The Houston Midtown Chapter of The Society for Financial Awareness Presents MONEY MATTERS with Christopher Hensley (comedy)

It’s not a revelation to learn that any comedian offstage is a shy weirdo.  What’s utterly revealing and totally fantastic about this film is seeing Gilbert Gottfried's marriage, which is a model of affection and good sense in the face of eccentricity.  Every couple should see this. Every marriage should be more like his.  This is the rare film where a look at a performer’s private life is not what you expect at all, and also weirdly inspiring.  I loved this. Ira Glass

Legendary comedian Gilbert Gottfried has had quite the career. Rocketing to fame in the 1980s, he was thrust into the public consciousness almost immediately thanks to his brash personality, unique worldview, and off-kilter comic timing. Now, foul-mouthed and unapologetic after decades of flying solo in both his work and in his personal life, Gilbert has shockingly reinvented himself…as a family man. 

Director Neil Berkeley’s Gilbert reveals an unexpected side to the iconic comedian. The film peeks behind the larger-than-life persona at a more personal story about growing up in Brooklyn and becoming a husband and father late in life. Gottfried’s singular outlook on life and his ability to bring humor to even the darkest situations has, at times, gotten him into trouble. Still he soldiers on, an expert craftsman at bringing his audience to the edge (and sometimes pushing them over). Gilbert strips the comedic character away to reveal the man behind it. Berkeley allows the audience an intimate — even vulnerable — view of Gottfried out of character.

On today’s show we talked with Director Neil Berkeley about his upcoming documentary Gilbert which will be showing on November 8th in Houston at The Alamo Drafthouse. 

 

Neil Berkeley, Producer/ Director/ Writer

Neil Berkeley is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker and entrepreneur. His first feature film, Beauty Is Embarrassing, premiered at SXSW in 2012 and chronicles the life and times of the inspiring artist Wayne White. The film won several Best Documentary awards and was featured in PBS’ Independent Lens in January of 2013. His second feature, Harmontown, premiered at SXSW in 2014 and follows self-destructive TV writer Dan Harmon on an emotional, cross-country journey of self-discovery.  He is currently in production on his fourth feature documentary, currently titled Death Is a Door. The film is the story of how American rock music became a lifestyle for many young Cubans in the late ’80s. The decisions they made led to rampant police abuse combined with oppression from the government and eventually drove several hundred of them to self-inject with HIV. 

 

Berkeley is also a successful commercial and promo director and has worked with brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Cadillac and Kraft Foods. He is the owner of BRKLY, a design based production company focused on developing marketing campaigns for network and cable television. The company has helped launch some of TV’s most popular shows, including Brother vs. Brother, Scandal, Project Runway, Top Chef and many more. 

 

To learn more about Gilbert and Neil Berkeley visit:

www.gilbertmovie.com 

To learn more about Ismael Fernandez visit:

www.greengateplans.com

To learn more about Houston Money Week visit:

www.Houstonmoneyweek.org

 

 

http://www.cheatsheet.com/personal-finance/how-schools-can-improve-their-personal-finance-education.html/

Financial Advisor Magazine Articles:

http://www.fa-mag.com/news/advisors-stay-the-course-amid-monday-s-market-drop-22864.html?section=3 

http://www.fa-mag.com/news/on-it-s-80th-anniversaryadvisors-consider-social-security-s-impactfuture-22784.html?section=3

You can listen live by going to www.kpft.org and clicking on the HD3 tab.
You can also listen to this episode and others by podcast at:

http://directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/moneymatters

or

www.moneymatterspodcast.com

#KPFTHOUSTON

#HoustonMoneyWK

#gilbertmovie

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 Drawing from examples gathered over two decades of turning a weekly Fort Worth comedy show into a full-time business that has them traveling the world and serving as Entrepreneurs in Residence at the business school at Texas Christian University, co-authors David Wilk, David Ahearn, and Frank Ford demonstrate how “yes, and” thinking helps improve communication skills, facilitate creative problem solving, and generate new ideas that can refresh and rejuvenate.  From understanding the value of open minded, active listening (the ability to say “yes” to anything and mean it); to a willingness to offer out-of-the-box ideas without prejudgment (putting the “and” into action); to demonstrating authentic respect for the ideas and intentions of others, Happy Accidents shows how the same elements that make for great teamwork on stage prove to be immensely successful strategies in the workplace and board room.

Frank Ford has had a successful career in the entertainment industry for the last 25 years and is one of the founding members and owner of Four Day Weekend, a comedy institution in Texas. He has also studied at the renowned Second City Conservatory in Chicago and taught advanced classes at the Four Day Weekend Training Center.

As a professional actor, Frank has appeared in numerous commercial spots, television shows and films. In addition, he has received critical-acclaim for his original comedy revues, comedy album, short films and acting roles.

Over the years, Frank has been recognized for his writing, including the sale of an original comedy to 20th Century FOX. Frank has recently finished writing a feature film, is working on a pilot treatment for HBO and is in the process of publishing his first book entitled, Happy Accidents, which teaches people how use the philosophy of improvisation in a positive way to enrich their lives.

