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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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    Michael Jamin (Part 2 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 35:47

    Michael Jamin is a writer and showrunner who has been writing since 1996. In 1997 Michael was hired to work on NBC's Just Shoot Me as a story editor. He would then serve as co-producer on the show for 36 episodes. From 2001 to 2006 Michael worked on King of the Hill, where he was co-executive producer for 52 episodes. His first stint as an executive producer and showrunner was from 2009 to 2011 on Glenn Martin, DDS, a stop-motion animated series airing on Nick at Nite and starred Kevin Nelson, Judy Greer, and Catherine O'Hara. From 2013 to 2016 Michael served as executive producer and showrunner on IFC's Maron, starring the one and only Marc Maron. Michael's work also includes Beavis and Butthead, Wilfred, Brickleberry, Rules of Engagement, Out of Practice, Lopez, Rhett and Link's Buddy System, and so much more. Currently, Michael is a co-executive producer on Tacoma F.D. where he and his longtime writing partner, Sivert Glarum, have just finished writing season 4. Michael hosts Screenwriters Need to Hear This, a podcast to help aspiring writers, actors, and directors understand the business from the perspective of an experienced television writer like himself. After working as a sitcom writer for the past 26 years, Michael wanted to try something new and grew his social media following by posting daily screenwriting tips on his Instagram and TikTok where he has amassed nearly 250k followers in the past 8 months. He's currently working on his new one-man show, a stage reading of his forthcoming collection of personal essays entitled A Paper Orchestra which opens in Los Angeles this summer. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/industry-standard-w-barry-katz/support

    Michael Jamin (Part 1 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 42:06

    Michael Jamin is a writer and showrunner who has been writing since 1996. In 1997 Michael was hired to work on NBC's Just Shoot Me as a story editor. He would then serve as co-producer on the show for 36 episodes. From 2001 to 2006 Michael worked on King of the Hill, where he was co-executive producer for 52 episodes. His first stint as an executive producer and showrunner was from 2009 to 2011 on Glenn Martin, DDS, a stop-motion animated series airing on Nick at Nite and starred Kevin Nelson, Judy Greer, and Catherine O'Hara. From 2013 to 2016 Michael served as executive producer and showrunner on IFC's Maron, starring the one and only Marc Maron. Michael's work also includes Beavis and Butthead, Wilfred, Brickleberry, Rules of Engagement, Out of Practice, Lopez, Rhett and Link's Buddy System, and so much more. Currently, Michael is a co-executive producer on Tacoma F.D. where he and his longtime writing partner, Sivert Glarum, have just finished writing season 4. Michael hosts Screenwriters Need to Hear This, a podcast to help aspiring writers, actors, and directors understand the business from the perspective of an experienced television writer like himself. After working as a sitcom writer for the past 26 years, Michael wanted to try something new and grew his social media following by posting daily screenwriting tips on his Instagram and TikTok where he has amassed nearly 250k followers in the past 8 months. He's currently working on his new one-man show, a stage reading of his forthcoming collection of personal essays entitled A Paper Orchestra which opens in Los Angeles this summer. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/industry-standard-w-barry-katz/support

    George Shapiro: In Memoriam (Part 2 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2022 97:35

    On May 26, 2022, one of the greatest managers in the history of the comedy business passed away, George Shapiro. He had a legendary career that included managing three geniuses—Jerry Seinfeld, Carl Reiner, and Andy Kaufman. I am re-releasing this episode from 2015 so that you can learn more about the man and what made him so extraordinary. His words of wisdom helped me tremendously throughout my career to help me become a better manager, producer, and person. Those of us who were fortunate enough to know him, and be touched by his unwavering positive spirit, will miss him greatly. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/industry-standard-w-barry-katz/support

    George Shapiro: In Memoriam (Part 1 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 37:41

