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Comedian and actor Gilbert Gottfried, a man Stephen King once called “a national treasure,” talks with the show business legends, icons and behind-the-scenes talents who shaped his childhood and influenced his comedy. Along with co-host and fellow pop culture fanatic Frank Santopadre, Gilbert is joined by comics, actors, musicians, talk show hosts, writers and other eyewitnesses to Hollywood history, including Bruce Dern, Chevy Chase, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Adam West, Steve Buscemi, Micky Dole ...
 
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In this conclusion of a memorable two-part episode, veteran screen and stage actress Sally Struthers regales Gilbert and Frank with entertaining backstage tales from "All in the Family," "The Gilmore Girls" and the all-female production of Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple," while sharing personal recollections of Joan Crawford, David Frost, Betty Garre…
 
Gilbert and Frank celebrate the life of late director, critic and film historian Peter Bogdanovich with this 2016 episode about the making of "Citizen Kane," the influence of John Ford and Howard Hawks, the B-movies of Roger Corman and the decline of the Hollywood studio system. Also, Peter befriends Cary Grant, Gilbert meets Richard Pryor, Jimmy S…
 
In which we foist a subpar season of Curb onto an unsuspecting audience. S9E1 "Foisted!" Original Air Date: October 1, 2017 Synopsis: Larry tries to rid himself of an inept assistant, offends Jeff's barber, and gets into hot water over a new project. Send us your comments, questions, feedback and suggestions at CurbPostman@gmail.com Follow us on Tw…
 
In the first part of a two-part episode, Emmy-winning actress Sally Struthers joins Gilbert and Frank for a fascinating and laugh-filled conversation about the aloofness of Rudy Vallee, the eccentricities of Sam Peckinpah, the versatility of Bill Dana, the unexplainable existence of "The Phynx" and the recent 50th anniversary of "All in the Family.…
 
This week on "Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Classics": to mark the release of the new HBO documentary "The Super Bob Einstein Movie," Gilbert and Frank present a memorable episode from 2016 featuring legendary writer-actor-producer Bob Einstein. In this episode, Bob shares hilarious anecdotes about everyone from Redd Foxx to Billy Barty to S…
 
Before he was Marty Funkhouser, he was Super Dave Osborne and before that he was Bob Einstein. This week, we use the release of HBO's "The Super Bob Einstein Movie" to do a deep dive on the life and career of a Curb favorite. We also checked out both Bob Einstein episodes of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. We'll be back next week with our coverag…
 
In this encore presentation of an episode from 2019, Gilbert and Frank welcome Grammy and Emmy-winning singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins for a revealing conversation about the rewards of collaboration, the mystery of the creative process, the challenge of composing songs for the movies "Top Gun" and "Footloose" and his "accidental" partnership with w…
 
We survived Season 11 of Curb Your Enthusiasm and all we got is this pair of old sneakers. S11E10 "The Mormon Advantage". Original Air Date: December 26, 2021 Synopsis: With the city council vote rapidly approaching, Larry gives some unsolicited marriage advice and hosts an event for an American hero. Send us your comments, questions, feedback and …
 
In this encore of an episode from 2020, Gilbert and Frank are joined by writer-producer Craig Schulz ("The Peanuts Movie") and author-archivist Chip Kidd ("Peanuts: The Art of Charles M. Schulz") for an in-depth look at the origin and legacy of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and the enduring genius of the man behind it. Also, Snoopy crushes on Peggy F…
 
We're quickly approaching the end of Season 11 and decided to reconnect with an old friend who wears multiple hats to help us stick the landing. Will Leitch of NY Magazine and The Long Game podcast joins us to break down S11E9 "Igor, Gregor, & Timor". Original Air Date: December 19, 2021 Synopsis: Larry seizes an opportunity to avoid Irma as he's r…
 
Gilbert and Frank usher in yet another holiday season with actor, singer and fan favorite Mario Cantone, who chimes in on a sackful of topics, including the joys of Albert Finney's "Scrooge," the enduring appeal of the Snow Miser, the genius of Stephen Sondheim, the 100th birthday of Judy Garland and the new "Sex in the City" reboot, "And Just Like…
 
We're going J to J to J this week as world renowned stand up comic Elon Gold (aka Jake Bloom aka Head of Hulu aka Jewlu) joins us to talk S11E8 "What Have I Done?", swap yeshiva high school stories and so much more. Original Air Date: December 12, 2021 Synopsis: Larry does damage control to remain in Irma's good graces while encouraging Leon to mon…
 
