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A one-of-a-kind insiders look at Hollywood from a totally different perspective. This inspirational weekly series provides an “all access pass” to the entertainment business through the eyes of comedy manager/producer Barry Katz and the industry's biggest "behind the scenes" players who candidly reveal the risky decisions they made that led to the most groundbreaking internet, television, radio, music, and film content in the world. Combining humor, insight, and motivation; Katz provides the blueprint for the audience to take their careers to the next tier, while showcasing each guests’ extraordinary journey from humble beginnings to the highest levels in their field.

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A one-of-a-kind insiders look at Hollywood from a totally different perspective. This inspirational weekly series provides an “all access pass” to the entertainment business through the eyes of comedy manager/producer Barry Katz and the industry's biggest "behind the scenes" players who candidly reveal the risky decisions they made that led to the most groundbreaking internet, television, radio, music, and film content in the world. Combining humor, insight, and motivation; Katz provides the blueprint for the audience to take their careers to the next tier, while showcasing each guests’ extraordinary journey from humble beginnings to the highest levels in their field.

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Healthy Addiction

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I am loving this. It is wisdom packed within entertainment. Brilliant.

Tommy Berretz

By TommyBerretz - Jul 06 2019
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Amazing podcast with Dane Cook. I love hearing about the journey of success.

iTunes Ratings

894 Ratings
Average Ratings
793
49
19
14
19

Healthy Addiction

By GarretBGunderson - Aug 26 2019
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I am loving this. It is wisdom packed within entertainment. Brilliant.

Tommy Berretz

By TommyBerretz - Jul 06 2019
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Amazing podcast with Dane Cook. I love hearing about the journey of success.

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Industry Standard w/ Barry Katz

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A one-of-a-kind insiders look at Hollywood from a totally different perspective. This inspirational weekly series provides an “all access pass” to the entertainment business through the eyes of comedy manager/producer Barry Katz and the industry's biggest "behind the scenes" players who candidly reveal the risky decisions they made that led to the most groundbreaking internet, television, radio, music, and film content in the world. Combining humor, insight, and motivation; Katz provides the blueprint for the audience to take their careers to the next tier, while showcasing each guests’ extraordinary journey from humble beginnings to the highest levels in their field.

138: Jim Jefferies

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JIM JEFFERIES is a comedian, writer, actor, and producer from Australia.  After releasing a comedy album and DVD in the UK, Jefferies moved to the US in 2009 and shortly thereafter landed his first televised special, HBO's "I Swear to God." This hugely successful special was followed by a plethora of other great one hours stand-up shows, including Showtime's “Alcoholocaust," "Fully Functional" for Epix, the most recent "BARE" for Netflix, and his newest special coming out this year from Nashville, entitled “Freedumb." Jefferies also created, wrote, and starred in the groundbreaking show "Legit," on FX and FXX, which garnered critical acclaim for Jim’s performance, as well as for its portrayal of people with mental and physical disabilities.  He continues to tour and perform multiple shows in massive sold out theaters all over the world.
Follow Jim on Twitter @jimjefferies and follow Barry @barrykatz

Mar 14 2016

2hr 20mins

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Industry Standard 36: Neal Brennan

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NEAL BRENNAN IS A WRITER, DIRECTOR, AND COMEDIAN, BEST KNOWN AS THE CO-CREATOR OF “CHAPPELLE’S SHOW,” FOR WHICH HE RECEIVED3 EMMY NOMINATIONS.  HE CO-WROTE THE FILM “HALF BAKED,” AND DIRECTED THE FILM, “THE GOODS,” STARRING JEREMY PIVEN, ED HELMS, KEN JEONG AND WILL FERRELL. THE PODCAST NEAL CO-HOSTS, “THE CHAMPS” IS ROUTINELY ON THE ITUNES CHARTS AND HAS BEEN DOWNLOADED OVER 1.5 MILLION TIMES AND AS OF THIS WRITING, BRENNAN HAS 250,000 FOLLOWERS ON TWITTER AND HAS BEEN NAMED BY TIME MAGAZINE AND ROLLING STONE, “ONE OF THE FUNNIEST PEOPLE ON TWITTER.”  HE IS CURRENTLY DEVELOPING A GROUNDBREAKING NEW HALF-HOUR SHOW FOR HIMSELF TO STAR IN FOR THE FOX NETWORK AND HIS FIRST HOUR SPECIAL (“WOMEN AND BLACK DUDES”) JUST CAME OUT IN JANUARY ON COMEDY CENTRAL.

