Rank #1: Andrew Santino (Part 1 of 2)
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.
Rank #2: Industry Standard 36: Neal Brennan
Rank #3: 232: Bill Burr
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.”
Rank #4: Andrew Santino (Part 2 of 2)
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.
Rank #5: Industry Standard 104: Dave Attell
Rank #6: Industry Standard 100: Judd Apatow
Rank #7: 138: Jim Jefferies
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Rank #8: 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.
Rank #9: Dane Cook (Part 1 of 2)
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.
Rank #10: Industry Standard 51: Marc Maron
Rank #11: Industry Standard 60: Adam Carolla
Rank #12: 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.
Rank #13: 178: Jim Gaffigan and Jeannie Gaffigan
Rank #14: 248: Jeff Ross (Part 2 of 2)
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”.
Rank #15: 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.
Rank #16: 198: Rob Schneider Re-Release
Rank #17: Brody Stevens, In Memoriam (Part 1 of 2)
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).