Stereophonic sound or, more stereo, is a method of sound reproduction that creates an illusion of multi-directional audible perspective. This is achieved by using two or more independent audio channels through a configuration of two or more loudspeakers in such a way as to create the impression of sound heard from various directions, as in natural hearing, thus the term "stereophonic" applies to so-called "quadraphonic" and "surround-sound" systems as well as the more common two-channel, two-speaker systems. It is contrasted with monophonic, or "mono" sound, where audio is heard as coming from one position ahead in the sound field. Stereo sound has been in common use since the 1970s in entertainment systems such as broadcast radio, TV, recorded music, computer audio, cinema; the word stereophonic derives from the Greek στερεός + φωνή and it was coined in 1927 by Western Electric, by analogy with the word "stereoscopic". Stereo sound systems can be divided into two forms: the first is "true" or "natural" stereo in which a live sound is captured, with any natural reverberation or ambience present, by an array of microphones.
The signal is reproduced over multiple loudspeakers to recreate, as as possible, the live sound. Secondly "artificial" or "pan-pot" stereo, in which a single-channel sound is reproduced over multiple loudspeakers. By varying the relative amplitude of the signal sent to each speaker an artificial direction can be suggested; the control, used to vary this relative amplitude of the signal is known as a "pan-pot". By combining multiple "pan-potted" mono signals together, a complete, yet artificial, sound field can be created. In technical usage, true stereo means sound recording and sound reproduction that uses stereographic projection to encode the relative positions of objects and events recorded. During two-channel stereo recording, two microphones are placed in strategically chosen locations relative to the sound source, with both recording simultaneously; the two recorded channels will be similar, but each will have distinct time-of-arrival and sound-pressure-level information. During playback, the listener's brain uses those subtle differences in timing and sound level to triangulate the positions of the recorded objects.
Stereo recordings cannot be played on monaural systems without a significant loss of fidelity. Since each microphone records each wavefront at a different time, the wavefronts are out of phase; this phenomenon is known as phase cancellation. Clément Ader demonstrated the first two-channel audio system in Paris in 1881, with a series of telephone transmitters connected from the stage of the Paris Opera to a suite of rooms at the Paris Electrical Exhibition, where listeners could hear a live transmission of performances through receivers for each ear. Scientific American reported: "Every one, fortunate enough to hear the telephones at the Palais de l'Industrie has remarked that, in listening with both ears at the two telephones, the sound takes a special character of relief and localization which a single receiver cannot produce.... This phenomenon is curious, it approximates to the theory of binauricular audition, has never been applied, we believe, before to produce this remarkable illusion to which may be given the name of auditive perspective."This two-channel telephonic process was commercialized in France from 1890 to 1932 as the Théâtrophone, in England from 1895 to 1925 as the Electrophone.
Both were services available by coin-operated receivers at hotels and cafés, or by subscription to private homes. Modern stereophonic technology was invented in the 1930s by British engineer Alan Blumlein at EMI, who patented stereo records, stereo films, surround sound. In early 1931, Blumlein and his wife were at a local cinema; the sound reproduction systems of the early "talkies" invariably only had a single set of speakers - which could lead to the somewhat disconcerting effect of the actor being on one side of the screen whilst his voice appeared to come from the other. Blumlein declared to his wife that he had found a way to make the sound follow the actor across the screen; the genesis of these ideas is uncertain, but he explained them to Isaac Shoenberg in the late summer of 1931. His earliest notes on the subject are dated 25 September 1931, his patent had the title "Improvements in and relating to Sound-transmission, Sound-recording and Sound-reproducing Systems"; the application was dated 14 December 1931, was accepted on 14 June 1933 as UK patent number 394,325.
The patent covered many ideas in some not. Some 70 claims include: A "shuffling" circuit, which aimed to preserve the directional effect when sound from a spaced pair of microphones was reproduced via stereo headphones instead of a pair of loudspeakers; these discs used the two walls of the groove at right angles in order to carry th
Technical support refers to services that entities provide to users of technology products or services. In general, technical support provide help regarding specific problems with a product or service, rather than providing training, provision or customization of product, or other support services. Most companies offer technical support for the services or products they sell, either included in the cost or for an additional fee. Technical support may be delivered over by phone, e-mail, live support software on a website, or other tool where users can log an incident. Larger organizations have internal technical support available to their staff for computer-related problems; the Internet can be a good source for available tech support, where experienced users help users find solutions to their problems. In addition, some fee-based service companies charge for premium technical support services. Technical support may be delivered by different technologies depending on the situation. For example, direct questions can be addressed using telephone calls, SMS, Online chat, Support Forums, E-mail or Fax.
