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Louie Anderson, the Minnesota comedian whose self-deprecating charm brought him to the national stage, has passed away at the age of 68.The St. Paul native broke out with an appearance on “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson in 1984 before embarking on a successful stand up, movie and television career. This is an MPR News Evening update for January 21, 2022. Hosted by Hannah Yang. Our theme music is by Gary Meister.
Gilbert, Frank and the GGACP team remember our friend Bob Saget with this classic episode from 2020, featuring a spirited discussion about celebrity roasts, the perseverance of Rodney Dangerfield, the brilliance of Cloris Leachman, the understated genius of Martin Mull and his popular podcast, “Bob Saget's Here For You.” Also, Norm Macdonald reads a joke book, Jack Warden plays it old school, Gilbert jams with Robin Williams and Bob sneaks into a taping of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” PLUS: Lionel Atwill! Don Rickles meets Denzel Washington! Johnny Carson babysits! The cinema of Larry Cohen! The return of “Dummy in the Window”! And Cesar Romero makes a play for Bob's mom! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
It's time for another potentially excellent episode of the Greatest Pod in The South starring Neal McCready of RebelGrove.com and Jay G. Tate of AuburnSports.com. Topics covered: • The Portal is cool in some ways, but it's hurting high-school kids. Neal explains, Jay reacts bewilderedly. (Is that a word?) • This changes how we all cover recruiting. • JJ Pegues has transferred from Auburn to Ole Miss! • Is Bruce Pearl compensated fairly? • Neal has a crush on this Auburn Tigers basketball team. • Jay is throttling down on his search for coveted bourbon. • Jay took some deep advice from watching "Gat Back" — the lengthy documentary about The Beatles. • Jay reacts harshly to memories of the way Jay Leno treated Conan O'Brien and the way Johnny Carson treated Joan Rivers. There are lessons to be learned there as well. CHECK OUT ... * CATHEAD DISTILLERY, makers of fine vodka, gin, liqueur and bourbon! www.catheaddistillery.com * PINNACLE: www.pinntrust.com * JOHN EDWARDS of REGENCY TRAVEL: 901-494-3387 or email@example.com or www.regencytravel.net
This week Ken welcomes long time friend, current host of the UncleBoi Show on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSdtI-YDimtM3MJ2ew62ETA) and former Tommy Somerville, Tommy Hardy to the show. Ken and Tommy discuss the great Northern exodus of the 90s Boston Punk scene to Salem, MA, selling punk records, The Smiths, how everyone craves love and attention, Ken's informal war with Glen Danzig, seltzers, Amerika!, Sweeps Week, being a reformed Republican, WWF LJN Figures, cigarette ads, Kraft, Cheese just CHEESE, having a babysitter, having cable in your room, Headbangers' Ball, Sidekicks, the 80s Martial Arts boom, how odd having Animotion's Obsession as the theme song for Saturday Night's Main Event was, cheap wrestling magazines, Killer Kowalski, The Boston Garden, Roddy Piper's status as a favored nation, Ravishing Rick Rude, Young Blood, Blue Collar Boston, internet trolls, 1947, Candid Camera, porno drive-in theaters, Medford, mobbed up Boston, Cheers, how perfect Cliff Clavin is, The Wizard, David Rapaport, Ken's dream of 1970s set Ghost Rider, how the fact that The Incredible Hulk TV series somehow worked gave us awful Marvel media for decades, Dr. Strange, Captain America, Reb Brown's Captain America, Wizard Magazine, Vertigo, Dark Horse Comics, the alternative universe where David Lynch makes Return of the Jedi and Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Dr. Fate, Mike Nesmith's television parts, DC Cab, TV56, Swamp Thing, It's Gary Shandling's Show, Alex Rocco, and the terrible way Johnny Carson treated the great Joan Rivers.
On March 8th, 1974 Rick Nelson was a guest of Johnny Carson's on the Tonight Show. During the interview the (then) thirty-three year-old Nelson briefly spoke with Johnny about people still thinking of him as the child star he was during the 1940s-1950s.
From her award winning The Rosie O'Donnell show to being a moderator on The View to her role in the upcoming reboot of American Gigolo, there's nothing Rosie has not done in movies or TV. This week the actor, comedian, host, and producer tells Tig why she prefers working on Broadway over Hollywood, and how she learned to conduct a great interview from Johnny Carson. Then she and Tig give advice to a budding entrepreneur who wants to save the world and a friend of a dog owner who insists on bringing her pooch everywhere. This episode is sponsored by Shopify (Go to Shopify.com/tig for a free fourteen-day trial and full access to Shopify's entire suite of features), Betterhelp (go to Betterhelp.com/TIG for 10% off the first month of online therapy), Indeed (go to Indeed.com/TIG for a $75 sponsored job credit), and Wealthfront (go to Wealthfront.com/TIG to have your first $5,000 managed for free). Need advice? Submit your question for Tig at dontasktig.org/contact.
Harry Chapin was the nicest guy you'd ever meet. He was a singer and songwriter, best known for his folksy pop rock songs. He's in the Grammy Hall of Fame and has sold more than 16 million records. Harry was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for his humanitarian work. He performed this song “Taxi” on The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson. The performance was so popular that Chapin was called back to sing it on the show the next night, the only time that this had ever happened. Harry Chapin had another international hit, “W-O-L-D” about an aging disc jockey who up his entire life and family for his career. And then in 1974 he had a number one hit “Cats in the Cradle.”
