Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast

Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast

Comedian and actor Gilbert Gottfried, a man Stephen King once called “a national treasure,” talks with the show business legends, icons and behind-the-scenes talents who shaped his childhood and influenced his comedy. Along with co-host and fellow pop culture fanatic Frank Santopadre, Gilbert is joined by comics, actors, musicians, talk show hosts, writers and other eyewitnesses to Hollywood history, including Bruce Dern, Chevy Chase, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Adam West, Steve Buscemi, Micky Dolenz, Jim Gaffigan, Judd Apatow and DOZENS more, for a funny, frenetic, fly-on-the-wall look at showbiz then and now (but mostly then.) Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast was named "Best Podcast of 2015" by the Village Voice and one of iTunes' "Best of 2014." It has been featured in Rolling Stone, Wired and the Los Angeles Times.... Show More

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July 6, 2020 92 min
In a rebroadcast of a classic episode from 2017, Gilbert and Frank welcome one of their comedy heroes, writer-actor-director Carl Reiner, who looks back on his earliest years in the business, shares his admiration for Steve Allen, Sid Caesar and Dick Van Dyke and discusses his film collaborations ("The Jerk," "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid") with Steve Martin. Also, Gilbert and Carl roast Joan Rivers, Ruth Gordon to...
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June 29, 2020 107 min
In one of GGACP's funniest shows to date, comedian and Emmy-winning actor Brad Garrett visits with Gilbert and Frank to talk about the camaraderie of Golden Age comedians, the strange appeal of the "Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts," the comedic genius of Martin Mull and Fred Willard and the challenges of portraying his longtime hero, Jackie Gleason. Also, Sammy Davis buys a soda, Liza Minnelli sheds a tear, Gilbert plays t...
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June 22, 2020 98 min
To celebrate both Father's Day and the 100th anniversary of Walter Matthau's birth, Gilbert and Frank are joined by actor-musician Chris Lemmon and producer-director Charlie Matthau for a loving look at the lives and careers of one of cinema's legendary comedy teams, Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. Also: Jerry Lewis turns down "Some Like it Hot," Red Skelton passes on "The Sunshine Boys," Walter "com...
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June 15, 2020 101 min
Gilbert and Frank chat with Oscar- and Emmy-nominated producer, director and actor Bob Balaban about his family's history in the movie theater business, his affection for horror films, his transition from acting to directing and his admiration for colleagues Wes Anderson, Christopher Guest and Steven Spielberg. Also, Orson Welles inspires fear, Robert Altman tackles a whodunit, Bill Murray perfects his short game and Bob "a...
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"Airplane!" stars Julie Hagerty and Robert Hays join Gilbert and Frank to celebrate the film's 40th anniversary and to share backstage secrets and stories behind one of the most original and quotable movies of all time. Also, Lloyd Bridges goes for broke, Leslie Nielsen pranks the cast, Peter Graves frightens small children and Robert Stack does John Byner doing Robert Stack. PLUS: "Zero Hour!"! "Lost in Ame...
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June 1, 2020 96 min
Gilbert and Frank welcome former cinematographer and award-winning director and producer Barry Sonnenfeld for an uncensored, laugh-filled conversation about directing temperamental actors, distrusting optimism, respecting movie audiences, helming "The Addams Family" and "Get Shorty" and writing his new memoir, "Barry Sonnenfeld, Call Your Mother." Also, George C. Scott pushes the envelope, Gene Hackman grows...
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May 25, 2020 95 min
Rock icon and former Styx frontman DENNIS DeYOUNG joins Gilbert and Frank from his home in Chicago to talk about the birth of the Beatles, the death of rock n' roll, opening for Stevie Wonder and Frank Zappa and teaming with Julian Lennon for his new album "26 East, Volume One." Also, Dean Martin mocks the Stones, Alice Cooper pulls out all the stops, Eric Cartman covers "Come Sail Away" and Dennis reveals the b...
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May 18, 2020 89 min
Emmy-winning actress Carol Kane joins Gilbert and Frank to talk about the cinema of the 1970s, Oscar acceptance speeches, the generosity of Jack Nicholson, the inventiveness of Andy Kaufman and her admiration for (and friendship with) the legendary Bette Davis. Also, Bill Murray takes a beating, Mike Nichols performs a magic trick, Gilbert kibitzes with Charles Durning and Carol takes a (career-changing) call from Gene Wilder. PLUS...
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May 11, 2020 97 min
It's Christmas in May as the multi-talented Mario Cantone joins the boys for a special quarantine episode and a wildly entertaining conversation about teen idols, classic game shows, favorite Hitchcock flicks, the versatility of Jack Lemmon and the difference between impressionists and comedian-impressionists. Also, "Mildred Pierce" turns 75, Julia Child fillets the Little Mermaid, Mario hops a flight with Kathleen Turn...
