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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 premieres a new episode every Monday.

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 premieres a new episode every Monday.
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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 premieres a new episode every Monday.

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Episodes

279: Stefan Brogren (Part 1 of 2)

8/13/2018
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Stefan Brogren is best known for his work in the “Degrassi” franchise. Starting in front of the camera as the beloved Archie “Snake” Simpson,” Stefan then found his love for working behind the scenes and went on to direct over 60 episodes of the iconic series. Stefan has 3 nominations and 2 wins at the Canadian Screen Awards for best direction. He won a Directors Guild of Canada award in 2015 and received his 4th nomination in 2017. Stefan is also an accomplished producer who received 4...

Duration:00:48:26

278: Fortune Feimster (Part 2 of 2)

8/9/2018
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Fortune Feimster is an American stand-up comedian, actress and writer known as a performer/writer on “Chelsea Lately,” “The Mindy Project” for Hulu and “Champions” for NBC. Fortune has a recurring role as “Dougie” on “Life In Pieces” for CBS and many guest appearances including “Dear White People,” “Two Broke Girls,” “Drunk History,” “Workaholics,” “Claws,” and “Glee,” to name a few. She has performed stand-up on “Conan” and “Seth Meyers Show” as well as her own half hour specials on...

Duration:00:49:16

277: Fortune Feimster (Part 1 of 2)

8/6/2018
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Fortune Feimster is an American stand-up comedian, actress and writer known as a performer/writer on “Chelsea Lately,” “The Mindy Project” for Hulu and “Champions” for NBC. Fortune has a recurring role as “Dougie” on “Life In Pieces” for CBS and many guest appearances including “Dear White People,” “Two Broke Girls,” “Drunk History,” “Workaholics,” “Claws,” and “Glee,” to name a few. She has performed stand-up on “Conan” and “Seth Meyers Show” as well as her own half hour specials on...

Duration:00:49:44

276: Kenya Barris (Part 2 of 2)

8/2/2018
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Kenya Barris is the creator of the Emmy-nominated series “Black-ish” for ABC (which is loosely based on his own life). In its second season, the show won a Peabody Award as well as an AFI Award, among others. Barris was awarded the Humanitas Prize in 2017 as well as NAACP Image Awards in 2016 and 2017 for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series and a show win for Outstanding Comedy Series for the fourth year in a row. In 2018 Barris premiered the hit spinoff series, “Grown-ish”, starring Yara...

Duration:00:56:22

275: Kenya Barris (Part 1 of 2)

7/30/2018
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Kenya Barris is the creator of the Emmy-nominated series “Black-ish” for ABC (which is loosely based on his own life). In its second season, the show won a Peabody Award as well as an AFI Award, among others. Barris was awarded the Humanitas Prize in 2017 as well as NAACP Image Awards in 2016 and 2017 for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series and a show win for Outstanding Comedy Series for the fourth year in a row. In 2018 Barris premiered the hit spinoff series, “Grown-ish”, starring Yara...

Duration:00:44:22

274: Bill Blumenreich (Part 2 of 2)

7/27/2018
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Blumenreich has traveled coast-to-coast, rubbing elbows with celebrities and working with some of the biggest names in entertainment. For the past 20 years, he’s been one of the most successful concert promoters in the U.S. In the past few years, Boston comedy and music venue, The Wilbur, has flourished under his ownership. He’s managed to transform the theatre into one of the most successful comedy clubs in the country, showcasing famous performers such as Aziz Ansari, Drew Carey and more.

Duration:01:02:18

273: Bill Blumenreich (Part 1 of 2)

7/23/2018
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Blumenreich has traveled coast-to-coast, rubbing elbows with celebrities and working with some of the biggest names in entertainment. For the past 20 years, he’s been one of the most successful concert promoters in the U.S. In the past few years, Boston comedy and music venue, The Wilbur, has flourished under his ownership. He’s managed to transform the theatre into one of the most successful comedy clubs in the country, showcasing famous performers such as Aziz Ansari, Drew Carey and more.

Duration:01:05:50

272: Bobcat Goldthwait (Part 2 of 2)

7/19/2018
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Bobcat Goldthwait is an American comedian. Goldthwait's first major film role was in "Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment". He reprised the role in the next two films in the series. He has made several guest appearances on talk shows as well as comedy programs including "The Ben Stiller Show." He made his feature film directorial debut with "Shakes The Clown," which he wrote and starred in as well. Bobcat began directing ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" in the fall 2004 season. Since...

Duration:00:52:50

271: Bobcat Goldthwait (Part 1 of 2)

7/16/2018
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Bobcat Goldthwait is an American comedian. Goldthwait's first major film role was in "Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment". He reprised the role in the next two films in the series. He has made several guest appearances on talk shows as well as comedy programs including "The Ben Stiller Show." He made his feature film directorial debut with "Shakes The Clown," which he wrote and starred in as well. Bobcat began directing ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" in the fall 2004 season. Since...

Duration:00:47:18

270: Erik Griffin (Part 2 of 2)

7/12/2018
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A towering force of comedy, Erik Griffin is most recognizable as Montez Walker on seven season of the hit Comedy Central series "Workaholics." His latest comedy special, "Amerikan Warrior" premiered on Showtime on June 8th 2018. Griffin’s first hour-long comedy special, "The Ugly Truth," premiered on Showtime last July. Griffin currently stars as a series regular in Showtime’s dark-comedy series "I'm Dying Up Here" which returned for a 2nd season on May 6th. Previous television credits...

