#882 – Drew Marvick | Sevan Gets Casted In A Horror Movie

Drew Marvick (00:01):


Speaker 2 (00:01):

WinDor and her friends don’t know it yet, but they’re about to have the worst pool party ever. Who Party Massacre. Coming soon.

Sevan Matossian (00:36):

Ladies and gentlemen, you <laugh>.

Drew Marvick (00:40):

Good morning.

Sevan Matossian (00:42):

Damn. You’re a glorious man. Just like

Sevan Matossian (00:43):

God, you don’t let down at all. Look

Sevan Matossian (00:45):

At you.

Drew Marvick (00:46):

Oh man. I appreciate that. If you could see how

Sevan Matossian (00:50):

I see. Are you in California?

Drew Marvick (00:52):

I’m in Las Vegas.

Sevan Matossian (00:54):

Uh, you’re in and is it 7:00 AM there?

Drew Marvick (00:57):


Sevan Matossian (01:00):

Sorry, I’m having, I’m having a, some technical issues.

Sevan Matossian (01:03):

We had a, uh, power

Sevan Matossian (01:04):

Outage here yesterday and I’m seeing something wants to up. Oh, I apologize. Holy cow. My road caster’s not even on. Here we go.

Drew Marvick (01:15):


Sevan Matossian (01:17):

Everything rebooted. Oh, so, so is it seven? Am there brother?

Drew Marvick (01:21):

It is. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (01:23):

I really appreciate you doing this. I’m surprised you didn’t ask for a reschedule. Some people don’t like this. 7:00 AM uh,

Drew Marvick (01:28):

Um, well, I mean, I don’t like to ask for a reschedule.

Sevan Matossian (01:32):

Okay. Well, you’re a good dude.

Drew Marvick (01:33):

I, I’d like to, uh, get things done. I figured 7:00 AM was a good time for you guys, so I’d make it a good time for me.

Sevan Matossian (01:39):

Cheers. Uh, I’m, I was trying to rehash how you came on my, uh, radar. Oh, hold. Sorry. Hold on one second. Hey, uh, Seon, your audio is messed up. Okay, thank you. It should be fixed now. Did you guys see the trailer? Okay. Was the audio on the trailer? Okay. If anyone didn’t hear the trailer, you gotta see the trailer. Good morning, Heidi. Good morning. Good morning, Robbie. Good morning, Jody. Good morning, Rosie. Good morning, Barry. Mike Cocker, A horse story would be the Lander video. Okay. Okay. Hold on. No inside jokes yet. Uh, no audio is great now. Okay, but how about for the trailer? Did you guys see that? Uh, I, I, I watched that movie last night.

Drew Marvick (02:20):

You did? I’m sorry.

Sevan Matossian (02:21):

On the, uh, 50 inch in my garage while I sat on the assault bike. Um, and it, it’s pretty funny because, um, my kids would come in and out and they really wanted to see it. And you know what’s funny is, um, I only let them watch segments like one to two minutes long, but it scared the shit out of them.

Drew Marvick (02:40):


Sevan Matossian (02:41):

<laugh>. Yeah, <laugh>.

Drew Marvick (02:43):

That’s right. That, that’s my target audience then, even though they shouldn’t be watching it, because it’s not, it

Sevan Matossian (02:49):

Was the sound mix. It was, I it was, it was the sound mix. Well, that’s what the sound mix, the sound mix scared him. The sound mix is incredible.

Drew Marvick (02:55):

And that’s what makes, I mean, really, that’s what makes a horror movie scary, is the sound. I mean, maybe when you’re little, the visuals too, but I mean, the only thing that gets you to jump outta your seat really is like the, is the mix is the stinger that gets you to jump outta your seat.

Sevan Matossian (03:11):

And, and that’s when I would see them flinch. It was, it was just the, the music.

Drew Marvick (03:16):

Yeah. Yeah. It’s your brain. It tells your brain you’re supposed to be scared and then your brain is scared. Even though on screen is a $6,000 slasher movie I made in my parents’ backyard,

Sevan Matossian (03:27):

That’s how much that movie cost.

