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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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    • 4.5 • 1.1K 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.

    Vir Das (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

    Vir Das (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

    Vir Das is the biggest English speaking comedian in India and one of the country’s top stand-up performers, actors, writers, musicians, and festival producers. He made an impact globally with his Netflix original special “Abroad Understanding” and was honored by "Variety Magazine" as one of their annual “Top 10 Comics to Watch.” He climbed the ranks of the Bollywood elite in various films such as "Badmaash Company," "Delhi Belly," and "Revolver Rani" to become the Indian Adam Sandler. Through his various tours, he has sold over half a million tickets as a stand-up. 

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    • 40 min
    Vir Das (Best of, Part 1 of 2)

    Vir Das (Best of, Part 1 of 2)

    Vir Das is the biggest English speaking comedian in India and one of the country’s top stand-up performers, actors, writers, musicians, and festival producers. He made an impact globally with his Netflix original special “Abroad Understanding” and was honored by "Variety Magazine" as one of their annual “Top 10 Comics to Watch.” He climbed the ranks of the Bollywood elite in various films such as "Badmaash Company," "Delhi Belly," and "Revolver Rani" to become the Indian Adam Sandler. Through his various tours, he has sold over half a million tickets as a stand-up. 

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    • 39 min
    Sue Costello (Part 2 of 2)

    Sue Costello (Part 2 of 2)

    SUE COSTELLO has appeared on countless television shows including "NYPD Blue” and "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn” on Comedy Central. After starring in two TV pilots for CBS, Sue earned her very own self-titled television series, "Costello," in which she also served as a producer and the co-creator. Sue was also a guest host on NBC's "Later,” performed on Comedy Central's "Premium Blend,” and made it to the finals of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” She has also been seen on "Comic's Unleashed" with Byron Allen. Sue has also appeared twice on Marc Maron’s Podcast WTF.

    In addition to television appearances, Sue has also honed her performing skills on the stage and the big screen. Sue was cast in such films as "Southie" starring Donnie Wahlberg and directed by John Shea; "Once in the Life," with Laurence Fishburne; and “The Fighter” with Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale, and directed by David O. Russell. She just filmed the movie The Witching Hour with William Fosythe and Michael Madsen and the movie “Best Man In The Dark” and the movie “ Emerald City.”

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    • 47 min
    Sue Costello (Part 1 of 2)

    Sue Costello (Part 1 of 2)

    SUE COSTELLO has appeared on countless television shows including "NYPD Blue” and "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn” on Comedy Central.  After starring in two TV pilots for CBS, Sue earned her very own self-titled television series, "Costello," in which she also served as a producer and the co-creator.  Sue was also a guest host on NBC's "Later,” performed on Comedy Central's "Premium Blend,” and made it to the finals of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” She has also been seen on "Comic's Unleashed" with Byron Allen. Sue has also appeared twice on Marc Maron’s Podcast WTF.

    In addition to television appearances, Sue has also honed her performing skills on the stage and the big screen. Sue was cast in such films as "Southie" starring Donnie Wahlberg and directed by John Shea; "Once in the Life," with Laurence Fishburne; and “The Fighter” with Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale, and directed by David O. Russell. She just filmed the movie The Witching Hour with William Fosythe and Michael Madsen and the movie “Best Man In The Dark” and the movie “ Emerald City.”

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    • 47 min
    Deborah Aquila (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

    Deborah Aquila (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

    DEBORAH AQUILA is one of the most renowned casting directors in Hollywood. She began in NYC with Steven Soderbergh's "Sex, Lies and Videotape" and Uli Edel's "The Last Exit to Brooklyn" before moving to L.A to cast "The Shawshank Redemption." After several years as the head of casting for Paramount, Aquila returned to the independent casting world with Sam Raimi's "The Gift," starring Cate Blanchett, Keanu Reeves, and Katie Holmes, and "What Women Want," directed by Nancy Meyers and starring Mel gibson and Helen Hunt. Her credits also include "La La Land," "The Expendables," "Dexter," "The Shield," "Now You See Me 2," "Live Free or Die Hard," "Crank," and "The Underworld" series. Aquila has been recognized 15 times by the Casting Society of America, winning three Artios awards.

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    • 45 min
    Deborah Aquila (Best of, Part 1 of 2)

    Deborah Aquila (Best of, Part 1 of 2)

    DEBORAH AQUILA is one of the most renowned casting directors in Hollywood. She began in NYC with Steven Soderbergh's "Sex, Lies and Videotape" and Uli Edel's "The Last Exit to Brooklyn" before moving to L.A to cast "The Shawshank Redemption." After several years as the head of casting for Paramount, Aquila returned to the independent casting world with Sam Raimi's "The Gift," starring Cate Blanchett, Keanu Reeves, and Katie Holmes, and "What Women Want," directed by Nancy Meyers and starring Mel gibson and Helen Hunt. Her credits also include "La La Land," "The Expendables," "Dexter," "The Shield," "Now You See Me 2," "Live Free or Die Hard," "Crank," and "The Underworld" series. Aquila has been recognized 15 times by the Casting Society of America, winning three Artios awards.

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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

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1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

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Listened to Kevin Hart. A privilege. I am a comedy student babe in NY city and hope to be as big one day.

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Undeniably Entertaining, Educational and Empowering

This podcast is undeniable. I’m always entertained, educated and empowered by the conversations that Barry has with his guests. I love Barry’s authentic approach to good storytelling that always leaves me wanting more! Can’t wait to see who Barry talks with next.

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Interesting Podcast

Barry Katz is a great interviewer. He asks the right questions and describes his potential guest to the “T”!

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