Max Bartos Finds the Humor in Everything

Diane W Kelly
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Photo Credit: Curtis and Cort Photography

Actor, Musician, and Horror aficionado Max Bartos seems to be doing to all. Not only is he busy recording a new album and working on a new show, but he just started a horror podcast with his friend, Connor Dean. I recently had the pleasure of interviewing this talented young man on his new podcast, his new album, and his other upcoming projects.

Tell us about your new podcast Clowns “R” Us

Clowns “R” Us is a podcast I started with my friend Connor. We talk about all things Horror. We do film reviews, Tier Lists, Deep Dives, and lots more! It’s so fun to start a project like Clowns “R” Us because it gives you the platform to show your love and appreciation for an art form that means a lot to you! 

How did that project come about?

He and I met each other at a NYFW event, and instantly bonded over our shared love of all things related to the Horror Genre! So, we decided to share our love with the world, and broadcast it to the masses! 

How did you discover a love for horror films?

I’ve always loved movies. When I was growing up, my dad would show me all his favorite movies from the 80’s and 90’s. My dad and I still bond over our shared love of the art form. Then one day I saw “The Nightmare On Elm Street” and was hooked. I loved the suspense and drama, but also how overtly comical it was. I like to find humor in things, so I’m very good at turning horror movies into comedies!

Tell us about your upcoming EP.

My upcoming album Memento Mori is an Alternative Punk Rock Opera! It chronicles the story of a ghost’s last day on earth before he fades away forever, and how he wants to see the love of his life one last time. I started writing it about a year ago, and now it’s pretty much all recorded! Shout out to West West Side Music!!

Photo Credit: Rossi Photo

What is your favorite moment from being in the studio?

My favorite moment was probably when I heard one of my songs completely mixed and mastered for the first time. It was such a momentous day for me, because for the first time, I truly felt like a real recording artist. 

How do you come up with ideas for your music?

I draw inspiration from everywhere! People have described me as a Hopeless Romantic, so I guess that the topics of love and yearning and hopelessly falling for everyone you meet is where I get most of my inspiration. 

You do a lot of live performances. What has been your favorite so far?

That’s a hard one! I’d have to say my concert I did at Berlin Under A back in February! It was just a great show!

How important do you think networking is to a budding career?

It’s one of the most important things. Networking, and building connections with people, is how you create job opportunities for yourself, and it also gets your name in the minds of more people!

Are there any upcoming projects you can share with our readers?

I’m starting rehearsals for a new show, so I’m excited about that! I’ve also already started work on my next album! 

Photo Credit: Curtis and Cort Photograph

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