It started when Ryan Drake, who runs the podcast with Allan Pellegrin, mentioned Coyne in a tweet.
“I think it was around the time he joined Twitter,” Drake said. “I don’t think he knew how to use Twitter, and he accidentally followed me because I said something about him.”
Several tweet conversations later, Coyne agreed to a podcast interview.
Well, in principle. Then it fizzled out until Drake ran into Coyne at The Drunken Fry and scored his number.
“I’ve drunk-dialed him so many times,” said Drake, who has expanded from initial drunken podcasts into stand-up comedy. That’s why Drake told Coyne the live interview needed to be on a Thursday, when OKC Comedy has a standing Speakeasy gig.
Although it wasn’t yet spring, July 14 was the first date that both No Fun Intended guys and Coyne were available. In the meantime, No Fun Intended kept busy interviewing people like rapper Johnny Polygon and comedian Rob Delaney. The podcast currently sits at approximately 2,000 listeners, although Thursday’s interview with Coyne could raise that.
Aside from the Q-and-A, the 8:30 p.m. event includes music from Deerpeople and comedy by BradChad Porter. Admission is free.
For more information, call 463-0470. —Stephen Carradini