Who’s Who?

Ever wonder who the sick minds are that spend their time coming up with all of this stuff and then work really hard to record, produce, and disseminate it?  Well, you’ve come to the right place.  Get to know the creators of The MoShow, just not in the biblical sense.

 

Mocean Melvin

Creator

Mocean had it tough growing up on the mean streets of Santa Barbara, California.  Mo had to beg, borrow and steal just to survive: Beg his Dad for $20 bucks, borrow his brother's skateboard and steal candy at the local Walgreens despite having $20. When Mo's 4th grade teacher told him he had a face for radio, he knew he was destined for mediocrity. MO

After drinking craft beer and smoking copious amounts of weed with his friends in Eugene, Oregon, what Mo affectionately calls "college", he got an on-air gig at a local radio station.  At KNRQ he cut his teeth recording and producing local commercials.  When he moved to LA he took some classes and blew the right people and the rest is history.

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Mocean Melvin

Mocean Melvin

Creator

Dominic Zunino

Creator/Engineer

Dominic is an audio engineer. Dom and Mo met each other while they were both working on a commercial campaign and discovered they were both perverted assholes. The bromance that ensued birthed the special-needs baby that is the Mo Show Podcast.

The bio that Dominic wrote has been deemed way too disgusting and offensive, even for the Mo Show Podcast website. If, however, you are morbidly curious and/or a sick bastard looking for gratuitous vulgarity, you may read it here.

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Dominic Zunino

Dominic Zunino

Creator/Engineer

Minnie Goode

Writer/Voice Actor

Minnie Goode was born making people laugh and knew she wanted to be an actor and comedian from the age of 5. She studied at North Carolina School of the Arts, Mountview Academy for Performing Arts in London, The Groundlings and The Upright Citizen's Brigade here in Los Angeles. After graduating from the University of Oregon where she met Mo and Ryan, she moved to L.A. to pursue her dreams of starring on a cutting edge, groundbreaking and long running television series. She grew up idolizing Saturday Night Live, Kids in the Hall, Mr. Show and The State.

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One of her biggest dreams came true when she was cast as one of her original characters, Destiny Diamondo the Tranny Hooker on Reno 911! and got to work with some of her comedic heroes Tom Lennon, Ben Garant, Kerri Kenney and Joe LoTruglio.   In addition to being a head-writer and voice for the MoShow, she just wrapped filming on her original series "Unsingle" which she wrote for her all-girls sketch group LadyPantz, and you can see her in Joe Dirt II playing opposite David Spade.  She is also married to fellow head-writer Dan Mott, but hasn't changed her name, because...Minnie Mott.

 

 

 

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Minnie Goode

Minnie Goode

Writer/Voice Actor

Jesse Mackey

Writer/Voice Actor

You may have heard Jesse Mackey on your radio selling all sorts of products, or you may have heard him in a video game, or you may have seen him on your television on The Office, or Parks and Rec, or Sons Of Anarchy, OR you may have seen him peeking in your window!  You really should get those curtains fixed.

 

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Jesse Mackey

Jesse Mackey

Writer/Voice Actor

Espie Randolph

Writer/Voice Actor

After he was born in the small town of Odessa, Texas ­ or what he refers to as "the place where dreams go to die" ­ Espie’s family relocated to the greater Dallas/Fort Worth area where he grew up. He landed a spot on the then­popular kids sketch television show 'UPN Kids' which he was on for many seasons. He then moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas. At that time he also began writing and performing with the legendary weekly live sketch show ‘Esther's Follies’ and performing to sold out houses in one­man shows like ’The Santaland Diaries’ at Austin's Zachary Scott Theatre. Espie moved to Los Angeles in the summer of 2010 and began studying with The Groundlings School and Lesly Kahn Co. He has performed improv all around town with various groups on various stages including The Groundlings mainstage, The Second City and iO.espie

He is currently on the iO West sketch team ‘War Room’ and The Groundlings House Student Teams “Tyler Perry Presents” “The Mess Around” and “Dad’s Second Family.” Espie was recently named a finalist for the NYTVF Comedy Central initiative for his sitcom project ‘Scary House.’ Espie successfully sold a web show pitch called ‘D­Town’ to the production company Wit Tv and has been working with them on the writing and development of that and another series “Ludas” for the past year. He can also be seen in the upcoming feature “Odd Brodsky,” and Jessica Biel’s new feature “Shiva and May” which had it’s World Premiere at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. You can also catch him in a leading role in the recently released comedy feature 'Chicks Dig Gay Guys.'

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Espie Randolph

Espie Randolph

Writer/Voice Actor

Dan Mott

Writer/Voice Actor

Dan Mott is a typical East coast kid from Rochester, New York. He was involved in theater and plays his whole childhood.  After barely squeaking through high school, Dan decided to go to acting school in the big city. Eventually landing in LA, he has been in movies,  television, commercials, Web series, and everything in between for the last 10 years.

 

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Dan is happy to be a part of The Mo Show family, where he can finally use all the sound effects, impressions,  and beat box talents he developed as a young man, but never used outside the shower. He is happily married to Head Writer Minnie Goode.

 

 

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Dan Mott

Dan Mott

Writer/Voice Actor

Aaron Drake

Composer

First off, Aaron posts his bios in the first person.