Mar 17 2014

2hr 8mins

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Dane Cook (Part 1 of 2)

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Barry sits down with legendary comedian, actor and personal friend DANE COOK for the first part of a 4 hour long interview which provides a unique in-depth look at Dane's career and personal life. From his difficult relationship with his father, to selling out Madison Square Garden and hosting SNL, Dane Cook tells it all in this incredibly inspiring and emotional episode.

May 27 2019

1hr 46mins

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232: Bill Burr

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Bill Burr is an American stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and podcaster who has released several stand-up comedy specials.

In 2017, Rolling Stones ranked him 17th on its list of 50 best stand-up comics of all time. His credits include playing Patrick Kuby in the AMC crime drama series “Breaking Bad”, starring in the movie “Date Night” with Tina Fey and Steve Carell, and creating and starring in the Netflix animated sitcom “F is For Family”.

Burr also performs 300 shows a year and has done five one hour-long stand-up specials: “Walk Your Way Out”, “Why Do I Do This”, “Let It Go”, “You People Are All The Same” and “I’m Sorry You Feel That Way.”

Jan 08 2018

1hr 34mins

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Industry Standard 100: Judd Apatow

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JUDD APATOW is a producer, director, writer, and comedian whose comedy movies have defined a generation of comedic filmmaking. Starting as a stand-up in New York as a teenager, Judd penned jokes for Rosanne Barr, wrote for the "Ben Stiller Show", and won multiple Emmys with "The Larry Sanders Show" before executive producing "Freaks and Geeks," and creating "Undeclared" for FOX.  Turning to films, he produced "Anchorman" starring Will Ferrell, and co-wrote, co-produced and directed the smash hit "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" with Steve Carell. His string of hit comedy films - produced through his company Apatow Productions - has not stopped since, and they have launched the careers of some of the biggst stars in the world today. They include: "Knocked Up", "Forgeting Sarah Marshall," "Talladega Nights," "Pineapple Express," "Superbad," "Funny People," " This Is 40," and "Bridesmaids." His book "Sick in the Head" is available on Amazon, and his 20th film production "Trainwreck" starring Amy Schumer and directed by Judd himself, hits theaters July 17th.

Jun 22 2015

2hr 49mins

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Industry Standard 104: Dave Attell

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DAVE ATTELL in an extraordinary comedian, writer, actor and producer. He started his stand-up career after graduating NYU and was noticed by Lorne Michaels, the creator of "Saturday Night Live" and became a writer and occasional performer for the show.  Soon after, he made his late-night stand-up debut on "The Late Show with David Letterman." His groundbreaking show "Insomniac with Dave Attell" was a huge hit on comedy Central, which led to other series like "Comedy Underground" and "Dave's Old Porn." He has been seen as an actor in such respected film and television projects like "Louie," "Funny People," and most recently seen in "Trainwreck", the newest film produced and directed by Judd Apatow and written by Amy Schumer.

Jul 20 2015

1hr 12mins

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Industry Standard 51: Marc Maron

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MARC MARON is one of the most respected comedians in the country, a pioneer in the world of comedy podcasting, and a legend in the stand-up community for his extraordinary career that has spanned three decades. He has appeared on HBO, “Conan,” “Letterman,” two comedy central presents specials, and countless other television appearances. He has written a best selling book based on his solo show, “The Jerusalem Syndrome: My Life As a Reluctant Messiah,” created a second critically acclaimed one-person show entitled “Scorching the Earth,” and and his three CDs, "Not Sold Out,” “Tickets Still Available” and “Final Engagement” are comedy cult classics.  Marc headlined an episode of John Oliver's New York stand-up show, was ranked # 7 in Comedy Central's annual Stand-Up showdown, and was the host of Comedy Central’s flagship show “Short Attention Span Theater.” His podcast "WTF with Marc Maron" skyrocketed to # 1 on the iTunes comedy charts, has consistently been one of the most listened to since its inception, and ranked # 3 as the “best podcast” by iTunes rewind. Presently he has his own show on IFC that he created and executive produces entitled “Maron,” which is now starting its second successful season.

