Whiskey Flicks Live! One Year at a Time…IN THE YEAR 2000

This week, the Whiskey Flicks Live! One Year at a Time… machine reached its climactic destination, all the way IN THE YEAR 2000 (yeah, it never gets old). We explored movies at the dawn of the new millennium through the themes of “the end of history,” beginnings and endings, competition, and the importance of integrity and “taste” in art, music and film. Below is a complete playlist from our January 29 show.

But the journey isn’t over! After a week off, we’ll be back on Friday, February 12, 8pm EST for a special Valentine’s Day special: Whiskey Flicks Live! I❤️ NY. And the following three Fridays, 8pm EST, we’ll be back in the time machine, taking some control of the gears in Whiskey Flicks Live! One Year at a Time…EXTENDED EDITION, with our first stop on a three-decade hop being 1976 (cue Gonna Fly Now as we run up the steps)!

The official WFL! IN THE YEAR 2000 playlist:

  1. U2 – Beautiful Day (music video)
  2. Bring It On
  3. Miss Congeniality
  4. Best in Show
  5. Cast Away
  6. Erin Brockovich
  7. High Fidelity
  8. Pollack
  9. Almost Famous
  10. Requiem for a Dream
  11. Survivor – first season
  12. Battle Royale
  13. American Psycho
  14. Gladiator
  15. Britney Spears – Oops!…I Did it Again (music video)
  16. SeaLeb 2021 – opening title
  17. The Emperor’s New Groove
  18. Pitch Black
  19. The Cell
  20. Memento
  21. You Can Count on Me
  22. Belly Elliot
  23. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  24. Macy Gray – I Try (music video)
  25. A Perfect Storm (Niederman choice!)
  26. Dancer in the Dark
  27. O Brother, Where Art Thou (audience choice!)
  28. Love & Basketball
  29. Almost Famous (reprise)
  30. Cecil B. Demented
  31. Battlefield Earth
Photos by Jody Christopherson

Whiskey Flicks Live! One Year at a Time…2003

This week, the Whiskey Flicks Live! One Year at a Time… machine invaded 2003 with shock and awe. This was a year of violence and dislocation, but also of courage and sacrifice. See below for the complete playlist from our January 22 show.

And hold onto your hats as we zoom back in time once again on Friday, January 29, 9pm EST…all the way to the year 2000! Reserve your tickets HERE.

The official WFL! 2003 playlist:

  1. The White Stripes – 7 Nation Army (music video)
  2. City of God
  3. 28 Days Later
  4. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  5. Finding Nemo
  6. Lost in Translation
  7. Kill Bill Vol. 1
  8. Elephant
  9. Old School
  10. Party Monster
  11. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (final episode)
  12. Arrested Development (pilot episode)
  13. Beyoncé – Crazy in Love (music video)
  14. Christmas Classics: Elf, Love Actually, Bad Santa
  15. American Splendor
  16. Dogville
  17. Monster
  18. The School of Rock
  19. The Room
  20. Johnny Cash – Hurt (music video)
  21. Freaky Friday
  22. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (encore clip)
  23. Thirteen (audience pick)
  24. Big Fish (Niederman pick)
  25. Whale Rider
  26. Freddy vs. Jason
Photos by Jody Christopherson

Whiskey Flicks Live! One Year at a Time…1992

This week, the Whiskey Flicks Live! One Year at a Time… machine took us to 1992, the year Michael and I entered our senior year of high school and movies really started to matter. Down below is the playlist from our January 15 show, in its entirety.

And hop back in with us Friday 1/22, 9pm EST, as our randomly generated, whiskey-fueled time machine sends us forward one more decade…to 2003! Reserve your tickets HERE.

The official WFL! 1992 playlist:

  1. Alice in Chains – Would? (music video – from the Singles soundtrack)
  2. White Men Can’t Jump
  3. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
  4. My Cousin Vinny
  5. Basic Instinct
  6. Aladdin
  7. Cool World
  8. A League of Their Own
  9. Malcolm X
  10. Seinfeld – The Contest
  11. Bram Stoker’s Dracula
  12. Candyman
  13. Alien3
  14. Kriss Kross – Jump (music video)
  15. X-Men (TV show)
  16. Reservoir Dogs
  17. Wayne’s World
  18. Slow Movie Speed Round: Howard’s End, Unforgiven, A River Runs Through It, Glengarry Glen Ross
  19. Night on Earth
  20. Strictly Ballroom
  21. Sinead O’Connor – War (SNL performance)
  22. Sister Act
  23. The Crying Game
  24. Baraka (Niederman choice)
  25. Diggstown (audience choice)
  26. The Mighty Ducks
  27. Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You (music video from The Bodyguard soundtrack)
  28. Death Becomes Her

Photos by Jody Christopherson

Whiskey Flicks Live! One Year at a Time… 1983

Happy New Year, and what a year it’s already been. We kicked off 2021, and our Whiskey Flicks Live! One Year at a Time… series with a journey back to 1983. What follows is the entire playlist from our Friday, Jan. 8 show.