To learn more about Frank Ford visit:

http://www.frankjford.com/About_Frank.html

Happy Accidents book:

https://www.amazon.com/Happy-Accidents-Transformative-Power-Work/dp/1119428564/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1501525845&sr=8-2&keywords=happy+accidents

 

Personal Finance Cheat Sheet Article:

http://www.cheatsheet.com/personal-finance/how-schools-can-improve-their-personal-finance-education.html/

Financial Advisor Magazine Articles:

http://www.fa-mag.com/news/advisors-stay-the-course-amid-monday-s-market-drop-22864.html?section=3 

http://www.fa-mag.com/news/on-it-s-80th-anniversaryadvisors-consider-social-security-s-impactfuture-22784.html?section=3

You can listen live by going to www.kpft.org and clicking on the HD3 tab.
You can also listen to this episode and others by podcast at:

http://directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/moneymatters

or

www.moneymatterspodcast.com

#KPFTHOUSTON
#4daywkd

 

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Making Ends Meet Podcast | The Economics of Comedy

Making Ends Meet is a podcast where lovely NYC youths Max Ash and Tovah Silbermann talk to up-and-coming comedians about their day jobs and how they can afford to be a comic in one of the most expensive cities in the country. 

We were joined on the show today by comedy producer and co-host of the podcast Making Ends Meet, Tovah Silbermann.  

To learn more about Tovah visit:

www.tovahsilbermann.com 

or

www.foreverdogproductions.com 

You can keep up to date with the ACA changes at :

www.houstonfrstfinancialgroup.com then click health insurance

or to compare different plans in Texas, check subsidies and enroll go to my site at:

https://www.healthsherpa.com/?_agent_id=christopher-hensley

Personal Finance Cheat Sheet Article:
http://www.cheatsheet.com/…/how-schools-can-improve-their-…/

Financial Advisor Magazine Articles:

http://www.fa-mag.com/…/advisors-stay-the-course-amid-monda…

http://www.fa-mag.com/…/on-it-s-80th-anniversary--advisors-…

You can listen live by going to www.kpft.org and clicking on the HD3 tab. You can also listen to this episode and others by podcast at:
http://directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/moneymatters

or

www.moneymatterspodcast.com

‪#‎KPFTHOUSTON‬ ‪#‎Milbermann #MEMPodcast

 

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Feeling financially tapped, emotionally trapped? Do you feel the heat rise in you every time you pay bills or feel the aggravation of watching a loved one waste money? Is your money nerve pinched? 

We were joined today by CPA and author, Bob Wheeler. We discussed the The emotional side of money, the suffering artist syndrome and his experiences as the CFO of the Comedy Store, George Carlin and how comedians handle money. 

Bob Wheeler is a CPA with over twenty-five years of experience. His world travels led him to all points on the globe, especially those at high altitudes. He has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa and arrived at the Base Camp Everest in Nepal, as well as several smaller mountains in between. With warmth and humor, his experiences on the road, in the office, or in a Grecian marathon feed his wit as a stand-up comic. Bob grew up in Clarksville, Tennessee, and graduated from Rhodes College. He now lives in Santa Monica, California, where he owns an accounting firm and serves as the CFO of The Comedy Store..  

 

Click here to see the letter from George Carlin I mentioned on the the Show 

 

To find out more about Bob visit his website at:

 

www.themoneynerve.com 

 

For the book click here:

 

The Money Nerve: Navigating the Emotions of Money

 

 

You can listen live by going to www.kpft.org and clicking on the HD3 tab. You can also listen to this episode and others by podcast at:

 

http://directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/moneymatters

 

 

or

 

www.moneymatterspodcast.com   

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So you decided to quit your square job and follow your dreams. Now its time to pay the rent. What roadblocks does one face putting together a budget when you are self-employed or an independent contractor. During the first part of the show we discussed tips for budgeting if you are self employed or have irregular income coming in.

After the break we were joined by Comedian, Actor and Author Dan Nainan. ( www.danielnainan.com )

Dan has shared his comedy in front of many different venues across the country. Dan even performed in front of President Obama at a presidential gala. To see President Obama call Dan "F-ing Hilarious" Click here: http://vimeo.com/63621461 

We discussed Dan's transformation from Senior Engineer at Intel to a successful stand up comedian. We discussed his experience on Last Comic Standing and his new book :  The Best Book on How To Become A Full-time Stand-up Comedian

You can also listen to this episode and others by podcast at:

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We are also available on Itunes, Zune and Stitcher Radio

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Tune in tomorow morning at 10:00 am on KPFT.org, HD3 link for Money Matters. So you decided to quit your square job and follow your dreams. Now its time to pay the rent. What roadblocks does one face putting together a budget when you are self-employed or an independent contractor. During the first part of the show we will be discussing tips for budgeting if you are self employed or have irregular income coming in.

After the break we will be joined by Comedian, Actor and Author Dan Nainan. ( www.danielnainan.com )

Dan has shared his comedy in front of many different venues across the country. Dan even performed in front of President Obama at a presidential gala. To see President Obama call Dan "F-ing Hilarious" Click here: http://vimeo.com/63621461 

We will discuss Dan's transformation from Senior Engineer at Intel to a successful stand up comedian. We will discuss his experience on Last Comic Standing and his new book :  The Best Book on How To Become A Full-time Stand-up Comedian

You can listen live by going to www.kpft.org and clicking on the HD3 tab. You can also listen to this episode and others by podcast at:

http://directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/moneymatters

We are also available on Itunes, Zune and Stitcher Radio

Please Like Us and add your comments to the show.

 

 

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