Monday, July 24, 2023

Jason Stuart & Mitch Hara Talk “Smothered” Season 2 (AUDIO)

Produced by Charlotte Robinson


In this exclusive audio interview Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson host of OUTTAKE VOICES™ talks with actors Jason Stuart and Mitch Hara about the second season of their must-watch comedy series “Smothered” currently available on all major streaming services including Amazon, Apple, DirecTV and Revry. Jason Stuart (The Birth Of A Nation) and Mitch Hara (Mutant Olive) have co-written, co-starred and co-produced this series about a longtime gay couple that can’t stand each other but can’t afford to get divorced. With the success of the first season that was named one of the best comedy series by Amazon and was nominated for the Spotlight Award at the Indie Series Awards Jason and Mitch have upped their game. Season 2 of “Smothered” boasts an impressive cast of guest stars that include Amanda Bearse (Married w/ Children/Bros), Jai Rodriguez (Bros/Queer Eye), Carole Ita White (Laverne & Shirley), Armand Fields (Queer as Folk) and more. “Smothered” second season follows the boomer-aged gay couple Randy and Ralph who still can't stand each other and still can't afford to get a divorce so they attempt to salvage their hideous relationship in therapy hell before they kill each other and everyone else. Both Stuart and Hara were also nominated for Best Actor and the series for Best Digital Series at the Queerty Awards. “Smothered” season 2 is directed by acclaimed theatre director Carlyle King who is making her Television début. We talked to Jason and Mitch about what they hope to accomplish with Smothered and their spin on our LGBTQ issues. 

Jason Stuart is one of the most prolific character actors who’s also an outrageous openly gay stand-up comedian. With over 150 credits his film work includes “The Birth Of A Nation” “Tangerine”, “Love Is Strange”, “Gia”, “Kindergarten Cop” and “Vegas Vacation” among his fan favorites. His TV work has wowed audiences with guest roles on such shows as “Sleepy Hollow”, “Entourage”, “The Closer”, “It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, “House”, “Everybody Hates Chris” and “Will & Grace” among others. Recently he won The Indie Series Award for Best Actor In a Comedy Series for the first season of “Smothered”. Jason also serves as the National LGBTQ Co-Chairman of the SAG-AFTRA LGBTQ Committee a role he co-created in 2004. For More Info… Mitch Hara is an actor/writer/director who joined the acclaimed Actors Studio when he was just 19. Mitch won Best Actor Award for his portrayal of “Sister Coco Call-Me- Ishmael” a mental-patient-drag-queen-nun. He also co- wrote and directed Joe Manganiello in “One Night Stand.” Hara’s award-winning solo show “Mutant Olive” is currently playing to sold out houses in LA and is currently touring globally with rave reviews. For More Info… 

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1 comment:

Marilyn Rosen said...

‘Smothered’ is such a big hit because of Jason and Mitch’s desire to offer honest and inclusive and real situations.