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The Gamut with Steve Belanger

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A wide-ranging weekly show featuring an assortment of one-on-one interviews with celebrities, experts, writers, comedians and anyone else with a good story to share. Steve is the quintessential jack-of-all-trades, master of none. He has been a corporate executive, stand-up comedian, professional actor, author and stay-at-home dad. He has worked with Oscar-winners, written countless scripts and performed comedy on the country’s most celebrated stages. He also spends a lot of time changing diapers.

A wide-ranging weekly show featuring an assortment of one-on-one interviews with celebrities, experts, writers, comedians and anyone else with a good story to share. Steve is the quintessential jack-of-all-trades, master of none. He has been a corporate executive, stand-up comedian, professional actor, author and stay-at-home dad. He has worked with Oscar-winners, written countless scripts and performed comedy on the country’s most celebrated stages. He also spends a lot of time changing diapers.
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A wide-ranging weekly show featuring an assortment of one-on-one interviews with celebrities, experts, writers, comedians and anyone else with a good story to share. Steve is the quintessential jack-of-all-trades, master of none. He has been a corporate executive, stand-up comedian, professional actor, author and stay-at-home dad. He has worked with Oscar-winners, written countless scripts and performed comedy on the country’s most celebrated stages. He also spends a lot of time changing diapers.

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Episodes

Victor Levin

4/7/2015
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Steve chats with writer/director Victor Levin. He’s written for great TV shows Dream On, The Larry Sanders Show, Mad About You and Mad Men. He wrote and directed the wonderful new film 5 to 7 starring Anton Yelchin, Bérénice Marlohe, Glenn Close and Frank Langella. Follow Victor on Twitter @ZippyLevin and check out @5to7film

Chris Gethard

2/23/2015
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Chris Gethard is a very funny actor and comedian, who for almost four years now has been hosting The Chris Gethard Show on Manhattan cable access. It has a huge cult following and was picked up for a run on the new Fusion network. They talk about his battles with depression, the dangerous antics of his youth, his frustrating experience with near-success on Comedy Central, his bizarre face to face encounter with an internet commenter, how he found himself getting beat up in a muay thai gym,...

Tom Kenny

2/9/2015
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In in honor of the release of The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, Steve goes back to the archives for this great chat he had with Tom Kenny a while back. They discuss his lifelong dream of doing doing voicework, his early start in comedy, and of course how he landed the iconic role of the little yellow man himself, Spongebob Squarepants.

Curtis Armstrong

1/19/2015
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Steve sits down with actor Curtis Armstrong. Curtis is probably best known for his big breakthrough role in the film Risky Business and for playing the iconic “Booger" in Revenge of the Nerds. He was also in two of Steve's favorite flicks from the 80s, Better off Dead and One Crazy Summer by the amazing director Savage Steve Holland. He still keeps very busy with recurring roles on New Girl and American Dad. Plus the third season of the reality competition series King of the Nerds, which...

Wayne Federman

1/6/2015
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Steve sits down with comedian Wayne Federman. Among his many accomplishments Wayne is a top-notch stand-up, was the head monologue writer for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon when it launched and starred in the great documentary I Am Road Comic. This is Steve’s most Gamut-running chat yet and quickly spirals out of control. At various points, Wayne diagnoses Steve with dementia, accuses him of being part of the New York crime syndicate and calls this the worst interview ever. Sadly all true to...

Sophie Venable & Joe Todaro

12/29/2014
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Steve sits down with advice guru Sophie Venable and L.A. comedian Joe Todaro. Sophie Venable is a pyschologist, a life coach and the host of the popular podcast right here on the Sideshow Network called MYLF Talk. That stands for Make Your Life Fabulous, and her mission is to help folks live more authentic and joyful lives with practical, soulful, straightforward advice. Up & coming comedian Joe Todaro will chat about open mics, getting jobs and the landscape in L.A. for standup comics...

Joe Sib & Barry Sanders

12/19/2014
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Steve sits down with punk rocker turned comedian Joe Sib and NFL legend Barry Sanders. Joe Sib might be best known to most folks for being in the California punk rock band Wax, but he’s also the co-founder of Side One Dummy Records and now has a burgeoning career in stand-up comedy and the world of storytelling. 1988 Heisman Trophy winner, 10-time Pro Bowler and 4-time NFL rushing leader Barry Sanders will talk about his illustrious career, his earlyish retirement at age 29, how the game...

Aisha Tyler & Dominique Wilkins

12/15/2014
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Steve sits down with actress/comedian Aisha Tyler & NBA legend Dominique Wilkins Aisha Tyler appears every day on CBS’ The Talk, voices superspy Lana Kane on FX’s Archer, hosts Whose Line Is It Anyway and her own popular podcast, Girl on Guy, and so much more. She talks about her unwillingness to grow up, the importance of owning your life and her status as the ultimate guy’s girl. Former NBA All-Star Dominique Wilkins talks about some his greatest rivalries on the court and the big health...