When Dorothy Stratten arrived in Hollywood as a shy, naive 18-year-old, she had never even been on a plane before. By 19, she had been named Playboy Magazine's 1980 Playmate of the Year, and started booking acting jobs in film and TV, with many believing she would be the first Playmate to achieve 'mainstream' success. But by 20, less than two years after she arrived in LA, Dorothy Stratten was dead. (Content Warning - this episode features talk about domestic violence. Some support resources are listed below.) Skip straight to the story: approx 24:02 We give you Just The Gist, but if you want more, there's this: 'Death of a Starlet' podcast by Wondery (lots of good detail about Playboy and Hugh Hefner in this one): https://wondery.com/shows/death-of-a-starlet/ 'You Must Remember This' podcast episode on Dorothy Stratten: http://www.youmustrememberthispodcast.com/episodes/2017/4/20/dorothy-stratten-dead-blondes-episode-13 Some articles: https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/horrific-murder-playboy-playmate-verge-hollywood-stardom-flaw/story?id=66193166 https://people.com/crime/dorothy-stratten-murder-playboy-model/ A bit more detail on Paul Snider: https://allthatsinteresting.com/paul-snider Dorothy's Tonight Show interview with Johnny Carson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SahoSvAAbH4 Trailer for Star 80: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tb7WdswtuOo 'The Invisible Woman' - The 'You Must Remember This' series on Polly Platt, the extremely talented first wife of Peter Bogdanavich: http://www.youmustrememberthispodcast.com/episodes/2020/7/pollyplattarchive28 If today's episode was difficult for you, please reach out to: Lifeline: https://www.lifeline.org.au/ Beyond Blue: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/ If you need domestic violence support, you can anonymously contact 1800 RESPECT: https://1800respect.org.au/ Get tickets to the Just The Gist Live show! https://moretalent.com.au/tours/just-the-gist/ Follow us on Insta! @JustTheGistPodcast @RosieWaterland @JacobWilliamStanley Email us your suGISTionsfirstname.lastname@example.org See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Today on the Rarified Heir Podcast we are talking to Ann Marie Snyder, daughter of journalist, news anchor and talk show host Tom Snyder who will soon be the topic of a documentary of his life, called Tom Who? Known primarily as the host of his late night program, The Tomorrow Show in the 1970s and his Late, Late Show with Tom Snyder in the 1990s, Tom Snyder was a charismatic, deep-thinking, irreverent and ethical personality who pioneered the long form, single subject interview on American television beginning in the early 1970s. Unlike say Johnny Carson or Merv Griffin (or even Steve Allen or Ernie Kovacs), Snyder considered himself a journalist first. His interviews with everyone from Charles Manson to John Lennon, Johnny Rotten, Kiss, Henry Miller and Howard Stern were either casual conversations you could slip into like a soft pair of slippers or occasionally cantankerous affairs, usually done with a cigarette in hand and a hearty laugh. Snyder loved his audience and his audience loved him. Frequent call-in guests to his three-hour radio show in the 1980s were Sherman Helmsley, Robert Blake and some guy from Indiana who turned out to be David Letterman. We talk to Ann Marie about her dad and we hear stories about everything from how she was forbidden to visit the 9th floor where Saturday Night Life taped at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, how her dad and Neil Young bonded over their mutual love of Lionel Trains and how her dad refused to allow her to see Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers at Madison Square Garden when guest and original Tom Petty drummer Stand Lynch gave Ann Marie two tickets and use of the band limo to the gig at age 15.It's a great conversation with Ann Marie as we talk about her dad, who hated network interference, loved a stiff drink and was quite possibly the Godfather of the podcast as we know it today. And so as Tom might say, "Fire up a colortini, sit back, relax, and watch the pictures, now, as they fly through the air." This is the Rarified Heir Podcast.
John Ealer, Executive Producer/Director, joins the podcast to discuss his CNN Original (now on HBO Max) documentary, "The Story of Late Night." John and Ben talk about the history of late-night television, the rise of Johnny Carson, network/host beef, under appreciated talent like Arsenio Hall & Wanda Sykes, the origin of The Tonight Show, hosts finding their footing in a ratings-driven environment, and more! Make sure to follow @bennakhaima to stay up to date. Visit FullDisclosureWithBen.com to listen to every episode of the podcast. Subscribe to the podcast via: Apple Podcasts Spotify Stitcher Google Android
RUSH: Grab audio sound bite number three. The TNT network does television coverage of the NBA. Now, we all know what's happened to late-night comedy. It doesn't exist anymore. There isn't any. Late-night comedy has become left-wing agenda-driven anger and hate. Rather than looking for laughs from their audiences, late-night comics and stand-up comics are seeking applause for when they themselves endeavor to start getting into the hate game. The hatred of Donald Trump, the hatred of Republicans, the hatred of conservatives. Well, this has left a void. There isn't any humor? There isn't any professional humor. I think it's an amazing thing (chuckling) what Donald Trump has done. Look at all of the industries that he literally is doing great damage to. Late-night comics? I mean, these are the people that inherited the mantle and the role of Johnny Carson, David Letterman and all those? https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2019/02/22/chuck-barkley-brings-back-late-night-comedy/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
This Week On Talking Junk We Sit Down With Terry Rich ... Terry Rich is a successful CEO and President of 25 years who loves to engage and entertain audiences across the globe. Oh, and he led the team that busted the largest lottery fraud in U.S. history, was a guest on Johnny Carson's “Tonight Show”, ran a zoo and gave away $1 Billion. So Come Join Us And Find Out How Terry Went From Corporate CEO To Busting The Largest Lottery Fraud In US History .... As Always If Missed It You Can Catch These Live Podcasts Every Week, Just Click The Link To Find The Viewing Platform Of Your Choice And Subscribe For Immediate Talking Junk And BreakRoom Updates https://linktr.ee/TalkingJunkNetwork #lottery #lotto #lotterywinner #money #follow #poker #jackpot #winner #casino #win #love #lotteryticket #talkingjunknetwork #powerball #usa #megamillions #lucky #livecasino #dinahjane #crypto #entrepreneur #judionline #bet #financialfreedom #meme #flipcash #cashflip #quickcash #legitcash #talkingjunkthepodcast --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/talking-junk/message
