#89: Joe Dante
- 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.
"Gremlins" and "The Howling" director Joe Dante grew up as a horror movie-obsessed kid in Morristown, New Jersey and went on to work with many of his childhood heroes, including John Carradine, Christopher Lee and Kevin McCarthy. Gilbert and Frank dialed up Joe in his Hollywood home to inquire about everything from his love of Disney films to apprenticing for Roger Corman to developing the ill-fated "Jaws 3, People 0." Also, Joe auditions Rod Steiger, ad-libs with Tony Randall, passes on "Orca, Part II" and pays tribute to William Castle. PLUS: Keye Luke! Brother Theodore! "Bride of the Gorilla"! Horrible Herman the Asiatic Insect! And the return of "The Tingler"!
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