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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 • 3.8K 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.

    GGACP Classic: Charade and The Conversation

    GGACP Classic: Charade and The Conversation

    GGACP celebrates the 50th anniversary of Francis Ford Coppola's masterpiece "The Conversation" (originally opened April 7, 1972) by revisiting this mini-episode from 2015, as Gilbert praises the classic thriller he previously introduced on Turner Classic Movies. Also, Robert Duvall makes the scene, Harrison Ford makes a bold choice, Allen Garfield becomes Allen Goorwitz and the boys look back at the short -- but memorable -- career of John Cazale. PLUS: Frank recommends the Cary Grant-Audrey Hepburn starrer "Charade"!

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    • 14 min
    John Byner Encore

    John Byner Encore

    GGACP celebrates April's National Humor Month by featuring this ENCORE of a memorable 2020 interview with comedian, actor and master impressionist John Byner. In this episode, John shares anecdotes about James Cagney, Jerry Lewis, Groucho Marx, Ed Sullivan and Jackie Vernon (to name a few) and talks about his engrossing memoir “Five Minutes Mr Byner: Lifetime of Laughter.”Also, Jack Carter lashes out, George Jessel lawyers up, Joey Bishop promotes a boxing match and Billy Barty sits on Bob Hope’s lap. PLUS: Annette Funicello! “Angels with Dirty Faces”! Dueling Rod Steigers! “Merv Griffin’s Talent Scouts”! And John and the boys remember the late, great Bob Einstein!
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    • 1 hr 35 min
    GGACP Classic: Drew Friedman

    GGACP Classic: Drew Friedman

    To coincide with the recent screening of the in-progress Drew Friedman documentary, GGACP revisits this CLASSIC conversation as guests (and friends) Drew Friedman, Rupert Holmes and Richard Kind help celebrate the show's 200th episode. Topics include: the cinema of Fred Gwynne, the unpredictability of Jerry Lewis, the long-lost child of Uncle Miltie and the risks and rewards of meeting one’s heroes. Also, Drew puts Groucho to bed, Rupert lunches with Frank Capra, Richard lives up to his name and the panel recalls the movie that changed their lives. PLUS: The Olivia de Havilland of monster movies! In praise of Dan Castellaneta! Gilbert disses (the original) “Casino Royale”! Merv Griffin co-stars with a gorilla! And the boys rank the best Richard Kind impressions! 
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    • 1 hr 37 min
    Gabe Kaplan Encore

    Gabe Kaplan Encore

    GGACP celebrates the birthday of actor, writer, comedian and friend of the podcast Gabe Kaplan (b. March 31) with this ENCORE of a memorable interview from 2021. In this episode, Gabe joins Gilbert and Frank for a hilarious conversation about working strip clubs and Burlesque houses, meeting (and portraying) Groucho Marx, the clunkiness of the Dean Martin Roasts and the backstage drama of "Welcome Back Kotter." Also, Jack Carter buys a shirt, Buddy Hackett makes an omelet, Pat McCormick passes out on Jerry Lewis' couch and Gabe crosses paths with Jack Ruby and Golda Meir. PLUS: "Battle of the Network Stars"! The comedy of Buddy Mantia (and London Lee)! Howard Cosell narrates the Bible! Richard Pryor makes a run for it! And Gilbert auditions to play...Chico Marx!?
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    • 1 hr 34 min
    GGACP Classic: Peter Marshall

    GGACP Classic: Peter Marshall

    GGACP celebrates the birthday of actor, singer and former “Hollywood Squares” host Peter Marshall (b. March 28) with this CLASSIC presentation of an interview from 2016! In this episode, Peter regales Gilbert and Frank with irresistible stories about Redd Foxx, the mob, Glenn Ford, Uncle Miltie’s “apparatus” and Charlie Weaver’s (and Vincent Price’s!) sexual proclivities. Also, Peter croons with Bing, tours with Bob Hope, gets roasted by Orson Welles and runs afoul of John Wayne. PLUS: Al Jolson schmoozes! Phil Silvers does “Who’s on First”! Gilbert ticks off Marlon Brando! Peter and Nanette Fabray hit a nudie bar! And the definitive version of the Paul Lynde/Golddiggers story!
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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Ben Mankiewicz Encore

    Ben Mankiewicz Encore

    GGACP celebrates the birthday of Hollywood historian and Turner Classics Movies host Ben Mankiewicz (b. March 25) with this ENCORE presentation of an interview from 2021. In this episode, Ben joins Gilbert and Frank to talk about (among other topics) his famous family, the depiction of grandfather Herman Mankiewicz in David Fincher’s “Mank,” the real authorship of “Citizen Kane” and his well-received TCM podcast “The Plot Thickens.” Also, Mickey Rooney finds religion, Harpo Marx goes to a seder, Jerry Lewis leaves a mysterious voicemail and Ben remembers the late, great Robert Osborne. PLUS: “Duck Soup”! “Mad Dog of Europe”! Tony Curtis: fashion icon! Kirk Douglas knocks Joseph Mankiewicz! And Ben interviews Sophia Loren, Ernest Borgnine and Max von Sydow!
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    • 1 hr 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
3.8K Ratings

3.8K Ratings

Mattchurockstarr ,

Gilbert and Frank Rock

Nothing but laughter and insight provided here. So much fun to listen to each and every episode. The depth of Hollywood film knowledge to Gilberts countless impressions. Simply amazing. Thank you.

David13z ,

Still my Favorite

I’m sad that Gilbert is gone but thankful that he left us countless hours of entertainment and humor. Many thanks to Frank for guiding the ship and bringing it home for us.

JAM 1972 ,

The Best!

This is absolutely the best podcast ever! We are so blessed to have these stories. Godspeed, Gilbert!

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