In Breaking Walls episode 122 we spend the holidays in the old west with Jimmy Stewart, director Jack Johnstone, and The Six Shooter. —————————— Highlights: • Jack Johnstone's Early Radio Career • The State of Network Radio in December of 1953 • James Stewart on the Hollywood Star Playhouse • The Six Shooter Launches • A Pressing Engagement • The Radio Industry - More Than Kin • Britt Ponsett's Christmas Carol • Britt Ponsett Rides Off Into the Sunset • Looking Ahead of January 1954 —————————— The WallBreakers: http://thewallbreakers.com Subscribe to Breaking Walls everywhere you get your podcasts. To support the show: http://patreon.com/TheWallBreakers —————————— The reading material used in today's episode was: • On the Air - By John Dunning • Radio Rides The Range: A Reference Guide to Western Drama on the Air — by Jack French and David S. Siegel • Network Radio Ratings — By Jim Ramsburg As well as articles from • The Los Angeles Times —————————— On the interview front: • Dick Beals, Virginia Gregg, and Herb Vigran spoke to Chuck Schaden. Hear their full chats at SpeakingOfRadio.com. • Parley Baer, Harry Bartell, Sam Edwards, Jack Johnstone, Marvin Miller and Vic Perrin were with SPERDVAC. For more information, go to SPERDVAC.com. • Art Linkletter spoke with John Gassman. • Jimmy Stewart was with Larry King and Johnny Carson. —————————— Selected music featured in today's episode was: • Somewhere in My Memory and Star of Bethlehem — By John Williams • The Klezmer's Wedding — By André Moisan • Highland Lament — By The Corries • Sonata No. 1 for Violin, Opus 13: I. Molto Moderato — Played by Michael Davis —————————— A special thank you to Ted Davenport, Jerry Haendiges, and Gordon Skene. For Ted go to RadioMemories.com, for Jerry, visit OTRSite.com, and for Gordon, please go to PastDaily.com. —————————— Thank you to: Tony Adams Steven Allmon Orson Orsen Chandler Phil Erickson Briana Isaac Thomas M. Joyce Ryan Kramer Gary Mollica Barry Nadler Christian Neuhaus Aimee Pavy Chris Pilkington —————————— WallBreakers Links: Patreon - patreon.com/thewallbreakers Social Media - @TheWallBreakers
It costs a lot to run a small business in New York City, which can be a conundrum for a mission-driven business like School For The Dogs. Annie talks about some of the ways that she and Kate have worked to offer services and goods at prices that can make "Good Dog Training" accessible to everyone, and what it means to "shop small" in a world when the little guys are selling products that can so often be purchased at big-box stores or on Amazon. Listen up for information on SFTD's Black Friday sale -- including an exclusive discount for podcast listeners interested in on-demand courses. Annie also talks about the School For The Dogs Scholarship Fund, and mentions a special gift all donors to the fund will be offered between now and the end of the year. Lastly: She shares a poem written and read by the late Jimmy Stewart, about loving, and losing a cherished canine best friend. Mentioned in this episode: Our online shop: http://storeforthedogs.com The Revol crate by Diggs! The price of this crate will be going up by A LOT next week, so this is the time to purchase one! https://storeforthedogs.com/products/the-revol-dog-crate On demand courses: http://schoolforthedogs.com/courses School For The Dogs Scholarship Fund: http://schoolforthedogs.com/fund Photo of our mosaic by Jim Power: https://share.icloud.com/photos/07ATkMopdE8n7Zb2Jl6knpC5w. Learn More about Jim Power and our mosaic: https://schoolforthedogs.wistia.com/medias/2luqc0zxwi Last week's episode: https://anchor.fm/dogs/episodes/On-being-a-dog-run-snob--Also-The-case-for-spending-money-on-pets--and-how-to-help-your-dog-have-a-good-Thanksgiving-Hint-Be-your-dogs-advocate-e1ahqjo School Yard: https://www.schoolforthedogs.com/services/school-yard/ School Yard's NY Times mention: The New York Times: Does Your Dog Deserve a Private Park https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/17/style/private-dog-parks-new-york-city.html Jimmy Stewart reading his poem to Johnny Carson in 1981: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwGnCIdHQH0 Follow School For The Dogs on Instagram: http://instagram.com/schoolforthedogs Follow Annie on Instagram: http://instagram.com/annie.grossman
John Roarke and I discussed early impressionists; Vaughn Meader; audio taping impressions off TV; his stand up act; old vs. young Groucho; getting Fridays; playing Woody Allen in his first sketch; how voices stay in your head and supplant your voice; "Diner of the Living Dead"; "Brotherhood of Men Who Hum Between Words"; his Reagan; Johnny Carson wants his wig when Fridays is cancelled; Three Stooges on Drugs; "A Night in Teheran"; "Road to El Salvador"; "Star Wars Memories"; musical guests; Peter Fonda; Ruth Buzzi; guest hosts; having enough material to withstand the 1981 writer's strike; Dick Ebersol tries to poach the cast; "Ronnie Horror Picture Show"; tape trading episodes vs. Shout Factory release; my crew jacket; "Altered Statesman"; his Bob Hope; riffing with Dave Thomas; Johnny Carson impersonations; Out of This World; DC Follies; Off the Wall; Naked Gun 2 1/2; corporate shows; retirement --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Victoria Jackson has a few stories about Johnny Carson and her 20 appearances on The Tonight Show; plus, takes a very serious and personal look at the subject of passing away. (Encore Presentation) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 198- Dom Irrera!!! Dom is a comedy legend! His resume is quite impressive having several appearances on both the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson as well as Joe Rogan's Podcast and every other talk show. He's also had guests spots on Seinfeld, King of Queens, Everybody Loves Raymond and many other shows, as well as a role in The Big Lebowski. Younger folks know him as the voice of Ernie Potts on Hey Arnold. He's got lots of great stories to tell!!! 00:00 - Intro01:27 - Arizona Comedy Clubs02:37 - Settings to do Comedy & Cher04:28 - Choosing Stand Up Over TV Career 05:31 - Segregation in South Philly 06:46 - Stand Up, Improv & SNL 10:40 - Stand Up Style, Dave Chapelle & Offended 13:46 - International Shows 15:13 - Top 100 Comedians 16:00 - Different L.A. Comedy Clubs 18:17 - Bill Burr & Comedian Friends 21:27 - Comedy Scene Now 22:45 - Joe Rogan Podcast Growth23:30 - Larry David & Seinfeld 26:55 - Sitcoms & Friends 28:45 - Working as a Teacher 29:30 - The Big Lebowski & Cohen Brothers31:35 - "I'm Dying Up Here" 33:03 - Voiceover Work & "Hey Arnold" 34:40 - James the Second & Jeremy Hotz36:45 - The Tonight Show, Gary Shandling & Tom Petty 38:24 - Bruce Willis & Nathan Lane 40:01 - Joe Rogan & Weed 41:38 - Drinking & Hangovers 42:35 - Dom Irrera's Podcast & Bill Burr46:00 - Comedy Cellar 46:47 - Helping Young Comedians 48:22 - Charity & Seeing People Love Each Other 50:00 - Wrap Up Dom Irrera website:https://www.domirrera.com/index.htmlChuck Shute website:http://chuckshute.comSupport the show (https://venmo.com/Chuck-Shute)
