Industry Standard w/ Barry Katz

Industry Standard w/ Barry Katz

By Barry Katz

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 reveal the risky decisions they made that led to the most groundbreaking internet, television, radio, music, and film content in the world. Combining humor, insight, and motivation; Katz provides the blueprint for the audience to take their careers to the next tier, while showcasing each guests’ extraordinary journey from humble beginnings to the highest levels in their field.

Episodes

Vir Das (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

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. 
22/05/2049m 50s

Vir Das (Best of, Part 1 of 2)

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. 
20/05/201h 21m

Greg Fitzsimmons (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

GREG FITZSIMMONS is a 4-TIME Emmy Award Winner who is the host of “The Greg Fitzsimmons Show” on Sirius-XM’s Howard 101 and twice a week puts out the hugely popular “FitzDog Radio” podcast. A regular on “Letterman,” “Conan,” “Kimmel,” “Leno,” Greg has also made more than 50 visits to “The Howard Stern Show.” As a writer, Greg worked several years on ”The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “Lucky Louie,” and “Politically Incorrect.” Additionally, he has created and executive produced pilots for VH1 and FX and served as head writer on “The Chelsea Handler Show,” “Tiny Tonight,” and “The Man Show.” A few years ago he released his book, “Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons: Tales of Redemption from an Irish Mailbox” and in 2013 he released his debut album “Life on Stage.” Greg is the winner of “The Jury Award for Best Comedian” from The HBO Comedy Arts Festival and a Cable Ace Award winner For the MTV game show he hosted called “Idiot Savants.” Greg has had multiple appearances on “Louie” on FX, “The Adam Carolla Show,” “The Howard Stern Show,” and “Chelsea Lately.”
16/05/201h 1m

Greg Fitzsimmons (Best of, Part 1 of 2)

GREG FITZSIMMONS is a 4-TIME Emmy Award Winner who is the host of “The Greg Fitzsimmons Show” on Sirius-XM’s Howard 101 and twice a week puts out the hugely popular “FitzDog Radio” podcast. A regular on “Letterman,” “Conan,” “Kimmel,” “Leno,” Greg has also made more than 50 visits to “The Howard Stern Show.” As a writer, Greg worked several years on ”The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “Lucky Louie,” and “Politically Incorrect.” Additionally, he has created and executive produced pilots for VH1 and FX and served as head writer on “The Chelsea Handler Show,” “Tiny Tonight,” and “The Man Show.” A few years ago he released his book, “Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons: Tales of Redemption from an Irish Mailbox” and in 2013 he released his debut album “Life on Stage.” Greg is the winner of “The Jury Award for Best Comedian” from The HBO Comedy Arts Festival and a Cable Ace Award winner For the MTV game show he hosted called “Idiot Savants.” Greg has had multiple appearances on “Louie” on FX, “The Adam Carolla Show,” “The Howard Stern Show,” and “Chelsea Lately.”
13/05/201h 10m

Warren Littlefield (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

WARREN LITTLEFIELD is the founder and president of the Littlefield Company, which represents the latest chapter in his television career. He currently serves as Executive producer on FX's television adaptation of the Academy Award®-winning feature film, "Fargo," alongside Noah Hawley, and Joel and Ethan Cohen. In its first year, "Fargo" won a Peabody, Emmy, Golden Globe, Producers' Guild, and Critics Choice Award for Best Mini-Series. As an Executive and President of NBC Entertainment, succeeding the legendary Brandon Tartikoff, he was involved in green-lighting "The Cosby Show," "Golden Girls," "LF," "Fresh Prince of Bel Air," "Seinfeld," "ER," "Friends," "Frasier," "Mad About You," "Just Shoot Me," "3rd Rock From The Sun," "NewsRadio," "Homicide: Life On The Street," "Law & Order," "Will & Grace," "Providence," "The West Wing," "Law & Order: SVU," and was the driving force behind choosing Leno over Letterman and adding Conan O'Brien to 12:30 AM, which led to 22 years of dominance in Late Night for NBC and over 150 Emmy Awards.
09/05/201h 20m

Warren Littlefield (Best of, Part 1 of 2)

WARREN LITTLEFIELD is the founder and president of the Littlefield Company, which represents the latest chapter in his television career. He currently serves as Executive producer on FX's television adaptation of the Academy Award®-winning feature film, "Fargo," alongside Noah Hawley, and Joel and Ethan Cohen. In its first year, "Fargo" won a Peabody, Emmy, Golden Globe, Producers' Guild, and Critics Choice Award for Best Mini-Series. As an Executive and President of NBC Entertainment, succeeding the legendary Brandon Tartikoff, he was involved in green-lighting "The Cosby Show," "Golden Girls," "LF," "Fresh Prince of Bel Air," "Seinfeld," "ER," "Friends," "Frasier," "Mad About You," "Just Shoot Me," "3rd Rock From The Sun," "NewsRadio," "Homicide: Life On The Street," "Law & Order," "Will & Grace," "Providence," "The West Wing," "Law & Order: SVU," and was the driving force behind choosing Leno over Letterman and adding Conan O'Brien to 12:30 AM, which led to 22 years of dominance in Late Night for NBC and over 150 Emmy Awards.
06/05/2053m 51s

Carol Leifer (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

CAROL LEIFER is a four-time Emmy nominee for her writing on such shows as “Seinfeld,” “Modern Family,” “Saturday Night Live,” “The Larry Sanders Show,” and seven “Academy Awards” telecasts. She has starred in five of her own comedy specials, which have aired on Showtime, HBO, and Comedy Central. Throughout her career she has worked very closely with several of the greatest comedy minds of our generation…including Steve Martin, Gary Shandling, Lorne Michaels, Jerry Seinfeld, and Larry David. Her first book was the national best seller “When You Lie about Your Age, the Terrorists Win.” Carol’s most recent book, “How to Succeed in Business without Really Crying,” is part memoir, part guide to life, featuring a wonderfully funny collection of essays chronicling her three-decade journey through show business, offering valuable lessons for women and men in any profession.
04/05/2043m 39s

Carol Leifer (Best of, Part 1 of 2)

CAROL LEIFER is a four-time Emmy nominee for her writing on such shows as “Seinfeld,” “Modern Family,” “Saturday Night Live,” “The Larry Sanders Show,” and seven “Academy Awards” telecasts. She has starred in five of her own comedy specials, which have aired on Showtime, HBO, and Comedy Central. Throughout her career she has worked very closely with several of the greatest comedy minds of our generation…including Steve Martin, Gary Shandling, Lorne Michaels, Jerry Seinfeld, and Larry David. Her first book was the national best seller “When You Lie about Your Age, the Terrorists Win.” Carol’s most recent book, “How to Succeed in Business without Really Crying,” is part memoir, part guide to life, featuring a wonderfully funny collection of essays chronicling her three-decade journey through show business, offering valuable lessons for women and men in any profession.
29/04/2039m 45s

Kenya Barris (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

Kenya Barris is the creator of the Emmy-nominated series “Black-ish” for ABC (which is loosely based on his own life). In its second season, the show won a Peabody Award as well as an AFI Award, among others. Barris was awarded the Humanitas Prize in 2017 as well as NAACP Image Awards in 2016 and 2017 for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series and a show win for Outstanding Comedy Series for the fourth year in a row. In 2018 Barris premiered the hit spinoff series, “Grown-ish”, starring Yara Shahidi for Freeform. As a writer, Barris has worked on several television shows including: CBS’s “Listen Up,” The CW’s “The Game” and “Girlfriends,” and Fox’s “I Hate My Teenage Daughter”. He has also sold a number of pilots including “America’s Next Top Model,” which he co-created and is currently shown in 49 countries with 21 internationally-formatted offshoots, BET’s “The Start Up,” Hulu’s first half-hour comedy series, “We Got Next,” and most recently, NBC's half-hour comedy, “Bright Futures.” On the feature’s side, he is most recently credited as co-writer for "Barbershop 3: The Next Cut” and the hit comedy, "Girls Trip.” Barris’ upcoming feature titles include a remake of “Son of Shaft”, “Coming to America 2”, and an animated film based on the songs of Bob Marley.
24/04/2049m 6s

Kenya Barris (Best of, Part 1 of 2)

Kenya Barris is the creator of the Emmy-nominated series “Black-ish” for ABC (which is loosely based on his own life). In its second season, the show won a Peabody Award as well as an AFI Award, among others. Barris was awarded the Humanitas Prize in 2017 as well as NAACP Image Awards in 2016 and 2017 for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series and a show win for Outstanding Comedy Series for the fourth year in a row. In 2018 Barris premiered the hit spinoff series, “Grown-ish”, starring Yara Shahidi for Freeform. As a writer, Barris has worked on several television shows including: CBS’s “Listen Up,” The CW’s “The Game” and “Girlfriends,” and Fox’s “I Hate My Teenage Daughter”. He has also sold a number of pilots including “America’s Next Top Model,” which he co-created and is currently shown in 49 countries with 21 internationally-formatted offshoots, BET’s “The Start Up,” Hulu’s first half-hour comedy series, “We Got Next,” and most recently, NBC's half-hour comedy, “Bright Futures.” On the feature’s side, he is most recently credited as co-writer for "Barbershop 3: The Next Cut” and the hit comedy, "Girls Trip.” Barris’ upcoming feature titles include a remake of “Son of Shaft”, “Coming to America 2”, and an animated film based on the songs of Bob Marley.
21/04/2036m 0s

Lee Harvey Oswald's Lover, Judyth Vary Baker, with Bob Dylan's New Music (Part 3 of 3)

LEE HARVEY OSWALD’s girlfriend in 1963, JUDYTH VARY BAKER is an American artist, writer, cancer researcher, and poet who was the lover of the accused assassin in the murder of JFK, which she claims was a CIA/Mafia conspiracy with Oswald being a designated scapegoat. A wizard student with the highest IQ in her class, in 1958, she was introduced to a high-ranking Norwegian geneticist and radiobiologist with CIA ties who had served as a double agent against Hitler. His exploits as a spy fascinated her and he provided her with equipment, and contacts, after she indicated her interest in finding a cure for cancer. Young and impressionable, Judyth saw Fidel Castro as a cruel communist dictator, a threat to national security and the American way of life. Under direction of Alton Ochsner, well connected and funded by right wing politicians and Texan oil barons, she met Oswald for the first time and he took Judyth under his wing, while they were involved in an American top secret plot to kill Castro. Judyth and Lee grew to liking each other, which developed into a powerful working relationship and love affair, even though the both of them were married. 
18/04/2053m 15s

Lee Harvey Oswald's Lover, Judyth Vary Baker, with Bob Dylan's New Music (Part 2 of 3)

LEE HARVEY OSWALD’s girlfriend in 1963, JUDYTH VARY BAKER is an American artist, writer, cancer researcher, and poet who was the lover of the accused assassin in the murder of JFK, which she claims was a CIA/Mafia conspiracy with Oswald being a designated scapegoat. A wizard student with the highest IQ in her class, in 1958, she was introduced to a high-ranking Norwegian geneticist and radiobiologist with CIA ties who had served as a double agent against Hitler. His exploits as a spy fascinated her and he provided her with equipment, and contacts, after she indicated her interest in finding a cure for cancer. Young and impressionable, Judyth saw Fidel Castro as a cruel communist dictator, a threat to national security and the American way of life. Under direction of Alton Ochsner, well connected and funded by right wing politicians and Texan oil barons, she met Oswald for the first time and he took Judyth under his wing, while they were involved in an American top secret plot to kill Castro. Judyth and Lee grew to liking each other, which developed into a powerful working relationship and love affair, even though the both of them were married. 
15/04/2057m 59s

Lee Harvey Oswald's Lover, Judyth Vary Baker, with Bob Dylan's New Music (Part 1 of 3)

LEE HARVEY OSWALD’s girlfriend in 1963, JUDYTH VARY BAKER is an American artist, writer, cancer researcher, and poet who was the lover of the accused assassin in the murder of JFK, which she claims was a CIA/Mafia conspiracy with Oswald being a designated scapegoat. A wizard student with the highest IQ in her class, in 1958, she was introduced to a high-ranking Norwegian geneticist and radiobiologist with CIA ties who had served as a double agent against Hitler. His exploits as a spy fascinated her and he provided her with equipment, and contacts, after she indicated her interest in finding a cure for cancer. Young and impressionable, Judyth saw Fidel Castro as a cruel communist dictator, a threat to national security and the American way of life. Under direction of Alton Ochsner, well connected and funded by right wing politicians and Texan oil barons, she met Oswald for the first time and he took Judyth under his wing, while they were involved in an American top secret plot to kill Castro. Judyth and Lee grew to liking each other, which developed into a powerful working relationship and love affair, even though the both of them were married. 
13/04/2058m 54s

JFK Assassination Expert Zack Shelton with Bob Dylan's New Music

Zack Shelton is a retired FBI SPECIAL AGENT who is considered to be one of a handful of people in the world that is considered to be an expert on the JFK ASSASSINATION. He started his career as a laboratory aid in the FBI in 1970 under the legendary J. Edgar Hoover when he was 20 years old. When Hoover died in 1972, Zack moved up the ranks and became an FBI agent in 1973 after graduating from Loyola University in New Orleans. He spent the next 28 years in Law Enforcement with the FBI, spending much of the 70’s and 80’s working against organized crime in Chicago. Additionally, he is universally considered to be the driving force that put James Files, the only living person in history to admit to killing Kennedy, behind bars. Although retired from the FBI, Shelton is currently the President and Owner of Z. Shelton & Associates, a private investigative firm in Texas and has spent the last twenty years investigating the assassination of JFK, which he continues to this day.
08/04/201h 8m

JFK Assassination Expert Gordon Ferrie with Bob Dylan's New Music

Born in 1941, Gordon Ferrie is a national security and JFK assassination expert. Listen to this new special re-release of his interview with Barry Katz in honor of the release of Bob Dylan's new powerful anthem "A Murder Most Foul."
03/04/201h 24m

JFK Assassination Expert Jim Marrs with Bob Dylan's New Music

Jim Marrs is an American journalist and JFK assassination expert. He has worked for several Texas newspapers, including the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, where, beginning in 1968, he served as police reporter and general assignments reporter covering stories locally, in Europe, and the Middle East. In 1989, his book, "Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy", was published to critical acclaim and reached the New York Times paperback non-fiction best seller list in mid-February 1992. It became a basis for the Oliver Stone film "JFK" where Marrs served as a chief consultant for both the film’s screenplay and production.
31/03/201h 14m

Louie Anderson (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

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.
27/03/2036m 52s

Louie Anderson (Best of, Part 1 of 2)

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.
25/03/2058m 3s

Adam Carolla (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

ADAM CAROLLA is an extraordinary radio and television host, comedian, actor, 3 time New York Times bestselling author, and the host of "the Adam Carolla Podcast," that holds the title as the Guinness Book of World Record’s “Most Downloaded Podcast.” Carolla was the well known co-host of the hit radio and MTV show “Loveline," the co-creator and co-host of the groundbreaking series “The Man Show," as a contestant on "Dancing With the Stars” as well as "Celebrity Apprentice."
21/03/2043m 59s

Adam Carolla (Best of, Part 1 of 2)

ADAM CAROLLA is an extraordinary radio and television host, comedian, actor, 3 time New York Times bestselling author, and the host of "the Adam Carolla Podcast," that holds the title as the Guinness Book of World Record’s “Most Downloaded Podcast.” Carolla was the well known co-host of the hit radio and MTV show “Loveline," the co-creator and co-host of the groundbreaking series “The Man Show," as a contestant on "Dancing With the Stars” as well as "Celebrity Apprentice."
19/03/2041m 50s

Lisa Lampanelli (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

If Don Rickles were a woman with a slight weight problem and a well-documented fondness for having sex with African-American men, he'd sound an awful lot like comedienne Lisa Lampanelli, comedy's lovable queen of mean. Lampanelli studied journalism at Syracuse University and Harvard, and briefly enjoyed a successful career in the magazine industry, working at 'Popular Mechanics," "Spy Magazine," and was contributor for "Hit Parader" and "Rolling Stone." Deciding journalism was not for her, she quit and became a party DJ in 1990, entertaining partygoers via the microphone. Following a trip to a comedy club, she took a course in improvisation, which led to her first successful stand-up performances in New York City in the early 1990s. Lampanelli's real rise to fame began in 2001, where she made a stand-out appearance on Comedy Central's Friar's Club Roast of Hugh Hefner and was invited back in 2002 as the only female comedian invited to roast Chevy Chase at the New York Friars club which would air on Comedy Central. One of the few white comedians to perform on BET's comic view, she became a regular guest on Howard Stern's radio show, produced her first stand-up special, "The Queen of Mean" in 2002, and her first album, "Take it Like A Man," tied into another cable special with the same title in 2006 peaked at #6 on the comedy charts. In 2006, Lampanelli made her movie debut along side fellow comic Larry the Cable Guy in his film "Health Inspector," and issued her second album, "Dirty Girl," in early 2007, with the simultaneous release of a concert DVD featuring the same material, which reached #4 on the charts and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album of the year...culminating in being named "Maxim Magazine's" Bachelorette of the year. In 2008, she served as roastmaster for the Larry the Cable Guy Roast, and also performed at Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall. In 2009, Lisa published her first book, a memoir "Chocolate, Please: My Adventures in Food, Fat, and Freaks." Lampanelli's other comedy albums include "Long Live the Queen," "Tough Love," and most recently was again nominated for a Grammy Award-her second- for "Back to the Drawing Board." She was a contestant on "Celebrity Apprentice," where she raised $130,000 for gay men's health crisis.
13/03/2056m 20s

Lisa Lampanelli (Best of, Part 1 of 2)

If Don Rickles were a woman with a slight weight problem and a well-documented fondness for having sex with African-American men, he'd sound an awful lot like comedienne Lisa Lampanelli, comedy's lovable queen of mean. Lampanelli studied journalism at Syracuse University and Harvard, and briefly enjoyed a successful career in the magazine industry, working at 'Popular Mechanics," "Spy Magazine," and was contributor for "Hit Parader" and "Rolling Stone." Deciding journalism was not for her, she quit and became a party DJ in 1990, entertaining partygoers via the microphone. Following a trip to a comedy club, she took a course in improvisation, which led to her first successful stand-up performances in New York City in the early 1990s. Lampanelli's real rise to fame began in 2001, where she made a stand-out appearance on Comedy Central's Friar's Club Roast of Hugh Hefner and was invited back in 2002 as the only female comedian invited to roast Chevy Chase at the New York Friars club which would air on Comedy Central. One of the few white comedians to perform on BET's comic view, she became a regular guest on Howard Stern's radio show, produced her first stand-up special, "The Queen of Mean" in 2002, and her first album, "Take it Like A Man," tied into another cable special with the same title in 2006 peaked at #6 on the comedy charts. In 2006, Lampanelli made her movie debut along side fellow comic Larry the Cable Guy in his film "Health Inspector," and issued her second album, "Dirty Girl," in early 2007, with the simultaneous release of a concert DVD featuring the same material, which reached #4 on the charts and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album of the year...culminating in being named "Maxim Magazine's" Bachelorette of the year. In 2008, she served as roastmaster for the Larry the Cable Guy Roast, and also performed at Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall. In 2009, Lisa published her first book, a memoir "Chocolate, Please: My Adventures in Food, Fat, and Freaks." Lampanelli's other comedy albums include "Long Live the Queen," "Tough Love," and most recently was again nominated for a Grammy Award-her second- for "Back to the Drawing Board." She was a contestant on "Celebrity Apprentice," where she raised $130,000 for gay men's health crisis.
12/03/2040m 52s

Cheri Oteri (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

Cheri Oteri was born in Philadelphia and later moved to LA where she worked in promotions for A&M Records. She joined the Groundlings, and in 1995 the producers of “Saturday Night Live” saw one of her monologues, which led to an audition and eventually being hired as a cast member. She has also appeared in several films, including “Scary Movie,” “Inspector Gadget,” “Liar Liar,” “Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd,” “Shrek the Third,” “Southland Tales,” and “Grown Ups 2” (with Adam Sandler). In 2009, Oteri became a regular voice in Fox networks' animated comedy series “Sit Down, Shut Up” (which later moved to Comedy Central). Additionally, Cheri has made multiple guest appearances on TV shows such as “Just Shoot Me!” (in which she was nominated for an Emmy), “Strangers with Candy, Jessie,” “The New Normal,” “Hot in Cleveland,” and as an emotionally unstable nanny on “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”
08/03/201h 17m

Cheri Oteri (Best of, Part 1 of 2)

Cheri Oteri was born in Philadelphia and later moved to LA where she worked in promotions for A&M Records. She joined the Groundlings, and in 1995 the producers of “Saturday Night Live” saw one of her monologues, which led to an audition and eventually being hired as a cast member. She has also appeared in several films, including “Scary Movie,” “Inspector Gadget,” “Liar Liar,” “Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd,” “Shrek the Third,” “Southland Tales,” and “Grown Ups 2” (with Adam Sandler). In 2009, Oteri became a regular voice in Fox networks' animated comedy series “Sit Down, Shut Up” (which later moved to Comedy Central). Additionally, Cheri has made multiple guest appearances on TV shows such as “Just Shoot Me!” (in which she was nominated for an Emmy), “Strangers with Candy, Jessie,” “The New Normal,” “Hot in Cleveland,” and as an emotionally unstable nanny on “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”
07/03/201h 7m

Russell Peters (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

RUSSELL PETERS began performing comedy in Toronto in 1989 and is arguably the most popular stand-up comedian in the world… As his monumental reach--throughout several sold out tours--extends to several countries all around the globe, as he has performed in the United Kingdom, United States, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Afghanistan, Sweden, South Africa, India, the Caribbean countries, Philippines, Vietnam, China, Sri Lanka, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Jordan, Denmark, Norway, Lebanon, Oman, The Netherlands and Malaysia, among others all over the world. In 2007, peters was the first comedian to sell out Toronto's Air Canada Centre, with more than 16,000 tickets sold in two days for the single show, while ending up selling over 30,000 tickets nationally over a two-day sales period. Additionally, he broke a UK comedy sales record at London's o2 arena when he sold over 16,000 tickets to his show in 2009, performed the largest stand-up comedy show in australian history in 2010 with an audience of just under 14,000, and shattered attendance records for a single stand-up comedy show at the Singapore indoor stadium. Peters has also participated in multiple USO tours of Iraq, Afghanistan, Germany, Africa and Greenland. He has released multiple record breaking albums and DVDs (“Outsourced,” “Red White and Brown,” and “Green Card Tour: Live From the O2 Arena”) as well as a best selling book (“Call Me Russell”). He won a Gemini award in 2008 for the "best performance/host in a variety program/series and was also awarded the 2013 trailblazer award by the association of South Asians in Media, marketing and entertainment, being one of the first south Asians to enter the field and becoming one of the most successful comedians in the industry.
04/03/2049m 26s

Russell Peters (Best of, Part 1 of 2)

RUSSELL PETERS began performing comedy in Toronto in 1989 and is arguably the most popular stand-up comedian in the world… As his monumental reach--throughout several sold out tours--extends to several countries all around the globe, as he has performed in the United Kingdom, United States, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Afghanistan, Sweden, South Africa, India, the Caribbean countries, Philippines, Vietnam, China, Sri Lanka, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Jordan, Denmark, Norway, Lebanon, Oman, The Netherlands and Malaysia, among others all over the world. In 2007, peters was the first comedian to sell out Toronto's Air Canada Centre, with more than 16,000 tickets sold in two days for the single show, while ending up selling over 30,000 tickets nationally over a two-day sales period. Additionally, he broke a UK comedy sales record at London's o2 arena when he sold over 16,000 tickets to his show in 2009, performed the largest stand-up comedy show in australian history in 2010 with an audience of just under 14,000, and shattered attendance records for a single stand-up comedy show at the Singapore indoor stadium. Peters has also participated in multiple USO tours of Iraq, Afghanistan, Germany, Africa and Greenland. He has released multiple record breaking albums and DVDs (“Outsourced,” “Red White and Brown,” and “Green Card Tour: Live From the O2 Arena”) as well as a best selling book (“Call Me Russell”). He won a Gemini award in 2008 for the "best performance/host in a variety program/series and was also awarded the 2013 trailblazer award by the association of South Asians in Media, marketing and entertainment, being one of the first south Asians to enter the field and becoming one of the most successful comedians in the industry.
26/02/2053m 23s

Jim Norton (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

JIM NORTON has emerged as one of the most versatile, unique voices in comedy, and is a 2-time NY Times best selling author, sells out theaters nationwide as a standup comedian, and was a regular contributor on Tonight Show with Jay Leno & guest on The Late Show W/ David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Chelsea Lately, Inside Amy Schumer, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, On the radio, Jim is one of the stars of the popular Opie & Anthony show, does a nightly music show, Obsessed, on Ozzy’s Boneyard, and hosts his own weekly advice show, The Jim Norton Show. He has also appeared as an actor in numerous TV series and feature films, has had three hour comedy specials, four albums, and created the anti-social comedy tour franchise, which brings together Jim’s headliner comedian friends on the same stage for stand-up shows.
24/02/2050m 37s

Jim Norton (Best of, Part 1 of 2)

JIM NORTON has emerged as one of the most versatile, unique voices in comedy, and is a 2-time NY Times best selling author, sells out theaters nationwide as a standup comedian, and was a regular contributor on Tonight Show with Jay Leno & guest on The Late Show W/ David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Chelsea Lately, Inside Amy Schumer, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, On the radio, Jim is one of the stars of the popular Opie & Anthony show, does a nightly music show, Obsessed, on Ozzy’s Boneyard, and hosts his own weekly advice show, The Jim Norton Show. He has also appeared as an actor in numerous TV series and feature films, has had three hour comedy specials, four albums, and created the anti-social comedy tour franchise, which brings together Jim’s headliner comedian friends on the same stage for stand-up shows.
19/02/2054m 18s

Anthony Clark (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

ANTHONY CLARK is a prolific actor, comedian, and producer who was named College Entertainer of the Year while studying at Emerson College and also won the Top College Comedian Award from the American Collegiate Talent Showcase. Clark started his acting career with film roles in “Dogfight” with River Phoenix, “The Thing Called Love,” (Peter Bogdanovich), and “The Rock” (directed by Michael Bay). In stand-up Clark broke in 1995 on HBO's “Young Comedians Special” hosted by Garry Shandling (along with Dave Chappelle, Dave Attell, and Louis C.K). In television, he starred in the CBS series “Yes, Dear” and was nominated for a Young Artist and Prism Award. Additional shows he starred in were "Ellen," "Soul Man," "Boston Common, as host of the Emmy Nominated “Last Comic Standing,” and his critically acclaimed stand-up special, "Ambiguous" is available on Amazon Prime
16/02/2046m 5s

Anthony Clark (Best of, Part 1 of 2)

ANTHONY CLARK is a prolific actor, comedian, and producer who was named College Entertainer of the Year while studying at Emerson College and also won the Top College Comedian Award from the American Collegiate Talent Showcase. Clark started his acting career with film roles in “Dogfight” with River Phoenix, “The Thing Called Love,” (Peter Bogdanovich), and “The Rock” (directed by Michael Bay). In stand-up Clark broke in 1995 on HBO's “Young Comedians Special” hosted by Garry Shandling (along with Dave Chappelle, Dave Attell, and Louis C.K). In television, he starred in the CBS series “Yes, Dear” and was nominated for a Young Artist and Prism Award. Additional shows he starred in were "Ellen," "Soul Man," "Boston Common, as host of the Emmy Nominated “Last Comic Standing,” and his critically acclaimed stand-up special, "Ambiguous" is available on Amazon Prime.  
11/02/2041m 19s

Jeff Stilson (Part 2 of 2)

JEFF STILSON is an American stand-up comedian, writer and TV producer. As a stand up, he has appeared on Late Night with David Letterman, The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and is a regular guest on The Panel in Australia.He has also won two Emmy awards and received 14 nominations as a comedy writer and producer. He worked as a writer for The Late Show with David Letterman, and as a producer and writer for The Chris Rock Show, Da Ali G Show, Last Comic Standing and The Daily Show, and many others.
11/02/201h 11m

Jeff Stilson (Part 1 of 2)

JEFF STILSON is an American stand-up comedian, writer and TV producer. As a stand up, he has appeared on Late Night with David Letterman, The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and is a regular guest on The Panel in Australia.He has also won two Emmy awards and received 14 nominations as a comedy writer and producer. He worked as a writer for The Late Show with David Letterman, and as a producer and writer for The Chris Rock Show, Da Ali G Show, Last Comic Standing and The Daily Show, and many others.
06/02/201h 8m

Dennis Rodman (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

DENNIS RODMAN began his professional basketball journey in 1986 as the 2nd round (27th overall) pick of the Detroit Pistons. At the end of his NBA career, after playing with the Pistons, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, and Dallas Mavericks, he became one of the NBA's dominant all-time players, finishing his career with five NBA championships, two All-Star appearances, twice named the league's Top Defensive Player, and the only player in history to lead the league in rebounding seven seasons in a row. In 2011, Rodman was inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame.
02/02/2039m 40s

Dennis Rodman (Best of, Part 1 of 2)

DENNIS RODMAN began his professional basketball journey in 1986 as the 2nd round (27th overall) pick of the Detroit Pistons. At the end of his NBA career, after playing with the Pistons, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, and Dallas Mavericks, he became one of the NBA's dominant all-time players, finishing his career with five NBA championships, two All-Star appearances, twice named the league's Top Defensive Player, and the only player in history to lead the league in rebounding seven seasons in a row. In 2011, Rodman was inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame.
30/01/2053m 6s

Aida Rodriguez (Part 2 of 2)

Comedian AIDA RODRIGUEZ continues her discussion with Barry Katz and shares her unique insights about the entertainment business, her difficult journey and her path to working with Tiffany Haddish and many more successful people.
28/01/2058m 57s

Aida Rodriguez (Part 1 of 2)

Comedian AIDA RODRIGUEZ sits down with Barry Katz for a unique interview about her journey through the world of comedy and stand-up, her ups and downs and her secret to success.
24/01/2050m 45s

Matt Williams (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

Matt Williams, started as a playwright in New York, got his first television job working on “Cosby,” and then created and executive produced the hit series “Roseanne,” “Home Improvement,” and “A Different World;” three of the most successful television shows in history. During this time, his work was honored with Emmy and Humanitas nominations, as well as sharing a Peabody Award for outstanding achievement in television writing, and created shows for some of the greatest comedian/actors of our generation, including Carol Burnett, Dan Akroyd, and Dave Chappelle.In film, Williams co-wrote and produced Disney's award-winning “Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken.” He also served as executive producer for the critically acclaimed drama “Firelight” with Sophie Marceau; produced and directed “Where The Heart Is,” starring Natalie Portman and Ashley Judd; produced Nancy Meyer's romantic comedy “What Women Want,” with Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt; and co-wrote, produced and directed “Walker Payne” starring Jason Patric and Sam Shepard. Most recently, Williams’ Wind Dancer Films (along with Identity Films) produced the feature film “As Cool As I Am,” starring Claire Danes and James Marsden and “Bernie,” along with Mandalay Vision, directed by Richard Linklater and starring Jack Black and Matthew McConaughey.
18/01/2041m 59s

Matt Williams (Best of, Part 1 of 2)

Matt Williams, started as a playwright in New York, got his first television job working on “Cosby,” and then created and executive produced the hit series “Roseanne,” “Home Improvement,” and “A Different World;” three of the most successful television shows in history. During this time, his work was honored with Emmy and Humanitas nominations, as well as sharing a Peabody Award for outstanding achievement in television writing, and created shows for some of the greatest comedian/actors of our generation, including Carol Burnett, Dan Akroyd, and Dave Chappelle.In film, Williams co-wrote and produced Disney's award-winning “Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken.” He also served as executive producer for the critically acclaimed drama “Firelight” with Sophie Marceau; produced and directed “Where The Heart Is,” starring Natalie Portman and Ashley Judd; produced Nancy Meyer's romantic comedy “What Women Want,” with Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt; and co-wrote, produced and directed “Walker Payne” starring Jason Patric and Sam Shepard. Most recently, Williams’ Wind Dancer Films (along with Identity Films) produced the feature film “As Cool As I Am,” starring Claire Danes and James Marsden and “Bernie,” along with Mandalay Vision, directed by Richard Linklater and starring Jack Black and Matthew McConaughey.
15/01/2039m 36s

Ben Feingold (Part 2 of 2)

Barry Katz continues his interview with BEN FEINGOLD (producer and former president of worldwide home entertainment, digital distribution and product acquisitions at Sony Pictures) to talk about Ben's career and his relationships with people like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos.
13/01/2054m 12s

Ben Feingold (Part 1 of 2)

Barry Katz sits down with BEN FEINGOLD (producer and former president of worldwide home entertainment, digital distribution and product acquisitions at Sony Pictures) to talk about the birth and development of DVD, Blu-Ray and the impact of streaming services on the industry.
09/01/2053m 10s

Best of 2019 (Part 2 of 2)

Industry Standard - Best of 2019 Part 2 featuring:Patricia HeatonTyrone JacksonAndrew SantinoAnjelah JohnsonMatt BesserAdam ConoverRon BenningtonThe Sklar BrothersDarrell HammondRichard GladsteinGhen MaynardGary GulmanKevin Rooney Mike WardIvan DudynskyDean EdwardsJudy CarterBobby SlaytonDan SoderChris Redd
06/01/2048m 28s

Best of 2019 (Part 1 of 2)

Industry Standard - Best of 2019 Part 1 featuring:1. Josh Wolf 2. Greg Garcia 3. Estee Adoram 4. Kenan Thompson 5. Nicky Hilton Rothschild6. Rebecca Minkoff 7. Ellen Davis 8. Laura Clery 9. Sukhinder Singh Cassidy 10. Steve Sweeney 11. Bill Hilary 12. Owen Smith 13. John and Jimmy DiResta 14. Jerry Greenberg 15. Tracey Macdonald 16. Michael Pressman 17. Murray Langston 18. Michael Levine 19. Kelly Carlin 20. Scott Hallock 21. Adam Trent 22. Dane Cook
02/01/2059m 28s

Dan Soder (Part 2 of 2)

Barry Katz and comedian/actor DAN SODER continue their exceptional interview where they talk about stand-up comedy and Dan's new HBO special "Son of Gary."
29/12/1958m 8s

Dan Soder (Part 1 of 2)

Barry Katz and comedian/actor DAN SODER sit down for an exceptional interview to talk about stand-up comedy and Dan's new HBO special "Son of Gary."
23/12/1951m 27s

Bobby Slayton (Part 2 of 2)

BOBBY SLAYTON continues his discussion with Barry Katz in this second episode. Together, they sit down to talk about the business of comedy, Bobby's work with Woody Allen and dealing with the loss of his wife.
20/12/191h 16m

Bobby Slayton (Part 1 of 2)

BOBBY SLAYTON sits down with Barry Katz for an exceptional interview about his career in comedy, his experience working with Woody Allen & Tim Burton and much more.
17/12/191h 12m

Felipe Esparza (Re-release, Part 2 of 2)

FELIPE ESPARZA is a comedian and actor, best known for his raw, real-life comedy, to which audiences everywhere can relate. A product of the streets of Boyle Heights/East L.A., much of his material is the result of trying to find the humor in the struggles of everyday life. After 17 years of stand-up comedy, he won the title prize on NBC's "Last Comic Standing" in 2010, and a few short years later, he produced and released his first one-hour stand-up special, "They're Not Gonna Laugh At You." He has also appeared on national commercials for Honda and Target, TruTV's "World's Dumbest," "The Arsenio Hall Show," "Comics Unleashed," Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," "Russell Simmons Presents: Stand-Up At The El Rey," Showtime's "Comics Without Borders," TBS' "Lopez Tonight," and Galavision's "Que Locos," which spurred the careers of both George Lopez and Gabriel Iglesias. Felipe's podcast, "What's Up, Fool?" on the All Things Comedy Network, entered the top 15 comedy charts, and top 70 overall, quickly becoming a fan favorite with a huge, loyal following. Follow Felipe on Twitter @funnyfelipe and follow Barry @barrykatz. 
14/12/1945m 54s

Felipe Esparza (Re-release, Part 1 of 2)

