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A one-of-a-kind insiders look at Hollywood from a totally different perspective. This inspirational weekly series provides an “all access pass” to the entertainment business through the eyes of comedy manager/producer Barry Katz and the industry's biggest "behind the scenes" players who candidly rev…

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    Bob Saget (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2022 56:59

    Bob Saget has starred in many successful television shows, including two of the most family-friendly shows network TV has ever produced Full House and America's Funniest Home Videos.From directing MGM's cult favorite feature film Dirty Work, to directing and producing the highly acclaimed ABC television movie For Hope, to starring on Broadway in the Tony Award winning The Drowsy Chaperone, Bob Saget shows no signs of stopping.His last movie, Benjamin, came out in 2019.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Bob Saget (Best of, Part 1 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 53:53

    Bob Saget has starred in many successful television shows, including two of the most family-friendly shows network TV has ever produced Full House and America's Funniest Home Videos.From directing MGM's cult favorite feature film Dirty Work, to directing and producing the highly acclaimed ABC television movie For Hope, to starring on Broadway in the Tony Award winning The Drowsy Chaperone, Bob Saget shows no signs of stopping.His last movie, Benjamin, came out in 2019.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Best Of (Part 2 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 36:46

    Tune in for part 2 of this special episode that compiles all the best advice from 8 years of Industry Standard with Barry Katz!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Best Of (Part 1 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 38:39

    Tune in for this special episode that compiles all the best advice from 8 years of Industry Standard with Barry Katz!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Jamie Kennedy (Part 2 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 46:55

    JAMIE KENNEDY is an American actor, screenwriter, stand-up comedian and television producer. He has played Randy Meeks in the "Scream" franchise (1996–2000) and a multitude of characters in "The Jamie Kennedy Experiment" (2002–2004) on The WB. His other film roles include "Romeo + Juliet" (1996), "Bowfinger" (1999), "Malibu's Most Wanted" (2003), "Finding Bliss" (2009) and "Good Deeds" (2012).He has starred in the CBS drama "Ghost Whisperer" (2005–2010), provided voice-work for "The Cleveland Show" (2009–2013) and regularly tours as a stand-up comedian and podcaster.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Jamie Kennedy (Part 1 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 41:35

    JAMIE KENNEDY is an American actor, screenwriter, stand-up comedian and television producer. He has played Randy Meeks in the "Scream" franchise (1996–2000) and a multitude of characters in "The Jamie Kennedy Experiment" (2002–2004) on The WB. His other film roles include "Romeo + Juliet" (1996), "Bowfinger" (1999), "Malibu's Most Wanted" (2003), "Finding Bliss" (2009) and "Good Deeds" (2012).He has starred in the CBS drama "Ghost Whisperer" (2005–2010), provided voice-work for "The Cleveland Show" (2009–2013) and regularly tours as a stand-up comedian and podcaster.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Steve Dildarian (Part 2 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 50:26

    STEVE DILDARIAN is an American former advertising copywriter who is the creator, writer, producer and voice of Tim in the HBO animated television series "The Life & Times of Tim" (2008–2012). He is also the star, writer, executive producer, director, and creator of the HBO Max series "Ten Year Old Tom."See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Steve Dildarian (Part 1 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 41:44

    STEVE DILDARIAN is an American former advertising copywriter who is the creator, writer, producer and voice of Tim in the HBO animated television series "The Life & Times of Tim" (2008–2012). He is also the star, writer, executive producer, director, and creator of the HBO Max series "Ten Year Old Tom."See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Vir Das (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 40:12

    Vir Das is the biggest English speaking comedian in India and one of the country's top stand-up performers, actors, writers, musicians, and festival producers. He made an impact globally with his Netflix original special “Abroad Understanding” and was honored by "Variety Magazine" as one of their annual “Top 10 Comics to Watch.” He climbed the ranks of the Bollywood elite in various films such as "Badmaash Company," "Delhi Belly," and "Revolver Rani" to become the Indian Adam Sandler. Through his various tours, he has sold over half a million tickets as a stand-up. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Vir Das (Best of, Part 1 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 39:27

    Vir Das is the biggest English speaking comedian in India and one of the country's top stand-up performers, actors, writers, musicians, and festival producers. He made an impact globally with his Netflix original special “Abroad Understanding” and was honored by "Variety Magazine" as one of their annual “Top 10 Comics to Watch.” He climbed the ranks of the Bollywood elite in various films such as "Badmaash Company," "Delhi Belly," and "Revolver Rani" to become the Indian Adam Sandler. Through his various tours, he has sold over half a million tickets as a stand-up. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Sue Costello (Part 2 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 47:51

    SUE COSTELLO has appeared on countless television shows including "NYPD Blue” and "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn” on Comedy Central. After starring in two TV pilots for CBS, Sue earned her very own self-titled television series, "Costello," in which she also served as a producer and the co-creator. Sue was also a guest host on NBC's "Later,” performed on Comedy Central's "Premium Blend,” and made it to the finals of NBC's “Last Comic Standing.” She has also been seen on "Comic's Unleashed" with Byron Allen. Sue has also appeared twice on Marc Maron's Podcast WTF.In addition to television appearances, Sue has also honed her performing skills on the stage and the big screen. Sue was cast in such films as "Southie" starring Donnie Wahlberg and directed by John Shea; "Once in the Life," with Laurence Fishburne; and “The Fighter” with Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale, and directed by David O. Russell. She just filmed the movie The Witching Hour with William Fosythe and Michael Madsen and the movie “Best Man In The Dark” and the movie “ Emerald City.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Sue Costello (Part 1 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 47:41

    SUE COSTELLO has appeared on countless television shows including "NYPD Blue” and "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn” on Comedy Central. After starring in two TV pilots for CBS, Sue earned her very own self-titled television series, "Costello," in which she also served as a producer and the co-creator. Sue was also a guest host on NBC's "Later,” performed on Comedy Central's "Premium Blend,” and made it to the finals of NBC's “Last Comic Standing.” She has also been seen on "Comic's Unleashed" with Byron Allen. Sue has also appeared twice on Marc Maron's Podcast WTF. In addition to television appearances, Sue has also honed her performing skills on the stage and the big screen. Sue was cast in such films as "Southie" starring Donnie Wahlberg and directed by John Shea; "Once in the Life," with Laurence Fishburne; and “The Fighter” with Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale, and directed by David O. Russell. She just filmed the movie The Witching Hour with William Fosythe and Michael Madsen and the movie “Best Man In The Dark” and the movie “ Emerald City.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Deborah Aquila (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 45:51

