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, 910 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.

    Margaret Cho (Best of, Part 1 of 2)

    Margaret Cho (Best of, Part 1 of 2)

    MARGARET CHO is a stand-up comedian, writer, actress, producer, and designer, who began stand-up comedy out of her parents bookstore in San Francisco at just 14 years old. Through tireless touring and fearless comedy she became a hugely popular stand-up, opening for Jerry Seinfeld and making regular appearances on the Arsino Hall Show. She was quickly commissioned for her own television series "All American Girl" on ABC. She acted in the John Woo film "Face/Off" starring John Travolta and Nicholas Cage, and appeared on numerous television shows including "Drop Dead Diva" (as a series regular), "30 Rock", "Sex in the City", and "Dancing with the Stars." She has written two books, starred in her own one-woman show, emceed music and comedy tours, and is extremely active in LGBT and human rights advocacy (to say the least).

    • 39 min
    Mark Cronin (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

    Mark Cronin (Best of, Part 2 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 12 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
910 Ratings

910 Ratings

Thom Pollard ,

An Old Friend Who Keeps on Inspiring

Having known Barry since high school and competing in college swimming with him at Boston Universty, I've watched in amazement the trajectory of his career. His story is so inspiring that I did a 2-part interview with him for my own podcast (Baker Street with Thom Pollard), discussing his unlikely, yet, exceptional ascent through the ranks to become a success in the entertainment industry. I've enjoyed so many of his podcast episodes, particularly the Chad Smith interview, as well as the JFK episodes.

Kaiser Soso ,

Thanks for the show

There are some great episodes.
Worst podcast opening in the business though. A comic (the SAME comic) appropriating the voice of others to praise Barry. For those who don't like Jay Mohr it's tough to get past the intro.

arthousecleaner ,

Love the pod

The JFK assassination is still very interesting.
I tried to purchase the documentary but couldn’t find it on the site

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