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Industry Standard with Barry Katz

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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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Los Angeles, CA

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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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@4barrykatz

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English

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10100 Santa Monica Blvd, 24th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90067-4003 424-238-2300


Episodes

229: Bryan Callen

12/18/2017
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Bryan Callen is an American actor and stand up comedian. Callen got his start as an original cast member of Mad TV. He then went on to play numerous roles on the small and big screen including, “Old School” “Bad Santa”, “Sex and the City”, “Entourage,” “Californication”, “West Wing” “CSI”, “NYPD Blue” and “How I Met Your Mother.” His credits also include The Hangover, The Hangover Part II, Warrior, The Goldbergs, and the groundbreaking TV show Oz. In 2012, he released a fantastic stand up...

Duration: 01:37:40


228: Laraine Newman

12/11/2017
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Laraine Newman is an Emmy and Annie award nominated performer. With her sister Tracy, she was one of the founding members of the legendary improve group, The Groundlings. After seeing her in The Groundlings, Lorne Michaels hired her for Saturday Night Live. Laraine has worked for directors ranging from Woody Allen to Guillermo Del Toro. Laraine has enjoyed a thriving animation career. She can be heard in animated features such Despicable me 3, The Secret Life of Pets, Minions and Inside...

Duration: 01:11:57


227: Caitlyn Jenner

12/4/2017
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In 1976, Caitlyn Jenner broke the world decathlon record by scoring 8,634 points at the Olympic games in Montreal, and earned the title of "World’s Greatest Athlete." Forty years later, she captured the world’s attention again when she revealed that she is a transgender woman during an ABC news special with Diane Sawyer. Two months after this groundbreaking interview, Jenner debuted her new name and look on the July cover of Vanity Fair – a cover which has become one of the most iconic of...

Duration: 01:26:51


226: Zach Shelton

11/27/2017
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Zack Shelton is a retired FBI SPECIAL AGENT who is considered to be one of a handful of people in the world that is considered to be an expert on the JFK ASSASSINATION. He started his career as a laboratory aid in the FBI in 1970 under the legendary J. Edgar Hoover when he was 20 years old. When Hoover died in 1972, Zach moved up the ranks and became an FBI agent in 1973 after graduating from Loyola University in New Orleans. He spent the next 28 years in Law Enforcement with the FBI,...

Duration: 00:56:03


225: Brody Stevens

11/22/2017
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Steven Brody is an American stand-up comedian and actor who has performed in all the most prestigious rooms from the Comedy Store to the Hollywood Improv. His credits include The Hangover Part 1 & 2, Due Date as well as appearances on all the late night shows from Jimmy Kimmel to Conan O'Brien. Brody was also the star of the HBO/Comedy Central TV series "Brody Stevens: Enjoy it!"

Duration: 01:51:03


224: Chris Albrecht Special Re-release

11/14/2017
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Chris Albrecht is the CEO or Starz and responsible for building the leading global entertainment brand that provides powerful and immersive experiences for viewers around the world. Prior to Starz, Albrecht was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HBO, and also President of HBO Original Programming, where he co-founded “Comic Relief” and transformed the company from a movie focused television service into a worldwide leader in original programming. His tenure at HBO was noted for...

Duration: 01:19:35


223: Larry Namer

11/6/2017
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Larry Namer is an entertainment and media entrepreneur who founded E! Entertainment. He has also founded several other media companies around the globe and currently heads Metan Global Entertainment Group.

Duration: 01:42:16


222: Gordon Ferrie

10/30/2017
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Born in 1941, Gordon Ferrie is a national security and JFK assassination expert.

Duration: 01:16:50


221: Mychal Simka

10/23/2017
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Mychal Simka is the writer, director, and producer of “re-versioned” animated features, meaning he takes movies produced abroad in non-English languages and adapts them for American audiences primarily through editing and rewriting dialog. In the past, Mychal produced three to four feature-length animated films for the home entertainment market annually in cooperation with Lionsgate and partner Grindstone Entertainment. He recently acquired a state-of- the-art music recording facility...

Duration: 01:55:27


220: Mike Farah Special Re-Release

10/15/2017
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Mike Farah, CEO of "Funny or Die", sits down with Barry to record this hilariously inspiring episode of Industry Standard.

Duration: 01:11:08


219: Alonzo Bodden

10/9/2017
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Alonzo Bodden is an American comedian who won Season 3 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Alonzo has made the rounds on the late night television circuit including appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn,” and “The Keenen Ivory Wayans” show. His film credits include “Scary Movie 4,” “The Girl Next Door,” and “Bringing Down the House” starring Steve Martin and Queen Latifah. Alonzo has also traveled around the...