    DEBORAH AQUILA is one of the most renowned casting directors in Hollywood. She began in NYC with Steven Soderbergh's "Sex, Lies and Videotape" and Uli Edel's "The Last Exit to Brooklyn" before moving to L.A to cast "The Shawshank Redemption." After several years as the head of casting for Paramount, Aquila returned to the independent casting world with Sam Raimi's "The Gift," starring Cate Blanchett, Keanu Reeves, and Katie Holmes, and "What Women Want," directed by Nancy Meyers and starring Mel gibson and Helen Hunt. Her credits also include "La La Land," "The Expendables," "Dexter," "The Shield," "Now You See Me 2," "Live Free or Die Hard," "Crank," and "The Underworld" series. Aquila has been recognized 15 times by the Casting Society of America, winning three Artios awards.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Deborah Aquila (Best of, Part 1 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 46:27

    DEBORAH AQUILA is one of the most renowned casting directors in Hollywood. She began in NYC with Steven Soderbergh's "Sex, Lies and Videotape" and Uli Edel's "The Last Exit to Brooklyn" before moving to L.A to cast "The Shawshank Redemption." After several years as the head of casting for Paramount, Aquila returned to the independent casting world with Sam Raimi's "The Gift," starring Cate Blanchett, Keanu Reeves, and Katie Holmes, and "What Women Want," directed by Nancy Meyers and starring Mel gibson and Helen Hunt. Her credits also include "La La Land," "The Expendables," "Dexter," "The Shield," "Now You See Me 2," "Live Free or Die Hard," "Crank," and "The Underworld" series. Aquila has been recognized 15 times by the Casting Society of America, winning three Artios awards.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    George Wallace (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 40:15

    GEORGE WALLACE is an award-winning stand-up comic and renowned Vegas headliner, having also established a successful T.V. and film career that has spanned four decades. One of his first jobs in the entertainment field was working as a writer for legendary comedian Redd Foxx and on the big screen, he made the most out of supporting roles in such films as “Things are Tough All Over,” “Punchline” (starring Tom Hanks and Sally Field), “A Rage in Harlem,” with Gregory Hines and Forest Whitaker, and the Coen Brothers film “The Ladykillers” as well as appearances on such T.V. shows as “Seinfeld” and “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” In 1995, he won the American Comedy Award for Best Male stand-up performer- the same year he appeared as the mayor of Gotham City in “Batman Forever.” Additionally, he was features in his own HBO “One Night Stand.” In 2004, Wallace appeared as the headlining star of his own show at The Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas for a 30 day run. Sin city showed its admiration by extending Wallace's contract indefinitely and nicknaming him “The new Mr. Vegas.” Wallace was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2013 “Soul Train/ Centric Comedy All-Start Awards;” and won Best Stand-Up Comedian at the prestigious American Comedy Awards after four consecutive nominations. His first book, “Laff It Off!” (Chaite Press), now in its third printing, was published in 2014 and is a tome of life's wisdom, humor, and insight from a lifetime of his observations. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    George Wallace (Best of, Part 1 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 37:56

    GEORGE WALLACE is an award-winning stand-up comic and renowned Vegas headliner, having also established a successful T.V. and film career that has spanned four decades. One of his first jobs in the entertainment field was working as a writer for legendary comedian Redd Foxx and on the big screen, he made the most out of supporting roles in such films as “Things are Tough All Over,” “Punchline” (starring Tom Hanks and Sally Field), “A Rage in Harlem,” with Gregory Hines and Forest Whitaker, and the Coen Brothers film “The Ladykillers” as well as appearances on such T.V. shows as “Seinfeld” and “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” In 1995, he won the American Comedy Award for Best Male stand-up performer- the same year he appeared as the mayor of Gotham City in “Batman Forever.” Additionally, he was features in his own HBO “One Night Stand.” In 2004, Wallace appeared as the headlining star of his own show at The Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas for a 30 day run. Sin city showed its admiration by extending Wallace's contract indefinitely and nicknaming him “The new Mr. Vegas.” Wallace was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2013 “Soul Train/ Centric Comedy All-Start Awards;” and won Best Stand-Up Comedian at the prestigious American Comedy Awards after four consecutive nominations. His first book, “Laff It Off!” (Chaite Press), now in its third printing, was published in 2014 and is a tome of life's wisdom, humor, and insight from a lifetime of his observations. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Kevin Reilly (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 54:02

    Kevin Reilly has had a career spanning over two decades, helping to bring to life some of the greatest television shows of this, or any, generation, serving as president of 5 TV networks, including NBC, FOX, FX, and currently president of TBS and TNT. He began his career at NBC, where he had a hand in the development of distinctive and groundbreaking hits, including the pilots of “ER,” “Homicide: Life on the Street” and “Law & Order.” From 1994 to 2000, Reilly served as President of Television at Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, where he was responsible for shepherding some of TV's top shows, such as the pilot for “The Sopranos,” and the NBC hit comedies “Just Shoot Me!” And “Newsradio.” In 2000, Reilly served as President of Entertainment for FX. In that role, Reilly helped redefine the basic cable business with an aggressive slate of original quality programming including “Nip/Tuck” and “Rescue Me.” Within a year of his arrival, FX made cable history with its seminal series, “The Shield,” which broke cable ratings records when it premiered and went on to receive a golden globe award for best drama series and an emmy award for lead actor michael chiklis. After FX, Reilly served as President of NBC from 2004-2007, where his vocal support helped ‘The Office' survive it's low-rated first season, and other hit shows including “My Name is Earl,” “Heroes,” “30 Rock,” and “Friday Night Lights.” In 2007, Reilly headed Fox, where he oversaw the launch of the emmy-nominated, golden globe-winning pop-culture sensation “Glee,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (which earned the Golden Globe for best comedy series in its first season), “New Girl” (Fox's highest-rated sitcom in 10 years), and “Gotham” and “Empire (2 of the biggest hits of the 2014-15 season). Since 2014, Reilly has served as the President of TBS and TNT and Chief Creative Officer of Turner Entertainment, where in 2016, introducing “Animal Kingdom” and both dark original dramas as well and edgy comedies including “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” “The Detour,” “Angie Tribeca,” “Wrecked,” and “People of Earth.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Kevin Reilly (Best of, Part 1 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 31:52

