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DENNIS ANYONE? with Dennis Hensley

Welcome to Dennis Anyone, a podcast about making things up and making things happen. I love to talk to creative types about what they do and how they do it. Hope you enjoy my conversations as much as I do. - Dennis H.

May 3, 2018

Dennis visits the Laurel Canyon home of Christopher Graham, who along with Tod Macofsky, make up the comedic lounge duo Mack and Poppy. Tod and Christopher share Mack and Poppy's origin story, how Mack & Poppy came close to mega-stardom and blew it, when they knew it was going to work, their dream Mack and Poppy gig, the freedom that comes with embodying these campy characters and their new show "Till Death Do Us Part." They also talk about being in the L.A. Gay Mens Chorus, performing with stars like Lily Tomlin, Angela Lansbury, Coco Peru and Leann Rimes. Christopher recalls growing up in the south and lip-syncing to Reba McEntire's "Fancy" in Birmingham, Alabama then hitting the road as a chorus boy in shows like 42nd Street and My Fair Lady. Tod talks about performing with a touring troupe inspired by the "It Gets Better" movement, being one of the original cast members of the long-running stage hit Naked Boys Singing and working as FAYE DUNAWAY'S PERSONAL ASSISTANT (!!!) for a few days back in the 90's. Other topics include: first concerts, blocking Diana Ross  in at Gelson's, Helen Reddy's super-twisted song "Angie Baby," running into Keanu Reeves and Barbara Eden (not together), the joy of Troll 2, memorizing The Joy Luck Club and bonding with the Twin Peaks actress who used to live in Christopher's house.