Duration:01:01:46

269: Erik Griffin (Part 1 of 2)

7/9/2018
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A towering force of comedy, Erik Griffin is most recognizable as Montez Walker on seven season of the hit Comedy Central series "Workaholics." His latest comedy special, "Amerikan Warrior" premiered on Showtime on June 8th 2018. Griffin’s first hour-long comedy special, "The Ugly Truth," premiered on Showtime last July. Griffin currently stars as a series regular in Showtime’s dark-comedy series "I'm Dying Up Here" which returned for a 2nd season on May 6th. Previous television credits...

Duration:01:03:09

268: David Copperfield (Best of Part 2 of 2)

7/5/2018
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DAVID COPPERFIELD is the winner of 21 Emmy Awards for his groundbreaking TV specials, holds 11 Guinness World Records, was named "Magician of the Century," "King of Magic," & "Magician of the Millennium" by the Society of American Magicians, is the first living illusionist to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, was knighted by the French government, awarded a living legend award by the U.S. Library of Congress, entertained Presidents at the White House, has been featured on...

Duration:01:08:15

267: David Copperfield (Best of Part 1 of 2)

7/2/2018
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DAVID COPPERFIELD is the winner of 21 Emmy Awards for his groundbreaking TV specials, holds 11 Guinness World Records, was named "Magician of the Century," "King of Magic," & "Magician of the Millennium" by the Society of American Magicians, is the first living illusionist to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, was knighted by the French government, awarded a living legend award by the U.S. Library of Congress, entertained Presidents at the White House, has been featured...

Duration:01:02:32

266: Michael Uslan (Part 2 of 2)

6/28/2018
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Michael E. Uslan is a producer and writer, known for being an executive producer on every Batman film ever made since 1989 (live action or animated), having acquired the film adaptation rights to the comic book in the 1970's when he was only in his 20's. His other producing credits include "The Spirit," "Constantine," and the Nicolas Cage blockbuster hit "National Treasure." Uslan is also known for being the first instructor ever to teach an accredited course on comic book folklore at any...

Duration:01:25:02

265: Michael Uslan (Part 1 of 2)

6/25/2018
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Michael E. Uslan is a producer and writer, known for being an executive producer on every Batman film ever made since 1989 (live action or animated), having acquired the film adaptation rights to the comic book in the 1970's when he was only in his 20's. His other producing credits include "The Spirit," "Constantine," and the Nicolas Cage blockbuster hit "National Treasure." Uslan is also known for being the first instructor ever to teach an accredited course on comic book folklore at any...

Duration:01:16:58

264: Bassem Youssef (Part 2 of 2)

6/21/2018
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Bassem Youssef, dubbed the Jon Stewart of the Arab World, was the host of the popular tv show "Al Bernameg " which was the first political satire show in the middle east. Originally a 5-minute show on Youtube, Al Bernameg became the first show to transition from online to television in the Middle East and the most watched show across the region with 30 million viewers every week. Youssef is currently hosting a podcast called "Remade in America" presented by CAFE and available for download...

Duration:00:58:21

263: Bassem Youssef (Part 1 of 2)

6/18/2018
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Bassem Youssef, dubbed the Jon Stewart of the Arab World, was the host of the popular tv show "Al Bernameg " which was the first political satire show in the middle east. Originally a 5-minute show on Youtube, Al Bernameg became the first show to transition from online to television in the Middle East and the most watched show across the region with 30 million viewers every week. Youssef is currently hosting a podcast called "Remade in America", available for download and streaming here:...

Duration:00:47:21

262: Lea Thompson (Part 2 of 2)

6/14/2018
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Lea Thompson has accomplished a forty year career in the arts that encompasses film, television, and theatre. She is best known as Michael J Fox’s mom in Steven Spielberg’s “Back to the Future I, II, and III,” as the title character in the syndicated series “Caroline in the City,” for which she won TV Guide and People’s Choice awards; and as Kathryn Kennish in five seasons of the ground breaking Peabody award winning series, “Switched at Birth.” Lea is very proud of her feature film...

Duration:01:07:27

261: Lea Thompson (Part 1 of 2)

6/11/2018
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Lea Thompson has accomplished a forty year career in the arts that encompasses film, television, and theatre. She is best known as Michael J Fox’s mom in Steven Spielberg’s “Back to the Future I, II, and III,” as the title character in the syndicated series “Caroline in the City,” for which she won TV Guide and People’s Choice awards; and as Kathryn Kennish in five seasons of the ground breaking Peabody award winning series, “Switched at Birth.” Lea is very proud of her feature film...

Duration:00:54:25

260: Steve-O (Part 2 of 2)

6/7/2018
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Steve-O is an actor, stunt performer, producer, comedian, author, musician, and clown. His entertainment career is mostly centered on his performance stunts on the American TV series "Jackass,” its related movies, and its spin-off series “Wildboyz.” MTV has subsequently released five movies based on the series: “Jackass: the Movie,” “Jackass Number Two,” “Jackass: 2.5,” “Jackass 3D,” and “Jackass 3.5.” All became box office hits. In November 2010, Steve-O began touring the United States...

Duration:00:47:09