    Kevin Reilly has had a career spanning over two decades, helping to bring to life some of the greatest television shows of this, or any, generation, serving as president of 5 TV networks, including NBC, FOX, FX, and currently president of TBS and TNT. He began his career at NBC, where he had a hand in the development of distinctive and groundbreaking hits, including the pilots of “ER,” “Homicide: Life on the Street” and “Law & Order.” From 1994 to 2000, Reilly served as President of Television at Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, where he was responsible for shepherding some of TV's top shows, such as the pilot for “The Sopranos,” and the NBC hit comedies “Just Shoot Me!” And “Newsradio.” In 2000, Reilly served as President of Entertainment for FX. In that role, Reilly helped redefine the basic cable business with an aggressive slate of original quality programming including “Nip/Tuck” and “Rescue Me.” Within a year of his arrival, FX made cable history with its seminal series, “The Shield,” which broke cable ratings records when it premiered and went on to receive a golden globe award for best drama series and an emmy award for lead actor michael chiklis. After FX, Reilly served as President of NBC from 2004-2007, where his vocal support helped ‘The Office' survive it's low-rated first season, and other hit shows including “My Name is Earl,” “Heroes,” “30 Rock,” and “Friday Night Lights.” In 2007, Reilly headed Fox, where he oversaw the launch of the emmy-nominated, golden globe-winning pop-culture sensation “Glee,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (which earned the Golden Globe for best comedy series in its first season), “New Girl” (Fox's highest-rated sitcom in 10 years), and “Gotham” and “Empire (2 of the biggest hits of the 2014-15 season). Since 2014, Reilly has served as the President of TBS and TNT and Chief Creative Officer of Turner Entertainment, where in 2016, introducing “Animal Kingdom” and both dark original dramas as well and edgy comedies including “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” “The Detour,” “Angie Tribeca,” “Wrecked,” and “People of Earth.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Mona Scott-Young (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 39:04

    MONA SCOTT-YOUNG is a successful talent manager, television producer, publisher, TV host and CEO and Founder of multi-media entertainment company Monami Entertainment, home to Grammy Award-winning artist Missy Elliott, publishing imprint Monami Books and VH1's most popular docu-franchise "Love & Hip Hop". Scott-Young is executive producer of "Love & Hip Hop" and the highly rated spin offs "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta", and "Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood", the latest addition to the successful franchise. Scott-Young has also executive produced the related series, "Chrissy & Mr. Jones" and "K. Michelle: My Life", as well as numerous reunion shows and specials for VH1 where she also served as on-camera host and narrator. Monami recently announced the pickup of two new series, "Money Power Respect" (WEtv) and "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta spinoff", "Stevie & Joseline Take LA" (VH1). Scott-Young's additional credits include consulting executive producer for VH1's Amber Rose talk show and executive producer for VH1's "Hip Hop Honors" and "Love & Hip Hop After Party Live" in addition to "Cocaine: History Between The Lines", "This is Hot 97", "The Gossip Game" and "The New Atlanta". Scott-Young's business and philanthropic achievements have garnered recognition from a variety of organizations and publications. In 2015 alone, Scott-Young was recognized in the 2015 and 2016 Realscreen Global 100, The Hollywood Reporter's Reality Power List, Variety's Reality Television Impact Report, Billboard's TV's Top Music Power Players and MultiChannel News named her VH1's Reality Superstar. Scott-Young was also honored at the 2015 Toast to Urban Entertainment Executives event and was named one of the Top 40 Music Industry Social Media Influencers of 2015 by Synchblog. Scott-Young's previous accolades include being honored with awards from the National Association of Black Female Executives in Music Entertainment, ASCAP's “Woman Behind the Music” Award, “Marketer of the Year” by Ad Age, and she was recognized by the National Congress and Convention of Haitian-Americans for her philanthropic work. Essence magazine also named her a “21st Century Renaissance Sister.” When not in the office, Scott-Young is enjoying time with her family and serving on the board of The Haitian Roundtable, The RSQ Foundation and The GrassROOTS Community Foundation. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Mona Scott-Young (Best of, Part 1 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 33:29

    MONA SCOTT-YOUNG is a successful talent manager, television producer, publisher, TV host and CEO and Founder of multi-media entertainment company Monami Entertainment, home to Grammy Award-winning artist Missy Elliott, publishing imprint Monami Books and VH1's most popular docu-franchise "Love & Hip Hop". Scott-Young is executive producer of "Love & Hip Hop" and the highly rated spin offs "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta", and "Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood", the latest addition to the successful franchise. Scott-Young has also executive produced the related series, "Chrissy & Mr. Jones" and "K. Michelle: My Life", as well as numerous reunion shows and specials for VH1 where she also served as on-camera host and narrator. Monami recently announced the pickup of two new series, "Money Power Respect" (WEtv) and "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta spinoff", "Stevie & Joseline Take LA" (VH1). Scott-Young's additional credits include consulting executive producer for VH1's Amber Rose talk show and executive producer for VH1's "Hip Hop Honors" and "Love & Hip Hop After Party Live" in addition to "Cocaine: History Between The Lines", "This is Hot 97", "The Gossip Game" and "The New Atlanta". Scott-Young's business and philanthropic achievements have garnered recognition from a variety of organizations and publications. In 2015 alone, Scott-Young was recognized in the 2015 and 2016 Realscreen Global 100, The Hollywood Reporter's Reality Power List, Variety's Reality Television Impact Report, Billboard's TV's Top Music Power Players and MultiChannel News named her VH1's Reality Superstar. Scott-Young was also honored at the 2015 Toast to Urban Entertainment Executives event and was named one of the Top 40 Music Industry Social Media Influencers of 2015 by Synchblog. Scott-Young's previous accolades include being honored with awards from the National Association of Black Female Executives in Music Entertainment, ASCAP's “Woman Behind the Music” Award, “Marketer of the Year” by Ad Age, and she was recognized by the National Congress and Convention of Haitian-Americans for her philanthropic work. Essence magazine also named her a “21st Century Renaissance Sister.” When not in the office, Scott-Young is enjoying time with her family and serving on the board of The Haitian Roundtable, The RSQ Foundation and The GrassROOTS Community Foundation. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Julie Seabaugh (Part 2 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 49:48