Drew Marvick (03:28):


Sevan Matossian (03:30):

Wow, man. Hey, congratulations. Um, I’ve, I’ve made, uh, you know, probably 10 documentaries. Uh, totally different creature to, uh, uh, documentary filmmaking is Lazy Man filmmaking. I mean, it is, uh, no matter how much hard work you put in, it’s still Lazy man filmmaking,

Drew Marvick (03:49):

<laugh>. Well, I mean, that’s, I tried to make a documentary and I started it seven years ago and I still haven’t finished. So, I don’t know, maybe I’m not lazy enough.

Sevan Matossian (03:58):

Oh, yeah. What’s the subject of that?

Drew Marvick (04:00):

Um, a Afil, a Colt filmmaker who has been making movies since the fifties that I’ve befriended a named Ted v Michaels who made a couple really big Colt movies and one called Astro Zombies, another one called Corpse Grinders, uh, back in the sixties. And he lived in Vegas. And, um, I was just fascinated by him. He was still making like really bad movies in his eighties, um, shooting of himself with a camcorder with no money, just trying to like, do the only thing he knew how to do. And I was, I just was fascinated by him and liked him as a person. So I was helping him make his movies and trying to make a documentary at the same time. And then he passed away, unfortunately, like in the middle of making his last movie and the middle of the documentary,

Sevan Matossian (04:46):

I, I changed your, uh, name here. So your Instagram’s here. I hope that’s okay. Oh, sweet.

Drew Marvick (04:50):


Sevan Matossian (04:50):

The authority. Okay. Um, speaking of cult filmmakers, I wanted to ask you about a movie I saw as a little kid.

Drew Marvick (04:57):


Sevan Matossian (05:02):

It’s a three part, it’s three movies. It’s an A, B, and C. I cannot remember the name. I s I watched them do, do you already know what it is? No Horror movie. Okay. Uh, um, uh, I watched them all, I don’t know why or where I watched them, but I watched them all probably 20 times each. And it’s about a man or some creatures that go from town to town, basically harvesting bodies out of graveyards. And the guy’s like really big. And like the scary scene is like him carrying the, um, uh, to total low budget movie. Yeah. Uh, and the, and the, he carries, um, the Coffins by himself. I’m 51. Yeah. And I probably saw these movies when I was 12, which would be like 1984.

Drew Marvick (05:46):

Okay, man. Well, I don’t know. I don’t know what that would be. I mean, that would’ve been

Sevan Matossian (05:51):

Lots of scenes in graveyards, in, um, in embalming rooms. The guy was the main character and he always walked really slow wherever he was going.

Drew Marvick (06:02):


Sevan Matossian (06:02):

Mean, it old man.

Drew Marvick (06:04):

I mean, it sounds like parts of it sound like you’re describing the Fantasm movies.

Sevan Matossian (06:08):

Yes. Yes. That’s it.

Drew Marvick (06:11):

All right, awesome. Because the, the villain and the Fantasm movies is known as The Tall Man and Yeah. And they work in a, a mortuary in a cemetery, and he has like a flying metal sphere that with Yes,

Sevan Matossian (06:25):


Drew Marvick (06:26):

Heads. And Yeah, those movies are great. You should revisit him.

Sevan Matossian (06:30):

So, so, so tell me, so I watched your movie and I, and I’m get, um, a little bit, I, I, so is gonna be weird, but I get a little bit of Fast Times Ridgemont High and, um, porkies

Drew Marvick (06:42):


Sevan Matossian (06:43):

Um, to, to it, um, that, that genre is, is that fair?

Drew Marvick (06:50):

Yeah. I mean, I mean, those are the movies I grew up watching and loving. Um, and I’m a big fan of comedy and I guess just in, in life, um, I prefer to be in a good mood and use comedy rather than even like, working horror than fear. I mean, I watch a movie, my favorite horror movies are funny. So that’s kind of my, where I go. It’s also a crutch in a way, <laugh>, because it’s a lot harder to scare someone than it is to make someone laugh.

Sevan Matossian (07:21):

It is, it is.

Drew Marvick (07:22):

I think, uh, for me it is. Yeah. I mean, you could, I mean, you could have a character fart in a movie and someone’s gonna laugh. Right. But in order to genuinely scare someone and have a real sense of dread and feel like, like I did when I watched Nightmare on Elm Street the first time, yes. I, I don’t know how to do that. I would love to, and maybe someday, but it’s a lot easier for me to just make the type of movies that I, that I like, and hopefully I can make people laugh and they can, unfortunately, they’re, hopefully, they’re not all sitting on an assault bike, but

Sevan Matossian (07:54):

<laugh>, um, uh, Savon, you should see Tucker and Dale versus Evil.