FELIPE ESPARZA is a comedian and actor, best known for his raw, real-life comedy, to which audiences everywhere can relate. A product of the streets of Boyle Heights/East L.A., much of his material is the result of trying to find the humor in the struggles of everyday life. After 17 years of stand-up comedy, he won the title prize on NBC's "Last Comic Standing" in 2010, and a few short years later, he produced and released his first one-hour stand-up special, "They're Not Gonna Laugh At You." He has also appeared on national commercials for Honda and Target, TruTV's "World's Dumbest," "The Arsenio Hall Show," "Comics Unleashed," Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," "Russell Simmons Presents: Stand-Up At The El Rey," Showtime's "Comics Without Borders," TBS' "Lopez Tonight," and Galavision's "Que Locos," which spurred the careers of both George Lopez and Gabriel Iglesias. Felipe's podcast, "What's Up, Fool?" on the All Things Comedy Network, entered the top 15 comedy charts, and top 70 overall, quickly becoming a fan favorite with a huge, loyal following. Follow Felipe on Twitter @funnyfelipe and follow Barry @barrykatz. 
10/12/1959m 20s

Judy Carter (Part 2 of 2)

JUDY CARTER is a comedian, magician, motivational speaker and author of four books. In this second episode, Barry Kats interviews her as she talks about her start in comedy, dating Andy Kaufman, working with Robin Williams and transitioning from being comedian to motivational speaker and author.
05/12/1941m 26s

Judy Carter (Part 1 of 2)

JUDY CARTER is a comedian, magician, motivational speaker and author of four books. In this episode, Barry Kats interviews her as she talks about her abusive childhood, being the first woman magician to perform at the Magic Castle and how she got her start in stand-up comedy.
03/12/1946m 31s

Dean Edwards (Part 2 of 2)

SNL cast member DEAN EDWARDS ("Spider-Man 3," "The Sopranos") and Barry Katz meet for an exceptional episode in front of a live audience at the New York Comedy Festival to talk about Dean's career and the behind-the-scenes of Saturday Night Live.
28/11/1943m 41s

Dean Edwards (Part 1 of 2)

SNL cast member DEAN EDWARDS ("Spider-Man 3," "The Sopranos") and Barry Katz meet for an exceptional episode in front of a live audience at the New York Comedy Festival to talk about Dean's career and the behind-the-scenes of Saturday Night Live.
26/11/1944m 41s

Ivan Dudynsky (Part 2 of 2)

IVAN DUDYNSKY is Chief Creative Officer and Founder of Deviants Media, where he spearheads the creative production agency team as they develop and produce network television, experiential programs, activations, studio designs, art installations and digital networks from its new media headquarters in El Segundo, California. The award-winning producer and director is also busy as co-creator of NBC's Songland and director of VH1's Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party, NBC's Hollywood Game Night and Netflix's Next in Fashion.In this episode, Ivan and Barry Katz get together to talk about Ivan's transition from dancing with Michael Jackson to directing for Netflix.
23/11/1944m 43s

Ivan Dudynsky (Part 1 of 2)

IVAN DUDYNSKY is Chief Creative Officer and Founder of Deviants Media, where he spearheads the creative production agency team as they develop and produce network television, experiential programs, activations, studio designs, art installations and digital networks from its new media headquarters in El Segundo, California. The award-winning producer and director is also busy as co-creator of NBC's Songland and director of VH1's Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party, NBC's Hollywood Game Night and Netflix's Next in Fashion. In this episode, he and Barry Katz get together to talk about the sneaker culture and Ivan's path to success.
20/11/1949m 30s

Mike Ward (Part 2 of 2)

Comedian MIKE WARD continues his discussion with Barry Katz at the Montreal Comedy Festival. In this second part, Mike reveals how he got out of his depression and tells Barry about the night he went out with Dave Chappelle and many other amazing stories.
16/11/1944m 13s

Mike Ward (Part 1 of 2)

Comedian MIKE WARD sits down with Barry Katz at the Montreal Comedy Festival to talk about his career, his depression and his fight against Quebec's Human Rights Tribunal that ordered him to pay $42,000 for a controversial joke.
14/11/1942m 35s

Kevin Rooney (Part 2 of 2)

KEVIN ROONEY ("My Wife and Kids," "When Harry Met Sally," "Dennis Miller Live") continues his interview with Barry Katz as he is joined by fellow writers Jimmy Vallely and Ron Zimmerman to talk about working on "Arrested Development," "Dennis Miller Live," and "My Wife and Kids."
10/11/191h 13m

Kevin Rooney (Part 1 of 2)

KEVIN ROONEY ("My Wife and Kids," "When Harry Met Sally," "Dennis Miller Live") sits down with Barry Katz for an exceptional interview where he talks about his career as a successful comedian, writer and producer working alongside Jay Leno, Dennis Miller and many more.
05/11/1935m 57s

Gary Gulman (Best of, Part 2)

GARY GULMAN always loved late night television and dreamed of being a guest one day. That dream came true and he has appeared on every late night talk show: "The Tonight Whow with Jay Leno," "The Late Show with David Letterman," "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" and "Craig Kilborn," “Conan,” "Late Night With Seth Myers," "The Pete Holmes Show," "Last Call with Carson Daly," and "Jimmy Kimmel Live."  His brand of clever, original comedy was singled out by the "New York Times” who recently wrote that Gary is "One of the country’s strongest comedians.” Gulman’s breakthrough success came after appearing on the second and third season of NBC’s stand-up showcase, "Last Comic Standing," where he was one of the runners-up in season three, and guest starred in season four. The following year, Gary was invited to join Dane Cook’s “Tourgasm" Tour, and was also featured in the series on HBO. Next up, Gulman served as host and writer for the New England Sports Network’s "Comedy All Stars Series." Gulman has performed three times at the Nascar year end awards show, at Madison Square Garden as part of the New York Comedy Festival, HBO’s Las Vegas Comedy Festival, and the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Gulman guest-starred on "Inside Amy Schemer” and his body of work includes a half-hour Showtime Network Special, two hour Comedy Central Specials, a Netflix Special, and four comedy albums.
02/11/1949m 33s

Gary Gulman (Best of, Part 1)

GARY GULMAN always loved late night television and dreamed of being a guest one day. That dream came true and he has appeared on every late night talk show: "The Tonight Whow with Jay Leno," "The Late Show with David Letterman," "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" and "Craig Kilborn," “Conan,” "Late Night With Seth Myers," "The Pete Holmes Show," "Last Call with Carson Daly," and "Jimmy Kimmel Live."  His brand of clever, original comedy was singled out by the "New York Times” who recently wrote that Gary is "One of the country’s strongest comedians.” Gulman’s breakthrough success came after appearing on the second and third season of NBC’s stand-up showcase, "Last Comic Standing," where he was one of the runners-up in season three, and guest starred in season four. The following year, Gary was invited to join Dane Cook’s “Tourgasm" Tour, and was also featured in the series on HBO. Next up, Gulman served as host and writer for the New England Sports Network’s "Comedy All Stars Series." Gulman has performed three times at the Nascar year end awards show, at Madison Square Garden as part of the New York Comedy Festival, HBO’s Las Vegas Comedy Festival, and the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Gulman guest-starred on "Inside Amy Schemer” and his body of work includes a half-hour Showtime Network Special, two hour Comedy Central Specials, a Netflix Special, and four comedy albums.
31/10/1944m 11s

Ghen Maynard (Part 2 of 2)

GHEN MAYNARD (Senior Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, CBS Studios) and Barry Katz continue their exceptional discussion where Ghen reflects on his career developing some of the most successful shows on television.
26/10/1953m 44s

Ghen Maynard (Part 1 of 2)

GHEN MAYNARD (Senior Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, CBS Studios) and Barry Katz sit down for an exceptional interview where Ghen discusses the creation of "Survivor" and his life as one of the most successful network executives in Hollywood.
24/10/1952m 13s

Chris Redd (Part 2 of 2)

Actor, stand-up comedian and "Saturday Night Live" cast member CHRIS REDD ("Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping") and Barry Katz continue their conversation at the Montreal Comedy Festival in this second episode where they talk about Chris's childhood, as well as his beginnings in the world of comedy.
20/10/1945m 42s

Chris Redd (Part 1 of 2)

Actor, stand-up comedian and "Saturday Night Live" cast member CHRIS REDD ("Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping") sits down with Barry Katz at the Montreal Comedy Festival for an exceptional episode to talk about the behind the scenes secrets of SNL and the business of comedy.
15/10/1946m 7s

Caitlyn Jenner (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

In 1976, CAITLYN JENNER broke the world decathlon record by scoring 8,634 points at the Olympic games in Montreal, and earned the title of "World’s Greatest Athlete." Forty years later, she captured the world’s attention again when she revealed that she is a transgender woman during an ABC news special with Diane Sawyer. Two months after this groundbreaking interview, Jenner debuted her new name and look on the July cover of Vanity Fair – a cover which has become one of the most iconic of the last 50 years.
11/10/1949m 57s

Caitlyn Jenner (Best of, Part 1 of 2)

In 1976, CAITLYN JENNER broke the world decathlon record by scoring 8,634 points at the Olympic games in Montreal, and earned the title of "World’s Greatest Athlete." Forty years later, she captured the world’s attention again when she revealed that she is a transgender woman during an ABC news special with Diane Sawyer. Two months after this groundbreaking interview, Jenner debuted her new name and look on the July cover of Vanity Fair – a cover which has become one of the most iconic of the last 50 years.
07/10/1943m 49s

Richard Gladstein (Part 2 of 2)

Oscar-nominated producer RICHARD GLADSTEIN ("The Hateful Eight," "Pulp Fiction," "The Bourne Identity") and comedy manager Barry Katz continue their discussion in this second episode and talk about Richard's first steps into the film business as well as his collaboration with Harvey Weinstein.
04/10/1944m 36s

Richard Gladstein (Part 1 of 2)

Oscar-nominated producer RICHARD GLADSTEIN ("The Hateful Eight," "Pulp Fiction," "The Bourne Identity") and comedy manager Barry Katz get together for an exceptional podcast episode to talk about the behind-the-scenes of working with Quentin Tarantino and how to make it in the entertainment business.
01/10/1942m 16s

Patricia Heaton (Part 2 of 2)

Barry Katz and actress/comedian/producer PATRICIA HEATON ("Everybody Loves Raymond," "The Middle") continue their exceptional interview to talk about Patricia's experiences in the business, her commitment to feminism and her relationship to faith.Patricia Heaton's new series "Carol's Second Act" premieres on CBS on September 26th.
27/09/1953m 19s

Patricia Heaton (Part 1 of 2)

Barry Katz and actress/comedian/producer PATRICIA HEATON ("Everybody Loves Raymond," "The Middle") sit down for an exceptional interview to talk about Patricia's beginnings as an actress and her experience working on some of the most beloved sitcoms in television.Patricia Heaton's new series "Carol's Second Act" premieres on CBS on September 26th.
24/09/1952m 37s

Darrell Hammond (Part 2 of 2)

Comedian/actor DARRELL HAMMOND ("Saturday Night Live," "Blue Brothers 2000") and Barry Katz continue their exceptional interview and go way back to Darrell's childhood, the child abuse he suffered from and his journey through dealing with those issues.Darrell Hammond's new documentary "Cracked-Up" opened in theaters on September 13.
20/09/191h 19m

Darrell Hammond (Part 1 of 2)

Comedian/actor DARRELL HAMMOND ("Saturday Night Live," "Blue Brothers 2000") and Barry Katz sit down for an exceptional interview to talk about the behind-the-scenes of Saturday Night Live and Darrell's personal struggles with substance abuse during his 14-year run as a cast member.Darrell Hammond's new documentary "Cracked-Up" opened in theaters on September 13.
16/09/191h 7m

The Sklar Brothers (Part 2 of 2)

Barry Katz continues his interview with the Sklar Brothers ("Cheap Seats,"Hipster Ghosts") at the Montreal Comedy Festival. In this second episode, we go way back to where the brothers grew up and how they made it into the business of comedy.
13/09/1959m 54s

The Sklar Brothers (Part 1 of 2)

Barry Katz meets the Sklar Brothers ("Cheap Seats," "Hipster Ghosts") at the Montreal Comedy Festival to talk about their experience at the festival, the business of comedy and roast battles.
11/09/1950m 10s

Ron Bennington (Part 2 of 2)

Barry Katz continues his interview with radio host and comedian RON BENNINGTON ("The Ron and Fez Show," "Unmasked") at the Montreal Comedy Festival. In this part 2, Ron and Barry reflect on the connections between comedy and music as Ron talks about all the incredibly talented and successful people that he has interviewed.
06/09/1942m 39s

Ron Bennington (Part 1 of 2)

Barry Katz interviews radio host and comedian RON BENNINGTON ("The Ron and Fez Show," "Unmasked") at the Montreal Comedy Festival. Together, they dive deep into the world comedy, stand-up and music.
03/09/1940m 16s

Adam Conover (Part 2 of 2)

Barry Katz interviews comedian, writer and television host ADAM CONOVER. In this second episode, Adam talks about the ups and downs in his career, and how he achieved every comedian's dream: to write, star and executive produce his own successful truTV show "Adam Ruins Everything."
29/08/1936m 16s

Adam Conover (Part 1 of 2)

Barry Katz interviews comedian, writer and television host ADAM CONOVER. In this episode, Adam talks about the beginning of his career, how he developed a passion for stand-up and how he created the incredibly successful truTV show "Adam Ruins Everything."
27/08/1936m 59s

Matt Besser (Part 2 of 2)

Barry Katz and comedian, producer, actor and writer/director Matt Besser continue their conversation at the Montreal Comedy Festival. In this second part of the interview, they talk about Matt's beginnings in the business, what it takes to be successful and the secrets behind the Upright Citizens Brigade theater.
23/08/1952m 35s

Matt Besser (Part 1 of 2)

Barry Katz and comedian, producer, actor and writer/director Matt Besser meet at the Montreal Comedy Festival to talk about improv, comedy and the creation of the world famous Upright Citizens Brigade.
20/08/1954m 44s

Anjelah Johnson (Part 2 of 2)

ANJELAH JOHNSON (MADtv) continues to talk with Barry Katz at the Montreal Comedy Festival about her upbringing, her career in comedy and how she created her most famous character.
15/08/1946m 33s

Anjelah Johnson (Part 1 of 2)

ANJELAH JOHNSON (MADtv) sits down with Barry Katz at the Montreal Comedy Festival to talk about her beginnings as an actress, how a viral video made her famous and how she became involved with the world of comedy.
13/08/1935m 1s

Andrew Santino (Part 2 of 2)

Part 2 of Barry Katz's interview with comedian, actor and producer Andrew Santino (MTV's "Punked," Showtime's "I'm Dying Up here," "The Disaster Artist") at the Montreal Comedy Festival. In this second episode, Andrew shares anecdotes about working with Jim Carrey, his disappointments and his proudest moments.
08/08/1954m 47s

Andrew Santino (Part 1 of 2)

Barry Katz interviews comedian, actor and producer Andrew Santino (MTV's "Punked," Showtime's "I'm Dying Up here," "The Disaster Artist") at the Montreal Comedy Festival. In this first part of the interview, Andrew talks about the business of comedy, his friendship with Chris D'Elia and his first inspiration as a child.
06/08/1959m 22s

John Ferriter (In Memoriam, Part 2 of 2)

This episode is a special re-release of Barry Katz's interview with John Ferriter in honor of his memory.JOHN FERRITER was the Chairman and CEO of The Alternative, a Management and Entertainment Production Company. Formerly the Managing Director of Octagon Entertainment and the former Executive Vice President Board Member and Worldwide Head of Non-Scripted Television for the William Morris Agency John has packaged or produced literally 100’s of programs and thousands of hours of television. Among the shows he has been associated with include several Garth Brooks TV Specials, “The Arsenio Hall Show,” “Blue Collar TV,” “Fear Factor,” “The Biggest Loser,” “Project Runway,” “The Man Show,” “Chelsea Lately,” “The Tom Green Show,” “Piers Morgan Tonight,” “Larry King Live,” “Dr. Drew,” “Donny & Marie,” “Name That Tune,” “The Weakest Link,” and many more. John was also a successful touring and recording musician having played with The Stingrays and The Tearaways for years.
02/08/1949m 50s

John Ferriter (In Memoriam, Part 1 of 2)

This episode is a special re-release of Barry Katz's interview with John Ferriter in honor of his memory. JOHN FERRITER was the Chairman and CEO of The Alternative, a Management and Entertainment Production Company. Formerly the Managing Director of Octagon Entertainment and the former Executive Vice President Board Member and Worldwide Head of Non-Scripted Television for the William Morris Agency John has packaged or produced literally 100’s of programs and thousands of hours of television. Among the shows he has been associated with include several Garth Brooks TV Specials, “The Arsenio Hall Show,” “Blue Collar TV,” “Fear Factor,” “The Biggest Loser,” “Project Runway,” “The Man Show,” “Chelsea Lately,” “The Tom Green Show,” “Piers Morgan Tonight,” “Larry King Live,” “Dr. Drew,” “Donny & Marie,” “Name That Tune,” “The Weakest Link,” and many more. John was also a successful touring and recording musician having played with The Stingrays and The Tearaways for years.
02/08/1956m 22s

Laraine Newman (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

PART 2 of our special re-release of Barry Katz's interview with Emmy and Annie award nominated performer LARAINE NEWMAN.With her sister Tracy, Laraine was one of the founding members of the legendary improve group, The Groundlings. After seeing her in The Groundlings, Lorne Michaels hired her for Saturday Night Live.Laraine has worked for directors ranging from Woody Allen to Guillermo Del Toro.Laraine has enjoyed a thriving animation career. She can be heard in animated features such Despicable me 3, The Secret Life of Pets, Minions and Inside Out.
26/07/1942m 6s

Laraine Newman (Best of, Part 1 of 2)

Special re-release of Barry Katz's interview with Emmy and Annie award nominated performer LARAINE NEWMAN.With her sister Tracy, Laraine was one of the founding members of the legendary improve group, The Groundlings. After seeing her in The Groundlings, Lorne Michaels hired her for Saturday Night Live.Laraine has worked for directors ranging from Woody Allen to Guillermo Del Toro.Laraine has enjoyed a thriving animation career. She can be heard in animated features such Despicable me 3, The Secret Life of Pets, Minions and Inside Out.
22/07/1937m 30s

Tyrone Jackson (Part 2 of 2)

Barry continues his interview of actor and entrepreneur Tyrone Jackson who tells it all about his move from acting to developing his own business.
19/07/191h 21m

Tyrone Jackson (Part 1 of 2)

Barry interviews actor and entrepreneur Tyrone Jackson who tells it all about his difficult childhood, his beginnings as an actor and his rise to success.
16/07/191h 12m

Adam Trent (Part 2 of 2)

Barry Katz continues his interview with former client and amazing illusionist Adam Trent (The Road Trick - Netflix) and talks about how he made it in the business of magic, how he built a fanbase and became a successful entertainer who always seeks to get to the next level.
11/07/191h 16m

Adam Trent (Part 1 of 2)

Barry sits down with illusionist and former client Adam Trent ("The Road Trick," available on Netflix) to discuss magic tricks, touring, and how to be successful as an illusionist and an entertainer.
09/07/1957m 32s

Scott Hallock (Part 2 of 2)

In this second episode, Barry continues to interview producer and writer Scott Hallock (creator - "Scare Tactics" - now streaming on Netflix) and goes deep into his experiences with people in the industry from Justin Timberlake to Howie Mandel.
05/07/191h 8m

Scott Hallock (Part 1 of 2)

In this episode, Barry interviews producer and writer Scott Hallock and discusses the creation and behind the scenes secrets of the cult prank show Scare Tactics (now streaming on Netflix).
02/07/191h 3m

Dave Attell (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

PART 2 OF OUR SPECIAL RERELEASE of episode 104 of Industry Standard with extraordinary comedian, writer, actor and producer DAVE ATTELL.Attell started his stand-up career after graduating NYU and was noticed by Lorne Michaels, the creator of "Saturday Night Live" and became a writer and occasional performer for the show. Soon after, he made his late-night stand-up debut on "The Late Show with David Letterman." His groundbreaking show "Insomniac with Dave Attell" was a huge hit on comedy Central, which led to other series like "Comedy Underground" and "Dave's Old Porn." He has been seen as an actor in such respected film and television projects like "Louie," "Funny People," and most recently seen in "Trainwreck", produced and directed by Judd Apatow and written by Amy Schumer.
27/06/1943m 12s

Dave Attell (Best of, Part 1 of 2)

SPECIAL RERELEASE of episode 104 of Industry Standard with extraordinary comedian, writer, actor and producer DAVE ATTELL. Attell started his stand-up career after graduating NYU and was noticed by Lorne Michaels, the creator of "Saturday Night Live" and became a writer and occasional performer for the show. Soon after, he made his late-night stand-up debut on "The Late Show with David Letterman." His groundbreaking show "Insomniac with Dave Attell" was a huge hit on comedy Central, which led to other series like "Comedy Underground" and "Dave's Old Porn." He has been seen as an actor in such respected film and television projects like "Louie," "Funny People," and most recently seen in "Trainwreck", produced and directed by Judd Apatow and written by Amy Schumer.
24/06/1940m 27s

Kelly Carlin (Part 2 of 2)

Barry continues his interview with George Carlin's daughter Kelly Carlin. Throughout the episode, she shares details of her father's life, his genius, his personal life, his addictions, how she dealt with it and became a great artist.
21/06/191h 11m

Kelly Carlin (Part 1 of 2)

Barry Katz interviews legendary comedian George Carlin's daughter Kelly Carlin about her experience growing up with a famous father, finding her own path and becoming a successful comedian, writer and producer.
18/06/191h 0m

Michael Levine (Part 2 of 2)

Barry Katz continues his conversation with publicist Michael Levine to talk about his pathway to success and listen to his advice. Levine has represented a record-breaking 58 Academy Award winners, 34 Grammy Award winners, 43 New York Times best-sellers. The people he has represented include Michael Jackson, Prince, George Carlin, David Bowie, Sandra Bullock and more.He has authored 19 books, including 5 best-sellers, "Broken Windows, Broken Business" (Warner Books) and "Guerrilla P.R." (HarperCollins Publisher).
14/06/1945m 45s

Michael Levine (Part 1 of 2)

Barry Katz invites publicist Michael Levine to talk about his pathway to success and listen to his advice. Levine has represented a record-breaking 58 Academy Award winners, 34 Grammy Award winners, 43 New York Times best-sellers. The people he has represented include Michael Jackson, Prince, George Carlin, David Bowie, Sandra Bullock and more. He has authored 19 books, including 5 best-sellers, "Broken Windows, Broken Business" (Warner Books) and "Guerrilla P.R." (HarperCollins Publisher).
11/06/1947m 52s

Jim & Jeannie Gaffigan (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

JIM GAFFIGAN worked in the advertising business on award-winning campaigns for Sierra Mist, ESPN, Saturn, and Rolling Rock, earning him Business Week's 1999 salesman of the year award. He got his first big break on “Late Show with David Letterman,” who handpicked him to develop a CBS sitcom, “Welcome to New York,” shot in the big apple. He has appeared on numerous TV series and feature films including the Dan Aykroyd series “Soul Man” and the films “Three Kings” and “Super Troopers.” Jim has been nominated for two Grammy awards, his last special was the most watched special on Comedy Central in 2014, the accompanying album was number 11 on the main Billboard charts and # 1 on the comedy charts…and in 2015, he performed at Madison Square Garden. As of June 2016, gaffigan was the most popular comic on Pandora, with over 647 million plays, while garnering over 2 1/2 million followers on twitter. JEANNIE GAFFIGAN has a masters degree in directing from Marquette University, and went on to work at a repertory theater in Milwaukee, before she moved to New York, where she performed in sketch comedy groups and theater companies where playwrights developed original plays. Soon after, she founded the not-for-profit theater company “Shakespeare on the Playground,” dedicated to teaching literacy and production to urban youth through the performance of full shakespearean plays. Together they wrote and executive produced all 5 of Jim's award winning comedy specials (the last one directed by Jeannie)…the animated series “Pale Force,” starring Jim and Conan O'Brien, for which they received an Emmy nomination… and the most recent tv land series “The Jim Gaffigan Show,” where Jeannie received the Christopher and Elouqentia Perfecta awards for her work in television. Together they wrote and executive produced all 22 episodes and are one of the most prolific husband and wife teams in the business.
06/06/1945m 56s

Jim & Jeannie Gaffigan (Best of, Part 1)

JIM GAFFIGAN worked in the advertising business on award-winning campaigns for Sierra Mist, ESPN, Saturn, and Rolling Rock, earning him Business Week's 1999 salesman of the year award. He got his first big break on “Late Show with David Letterman,” who handpicked him to develop a CBS sitcom, “Welcome to New York,” shot in the big apple. He has appeared on numerous TV series and feature films including the Dan Aykroyd series “Soul Man” and the films “Three Kings” and “Super Troopers.” Jim has been nominated for two Grammy awards, his last special was the most watched special on Comedy Central in 2014, the accompanying album was number 11 on the main Billboard charts and # 1 on the comedy charts…and in 2015, he performed at Madison Square Garden. As of June 2016, gaffigan was the most popular comic on Pandora, with over 647 million plays, while garnering over 2 1/2 million followers on twitter. JEANNIE GAFFIGAN has a masters degree in directing from Marquette University, and went on to work at a repertory theater in Milwaukee, before she moved to New York, where she performed in sketch comedy groups and theater companies where playwrights developed original plays. Soon after, she founded the not-for-profit theater company “Shakespeare on the Playground,” dedicated to teaching literacy and production to urban youth through the performance of full shakespearean plays. Together they wrote and executive produced all 5 of Jim's award winning comedy specials (the last one directed by Jeannie)…the animated series “Pale Force,” starring Jim and Conan O'Brien, for which they received an Emmy nomination… and the most recent tv land series “The Jim Gaffigan Show,” where Jeannie received the Christopher and Elouqentia Perfecta awards for her work in television. Together they wrote and executive produced all 22 episodes and are one of the most prolific husband and wife teams in the business.
03/06/1952m 14s

Dane Cook (Part 2 of 2)

Barry and legendary comedian, actor and personal friend DANE COOK are coming back for the second part of a 4 hour long interview which provides a unique in-depth look into Dane's career and personal life. From his difficult relationship with his brother to his connection to Jerry Lewis and working Kevin Costner, Dane Cook tells it all in this incredibly inspiring and emotional episode.
31/05/191h 44m

Dane Cook (Part 1 of 2)

Barry sits down with legendary comedian, actor and personal friend DANE COOK for the first part of a 4 hour long interview which provides a unique in-depth look at Dane's career and personal life. From his difficult relationship with his father, to selling out Madison Square Garden and hosting SNL, Dane Cook tells it all in this incredibly inspiring and emotional episode.
27/05/191h 46m

Ben Gleib (Re-Release, Part 2 of 2)

Comedian, writer and game show host BEN GLEIB (Idiotest, Chelsea Lately, Neurotic Gangster) is back for the second part of the re-release of his old episode of Industry Standard with 25min of NEW added content recorded this past week! In it, Gleib talks about his campaign to become president of the United States in 2020, as well as his dreams, aspirations and goals for this country. For more info, go to: www.gleib2020.com
23/05/191h 38m

Ben Gleib (Re-Release, Part 1 of 2)

Comedian, writer and game show host BEN GLEIB (Idiotest, Chelsea Lately, Neurotic Gangster) is back for a re-release of an old episode of Industry Standard with 25min of NEW added content recorded this past week! In it, Gleib talks about his campaign to become president of the United States in 2020, as well as his dreams, aspirations and goals for this country. For more info, go to: www.gleib2020.com
20/05/191h 38m

The Unknown Comic a.k.a Murray Langston (Part 2 of 2)

In this second part, Murray Langston (a.k.a The Unknown Comic) shares his stories of working and meeting some of the greatest people on earth. From partying with Elvis and meeting Dean Martin to working with Cher, the stories keep getting better and better as he goes along.
16/05/191h 8m

The Unknown Comic a.k.a Murray Langston (Part 1 of 2)

In this exceptional interview, Murray Langston shares how he came up with the idea of the "Unknown Comic," and takes it way back to his early days in an impoverished family in Canada, his enrolment in the US Navy and his first appearance on "The Gong Show" and "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In"
13/05/191h 2m

Michael Pressman (Part 2 of 2)

In this second episode, producer/director Michael Pressman talks about his beginnings in the business, how he started acting, moved to Los Angeles, went to CalArts and directed his first film, thanks to the support of the legendary Roger Corman.
10/05/1949m 18s

Michael Pressman (Part 1 of 2)

In this episode, Barry Katz interviews film and television producer/director Michael Pressman ("Law & Order," "Picket Fences," "Elementary") who shares his experience as a child actor in the theater world, his early success as a director and working with Richard Pryor on "Some Kind of Hero."
06/05/1946m 14s

Tracey MacDonald (Part 2 of 2)

In this second episode, Star Search winner and comedian Tracey MacDonald tells Barry about her battle against breast cancer, the emotional and physical struggles that came with it and how she keeps working, keep going on stage and keep writing jokes for a new special.
02/05/1948m 36s

Tracey MacDonald (Part 1 of 2)

Barry sits down with Tracey MacDonald for a funny and emotional interview where they discuss her career, her success on Star Search with Arsenio Hall and her battle against breast cancer.
29/04/1940m 39s

Jay Mohr (Best of Part 2 of 2)

In this second episode, Barry Katz and Jay Mohr talk about Jay's family, his childhood and the people he has worked with from Clint Eastwood to Tom Cruise and Eddie Murphy.
25/04/1951m 18s

Jay Mohr (Best of Part 1 of 2)

Barry Katz sits down with his client of 25 years, superstar comedian Jay Mohr, to talk about their relationship, tell some jokes and discuss Jay's upbringing.
22/04/1946m 45s

Jerry Greenberg (Part 2 of 2)

In this episode, former Atlantic record president Jerry Greenberg shares his thoughts on legendary artists such as Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and more.
20/04/191h 10m

Jerry Greenberg (Part 1 of 2)

Legendary music executive and former president of Atlantic records Jerry Greenberg sits down with Barry for an exceptional episode where he talks about working with and signing on the greatest musical artists such as Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Michael Jackson, Foreigner, The Rolling Stones and more.
16/04/191h 2m

John & Jimmy DiResta (Part 2 of 2)

In this episode, the brothers talk to Barry about John's rise to fame, the difficulties he faced negotiating his contract, and how Jimmy's talent brought him to work with Amy Poehler.
12/04/191h 27m

John & Jimmy DiResta (Part 1 of 2)

Comedian John DiResta and his brother, designer and producer Jimmy DiResta, sit down with Barry to talk about their beginnings, Jimmy's early interest in design and John's career in the New York police force before they got their first show on television: "Trash to Cash" on FX.
09/04/191h 37m

Dr. Phil (Best of Part 2 of 2)

In this second episode, Dr. Phil tells Barry about the beginning of his very own show, Oprah Winfrey's support, and the way he balances his professional and personal life.
04/04/1941m 28s

Dr. Phil (Best of Part 1 of 2)

In this episode, Barry sits down with Dr. Phil to talk about his humble beginnings from being homeless and dealing with an alcoholic father to his first encounter with Oprah Winfrey and his subsequent first ever television appearance.
01/04/1946m 23s

Owen Smith (Part 2 of 2)

OWEN SMITH has performed stand-up on Conan and Colbert. He’s a regular at the Comedy Store Hollywood and Comedy Cellar in New York. He created an underground buzz in the comedy world when he shot his hour special “Good Luck Everybody” entirely on ten iPhones then retuned them the next day and got all his money back.Owen is also a sought after writer. His writing credits include: ABC’s "Black•ish," "Survivor’s Remorse" (Starz), "The Arsenio Hall Show," "Whitney" (NBC), "Deon Cole’s Black Box" (TBS), "Are We There Yet" (TBS), and "Everybody Hates Chris."
29/03/191h 11m

Owen Smith (Part 1 of 2)

OWEN SMITH has performed stand-up on Conan and Colbert. He’s a regular at the Comedy Store Hollywood and Comedy Cellar in New York. He created an underground buzz in the comedy world when he shot his hour special “Good Luck Everybody” entirely on ten iPhones then retuned them the next day and got all his money back.Owen is also a sought after writer. His writing credits include: ABC’s "Black•ish," "Survivor’s Remorse" (Starz), "The Arsenio Hall Show," "Whitney" (NBC), "Deon Cole’s Black Box" (TBS), "Are We There Yet" (TBS), and "Everybody Hates Chris."
26/03/1951m 50s

Bill Hilary (Part 2 of 2)

BILL HILARY is one of the most influential executives and network presidents in the entertainment business.Hilary has been the CEO of BBC America, the president of FUSEtv, and the general manager and executive vice president of Comedy Central. During his time at Comedy Central, he was responsible for iconic shows such as "South Park," "The Office" or "Chappelle's Show." He is presently the president of Moment 2 Moment Entertainment.In this episode, Barry and Bill talk about the creation of "Chappelle's show" and working with some of the best people in the business such as Jimmy Kimmel and Jon Stewart.
22/03/1954m 52s

Bill Hilary (Part 1 of 2)

BILL HILARY is one of the most influential executives and network presidents in the entertainment business. Hilary has been the CEO of BBC America, the president of FUSEtv, and the general manager and executive vice president of Comedy Central. During his time at Comedy Central, he was responsible for iconic shows such as "South Park," "The Office" or "Chappelle's Show." He is presently the president of Moment 2 Moment Entertainment.In this episode, Barry and Bill discuss working in Ireland during The Troubles, and Bill's experience moving from the BBC to Comedy Central.
19/03/1950m 9s

Steve Sweeney (Part 2 of 2)

STEVE SWEENEY is a comedian and actor known for "Back to School," "Me, Myself & Irene" and "The Equalizer." He is a legendary Boston comedian known as a master of dialects and character voices. He has been a featured on major television shows including "David Letterman," "Evening at the Improv," "Comics Come Home," and Comedy Central, and starred in his own Boston-based sitcom, "Park Street Under."In this episode, Barry and Steve talk about Steve's first break and his experience working with some of the biggest names in the business.
15/03/1952m 58s

Steve Sweeney (Part 1 of 2)

STEVE SWEENEY is a comedian and actor known for "Back to School," "Me, Myself & Irene" and "The Equalizer." He is a legendary Boston comedian known as a master of dialects and character voices. He has been a featured on major television shows including "David Letterman," "Evening at the Improv," "Comics Come Home," and Comedy Central, and starred in his own Boston-based sitcom, "Park Street Under."In this episode, Barry and Steve exchange stories from the past and talk about growing up and exploring the comedy scene in Boston.
12/03/1954m 51s

Sukhinder Singh Cassidy (Part 2 of 2)

SUKHINDER SINGH CASSIDY is a technology executive and entrepreneur. She has worked at the biggest of most successful companies in the world including Google, Amazon and News Corp, Yodlee (YODL), and Polyvore. In 2011, she founded JOYUS, the video shopping platform for women, and served as CEO then Chairman until 2017. She is also the founder of theBoardlist and is currently the president of StubHub
08/03/1936m 55s

Sukhinder Singh Cassidy (Part 1 of 2)

SUKHINDER SINGH CASSIDY is a technology executive and entrepreneur. She has worked at the biggest of most successful companies in the world including Google, Amazon and News Corp, Yodlee (YODL), and Polyvore. In 2011, she founded JOYUS, the video shopping platform for women, and served as CEO then Chairman until 2017. She is also the founder of theBoardlist and is currently the president of StubHub
04/03/1931m 57s

Brody Stevens, In Memoriam (Part 2 of 2)

BRODY STEVENS is an American stand-up comedian and actor who has performed in all the most prestigious rooms from the Comedy Store to the Hollywood Improv. His credits include The Hangover Part 1 & 2, Due Date as well as appearances on all the late night shows from Jimmy Kimmel to Conan O'Brien. Brody was also the star of the HBO/Comedy Central TV series "Brody Stevens: Enjoy it!"This is episode is dedicated to the memory of Brody Stevens (1970-2019).
01/03/191h 1m

Brody Stevens, In Memoriam (Part 1 of 2)

