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Inside With: Trevor Williams

When Trevor Williams isn't palling around on commercial sets with Regis & Kelly, he can usually be found alongside Adam Newman as one half of the death metal duo Uber Luber, or current Channel 101 faves, The Nice Brothers, or sometimes simply just as Adam & Trevor. Williams has been putting together How I Made it Small, a new work making its theatrical debut at SPANK tonight. We chatted him up before the big show.

What's your story, what are you doing here?

I'm from Atlanta, Georgia. I moved here for pretty typical reasons: I wanted to be a comedian and hated driving.  I got into comedy in college when I started doing a campus TV show and performing stand up in local bars. I was a big fish in a small pond.  I moved here because I thought there would be a job waiting for me at MTV... instead, I became a busboy. It was a healthy dose of reality. Today, I make a living by doing freelance video editing and--once in a while--getting paid to act in something or do a comedy gig.

How do you know Adam Newman? And why do you guys work together all the time?

Adam and I are roommates and heterosexual comedy life partners. Along with our third roommate, Ed Mundy (an animator for several Adult Swim shows; also from GA) we have a very productive living situation together. The three of us make videos and write comedy on a regular basis.

Just curious, did Uber Luber come from a love for GWAR and thrash metal or are you making fun of it?

That was all Adam. He is obsessed with metal and even does a great stand up bit about it. I guess we are making fun of metal, but then again, I just sort of like doing the silly voices and songs.


I noticed that The Nice Brothers are enjoying a nice run on Channel 101 right now--is this your first hit? Why Channel 101?  Why not just post to YouTube and call it a day?

It's definitely our first web "hit." In college, Ed and I make a closed-circuit TV show and I thought I was G-d's gift to the UGA campus.

We like the competitive nature of Channel 101 and that it has a return audience that knows the characters, so we can continue to take the show in different directions without having to re-explain everything.


It seems like every commercial on TV features an area comedian or performer. Do you see all the same people at casting calls? What is the commercial process like?

I do see quite a few comedians at auditions, which is always intimidating. I always want to be the one non-Shakespearian actor they saw that day, to make their decision easy. The process is so cool and fun and then in a matter of seconds it's over.  You get treated like a real star for one day. They put you up in a nice hotel room. You get a trailer. All that stuff. Then the directors yells, "That's a wrap!" In a matter of seconds, the wardrobe lady comes and takes your shirt from you and, just like that, you're back out on the street like it was all just a dream.

What's How I Made it Small about?

The show is about moving to the city from the South, struggling while trying to make it big, and then realizing one day that you'll go crazy always waiting around for that huge moment, so you celebrate making it "small" instead. The general motif of the show is being interviewed on a popular TV show (you can probably guess which one) - instead of waiting for this to happen for real, I just made it happen for fake. You also get to see some of the genuine nut jobs that I met along the way.