Drew Marvick (07:59):

Yes, you should. That’s a great example of a top tier horror comedy.

Sevan Matossian (08:04):

Um, I, I have an aversion to to, to straight horror movies. I, I don’t see, I don’t, I, I like, you know, I was just watching, I don’t know if you watched the ufc, but I was watching the U FFC this weekend and the entire show was sponsored every break and you know, and there’s a hundred breaks. Yeah. Had a commercial of this movie. It’s called like The Evil Day something or another Part Two

Drew Marvick (08:25):

Dead Evil Dead Rise,

Sevan Matossian (08:27):

Maybe. Yeah. And, and, and it’s looks scary as shit. Yeah. <laugh>, like, I didn’t wanna watch the tra I felt, I mean, I felt like the trailers were unhealthy for me to watch

Drew Marvick (08:38):

<laugh>. Well, they might be,

Sevan Matossian (08:41):

Are horror movies unhealthy?

Drew Marvick (08:43):

I don’t think so. Um, no. I mean, I’m sure they’re, you could find an example of someone that took it, the w the wrong way. Um, but I think they would be in the, so far in the minority. I mean, most people watch movies to escape and there’s, and to get a feeling and to invoke an emotion. So it’s like a rollercoaster. I mean, it’d be like saying a rollercoasters unhealthy because they make you scared or raise your heart rate.

Sevan Matossian (09:12):

I mean, I haven’t seen anything in so long, but, um, uh, like, like The Exorcist, do you remember the first time you saw that?

Drew Marvick (09:17):

Yeah, I mean, I don’t, I just remember my, how old I was. I don’t actually remember like where I was sitting or anything, but I remember the way it made me feel, and I’ve seen it hundreds of times since then.

Sevan Matossian (09:28):

Or Amityville Horror or Poltergeist.

Drew Marvick (09:31):

Poltergeist especially. Cuz that’s, I mean, I was born in 77, so like, when that came out, I was a kid and it fit, it’s very eighties. Like if you go back and watch Poltergeist, it’s, it’s, everything about it is dated, not in a bad way,

Sevan Matossian (09:43):

E et with ghosts.

Drew Marvick (09:45):

It’s exactly, yeah.

Sevan Matossian (09:46):

Same neighborhood,

Drew Marvick (09:47):

<laugh>. But I mean that, yeah, it’s, and that total, but that movie terrified me cause they were also

Sevan Matossian (09:51):

Terrified me poor

Drew Marvick (09:52):

Kids also, so I could relate to it. So yeah, that, and it’s funny, now I show that to my kids and they’re not, like, I remember when I showed ’em Jaws, I’m like this, I wouldn’t go in my own swimming pool for months because of Jaws. And my son, who was nine maybe at the time, just laughed at me. He’s like, dad, no shit. Yeah, you were a chicken. This is not scary at all. That shark looked like was made outta rubber.

Sevan Matossian (10:15):

Okay. So that’s, that was my point about it being scary. So it’s okay. Like, you don’t think, like, I was afraid to go in pools too forever. Yeah. And, and not, not if you were there or someone else was there, but like, I wouldn’t go swimming by myself or I would literally get out of the pool drew and walk around and look in the pool first. Yeah.

Drew Marvick (10:33):

That’s, I was the same. And this, our pool was in my backyard.

Sevan Matossian (10:36):

I mean, mine too,

Drew Marvick (10:37):

Nothing changed. There was, you know, there’s no way a shark could have been introduced, but I was terrified. I would wait for my friends to come out. Same thing. And there were times where I would just get freaked and swim to the edge and jump out real fast.

Sevan Matossian (10:49):

Yes. Hey, Dick butter also sharks and lemons. I hear you. But I would literally, we had a pool and when I would go swimming by myself every time I’d walk around and look in and then I would also do that. I would be swimming and my imagination would get, so my imagination would get the best of me and I would jump out.