    On May 26, 2022, one of the greatest managers in the history of the comedy business passed away, George Shapiro. He had a legendary career that included managing three geniuses—Jerry Seinfeld, Carl Reiner, and Andy Kaufman. I am re-releasing this episode from 2015 so that you can learn more about the man and what made him so extraordinary. His words of wisdom helped me tremendously throughout my career to help me become a better manager, producer, and person. Those of us who were fortunate enough to know him, and be touched by his unwavering positive spirit, will miss him greatly. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/industry-standard-w-barry-katz/support

    Best of Rita Rudner (Part 2 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 39:52

    Beginning her career as a Broadway dancer, comedian RITA RUDNER has flourished for over three decades selling millions of tickets all over the world. She rose to fame due to a variety of HBO Specials and countless late night appearances on shows like Late Night with David Letterman and The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, which established Rudner as one of the premiere female comics to emerge from the comedy boom of the 1980s. Rudner has filled Carnegie Hall times, and holds the Las Vegas Record for the longest running solo act, where she performed over 2,000 shows over the course of 12 years. Rudner was nominated for a Writer's Guild Award for best screenplay for "Peter's Friends" which she co-wrote with her longtime writing partner and husband, Martin Bergman, and has also written for two Academy Awards with host Steve Martin. Rudner recently performed for former President Obama, and recorded her latest special, "Rita Rudner: Live from Las Vegas" for PBS as well as BBC Radio. Rudner has also written five books, including two fiction novels, "Tickled Pink", and "Turning the Tables." In 2018 she released a new special, “A Tale of Two Dresses.” --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/industry-standard-w-barry-katz/support

    Best of Rita Rudner (Part 1 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 46:44

    Beginning her career as a Broadway dancer, comedian RITA RUDNER has flourished for over three decades selling millions of tickets all over the world. She rose to fame due to a variety of HBO Specials and countless late night appearances on shows like Late Night with David Letterman and The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, which established Rudner as one of the premiere female comics to emerge from the comedy boom of the 1980s. Rudner has filled Carnegie Hall times, and holds the Las Vegas Record for the longest running solo act, where she performed over 2,000 shows over the course of 12 years. Rudner was nominated for a Writer's Guild Award for best screenplay for "Peter's Friends" which she co-wrote with her longtime writing partner and husband, Martin Bergman, and has also written for two Academy Awards with host Steve Martin. Rudner recently performed for former President Obama, and recorded her latest special, "Rita Rudner: Live from Las Vegas" for PBS as well as BBC Radio. Rudner has also written five books, including two fiction novels, "Tickled Pink", and "Turning the Tables." In 2018 she release a new special, “A Tale of Two Dresses.” --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/industry-standard-w-barry-katz/support

    Beth Lapides (Part 2 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 42:54

    Beth Lapides is the creator, host and producer of Un-Cabaret, a live show that has become widely acknowledged as the first alt-comedy show and a critical venue for the Los Angeles "alternative comedy" movement. Un-Cabaret is known for its intimate, conversational style and has been a launching or relaunching pad for some of the most innovative voices in comedy. The Un- stands for un-homophobic, un-xenophobic, un-misogynistic, un-hacky. Un-Cabaret has produced five critically acclaimed CD's including The Un and Only. Spinoff productions from Un-Cabaret have include Say the Word, a story-telling show; The Other Network, a show featuring unaired pilots, and the UnCab Lab, a student workshop. Lapides' podcast Life and Beth is half hour conversations in which guests are asked to talk about the stories that most make them them. Beth's guest have included Lily Taylor, Willem Dafoe, Margaret Cho, Daniel Radcliffe, Ana Gasteyer and others. Her radio show, The Beth Lapides Experience, ran for a year on the short-lived Comedy World Radio. In addition she hosted Radio UnCabaret for the network. Lapides hosted two Un-Cabaret spin off shows, Say The Word and The Other Network Festival of Unaired Pilots. In the former, TV writers read stories of their lives, in which Lapides was also a featured reader. The latter toured nationally and to the Just For Laughs Festival. It featured pilots by Judd Apatow, Bob Odenkirk and others who also told the story of creating the shows and their cancellations. Lapides' inspiration for them was her own failed pilot and the process of seeing her friends hopes swell and be dashed. Lapides hosts an occasional series of conversations for the West Hollywood Lesbian Speaker Series. Her guest have included Stephanie Miller, Allee Willis, Judy Gold, Fortune Feimster and Margaret Cho. Lapides has been a creative force in the solo show arena. She began her career in the downtown NY art scene of the 1980s where she created pieces for The Kitchen, PS 122, Club 57, Danceteria, and others. She received several National Endowment for the Arts grants and toured to theaters, universities and art centers like ICA Boston, ICA London, Oberlin College, University of Iowa, Hallwalls etc. She has continued to create solo work throughout her career and she continues to develop her latest piece "100% Happy 88% of The Time" which has toured to the Improv Lab in LA, 92nd St Y Tribeca and The Triad in NY, Kripalu, The Myrna Loy Center for the Arts, Club Oberon in Boston among others. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/industry-standard-w-barry-katz/support