Jun 30 2014

2hr 9mins

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Industry Standard 60: Adam Carolla

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ADAM CAROLLA is an extraordinary radio and television host, comedian, actor, 3 time New York Times bestselling author, and the host of "the Adam Carolla Podcast," that holds the title as the Guinness Book of World Record’s “Most Downloaded Podcast.” Carolla was the well known co-host of the hit radio and MTV show “Loveline," the co-creator and co-host of the groundbreaking series “The Man Show," as a contestant on "Dancing With the Stars” as well as "Celebrity Apprentice," and presently you can see him on his hit TV show "Catch a Contractor."

Sep 02 2014

1hr 26mins

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Jeremy Piven (Part 1 of 2)

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JEREMY PIVEN is an American actor, comedian, and producer, best known for his role as Ari Gold in the HBO comedy series "Entourage," for which he won a Golden Globe Award and three consecutive Emmy Awards.

He also starred in the British period drama "Mr Selfridge," and portrayed Spence Kovak on Ellen DeGeneres's sitcom "Ellen," as well as the head writer Jerry on "The Larry Sanders Show."

Dec 03 2018

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178: Jim Gaffigan and Jeannie Gaffigan

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JIM GAFFIGAN worked in the advertising business on award-winning campaigns for Sierra Mist, ESPN, Saturn, and Rolling Rock, earning him Business Week's 1999 salesman of the year award. He got his first big break on “Late Show with David Letterman,” who handpicked him to develop a CBS sitcom, “Welcome to New York,” shot in the big apple. He has appeared on numerous TV series and feature films including the Dan Aykroyd series “Soul Man” and the films “Three Kings” and “Super Troopers.” Jim has been nominated for two Grammy awards, his last special was the most watched special on Comedy Central in 2014, the accompanying album was number 11 on the main Billboard charts and # 1 on the comedy charts…and in 2015, he performed at Madison Square Garden. As of June 2016, gaffigan was the most popular comic on Pandora, with over 647 million plays, while garnering over 2 1/2 million followers on twitter. JEANNIE GAFFIGAN has a masters degree in directing from Marquette University, and went on to work at a repertory theater in Milwaukee, before she moved to New York, where she performed in sketch comedy groups and theater companies where playwrights developed original plays. Soon after, she founded the not-for-profit theater company “Shakespeare on the Playground,” dedicated to teaching literacy and production to urban youth through the performance of full shakespearean plays. Together they wrote and executive produced all 5 of Jim's award winning comedy specials (the last one directed by Jeannie)…the animated series “Pale Force,” starring Jim and Conan O'Brien, for which they received an Emmy nomination… and the most recent tv land series “The Jim Gaffigan Show,” where Jeannie received the Christopher and Elouqentia Perfecta awards for her work in television. Together they  wrote and executive produced all 22 episodes and are one of the most prolific husband and wife teams in the business.

Dec 18 2016

1hr 25mins

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Dave Attell (Best of, Part 1 of 2)

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SPECIAL RERELEASE of episode 104 of Industry Standard with extraordinary comedian, writer, actor and producer DAVE ATTELL.

Attell started his stand-up career after graduating NYU and was noticed by Lorne Michaels, the creator of "Saturday Night Live" and became a writer and occasional performer for the show. Soon after, he made his late-night stand-up debut on "The Late Show with David Letterman." His groundbreaking show "Insomniac with Dave Attell" was a huge hit on comedy Central, which led to other series like "Comedy Underground" and "Dave's Old Porn." He has been seen as an actor in such respected film and television projects like "Louie," "Funny People," and most recently seen in "Trainwreck", produced and directed by Judd Apatow and written by Amy Schumer.

