Podathon 2022

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Seth Green to be featured guest on
Podathon 2022 benefiting Make-A-Wish

 

New Orleans, LA, August 22, 2022 – Acclaimed actor, producer, writer and director SETH GREEN will be a featured guest on the third-annual Podathon charity event raising money for Make-A-Wish on September 17, 2022. Green will be the guest of Scotty Jayro of The Bombadcast and the interview will stream at 7pm ET / 4pm PT on the Podathon YouTube livestream. Podathon 2022 will begin the 14-hour fundraising marathon at 9am ET / 6am PT that day on www.ThePodathon.com and www.YouTube.com/ATGcast starring celebrity guests and content creators from around the STAR WARS galaxy.

 

The forty-five minute interview Seth Green, creator of Cartoon Network’s celebrated Robot Chicken and voice of Chris Griffin on the long-running Family Guy series, will feature conversation about his fan-favorite roles, his love of the STAR WARS universe and his evolution as a pop-culture icon. “I’m excited to be a part of this event that combines the passion of one of my favorite fandoms with the incredible work done by Make-A-Wish,” said Green.

 

Conceived by noted podcast host, writer and producer Pete Fletzer in 2020 as a way to raise money for Make-A-Wish at the height of the pandemic, Podathon is a virtual fundraising event that features more than a dozen of the top YouTubers and podcasters in the STAR WARS fandom. “The STAR WARS community is made up of some the most generous people I’ve ever met, and the opportunity to leverage the reach of some of the best creators to raise money for charity is a natural synergy for good,” said Fletzer.

 

Throughout the 14-hour event, content creators will stream their shows featuring guests, personalities and discussions all with a STAR WARS connection. In 2021, Podathon raised almost $8,500 for Make-A-Wish. This year’s goal is to collect more than $10,000 for the charity.

 

In addition to Seth Green, other featured guests from the STAR WARS universe include RIAN JOHNSON (The Last Jedi, Knives Out), CHRISTOPHER SEAN (STAR WARS Resistance, Gotham Knights), GARY WHITTA (STAR WARS: Rogue One, Book of Eli), KRISTIN BAVER (author and host of The STAR WARS Show) and CHARLES SOULE (Marvel STAR WARS, She-Hulk) with many more to be announced over the coming weeks. More information about the event can be found at www.ThePodathon.com and donations are open now at the link found on the site. All donations go directly to Make-A-Wish and are collected through their website.

This event is not associated or affiliated with Lucasfilm or Disney in any official capacity. 

 

About Make-A-Wish:

When a family in your community hears the devastating news that their child has been diagnosed with a critical illness, life changes forever. Hospital stays, doctor’s visits and treatments become their new normal.

 

Make-A-Wish invites wish kids into a world of possibilities — where the exciting anticipation of a wish-come-true helps them believe in better days ahead. A wish replaces fear with confidence, sadness with joy and anxiety with hope. Now more than ever, this hope is essential. Make-A-Wish is committed to ensuring that no child waits even one unnecessary day to experience the hope and joy that a wish brings.

 

About Seth Green:

An industry veteran, Seth Green is an actor, voice artist, comedian, producer, writer, and director who has entertained audiences for nearly four decades. Green has starred in countless films, including iconic roles in such cult classics as the AUSTIN POWERS trilogy opposite Mike Meyers, CAN’T HARDLY WAIT alongside Jennifer Love Hewitt, WITHOUT A PADDLE opposite Dax Shepherd, RAT RACE with Whoopi Goldberg, OLD DOGS opposite Robin Williams and John Travolta, IDLE HANDS alongside Jessica Alba, and THE ITALIAN JOB opposite Mark Wahlberg and Charlize Theron.

 

In 2008, he co-founded Stoopid Buddy Stoodios with partners John Harvatine, Matt Senreich, and Eric Towner. The prolific animation studio has produced multiple critically acclaimed series, including its flagship show, ROBOT CHICKEN. The series, now in its eleventh season, is not only Adult Swim’s highest-rated original program but has won multiple awards including three Emmys for Outstanding Short-Format Animation Program, and numerous Annies, including a Best Directing win for Green. Other hits from the studio include Adult Swim’s TITAN MAXIMUM and HOT STREETS, Sony’s SUPERMANSION, Hulu’s CROSSING SWORDS, Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K., and Netflix’s BUDDY THUNDERSTRUCK.

 

On television, Green has starred in numerous series including BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, DADS, GREG THE BUNNY, and the original IT miniseries, and appeared in countless other shows such as BROAD CITY, CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND, GREY’S ANATOMY, THAT ‘70S SHOW, MADTV, and ENTOURAGE where he portrayed a fictional version of himself.

 

Green has also been the voice of Chris Griffin in the fan-favorite, Emmy-winning series FAMILY GUY for nineteen seasons. Green has lent his voice to a variety of series, films and video games throughout his career, including TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, MASS EFFECT, THE SIMPSONS, AMERICAN DAD, PHINEAS AND FERB, STARGIRL, Marvel’s WHAT IF...? and ROBOT CHICKEN.

 

In 2019, Green wrote, produced, and starred in his directorial debut CHANGELAND. The film, also starring Breckin Meyer and Macaulay Culkin, centers on two estranged friends reconnecting on an impromptu trip to Thailand. The film was praised by the Los Angeles Times for Green’s character-driven script and impressive style.

 

Green currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Clare Grant. 

About Scotty Jayro:

Scotty Jayro is the co-creator & producer of The Bombadcast. He is best known for his reaction in the viral video titled “THE RISE OF SKYWALKER Teaser Trailer Reaction Live” which has gotten a staggering 5 million plus views on YouTube. His perspective on STAR WARS has been influenced by the Prequel Trilogy and growing up in his twenties with the Sequel Trilogy. His perspective on life is always optimistic and his unique humor is second to none.  When this proud Louisiana native isn’t podcasting he can be found in front of a class teaching middle school science, creating music, and drinking ICEEs with his peers.

 

About Pete Fletzer:

Pete Fletzer is a freelance writer who was best known for his work in the mid-90s for Lucasfilm and Topps’ STAR WARS GALAXY and STAR WARS INSIDER magazines. Discovered by Steve Sansweet, he wrote content about toys and collectibles, unique fan stories and New York area STAR WARS movie premieres. He was right in the thick of the STAR WARS resurgence at the turn of the century, covering events like the Special Editions in 1997 and all three Prequel premieres. He was also the author of almost 200 STAR WARS questions for Amazing The Science Fiction & Horror Trivia Game. Pete can be heard bi-weekly hosting his interview podcast, Around the Galaxy and weekly as a cohost of the STAR WARS talk show, Streaming STAR WARS (www.ATGcast.com). Pete can be found on all social media outlets @ATGcast

 

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