    JULIE SEABAUGH grew up on a farm and discovered stand-up when Dave Attell performed during her senior year at the University of Missouri, where she earned her bachelor's degree in journalism. In 2003, after moving to New York City, Seabaugh launched her earliest independent effort into comedy journalism with the online magazine, Two Drink Minimum. A career with alt-weeklies followed, with stops across the country from the Village Voice in NYC to the Riverfront Times in St. Louis, Las Vegas Weekly and LA Weekly. In 2018, she published her first book, Ringside at Roast Battle: The First Five Years of L.A.'s Fight Club for Comedians, and her love of Mitch Hedbergled to producing/hosting 2020's Hope on Top: A Mitch Hedberg Oral History for SiriusXM's Comedy Central Channel. In this episode, Seabaugh talks about her latest project, co-directing and producing the documentary Too Soon: Comedy After 9/11, which premieres on VICE TV on Sept. 8, just before the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that took down the World Trade Center.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Julie Seabaugh (Part 1 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 41:28

    JULIE SEABAUGH grew up on a farm and discovered stand-up when Dave Attell performed during her senior year at the University of Missouri, where she earned her bachelor's degree in journalism. In 2003, after moving to New York City, Seabaugh launched her earliest independent effort into comedy journalism with the online magazine, Two Drink Minimum. A career with alt-weeklies followed, with stops across the country from the Village Voice in NYC to the Riverfront Times in St. Louis, Las Vegas Weekly and LA Weekly. In 2018, she published her first book, Ringside at Roast Battle: The First Five Years of L.A.'s Fight Club for Comedians, and her love of Mitch Hedbergled to producing/hosting 2020's Hope on Top: A Mitch Hedberg Oral History for SiriusXM's Comedy Central Channel. In this episode, Seabaugh talks about her latest project, co-directing and producing the documentary Too Soon: Comedy After 9/11, which premieres on VICE TV on Sept. 8, just before the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that took down the World Trade Center. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Lance Burton (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 61:18

    LANCE BURTON is widely considered by his peers to be the greatest stage magician of the past century. Born in Louisville, KY, his first break came in a debut appearance on the “Tonight Show with Johnny Carson,” and through the course of Burton's career he was invited back for a total of ten appearances while Johnny was host and another ten appearances during Jay Leno's tenure. Additionally, Lance has racked up appearances on Letterman, Leno, The View, Ferguson, The World's Greatest Magic, Hollywood Squares, and guest starring roles on “Knight Rider' and “Las Vegas.” In 1996, Lance Burton's first TV special, “Lance Burton Master Magician; The Legend Begins,” aired on NBC and was quickly followed by a series of 4 TV specials. He also hosted specials for the history channel, Discovery, Animal Planet, The Family Channel, Discovery, Animal Planet, The Family Channel, and many more. While successful on TV, Burton's greatest accomplishments have been made in live performance, working primarily in Las Vegas, performing an astounding fifteen thousand shows in his 30-year career. His longest running show, “Lance Burton Master Magician,” opened at the brand new Monte Carlo Hotel in The Lance Burton Theater. This was the first time any entertainer in the history of Las Vegas has a theater built and named for him… and ran for 14 years. Throughout his career, Burton received numerous awards and accolades from his peers including in 1980 as the fist magician to be awarded the gold medal from the International Brotherhood of Magicians, in 1982 as the first American and youngest magician to win the Grand Prix (World Championship) from The Federation Internationale Societes Des Magiques, and The Academy of Magical Arts (Ama) has honored Lance with awards many times, including; Best Stage Magician of the year (twice).See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Lance Burton (Best of, Part 1 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 68:17

    LANCE BURTON is widely considered by his peers to be the greatest stage magician of the past century. Born in Louisville, KY, his first break came in a debut appearance on the “Tonight Show with Johnny Carson,” and through the course of Burton's career he was invited back for a total of ten appearances while Johnny was host and another ten appearances during Jay Leno's tenure. Additionally, Lance has racked up appearances on Letterman, Leno, The View, Ferguson, The World's Greatest Magic, Hollywood Squares, and guest starring roles on “Knight Rider' and “Las Vegas.” In 1996, Lance Burton's first TV special, “Lance Burton Master Magician; The Legend Begins,” aired on NBC and was quickly followed by a series of 4 TV specials. He also hosted specials for the history channel, Discovery, Animal Planet, The Family Channel, Discovery, Animal Planet, The Family Channel, and many more. While successful on TV, Burton's greatest accomplishments have been made in live performance, working primarily in Las Vegas, performing an astounding fifteen thousand shows in his 30-year career. His longest running show, “Lance Burton Master Magician,” opened at the brand new Monte Carlo Hotel in The Lance Burton Theater. This was the first time any entertainer in the history of Las Vegas has a theater built and named for him… and ran for 14 years. Throughout his career, Burton received numerous awards and accolades from his peers including in 1980 as the fist magician to be awarded the gold medal from the International Brotherhood of Magicians, in 1982 as the first American and youngest magician to win the Grand Prix (World Championship) from The Federation Internationale Societes Des Magiques, and The Academy of Magical Arts (Ama) has honored Lance with awards many times, including; Best Stage Magician of the year (twice). See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Kimrie Lewis (Part 2 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 42:18

    KIMRIE LEWIS is an actress, director, comedian, and writer. She is best known for playing Poppy Banks on the ABC comedy "Single Parents" and had a recurring role as reporter Ashley Davidson on "Scandal." She appeared as Meg in "Peeples" with Kerry Washington, Craig Robinson and David Alan Grier and recurred in the ABC Family drama series "Chasing Life" as Madeline. Lately, she can be seen in the sitcom "Kenan" on NBC.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Kimrie Lewis (Part 1 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 32:26

