#72: Howie Mandel
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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 travel to Radio City Music Hall to pay a backstage visit to comic, actor and TV host Howie Mandel, who discusses his numerous phobias and anxieties and looks back on his early days at LA's famed Comedy Store. Also, Howie jumps in a ditch, explains how to treat a gunshot wound and has a Brazilian wax named after him. PLUS: Allen Funt! "Gidget" redux! The tortured genius of Blake Edwards! Howie hangs with Mousie Garner! And the perils of political correctness!
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