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Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast

Gilbert Gottfried

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Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast
Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast

Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast

Gilbert Gottfried

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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.

Latest Episodes

Phil Rosenthal

EEmmy-winning comedy writer, food lover and raconteur PhilRosenthalreturns to the podcast for an in-depth conversation about New York-style pizza, celebrityPSAs, "non-ethnic" characteractors, the cinema of Stanley Kubrick and the emotional resonance of "The Honeymooners."Also, Will Ferrell works the men's room, Peter Boyle turns down "The French Connection," BradGarrett salutesTheMerchant ofVenomand Phil breaks bread with Steve Martin and CarlReiner.PLUS: Nick Apollo Forte! "Ratatouille"! The timelessness of "Tootsie"! Appreciating WalterMatthau!Gilbert hangs at Larry David's place! And "Broadway Danny Rose" inspires the Amazing Colossal Podcast!

96 MIN5 d ago
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Phil Rosenthal

Treat Williams

EActor, writer and cinephile Treat Williams stops by the studio to talk about his 45 years in film,his admirationfor Frank Capra and WilliamWyler, his love of old movie theatersand his memories ofworking with legendarydirectorsMilosForman,Sergio Leone and Steven Spielberg.Also,Vincent Price disses AlanThicke,John Belushi auditions for "Hair,"Gilbert hangs with Katharine Hepburnand Treat cameos in "The EmpireStrikes Back"!PLUS:"The Phantom"! Praising BobBalaban!The mastery of SidneyLumet! GeneHackmancuts to the check!And Treat remembers JamesCagney, Martin Landau and Orson Welles!

94 MIN1 w ago
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Treat Williams

Don Reo

EComedy writer, producer andshowrunnerDonReoregalesGilbertandFrank with memorable anecdotes about Jack Benny, Milton Berle, ReddFoxx, Jackie Gleason and Bob Hope and shares behind-the-scenes stories from classic shows like "Rhoda," "Sanford and Son" and "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In."Also,Grouchotakesa phone call, Tom Waits provides inspiration,Robert Altman cuts to the chase and Don joins forces with the legendarySlappyWhite.PLUS: PhilSpectorWeek! "The Rifleman" loses his cool! The return of "TheHoneymooners"! The comedystylingsof Elton John! And Don remembers the late, great Clarence Clemons!

82 MIN2 w ago
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Don Reo

Amazing Colossal Trivia Call-in Show (with Rupert Holmes)

EGilbertand Frank are joined by special guest pop culture expert Rupert Holmes for the first-ever "Amazing Colossal Trivia Call-in Show." Also: Cesar Romero meets Sid Melton, Kirk Douglas inspires "Barney Miller," Jay Leno partners with Pat Morita and FrankGorshinpasses the torch to Jamie Farr.PLUS: "The Phantom of the Paradise"! "The Return of Doctor X"! James Bond's greatest nemesis! Rupert hangs with Charles Bronson! The curse of the Spinal Tap drummers! And the secret origin of "Escape (ThePinaColadaSong")!

94 MIN3 w ago
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Amazing Colossal Trivia Call-in Show (with Rupert Holmes)

JackieMartlingand Billy West

ETwo of Gilbert and Frank's favorite guests, comedian JackieMartlingand voice actor Billy West return to the podcast for a no-holds-barred conversation about the cinema of George Pal, theversatility of Paul Frees,theuniqueness of Peter Sellersand the enduring legend of Joe Franklin.Also,Jonathan Winters disses Don Adams,Jack Carter guests on "Ren&Stimpy,"Billy meets The Man from Uncle and Jackie weighs in on the Gilbert-SheckyGreene clash.PLUS: "Shock Theater"! "7 Faces of Dr. Lao"! The return of the Jackie puppet! Curly Howard takes a bullet! And GeorgeJesselduets with...GeorgeJessel?