Comedian Stephen Sorrentino has brought audiences to hysterics with his quick-witted humor, incredible singing voice, and spot-on mimicry throughout his career. Sorrentino is a true showman known as a comedian, singer, and impressionist, all rolled into one. Hailed by Variety for his “hilarious, show-stealing gusto,” Sorrentino has shared the stage with superstars such as Patti LaBelle, Dennis Miller, Dana Carvey, and the legendary Debbie Reynolds. However, as a 3rd generations showbusiness professional, this Long Islandnative always knew that he wanted to pursue a career in music and theatre, learning to play piano, sax, flute, and guitar at a young age. Stephen first stepped on stage at the age of 5 by introducing his grandfather and singing an Irish duet. By the sixth grade, he was doing mock “Tonight Shows,” where a friend would play Johnny Carson, and the young Sorrentino would portray all the other guest stars on the show.Sorrentino was involved in musical theatre during high school and college and began musical composition, eventually landing a publishing deal with Famous Music /Paramount, signing recording contracts. At Paramount, he realized that his cousin was “The Boss” himself: Bruce Springsteen. After a subsequent record release, Sorrentino formed a groundbreaking tribute act, eventually touring 25 countries and 43 states, performing for Disney, Dick Clark, and Legends in Concert, making him the # 1 Elton John impersonator in the world.While performing in Atlantic City, Sorrentino was cast in his first of 21 film roles, as a Mafia boss/drag queen in the cult hit comedy, Homo Heights (a comedy), also stars literary and film icon Quentin Crisp and actress lea Delaria (Orange is the new Black) Following the film, he studied at The Second City, with Martin de Maat, one of the most respected teachers of improvisational theatre. Since then, Sorrentino has starred in several award-winning independent films for Showtime, sitcoms for FOX and NBC, and appearances on “America's Most Wanted,” “7 Days,” and “The Jimmy Kimmel Show.” After several appearances on “Hollywood Squares,” dozens of radio and TV talk shows, and more than 50 TV commercials, Sorrentino decided it was time to create his show, Voices in My Head. Voices features 14-cast members and has toured the United States, enjoyed successful runs at the Riviera and Paris hotels in Las Vegas, and Atlantic City's Tropicana, receiving rave reviews in every venue. Sorrentino has also appeared in the History Channel's “Only In America,” with Larry The Cable Guy, touring Europe to sell houses for six straight months.Sorrentino has received the distinguished honor of being named “Male Impressionist of the Year” by the International Guild of Celebrity Impersonators and Tribute Acts (IGCITA) for three years in a row and won Best Actor in the 48-hour film competition for "The Industry."Recently, Sorrentino has broadened his horizons to return to his roots in musical theater and included a two-month run as Mr. Bumble in the Musical OLIVER and played five roles in ANNIE production with "All in the Family "star Sally Struthers.
It's all about personalities and conversations today! The boys, along with Turkish Delight Koray, discuss hosts of late night talk shows on this draft episode. Ryan is judge and has come up with five categories that Nick, Ben, and Koray will draft talk show hosts for: best overall, funniest, best at social commentary, best at interviewing, and wildcard. Discussion points include: fear, Clueless Gamer, Johnny Carson, shock jocks, The BeeGees, poolside chats, Jerry Springer, Between Two Ferns, holocaust deniers, Jimmy Fallon, Magic Johnson, Chevy Chase, Taskmaster, Australians, and casting couches.
Tommy Harden has been in Nashville since the early 90's. The first gig he landed was 4 months after moving to town with the Grammy award winning Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers. He then went on to tour with Ricky Skaggs, playing drums in the coveted Kentucky Thunder band as well as touring with Reba McEntire for 14 years. Tommy has played on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, David Letterman, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Oprah, The View, Regis and Kelly, and many others. He has performed at the White House, the Kennedy Center, and the Capitol for the 4th of July, and has played in every state in the nation, in arenas and amphitheaters all over the country. Since getting off the road full time in the mid 90's, Tommy pursued studio work, where he became a top call, ‘A' list studio drummer. He played on hundreds of recordings for artists such as Alan Jackson, Reba McEntire, Big and Rich, Waylon Jennings, Jessica Simpson, and has been on number one hits for Justin Moore, Dustin Lynch, and James Otto. Since 1997, he has played on an estimated 5,000-7,000 sessions. Tommy was featured playing drums in the movie ‘Muscle Shoals', playing for Rick Hall and Candi Staton. He fronts his own band, Lost Hollow with his wife Lorrie. He currently tours with the legendary country band Alabama. Tommy has a studio at his house called Tommy's Dungeon, where he does drum tracks for clients all over the world, produces, and writes songs. In this episode, Tommy talks about: His home studio and the build of his drum room Recording and performing hacks His duo: Lost Hollow Playing for the song A look behind the scenes when recording couple #1 hits Changes in the industry that lead to his work with Reba McEntire Touring with Alabama
Hosts: TJ, Jason, & Brandon This week on the show: Segment One: TJ and Jason begin by discussing dietary habits, getting rid of sugar, and Alfredo Sauce should not be overpowered by garlic and onion powder. Jason celebrates his birthday by not getting the dinner he wanted. TJ's looking forward to getting some free time in the next few weeks. Plus, Johnny Carson is, was, and always will be the GOAT and Brandon gets lost on the way to the show. Segment Two: FGS brings us a prisoner who just can't take his cellmate's crap anymore. HOT TAKES pays tribute to the late Dean Stockwell, TJ is proven correct as he provides a long winded rant during the Eternals review, Frankie Piocos stops by to talk about his new album, Into The Ether, and the guys play a round of WHAT HE GONNA SAY - Naked Gun Edition. Segment Three: Brandon tries his best but is his best good enough to unseat TJ as the reigning quiz champ? Find out as REDDIT FUN brings Choose The Land Locked Countries. Plus, an in-depth, PICKS O' THE WEEK featuring Cowboy Bebop. Don't be scared. It's only THE QUAD M SHOW!
