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Gatekeeper with Jamie Flam

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A weekly journey into the world of bookers, producers, decision-makers, and talent about the art of saying yes and no. Plus: other stuff! Hosted by Jamie Flam, Artistic Director of The Hollywood Improv.

A weekly journey into the world of bookers, producers, decision-makers, and talent about the art of saying yes and no. Plus: other stuff! Hosted by Jamie Flam, Artistic Director of The Hollywood Improv.
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Los Angeles, CA

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A weekly journey into the world of bookers, producers, decision-makers, and talent about the art of saying yes and no. Plus: other stuff! Hosted by Jamie Flam, Artistic Director of The Hollywood Improv.

Language:

English


Episodes

Postcard From Dynasty Typewriter

12/14/2017
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Happy Holidays from Jamie Flam and Gatekeeper!

Duration: 00:02:21


Postcard From The Hayworth (A Huge Announcement)

11/2/2017
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A special announcement from Jamie Flam!

Duration: 00:25:53


Postcard from New Year's Eve

1/5/2017
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Happy Holidays from all of us here at Gatekeeper!

Duration: 00:15:13


#37 Jim Florentine (Stand Up, Louie)

12/22/2016
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Jim Florentine (Stand Up, Louie, Crank Yankers, That Metal Show) and Jamie discuss the seemingly arbitrary intersection between luck and talent, the challenges of performing stand up at a heavy metal concert, and how crank calls can create a comedy career (and how jealousy can destroy it). Plus: Nog!

Duration: 00:53:40


#35 Beth Appel, Andrew Steven, and Troy Conrad

12/8/2016
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Beth Appel (UCB LA), Troy Conrad (Set List), Andrew Steven (The Seeso Seeshow, Gatekeeper), and Jamie discuss the ins and outs of booking a venue, working hard and fighting entitlement, and differences and similarities of clubs, rooms, and theaters.

Duration: 00:53:04


#34 Margaret Cho (Stand up)

12/1/2016
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Margaret Cho (Stand up) and Jamie discuss the necessity of taking risks, the changing role of stand up on late night TV, and how to straddle different comedy rooms. Plus: Bing!

Duration: 00:53:40


#33 Alice Wetterlund (Stand up, People of Earth)

11/24/2016
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Alice Wetterlund (Stand up, People of Earth, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates) and Jamie discuss the road to a late night TV set, comedy as art, and how to use the stage to communicate. Plus: Kid A!

Duration: 00:49:21


#32 Lindsay Flinn (Producer)

11/3/2016
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Lindsay Flinn (Paramount, 20th Century Fox) and Jamie discuss the world of television production, the importance of having a 10,000 ft view, and finding something of value on each step of your path. Plus: Pretzels!

Duration: 00:54:01


#31 Rob Bell (Author, Speaker)

10/27/2016
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Rob Bell (Author, Speaker) and Jamie discuss how to become your own gatekeeper, developing creative habits and disciplines, and how to stay inspired. Plus: Weird British Accents!

Duration: 01:11:09


#30 Brittany Everett (Earwolf)

10/20/2016
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Brittany Everett (Earwolf, Hollywood Today Live, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson) and Jamie discuss the craft of talent booking, how to survive in a career with little job security, and the need to always keep doing. Plus Jamie's SNL Debut!

Duration: 00:55:15


#29 Sean Aronson (The Voice Behind The Voice)

10/13/2016
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Sean Aronson (The Voice Behind The Voice, St. Paul Saints) and Jamie share stories about gatekeepers in the world of sport announcing and comedy in this swapcast. Plus: Bill Murray!

Duration: 01:27:42


#28 Brooks Wheelan (SNL, Stand up)

9/29/2016
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Brooks Wheelan (SNL, Stand up) and Jamie discuss his journey to Saturday Night Live, escapism, and how to overcome feeling unfunny. Plus: Dabblers!

Duration: 01:23:57


Postcard from the Hospital

9/22/2016
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What kind of trouble did Jamie get into now?

Duration: 00:03:47


#27 Eric Blake (Comic View, Comedy Central Presents)

9/15/2016
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Eric Blake (Comic View, Comedy Central Presents) and Jamie discuss Eric’s path from street life to the stage, when you know you’ve found your voice as an artist, and how to weather even the toughest storms in life. Plus: Dog Shoes!

Duration: 01:08:54


#26 Brian Moses (Roast Battle)

9/8/2016
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Brian Moses (Roast Battle) and Jamie discuss how to turn a comedy community into a live show, then how to turn that live show into a phenomenon, then how to turn that phenomenon into a TV show. Plus: The Godfather of Soul!

Duration: 00:40:04


#24 Ed Crasnick & Laura House (Writers, Performers, Producers)

8/25/2016
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Ed Crasnick (Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Sopranos, Self Help Comedy Hour), Laura House (George Lopez Show, Samantha Who?, Mindfulness Meditation), and Jamie discuss their comedy journeys, the search for happiness, and the benefits of meditation. Plus: Bathroom Breaks!

Duration: 01:18:09


#21 Rick Jenkins (The Comedy Studio)

7/14/2016
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Rick Jenkins (The Comedy Studio, Boston) and Jamie discuss the balance between being a performer and a booker, the stand-up development process at his venue, and his own list of rules for a successful club. Plus: A Comedy Diatribe!

Duration: 00:56:10


#18 Sarah Pappalardo (Reductress)

6/23/2016
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Sarah Pappalardo (Reductress.com) and Jamie discuss feminism in comedy and the media, how to build an online magazine from scratch, and the importance of perseverance, Plus: I book a comedy club!

Duration: 00:41:05


#10 Erin Von Schonfeldt & Reeta Piazza (The Improv)

4/21/2016
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Reeta Piazza (GM, Hollywood Improv) & Erin Von Schonfeldt (VP of Talent, Levity Entertainment), discuss 40 years of collective experience working at, running, and booking talent in The Improv club chain. Plus: Chili!

Duration: 00:53:24


#05 Eric Abrams (Comedy Central, Producer)

3/17/2016
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Eric Abrams (Comedy Central) and Jamie discuss the journey from club booker to network development to independent producer and all the rewards and challenges therein. Plus: Weirdness!

Duration: 00:57:25

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