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May 4, 2020 79 min
Actress and activist Amy Yasbeck visits the show to talk about golden age comedians, the directing style of Mel Brooks, working with Gilbert on "Wings" and the "Problem Child" franchise, and the playfulness and generosity of her husband, the late, great John Ritter. Also, Morey Amsterdam sings "Yuk-a-Puk," Gilbert gets nominated for a Razzie, Amy cuts the rug with Leslie Nielsen and Jack Warden changes accen...
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April 27, 2020 92 min
Gilbert and Frank welcome back Emmy-winning comedy writer Alan Zweibel for a freeform discussion about bad reviews, least-loved SNL hosts, feuding celebrity couples, unsung Catskills comedians and Alan's new memoir, "Laugh Lines: My Life Helping Funny People Be Funnier." Also, Gilda Radner struggles with fame, Abe Vigoda plays an eskimo, Alan gets heckled by a young Bill Murray and Frank reveals his favorite "Saturd...
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April 20, 2020 96 min
"Hey now!" Gilbert and Frank welcome Emmy-winning actor Jeffrey Tambor for a hilarious (and heartfelt) conversation about finding joy, avoiding dailies, pursuing authenticity, befriending the late, great Garry Shandling and breathing life into some of television's most indelible characters. Also, Ernest Borgnine inspires, James Mason perspires, Jeffrey gets confused with Elliott Gould and Rod Steiger holds a grudge agai...
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GGACP celebrates its 6th anniversary and the recent release of Episode #300 with PART TWO of a live evening of story and song from New York City's Cutting Room with Mario Cantone, Marilu Henner, Richard Kind, Paul Shaffer and surprise guest performer David Yazbek  -- as well as special guests Susie Essman, Barbara Feldon, Tom Leopold, Jackie Martling, Jeff Ross and Alan Zweibel. Also in this episode: Gilbert and Jeff star in &#...
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Gilbert and Frank celebrate the podcast's 6th anniversary and the recent release of their 300th episode by welcoming returning guests MARIO CANTONE, MARILU HENNER, RICHARD KIND and PAUL SHAFFER (as well as several surprise guests!) for an evening of music and laughter at New York City's Cutting Room. Also in this episode: Forrest Tucker sinks a putt, Irwin Corey eulogizes Soupy Sales, Burt Reynolds throws Johnny Carson off ...
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March 30, 2020 102 min
Tony-winning actor and director Jason Alexander joins Gilbert and Frank for an in-depth conversation about network interference, working with animals, classic "Twilight Zone" episodes, Woody Allen's influence on George Costanza and the impact of "Seinfeld" on popular culture. Also, Robert De Niro yuks it up, Liza Minnelli lends a hand, Jason and Martin Short perform "The Odd Couple" and Gilbert warbles a...
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March 23, 2020 89 min
Gil and Frank welcome a long-sought guest, British Invasion icon Peter Noone for a loose and lighthearted conversation about rock and roll excess, the birth of the Beatles, entertaining the Queen Mum and rubbing shoulders with Bob Dylan, Keith Moon and Elvis Presley (among others). Also, Alice Cooper climbs the charts, Keith Richards lays down the law, Imelda Marcos requests a tune and Herman's Hermits perform "If I Were a ...
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March 16, 2020 99 min
Tony and Oscar-nominated actress (and lifelong Gilbert fan) Amy Ryan drops by the studio to talk about the mastery of Sidney Lumet, the brilliance of Philip Seymour Hoffman, discovering family secrets, perfecting regional accents and portraying Michael Scott's love interest on "The Office." Also, Hugh Hefner hits the town, Clint Eastwood keeps it moving, Albert Brooks stages a "one-man show" and Amy and Gilbert ...
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March 9, 2020 100 min
Gilbert and Frank welcome actor, musician and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Steven Van Zandt for a fun, freewheeling conversation about beloved kiddie show hosts, the glory days of Top 40 radio, the mystique of gangster movies, the Beatles' impact on popular culture and the Rat Pack's "connection" to the E Street Band. Also, Darlene Love mounts a comeback, Little Richard officiates a wedding, Ol' Blue Eyes cover...
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March 2, 2020 94 min
Gilbert and Frank welcome back award-winning illustrator and GGACP fan favorite DREW FRIEDMAN for a riveting conversation about well-endowed comedians, the last days of Mad magazine, the durability of "The Odd Couple" and Drew's latest book, "All the Presidents." Also, Yoko Ono meets the Little Rascals, Uncle Floyd auditions for "Minnie's Boys," Gilbert plays The Great Emancipator and Frank attends a...
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February 24, 2020 95 min
To celebrate the podcast's 300th episode, Frank, aided by questions from callers and an in-studio audience, interviews Gilbert about his 50-year career in the entertainment business, covering his early stand-up days, his brief stints on "Saturday Night Live" and "Thicke of the Night" and his memorable movie roles, including Iago, Sidney Bernstein, Igor Peabody and the unforgettable "Man on Porch." Also, ...
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