David H. Mandel is an executive producer & showrunner of Veep, formerly an executive producer & director of Curb Your Enthusiasm, and one of the producer-director of the teen-comedy Eurotrip.
Gilbert and Frank welcome Emmy-winning writer-director David Mandel for a revealing and rewarding conversation about the origin of classic "Seinfeld" gags (man hands, "Bizarro" Jerry), the inner workings of "Curb Your Enthusiasm," the brilliance of Bob Einstein and Jerry Stiller, the ruthless humor of HBO's "Veep" and David's memorabilia-themed podcast "The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of." Also, Orson Welles gaslights studio bosses, Michael McKean sends up Robert Evans, Gilbert runs afoul of Kelsey Grammer and Billy Wilder (almost) directs the Marx Brothers. PLUS: Nerf Crotch Bat! In praise of Phil Hartman! Larry David blows a fuse! "Abbott and Costello Meet Al Pacino"! And "LIVE from New York, it's the Planet of the Apes"! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
“Veep”’s starring actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus and executive producer David Mandel share what it was like to see the cast again and why they reunited for the Democratic Party.In Hot Topics, the co-hosts discuss the mixed reactions over Pres. Trump’s motorcade, question if the vice presidential debate should go on, and more.
Veep show runner, David Mandel discusses Veep and what the hell it is that a show runner does. Why Trump’s election made a dark, cynical show even darker and more cynical. Also, how David owes his entire career to Al – a career that includes writing and producing for Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Veep, all shows that Al had nothing to do with. In his opening monologue Al calls the 2020 presidential election “the second most important election in our lifetime.”  The most important being last one.
Brian interviews TV writer David Mandel (SNL, Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm) about his career and showrunning the recent seasons of HBO's comedy series, VEEP.
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