    Beth Lapides (Part 1 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 35:31

    Beth Lapides is the creator, host and producer of Un-Cabaret, a live show that has become widely acknowledged as the first alt-comedy show and a critical venue for the Los Angeles "alternative comedy" movement. Un-Cabaret is known for its intimate, conversational style and has been a launching or relaunching pad for some of the most innovative voices in comedy. The Un- stands for un-homophobic, un-xenophobic, un-misogynistic, un-hacky. Un-Cabaret has produced five critically acclaimed CD's including The Un and Only. Spinoff productions from Un-Cabaret have include Say the Word, a story-telling show; The Other Network, a show featuring unaired pilots, and the UnCab Lab, a student workshop. Lapides' podcast Life and Beth is half hour conversations in which guests are asked to talk about the stories that most make them them. Beth's guest have included Lily Taylor, Willem Dafoe, Margaret Cho, Daniel Radcliffe, Ana Gasteyer and others. Her radio show, The Beth Lapides Experience, ran for a year on the short-lived Comedy World Radio. In addition she hosted Radio UnCabaret for the network. Lapides hosted two Un-Cabaret spin off shows, Say The Word and The Other Network Festival of Unaired Pilots. In the former, TV writers read stories of their lives, in which Lapides was also a featured reader. The latter toured nationally and to the Just For Laughs Festival. It featured pilots by Judd Apatow, Bob Odenkirk and others who also told the story of creating the shows and their cancellations. Lapides' inspiration for them was her own failed pilot and the process of seeing her friends hopes swell and be dashed. Lapides hosts an occasional series of conversations for the West Hollywood Lesbian Speaker Series. Her guest have included Stephanie Miller, Allee Willis, Judy Gold, Fortune Feimster and Margaret Cho. Lapides has been a creative force in the solo show arena. She began her career in the downtown NY art scene of the 1980s where she created pieces for The Kitchen, PS 122, Club 57, Danceteria, and others. She received several National Endowment for the Arts grants and toured to theaters, universities and art centers like ICA Boston, ICA London, Oberlin College, University of Iowa, Hallwalls etc. She has continued to create solo work throughout her career and she continues to develop her latest piece "100% Happy 88% of The Time" which has toured to the Improv Lab in LA, 92nd St Y Tribeca and The Triad in NY, Kripalu, The Myrna Loy Center for the Arts, Club Oberon in Boston among others. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/industry-standard-w-barry-katz/support

