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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About the Host
Host Name: Frank Santopadre
Host Residence Country: United States
Frank Santopadre has created comedy material for Bill Murray, Howard Stern, Sarah Silverman, Meryl Streep, Martin Short, Ben Stiller, Nathan Lane, Jane Lynch and the Boston Red Sox, among others. He’s written award shows (Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, Daytime Emmys, TV Land Awards, Writers Guild Awards), roasts (Friars Club Roast of Matt Lauer, Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne, Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson) and talk shows (The View, The Joy Behar Show, The Howard Stern Show) and his work has been seen on ABC, CBS, HBO, ESPN, MTV and quoted in The New York Times, The Washington Post, People, US Weekly, and Politico.
Frank edited the late, lamented humor and satire magazine Jest and has written articles for Vanity Fair and Mad magazine. His first professional job was working for the Topps Company, writing Bazooka Joe comics and Wacky Packs and Garbage Pail Kids trading cards.
Check out Frank’s IMDb page or visit his home page at http://www.comedywise.com.