#94: Richard Belzer
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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.
Comedian, actor, author and conspiracy buff Richard Belzer joins Gilbert and Frank for an entertaining hour-plus conversation about the glory days of Catch a Rising Star, the "National Lampoon Radio Hour" and Richard's friendships with Gilda Radner, John Belushi and Bill Murray. Also, Gilbert and Richard remember "Thicke of the Night," extol the virtues of Jerry Lewis and look back at the Leno-Letterman late night wars. PLUS: Dick & Stinky! "The Groove Tube"! Andy Kaufman takes a nap! The return of "Dummy in the Window"! And the "Orson Welles of Comedy"!
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