    Oz Pearlman (Part 2 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 42:25

    Oz Pearlman is one of the most sought after mentalists in the world. He developed an interest in magic at a young age and what started as a hobby ended up becoming a lifelong passion. After a couple of years spent working on Wall Street, Oz decided to pursue his dream and become a full time entertainer. He has now been dazzling audiences with his mind reading ability for over two decades! Oz amazed the country on TV's #1 rated show, America's Got Talent. Week after week, he performed mind blowing mentalism routines never seen before and quickly became a fan favorite, winning third place out of thousands of acts. His client list reads like a who's who of politicians, professional athletes, A-list celebrities, and Fortune 500 companies. Oz's other television appearances have aired on both national and international networks, including dozens of appearances on the TODAY Show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Harry Connick Jr. Show, Rachael Ray, Dr. Oz, CNBC Squawk Box, ABC World News, ESPN, CNBC, NFL Network, Bravo, Fox Business and many more. In 2018, he joined an elite few, including David Blaine and David Copperfield, to have their own TV special on a major national network. Oz Knows aired on NBC multiples times to rave reviews. The following year he won an Emmy Award for that special. When he isn't blowing the minds of audiences around the world, Oz is an avid marathon and ultra-marathon runner, having completed such grueling races as the Badwater 135 Miler, Hawaii Ironman World Championships, Western States 100 and Spartathlon. He takes great pride in his marathon PR of 2:23:52 and has won dozens of races throughout the country. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/industry-standard-w-barry-katz/support

    Oz Pearlman (Part 1 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 61:23

    Oz Pearlman is one of the most sought after mentalists in the world. He developed an interest in magic at a young age and what started as a hobby ended up becoming a lifelong passion. After a couple of years spent working on Wall Street, Oz decided to pursue his dream and become a full time entertainer. He has now been dazzling audiences with his mind reading ability for over two decades! Oz amazed the country on TV's #1 rated show, America's Got Talent. Week after week, he performed mind blowing mentalism routines never seen before and quickly became a fan favorite, winning third place out of thousands of acts. His client list reads like a who's who of politicians, professional athletes, A-list celebrities, and Fortune 500 companies. Oz's other television appearances have aired on both national and international networks, including dozens of appearances on the TODAY Show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Harry Connick Jr. Show, Rachael Ray, Dr. Oz, CNBC Squawk Box, ABC World News, ESPN, CNBC, NFL Network, Bravo, Fox Business and many more. In 2018, he joined an elite few, including David Blaine and David Copperfield, to have their own TV special on a major national network. Oz Knows aired on NBC multiples times to rave reviews. The following year he won an Emmy Award for that special. When he isn't blowing the minds of audiences around the world, Oz is an avid marathon and ultra-marathon runner, having completed such grueling races as the Badwater 135 Miler, Hawaii Ironman World Championships, Western States 100 and Spartathlon. He takes great pride in his marathon PR of 2:23:52 and has won dozens of races throughout the country. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/industry-standard-w-barry-katz/support

    Josh Simons (Part 2 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 36:19

    Josh Simons is the CEO and co-founder of Vampr, the world's largest and most active social-professional network for musicians (often dubbed the “LinkedIn for creatives”). With over half a million users, and active in every country on the planet, the music startup has helped fledgling musicians broker over 5 million connections worldwide. Vampr offers a free solution for young musicians, built by a sympathetic founding team of established musicians with Josh's co-founder, Baz Palmer, best known as the lead guitarist for seminal hall-of-fame rock band, Hunters & Collectors. Simons has grown Vampr into a multi-award winning platform, including a most prestigious nod from Apple with an inclusion in their Best of the Year list. Prior to running Vampr, Josh Simons spent the better part of a decade as a successful artist, songwriter & producer. His artist project Buchanan enjoyed multi-million streams & chart impressions worldwide. They retired from the live circuit following a sold-out arena tour opening for Keith Urban & Carrie Underwood. As a producer and songwriter, Simons has shared credits with Travis Scott, Troye Sivan, and Kanye West to name a few. In April 2020 Simons was named in The Music Network's 30 Under 30 List in addition to being voted Reader's Choice. Simons holds a Bachelor of Business from Swinburne University. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/industry-standard-w-barry-katz/support

