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#225 Alan Zweibel||Emmy-winning comedy writer and Thurber Prize-winning author Alan Zweibel returns to discuss (among other topics) the evolution of "SaturdayNight Live," the genius of Larry Gelbart and Neil Simon and the 2018 documentaries about his...||9/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#224 Ron Delsener||Legendary concert promoter Ron Delsener regales Gilbert and Frank with stories about growing up in the era of Automats and bowling pin boys, his early days as a promoter of live events, inventing the free concert in Central Park and working with...||9/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#223 Jonathan Lynn||Gilbert and Frank welcome actor-writer-director Jonathan Lynn, who weighs in on a number of topics, including his collaborations with Jerome Robbins and Tennessee Williams, sharing the stage with future Pythons John Cleese and Graham Chapman and...||9/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#222 Peter Riegert||One of Gilbert and Frank's favorite actors, Peter Riegert ("Animal House," "Local Hero") stops by the studio for an in-depth discussion about the fleeting nature of fame, the contrivances of romantic comedies, the randomness...||8/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#221 Richard Belzer||Gilbert and Frank welcome a return visit from an old friend -- comic, actor and author Richard Belzer (joined by former GGACP guests Tom Leopold and Paul Shaffer), for a hilarious round-table discussion of essential topics, including: the glory days...||8/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#220 Bruce Vilanch||Gilbert and Frank welcome an old friend, legendary comedy writer Bruce Vilanch, who looks back at the "golden age" of TV variety shows and specials, including "Donny & Marie," "The Brady Bunch Hour," "The Star...||8/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#219 Don Murray||Gilbert and Frank track down Oscar-nominated actor Don Murray, who talks about the thrill of live television, the pros and cons of method acting, his lack of interest in "movie stardom" and the challenges of making his screen...||8/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#218 Andrea Martin||Tony and Emmy-winning actress Andrea Martin drops by the studio to talk about the long-lost era of variety television, the strange world of Internet celebrity, the Martin Scorsese-directed "SCTV" reunion and the origin of classic...||7/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#217 Carl Gottlieb||Gilbert and Frank celebrate Shark Week with the screenwriter of "Jaws," "Jaws 2" and "Jaws 3-D," Carl Gottlieb, who discusses the birth of the Hollywood blockbuster, the ingenuity of Steven Spielberg, the effectiveness of...||7/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#216 Doug Benson||Gilbert and Frank are joined by comedian, podcaster and movie obsessive Doug Benson ("Doug Loves Movies") for an enjoyable conversation about bad sequels, booking dream guests, breaking into the business and the perils of meeting...||7/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#215 Sid and Marty Krofft||Legendary producers, puppeteers and showmen Sid and Marty Krofft join Gilbert and Frank for a fun-filled (and fact-filled) conversation about their unusual creative process, the origins of "H.R. Pufnstuf" and "Land of the...||7/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#214 Tim Matheson||Gilbert and Frank celebrate the 40th anniversary of "Animal House" with actor Tim Matheson, who recalls his original audition for the role of Eric "Otter" Stratton, his onscreen chemistry with co-star Peter Riegert and his...||7/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#213 Michael Giacchino||Gilbert and Frank are joined by Oscar, Emmy and Grammy-winning film composer Michael Giacchino for a fascinating conversation about the birth of film scores, the golden age of "contract musicians," and the influences of Dave Grusin, Henry...||6/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#212 Peter Fonda||Actor, director, producer and counterculture hero Peter Fonda stops by the studio for a fascinating conversation about the making of "Easy Rider," his difficult relationship with his legendary dad and his encounters with Salvador Dali, Jean...||6/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#211 Arnie and Jay Kogen||In celebration of Father's Day, Gilbert and Frank welcome Emmy-winning comedy writers Arnie and Jay Kogen ("The Carol Burnett Show," "Newhart," "The Simpsons," "Frasier") for a hilarious conversation about...||6/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#210 Willie Tyler & Lester||Gilbert and Frank welcome a favorite performer (sorry...performers!), legendary ventriloquist Willie Tyler and his longtime partner, Lester, for an entertaining conversation about the history of the "Chitlin Circuit," ventriloquism-themed...||6/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#209 Kirk Hammett||Metallica guitarist and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Kirk Hammett visits the studio to discuss his lifelong love affair with horror films, his priceless collection of movie memorabilia, his sympathy for "misunderstood" monsters and the...