This type of technical support has been common in the services industry. It is known as "Time and Materials" IT support; the customer pays for the materials and pays the technician based on the pre-negotiated rate when a problem occurs. Block hours allow the client to purchase a number of hours upfront at an agreed price. While it is used to offer a reduced hourly rate, it can simply be a standard non-reduced rate, or represent a minimum fee charged to a client before providing service; the premise behind this type of support is that the customer has purchased a fixed number of hours to use either per month or year. This allows them the flexibility to use the hours as they please without doing the paperwork and the hassle of paying multiple bills. Managed services means a company will receive a list of well-defined services on an ongoing basis, with well-defined "response and resolution times" for a fixed rate or a flat fee; this can include things like 24/7 monitoring of servers, 24/7 help desk support for daily computer issues, on-site visits by a technician when issues cannot be resolved remotely.
Some companies offer additional services like project management and disaster recovery, vendor management in the monthly price. The companies that offer this type of tech support are known as managed services providers. Many companies and organizations provide discussion boards for users of their products to interact. All tech brands and service providers give free access to a rich library of technical support solutions to users; these are huge databases of step-by-step solutions, however if you visit the support sites for big brands the solutions are more for their products alone. Another method of getting technical support that’s gained popularity is to follow troubleshooting steps shown in a support video. With the increasing use of technology in modern times, there is a growing requirement to provide technical support. Many organizations locate their technical support departments or call centers in countries or regions with lower costs. Dell was amongst the first companies to outsource their technical support and customer service departments to India in 2001.
There has been a growth in companies specializing in providing technical support to other organizations. These are referred to as MSPs. For businesses needing to provide technical support, outsourcing allows them to maintain a high availability of service; such need may result from peaks in call volumes during the day, periods of high activity due to introduction of new products or maintenance service packs, or the requirement to provide customers with a high level of service at a low cost to the business. For businesses needing technical support assets, outsourcing enables their core employees to focus more on their work in order to maintain productivity, it enables them to utilize specialized personnel whose technical knowledge base and experience may exceed the scope of the business, thus providing a higher level of technical support to their employees. Technical support is subdivided into tiers, or levels, in order to better serve a business or customer base; the number of levels a business uses to organize their technical support group is dependent on a business' needs regarding their ability to sufficiently serve their customers or users.
The reason for providing a multi-tiered support system instead of one general support group is to provide the best possible service in the most efficient possible manner. Success of the organizational structure is dependent on the technicians' understanding of their level of responsibility and commitments, their customer response time commitments, when to appropriately escalate an issue and to which level. A common support structure revolves around a three-tiered technical support system. Tier 0 is in the form of "wikis" or FAQs that allow for users to access and resolve information on their own rather than have to contact a local Helpdesk or Service Desk for resolution. Tier I is the initial support level responsible for basic customer issues, it is synonymous with first-line support, level 1 support, front-end support, support line 1, various other headings denoting basic level technical support functions. Th
David Mitchell (comedian)
David James Stuart Mitchell is a British comedian, actor and television presenter. He is half of the comedy duo Webb, alongside Robert Webb; the duo starred in the Channel 4 sitcom Peep Show. Mitchell won the British Academy Television Award for Best Comedy Performance in 2009 for his performance in the show; the duo have written and starred in several sketch shows including Bruiser, The Mitchell and Webb Situation, That Mitchell and Webb Sound and That Mitchell and Webb Look. Mitchell and Webb starred in the UK version of Apple's Get a Mac advertisement campaign, their first film, was released in 2007. In 2013, the duo starred in the short-lived Ambassadors. Mitchell starred as Owen in Think the Unthinkable, he hosts the BBC Radio 4 podcast The Unbelievable Truth, stars in the Channel 4 comedy-drama Back alongside Robert Webb, the critically acclaimed Ben Elton-penned BBC Two historical comedy Upstart Crow. Mitchell is a frequent participant on British panel shows, being a team captain on Would I Lie to You?, the former host of The Bubble and Was It Something I Said?, as well as a frequent guest on other panel shows, including QI, The Big Fat Quiz of the Year, Mock the Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and Have I Got News for You.