BRODY STEVENS is an American stand-up comedian and actor who has performed in all the most prestigious rooms from the Comedy Store to the Hollywood Improv. His credits include The Hangover Part 1 & 2, Due Date as well as appearances on all the late night shows from Jimmy Kimmel to Conan O'Brien. Brody was also the star of the HBO/Comedy Central TV series "Brody Stevens: Enjoy it!"This is episode is dedicated to the memory of Brody Stevens (1970-2019).
23/02/191h 11m

Tom Werner (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

TOM WERNER IS ONE OF THE RAREST of COMMODOTIES—A championship EXECUTIVE WHO successfully COVERS THE SPECTRUM OF SPORTS AND TELEVISION LIKE NO one else in the world.  in Television, he is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Producers Guild of America, and over the years, he and his partners have garnered 24 Emmys, 11 People’s Choice Awards, and numerous Golden Globe, Humanitas, and Peabody honors.Throughout his illustrious career, Werner discovered such iconic stars as robin williams, Danny Devito, Andy Kaufman, Tom Hanks, Billy Crystal, and Roseanne—just to name a few—and helped develop such hit series as “Taxi,” “Soap,” “Mork and Mindy,” “The Cosby Show,” “A Different World,” “Roseanne,” “Third Rock from the Sun,” “Cybill,” and “That ‘70s Show,” and years later, joined forces with Geraldine Laybourne and Oprah Winfrey to start the Oxygen network.In sports, he is the chairman of the Red Sox and along with his partners, have brought 3 world championships to Boston in the past decade, after an 86-YEAR drought.
21/02/1940m 5s

Tom Werner (Best of, Part 1 of 2)

TOM WERNER IS ONE OF THE RAREST of COMMODOTIES—A championship EXECUTIVE WHO successfully COVERS THE SPECTRUM OF SPORTS AND TELEVISION LIKE NO one else in the world.  in Television, he is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Producers Guild of America, and over the years, he and his partners have garnered 24 Emmys, 11 People’s Choice Awards, and numerous Golden Globe, Humanitas, and Peabody honors.Throughout his illustrious career, Werner discovered such iconic stars as robin williams, Danny Devito, Andy Kaufman, Tom Hanks, Billy Crystal, and Roseanne—just to name a few—and helped develop such hit series as “Taxi,” “Soap,” “Mork and Mindy,” “The Cosby Show,” “A Different World,” “Roseanne,” “Third Rock from the Sun,” “Cybill,” and “That ‘70s Show,” and years later, joined forces with Geraldine Laybourne and Oprah Winfrey to start the Oxygen network.In sports, he is the chairman of the Red Sox and along with his partners, have brought 3 world championships to Boston in the past decade, after an 86-YEAR drought.
18/02/1940m 14s

Josh Wolf (Part 2 of 2)

JOSH WOLF is a comedian, actor and writer who has become one of the most sought after personalities in comedy today. From adding his quick witted commentary on comedy round tables, to becoming a New York Times Bestselling Author, writing on hit television shows, and headlining stand-up comedy tours across the nation, Wolf has proved time and time again he is one of the most dynamic and multi-faceted comedians in the entertainment business. Wolf was a regular round table guest and writer on the hit E! series “Chelsea Lately,” and appeared as a performer on “After Lately.”In March 2013, Wolf released his latest book, “It Takes Balls: Dating Single Moms and Other Confessions from an Unprepared Single Dad.” Funny and brutally honest, the book details Wolf’s adventures as a struggling stand up comedian, while juggling being a single parent in Los Angeles.He also wrote on numerous sitcoms including “Yes, Dear,” Will Smith’s “All of Us,” and “Cuts,” starring Shannon Elizabeth.
15/02/1954m 31s

Josh Wolf (Part 1 of 2)

JOSH WOLF is a comedian, actor and writer who has become one of the most sought after personalities in comedy today. From adding his quick witted commentary on comedy round tables, to becoming a New York Times Bestselling Author, writing on hit television shows, and headlining stand-up comedy tours across the nation, Wolf has proved time and time again he is one of the most dynamic and multi-faceted comedians in the entertainment business. Wolf was a regular round table guest and writer on the hit E! series “Chelsea Lately,” and appeared as a performer on “After Lately.”In March 2013, Wolf released his latest book, “It Takes Balls: Dating Single Moms and Other Confessions from an Unprepared Single Dad.” Funny and brutally honest, the book details Wolf’s adventures as a struggling stand up comedian, while juggling being a single parent in Los Angeles.He also wrote on numerous sitcoms including “Yes, Dear,” Will Smith’s “All of Us,” and “Cuts,” starring Shannon Elizabeth.
11/02/1959m 45s

Laura Clery (Part 2 of 2)

LAURA CLERY became a famous social media person due to her short comic videos she posted on Facebook and Instagram. On moving forward to her stardom, the internet comedian starred in “The Laura Clery Project,” her very own sketch series launched on Snapchat Discover and also available on Comedy Central. Her following on Instagram exceeds 1.4 million people and on Facebook accounts to 3.7 million subscribers.She also co-hosts the Laura Clery Podcast with her husband Stephen Hilton.
08/02/191h 4m

Laura Clery (Part 1 of 2)

LAURA CLERY became a famous social media person due to her short comic videos she posted on Facebook and Instagram. On moving forward to her stardom, the internet comedian starred in “The Laura Clery Project,” her very own sketch series launched on Snapchat Discover and also available on Comedy Central. Her following on Instagram exceeds 1.4 million people and on Facebook accounts to 3.7 million subscribers.She also co-hosts the Laura Clery Podcast with her husband Stephen Hilton.
05/02/1954m 7s

Nicky Hilton/Rebecca Minkoff/Ellen Davis: NRF 2018 from NYC (Part 2 of 2)

NICKY HILTON ROTHSCHILD is an American businesswoman, socialite, model and fashion designer. She is a member of the Hilton family by birth, and a member of the Rothschild family through her marriage to James Rothschild. In 2004, Hilton launched her own fashion line and she has also designed jewellery, handbags and other accessories over the years.REBECCA MINKOFF is an industry leader who is the creator and owner of a global brand with a wide range of apparel, handbags, footwear, jewelry and accessories (including tech) as well as men’s accessories under the label Uri Minkoff.ELLEN DAVIS is the president of the NRF Foundation and senior vice president of research and strategic initiatives at the National Retail Federation. A well-respected retail thought leader, Davis has more than 15 years of experience in strategic communications, research, talent acquisition and development, and organizational change management.
01/02/1953m 53s

Nicky Hilton/Rebecca Minkoff/Ellen Davis: NRF 2018 from NYC (Part 1 of 2)

NICKY HILTON ROTHSCHILD is an American businesswoman, socialite, model and fashion designer. She is a member of the Hilton family by birth, and a member of the Rothschild family through her marriage to James Rothschild. In 2004, Hilton launched her own fashion line and she has also designed jewellery, handbags and other accessories over the years.REBECCA MINKOFF is an industry leader who is the creator and owner of a global brand with a wide range of apparel, handbags, footwear, jewelry and accessories (including tech) as well as men’s accessories under the label Uri Minkoff.ELLEN DAVIS is the president of the NRF Foundation and senior vice president of research and strategic initiatives at the National Retail Federation. A well-respected retail thought leader, Davis has more than 15 years of experience in strategic communications, research, talent acquisition and development, and organizational change management.
31/01/1952m 11s

Kenan Thompson (Part 2 of 2)

KENAN THOMPSON is an American actor and comedian known for his work on 16 seasons of "Saturday Night Live" and various films roles. His film credits include "Fat Albert," "Barbershop 2" and "Snakes on a Plane."
25/01/1938m 33s

Kenan Thompson (Part 1 of 2)

KENAN THOMPSON is an American actor and comedian known for his work on 16 seasons of "Saturday Night Live" and various films roles. His film credits include "Fat Albert," "Barbershop 2" and "Snakes on a Plane."
21/01/1931m 22s

Estee Adoram (Part 2 of 2)

ESTEE ADORAM has been the booker and gatekeeper of the legendary Comedy Cellar club in New York for over 30 years. She is also responsible for its sister club, The Village Underground, as well as The Fat Black Pussycat and The Las Vegas Comedy Cellar.
18/01/1944m 24s

Estee Adoram (Part 1 of 2)

ESTEE ADORAM has been the booker and gatekeeper of the legendary Comedy Cellar club in New York for over 30 years. She is also responsible for its sister club, The Village Underground, as well as The Fat Black Pussycat and The Las Vegas Comedy Cellar.
14/01/1941m 34s

Best of Neal Brennan (Part 2 of 2)

NEAL BRENNAN is a writer, director, and comedian, best known as the co-creator of “Chappelle’s Show,” for which he received Emmy nominations. He co-wrote the film “Half Baked,” and directed the film, “The Goods,” starring Jeremy Piven, Ed Helms, Ken Jeong and Will Ferrell. His latest special “Neal Brennan: 3 mics” premiered on Netflix in 2017.
12/01/1949m 1s

Best of Neal Brennan (Part 1 of 2)

NEAL BRENNAN is a writer, director, and comedian, best known as the co-creator of “Chappelle’s Show,” for which he received Emmy nominations. He co-wrote the film “Half Baked,” and directed the film, “The Goods,” starring Jeremy Piven, Ed Helms, Ken Jeong and Will Ferrell. His latest special “Neal Brennan: 3 mics” premiered on Netflix in 2017.
08/01/1958m 10s

Greg Garcia (Part 2 of 2)

GREG GARCIA is an American television director, producer and writer. He is the creator/executive producer of several long-running sitcoms, including "Yes, Dear," "My Name Is Earl," "The Guest Book," currently on TBS, and "Raising Hope." He has also worked on the series "Family Matters" and as a consulting producer on "Family Guy."
04/01/191h 14m

Greg Garcia (Part 1 of 2)

GREG GARCIA is an American television director, producer and writer. He is the creator/executive producer of several long-running sitcoms, including "Yes, Dear," "My Name Is Earl," "The Guest Book," currently on TBS, and "Raising Hope." He has also worked on the series "Family Matters" and as a consulting producer on "Family Guy."
31/12/1858m 0s

Best of 2018 (Part 2 of 2)

BEST OF 2018 (Part 2 of 2) featuring: Bill Burr, Gary Spivey, Pauly Shore, Jay Ferguson, Melissa Villasenor, Adam Ray, Hernan Lopez, Bob Saget, Leah Thompson, Tony Rock, Bill Blumenreich, Jeffrey Ross, Stephan Brogren, Garfunkel & Oates, Erik Griffin, Gary Busey, Todd Glass, Jeremy Piven, Big Jay Oakerson and Chuck Lorre.
28/12/181h 0m

Best of 2018 (Part 1 of 2)

BEST OF 2018 (Part 1 of 2) featuring: Bobby Lee, Marcus King, Ari Shaffir, Jordan Harbinger, Maz Jobrani, Kenya Barris, Frazer Smith, Carrot Top, Steve-O, Lesly Kahn, Chris Fenton, Heather Mcdonald, Michael Uslan, Jonathan Katz, Bassem Youseff, Howard Rosenman, Bobcat Goldthwait, Larry King, Nick Swardson, Victor Levin, John Savage & Fortune Feimster.
25/12/181h 6m

Best of Andy Dick (Part 2 of 2)

ANDY DICK is a multi-faceted comedian, writer and director who's entertained millions on both the small and big screen for over three decades. Despite his well-documented struggles with substance abuse and run-ins with the law, Andy has proven himself as a once-in-a-generation performer whose talent talent and staying power in Hollywood is undeniable. Dick started his TV comedy career as a cast member on the beloved sketch comedy program "The Ben Stiller Show," and then his big breakout role came in 1995 portraying Matthew Brock on NBC's "Newsradio". Additionally, Andy has had memorable roles in films like "Road Trip", "Old School", and "Zoolander".  
20/12/1853m 20s

Best of Andy Dick (Part 1 of 2)

ANDY DICK is a multi-faceted comedian, writer and director who's entertained millions on both the small and big screen for over three decades. Despite his well-documented struggles with substance abuse and run-ins with the law, Andy has proven himself as a once-in-a-generation performer whose talent talent and staying power in Hollywood is undeniable. Dick started his TV comedy career as a cast member on the beloved sketch comedy program "The Ben Stiller Show," and then his big breakout role came in 1995 portraying Matthew Brock on NBC's "Newsradio". Additionally, Andy has had memorable roles in films like "Road Trip", "Old School", and "Zoolander".  
17/12/1852m 38s

Frazer Smith (Part 2 of 2)

FRAZER SMITH is an American radio personality, actor and stand-up comedian.He worked in Los Angeles, California at KROQ-FM from 1976 through 1979, KLOS from 1979 through 1984, KMET 1984 through 1986, KLSX 1986 through 1997, KLOS in 1997, and KRTH in 2002. He has played small roles in films and television shows and was one of the announcers on the TBS music video show Night Tracks from 1986 to 1988 and 1989 to 1991.
14/12/1855m 1s

Frazer Smith (Part 1 of 2)

FRAZER SMITH is an American radio personality, actor and stand-up comedian.He worked in Los Angeles, California at KROQ-FM from 1976 through 1979, KLOS from 1979 through 1984, KMET 1984 through 1986, KLSX 1986 through 1997, KLOS in 1997, and KRTH in 2002. He has played small roles in films and television shows and was one of the announcers on the TBS music video show Night Tracks from 1986 to 1988 and 1989 to 1991.
10/12/1839m 5s

Jeremy Piven (Part 2 of 2)

JEREMY PIVEN is an American actor, comedian, and producer, best known for his role as Ari Gold in the HBO comedy series "Entourage," for which he won a Golden Globe Award and three consecutive Emmy Awards.He also starred in the British period drama "Mr Selfridge," and portrayed Spence Kovak on Ellen DeGeneres's sitcom "Ellen," as well as the head writer Jerry on "The Larry Sanders Show."
07/12/1859m 50s

Jeremy Piven (Part 1 of 2)

JEREMY PIVEN is an American actor, comedian, and producer, best known for his role as Ari Gold in the HBO comedy series "Entourage," for which he won a Golden Globe Award and three consecutive Emmy Awards.He also starred in the British period drama "Mr Selfridge," and portrayed Spence Kovak on Ellen DeGeneres's sitcom "Ellen," as well as the head writer Jerry on "The Larry Sanders Show."
03/12/1859m 18s

Larry King (Part 2 of 2)

LARRY KING has conducted over 40,000 interviews over a 60-year career and is recognized worldwide as one of the best media personalities of our time. Larry is still going strong and can be seen presently hosting “Larry King Now” on Ora TV, Hulu and RT.Celebrities, politicians, athletes and newsmakers from around the planet have experienced Larry King’s unique disarming interview style and come to trust him as a friend and talented professional. He is best known for his TV interview and phone-in talk show, “Larry King Live” on CNN, which he hosted nightly from 1985 to 2010.From JFK and Vladimir Putin, to the Dalai Lama and Lady Gaga, anyone having an impact on the world has sat across the desk from Larry King.
29/11/1841m 53s

Larry King (Part 1 of 2)

LARRY KING has conducted over 40,000 interviews over a 60-year career and is recognized worldwide as one of the best media personalities of our time. Larry is still going strong and can be seen presently hosting “Larry King Now” on Ora TV, Hulu and RT.Celebrities, politicians, athletes and newsmakers from around the planet have experienced Larry King’s unique disarming interview style and come to trust him as a friend and talented professional. He is best known for his TV interview and phone-in talk show, “Larry King Live” on CNN, which he hosted nightly from 1985 to 2010.From JFK and Vladimir Putin, to the Dalai Lama and Lady Gaga, anyone having an impact on the world has sat across the desk from Larry King.
26/11/1847m 24s

Best of Kevin Hart (Part 2 of 2)

KEVIN HART After an electrifying performance at amateur night in a Philadelphia comedy club, Kevin quit his shoe salesman job and began performing full time. However, it was his first appearance at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival that led Hart into roles in feature films. In 2009, Hart’s one-hour Comedy Central special, “I’m A Grown Little Man,” became one of the highest rated specials for the network and in 2010, Hart’s DVD “Seriously...Funny” was one of the fastest selling DVDs, going triple Platinum, aided by the Comedy Central special of the same name, which was the highest rated comedy special of 2010. In 2011 Hart released “Laugh At My Pain” the feature film version of his comedy tour, which grossed over $7 million and was 2011’s most successful film of those released in less than 300 theaters, catapulted Hart’s to the number one comedian on Ticketmaster, and helping him to sell out the Nokia Theater for two nights in a row, breaking the record previously set by Eddie Murphy. This lead to the LAMP DVD hitting double platinum in February 2012, after being on sale for only a month. His next comedy tour, “Let Me Explain” took him to 90 American cities along with Europe and Africa - resulting in him becoming the second American in history to sell out London’s O2 Arena. Hart spent most of the rest of the year filming two movies back to back (“About Last Night” and “Ride Along”). Additionally, Kevin starred in huge blockbusters like “Barbershop,” “Undeclared,” “Little Fockers,” "Death at a Funeral," "Fool’s Gold," Steve Harvey’s “Think Like A Man,” and “Judd Apatow’s “Five Year Engagement” and "The 40 Year-Old Virgin." Hart then embarked on the multi-city domestic and international “What Now?” comedy tour. Domestically, he sold out 8 tri-state area arenas, including Madison Square Garden, Barclays, Prudential Center and Jones Beach, selling over 100,000 tickets in the NY market. Internationally, he sold out over a dozen arenas in the European market, selling over 150,000 tickets, and sold out arenas across Australia, selling 100,000 tickets. All in all, Hart’s hit comedy tour grossed over $ 100 million worldwide. Hart’s recent movie projects include the biggest grossing live action comedy “Central Intelligence,” “Ride Along 2,” “The Wedding Ringer,” and “Get Hard.” The consummate worker, Hart is also a force in television, executive producing the show, Real Husbands of Hollywood which just wrapped production on Season 5. Hart’s recent movie projects include the biggest grossing live action comedy “Central Intelligence,” “Ride Along 2,” “The Wedding Ringer,” “Get Hard,” the animated film "The Secret Life of Pets," Universal Pictures will release the feature version of his comedy tour “What Now” (coming out in this month—October 14th, 2016), documenting how he was the first comedian to sell out an NFL stadium, selling over 50,000 tickets in one show. 
22/11/181h 17m

Best of Kevin Hart (Part 1 of 2)

KEVIN HART After an electrifying performance at amateur night in a Philadelphia comedy club, Kevin quit his shoe salesman job and began performing full time. However, it was his first appearance at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival that led Hart into roles in feature films. In 2009, Hart’s one-hour Comedy Central special, “I’m A Grown Little Man,” became one of the highest rated specials for the network and in 2010, Hart’s DVD “Seriously...Funny” was one of the fastest selling DVDs, going triple Platinum, aided by the Comedy Central special of the same name, which was the highest rated comedy special of 2010. In 2011 Hart released “Laugh At My Pain” the feature film version of his comedy tour, which grossed over $7 million and was 2011’s most successful film of those released in less than 300 theaters, catapulted Hart’s to the number one comedian on Ticketmaster, and helping him to sell out the Nokia Theater for two nights in a row, breaking the record previously set by Eddie Murphy. This lead to the LAMP DVD hitting double platinum in February 2012, after being on sale for only a month. His next comedy tour, “Let Me Explain” took him to 90 American cities along with Europe and Africa - resulting in him becoming the second American in history to sell out London’s O2 Arena. Hart spent most of the rest of the year filming two movies back to back (“About Last Night” and “Ride Along”). Additionally, Kevin starred in huge blockbusters like “Barbershop,” “Undeclared,” “Little Fockers,” "Death at a Funeral," "Fool’s Gold," Steve Harvey’s “Think Like A Man,” and “Judd Apatow’s “Five Year Engagement” and "The 40 Year-Old Virgin." Hart then embarked on the multi-city domestic and international “What Now?” comedy tour. Domestically, he sold out 8 tri-state area arenas, including Madison Square Garden, Barclays, Prudential Center and Jones Beach, selling over 100,000 tickets in the NY market. Internationally, he sold out over a dozen arenas in the European market, selling over 150,000 tickets, and sold out arenas across Australia, selling 100,000 tickets. All in all, Hart’s hit comedy tour grossed over $ 100 million worldwide. Hart’s recent movie projects include the biggest grossing live action comedy “Central Intelligence,” “Ride Along 2,” “The Wedding Ringer,” and “Get Hard.” The consummate worker, Hart is also a force in television, executive producing the show, Real Husbands of Hollywood which just wrapped production on Season 5. Hart’s recent movie projects include the biggest grossing live action comedy “Central Intelligence,” “Ride Along 2,” “The Wedding Ringer,” “Get Hard,” the animated film "The Secret Life of Pets," Universal Pictures will release the feature version of his comedy tour “What Now” (coming out in this month—October 14th, 2016), documenting how he was the first comedian to sell out an NFL stadium, selling over 50,000 tickets in one show. 
19/11/1854m 33s

Jonathan Katz (Part 2 of 2)

JONATHAN KATZ is an American comedian, actor, and voice actor best known for his starring role in the animated sitcom "Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist" as Dr. Katz. He also is known for voicing Erik Robbins in the UPN/Adult Swim series "Home Movies." Katz has appeared in "Bob's Burgers" and "Adventure Time."
16/11/1853m 4s

Jonathan Katz (Part 1 of 2)

JONATHAN KATZ is an American comedian, actor, and voice actor best known for his starring role in the animated sitcom "Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist" as Dr. Katz. He also is known for voicing Erik Robbins in the UPN/Adult Swim series "Home Movies." Katz has appeared in "Bob's Burgers" and "Adventure Time."
13/11/1842m 28s

Adam Ray (Part 2 of 2)

ADAM RAY is an American actor and comedian, best known for being the bad guy opposite Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy in Paul Feig's buddy cop comedy "The Heat" and as a cast member in the rebooted series "MADtv" for the CW. He can also be seen in "Spy" with Melissa McCarthy and Jason Statham.Recently, he was seen in Paul Feig's reboot of "Ghostbusters," in which he voices the iconic character of SLIMER. Adam co-hosts the popular new comedy game show "SEPARATION ANXIETY" on TBS with comedian Iliza Schlesinger. Adam has guest-starred on "2 Broke Girls," "Workaholics," "Arrested Development," "According to Jim," HBO's "Silicon Valley," and Chelsea Lately.Ray co-hosts the popular "About Last Night" podcast, which has welcomed such guests as Bob Saget, Melissa McCarthy, Dana Carvey, Susan Sarandon, Nick Swardson, Adam Carolla, Tony Danza, Adam Devine, Jeff Garlin, Whitney Cummings, Marc Maron, The Goo Goo Dolls and Kevin Nealon. His hilarious sketches, which have garnered over 30 million views on YouTube and Funny Or Die, can be viewed at AdamRayTV.com.
11/11/181h 12m

Adam Ray (Part 1 of 2)

ADAM RAY is an American actor and comedian, best known for being the bad guy opposite Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy in Paul Feig's buddy cop comedy "The Heat" and as a cast member in the rebooted series "MADtv" for the CW. He can also be seen in "Spy" with Melissa McCarthy and Jason Statham.Recently, he was seen in Paul Feig's reboot of "Ghostbusters," in which he voices the iconic character of SLIMER. Adam co-hosts the popular new comedy game show "SEPARATION ANXIETY" on TBS with comedian Iliza Schlesinger. Adam has guest-starred on "2 Broke Girls," "Workaholics," "Arrested Development," "According to Jim," HBO's "Silicon Valley," and Chelsea Lately.Ray co-hosts the popular "About Last Night" podcast, which has welcomed such guests as Bob Saget, Melissa McCarthy, Dana Carvey, Susan Sarandon, Nick Swardson, Adam Carolla, Tony Danza, Adam Devine, Jeff Garlin, Whitney Cummings, Marc Maron, The Goo Goo Dolls and Kevin Nealon. His hilarious sketches, which have garnered over 30 million views on YouTube and Funny Or Die, can be viewed at AdamRayTV.com.
07/11/181h 0m

Gary Busey (Part 2 of 2)

GARY BUSEY is an American actor. Busey's first film appearance was as a biker in the low-budget Angels Hard as They Come (1971) and, over the next few years, he landed several film roles generally as a country hick/redneck or surly, rebellious types. His real breakthrough came in the film The Buddy Holly Story (1978), with Busey taking the lead role as Buddy Holly, in addition to playing guitar and singing all the vocals. His stellar performance scored him a Best Actor nomination and the attention of Hollywood taking overcasting agents. Next up, he joined fellow young actors William Katt and Jan-Michael Vincent as surfing buddies growing up together in the cult surf film Big Wednesday (1978), directed by John Milius. He also played the brutal assassin Mr. Joshua trying to kill Los Angeles cops Mel Gibson and Danny Glover in the runaway mega-hit Lethal Weapon (1987). Further strong roles followed, including alongside Danny Glover once again in Predator 2 (1990). He was back on the beaches, this time tracking bank robbers with FBI agent Keanu Reeves, in Point Break (1991) and nearly stole the show as a psychotic Navy officer in league with terrorists led by Tommy Lee Jones taking over the USS Missouri in the highly popular Under Siege (1992).
04/11/1845m 59s

Gary Busey (Part 1 of 2)

GARY BUSEY is an American actor. Busey's first film appearance was as a biker in the low-budget Angels Hard as They Come (1971) and, over the next few years, he landed several film roles generally as a country hick/redneck or surly, rebellious types. His real breakthrough came in the film The Buddy Holly Story (1978), with Busey taking the lead role as Buddy Holly, in addition to playing guitar and singing all the vocals. His stellar performance scored him a Best Actor nomination and the attention of Hollywood taking overcasting agents. Next up, he joined fellow young actors William Katt and Jan-Michael Vincent as surfing buddies growing up together in the cult surf film Big Wednesday (1978), directed by John Milius. He also played the brutal assassin Mr. Joshua trying to kill Los Angeles cops Mel Gibson and Danny Glover in the runaway mega-hit Lethal Weapon (1987). Further strong roles followed, including alongside Danny Glover once again in Predator 2 (1990). He was back on the beaches, this time tracking bank robbers with FBI agent Keanu Reeves, in Point Break (1991) and nearly stole the show as a psychotic Navy officer in league with terrorists led by Tommy Lee Jones taking over the USS Missouri in the highly popular Under Siege (1992).
29/10/1842m 45s

Big Jay Oakerson (Part 2 of 2)

Big Jay Oakerson is one of the most beloved and easily recognizable comedians in the world. His easy charm and dirty delivery endear him to audiences every night at The Comedy Cellar, The Stand and Stand Up New York. He regularly headlines across the country and playing festivals including Bonaroo, Jager's Korn tour, Rock Star Energy Drink's Mayhem Fest, Gathering of the Juggalos and Funny or Die’s Oddball Festival. Jay has also recently been featured on "This Is Not Happening" with Ari Shaffir, "Comedy Underground" with Dave Attell, FX’s "Louie," "Inside Amy Schumer," and "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon."In 2016, Jay's Comedy Central hour special "Big Jay Oakerson: Live At Webster Hall" premiered. Filmed at the legendary music venue in New York City providing the perfect heavy metal vibe for the show. Jay's comedy is raw, compelling and honest to the core, as he takes viewers on a journey of brutal truths about his relationship with his teenage daughter, sexual tension between him and his best friend Dave and advise to women on how to delicately handle a man with an unfortunate penis size. 
26/10/181h 5m

Big Jay Oakerson (Part 1 of 2)

Big Jay Oakerson is one of the most beloved and easily recognizable comedians in the world. His easy charm and dirty delivery endear him to audiences every night at The Comedy Cellar, The Stand and Stand Up New York. He regularly headlines across the country and playing festivals including Bonaroo, Jager's Korn tour, Rock Star Energy Drink's Mayhem Fest, Gathering of the Juggalos and Funny or Die’s Oddball Festival. Jay has also recently been featured on "This Is Not Happening" with Ari Shaffir, "Comedy Underground" with Dave Attell, FX’s "Louie," "Inside Amy Schumer," and "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon."In 2016, Jay's Comedy Central hour special  "Big Jay Oakerson: Live At Webster Hall" premiered. Filmed at the legendary music venue in New York City providing the perfect heavy metal vibe for the show. Jay's comedy is raw, compelling and honest to the core, as he takes viewers on a journey of brutal truths about his relationship with his teenage daughter, sexual tension between him and his best friend Dave and advise to women on how to delicately handle a man with an unfortunate penis size. 
22/10/1848m 51s

Howard Rosenman (Part 2 of 2)

Howard Rosenman is one of the most prolific producers in film and television, best known for the hilarious remake of "Father of The Bride" starring Steve Martin and Diane Keaton, the cult phenomenon "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" and "The Family Man" starring Nicolas Cage. Rosenman’s films have won 2 Peabody Awards, an Academy Award and top honors at the Sundance, Berlin and Cannes Film Festivals. His work ranges from such popular favorites as "Father of The Bride," "The Main Event" with Barbra Streisand, "Stranger Among Us" with Melanie Griffith and "You Kill Me" with Sir Ben Kingsley to the acclaimed documentaries, "Celluloid Closet" (nominated for an Oscar and a Peabody) and "Common Threads: Tales From The Quilt" (which won an Oscar and his second Peabody) He produced "My First Mister" and Harvey Fierstein’s "Tidy Endings," which won several Emmys. He remade his very first movie, "Sparkle" starring Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks. Curtis Mayfield wrote the original four songs. R. Kelly wrote four more songs.He was honored by the film organization Power Up as “One of 2010’s ten amazing men in show business.” In 2013 he received the Inspiration Award from ORT America.
18/10/181h 27m

Howard Rosenman (Part 1 of 2)

Howard Rosenman is one of the most prolific producers in film and television, best known for the hilarious remake of "Father of The Bride" starring Steve Martin and Diane Keaton, the cult phenomenon "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" and "The Family Man" starring Nicolas Cage. Rosenman’s films have won 2 Peabody Awards, an Academy Award and top honors at the Sundance, Berlin and Cannes Film Festivals. His work ranges from such popular favorites as "Father of The Bride," "The Main Event" with Barbra Streisand, "Stranger Among Us" with Melanie Griffith and "You Kill Me" with Sir Ben Kingsley to the acclaimed documentaries, "Celluloid Closet" (nominated for an Oscar and a Peabody) and "Common Threads: Tales From The Quilt" (which won an Oscar and his second Peabody) He produced "My First Mister" and Harvey Fierstein’s "Tidy Endings," which won several Emmys. He remade his very first movie, "Sparkle" starring Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks. Curtis Mayfield wrote the original four songs. R. Kelly wrote four more songs.He was honored by the film organization Power Up as “One of 2010’s ten amazing men in show business.” In 2013 he received the Inspiration Award from ORT America.
15/10/181h 16m

Nick Swardson (Part 2 of 2)

NICK SWARDSON grew up in the Minneapolis area and undertook his foray into entertainment as a standup comic, headlining dates at many nightspots in the Los Angeles area. His material often dealt with the absurdities of life as a young adult, including drugs and sex.Swardson moved into features not simply as a comedic actor, but as a scriptwriter -- first on the Jamie Kennedy vehicle "Malibu's Most Wanted" (2003), then via a long-running association with Adam Sandler's Happy Madison production company, for which he scripted and acted in the comedies "The Benchwarmers" (2006) and "Grandma's Boy" (2006), and co-produced and tackled a supporting role in the Sandler-Kevin James farce "I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry" (2007). On the side, Swardson also signed as one of the regulars on the popular Comedy Central series "Reno 911!" where he played Terry Bernardino. In 2007, Swardson recorded and issued his first comedy concert album, "Party." The following year, he teamed up for an onscreen role opposite Sandler in the farce "You Don't Mess with the Zohan."Most recently, Swardson has appeared in the TV series "Star Butterfly" and "Typical Rick" and in the features films "Sandy Wexler" and "The Do-Over"
11/10/1858m 56s

Nick Swardson (Part 1 of 2)

NICK SWARDSON grew up in the Minneapolis area and undertook his foray into entertainment as a standup comic, headlining dates at many nightspots in the Los Angeles area. His material often dealt with the absurdities of life as a young adult, including drugs and sex. Swardson moved into features not simply as a comedic actor, but as a scriptwriter -- first on the Jamie Kennedy vehicle "Malibu's Most Wanted" (2003), then via a long-running association with Adam Sandler's Happy Madison production company, for which he scripted and acted in the comedies "The Benchwarmers" (2006) and "Grandma's Boy" (2006), and co-produced and tackled a supporting role in the Sandler-Kevin James farce "I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry" (2007). On the side, Swardson also signed as one of the regulars on the popular Comedy Central series "Reno 911!" where he played Terry Bernardino. In 2007, Swardson recorded and issued his first comedy concert album, "Party." The following year, he teamed up for an onscreen role opposite Sandler in the farce "You Don't Mess with the Zohan."Most recently, Swardson has appeared in the TV series "Star Butterfly" and "Typical Rick" and in the features films "Sandy Wexler" and "The Do-Over"
10/10/1850m 39s

Melissa Villaseñor (Part 2 of 2)

Melissa Villaseñor is an American actress, stand-up comedian, and impressionist. She is currently a cast member on "Saturday Night Live" and was a semifinalist in season 6 of "America's Got Talent." She has also done voice work for the animated shows "Adventure Time," "Family Guy" and "TripTank." Most recently, Villaseñor has appeared on the second season of "HBO's Crashing."
10/10/1836m 27s

Melissa Villaseñor (Part 1 of 2)

Melissa Villaseñor is an American actress, stand-up comedian, and impressionist. She is currently a cast member on "Saturday Night Live" and was a semifinalist in season 6 of "America's Got Talent." She has also done voice work for the animated shows "Adventure Time," "Family Guy" and "TripTank." Most recently, Villaseñor has appeared on the second season of "HBO's Crashing."
10/10/1828m 33s

Chuck Lorre (Part 2 of 2)

CHUCK LORRE is an American television writer, producer and composer. Called the "King of Sitcoms" during the 2010s, he has created and produced sitcoms including "Grace Under Fire," "Cybill," "Dharma & Greg," "Two and a Half Men," "The Big Bang Theory," "Mike & Molly," "Mom," and "Young Sheldon." He also served as an executive producer on "Roseanne."
10/10/1843m 17s

Chuck Lorre (Part 1 of 2)

CHUCK LORRE is an American television writer, producer and composer. Called the "King of Sitcoms" during the 2010s, he has created and produced sitcoms including "Grace Under Fire," "Cybill," "Dharma & Greg," "Two and a Half Men," "The Big Bang Theory," "Mike & Molly," "Mom," and "Young Sheldon." He also served as an executive producer on "Roseanne."
10/10/1838m 18s

Todd Glass (Part 2 of 2)

TODD GLASS grew up in Philadelphia where he started his stand-up career at the age of 16. Since then he has carved out a niche as one of the most powerful and beloved performers working successfully in the alternative as well as the mainstream comedy scenes. His list of credits are endless, as he has a new powerful Netflix hour Special out right now, had a critically acclaimed Comedy Central special, has been a featured guest on The Daily Show, Tosh.0, Sarah Silverman’s I Love You America, Louie, and on the most prestigious late night shows with Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O’Brien, and Jimmy Fallon. Additionally, he has toured with some of the greatest comedians of our generation including David Cross, Daniel Tosh, Jim Gaffigan, Louie CK, Silverman,and David Spade.
20/09/1858m 54s

Todd Glass (Part 1 of 2)

TODD GLASS grew up in Philadelphia where he started his stand-up career at the age of 16. Since then he has carved out a niche as one of the most powerful and beloved performers working successfully in the alternative as well as the mainstream comedy scenes. His list of credits are endless, as he has a new powerful Netflix hour Special out right now, had a critically acclaimed Comedy Central special, has been a featured guest on The Daily Show, Tosh.0, Sarah Silverman’s I Love You America, Louie, and on the most prestigious late night shows with Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O’Brien, and Jimmy Fallon. Additionally, he has toured with some of the greatest comedians of our generation including David Cross, Daniel Tosh, Jim Gaffigan, Louie CK, Silverman,and David Spade.
18/09/1849m 59s

Lesly Kahn (Part 2 of 2)