Jun 24 2019

40mins

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227: Caitlyn Jenner

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In 1976, Caitlyn Jenner broke the world decathlon record by scoring 8,634 points at the Olympic games in Montreal, and earned the title of "World’s Greatest Athlete." Forty years later, she captured the world’s attention again when she revealed that she is a transgender woman during an ABC news special with Diane Sawyer. Two months after this groundbreaking interview, Jenner debuted her new name and look on the July cover of Vanity Fair – a cover which has become one of the most iconic of the last 50 years.

Since revealing her true self, Cait executive produced “I Am Cait,” the landmark series on E! Documenting her post-transition life, partnered with M·A·C cosmetics to donate over $1.3 million to transgender initiatives and became the face of the H&M “for every victory” sportswear campaign. Caitlyn was named Barbara Walters’ Most Fascinating Person of the year in 2015, runner up for the 2015 Person of the Year, Out Magazine’s 2015 Newsmaker of the Year and one of Glamour Magazine’s Women of the Year. She was honored with the Arthur Ashe award for courage at the 2015 ESPY awards for her transition from Olympic athlete to transgender activist.

In April of 2017, Caitlyn shared her story in her New York Times bestselling memoir, The Secrets of My life, co-authored by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Buzz Bissinger and published by Grand Central Publishing. 

Also in 2017, Caitlyn started the Caitlyn Jenner Foundation to support organizations doing on-the-ground and impactful work to empower the trans community and further trans rights.

Off screen, Caitlyn finds time to enjoy her own hobbies including flying planes, racing cars in grand prix events, working on her golf game, and spending time with her children and many grandchildren.

Dec 04 2017

1hr 23mins

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Industry Standard 112: Bert Kreischer

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BERT KREISCHER is a comedian, writer, actor, and television host. Known as the "Top Partier" at Florida State, his life - and the subsequent Rolling Stone article written about his college days - was the inspiration for the film National Lampoon's Van Wilder. Bert went on to become a successful comedian and television host, serving as co-cost of "The X Show" on FX, and the star of his own FX series "Hurt Bert". In 2008 he appeared on the Comedy Central reality show "Reality Bites Back", and in 2009 Comedy Central aired his hour-long stand-up comedy special "Comfortably Dumb."  He starred in the well-reviewed Travel Channel series "Bert the Conqueror" in which he travels across the U.S. to experiecne and promote roller coasters, water rides, and unusual sports.  He's appeared on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, and his book "Life of the Party: Stories of a Perpetual Man Child" was published in May 2014. His weekly podcast "Bertcast" is available on the "All Things Comedy" network.

Sep 14 2015

1hr 38mins

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Industry Standard 23: Larry Moss

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LARRY MOSS IS ACKNOWLEDGED AS THE GREATEST LIVING ACTING GURU/TEACHER IN THE WORLD.
HE HAS COACHED ACADEMY AWARD WINNERS HELEN HUNT IN “AS GOOD AS IT GETS” AND  HILARY SWANK IN “BOYS DON’T CRY” AND “MILLION DOLLAR BABY.  ADDITIONALLY, HE HAS WORKED WITH A PLETHORA OF OSCAR AND GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATED ACTORS INCLUDING THE LATE MICHAEL CLARKE DUNCAN IN “THE GREEN MILE,” JIM CARREY IN “THE MAJESTIC,” TOBEY MAGUIRE IN “SEABISCUIT,” AND LEONARDO DICAPRIO IN “THE AVIATOR,” “THE DEPARTED,” “BLOOD DIAMOND,” “INCEPTION,” AND “J EDGAR” …AS WELL WORKED WITH EMMY AWARD WINNER HANK AZARIA IN “TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE.”
MOSS BEGAN HIS CAREER AS AN ACTOR ON BROADWAY, THEN SEGUED INTO DIRECTING (BEFORE HE BECAME A TEACHER) WHERE HE WON THE OBIE AWARD FOR BEST PLAY, THE DRAMA DESK AWARD, THE OUTER CIRCLE CRITICS AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SOLO PERFORMANCE, A DRAMA LEAGUE HONOR AND A NOMINATION FOR THE JOHN GASSNER PLAYWRITING AWARD.

