In elementary school, teachers would pull me aside and tell me to raise my hand less so that everyone had a fair chance to ask questions. Well, in the last five years I’ve found an outlet for that curiosity, initially thanks to the wonderful North by Northwestern entertainment section. Here is a collection of my favorite interviews:

Groovebug Artist Interview: Jimmy Chamberlin of the Smashing Pumpkins (Jan. 2013)
It seems like a dream that I brought the drummer of my favorite band to my college rehearsal space and spent the night doing an interview and playing music with a personal hero. Somehow, it was not a dream.

Interview with Mike Portnoy (drummer, Dream Theater) and John Moyer (. Oct. 2012)
Sitting down with the rhythm section from Adrenaline Mob, which includes the greatest drummer alive, MP.

Comedians Michael and Michael harbor high hopes for re-released show (Oct. 2009)
My comedy heroes, Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter, discuss the fate of their TV show.

Chat with Bradley Cooper and Zach Galifianakis for The Hangover
(Jun. 2009)

In which Bradley & Zach say I have a cool name and try to find me on Facebook.

One day Scrubs, next day Air (May 2009)
An interview with Donald Faison, aka Turk from Scrubs.

The Whitest Kids discuss their inspiration and future plans (Mar. 2009)
The comedy team Whitest Kids U Know discuss their movie, and internet porn.

Zack Snyder talks Watchmen, violence and intellectual snobbery (Mar. 2009)
Interview with Zack Snyder, director of The Watchmen.

Bass legend Victor Wooten explains the Yin and the Yang of YouTube (Mar. 2009)
The lord of the bass uncovers something insightful about the YouTube generation.

Professorial Pre-Oscar predictions (Feb. 2009)
Not a celebrity, but a really valuable learning experience about Oscar politics.

The Hood Internet comes to the frat quad (Oct. 2008)