Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast

38 EpisodesProduced by Gilbert Gottfried

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 join… read more

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255. Marx Brothers Round Table with Robert S. Bader, Josh Frank and Bill Marx

April 15th, 2019


Lifelong Marx Brothers fanatics Gilbert and Frank are joined by a panel of Marx aficionados, including authors Robert S. Bader("Four of the Three Musketeers"), Josh Frank ("Giraffes on Horseback Salad") and Harpo's son, …

254. Nancy Allen

April 8th, 2019


Gilbert and Frank welcome actress Nancy Allen ("Carrie," "Dressed to Kill," "RoboCop") for an engrossing conversation about her 40+ year career in …

253. Shep Gordon

April 1st, 2019


The legendary "Supermensch," talent manager and producer Shep Gordon joins Gilbert and Frank from his Hawaii home to share storied tales of his 50+ …

252. Andrew Bergman

March 25th, 2019


"Serpentine!" Screenwriter-director Andrew Bergman regales Gilbert and Frank with behind-the-scenes stories from two of cinema's most unforgettable comedies, "Blazing Saddles" and "The In-Laws," and looks back on …

GGACP Weekend Bonus Episode: Alan Alda's M*A*S*H Reunion

March 22nd, 2019


Gilbert and Frank show their appreciation for previous guest Alan Alda by posting this M*A*S*H cast reunion show (from Alan's podcast "Clear + Vivid") as a special GGACP Weekend Bonus Episode (for those who may have …

251. Kliph Nesteroff

March 18th, 2019


Historian, bestselling author and "King of Comedy Lore" Kliph Nesteroff returns to the podcast to serve up an all-new assortment of scandalous …

250. 250th Episode Call-in Show Spectacular!

March 11th, 2019


Gilbert, Frank and the GGACP team celebrate episode #250 by fielding questions, comments and requests from fans and listeners in California, Ohio, …

249. David McCallum

March 4th, 2019


The OTHER "Man from Uncle," TV icon David McCallum drops by the studio to talk about his days as a sex symbol and pop culture sensation, his …

248. Austin Pendleton

February 25th, 2019


Gilbert and Frank sit down with another sought-after guest, Tony-nominated actor-director Austin Pendleton, for an entertaining conversation about the randomness of success, the myth of comic timing, the plight of …

247. John Astin

February 18th, 2019


Gilbert and Frank are thrilled to (finally!) welcome actor and director John Astin, who looks back on a 60+ year career in films and television, …

246. Larry Charles

February 11th, 2019


Writer-director Larry Charles ("Borat," "Seinfeld," "Curb Your Enthusiasm") joins Gilbert and Frank for an engrossing discussion on a wide range of topics, including humor as a survival tactic, the hazards of …

245. In Memoriam 2018

February 4th, 2019


Gilbert and Frank (aided by guest co-host Michael Weber) pay loving tribute to some of the artists and performers we lost in 2018, including John Mahoney, Barbara Harris, Tab Hunter, Margot Kidder and Bill Daily as well …

244. Dennis Muren

January 28th, 2019


Gilbert and Frank (joined by guest co-host Michael Giacchino) chat with Oscar-winning special effects artist (and GGACP fan) Dennis Muren, who praises the artistry of stop-motion animation, looks back on the early days …

243. David Yazbek

January 21st, 2019


Gilbert and Frank are joined by Emmy-winning writer and Tony-winning composer David Yazbek ("The Full Monty," "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," "The Band's …

242. Joel Grey

January 14th, 2019


Oscar and Tony-winning actor Joel Grey drops by the studio to have a bit of fun at the co-hosts' expense, to share amusing anecdotes about Bob Fosse, Buck Henry, Larry Hagman and Lana Turner and to discuss his new …

241. Dick Cavett

January 7th, 2019


Gilbert and Frank kick off 2019 by welcoming back the legendary Dick Cavett, who shares delightful anecdotes about Jack Benny, Stan Laurel, Truman …

240. Sandy Hackett

December 31st, 2018


Producer, actor and comedian Sandy Hackett reminisces about his legendary dad Buddy Hackett, shares his memories of mob-run Las Vegas and looks back on personal experiences with Joey Bishop, Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin and …

239. Christmas Spectacular with Mario Cantone

December 24th, 2018


Gilbert and Frank celebrate the holidays (once again) with actor-comedian Mario Cantone, who weighs in on a stocking full of essential topics, …

