#57: Bill Scheft
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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.
Standup, novelist and comedy writer Bill Scheft spent 24 years as David Letterman's confidante, right-hand man and head monologue writer, being nominated for 15 Emmys in the process. A few days after Dave's farewell, Bill stopped by Manhattan's Nutmeg Studios to talk about his two-plus decades in late night and to regale Gilbert and Frank with beloved showbiz tales about everyone from Larry David to Redd Foxx. Also, Bill pens jokes for the Oscars, praises the commitment of Martin Short and pays tribute to the British Invasion. PLUS: Slappy White! Larry "Bud" Melman! Bogie goes postal! The infamous "Uma, Oprah" bit! And Jerry Lewis sings The Who!