91 MINSEP 16
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JackieMartlingand Billy West

James Burrows

EEmmy-winning director JamesBurrowstalks about theimportance of the "straight man,"theinfluence ofhis legendary dad AbeBurrows, thesocietal impact of "Will & Grace" and the winning formulas behind "Taxi," "Cheers," "Friends" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." Also, Andy Kaufman comes to dinner, Woody Harrelson changes the game, Norman Lear writes a fan letter andJames meets John Steinbeck, Truman Capote and Groucho Marx.PLUS: Sydney Pollack!Remembering Ruth Gordon! The comedy of Patchett and Tarses! The generosity of Jay Sandrich!And James directs the "All in the Family" reboot! This episode is brought to you by My Bookie (www.mybookie.AG code: gilbert).

96 MINSEP 9
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James Burrows

Jeff Abraham and Burt Kearns

EComedy historian Jeff Abraham and producer-filmmaker Burt Kearns discuss their new book,The Show Won't Go Onandprovide fascinating backstories on the untimely (andunusual) passings of Dick Shawn, Joe E. Ross, Al Kelly, Parkyakarkus and Karl Wallenda (among others).Also, Moe Howard wears a dress, Sid Caesar packs heat, Burt Reynolds gets a paint job and Paul Anka tears down Wayne Newton.PLUS: Carmen Miranda's finalbow! The poetry of Buddy Hackett! The history of the "bullet catch"! The strange death of Washington Irving Bishop! AndJeff and Burt attend the Jerry Lewis auction! This episode is brought to you by BlueChew (www.bluechew.com code: GILBERT) and MyBookie (www.mybookie.AG).

93 MINSEP 2
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Jeff Abraham and Burt Kearns

Robert Wuhl Returns

EGilbert and Frank welcome back one of their most popular guests, comedian and actor RobertWuhl, who holds court on a variety of subjects, including bad biopics, overrated film classics, the real story of Ty Cobb and the 30th anniversary of Tim Burton's "Batman."Also, Jack Nicholson hatches a plan, Ward Bond tangles with Martin Landau, John Ford takeson Cecil B.DeMilleand Robert remembers his friends Joe Bologna, Bruno Kirby and Trey Wilson.PLUS: "The Babe Ruth Story"! The villainy ofFrank Fay! The cinema of MichaelRitchie! Neil Simon teams with Peter Sellers! And Robertreprises his Oscar voting rules!

86 MINAUG 26
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Robert Wuhl Returns

Larry “Ratso” Sloman

EGilbert and Frank are joined by author,journalist and songwriter (and Gilbert's old pal) Larry "Ratso" Sloman for a conversation about the Jewishness of Elvis Presley, the glory days of "Rolling Stone," themysterious death ofHarry Houdini and the new Martin Scorsese documentary, "RollingThunder: A Bob Dylan Story."Also,Al Lewis takesthestand, Joni Mitchell takes umbrage, Floyd the barber meets Robert Zimmerman andRatsorecalls adventures with Joan Baez, Leonard Cohen, George Harrison and AlGoldstein.PLUS: Gogi Grant! "Renaldo and Clara"! "Fred Mertz' Night Out"!Ratsosamples Bela Lugosi! And Gilbert stars in "National Lampoon's" Foto Funnies! This episode is brought to you by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

107 MINAUG 19
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Larry “Ratso” Sloman

Griffin Dunne

EActor, producer and director Griffin Dunne drops by the studio to talk about vanishing New York,teaming up with Martin Scorsese and SidneyLumet, the timelessness of Billy Wilder's "Ace in the Hole" and the life (and work) of his famous family members, Dominick Dunne and JoanDidion.Also, Otto Premingertakes a bad trip, Jerry Lewis interprets Gore Vidal, Griffin sneaks onto the set of "Gilligan's Island" and Tim Burton (almost) directs "After Hours."PLUS: "The Panic in Needle Park"!The artistry of HarryNilsson!The brilliance of Rick Baker!HowdyDoodypleasures himself!And Griffin shares thescreen with the Material Girl! This episode is brought to you by U-Turn Audio (www.uturnaudio.com code: AMAZING).