238. Micky Dolenz

December 17th, 2018


Singer, actor and pop culture icon Micky Dolenz returns to the podcast and holds court on a range of topics, including the early days of live …

237. Diane Ladd

December 10th, 2018


Oscar-nominated actress Diane Ladd pays a visit to the studio to talk about her favorite movie directors, her days as a "Copa Girl," the importance …

236. Alan Alda

December 3rd, 2018


Gilbert and Frank welcome a sought-after guest, writer-director-actor Alan Alda, who discusses (among other topics) growing up in Burlesque theaters, working with his father Robert Alda, coping with the pressures of …

235. Howie Mandel

November 26th, 2018


Comedian, actor and TV personality Howie Mandel returns to the podcast and weighs in on a host of fascinating (and timely) subjects, including free …

234. Leonard Maltin Returns

November 19th, 2018


Gilbert and Frank welcome back author, film critic and Hollywood historian Leonard Maltin, who shares his expertise on a number of topics, including …

233. Ken Levine

November 12th, 2018


Emmy-winning comedy writer-director-producer Ken Levine ("M*A*S*H," "Cheers," "Frasier," "The Simpsons") joins Gilbert and Frank for a captivating …

232. David Fantle and Tom Johnson

November 5th, 2018


Gilbert and Frank welcome authors-journalists David Fantle and Tom Johnson, who discuss their compelling book of celebrity interviews, "Hollywood …

231. Tom Holland

October 29th, 2018


Gilbert and Frank celebrate Halloween 2018 by welcoming Master of Horror Tom Holland ("Fright Night," "Child's Play," "Psycho II") for a lively …

230. Peter Bonerz

October 22nd, 2018


Actor and director Peter Bonerz shares his views on the state of television comedy, the pros and cons of laugh tracks and the rights and wrongs of improvisational theater and looks back on his decades-long friendships …

205. Patton Oswalt

April 30th, 2018


Comedian, actor, writer and GGACP fan Patton Oswalt drops by the studio (finally!) to discuss the films of Sidney Lumet and Billy Wilder, the "unnatural" art of sitcom acting, the disappearance of grindhouse theaters …

Special Bonus Re-Release: Remembering Jay Thomas

September 1st, 2017


Emmy-winning actor JAY THOMAS was best known to audiences as hockey star Eddie LeBec on “Cheers” and tabloid talker Jerry Gold on “Murphy Brown,” but …

147. Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Clip Show!

March 20th, 2017


In an effort to introduce and explain the podcast to the unfamiliar or uninitiated, Gilbert and Frank assemble a collection of highlights from the …

133. Will Jordan

December 12th, 2016


Legendary comedian and impressionist Will Jordan stops by the studio to look back on his 70 years in showbiz and to regale Gilbert and Frank with stories about Charlie Callas, Don Rickles, Lenny Bruce, Sheldon Leonard …

123. Bob "Super Dave" Einstein

October 3rd, 2016


Writer-performer Bob "Super Dave" Einstein is one of the funniest men on the planet, and in this unforgettable episode, he shares hilarious anecdotes about everyone from Redd Foxx to Billy Barty to Sid Caesar to Joey …

58. Tracey Jackson & Paul Williams

July 6th, 2015


Screenwriter Tracey Jackson and legendary songwriter and actor Paul Williams join Gilbert and Frank at New York's famed Friars Club to talk about the …

53. Artie Lange

June 1st, 2015


Gilbert and Frank take a day trip to the New Jersey home of comedian, actor and former Howard Stern sideman Artie Lange to bash "Godfather Part III," praise their favorite character actors (paging Philip Baker Hall!) …

50. Michael Nesmith

May 11th, 2015


Gilbert and Frank head to the 2015 Chiller Convention for a rare interview with musician, songwriter and producer Michael Nesmith, who looks back on everything from his mom's invention of Liquid Paper to his original …

33. James Karen

January 11th, 2015


Character actor extraordinaire James Karen has appeared in over 80 movies, over 100 television shows and a staggering 5,000 TV commercials. In a career spanning nearly 7 decades (!), he's worked with Frederic March, …

25. Bob Saget

November 17th, 2014


In one of our"free-spirited" episodes, Gilbert's old pal BOB SAGET drops by the historic Friars Club to plug his New York Times …

20. Weird Al Yankovic

October 11th, 2014


The man with the #1 album in America, the wildly inventive Weird Al Yankovic joins us to talk about everything from the history of novelty records to why he's forbidden to make eye contact with Prince. Also, Gilbert …

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