To mark the 50th anniversary of the series premiere of "Columbo," Gilbert and Frank are joined by author and pop culture historian David Koenig for a loving look at the iconic show, its mercurial star Peter Falk, its impressive lineup of guest killers and character actors and David's new book, "Shooting Columbo: The Lives and Deaths of TV's Rumpled Detective." Also in this episode: Bing Crosby takes a pass, Eddie Albert speaks his mind Steven Spielberg knocks it out of the park and Larry Cohen signs on as a "murder consultant." PLUS: Vito Scotti! The brilliance of Jack Cassidy! The genius of Levinson & Link! The debacle of "Mrs. Columbo"! Truman Capote "bumps off" Johnny Carson! The boys pick their favorite episode! And David reveals the truth (?) about Danny Kaye and Laurence Olivier! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mike Reiss, of The Simpsons, shares the inspiration as a child that served as the first step in a journey to become one of the most successful TV comedy writers of all time. Mike Reiss and Al Jean (ep 55) together were two of the first writers hired for The Simpsons. Mike Reiss was showrunner w/Al Jean before leaving to create The Critic. Mike discusses his time at Harvard as part of the Harvard Lampoon which led to writing gigs on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, It's Gary Shandling's Show, and Not Necessarily the News. Mike and I discuss the Jewish aspect of The Simpsons. Specifically Krusty the Clown's Orthodox Jewish background and Krusty's father on the show voiced by the late great Jackie Mason. Mike also discusses his book, Springfield Confidential, and his podcast What Am I Doing Here? Mike's podcast showcases highlights from his worldwide traveling adventures. So many stories await you in this episode with the hilarious, Mike Reiss. Our Guest, Mike Reiss https://twitter.com/MikeReissWriter Podcast: https://bleav.com/shows/what-am-i-doing-here-with-mike-reiss/ Springfield Confidential (book): https://www.amazon.com/Springfield-Confidential-Outright-Lifetime-Simpsons/dp/0062748033 https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0718514/ Thank you to Casey Ryan Plott for the awesome voice work! It was excellent! JOIN OUR MAILING LIST! https://jeffisfunny.com/mailing-list/ Buy me a coffee! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/JeffDwoskinShow Jeff Dwoskin Presents: Crossing the Steams: Every Wednesday at 9:30 PM ET we are LIVE discussing the best TV shows to binge-watch. I'm joined by a panel of TV-watching experts. You don't want to miss the fun! (Watch past episodes) Watch Crossing the Steams LIVE: @bigmacher on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigmacher The Jeff Dwoskin Show on YouTube Subscribe to YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/CTSYouTubeSubscribe Hashtag Fun: Jeff dives into recent trends and reads some of his favorite tweets from trending hashtags. The hashtag featured in this episode is #TheSimpsonsASong Social Media: Jeff discusses Twitter's Twitter Blue Featured on the show: Hashtag Game: #TheSimpsonsASong #Game Hosted by: https://twitter.com/MusicalHashtags Follow Hashtag Roundup to tweet along with fun hashtags daily! https://twitter.com/HashtagRoundup Download the Hashtag Roundup app at https://app.hashtagroundup.com/ Follow Jeff Dwoskin: Jeff on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigmacher The Jeff Dwoskin Show: https://twitter.com/JeffDwoskinShow Podcast website: https://jeffisfunny.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/JeffDwoskinShow The Jeff Dwoskin Show is available on Castbox, Podchaser, Humbly, Goodpods, iHeart Radio, Pandora, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Stitcher, and more! Award-winning podcast! Live From Detroit: The Jeff Dwoskin Show: WINNER TOP 25 INDIE PODCASTS 2020 from Indie Pods United! Live From Detroit: The Jeff Dwoskin Show: 1st Annual Snobby Awards: WINNER: Best Comedy Podcast, Best Interview Podcast, and Podcaster of the year! Tweets featured on the show: https://twitter.com/BrandNewMcMann/status/1402346679718891520?s=20 https://twitter.com/keddle01/status/1402346687427846144?s=20 https://twitter.com/Kevin29626836/status/1402348557462654982?s=20 https://twitter.com/CupcakeGirl1444/status/1402349250818813952?s=20 https://twitter.com/marklewis28/status/1402351314592583694?s=20 https://twitter.com/liplett/status/1402351908019392513?s=20 https://twitter.com/eggforbread/status/1402352345967742976?s=20 https://twitter.com/thesiansims/status/1402354265260240896?s=20 https://twitter.com/aeirould/status/1402355630908874756?s=20 https://twitter.com/Karen224/status/1402356939225546754?s=20 https://twitter.com/csrandall87/status/1402357269183008772?s=20 https://twitter.com/GeffGefferson1/status/1402360186010882051?s=20 https://twitter.com/NDivall/status/1402361383421886471?s=20 https://twitter.com/HTXDaniel/status/1402363435371970560?s=20 https://twitter.com/he7ix/status/1402364703838441474?s=20 https://twitter.com/whitney_cat/status/1402367400427786251?s=20 https://twitter.com/crznhwy1/status/1402368688402190340?s=20 https://twitter.com/Minuteman04/status/1402370002238545921?s=20
Tom visits with legendary trumpeter and bandleader Doc Severinsen. The two friends talk about Doc's beginnings on trumpet, early influences, leading the Tonight Show Band with Johnny Carson, and recording the album “Brand New Thing” that Tom produced with Doc.
Some of the dumbest insurrectionists involved in the Jan. 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol are being brought to justice, including realtor Jenna Ryan and the guy known as the “Capitol Rotunda Doobie Smoker.” Then, find out what happens when a Late Show producer sends him mom, Bootsie, to a sex party. Next, iconic actor Jeff Goldblum indulges our host with stories of appearing on “The Tonight Show” and partying at Johnny Carson's house prior to shooting the seminal film, “The Big Chill.” Jeff's show, “The World According to Jeff Goldblum,” is streaming now on Disney+. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The GarrForce welcomes comedian and actor Richard Lewis. Richard is a long-time friend of Garry's, and they'll chat about his upcoming appearance on this Sunday's episode of HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" with Larry David and more. Plus, Richard shared an amazing story from his first apperance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.
