Brain Problems: Interview with Malcolm Barrett & Thomas Mejia

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Summary

Host Joe Borges interviews actor Malcolm Barrett along with his best friend, AVM survivor and friend of our show, Thomas Mejia. They talk all about Malcolm’s experience supporting Thomas through multiple craniotomy surgeries and recovery. He has now written a play inspired by this experience called Brain Problems presented by Ammunition Theater Company, running until May 19, 2019. Malcolm is best known for his roles in Better Off Ted, Timeless and Preacher. He has acted in a variety of roles over his career, but obviously, since this is a nerd show, we are nerding out on his roles in cult classics such as Always Sunny In Philadelphia, The Office, The Sopranos, Monk and we think it’s worth mentioning again Preacher. Listen as they cover everything from brain injury recovery, favorite MC’s and the inspiration and creative process behind Brain Problems. If you’re in LA, let us know if you’re going to see Malcolm’s play! Share on our socials!

Links to Topics Mentioned

  • Follow Malcolm on Twitter – https://twitter.com/malcolmbarrett and on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/verbalberappin

  • Follow Thomas on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/tmejia111

  • Purchase tickets to see Brain Problems at https://www.eventbee.com/event?eid=118074323#/tickets

  • Learn more about Ammunition Theater Company at https://ammunitiontheatre.com/ and follow them on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/ammotheatre/

  • More info about Malcolm Barrett – https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0057217/, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm_Barrett_(actor)

  • Learn more about Malcolm’s new CBS pilot series Our House at https://deadline.com/2019/03/malcolm-barrett-star-cbs-comedy-pilot-our-house-james-burrows-direct-1202571730/

  • Listen to Malcolm’s album Funhouse by his rap duo Verbal + Icarus – https://verbal-icarus.com/album/fun-house/

Credits

  • Support The NeuroNerds podcast on Patreon and join our NeuroJedi High Council at www.Patreon.com/TheNeuroNerds. During April and May 2019, we are donating a portion of the proceeds to aneurysm and stroke survivor Amelia Clarke’s nonprofit SameYou.org

  • Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano

  • Find Joe at http://joesorocks.com and @joesorocks on Twitter/Instagram and submit your stroke/brain injury recovery story at https://www.joesorocks.com/submit-your-story

  • Find Lauren at @laurenlmanzano on Instagram, @tankbbg on Twitter

  • Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae

  • Edited by Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram

  • Theme song produced by Sleep Deez, @sleepvision on Instagram, @sleepdeez on Twitter

    • The theme song from Always Sunny In Philadelphia is Temptation Sensation by Heinz Kiessling


Avatar ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Recovering from a stroke or brain injury can feel very lonely, but the NeuroNerds are here to help! Every Monday, join Joe Borges and co-host Lauren Manzano as they share their personal recovery journeys mixed with discussions on varying nerd topics from comics to superhero movie theories to video games and more. If you’re a stroke or brain injury survivor, a caregiver or family member of a survivor or just a big lover of nerd culture, this podcast is for you.

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