Lesly Kahn is the founder and artistic director of Lesly Kahn & Company, Actor Training, in Hollywood, California. With a staff and faculty of approximately 60, she teaches, trains, and prepares thousands of actors per year. Lesly has worked extensively on innumerable films, television shows and theatrical projects with countless skilled, prolific, and renowned actors.In addition, Lesly has worked with literally thousands of gifted, previously unknown actors who have since achieved success, including Academy and other Award winners and nominees such as Tiffany Haddish, Armie Hammer, And Octavia Spencer. Over the past three decades, Lesly has coached actors in major roles on pretty much every television show out there, including iconic, long-running, and hit series such as "13 Reasons Why," "Blackish," "Episodes," "Glow," "Grey’s Anatomy," "New Girl," "Saturday Night Live," "Scandal," "Stranger Things," "Transparent," and "The Walking Dead" to name just a few of their more recent (and recognized) endeavors. Her clients have also starred in seminal feature films including "Call Me By Your Name," "Die Hard," "The Help," "Hidden Figures," "Manchester By The Sea," "Mission Impossible," "Moonlight," and "The Social Network."
13/09/181h 1m

Lesly Kahn (Part 1 of 2)

Lesly Kahn is the founder and artistic director of Lesly Kahn & Company, Actor Training, in Hollywood, California. With a staff and faculty of approximately 60, she teaches, trains, and prepares thousands of actors per year. Lesly has worked extensively on innumerable films, television shows and theatrical projects with countless skilled, prolific, and renowned actors.In addition, Lesly has worked with literally thousands of gifted, previously unknown actors who have since achieved success, including Academy and other Award winners and nominees such as Tiffany Haddish, Armie Hammer, And Octavia Spencer. Over the past three decades, Lesly has coached actors in major roles on pretty much every television show out there, including iconic, long-running, and hit series such as "13 Reasons Why," "Blackish," "Episodes," "Glow," "Grey’s Anatomy," "New Girl," "Saturday Night Live," "Scandal," "Stranger Things," "Transparent," and "The Walking Dead" to name just a few of their more recent (and recognized) endeavors. Her clients have also starred in seminal feature films including "Call Me By Your Name," "Die Hard," "The Help," "Hidden Figures," "Manchester By The Sea," "Mission Impossible," "Moonlight," and "The Social Network."
11/09/181h 3m

Jim Jefferies Re-Release (Part 2 of 2)

JIM JEFFERIES is a comedian, writer, actor, and producer from Australia. After releasing a comedy album and DVD in the UK, Jefferies moved to the US in 2009 and shortly thereafter landed his first televised special, HBO's "I Swear to God." This hugely successful special was followed by a plethora of other great one hours stand-up shows, including Showtime's “Alcoholocaust," "Fully Functional" for Epix, the most recent "BARE" for Netflix, and his newest special coming out this year from Nashville, entitled “Freedumb." Jefferies also created, wrote, and starred in the groundbreaking show "Legit," on FX and FXX, which garnered critical acclaim for Jim’s performance, as well as for its portrayal of people with mental and physical disabilities. He continues to tour and perform multiple shows in massive sold out theaters all over the world. 
07/09/181h 10m

Jim Jefferies Re-Release (Part 1 of 2)

JIM JEFFERIES is a comedian, writer, actor, and producer from Australia. After releasing a comedy album and DVD in the UK, Jefferies moved to the US in 2009 and shortly thereafter landed his first televised special, HBO's "I Swear to God." This hugely successful special was followed by a plethora of other great one hours stand-up shows, including Showtime's “Alcoholocaust," "Fully Functional" for Epix, the most recent "BARE" for Netflix, and his newest special coming out this year from Nashville, entitled “Freedumb." Jefferies also created, wrote, and starred in the groundbreaking show "Legit," on FX and FXX, which garnered critical acclaim for Jim’s performance, as well as for its portrayal of people with mental and physical disabilities. He continues to tour and perform multiple shows in massive sold out theaters all over the world. 
07/09/181h 3m

Victor Levin (Part 2 of 2)

Victor Levin is a four time Emmy-nominated writer, director and producer who cut his teeth in television with shows like "Down the Shore," "The Larry Sanders Show," "Mad Men," "Dream On," and "Mad About You. "In 2015, he made his feature film directorial debut with "5 to 7," based on his own original script, which has since become a cult classic in its genre.His latest film, the romantic comedy "Destination Wedding," starring Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder is coming out in theaters Friday, August 31st.
07/09/181h 6m

Victor Levin (Part 1 of 2)

Victor Levin is a four time Emmy-nominated writer, director and producer who cut his teeth in television with shows like "Down the Shore," "The Larry Sanders Show," "Mad Men," "Dream On," and "Mad About You. "In 2015, he made his feature film directorial debut with "5 to 7," based on his own original script, which has since become a cult classic in its genre. His latest film, the romantic comedy "Destination Wedding," starring Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder is coming out in theaters Friday, August 31st.
07/09/1852m 8s

Garfunkel and Oates (Part 2 of 2)

Garfunkel & Oates are a Los Angeles, California-based comedic folk-rock duo consisting of Riki Lindhome (Garfunkel) and Kate Micucci (Oates).They were introduced to each other by comic Doug Benson at the Uptight Citizens Brigade theatre group in Los Angeles. Lindhome and Micucci released their first album "Music Songs" in 2009.This was followed by the subsequent albums "All Over Your Face" in 2011 and "Slippery When Moist" in 2012. Moreover, the pair have appeared on various TV shows such as "The Big Bang Theory," "Scrubs," and "Gilmore Girls."
07/09/1847m 42s

Garfunkel and Oates (Part 1 of 2)

Garfunkel & Oates are a Los Angeles, California-based comedic folk-rock duo consisting of Riki Lindhome (Garfunkel) and Kate Micucci (Oates). They were introduced to each other by comic Doug Benson at the Uptight Citizens Brigade theatre group in Los Angeles. Lindhome and Micucci released their first album "Music Songs" in 2009. This was followed by the subsequent albums "All Over Your Face" in 2011 and "Slippery When Moist" in 2012. Moreover, the pair have appeared on various TV shows such as "The Big Bang Theory," "Scrubs," and "Gilmore Girls."
07/09/1841m 29s

Stefan Brogren (Part 2 of 2)

Stefan Brogren is best known for his work in the “Degrassi” franchise. Starting in front of the camera as the beloved Archie “Snake” Simpson,” Stefan then found his love for working behind the scenes and went on to direct over 60 episodes of the iconic series. Stefan has 3 nominations and 2 wins at the Canadian Screen Awards for best direction. He won a Directors Guild of Canada award in 2015 and received his 4th nomination in 2017.Stefan is also an accomplished producer who received 4 Emmy nominations for his work. This year, Stefan has been working on a new series for Hulu called “Hollie Hobbie” as a director and co-executive producer.
07/09/1858m 28s

Stefan Brogren (Part 1 of 2)

Stefan Brogren is best known for his work in the “Degrassi” franchise. Starting in front of the camera as the beloved Archie “Snake” Simpson,” Stefan then found his love for working behind the scenes and went on to direct over 60 episodes of the iconic series. Stefan has 3 nominations and 2 wins at the Canadian Screen Awards for best direction. He won a Directors Guild of Canada award in 2015 and received his 4th nomination in 2017.Stefan is also an accomplished producer who received 4 Emmy nominations for his work. This year, Stefan has been working on a new series for Hulu called “Hollie Hobbie” as a director and co-executive producer.
07/09/1845m 30s

Fortune Feimster (Part 2 of 2)

Fortune Feimster is an American stand-up comedian, actress and writer known as a performer/writer on “Chelsea Lately,” “The Mindy Project” for Hulu and “Champions” for NBC.Fortune has a recurring role as “Dougie” on “Life In Pieces” for CBS and many guest appearances including “Dear White People,” “Two Broke Girls,” “Drunk History,” “Workaholics,” “Claws,” and “Glee,” to name a few. She has performed stand-up on “Conan” and “Seth Meyers Show” as well as her own half hour specials on Netflix and Comedy Central. On the film side, you can catch her in “Office Christmas Party” playing the memorable role of “Lonny” the Uber driver as well “Father of the Year” on Netflix and Melissa McCarthy’s “The Happytime Murders.”In addition to performing, Fortune recently sold a feature film to Amblin, “Bad Cop, Bad Cop,” which she co-wrote and is attached to star. In television, she co-wrote and and sold two comedy pilots to ABC with the latter being produced by Tina Fey.
07/09/1846m 19s

Fortune Feimster (Part 1 of 2)

Fortune Feimster is an American stand-up comedian, actress and writer known as a performer/writer on “Chelsea Lately,” “The Mindy Project” for Hulu and “Champions” for NBC. Fortune has a recurring role as “Dougie” on “Life In Pieces” for CBS and many guest appearances including “Dear White People,” “Two Broke Girls,” “Drunk History,” “Workaholics,” “Claws,” and “Glee,” to name a few. She has performed stand-up on “Conan” and “Seth Meyers Show” as well as her own half hour specials on Netflix and Comedy Central. On the film side, you can catch her in “Office Christmas Party” playing the memorable role of “Lonny” the Uber driver as well “Father of the Year” on Netflix and Melissa McCarthy’s “The Happytime Murders.” In addition to performing, Fortune recently sold a feature film to Amblin, “Bad Cop, Bad Cop,” which she co-wrote and is attached to star. In television, she co-wrote and and sold two comedy pilots to ABC with the latter being produced by Tina Fey.
07/09/1846m 47s

Kenya Barris (Part 2 of 2)

Kenya Barris is the creator of the Emmy-nominated series “Black-ish” for ABC (which is loosely based on his own life). In its second season, the show won a Peabody Award as well as an AFI Award, among others. Barris was awarded the Humanitas Prize in 2017 as well as NAACP Image Awards in 2016 and 2017 for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series and a show win for Outstanding Comedy Series for the fourth year in a row. In 2018 Barris premiered the hit spinoff series, “Grown-ish”, starring Yara Shahidi for Freeform. As a writer, Barris has worked on several television shows including: CBS’s “Listen Up,” The CW’s “The Game” and “Girlfriends,” and Fox’s “I Hate My Teenage Daughter”. He has also sold a number of pilots including “America’s Next Top Model,” which he co-created and is currently shown in 49 countries with 21 internationally-formatted offshoots, BET’s “The Start Up,” Hulu’s first half-hour comedy series, “We Got Next,” and most recently, NBC's half-hour comedy, “Bright Futures.” On the feature’s side, he is most recently credited as co-writer for "Barbershop 3: The Next Cut” and the hit comedy, "Girls Trip.” Barris’ upcoming feature titles include a remake of “Son of Shaft”, “Coming to America 2”, and an animated film based on the songs of Bob Marley.
07/09/1853m 25s

Kenya Barris (Part 1 of 2)

Kenya Barris is the creator of the Emmy-nominated series “Black-ish” for ABC (which is loosely based on his own life). In its second season, the show won a Peabody Award as well as an AFI Award, among others. Barris was awarded the Humanitas Prize in 2017 as well as NAACP Image Awards in 2016 and 2017 for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series and a show win for Outstanding Comedy Series for the fourth year in a row. In 2018 Barris premiered the hit spinoff series, “Grown-ish”, starring Yara Shahidi for Freeform. As a writer, Barris has worked on several television shows including: CBS’s “Listen Up,” The CW’s “The Game” and “Girlfriends,” and Fox’s “I Hate My Teenage Daughter”. He has also sold a number of pilots including “America’s Next Top Model,” which he co-created and is currently shown in 49 countries with 21 internationally-formatted offshoots, BET’s “The Start Up,” Hulu’s first half-hour comedy series, “We Got Next,” and most recently, NBC's half-hour comedy, “Bright Futures.” On the feature’s side, he is most recently credited as co-writer for "Barbershop 3: The Next Cut” and the hit comedy, "Girls Trip.” Barris’ upcoming feature titles include a remake of “Son of Shaft”, “Coming to America 2”, and an animated film based on the songs of Bob Marley.
07/09/1839m 52s

Bill Blumenreich (Part 2 of 2)

Blumenreich has traveled coast-to-coast, rubbing elbows with celebrities and working with some of the biggest names in entertainment. For the past 20 years, he’s been one of the most successful concert promoters in the U.S. In the past few years, Boston comedy and music venue, The Wilbur, has flourished under his ownership. He’s managed to transform the theatre into one of the most successful comedy clubs in the country, showcasing famous performers such as Aziz Ansari, Drew Carey and more.
07/09/181h 0m

Bill Blumenreich (Part 1 of 2)

Blumenreich has traveled coast-to-coast, rubbing elbows with celebrities and working with some of the biggest names in entertainment. For the past 20 years, he’s been one of the most successful concert promoters in the U.S. In the past few years, Boston comedy and music venue, The Wilbur, has flourished under his ownership. He’s managed to transform the theatre into one of the most successful comedy clubs in the country, showcasing famous performers such as Aziz Ansari, Drew Carey and more.
07/09/181h 4m

Bobcat Goldthwait (Part 2 of 2)

Bobcat Goldthwait is an American comedian. Goldthwait's first major film role was in "Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment". He reprised the role in the next two films in the series.He has made several guest appearances on talk shows as well as comedy programs including "The Ben Stiller Show." He made his feature film directorial debut with "Shakes The Clown," which he wrote and starred in as well.Bobcat began directing ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" in the fall 2004 season. Since joining the show's crew, the ratings went up to 2 million viewers a night, with the numbers rising nearly 50% with the teenage demographic. In May of 2006, he left to pursue his film career as a filmmaker/director. His latest anthology television series, "Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits & Monsters" premiered on truTV on July 11th 2018.
07/09/1851m 17s

Bobcat Goldthwait (Part 1 of 2)

Bobcat Goldthwait is an American comedian. Goldthwait's first major film role was in "Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment". He reprised the role in the next two films in the series.He has made several guest appearances on talk shows as well as comedy programs including "The Ben Stiller Show." He made his feature film directorial debut with "Shakes The Clown," which he wrote and starred in as well.Bobcat began directing ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" in the fall 2004 season. Since joining the show's crew, the ratings went up to 2 million viewers a night, with the numbers rising nearly 50% with the teenage demographic. In May of 2006, he left to pursue his film career as a filmmaker/director. His latest anthology television series, "Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits & Monsters" premiered on truTV on July 11th 2018.
07/09/1845m 44s

Erik Griffin (Part 2 of 2)

A towering force of comedy, Erik Griffin is most recognizable as Montez Walker on seven season of the hit Comedy Central series "Workaholics." His latest comedy special, "Amerikan Warrior" premiered on Showtime on June 8th 2018. Griffin’s first hour-long comedy special, "The Ugly Truth," premiered on Showtime last July.Griffin currently stars as a series regular in Showtime’s dark-comedy series "I'm Dying Up Here" which returned for a 2nd season on May 6th. Previous television credits include Netflix’s "One Day at a Time," FX’s "You're the Worst," Fox’s "Bob's Burgers," "Arrested Development" and Nickelodeon’s "Harvey Breaks."
07/09/181h 0m

Erik Griffin (Part 1 of 2)

A towering force of comedy, Erik Griffin is most recognizable as Montez Walker on seven season of the hit Comedy Central series "Workaholics." His latest comedy special, "Amerikan Warrior" premiered on Showtime on June 8th 2018. Griffin’s first hour-long comedy special, "The Ugly Truth," premiered on Showtime last July.Griffin currently stars as a series regular in Showtime’s dark-comedy series "I'm Dying Up Here" which returned for a 2nd season on May 6th. Previous television credits include Netflix’s "One Day at a Time," FX’s "You're the Worst," Fox’s "Bob's Burgers," "Arrested Development" and Nickelodeon’s "Harvey Breaks."
07/09/181h 1m

David Copperfield (Best of Part 2 of 2)

DAVID COPPERFIELD is the winner of 21 Emmy Awards for his groundbreaking TV specials, holds 11 Guinness World Records, was named "Magician of the Century," "King of Magic," & "Magician of the Millennium" by the Society of American Magicians, is the first living illusionist to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, was knighted by the French government, awarded a living legend award by the U.S. Library of Congress, entertained Presidents at the White House, has been featured on postage stamps from 6 different countries, owns Musha Cay-- a set of 11 private resort islands in the Bahamas, has been involved in multiple film projects like the Jim Carrey/Steve Carrell Film "Burt Wonderstone", where he developed illusions for the film & coached the stars...as well as the $350M grossing film, "Now You See Me," where he was a producer & consulted on the screenplay, has 3.62 million followers on twitter, and Forbes named him one of the top 5 wealthiest entertainers in the world.  
07/09/181h 6m

David Copperfield (Best of Part 1 of 2)

DAVID COPPERFIELD is the winner of 21 Emmy Awards for his groundbreaking TV specials, holds 11 Guinness World Records, was named "Magician of the Century," "King of Magic," & "Magician of the Millennium" by the Society of American Magicians, is the first living illusionist to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, was knighted by the French government, awarded a living legend award by the U.S. Library of Congress, entertained Presidents at the White House, has been featured on postage stamps from 6 different countries, owns Musha Cay-- a set of 11 private resort islands in the Bahamas, has been involved in multiple film projects like the Jim Carrey/Steve Carrell Film "Burt Wonderstone", where he developed illusions for the film & coached the stars...as well as the $350M grossing film, "Now You See Me," where he was a producer & consulted on the screenplay, has 3.62 million followers on twitter, and Forbes named him one of the top 5 wealthiest entertainers in the world.  
07/09/181h 0m

266: Michael Uslan (Part 2 of 2)

Michael E. Uslan is a producer and writer, known for being an executive producer on every Batman film ever made since 1989 (live action or animated), having acquired the film adaptation rights to the comic book in the 1970's when he was only in his 20's.His other producing credits include "The Spirit," "Constantine," and the Nicolas Cage blockbuster hit "National Treasure."Uslan is also known for being the first instructor ever to teach an accredited course on comic book folklore at any university.
07/09/181h 23m

265: Michael Uslan (Part 1 of 2)

Michael E. Uslan is a producer and writer, known for being an executive producer on every Batman film ever made since 1989 (live action or animated), having acquired the film adaptation rights to the comic book in the 1970's when he was only in his 20's. His other producing credits include "The Spirit," "Constantine," and the Nicolas Cage blockbuster hit "National Treasure."Uslan is also known for being the first instructor ever to teach an accredited course on comic book folklore at any university.
07/09/181h 15m

264: Bassem Youssef (Part 2 of 2)

Bassem Youssef, dubbed the Jon Stewart of the Arab World, was the host of the popular tv show "Al Bernameg " which was the first political satire show in the middle east. Originally a 5-minute show on Youtube, Al Bernameg became the first show to transition from online to television in the Middle East and the most watched show across the region with 30 million viewers every week.Youssef is currently hosting a podcast called "Remade in America" presented by CAFE and available for download and streaming here: https://art19.com/shows/remade-in-america-with-bassem-youssefRecently, he released a book about his experience “Revolution for Dummies: Laughing through the Arab Spring” where he gives different perspectives and insights on the Egyptian political scene through the Arab spring and after.
07/09/1858m 21s

263: Bassem Youssef (Part 1 of 2)

Bassem Youssef, dubbed the Jon Stewart of the Arab World, was the host of the popular tv show "Al Bernameg " which was the first political satire show in the middle east. Originally a 5-minute show on Youtube, Al Bernameg became the first show to transition from online to television in the Middle East and the most watched show across the region with 30 million viewers every week.Youssef is currently hosting a podcast called "Remade in America" presented by CAFE and available for download and streaming here: https://art19.com/shows/remade-in-america-with-bassem-youssefRecently, he released a book about his experience “Revolution for Dummies: Laughing through the Arab Spring” where he gives different perspectives and insights on the Egyptian political scene through the Arab spring and after.
07/09/1847m 21s

262: Lea Thompson (Part 2 of 2)

Lea Thompson has accomplished a forty year career in the arts that encompasses film, television, and theatre. She is best known as Michael J Fox’s mom in Steven Spielberg’s “Back to the Future I, II, and III,” as the title character in the syndicated series “Caroline in the City,” for which she won TV Guide and People’s Choice awards; and as Kathryn Kennish in five seasons of the ground breaking Peabody award winning series, “Switched at Birth.”Lea is very proud of her feature film directorial debut, “The Year of Spectacular Men,” starring her two daughters Madelyn and Zoey Deutch, set to release on June 15th.Lea has also been directing television for over 12 years including two “Jane Doe” telefilms, “Switched At Birth” (100th ep), ABC’s “American Housewife,” ABC’s “The Goldbergs” (100th Ep), and CBS’s award winning “Mom.”
07/09/181h 7m

261: Lea Thompson (Part 1 of 2)

Lea Thompson has accomplished a forty year career in the arts that encompasses film, television, and theatre. She is best known as Michael J Fox’s mom in Steven Spielberg’s “Back to the Future I, II, and III,” as the title character in the syndicated series “Caroline in the City,” for which she won TV Guide and People’s Choice awards; and as Kathryn Kennish in five seasons of the ground breaking Peabody award winning series, “Switched at Birth.”Lea is very proud of her feature film directorial debut, “The Year of Spectacular Men,” starring her two daughters Madelyn and Zoey Deutch, set to release on June 15th.Lea has also been directing television for over 12 years including two “Jane Doe” telefilms, “Switched At Birth” (100th ep), ABC’s “American Housewife,” ABC’s “The Goldbergs” (100th Ep), and CBS’s award winning “Mom.”
07/09/1854m 25s

260: Steve-O (Part 2 of 2)

Steve-O is an actor, stunt performer, producer, comedian, author, musician, and clown.His entertainment career is mostly centered on his performance stunts on the American TV series "Jackass,” its related movies, and its spin-off series “Wildboyz.” MTV has subsequently released five movies based on the series: “Jackass: the Movie,” “Jackass Number Two,” “Jackass: 2.5,” “Jackass 3D,” and “Jackass 3.5.” All became box office hits.In November 2010, Steve-O began touring the United States performing stand-up comedy on what he called "Steve-O's Entirely Too Much Information Tour". In early 2011, he announced a nine-month-long american comedy tour.His latest comedy special “Gnarly” is set to release later this year. 
07/09/1847m 9s

259: Steve-O (Part 1 of 2)

Steve-O, is an actor, stunt performer, producer, comedian, author, musician, and clown. His entertainment career is mostly centered on his performance stunts on the American TV series  "Jackass,” its related movies, and its spin-off series “Wildboyz.” MTV has subsequently released five movies based on the series: “Jackass: the Movie,” “Jackass Number Two,” “Jackass: 2.5,” “Jackass 3D,” and “Jackass 3.5.” All became box office hits.In November 2010, Steve-O began touring the United States performing stand-up comedy on what he called "Steve-O's Entirely Too Much Information Tour". In early 2011, he announced a nine-month-long american comedy tour. His latest comedy special “Gnarly” is set to release later this year. 
07/09/1842m 31s

258: Chris Fenton (Part 2 of 2)

Chris Fenton most recently served as the president of DMG Entertainment Motion Picture Group & general manager of DMG North America.Fenton produced or supervised twenty films ranging from big budget franchises such as “Iron Man 3,” “Point Break,” and “47 Ronin” to more niche-oriented films such as “Looper,” “Waiting,” “Blockers” and “Chappaquiddick,” grossing almost $2 billion in worldwide box-office.In 2004, he pushed DMG to be the first to properly license American music for national ads in China, kicking off with a popular Hanson song for a VW brand campaign. Four years later, Fenton negotiated the largest athletic endorsement deal ever in China for US olympian Michael Phelps. Among his accomplishment was securing Lionsgate’s “Knowing” a release in China, making it the first ever non- major studio motion picture to receive a highly coveted spot in country’s quota system.
07/09/181h 8m

257: Chris Fenton (Part 1 of 2)

Chris Fenton most recently served as the president of DMG Entertainment Motion Picture Group & general manager of DMG North America.Fenton produced or supervised twenty films ranging from big budget franchises such as “Iron Man 3,” “Point Break,” and “47 Ronin” to more niche-oriented films such as “Looper,” “Waiting,” “Blockers” and “Chappaquiddick,” grossing almost $2 billion in worldwide box-office.In 2004, he pushed DMG to be the first to properly license American music for national ads in China, kicking off with a popular Hanson song for a VW brand campaign. Four years later, Fenton negotiated the largest athletic endorsement deal ever in China for US olympian Michael Phelps. Among his accomplishment was securing Lionsgate’s “Knowing” a release in China, making it the first ever non- major studio motion picture to receive a highly coveted spot in country’s quota system.
07/09/1854m 7s

256: Judd Apatow (Best of Part 2 of 2)

JUDD APATOW is a producer, director, writer, and comedian whose comedy movies have defined a generation of comedic filmmaking. Starting as a stand-up in New York as a teenager, Judd penned jokes for Rosanne Barr, wrote for the "Ben Stiller Show", and won multiple Emmys with "The Larry Sanders Show" before executive producing "Freaks and Geeks," and creating "Undeclared" for FOX. Turning to films, he produced "Anchorman" starring Will Ferrell, and co-wrote, co-produced and directed the smash hit "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" with Steve Carell.His string of hit comedy films - produced through his company Apatow Productions - has not stopped since, and they have launched the careers of some of the biggst stars in the world today. They include: "Knocked Up", "Forgeting Sarah Marshall," "Talladega Nights," "Pineapple Express," "Superbad," "Funny People," " This Is 40," "Bridesmaids," and "The Big Sick." His book "Sick in the Head" is available on Amazon, and his new hour special "Judd Apatow: The Return" is available for streaming on Netflix.His latest projects include the show "Crashing" and the two part documentary "The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling" on HBO.
07/09/181h 27m

255: Judd Apatow (Best of part 1 of 2)

JUDD APATOW is a producer, director, writer, and comedian whose comedy movies have defined a generation of comedic filmmaking. Starting as a stand-up in New York as a teenager, Judd penned jokes for Rosanne Barr, wrote for the "Ben Stiller Show", and won multiple Emmys with "The Larry Sanders Show" before executive producing "Freaks and Geeks," and creating "Undeclared" for FOX. Turning to films, he produced "Anchorman" starring Will Ferrell, and co-wrote, co-produced and directed the smash hit "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" with Steve Carell. His string of hit comedy films - produced through his company Apatow Productions - has not stopped since, and they have launched the careers of some of the biggst stars in the world today. They include: "Knocked Up", "Forgeting Sarah Marshall," "Talladega Nights," "Pineapple Express," "Superbad," "Funny People," " This Is 40," "Bridesmaids," and "The Big Sick." His book "Sick in the Head" is available on Amazon, and his new hour special "Judd Apatow: The Return" is available for streaming on Netflix. His latest projects include the show "Crashing" and the two part documentary "The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling" on HBO.
07/09/181h 16m

254: Bobby Lee (Part 2 of 2)

Bobby Lee is an American actor and comedian.After being spotted by the Comedy Store manager Frank Burns, Lee began honing and refining his stand-up comedy act. After only a year, he was spotted onstage by Pauly Shore, who asked Lee to open for him in Las Vegas.He became a cast member on “Mad TV” from 2001 to 2009 where he went on to create many memorable characters. His credits include “Pineapple Express”, “The Dictator”, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Harold and Kumar go to Whitecastle.”
07/09/1857m 17s

253: Bobby Lee (Part 1 of 2)

Bobby Lee is an American actor and comedian.After being spotted by the Comedy Store manager Frank Burns, Lee began honing and refining his stand-up comedy act. After only a year, he was spotted onstage by Pauly Shore, who asked Lee to open for him in Las Vegas.He became a cast member on “Mad TV” from 2001 to 2009 where he went on to create many memorable characters. His credits include “Pineapple Express”, “The Dictator”, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Harold and Kumar go to Whitecastle.”
07/09/1846m 3s

252: Jordan Harbinger (Part 2 of 2)

Jordan Harbinger is a Wall Street lawyer turned talk show host, social dynamics expert, and entrepreneur.After hosting a top 50 iTunes podcast for over a decade that enjoyed nearly four million downloads a month at its zenith and featured amazing celebrity guests such as Shaquille O'Neal, Mike Rowe, Russell Brand, Tony Hawk, and Tim Ferriss, Jordan has embarked on a new adventure: “The Jordan Harbinger Show”, where he deconstructs the playbooks of the most successful people on earth and shares their strategies, perspectives, and insights with the rest of us.Jordan’s business sense, extensive knowledge of the industry, and contemporary approach to teaching make him one of the best and most sought-after coaches in the world.
07/09/1841m 55s

251: Jordan Harbinger (Part 1 of 2)

Jordan Harbinger is a Wall Street lawyer turned talk show host, social dynamics expert, and entrepreneur.After hosting a top 50 iTunes podcast for over a decade that enjoyed nearly four million downloads a month at its zenith and featured amazing celebrity guests such as Shaquille O'Neal, Mike Rowe, Russell Brand, Tony Hawk, and Tim Ferriss, Jordan has embarked on a new adventure: “The Jordan Harbinger Show”, where he deconstructs the playbooks of the most successful people on earth and shares their strategies, perspectives, and insights with the rest of us.Jordan’s business sense, extensive knowledge of the industry, and contemporary approach to teaching make him one of the best and most sought-after coaches in the world.
07/09/1840m 48s

250: Carrot Top (Part 2 of 2)

Scott “Carrot Top” Thompson has been making audiences around the world laugh for more than three decades.After building a following on the comedy circuit that made people laugh nearly every weekend, his first television appearance was on “Comic Strip Live” in 1991. Things changed for Carrot Top forever in 1992 with his first appearance on “The Tonight Show.”That appearance exposed his unique brand of comedy to every home in America. After an impressive 31 appearances, Carrot Top had the distinct honor of appearing on the very last episode of “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.”Carrot Top’s other credits include hundreds of television programs including The Late, Late Show With Craig Ferguson,” “Late Night With Conan O’Brien,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “Chelsea Lately,” “Last Comic Standing,” “Glee,” “Family Guy” and “The Ellen Degeneres Show.” Carrot top’s shows are a spectacle worthy of most arena rock bands and features lights, music, fog machines, and confetti cannons – all in addition to his incredible trunks full of props. 
07/09/1857m 21s

249: Carrot Top (Part 1 of 2)

Scott “Carrot Top” Thompson has been making audiences around the world laugh for more than three decades. After building a following on the comedy circuit that made people laugh nearly every weekend, his first television appearance was on “Comic Strip Live” in 1991. Things changed for Carrot Top forever in 1992 with his first appearance on “The Tonight Show.”That appearance exposed his unique brand of comedy to every home in America. After an impressive 31 appearances, Carrot Top had the distinct honor of appearing on the very last episode of “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.”Carrot Top’s other credits include hundreds of television programs including The Late, Late Show With Craig Ferguson,” “Late Night With Conan O’Brien,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “Chelsea Lately,” “Last Comic Standing,” “Glee,” “Family Guy” and “The Ellen Degeneres Show.” Carrot top’s shows are a spectacle worthy of most arena rock bands and features lights, music, fog machines, and confetti cannons – all in addition to his incredible trunks full of props. 
07/09/1854m 28s

248: Jeff Ross (Part 2 of 2)

Jeff Ross is a respected actor, writer, director, producer, and comedian.He was crowned the meanest man in comedy by New York Magazine for blistering performances roasting Hugh Hefner, Donald J. Trump, Jerry Stiller, Drew Carey, Shaquille O'Neal, Kelsey Grammer, and Rob Reiner. Jeff is the creator and star of "The Burn with Jeff Ross" on Comedy Central. His television credits include: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Six Feet Under, ABC’s “Dr. Ken”, Comedy Central’s “Drunk History”, and Fox’s "The Simpsons”, and “Family Guy”.
07/09/181h 7m

247: Jeff Ross (Part 1 of 2)

Jeff Ross is a respected actor, writer, director, producer, and comedian. He was crowned the meanest man in comedy by New York Magazine for blistering performances roasting Hugh Hefner, Donald J. Trump, Jerry Stiller, Drew Carey, Shaquille O'Neal, Kelsey Grammer, and Rob Reiner. Jeff is the creator and star of "The Burn with Jeff Ross" on Comedy Central. His television credits include: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Six Feet Under, ABC’s “Dr. Ken”, Comedy Central’s “Drunk History”, and Fox’s "The Simpsons”, and “Family Guy”.
07/09/181h 8m

246: Tony Rock

TONY ROCK is a writer-actor-producer known for hosting HBO’s weekly stand-up series All Def Comedy, BET’s Black Card Revoked, and for starring in the primetime network series Living Biblically on CBS.Coming off an extraordinary busy year hosting shows like TVOne’s new outrageous game show The Game of Dating, All Def Movie Awards on Fusion, shows like The Warm Up on NBATV and Mann and Wife on Bounce; this comics’ favorite comic has been busy getting ready for another eventful year. Starring in films such as Couples Night, and back to back tour dates, Tony Rock continues to exceed all expectations causing laughter everywhere he goes.
07/09/181h 34m

245: Bob Saget

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.He's presently finishing post production on Benjamin, coming out in 2018, and is still adding standup tour dates throughout North America through the coming year as well.
07/09/181h 52m

244: Hernan Lopez

HERNAN LOPEZ is the CEO of the fastest rising podcast company in the world—Wondery. Lopez is a native of Argentina and held positions at different companies there (including Canal 9 and Cablevision/Radio America) before starting his 18 year run at FOX, where he rose through its international TV ranks, including 5 as CEO and 3 as COO. Under his guidance, FOX International Channels launched hundreds of channels, expanded into premium sports/original production in multiple languages, pioneered the global day-and-date launch of TV shows with “The Walking Dead,” and increased revenue at the company to $ 3 billion dollarsHe left Fox to create Wondery, a company designed to become a network that offers an umbrella brand, technological and administrative support, a desirable demographic profile, and the opportunity to bring extraordinary podcasts to television for its podcast partners.
07/09/181h 16m

243: Marcus King

Marcus King is a manager, producer and entrepreneur born in 1960.His first client, Mark Curry, hit it big with "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper" which went on syndication and launched King's career as a television producer. Additionally, he produced "Laffapalooza" and countless comedy specials.He went on to manage several great talents including Mike Epps and Jamie Foxx, producing 78 episodes of his television show, several of his specials and his documentary. His collaboration with Foxx culminated when he won the Academy Award for Best Actor in the movie "Ray" in 2005.
07/09/182h 14m

242: Maz Jobrani

Maz Jobrani is an American Iranian comedian born in Tehran, Iran. Jobrani can currently be seen starring in the CBS sitcom superior donuts, opposite Jermaine Fowler, David Koechner, Katey Sagal and Judd Hirsch.Maz’s first original Netflix standup special “Immigrant” was filmed at the Kennedy center and is currently available for streaming. He has also put out 3 other solo specials on Showtime including: “Brown and Friendly”, “I Come in Peace”, and “I’m Not a Terrorist, but I’ve Played One on TV”.Maz starred as the title character in the award-winning Indie comedy, Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero, a film which he co-wrote and co-produced and is now available on all major outlets online.He has co-starred in many films including Disney’s, The Descendants, Sydney Pollack’s The Interpreter and Ice Cube’s Friday After Next.
07/09/181h 45m

241: Jay Ferguson

Jay Ferguson was born in Dallas, Texas. In 1989, Ferguson was plucked from obscurity to play Ponyboy Curtis in the television adaptation of S. E. Hinton's novel The Outsiders.His notable television roles include Taylor Newton in four seasons of the CBS sitcom Evening Shade, Dr. Todd Hooper on Judging Amy, Rich Connelly in the 2005 NBC television series Surface, agent Warren Russell on the Showtime series Sleeper Cell, Stan Rizzo on the AMC series Mad Men, and as Pat O'Neal, the father of the O'Neal family in the ABC series The Real O'neals.His film roles include Billy in Higher Learning, Elmer Conway in The Killer Inside Me, and Keith Clayton in The Lucky One.He is currently the lead star in the new CBS series, Living Biblically.
07/09/181h 51m