Gilbert and Frank welcome Oscar-nominated writer-director and devoted GGACP fan Terry Zwigoff ("Crumb," "Ghost World," "Bad Santa") for a funny and candid conversation about clueless focus groups, misbehaving movie stars, tacked-on happy endings, the twisted genius of Drew Friedman and the comedy stylings of Margaret Dumont. Also, Cloris Leachman r…
 
Av and Alex go canvassing with the great Ali Lasher on Season 11, Episode 7 "Irma Kostroski" Original Air Date: December 5, 2021 Synopsis: Ahead of Election Day, Larry befriends City Councilwoman Irma Kostroski while mediating a conflict between a difficult actor and his prop master. Send us your comments, questions, feedback and suggestions at Cur…
 
Director-producer-raconteur Barry Sonnenfeld returns to the podcast for an entertaining and informative conversation about the timelessness of "Dr. Strangelove,” the genius of Elmore Leonard, the shortcomings of "Wild Wild West," the technical wizardry of "Raising Arizona" and the 30th anniversary (and new 4K release) of 1991's "The Addams Family."…
 
It's a guest twofer this week! First, we are joined by TV editor extraordinaire Roger Nygard, who has edited 22 episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm (including this one) to take us through the episode and what didn't make it in. You can buy his book on editing comedies here. Then, in a Pretty Pretty Pretty Good first, we have a guest just for the Postm…
 
In one of their funniest and most wide-ranging episodes to date, Gilbert and Frank welcome author-mystery writer Max Allan Collins and actor-comedian Dave Thomas for an entertaining conversation about the influence of Mad magazine, the genius of Jack Webb, the strange passions of Raymond Burr, the rise and fall of Bob Hope, the war between Al Capon…
 
Alex and Av each share a secret they've never told anyone before on Season 11, Episode 5 "IRASSHAIMASE!" Original Air Date: November 21, 2021 Synopsis: While he and his date swap secrets, Larry runs afoul of the rules and regulations at a sushi restaurant. No good deed goes unpunished for Freddy Funkhouser. Check out Alex's map of Larry's shortcut …
 
Gilbert and Frank celebrate Thanksgiving by giving thanks for one of their most cherished episodes and two of their favorite guests, the late, great (and greatly missed) actors Ron Leibman ("The Hot Rock," "Where's Poppa?", "Angels in America") and Jessica Walter ("Play Misty for Me," "Arrested Development," "Archer"). Also in this episode: Ron sta…
 
That sound you hear isn't a shofar, it's the voice of the great Chappel who returns to the podcast to break down all the highs and lows of Season 11, Episode 4 "The Watermelon" Original Air Date: November 14, 2021 Synopsis: After agreeing to take Susie's new rabbi golfing, Larry then cashes in on her favor. Later, Larry's appeal to Woody Harrelson'…
 
To mark the 50th anniversary of the series premiere of "Columbo," Gilbert and Frank are joined by author and pop culture historian David Koenig for a loving look at the iconic show, its mercurial star Peter Falk, its impressive lineup of guest killers and character actors and David's new book, "Shooting Columbo: The Lives and Deaths of TV's Rumpled…
 
We team up with Josh Wigler and Akiva Wienerkur of Post Show Recaps for a Curb crossover event days in the making (plus a little Av and Alex bonus time before and after) for our coverage of Season 11, Episode 3 "The Mini Bar". Original Air Date: November 7, 2021 Synopsis: In a last-ditch effort, Larry enlists Cheryl's help with a project and concoc…
 
Gilbert and Frank welcome writer-producer RON MacCLOSKEY, author-historian GREGORY MANK and entrepreneur SARA KARLOFF for a celebration of the life and career of screen legend Boris Karloff as well as a discussion about the recently-released 2021 documentary, "Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster." Also in this episode: Bela Lugosi plays match…
 
Will the doggy bag go down smooth as Season 11 continues with "Angel Muffin." Original Air Date: October 31, 2021 Synopsis: Larry is forced to attend an ill-fated work meeting and investigates the truth behind a faulty toilet. Determined to unravel a mystery of his own, Jeff employs Larry's detective skills. Send us your comments, questions, feedba…
 
