CURRENTS: Chris Thayer & Allen Strickland Williams
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CURRENTS: Chris Thayer & Allen Strickland Williams

Welcome to Currents! This is where we ask people what their current favorites are. Same questions, different guests!

We’ve got two SO friends for you, Allen Strickland Williams and Chris Thayer. Let’s start with the adorable Chris.  He’s a stand-up comedian in LA with a show called The Business that you can catch every Thursday at the Lyric-Hyperion Theatre and Café. Look at his website and follow him on twitter @ChrisThayerSays because he’s hilarious and you owe it to yourself to laugh.

Photo by Devin Das

Photo by Devin Das

Serial Optimist: So Chris, what/who is/are your current…

Bands & songs you’re listening to?

Chris Thayer: The Temptations – “Don’t Look Back”
The Promise Ring – “Nothing Feels Good”
Alessi Brothers – “Seabird”
Miguel – “Adorn”
Funkadelic – “One Nation Under a Groove”
Bo Diddley – “What Do You Know About Love”
Zapp & Roger – “Computer Love” & “Doo Wa Ditty (Blow That Thing)”
I also tune in to 93.5 KDAY when I’m driving around.

SO: Favorite below the radar person to follow on twitter?

Chris: @mountainlex
@ericdadadourian
@BBW_BFF
@rodney_berry
@dashkanekrasova
@mostlyfeelings
@kateberlant
@pajamabenladen
@frenchielaboozi

SO: Favorite thing to eat for dinner?

Chris: Cheeseburger, Caesar salad instead of fries. I don’t know if it’s actually my favorite, but it’s what I’m craving right now.

SO: Comedian you like who’s performing these days?

Chris: Kevin Camia, Kate Berlant, Chris Garcia, Donny Divanian & Cory Loykasek.

SO: TV shows you’re watching?

Chris: I’m catching up on “Enlightened.” “Peep Show” and “Trailer Park Boys” are my defaults.

SO: Things you do when you’re alone?

Chris: I stress out about stuff that doesn’t matter and I try not to stress out about stuff that doesn’t matter.

SO: Poetry book or regular book you’re reading?

Chris: Raymond Carver: Collected Stories

SO: Favorite shirt?

I-LOVE-BOY-PUSSY-T-Shirt

SO: Website you check or thing you do when you get up in the morning?

Chris: Twitter/Facebook/Instagram ad infinitum. External validation is my breakfast. Please help me.

SO: Thing you’ll do after answering these q’s?

Chris: I’m going to buy a closetful of the shirt pictured above.

SO: Thanks Chris! We want to respond to that shirt, but don’t know how.

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Next up we have Allen! He’s a super funny one liner stand-up in LA with a sketch group called WOMEN and a stellar new weekly show called ENTITLEMENT. Feel free to check his website and follow him on twitter @TotallyAllen he’s full of RT worthy tweets.

Photo by Megan Rosenbloom

Photo by Megan Rosenbloom

Serial Optimist: So Allen, what/who is/are your current…

Bands & songs you’re listening to?

Allen Strickland Williams: Whatever’s pumping on Chris Thayer’s stereo!

SO: Favorite below the radar person to follow on twitter?

Allen: Well, I think he’s more “spot on” than “under the radar.” His name? Chris Thayer!

SO: Favorite thing to eat for dinner?

Allen: Just a little nibble of something off Chris Thayer’s plate…

SO: Comedian you like who’s performing these days?

Allen: Um…ever heard of Chris Thayer?

SO: TV shows you’re watching?

Allen: Whatever Chris has in the old Netflix queue… He always gets to pick!

SO: Things you do when you’re alone?

Allen:  I’m never alone. Chris is always in my heart.

SO: Poetry book or regular book you’re reading?

Allen: The poetry book I wrote. For Chris Thayer.

SO: Favorite shirt?

Allen:  The one currently on Chris Thayer. Um, scratch that. The one currently OFF Chris Thayer! OMG!

SO: Website you check or thing you do when you get up in the morning?

Allen: I go straight to www.thisischristhayer.comNatch.

SO: Thing you’ll do after answering these q’s?

Allen: Kidnap Chris Thayer!

SO: Thank you Allen! We get the feeling you might be in love with Chris Thayer!

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SO Note: Follow Chris Thayer @ChrisThayerSays and Allen Strickland Williams @TotallyAllen!

Jazmine Hill

Jazmine Hill

Contributing Editor at Serial Optimist
Future writer director. 22 year old girl with the sensibilities and adventurousness of a 40 year old woman. The nicest person you will ever meet the first time.
Jazmine Hill

2 Comments

  1. Allen Strickland Williams says:

    kewl!

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