240: RIP - Best of Barry Crimmins

Industry Standard 240: RIP - Best of Barry Crimmins presented by Hello Fresh (for $30 off your first week of HelloFresh, visit go to hellofresh.com and enter the promo code KATZ30)Former Air America radio writer and correspondent (2003-2006), social justice activist, internationally renowned political satirist and author of the acclaimed seven stories press book 'Never Shake Hands with a War Criminal' helped bring the Boston comedy scene into the modern age when he founded two of Boston's most fabled clubs: The Ding Ho and Stitches. Such acts as Steven Wright, Paula Poundstone, Bobcat Goldthwait, Kevin Meaney, Jimmy Tingle and many, many others cut their comedic teeth in the rooms Crimmins started at shows he produced. As the years went on, he became an activist of sorts, travelling to Nicaragua to perform political satire about the U.S. government and the Contras. The brilliant, multi-talented Barry Crimmins is also an actor, known for The Young Comedians All-Star Reunion (1986) When Stand Up Stood Out (2003), and Call Me Lucky (2015) which documents in detail his traumatic early childhood experiences of being raped my a next door neighbor in the basement of his own home. Crimmin's satirical writing and comedy routines have focused through the years on the need for political and social change. Crimmins received the "Peace Leadership Award" in 1991 from Boston Mobilization for Survival. The award was presented by Noam Chomsky. Additionally, he was honored by Community Works with the "Artist for Social Change Award" for his years of activism. In 1994, Howard Zinn presented Barry Crimmins along with Maya Angelou "The Courage of Conscience Award" from Wellesley College and the Life Experience School at the Peace Abbey in Sherborn, Massachusetts. Barry's friend Howard Zinn did the presenting that day. His work as an activist, journalist and performer has taken him everywhere from the American campaign trail to war zones in Central America to Camp Casey on the perimeter of the George W. Bush compound in Craw-Ford, Texas. On June 4, 2016, Barry shot an hour special in Lawrence, Kansas for Louis C.K.'s Pig Newton Productions. Barry is a true American comedy legend who never rests on his laurels, instead building each performance on a lifetime of remarkable experiences and a comic mind that has made him into the one-of-a-kind comic you really need to see.
07/09/181h 44m

239: Pauly Shore

Pauly Shore tasted super-stardom in 1990 when his precedent-setting MTV show "Totally Pauly" hit the airwaves to major fan approval. The show ran for six years, leading him to numerous TV and film roles, including the one-hour HBO TV special, “Pauly Does Dallas” and starring in films like "Jury Duty," "In The Army Now," "Bio Dome," “Encino Man,” “Son In Law,” and “The Goofy Movie.”Pauly then went on to star in and produce his own projects, including "Pauly Shore Is Dead" for 20th Century Fox, which is now available on Amazon prime. He also produced and starred in his comedy specials "Vegas Is My Oyster," starring Andy Dick, Tom Green, Bobby Lee and more, and "Pauly-Tics," starring Herman Cain, Larry King and more, all available on Crackle.Apart from actively touring the country with his standup, Pauly is working on a documentary of his life that spans the 1970s, ‘80s and ‘90s and had a role in the Adam Sandler movie ‘Sandy Wexler’ that streamed on Netflix in 2017.
07/09/181h 40m

238: Jeanie Buss Re-Release

JEANIE BUSS is one of the main owners and president of the Los Angeles Lakers, one of the 10 most valuable sports franchises in the world. Buss is the daughter of the late Dr. Jerry Buss, a real estate investor who bought the Lakers and other sports businesses when Jeanie was a teenager. At the age of 19, she started in the family business as general manager of the Los Angeles Strings professional tennis team. She later became the owner of the Los Angeles Blades professional roller hockey team, and president of the Great Western Forum, before becoming vice president of the Lakers. After her father died in 2013, his controlling ownership of the Lakers passed to her and her siblings. Since then, Buss took over as team president and represents the Lakers on the NBA Board of Governors.
07/09/181h 35m

237: Heather McDonald

BarkBox presents Industry Standard with Barry Katz episode 237: Heather McDonald (For a free extra month of BarkBox, visit barkbox.com/barry when you subscribe to a 6 or 12 month plan).When Heather McDonald stood on stage in front of dozens at the 1992 Miss Tarzana pageant she assumed she had reached her peak. Little did she know, twenty-something, mostly sober, years later, Heather would be an in-demand, multi-faceted, comedian headlining sold out shows.In addition to stand-up, television guest spots and un-credited reality TV cameos, Heather can be heard twice a week on the hit podcast Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald breaking down pop culture, hot topics and her own personal drama. Guests range from Real Housewives to real listeners. Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald receives over 1.2 million downloads a month and has over four thousand, five star reviews on ITunes.Heather wrote best sellers, You’ll Never Blue Ball in this Town Again and MY INAPPROPRIATE LIFE: Some Material Not Suitable for Small Children, Nuns, or Mature Adults. Her weekly column “What Heather McDonald noticed this week” has been featured in InTouch Magazine for the past three years. In 2015 she debuted her Showtime special ‘I Don’t Mean To Brag,’ later shown on Netflix.  For seven years Heather wrote, produced and appeared on Chelsea Lately as well as it’s spin off show, After Lately.  Heather was a contributing writer on the Wayans’ Brothers films White Chicks and Dance Flick.
07/09/181h 20m

236: The Best of Marc Maron

MARC MARON is one of the most respected comedians in the country, a pioneer in the world of comedy podcasting, and a legend in the stand-up community for his extraordinary career that has spanned three decades. He has appeared on HBO, “Conan,” “Letterman,” two comedy central presents specials, and countless other television appearances. He has written a best selling book based on his solo show, “The Jerusalem Syndrome: My Life As a Reluctant Messiah,” created a second critically acclaimed one-person show entitled “Scorching the Earth,” and and his three CDs, "Not Sold Out,” “Tickets Still Available” and “Final Engagement” are comedy cult classics. Marc headlined an episode of John Oliver's New York stand-up show, was ranked # 7 in Comedy Central's annual Stand-Up showdown, and was the host of Comedy Central’s flagship show “Short Attention Span Theater.” His podcast "WTF with Marc Maron" skyrocketed to # 1 on the iTunes comedy charts, has consistently been one of the most listened to since its inception, and ranked # 3 as the “best podcast” by iTunes rewind.
07/09/181h 28m

235: John Savage

John Savage’s major screen debut came in 1978 with the Oscar-winning Best Picture film, "The Deer Hunter," which gained him international attention for his work. He also had notable roles in "The Godfather Part III", Milos Forman’s legendary musical "Hair," and Terrence Malick's "The Thin Red Line."During the late 80’s through mid 90’s, Savage worked with Nelson Mandela to lent his role as a celebrity to the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa.His most recent projects include “Goliath Show” with Billy Bob Thornton, "Twin Peaks” directed by David Lynch, “Indubious Battle” directed by James Franco, “Torch” directed By Christopher Coppola And “The Last Full Measure” directed by Todd Robinson.A powerful actor, and a man of great character and humanitarian calling, John Savage has starred in over 300 feature films and television roles.
07/09/181h 7m

234: Ari Shaffir

Ari Shaffir is a comedian, actor, podcaster, writer and producer.In 2012 his stand-up album "Revenge for the Holocaust" went to number 1 on iTunes and Amazon the week of its premiere.  His first hour special, "Passive Aggressive," premiered on Chill.com in February 2013 and on Comedy Central in march 2015.  He is the producer of the television series This Is Not Happening on Comedy Central. He wrote and appeared alongside Rob Schneider and Adrien Brody in the film "Inappropriate Comedy” and in “Keeping Up With The Joneses” with Zack Galifinakis and Gal Gadot.His new two-part special “Double Negative” just hit Netflix this past year. 
07/09/181h 3m

233: Gary Spivey

HelloFresh presents Industry Standard w/ Barry Katz episode 233: Gary Spivey (for $30 off your first week of HelloFresh, visit hellofresh.com and enter the promo code KATZ30).Gary Spivey, one of the most gifted and passionate psychics on the planet, is internationally sought after and widely recognised for his amazing psychic and healing abilities.Although Gary is busy with his regular appearances on radio, TV and Las Vegas stage shows, he also holds seminars, workshops and spiritual retreats where he has helped thousands of people change their lives.His TV appearances include: Entertainment Tonight, MTV, VH1, CNN, CNBC, TLC, Hard Copy, The Other Half, Inside Edition, A&E’s Family Plots, a regular on Jimmy Kimmel Live, co-hosting The Jerry Springer Show and many more.
07/09/181h 39m

232: Bill Burr

Bill Burr is an American stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and podcaster who has released several stand-up comedy specials.In 2017, Rolling Stones ranked him 17th on its list of 50 best stand-up comics of all time. His credits include playing Patrick Kuby in the AMC crime drama series “Breaking Bad”, starring in the movie “Date Night” with Tina Fey and Steve Carell, and creating and starring in the Netflix animated sitcom “F is For Family”.Burr also performs 300 shows a year and has done five one hour-long stand-up specials: “Walk Your Way Out”, “Why Do I Do This”, “Let It Go”, “You People Are All The Same” and “I’m Sorry You Feel That Way.”
07/09/181h 34m

231: Best of 2017 Part 2

HelloFresh presents Best of 2017 Part 2 (for $30 off your first week of HelloFresh, visit hellofresh.com and enter the promo code KATZ30), featuring:David CopperfieldRob SchneiderChris MyersCaitlyn JennerSteve Byrne Andy Dick Leigh Steinberg   Pete HolmesLarraine NewmanGary MillerGodfrey Kevin Bright Sasheer Zamata Brody Stevens Bart Baker Larry Namer Alonzo BoddenSteve Mosko Mychal Simka Chris Delia Byron Allen
07/09/181h 1m

230: Best of 2017 Part 1

Best of 2017 Part 1 featuring: Ted Sarandos Rita Rudner Richie KeenMichael PhillipsTommy DavidsonMike FarahRikki HuguesChristopher TitusPat O’BrienDavid Crane & Jeffrey KlarikCatherine OxenbergVir DasMark Lonow & Jo Anne AstrowPatty JenkinsJohn HeffronTerry SweeneyAndrew GolderDeborah AquilaKirk FoxChris Albrecht Jeanie Buss
07/09/1859m 12s

229: Bryan Callen

Bryan Callen is an American actor and stand up comedian. Callen got his start as an original cast member of Mad TV. He then went on to play numerous roles on the small and big screen including, “Old School” “Bad Santa”, “Sex and the City”, “Entourage,” “Californication”, “West Wing” “CSI”, “NYPD Blue” and “How I Met Your Mother.”His credits also include The Hangover, The Hangover Part II, Warrior, The Goldbergs, and the groundbreaking TV show Oz.In 2012, he released a fantastic stand up comedy special called Man Class.Bryan is also a prolific podcaster. On his podcast “The Fighter and The Kid” that he hosts alongside Brendan Schaub, he received comedians, actors, doctors, entrepreneurs such as David Blaine, John Leguizamo, Bill Burr and many, many other talented people.
07/09/181h 34m

228: Laraine Newman

Laraine Newman is an Emmy and Annie award nominated performer. With her sister Tracy, she was one of the founding members of the legendary improve group, The Groundlings. After seeing her in The Groundlings, Lorne Michaels hired her for Saturday Night Live.Laraine has worked for directors ranging from Woody Allen to Guillermo Del Toro. Laraine has enjoyed a thriving animation career. She can be heard in animated features such Despicable me 3, The Secret Life of Pets, Minions and Inside Out.
07/09/181h 8m

227: Caitlyn Jenner

In 1976, Caitlyn Jenner broke the world decathlon record by scoring 8,634 points at the Olympic games in Montreal, and earned the title of "World’s Greatest Athlete." Forty years later, she captured the world’s attention again when she revealed that she is a transgender woman during an ABC news special with Diane Sawyer. Two months after this groundbreaking interview, Jenner debuted her new name and look on the July cover of Vanity Fair – a cover which has become one of the most iconic of the last 50 years. Since revealing her true self, Cait executive produced “I Am Cait,” the landmark series on E! Documenting her post-transition life, partnered with M·A·C cosmetics to donate over $1.3 million to transgender initiatives and became the face of the H&M “for every victory” sportswear campaign. Caitlyn was named Barbara Walters’ Most Fascinating Person of the year in 2015, runner up for the 2015 Person of the Year, Out Magazine’s 2015 Newsmaker of the Year and one of Glamour Magazine’s Women of the Year. She was honored with the Arthur Ashe award for courage at the 2015 ESPY awards for her transition from Olympic athlete to transgender activist. In April of 2017, Caitlyn shared her story in her New York Times bestselling memoir, The Secrets of My life, co-authored by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Buzz Bissinger and published by Grand Central Publishing. Also in 2017, Caitlyn started the Caitlyn Jenner Foundation to support organizations doing on-the-ground and impactful work to empower the trans community and further trans rights.Off screen, Caitlyn finds time to enjoy her own hobbies including flying planes, racing cars in grand prix events, working on her golf game, and spending time with her children and many grandchildren.
07/09/181h 23m

226: Zack Shelton

Zack Shelton is a retired FBI SPECIAL AGENT who is considered to be one of a handful of people in the world that is considered to be an expert on the JFK ASSASSINATION.  He started his career as a laboratory aid in the FBI in 1970 under the legendary J. Edgar Hoover when he was 20 years old. When Hoover died in 1972, Zack moved up the ranks and became an FBI agent in 1973 after graduating from Loyola University in New Orleans. He spent the next 28 years in Law Enforcement with the FBI, spending much of the 70’s and 80’s working against organized crime in Chicago. Additionally, he  is universally considered to be the driving force that put James Files, the only living person in history to admit to killing Kennedy, behind bars. Although retired from the FBI, Shelton is currently the President and Owner of Z. Shelton & Associates, a private investigative firm in Texas and has spent the last twenty years investigating the assassination of JFK, which he continues to this day.
07/09/1856m 9s

225: Brody Stevens

Brody Stevens is an American stand-up comedian and actor who has performed in all the most prestigious rooms from the Comedy Store to the Hollywood Improv.  His credits include The Hangover Part 1 & 2, Due Date as well as appearances on all the late night shows from Jimmy Kimmel to Conan O'Brien.  Brody was also the star of the HBO/Comedy Central TV series "Brody Stevens: Enjoy it!"
07/09/181h 51m

224: Chris Albrecht Special Re-release

Chris Albrecht is the CEO or Starz and responsible for building the leading global entertainment brand that provides powerful and immersive experiences for viewers around the world. Prior to Starz, Albrecht was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HBO, and also President of HBO Original Programming, where he co-founded “Comic Relief” and transformed the company from a movie focused television service into a worldwide leader in original programming.  His tenure at HBO was noted for changing the television landscape by creating critically acclaimed series, including “Sex in the City,” “The Sopranos,” “Six Feet Under,” “Deadwood,” “Band of Brothers,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” and “Entourage,” along with dozens of other programs. As President of HBO Independent Productions, Albrecht guided the development and production of comedy series for distribution, including “Martin” and “Everybody Loves Raymond.” Prior to HBO, he co-owned The Original Improvisation and then spent five years as an agent at ICM where he signed and represented top comedians including Eddie Murphy, Jim Carrey, Billy Crystal, and Whoopi Goldberg.
07/09/181h 19m

223: Larry Namer

Larry Namer is an entertainment and media entrepreneur who founded E! Entertainment. He has also founded several other media companies around the globe and currently heads Metan Global Entertainment Group.
07/09/181h 42m

222: Gordon Ferrie

Born in 1941, Gordon Ferrie is a national security and JFK assassination expert.
07/09/181h 16m

221: Mychal Simka

Mychal Simka is the writer, director, and producer of “re-versioned” animated features, meaning he takes movies produced abroad in non-English languages and adapts them for American audiences primarily through editing and rewriting dialog. In the past, Mychal produced three to four feature-length animated films for the home entertainment market annually in cooperation with Lionsgate and partner Grindstone Entertainment.    He recently acquired a state-of- the-art music recording facility and is planning on launching SuperDope TV, a new online program that will feature short animated and live action series starring the biggest online influencers.
07/09/181h 55m

220: Mike Farah Special Re-Release

Mike Farah, CEO of "Funny or Die", sits down with Barry to record this hilariously inspiring episode of Industry Standard.
07/09/181h 11m

219: Alonzo Bodden

Alonzo Bodden is an American comedian who won Season 3 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing.  Alonzo has made the rounds on the late night television circuit including appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn,” and “The Keenen Ivory Wayans” show. His film credits include “Scary Movie 4,” “The Girl Next Door,” and “Bringing Down the House” starring Steve Martin and Queen Latifah. Alonzo has also traveled around the world entertaining USO troops from Iraq to Greenland.
07/09/181h 22m

218: Leigh Steinberg

Leigh Steinberg has represented many of the most successful athletes and coaches in Football, Basketball, Baseball, Hockey, Boxing, Golf, etc., including the number one overall pick in the NFL draft for an unprecedented eight times in conjunction with 62 total first round picks. Furthermore, Leigh has represented other notable athletes such as Oscar De La Hoya and Lennox Lewis, as well as multiple olympians and professional teams. With an unrivaled history of record-setting contracts, Leigh has secured over $3 billion for his 300+ pro athlete clients and directed more than $750 million to various charities around the world. Leigh is often credited as the inspiration for the Oscar-winning film Jerry Maguire. In addition to receiving a production credit for the movie, Leigh also consulted on features such as Any Given Sunday, For Love of the Game, and Arliss.
07/09/182h 8m

217: Godfrey

Godfrey is an American comedian and actor  While performing impressions of his college football teammates, Godfrey realized his irreverent style of comedy might be more than just a hobby and found his passion in stand up. After graduating college with a degree in psychology, he moved to New York and landed a gig warming up studio audiences for “The Cosby Show.” As one of the most dominant forces in the comedy circuit, Godfrey has been seen on stages from New York and Los Angeles to Dubai. Along with his own one-hour special on Comedy Central, Godfrey’s credits include “Zoolander”, "30 rock," and a recurring role on "Louie." Godfrey also starred alongside Shaquille O'neal on the TruTV series, "Upload.”
07/09/182h 7m

216: Byron Allen Re-Release

BYRON ALLEN is a multiple Emmy winning 35-year entertainment veteran, who began his career as a stand-up. At 14 years old, he got his first break when  Jimmie Walker saw his stand-up act and was so impressed that he invited him to join his comedy writing team alongside promising young comedians Jay Leno and David Letterman. By the age of 18, Allen made his television debut on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and was the youngest comedian ever to have performed on the show. His first job hosting a TV show was that same year on Real People, which he co-hosted for 5 years on NBC, after the producers saw him on Carson.  Presently, he is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Entertainment Studios, which he started from his dining room table in 1993, with no capital and no investors, while working to launch his first television show, Entertainers with Byron Allen. He now oversees production of original programming, advertising sales, and distribution for his company which is now the largest independent producer/distributor of first-run syndicated programming for broadcast television globally. In 2009, Allen became the first television entrepreneur to own and launch a portfolio of six 24-hour HD television networks simultaneously, including Pets.TV, Comedy.TV, Recipe.TV, Cars.TV, ES.TV, and MyDestination.TV. Among the company’s top programs are Emmy-winning Cars.TV, Emmy nominated America's Court with Judge Ross, We the People With Gloria Allred, Comics Unleashed, Comedy.TV, and The Young Icons. This year, his company bought the film 47 Meters Down from Dimension films. The film became a surprise hit, making close to 50 million dollars at the box office for a budget of only 5 million.  Recently, at the Toronto Film Festival, Allen bought the films Replicas starring Keanu Reeves for 4 million dollars and the highly anticipated movie about Ted Kennedy Chappaquiddick starring Jason Clarke, Kate Mara and Bruce Dern for 20 million dollars.
07/09/182h 43m

215: John Heffron

John Heffron is an American stand-up comedian, who is best known as the winner of the highest rated season of NBC’s hit reality competition "Last Comic Standing."   Heffron first took the stage at the University of Michigan campus’s Main Street Comedy showcase and soon found himself skipping night classes to pursue his passion. His first break was branching into FM radio, serving as Danny Bonaduce’s wingman on Detroit’s number one morning show. In the television world, he has made multiple appearances on "The Tonight Show," "Chelsea Lately," "The Late Late Show," HBO, FX, VH1, A&E, and CMT.  Additionally, John has taped two separate Comedy Central specials and has an hour special, “Middle Class Funny,” on Netflix. Heffron has also produced four albums, a best-selling advice book "I Come To You From The Future: Everything You’ll Need To Know Before You Know It,” and his latest special with Brad Paisley, “Comedy Rodeo,” which just launched on Netflix.
07/09/181h 28m

214: Vir Das

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 recently 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.  Das recently concluded sold-out runs in Australia and at London’s prestigious Soho Theatre.  This past summer, he was featured at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as well as the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival. Through his various tours, he has sold over half a million tickets as a stand-up.
07/09/181h 21m

213: Pat O'Brien

Pat O'Brien is an american author, radio host, and legendary sportscaster. He worked at CBS sports from 1981 to 1997, as well as the anchor and host of Access Hollywood from 1997 to 2004, and The Insider from 2004 to 2008.   After graduating from college in 1970, he worked as a researcher at NBC News in Washington, D.C. and was a production assistant for the Huntley-Brinkley Report. He then served as an anchor and reporter in Chicago in 1977, and moved to KNXT-TV (now KCBS-TV) in Los Angeles where he earned four local Emmy awards.  He then went on to work for CBS sports where he covered the World Series, Super Bowl, NBA finals, and Final Four as a pregame host.   He also covered six Olympic games, wrote the book “Talkin' Sports: a B.S.-er's Guide,” and released a critically acclaimed autobiography entitled, “I'll Be Back Right After This”, in 2014.
07/09/181h 17m

212: David Crane & Jeffrey Klarik

David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik have been partners, while successfully writing and producing television together for close to 3 decades. David Crane is best known as the co-creator of the long-running series "Friends," which ran for 10 seasons and earned him numerous awards including an Emmy for outstanding comedy series.  Crane also co-created the classic HBO comedy "Dream On," for which he received an Emmy nomination for outstanding writing for a comedy series. Klarik’s respected writing credits include "Dream On," "Half & Half," and "Mad About You," the latter of which earned him a Golden Globe award and an Emmy nomination for his work. Together, they both created the critically acclaimed show "Episodes" with Matt Leblanc, which is currently in its 5th and final season on the Showtime network.
07/09/181h 36m

211: Steve Byrne

Steve Byrne has risen through the ranks of the comedy world to become one of the industry’s most innovative and sought-after performers.  He just released his 4th hour stand-up special entitled "Tell The Damn Joke." He has been seen on TBS’s "Conan," ABC’s "Jimmy Kimmel Live," CBS’s “The Late Late Show,” BET’s "Comic View," and has appeared on NBC’s "Tonight Show" a total of 10 times. Byrne also had the honor of opening for popular musical acts such as Kanye West and Mariah Carey. His film credits include the hit comedies "The Dilemma" and "Couples Retreat."
07/09/182h 4m

210: Jim Marrs - His Final Interview

Jim Marrs is an American journalist and JFK assassination expert.    He has worked for several Texas newspapers, including the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, where, beginning in 1968, he served as police reporter and general assignments reporter covering stories locally, in Europe, and the Middle East.  In 1989, his book, "Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy", was published to critical acclaim and reached the New York Times paperback non-fiction best seller list in mid-February 1992. It became a basis for the Oliver Stone film "JFK" where Marrs served as a chief consultant for both the film’s screenplay and production.
07/09/181h 0m

209: Sasheer Zamata

Sasheer Zamata is a comedian, film/TV actress & writer best known for her great work on "Saturday Night Live". She received improv and sketch training from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and performs stand-up at colleges, clubs and has appeared at prestigeous festivals like Montreal Just For Laughs, Bonnaroo, SXSW, Moontower, SD Sketchfest, Vodafone, Bridgetown, New York, Brooklyn, Limestone, Woodstock, North Carolina, Great American, and Women In Comedy.
07/09/181h 31m

208: Rikki Hughes

Rikki Hughes is a veteran producer of comedy specials, award shows and independent features. She is currently the executive producer and showrunner of "Hood Adjacent with James Davis" for Comedy Central as well as HBO’s upcoming comedy special "All Def Comedy Series". In the past few years alone, Hughes has been the executive producer of "Dear Mama," a Mother’s Day special for VH1, "The ABFF Awards: A Celebration of Hollywood" for BET, and the highly anticipated comedy special on Netflix called "Dave Chappelle: Age of Spin."
07/09/181h 33m

207: Bart Baker

Bart Baker is an American entertainer, web-based comedian, video producer and artist known for his short videos on Youtube, Vine and also Live.ly. He started his own Youtube channel in 2010 which quickly became a success through his parodies of music videos from famous artists. His parodies include Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift and many others. Today, Bart is one of the top online influencers in the world with a YouTube following of over 12 million.
07/09/1859m 43s

206: Deborah Aquila

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.
07/09/181h 33m

205: Wonder Woman Director, PATTY JENKINS (re-release)

PATTY JENKINS is an award winning writer/director, best known recently for directing the highest grossing film by a woman in history ("Wonder Woman") and for her debut feature “Monster,” based on the life of convicted serial killer Aileen Wuornos.  The film was named best first feature by the 2004 Independent Spirit Awards, one of the ten best films of the year by the AFI, and # 3 film of the decade by critic Roger Ebert.   The movie also earned star Charlize Theron an Oscar, Golden Globe, SAG award, and numerous critics awards in the best actress category for her stunning performance. Jenkins has also directed a plethora of TV, including the Emmy award winning Fox series “Arrested Development," HBO’s "Entourage,” and was nominated for an Emmy and won the DGA award for helming the TV pilot of “The Killing."
07/09/181h 27m

204: Chris Myers

Chris Myers is an Emmy award winning American sportscaster with more than 30 years in broadcasting. He has covered premiere events, including the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA finals, NCAA final four, NASCAR, the Masters and U.S. Open (golf), the Daytona 500, and the Olympics. He was awarded an Emmy in the sports features category in 1990 as an anchor/reporter. One of the busiest broadcasters in sports, Myers has interviewed everyone from Muhammad Ali to John Wooden to OJ Simpson to Tom Brady and many stars from the entertainment world as well, like Bill Murray and Adam Sandler.
07/09/181h 42m

203: Mark Lonow and Jo Anne Astrow

Mark Lonow and Jo Anne Astrow have shared 50 years of personal and professional relationship together. Mark Lonow is an actor and producer who has appeared in countless films and worked with the greatest. His credits include The Wedding Singer with Adam Sandler, National Security with Martin Lawrence, & City Hall with Al Pacino.  Lonow is also the owner of The Improv with his friend Budd Friedman. The legendary comedy club opened in 1963 and remains to this day a landmark of stand up comedy as it was the very first comedy club at the time. Jo Anne Astrow is an actress, performer, manager and producer. After a partnership at New Visions with her husband, Jo Anne turned to personal management where she helped develop such talents as Michael Rapaport, Lewis Black, Andrea Abbate and many others
07/09/181h 54m

202: Best of the Comedy Directors: Apatow/Feig/Hudlin/Zucker/Marshall

The best of all the episodes with some of the greatest comedy directors in the entertainment industry, featuring Judd Apatow (Trainwreck, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up), Reggie Hudlin (House Party, Boomerang, The Great White Hype), David Zucker (Airplane, The Naked Gun, Scary Movie 3), Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, Spy, Ghostbusters) & Garry Marshall (Pretty Woman, The Flamingo Kid, The Princess Diaries).
07/09/182h 17m

201: Andrew Golder

Andrew J. Golder has created, produced, and written numerous TV game, reality and comedy programs. His credits include "1st and Ten" with OJ Simpson, the multiple Emmy-winning "Win Ben Stein's Money" that launched the career of Jimmy Kimmel, "Solitary", “the Game of Life” for the Hub, Comedy Central’s “Gong Show," NBC’s “Identity” with Penn Jillette, CBS' “Star Search”, & the magic series "Penn & Teller: Fool Us", which begins its' 4th season this summer on the CW on July 13th
07/09/181h 41m

200: Lee Harvey Oswald's lover, Judyth Vary Baker

LEE HARVEY OSWALD’s girlfriend in 1963, JUDYTH VARY BAKER is an American artist, writer, cancer researcher, and poet who was the lover of the accused assassin in the murder of JFK, which she claims was a CIA/Mafia conspiracy with Oswald being a designated scapegoat. A wizard student with the highest IQ in her class, in 1958, she was introduced to a high-ranking Norwegian geneticist and radiobiologist with CIA ties who had served as a double agent against Hitler. His exploits as a spy fascinated her and he provided her with equipment, and contacts, after she indicated her interest in finding a cure for cancer.  Young and impressionable, Judyth saw Fidel Castro as a cruel communist dictator, a threat to national security and the American way of life. Under direction of Alton Ochsner, well connected and funded by right wing politicians and Texan oil barons, she met Oswald for the first time and he took Judyth under his wing, while they were involved in an American top secret plot to kill Castro. Judyth and Lee grew to liking each other, which developed into a powerful working relationship and love affair, even though the both of them were married.
07/09/181h 50m

199: Best of Casting Directors

The best of all the episodes with the biggest casting directors in the entertainment industry.
07/09/182h 0m

198: Rob Schneider Re-Release

ROB SCHNEIDER is a 3-time emmy nominated TV and film actor, well known all over the world for his hugely successful tenure on "Saturday Night Live," his trademark blend of character/comedian acting, as well as for his esteemed career as a stand-up comedian, director, producer, and writer. His more memorable films include "The Chosen One" (a drama he also co-wrote), "You may Not Kiss The Bride," as well as several Happy Madison productions including "Bedtime Stories," "You Don't Mess With The Zohan," "The Benchwarmers," "50 First Dates," "The Longest Yard," "Eight Crazy Nights," "Little Nicky," "Mr. Deeds," "Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo," "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo," "The Hot Chick," "The Animal," "Shark Bait," "The Waterboy," and "Big Daddy."
07/09/182h 13m

197: Steve Mosko

STEVE MOSKO is one of the most famous and powerful personalities in the world of television. During his 24 years at Sony Television, including 16 as president, Mosko oversaw some of the best TV shows in history, including "The Shield," "Outlander," "The Goldbergs," "The Blacklist," "Preacher," "Better Call Saul," "Masters of Sex," "Wheel of Fortune," "Jeopardy," and of course, the hit show that won 16 Primetime Emmy Awards and 2 Golden Globes during its 5 year run, "Breaking Bad."
07/09/181h 30m

196: Kirk Fox

KIRK FOX is an actor, writer, producer and award-winning stand-up comedian. Fox was the host of the syndicated daytime conflict talk show The Test and had a recurring role on NBC’s hit comedy Parks and Recreation as Sewage Joe. Other acting credits include Nickelodeon’s How to Rock, NBC’s Community, The Carmichael Show, The Mick, and as a series regular on CBS’s hour-long dramedy Rush Hour. Fox’s extensive television background includes multiple guest appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan, as well as his own Comedy Central Presents. His experience is not only limited to television, though. Fox has also built an impressive list of film credits including Forgetting Sarah Marshall, The Postman, Post Grad, The Patriot, and Wyatt Earp.
07/09/181h 18m

195: Kevin Bright

Over the last 40 years, KEVIN BRIGHT has gained recognition as one of TV Comedy’s most successful producers and directors. He produced 6 “Magic of David Copperfield” specials that won multiple Emmys, including the Vanishing of the Statue of Liberty and Walking Through the Great Wall of China. His credits include executive producing one of the greatest half-hour comedy "Friends" which was a cultural phenomenon that ran for an entire decade, the HBO hit show "Dream On," & the hilarious groundbreaking sketch comedy show "In Living Color."
07/09/181h 27m

194: Chris D'Elia Re-Release

CHRIS D'ELIA is a comedian, writer, and actor who began acting in high school, with several guest roles on "Chicago Hope". He attended New York University, but dropped out to pursue comedy writing full time, and began performing stand-up at 25 years old. His relentless stage practice landed him slots on "Comedy Central's Live At Gotham" and "Comedy Central Presents". D'Elia has since become one of the most popular and successful stand-up comedians touring today.  In 2011, he landed a starring role on NBC's sitcom "Whitney" opposite Whitney Cummings, and appeared on the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber.  In 2014, he joined the cast of "Undateable", a sitcom executive produced by Bill Lawrence, premiering it's third season (consisting entirely of live episodes) on October 9th, 2015, on NBC.
07/09/181h 34m

193: Michael Phillips

MICHAEL PHILLIPS' films have been praised by critics and film lovers all over the world, and have garnered 23 academy award nominations as well as a palme d’or. His incredible resume includes unique cinematic gems such as Steven Spielberg’s "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," (which won him Italy’s David Di Donatello award for best picture), Martin Scorsese's "Taxi Driver," and "The Sting," starring Robert Redford and Paul Newman which won 7 academy awards.
07/09/181h 24m

192: David Copperfield

DAVID COPPERFIELD is the winner of 21 Emmy Awards for his groundbreaking TV specials, holds 11 Guinness World Records, was named "Magician of the Century," "King of Magic," & "Magician of the Millennium" by the Society of American Magicians, is the first living illusionist to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, was knighted by the French government, awarded a living legend award by the U.S. Library of Congress, entertained Presidents at the White House, has been featured on postage stamps from 6 different countries, owns Musha Cay-- a set of 11 private resort islands in the Bahamas, has been involved in multiple film projects like the Jim Carrey/Steve Carrell Film "Burt Wonderstone", where he developed illusions for the film & coached the stars...as well as the $350M grossing film, "Now You See Me," where he was a producer & consulted on the screenplay, has 3.62 million followers on twitter, and Forbes named him one of the top 5 wealthiest entertainers in the world.
07/09/181h 51m

191: Gary Miller

GARY MILLER is an internationally renowned English music producer, composer, arranger and songwriter. Miller has worked with iconic artists including David Bowie, Sting, Elton John, George Michael, Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, Simply Red, Slash, Fergie, Andrea Bocelli, Lionel Ritchie, Donna Summer, Rick Astley, Kylie Minogue, and many others. Miller created a non-profit "Rock Against Trafficking", which fights to end human trafficking, particularly with children, and will soon release a star-studded album to raise money for the organization.
07/09/181h 21m

190: Catherine Oxenberg

CATHERINE OXENBERG is an award-winning actress best known for her performance as Amanda Carrington on the 1980's Prime-Time soap opera "Dynasty." An Ivy-League educated model, performer, and activist, Oxenberg is the daughter of Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia, making her 1,375th in line for the British Throne. She has appeared in numerous TV shows, and starred in her own Lifetime reality series, "I Married a Princess" in 2006. Additionally, she recently produced and starred in "Sexology," a documentary which analyzes the female orgasm in our modern Post-Feminist society. Once named by Harper's Bazaar as one of America's 10 Most Beautiful Women, Oxenberg is a strong advocate regarding the issues of child abuse and crimes against women.
07/09/181h 14m

189: Tommy Davidson

TOMMY DAVIDSON'S exceptional range -- from stand-up comedy and acting to versatile music accomplishments -- have earned him a reputation as a legendary performer. Best known for being one of the stand-out cast members on "In Living Color," Davidson has also made 3 comedy specials and appeared in the hit films "Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls", "Strictly Business", "Booty Call", and Spike Lee's "Bamboozled". As an animated voice artist, Tommy starred in Will Smith's series, "Youngin's", Disney's "The Proud Family", and Adult Swim's "Black Dynamite", having also co-starred in the original cult live-action feature of the same name. Tommy currently hosts "Vacation Creation" on the CW. Davidson continues to perform for audiences across the country and will take the stage doing comedy at Madison Square Garden on April 1st.
07/09/181h 36m

188: Pete Holmes Re-Release

PETE HOLMES is a comedian, actor, voice actor, writer, producer, and podcaster.  Performing standup for over 15 years, Pete was a featured comedian on Comedy Central's Premium Blend and VH1's Best Week Ever.  He wrote for NBC's sitcom "Outsourced" and Fox's "I Hate My Teenage Daughter," and has created dozens of skit comedy videos for CollegeHumor.com. After two successsful appearances on Conan, Conan O'Brien commissioned and produced "The Pete Holmes Show" on TBS, a late-night talk show with Pete as host.  His extremely succssful podcast "You Made It Weird" is featured on the Nerdist Network has welcomed some of the best comedians and actors active today. Currently, Holmes writes and stars in the new HBO comedy, Crashing, which premiered on February 19th, which Holmes executive produces alongside Judd Apatow, who directed the pilot.
07/09/182h 16m

187: Ted Sarandos

TED SARANDOS is one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2013, and has led content acquisition for Netflix since 2000.  With more than 20 years' experience in the video business, Ted is a key innovator in the acquisition and distribution of films and television programs.  From its roots as a US DVD subscription rental company, Netflix is now the world's leading internet television network with over 93 million members in more than 190 countries, and received 54 Emmy Awards in 2016. In 2017, Sarandos will oversee the Network's spending of $6 Billion to produce 1,000 hours of new content.
07/09/181h 3m