Adam welcomes Jennifer Tilly to the podcast at the top of Part 2, and the guys talk about their shared experience on ‘Politically Incorrect' back in 1999. Jennifer also discusses her appearances on Johnny Carson, her relationship with ex-husband and Simpson's co-creator Sam Simon, and the beautiful women on Charlie's Angels. Later, Jennifer recalls her early days of trying to break into Hollywood, and the guys talk about shame, veganism, and working with The Wachowski Siblings. In the last part of the show, Gina reads news story about John Cleese, Paul Rudd, Pete Davidson, Emily Ratajkowski, and a brothel's attempts at administering vaccines. Please support today's sponsors: HyundaiUSA.com Lifelock.com enter ADAM TRICOCatsAndDogs.com BlockTraffik.Org Geico.com
Adam opens today's show talking about his love of the band Lynyrd Skynyrd, and what he learned about the origins of the band's name. Gina then talks about a strange confrontation she had at a Trader Joes. Up next, the guys play a John Candy themed round of the Rotten Tomatoes Game. Before the break, Seggie and Charlie of ‘Straight No Chaser' join the pod to play to discuss becoming a Christmas tradition for lots of families, and to show off some new songs for the crew. Please support today's sponsors: HyundaiUSA.com Lifelock.com enter ADAM TRICOCatsAndDogs.com BlockTraffik.Org Geico.com
Sometimes all that glitters is gold. Actress, dancer, philanthropist, pisser, Ruta Lee, is one bodacious, bawdy broad, absolutely gorgeous, inside and out. This was not the time to be having a bad hair day and wardrobe issues. Sitting across the virtual desk from this stunner I felt like an ill-kempt man. I couldn't take my eyes off the perfectly coiffed and made-up woman whose lipstick never lost its luster through an hour of conversation, whilst mine disappeared faster than Florence Griffith-Joyner at the starting gate. And yet, Ruta, at every turn, was warm, inclusive, and oh so kind to me. Literally giddy with her attention, I consider my ass well kissed. And, what a conversation it 'twas! From her earliest days in Montreal with her adoring Lithuanian parents who sacrificed everything to get their Ruta to Hollywood. Dance lessons, acting classes, and live theatre swiftly led to teenage Ruta being featured on The Burns and Allen Show, The Adventures Superman, to starring in the Academy Award Nominated, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Ruta talked about Frank Sinatra and how he unknowingly led to her casting in Witness for the Prosecution, and then knowingly her starring role opposite him and the rest of the Rat Pack in Sergeants 3. Frank, Dean, Sammy, and Peter, oh my! We got stories! About meeting Marilyn, sitting across the table from Elizabeth Taylor (with whom she later co-starred in Sweet Bird of Youth), Milton Berle, and John Wayne. What a story that is! Meeting Debbie Reynolds with whom she shared 50 years of great friendship and philanthropy. The Thalians, a huge part of both of their lives which has changed more lives than can be counted. Playing charades with Lucy, getting Clint, being adored by George Burns, kissing more Hollywood stars than you can shake a stick at, and getting the reveal on who were two of her favorites. *sigh* We talked Perry Mason, High Rollers, and Alex Trebeck, Match Game, Hollywood Squares, Johnny Carson, leaving us with a tear, yet we barely scratched the Ruta surface. There's a promised Part 2 in both of our futures. As soon as I mentioned her recently dropped memoir, Consider Your Ass Kissed, https://amzn.to/3mB2ZAy she hit it back to me, giving a nod to my, Don't Jump. Generosity seeps from this woman's pores. I can't wait to dive into her juicy tome. What a life she's lived and continues to savor, and wow, can this woman tell a tale. I'll be volunteering at the Ruta Lee fan club, devouring her book, jumping to schedule another sit-down, and, I hope sharing many more moments and belly laughs with this Hollywood glamour puss. Ruta Lee defies age and gravity. I'd kill to have what she's having. Ruta Lee Live on Game Changers with Vicki Abelson Wed, 11/3/21, 5 pm PT, 8 pm ET Streamed Live on my Facebook Replay here: https://bit.ly/2ZPJACWv All BROADcasts, as podcasts, also available on iTunes apple.co/2dj8ld3 Stitcher bit.ly/2h3R1fla tunein bit.ly/2gGeItj Also on iHeartRadio, SoundCloud, Voox, OwlTail, Backtracks, PlayerFM, Himalaya, Podchaser, and Listen Notes Thanks to Rick Smolke of Quik Impressions, the best printers, printing, the best people people-ing. quikimpressions.com Nicole Venables of Ruby Begonia Hair Studio Beauty and Products, for the best dressed. http://www.rubybegoniahairstudio.com/ Blue Microphones and Kevin Walt
He went from hosting Canada's equivalent of the Johnny Carson show to becoming a journalist, a documentary filmmaker, an adviser to two different political parties, and now, a spiritual leader. Ralph Benmergui talks to Steve Paikin about his new book, "I Thought He Was Dead: A Spiritual Memoir." See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In Breaking Walls episode 121, we finish our Americana mini-series by coming home for November's festivities. We'll cheer for the home team, taste the best turkey dressing, and remember what's most important with some of radio's best. —————————— Highlights: • What Can We Be Thankful For? • Thanksgiving with The Answer Man and Radio's Origin • Ken Carpenter and One Man's Family • The Columbia Workshop Relaunches • Hearts in Harmony • Damon Runyon's Football Homecoming • John Brown's Communist Troubles • Thanksgiving with Miss Brooks • Bob Bailey and Let George Do It • Thanksgiving with Ozzie and Harriet • Checking in With Bob and Ray • Have Gun Will Travel • Ending with Jean Shepherd • Looking ahead to December —————————— The WallBreakers: http://thewallbreakers.com Subscribe to Breaking Walls everywhere you get your podcasts. To support the show: http://patreon.com/TheWallBreakers —————————— The reading material used in today's episode was: • On the Air - By John Dunning • Network Radio Ratings — By Jim Ramsburg —————————— On the interview front: • Eve Arden, Ken Carpenter, Norman Corwin, Gale Gordon, Virginia Gregg, Gloria McMillan, Carlton E. Morse and Janet Waldo spoke to Chuck Schaden. Hear their full chats at SpeakingOfRadio.com. • Eve Arden, Roberta Bailey-Goodwin and Dick Joy, spoke with John Dunning for his 71KNUS program from Denver. • John Dehner spoke to SPERDVAC. For more information, go to SPERDVAC.com. • John Dehner also spoke with Neil Ross for KMPC and John Hickman of WAMU. • Ozzie Nelson spoke with Johnny Carson and James Day. • Frank Stanton spoke with CBS for their 50th Anniversary in 1977 • William Paley spoke while receiving an award on November 20th, 1958. —————————— Selected music featured in today's episode was: • Thanksgiving and Joy — By George Winston • The Holly and the Ivy — By Velvet & Voices • Simple Gifts, Pachelbel's Canon, and Autumn Stars — By Michael Silverman • The Pavane — By Steve Erquiaga —————————— Special thanks to: The Fireside Mystery Theatre https://www.firesidemysterytheatre.com/ The Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society https://www.ghoulishdelights.com/ Twelve Chimes, It's Midnight https://www.twelvechimesradio.com/ —————————— Subscribe to Burning Gotham—the new audio drama set in 1835 New York City. It's available everywhere you get your podcasts and at BurningGotham.com. —————————— A special thank you to Ted Davenport, Jerry Haendiges, and Gordon Skene. For Ted go to RadioMemories.com, for Jerry, visit OTRSite.com, and for Gordon, please go to PastDaily.com. —————————— Thank you to: Tony Adams Steven Allmon Orson Orsen Chandler Phil Erickson Briana Isaac Thomas M. Joyce Ryan Kramer Gary Mollica Barry Nadler Christian Neuhaus Aimee Pavy Chris Pilkington —————————— WallBreakers Links: Patreon - patreon.com/thewallbreakers Social Media - @TheWallBreakers