Duration: 01:21:56


218: Leigh Steinberg

10/2/2017
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Leigh Steinberg has represented many of the most successful athletes and coaches in Football, Basketball, Baseball, Hockey, Boxing, Golf, etc., including the number one overall pick in the NFL draft for an unprecedented eight times in conjunction with 62 total first round picks. Furthermore, Leigh has represented other notable athletes such as Oscar De La Hoya and Lennox Lewis, as well as multiple olympians and professional teams. With an unrivaled history of record-setting contracts,...

Duration: 02:08:18


217: Godfrey

9/26/2017
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Godfrey is an American comedian and actor While performing impressions of his college football teammates, Godfrey realized his irreverent style of comedy might be more than just a hobby and found his passion in stand up. After graduating college with a degree in psychology, he moved to New York and landed a gig warming up studio audiences for “The Cosby Show.” As one of the most dominant forces in the comedy circuit, Godfrey has been seen on stages from New York and Los Angeles to...

Duration: 02:07:12


216: Byron Allen Re-Release

9/18/2017
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BYRON ALLEN is a multiple Emmy winning 35-year entertainment veteran, who began his career as a stand-up. At 14 years old, he got his first break when Jimmie Walker saw his stand-up act and was so impressed that he invited him to join his comedy writing team alongside promising young comedians Jay Leno and David Letterman. By the age of 18, Allen made his television debut on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and was the youngest comedian ever to have performed on the show. His first...

Duration: 02:42:57


215: John Heffron

9/11/2017
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John Heffron is an American stand-up comedian, who is best known as the winner of the highest rated season of NBC’s hit reality competition "Last Comic Standing." Heffron first took the stage at the University of Michigan campus’s Main Street Comedy showcase and soon found himself skipping night classes to pursue his passion. His first break was branching into FM radio, serving as Danny Bonaduce’s wingman on Detroit’s number one morning show. In the television world, he has made multiple...

Duration: 01:28:07


214: Vir Das

9/4/2017
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Vir Das is the biggest English speaking comedian in India and one of the country’s top stand-up performers, actors, writers, musicians, and festival producers. He recently made an impact globally with his Netflix original special “Abroad Understanding” and was honored by "Variety Magazine" as one of their annual “Top 10 Comics to Watch.” He climbed the ranks of the Bollywood elite in various films such as "Badmaash Company," "Delhi Belly," and "Revolver Rani" to become the Indian Adam...

Duration: 01:21:42


213: Pat O'Brien

8/28/2017
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Pat O'Brien is an american author, radio host, and legendary sportscaster. He worked at CBS sports from 1981 to 1997, as well as the anchor and host of Access Hollywood from 1997 to 2004, and The Insider from 2004 to 2008. After graduating from college in 1970, he worked as a researcher at NBC News in Washington, D.C. and was a production assistant for the Huntley-Brinkley Report. He then served as an anchor and reporter in Chicago in 1977, and moved to KNXT-TV (now KCBS-TV) in Los...

Duration: 01:17:27


212: David Crane & Jeffrey Klarik

8/21/2017
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David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik have been partners, while successfully writing and producing television together for close to 3 decades. David Crane is best known as the co-creator of the long-running series "Friends," which ran for 10 seasons and earned him numerous awards including an Emmy for outstanding comedy series. Crane also co-created the classic HBO comedy "Dream On," for which he received an Emmy nomination for outstanding writing for a comedy series. Klarik’s respected...

Duration: 01:36:42


211: Steve Byrne

8/14/2017
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Steve Byrne has risen through the ranks of the comedy world to become one of the industry’s most innovative and sought-after performers. He just released his 4th hour stand-up special entitled "Tell The Damn Joke." He has been seen on TBS’s "Conan," ABC’s "Jimmy Kimmel Live," CBS’s “The Late Late Show,” BET’s "Comic View," and has appeared on NBC’s "Tonight Show" a total of 10 times. Byrne also had the honor of opening for popular musical acts such as Kanye West and Mariah Carey. His...

Duration: 02:03:51


210: Jim Marrs - His Final Interview

8/7/2017
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Jim Marrs is an American journalist and JFK assassination expert. He has worked for several Texas newspapers, including the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, where, beginning in 1968, he served as police reporter and general assignments reporter covering stories locally, in Europe, and the Middle East. In 1989, his book, "Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy", was published to critical acclaim and reached the New York Times paperback non-fiction best seller list in mid-February 1992. It...

Duration: 01:00:29

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