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Industry Standard w/ Barry Katz

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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227: Caitlyn Jenner

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.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 23mins

4 Dec 2017

Rank #1

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Industry Standard 129: Keith Robinson

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."See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 26mins

11 Jan 2016

Rank #2

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Jay Mohr (Best of Part 1 of 2)

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.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

46mins

22 Apr 2019

Rank #3

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Industry Standard 115: Chris D'Elia

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.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 28mins

5 Oct 2015

Rank #4

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Bobcat Goldthwait (Part 1 of 2)

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.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

45mins

16 Jul 2018

Rank #5

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Industry Standard 120: Andy Kindler

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.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 17mins

9 Nov 2015

Rank #6