Drew Marvick (11:06):

Yeah. And there’s no, I mean, look, looking back in hindsight as an adult, of course there’s no way a shark is gonna be in your pool, but it doesn’t matter. Your child mind is convinced.

Sevan Matossian (11:17):

So that’s the part I’m saying. Was that unhealthy? Should we not have been exposed to that? Did we have bad parents?

Drew Marvick (11:22):

Um, well, I don’t know that my one, I don’t know that my parents had any say. I mean, I had a little bit more freedom. I have great parents still, still, they’re still great parents and they’re still together, but um,

Sevan Matossian (11:35):

They are still together.

Drew Marvick (11:36):

They’re still together. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (11:37):


Drew Marvick (11:38):

Impressive. They, they beat me. Um, but yeah, but I mean, they just weren’t really worried about me watching things like that. So I had access to, um, all the videos in the video store and my mom actually would record, she would go once a week to our local video store and rent five to 10 movies and take ’em home and spend two days dubbing them all onto blank VHS tapes so that we could watch them at our leisure and she could still return them like the next day and not have to pay additional fees. So that was like her move every week. So every week we would have a new five to 10 new movies to watch. And I had access to all of them. They were just in our bonus room on a shelf. So

Sevan Matossian (12:17):

Trading Places.

Drew Marvick (12:18):

Yeah. Great movie.

Sevan Matossian (12:20):


Drew Marvick (12:21):

I mean, like, my house was the house that kids in the neighborhood would come over. Like when my, if my mom was out playing tennis and we would watch like Police Academy too, so we could see boobs.

Sevan Matossian (12:31):

Yeah, that’s what I was when I thought Trading places. I thought Boobs.

Drew Marvick (12:34):

Yeah, exactly. Same thing. Yeah. So we, those were the movies that friends would come over and then some of them would be dumb enough to tell their parents and then they’d never be allowed over again.

Sevan Matossian (12:43):

A Top Gun.

Drew Marvick (12:45):

Yeah. I, I’ve seen, I mean that’s, those are the movies I would watch with my dad. Of course.

Sevan Matossian (12:49):

Yeah. I, she Top Gun, like, have you seen Top Gun 20 times?

Drew Marvick (12:53):

Uh, yeah, probably.

Sevan Matossian (12:54):

Yeah, me too. I I’ve probably seen it a hundred times

Drew Marvick (12:57):

Recently. Not recently. Like, I was oddly not even excited to see the new one.

Sevan Matossian (13:01):

Did you end up seeing it?

Drew Marvick (13:03):

I did. Uh, cause my son asked about it, and it was, and it was like, I mean, it, it was the only thing in the theater at that time, and it was, it was currently saving the movie theater industry. So I felt like I needed to go see it.

Sevan Matossian (13:17):

Um, uh, they have a movie night at the pool I go to and they show Jaws every year. Wow.

Drew Marvick (13:23):

That’s fun. I’ve been to one of those, um, on a lake where they have a floating screen and you sit in an inner tube with your feet in the water and they show jaws. No

Sevan Matossian (13:32):


Drew Marvick (13:32):

Yeah. It’s, it’s fun. Um, there’s a theater chain out of, uh, Austin, Texas, the Alamo Draft House. I think, as far as I know, they were the first ones to do it. And they would do it at, they used to do it often.

Sevan Matossian (13:46):

Um, you just said, uh, mentioned that, um, maybe, uh, top Gun Two Maverick, um, was important to, uh, an alien movie industry. It’s funny you say that because I used to know, I mean, like you, I used to ride my probably ride, I rode my bike to the movie theater. I locked my bike out front and I went inside and then afterwards there was an arcade next door and you went to the arcade. And then hot dogs were 50 cents. And, and we, that’s how I grew up. I mean, we did that once, or we did that every Saturday Sunday with the other kids in the neighborhood. And now I couldn’t, I can’t tell you where, I barely know where a theater is in my town, and I don’t know what’s playing. And like, I recently just went and saw Shazam and I would, uh, I would watch Pool Party too before I would ever go see another Shazam <laugh>. I mean, it, it, it’s crazy. Has the movie industry just taken a shit or what’s going on?

Drew Marvick (14:38):

It has, but first can I have your permission to put that on the cover of Pool Party Massacre, two <laugh> of

Sevan Matossian (14:43):

Pool? Yes, of course. Is that gonna be made? Is that gonna be made? It

Drew Marvick (14:47):

Is, yeah.