Tune in Friday, Jan. 15 as we zoom forward, literally and figuratively, to 1992! Reserve you tickets HERE.

The Official WFL! 1983 Playlist:

  1. Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams
  2. Trading Places
  3. The King of Comedy
  4. National Lampoon’s Vacation
  5. Risky Business
  6. The Big Chill
  7. Fraggle Rock
  8. Yentl
  9. Blue Thunder
  10. WarGames
  11. Krull
  12. Terms of Endearment
  13. Webster
  14. Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
  15. Dungeons & Dragons
  16. Valley Girl
  17. The Dead Zone
  18. Twilight Zone: The Movie
  19. Rumble Fish
  20. Strange Brew
  21. The Right Stuff
  22. Eddie and the Cruisers
  23. M*A*S*H
  24. Never Say Never Again
  25. The Outsiders
  26. Flashdance
  27. Return of the Jedi
  28. Jaws 3D

Photos by Jody Christopherson

The Whiskey Flicks Live Holiday Spectacular! Playlists

photo by Jody Christopherson

The holidays have come and gone but the memories remain forever. Here are the complete playlists for The Whiskey Flicks Live Holiday Spectacular!

Friday, December 18: The Nice Show

WHAM! – Last Christmas (1984)
The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
The Insects Christmas (1913)
An American Tail (1986)
Scrooge (1951)
Elf (2003)
SNL – Debbie Downer (2005)
The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
A Christmas Story (1983)
A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
A Christmas Carol (1999)
Mariah Carey, All I Want for Christmas (1993)
Full-Court Miracle (2003)
Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1983)
The Fresh Prince of Bel Air – Twas the Night Before (1993)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
A Christmas Carol (2009)
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1996)
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
A Christmas Carol (1984)
Doctor Who – A Christmas Carol (2010)
Home Alone (audience choice) (1990)
It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
The Simpsons – Grift of the Magi (1999)

Saturday, December 19: The Naughty Show

Eartha Kitt – Santa Baby (1953)
Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979)
SNL: Mister Robinson’s Neighborhood (1980)
The Lion in Winter (1968)
Bad Santa (2003)
Santa Claus (1898)
Batman Returns (1992)
Love Actually (2003)
The Judy Garland Christmas Special (1963)
Die Hard (1988)
Gremlins (1984)
Sia – Santa’s Coming for Us (2017)
SNL – TV Funhouse, Christmastime for the Jews (2005)
Seinfeld – The Strike (1997)
Rare Exports Inc. (2003)
Community – Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas (2010)
Tangerine (2015)
SNL – Weekend Update, the Chanukah Song (1994)
The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978)
Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life (1983)
Scrooged (audience choice) (1988)
The Pogues – Fairytale of New York (audience choice) (1987)
Bad Santa (2003)

The Whiskey Flicks Live Holiday Spectacular!

An unscripted, booze-infused deep dive into a century of holiday films. Two nights only: Friday 12/18, 7pm EST and Saturday 12/19, 9pm EST.


The Whiskey Flicks Live Holiday Spectacular! arrives just in time for a holiday season unlike any other. We’re home. We’re bored. We’re “alone together.” What does all of this mean? Let’s open a bottle, watch some movies, and figure it out.

Michael Niederman and Daniel McCoy’s unscripted, booze-infused deep dive into film comes jingling down the chimney straight to your screen as together we celebrate and dissect a century of seasonal festivity in movies, TV and MTV. For each show, Dan will compile a one-time-only series of clips to show Mike, who will launch into an impromptu commentary of film criticism, social observation and personal history.

Mike doesn’t know what Dan’s going to show him, Dan doesn’t know what Mike’s going to say, and the audience is along for the ride. There may be caroling. There’ll definitely be drinking. BYOB! (And wear your worst sweater.)