Dec 16 2013

1hr 40mins

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Nick Swardson (Part 1 of 2)

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NICK SWARDSON grew up in the Minneapolis area and undertook his foray into entertainment as a standup comic, headlining dates at many nightspots in the Los Angeles area. His material often dealt with the absurdities of life as a young adult, including drugs and sex.

Swardson moved into features not simply as a comedic actor, but as a scriptwriter -- first on the Jamie Kennedy vehicle "Malibu's Most Wanted" (2003), then via a long-running association with Adam Sandler's Happy Madison production company, for which he scripted and acted in the comedies "The Benchwarmers" (2006) and "Grandma's Boy" (2006), and co-produced and tackled a supporting role in the Sandler-Kevin James farce "I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry" (2007). On the side, Swardson also signed as one of the regulars on the popular Comedy Central series "Reno 911!" where he played Terry Bernardino. In 2007, Swardson recorded and issued his first comedy concert album, "Party." The following year, he teamed up for an onscreen role opposite Sandler in the farce "You Don't Mess with the Zohan."

Most recently, Swardson has appeared in the TV series "Star Butterfly" and "Typical Rick" and in the features films "Sandy Wexler" and "The Do-Over"

Oct 08 2018

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Lesly Kahn (Part 1 of 2)

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Lesly Kahn is the founder and artistic director of Lesly Kahn & Company, Actor Training, in Hollywood, California. With a staff and faculty of approximately 60, she teaches, trains, and prepares thousands of actors per year. Lesly has worked extensively on innumerable films, television shows and theatrical projects with countless skilled, prolific, and renowned actors.

In addition, Lesly has worked with literally thousands of gifted, previously unknown actors who have since achieved success, including Academy and other Award winners and nominees such as Tiffany Haddish, Armie Hammer, And Octavia Spencer. Over the past three decades, Lesly has coached actors in major roles on pretty much every television show out there, including iconic, long-running, and hit series such as "13 Reasons Why," "Blackish," "Episodes," "Glow," "Grey’s Anatomy," "New Girl," "Saturday Night Live," "Scandal," "Stranger Things," "Transparent," and "The Walking Dead" to name just a few of their more recent (and recognized) endeavors. Her clients have also starred in seminal feature films including "Call Me By Your Name," "Die Hard," "The Help," "Hidden Figures," "Manchester By The Sea," "Mission Impossible," "Moonlight," and "The Social Network."

Sep 10 2018

1hr 3mins

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200: Lee Harvey Oswald's lover, Judyth Vary Baker

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LEE HARVEY OSWALD’s girlfriend in 1963, JUDYTH VARY BAKER is an American artist, writer, cancer researcher, and poet who was the lover of the accused assassin in the murder of JFK, which she claims was a CIA/Mafia conspiracy with Oswald being a designated scapegoat. A wizard student with the highest IQ in her class, in 1958, she was introduced to a high-ranking Norwegian geneticist and radiobiologist with CIA ties who had served as a double agent against Hitler. His exploits as a spy fascinated her and he provided her with equipment, and contacts, after she indicated her interest in finding a cure for cancer.  Young and impressionable, Judyth saw Fidel Castro as a cruel communist dictator, a threat to national security and the American way of life. Under direction of Alton Ochsner, well connected and funded by right wing politicians and Texan oil barons, she met Oswald for the first time and he took Judyth under his wing, while they were involved in an American top secret plot to kill Castro. Judyth and Lee grew to liking each other, which developed into a powerful working relationship and love affair, even though the both of them were married.