Sevan Matossian (14:48):

Wow. Cause I saw you, you, you completed your, uh, GoFundMe, your

Drew Marvick (14:51):

Yeah, like before Covid.

Sevan Matossian (14:53):

Yeah. Amazing.

Drew Marvick (14:54):

And then everything got shut down. But yeah, it’ll get made. I mean, I owe it to everyone that contributed and I just need to, I’m very goal oriented and it’s been driving me crazy now for four years that I haven’t finished it.

Sevan Matossian (15:08):

Uh, alien movie industry. What, do you know what happened? Do you have a theory?

Drew Marvick (15:12):

Um, well, I mean, I specifically the theaters, it was Covid. I mean, it was already, they were already suffering a little bit because of streaming and everything. But then when Covid happened, of course, and so my comment was just that like Top Gun was what got, I mean, it broke box office records, like at a time when no one was going to the theaters. And then all of a sudden Maverick sat in the theaters for I don’t know how many weeks it was there, but it was there for a long time just filling those seats. And I don’t know what it is. If it was the nostalgia, if it’s Tom Cruise, if it’s Scientology Magic, I have no idea what it was.

Sevan Matossian (15:48):

Jets. Jets. Jets. I like Jets.

Drew Marvick (15:49):

I mean, I guess, I mean I, yeah, I mean Red-blooded Americans, there’s fighter jets and

Sevan Matossian (15:55):


Drew Marvick (15:55):

But it worked.

Sevan Matossian (15:58):

And it sat, I think it sat for two years because I remember seeing the first trailer when it first came out and being so excited about it. And then it just kept getting postponed. Right. Yeah. And postponed.

Drew Marvick (16:09):

Yeah. Cause I remember when they were, well, I remember when they were shooting it, I was on a job in San Diego, uh, on a set. And like our wardrobe stylist was also had just wrapped Top Gun. She was a wardrobe stylist on that. And that was way before it came out.

Sevan Matossian (16:24):

Um, you, there isn’t a, uh, a lazy bone in your body. It is so clear how hard you worked by going through your, um, Instagram. It is absolutely nuts how much you’ve done. Uh, you even have a fake head of yourself.

Drew Marvick (16:44):

I do, actually. I don’t have it anymore. Um, but that was from a movie called The Barn Part Two and that the effects team made that head for my spoiler, for my death. Um, yeah. And then I was lucky enough to, to have it, but a fan just bought it off me. And so it now lives in Houston, Texas on a shelf.

Sevan Matossian (17:05):

How, how much did it go for?

Drew Marvick (17:07):

Um, I, I sold it to him for Pretty Cheap, cuz he, he’s a huge fan that’s now become a friend. And so his and his wife got a form for Christmas. So it was more like me giving this fan a Christmas present in a way.

Sevan Matossian (17:21):

Does any part of you, uh, feel bad that you parted with that?

Drew Marvick (17:24):

It does. Um, there’s a second one. There were two made for the movie. And so I’m currently in the works to get the other one that’s at the director’s studio cuz I miss it.

Sevan Matossian (17:34):

The the pool party mo Yeah, I would miss that too. That’s, that’s, uh, but I think you did the right thing. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t mean mean

Drew Marvick (17:41):

I yourself. I also had to, from pool party, I had two severed head props that were my ex-wife’s head. I sold those as well. I don’t miss those.

Sevan Matossian (17:52):

Um, you’re, you’re, you’re recently, uh, separated from your wife?

Drew Marvick (17:56):

Uh, it’s been, I think it’s almost three years now.

Sevan Matossian (18:00):

And and how old are your kids?

Drew Marvick (18:02):

Uh, my son is 16 and my daughter’s 12.

Sevan Matossian (18:06):

Wow. That’s, that’s in, that’s intense. That’s uh, that’s a lot.

Drew Marvick (18:10):

It is. I mean, and I don’t, I’d never done it before. So it’s all new, new to me, but I think we’re in a good situation. Like we had a nice, an amicable split. It was, you know, one of those relationships where it felt like it was coming for a long time. And so we were able to just talk about it and split. And she got an apartment and the kids live with me. And, which I guess that’s the unique, every time I say that I, people kind of tilt their head like, wait, you, you have two kids and they both live with you. Um, but yeah,

Sevan Matossian (18:45):

So hey Congrat, congratulations. There’s nothing better than kids.

