Quick Questions: Randy Liedtke and Brendon Walsh

Bone Zone
Randy Liedtke and Brendon Walsh love a good prank. Whether they’re baking iPhone shaped cookies or tricking an entire neighborhood into thinking a Whole Foods was moving in, the comics never fail to surprise and entertain. Liedtke and Walsh came together a few years ago and hatched The Bone Zone, a manic, free-wheeling podcast that runs the gamut from stories of their adventures to prank phone calls. The two will record a live version of their podcast at Moontower on Friday night and they were kind enough to answer a few questions.

How did you guys meet and what made you decide to do a podcast?

I met Brendon at a bar next to a comedy theater in LA, he was at the bar waiting in line to order a drink and I was across the room. We made eye contact, and then he started licking the back of the shirt of the person in front of him in line. He kept eye contact with me and kept licking the guys shirt, I kept motioning for him to stop, but he didn’t, and the guy never noticed his shirt was getting licked. We realized we had similar senses of humor and become friends.

During the big podcasting boom of 2012 we decided to give it a shot, and we struck gold. Ever since we’ve been wealthy from it.

How would you describe your podcast to the uninitiated?

The Bone Zone is super silly. Its like when you were 8 years old and you would record yourself on a tape recorder, except now that we are adults we know more about boobs and know more swear words. Often times the podcast focuses on blatant lies, confusion, good ideas, prank phone calls, sound effects, being annoying, and poop songs. But sometimes we just chat and tell true stories, and have a good laugh.

What can we expect to see at the Bone Zone taping?

The last live podcast we did, was on mothers day and we called my mom, and Brendon asked her if my dad ate her out on mothers day. It was really rude, but I don’t think she heard what he said. It was a ton of fun, and this one will be no different. We have a couple of great guests, and we might even invite some audience members to step into the Rant Corner (we play heavy metal guitar music while someone talks about what’s chapping their ass).

Individual tickets for The Bone Zone live are onside now! Badges get in free.

Brendon and Randy

mm John Merriman

John Merriman has worked with the Moontower festival since it's inception in 2012. He is the co-host of the festival's long-running interview series "Inside Joke" where he has interviewed luminaries including Steven Wright, Maria Bamford and Patton Oswalt. Before Moontower, he spent five years at the Austin Film Fesival as a film programmer where he helped launch the Comedy Vanguard program and the Funniest Filmmaker in Austin series. He has called Austin his home since 1996.

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