He was a co-host of the comedy news programme 10 O'Clock Live. As a writer, Mitchell contributes comment articles to The Observer and The Guardian. Mitchell was born in Salisbury, England, to Ian Douglas Mitchell and Kathryn Grey Mitchell, who worked as hotel managers. In 1977, when Mitchell was two years old, his parents gave up their jobs to lecture in hotel management, to look after him, he attended Napier House Primary School. He is the elder of two boys; the family moved to Oxford, where Mitchell's parents became lecturers at Oxford Polytechnic, now Oxford Brookes University. Mitchell attended New College School, an independent preparatory school in the city. In a 2006 interview with The Independent, Mitchell stated his childhood dreams: When I was at school I either wanted to be a comedian-stroke-actor or prime minister, but I didn't admit that to other people, I said I wanted to be a barrister and that made my parents happy. I didn't admit I wanted to be a comedian until I came to university, met a lot of other people who wanted to be comedians, realised it was an okay thing to say.
From the age of thirteen, Mitchell was educated at a public school in Oxfordshire. Having always been top of the class at Primary school and Prep school, once he moved to Abingdon, he realised that there were plenty of people more intelligent than he was, so he turned his attention to debating and drama, "where had a chance of being the best". There, Mitchell took part in plays, "largely because you got to play cards backstage." His roles consisted of small minute-long parts, until he won the role of Rabbit in Winnie-the-Pooh. This was the first time that he was "consciously aware I was doing a performance" and that that "was better than playing cards." Mitchell had been "obsessed" with comedy writing since his school days, as he "always felt that doing a joke was the cleverest thing", "would intrinsically prefer a parody of something to the actual thing itself". Rejected by Merton College, University of Oxford, in 1993, Mitchell went up to Peterhouse, where he studied modern history. There, he began performing with the Cambridge Footlights, of which he became President for the 1995–96 academic year.
Mitchell was in his first year at university when he met Robert Webb during rehearsals for a Footlights production of Cinderella, in 1993, the two men soon established a comedy partnership. According to Mitchell, these factors had a detrimental effect on his academic performance at university and he attained a 2:2 in his final exams. Before his break into comedy, Mitchell worked as an usher at the Lyric Hammersmith theatre, in the cloakroom of TFI Friday among other jobs. Mitchell's first project with Webb was in January 1995, a show about a nuclear apocalypse entitled Innocent Millions Dead or Dying: A Wry Look at the Post-Apocalyptic Age. Webb described it as being "fucking terrible". After leaving university he and Webb began performing a number of two-man shows at the Edinburgh Fringe; as a result of their performances at the Edinburgh Fringe, the duo were given the chance to write for Alexander Armstrong and Ben Miller and for series two of Big Train. After minor work on The Jack Docherty Show and Comedy Nation, their first break into television acting was in 2000, on the short-lived BBC sketch show Bruiser, which they wrote, starred in.
The show featured Academy Award and three time BAFTA winner Olivia Colman, who would become a regular cast member of Mitchell and Webb projects, Martin Freeman of The Office fame. Other cast members included Matthew Holness and Charlotte Hudson. Additional material for the show was provided by various people, including Ricky Gervais and James Bachman. In 2001 the two men were commissioned for a sketch show of their own, entitled The Mitchell and Webb Situation, which ran for six episodes on the now defunct channel Play UK; the show was reasonably well received. Wessex Scene's Darren Richman said "what the series lacked in budget, it made up for in magnificent material" and went on to call it "far superior to the vastly overrated Little Britain" and "perhaps the greatest forgotten sketch show of modern times." Eureka! TV, which released The Mitchell and Webb Situation on DVD in 2005, said that the show "gushes forth an hilarious stream of surreal and quirkily i
A horror film is a film that seeks to elicit fear. Inspired by literature from authors like Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker, Mary Shelley, horror has existed as a film genre for more than a century; the macabre and the supernatural are frequent themes. Horror may overlap with the fantasy, supernatural fiction, thriller genres. Horror films aim to evoke viewers' nightmares, fears and terror of the unknown. Plots with in the horror genre involve the intrusion of an evil force, event, or personage into the everyday world. Prevalent elements include ghosts, extraterrestrials, werewolves, Satanism, evil clowns, torture, vicious animals, evil witches, zombies, psychopaths, ecological or man-made disasters, serial killers; some sub-genres of horror film include low-budget horror, action horror, comedy horror, body horror, disaster horror, found footage, holiday horror, horror drama, psychological horror, science fiction horror, supernatural horror, gothic horror, natural horror, zombie horror, disaster films, first-person horror, teen horror.