Comedian, actor, writer and lifelong New Yorker Colin Quinn (finally!) joins Gilbert and Frank for a hilarious conversation about vanishing Manhattan, mobsters with podcasts, awkward celebrity encounters, the gritty cinema of Sidney Lumet and Martin Scorsese and his new one-person show, "Colin Quinn: The Last Best Hope." Also, Rod Steiger holds a g…
 
We're back baby! Plop down on your couch, grab a glass of your favorite wine and settle in for our recap of the Season 11 premiere, "The Five Foot Fence." Original Air Date: October 24, 2021 Synopsis: While his latest venture is threatened by forces outside his control, Larry attends an unprecedented event at Albert Brooks' house. Send us your comm…
 
Gilbert and Frank celebrate Halloween week with this classic episode from 2018, featuring Metallica guitarist, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and monster kid Kirk Hammett, who discusses his lifelong love affair with horror films, his priceless collection of movie memorabilia, his sympathy for "misunderstood" monsters and the shared connection between ho…
 
With the new season just days away, Alex and Av do a deep dive on the Season 11 trailer, break down the announced guest stars and make some uneducated predictions about what to expect in Season 11. Curb Season 11 premieres on October 24 at 10:40pm! Send us your comments, questions, feedback and suggestions at CurbPostman@gmail.com Follow us on Twit…
 
New York Times bestselling author, journalist and entertainment historian Mark Harris joins Gilbert and Frank for a fascinating and informative conversation about his critically-acclaimed Mike Nichols biography ("Mike Nichols: A Life"), as well as his thoroughly-researched books, "Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War" and "…
 
Emmy-winning writer, producer, musician and monster kid Dino Stamatopoulos (“Mr. Show,” “TV Funhouse,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”) joins Gilbert and Frank for a darkly funny conversation about savage chimps, cross-dressing puppets, bad horror movie tropes, the spectacular failure of "The Dana Carvey Show" and the creation of his wildly origina…
 
Over the first 8 seasons, Larry has romantically pursued and been pursued by a number of women. Samantha Mathis (Donna - "The Hero") stop by to talk about them and help us determine which one will be the initial holder of The Larry Love Interest Championship Belt. Send us your comments, questions, feedback and suggestions at CurbPostman@gmail.com F…
 
Comedy writer-producer Aaron Lee and Emmy-nominated actor Rainn Wilson join Gilbert and Frank to talk about nerd culture, haunted houses, the many moods of Jerry Lewis, the staying power of "The Office," the outrageousness of the Comedy Central roasts and their paranormal podcast "Dark Air with Terry Carnation." Also, Gilbert plays a horse, Aaron w…
 
As we await the start of Season 11, we continue our series of bonus episodes covering various Larry David bonus projects from the six-year interregnum between Seasons 8 and 9. This week, it's "Fish in the Dark", the 2015 Broadway play that LD wrote and starred in. If you haven't yet, you can listen to a recording of the play here: https://drive.goo…
 
In this conclusion of a 2-part episode, veteran screen actors Richard Benjamin and Paula Prentiss talk about sharing the stage with their children, celebrating 60 years of marriage, casting the comedy classic "My Favorite Year" and filming "The Stepford Wives," "Westworld," Diary of a Mad Housewife" and "The Parallax View." Also, Mel Brooks produce…
 
It's another bonus episode, as this week we dive into the 2013 HBO comedy "Clear History." The movie stars Larry David and was written by him together with the Berg/Mandel/Schaffer Curb trio. You can watch "Clear History" streaming on HBO Max. Next week, we will be discussing Larry David's 2015 play "Fish in the Dark". You can listen to a recording…
 
In the first part of a 2-part episode, Gilbert and Frank talk to celebrated actors and longtime Hollywood couple Richard Benjamin and Paula Prentiss about their seven-decade careers in front of (and behind) the camera, co-starring in a groundbreaking sitcom, co-hosting "Saturday Night Live," meeting Stan Laurel and Buster Keaton and working with le…
 
As we await the new season next month, we kick off our interregnum with the first of several bonus episodes. Mike Bloom joins us to help us simulate a season of Survivor played by some of our favorite Curb characters. 2.5 hours, 22 characters, ONE SURVIVOR. If you would like to see the tribe breakdown or follow along as you listen, you can find the…
 