May 30 2017

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146: Felipe Esparza

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FELIPE ESPARZA is a comedian and actor, best known for his raw, real-life comedy, to which audiences everywhere can relate.  A product of the streets of Boyle Heights/East L.A., much of his material is the result of trying to find the humor in the struggles of everyday life.  After 17 years of stand-up comedy, he won the title prize on NBC's "Last Comic Standing" in 2010, and a few short years later, he produced and released his first one-hour stand-up special, "They're Not Gonna Laugh At You."  He has also appeared on national commercials for Honda and Target, TruTV's "World's Dumbest," "The Arsenio Hall Show," "Comics Unleashed," Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," "Russell Simmons Presents:  Stand-Up At The El Rey," Showtime's "Comics Without Borders," TBS' "Lopez Tonight," and Galavision's "Que Locos," which spurred the careers of both George Lopez and Gabriel Iglesias.  Felipe's podcast, "What's Up, Fool?" on the All Things Comedy Network, entered the top 15 comedy charts, and top 70 overall, quickly becoming a fan favorite with a huge, loyal following.  Felipe is currently touring across the country and working on his next one-hour special. Follow Felipe on Twitter @funnyfelipe and follow Barry @barrykatz.

May 09 2016

1hr 42mins

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192: David Copperfield

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DAVID COPPERFIELD is the winner of 21 Emmy Awards for his groundbreaking TV specials, holds 11 Guinness World Records, was named "Magician of the Century," "King of Magic," & "Magician of the Millennium" by the Society of American Magicians, is the first living illusionist to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, was knighted by the French government, awarded a living legend award by the U.S. Library of Congress, entertained Presidents at the White House, has been featured on postage stamps from 6 different countries, owns Musha Cay-- a set of 11 private resort islands in the Bahamas, has been involved in multiple film projects like the Jim Carrey/Steve Carrell Film "Burt Wonderstone", where he developed illusions for the film & coached the stars...as well as the $350M grossing film, "Now You See Me," where he was a producer & consulted on the screenplay, has 3.62 million followers on twitter, and Forbes named him one of the top 5 wealthiest entertainers in the world.

Mar 27 2017

1hr 51mins

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210: Jim Marrs - His Final Interview

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Jim Marrs is an American journalist and JFK assassination expert.    He has worked for several Texas newspapers, including the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, where, beginning in 1968, he served as police reporter and general assignments reporter covering stories locally, in Europe, and the Middle East.  In 1989, his book, "Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy", was published to critical acclaim and reached the New York Times paperback non-fiction best seller list in mid-February 1992. It became a basis for the Oliver Stone film "JFK" where Marrs served as a chief consultant for both the film’s screenplay and production.

Aug 07 2017

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Felipe Esparza (Re-release, Part 1 of 2)

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FELIPE ESPARZA is a comedian and actor, best known for his raw, real-life comedy, to which audiences everywhere can relate. A product of the streets of Boyle Heights/East L.A., much of his material is the result of trying to find the humor in the struggles of everyday life. After 17 years of stand-up comedy, he won the title prize on NBC's "Last Comic Standing" in 2010, and a few short years later, he produced and released his first one-hour stand-up special, "They're Not Gonna Laugh At You." He has also appeared on national commercials for Honda and Target, TruTV's "World's Dumbest," "The Arsenio Hall Show," "Comics Unleashed," Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," "Russell Simmons Presents: Stand-Up At The El Rey," Showtime's "Comics Without Borders," TBS' "Lopez Tonight," and Galavision's "Que Locos," which spurred the careers of both George Lopez and Gabriel Iglesias. Felipe's podcast, "What's Up, Fool?" on the All Things Comedy Network, entered the top 15 comedy charts, and top 70 overall, quickly becoming a fan favorite with a huge, loyal following. 

Follow Felipe on Twitter @funnyfelipe and follow Barry @barrykatz. 

Dec 09 2019

59mins

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Judy Carter (Part 2 of 2)

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JUDY CARTER is a comedian, magician, motivational speaker and author of four books. In this second episode, Barry Kats interviews her as she talks about her start in comedy, dating Andy Kaufman, working with Robin Williams and transitioning from being comedian to motivational speaker and author.

Dec 05 2019

41mins

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Judy Carter (Part 1 of 2)

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JUDY CARTER is a comedian, magician, motivational speaker and author of four books. In this episode, Barry Kats interviews her as she talks about her abusive childhood, being the first woman magician to perform at the Magic Castle and how she got her start in stand-up comedy.

Dec 03 2019

46mins

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Dean Edwards (Part 2 of 2)

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SNL cast member DEAN EDWARDS ("Spider-Man 3," "The Sopranos") and Barry Katz meet for an exceptional episode in front of a live audience at the New York Comedy Festival to talk about Dean's career and the behind-the-scenes of Saturday Night Live.

