Originally Aired: 06/21/19 – We review Toy Story 4. We talk with Kyle Stevens of Kirby Krackle. We also talk with Velvet Duke of Personal Demon Hunter.

Show Notes:

We talk with nerd rocker Kyle Stevens. Better known as the frontman of Kirby Krackle, Kyle’s about to the hit the road for a west coast tour to celebrate 10 years as a band! Kyle will be on to talk about that and more! Kirby Krackle is an internationally touring nerd-rock artist featuring the music of songwriter and performer Kyle Stevens. Since 2009, Kirby Krackle has been known the world over as the go-to artist for heartfelt songs dedicated to the best in comic books, video games, and geek-culture with YouTube videos totalling over 3.5 million views and has been featured on MTV, iO9, Boing Boing, Gizmodo and more. Today also marks the release of Kirby Krackle‘s latest single, I Love You 3000! Inspired by the famous line from Avengers: Endgame, the song is the perfect anthem to sum up a parent’s love for their child. You can hear the song in its entirety on tonight’s Geek Hard.

Our review of Toy Story 4 now in theatres starring Tom Hanks, Tim Allen and Annie Potts. Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the gang embark on a road trip with Bonnie and a new toy named Forky. The adventurous journey turns into an unexpected reunion as Woody’s slight detour leads him to his long-lost friend Bo Peep. As Woody and Bo discuss the old days, they soon start to realize that they’re worlds apart when it comes to what they want from life as a toy.

We also talk with comedian & performer Velvet Duke. Velvet has been on the show previously to promote his sketch troupe, The Dandies. This time, he’ll be on to talk about his one man show, Personal Demon Hunter, playing at the Toronto Fringe Festival on July 3rd to 13th and the Victoria Fringe Festival on August 21st to September 1st. Personal Demon Hunter is Velvet Duke’s first solo comedy production. Velvet Duke is a queer black male entertainer. Personal Demon Hunter is his exploration and confrontation of anxiety through a mixture of storytelling, music, stand up and improvised comedy. This production will contain moments of good-natured audience interaction. Velvet is the co-founder of The Dandies and creator/producer of their long-running Holodeck Follies, an improvised Star Trek show. He is also the creator of INTERSECTION, a diversity-themed storytelling show, and OverDude, the improvised rock duo.

It was a great show!

Geek Hard Extra:

Plus exclusively for our $4/month+ Patreon supporters, our latest Geek Hard Extra episode we discuss the big comic based news of the week – JJ & Henry Abrams writing Spider-Man. Plus the official news that DC is cancelling Vertigo, DC Ink and DC Zoom imprints by 2020.

If you’re gonna geek out, GEEK HARD!

Production Credits:

Geek Hard Logo – Candice Hibbard and Rich Robbins
Technical Production – Gary LaBarr, Recorded at the Reality Radio 101 Studio
Hosts/Producers – Andrew Young & James Green

Music Credits:

Opening Music “Eterna Teen” by Mark Holman
“I Love You 3000” by Kirby Krackle
“This Time” by Land of Talk
“How Am I Supposed To Feel” by Kirby Krackle
“Dust in the Wind” by Kirby Krackle
“Both Sides Now” by Judy Collins
“The Ballad of a Lonesome Cowboy” by Chris Stapleton
“Personal Jesus” by Johnny Cash
Closing Music “Kelly’s Heroes” by Black Grape