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Basically Brandon Talk Show Moves To TV

IN THE May 18 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham

You may or may not know about Basically Brandon–the Valley’s first late night talk show. Up until recently it could be found on CentralValleyTalk online. However, recently the show moved to TV and KRL had the chance to talk with host Brandon Delsid about this exciting move. Hopefully after this interview, if you have never watched Basically Brandon before, you will check out this fun local talk show for yourself! And if you are already a fan–be sure and catch their new episodes!

KRL: Tell us where the show is moving to and when?

Brandon: We are now being produced by a local television company called CMAC as well as by The No Talent Show, which basically means the show is going to be done on a bigger scale that will allow us to be on Comcast(channel 93) and AT&T U-Verse(channel 99) while still also being online!

Brandon and co-host Camille Gaston on new set

KRL: What time and days of the week will we be able to see the show?

Brandon:The show will air on Comcast(channel 93) and AT&T U-Verse(channel 99) at different times so follow us on Facebook or Twitter @basicallybrandn to get exact air times, however our episodes will be available at Vimeo.com at anytime to be viewed simply by typing in Basically Brandon!

KRL: How did the move come about?

Brandon: We were offered to do the show on a larger platform and as you will see that means new sets, guests, segments, shenanigans, but the same Brandon and Camille!

KRL: Will it be the same length?

Brandon:Our episodes will now be the perfect length of 30 minutes. We will incorporate all the same segments people loved like Hot Topics, wild games, sketches and of course over the top interviews with interesting and talented local personalities, actors, musicians, and more!

Photo from Friday Night's episode

KRL: Will there be changes to the show or are you just changing where it is aired?

Brandon:We like to think the show as a whole has grown, you will see our episodes are now definitely more edited and put together, but they still have the same raw quality that helped make the show lovable and entertaining! You never know what is going to happen! On our new episode featuring Fresno Bee writer, Donald Munro we have a surprise for him at the end! (this episode aired this past Friday night)

Photo from Friday night's episode with Donald Munro

KRL: Will it still involve the same cast and crew?

Brandon:Yes! We have the same on air talent and most of the same behind the scenes crew, with a few fabulous additions, who will make sure the half hour episodes are chalk full of humor, informative interviews, and things you want to see! Our new crew members and producers from The No Talent show have done a tremendous job at coming on and making sure the episodes have the same feel the original Basically Brandon episodes did!

KRL: Where will you now be filming it?

Brandon:We are now filming at Fresno State University in their Media Lab, which gives us the capability to use all of their gorgeous sets, green screens, microphones, and technology! We love our new set, which you will get to see heavily featured on our new episode!

KRL: Any idea how long your season will be?

Brandon:As of now, we don’t have a season finale planned for anytime soon but we will be sure to let you know as soon as we have one planned!

KRL: How do you feel about the move?

Brandon:I am thrilled about the move. I have had the time of my life getting to do it, as well as doing it with my friend Camille and others! The response to our new episodes has been fantastic and now the show is reaching people we never thought it could! It is such a blessing and we can’t thank King’s River Life enough for always helping promote us!

KRL: Tell us again where and when will we be able to find the show online?

Brandon:We will make sure our Facebook and twitter pages always post links to the show! However if you search for Basically Brandon on Vimeo you will have access to full episodes which you can watch at your viewing pleasure!

KRL: Does the show have a new website to go with the move?

Brandon:As of now our Facebook is still Basically Brandon on CentralValleyTalk.com however Basically Brandon will always be the name of the page so try to always search for that and it should come up! Our Twitter will stay the same: @basicallybrandn. Both of those social networks are constantly updated with giveaways, videos, and content so please follow us on them!

KRL: What are some of the things you have planned for upcoming shows?

Brandon: On our next few episodes which will be released in the coming weeks we have appearances scheduled with Mark Norwood of Reedley’s Opera House, a Psychic, tons of local actors, animals, and much much more! We have big things in store for this season that we can’t wait to show you so stay tuned!

KRL: Anything else you would like to add?

Brandon: We just want to thank everyone who has ever watched an episode of Basically Brandon, and if you haven’t it’s never too late to start! We appreciate it from the bottom of our hearts and we hope you will continue to watch us! I’ve been so pleased with the way the new episodes have come out and I can’t wait for everyone to see them! Until then please follow us on Facebook and Twitter! Yay!

Here is the link to the latest episode that aired yesterday!

KRL will also be keeping you up to date on what’s up with Basically Brandon & you learn more about how the show originally got started in a past article here in KRL!

Lorie Lewis Ham is our Editor-in-Chief and an enthusiastic contributor to various sections, coupling her journalism experience with her connection to the literary and entertainment worlds. Explore Lorie’s mystery writing at Mysteryrat’s Closet.

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