Celebrity Interviews

A Chat With The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air’s Tatyana Ali…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with actress Tatyana Ali. Tatyana is best known for her role as “Ashley Banks” on the TV show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. She also appeared on TV shows like Love That Girl!, The Young and the Restless, and Sesame Street. Her new film Wrapped Up In Christmas premiers on the Lifetime Network on Nov. 25.

An Evening With Béla Fleck and the Flecktones’ Victor Wooten…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Victor Wooten. Victor is best known as the bassist for Béla Fleck and the Flecktones. He’s also won numerous Grammy Awards and was named one of the “Top 10 Bassists of All Time” by Rolling Stone magazine. During the show he discussed how he developed his playing style, why it’s important to not become discouraged when learning to play, and his new album Trypnotyx. It’s available now!

During the rest of the show we discussed the possibility of taking cooking classes, Dustin described how he’s progressed as a “jock ass” over the years, and Ton complained about the lack of Christmas spirit in today’s holiday lights displays. Once again, he was dressed like the dad from Home Alone.

An Evening With Curb Your Enthusiasm’s JB Smoove & The Howard Stern Show’s Jackie Martling…

This episode of The Five Count featured exclusive interviews with the top-notch comedians. First we were joined by Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling. With a career dating back to the late 1970s, Jackie has released numerous comedy albums, music albums, and books. He was also the head writer of The Howard Stern Show from 1983 to 2001. During the show he discussed getting his start in comedy, his years working with Howard Stern, and his new book “Joke Man: Bow to Stern.” It’s available now!

After that we were joined by actor/comedian JB Smoove. JB is best known for his role as “Leon Black” on the TV show Curb Your Enthusiasm. He’s also appeared on shows like ‘Til Death, Everybody Hates Chris, and The Millers. During the show he discussed what makes the “Leon Black” character tick, working with Larry David, and his new book “The Book of Leon: Philosophy of a Fool.” That book is also available now!

During the rest of the show we discussed the best techniques for dumpster diving, Ton explained how he started the trend of asking people to prom in elaborate ways, and we tried to figure out why people love pumpkin spice. Dustin’s son also yelled obscenities throughout the show!

An Evening With WWE’s “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase…

This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with pro wrestling legend “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase. Ted is a former Mid-South North American Heavyweight Champion, Mid-South Tag Team Champion, WWF North American Heavyweight Champion, WWF Tag Team Champion, and WWF King of the Ring. He’s also a member of the WWE Hall of Fame. During the show he discussed the trials and tribulations of portraying the “Million Dollar Man” character, the circumstances surrounding his decision to devote his life to Jesus, and his new documentary The Price of Fame. See it in select theaters on Nov. 7.

During the rest of the show we discussed our favorite yoga techniques, planned Ton’s upcoming garage sale, paid tribute to the late Fats Domino, and explained what we did during Halloween. Ton dressed as Keanu Reeves!

A Chat With Growing Pains’ Kirk Cameron…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with actor Kirk Cameron. Kirk is best known for his role as “Mike Seaver” on the TV show Growing Pains. He’s also appeared in films like Fireproof, Like Father Like Son, and the Left Behind series. Check out his theater event Revive Us 2 on Oct. 24 and again on Nov. 1 at the Movies 8 in Mankato, MN.

An Evening With The B-52’s Cindy Wilson…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with singer Cindy Wilson. Cindy is best known as a member of the band The B-52’s. Known for hits like Rock Lobster, Roam, and Love Shack, The B-52’s have been making music for more than 40 years. During the show Cindy discussed her current work with The B-52’s, what it’s like touring with her solo band in more intimate venues, and her new solo album Change. Find it now on Kill Rock Stars Records!

During the rest of the show we discussed our favorite TV shows from 1992, argued about the logistics of Pizza Hut’s BOOK IT! program, and Ton described his plan to sell his house and leave his family so he can devote more time to the show. It’s about time!

A Chat With WWE’s Braun Strowman…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with WWE Superstar Braun Strowman. Standing at 6′ 8″ and weighing 385 lbs., Braun has had high-profile feuds with everyone from Brock Lesnar to Roman Reigns in his young career. He’s also a former member of The Wyatt Family. You can see “The Monster Among Men” Oct. 21 at Verizon Center in Mankato with WWE Live. See him Oct. 22 at Target Center in Minneapolis for WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs.

An Evening With WWE’s Charlotte Flair…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with WWE Superstar Charlotte Flair. Charlotte is a former WWE Divas Champion, NXT Women’s Champion, and WWE Raw Women’s Champion. She’s also the daughter of the legendary “Nature Boy” Ric Flair. During the show she gave an update on her father’s current health, discussed how far the women have come in the WWE over the last few years, and described her new book “Second Nature: The Legacy of Ric Flair and the Rise of Charlotte.” Wooo!

During the rest of the show we discussed getting He-Man-related tattoos, Ton warned his daughter’s potential suitors about the amount of weapons he owns, and Teri T. from Minnesota 93 made her return to the show after a decade absence. She mostly came looking for sandwiches.

An Evening With She-Ra: Princess Of Power’s Melendy Britt…

This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with actress Melendy Britt. Melendy is best known as the voice of “She-Ra” on the cartoon She-Ra: Princess of Power. She also appeared on TV shows like Weird Science, Cheers, and Gilmore Girls. During the show she discussed how she got her start in acting, working for the Filmation company, and why “She-Ra” was a great role model for kids. For the honor of Grayskull!

During the rest of the show we discussed Ton’s new job as replacement Hugh Hefner, we shared our various tips and techniques for waterbed courting, and we went on an adventure with He-Man and She-Ra to learn the secret of the sword! We also coughed a lot into the mics.

A Chat With Little House On The Prairie’s Bonnie Bartlett…

The Five Count recently had the chance to interview actress Bonnie Bartlett. Bonnie is best known for her role as “Grace Snider Edwards” on the TV show Little House on the Prairie. She’s also appeared on TV shows like St. Elsewhere, Home Improvement, Boy Meets World, and films like Twins and Salem’s Lot.