Matt came to Studio 360 in 2014 from Louisville, Kentucky, where he was a features reporter for the Courier-Journal. There, he wrote about celebrity chefs, the world’s largest collection of poisonous snakes, and a former monk turned furniture maker to the presidents. He also taught courses on literary journalism, feature writing, and arts and culture reporting at Bellarmine University. Although he lived for four years in Louisville, he still doesn’t know how to bet on a horse race. His writing has appeared in Salon, The New York Observer, USA Today, the Detroit Free Press, The Rumpus and elsewhere. A former Studio 360 intern, Matt’s first piece for the show was on the design of that quintessential 1970s mode of transportation, the moped.
Seth Rogen on James Franco, comic genius
Wednesday, May 07, 2014 - 03:00 PM
Seth Rogen and James Franco have been working together ever since 1999, when they met on Freaks and Geeks. Since then, they've teamed up in movies like Pineapple Express, This is the End, and The Interview, coming out later this year, which Rogen directs. (And, of course, in their moving homage to Kanye and Kim.)
Why does Franco — artist, writer, English professor — show up so often in his buddy’s stoner comedies? Rogen explains that Franco is a natural improvisational comic. “I just think he’s the best at it,” he says.
Listen for Kurt Andersen's full interview with Seth Rogen on this weekend’s show.