This week on SPACE CASE, we take a quick break from the spooky content to bring you an interview with a SCARY good writer, director, and comedian Steve Byrne! He’s the creator and director of the new film THE OPENING ACT. In this film, Will Chu is stuck in a thankless job while trying to pursue his true passion in life, becoming a stand-up comedian. When he gets the opportunity he’s been waiting for, the emcee slot on the road opening for his hero Billy G., the realities of life on the stage come crashing in. Between relentless hecklers, drunk comedy groupies and hard-to-impress morning radio DJs, things get off to a rough start. Even if he can learn from his idols and overcome the challenges, he’ll have to prove he has what it takes to make his dream a reality. The cast and cameos in this film include Jimmy O. Yang, Alex Moffat, Cedric The Entertainer, Neal Brennan, Debby Ryan, Ken Jeong, Bill Burr, Whitney Cummings, Jermaine Fowler, Russell Peters, Tom Segura, Iliza Shlesinger AND it’s co-produced by Vince Vaughn. We chat with Steve about being a working comedian, creating your own content, the process of making the film, some weird gigs he’s had, and MORE!

Watch the trailer here:

THE OPENING ACT is currently In Theaters, and available on VOD and Digital.

Happy Hauntings Kiddies! It’s October, and ’tis the season to be SPOOKY. With that in mind, we’re ready to spend all month cracking frighteningly fun cases that’ll leave you DYING for more. On this episode, we investigate a couple of haunted locales in our home base of Houston. These downtown staples have a haunted past, but are they destined for a haunted FUTURE? Tune in and find out if you DARE!

On this episode we follow the trail left from our jetpack episode last week with another UFO incident that was definitely NOT aliens. This was a man; a legendary man. Given the name Lawn Chair Larry, he was a pioneer in what is now known as “cluster-ballooning.” A pioneer of unusual aviation techniques he ventured where no man had before! Well, at least ventured further than anyone who lived to tell the tale. Who was this man? And why was he hell-bent on making this dream come true?


In this special edition of SPACE CASE, you’ll get to hear the taping from our guest host spot on FM RAGER on KPFT last week. We went back to our radio roots and took over for Connor and Ned while they were away from their desk, and the results were PARTY! We talked about our radio origins, how our weekends shaped up, and some RAGERS we’ve been to in our time.


On this week’s episode, we rip apart this year’s Oscar nominees. Who got the nominations they rightfully deserved? Who was missing? Honestly, what the hell? That’s the REAL case to crack this year. Hear us weigh in on all the films and cast your ballot for who will take home the golden statues.


In the first episode of 2020, we update our best of 2019 lists with a few things we caught at the tail end of the year and things we may have forgotten. We also tie up loose ends with our thoughts on 2019 and take a closer look at the future camp value of CATS.