Nov 28 2019

43mins

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Dean Edwards (Part 1 of 2)

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SNL cast member DEAN EDWARDS ("Spider-Man 3," "The Sopranos") and Barry Katz meet for an exceptional episode in front of a live audience at the New York Comedy Festival to talk about Dean's career and the behind-the-scenes of Saturday Night Live.

Nov 26 2019

44mins

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Ivan Dudynsky (Part 2 of 2)

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IVAN DUDYNSKY is Chief Creative Officer and Founder of Deviants Media, where he spearheads the creative production agency team as they develop and produce network television, experiential programs, activations, studio designs, art installations and digital networks from its new media headquarters in El Segundo, California. The award-winning producer and director is also busy as co-creator of NBC's Songland and director of VH1's Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party, NBC's Hollywood Game Night and Netflix's Next in Fashion.

In this episode, Ivan and Barry Katz get together to talk about Ivan's transition from dancing with Michael Jackson to directing for Netflix.

Nov 23 2019

44mins

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Ivan Dudynsky (Part 1 of 2)

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IVAN DUDYNSKY is Chief Creative Officer and Founder of Deviants Media, where he spearheads the creative production agency team as they develop and produce network television, experiential programs, activations, studio designs, art installations and digital networks from its new media headquarters in El Segundo, California. The award-winning producer and director is also busy as co-creator of NBC's Songland and director of VH1's Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party, NBC's Hollywood Game Night and Netflix's Next in Fashion.

In this episode, he and Barry Katz get together to talk about the sneaker culture and Ivan's path to success.

Nov 20 2019

49mins

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Mike Ward (Part 2 of 2)

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Comedian MIKE WARD continues his discussion with Barry Katz at the Montreal Comedy Festival. In this second part, Mike reveals how he got out of his depression and tells Barry about the night he went out with Dave Chappelle and many other amazing stories.

Nov 16 2019

44mins

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Mike Ward (Part 1 of 2)

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Comedian MIKE WARD sits down with Barry Katz at the Montreal Comedy Festival to talk about his career, his depression and his fight against Quebec's Human Rights Tribunal that ordered him to pay $42,000 for a controversial joke.

Nov 14 2019

42mins

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Kevin Rooney (Part 2 of 2)

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KEVIN ROONEY ("My Wife and Kids," "When Harry Met Sally," "Dennis Miller Live") continues his interview with Barry Katz as he is joined by fellow writers Jimmy Vallely and Ron Zimmerman to talk about working on "Arrested Development," "Dennis Miller Live," and "My Wife and Kids."

Nov 10 2019

1hr 13mins

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Kevin Rooney (Part 1 of 2)

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KEVIN ROONEY ("My Wife and Kids," "When Harry Met Sally," "Dennis Miller Live") sits down with Barry Katz for an exceptional interview where he talks about his career as a successful comedian, writer and producer working alongside Jay Leno, Dennis Miller and many more.

Nov 05 2019

35mins

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Gary Gulman (Best of, Part 2)

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GARY GULMAN always loved late night television and dreamed of being a guest one day. That dream came true and he has appeared on every late night talk show: "The Tonight Whow with Jay Leno," "The Late Show with David Letterman," "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" and "Craig Kilborn," “Conan,” "Late Night With Seth Myers," "The Pete Holmes Show," "Last Call with Carson Daly," and "Jimmy Kimmel Live."  His brand of clever, original comedy was singled out by the "New York Times” who recently wrote that Gary is "One of the country’s strongest comedians.” Gulman’s breakthrough success came after appearing on the second and third season of NBC’s stand-up showcase, "Last Comic Standing," where he was one of the runners-up in season three, and guest starred in season four. The following year, Gary was invited to join Dane Cook’s “Tourgasm" Tour, and was also featured in the series on HBO. Next up, Gulman served as host and writer for the New England Sports Network’s "Comedy All Stars Series." Gulman has performed three times at the Nascar year end awards show, at Madison Square Garden as part of the New York Comedy Festival, HBO’s Las Vegas Comedy Festival, and the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Gulman guest-starred on "Inside Amy Schemer” and his body of work includes a half-hour Showtime Network Special, two hour Comedy Central Specials, a Netflix Special, and four comedy albums.

