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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.

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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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Tommy Berretz

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Amazing podcast with Dane Cook. I love hearing about the journey of success.

Thanks for the show

By Kaiser Soso - Mar 05 2019
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There are some great episodes

iTunes Ratings

847 Ratings
Average Ratings
749
46
19
14
19

Tommy Berretz

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

Thanks for the show

By Kaiser Soso - Mar 05 2019
Read more
There are some great episodes
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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.

Rank #1: Andrew Santino (Part 1 of 2)

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Barry Katz interviews comedian, actor and producer Andrew Santino (MTV's "Punked," Showtime's "I'm Dying Up here," "The Disaster Artist") at the Montreal Comedy Festival. In this first part of the interview, Andrew talks about the business of comedy, his friendship with Chris D'Elia and his first inspiration as a child.

Aug 06 2019
59 mins
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Rank #2: 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
2 hours 8 mins
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Rank #3: 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
1 hour 34 mins
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Rank #4: Andrew Santino (Part 2 of 2)

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Part 2 of Barry Katz's interview with comedian, actor and producer Andrew Santino (MTV's "Punked," Showtime's "I'm Dying Up here," "The Disaster Artist") at the Montreal Comedy Festival. In this second episode, Andrew shares anecdotes about working with Jim Carrey, his disappointments and his proudest moments.

Aug 08 2019
54 mins
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Rank #5: 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
1 hour 12 mins
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Rank #6: 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
2 hours 49 mins
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Rank #7: 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
2 hours 20 mins
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Rank #8: 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
46 mins
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Rank #9: 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
1 hour 46 mins
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Rank #10: 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
2 hours 9 mins
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Rank #11: 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
1 hour 26 mins
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Rank #12: 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
1 hour 23 mins
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Rank #13: 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
1 hour 25 mins
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Rank #14: 248: Jeff Ross (Part 2 of 2)

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Jeff Ross is a respected actor, writer, director, producer, and comedian.

He was crowned the meanest man in comedy by New York Magazine for blistering performances roasting Hugh Hefner, Donald J. Trump, Jerry Stiller, Drew Carey, Shaquille O'Neal, Kelsey Grammer, and Rob Reiner. 

Jeff is the creator and star of "The Burn with Jeff Ross" on Comedy Central. His television credits include: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Six Feet Under, ABC’s “Dr. Ken”, Comedy Central’s “Drunk History”, and Fox’s "The Simpsons”, and “Family Guy”.

Apr 26 2018
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #15: 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
45 mins
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Rank #16: 198: Rob Schneider Re-Release

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ROB SCHNEIDER is a 3-time emmy nominated TV and film actor, well known all over the world for his hugely successful tenure on "Saturday Night Live," his trademark blend of character/comedian acting, as well as for his esteemed career as a stand-up comedian, director, producer, and writer. His more memorable films include "The Chosen One" (a drama he also co-wrote), "You may Not Kiss The Bride," as well as several Happy Madison productions including "Bedtime Stories," "You Don't Mess With The Zohan," "The Benchwarmers," "50 First Dates," "The Longest Yard," "Eight Crazy Nights," "Little Nicky," "Mr. Deeds," "Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo," "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo," "The Hot Chick," "The Animal," "Shark Bait," "The Waterboy," and "Big Daddy."
May 09 2017
2 hours 13 mins
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Rank #17: 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
1 hour 11 mins
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Rank #18: 186: Andy Dick

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ANDY DICK is a multi-faceted comedian, writer and director who's entertained millions on both the small and big screen for over three decades. Despite his well-documented struggles with substance abuse and run-ins with the law, Andy has proven himself as a once-in-a-generation performer whose talent talent and staying power in Hollywood is undeniable. Dick started his TV comedy career as a cast member on the beloved sketch comedy program "The Ben Stiller Show," and then his big breakout role came in 1995 portraying Matthew Brock on NBC's "Newsradio". Additionally, Andy has had memorable roles in films like "Road Trip", "Old School", and "Zoolander".
Feb 13 2017
1 hour 50 mins
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Rank #19: 205: Wonder Woman Director, PATTY JENKINS (re-release)

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PATTY JENKINS is an award winning writer/director, best known recently for directing the highest grossing film by a woman in history ("Wonder Woman") and for her debut feature “Monster,” based on the life of convicted serial killer Aileen Wuornos.  The film was named best first feature by the 2004 Independent Spirit Awards, one of the ten best films of the year by the AFI, and # 3 film of the decade by critic Roger Ebert.   The movie also earned star Charlize Theron an Oscar, Golden Globe, SAG award, and numerous critics awards in the best actress category for her stunning performance. Jenkins has also directed a plethora of TV, including the Emmy award winning Fox series “Arrested Development," HBO’s "Entourage,” and was nominated for an Emmy and won the DGA award for helming the TV pilot of “The Killing."
Jul 04 2017
1 hour 27 mins
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Rank #20: Industry Standard 87: Norman Lear

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NORMAN LEAR is arguably the greatest television writer, creator, and producer in history...best known for creating iconic life-changing shows like "All in the Family," "Sanford and Son", "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman," "One Day at a Time", "The Jeffersons", "Good Times", "Fernwood Tonight" and "Maud". At the height of his career, over 130 million people watched his television shows every week, and in one season was responsible for 3 of the top 4 shows on television, and 5 of the top 9 shows in another. He has won four Emmy awards, a Peabody Award, and was one of the first seven television pioneers inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1984. He was awarded the National Medal of the Arts in 1999 by President Bill Clinton, bought a rare original copy of the Declaration of Independence, touring it across all 50 states, and founded the extraordinary civil liberties advocacy group People for the American Way.
Mar 23 2015
1 hour 47 mins
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