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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.
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Artie Lange

Artie Lange

2019-12-0901:23:094

Comedian and actor Artie Lange returns to the podcast for an off-the-wall conversation about Twitter outrage, miscast actors, superhero movie overkill, the cinema of Michael Mann and the kindness of Frankie Valli. Also, James Caan cracks a joke, Roger Moore turns on the charm, Jackie Gleason turns down "The French Connection" and Artie recites dialogue from "Elf," "The Sting" and "Smokey and the Bandit." PLUS: The legend of Mr. Baseball! "The Pope of Greenwich Village"! In praise of Walter Matthau! Abbott and Costello meet The Godfather! And Artie remembers the late, great Don Rickles!
Marsha Mason

Marsha Mason

2019-12-0201:31:49

Oscar-nominated actress-director Marsha Mason joins Gilbert and Frank to talk about the value of character actors, the importance of onscreen chemistry, the true story behind "Bogart Slept Here" and her memories of collaborating with (and living with) the legendary Neil Simon. Also, Peter Falk shares the spotlight, Dustin Hoffman inspires "The Goodbye Girl," Paul Newman introduces Marsha to auto racing and Gilbert sings the theme song from "Cinderella Liberty." PLUS: "Dark Shadows"! "The Cheap Detective"! The superstitions of Peter Sellers! The elusiveness of George Segal! And Marsha co-stars with Albert Finney, Anthony Hopkins and Jason Robards!
This week: Gorillas gone wild! "Life with Lucy"! Miss Frances of "Ding Dong School"! Gilbert tangles with Jackie the Joke Man! And Frank thanks the (many) people behind the podcast!
Bob Bergen and Rob Paulsen

Bob Bergen and Rob Paulsen

2019-11-2501:42:31

Gilbert and Frank talk to celebrated voice actors Bob Bergen (Porky Pig, Tweety, Marvin the Martian) and Rob Paulsen (Pinky, Yakko, Jimmy Neutron) about the loyalty of voice performers, giving back to fans, the generosity of Daws Butler and Casey Kasem and the voices behind Toucan Sam, Charlie the Tuna and the Pillsbury Doughboy. Also, Orson Welles hits the bottle, Mickey Rooney "inspires" Walt Disney, Rob hangs with Rip Taylor (and Jonathan Harris) and 14-year-old Bob cold-calls Mel Blanc. PLUS: "What's Opera Doc?" The genius of Randy Rogel! The outrageousness of Bob Ridgely! Remembering Marvin Kaplan! And Bob teaches Gilbert to do Porky Pig!
This week: Celebrating Dick Cavett! Right Said Fred! Billy Barty to the rescue! "The Incredible Melting Man" The Marxes sing "The Monkey Doodle-Do"! And Gilbert guest-stars in "Silk Stalkings"!
286. Stephen Bishop

286. Stephen Bishop

2019-11-1801:38:213

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Stephen Bishop joins Gilbert and Frank for an enormously entertaining conversation about secret song origins, Beatles trading cards, the glory days of Top 40, auditioning for Diana Ross and Smokey Robinson and chumming around with Burt Bacharach, John Belushi, Carrie Fisher and Harry Nilsson. Also, Bob Dylan hails a cab, Warren Beatty eats a bowl of chili, Gilbert swipes shampoo from Donald Fagen and Stephen and Linda Ronstadt cover "The Monster Mash." PLUS: Frank Sinatra Jr! Praising Randy Newman! (and Jimmy Webb)! "Sex Kittens Go to College"! And Stephen cameos in "Animal House," "The Blues Brothers" and "Kentucky Fried Movie"!
This week: Uncle Junior sings! The generosity of Matthew Broderick! Nutmeg Post trivia! Joey Pants feuds with his family! And the boys remember the irrepressible Bill Macy!
285. Danny Huston

