‘First Date’ Interview: Tyson Brown And Shelby Duclose On The Wild Date Night Comedy

First dates are always tough. In the movies, they tend to be catastrophic and the basis for great coming-of-age stories. Earlier this year at Sundance I had the chance to check out First Date, a new comedy from the duo of Manuel Crosby and Darren Knapp. The film, about an introverted high schooler who finally works up the courage to ask out his kick-ass neighbor Kelsey, has a crazy cat lady, a missing drug stash, bad cops, and more! It also features breakout performances by stars Tyson Brown and Shelby Duclos.

I had the chance to speak with Tyson Brown and Shelby Duclose about First Date. We talked about this being the first major film for them both, their favorite scenes and date night movies, and more.

First Date is available now in theaters and Apple TV. Check out my review here and the interview below!




Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.