    KIMRIE LEWIS is an actress, director, comedian, and writer. She is best known for playing Poppy Banks on the ABC comedy "Single Parents" and had a recurring role as reporter Ashley Davidson on "Scandal." She appeared as Meg in "Peeples" with Kerry Washington, Craig Robinson and David Alan Grier and recurred in the ABC Family drama series "Chasing Life" as Madeline. Lately, she can be seen in the sitcom "Kenan" on NBC.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Mike Royce (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 68:32

    MIKE ROYCE is best known as of the executive producers of “Everyone Loves Raymond.” He started as a stand-up comedian in New York City and continued that path for 12 years and became a fixture at the comedy cellar and all the other clubs, appearing on a bevy of television shows, including NBC's “Late Night with Conan O'Brien.” for several years, he was also the warm-up comedian for a diverse array of shows including “The Dana Carvey Show,” “The Maury Povich Show,” “Viva Variety,” and “Spin City.” in the late nineties, Mike was a staff writer for MTV's “apt. 2-f” starring the Sklar brothers, and hired by legendary showrunner Bill Lawrence to pen an episode of “Spin City.” he joined forces with Ray Romano for the first time to help write his new york times bestseller “Everything and a Kite.” later on that year Mike wrote the ‘Sportscenter' sketch for ray's “Saturday Night Live” appearance, which was named one of the ‘50 greatest SNL sketches of all time' by rolling stone. Mike joined the writing staff of “Everybody Loves Raymond” in 1999 and won the best comedy emmy in both 2003 and 2005. Post-Raymond, Mike partnered with Louis C.K., serving as executive producer and showrunner of HBO's first ever sitcom, “Lucky Louie” and in 2008, mike co-created TNT's “Men of a Certain Age” with Ray Romano, serving again as executive producer and showrunner. In addition to glowing critical notices, the show won the prestigious Peabody award in 2011, as well as the TV academy ‘honors award for programming' that inspires, informs, motivates, and has the power to change lives.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Rick Overton (Part 2 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 37:51

    As a 40 year comedy vet, Rick Overton has starred in numerous HBO and Showtime specials and has had countless TV stand up appearances. He played The Drake on “Seinfeld” and Pam's Dad on “The Office.” He currently recurs on Adult Swim's “Children Hospital,” ABC's “Last Man Standing,” TNT's “Leverage” and recently guest starred on “The League,” “The Middle,” “The Kroll Show,” and “Newsreaders.” Rick has also guested on classic TV series like “Lost,” “E.R.,” “Made About You” and “Married With Children.” On the big screen, he has worked with A-list directors like Ron Howard, Chris Columbus, Harold Ramis, Jay Roach, and Steven Soderbergh, with roles in films like “Bad Teacher,” “The Informant,” “Dinner for Schmucks,” “Cloverfield,” “Groundhog Day,” “Mrs. Doubtfire,” and “Willow.” He also has an Emmy Award for writing on HBO's “Dennis Miller Live.” Rick is currently a semi-regular contributor to the Huffington Post and hosts a popular podcast called “Overview” that is available on iTunes. His latest completely improvised special, "Set List" was released in June of 2021, and is available on Amazon Prime video, Apple TV and Youtube.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Rick Overton (Part 1 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 41:35

    As a 40 year comedy vet, Rick Overton has starred in numerous HBO and Showtime specials and has had countless TV stand up appearances. He played The Drake on “Seinfeld” and Pam's Dad on “The Office.” He currently recurs on Adult Swim's “Children Hospital,” ABC's “Last Man Standing,” TNT's “Leverage” and recently guest starred on “The League,” “The Middle,” “The Kroll Show,” and “Newsreaders.” Rick has also guested on classic TV series like “Lost,” “E.R.,” “Made About You” and “Married With Children.” On the big screen, he has worked with A-list directors like Ron Howard, Chris Columbus, Harold Ramis, Jay Roach, and Steven Soderbergh, with roles in films like “Bad Teacher,” “The Informant,” “Dinner for Schmucks,” “Cloverfield,” “Groundhog Day,” “Mrs. Doubtfire,” and “Willow.” He also has an Emmy Award for writing on HBO's “Dennis Miller Live.” Rick is currently a semi-regular contributor to the Huffington Post and hosts a popular podcast called “Overview” that is available on iTunes. His latest completely improvised special, "Set List" was released in June of 2021, and is available on Amazon Prime video, Apple TV and Youtube. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Mike Royce (Best Of, Part 1 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2021 68:14

    MIKE ROYCE is best known as of the executive producers of “Everyone Loves Raymond.” He started as a stand-up comedian in New York City and continued that path for 12 years and became a fixture at the comedy cellar and all the other clubs, appearing on a bevy of television shows, including NBC's “Late Night with Conan O'Brien.” for several years, he was also the warm-up comedian for a diverse array of shows including “The Dana Carvey Show,” “The Maury Povich Show,” “Viva Variety,” and “Spin City.” in the late nineties, Mike was a staff writer for MTV's “apt. 2-f” starring the Sklar brothers, and hired by legendary showrunner Bill Lawrence to pen an episode of “Spin City.” he joined forces with Ray Romano for the first time to help write his new york times bestseller “Everything and a Kite.” later on that year Mike wrote the ‘Sportscenter' sketch for ray's “Saturday Night Live” appearance, which was named one of the ‘50 greatest SNL sketches of all time' by rolling stone. Mike joined the writing staff of “Everybody Loves Raymond” in 1999 and won the best comedy emmy in both 2003 and 2005. Post-Raymond, Mike partnered with Louis C.K., serving as executive producer and showrunner of HBO's first ever sitcom, “Lucky Louie” and in 2008, mike co-created TNT's “Men of a Certain Age” with Ray Romano, serving again as executive producer and showrunner. In addition to glowing critical notices, the show won the prestigious Peabody award in 2011, as well as the TV academy ‘honors award for programming' that inspires, informs, motivates, and has the power to change lives.”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Tony Cox (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 41:53

