#98: Illeana Douglas
- Visual Arts
- TV & Film
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 dial up actress, producer and film buff/historian Illeana Douglas, who talks about her new memoir, I Blame Dennis Hopper, and shares some highly entertaining anecdotes about everyone from Marlon Brando to Peter Sellers to former beau Martin Scorsese. Also, Rudy Vallee soaks up applause, Melvyn Douglas lends sage advice, Robert De Niro watches the Three Stooges and Illeana mourns the loss of drive-in theaters and "ethnicity" in films. PLUS: Shelley Winters drops names! Buddy Hackett cops a feel! Illeana does Richard Dreyfuss! Richard Dreyfuss does Spencer Tracy! And Joe Pesci roughs up Don Rickles!
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