The first depiction of the supernatural on screen appear in several of the short silent films created by the French pioneer filmmaker Georges Méliès in the late 1890s. The best known of these early supernatural-based works is the 3-minute short film Le Manoir du Diable known in English as The Haunted Castle or The House of the Devil; the film is sometimes credited as being the first horror film. In The Haunted Castle, a mischievous devil appears inside a medieval castle and harasses the visitors. Méliès' other popular horror film is La Caverne maudite, which translates to "the accursed cave"; the film known for its English title The Cave of the Demons, tells the story of a woman stumbling over a cave, populated by the spirits and skeletons of people who died there. Méliès would make other short films that historians consider now as horror-comedies. Une nuit terrible, which translates to A Terrible Night, tells a story of a man who tries to get a good night's sleep but ends up wrestling a giant spider.
His other film, L'auberge ensorcelée, or The Bewitched Inn, features a story of a hotel guest getting pranked and tormented by an unseen presence. In 1897, the accomplished American photographer-turned director George Albert Smith created The X-Ray Fiend, a horror-comedy that came out a mere two years after x-rays were invented; the film shows a couple of skeletons courting each other. An audience full of people unaccustomed to the idea would have found it frightening and otherworldly; the next year, Smith created the short film Photographing a Ghost, considered a precursor to the paranormal investigation subgenre. The film portrays three men attempting to photograph a ghost, only to fail time and again as the ghost eludes the men and throws chairs at them. Japan made early forays into the horror genre. In 1898, a Japanese film company called Konishi Honten released two horror films both written by Ejiro Hatta. Though there are no records of the cast, crew, or plot of Bake Jizo, it was based on the Japanese legend of Jizo statues, believed to provide safety and protection to children.
The presence of the word bake—which can be translated to "spook," "ghost," or "phantom"—may imply a haunted or possessed statue. Spanish filmmaker Segundo de Chomón, regarded as one of the most significant silent film directors, was popular for his frequent camera tricks and optical illusions, an innovation that contributed to the popularity of trick films in the period, his famous works include Satan at Play. The Selig Polyscope Company in the United States produced one of the first film adaptations of a horror-based novel. In 1908, the company released Mr. Hyde, now a lost film, it is based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic gothic novella Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, published 15 years prior, about a man who transforms between two contrasting personas. Georges Méliès liked adapting the Faust legend into his films. In fact, the French filmmaker produced at least six variations of the German legend of the man who made a pact with the devil. Among his notable Faust films include Faust aux enfers, known for its English title The Damnation of Faust, or Faust in Hell.
It is the filmmaker's third film adaptation of the Faust legend. In it, Méliès took inspiration from Hector Berlioz's Faust opera, but it pays less attention to the story and more to the special effects that represent a tour of hell; the film takes advantage of stage machinery techniques and features special effects such as pyrotechnics, substitution
Sarah Caroline Olivia Colman is an English actress. She is the recipient of several awards, including an Academy Award, four BAFTA Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, four British Independent Film Awards, the Volpi Cup for Best Actress and a BFI Fellowship. A graduate of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Colman came to prominence for her work in television, she made her breakthrough as Sophie Chapman in the Channel 4 comedy series Peep Show. Her other comic roles in television include Green Wing, Beautiful People, Rev. Twenty Twelve, Fleabag, she played various roles in That Mitchell and Webb Look. Colman won British Academy Television Awards for Best Female Comedy Performance for Twenty Twelve and Best Supporting Actress for Accused in 2013, before winning a BAFTA for Best Actress in 2014 for her role as DS Ellie Miller in the ITV crime series Broadchurch. For her performance in the 2016 thriller miniseries The Night Manager, she won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress. In film, Colman received critical acclaim for her performance in Paddy Considine's drama Tyrannosaur.