Drew Marvick (18:48):

Yeah. I love my kids and she’s still involved, like she didn’t bail or anything. She’s still in town and sees, sees them every chance she gets. I just was the more active parent. She has a very corporate, she’s an accountant and has a very corporate job and works a lot. And I’m a, uh, a good for nothing filmmaker

Sevan Matossian (19:07):

<laugh> who

Drew Marvick (19:07):

Have a lot of free time.

Sevan Matossian (19:08):

Well it is interesting in your post, and I went through them, uh, all the way back to the beginning where it starts off with just a lot of kid photos. Um, I did, I do appreciate the writeups that say there are some, some posts in there, several, a lot of posts in there that talk about, hey, uh, they’re, they’re jokes, but, but they’re sincere. I juggle work and kids and then back to work and then kids and working kids and I get it cuz I’m, I’m doing the exact same thing and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Like it’s basically, it’s, it’s just jump off the podcast and immediately start partying with the kids.

Drew Marvick (19:43):

Yeah. And and it’s, and and that, that party changes obviously as they get older. Um, but it doesn’t go away. Or at least I’m not, I’m trying not to let it, but, uh, man, my kids, we’ve always been super involved in, in my life, you know, so like, they’ve been like a pool party masker. I have pictures of them on set. Like they were on set every day cuz we shot at my parents’ house. My dad or mom would pick ’em up from the bus stop and bring ’em to the house. And if we were shooting a scene they couldn’t see, they’d have to go upstairs or in the basement and otherwise they were there. My son would like work the blood sprayer for kill scenes and things like that.

Sevan Matossian (20:19):

There’s an amazing photo in here. I hate to tell you what happened to my notes. <laugh>, I don’t want my audience to know either. They’ll fucking harass me. I put all my notes on Gmail and then, and save ’em in a draft. And this morning I had three computers open and, and I I had a link all set up to show when you said that, and it was of your son and your daughter standing in the entryway of the house, they were outside. Yeah. And there was someone on the ground with an ax in their head.

Drew Marvick (20:46):

It was like a the dead pizza guy I

Sevan Matossian (20:48):

Think. Oh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Drew Marvick (20:49):

His guts, his guts are spilled out over,

Sevan Matossian (20:51):

Yes. Yeah. Maybe that’s what it was. Yes, yes. The Dead Pizza guy. Yes. And of, and of course I don’t have it to show you now. God, I’m a schmuck

Drew Marvick (20:58):


Sevan Matossian (21:01):

Um, and in the back there you have, you have a, you have four axes.

Drew Marvick (21:06):

Oh yeah.

Sevan Matossian (21:07):

Which seems apropo for a a horror movie guy.

Drew Marvick (21:10):

I do. I have a collection, um, just from movies that I’ve worked on. So like the one on the end is from a movie called Axxis Two, where I played a Killer Santa. And the next one is like a clown ax from a movie, uh, called Popcorn Killer. I did. And then there’s one from Pool Party Massacre and I think, I think the last two are both from Pool Party Massacre, actually.

Sevan Matossian (21:31):

Uh, Heidi Crume. Holy Smokes. Imagine using your wife’s ex your ex-wife severed head in a horror movie,

Drew Marvick (21:37):

<laugh>. Well, yeah, I mean it made for great Jo. I used to bring it on the road when I was promoting Pool Party Massacre and it made, oh, she was my wife at that time. And it made for great jokes when I, now it got weird when it was my ex-wife’s severed head wasn’t, it was funny.

Sevan Matossian (21:53):

Uh, this guy is the Big Lebowski. It’s funny you say that. There is a, a series of photos in his Instagram where he’s wearing the, uh, big Lebowski shirt.

Drew Marvick (22:02):

Yeah. People started Photoshopping my face on the Big Lebowski and making fan art. So my girlfriend bought me the sweater and now it’s just evolved.

Sevan Matossian (22:14):

What, what, what happened to your body in the last 10 years? You um, you got, you got pretty fit.

Drew Marvick (22:20):

I did. Um, so I

Sevan Matossian (22:23):

Congratulations by the way. You look awesome.

