Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast
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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.
||Explicit#177 Drew Friedman||Gilbert and Frank welcome back one of their favorite guests, cartoonist and illustrator extraordinaire Drew Friedman, who discusses his newest book, "Drew Friedman's Chosen People," and joins the boys for a rollicking hour of rumors...||10/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#176 Dee Wallace||Veteran actress Dee Wallace ("E.T.," "Cujo," "The Howling") joins Gilbert and Frank for an informative and inspiring conversation about the power of intuition, the challenges of sudden fame, the generosity of Harold...||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#175 Frank Conniff||"Push the button, Frank!" Writer, comedian and actor Frank Conniff ("Mystery Science Theater 3000") stops by the studio to share selections from his new book of MST3K-related essays and to weigh in on topics ranging from...||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#174 Richard Lewis||Comedian and actor Richard Lewis joins Gilbert and Frank to promote the new season of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and to reminisce about his 45 years in comedy, his history of "nightmare gigs" and his relationships with Don Rickles...||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#173 Rob Paulsen||Gilbert and Frank dial up legendary voice actor Rob Paulsen ("Animaniacs," "The Tick," "Pinky and the Brain") for a compelling discussion of essential topics, including the generosity of Mel Blanc, the meticulousness of...||9/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#172 Bill Macy||In one of their funniest episodes to date, Gilbert and Frank are joined by veteran actor Bill Macy ("Maude," "The Jerk," "My Favorite Year") for a highly entertaining look back at his seven-decade career and his...||9/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#171 Tommy James||Rock 'n' roll legend Tommy James serenades Gilbert and Frank with some of his biggest hits ("I Think We're Alone Now," "Crystal Blue Persuasion") and discusses his troubled, decades-long relationship with notorious...||9/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSpecial Bonus Re-Release: Remembering Jay Thomas||Emmy-winning actor JAY THOMAS was best known to audiences as hockey star Eddie LeBec on “Cheers” and tabloid talker Jerry Gold on “Murphy Brown,” but he was also a show business renaissance man, working as a stand-up, disc jockey, sportscaster...||9/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#170 Buck Henry||Gilbert and Frank welcome one of their favorite funnymen, legendary writer-actor-director Buck Henry, who looks back on his 50+ year career and shares hilarious anecdotes about Orson Welles, James Mason, John Belushi and Jonathan Winters (among...||8/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#169 Tony Lo Bianco||Gilbert and Frank are joined by veteran stage and screen actor Tony Lo Bianco ("The French Connection," "The Seven-Ups," "The Honeymoon Killers") for an absorbing discussion of the art of acting, the importance of...||8/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#168 Ronnie Schell||One of the podcast's most popular guests, actor and comedian Ronnie Schell returns to entertain Gilbert and Frank with classic stories about co-stars and contemporaries Harvey Korman, Don Rickles, Mickey Rooney, Don Knotts, and of course, Pat...||8/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#167 Larry Kenney||Radio personality, actor and voice artist Larry Kenney (Lion-O, Sonny the Cuckoo Bird) stops by the studio to trot out his array of impressions (Richard Nixon, Paul Lynde, George S. Patton, et al.) and to talk about some of the industry's...||8/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#166 Clint Howard||One of the most recognizable character actors of the last half-century, Clint Howard, joins Gilbert and Frank for a highly entertaining look back at his eclectic (and prolific) career, covering everything from his films with B-movie mogul...||7/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#165 Tom Bergeron||TV personality, comedian and game show host Tom Bergeron drops by the studio to share his thoughts on a variety of topics, including the unpredictability of live television, the genius of Marcel Marceau, the benefits of transcendental meditation and...||7/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#164 Bobcat Goldthwait||Gilbert and Frank welcome comedian, actor, writer and director Bobcat Goldthwait, who discusses his transition from performing to directing, his love of Universal horror films, his delight in making audiences feel "awkward" and his...||7/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#163 Wink Martindale||Disc jockey, recording artist, radio/TV personality and longtime game show host Wink Martindale shares six decades of show business memories, including performing for Ed Sullivan, interviewing Jan and Dean, cutting a Top Ten single ("Deck of...||7/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#162 Norman Lear||Gilbert and Frank welcome one of their most sought-after guests, iconic writer-producer-director Norman Lear, who holds court on a variety of subjects, including the inscrutability of Dean Martin, the politics (and Jewishness) of Edward G. Robinson...||7/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#161 Peter Asher||Grammy-winning producer, British Invasion rocker and former Apple Records exec Peter Asher joins Gilbert and Frank for a fascinating discussion about (among other topics) the genius of James Taylor, the profound influence of the Everly Brothers, the...