I was classically trained as a pianist from age 5 and competitively performed between age 8 and 15 throughout the West Coast (US and Canada). I did aight, but...my first professional commission came because of composing...not from pushing buttons like a monkey on a weird black and white keyboard. I studied composition at San Francisco State University under Josh Levine who introduced me to Complexist music and his mentor, Brian Ferneyhough. From there, I moved to das Deutschland and completed my undergraduate degree at the Hochschule für Musik in Trossingen, while continuing studies with two of Ferneyhough's other proteges: Frank Cox and Mark Randall-Osborne at Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart.

I realized however, that I was Merican and that the Euro Avant Garde wasn't for me. So, I came back to the states and studied at CalArts with James Tenney (microtonal music) and Morton Subotnick (computer and electronic music) - the cool know-it-all music nerds. Although they were nerds after my own 'heart,' It became increasingly important to me to conceptualize my music beyond the intricacies of advanced music theory and that's when I wrote my first film score.

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The score for "The Shadow Effect" won a Bronze Medal at Park City Music Festival and since then I've scored multiple feature narratives and documentaries, music for Emmy Award winning TV shows like How I Met Your Mother and Henry Ford's Innovation Nation (if you've got kids you've seen this!), numbers of ads (Nintendo, Nike, Garnier, EA Sports, Gillette etc.), and artsy stuff which I've performed or has shown around the world at places like ICA, ZKM, LACMA, MOCA, REDCAT, OCMA and the Hammer Museum.

Fun Fact - if you get me in a room and we start talking music, I STILL sound like a douchey know-it-all - because, let's face it, I am and probably know a shit load more than you about music.

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Aaron Drake

Aaron Drake

Composer

Jeff Schine

Voice Actor/Lyricist
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Jeff Schine

Jeff Schine

Voice Actor/Lyricist

Rachel Kimsey

Voice Actor
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Rachel Kimsey

Rachel Kimsey

Voice Actor

Ike Amadi

Voice Actor

Iké Amadi is a Nigerian-born American voiceover and television actor. The first-born of four children, he emigrated to the U.S. at a young age and first became involved in acting when his family settled in the suburbs of Kansas City. After attending college at the University of Missouri, Columbia he moved to Los Angeles and found guest star work on television before moving into the arena of voice over.

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Iké can currently be heard on NFL Network, CW, Spike, CBS, TWC Sportsnet, SNLA and many others as well as in video games like Mass Effect 3, GTA V, Call of Duty - Advanced Warfare and many more.

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Ike Amadi

Ike Amadi

Voice Actor

Ryan Carlberg

Voice Actor

Ryan Carlberg was born on 20 April 1889 in the small Austrian town of Braunau.  At primary school, Ryan showed great intellectual potential and was extremely popular with fellow pupils as well as being admired for his leadership qualities. However, competition at secondary school was tougher and Ryan stopped trying as a result.

He also lost his popularity among his fellow students and instead preferred to re-enact battles from the Boer war with younger children. At the age of 15, he failed his exams and was told to repeat the year but he left without a formal education instead.RyanC

At the age of 18, he moved to Vienna with money inherited after his father's death in 1903, in order to pursue a career in art, as this was his best subject at school. However his applications for both the Vienna Academy of Art and the School of Architecture were rejected.

It was supposedly at this time that Ryan first became interested in politics and how the masses could be made to respond to certain themes. He was particularly impressed with the nationalist Christian-Socialist party.

During the First World War he volunteered to fight for the German Army and gained the rank of corporal, earning accolades as a dispatch-runner. He won several awards for bravery, including the Iron Cross First Class.

In October 1918, he was blinded in a mustard gas attack. Germany surrendered while Ryan was in hospital and he went into a state of great depression, spending lots of time in tears. After the war ended, Ryan's future seemed uncertain.  It wan't until he found the MoShow that his true calling was revealed.

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Ryan Carlberg

Ryan Carlberg

Voice Actor

Anndi McAfee

Voice Actor

Anndi has been a voice over artist for over 25 years. She has worked on numerous animation projects from providing regular voices for Nickelodeon and Disney cartoon series, to voicing “Cera” in The Land Before Time series (one of the longest running “direct-to-DVD” franchises ever) to top selling video game franchises. She has also provided her singing voice to songs released on Disney Records, Universal Records, and even performed a song for “Tom and Jerry-The Movie” written by Henry Mancini and Leslie Bricusse. She's also been the announcer for "The Soup" on E! for 8 years.

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She has done a ton of other stuff (even on-camera!) which you can peruse on IMDB or her personal page: <a href="http://www.anndi.com/" target="_blank">http://www.anndi.com/</a> Voice over is her passion and it's a good thing-- she has no other marketable skills (but she still loves staring at her M.A. degree on the wall. It really brightens up her office). She's also one of the handful of Mo's female friends who has not slept with him.

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Anndi McAfee

Anndi McAfee

Voice Actor

Ryan Honey

Producer

Ryan Honey moved to Los Angeles to be a movie star but it turns out that is really hard to do.  After realizing this, he gravitated toward producing where he has thrived producing film, theatre, and new media.  Ryan

He is currently the Associate Director of Special Initiatives at Center Theatre Group (Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, and Kirk Douglas Theatre) where he is a proud member of the team that supports the creation of world-class theatre.  He offsets his participation in making high art by producing The MoShow.  He has sold features to Warner Brothers and Anchor Bay Entertainment as well as short films and new media content to Amazon.  He is the father of three children that he hopes will someday listen to The MoShow and think it's funny.

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Ryan Honey

Ryan Honey

Producer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Contributing Artists

See a list of all of The MoShow’s incredible and weird Contributing Artists here.