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Topic: The TV Wheel
Message: Posted by: Marvello (May 13, 2006 01:20PM)
I noticed there is a credit on the 1995 Joel Hodgson "The TV Wheel" show for a "John Carney" and I was wondering if that was you?

If so, how you became involved with that project? Have you done anything else with Joel Hodgson?

I thought it was a great show, and was disappointed that it was only shown on Comedy Central one time (as far as I know), and that it wasn't picked up as a series. It was one of the most original shows I have ever seen.

If that wasn't you, I don't want to waste the opportunity to ask you a question, so - what is your favorite thing to do to unwind when not performing or preparing to perform?
Message: Posted by: John Carney (May 13, 2006 03:00PM)
That was great fun!

Joel is one of my very best friends, and an inspiration as well. He is a tireless worker, and a super creative mind with loads of integrity. Joel wrote me into a couple sketches on the pilot for TV Wheel ("X-Box), as well as the HBO special. For reasons only HBO understands, it did not go to series. It was a brilliant show and had some very innovative television concepts. Plus......it was hilarious.

Joel has been an amateur magician his whole life and wrote a couple sketches with my magic skills in mind, along with what he termed, "circus skills". I guess that means playing up things visually with techniques that stand ups or actors might not understand.

It was a chance to work with a lot of very creative, funny talents. I cherish that opportunity.

What do I do to unwind? Walk, run, read, make-out, write, play guitar, watch Buster Keaton, listen to music (all genres), visit the mountains, martial arts, sing in the shower, and eat too much chocolate.

The rest of the time I just kind of stare off into space.

Message: Posted by: Marvello (May 13, 2006 04:20PM)
Thanks much for the answer - I couldn't remember what network it was on, but I do remember it being funny as hell, and unlike anything else I had seen before, or since. I was sure they would reshow that many times, so I didn't tape it.. dammit. I have seen what I assume are overpriced bootleg copies of it at conventions... I may have to break down and order one, since there doesn't seem to be much hope at this point in having it replayed, though I hate to buy from those kinda folks.

Thanks again for the time you have spent here! I have really enjoyed reading your posts, a lot. I really hope that you can find the time to stop by here once in a while and say howdy now and then, as time permits. :)
Message: Posted by: John Carney (May 13, 2006 04:39PM)
Joel has said that he plans on putting out a semi-documentary, the making of TV Wheel or The Making of X box. Don't have any other details.

Just a matter of when he can work it in among his othe projects.

Message: Posted by: Tony Brent (May 13, 2006 10:28PM)
TV Wheel was brilliant. In every project I've seen or read about Joel is ahead of his time.

Tony Brent
Orlando, Florida
Message: Posted by: John Carney (May 14, 2006 05:55PM)
This is not a joel endorsed site.......just a fan site.

But if you are not familiar with him, this will give you the lowdown.