July 21, 2017

Ep. 12 Pt 2 – It’s Your Last Chance for American Pie w/Thomas Ian Nicholas + Lani Sarem

In Part One of a freaking hilarious SQUADCAST (enh, they’re all hilarious, come on), we sat with Thomas Ian Nicholas, star of American Pie (and some other things) and a musician in his own right, and his filmmaking partner/author Lani Sarem to talk about – well, we went all over the place. THAT’S WHY THERE ARE TWO PARTS.

And now, we bring you Part Deux: Another Slice, which proves yet again that Ryan and Andre (that’s us to you) don’t know when to quit. So, without further ado:

  • The mystery Disney movie is revealed
  • Thomas & Lani launch a project…and it is magic
  • Andre spoils the illusion (what else is new)
  • Ryan thinks Copperfield is dead (or…is it…an illusion?)
  • Handbook for what? And when you can get your grubby little paws on it.
  • Watch Thomas in Trailer Park Shark on SyFy (one shark. No tornado. Tara Reid? Maybe.)
  • The green room at Wizard World is finger-lickin’ good

And, the most important topic of all:
Why does Chuck Norris have two bodyguards?

Pour that refreshing summer beverage and press that little triangle button. NOW. Do it. Doitdoitdoit.


Producer/actor/musician Thomas Ian Nicholas was in that one movie you REALLY liked (and its sequels), but his history in the industry goes back to when he was just a wee little Thomas. A musician in his own right, his band (Thomas Nicholas Band) has released six albums and is currently embarking on a world tour. Recently, Nicholas portrayed Walt Disney in the “Walt Before Mickey,” about the struggles of Walt‘s early life and career. He produced/starred in the upcoming “The Lost Tree” with Michael Madsen and Lacey Chabert. You’ll also see him as Martin Scorsese in “Zeroville” with James Franco, Megan Fox, Seth Rogen and Will Ferrell. In 2017, Nicholas will be heading to New Orleans to star in the upcoming SyFy flick entitled “Trailer Park Shark.”


Lani Sarem is the first cousin of NSYNC member JC Chasez and also the first cousin of AMC’s Small Town Security, Joan Koplan. (JC and Joan are not related though.)

Lani began acting at age 3 and continued to act and perform through her early years. Lani started writing scripts when she was 11 and over the years has done everything from writing, acting, band managing and helping start and work festivals. She’s managed bands like the Plain White T’s and Blues Traveler and toured with everyone from Ryan Adams to Gnarls Barkley. Lani has appeared in films like Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 and Jason Bourne; she can be seen as Roxy in Trailer Park Shark on the Syfy channel this July 2017.

Thomas and Lani’s current project, HANDBOOK FOR MORTALS, is set to premiere in August 2017 and is already in the works to be made into a motion picture.