#43: Bobby Rydell
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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.
The pride of South Philadelphia, former teen idol Bobby Rydell joins Gilbert and Frank at the Friars Club's George Burns Room to talk about his early days as a drummer, his hit records "Swinging School," "Wild One" and "Volare" and his memorable role as Ann-Margret's lovesick boyfriend Hugo Peabody in the movie musical "Bye Bye Birdie." Also, Bobby opens for Joey Bishop, tours with the Everly Brothers, shares a drink with Ol' Blue Eyes and inspires the Beatles' classic "She Loves You." PLUS: Crazy Guggenheim! Clem Kadiddlehopper! Bobby plays the legendary Copa! John Wayne meets the Son of God! And Guy Marks steals Uncle Miltie's thunder!