Super Smack is a Filipino American rapper that has been leveling up in the music game ever since his first ep, Neon Red, hit streaming services. With a unique blend of gaming culture, anime references, good vibes, and a message for change, Super Smack’s pens music that blend pop and rap in ways that make the nerd in any of us step on the dance floor.Continue reading “Super Smack is Ready to Smash Stereotypes and the Industry with New EP”
When you’re a NOC you’re a NOC all the way from your first bubble tea to your last dying day! The boss, Keith Chow, stops by to talk musicals!Continue reading “FDI Cast 120: I Want to Cast in America!”
Keith, Britney, and Dominic rant about who won — but more importantly, who didn’t — during the Emmy Awards last night. Then, they break down the new Hawkeye trailer and recap the latest episode of What If.Continue reading “Hard NOC Life 235: Emmys So What”
Since the pandemic closed theaters, the Big Apple has been longing for the amazing allure of the Broadway lights, sights, and songs! Thankfully, Broadway is making a major comeback this fall, so fans can immerse themselves in the glory of the stage once more. But while we all await the rise of live curtains, theater geeks everywhere can at least get their fix through the magic of streaming, from the debut of Hamilton on Disney+ last year, and now once more with the upcoming premiere of Come From Away on Apple TV+.Continue reading “Broadway Smash, ‘Come From Away’ is Coming to Apple TV+”
When you’re running through the Speed Force, and there’s nobody around, do you ever really crash or even make a sound?
That’s one of the questions I didn’t ask the Dear Evan Hansen star Jordan Fisher when he sat down with me over Zoom to talk about his heavily hyped debut as Impulse on The Flash.Continue reading “Jordan Fisher on ‘The Flash’ and Waving Through the Speed Force”
Now that In the Heights is officially in theaters and streaming on HBO Max, what better time than now to re-up my convo with Lin-Manuel Miranda, originally recorded for the Hard NOC Life podcast.Continue reading “NOC Interview: Lin-Manuel Miranda on the Making of ‘In The Heights’”
On a new Hard NOC Life, Keith finally talks to Lin-Manuel Miranda about adapting his first musical, In the Heights, for the big screen. But before that, he is joined by Dominic, Britney, and Shawn to break down the Eternals trailer.
Renée Elise Goldsberry steals the show in Peacock’s newest comedy Girls5eva, which premieres on Thursday, May 6. The best part is all eight episodes will drop at once! And trust me, you won’t want to stop watching. In the female-led series, the actress and singer is joined by Sara Bareilles, Paula Pell, and Busy Philipps.Continue reading “NOC Interview: Renée Elise Goldsberry Discusses Her New Peacock Original Comedy, ‘Girls5eva’”
In the first of two episodes of Hard NOC Life releasing this week, Keith sits down with Broadway superstar and now, children’s book author, Mandy Gonzalez to talk about her new middle grade novel, Fearless. They also talk about her career — from originating the role of Nina for In the Heights to replacing Renee Elise Goldsberry as Angelica in Hamilton — and why being fearless has helped her cope while Broadway is shut down.
The official trailer and show art for Girls5eva is finally here! The show will premiere on Thursday, May 6 with all eight episodes available at once on Peacock. Music superstar Sara Bareilles, Hamilton’s Renée Elise Goldsberry, comedian Paula Pell, and sitcom royalty Busy Philipps star in the new original, promising an incredible show!Continue reading “Get Ready for the New Peacock Original Comedy, ‘Girls5eva’”
In the Heights has played a huge role in the lives of the actors who created and originated in the original Broadway musical. Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda became an overnight superstar on Broadway. After the success of In the Heights and another Award-winning musical Hamilton, Miranda became a National Treasure. He was also credited for discovering the actors who performed in his musicals, including Anthony Ramos, who is now starring as Usnavi, a role that Miranda originated on Broadway.Continue reading “Anthony Ramos Credits the ‘In the Heights’ Musical for His Career”
It was only a matter of time. Fans have been clamoring for years, and today Funko Toys announced they are finally producing a wave of Pop! Vinyl Figures based on the Broadway phenomenon, Hamilton! Entertainment Earth has pre-orders open now!Continue reading “Just You Wait: ‘Hamilton’ Funko Pops Are Coming”
Netflix’s newest animated series, Archibald’s Next Big Thing Is Here, premieres February 18 and I had the opportunity to sit down with Hamilton star and quadruple Hollywood threat, Jordan Fisher (Dancing with the Stars), to talk his experience working on the show as well as his many other goings on.Continue reading “‘Hamilton’ Star Jordan Fisher Talks Netflix Series ‘Archibald’s Next Big Thing Is Here’ and More”
Gold Open, the Gold House-movement to push box office success for multicultural films, and CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment) have launched their own list honoring the most outstanding Asian and Pacific Islander achievements in film called the Gold List.Continue reading “Gold Open Celebrates API in Film with Inaugural Gold List”
Ladies and gentlemen, the moment you’ve been waiting for... Entertainment Earth has announced pre-orders are open for their exclusive Hamilton Pin Mates collectibles!Continue reading “Do Not Throw Away Your Shot to Pre-Order ‘Hamilton’ Pin Mates”
Song Exploder is a new documentary series from Netflix where a variety of music artists discuss the making of and story behind their songs. From conversations with host and executive producer Hrishikesh Hirway, to archival footage of the artists at work, each episode dives deep into how songs like R.E.M.’s “Losing My Religion” and Alicia Keys’ “3 Hour Drive” came into existence. Continue reading “‘Song Exploder’ Host Hrishikesh Hirway Breaks Down the Making of the New Netflix Series”
Big Boss Keith Chow joins us for an extra special 81st episode of the F’n Do It Cast!
We do not break our cold open time record.
Olympus comes back with beta software that lets you use their micro four thirds systems as a webcam… with a catch.
Hard NOC Life will go on a brief hiatus as we prepare for our landmark 200th episode.
Last night, the internet turned upside down when Lin-Manuel Miranda shared the official trailer for the filmed production of the revolutionary Broadway musical, Hamilton.
On June 5, the Oxford Film Festival will host the virtual world premiere of the documentary feature, Far East Deep South, a film about a Chinese American family discovering its unexpected history in Mississippi. Before its premiere, the filmmakers, Larissa Lam and Baldwin Chiu, sit down for this month’s episode of Southern Fried Asian.