||5/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#208 Keith Carradine||Gilbert and Frank welcome one of their favorite performers, Academy Award winner Keith Carradine, for a fond look back at his frequent collaborations with mentor Robert Altman, his friendships with co-stars Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine and...||5/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#207 Richard Donner||Gilbert and Frank are thrilled to welcome producer-director Richard Donner ("Superman," "The Omen," "Lethal Weapon"), who discusses the importance of teamwork, the eccentricities of Marlon Brando, the joys of...||5/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#206 M. Emmet Walsh||Legendary character actor M. Emmet Walsh ("Blade Runner," "Fletch," "The Jerk") joins Gilbert and Frank for a fascinating conversation about acing auditions, stealing scenes, disappearing into roles, reinventing...||5/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#205 Patton Oswalt||Comedian, actor, writer and GGACP fan Patton Oswalt drops by the studio (finally!) to discuss the films of Sidney Lumet and Billy Wilder, the "unnatural" art of sitcom acting, the disappearance of grindhouse theaters and...||4/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#204 Billy West Returns||In one of the funniest GGACP shows to date, comedian, musician and voice actor Billy West returns to weigh in on a number of topics, including the legend of "Grandpa" Al Lewis, the genius of June Foray, the uselessness of "Curly...||4/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#203 Tony Sandler||Gilbert and Frank track down one of their favorite performers, singer and recording artist Tony Sandler, who looks back on his turbulent childhood in Nazi-occupied Europe, his wild times in mob-run Las Vegas, his glory days as one half of...||4/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#202 Ed Begley Jr.||Veteran character actor Ed Begley Jr. joins Gilbert and Frank for a loving look at the glory days of the Troubadour, the timelessness of "The In-Laws," the absurdity of Hollywood urban legends and the career of his Oscar-winning...||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#201 Marion Ross||Gilbert and Frank welcome "Mrs. C" herself, Emmy-nominated actress Marion Ross, who recalls her early days as a studio contract player, her struggles to find her footing in Hollywood, her curious methods of getting into character and her...||4/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#200 Drew Friedman, Rupert Holmes, Richard Kind||Gilbert and Frank celebrate their 200th (!) episode by welcoming frequent guests (and friends) Drew Friedman, Rupert Holmes and Richard Kind for a loose, laugh-filled (and frequently lewd) discussion of essential topics, including: the cinema of Fred..||3/25/2018||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#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|
||Explicit#133: Will Jordan||Legendary comedian and impressionist Will Jordan stops by the studio to look back on his 70 years in showbiz and to regale Gilbert and Frank with stories about Charlie Callas, Don Rickles, Lenny Bruce, Sheldon Leonard and David Janssen, to name a...||12/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#58: Tracey Jackson & Paul Williams||Screenwriter Tracey Jackson and legendary songwriter and actor Paul Williams join Gilbert and Frank at New York's famed Friars Club to talk about the launch of their new podcast and to cover a wide array of topics, including the...||7/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#53: Artie Lange||Gilbert and Frank take a day trip to the New Jersey home of comedian, actor and former Howard Stern sideman Artie Lange to bash "Godfather Part III," praise their favorite character actors (paging Philip Baker Hall!) and laud the films of...||6/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#50: Michael Nesmith||Gilbert and Frank head to the 2015 Chiller Convention for a rare interview with musician, songwriter and producer Michael Nesmith, who looks back on everything from his mom's invention of Liquid Paper to his original "Monkees" screen...||5/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#25: Bob Saget||In one of our more...er..."free-spirited" episodes, Gilbert's old pal BOB SAGET drops by the historic Friars Club to plug his New York Times bestseller "Dirty Daddy" and to look back on his early days in the biz, his 8-year...||11/16/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#20: Weird Al Yankovic||The man with the #1 album in America, the wildly inventive Weird Al Yankovic joins us to talk about everything from the history of novelty records to why he's forbidden to make eye contact with Prince. Also, Gilbert flashes Marge Simpson, prays...||10/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#5: Marty Allen||Throughout the late 1950's and 60's, the comedy duo of Allen & Rossi performed to sold-out Vegas crowds, recorded bestselling comedy albums and made hundreds of TV appearances (44 of them on "The Ed Sullivan Show" show). Sadly...||6/29/2014||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.