||6/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#160 Richard Benjamin||Gilbert and Frank welcome actor-director Richard Benjamin for an enlightening and thoroughly entertaining discussion about his six-decade career in Hollywood as well as his memories of working with Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Clint Eastwood, Mike Nichols...||6/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMini-Episode #116: Remembering Adam West||This week: Uma Thurman does the Batusi! Adam teams with the Three Stooges! The genius of Neal Hefti! And the unsung brilliance of "Lookwell."||6/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#159 Rupert Holmes||Man of a thousand talents -- singer, songwriter, record producer, playwright and novelist Rupert Holmes joins Gilbert and Frank to discuss the lost art of "story songs," the visual allure of Hammer films, the mimicry gifts of...||6/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMini-Episode #115: Bob Hope Revisited (with Danny Deraney)||This week: "The Road to Hong Kong"! Edna Babish meets Al Jolson! Jerry Colonna goes to an orgy! And Gilbert sings (sort of) "Build Me Up Buttercup"!||6/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#158 Bob Burns||Actor, film historian, memorabilia collector and self-described "Monster Kid" Bob Burns regales Gilbert and Frank with stories about meeting Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Vincent Price, George Pal and William Castle, among others. Also, Bob...||6/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMini-Episode #114: Remembering Johnny Carson, Part 2 with Mark Malkoff||This week: Chevy Chase vs. Gallagher! The Legendary Peter Lasally! Johnny "tests" Uri Geller! And the King of Late Night's final curtain!||6/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#157 Ron Dante||Pop vocalist, record producer and "Sugar Sugar" singer Ron Dante joins Gilbert and Frank for an engaging and enjoyable conversation about the history of the legendary Brill Building, the birth of The Archies, the magic touch of Don Kirshner...||5/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMini-Episode #113: Remembering Johnny Carson, Part 1 with Mark Malkoff||This week: Mel Brooks takes on Tony Bennett! Ed Ames performs a "bris." The mystery of the Zsa Zsa Gabor story! And Johnny turns down "The King of Comedy"!||5/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#156 Carl Reiner||Gilbert and Frank welcome one of their personal heroes to the show, iconic writer-actor-director Carl Reiner, who recalls his earliest years in the business, shares his admiration for Steve Allen, Sid Caesar and Dick Van Dyke and looks back on his...||5/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMini-Episode #112: One-Hit Wonders from Other Media||This week: Bob & Doug McKenzie! "The Last of Sheila"! Mel Brooks raps! And "The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings"!||5/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#155 Robert Bader||Gilbert and Frank talk with producer, archivist and fellow Marx Brothers fanatic Robert S. Bader about his lifelong obsession with the boys as well as his fascinating (and meticulously researched) new book, "Four of the Three Musketeers: The...||5/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMini-Episode #111: One-Hit Wonders from Other Media||This week: Edd "Kookie" Byrnes! Gary Lewis & the Playboys! Revisiting Jimmy Webb! And Moms Mabley covers Barry Manilow!||5/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#154 Barry Levinson - Recorded Live at TriBeCa Film Festival||In a special live episode (in association with the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival), Gilbert and Frank welcome Academy Award-winning director Barry Levinson, who recalls his early days as a sketch performer, his collaborations with comedy icons Carol...||5/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMini-Episode #110: Gilbert and Frank Read Listener Tweets||This week: Clu Gulager! Blossom "Grandmama" Rock! Farewell, Sheriff Pepper! And Dick Van Patten plays a vampire dentist!||5/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#153 Steven Wright||In one of the most offbeat episodes to date, comedian, writer and actor Steven Wright drops by the studio to talk about his love of surrealism, his admiration for Don Rickles, his childhood obsession with "The Tonight Show" and the...||5/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMini-Episode #109: One-Hit Wonders, 1973||This week: Norman "Hurricane" Smith! The many talents of Loudon Wainwright III! The return of John Fred & His Playboy Band! And the strange origin of "Dancing in the Moonlight"!||4/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#152 Jimmy Webb||Gilbert and Frank are joined by legendary songwriter Jimmy Webb ("Wichita Lineman," "Up, Up and Away"), who shares an entire career's worth of memories and anecdotes, including meeting Elvis, playing baccarat with Ol&apos...||4/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#147: Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Clip Show!||In an effort to introduce and explain the podcast to the unfamiliar or uninitiated, Gilbert and Frank assemble a collection of highlights from the first 140+ episodes, including memorable moments with Matthew Broderick, Howie Mandel...||3/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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Pre-emptive 5 star review.
Gilbert Gottfried personifies comic genius, so I'm giving this 5 stars before it even comes out!!
Glad to see Gilbert actually doing something on his own! Very surprised and very excited as he is an absolute genius.