#92: George Schlatter
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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.
Gilbert and Frank put in a call to one of their favorite showbiz raconteurs, legendary producer and "Laugh-In" creator George Schlatter, who shares his memories of working with everyone from Dino to Groucho as well as creating the short-lived fiasco "Turn-On." Also, George praises Jack Benny, parties with Ol' Blue Eyes, remembers Redd Foxx and (inadvertently) helps get Richard Nixon elected. PLUS: Herkie Styles! Digby Wolfe! The brilliance of Arte Johnson! The madness of Shecky Greene! And the Flying Fickle Finger of Fate!