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We Hate Movies

Special event! The podcast returns to the DC Improv, taking down "Gone in 60 Seconds" in front of a live audience.

April 23

  • Price: $25 general admission, $40 VIP (preferred seating and meet-and-greet)
  • Showtimes: Tuesday 7:30
  • We Hate Movies website

SPOTLIGHT

The guys will be discussing "Gone in 60 Seconds." Founded in New York City, the We Hate Movies podcast uses bad movies, ranging from the tasteless to the tedious, as a jumping-off point for long-form conversations that include personal anecdotes, detailed trivia, and extensive criticisms. Since 2010, the podcast has quickly become a cult sensation amongst the bad-movie podcast crowd, and has been praised in The AV Club, Splitsider, and numerous other online publications. Hosted by comedians Andrew Jupin, Stephen Sajdak, Eric Szyszka, and Chris Cabin, We Hate Movies brings their own unique twist to the time-honored tradition of ragging on movies most people forget about.

OFFICIAL BIOS

Andrew Jupin has been writing and performing comedy with the folks in Private Cabin (We Are Strangers) for over a decade. He's the senior film programmer at the Jacob Burns Film Center where he's worked since 2006 and also teaches in the School of Film and Media Studies at Purchase College and Westchester Community College. In addition to performing written comedy, he's also studied and played at the Upright Citizens Brigade and Magnet theaters in New York. He co-wrote and produced Private Cabin's second feature film, Outer Spaces, to be released in 2017.

Spending his high school and college years as a projectionist at a multiplex, the number of terrible movies he's seen in theaters is somewhere in the triple digits. Think titles like Tomcats and Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles.

Stephen Sajdak is a founding member of Private Cabin and has been writing and performing with those good folks in some fashion or another since 2004. He's been improvising since 2008 and has trained at the Upright Citizens Brigade and Magnet theaters in New York. He performs regularly with the improv troupe, Swartzlander, at venues in New York and all around the east coast. He spends a lot of time pondering ideas for short stories that he intends to write before he dies.

He has been an avid movie-watcher since the time he realized he wasn't good at any sports. He misses the days when he could walk around the video store for hours deciding and re-deciding which movie to rent.

Eric Szyszka has been writing comedy since high school. He got himself a fancy B.A. in Cinema Studies from Purchase College, during which time he also held an internship on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. He has been working full-time in the television industry since 2006 including gigs at MTV and CBS. The day job rarely mixed with the comedy until he worked those two, hilarious years at Lifetime Television.

From 2012-2015 he was the host of the beloved Blame It On Outer Space, a comedy podcast that mocked conspiracy theories and paranormal tall tales. In 2017 he and BIOOS co-host, Ben Worcester, started Hooked on T.J. Hooker, a comedy recap podcast about the beloved William Shatner cop classic, T.J. Hooker.

Chris Cabin attended the Conservatory for Dramatic Writing at Purchase College where he studied screenwriting, playwriting, and film. After graduating, he worked as an assistant to documentary filmmaker, Rosemarie Reed, and began writing for AMC's Filmcritic.com. In 2010 he became a regular contributor to Slant magazine and their blog, "The House Next Door", where he covers Blu-rays, DVDs and film festivals. He is an active member of the Online Film Critics Society and has been cited for his work by Roger Ebert.

He is currently an associate editor at Collider and, for a fashion, was missing from WHM as he traveled the globe. After a year away, he made a surprise return to the show live at Union Hall in Brooklyn, N.Y. in June of 2016.