285. Danny Huston

2019-11-1101:28:522

Gilbert and Frank chat with actor-director Danny Huston ("Wonder Woman," "The Aviator," "Hitchcock") about meeting Orson Welles, directing Robert Mitchum, getting inside the heads of big-screen bad guys and growing up with (and working with) his legendary father, John Huston. Also, Hal Roach cozies up to Mussolini, Katharine Hepburn makes like Eleanor Roosevelt, George Raft turns down the role of a lifetime and Danny reflects on the career of his grandfather, Oscar-winner Walter Huston. PLUS: "The Other Side of the Wind"! Remembering Robert Evans! The mystery of B. Traven! The punk rock cinema of Bernard Rose! And Danny and Gilbert reenact a scene from "Chinatown"!
This week: "Bye Bye Birdie!" The Comedy of Alice Ghostley! The ageless Peter Marshall! And Gil and Frank pay "tribute" to "The Paul Lynde Halloween Special"!
Screenwriters and producers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski return to the podcast to talk about (among other topics) the 25th anniversary of "Ed Wood," the exuberance of Milos Forman, the bizarro cinema of Rudy Ray Moore and their new Eddie Murphy vehicle, "Dolemite is My Name." Also, Jim Carrey pranks Danny DeVito, Tim Burton befriends Vincent Price, Ray Walston "replaces" Peter Sellers and Scott and Larry remember the late, great Martin Landau. PLUS: Appreciating Robert Morse! The legacy of William Goldman! Mae West seduces 007! The Marx Brothers meet the Master of Disaster! And Scott and Larry pick their favorite big-screen biopics!
This week: The monster takes a mate! Bela Lugosi's finest hour! The strange life of Edgar G. Ulmer! And the absurd brilliance of "The Black Cat"!
283. Rick Baker

283. Rick Baker

2019-10-2801:51:222

For their annual Halloween episode, Gilbert and Frank welcome Emmy and Oscar-winning makeup master Rick Baker for a compelling conversation about horror hosts, gorilla suits, Aurora model kits, "Famous Monsters of Filmland" and the enduring influence of makeup legends Jack Pierce and Dick Smith. Also, Eddie Murphy ups his game, Milicent Patrick gets her due, Rick transforms Martin Landau into Bela Lugosi and Christopher Lee dresses up as...Christopher Lee. PLUS: "The Thing with Two Heads"! In praise of Ray Harryhausen! The ingenuity of Lon Chaney! The guerilla cinema of Larry Cohen! And Rick accepts an Oscar from Vincent Price!
This week: Directed by Roger Corman! The music of Billy Goldenberg! The trials of Colin Clive! Boris Karloff goes bowling! And King Tut inspires "The Mummy"!
282. Dennis Lambert

282. Dennis Lambert

2019-10-2101:50:494

Gilbert and Frank chat with Grammy-nominated producer and songwriter Dennis Lambert ("One Tin Soldier," "Nightshift," "Ain't No Woman Like the One I've Got") who talks about working the Catskills as a boy singer, shopping songs in the Brill Building era, producing hit records for the Four Tops and the Righteous Brothers and co-creating the much-maligned Starship hit, "We Built This City." Also, Neil Diamond hawks holiday tunes, Carole King demos "One Fine Day," Gilbert "covers" Glen Campbell and Dennis becomes a superstar in the Philippines. PLUS: Freddie and the Dreamers! The artistry of Levi Stubbs! The versatility of Steve Lawrence! "Billy Jack" gets a message from God! And Dennis breaks down the construction of a Top 10 hit!
This week: The flamboyance of Monti Rock! "The "magic" of Uri Geller! Johnny locks horns with "Saturday Night Live"! Mark (finally) lands Doc Severinsen! And Phil discovers the infamous "Jack Frost" sketch!
281. Phil Rosenthal

