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Comedian and Producer Sharon Houston talks to her colleagues who work behind the scenes on your favorite (and not so favorite) talk, court, reality, and scripted shows. Some of these conversations will make you want to get into the TV business and others will make you run for the hills, just like most of us who work in TV want to do. This business is brutal!

Jun 18, 2018

Asterios got his start working on MadTV as a researcher and things went up from there! Then a former creative collaborator and he had a falling out. That guy then sued Asterios for 20mm dollars. It's a crazy story of how things can go bad even among comedians. We also touch on the Hardwick story early in the episode.

 


Jun 11, 2018

Alex Hooper was on Season 13 (the one airing right now) of AGT. He chose to do a character and roast the judges and it was very Kaufmanesque. I thought it was genius. Alex talks about what it was like getting booed by 3000 people, having Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Tyra Banks, and Mel B hate him while staying committed to...


Jun 8, 2018

We're all in shock. Anthony Bourdain was the guy we all looked up to, admired, and wanted to be like. I chased after people who knew him or met him. Luckily, I was able to do two phoners with two people. Rico Gagliano of Dinner Party Download had him on his podcast. And my friend Bill Dawes worked out with him at an...


Jun 4, 2018

Buzz Chatman is a Creative Director and Preditor (Producer/Editor). He got his start working at MTV News when they still had news and was there when MTV broke the news that Biggie Smalls had been shot. He was also an editor on The Apprentice for 4 seasons and we talk a lot about that. This is one of my...


May 31, 2018

GUYS. Really cool story on how Betsy met Roseanne and the unconventional way she got to be a writer on the original show. The cancelation of this show AND the reason for it affects her because all re-runs were pulled. Writers sometimes survive on money from re-runs. We talk about what it was like working for Roseanne...