Episode 212: Speaker, author, and CEO Terry Rich talks about the largest lottery fraud in U.S. history, guesting on Johnny Carson's “Tonight Show”, running a zoo, and giving away $1 Billion dollars. Guest Biography Terry Rich is a successful CEO and President of 25 years who loves to engage and entertain audiences across the globe. During his appointment by three Governors, his leadership increased lottery sales and profits by 50%. He also led the Blank Park Zoo to profitability from a $600,000 deficit while positioning it as the second largest attended attraction in the state. But his national insight on business, banking, gaming, TV production, marketing and PR led him to success in his professional career and to his passion for public speaking. Oh, and he's also given away over $1 billion. Recently, Terry headed the team that cracked the largest lottery fraud in US history. During the investigation, Terry oversaw day-to-day operations while considering long-term consequences, adapting quickly to change, and delivering on promises. Before that, he started four successful entrepreneurial businesses, and has numerous national media appearances including ABC, NBC, HBO, CBS, 20/20, CNN, CNBC, USA Today, and The New York Times; a movie host on Starz!; and appeared as a panel guest on the "Tonight Show". He's a disruptive innovator and entrepreneur with a drive for integrity and honesty. He's worked in the trenches, survived new business trends, and had success with generational changes. Terry's keynotes are energetic, motivating, and perfect for an early morning, lunch, or after dinner presentation. Terry Rich has authored two books: The $80 Billion Gamble and Dare to Dream, Dare to Act. In this episode, you'll learn: How Terry went from modest farm kid to making more money than he ever imagined by the age of 40. Creating a company culture where all employees feel welcome to share innovative ideas. A happiness tip that Terry got from Shark Tank's Daymond John. Show notes: http://www.inspiredmoney.fm/212 Find more from our guest: www.terryspeaks.com www.facebook.com Twitter LinkedIn Mentioned in this episode: Entertainer Bill Riley, Sr. John Malone Blank Park Zoo Iowa Lottery Daymond John Books The $80 Billion Gamble: The Inside Story of How a Suspicious Ticket, Hot Dogs and Bigfoot Foiled the Biggest Lottery Fraud in U.S. History by Terry Rich Dare to Dream, Dare to Act: Unlock Your Ideas to Greater Success by Terry Rich Thanks for Listening! To share your thoughts: Leave a note in the comment section below. Share this show on Twitter or Facebook. Join us at the Inspired Money Makers groups at facebook and LinkedIn To help out the show: Leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts, Podchaser.com, or wherever you listen. Your ratings and reviews really help, and I read each one. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts and YouTube.
Welcome to October 23, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate a confusing dessert and a talk show legend. You may be confused when you order Boston Cream Pie and end up with a piece of cake. Hardly anyone is disappointed, however, by the buttery layers of sponge cake, paired with pastry cream and a shiny coat of chocolate. At the time the dessert was created, cakes and pies were baked in the same pans. Thus, their names became interchangeable. This cake was the invention of a French pastry chef at the Parker House Hotel in Boston in the late 1800s. What landed it on the map was the accessibility of a new ingredient: baking chocolate. Just about anything topped with melted chocolate was bound to be a hit! It became the official dessert of Massachusetts in 1996. On National Boston Cream Pie Day, celebrate the sweet dilemma of the dessert with an identity crisis. Today there are many choices for watching TV late into the night. But for decades, the only show on air after the late news was The Tonight Show. It was so popular that a standup comedian's appearance on the show could make or break their career. If host Johnny Carson asked a comedian to sit on the couch to talk… Well, that was being anointed for greatness. Some of the comics who were chosen include Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen Degeneres, and Eddie Murphy. So it's safe to say that Mr. Carson knew what he was doing. On National TV Talk Show Host Day we celebrate an entertainer and a comedy kingmaker. I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This Delicious Dessert Has An Identity Crisis. Welcome to October 23, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate a confusing dessert and a talk show legend. You may be confused when you order Boston Cream Pie and end up with a piece of cake. Hardly anyone is disappointed, however, by the buttery layers of sponge cake, paired with pastry cream and a shiny coat of chocolate. At the time the dessert was created, cakes and pies were baked in the same pans. Thus, their names became interchangeable. This cake was the invention of a French pastry chef at the Parker House Hotel in Boston in the late 1800s. What landed it on the map was the accessibility of a new ingredient: baking chocolate. Just about anything topped with melted chocolate was bound to be a hit! It became the official dessert of Massachusetts in 1996. On National Boston Cream Pie Day, celebrate the sweet dilemma of the dessert with an identity crisis. Today there are many choices for watching TV late into the night. But for decades, the only show on air after the late news was The Tonight Show. It was so popular that a standup comedian's appearance on the show could make or break their career. If host Johnny Carson asked a comedian to sit on the couch to talk… Well, that was being anointed for greatness. Some of the comics who were chosen include Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen Degeneres, and Eddie Murphy. So it's safe to say that Mr. Carson knew what he was doing. On National TV Talk Show Host Day we celebrate an entertainer and a comedy kingmaker. I'm Anna Devere and I'm Marlo Anderson. Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day.