281. Phil Rosenthal

2019-10-1401:37:194

Emmy-winning comedy writer, food lover and raconteur Phil Rosenthal returns to the podcast for an in-depth conversation about New York-style pizza, celebrity PSAs, "non-ethnic" character actors, the cinema of Stanley Kubrick and the emotional resonance of "The Honeymooners." Also, Will Ferrell works the men's room, Peter Boyle turns down "The French Connection," Brad Garrett salutes The Merchant of Venom and Phil breaks bread with Steve Martin and Carl Reiner. PLUS: Nick Apollo Forte! "Ratatouille"! The timelessness of "Tootsie"! Appreciating Walter Matthau! Gilbert hangs at Larry David's place! And "Broadway Danny Rose" inspires the Amazing Colossal Podcast!
Mini #237: TV Turkeys

Mini #237: TV Turkeys

2019-10-1000:38:13

This week: "Pink Lady and Jeff"! "Misfits of Science"! The follies of Fred Silverman! The humbling of Jackie Gleason! And the shortest-running sketch show of all time!
280. Treat Williams

280. Treat Williams

2019-10-0701:34:593

Actor, writer and cinephile Treat Williams stops by the studio to talk about his 45 years in film, his admiration for Frank Capra and William Wyler, his love of old movie theaters and his memories of working with legendary directors Milos Forman, Sergio Leone and Steven Spielberg. Also, Vincent Price disses Alan Thicke, John Belushi auditions for "Hair," Gilbert hangs with Katharine Hepburn and Treat cameos in "The Empire Strikes Back"! PLUS: "The Phantom"! Praising Bob Balaban! The mastery of Sidney Lumet! Gene Hackman cuts to the check! And Treat remembers James Cagney, Martin Landau and Orson Welles!
This week: "Heartbeeps!" "Polyester" in Odorama! James Bond plays Inspector Clouseau! Paul Raeburn presents the Justice League! And the boys reveal their favorite westerns (and gangster movies)!
279. Don Reo

279. Don Reo

2019-09-3001:22:262

Comedy writer, producer and showrunner Don Reo regales Gilbert and Frank with memorable anecdotes about Jack Benny, Milton Berle, Redd Foxx, Jackie Gleason and Bob Hope and shares behind-the-scenes stories from classic shows like "Rhoda," "Sanford and Son" and "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In." Also, Groucho takes a phone call, Tom Waits provides inspiration, Robert Altman cuts to the chase and Don joins forces with the legendary Slappy White. PLUS: Phil Spector Week! "The Rifleman" loses his cool! The return of "The Honeymooners"! The comedy stylings of Elton John! And Don remembers the late, great Clarence Clemons!
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Justin McGuire

insane amazing

Dec 10th
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Klintorious

Artie and Gilbert should have a show together

Dec 10th
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Ham Head

.............

Nov 27th
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Lenny Gunderson Jr.,

Wtf was that song @ the end?! Im losing my shit...

Sep 26th
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David Roth

ki

Sep 26th
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Niklas Theelder

it's good to be reminded that THSS used to be funny.

Sep 18th
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Saad Theodore

f jackie

Sep 16th
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Chris Weiss

that was horrible.

Jul 2nd
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Aetherflow

35:31 I love when they sing Rainbow Connection together.

Jun 23rd
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Ham Head

what the fuck is this all about...

May 15th
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NJBaritone

I had to pull over while listening. I was laughing so hard I couldnt even breathe!

Apr 2nd
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ha)j5&pwy$

this a great podcast, where are the other episodes?!

Feb 22nd
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Charmain Barksdale

Joel Grey was not very talkative so I couldn't keep listening

Feb 10th
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Luis Reguilon

is it just me, or Ron sounds like a Billy West character?

Sep 10th
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PADDY GILROY

what a funny fucker - weird looking, I had to look him up but great guest. 10/10

Aug 15th
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Charmain Barksdale

Marion Ross and Gayle King have the same voice!

Jun 25th
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3rd 👁 Open

For someone who hates podcast, this podcast's the shit!!! The shit being used in a positive context 😆

Jun 1st
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Jim

Gilbert Gottfried has the greatest voice

May 22nd
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Luis Reguilon

-"why is Gilbert doing a podcast now?" -"because Chico needed the money"

Mar 24th
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Brad Saint George

glad to hear Gilbert's laugh. I've missed him lol : )

Jan 10th
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