#69: Bob Costas
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Comedian and actor Gilbert Gottfried, a man Stephen King once called “a national treasure,” talks with the show business legends, icons and behind-the-scenes talents who shaped his childhood and influenced his comedy.
Along with co-host and fellow pop culture fanatic Frank Santopadre, Gilbert is joined by comics, actors, musicians, talk show hosts, writers and other eyewitnesses to Hollywood history, including Bruce Dern, Chevy Chase, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Adam West, Steve Buscemi, Micky Dolenz, Jim Gaffigan, Judd Apatow and DOZENS more, for a funny, frenetic, fly-on-the-wall look at showbiz then and now (but mostly then.)
Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast was named "Best Podcast of 2015" by the Village Voice and one of iTunes' "Best of 2014." It has been featured in Rolling Stone, Wired and the Los Angeles Times.
Emmy-winning sportscaster and journalist Bob Costas joins Gilbert and Frank at the New York Friars Club for a penetrating analysis of such essential topics as "Top Cat" cartoons, the "Million Dollar Movie" theme and Ralph Kramden's apartment decor. Also, Bob imitates Howard Cosell, "interviews" Jack Palance, praises Kevin Costner and recites Babe Ruth's farewell speech. PLUS: Crazy Guggenheim returns! Rod Steiger emotes! Shirley MacLaine clams up! Gilbert sings the theme from "Underdog"! And the underappreciated genius of Bud Abbott!