Conversation #186, recorded on October 18, 2021. Ritch Shydner has a long history in the stand-up comedy game, appearing on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show and the early days of David Letterman. He's gone on to be a prolific comedy writer, working with Jeff Foxworthy, Jay Leno, Bill Maher, Roseanne and even Norm MacDonald. His return to stand-up was charted in the 2010 documentary I AM COMIC, and he helped compile great stories of the road in the essential comedy text I KILLED. Now he's putting his mind for comedy history to good use with his new one-man show A HISTORY OF STAND-UP COMEDY FROM THE CIVIL WAR TO TODAY: 160 Years of Standup in 90 Minutes. This one-of-a-kind crash course in comedy is a link to the past of the an art form that has never been popular and somehow not often understood. He's got shows at Yard Theatre on Melrose in LA on Oct 21 and 22, and will be booking more events across the country in late 2021. Hail Satire! is hosted and produced by Vic Shuttee. Further credits at hailsatire.com - Big thanks to Robert Price for our original theme music, Pin Lim for photography and Brendon Duran for the Hail Satire! logo design.
Johnny Carson, Bette Midler, Luke Perry, Hugh Hefner and Red Hot Chili Peppers come to the rescue after Krusty the Klown is . . . kanceled. Why? ``Gabbo,'' a multitalented dummy, (``I can do the Hully Gully; I can imitate Vin Scully!'') takes Springfield by storm with his ``bad widdle boy'' persona. Even Itchy and Scratchy defect to the newcomer. But Bart and Lisa mobilize some of Krusty's celebrity pals (although Elizabeth Taylor passes) for an entertainment extravaganze, the . --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thesimpsonsguy/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thesimpsonsguy/support
Another Re-Creation of an episode that we have never brought to you before from the script that still exists thought the show doesn't. I hope you enjoy it plus the second episode in the 1951-1952 Phil Harris and Alice Faye season, and the Season Premiere of the 1941-1942 season with Mary telling the rose story to Johnny Carson.
Multi-Award winning Broadway illusionist, Joseph Gabriel, single-handedly changed the face of magic with his iconic sleight-of-hand performance when he appeared on “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson” for the first time. Joseph is known for his signature style of producing various exotic birds and is equally adept at large-scale illusions, mentalism, and comedy audience participation. Soon after his appearance on “The Tonight Show”, Joseph began headlining in lavish Las Vegas review shows, such as the “Lido de Paris” at the Stardust Hotel and “City Lites” at the Flamingo where he headlined for nine years. View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize In this week's episode, Joseph talks about the importance of “being so good, they can't ignore you,” to quote Steve Martin. He has developed his own style of performing and talks about his journey where good things in his career kept happening, including his two year association with the Peruvian legend, Richiardi. In addition to his work with birds, he is also an accomplished artist and maker/performer of marionettes. This week in magic, one of the highlights in our community was the “Las Vegas wedding of year” of Murray Sawchuck and Dani Elizabeth.Download this podcast in an MP3 file by Clicking Here and then right click to save the file. You can also subscribe to the RSS feed by Clicking Here. You can download or listen to the podcast through Stitcher by Clicking Here or through FeedPress by Clicking Here or through Tunein.com by Clicking Here or through iHeart Radio by Clicking Here..If you have a Spotify account, then you can also hear us through that app, too. You can also listen through your Amazon Alexa and Google Home devices. Remember, you can download it through the iTunes store, too. See the preview page by Clicking Here
This week Ken welcomes writer, and author of the new book Poe for your Problems: Uncommon Advice from History's Least Likely Self-Help Guru, Catherine Baab-Muguira. Ken and Cat discuss Richmond, VA, Avail, the psychic prison of High School, Edgar Allan Poe, laying claim to Poe, the Mid-Atlantic, HP Lovecraft, how Poe set the structure for horror, mystery and detective stories, why it's always an orangutan, Halloween 1996, not seeing Flashdance until you were 32, growing up in a conservative Catholic household, very strict parents, RL Stein, Christopher Pike, the loophole of novelizations, the best kids shows for 1996, Superman The Animated Series, your older sister having cool taste, going to rock shows with your Catholic priest brother, Firefighting vampires, Backdraft, MTV's Baywatch Beach House, My Bloody Valentine, The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror, the weirdness of Rhode Island, pizza strips, how the songs of Sting can turn the tide on an uncomfortable made for TV movie, living in LA, Melrose Place, not visiting DC, Ken's "environmental camp" experience, skunk cabbage, the adult acting choices of The B.A.G., sleeping with teachers, ripped from the headlines, the bad season of Roseanne, AbFab, evil nannies, sexy women who are actually a tree, how children are terrifying, A Return to Salem's Lot, Sam Fuller, Townies, Molly Ringwald, explaining Gumby, taking railway journeys, full sized bars on Halloween, riding the rails with Buck Henry, Dracula Prince of Darkness, Hammer films, the Halloween ER, how "Maniac" inspired the song Maniac from Flashdance, offensive Halloween costumes due to lack of funds, GI Joes and Barbies in cars, disjointed high camp vanity productions, Johnny Carson's quiet acts of kindness, how Star Wars is over, re-watching the Office, and singing the praises of Zootopia.
Longtime gaming executive and consultant Ed Nigro was in the middle of the battle between Wayne Newton and Johnny Carson to buy the Aladdin Hotel after the mob was kicked out. Nigro was appointed to manage the Aladdin until it could be sold to reputable buyers, and then partnered with Carson in his bid to take over the Aladdin. In this season-ending forum at The Mob Museum, Nigro joins Season 2 host Jeff German and former Gov. Robert List in a discussion about the Aladdin's troubles under the control of the mob and how the state and the courts dealt with it. Nigro also provides a revealing look behind the scenes of the high-stakes battle between Carson and Newton.
Busy & Caissie are doing their best, but, not gonna lie, it's been a rough several days…in our world, in our country and in Busy's flooded basement. However, this episode's guest appearance is rare and special. Once in a lifetime, really. This week marks 7 years since Joan Rivers has been gone and, by chance, Caissie recently found a long-lost interview she recorded with Joan, her friend and mentor and colleague, ten years ago, in 2011. In it, she discusses some pretty important pivots, which is prophetic considering this podcast wasn't even conceived yet. Joan discusses her feud with Johnny Carson, what she really thought of Donald Trump's Presidential aspirations at that time, who her celebrity BFFS are and who wrote the note she carried around in her bra for years. It's pretty magical to hear from her again. (Thank you to Melissa Rivers for giving her blessing to publish this recording.) SPONSORS: OliveandJune.com promo code: BEST for 20% off your 1st mani system Sakara.com/BUSY for 20% off your 1st order Girlfriend.com/BEST for $25 off orders of $100 or more for 1st time customers Wondrium.com/BEST for a free one month trial with unlimited access VizzyHardSeltzer.com/BUSY ForiaWellness.com/BEST for 20% off your first order