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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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906 Ratings
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Bravo

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Another year. No one else like you out there!

Healthy Addiction

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

iTunes Ratings

906 Ratings
Average Ratings
806
48
20
14
18

Bravo

By metooLA2019 - Dec 20 2019
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Another year. No one else like you out there!

Healthy Addiction

By GarretBGunderson - Aug 26 2019
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I am loving this. It is wisdom packed within entertainment. Brilliant.
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Industry Standard w/ Barry Katz

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Rank #1: 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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Rank #2: 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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Rank #3: 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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Rank #4: 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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Rank #5: 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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Rank #6: 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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Rank #7: 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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Rank #8: 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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Rank #9: 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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Rank #10: 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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Rank #11: 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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Rank #12: Industry Standard 129: Keith Robinson

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KEITH ROBINSON is a comedian, writer and actor, originally from Philadelphia and currently residing in New York.  He was a finalist on Ed McMahon's "Star Search," and is a frequent emcee at the Comedy Cellar in Manhattan.  Robinson's television credits include the announcer and sidekick on "The Wanda Sykes Show," panel on "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn" and "The Chelsea Lately Show," and wrote for "Chappelle's Show."  He also appeared in the films "Diary of a Tired Black Man," "Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault," and Judd Apatow's "Trainwreck" with Amy Schumer.  Last year he released his special "Kevin Hart Presents:  Keith Robinson - Back of the Bus Funny."

Jan 11 2016

1hr 26mins

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Rank #13: Jay Mohr (Best of Part 1 of 2)

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Barry Katz sits down with his client of 25 years, superstar comedian Jay Mohr, to talk about their relationship, tell some jokes and discuss Jay's upbringing.

Apr 22 2019

46mins

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Rank #14: 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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Rank #15: 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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Rank #16: Brody Stevens, In Memoriam (Part 1 of 2)

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BRODY STEVENS is an American stand-up comedian and actor who has performed in all the most prestigious rooms from the Comedy Store to the Hollywood Improv. His credits include The Hangover Part 1 & 2, Due Date as well as appearances on all the late night shows from Jimmy Kimmel to Conan O'Brien. Brody was also the star of the HBO/Comedy Central TV series "Brody Stevens: Enjoy it!"

This is episode is dedicated to the memory of Brody Stevens (1970-2019).

Feb 23 2019

1hr 11mins

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Rank #17: Dave Attell (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

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PART 2 OF OUR 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 27 2019

43mins

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Rank #18: Industry Standard 115: Chris D'Elia

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CHRIS D'ELIA is a comedian, writer, and actor, currently starring in the NBC's comedy "Undatable." Chris  began acting in high school, with several guest roles on "Chicago Hope". He attended New York University, but dropped out to pursue comedy writing full time, and began performing stand-up at 25 years old. His relentless stage practice landed him slots on "Comedy Central's Live At Gotham" and "Comedy Central Presents". D'Elia has since become one of the most popular and successful stand-up comedians touring today.  In 2011, he landed a starring role on NBC's sitcom "Whitney" opposite Whitney Cummings, and appeared on the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Beiber.  In 2014, he joined the cast of "Undatable", a sitcom executive produced by Bill Lawrence, premiering it's third season (consisting entirely of live episodes) on October 9th, 2015, on NBC.

Oct 05 2015

1hr 28mins

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Rank #19: Bobcat Goldthwait (Part 1 of 2)

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Bobcat Goldthwait is an American comedian. Goldthwait's first major film role was in "Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment". He reprised the role in the next two films in the series.

He has made several guest appearances on talk shows as well as comedy programs including "The Ben Stiller Show." He made his feature film directorial debut with "Shakes The Clown," which he wrote and starred in as well.

Bobcat began directing ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" in the fall 2004 season. Since joining the show's crew, the ratings went up to 2 million viewers a night, with the numbers rising nearly 50% with the teenage demographic. In May of 2006, he left to pursue his film career as a filmmaker/director. 

His latest anthology television series, "Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits & Monsters" premiered on truTV on July 11th 2018.

Jul 16 2018

45mins

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Rank #20: Industry Standard 120: Andy Kindler

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ANDY KINDLER is a comedian, actor, and writer.  Kindler has been writing and performing for nearly three decades.  In 1992, he appeared on the 15th annual Young Comedians special.  He has appeared on Everybody Loves Raymond, Maron, Dr. Katz, The Wizards of Waverly Place, Home Movies, Comedy Bang! Bang!, and Raising Dad.  Andy was a contributor to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and was a regular fixture on The Late Show with David Letterman and appeared four times on Late Night with Conan O'Brien.  Kindler is well known in the comedy world for delivering his annual state of the industry address at the Montreal Just For Laughs festival.  He is currently the voice of Mort the Mortician on the FOX annimated show, Bob's Burgers.

Nov 09 2015

1hr 17mins

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