Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast
Comedian and actor Gilbert Gottfried, a man Stephen King once called “a national treasure,” talks with the show business legends, icons and behind-the-scenes talents who shaped his childhood and influenced his comedy.Along with co-host and fellow pop culture fanatic Frank Santopadre, Gilbert is joined by comics, actors, musicians, talk show hosts, writers and other eyewitnesses to Hollywood history, including Bruce Dern, Chevy Chase, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Adam West, Steve Buscemi, Micky Dolenz, Jim Gaffigan, Judd Apatow and DOZENS more, for a funny, frenetic, fly-on-the-wall look at showbiz then and now (but mostly then.)Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast was named "Best Podcast of 2015" by the Village Voice and one of iTunes' "Best of 2014." It has been featured in Rolling Stone, Wired and the Los Angeles Times.
#247 John Astin
Gilbert and Frank are thrilled to (finally!) welcome actor and director JohnAstin, who looks back on a 60+ year career in films and television, recalls his collaborations with Doris Day, Cary Grant, RodSerlingand Jonathan Winters and reveals the positive impact that "The Addams Family" has had on his life.Also, John meetsGrouchoMarx, spoofs Hugh Hefner, records an early "rap" single and chews the scenery on "Batman.”PLUS: "Evil Roy Slade"! "I'm Dickens, He'sFenster"! Thegenius ofNatPerrin! Thestrange death of Edgar Allan Poe! And John remembers his friends and co-starsJackieCooganand Carolyn Jones! This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox (www.butcherbox.com/GILBERT).
#246 Larry Charles
Writer-director Larry Charles ("Borat," "Seinfeld," "Curb Your Enthusiasm") joins Gilbert and Frank for an engrossing discussion on a wide range of topics, including humor as asurvival tactic, the hazards of guerrillafilmmaking, the persuasive powers of Sacha Baron Cohen and the newNetflixshow, "Larry Charles' Dangerous World of Comedy."Also, MelBrooks sends up Bill Cullen, Jerry Lewis inspires Bob Dylan, Gilbert guest stars on "Mad About You" and Larryremembers the late, great Bob Einstein.PLUS: "Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp"! The Zen of Jack Nicholson! The influence of Jackie Mason! Larry hangs with HuntzHall!And the "Seinfeld" episode that never aired!
#245 In Memoriam 2018
Gilbert and Frank (aided by guest co-host Michael Weber) pay loving tribute to some of the artists and performers we lost in 2018, including John Mahoney, Barbara Harris, Tab Hunter, Margot Kidder and Bill Daily as well as former GGACP guests Ken Berry, Will Jordan, Charlotte Rae and Chuck McCann.Also in this episode: Laverne DeFazio makes good, Jerry Van Dyke breaks through, Burt Reynolds turns down 007 and Connie Sawyer opens for Sophie Tucker!PLUS: Marty Allen, war hero! The last surviving Munchkin! The magic of Ricky Jay! The villainy of Hal 9000! And Gilbert remembers his dear friend James Karen! This episode is brought to you by BlueChew (www.bluechew.com code: GILBERT).
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