Creative Loafing Tampa announced the nominations for the 2016 ‘Best of the Bay’ Thursday afternoon, with Monkeys Fighting Robots receiving six noms.
Best Local Podcast – Monkeys Fighting Robots
Best Local Blogger – Dewey Singleton, King Felix at the Movies, Matthew Sardo
Best Local Personality to Follow on Twitter – Dewey Singleton, Matthew Sardo
The competition is tough and we can use all your support, cast your vote here: https://creativeloafing.wufoo.com/forms/m1krmkzj0jrgmdb/
Voting runs through August 16, you can cast one ballot per email address. The winners will be announced on September 28 at the awards party held at the Mahaffey Theater sponsored by the Tampa Bay Rowdies.
The Monkeys Fighting Robots podcast launched in April of 2015 and 84 episodes later we are still going strong with great guests and commentary. Matthew Sardo and EJ Moreno host the show with guest highlights including Oscar Issac, Terry Crews, Michael Ian Black, Chris Hardwick, Kunal Nayyar, and “Weird Al” Yankovic.
Never heard of Matt Sardo?
For starters, he made the Kessel Run in less than 11 parsecs. Prior to that, he gave Doc Brown the idea for the flux capacitor and led the Resistance to victory over SkyNet – all while sipping a finely crafted IPA. As a radio host, he’s interviewed celebrities, athletes and everyone in between. He’s covered everything from the Super Bowl to Comic-Con.
Who is EJ Moreno?
Is he a trained physician? No. Is he a former Miss Universe contestant? Possibly. But what we know for sure is he’s a writer, filmmaker, and pop culture enthusiast. Since film school, EJ has written & directed several short films. He’s used his passion for filmmaking to become a movie critic.
Have you met King Felix at the Movies?
One-time Blockbuster Video manager, textbook editor, trivia host, and community college English/Humanities teacher. Now a digital media producer, part-time film critic, amateur foodie, semi-retired beer snob, unabashed geek, and still very much a work in progress.
You don’t know Dewey Singleton?
A married man with two children, a big movie buff who enjoys bantering about the latest and greatest movies releases. Singleton is also a member of the South Eastern Film Critics Association.
If you are not sure how to vote in Creative Loafing’s ‘Best of the Bay,’ we made a handy-dandy video for you.