300 episodes

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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    • Comedy
    • 4.8, 58 Ratings

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.

    Mark Cronin (Best of, Part 1 of 2)

    Mark Cronin (Best of, Part 1 of 2)

    MARK CRONIN is one of the most respected reality producers in the world. He started his career working with Howard Stern (radio, tv, and pay per view specials) and later became a head writer and executive producer for MTV's hit dating show "Singled Out" (starring Jenny Mccarthy and Chris Hardwick). From MTV, he moved to fox to produce their first prime-time event game show "Big Deal" and then returned to late night to as a producer on "The Keenan Ivory Wayans Show." Other notable shows that Cronin produced through his association with Endemol and his 51 minds company were FX’s "The X Show,” Comedy Central’s "Beat The Geeks", IFC’s "Ultimate Film Fanatic,” GSN’s "Cram" and "Extreme Dodgeball,” and a run of VH1’s most successful shows…including “the surreal life” and all of its spinoffs (“My Fair Brady,” “Megan Wants A Millionaire,” “Rock Of Love,” “I Love New York,” “Real Chance Of Love,” “Daisy Of Love,” and “Flava Of Love”). In 2013, mark sold the final piece of his former company, 51 minds entertainment to Endemol USA and founded his newest production company—Little Wooden Boat Productions.

    • 1 hr
    Christopher Titus (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

    Christopher Titus (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

    An extraordinary comedian/actor/director/producer and WGA-Nominated writer, CHRISTOPHER TITUS has been called “TV's most original comic voice since Seinfeld.” His comedy is part rant, part confession, part therapy, but always funny. He has released seven specials, four of which have aired on Comedy Central with one on Showtime, and his first special, "Norman Rockwell is Bleeding", based on his own dysfunctional childhood, was adapted into the hit Emmy nominated show, "Titus", which ran for three seasons on Fox, and earned him widespread critical acclaim.

    • 54 min
    Christopher Titus (Best of, Part 1 of 2)

    Christopher Titus (Best of, Part 1 of 2)

    An extraordinary comedian/actor/director/producer and WGA-Nominated writer, CHRISTOPHER TITUS has been called “TV's most original comic voice since Seinfeld.” His comedy is part rant, part confession, part therapy, but always funny. He has released seven specials, four of which have aired on Comedy Central with one on Showtime, and his first special, "Norman Rockwell is Bleeding", based on his own dysfunctional childhood, was adapted into the hit Emmy nominated show, "Titus", which ran for three seasons on Fox, and earned him widespread critical acclaim.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Tommy Davidson (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

    Tommy Davidson (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

    TOMMY DAVIDSON'S exceptional range -- from stand-up comedy and acting to versatile music accomplishments -- have earned him a reputation as a legendary performer. Best known for being one of the stand-out cast members on "In Living Color," Davidson has also made 3 comedy specials and appeared in the hit films "Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls", "Strictly Business", "Booty Call", and Spike Lee's "Bamboozled". As an animated voice artist, Tommy starred in Will Smith's series, "Youngin's", Disney's "The Proud Family", and Adult Swim's "Black Dynamite", having also co-starred in the original cult live-action feature of the same name.

    • 53 min
    Tommy Davidson (Best of, Part 1 of 2)

    Tommy Davidson (Best of, Part 1 of 2)

    TOMMY DAVIDSON'S exceptional range -- from stand-up comedy and acting to versatile music accomplishments -- have earned him a reputation as a legendary performer. Best known for being one of the stand-out cast members on "In Living Color," Davidson has also made 3 comedy specials and appeared in the hit films "Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls", "Strictly Business", "Booty Call", and Spike Lee's "Bamboozled". As an animated voice artist, Tommy starred in Will Smith's series, "Youngin's", Disney's "The Proud Family", and Adult Swim's "Black Dynamite", having also co-starred in the original cult live-action feature of the same name.

    • 48 min
    Jeff Cesario (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

    Jeff Cesario (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

    JEFF CESARIO is an Emmy-winning actor, comedian, and writer. Born in Kenosha WI, he began as a musician in college and moved to Minneapolis to join the stand-up comedy scene. After crafting a successful stand up career in which he appeared multiple times on the Tonight Show and produced four stand-up specials, he also wrote for television, including "The Larry Sanders Show" and "Dennis Miller Live", for which he won two Emmys as a writer and Executive Producer. He was the head writer for The Queen Latifah Show, Executive Produced Russell Brand's "Brand X" for FX, and co-wrote the Warner Bros. feature film "Jack Frost".

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

JenJune ,

Truly inspiring

Thank you so much for such an inspirational podcast.
It’s a real honour to hear such wildly talented people give such a generous look into the trials and tribulations
that led to their successes.

Sixareen ,

Barry “The Katz” Meow

Hey Barry
I’ve been listening to your podcasts lately and I am absolutely loving them.
I find them so interesting. I’m an entertainment business nerd like yourself.
I love stories about behind the scenes stuff.
My favorites so far have been, Greg Garcia, chuck lorre and ted sarandos.
True story, I was at the gym the other day and instead of music on my headphones to pump me up I put on your podcast. It was awesome! Great brain food.
No wonder I’m going to start calling you Barry “The Katz” Meow.
Thanks man
😁

Justfromheretothere ,

Re: Innapropriate Earl appearance.

Hi Barry, I haven’t listened here, yet.
Just caught you on Instagram with Earl Skakel.

Wanted to thank you for the kind words of wisdom you handed to Earl just before he went strictly to the podcast. Great words for anybody.

Beautiful. He’s a great guy, I think it was good to hear those things from you, as it is pretty evident that he has a lot of respect for you.🙇

Look forward to listening to your Podcasts.

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