    TONY COX has been featured in a wide range of amazing projects, spanning some 30 years and has put him alongside some of the most respected directors and distinguished actors of our time. Tony's box office successes have led to a total worldwide gross of over $1 billion, with scene stealing roles In the films “Bad Santa,” “Star Wars,” “Me, Myself and Irene,” “Date Movie,” “Disaster Movie,” “Beetlejuice,” “The Warrior's Way,” And “Oz The Great And Powerful” just to name a few. He has also been featured prominently in hit TV shows like “Rescue Me” And “Martin,” as well as music videos with respected artists like Eminem, The Foo Fighters, and Snoop Dog. He is perhaps best-known for his lead role in Bad Santa, where he played Marcus, the brains of a safe cracking team, alongside Billy Bob Thornton, and for reprising his iconic role for Bad Santa 2.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Tony Cox (Best of, Part 1 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 42:35

    TONY COX has been featured in a wide range of amazing projects, spanning some 30 years and has put him alongside some of the most respected directors and distinguished actors of our time. Tony's box office successes have led to a total worldwide gross of over $1 billion, with scene stealing roles In the films “Bad Santa,” “Star Wars,” “Me, Myself and Irene,” “Date Movie,” “Disaster Movie,” “Beetlejuice,” “The Warrior's Way,” And “Oz The Great And Powerful” just to name a few. He has also been featured prominently in hit TV shows like “Rescue Me” And “Martin,” as well as music videos with respected artists like Eminem, The Foo Fighters, and Snoop Dog. He is perhaps best-known for his lead role in Bad Santa, where he played Marcus, the brains of a safe cracking team, alongside Billy Bob Thornton, and for reprising his iconic role for Bad Santa 2.Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    David Friendly (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 51:29

    DAVID FRIENDLY is a film writer, producer, and entertainment executive. Begining as a journalist with Newsweek and the Los Angeles Times, David was hired by Imagine Entertainment, where he became VP of Motion Pictures under Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. There he produced "My Girl", "My Girl 2", and "For Love or Money". He founded Friendly Productions in 2000, and with 20th Centruy Fox, produced the hugely successful "Big Momma's House" and sequel, and "Laws of Attraction" starring Pierce Brosnan and Julianne Moore. In 2006, his film "Little Miss Sunshine" was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture, as well at the BAFTA Award for Best Picture, and took home the Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature.Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    David Friendly (Best of, Part 1 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2021 56:10

    DAVID FRIENDLY is a film writer, producer, and entertainment executive. Begining as a journalist with Newsweek and the Los Angeles Times, David was hired by Imagine Entertainment, where he became VP of Motion Pictures under Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. There he produced "My Girl", "My Girl 2", and "For Love or Money". He founded Friendly Productions in 2000, and with 20th Centruy Fox, produced the hugely successful "Big Momma's House" and sequel, and "Laws of Attraction" starring Pierce Brosnan and Julianne Moore. In 2006, his film "Little Miss Sunshine" was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture, as well at the BAFTA Award for Best Picture, and took home the Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature.Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    David Kissinger (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 52:29

    DAVID KISSINGER is the President of Conaco Productions, (Conan O'Brien'S PRODUCTION COMPANY) and has produced a plethora of shows for them "Andy Barker P.I.," "Outlaw" ON NBC, "Eagleheart" on Adult Swim, "Super Fun Night" for ABC, as well as "the Pete Holmes Show" and “Deon's Black Box” for TBS. Prior to joining Conaco, he was the President of NBC Universal Television/Studio USA where he developed some of the most acclaimed Emmy nominated and winning shows on TV including "House," "the Office," "Monk," "Battlestar Galactica," "Law & Order: Special Victims' Unit," and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent." Previously, Kissinger was a senior VP for Touchstone TV where he oversaw the development and production of "Ellen," “Boy Meets World,” and "Home Improvement." Prior to his TV career, Kissinger worked as a journalist, writing for Rolling Stone, the New York Observer, and Esquire. He is the son of Former Secretary of State and the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Henry Kissinger.

    David Kissinger (Best of, Part 1 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 57:39

    DAVID KISSINGER is the President of Conaco Productions, (Conan O'Brien'S PRODUCTION COMPANY) and has produced a plethora of shows for them "Andy Barker P.I.," "Outlaw" ON NBC, "Eagleheart" on Adult Swim, "Super Fun Night" for ABC, as well as "the Pete Holmes Show" and “Deon's Black Box” for TBS. Prior to joining Conaco, he was the President of NBC Universal Television/Studio USA where he developed some of the most acclaimed Emmy nominated and winning shows on TV including "House," "the Office," "Monk," "Battlestar Galactica," "Law & Order: Special Victims' Unit," and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent." Previously, Kissinger was a senior VP for Touchstone TV where he oversaw the development and production of "Ellen," “Boy Meets World,” and "Home Improvement." Prior to his TV career, Kissinger worked as a journalist, writing for Rolling Stone, the New York Observer, and Esquire. He is the son of Former Secretary of State and the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Henry Kissinger.

    Jeremy Piven (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 52:00

    JEREMY PIVEN is an American actor, comedian, and producer, best known for his role as Ari Gold in the HBO comedy series "Entourage," for which he won a Golden Globe Award and three consecutive Emmy Awards.He also starred in the British period drama "Mr Selfridge," and portrayed Spence Kovak on Ellen DeGeneres's sitcom "Ellen," as well as the head writer Jerry on "The Larry Sanders Show."

    Jeremy Piven (Best of, Part 1 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 53:26

    JEREMY PIVEN is an American actor, comedian, and producer, best known for his role as Ari Gold in the HBO comedy series "Entourage," for which he won a Golden Globe Award and three consecutive Emmy Awards.He also starred in the British period drama "Mr Selfridge," and portrayed Spence Kovak on Ellen DeGeneres's sitcom "Ellen," as well as the head writer Jerry on "The Larry Sanders Show."