    Josh Simons (Part 1 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 42:45

    Josh Simons is the CEO and co-founder of Vampr, the world's largest and most active social-professional network for musicians (often dubbed the “LinkedIn for creatives”). With over half a million users, and active in every country on the planet, the music startup has helped fledgling musicians broker over 5 million connections worldwide. Vampr offers a free solution for young musicians, built by a sympathetic founding team of established musicians with Josh's co-founder, Baz Palmer, best known as the lead guitarist for seminal hall-of-fame rock band, Hunters & Collectors. Simons has grown Vampr into a multi-award winning platform, including a most prestigious nod from Apple with an inclusion in their Best of the Year list. Prior to running Vampr, Josh Simons spent the better part of a decade as a successful artist, songwriter & producer. His artist project Buchanan enjoyed multi-million streams & chart impressions worldwide. They retired from the live circuit following a sold-out arena tour opening for Keith Urban & Carrie Underwood. As a producer and songwriter, Simons has shared credits with Travis Scott, Troye Sivan, and Kanye West to name a few. In April 2020 Simons was named in The Music Network's 30 Under 30 List in addition to being voted Reader's Choice. Simons holds a Bachelor of Business from Swinburne University. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/industry-standard-w-barry-katz/support

    Adam Leon (Part 2 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 20, 2022 45:16

    ADAM LEON is a critically acclaimed director and writer. He was born and raised in Manhattan and still proudly resides there. His three feature films, "Gimme the Loot" (2012), "Tramps" (2016), and "Italian Studies" (2022) all depict the various parts of New York where he grew up thus making the iconic city a character in and of itself that resonates distinctively in each film. "Italian Studies," his most recent film, stars Vanessa Kirby, Fred Hechinger, Maya Hawke, and features the music of Oscar nominated composter Nicholas Britell. Leon graduated from University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in African American Studies. He began his career as a production assistant and coordinator for some of the industry's most prestigious film festivals. Adam has now come full circle as a filmmaker whose cinematic contributions have received critical praise and recognition from many of the very same festivals where he got his start. He won the SXSW Grand Jury Award in 2012 for "Gimme the Loot" and in the same year was nominated for the Camera D'or award at The Cannes Film Festival where the movie premiered internationally. "Gimme the Loot" also received the Independent Spirit Award for "Someone to Watch" in 2013 and was nominated for Independent Spirit's "Best First Film" award. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/industry-standard-w-barry-katz/support

    Adam Leon (Part 1 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2022 42:31

    ADAM LEON is a critically acclaimed director and writer. He was born and raised in Manhattan and still proudly resides there. His three feature films, "Gimme the Loot" (2012), "Tramps" (2016), and "Italian Studies" (2022) all depict the various parts of New York where he grew up thus making the iconic city a character in and of itself that resonates distinctively in each film. "Italian Studies," his most recent film, stars Vanessa Kirby, Fred Hechinger, Maya Hawke, and features the music of Oscar nominated composter Nicholas Britell. Leon graduated from University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in African American Studies. He began his career as a production assistant and coordinator for some of the industry's most prestigious film festivals. Adam has now come full circle as a filmmaker whose cinematic contributions have received critical praise and recognition from many of the very same festivals where he got his start. He won the SXSW Grand Jury Award in 2012 for "Gimme the Loot" and in the same year was nominated for the Camera D'or award at The Cannes Film Festival where the movie premiered internationally. "Gimme the Loot" also received the Independent Spirit Award for "Someone to Watch" in 2013 and was nominated for Independent Spirit's "Best First Film" award. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/industry-standard-w-barry-katz/support

