#128: Steve Binder
- 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.
Emmy-winning producer-director Steve Binder joins Gilbert and Frank to talk about his long and successful career in variety television and shares recollections of working with legendary performers Steve Allen, Soupy Sales, Lucille Ball and most notably, Elvis Presley. Also, Steve clashes with Danny Kaye, discovers Shields and Yarnell, turns down Uncle Miltie and makes TV history with Petula Clark and Harry Belafonte. PLUS: Colonel Parker! "The T.A.M.I. Show"! "Aladdin on Ice"! Gabe Dell does Dracula! And Bob Denver dates a Wookiee!
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