    Nick Swardson (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2021 51:47

    NICK SWARDSON grew up in the Minneapolis area and undertook his foray into entertainment as a standup comic, headlining dates at many nightspots in the Los Angeles area. His material often dealt with the absurdities of life as a young adult, including drugs and sex.Swardson moved into features not simply as a comedic actor, but as a scriptwriter -- first on the Jamie Kennedy vehicle "Malibu's Most Wanted" (2003), then via a long-running association with Adam Sandler's Happy Madison production company, for which he scripted and acted in the comedies "The Benchwarmers" (2006) and "Grandma's Boy" (2006), and co-produced and tackled a supporting role in the Sandler-Kevin James farce "I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry" (2007). On the side, Swardson also signed as one of the regulars on the popular Comedy Central series "Reno 911!" where he played Terry Bernardino. In 2007, Swardson recorded and issued his first comedy concert album, "Party." The following year, he teamed up for an onscreen role opposite Sandler in the farce "You Don't Mess with the Zohan."Most recently, Swardson has appeared in the TV series "Star Butterfly" and "Typical Rick" and in the features films "Sandy Wexler" and "The Do-Over"

    Nick Swardson (Best of, Part 1 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 44:10

    NICK SWARDSON grew up in the Minneapolis area and undertook his foray into entertainment as a standup comic, headlining dates at many nightspots in the Los Angeles area. His material often dealt with the absurdities of life as a young adult, including drugs and sex.Swardson moved into features not simply as a comedic actor, but as a scriptwriter -- first on the Jamie Kennedy vehicle "Malibu's Most Wanted" (2003), then via a long-running association with Adam Sandler's Happy Madison production company, for which he scripted and acted in the comedies "The Benchwarmers" (2006) and "Grandma's Boy" (2006), and co-produced and tackled a supporting role in the Sandler-Kevin James farce "I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry" (2007). On the side, Swardson also signed as one of the regulars on the popular Comedy Central series "Reno 911!" where he played Terry Bernardino. In 2007, Swardson recorded and issued his first comedy concert album, "Party." The following year, he teamed up for an onscreen role opposite Sandler in the farce "You Don't Mess with the Zohan."Most recently, Swardson has appeared in the TV series "Star Butterfly" and "Typical Rick" and in the features films "Sandy Wexler" and "The Do-Over"

    Shep Gordon (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 60:45

    In 1969, SHEP GORDON founded Alive Enterprises, a personal management company and over the years, Gordon and Alive have been responsible for managing the careers of Alice Cooper, Groucho Marx, Raquel Welch, Anne Murray, Ben Vereen, Teddy Pendergrass, Stephanie Mills, Blondie, Manhattan Transfer, Burton Cummings, Yvonne Elliman, Midnight Star, George Clinton, Luther Vandross, Rick James, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Kenny Loggins, Gipsy Kings , the Pointer Sisters, and many more, who have sold a total of over 100 million albums worldwide. Gordon and Alive set many precedents in the music industry including the first television production of an album (Alice Cooper’s “Welcome to My Nightmare”), the first long form rock video produced for home release (Blondie’s “Eat to the Beat”), and one of the first concert television series (“Rock and Roll Tonight”), all of which inspired a new generation of music video and theatrical rock concert productions. In the mid 70’s, Alive ventured into the movie business where its first production Ridley Scott’s “The Duellists” won the Best Debut Film award at the 1977 Cannes Film Festival. After several studio productions, including “Roadie” and “Endangered Species,” Gordon co-founded with Chris Blackwell and Island Records, Island Alive and Alive Films, for the production of independent feature films. Their commitment to artistic freedom attracted influential filmmakers and has been responsible for the production and/or distribution of the Academy Award-winning “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” Academy Award-nominated “Betty Blue,” “Marlene” and “El Norte,” Lindsay Anderson’s “The Whales of August,” Alan Rudolph’s “Choose Me” and “The Moderns,” John Carpenter’s “Prince of Darkness,” “They Live and Village of the Damned,” Wes Craven’s “People Under the Stairs,” Sam Shepard’s “Silent Tongue,” as well as 40 other movies. In 1975, Alive expanded into the restaurant industry with the opening of its first restaurant, Carlos ’n Charlies, which became a Hollywood institution for 20 years and then in the late 1980’s, Alive partnered with Robert DeNiro to open Tribeca Grill in New York City. Alive’s restaurant business is still active having opened approximately 40 restaurants thus far, the most current being a founding partnership in Jean-Georges’ Spice Market in New York City. In the ‘90’s, Gordon’s started focusing on food as entertainment and chefs as entertainers, founding Alive Culinary Resources, which was designed to bridge the gap between the public and the world’s most sought-after chefs. From its inception, his client roster read like a who’s who of the culinary world, including legendary French Chef Roger Vergé, Alice Waters, Wolfgang Puck, Charlie Trotter, Emeril Lagasse, Dean Fearing, Nobu, Todd English, Charlie Palmer, Larry Forgione, Paul Prudhomme, Jimmy Schmidt, Stephen Pyles, Robert del Grande, Daniel Boulud, Michel Richard, and 100 more of today’s most famous chefs. Gordon was inducted into the Hawaii Culinary Hall of Fame and has also won numerous other industry awards, including being named one of the 100 most influential people in Rolling Stone magazine.

    Shep Gordon (Best of, Part 1 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 58:31