Actor, comedian and impressionist Kevin Pollak joins Gilbert and Frank for a frequently hilarious conversation about the legend of Harry Houdini, the cinema of Barry Levinson, joining the cast of "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" and sharing the screen with Tom Cruise, Robert De Niro, Jack Lemmon and Rod Steiger. Also, Steve Martin packs arenas, Walter M…
 
We conclude Season 8 with a battle for the ages. It's "Larry vs. Michael J. Fox" in Season 8, Episode 10. Original Air Date: September 11, 2011 Synopsis: Larry accuses his neighbor Michael J. Fox of harassment; Jeff takes a bullet for Susie; and Larry is scolded for giving an inappropriate birthday gift to Jennifer's son Greg. Send us your comments…
 
To celebrate the upcoming Monkees farewell tour, Gilbert and Frank present this classic encore episode from 2015, featuring a rare interview with musician-songwriter-producer Michael Nesmith, who talks about hosting hootenannies, worshipping Bob Dylan, visiting swinging London, nailing his original screen test in October ’65 and his fondness and af…
 
Alex and Av go deep talking Mets, Red Sox, Mookie, Buckner, ice cream, orgasm inducing cars, minyan men and much much more on Season 8, Episode 9 "Mister Softee". Then at the 1:54 mark, they talk to author Abby Ellin about her experience growing up as a Red Sox fan and her essay "On Bill Buckner’s Greatest Catch (with a Little Help from Larry David…
 
Zach Brooks of The Movie Ladder drops by to reunite with Av and share some zany invention ideas. After some extended banter that touches on movies, milestones, board games and even MURDER, we dive into Season 8, Episode 8 "Car Periscope" around the 28:00 mark. Original Air Date: August 28, 2011 Synopsis: Larry and Jeff weigh an investment opportuni…
 
To mark the 40th anniversary of 1981's "An American Werewolf in London," Gilbert and Frank present an encore episode with actor, producer and director Griffin Dunne, who talks about blending horror and comedy, teaming with Martin Scorsese and Sidney Lumet, the cynical cinema of Billy Wilder and the lives (and work) of Joan Didion and Dominick Dunne…
 
Alex and Av compete for the affection of a bisexual on this week's episode: Season 8, Episode 7 "The Bi-Sexual". Original Air Date: August 21, 2011 Synopsis: Larry and Rosie O'Donnell try to court the same woman. Larry takes Leon's advice, which gives him an advantage, but he finds it doesn't always work in the long run. Send us your comments, ques…
 
In honoring the life and career of late, great producer-director Richard Donner ("Superman," "The Omen," "Lethal Weapon," "The Goonies") Gilbert and Frank present this ENCORE episode from 2018, featuring a fascinating conversation about the importance of on-set teamwork, the eccentricities of Marlon Brando, the singular talent of Rod Serling and th…
 
Dan Bakkedahl sneaks onto the podcast without either Alex or Av noticing. We talk about his background with Second City and his breakout on Veep before turning to Season 8, Episode 6 "The Hero". Original Air Date: August 14, 2011 Synopsis: Larry accidentally becomes a hero on the flight to New York, earning him the respect of the woman sitting next…
 
In this ENCORE presentation of a classic GGACP episode, Gilbert and Frank talk to comedian, voice actor and fan favorite Billy West about bad sight gags, one-joke comedians, post-stroke Stooges, the legend of "Grandpa" Al Lewis, the genius of June Foray and Frank Welker and the magnificence of the Buddy Rich and Paul Anka rants. Also, Larry Fine pl…
 
For the first time in 10 episodes, it's just Alex and Av without any guest. We break down some details from the Yucky Juice Tournament, review some recent Curb stories in the news and eventually cover this week's episode: Season 8, Episode 5 "Vow of Silence". Original Air Date: August 7, 2011 Synopsis: A friend who has taken a vow of silence create…
 
Veteran stage and screen actor John Schuck joins Gilbert and Frank for a look back at his 6-decade career in show business and a lively conversation about turning down movie roles, guesting on game shows, canoodling with Elizabeth Taylor, portraying both Herman Munster and Daddy Warbucks and working alongside icons Robert Altman, Warren Beatty, Geo…
 
Gilbert and Frank fly solo and field questions from their loyal Patreon supporters on a wide (and fascinating) variety of topics, including early gigs, career do-overs, elusive guests, forbidden TV shows, bad celebrity marriages and the "musicality" of comedy. Also in this episode: Vincent Price reads "Fifty Shades of Grey," Nostradamus predicts fa…
 
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