Nov 02 2019

49mins

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Gary Gulman (Best of, Part 1)

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GARY GULMAN always loved late night television and dreamed of being a guest one day. That dream came true and he has appeared on every late night talk show: "The Tonight Whow with Jay Leno," "The Late Show with David Letterman," "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" and "Craig Kilborn," “Conan,” "Late Night With Seth Myers," "The Pete Holmes Show," "Last Call with Carson Daly," and "Jimmy Kimmel Live."  His brand of clever, original comedy was singled out by the "New York Times” who recently wrote that Gary is "One of the country’s strongest comedians.” Gulman’s breakthrough success came after appearing on the second and third season of NBC’s stand-up showcase, "Last Comic Standing," where he was one of the runners-up in season three, and guest starred in season four. The following year, Gary was invited to join Dane Cook’s “Tourgasm" Tour, and was also featured in the series on HBO. Next up, Gulman served as host and writer for the New England Sports Network’s "Comedy All Stars Series." Gulman has performed three times at the Nascar year end awards show, at Madison Square Garden as part of the New York Comedy Festival, HBO’s Las Vegas Comedy Festival, and the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Gulman guest-starred on "Inside Amy Schemer” and his body of work includes a half-hour Showtime Network Special, two hour Comedy Central Specials, a Netflix Special, and four comedy albums.

Oct 31 2019

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Ghen Maynard (Part 2 of 2)

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GHEN MAYNARD (Senior Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, CBS Studios) and Barry Katz continue their exceptional discussion where Ghen reflects on his career developing some of the most successful shows on television.

Oct 26 2019

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Ghen Maynard (Part 1 of 2)

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GHEN MAYNARD (Senior Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, CBS Studios) and Barry Katz sit down for an exceptional interview where Ghen discusses the creation of "Survivor" and his life as one of the most successful network executives in Hollywood.

Oct 24 2019

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Chris Redd (Part 2 of 2)

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Actor, stand-up comedian and "Saturday Night Live" cast member CHRIS REDD ("Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping") and Barry Katz continue their conversation at the Montreal Comedy Festival in this second episode where they talk about Chris's childhood, as well as his beginnings in the world of comedy.

Oct 20 2019

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Chris Redd (Part 1 of 2)

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Actor, stand-up comedian and "Saturday Night Live" cast member CHRIS REDD ("Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping") sits down with Barry Katz at the Montreal Comedy Festival for an exceptional episode to talk about the behind the scenes secrets of SNL and the business of comedy.

Oct 15 2019

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Caitlyn Jenner (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

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In 1976, CAITLYN JENNER broke the world decathlon record by scoring 8,634 points at the Olympic games in Montreal, and earned the title of "World’s Greatest Athlete." Forty years later, she captured the world’s attention again when she revealed that she is a transgender woman during an ABC news special with Diane Sawyer. Two months after this groundbreaking interview, Jenner debuted her new name and look on the July cover of Vanity Fair – a cover which has become one of the most iconic of the last 50 years.

Oct 11 2019

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Caitlyn Jenner (Best of, Part 1 of 2)

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In 1976, CAITLYN JENNER broke the world decathlon record by scoring 8,634 points at the Olympic games in Montreal, and earned the title of "World’s Greatest Athlete." Forty years later, she captured the world’s attention again when she revealed that she is a transgender woman during an ABC news special with Diane Sawyer. Two months after this groundbreaking interview, Jenner debuted her new name and look on the July cover of Vanity Fair – a cover which has become one of the most iconic of the last 50 years.

Oct 07 2019

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Richard Gladstein (Part 2 of 2)

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Oscar-nominated producer RICHARD GLADSTEIN ("The Hateful Eight," "Pulp Fiction," "The Bourne Identity") and comedy manager Barry Katz continue their discussion in this second episode and talk about Richard's first steps into the film business as well as his collaboration with Harvey Weinstein.

Oct 04 2019

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