    In 1969, SHEP GORDON founded Alive Enterprises, a personal management company and over the years, Gordon and Alive have been responsible for managing the careers of Alice Cooper, Groucho Marx, Raquel Welch, Anne Murray, Ben Vereen, Teddy Pendergrass, Stephanie Mills, Blondie, Manhattan Transfer, Burton Cummings, Yvonne Elliman, Midnight Star, George Clinton, Luther Vandross, Rick James, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Kenny Loggins, Gipsy Kings , the Pointer Sisters, and many more, who have sold a total of over 100 million albums worldwide. Gordon and Alive set many precedents in the music industry including the first television production of an album (Alice Cooper’s “Welcome to My Nightmare”), the first long form rock video produced for home release (Blondie’s “Eat to the Beat”), and one of the first concert television series (“Rock and Roll Tonight”), all of which inspired a new generation of music video and theatrical rock concert productions. In the mid 70’s, Alive ventured into the movie business where its first production Ridley Scott’s “The Duellists” won the Best Debut Film award at the 1977 Cannes Film Festival. After several studio productions, including “Roadie” and “Endangered Species,” Gordon co-founded with Chris Blackwell and Island Records, Island Alive and Alive Films, for the production of independent feature films. Their commitment to artistic freedom attracted influential filmmakers and has been responsible for the production and/or distribution of the Academy Award-winning “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” Academy Award-nominated “Betty Blue,” “Marlene” and “El Norte,” Lindsay Anderson’s “The Whales of August,” Alan Rudolph’s “Choose Me” and “The Moderns,” John Carpenter’s “Prince of Darkness,” “They Live and Village of the Damned,” Wes Craven’s “People Under the Stairs,” Sam Shepard’s “Silent Tongue,” as well as 40 other movies. In 1975, Alive expanded into the restaurant industry with the opening of its first restaurant, Carlos ’n Charlies, which became a Hollywood institution for 20 years and then in the late 1980’s, Alive partnered with Robert DeNiro to open Tribeca Grill in New York City. Alive’s restaurant business is still active having opened approximately 40 restaurants thus far, the most current being a founding partnership in Jean-Georges’ Spice Market in New York City. In the ‘90’s, Gordon’s started focusing on food as entertainment and chefs as entertainers, founding Alive Culinary Resources, which was designed to bridge the gap between the public and the world’s most sought-after chefs. From its inception, his client roster read like a who’s who of the culinary world, including legendary French Chef Roger Vergé, Alice Waters, Wolfgang Puck, Charlie Trotter, Emeril Lagasse, Dean Fearing, Nobu, Todd English, Charlie Palmer, Larry Forgione, Paul Prudhomme, Jimmy Schmidt, Stephen Pyles, Robert del Grande, Daniel Boulud, Michel Richard, and 100 more of today’s most famous chefs. Gordon was inducted into the Hawaii Culinary Hall of Fame and has also won numerous other industry awards, including being named one of the 100 most influential people in Rolling Stone magazine.

    Tyler Mitchell (Part 2 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 58:04

    Tyler Mitchell is a producer, writer and entrepreneur who has previously held the role of executive vice president at Imagine Entertainment, where he oversaw a slate of live-action films as well as launching Imagine’s animation division. He has also produced films in his own right, including “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone,” “Lucky Number Slevin” and “Maudie.” Producer and writer for prime-time shows “Kidnapped” and “My Own Worst Enemy,” Mitchell also has experience in the world of television. Along with Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, he launched Imagine Impact two years ago to bring to Hollywood Silicon Valley-style mentorship, a model cultivated by Y Combinator and various VCs in the tech world. As Netflix democratizes storytelling through its global platform for talent, Imagine Impact offers a place to vet that talent from the outset and nurture it through to the networks, studios and media platforms.

    Tyler Mitchell (Part 1 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2021 53:39

    Tyler Mitchell is a producer, writer and entrepreneur who has previously held the role of executive vice president at Imagine Entertainment, where he oversaw a slate of live-action films as well as launching Imagine’s animation division. He has also produced films in his own right, including “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone,” “Lucky Number Slevin” and “Maudie.” Producer and writer for prime-time shows “Kidnapped” and “My Own Worst Enemy,” Mitchell also has experience in the world of television. Along with Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, he launched Imagine Impact two years ago to bring to Hollywood Silicon Valley-style mentorship, a model cultivated by Y Combinator and various VCs in the tech world. As Netflix democratizes storytelling through its global platform for talent, Imagine Impact offers a place to vet that talent from the outset and nurture it through to the networks, studios and media platforms.

    Chuck Lorre (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 35:02

    CHUCK LORRE is an American television writer, producer and composer. Called the "King of Sitcoms" during the 2010s, he has created and produced sitcoms including "Grace Under Fire," "Cybill," "Dharma & Greg," "Two and a Half Men," "The Big Bang Theory," "Mike & Molly," "Mom," and "Young Sheldon." He also served as an executive producer on "Roseanne."

    Chuck Lorre (Best of, Part 1 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2021 31:43

    CHUCK LORRE is an American television writer, producer and composer. Called the "King of Sitcoms" during the 2010s, he has created and produced sitcoms including "Grace Under Fire," "Cybill," "Dharma & Greg," "Two and a Half Men," "The Big Bang Theory," "Mike & Molly," "Mom," and "Young Sheldon." He also served as an executive producer on "Roseanne."

    Robert Morton (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2021 46:16

    Robert “Morty” Morton is a multiple Emmy Award winning executive producer, best known for working closely with David Letterman for 15 years, from the early years of his NBC talker, to being the executive producer of “Late Show with David Letterman” at CBS. Previously, he was a director for MTV and an associate director for “Good Morning America”. Since his time at “Letterman,” Morton has been executive producer on many shows, notably Drew Carey’s “The Green Screen Show,” “The Wayne Bray Show,” “Mind of Mencia,” and the critically acclaimed TBS late night show “Lopez Tonight.”

    Robert Morton (Best of, Part 1 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2021 45:30

    Robert “Morty” Morton is a multiple Emmy Award winning executive producer, best known for working closely with David Letterman for 15 years, from the early years of his NBC talker, to being the executive producer of “Late Show with David Letterman” at CBS. Previously, he was a director for MTV and an associate director for “Good Morning America”. Since his time at “Letterman,” Morton has been executive producer on many shows, notably Drew Carey’s “The Green Screen Show,” “The Wayne Bray Show,” “Mind of Mencia,” and the critically acclaimed TBS late night show “Lopez Tonight.”

    Reginald "Reggie" Hudlin (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2021 45:48

    Reggie Hudlin, writer, director and producer sits down with Barry to discuss his impressive career; beginning with the movie House Party, all the way to his recent work as producer on Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained.

    Reginald "Reggie" Hudlin (Best of, Part 1 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2021 50:00

    Reggie Hudlin, writer, director and producer sits down with Barry to discuss his impressive career; beginning with the movie House Party, all the way to his recent work as producer on Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained.

    Wayne Federman (Part 2 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 61:40

    WAYNE FEDERMAN is an American comedian, actor, author, writer, comedy historian, podcaster, and musician. He is noted for numerous stand-up comedy appearances in clubs, theaters, and on television; his book on The History of Stand-Up; and supporting comedic acting roles in The X-Files, The Larry Sanders Show, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Crashing, Silicon Valley, Legally Blonde, 50 First Dates, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, and Step Brothers. He was the head monologue writer for NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in its first season. He co-produced the Emmy-winning HBO documentary The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling.

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