A note to our audience about content:

Friday 12/18, 7pm: The Nice Show will be our FAMILY FRIENDLY version, where we only spike the eggnog a trifle and don’t talk politics at the table. This one is suitable for kids of all ages!

Saturday 12/19, 9pm The Naughty Show will be our NSFW version, where we park our booties on the copy machine and get rude and rowdy. In other words, put the kids to bed early for this one…

Photo by Jody Christopherson

Something Whiskey This Way Comes… THE PLAYLISTS!

Thanks to everyone who joined Michael Niederman and me this October for Something Whiskey This Way Comes…, our unscripted, booze-infused, BLOOD-SOAKED version of Whiskey Flicks Live. We’ve gotten requests for a list of all the spooky movies we featured in the shows, so here you go. Hope you find something new or rediscover an old favorite. (I’ve add the year of release for films with remakes or similar titles lurking out there…) ENJOY!


Musical Opener: “Mother” by Danzig
Friday the 13th (1980)
Psycho (1960)
The Others
Carrie (1976)
Dead Alive
Rosemary’s Baby
WHISKEY BREAK: “The Infant Kiss” by Kath Bush / The Innocents fan video
The Bad Seed (1956)
The Shining (1980)
The Exorcist
The Devil’s Backbone
The Ring (2002)
Interview With the Vampire
The Omen (1976)
It’s Alive! (1974)


A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Haxan (1922)
The Witch
Mulholland Drive
The Innocents
Under the Skin
Bram Stoker’s Dracula
The Exorcist III
WHISKEY BREAK: “Spellbound” by Siouxsie and the Banshees
Happy Birthday to Me (trailer)
The Hunger
The Fiend Without a Face
Tetsuo: The Iron Man
Superman III (Niederman request!)
The Lost Boys
Near Dark
Vamp (audience request!)
Demons (1985)
The Night Eats the World


Musical Opener: “I Will Follow You Into the Dark” by Death Cab for Cutie
Psycho (1960)
Nosferatu (1922)
Bride of Frankenstein
Bride of Re-Animator
Final Destination
The Sixth Sense
Ju-On: The Grudge
The Blair Witch Project
WHISKEY BREAK: “Pet Sematary” by The Ramones / “People Who Died” by The Jim Carroll Band
Pet Sematary (2019)
Halloween (1978)
Enter the Void
Return of the Living Dead
The Dead Don’t Die

Something Whiskey This Way Comes… Oct. 18-28

Photo by Jody Christophersom

Three nights only! Sunday, 10/18 @ 6pm; Friday, 10/23 @ 7pm; Wednesday, 10/28 @ 8pm

PAY WHAT YOU WISH! (Suggested donation $6.66 but we won’t put a curse on you for being more generous.)


created and performed by Michael Niederman and Daniel McCoy

It’s October 2020, and there’s a lot to be afraid of in the real world. So why do many of us turn to scary movies for comfort? Is it titillation, catharsis, schadenfreude, or all of the above? In this special edition of Whiskey Flicks Live, Michael Niederman and Daniel McCoy explore a century of horror, thriller, and dark sci-fi flicks, asking what we’re really afraid of, when, and why?

Each show is completely different as Dan presents Mike with a fresh series of movie clips to prompt an in-the-moment stream of film criticism, social commentary and personal history. Mike doesn’t know what Dan’s going to show him, Dan doesn’t know what Mike’s going to say, and the audience is along for the ride. There may be singing. There will definitely be screaming. And drinking. BYOB!


Whiskey Flicks Live at Rochester Virtual Fringe!

WF Button AdWe’re bringing our live show to the Zoomosphere via the Rochester Virtual Fringe!

Whiskey Flicks Live is an unscripted, booze-infused, deep dive into film. Dan presents Mike with a unique series of themed movie clips. Mike uses them as a launching point for impromptu film crit, personal history, and social commentary…with whiskey. Mike doesn’t know what Dan’s going to show him, Dan doesn’t know what Mike’s going to say, and the audience is along for the ride. There may even be singing. There’ll definitely be drinking. Hopefully you’ll remember why you love the movies, too. BYOB!

Here are performance dates and ticket links:
Tuesday, 9/15 8pm
Thursday, 9/17 7pm
Sunday, 9/20 8:30pm (ASL interpreted)
Thursday, 9/24 8:30pm
Friday, 9/25 7pm
Saturday, 9/26 9pm