Her other major film roles include PC Doris Thatcher in Hot Fuzz, Carol Thatcher in The Iron Lady, Queen Elizabeth in Hyde Park on Hudson, Bethan Maguire in Locke, Margaret Lea in The Thirteenth Tale, the Hotel Manager in Yorgos Lanthimos's The Lobster. Her portrayal of Anne, Queen of Great Britain in Lanthimos's The Favourite won her the Academy Award for Best Actress. Colman was born in Norwich, the daughter of Mary, a nurse, Keith Colman, a chartered surveyor, she was educated at Norwich High School for Girls and Gresham's School, Holt. Her first role was Jean Brodie in a school production of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie at the age of 16, she cites her mother's interrupted career as a ballet dancer as an inspiration to pursue acting professionally. Colman spent a term studying primary teaching at Homerton College, Cambridge before studying drama at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, from which she graduated in 1999. During her time at Cambridge, she auditioned for the Cambridge University Footlights Dramatic Club and met future co-stars David Mitchell and Robert Webb as well as Peter Serafinowicz.
Colman has appeared in roles in many BBC, ITV and Channel 4 television programmes, such as Bruiser, People Like Us, Look Around You, Black Books, The Office, The Time of Your Life and provided the voice-over for Five's poll for Britain's Funniest Comedy Character. She features in BBC Radio 4 comedies, such as Concrete Cow, Think the Unthinkable, The House of Milton Jones and Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, she is the voice of Minka, the Polish secretary in the Radio 4 comedy Hut 33, set in a fictional codebreaking hut of the real-life Bletchley Park during World War II. Colman appeared as Bev, alongside Mark Burdis as Kev, in a series of television adverts for AA car insurance, she provided voices for the Andrex "be kind to your behind" adverts and Glade fragrance adverts, where her character is a gorilla. On several projects, Colman has worked with the comedians Mitchell and Webb, she joined them in 2003 to play the role of Sophie in the Channel 4 comedy Peep Show. Other joint ventures have included radio's That Mitchell and Webb Sound, the television version That Mitchell and Webb Look.
She decided to leave the programme after her agent suggested that she was becoming too associated with their work and needed to widen her horizons: a decision, made "with tears". She continued to appear on Peep Show, though in a reduced capacity, until it ended in 2015. Colman had a recurring role in the surreal comedy Green Wing from 2004 to 2006. In October and November 2008, Colman appeared in the BBC sitcom Beautiful People, based on the life of Simon Doonan, as Debbie Doonan, Simon's mother, she made a guest appearance in Skins, in the episode "Naomi" as Naomi's mother Gina. In 2010, Colman took a leading role as Alex Smallbone, the wife of an inner-city vicar, in the BBC sitcom Rev. In 2010, she guest starred in "The Eleventh Hour" episode of Doctor Who, Matt Smith's debut as the Eleventh Doctor. In 2011, Colman appeared in the BBC drama Exile, written by Danny Brocklehurst and starring John Simm and Jim Broadbent. From 2011 to 2012, she played Sally Owen, the love-lorn secretary to Hugh Bonneville's character Ian Fletcher, in Twenty Twelve, a comedy series about planning for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
In 2013, Colman began playing DS Ellie Miller in ITV's Broadchurch. The crime drama series is set in the fictional Dorset town of Broadchurch, follows the residents of a tight-knit community after a young boy is killed under suspicious circumstances, she was nominated for an International Emmy Award for Best Actress and won a BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress for her performance. In 2013, she starred as Margaret Lea, opposite Vanessa Redgrave, in the BBC television film The Thirteenth Tale. In 2016, Colman received praise for her performance as Angela Burr in the AMC/BBC miniseries The Night Manager, for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and won a Golden Globe Award; that same year, she starred as Deborah Flowers in the Channel 4 black comedy series Flowers. She provided the voice of Strawberry in the Netflix/BBC animated miniseries Watership Down. In October 2017, Colman was cast as Queen Elizabeth II in the third and fourth season of the Netflix historical drama series The Crown.
