A Cast of Thousands
I’ve always been a fan of sketch comedy. I stumbled across these guys and offered to help distribute their content via a podcast feed. Turns out, I’d been a fan of one of the sketches for years, so it was a thrill to help out!
Here is the official description:
Founded in 1996 by former college mates Mark Allen Holt and Michael Mroziak, who wrote and performed previously during their college years under the name “The Village Idiots.” The duo were influenced by various British, American and Canadian comedy acts.
A Cast of Thousands released its first CD in 1997, “Please Buy This CD”, the same year they premiered on the Dr. Demento radio show. The troupe also appeared on Canadian radio, debuting in 1998 on “Radio Stage with Cap’n Dave” on CIUT-FM, Toronto. Keith Bielmeier joined the group in 1998. The troupe, who also worked with other members off and on throughout the history of the group, released five albums from 1997 to 2003, followed by a ‘best-ofs and early demos’ compilation in 2008.
The troupe last performed together on an episode of the Cap’n Dave Show, CIUT-FM in Toronto, Canada in February 2004.
Since then, Bielmeier has remained active in music, performing as an accomplished keyboardist with bands in the Buffalo, New York area as well as a vocalist with the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus. Holt is a respected actor in the Syracuse, New York theater scene, having performed in productions ranging from comedies to Shakespeare. Mroziak has worked as a voice talent and producer in diverse projects in the Buffalo, New York area, including original planetarium productions, radio journalism and other media work.
You can find more of their content at http://www.madmusic.com/artist_details.aspx?ArtistID=137
Originally distributed as a podcast at outcastmultimedia.com/acot from 2005-2008.