The world's only heavy metal-themed late night talk show, TWO MINUTES TO LATE NIGHT, is proud to announce that its self-produced debut season has premiered via YouTube.
Imagine Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Gorburger Show, and The Chris Gethard Show all thrown together with a little bit of insanity and corpse paint. Filmed live at Brooklyn's St. Vitus and hosted by Gwarsenio Hall (Jordan Olds), TWO MINUTES TO LATE NIGHT is a self-produced web series making the best metal-themed talk show episodes, sketches and cover videos for the various black t-shirt afficianados of YouTube-land since 2015. With eight full episodes planned for Season 1, the web series will debut a new episode each month.
This month's season premiere features Mutoid Man with Oscar-nominated keyboardist Emily Lee (Loma, Shearwater), and is co-hosted by Hard Melissa (Pitchfork's Emily Panic). This month's guest is New York hardcore legend Walter Schreifels (Gorilla Biscuits, Youth of Today, Quicksand, Warzone, Title Fight, Rival Schools–holy shit!). Plus, Gwarsenio goes on location with real-life avian scientist Tom Stephenson, listening to metal music and accurately deciding which bird each vocalist sounds like, and a few other surprises along the way.
Created by Mrs. Woman Productions (Jordan Olds and Drew Kaufman), the comedic duo are committed to filming a full season of eight brand new episodes, which will feature a number of guests which have included guitarist Ben Weinman (The Dillinger Escape Plan), singer/songwriter Laura Stevenson (ex-Bomb The Music Industry!), and rapper/actor Ice-T among others thus far.
"Everyone whom is a part of this project has wanted nothing more than to keep making more episodes of Two Minutes to Late Night until we physically are unable to," says co-creator Drew Kaufman. "Luckily, Jordan Olds (co-creator Gwarsenio Hall) is an insane person and figured out a way to make shooting the show more like filming a play. We've received an amazing response from our fans on Patreon and our incredible crew and producers which made us realize––fuck it––Let's shoot eight more episodes all on our own without help from any network or content producer or brand.
"We've got some Patreon money and some really cool sponsors (Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab is about to give us our own signature TWO MINUTES TO LATE NIGHT cologne!), but the show is still as D.I.Y. as you can get other than doing a puppet show in your mom's bedroom. And it shows. The new episodes we have sitting on our hard drives have some of the craziest musical performances I have ever seen in my life."
Cast and Crew:
TWO MINUTES TO LATE NIGHT, the world's only heavy metal-themed talk show, is created by Jordan Olds and Drew Kaufman, two comedians with a love of music and guerrilla filmmaking. Olds plays host Gwarsenio Hall and edits the show, as well as composing all parody songs. A former Victory Records music video director, he's also worked as an editor for VICE and Cartoon Network's Adult Swim. Kaufman directs the show, as well as playing Kevin the Sound Guy. A former editor of the satirical punk news website The Hard Times, he's also written for VICE, Comedy Central, Funny or Die and Above Average. In addition, Kaufman has directed commercials for comedian Nick Offerman and videos featuring Chris Gethard, Jeff Rosenstock, Kyle Kinane, and The Dillinger Escape Plan.
Other credits include:
Shot and Color Corrected by Rob Menzer
Recorded by CJ Bruce
Mixed by Brendan Ward
Produced by Desiree Akyruek
Written by Katie Rose Leon, Jeremy Hammond, Lucie Steiner, Jordan Olds, and Drew Kaufman
Original Music by Jordan Olds
Directed and Edited by Drew Kaufman
Special thanks to George Souleidis and Saint Vitus for letting TMTLN film!
Subscribe to the Patreon and donate all of your money HERE. Check out the wacky Season 1 Premiere and the show's cover of Berlin's nu-wave classic "Take My Breath Away" with Mutoid Man, Emily Lee and Walter Schreifels right HERE. Check out BOTH pilot episodes and other hilarious sketches found right HERE.