Drew Marvick (22:25):

Oh, thanks. Well that’s, I’m going back the other direction. I need to curb that. But, um, I had a, I got a movie role where I had a fight scene in my underwear and I decided I wanted to get into shape cuz I was certainly not in shape. So I went to my local CrossFit gym, uh, reluctantly, I, I walked in, uh, thinking that everyone’s gonna make fun of me and shoo me away for not being physically fit. And I found the opposite. And then, you know, started doing CrossFit, got in pretty good shape for that movie, and then just kept doing it for whatever that was. It was like till Covid happened. So three years.

Sevan Matossian (23:04):

What do you do? You walk in there and you’re like, Hey, I’m gonna be, um, well let me ask you this. When they cast you, did they, did they want a, a frum your version of you? Were they disappointed when you took off your shirt and you were all muscular and shit?

Drew Marvick (23:15):

No, it was, um, and I didn’t get super muscular by at the time. You’re

Sevan Matossian (23:19):

Pretty muscular. You’re a big dude. How big are you?

Drew Marvick (23:21):

Uh, six foot.

Sevan Matossian (23:22):

Yeah, you look, I mean you look great.

Drew Marvick (23:24):

Now I’m like 2 25. But, um, for that, I only had three months to get into shape for that roll though, so I didn’t get, I just lost a little bit of weight and felt less embarrassed about being in tidy Whitey and having a fight scene against a wizard. Um, but CrossFit is what I kind of jumpstarted. But then I got in the best shape of my life during Covid, which is the opposite of like everyone else I know because I, I ran like my, my box closed, which for like, what we thought was gonna be two weeks, I guess it was like the two week reset. And I decided I was gonna run a 5K every day until till it opened again and it never opened. And I ran a 5K every day for like two years. Wow. Every morning I woke up at 5:00 AM ran a 5k, took my kids to school, and then started my day. And then I started wor in introducing like hit workouts and garage workouts after I had run, after I dropped off my kids.

Sevan Matossian (24:19):

What, what CrossFit gym were you going to in Las Vegas?

Drew Marvick (24:22):

Sin of said Sin City Horror Fest. Uh, sin City CrossFit.

Sevan Matossian (24:26):

Who’s the owner of that

Drew Marvick (24:27):

South tj.

Sevan Matossian (24:30):

I wonder if I know who that is. I must know who that is.

Drew Marvick (24:32):

You might, there still is a Sin City, CrossFit Maine, like the first one that ever existed in, so TJ had like, uh, was like a li a franchisee, uh, of Sin City I guess. And so he had Sin City South and it was just right by my house and it was great. I mean, well, you know all about CrossFit obviously. Um,

Sevan Matossian (24:54):

Greg Glassman said that, um, people who start doing CrossFit, um, three things happen to them. I forget what, I can’t remember one of them, but, um, they, they either, uh, quit their job and get a new job or they get a raise at their current job. Uh, their relationship with their current person either gets better or they get out of it. And then there was a third one. Did your CrossFitting have anything to do with your, uh, relationship changing?

Drew Marvick (25:17):

Uh, I, not instantly because it had been years, but it did cite one of the reasons that she didn’t like that I exercised so much.

Sevan Matossian (25:27):

Oh, she didn’t?

Drew Marvick (25:28):

No, it it was a weird

Sevan Matossian (25:30):

Yeah, that’s a weird that that is weird. That’s like a, I had a friend who lost his girlfriend because she hated the fact that he would order healthy food at restaurants and it made her feel bad.

Drew Marvick (25:38):

Yeah, I was saying I quit drinking Uhhuh. I don’t, I haven’t, I haven’t drank in years. And that is like the number one of the number one re I mean we had a, a loveless marriage anyway, so these aren’t the only reasons, but like, those were the catalysts. Like I stopped drinking so she didn’t like that cuz she still drank and I, yeah, it made me boring. And then I started eat ordering healthy food at restaurants, which made me even more boring. And then I would get up at five in the morning and go to the gym before she was even awake. Like, I would make it home before she was even awake, but it really bothered her. Um, amazing,

Sevan Matossian (26:08):

Amazing phenomenon, right?