186: Andy Dick

ANDY DICK is a multi-faceted comedian, writer and director who's entertained millions on both the small and big screen for over three decades. Despite his well-documented struggles with substance abuse and run-ins with the law, Andy has proven himself as a once-in-a-generation performer whose talent talent and staying power in Hollywood is undeniable. Dick started his TV comedy career as a cast member on the beloved sketch comedy program "The Ben Stiller Show," and then his big breakout role came in 1995 portraying Matthew Brock on NBC's "Newsradio". Additionally, Andy has had memorable roles in films like "Road Trip", "Old School", and "Zoolander".
07/09/181h 50m

185: Rita Rudner

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."
07/09/181h 21m

184: Richie Keen

RICHIE KEEN is a WGA Award-Winning Writer, Actor, and Director, who is making his directorial feature debut with "Fist Fight", starring Ice Cube and Charlie Day, which opens February 17th. One of the resident directors on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia", Keen directed the entire second season of Comedy Central's "Important Things with Demetri Martin", TV Land's "Teachers" pilot, Showtime's "Shameless", Billy Crystal's "Comedians" for FX, Chuck Lorre's new Netflix comedy "Disjointed", "New Girl" on Fox, Dennis Leary's "Sirens" for USA, "The Goldbergs" on ABC, and has has written pilots CBS, Fox, and Spike. Currently, Richie is writing, directing, and starring in the pilot "Throuple", for NBC and is also attached to direct the feature, "Partners", starring Mark Wahlberg.
07/09/181h 34m

183: Terry Sweeney

TERRY SWEENEY is a prolific writer, executive producer, sketch comedian, and actor, who, in 1985, became the first open gay actor in "Saturday Night Live’s" history. Also a writer for SNL, Sweeney co-wrote the cult southern film SHAG IN 1989, wrote for FOX’S "Mad TV," WB’s sketch show "Hype," and Sci-Fi Channel’s "Tripping the Rift." As an actor, Sweeney has had memorable guest roles on syndicated hit shows like Family Matters and Seinfeld. In 2015, Sweeney released a collection of autobiographical humor essays, entitled, “Irritable Bowels and the People Who Give You Them".
07/09/181h 29m

182: Jeanie Buss

JEANIE BUSS is one of the main owners and president of the Los Angeles Lakers, one of the 10 most valuable sports franchises in the world. Buss is the daughter of the late Dr. Jerry Buss, a real estate investor who bought the Lakers and other sports businesses when Jeanie was a teenager. At the age of 19, she started in the family business as general manager of the Los Angeles Strings professional tennis team. She later became the owner of the Los Angeles Blades professional roller hockey team, and president of the Great Western Forum, before becoming vice president of the Lakers. After her father died in 2013, his controlling ownership of the Lakers passed to her and her siblings. Since then, Buss took over as team president and represents the Lakers on the NBA Board of Governors.
07/09/181h 31m

181: Christopher Titus

An extraordinary comedian/actor/director/producer and WGA-Nominated writer, CHRISTOPHER TITUS has been called “TV's most original comic voice since Seinfeld.” His comedy is part rant, part confession, part therapy, but always funny. He has released seven specials, four of which have aired on Comedy Central with one on Showtime, and his first special, "Norman Rockwell is Bleeding", based on his own dysfunctional childhood, was adapted into the hit Emmy nominated show, "Titus", which ran for three seasons on Fox, and earned him widespread critical acclaim.
07/09/181h 50m

180: Best of 2016 (Part 2 of 2)

BEST OF INDUSTRY STANDARD 2016 (Part 2 of 2) features the invaluable words of wisdom of 25 more of the best guests on Industry Standard during the past year...including Steve Levitan, Howie Mandel, Paul Feig, Michael Madsen, Dave Mandel, Jay Mohr, Kevin Reilly, Scott Aukerman, James Dixon, Felipe Esparza, Jonas Larsen, Michael Rotenberg, Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan, and many more!
07/09/181h 14m

179: Best of 2016 (Part 1 of 2)

BEST OF INDUSTRY STANDARD 2016 (Part 1 of 2) features the invaluable words of wisdom of 25 of the best guests on Industry Standard during the past year...including Kevin Hart, Gary Marshall, Dennis Rodman, JB Smoove, Bruce Hills, Bob Lefsetz, Lisa Lampanelli, Harry Abrams, Jim Jefferies, and many more!
07/09/181h 18m

178: Jim Gaffigan and Jeannie Gaffigan

JIM GAFFIGAN worked in the advertising business on award-winning campaigns for Sierra Mist, ESPN, Saturn, and Rolling Rock, earning him Business Week's 1999 salesman of the year award. He got his first big break on “Late Show with David Letterman,” who handpicked him to develop a CBS sitcom, “Welcome to New York,” shot in the big apple. He has appeared on numerous TV series and feature films including the Dan Aykroyd series “Soul Man” and the films “Three Kings” and “Super Troopers.” Jim has been nominated for two Grammy awards, his last special was the most watched special on Comedy Central in 2014, the accompanying album was number 11 on the main Billboard charts and # 1 on the comedy charts…and in 2015, he performed at Madison Square Garden. As of June 2016, gaffigan was the most popular comic on Pandora, with over 647 million plays, while garnering over 2 1/2 million followers on twitter. JEANNIE GAFFIGAN has a masters degree in directing from Marquette University, and went on to work at a repertory theater in Milwaukee, before she moved to New York, where she performed in sketch comedy groups and theater companies where playwrights developed original plays. Soon after, she founded the not-for-profit theater company “Shakespeare on the Playground,” dedicated to teaching literacy and production to urban youth through the performance of full shakespearean plays. Together they wrote and executive produced all 5 of Jim's award winning comedy specials (the last one directed by Jeannie)…the animated series “Pale Force,” starring Jim and Conan O'Brien, for which they received an Emmy nomination… and the most recent tv land series “The Jim Gaffigan Show,” where Jeannie received the Christopher and Elouqentia Perfecta awards for her work in television. Together they  wrote and executive produced all 22 episodes and are one of the most prolific husband and wife teams in the business.
07/09/181h 25m

177: Kevin Reilly

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.”
07/09/181h 26m

176: Tony Cox

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, which just opened in nearly three-thousand theaters for the upcoming holiday season.
07/09/181h 25m

175: Daniel Kellison

Daniel Kellison is an Emmy-nominated TV producer/writer and co-founder of Jackhole Industries with partners Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla. Among their many shows, he co-created “Crank Yankers” and “The Man Show” and was the original executive producer of "Rosie" and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and before that, he spent eight years as a producer for “Late Night with David Letterman” and “Late Show with David Letterman.” He has also executive produced and co-created shows with Quincy Jones, David Blaine, and Kanye West, amongst others.
07/09/181h 28m

174: Gary Gulman

GARY GULMAN always loved late night television and dreamed of being a guest one day.  That dream came true and he has appeared on every late night talk show: "The Tonight Whow with Jay Leno," "The Late Show with David Letterman," "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" and "Craig Kilborn," “Conan,” "Late Night With Seth Myers," "The Pete Holmes Show," "Last Call with Carson Daly," and "Jimmy Kimmel Live."  His brand of clever, original comedy was singled out by the "New York Times” who recently wrote that Gary is "One of the country’s strongest comedians.”  Gulman’s breakthrough success came after appearing on the second and third season of NBC’s stand-up showcase, "Last Comic Standing," where he was one of the runners-up in season three, and guest starred in season four. The following year, Gary was invited to join Dane Cook’s “Tourgasm" Tour, and was also featured in the series on HBO. Next up, Gulman served as host and writer for the New England Sports Network’s "Comedy All Stars Series."  Gulman has performed three times at the Nascar year end awards show, at Madison Square Garden as part of the New York Comedy Festival, HBO’s Las Vegas Comedy Festival, and the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Gulman guest-starred on "Inside Amy Schemer” and his body of work includes a half-hour Showtime Network Special, two hour Comedy Central Specials, a Netflix Special, and four comedy albums.
07/09/181h 23m

173: Jonathan Groff

JONATHAN GROFF is a 6 time Emmy Award nominee who is currently under an overall deal at ABC studios where he is the executive producer / showrunner on “Blackish” for ABC and right before that, served as executive producer / showrunner on “Happy Endings” for three seasons.  Prior to that he was under an overall at 20th where he served as a consulting producer on “How i Met Your Mother” for 20th / CBS. Preceding that, he executive produced and ran the series “Andy Barker P.I.” for NBC, which he co-created with Conan O’brien. Jonathan has also developed and executive produced “Father of the Pride” for Dreamworks, “The Jake Effect,” and was a consultant on “Ed,” for David Letterman’s worldwide pants. He also spent five seasons as head writer on “Late Night with Conan O'Brien.”
07/09/181h 37m

172: Lisa Lampanelli

If Don Rickles were a woman with a slight weight problem and a well-documented fondness for having sex with African-American men, he'd sound an awful lot like comedienne Lisa Lampanelli, comedy's lovable queen of mean. Lampanelli studied journalism at Syracuse University and Harvard, and briefly enjoyed a successful career in the magazine industry, working at 'Popular Mechanics," "Spy Magazine," and was contributor for "Hit Parader" and "Rolling Stone." Deciding journalism was not for her, she quit and became a party DJ in 1990, entertaining partygoers via the microphone. Following a trip to a comedy club, she took a course in improvisation, which led to her first successful stand-up performances in New York City in the early 1990s. Lampanelli's real rise to fame began in 2001, where she made a stand-out appearance on Comedy Central's Friar's Club Roast of Hugh Hefner and was invited back in 2002 as the only female comedian invited to roast Chevy Chase at the New York Friars club which would air on Comedy Central. One of the few white comedians to perform on BET's comic view, she became a regular guest on Howard Stern's radio show, produced her first stand-up special, "The Queen of Mean" in 2002, and her first album, "Take it Like A Man," tied into another cable special with the same title in 2006 peaked at #6 on the comedy charts. In 2006, Lampanelli made her movie debut along side fellow comic Larry the Cable Guy in his film "Health Inspector," and issued her second album, "Dirty Girl," in early 2007, with the simultaneous release of a concert DVD featuring the same material, which reached #4 on the charts and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album of the year...culminating in being named "Maxim Magazine's" Bachelorette of the year. In 2008, she served as roastmaster for the Larry the Cable Guy Roast, and also performed at Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall. In 2009, Lisa published her first book, a memoir "Chocolate, Please: My Adventures in Food, Fat, and Freaks." Lampanelli's other comedy albums include "Long Live the Queen," "Tough Love," and most recently this year was again nominated for a Grammy Award-her second- for "Back to the Drawing Board." She was a contestant on "Celebrity Apprentice," where she raised $130,000 for gay men's health crisis. Lampanelli is currently performing in the world premiere of her off-broadway play, "Stuffed," which explored the complexity of women's relationship to food and body image through her signature comedic style. At the Mcginn/Cazale Theater at 2162 Broadway at 76th street.
07/09/181h 38m

171: Best of Comedy Central

BEST OF COMEDY CENTRAL (highlights of 3 impactful interviews): Doug Herzog is the president of Viacom Music and Entertainment Group, he oversees MTV, VH1, Logo TV, Comedy Central, Palladia, Spike, and Epix. Before that he was the President of MTV, Comedy Central, Fox, and USA where he was instrumental in launching multiple Emmy winning shows like “South Park,” “The Daily Show,” “Colbert Report,” “Malcom in the Middle,” and “Monk.” // Jonas Larsen, is Comedy Central’s Senior Vice President, Talent and Specials, who oversees the production and development of original specials and tentpole events such as the Emmy-nominated “Comedy Central Roast” franchise “Roast Battle,” “Adam Devine’s House Party,” “This Is Not Happening”; the upcoming “G-d Damn Comedy Jam,” and a diverse slate of specials like the Emmy Award-winning “Night of Too Many Stars” benefit, the critically acclaimed “Jeff Ross Roasts Prisoners: Live at Brazos County Jail, ” and the Peabody Award-winning “DL Hughley: The Endangered List.”// Kent Alterman is the President of Content Development & Original Programming AT Comedy Central and oversees the development and production of all original content produced by the # 1 brand in comedy, where he is responsible for incubating new voices and concepts across all the network screens. Since taking over in 2010, Alterman and his team have more than doubled the amount of original series on the air than at any time in the history of the network…creating bona fide groundbreaking franchises series for Comedy Central, including “Workaholics,” “Kroll Show,” “Brickleberry,” “Nathan for You,” and the Emmy winning “Key & Peele,” Drunk History,” and “Inside Amy Schumer”
07/09/181h 32m

170: Milt Larsen

MILT LARSEN is best known as the legendary creator and owner of historic The Magic Castle, a private club for magicians and enthusiasts in Los Angeles. Larsen (who is also a writer, actor, performer, lyricist, magician, and entrepreneur ) and his brother, the late Bill Larsen Jr., were both in television and grew up in a family of magicians. In 1936 Larsen's parents published Genii, the Conjurors Magazine, which is still in publication. In 1999, Magic magazine selected the Larsen Family as one of the 100 most influential magicians in the 20th century. Milt also created the Mayfair Music Hall in Santa Monica, California (a Victorian British music hall featuring live stage shows), The Variety Arts Theatre - Los Angeles, and Caesars Magical Empire at Caesars Palace Las Vegas. Over 50 years ago, Larsen was a writer for the classic Ralph Edwards audience participation TV show "Truth or Consequences" starring Bob Barker and wrote the "Malibu U" television series (an audience participation shows starring Vin Scully and Jim Nabors). In 1956 Larsen produced his first all-star magic revue "It's Magic!", with a new edition playing West Coast performing arts centers annually. He appeared as the back and hands of actor Raul Julia as Gomez Addams, performing his tablecloth yank at the end of Gomez and Morticia's Tango dance in "Addams Family Values" (Paramount Pictures ). Larsen hosts a weekend radio show on CRN Digital Talk Radio called "Hear Them Again for the First Time," featuring rare antique personality recordings from his vast collection of 78 rpm recordings. He is a member with gold star MIMC of London's Magic Circle; Lifetime Achievement Award Academy of Magical Arts; President's Citation Society of American Magicians; Member International Brotherhood of Magicians; Blackstone Award, World Magic Awards; Lifetime Achievement Award Los Angeles High School; Entertainment Arts Award, Hollywood Arts Council; Drama Logue Publishers/Critics Award, Lifetime Achievement Award by Los Angeles High School; In 2013 he was honored as one of the "Heroes of Hollywood" by the Hollywood Chamber Foundation and the Pacific Pioneers Broadcasters "Diamond Circle Award." In one of his proudest moments, Milt and his brother Bill were honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard.
07/09/181h 4m

169: Jay Mohr

JAY MOHR is a comedian, actor, best-selling author, executive producer, radio and TV host...with a career that has spanned several decades. After landing his dream job of "Saturday Night Live," 2 years later, he was cast opposite Tom Cruise in "Jerry Macquire" and that same year co-star with Jennifer Anniston in "Picture Perfect." Jay has appeared in over 25 films with some of the greatest actors and directors of our generation including "Go" (with director Doug Liman and actress Sarah Polley), "Pluto Nash" (with Eddie Murphy), "Suicide Kings" (with Christopher Walken), "Simone (with Al Pacino), "Playing by Heart" (with Ellen Burnstyn and Angelina Jolie), and "Herafter" (with director Clint Eastwood  and actor Matt Damon). He also starred in his own groundbreaking TV series produced by Joel Silver and the late Ted Demme ("Action") for FOX and starred in the critically acclaimed CBS scripted comedy "Gary Unmarried." Additionally, he wrote the best selling book "Gasping for Airtime" and "No Wonder my Parents Drank," which was optioned by ABC for development of a sitcom based on its content. Jay has guest starred in over 50 different television dramas and comedy series episodes and is currently hosting the LA Rams live pre-game show on ABC in Los Angeles, "Jay Mohr Sports" which is part of a murderers row of Jay, Dan Patrick, Colin Coherd syndicated all over the country in over 150 markets, and his own top-rated podcast, "Mohr Stories" which has been downloaded 40 million times.
07/09/181h 32m

168: Kevin Hart

KEVIN HART After an electrifying performance at amateur night in a Philadelphia comedy club, Kevin quit his shoe salesman job and began performing full time. However, it was his first appearance at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival that led Hart into roles in feature films. In 2009, Hart’s one-hour Comedy Central special, “I’m A Grown Little Man,” became one of the highest rated specials for the network and in 2010, Hart’s DVD “Seriously...Funny” was one of the fastest selling DVDs, going triple Platinum, aided by the Comedy Central special of the same name, which was the highest rated comedy special of 2010. In 2011 Hart released “Laugh At My Pain” the feature film version of his comedy tour, which grossed over $7 million and was 2011’s most successful film of those released in less than 300 theaters, catapulted Hart’s to the number one comedian on Ticketmaster, and helping him to sell out the Nokia Theater for two nights in a row, breaking the record previously set by Eddie Murphy. This lead to the LAMP DVD hitting double platinum in February 2012, after being on sale for only a month. His next comedy tour, “Let Me Explain” took him to 90 American cities along with Europe and Africa - resulting in him becoming the second American in history to sell out London’s O2 Arena. Hart spent most of the rest of the year filming two movies back to back (“About Last Night” and “Ride Along”).  Additionally, Kevin starred in huge blockbusters like “Barbershop,” “Undeclared,” “Little Fockers,” "Death at a Funeral," "Fool’s Gold," Steve Harvey’s “Think Like A Man,” and “Judd Apatow’s “Five Year Engagement” and "The 40 Year-Old Virgin." Hart then embarked on the multi-city domestic and international “What Now?” comedy tour. Domestically, he sold out 8 tri-state area arenas, including Madison Square Garden, Barclays, Prudential Center and Jones Beach, selling over 100,000 tickets in the NY market. Internationally, he sold out over a dozen arenas in the European market, selling over 150,000 tickets, and sold out arenas across Australia, selling 100,000 tickets. All in all, Hart’s hit comedy tour grossed over $ 100 million worldwide. Hart’s recent movie projects include the biggest grossing live action comedy “Central Intelligence,” “Ride Along 2,” “The Wedding Ringer,” and “Get Hard.” The consummate worker, Hart is also a force in television, executive producing the show, Real Husbands of Hollywood which just wrapped production on Season 5. Hart’s recent movie projects include the biggest grossing live action comedy “Central Intelligence,” “Ride Along 2,” “The Wedding Ringer,” “Get Hard,” the animated film "The Secret Life of Pets," Universal Pictures will release the feature version of his comedy tour “What Now” (coming out in this month—October 14th, 2016), documenting how he was the first comedian to sell out an NFL stadium, selling over 50,000 tickets in one show.
07/09/182h 4m

167: Barry Crimmins

Former Air America radio writer and correspondent (2003-2006), social justice activist, internationally renowned political satirist and author of the acclaimed seven stories press book 'Never Shake Hands with a War Criminal' helped bring the Boston comedy scene into the modern age when he founded two of Boston's most fabled clubs: The Ding Ho and Stitches. Such acts as Steven Wright, Paula Poundstone, Bobcat Goldthwait, Kevin Meaney, Jimmy Tingle and many, many others cut their comedic teeth in the rooms Crimmins started at shows he produced. As the years went on, he became an activist of sorts, travelling to Nicaragua to perform political satire about the U.S. government and the Contras. The brilliant, multi-talented Barry Crimmins is also an actor, known for The Young Comedians All-Star Reunion (1986) When Stand Up Stood Out (2003), and Call Me Lucky (2015) which documents in detail his traumatic early childhood experiences of being raped my a next door neighbor in the basement of his own home. Crimmin's satirical writing and comedy routines have focused through the years on the need for political and social change. Crimmins received the "Peace Leadership Award" in 1991 from Boston Mobilization for Survival. The award was presented by Noam Chomsky. Additionally, he was honored by Community Works with the "Artist for Social Change Award" for his years of activism. In 1994, Howard Zinn presented Barry Crimmins along with Maya Angelou "The Courage of Conscience Award" from Wellesley College and the Life Experience School at the Peace Abbey in Sherborn, Massachusetts. Barry's friend Howard Zinn did the presenting that day. His work as an activist, journalist and performer has taken him everywhere from the American campaign trail to war zones in Central America to Camp Casey on the perimeter of the George W. Bush compound in Craw-Ford, Texas. On June 4, 2016, Barry shot an hour special in Lawrence, Kansas for Louis C.K.'s Pig Newton Productions. Barry is a true American comedy legend who never rests on his laurels, instead building each performance on a lifetime of remarkable experiences and a comic mind that has made him into the one-of-a-kind comic you really need to see.
07/09/182h 24m

166: Shep Gordon

In 1969, SHEP GORDON founded Alive Enterprises, a personal management company and over the years, Gordon and Alive have been responsible for managing the careers of Alice Cooper, Groucho Marx, Raquel Welch, Anne Murray, Ben Vereen, Teddy Pendergrass, Stephanie Mills, Blondie, Manhattan Transfer, Burton Cummings, Yvonne Elliman, Midnight Star, George Clinton, Luther Vandross, Rick James, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Kenny Loggins, Gipsy Kings , the Pointer Sisters, and many more, who have sold a total of over 100 million albums worldwide.  Gordon and Alive set many precedents in the music industry including the first television production of an album (Alice Cooper’s “Welcome to My Nightmare”), the first long form rock video produced for home release (Blondie’s “Eat to the Beat”), and one of the first concert television series (“Rock and Roll Tonight”), all of which inspired a new generation of music video and theatrical rock concert productions.  In the mid 70’s, Alive ventured into the movie business where its first production Ridley Scott’s “The Duellists”  won the Best Debut Film award at the 1977 Cannes Film Festival.  After several studio productions, including “Roadie” and “Endangered Species,” Gordon co-founded with Chris Blackwell and Island Records, Island Alive and Alive Films, for the production of independent feature films. Their commitment to artistic freedom attracted influential filmmakers and has been responsible for the production and/or distribution of the Academy Award-winning “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” Academy Award-nominated “Betty Blue,” “Marlene” and “El Norte,” Lindsay Anderson’s “The Whales of August,” Alan Rudolph’s “Choose Me” and “The Moderns,” John Carpenter’s “Prince of Darkness,” “They Live and Village of the Damned,” Wes Craven’s “People Under the Stairs,” Sam Shepard’s “Silent Tongue,” as well as 40 other movies. In 1975, Alive expanded into the restaurant industry with the opening of its first restaurant, Carlos ’n Charlies, which became a Hollywood institution for 20 years and then in the late 1980’s, Alive partnered with Robert DeNiro to open Tribeca Grill in New York City.  Alive’s restaurant business is still active having opened approximately 40 restaurants thus far, the most current being a founding partnership in Jean-Georges’ Spice Market in New York City. In the ‘90’s, Gordon’s started focusing on food as entertainment and chefs as entertainers, founding Alive Culinary Resources, which was designed to bridge the gap between the public and the world’s most sought-after chefs.  From its inception, his client roster read like a who’s who of the culinary world, including legendary French Chef Roger Vergé, Alice Waters, Wolfgang Puck, Charlie Trotter, Emeril Lagasse, Dean Fearing, Nobu, Todd English, Charlie Palmer, Larry Forgione, Paul Prudhomme, Jimmy Schmidt, Stephen Pyles, Robert del Grande, Daniel Boulud, Michel Richard, and 100 more of today’s most famous chefs.   Gordon was inducted into the Hawaii Culinary Hall of Fame and has also won numerous other industry awards, including being named one of the 100 most influential people in Rolling Stone magazine.  Anthony Bourdain/ECCO will be releasing his newest book – “They Call Me Supermensch: A Backstage Pass To The Amazing World Of Film, Food, and Rock ’N’ Roll” in September of 2016.
07/09/182h 1m

165: Mona Scott-Young

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.
07/09/181h 15m

164: J.B. Smoove

J.B. SMOOVE is an American actor, writer, producer, comedian, and voice actor, who grew up in the projects and launched his career on Def Comedy Jam in the early 1990s. Although he spent three years at SNL as a writer and bit performer as well as being a series regular on the Fox sitcom “'Til Death” and the CBS show “The Millers,” he is best known for his amazing role of Leon on the HBO series “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Smoove's film credits include “With or Without You,” “Pootie Tang,” “Date Night,” “Hall Pass,” “The Sitter,” “We Bought a Zoo,” “The Dictator,” “A Haunted House,” “Clear History,” and “Mr. Deeds.” In 2012, his first televised comedy special, “JB Smoove: That's How I Dooz It,” premiered on Comedy Central. In the summer of 2014, Smoove hosted the eighth season of the NBC Emmy nominated reality series “Last Comic Standing” and in July 2016, Smoove appeared on comedian Jerry Seinfeld's critically acclaimed web series, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.”
07/09/182h 20m

163: Scott Aukerman

SCOTT AUKERMAN is an Emmy winning creator, producer, host, writer, and creator, known for launching and successfully sustaining the parody talk show "Comedy Bang! Bang!. The show's 5th season premiered on June 3, 2016 on IFC with Weird Al serving as bandleader, with the 2nd part of season 5 coming back to IFC in October 2016. Past guests include Zoe Saldana, Paul F. Tompkins, Jon Hamm, Aziz Ansari, Adam Scott, Patton Oswalt, Seth Rogen, Thomas Lennon, Zach Galifianakis, David Cross, Bob Odenkirk, Sarah Silverman, Amy Poehler, and Michael Cera. This past year, Aukerman wrote the hilarious 67th Primetime Emmy Awards with Andy Samberg. Aukerman's production company, CBB Productions, is currently developing multiple projects for a variety of networks and NBC Universal’s Seeso has added two shows run by CBB and executive produced by Scott, including the highly-anticipated reality spoof show "Bajillion Dollar Propertie$" and "Take My Wife.” In addition, Aukerman is also the co-creator, co-producer, co-writer and a director of the Funny or Die web series "Between Two Ferns with Zach GalifIanakis. The faux talk show, has featured interviews with Brad Pitt, James Franco, Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Natalie Portman, Charlize Theron, Jennifer Lawrence, and Amy Adams, just to name a few. The series received worldwide attention for a recent installment featuring President Barack Obama, for which Aukerman won an Emmy and in 2015 won again for the episode featuring Brad Pitt. Aukerman began his career as a writer and performer on the Emmy nominated HBO cult classic "Mr. Show" and came full circle when he recently wrote and starred in Bob Odenkirk and David Cross' new Netflix show called “With Bob and David.” In 2010, Aukerman co-founded the Earwolf Podcast Network as an umbrella to a number of podcasts including the one he hosts, "Comedy Bang Bang: The Podcast". As a writer, Aukerman worked on the DreamWorks picture "Shark Tale", which was nominated for an Academy Award for “Best Animated Feature” in 2005 and  recently, Aukerman  added comic book writer to his ever-growing resume penning such comics such as "Deadpool" and "Secret Wars Journal #3" for Marvel.
07/09/182h 17m

162: Lance Burton

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). He is currently working on a number of documentary and narrative film projects and is finishing “Billy Topit Master Magician,” which will mark his debut as a film director. Recently, Lance worked on “Oz The Great and Powerful” an a magic advisor and taught magic to James France, who he now considers his number one student
07/09/182h 11m

161: James Dixon

JAMES “BABYDOLL” DIXON is an American talent agent for some of the biggest household names in comedy and television today, like Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert, Adam Corolla, Carson Daly, and Jon Stewart just to name a few. Dixon started out at the William Morris Agency in what is known as the mail room training program, infamous within the industry, where you can find Ivy League graduates literally sorting the mail. Eventually he became a talent agent for WMA and spearheaded the agency’s comedy division from 1985-1999. In 2000, he then moved later on to being an agent for creative artists agency as well as leading the comedy arm of Michael Ovitz’ artists management group. In 2001, James developed the New York-based boutique firm, Dixon Talent Inc, which has amassed an enviable roster of clients throughout the years. After 14 years with his independent talent agency, William Morris Endeavor and IMG acquired Dixon’s firm while allowing Dixon to succeed at remaining as a separate entity altogether for his clients. At the time of the acquisition, WME- IMG Co-CEO proudly stated that, “James has built his business on two core philosophies that are intrinsic to WME: A belief in great talent and applying an entrepreneurial approach to representation.” In addition, Dixon has been involved with several successful television series such as “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “King of Queens,” “The Man Show,” “The Colbert Report,” and “The Daily Show.”
07/09/181h 30m

160: Howie Mandel: 3rd Anniversary Show -- Live from Montreal

HOWIE MANDEL is an actor, producer, host, comedian, voice actor, writer, and creator. He started his career on the comedy game show "Make Me Laugh," which led to multiple talk show appearances and a role on the award winning NBC drama "St. Elsewhere." Soon after, he created the Fox Emmy-nominated animated children series "Bobby's World," voicing the role of the main character and others, as the show ran for 8 seasons. He was nominated for an Emmy and Daytime Emmy Award for NBC's "Deal or No Deal" and is the president of his own production company, Alevy Productions, where he has executive produced hit series for NBC, TBS, and Fox, including "Take it All," "Howie Do It," "Deal With It," and "Mobbed." Currently, Howie is serving as a judge for his 7th consecutive season on NBC's "America's Got Talent."
07/09/181h 43m

159: George Wallace

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.
07/09/181h 20m

158: Jayson Dinsmore

JAYSON DINSMORE serves as executive vice president of development for CMT, where he leads growth and programming of all original series and oversees the development teams in the network’s Los Angeles and Nashville offices. Since joining the network in February 2011, Dinsmore has redefined the brand’s creative filter, doubled the number of series in development and launched the most successful shows in the network’s history. Under his leadership, CMT saved“Nashville” and notched the network’s highest ever ratings for an original series with the scripted comedy “Still The King” (2016). In unscripted, Dinsmore launched some of the brand’s biggest hits including “Broken Skull Challenge” (2014), “Party Down South” (2014) and “I Love Kellie Pickler” (2015). Additionally, he created a critically acclaimed documentary division (“Urban Cowboy: The Rise of Fall of Gilley’s,” “Johnny Cash: American Rebel,” “The Bandit,” and “Chicken People”). Dinsmore spent over a decade at NBC Entertainment where he served in several capacities including Senior Vice President, Alternative Development, and Vice President of Alternative Programming & Development (“Deal or No Deal,” “The Sing-Off,” “Minute To Win It,” “The Restaurant” and “Three Wishes”) and was an Executive Producer on such shows as “Last Comic Standing” and “I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!”  On the specials front, Dinsmore has overseen production on the Tournament of Roses and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parades, Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants, and the Golden Globes.  The Hollywood Reporter named Dinsmore as “one to watch” in their 2012 “Reality TV: THR’s 50 Most Powerful List,” and in 2015 he was named to Variety’s Music City Impact Report for his influence on Nashville.
07/09/181h 56m

157: Garry Marshall Re-Release

GARRY MARSHALL'S FINAL INTERVIEW: GARRY MARSHALL was a national treasure--a 50 year show business veteran who created, wrote, produced, and acted in some of the most beloved projects in history. The legendary Hollywood icon worked on a plethora of huge hit TV series, such as "The Dick Van Dyke Show," "Happy Days," "The Lucy Show," "Laverne & Shirley," "Mork & Mindy," and "The Odd Couple," as well as 20 blockbuster films, including "Pretty Woman," "Beaches," "Runaway Bride," "The Princess Diaries," and "New Year's Eve." He was an extraordinary man. I will miss him dearly and so will the rest of the world.
07/09/181h 35m

156: Jonas Larsen

JONAS LARSEN is Comedy Central’s Senior VP OF Talent and Specials and oversees the production and development of original specials and tentpole events such as the Emmy-nominated “Comedy Central Roast” franchise, which includes the recent smash-hit Roasts of Justin Bieber, James Franco, and Charlie Sheen; all stand-up programming for the channel including stand-up series such as “The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail,” “Adam Devine’s House Party,” and “This Is Not Happening”; as well as a diverse slate of specials like the critically acclaimed “Jeff Ross Roasts Prisoners: Live at Brazos County Jail,” the Emmy Award-winning “Night of Too Many Stars” benefit, ,”  and the Peabody Award-winning “DL Hughley: The Endangered List."
07/09/182h 15m

155: Paul Feig

PAUL FEIG is a mega-talented multiple Emmy nominated artist and creator, simultaneously working successfully as an author, filmmaker, writer, producer, and director whose films have grossed over a billion dollars worldwide. In television, he is the creator of the beloved and critically acclaimed series “Freaks and Geeks” executive produced by Judd Apatow, which launched the careers of Seth Rogen, James Franco, and Jason Segel. In the film world, he reunited with Apatow in the monstrous hit movie “Bridesmaids,” which garnered Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Screenplay, as well as box office smashes “The Heat” and “Spy,” which was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards. In addition, Feig also produced the Golden Globe nominated film “The Peanuts Movie” and his newest movie is the 2016  reboot of the historic movie “Ghostbusters.” He also has the distinction of being named one of Esquire's “Best Dressed Men in Hollywood.”
07/09/181h 23m

154: Anthony Clark

ANTHONY CLARK is a prolific actor, comedian, and producer who was named College Entertainer of the Year while studying at Emerson College and also won the Top College Comedian Award from the American Collegiate Talent Showcase. Clark started his acting career with film roles  in “Dogfight” with River Phoenix, “The Thing Called Love,” (Peter Bogdanovich), and “The Rock” (directed by Michael Bay). In stand-up Clark broke in 1995 on HBO's “Young Comedians Special” hosted by Garry Shandling (along with Dave Chappelle, Dave Attell, and Louis C.K). In television, he starred in the CBS series “Yes, Dear” and was nominated for a Young Artist and Prism Award. Additional shows he starred in were "Ellen," "Soul Man," "Boston Common, as host of the Emmy Nominated “Last Comic Standing,” and his critically acclaimed stand-up special, "Ambiguous," is now airing on Showtime.
07/09/181h 23m

153: Paul Provenza

PAUL PROVENZA is an extraordinary stand-up comedian, director, writer, creator, and producer, as well as a classically trained TV and film actor, who at 20, became one of the few Americans who played "Romeo" on the British stage. In TV, Paul wrote, produced, and starred in the series "Comics Only" and "Pulp Comics" and was a series regular on "Empty Nest," "The Facts of Life," "Northern Exposure," "Beggars and Choosers," "The West Wing," and co-starred in the critically acclaimed CBS TV movie, "Under the Influence" with Keanu Reeves and Andy Griffith. In the literary world, Random House published his book !Satirists!, with noted art/portrait photographer, Dan Dion. In theater, Paul worked with Steve Martin, starring in his hit play, Picasso at the Lapin Agile and directed and co-produced (with Penn Jillette) "The Aristocrats." Paul also co-created Set List: Stand-Up Without a Net which was produced as a TV series in the UK and as a 65 episode order of a web series for Nerdist. Paul also created, The Green Room, a critically acclaimed Showtime series which featured amazing guests like Russell Peters, Ron White, Judd Apatow, Bob Saget, and Jonathan Winters (in his last TV appearance ever).
07/09/182h 15m

152: Michael Rotenberg

MICHAEL ROTENBERG is a multiple Emmy Award winning manager, producer, and co-founder of 3 Arts Entertainment, the production/management company behind "The Office," "30 Rock," and "The Mindy Project" just to name a few. Rotenberg has produced feature films such as "Extract," "Office Space," "Head of State," "Down to Earth," and "Reign Over Me." In TV, Rotenberg executive produced "Silicon Valley" (HBO), "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" (FX), "Lopez" (TV Land), "King of the Hill" (Fox), "Everybody Hates Chris" (CW), "The Chris Rock Show" (HBO), "The Mind of the Married Man" (HBO), "Beavis & Butt-Head" (MTV), "Howie Do It" (NBC), "The Goode Family" (ABC), "Weekends at the D.L." (Comedy Central), "The Hughley's" (ABC/UPN), "The Howie Mandel Show" (Paramount), and HBO's newest show "Insecure." He also produced many Emmy and Ace Award-winning comedy specials such as Dave Chappelle's "Killin' Them Softly" and Chris Rock's three historical specials "Bring the Pain," "Bigger and Blacker," and "Never Scared."
07/09/182h 23m

