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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.

Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast Starburns Audio

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 3.6K Ratings

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.

    Joe Dante Encore

    Joe Dante Encore

    GGACP marks the 30th anniversary of the cult comedy “Matinee” (released January 29, 1993) with an ENCORE presentation of a fascinating 2016 interview with director-producer Joe Dante. In this episode, Joe discusses everything from his love of Disney films to apprenticing for Roger Corman to developing the ill-fated “Jaws 3, People 0.” Also, Joe auditions Rod Steiger, ad-libs with Tony Randall, passes on “Orca, Part II” and pays tribute to William Castle. PLUS: Keye Luke! Brother Theodore! “Bride of the Gorilla”! Horrible Herman the Asiatic Insect! And the return of “The Tingler”!
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    GGACP Classic: Phil Rosenthal

    GGACP Classic: Phil Rosenthal

    GGACP celebrates the birthday (January 27) of a favorite guest of Gilbert and Frank, Emmy-winning writer-producer Phil Rosenthal, by revisiting his first appearance from back in 2018. In this episode, Phil weighs in on a number of compelling topics, including the "sex appeal" of comedians, the ingeniousness of "Tootsie" (and "The Swimmer"!) and the realism and relatability of "The Honeymooners." Also, Lucy loses a ring, George Burns nabs an Oscar, Robert Mitchum straps on an apron and Phil remembers his dear friend Peter Boyle. PLUS: The artistry of Alan Arkin! The wonders of Walter Matthau! Jerry Lewis plays the big room! Phil hangs with Peter O'Toole! And the most politically incorrect movie ever made!
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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Marvin Kaplan Encore

    Marvin Kaplan Encore

    GGACP celebrates the birthday (January 24) of the late, great character actor Marvin Kaplan with this ENCORE of a wildly entertaining conversation from 2016. In this episode, Marvin looks back on his memorable appearance in "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" and recalls working with screen legends Charlie Chaplin, Katharine Hepburn, Clark Gable, Jack Lemmon, Paul Newman and Lon Chaney Jr. (just to name a few). Also, Marvin praises Sam Jaffe, props up Broderick Crawford, remembers Zero Mostel and risks his life for Blake Edwards. PLUS: Fritz Feld! The talents of Strother Martin! Arnold Stang takes a fall! Stanley Kramer sacks Jackie Mason! And the return (once again) of Maria Ouspenskaya!
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    GGACP Classic: Tippi Hedren

    GGACP Classic: Tippi Hedren

    GGACP celebrates the birthday (January 19) of screen icon and activist Tippi Hedren by revisiting this memorable interview from 2017. In this episode, Tippi talks about her absorbing memoir ("Tippi"), her collaborations with co-stars Marlon Brando and Rod Taylor, her turbulent relationship with the legendary Alfred Hitchcock and her fifty-year mission to rescue and protect wild animals. Also, Cary Grant pays a visit, Sean Connery pays a compliment, JFK makes his move and Tippi befriends a raven from "The Birds." PLUS: Edith Head! "The Harrad Experiment"! Charlie Chaplin saves the day! Young Gilbert checks out "Marnie"! And the most dangerous movie ever made!

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Andrea Martin Encore

    Andrea Martin Encore

    GGACP celebrates the birthday (January 15) of Tony and Emmy-winning actress-comedian Andrea Martin with this ENCORE presentation of an interview from 2018. In this episode, Andrea talks about the long-lost era of variety television, the strange world of Internet celebrity, the proposed "SCTV" reunion and the origin of classic characters Edith Prickley and Perini Scleroso. Also, Merv Griffin signs off, Bob Dylan overstays his welcome, Lee Grant crushes on Gilbert and Andrea remembers her friends John Candy and Harold Ramis. PLUS: Señor Wences! "Cannibal Girls"! Dueling Floyd the Barbers! The return of Rick Moranis! And Andrea tells the only joke she knows!
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    GGACP Classic: Michael H. Weber

    GGACP Classic: Michael H. Weber

    GGACP celebrates the birthday of a friend and a recurring guest, Oscar-nominated screenwriter Michael H. Weber ("The Disaster Artist," "500 Days of Summer," " The Fault in Our Stars") with this CLASSIC of a frequently hilarious interview from 2018. In this episode, Michael discusses the studio development process, the many eccentricities of Marlon Brando (and Tommy Wiseau), the cinema of Richard Curtis and the importance of truth in storytelling. Also, Jane Fonda takes a seat, Bill Murray thanks Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman pursues Hannibal Lecter and the boys list their favorite romantic comedies (and romantic comedy cliches). PLUS: Evel Knievel! "The Knack...and How to Get It"! Gilbert hangs with Paul Rudd! In praise of "Jerry Maguire"! And Michael swaps punchlines with Steve Martin!
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    • 1 hr 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
3.6K Ratings

3.6K Ratings

King Geoffrey Barathian ,

GGACP

The hosts, Gilbert Gottfried and Frank Santopadre, consistently demonstrate their knowledge of “the showbiz.” Gilbert’s laugh is otherworldly and is infectious. An encore presentation of GGACP is still an hysteric inducing adventure. Gilbert’s imitation skills are extraordinary. Listen to his Tony Curtis, Peter Lorre, or Jerry Lewis. Sit back and have multiple chuckles🤭

MR CHAMPAGNE ,

Twelve Days of Christmas 2019

Thank you Frank. The greatest, amazingly idiotic, fun, version of Twelve Days..brought me joy. An incredibly funny Christmas show.

Monomaniac ,

Still got it

Still the funniest podcast that keeps the legends alive. Thank you, Frank. We love you dearly

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