Drew Marvick (26:10):


Sevan Matossian (26:11):

Hey, uh, I quit drinking. It doesn’t mean you keep drinking and blowing, giving me extra blowjobs. I don’t mind <laugh> you get all drunk and, and blow me all you want. Like, man,

Drew Marvick (26:21):

Wow. Is that what happens with some wives? Mine would just fall asleep on the

Sevan Matossian (26:25):

Couch. I think that’s what drinking’s for <laugh>?

Drew Marvick (26:28):

No, I thought it was just so you could carry your wife to the bed

Sevan Matossian (26:31):

Every night <laugh>. And you got strong enough to do that. Oh, you’re a good dude. I would, I I if my wife did that, I’d leave her on the couch. You’re a good dude.

Drew Marvick (26:40):

<laugh>. But I can also understand the flip side. I mean, I guess when I drank like I, there is this like camaraderie in it. Like you don’t want to be the only one at the table drinking. So I mean, I, I get it that we, our relationship started when I was the general manager of Coyo Ugly on the Las Vegas strip and she was

Sevan Matossian (26:59):

No shit. You were Yeah. And she was the bartender there. Is that what you said? Yeah.

Drew Marvick (27:04):

So I mean, our relationship in the beginning revolved around drinking and bars and, and you know, the Las Vegas nightlife. So, so I’m the one that changed, I mean, to use a cliche, like she could definitely say that I changed and I 100% did. I just think I changed for the better or for me.

Sevan Matossian (27:21):

Right. Uh, two, two people are, uh, like robbing banks and one of ’em wants to stop.

Drew Marvick (27:27):


Sevan Matossian (27:28):

They, it it it’s not gonna work.

Drew Marvick (27:30):

Yeah, exactly.

Sevan Matossian (27:30):

And one of ’em stops, doesn’t want to go to jail, doesn’t wanna push their luck.

Drew Marvick (27:33):

And she found someone that is a lot like her and they like all of the, the same things and they get along really well and they have a great relationship. And I found someone the same. So

Sevan Matossian (27:44):

Is is Coyote ugly there? Wasn’t there a movie named Coyo Ugly? That’s the beer where that’s the bar where it’s like a, there’s a lot of hot girls and they dance on the tables and stuff. Is that

Drew Marvick (27:53):

Exactly? Yeah, yeah, there’s a, so there’s one in, I think New York was the first and then they made the movie and that was a bunch of franchises. Um, but yeah, it’s, it’s an empowering bar where women run the bar and all, all female bartenders and they dance on the bar and pour shots down your throat.

Sevan Matossian (28:11):

And I, I is that the, um, is that the, uh, is that sort, is that the, I wanna say justification for it, but that seems kinda mean that’s the thought around Coyote Ugly, that it’s a it’s a woman’s empowerment bar.

Drew Marvick (28:23):

Yeah, I mean, like, the women are in the women run the bar. I mean, obviously I ran the bar, but actually in my situation specifically, I barely did because the owners of the bar or the owner, um, kind of like the, his favorite girls do whatever they wanted. So there were a couple of them that could even, like if I asked them to do something could be like, really? Do you want me to call, you want me to call Stevie? Um,

Sevan Matossian (28:48):

<laugh>. That’s awesome. That sounds more like the mob.

Drew Marvick (28:51):

Oh, it was, that’s how, that’s how it was run. But it, but it was also, I mean, it’s a great job. I’ve never been a female or a bartender, but, um, but they did, they kind of had control of the situation and it became the theme of the bar. Like France, an example would be if somebody came up and ordered, you know, 10 Coors Lights and then didn’t tip, they would, they had a remote, they could pause the music and they would wa and they had microphones and they would literally climb up on the bar and be like, pause the music. Can I get everyone’s attention? See this asshole right here in the black RI glasses and the black T-shirt, he just ordered 10 Coors Lights. You wanna know how much you tipped me? $0, zero fucking dollars. So on the count of three, I want everyone in the room to say, fuck you, you no tipping pussy and throw your beers in his face. And I’d be in the corner going, no, no, no, no. And they would, depending on how drunk the bartender was, yeah, there were plenty of nights where they would have everyone in the bar throw, throw something out of Patron. Wow, don’t worry. My manager Drew will buy all of your drinks again. Wow. Yeah. And so things like that, I mean, in a lesser scale usually they would just make fun of the person.

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