Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast

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Comedian and actor Gilbert Gottfried, a man Stephen King once called “a national treasure,” talks with the show business legends, icons and behind-the-scenes talents who shaped his childhood and influenced his comedy. Along with co-host and fellow pop culture fanatic Frank Santopadre, Gilbert is joined by comics, actors, musicians, talk show hosts, writers and other eyewitnesses to Hollywood history, including Bruce Dern, Chevy Chase, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Adam West, Steve Buscemi, Micky Dolenz, Jim Gaffigan, Judd Apatow and DOZENS more, for a funny, frenetic, fly-on-the-wall look at showbiz then and now (but mostly then.) Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast was named "Best Podcast of 2015" by the Village Voice and one of iTunes' "Best of 2014." It has been featured in Rolling Stone, Wired and the Los Angeles Times.
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I didn’t like Gilbert Gottfried growing up. Now it wasn’t for the same reasons my parents disliked him- they found him to be loud and obnoxious. I didn’t…I just didn’t understand his jokes about 1940’s films, character actors, and riffing on “why Castle Frankenstein specifically had a lever installed to blow up the castle?” Growing up, getting into films- when I listen now to Gilbert Gottfried & Frank Santopadre talking about old TV, movies and interviewing the great character actors, comedians and personalities of the past “I get it.” Who doesn’t want to hear interesting stories from Dick Cavett talking about hanging out with Groucho Marx? Breaking down urban legends about Caesar Romero and orange wedges (although some claim it was tangerines)? And were would we be without a great story involving the drunken antics of Paul Lynde on Hollywood Squares? This is a podcast for every film and pop culture lover…they just don’t know it yet. Gil & Frank- we salute you.
This is one of the podcasts I look forward to every week. Waking up Monday morning to see what guest is on the agenda is always exciting. And even if I don't immediately recognize the name of the guest, I still know it will be an amazing colossal conversation with some wonderful stories from decades past. Plus, listening to Gilbert sing every now and then deserves all the stars!
One of my very favorites. Great and hilarious interviews with old-time celebrities about their careers (or like-minded old-Hollywood nerds about their shared obsession). I can't count the times I've thought "I'm not sure I want to hear an interview with that person" and wound up LOVING the episode. (Rupert Holmes, consider this an apology!)
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Podcast Details

Created by
Starburns Audio
Podcast Status
Jul 2nd, 2008
Latest Episode
Jan 18th, 2021
Release Period
2 per week
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour

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