    Louie Anderson (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2022 38:20

    LOUIE ANDERSON is one of the greatest comedians of our generation. Johnny Carson invited him to make his national television debut on the "The Tonight Show" in 1984, and the rest became history. “Leno,” “Letterman,” "Comic Relief," Showtime, and HBO specials followed, as well as a hosting gig on “Comedy Showcase,” the late-night series that followed “Saturday Night Live” for over 3 years. As Louie became a household name, doors opened for him as an actor. He guest-starred on hit shows like “Grace Under Fire,” “Touched by an Angel,” and “Chicago Hope” while starring in memorable films like “Coming to America” opposite Eddie Murphy and the classic “Ferris Bueller's Day Off.” In 1995 Louie put his creative energies to work on the Saturday morning animated series “Life with Louie,” based on Anderson's own childhood life with his father which won three Humanitas Prizes for writing on a children's animated series, making him the only three-time recipient of this award. It also earned a Genesis Award, and most significantly, it garnered two Emmy Awards. As an author, his best selling books include the New York Times Best Seller Dear Dad - Letters From An Adult Child, a collection of alternately touching and outrageous letters from Louie to his late father, and Good-bye Jumbo...Hello Cruel World, a self-help book for those who struggle with self-esteem issues, as only an award-winning comedian could write it. Louie Anderson is one of the most versatile and successful comedians working in the world today. He is loved by the television audiences who never missed his hundreds of stand-up appearances on late night talk shows, network series', and HBO comedy specials. He is adored by standing-room-only crowds from New York to Vegas, respected by readers of his books, and is worshipped by the rising young comics he mentors throughout the country. Louie Anderson has sold out, an unprecedented, seven consecutive New Year's Eve performances and has averaged over SEVEN THOUSAND PEOPLE a performance during that stretch. In the world of funny, when it comes to comedy, Louie isn't just a great comedian—he is one of the hottest, best selling comedians in the history of the our country, sustaining a lasting admiration and draw to his loyal fans for almost a quarter of a century. If there was a Hall of Fame for comedians, Louie would be a unanimous first ballot inductee.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Louie Anderson (Best of, Part 1 of 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2022 60:01

    LOUIE ANDERSON is one of the greatest comedians of our generation. Johnny Carson invited him to make his national television debut on the "The Tonight Show" in 1984, and the rest became history. “Leno,” “Letterman,” "Comic Relief," Showtime, and HBO specials followed, as well as a hosting gig on “Comedy Showcase,” the late-night series that followed “Saturday Night Live” for over 3 years. As Louie became a household name, doors opened for him as an actor. He guest-starred on hit shows like “Grace Under Fire,” “Touched by an Angel,” and “Chicago Hope” while starring in memorable films like “Coming to America” opposite Eddie Murphy and the classic “Ferris Bueller's Day Off.” In 1995 Louie put his creative energies to work on the Saturday morning animated series “Life with Louie,” based on Anderson's own childhood life with his father which won three Humanitas Prizes for writing on a children's animated series, making him the only three-time recipient of this award. It also earned a Genesis Award, and most significantly, it garnered two Emmy Awards. As an author, his best selling books include the New York Times Best Seller Dear Dad - Letters From An Adult Child, a collection of alternately touching and outrageous letters from Louie to his late father, and Good-bye Jumbo...Hello Cruel World, a self-help book for those who struggle with self-esteem issues, as only an award-winning comedian could write it. Louie Anderson is one of the most versatile and successful comedians working in the world today. He is loved by the television audiences who never missed his hundreds of stand-up appearances on late night talk shows, network series', and HBO comedy specials. He is adored by standing-room-only crowds from New York to Vegas, respected by readers of his books, and is worshipped by the rising young comics he mentors throughout the country. Louie Anderson has sold out, an unprecedented, seven consecutive New Year's Eve performances and has averaged over SEVEN THOUSAND PEOPLE a performance during that stretch. In the world of funny, when it comes to comedy, Louie isn't just a great comedian—he is one of the hottest, best selling comedians in the history of the our country, sustaining a lasting admiration and draw to his loyal fans for almost a quarter of a century. If there was a Hall of Fame for comedians, Louie would be a unanimous first ballot inductee.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 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.