The Totally Rad Show: About the Hosts
The Totally Rad Show is the summer blockbuster of geek news shows. Every week, hosts Alex Albrecht, Dan Trachtenberg, and Jeff Cannata rip into the world of movies, video games, tv, comics, and more and pull out what's rad.
Alex has participated in the entertainment industry for six years. He founded and directed the popular, Los Angeles-based improv comedy troupe, The Misfit Toys. The group was featured in Stuff Magazine and on MTV. Alex subsequently appeared in a number of national television commercials for companies such as Volkswagen, Dominos and Dell. After a chance meeting with a TechTV producer at a wedding, Alex landed the co-hosting role on TechTV's The Screen Savers. It was at TechTV that he met Kevin Rose, and one of the most successful Internet television partnerships was born. In 2004, Kevin and Alex decided to create a weekly podcast called Diggnation. The popular Revision3 show consistently ranks as one of the top podcast downloads available from the Apple iTunes Music Store.
In addition to Diggnation, Alex has teamed up with his two buds Dan and Jeff to create the raddest show on the net, The Totally Rad Show. TRS is an eccentric mix of movie quotes and radness.
Jeff Cannata has been working in the tech and entertainment field since the young age of 14, when he parlayed a Bay Area creative writing award into a job at the Contra Costa Times newspapers, reviewing computer and video games in a weekly syndicated column. His column even embraced the pre-Internet world of online interaction with a feature called Cannata ON-Line, which allowed readers to submit questions by dialing into a homebrew bulletin board service.
Jeff's column continued until he moved to Santa Barbara to attend UCSB, where he earned a BFA in Theatre, graduating with Honors.
As an actor and comedian in Los Angeles, Jeff has built a resume that illustrates range and versatility. On television, he has had recurring roles on soaps like The Bold and the Beautiful and General Hospital, as well as family fare like Nickelodeon's Just for Kicks. His numerous national and regional commercials include products as varied as Coors Light, Coldwell Banker, Disney, and the Apple iPhone.
Jeff also has extensive stage credits, performing seasons with the Texas and Nevada Shakespeare Festivals, The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, and northern California's Theatreworks, where he won a Dean Goodman Award for the role of Chris in Arthur Miller's All My Sons.
Jeff performs live comedy as well, producing and starring in The Returning Champs , an improvisational comedy troupe that has appeared at venues such as Hollywood's IO West and Santa Monica's Westside Eclectic for over 3 years. Recently, The Returning Champs were the featured closing night act in the LA Comedy Festival.
On the web, Jeff's sketch comedy group, Very Angry Neighbors are approaching four million first-time hits, releasing videos on web portals such as YouTube, Super Deluxe, Funny or Die and others. Very Angry Neighbors was also named "YouTube Star of Month" and "YouTube Star of the Moment" by G4 Network. Other honors include YouTube's Most viewed, Top Rated, Most Discussed, Most Linked, Top Favorites and #1 Comedy. YouTube has featured VAN's videos as the Editor's top comedy pick, and Panasonic awarded the group 1st prize as "Best Comedy" on the site.
You might know Danny T from the remake of “Star Wars” he directed at the age of 4 using kitchen appliances and G.I Joe action figures. Many years later, Danny directed a series of documentary short films for Lexus immediately garnering praise.
Trachtenberg’s work in commercials and online has lead him to develop projects with Touchstone, Disney and 20th Century Fox, in addition to his co-hosting duties on the Totally Rad Show.
He is also a level 46 Drenai Hunter in World of Warcraft...so you may know him from that.