She received praise for her supporting role as Madme Thénardier in the 2018 BBC miniseries Les Misérables. Colman's film credits include naturist Joanna Roberts in the 2006 mockumentary film Confetti – a role she described as "the worst experience of my life
Gregory Everett Proops is an American actor, stand-up comedian, voice artist and television host. He is known for his work as an improvisational comedian on the UK and U. S. versions of Whose Line Is It Anyway? He performed on Drew Carey's Green Screen Show and voiced the title character on the animated children's show Bob the Builder from 2005 to 2009. Proops was born in Phoenix and raised in San Carlos, California, a suburb south of San Francisco, attending San Carlos High School, he attended the College of San Mateo and spearheaded the comedy duo "Proops & Brakeman". He took courses in improvisation and acting at San Francisco State University, though he never finished college. After college, he joined an improv group with Mike McShane. Both Proops and McShane impressed producers Dan Patterson and Mark Leveson, who put them on their show, Whose Line Is It Anyway?. He instigated jokes concerning various idiosyncrasies and differences between British English and American English, would banter with Clive Anderson on these matters.
He lived in London for four years when he was doing the show and lists McShane, Richard Vranch and Colin Mochrie among his best friends. After the show ended, he was recalled for the American version and was a regular "fourth contestant". Proops appeared in every episode of the short-lived Drew Carey's Green Screen Show, where the performers would play improv games in front of a massive green screen. Animators would draw on the background and other props. In April 2011, Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza premiered on GSN featuring Proops along with other frequent guests from Whose Line is it Anyway? In July 2012, Proops appeared in Trust Us with Your Life. In November 2011, Proops did a week on Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas with the Lewis Black Comedy Cruise Tour, he performed the entire week of stand-up with other artists, which included a live, one-hour podcast in front of his entire audience. Proops has performed his stand-up act across Britain, mainland Europe and New Zealand, his other credits include hosting Space Cadets, a mid-1990s science-fiction comedy game show on Channel 4 in the UK, which featured Craig Charles and Bill Bailey, appearances on BBC2's Mock the Week.
He appeared as a panelist on the 2000 revival of To Tell the Truth. Proops has hosted game shows, including VS. in 1999, Rendez-View in 2001, Head Games, a Science Channel game show which ran for one season in 2009. In addition to his stand-up and improv acts, Proops has done voice work in various films and TV shows, including Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, the miniseries Stripperella with Pamela Anderson, he provided the voice for the Fode, the Galactic Basic speaking half of the two-headed Pod-Race announcer in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, with Scott Capurro providing the voice for the other, Huttese-speaking half, Beed. Proops provided the voice of Bob in the US version of the TV series Bob the Builder for the five seasons of Project Build It, he has featured in 2003 film Brother Bear as the voice of one of the Love Bears and provided the voice as Cryptograf in 2006 film Asterix and the Vikings. Proops has been involved with Turner Classic Movies since 2013, appearing on several of the network's podcasts and in person at public events.
In 2016, he appeared as a television presenter for TCM, introducing comedy films by the Marx Brothers and Wheeler & Woolsey. Proops has been involved with the Star Wars franchise as well, he played the role of Fode in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. He would work with the Expanded Universe, reprising his role as Fode in the video game Star Wars Episode I: Racer and the video game adaptation of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, he guest-starred on two episodes of the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars as Tal Merrick. Proops hosts a podcast called The Smartest Man In The World, in which he talks about current events, celebrity culture, his personal life in front of a live audience. Before Smartest Man, Proops hosted. From 1995–1996, Proops presented Bits from Last Week's Radio on BBC Radio 1, he did voice work for the BBC Radio 2 series Flight of the Conchords, first broadcast in September 2005. Proops played the title role in BBC Radio 4's sci-fi comedy series Seymour the Fractal Cat.
Proops was in the cast of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack and movie, providing the voice for the Harlequin Demon, the Devil, the Sax Player. Proops provides voice-over work as Howard "Buckshot" Holmes, a game show announcer along with John DiMaggio for the Nintendo Wii game MadWorld. DiMaggio and Proops play as comical announcers on a brutal game show set in the future. Proops provided the voice of Fargus, a pyromantic court jester for the PlayStation Pandemonium game series, he provided voice-work in Skylanders: Imaginators where he voiced a Brain, freed by Kaos in order to help perfect his Doomlanders project. Live Back in the UK Houston, We Have a Problem Joke Book Elsewhere Greg Proops Digs In! In the Ball Park The Resistance Greg Proops: Live At Musso & Frank On May 5, 2015, Proops released nonfiction book The Smartest Book in the World through publisher Touchstone; the book is based in part on Proops's weekly podcast The Smartest Man in the World, detailing the author's movie and poetry recommendations, baseball facts, powerful women, misconstrued history.
The paperback version of the book was released from Touchst