151: Dave Mandel

DAVE MANDEL is a multi-Emmy nominated writer and executive producer, who currently (as well as those roles) is the show runner of "Veep." Additionally, he has been a writer on "SNL" and an executive producer on "Seinfeld" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm." He also wrote "Clerks: The Cartoon," and the feature films "The Dictator," "The Cat In The Hat" and "Eurotrip." Some of his most notable television episodes that he wrote were the 'Treehouse of Horror XXIII episode' with Brian Kelley on "The Simpsons" and 'The Bizarro Jerry' (AKA Manhands'), 'Betrayal' (The 'Backwards episode' with Peter Mehlman), as well as the infamous 'Pool Guy' episode on "Seinfeld," for which he won a prestigious Writers Guild Award.
07/09/182h 23m

150: Dennis Rodman

DENNIS RODMAN began his professional basketball journey in 1986 as the 2nd round (27th overall) pick of the Detroit Pistons.  At the end of his NBA career, after playing with the Pistons, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, and Dallas Mavericks, he became one of the NBA's dominant all-time players, finishing his career with five NBA championships, two All-Star appearances, twice named the league's Top Defensive Player, and the only player in history to lead the league in rebounding seven seasons in a row.  In 2011, Rodman was inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame.
07/09/181h 29m

149: Ben Gleib

BEN GLEIB is a comedian, writer, producer, and host who Esquire Magazine called one of "Six Comedians Who Could Be Comedy's Next Big Thing." The other 5 were Aziz Ansari, Patton Oswalt, David Cross, Demetri Martin, and Flight of the Conchords. It came true for each of them, and it now seems to be Gleib's time, as he is now in his third season as the host and executive producer of “Idiotest," the Emmy nominated comedy game show on GSN, which is their most watched original show. (For Gleib, EP is not just a title. He helps create all of the show's brain puzzles.)   Some his more prominent work before “Idiotest,” were as a regular guest and star of over 100 episodes of Chelsea Lately and as a regular on "The Today Show" with Kathie Lee and Hoda, and multiple appearances on Comedy Central's @midnight.   A truly unique voice in comedy, Gleib has been a regular on-air contributor to CNN and NPR (where he won a Golden Mic,) is an accomplished voice over actor (The Book of Life, Ice Age: Continental Drift - the second highest grossing animated movie of all-time) and this year co-anchored a week of ABC News digital from their world news headquarters in New York. An unusual gig for a comedian, another example of why he is one of the most multi-talented comics working today.   Gleib has been headlining comedy clubs around the globe since 2007 and has toured arenas with Chelsea Handler and Dane Cook. His podcast 'Last Week On Earth,' debuted on iTunes Comedy at #9, was #1 on Stitcher for 20 straight weeks, and his online videos have received over 20 million views.    His first hour special, BEN GLEIB: NEUROTIC GANGSTER, premieres on Showtime on June 3 at 10pm.
07/09/182h 32m

148: Garry Marshall

GARRY MARSHALL is a 50 year show business veteran who has created, written, produced, and acted in some of the most beloved projects in history.  The legendary Hollywood icon has worked on a plethora of huge hit TV series, such as "The Dick Van Dyke Show," "Happy Days," "The Lucy Show," "Laverne & Shirley," "Mork & Mindy," and "The Odd Couple," as well as 20 blockbuster films, including "Pretty Woman," "Beaches," "Runaway Bride," "The Princess Diaries," and "New Year's Eve."
07/09/181h 29m

147: Michael Madsen

MICHAEL MADSEN is an award-winning actor, author, poet, and photographer.  He has appeared in over 170 films, including memorable starring roles in huge films like "Reservoir Dogs," "Thelma & Louise," "Wyatt Earp," "Free Willy," "Donnie Brasco," "Species," "Kill Bill," "Sin City," and "The Hateful Eight," which was his fourth collaboration with two-time Oscar winner Quentin Tarantino.
07/09/182h 31m

146: Felipe Esparza

FELIPE ESPARZA is a comedian and actor, best known for his raw, real-life comedy, to which audiences everywhere can relate.  A product of the streets of Boyle Heights/East L.A., much of his material is the result of trying to find the humor in the struggles of everyday life.  After 17 years of stand-up comedy, he won the title prize on NBC's "Last Comic Standing" in 2010, and a few short years later, he produced and released his first one-hour stand-up special, "They're Not Gonna Laugh At You."  He has also appeared on national commercials for Honda and Target, TruTV's "World's Dumbest," "The Arsenio Hall Show," "Comics Unleashed," Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," "Russell Simmons Presents:  Stand-Up At The El Rey," Showtime's "Comics Without Borders," TBS' "Lopez Tonight," and Galavision's "Que Locos," which spurred the careers of both George Lopez and Gabriel Iglesias.  Felipe's podcast, "What's Up, Fool?" on the All Things Comedy Network, entered the top 15 comedy charts, and top 70 overall, quickly becoming a fan favorite with a huge, loyal following.  Felipe is currently touring across the country and working on his next one-hour special. Follow Felipe on Twitter @funnyfelipe and follow Barry @barrykatz.
07/09/181h 42m

145: Bob Emmer

BOB EMMER, with over 40 years of experience, is the COO of The Shout Factory, and oversees their legal and business affairs activities, including groundbreaking deal negotiations for content, as well as major contracts, music clearances, distribution, manufacturing, financing, international activities, and their production arm (Blaze Entertainment).  Emmer previously served as Executive Vice President at Rhino Entertainment for twelve years beginning in 1984 where his responsibilities included business affairs, deal execution, and project oversight for their record, video and film divisions, increasing revenue to over $100M during his tenure.  Following the initial stage of Rhino’s acquisition by the Warner Music Group (“WMG”, a division of Time Warner), Emmer was recruited to serve as Senior Vice President, Business Affairs at WMG, whose record labels include Elektra, Warner Bros, Atlantic and Rhino Entertainment. Prior to joining Rhino Entertainment, Emmer served as Director of Business Affairs for MGM/UA Home Video and Senior Vice-President, Creative and Business Affairs at Alive Enterprises, a multi-faceted entertainment management and production company.  His early career includes assisting in the commercial development of numerous music talents, including Alice Cooper, Blondie, and Teddy Pendergrass, as well as executive producing and creating the NBC late night music show “Rock ‘n Roll Tonite.” Emmer has taught several college courses on the music industry at UCLA’s Entertainment Extension School and serves on the Board of Directors of several charities, including the Executive Committee of the City of Hope’s Music and Entertainment Industry Group.
07/09/181h 31m

144: Cindy Chupack

CINDY CHUPACK is a two-time Emmy Award-winning writer and producer, best known for her work on "Sex & The City," "Modern Family," "Everybody Loves Raymond," and "Coach."  She has also won three Golden Globes for her work.  Her first screenplay, an adaptation of Nick Hornby's novel "How To Be Good," made the 2008 blacklist of best unproduced screenplays, she is attached to direct her first feature film called "Whatever Makes You Happy" for Netflix, and is about to start work as a co-executive producer under Jim Carrey on "I'm Dying Up Here," a new Showtime series about the comedy scene in 1970's Los Angeles.  In addition to writing for television and film, Chupack has written two books, "The Between Boyfriends Book," and "The Longest Date:  Life as a Wife."
07/09/181h 54m

143: Greg Coolidge

GREG COOLIDGE is a writer, director, producer, and former actor.  He produced and starred in the critically acclaimed Sundance film, "Possums."  He then began to expand his career, co-writing the cult hit "Sorority Boys" and its sequel, as well as "The Sachem Cup," and "The Wanderer." Coolidge also ventured into television, creating "Revved" for Fox, and "5-0" and "Procedural" for NBC.  With writing partners The Job Factory, a group of comedy writers, they wrote "Long Shots" and "Uncoachable" for Disney, and "Super Movie" for Revolution.  He made his directorial debut with "Employee of the Month," starring Dane Cook, Jessica Simpson, and Dax Sheppard.  Coolidge then began producing "Mancrush" for New Line, and co-created, direct, and executive produced Nickelodeon's "The Troop."  He also created and wrote Universal's hit film, "Ride Along," starring Ice Cube and Kevin Hart, and he is currently writing and producing "The Expendables" television series for Fox.
07/09/181h 48m

142: David Wild

DAVID WILD is an Emmy nominated writer and critic in the music and television industries, a New York Times Best Selling Author, as well as a contributing editor at Rolling Stone magazine. A graduate of Cornell, Wild spent his time at Esquire magazine before coming to Rolling Stone as a music editor and writer. Since 2000, Wild has spent much of his time writing for television including the Grammys, the Emmys, the Academy Awards and numerous other award shows. Wild was also the host of the television series “Musicians,” which aired on Bravo!. That same year, he was nominated for an Emmy for his work on “America: A Tribute to Heroes.” He has written liner notes for “Aerosmith,” “Bon Jovi,” “Neil Diamond,” “Billy Idol,” “Frank Sinatra,” “Motley Crue,” “Van Halen,” and many more. His best selling books include “Friends: The Official Companion,” “Seinfeld: The Totally Unauthorized Tribute,” and “Friends 'til the End.” In his newest venture, David will co- host a new digital talk show for Fandango called “Naked Lunch” with Phil Rosenthal.   Follow David on twitter @wildaboutmusic and follow Barry @barrykatz.
07/09/182h 2m

141: Tom Rhodes

TOM RHODES is a world traveling comedian who is now celebrating his 30th year as a stand up comedian.  The New York Times describes him as “A mostly natural intellect with a knack for reporting the harsh realities of life with a dark and absurdly optimistic cynicism.”   Rhodes has built a career that not only includes stand-up specials,  a sitcom (NBC’s Mr. Rhodes),  a travel show,  a late night talk show (in Holland), and numerous live CD’s & DVD’s, one of which (“Rhode Scholar”) Laughspin.com named the Number One Comedy DVD of that year.    As a featured travel writer for Huffington Post, his travel story ‘A Tragedy, A Miracle And A Brawl…Welcome to Ireland’ was awarded “one of the Top 10 Best Travel Stories.”   Tom became the first comedian to sign a development deal with Comedy Central and performed at the first ever HBO Aspen Arts Festival.  At the Montreal International Comedy Festival, he was discovered by an NBC talent scout which led to a development deal to create his own sitcom.   His podcast, "Tom Rhodes Radio" was named one of the Top 10 of Best Podcasts by Matador Network and was praised as the best newcomer in The Onion's A.V. Club. Since 2013, "Tom Rhodes Radio" joined Bill Burr's & Al Madrigal’s All Things Comedy Network.  You can catch his newest stand-up special, “Light Sweet Crude,” now on Netflix.   Follow Tom on Twitter @_tomrhodes, and follow Barry @barrykatz
07/09/182h 17m

140: Marty Callner

MARTY CALLNER is an award-winning director and producer, known for his work with legendary artists such as Robin Williams, Madonna, George Carlin, Cher, Jerry Seinfeld, Aerosmith, Chris Rock, The Rolling Stones, Justin Timberlake, and many more.  He began his career directing television news, quickly became the director for the Boston Celtics for WBZ-TV, then started his relationship with HBO by producing the Wimbledon tennis tournament, and went on to direct numerous sports, comedy, and music specials that launched the fledgling network into the powerhouse it is today.  He has created a plethora of #1 music videos, comedy specials, and TV shows, including HBO's smash hit "Hard Knocks."  Callner has won Emmys, MTV Music Video Awards, DGA awards, cable ACE honors, and his work on Aerosmith's "Cryin'" was voted MTV's best music video of all time.
07/09/182h 7m

139: Steve Levitan

“Modern Family” co-creator and executive producer Steven Levitan has been making television comedies for more than 20 years. His credits include “Wings,” “Frasier,” “The Larry Sanders Show,” “Just Shoot Me” (Creator), “Greg the Bunny,” as well as several shows he'd like you to forget.  A Chicago native and graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (The Harvard of Southwestern Wisconsin), Levitan's honors include nine Emmy Awards, five Writers Guild Awards, two Humanitas Prizes, a Peabody Award, five Producers Guild Awards, a Comedy Writer of the Year Award, four AFI awards, two Television Critics Awards, and a DGA nomination for directing. Follow Steve on Twitter @stevelevitan and follow Barry @barrykatz
07/09/182h 4m

138: Jim Jefferies

JIM JEFFERIES is a comedian, writer, actor, and producer from Australia.  After releasing a comedy album and DVD in the UK, Jefferies moved to the US in 2009 and shortly thereafter landed his first televised special, HBO's "I Swear to God." This hugely successful special was followed by a plethora of other great one hours stand-up shows, including Showtime's “Alcoholocaust," "Fully Functional" for Epix, the most recent "BARE" for Netflix, and his newest special coming out this year from Nashville, entitled “Freedumb." Jefferies also created, wrote, and starred in the groundbreaking show "Legit," on FX and FXX, which garnered critical acclaim for Jim’s performance, as well as for its portrayal of people with mental and physical disabilities.  He continues to tour and perform multiple shows in massive sold out theaters all over the world. Follow Jim on Twitter @jimjefferies and follow Barry @barrykatz
07/09/182h 20m

137: Barry Rudin

BARRY RUDIN is the founder and CEO of Barry's Tickets.  He got started in the business when his sister's boyfriend taught him how to scalp tickets when he was just a teenager, and grew the business throughout high school and college.  Barry's Tickets is the largest season ticket holder for the Lakers, Clippers, Kings, and Dodgers.  The company sponsors the Clippers' Kiss Cam, and Rudin has also built groundbreaking relationships with the Greek Theatre, Hollywood Bowl, Pantages Theater, and Staples Center in Los Angeles.  In addition to his business, Rudin is also a member of the boardroom associates for the Heart Foundation at Cedars Sinai, and was given the Humanitarian Award by the Harold Pump Cancer Foundation. Follow Barry Katz on Twitter @barrykatz
07/09/181h 42m

136: Harry Abrams

HARRY ABRAMS is the founder and CEO of Abrams Artists Agency.  He started in the mailroom of MCA, working his way up to junior agent and finally agent.  He started Abrams-Rubaloff with Noel Rubaloff after MCA disbanded, and later Abrams, Harris, & Goldberg, before eventually founding what is now Abrams Artists Agency.  Initially working with television and radio hosts, Abrams grew his businesses to work with stage and film actors as well.  Over the years, Abrams has worked with Bob Barker, Gary Owens, Arte Johnson, Bob Eubanks, Wink Martindale, Jim Lang, Jaclyn Smith, Bob Crane, Chick Hearn, Jennifer Lopez, Katie Holmes, Liam Neeson, and Kerry Washington.
07/09/182h 7m

135: Academy Awards Special

This week we are going back to two classic episodes with DAVID HILL and REGGIE HUDLIN.  They are producing next week's 2016 Academy Awards show.  David Hill is an Australian executive producer who served as the president of Fox Sports and senior EVP of 21st Century Fox for twenty-four years.  Hill is a chairman of National Geographic Channel, and produced "The X Factor" and the last season of "American Idol."  Reggie Hudlin is an American writer, director, and producer.  He directed "House Party" and "Boomerang," produced "Django Unchained," and served as President of Entertainment for BET.   Follow Reggie on Twitter @reghud, and follow me @barrykatz
07/09/182h 35m

Industry Standard 134: Shadoe Stevens

SHADOE STEVENS is a radio host, producer, writer, voiceover actor, and television personality.  He started in radio as the world's youngest DJ at the age of 11.  From 1988-1995, he replaced Casey Kasem as the host of "American Top 40," the world's most successful and widely syndicated radio show, reaching an estimated 1 billion listeners per week in 120 countries.  Stevens was the voice of CBS' "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," and is the announcer for the Antenna TV network.  He created and produced over 1100 "Fred R. Rated for Federated" commercials in only 6 years.  Stevens appeared as himself on "The Larry Sanders Show," and "Caroline in the City," starred in "Dave's World" from 1993-1997, and had parts on "Beverly Hills, 90210," "Baywatch," "Clueless," and the animated series "The Incredible Hulk."  He is the co-founder and creator of Sammy Hagar's "Cabo Wabo Radio," which broadcasts worldwide from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.   Follow him on Twitter @shadoestevens and visit his website www.shadoeart.com, and follow Barry @barrykatz.
07/09/181h 52m

Industry Standard 133: Joel Gallen

JOEL GALLEN is an producer, director, and founder and president of Tenth Planet Productions. Gallen has executive produced the "The Comedy Central Roasts, "America's Best Dance Crew," "CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute," "The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony," "The Sing Off," "Last Laugh," "Give It Up For Greg Geraldo."  He also produced "America: A Tribute To Heroes" immediately after the 9/11 attacks, which was simulcast on all major networks. Gallen has won numerous awards for his work, including a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special, as well as a PGA Visionary Vanguard Award and a DGA Award for Outstanding Directing. Gallen created and executive produced fourteen "MTV Movie Awards", which included many short films he directed for the ceremony, starring Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Tom Cruise, Will Ferrell, and many more. Gallen also directed "Not Another Teen Movie," and the short that served as the inspiration for "Zoolander," which he later produced.
07/09/182h 30m

Industry Standard 132: Charlie DeBevoise

CHARLIE DEBEVOISE is a producer, reality TV developer, and co-founder of NorthSouth Productions.  The company was founded in 2000, and has produced truTV's "Impractical Jokes," including its "Practically Live Tour Special," TLC's "Say Yes to the Dress:  Atlanta" and "Say Yes to the Dress:  Bridesmaids," "Paranormal Cops" on A&E, Lifetime's "Double Divas," "Wrecked" for Speed, as well as the History Channel documentary "Marked."  Prior to founding NorthSouth Productions, DeBevoise was a freelance writer and a magazine editor for Whittle Communications.
07/09/181h 35m

Industry Standard 131: Bob Lefsetz

BOB LEFSETZ is a music industry analyst and critic.  His blog, "The Lefsetz Letter," has hundreds of thousands of subscribers.  Topics include the state of major record labels, decimated CD sales in the wake of iTunes and streaming services like Spotify, and personal reflections on songs, songwriters, bands, and key industry personnel.  Prior to starting his successful blog, Lefsetz was a consultant to major record labels, and is a highly sought-after speaker at music conferences across the country.  He was also the head of Sanctuary Music's American division.
07/09/182h 19m

Industry Standard 130: Bruce Hills

BRUCE HILLS is the COO for Just For Laughs: The Montreal International Comedy Festival, the world's largest and most prestigious comedy event.  Originating in Montreal, the festival has also added dates in Toronto and Sydney.  Hills has been with JFL since 1988, helping further the careers of hundreds of comedians, including Dave Chappelle and Louis CK.  The 2016 festival takes place July 13-31st, visit www.hahaha.com for tickets and follow the festival on Twitter @justforlaughs.  You can follow Bruce @brucehills.
07/09/181h 18m

Industry Standard 129: Keith Robinson

KEITH ROBINSON is a comedian, writer and actor, originally from Philadelphia and currently residing in New York.  He was a finalist on Ed McMahon's "Star Search," and is a frequent emcee at the Comedy Cellar in Manhattan.  Robinson's television credits include the announcer and sidekick on "The Wanda Sykes Show," panel on "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn" and "The Chelsea Lately Show," and wrote for "Chappelle's Show."  He also appeared in the films "Diary of a Tired Black Man," "Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault," and Judd Apatow's "Trainwreck" with Amy Schumer.  Last year he released his special "Kevin Hart Presents:  Keith Robinson - Back of the Bus Funny."
07/09/181h 26m

Industry Standard 128: Peter O'Fallon

PETER O'FALLON is a writer, director, and producer with a career spanning commercials, film, and television.  His commercials won several Cleo awards, which helped him make the jump to feature film.  O'Fallon directed the cult classic "Suicide Kings," with Christopher Walken and Denis Leary, and he also co-wrote and directed "A Rumor of Angels" starring Vanessa Redgrave and Ray Liotta.  His television work includes "American Gothic" for CBS, "That Was Then" for ABC, "Eureka" for Syfy, "Blade" for Spike, and "The Riches" and "Legit" for FX, the latter of which he co-created with comedian Jim Jefferies.  O'Fallon's latest project is Lifetime's "Unreal" starring Constance Zimmer.
07/09/182h 13m

Industry Standard 127: Best of 2015 (Part 2 of 2)

Best of Industry Standard 2015 (Part 2 of 2) features the invaluable words of wisdom of 20 more of the best guests on Industry Standard during the past year...including Norman Lear, Brad Williams, Jeff Gaspin, Larry Miller, Randy Jackson, and many more!
07/09/181h 4m

Industry Standard 126: Best of 2015 Part 1 of 2

Best of Industry Standard 2015 (Part 1 of 2) features the invaluable words of wisdom of 20 of the best guests on Industry Standard during the past year...including Judd Apatow, Pete Holmes, Chris D'Elia, Bert Kreischer, Warren Littlefield, and many more!
07/09/181h 7m

Industry Standard 125: Jimmy Tingle

JIMMY TINGLE is a comedian, actor, and producer from Boston who began his career during the 1980s comedy boom.  He has executive produced multiple comedic and theatrical productions, including "The Promised Land," "Jimmy Tingle's American Dream," "Jimmy Tingle for President," as well as "Jimmy Tingle's Uncommon Sense" which became the longest running one-person show in the history of Harvard's Hasty Pudding Theater.  In 2010, Tingle gave the commencement speech at Harvard.  He also wrote, produced, and starred in his first documentary film, "Jimmy Tingle's American Dream," which aired on PBS.  Tingle's film credits include roles in Larry David's "Clear History," Chris Rock's "Head of State," "Next Stop, Wonderland" and "Boondock Saints."  He has appeared on "The Tonight Show," "Larry King's Weekend," "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," "The American Comedy Awards," and NPR's "Fresh Air with Terry Gross."
07/09/182h 10m

Industry Standard 124: John Ferriter

JOHN FERRITER is the Chairman and CEO of The Alternative, a new Management and Entertainment Production Company.  Formerly the Managing Director of Octagon Entertainment and the former Executive Vice President Board Member and Worldwide Head of Non-Scripted Television for the William Morris Agency John has packaged or produced literally 100’s of programs and thousands of hours of television. Among the shows he has been associated with include several Garth Brooks TV Specials, “The Arsenio Hall Show,” “Blue Collar TV,” “Fear Factor,” “The Biggest Loser,” “Project Runway,” “The Man Show,” “Chelsea Lately,” “The Tom Green Show,” “Piers Morgan Tonight,” “Larry King Live,” “Dr. Drew,” “Donny & Marie,” “Name That Tune,” “The Weakest Link,” and many more.  John is also a successful touring and recording musician having played with The Stingrays and The Tearaways for years.
07/09/181h 32m

Industry Standard 123: Brad Williams

BRAD WILLIAMS is a comedian, podcaster and actor.  Born with Achondroplasia, a type of dwarfism, Williams has been performing stand up comedy since the age of 19.  He has appeared on "Mind of Mencia," "Legit," "Deadbeat," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" and "Pit Boss".  His first comedy album, "Coming Up Short," was released in 2011, and in his 2015 special "Brad Williams: Fun Size" is Showtime's highest rated special of the year.  Williams is a frequest guest on "The Kevin and Bean Show" on KROQ and has performed multiple times at their annual "April Foolishness" show. Williams also hosts the "About Last Night" podcast with fellow comedian Adam Ray, and was a host of the weekday morning radio show on San Francisco's LIVE 105.
07/09/182h 9m

Industry Standard 122: Kenny Hotz

KENNY HOTZ is a producer, actor, writer, director, and comedian.  Hotz created and starred in "Kenny vs. Spenny" in 2003 for USA Network, which was then picked up by CBC Television in Canada.  The show was nominated for 8 Gemini awards, and eventually made it's way to Comedy Central.  He created the sitcom "Testees" for FX in 2008, and produced and starred in "Kenny Hotz's Triumph of the Will" for Canada's Action network in 2011.  His film work includes the documentary "Pitch," which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 1997, and 2004's "The Papal Chase," in which Hotz tries to meet Pope John Paul II.  Along with Spencer Rice, Hotz embarked on the "Kenny vs. Spenny vs. Canada Comedy Tour."  Hotz has also written for "South Park", and won in Vice Magazine's first annual Story Awards for his 2006 piece, "I Told My Friend He Had AIDS."
07/09/182h 30m

Industry Standard 121: Jeff Gaspin

JEFF GASPIN is a behemoth in the business.  He is best know for being the chairman of NBC Entertainment from 2009-2011, where he was responsible for generating over $10 billion in revenue, and was instrumental in the acquisition of "The Voice," and the growth of cable networks USA, SyFy, Bravo, Oxygen, and Telemundo.  He was also very involved with Universal Media Studios, which did “House," "30 Rock,” "Law & Order: SVU," and many more.  During his time as President and COO of NBC Universal Television Group from February 2007 to June 2009, he was involved in the early efforts to create the wildly successful Hulu media service and was an early proponent of online steaming video, resulting in doubled traffic to the company's various websites.  His efforts helped the company break ratings records and quadrupled growth in revenue and profits.   Gaspin was also responsible for bringing Jay Leno back to late-night television.  In 2012, he formed Gaspin Media, whose clients include AETN Networks, Discovery, Clear Channel (now iHeartMedia), and several private equity firms.  This past year, he has the executive producer for the tv shows “Barmaggedon," "Match Made In Heaven," “Fit2Fat2Fit,” and an updated version of "To Tell The Truth.”  Recently his latest initiative was as the CEO, Chairman, and founder of TAPP, a subscription platform connecting niche personalities with their superfans.
07/09/181h 42m

Industry Standard 120: Andy Kindler

ANDY KINDLER is a comedian, actor, and writer.  Kindler has been writing and performing for nearly three decades.  In 1992, he appeared on the 15th annual Young Comedians special.  He has appeared on Everybody Loves Raymond, Maron, Dr. Katz, The Wizards of Waverly Place, Home Movies, Comedy Bang! Bang!, and Raising Dad.  Andy was a contributor to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and was a regular fixture on The Late Show with David Letterman and appeared four times on Late Night with Conan O'Brien.  Kindler is well known in the comedy world for delivering his annual state of the industry address at the Montreal Just For Laughs festival.  He is currently the voice of Mort the Mortician on the FOX annimated show, Bob's Burgers.
07/09/181h 17m

Industry Standard 119: Warren Littlefield

WARREN LITTLEFIELD is the founder and president of the Littlefield Company, which represents the latest chapter in his television career.  He currently serves as Executive producer on FX's television adaptation of the Academy Award®-winning feature film, "Fargo," alongside Noah Hawley, and Joel and Ethan Cohen.  In its first year, "Fargo" won a Peabody, Emmy, Golden Globe, Producers' Guild, and Critics Choice Award for Best Mini-Series.  Year 2 Premier 10/12.   As an Executive and President of NBC Entertainment, succeeding the legendary Brandon Tartikoff, he was involved in green-lighting "The Cosby Show," "Golden Girls," "LF," "Fresh Prince of Bel Air," "Seinfeld," "ER," "Friends," "Frasier," "Mad About You," "Just Shoot Me," "3rd Rock From The Sun," "NewsRadio," "Homicide: Life On The Street," "Law & Order," "Will & Grace," "Providence," "The West Wing," "Law & Order: SVU," and was the driving force behind choosing Leno over Letterman and adding Conan O'Brien to 12:30 AM, which led to 22 years of dominance in Late Night for NBC and over 150 Emmy Awards.
07/09/182h 5m

Industry Standard 118: Harland Williams

HARLAND WILLIAMS is a comedian, writer, actor and author.  He is a Canadian comedian who has made an impact in Hollywood.  He has appeared in over 20 movies and is known for his iconic roles in such movies as Dumb and Dumber, There's Something about Mary, Half Baked, Rocketman, Sorority Boys, Down Periscope and Employee of the Month.  He has performed his Stand up comedy on Late Night with David Letterman,  The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late night with Conan O'Brien, HBO and Comedy Central.   As an accomplished Author, HARLAND WILLIAMS has written and illustrated several children's books such as: The Kid with too Many Nightmares, The Kid with too Many Pets, The Things you Don't know you Don't Know and the Lickety Split book series.
07/09/181h 19m

Industry Standard 117: Lew Schneider

LEW SCHNEIDER is a comedian, actor, writer, and producer, currently an executive producer and writer for ABC's "The Goldbergs," now in it's 3rd Season, and was a writer and executive producer for one of the most successful sitcoms of all time, "Everybody Loves Raymond." Born in North Carolina, Lew grew up in Boston and began his comedy career in Chicago, after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania. He attended classes at the Second City Players Workshop, and became a successful touring comedian for over five years. He landed a hosting spot on Nickelodeon's "Make the Grade", before landing regular acting spots on the shows "Wish You Were Here" and "Down on the Shore." He performed his own HBO stand-up special before pivoting into writing for TV, where he shined as a writer and producer, crafting jokes for the hit series' "Everybody Loves Raymond", "American Dad", "The New Adventures of Old Christine," and "Men of a Certain Age". He is currently one of the executive producers - and an occasional director - for ABC's hit series "The Goldbergs".
07/09/182h 16m

Industry Standard 116: Bob Sumner

BOB SUMNER is a comedy and music promoter, radio host, producer, and the co-creator of Russel Simmons' Def Comedy Jam. Started as an independent club promoter for musicians and comedians in the tri-state area, he attended Seton Hall University, where he single handedly took his college radio station to the top of the market ratings. He joined Russel Simmons' company Rush Communications and traveled across the country to find top tier comedians for Def Jam, discovering Bernie Mac, Dave Chappelle, Cederic the Entertainer, and Monique.  He then founded Laff Mobb, a comedy production and management company, which has produced specials for numerous TV networks.
07/09/181h 53m

Industry Standard 115: Chris D'Elia

CHRIS D'ELIA is a comedian, writer, and actor, currently starring in the NBC's comedy "Undatable." Chris  began acting in high school, with several guest roles on "Chicago Hope". He attended New York University, but dropped out to pursue comedy writing full time, and began performing stand-up at 25 years old. His relentless stage practice landed him slots on "Comedy Central's Live At Gotham" and "Comedy Central Presents". D'Elia has since become one of the most popular and successful stand-up comedians touring today.  In 2011, he landed a starring role on NBC's sitcom "Whitney" opposite Whitney Cummings, and appeared on the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Beiber.  In 2014, he joined the cast of "Undatable", a sitcom executive produced by Bill Lawrence, premiering it's third season (consisting entirely of live episodes) on October 9th, 2015, on NBC.
07/09/181h 28m

Industry Standard 114: John Salley

JOHN SALLEY is a professional basketball player, actor, television host, and entrepreneur, and is the first NBA player in history to play on three different championship teams. From the age of twelve, Salley set his sights on playing in the NBA, and was drafted in the first round of the 1986 Draft, out of Georgia Tech, to play for the Detroit Pistons. He won NBC Championships as part of the Detroit Pistons, the Chicago Bulls, and the Los Angeles Lakers.  After retiring from basketball, he began his entertainment career, which included acting in the films "Bad Boys" and "Bad Boys II", and hosting numerous TV shows including "The Best Damn Sports Show Period" on Fox Sports Network.  He hosted an FM morning radio show in Los Angeles, maintains a vegan lifestyle, and is dedicated to educating young people and professional athletes on the importance of diet in long-term nutrition and wellness.
07/09/181h 44m

Industry Standard 113: Sandy Climan

SANDY CLIMAN is an award-winning entertainment executive and producer. He attended Harvard, joined the entertainment business at MGM, quickly ascending to the head of Motion Picture Production. He went to on hold executive positions at a number of notable companies, including VP of Production at the David Gerber Company and President of Lionsgate Studios. He spent 10 years as part of the senior management at CAA, where he was an agent for top talent including Danny DeVito, Robert DeNiro, and Kevin Costner. There, founded the agency's corporate practice. He founded Entertainment Media Ventures Inc., served as CEO at the 3D technologies company 3-Ality, and co-produced hugely successful film "The Aviator" starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
07/09/181h 59m

Industry Standard 112: Bert Kreischer

BERT KREISCHER is a comedian, writer, actor, and television host. Known as the "Top Partier" at Florida State, his life - and the subsequent Rolling Stone article written about his college days - was the inspiration for the film National Lampoon's Van Wilder. Bert went on to become a successful comedian and television host, serving as co-cost of "The X Show" on FX, and the star of his own FX series "Hurt Bert". In 2008 he appeared on the Comedy Central reality show "Reality Bites Back", and in 2009 Comedy Central aired his hour-long stand-up comedy special "Comfortably Dumb."  He starred in the well-reviewed Travel Channel series "Bert the Conqueror" in which he travels across the U.S. to experiecne and promote roller coasters, water rides, and unusual sports.  He's appeared on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, and his book "Life of the Party: Stories of a Perpetual Man Child" was published in May 2014. His weekly podcast "Bertcast" is available on the "All Things Comedy" network.
07/09/181h 38m

Industry Standard 111: Simon Painter

SIMON PAINTER is a producer, director, and musician, known best for creating some of the most successful stage productions in the world. He began his entertainment career as a classical violinist, playing in dozens of bands simultaneously, before begging to  produce and create commercial theater around the world. He launched performance venues and stage productions including "Adrenaline" and "Le Noir".  His production "Le Grand Cirque" smashed box office records, selling over 40,000 tickets in ten days at the Sydney Opra House.  He then created "The Illusionists" magic franchise, the biggest selling magic show in the history of Broadway, whic has now played in over 50 cities in fifteen countries.
07/09/181h 48m

Industry Standard 110: Jason Raff

JASON RAFF is a writer, director, and producer, currently the executive producer for the hit series "America's Got Talent". He began his career in Boston directing local sporting events and producing morning television, eventually joining NBC Universal where he produced Dateline for four years, and produced The Today Show for five years.  He helped lead the successful four-year run of the reality show "Average Joe", and helped write and co-direct "Threee Wishes", hosted by Amy Grant. He then started "America's Got Talent", a show for which he has executive produced the entire ten-year run, and which was named the world's most successful reality TV format.
07/09/181h 46m

Industry Standard 109: Margaret Cho

MARGARET CHO is a stand-up comedian, writer, actress, producer, and designer, who began stand-up comedy out of her parents bookstore in San Francisco at just 14 years old. Through tireless touring and fearless comedy she became a hugely popular stand-up, opening for Jerry Seinfeld and making regular appearances on the Arsino Hall Show. She was quickly commissioned for her own television series "All American Girl" on ABC. She acted in the John Woo film "Face/Off" starring John Travolta and Nicholas Cage, and appeared on numerous television shows including "Drop Dead Diva" (as a series regular), "30 Rock", "Sex in the City", and "Dancing with the Stars."  She has written two books, starred in her own one-woman show, emceed music and comedy tours, and is extremely active in LGBT and human rights advocacy (to say the least).
07/09/181h 5m

Industry Standard 108: Part 2 - 2nd Year Anniversary Episode

2ND ANNIVERSARY SHOW (PART 2 OF 2) Welcome to the second half of the Industry Standard 2nd Anniversary show, including some of the greatest inspirational and Holy $#*! Moments of our first two years. Thank you so much for listening, supporting, and sharing these podcasts. Enjoy!
07/09/182h 17m

Industry Standard 107: 2nd Year Anniversary Episode

For this very special 2nd Year Anniversary episode, we've assembled the best HOLY $#*! MOMENTS from the last two years of incredible guests. Enjoy!
07/09/182h 38m

Industry Standard 106: Kevin Farley

KEVIN FARLEY is a comedian, actor, and producer, who's incredible documentary "I AM CHRIS FARLEY" about the life of his brother, the legendary late Chris Farley, will premiere on Spike TV August 10 at 9pm ET/PT.  A Wisconsin native and graduate of Marquette University, Kevin followed the trail blazed by his brother into comedy in the 90s, appearing in films by SNL castmembers including Adam Sandler's "The Waterboy" and Norm McDonald's "Dirty Work".  He's appeared in the HBO series "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and Disney's "That's So Raven!", and in 2008 starred in the David Zucker spoof comedy film "An American Carol".  In 2013 he directed the parody film "Paranormal Movie", and continues to perform stand-up comedy around the country. www.IAmChrisFarley.com
07/09/181h 25m

