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Fanboy Comics to Launch ‘Quality Time with Family Ties’ Podcast

LOS ANGELES, CA – March 12, 2015 – Fanboy Comics (FBC) is proud to announce the latest addition to its podcast lineup with Quality Time with Family Ties!  

With its first episode scheduled to premiere on Thursday, March 12, 2015, Quality Time with Family Ties (QTWFT) will be a weekly podcast in which three guys watch and review Family Ties – the ‘80s sitcom that made Michael J. Fox a star.  Led by co-hosts Scott Jones, Paul Pakler, and Corey Pepper, each 45-minute podcast will break down a Family Ties episode and its relevance to the period during which it aired, whether the co-hosts were convinced by the political musings of Alex P. Keaton to become a Republican or Democrat, and more.

“I love Michael J. Fox,” says showrunner and co-host Paul Pakler.  “One day, while I was sitting alone in my room on Christmas Day, Scott [Jones] called me and said, ‘Let’s do a podcast reviewing Family Ties.’  I said, ‘Yes.  I will join you in a podcast reviewing Family Ties.  I will now email Corey [Pepper].’  And, I did.  And, he responded with an email that read, ‘Yes.  I hated Family Ties when it was on, and I’ll probably hate it now, but I will join you and Scott in a podcast reviewing Family Ties.’  That’s the power of love, right there.”

The first episode of QTWFT will be released today on the Fanboy Comics website and on iTunes.  Subsequent episodes will air every Thursday.

For more information on Quality Time with Family Ties, please visit www.fanboycomics.net.  QTWFT may also be found on Facebook and Twitter, @QTWFT.

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About Fanboy Comics
Fanboy Comics (FBC) is a comic book publisher and an online community supporting other creators through daily reviews, interviews, and podcasts that span the pop culture spectrum. FBC seeks to provide an outlet for up-and-coming artists and writers with a desire to create new works and media. By facilitating in-house collaborations and providing support and empowerment, FBC hopes to enable the production of professional and marketable creator-owned works. Fanboy Comics’ graphic novels, Something Animal, Identity Thief, The Arcs, Fearworms: Selected Poems, and Penguins vs. Possums, are available online at www.fanboycomics.net.

About Scott Jones
Scott is the owner and teacher of Out of Your Head Improv, where kids and teens can learn improv skills.  He also teaches On-Camera Acting at The Playground.  Aside from teaching, Scott continues to write, create, and develop his own projects, including two one-man shows.  Scott is a graduate of Florida State University’s School of Theater, trained in London’s West End, and studied improv at The Groundlings and Upright Citizens Brigade.

About Paul Pakler
Paul is an actor, writer, and improviser living in New York City.  He is a member of the long-form improv team, Field Trip.  He is currently in post-production on Living Room, a short film that he wrote, produced, and acts in. Paul previously participated in The Katniss Chronicles, an audio drama based on bestselling book series, The Hunger Games, on which he served as Dialect Coach and NYC Director and portrayed the character, Finnick Odair. He has performed in theaters around the country, as well as in TV, film, and commercials.  Paul graduated with a B.F.A. from Point Park University and from The People’s Improv Theater.

About Corey Pepper
Corey graduated with a B.A. from SUNY at Binghamton and is a founding member of National Lampoon Players, having studied improv with Chris Barnes and Michael Haggarty. He is also a graduate of the Warner Bros. Comedy Writers program. With thirty years of experience as an actor, writer, comic, and teacher, he has appeared in such projects as Studs Lonigan for NBC and The Quickening for A&E.

Barbra Dillon, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief

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