This week: Rod Steiger’s a ladykiller! Tim Robbins invents the Hula Hoop! And the subtle genius of Paul Newman!
This week, Gilbert and Frank phone up one of the most visible and popular TV actors of the 1970s, 80s and 90s, former heartthrob and “B.J. and the Bear” and “My Two Dads” star Greg Evigan, who shares memorable anecdotes about everyone from Burt Reynolds to William Shatner to simian TV sidekick Sam (AKA “The Bear”). Also, Greg shares the stage with Ben Vereen AND John Travolta, jams with Paul Shaffer and lends his car to Ringo Starr! PLUS: Don Kirshner! The strange genius of Glen A. Larson! “Pink Lady and Jeff”! |”The Battle of the Network Stars”! And Gilbert sings again!
Screenwriter Tracey Jackson and legendary songwriter and actor Paul Williams join Gilbert and Frank at New York’s famed Friars Club to talk about the launch of their new podcast and to cover a wide array of topics, including the “musicality” of comedy, the addiction of fame, and the movies that changed Paul and Tracey’s lives. Also, Paul auditions for The Monkees, Tracey hangs with Hunter S. Thompson and Gilbert “favors” Paul by performing some of his greatest hits. PLUS: John Byner! The Jewish Elvis! Robert Mitchum’s bed! Tracey bootlegs a Paul Williams concert! And the return of Pat McCormick!
Each week, comedian Gilbert Gottfried and comedy writer Frank Santopadre share their appreciation of lesser-known films, underrated TV shows and hopelessly obscure character actors — discussing, dissecting and (occasionally) defending their handpicked guilty pleasures and buried treasures. This week: Roddy McDowall goes to high school! Jack Nicholson takes to the airwaves! And (arguably) the creepiest movie ever made!
Standup, novelist and comedy writer Bill Scheft spent 24 years as David Letterman’s confidante, right-hand man and head monologue writer, being nominated for 15 Emmys in the process. Bill stopped by Manhattan’s Nutmeg Studios to talk about his two-plus decades in late night and regale Gilbert and Frank with beloved showbiz tales about everyone from Larry David to Redd Foxx. Also, Bill pens jokes for the Oscars, praises the commitment of Martin Short and pays tribute to the British Invasion. PLUS: Slappy White! Larry “Bud” Melman! Bogie goes postal! The infamous “Uma, Oprah” bit! And Jerry Lewis sings The Who!
Each week, comedian Gilbert Gottfried and comedy writer Frank Santopadre share their appreciation of lesser-known films, underrated TV shows and hopelessly obscure character actors — discussing, dissecting and (occasionally) defending their handpicked guilty pleasures and buried treasures. This week: Bugs Bunny meets Bogie! The return of Edward G. Robinson! And the strange mystery of B. Traven!
Sitcom and movie actor (and unabashed “Amazing Colossal Podcast” fan) Richard Kind drops by Gilbert’s apartment to check out GG’s memorabilia collection and to join Gilbert and Frank for a spirited discussion of the evils of censorship, the joy of onscreen female nudity and the twisted genius of Pat McCormick. Also, Richard auditions for “Cruising,” duets with Jose Ferrer, gets “punk’d” by George Clooney and pays his respects to Soupy Sales. PLUS: Conrad Veidt! Professor Irwin Corey! Forrest Tucker plays the back “nine”! Jack Benny lusts after Gina Lollobrigida! And Tony Curtis dines with Captain Stubing!