87 MINAUG 12
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Griffin Dunne

Latest Episodes

Phil Rosenthal

EEmmy-winning comedy writer, food lover and raconteur PhilRosenthalreturns to the podcast for an in-depth conversation about New York-style pizza, celebrityPSAs, "non-ethnic" characteractors, the cinema of Stanley Kubrick and the emotional resonance of "The Honeymooners."Also, Will Ferrell works the men's room, Peter Boyle turns down "The French Connection," BradGarrett salutesTheMerchant ofVenomand Phil breaks bread with Steve Martin and CarlReiner.PLUS: Nick Apollo Forte! "Ratatouille"! The timelessness of "Tootsie"! Appreciating WalterMatthau!Gilbert hangs at Larry David's place! And "Broadway Danny Rose" inspires the Amazing Colossal Podcast!

96 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Phil Rosenthal

Treat Williams

EActor, writer and cinephile Treat Williams stops by the studio to talk about his 45 years in film,his admirationfor Frank Capra and WilliamWyler, his love of old movie theatersand his memories ofworking with legendarydirectorsMilosForman,Sergio Leone and Steven Spielberg.Also,Vincent Price disses AlanThicke,John Belushi auditions for "Hair,"Gilbert hangs with Katharine Hepburnand Treat cameos in "The EmpireStrikes Back"!PLUS:"The Phantom"! Praising BobBalaban!The mastery of SidneyLumet! GeneHackmancuts to the check!And Treat remembers JamesCagney, Martin Landau and Orson Welles!

94 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Treat Williams

Don Reo

EComedy writer, producer andshowrunnerDonReoregalesGilbertandFrank with memorable anecdotes about Jack Benny, Milton Berle, ReddFoxx, Jackie Gleason and Bob Hope and shares behind-the-scenes stories from classic shows like "Rhoda," "Sanford and Son" and "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In."Also,Grouchotakesa phone call, Tom Waits provides inspiration,Robert Altman cuts to the chase and Don joins forces with the legendarySlappyWhite.PLUS: PhilSpectorWeek! "The Rifleman" loses his cool! The return of "TheHoneymooners"! The comedystylingsof Elton John! And Don remembers the late, great Clarence Clemons!

82 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Don Reo

Amazing Colossal Trivia Call-in Show (with Rupert Holmes)

EGilbertand Frank are joined by special guest pop culture expert Rupert Holmes for the first-ever "Amazing Colossal Trivia Call-in Show." Also: Cesar Romero meets Sid Melton, Kirk Douglas inspires "Barney Miller," Jay Leno partners with Pat Morita and FrankGorshinpasses the torch to Jamie Farr.PLUS: "The Phantom of the Paradise"! "The Return of Doctor X"! James Bond's greatest nemesis! Rupert hangs with Charles Bronson! The curse of the Spinal Tap drummers! And the secret origin of "Escape (ThePinaColadaSong")!

94 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Amazing Colossal Trivia Call-in Show (with Rupert Holmes)

JackieMartlingand Billy West

ETwo of Gilbert and Frank's favorite guests, comedian JackieMartlingand voice actor Billy West return to the podcast for a no-holds-barred conversation about the cinema of George Pal, theversatility of Paul Frees,theuniqueness of Peter Sellersand the enduring legend of Joe Franklin.Also,Jonathan Winters disses Don Adams,Jack Carter guests on "Ren&Stimpy,"Billy meets The Man from Uncle and Jackie weighs in on the Gilbert-SheckyGreene clash.PLUS: "Shock Theater"! "7 Faces of Dr. Lao"! The return of the Jackie puppet! Curly Howard takes a bullet! And GeorgeJesselduets with...GeorgeJessel?