Ike Barinholtz & Rachel Rosenthal

12/1/2014
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Steve sits down with actor/writer/comedian Ike Barinholtz from The Mindy Project and improviser/storyteller Rachel Rosenthal. Ike Barinholtz is probably best known for his five year stint on MADtv. He'll talk about getting his start on that sketch comedy series, making the transition from writing to acting on The Mindy Project, the worst audition he’s ever done and a whole lot more. Rachel Rosenthal is coming off a critically acclaimed appearance on our buddy Kevin Allison’s popular...

Dr Donna & James Young

11/25/2014
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Steve sits down with sports psychotherapist Dr. Donna Dannenfelser and television host James Young from the DIY Network. Dr. Donna Dannenfelser specializes in high-profile professional athletes, including their wives and families. If her story sounds familiar, it might be because they made a TV show out of her experiences called Necessary Roughness that ran for three years on USA Network. She talks about confidence on the field, football injuries, social issues in sports and the rash of...

Eddie Brill & Wil Wheaton

11/14/2014
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Steve sits down with comedian Eddie Brill and actor Wil Wheaton on this week’s episode. Eddie Brill is a top-notch stand-up comedian who performs all over the world. He is probably best known for being both the audience warmup and stand-up booker for The Late Show with David Letterman. He is also the Creative Director of The Great American Comedy Festival. Wil Wheaton found fame early in life starring in the hit film Stand By Me and the iconic TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation. He...

Jason Jones, Joe Namath & Laurel House

11/10/2014
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Steve sits down with three great guests on this week’s episode. Jason Jones chats about his career, his gig on the The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and the interview for the show that got an Iranian journalist imprisoned and is the basis of Jon Stewart’s directorial debut, Rosewater. Then NFL great Joe Namath talks about his playing days, as well as his favorite show biz memories. And relationship guru Laurel House is back to tell us about what men (and women) are doing wrong in their...

Dennis Dugan

10/31/2014
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Steve sits down with actor/director Dennis Dugan. He is best known for his collaborations directing Adam Sandler in flicks like Happy Gilmore, Big Daddy, and Just Go With It, but he’s also done other great comedies. Plus he had a very successful career in television on shows like The Rockford Files, Hill Street Blues and Moonlighting. They talk about, his first big movie role, a crushing moment from his Moonlighting days, making the transition from acting to directing, his history with...

Jeanette Godoy & Andrew Furtado

10/23/2014
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Steve sits down with commercial and documentary filmmaker Jeanette Godoy. They talk about her great new film Free 2B Me, as well as her early life as a professional dancer and the surprising rap video she choreographed that skyrocketed her career (here's a hint - "Red beans and rice didn't miss her.") Then comedy filmmaker and podcast host Andrew Furtado stops by to talk about their shared collegiate past, working with Jay Mohr, Todd Glass & the folks at Funny or Die and his great new show...

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Bonnie Bernstein

10/17/2014
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Steve sits down with sports journalist and media executive Bonnie Bernstein. They talk about how she became one of the most accomplished female sportscasters in the country, her new venture Campus Insiders, what it's like to cover a Super Bowl, their shared love of NFL coach Rex Ryan and so much more. For more info on the Campus Insiders go to http://www.campusinsiders.com Follow Bonnie @BonnieBernstein

Robert Irvine & Mark Powell

10/6/2014
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Steve sits down with celebrity chef and host of Food Network's Restaurant Impossible, Robert Irvine. They compare knife skills, talk about healthy eating and discuss a few cooking tips for the average guy. Steve also chats with up & coming comedian Mark Powell to talk about the current NY stand-up scene for new comics just starting out. For more info on Robert Irvine go to http://chefirvine.com Follow Mark Powell @splitter2221

Vito Lapiccola & Juan - Manuel Rocha

9/1/2014
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Steve sits down with the hosts of the Comics on Comics Podcast. They talk about their efforts to spread the Geek Gospel, Liberace, their fascination with sitcoms, Transformers movies, the one true Spiderman - Nicholas Hammond, the essence of storytelling and so much more. Follow them @comicsoncomics and @vitolapiccola

Ross Meyerson

8/18/2014
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Steve sits down with one of New York’s premiere casting directors, Ross Meyerson. He's worked on shows like Nurse Jackie, White Collar, Rescue Me and so many other great ones and won an Emmy Award for his work on Damages. They talk about what it’s like to win an Emmy, how network TV casting works and the Twitter hack that upset thousands of actors worldwide. A great conversation for anyone who enjoys tales of show biz, but a must-listen for any actors who want to get in the mind of a great...

Jordan Brady & Stephie Grob Plante

7/28/2014
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Steve sits down with two talented folks with inside takes on the world of stand-up comedy. In Part 1 of his long chat with director Jordan Brady they talk about a whole lotta stuff, including his two great documentaries I Am Comic and I Am Road Comic. (available at http://www.iamroadcomic.com) Then Steve talks to writer Stephie Grob Plant about the five years she spent as a comedians' assistant & tour manager and the article she wrote about it for Splitsider (available at -...

Mark Normand

7/14/2014
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Steve sits down with comedian Mark Normand. Mark was named a comic to watch at the New York Comedy Festival and included on Esquire Magazine’s list of the best new comedians. He's been on Conan and Inside Amy Schumer and now he’s got his first half-hour stand-up special. Check it out on Friday, July 18th at midnight on Comedy Central. Follow Mark @marknorm