interviews everyone from radio hosts, prolific movie makers, local musicians and a number of beautiful co-hosts.

Some highlights to watch out for... "Muffleface" invades an unsuspecting small town! Brice endangers life and limb to drop his drawers in a busy public street (much to the delight of the local ladies)! Watch his mother freak out as he accosts her with beans first thing in the morning! And keep an eye out for the delightful "B-Movie Special"!

And now you have the opportunity to see all these wonderful bits on YouTube. Enjoy, my friends!

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