91 MINSEP 16
Comments
JackieMartlingand Billy West

James Burrows

EEmmy-winning director JamesBurrowstalks about theimportance of the "straight man,"theinfluence ofhis legendary dad AbeBurrows, thesocietal impact of "Will & Grace" and the winning formulas behind "Taxi," "Cheers," "Friends" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." Also, Andy Kaufman comes to dinner, Woody Harrelson changes the game, Norman Lear writes a fan letter andJames meets John Steinbeck, Truman Capote and Groucho Marx.PLUS: Sydney Pollack!Remembering Ruth Gordon! The comedy of Patchett and Tarses! The generosity of Jay Sandrich!And James directs the "All in the Family" reboot! This episode is brought to you by My Bookie (www.mybookie.AG code: gilbert).

96 MINSEP 9
Comments
James Burrows

Jeff Abraham and Burt Kearns

EComedy historian Jeff Abraham and producer-filmmaker Burt Kearns discuss their new book,The Show Won't Go Onandprovide fascinating backstories on the untimely (andunusual) passings of Dick Shawn, Joe E. Ross, Al Kelly, Parkyakarkus and Karl Wallenda (among others).Also, Moe Howard wears a dress, Sid Caesar packs heat, Burt Reynolds gets a paint job and Paul Anka tears down Wayne Newton.PLUS: Carmen Miranda's finalbow! The poetry of Buddy Hackett! The history of the "bullet catch"! The strange death of Washington Irving Bishop! AndJeff and Burt attend the Jerry Lewis auction! This episode is brought to you by BlueChew (www.bluechew.com code: GILBERT) and MyBookie (www.mybookie.AG).

93 MINSEP 2
Comments
Jeff Abraham and Burt Kearns

Robert Wuhl Returns

EGilbert and Frank welcome back one of their most popular guests, comedian and actor RobertWuhl, who holds court on a variety of subjects, including bad biopics, overrated film classics, the real story of Ty Cobb and the 30th anniversary of Tim Burton's "Batman."Also, Jack Nicholson hatches a plan, Ward Bond tangles with Martin Landau, John Ford takeson Cecil B.DeMilleand Robert remembers his friends Joe Bologna, Bruno Kirby and Trey Wilson.PLUS: "The Babe Ruth Story"! The villainy ofFrank Fay! The cinema of MichaelRitchie! Neil Simon teams with Peter Sellers! And Robertreprises his Oscar voting rules!

86 MINAUG 26
Comments
Robert Wuhl Returns

Larry “Ratso” Sloman

EGilbert and Frank are joined by author,journalist and songwriter (and Gilbert's old pal) Larry "Ratso" Sloman for a conversation about the Jewishness of Elvis Presley, the glory days of "Rolling Stone," themysterious death ofHarry Houdini and the new Martin Scorsese documentary, "RollingThunder: A Bob Dylan Story."Also,Al Lewis takesthestand, Joni Mitchell takes umbrage, Floyd the barber meets Robert Zimmerman andRatsorecalls adventures with Joan Baez, Leonard Cohen, George Harrison and AlGoldstein.PLUS: Gogi Grant! "Renaldo and Clara"! "Fred Mertz' Night Out"!Ratsosamples Bela Lugosi! And Gilbert stars in "National Lampoon's" Foto Funnies! This episode is brought to you by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

107 MINAUG 19
Comments
Larry “Ratso” Sloman

Griffin Dunne

EActor, producer and director Griffin Dunne drops by the studio to talk about vanishing New York,teaming up with Martin Scorsese and SidneyLumet, the timelessness of Billy Wilder's "Ace in the Hole" and the life (and work) of his famous family members, Dominick Dunne and JoanDidion.Also, Otto Premingertakes a bad trip, Jerry Lewis interprets Gore Vidal, Griffin sneaks onto the set of "Gilligan's Island" and Tim Burton (almost) directs "After Hours."PLUS: "The Panic in Needle Park"!The artistry of HarryNilsson!The brilliance of Rick Baker!HowdyDoodypleasures himself!And Griffin shares thescreen with the Material Girl! This episode is brought to you by U-Turn Audio (www.uturnaudio.com code: AMAZING).

87 MINAUG 12
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Griffin Dunne

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