Industry Standard 105: Bert Fields

BERT FIELDS is an entertainment attorney, author, and professor, representing major entertainment clients for over 50 years. A graduate of UCLA and Harvard Law School, Mr. Fields is a partner at Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP, and has represented major studios including DreamWorks Animation, United Artists, The Weinstein Company. He's represented numerous star performers and producers including Dustin Hoffman, James Cameron, Tom Cruise, Jerry Bruckheimer, Joel Silver, David Geffen, Madonna, Michael Jackson and The Beatles. He's also an accomplished author, publishing the novels "The Sunset Bomber" and "The Lawyer's Tale", the novel "Destiny" about Napoleon and Josephine, as well as a biography of Richard III, and an book analyzing the Shakespeare Authorship Question.  He teaches a course on entertainment law at Stanford Law Shcool and lectures at Harvard Law School.
07/09/181h 48m

Industry Standard 104: Dave Attell

DAVE ATTELL in an extraordinary comedian, writer, actor and producer. He started his stand-up career after graduating NYU and was noticed by Lorne Michaels, the creator of "Saturday Night Live" and became a writer and occasional performer for the show.  Soon after, he made his late-night stand-up debut on "The Late Show with David Letterman." His groundbreaking show "Insomniac with Dave Attell" was a huge hit on comedy Central, which led to other series like "Comedy Underground" and "Dave's Old Porn." He has been seen as an actor in such respected film and television projects like "Louie," "Funny People," and most recently seen in "Trainwreck", the newest film produced and directed by Judd Apatow and written by Amy Schumer.
07/09/181h 12m

Industry Standard 103: David Friendly

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.
07/09/181h 49m

Industry Standard 102: Randy Jackson

RANDY JACKSON is a musician, producer, and television personality, who starred on American Idol as a panel judge for twelve seasons.  Starting as a bass guitarist in bands around Baton Rouge as a teen, Jackson went on to record and tour with many of the best jazz, R&B, and pop musicians of the 20th century, including Journey, Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Whitney Houston, Madonna, and many many more. He became a line producer and eventually an A&R executive at Columbia Records and MCA Records, before being tapped to judge on the smash FOX series American Idol, the top-rated show in the U.S. for eight (8) years. Jackson also executive produced "America's Best Dance Crew" for MTV, has over 1,000 gold and platinum records bearing his name from his numerous collaborations, and most recently signed an overall production deal with Endemol Shine to develop scripted, unscripted, and digital programming.
07/09/181h 15m

Industry Standard 101: The late Chris Thompson (special re-release)

The late CHRIS THOMPSON was a film and television creator, writer, and producer. He began in enertainment as an improv actor, founding the still-running Los Angeles improv troupe "Off The Wall", and performed on stage with Robin Williams for nearly a year.  He began writing for television with "Blanky's Beauties", before becoming a writer and eventually executive producer for the hit series "Laverne and Shirley". He created and produced "Bosom Buddies" for Paramount Studios, launching Tom Hanks' career, then he wrote two feature films - "Back to the Beach" and "Jumpin' Jack Flash" - as well as created the shows "Action" for FOX and "Ladies' Man" for CBS.  He most recently created the hit Disney Channel show "Shake It Up!", and was an executive producer and/or creative consultant for dozens of shows, and created over 20 network tv pilots.
07/09/181h 42m

Industry Standard 100: Judd Apatow

JUDD APATOW is a producer, director, writer, and comedian whose comedy movies have defined a generation of comedic filmmaking. Starting as a stand-up in New York as a teenager, Judd penned jokes for Rosanne Barr, wrote for the "Ben Stiller Show", and won multiple Emmys with "The Larry Sanders Show" before executive producing "Freaks and Geeks," and creating "Undeclared" for FOX.  Turning to films, he produced "Anchorman" starring Will Ferrell, and co-wrote, co-produced and directed the smash hit "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" with Steve Carell. His string of hit comedy films - produced through his company Apatow Productions - has not stopped since, and they have launched the careers of some of the biggst stars in the world today. They include: "Knocked Up", "Forgeting Sarah Marshall," "Talladega Nights," "Pineapple Express," "Superbad," "Funny People," " This Is 40," and "Bridesmaids." His book "Sick in the Head" is available on Amazon, and his 20th film production "Trainwreck" starring Amy Schumer and directed by Judd himself, hits theaters July 17th.
07/09/182h 49m

Industry Standard 99: Caroline Hirsch

CAROLINE HIRSCH is an enterpreneur and philanthropist who founded the landmark CAROLINE'S ON BROADWAY, the upscale, must-stop comedy club for rising and established comedians, located on Braodway in the heart of Manhattan.  In 1982, she left a marketing job at Gimble's to open a small cabaret club in Chelsea, eventually developing a roster of incredible comedians and knack for noticing the next big thing. So popular were her lineups, her club required a move to the legendary 300-seat art deco space she operates today.  Hirsch also lauchned the New York Comedy Festival, now the largest and most successful comedy festival of its kind.  She regularly produces comedy shows that support philanthropic casues, and was named a Comedy Legend & Groundbreaker by Daily Variety for her contribution to the art form.
07/09/181h 51m

Industry Standard 98: Micky Dolenz

MICKY DOLENZ is a musician, actor, writer, producer, and director of film and stage, best known as the drummer and lead singer of the iconic band The Monkees.  A Los Angeles native, Micky started acting as a child, starring in the NBC show Circus Boy at just eleven years old.  While attending college to study architecture, he landed a starring role in the NBC hit show "The Monkees" about a four-piece guitar band, which spawned a real-life following for the group, sparking a string of hits eventually selling 65 million records worldwide.  Micky wrote songs and toured with former fellow Monkees actors and writers, before begining to act, write, and direct for the stage and television in the U.S. and England.  He continues to perform as an actor and voiceover artist, as well as write and perform music.
07/09/181h 31m

Industry Standard 97: Jeff Cesario

JEFF CESARIO is an Emmy-winning actor, comedian, and writer. Born in Kenosha WI, he began as a musician in college and moved to Minneapolis to join the stand-up comedy scene. After crafting a successful stand up career in which he appeared multiple times on the Tonight Show and produced four stand-up specials, he also wrote for television, including "The Larry Sanders Show" and "Dennis Miller Live", for which he won two Emmys as a writer and Executive Producer. He was the head writer for The Queen Latifah Show, Executive Produced Russell Brand's "Brand X" for FX, and co-wrote the Warner Bros. feature film "Jack Frost".
07/09/181h 29m

Industry Standard 96: David Zucker

DAVID ZUCKER is a writer, producer, and director who has created some of the most iconic and popular comedy movies ever made, including "Airplane!" and "The Naked Gun" series, and is considered a pioneer in the spoof and mockumentary comedy genres. Beginning in college with his brother Jerry and friend Jim Abrahams, Zucker successfully produced and showed comedy shorts in the back of a college book store, before opening the "Kentucky Fried Theater" group in Los Angeles. The trio self-financed a 10-minute short to attract investors to their first film, the smash hit "Kentucky Fried Movie". David Zucker went on to co-write and/or direct or co-direct several successful comedy movies including "Airplane!", the "Naked Gun" series, "BASEketball" (based on a real game invented in Zucker's driveway) starring Trey Parker and Matt Stone, "Scary Movie 3", and "Scary Movie 4". "Airplane!" was nominated for a Golden Globe and BAFTA award, and was entered into the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 2010.
07/09/181h 57m

Industry Standard 95: Amy Introcaso-Davis

AMY INTROCASO-DAVIS is an entertainment executive and current exeutive vice president of programming and development at GSN. She's had successful tenures as an executive with multiple networks, including Senior Vice President of Development Production at Bravo where she won four (4) Emmy Awards - one for developing and executive producing "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy", two for "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List", and one for "Cirque du Soleil: Fire Within". She began as an intern and advanced to casting director at A Playwright's Horizons in New York, and went on to a prime time development and casting role at Fox. She served as Visce President for Series Development at Lifetime, and senior Vice President of Development Production at Bravo, where she was responsible for developing the Real Housewives franchise. She spent 3 years senior Vice President of original programming and devel with NBC Universal's Oxygen Media before joining GSN in 2011.
07/09/181h 29m

Industry Standard 94: David Goldman

DAVID GOLDMAN has been a talent agent, talent manager, producer, and entertainment executive, and is the founder and CEO of the Comedy Time Network. A graduate of UCLA undergraduate and law schools, Goldman practiced briefly as a lawyer, before joining the mailroom at the William Morris Agency. there, he had a hand in the creation of the Beach Boys hit "Kokomo," put together the then-largest salary ever negotiated for a director, and represented an impressive client list including actors, directors, and musicians ranging from Will Smith to Billy Idol. He was promoted to the Vice President of the Motion Picture Department, and Head of the Motion Picture Directors Division, before leaving William Morris to join ICM. In 1999, he founded Power Entertainment, a leading management comany specializing in comedy; during his tenure as President and CEO, Power represented comedians including Eugene Levy, Martin Lawrence, Fred Armisen, Keenan Thompson, and Seth Meyers.  He went on to found Comedy Time, a production company creating original content for AOL and Sprint, and negotiated distribution deals that brings Comedy Time content to many major digital platforms.
07/09/181h 38m

Industry Standard 93: Gallagher

GALLAGHER is one of the most successful comedians in history, and was the top-grossing stand-up comedian for over a decade. A staple of 80s pop culture, he became famous for blending cerbral wordplay with absurd prop comedy; his signature routine was a pitch for a made-up product called the "Sledge-O-Matic", during which he smashes a variety of foods with a mallet, culminating in a watermelon. He has created fourteen (14) stand-up specials for Showtime, which still run regularly today on Comedy Central. A notoriously difficult interview to get, Gallagher is regarded by many as one of the top 100 stand-up comedians of all time, and he continues to tour in markets big and small throughout the U.S.
07/09/182h 21m

Industry Standard 92: Larry Miller

LARRY MILLER is a comedian, actor, writer, podcaster, and best selling author. Begining as a stand up comic in New York with the likes of Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David, Bill Maher and Carol Leifer, he opened for Frank Sinatra in Las Vegas and appeared on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, before making the rare leap from stand up comedian to character actor. He's appeared in memorable roles in major films such as "Pretty Woman", "The Nutty Professor", and "10 Things I Hate About You". He's also appeared in numerous TV shows ranging from "Law and Order" to "8 Simple Rules" to "Seinfeld". He continues to write and tour as a comedian, and his podcast "The Larry Miller Show" is one of the most listened to podcasts in the world.
07/09/181h 48m

Industry Standard 91: Ron Friedman

RON FRIEDMAN is a prolific television writer and producer, and a professor of screenwriting for USC and Chapman University. A successful architect in Pittsburg with a wife and two kids, Ron left his job and moved to New York to pursue a career in writing. He began writing stand up acts and comedy albums in New York, before Dean Martin hired him as a writer for his show, prompting his move to Los Angeles. Ron has written over 700 hours of television, including episodes of "The Andy Griffith Show", "I Dream of Jeannie", "Starsky and Hutch", and "Fantasy Island", among many, many others.  He drafted the episode of "Happy Days" that introduced The Fonz, and the episode of "Bewitched" that introduced the practical-joking warlock Uncle Arthur. He created the animated series G.I. Joe, and adapted the animated Japanese show Transformers for American television, leading to his writing the 1986 animated film "Transformers: The Movie".
07/09/181h 25m

Industry Standard 90: Chris Thompson

CHRIS THOMPSON is a film and television creator, writer, and producer. He began in entertainment as an improv actor, founding the still-operating Los Angeles improv troupe "Off The Wall", and performed on stage with Robin Williams for nearly a year. He began writing for television with "Blanksy's Beauties", before becoming a writer and eventually and executive producer for the hit series "Laverne and Shirley." He created and produced "Bosom Buddies" for Paramount Studios, launching Tom Hanks' career, wrote two feature films, "Back to the Beach" and "Jumpin Jack Flash", and created the shows "Action" for FOX, "Ladies Man" for CBS, and "Shake It Up!" for the Disney Channel. He's been a and executive producer and creative consultant for dozens of TV shows, and created over 20 network television pilots.
07/09/181h 35m

Industry Standard 89: Sandra Dewey

SANDRA DEWEY is the President of TNT/TBS Productions and Business Operations. She oversees production and business affairs for TNT, TBS, TCM, truTV, and Cartoon Network Originals. She was the lead deal maker behind the agreement that brought Conan O'brien's late-night show to TBS, and arranged deals resulting in several hit TNT and TBS original series, including "The Closer", "Men of a Certain Age", "Leverage", "Dark Blue", "My Boys", and "Lopez Tonight." She has worked in various executive and legal positions with Warner Bros. and Turner for over 20 years, once served as an attorney to Michael Jackson, and is active with the charitable foundation Fresh Start, and mentorship group Turner Women Today.
07/09/181h 49m

Industry Standard 88: Illeana Douglas

ILLIANA DOUGLAS is an award winning film and telelvision actress, writer, director, and producer. Beginning her career as a stand-up in New York, she was once asked to dub screams for "The Last Temptation of Christ", leading to a long collaboration with director Martin Scorsese, during which she appeared in several of his films including "Good Fellas" and Cape Fear". She has appeared in numerous telelvision shows in guest and recurring roles, including "The Larry Sanders Show," "Frasier," "The Drew Carey Show", "Grey's Anatomy," and "Entourage." She was nominated for an Emmy for her perfomance on HBO's "Six Feet Under," and is a regular on he hit NBC series "Welcome to Sweden." Her web series "Easy to Assemble" has won 6 Webby Awards and has ben viewed over 40 million times. Her first book "I Blame Dennis Hopper: A Life Inside and OUtside Movies" comes out in December 2015.
07/09/182h 47m

Industry Standard 87: Norman Lear

NORMAN LEAR is arguably the greatest television writer, creator, and producer in history...best known for creating iconic life-changing shows like "All in the Family," "Sanford and Son", "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman," "One Day at a Time", "The Jeffersons", "Good Times", "Fernwood Tonight" and "Maud". At the height of his career, over 130 million people watched his television shows every week, and in one season was responsible for 3 of the top 4 shows on television, and 5 of the top 9 shows in another. He has won four Emmy awards, a Peabody Award, and was one of the first seven television pioneers inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1984. He was awarded the National Medal of the Arts in 1999 by President Bill Clinton, bought a rare original copy of the Declaration of Independence, touring it across all 50 states, and founded the extraordinary civil liberties advocacy group People for the American Way.
07/09/181h 47m

Industry Standard 86: The Mandt Brothers

NEIL and MICHAEL MANDT are six-time emmy winning producers, and are partners in the premiere Los Angeles-based production company Mandt Bros. Productions.  They have produced over 1,500 hours of television shows for major networks, including the hit ESPN series "Jim Rome Is Burning".  In 2014 the Mandt Brothers were producers of the Walt Disney Pictures feature film "Million Dollar Arm", starring Jon Hamm and Alan Arkin. Neil and Michael are veteran producers of the Olympics telecasts, and Michael has produced numerous live sports events for television including the NBA finals, NFL Pro Bowl, US Open, and X-Games.  Their production company has also produced numerous short films starring the likes of Will Ferrell, Bruce Willis, Samuel L Jackson, Jon Hamm, Seth Meyers, and Jaime Foxx.
07/09/181h 54m

Industry Standard 85: Bill Grundfest

BILL GRUNDFEST is an award-winning writer and producer, who started his career as a stand-up comedian in New York City, where he founded the world famous Comedy Cellar in Greenwich Village in 1982, showcasing then unknown comeidans like Jon Steward, Bill Maher, Rita Rudner, Dave Attell, and Ray Romano. He also performed on WNBC-AM66 hosting his own series and was the permanent substitute for Don Imus. At the height of his and the comedy club's popularity, he decided to relocate to Los Angeles and quickly started booking prestegious writing jobs like the Emmy, People's Choice, and Academy Awards telecasts. He is best known for being a well-respected writer and producer for hte smash Golden Globe comedy series "Mad About You" starring Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt - who won 4 straight Emmy Awards for her performances on the show.  Bill then executive produced the CBS hour-long drama series "That's Life", the Richard Pryor inspired show "Pryor Offenses," the dramedy series "Exes and Ohs," and the comedy series "Campus Ladies" fot the Oxygen Network. Additionally, he also directed the critically acclaimed documentary "Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet."
07/09/182h 3m

Industry Standard 84: Pete Holmes

PETE HOLMES is a comedian, actor, voice actor, writer, producer, and podcaster.  Performing standup for over 15 years, Pete was a featured comedian on Comedy Central's Premium Blend and VH1's Best Week Ever.  He wrote for NBC's sitcom "Outsourced" and Fox's "I Hate My Teenage Daughter," and has created dozens of skit comedy videos for CollegeHumor.com. After two successsful appearances on Conan, Conan O'Brien commissioned and produced "The Pete Holmes Show" on TBS, a late-night talk show with Pete as host.  His extremely succssful podcast "You Made It Weird" is featured on the Nerdist Network has welcomed some of the best comedians and actors active today.
07/09/182h 11m

Industry Standard 83: Don Reo

DON REO is a producer, television writer, and author, who is currently an executive producer on Two and a Half Men and the creator of "Blossom" and "The John Larroquette Show" for NBC, "My Wife and Kids" on ABC, and "Brothers" on FOX. He began his 40-year+ career writing for iconic comedians such as Slappy White, Red Fox and Jackie Gleason, and went on to write episodes for classic shows like M*A*S*H, Rhoda, Mary Tyler Moore, All in the Family and The Golden Girls.
07/09/182h 7m

Industry Standard 82: Julie Talbott

JULIE TALBOTT is the president of premiere networks.  she started her career in advertising at the prestigeous bbdo firm, but her love of radio was overpowering as she MOVED ON TO SPEND 19 years As COO of MJI Broadcasting, growing the company from 5 people to more than 150.  after that, she has spent the LAST 16 YEARS at premiere and has been the driving force behind a plethora of talent deals including Jim Rome, Glenn Beck, George Noory, Bob and Tom, Keith Sweat, Elvis Duran, FOX Sports Radio , jay mohr, and Steve Harvey. In 2014, the editorial board of TALKERS magazine honored Talbott with their Judy Jarvis Memorial Award, also known as “Woman of the Year,” for her outstanding contributions to the talk radio industry.
07/09/181h 27m

Industry Standard 81: Ken Mok

KEN MOK is the president and founder of 10x10 entertainment (a production company that produces television, film and alternative media), best know as the creator and executive producer of the mega-hit “america’s next top model,” now in it’s 22nd cycle airing in more than 150 territories. Considered one of the godfather’s of reality tv, he launched one of the very first reality series to appear on network tv back in 2000 with “making the band.”  mok’s other tv productions are the cw’s “the pussycat dolls presents: girlicious,” vh1’s “the white rapper show,” a&e’s “the love shaq” starring shaquille o’neill, nascar/bet’s “changing lanes,” and mtv’s “wwe tough enough.”  in addition to tv, mok produced the major motion picture “invincible,” a film based on a the true-life story of vince papale, starring mark wahlberg.  He is presently producing a new film for fox based on the life of entrepreneur joy mangano, in which david o’russell is attached to direct, which will star jennifer lawrence and robert deniro.
07/09/181h 47m

Industry Standard 80: Dionne Warwick

DIONNE WARWICK is a five-time GRAMMY® Award winning music legend, who has become a cornerstone of American pop music and culture. Warwick’s career, which currently celebrates over 50 years, has established her as an internationalmusic icon and concert act. Over that time, she has earned 75 charted hit songs and sold over 100 million records. She began singing professionally in 1961after being discovered by a young songwriting team (Burt Bacharach and Hal David) and had her first hit in 1962 with “Don’t Make Me Over.”  Less than a decade later, she had released more than 18 consecutive Top 100 singles, including her classic Bacharach/David recordings, “Walk on By,” “Anyone Who Had a Heart,” “Message to Michael,” “Promises Promises,” “A House is Not a Home,” “Alfie,” “Say a Little Prayer,” “This Girl’s in Love With You,” “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again,” “Reach Out For Me,” and the theme from “Valley of the Dolls. ” Together, Warwick and the songwriting team of Bacharach & David accumulated more than 30 hit singles, and close to 20 best-selling albums, during their first decade together. She received her first GRAMMY® Award in1968 for her mega-hit, “Do You Know the Way to San Jose?” and a second GRAMMY® in 1970 for the best-selling album, “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again.”  Warwick was also a key participating artist in the all-star charity smash hit single, “We Are the World,” and in 1984, performed at “Live Aid” and hosted and headlined an all-star benefit concert for World Hunger Day in London.  In addition, she was honored by AMFAR in a special reunion performance of “That’s What Friends are For,” alongside Elton John, Gladys Knight and Stevie Wonder at AMFAR’s Anniversary Gala in New York City.   Warwick also received the prestigious 2011 Steve Chase Humanitarian Arts & Activism Award by the Desert Aids Project and was recognized for her stellar career by Clive Davis at his legendary Pre-GRAMMY® Party in Los Angeles.  Adding to her list of landmark honors, Warwick was a 2013 recipient of the coveted Ellis Island Medal of Honor in New York…and she became the first African-American solo female artist of her generation to win the prestigious award for Best Contemporary Female Vocalist Performance—an award only presented to one other legend, Miss Ella Fitzgerald.
07/09/181h 40m

Industry Standard 79: Rob Schneider

ROB SCHNEIDER is a 3-time emmy nominated TV and film actor, well known all over the world for his hugely successful tenure on "Saturday Night Live," his trademark blend of character/comedian acting, as well as for his esteemed career as a stand-up comedian, director, producer, and writer. His more memorable films include "The Chosen One" (a drama he also co-wrote), "You may Not Kiss The Bride," as well as several happy madison productions including "Bedtime Stories," "You Don't Mess With The Zohan," "The Benchwarmers," "50 First Dates," "The Longest Yard," "Eight Crazy Nights," "Little Nicky," "Mr. Deeds," "Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo," "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo," "The Hot Chick," "The Animal," "Shark Bait," "The Waterboy," and "Big Daddy."
07/09/182h 9m

Industry Standard 78: Scott Ackerson

SCOTT ACKERSON is a 13-time Emmy Award-winning Executive Vice President of Studio Production at fox sports, overseeing the network’s news coverage. previously HE was the Coordinating Producer of “FOX NFL SUNDAY,” and was in charge of all studio programming for the networks and entities within FOX Sports since 2011. In 2012, Ackerson served as interim president of cable channel SPEED while still overseeing FOX’S studio production. HE joined FOX Sports in 1994, leading “FOX NFL SUNDAY” to its 17-year run as America’s most-watched NFL pregame show.  Under his direction, the network’s signature studio program won four Emmy Awards for Outstanding Studio Show and became a cultural phenomenon watched by millions nationwide every Sunday. His keen eye for talent has LAUNCHED the sports TV careers of Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson, Jimmy Kimmel, Jillian Reynolds and Frank Caliendo.  Before joining FOX Sports prior to its first NFL season in 1994, Ackerson honed his craft from 1987 through mid-1994 at ESPN during the hey day of Sportscenter. He has worked on numerous big events such as the World Series, Super Bowl, The MLB All-Star Game, and the Historic 2002 9/11 Superbowl Special.
07/09/182h 11m

Industry Standard 77: Best of 2014 Part 2 of 2

Best of Industry Standard 2014: Part (2 of 2) features the invaluable words of wisdom of 25 of the best guests on Industry Standard during the past year...including Russell Peters, Jay Mohr, Dr. Phil and 20 more!!!
07/09/181h 59m

Industry Standard 76: Best of 2014 Part 1 of 2

Best of Industry Standard 2014: Part (1 of 2) features the invaluable words of wisdom of 25 of the best guests on Industry Standard during the past year...including Neal Brennan, Steve McPherson, Sandy Grushow, Marc Maron, Dr. Phil and 20 more!!!
07/09/181h 59m

Industry Standard 75: George Shapiro

George Shapiro, the legendary manager, film, and emmy award winning television producer started his career in the mailroom at the William Morris Agency and soon became an agent, where he began packaging hit programs such as “The Steve Allen Show,” “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour,” "That Girl," and "Gower Pyle,” as well as a number of specials for Dick Van Dyke, Carol Channing, and Mary Tyler Moore. Shapiro later left the Agency to become a manager and producer along with his partner and friend, Howard West, forming Shapiro/West Productions. Shapiro was Andy Kaufman’s personal manager for many years, executive producing the comedian’s specials for Showtime entitled and ABC…and is best known for executive producing the Emmy, Peabody, and Golden Gloden award winning series, “Seinfeld.” He also was executive producer on the Universal film “Man On The Moon” starring Jim Carrey in the role of Andy Kaufman and also produced the films "Summer Rental" with John Candy, "Sibling Rivalry” starring Kirstie Alley, and ”Summer School” with Mark Harmon.  On Broadway, George was one of the producers of “Colin Quinn: Long Story Short," Executive Producer/Creator of “The Bronx Boys" and “The Bronx Boys Still Playing At 80.” and Executive Producer of the hit crackle series “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee.”
07/09/182h 6m

Industry Standard 74: Louie Anderson

LOUIE ANDERSON is one of the greatest comedians of our generation. when Johnny Carson invited Louie to make his national television debut on the "The Tonight Show" in 1984, the rest was 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, as 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.  Recently he released his he finished his third installment on family, The F Word—How to Survive Your Family.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.
07/09/181h 34m

Industry Standard 73: Byron Allen

BYRON ALLEN is a multiple Emmy winning 35-year entertainment veteran, who began his career as a stand-up. At 14 years old, he got his first break when stand-up Jimmie Walker saw his stand-up act and was so impressed that he invited him to join his comedy writing team alongside promising young comedians Jay Leno and David Letterman. By the age of 18, Allen made his television debut on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson--after originally turning it down a year earlier so he could finish high school and attend USC—and was the youngest comedian ever to have performed on the show. His first job hosting a TV show was that same year on Real People, which he co-hosted for 5 years on NBC, after the producers saw him on Carson.  Presently, he is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Entertainment Studios, which he started from his dining room table in 1993, with no capital and no investors, while working to launch his first television show, Entertainers with Byron Allen.  20 years later, he now oversees production of original programming, advertising sales, and distribution for his company, which at any given time airs between 27 to 32 TV series on the air, making it the largest independent producer/distributor of first-run syndicated programming for broadcast television globally. In 2009, Allen became the first television entrepreneur to own and launch a portfolio of six 24-hour HD television networks simultaneously, including Pets.TV, Comedy.TV, Recipe.TV, Cars.TV, ES.TV, and MyDestination.TV.Among the company’s top programs are Emmy-winning Cars.TV, Emmy nominated America's Court with Judge Ross and We the People With Gloria Allred, Comics Unleashed, Comedy.TV, and The Young Icons. Recently his company made its first foray into scripted programming, producing two weekly primetime sitcoms--The First Family (starring John Witherspoon and Gladys Knight) and Mr. Box Office (starring Bill Bellamy, Jon Lovitz, and Vivica Fox).
07/09/182h 41m

Industry Standard 72: Cheri Oteri

Cheri Oteri was born in Philadelphia and later moved to LA where she worked in promotions for A&M Records. She joined the Groundlings, and in 1995 the producers of “Saturday Night Live” saw one of her monologues, which led to an audition and eventually being hired as a cast member. She has also appeared in several films, including “Scary Movie,” “Inspector Gadget,” “Liar Liar,” “Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd,” “Shrek the Third,” “Southland Tales,” and “Grown Ups 2” (with Adam Sandler). In 2009, Oteri became a regular voice in Fox networks'  animated comedy series “Sit Down, Shut Up” (which later moved to Comedy Central). Additionally, Cheri has made multiple guest appearances on TV shows such as “Just Shoot Me!” (in which she was nominated for an Emmy), “Strangers with Candy, Jessie,” “The New Normal,” “Hot in Cleveland,” and as an emotionally unstable nanny on “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”
07/09/182h 24m

Industry Standard 71: Monty Hall

MONTY HALL is best known as the host and creator of arguably the most successful game show of our generation—“Let’s Make a Deal,” which launched 50 years ago and is still going strong today with its new host, Wayne Brady.  He was a radio star in the 50’s and became a go-to host in the 60’s and future decades with a plethora of shows he created and others that he was aligned with like CBS’s “Video Village,” NBC’s “Your First Impression,” and the syndicated show “Split Second.”  He has headlined the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas, hosted his own variety show specials for ABC, and starred in the musical comedy feature film “High Button Shoes.”  additionally, he has appeared as a guest star on “Love American Style,” “The Flip Wilson Show,” “The Dean Martin Show,” “The Love Boat,” “Providence,” and several network situation comedies (including an acclaimed episode of “The Odd Couple”), as well as the TV movie “The Courage and the Passion.” His charitable and philanthropic activities and contributions have brought him over 500 awards and have distributed hundreds of millions of dollars to a multitude of charities across the world.  About to celebrate his 93rd birthday, Monty is a living legend and has been honored by having his star placed on the prestigious Hollywood walk of fame.
07/09/181h 14m

Industry Standard 70: Greg Fitzsimmons

GREG FITZSIMMONS is a 4-TIME Emmy Award Winner who is the host of “The Greg Fitzsimmons Show” on Sirius-XM’s Howard 101 and twice a week puts out the hugely popular “FitzDog Radio” podcast.  A regular on “Letterman,” “Conan,” “Kimmel,” “Leno,” Greg has also made more than 50 visits to “The Howard Stern Show.”  As a writer, Greg worked several years on ”The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “Lucky Louie,” and  “Politically Incorrect.”  Additionally, he has created and executive produced pilots for VH1 and FX and served as head writer on “The Chelsea Handler Show,” “Tiny Tonight,” and “The Man Show.”  A few years ago he released his book, “Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons: Tales of Redemption from an Irish Mailbox” and in 2013 he released his debut album “Life on Stage.” Greg is the winner of “The Jury Award for Best Comedian” from The HBO Comedy Arts Festival and a Cable Ace Award winner For the MTV game show he hosted called “Idiot Savants.” Later this year Greg will star in a new Comedy Central one-hour stand-up special,  star in a new Tru TV Special “How to be a Grown Up,” and has had multiple appearances on “Louie” on FX, “The Adam Carolla Show,” “The Howard Stern Show,” and “Chelsea Lately.”
07/09/182h 5m

Industry Standard 69: Gene Blythe

GENE BLYTHE was the executive vice president of casting at ABC Entertainment Television Group for over two decades. In his unprecedented tenure, he was known and universally respected for having served under 8 different studio presidents in almost 20 years at the network—with a career that is impressive for both its length and impact on the studio. Gene started in show business as theater actor, working on Broadway for two years, eventually switching into theater casting in new york. He quickly gained notoriety for his work. Eventually being offered to come out to Los Angeles to work at the prestigious mark taper forum. His television casting career took off at MTM Productions where he supervised casting on the huge hit tv series "st.Elsewhere" and the debut season of "Newhart." Disney tapped Blythe to be one of four executives to head its television department at touchstone in 1988. While serving as senior vice president and head of casting for touchstone, he oversaw all network television projects and was instrumental in the original casting of such monstrous series successes as "home improvement," "boy meets world," "popular,"  "Unhappily Ever After," and "Ellen." he also was the driving force behind the first deals of such talented actors as Tim Allen, Drew Carey, Salma Hayek, Margaret Cho, Sarah Silverman, and Dave Chappelle.
07/09/181h 57m

Industry Standard 68: Susanne Daniels

SUSANNE DANIELS is presently the president of the MTV network. An award winning entertainment executive, Daniels has developed and produced some of the most memorable series on television. She started her career as Lorne Michaels’ assistant at “SNL” and was promoted to manager of development for Michaels’ Broadwayentertainment, where she helped develop the “the kids in the hall” comedy series and the box office smash “Wayne’s World.” she then went on to work at ABC and later served as vice president of comedy for fox television where she shepherded their successful Thursday night comedies “Martin” and “Living Single.”  Daniels then became the president of the WB Network (now the CW)…where she embarked on an incredible run of culture-defining hits including “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Dawson’s Creek,” “felicity,” “angel,” “Smallville” “Gilmore Girls,” “7th Heaven” and “Charmed.” from there Daniels went on to serve as president of lifetime and their movie network, which became the 2 highest-rated women’s cable tv networks during her tenure, where she launched the channels’ highest rated drama series in its history with “army wives,” oversaw the acquisition and re-development of reality hit “project runway,” as well as many Emmy award winning original films. Before assuming the head position at MTV in 2012, Daniels served as a consultant for numerous networks, including Oprah Winfrey’s own network, where she was credited for helping boost their ratings. Daniels is based in la where she resides with her husband, writer-producer-director Greg Daniels (“the Office,” “Parks and Recreation” and “King of the Hill”).
07/09/181h 37m

Industry Standard 67: Gavin Polone

GAVIN POLONE began his career as an assistant at ICM IN 1985. after becoming an agent, he joined Bauer/Benedek which BECAME United Talent Agency, where gavin made partner at age 29.  in 1996 he BECAME A MANAGER/PRODUCER WHEN he partnered with Judy Hofflund to form Hofflund/Polone which led to being an executive producer on the Emmy-nominated HBO series “Curb Your Enthusiasm” AND THE CW’s “Gilmore Girls.” In 2001, HE formed PRODUCTION COMPANY, Pariah, where he produced numerous tv shows including NBC’S “Revelations,” HBO’S “Tell Me You Love Me,” and TBS’S “My Boys.” In feature films, he produced HBO’S “When Trumpets Fade,” NEW LINE’S “Drop Dead GorgeouS,” ARTISAN’S “Stir of Echoes,” Columbia’S “Premium Rush,” “Panic Room,” “Secret Window” and “Zombieland,” as well as the indy features “Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop,” “Seeing Other People,” “Little Manhattan,” “My Super Ex-Girlfriend” for New Regency and 20th Century Fox; ALONG WITH disney’s “Primeval” and dreamworks’ “Ghost Town.” ADDITIONALLY, Polone has directed multiple episodes of “Jane By Design” and “Twisted” AND has written numerous articles for publications like “The Hollywood Reporter” “GQ,” and he currently writes a regular column for “New York Magazine.”
07/09/182h 2m

Industry Standard 66: Carol Leifer

CAROL LEIFER is a four-time Emmy nominee for her writing on such shows as “Seinfeld,” “Modern Family,” “Saturday Night Live,” “The Larry Sanders Show,” and seven “Academy Awards” telecasts. She has starred in five of her own comedy specials, which have aired on Showtime, HBO, and Comedy Central. Throughout her career she has worked very closely with several of the greatest comedy minds of our generation…including Steve Martin, Gary Shandling, Lorne Michaels, Jerry Seinfeld, and Larry David. Her first book was the national best seller “When You Lie about Your Age, the Terrorists Win.”  Carol’s most recent book, “How to Succeed in Business without Really Crying,” is part memoir, part guide to life, featuring a wonderfully funny collection of essays chronicling her three-decade journey through show business, offering valuable lessons for women and men in any profession.
07/09/181h 15m

Industry Standard 65: Tracy Christian

TRACY CHRISTIAN started her agency career at PSA, a bi-coastal boutique talent agency with a focus on classically trained character actors like William H. Macy & Joe Mantegna.  At PSA, she began to packaging features for music clients like Busta Rhymes, Nelly and Fat Joe, in addition to supporting the agency’s roster of actors. Christian then moved to Don Buchwald and Associates where she represented future Oscar winners Octavia Spencer, Melissa Leo and Mo’Nique, Emmy nominee Elizabeth Moss, music mogul and producer Mona Scott Young, super producer Swizz Beatz, celebrity hair stylist Ted Gibson, reality star Omarosa, Kandi Burruss, Roger Guenveur Smith, Paz de la Huerta and Jamie Hector to the long list of celebrities whose careers she has guided. At Buchwald Tracy added representing reality show producers and participants to her book of business.In December of 2011 Christian opened TCA Jed Root with business partner Jed Root. The agency can boast of putting more than fifteen shows on air in a two year period and a client list of talented actors working on literally the best Hollywood has to offer (Boardwalk Empire, House of Cards, Game of Thrones, True Detective, The Strain). It’s especially impressive considering the agency represents just thirty clients.Today Tracy Christian doesn’t just find opportunities for actors in film and television or sell successful reality programming…She is also involved in development of product lines and their exploitation through various media outlets.  Tracy used “Basketball Wife” Evelyn Lozada’s three million plus fans to secure her shoe line with mega retailer Nordstrom/Sole Society. YouTube personality Julie G now has a capsule line with Jesses Girl Cosmetics available in 1500 Rite Aids across the country.
07/09/181h 41m
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