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Nick Bollettieri. One of, if not THE premier tennis mentors in the sport. He has coached the top players in the sport such as Monica Seles, Serena Williams, Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Boris Becker and countless others. We talk about his career in tennis and what it was like being an influence in the illustrious careers of such tennis greats.
Judy Joo. Judy is a resident chef on IRON CHEF UK as well as the Executive Chef at the Playboy Club in London. We talk about her unique background, how certain foods are made and what its like putting flavors together.
Susan Pinsky. This week, its something different as I talk with podcaster Susan Pinsky, host of CALLING OUT WITH SUSAN PINSKY on the Sideshow Network. Susan is steeped in the world of clairvoyants and psychics. I had a psychic reading recently so this was a very interesting conversation. We talk about how she became interested in this world, how psychics train and what her husband, Dr. Drew Pinsky, thinks of the clairvoyant world.
Steve Belanger. Host of Men's Health Podcast. A really fun interview with Steve about his former life in the corporate world working for the Penthouse empire --no, not as a model, his hilarious and revealing book - "My Penthouse Past" - about that time, his years as an actor and stand up and the great interviews he does for Men's Health. A great chat with a really interesting, funny guy.
JR Ravitz, head booker of the Comic Strip Live in New York City is Paul's guest this week for a great discussion.
Tait Fletcher has had quite an enigmatic history. Tait rose to being one of the best grapplers in the world. He was championed and medaled in hundreds of tournaments. Tait was a forerunner in the sport of MMA through its crucial growth period. Tait has also been a stunt man in hollywood including, Paul, Thor and Red Dawn, and has had acting roles in Schwarzenegger’s Last Stand and as the villain hunting Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg in the hit, 2Guns. Tait is a fascinating guy who leads an incredibly interesting life. I've not met anyone like him.
John Devore is my guest this week. John is a great writer and friend who is a very funny and keen observer and satirist of life and all that is topical. We talk politics, comedy and how to get stubborn grass stains out of jeans.
Terry Gilliam. Founding member of "Monty Python" the most innovative, influential comedy troupes in history! Terry started out as a cartoonist and has a great story of how he met John Cleese after giving up his American citizens and leaving America because he was disenchanted with the Vietnam War. We get into what Monty Python's process was like in creating their memorable sketches, what is was like working with Graham Chapman, Michale Palin and the others in the group, and how Terry's very unique vision as a writer and director has given us such brilliant movies as, "Brazil," "Time Bandits," and "Monty Python and The only Grail."
Ron Perlman. Ron Perlman is a Golden Globe winning actor, he's appeared in TV shows and movies like Sons of Anarchy, Beauty and the Beast, Hellboy, and Pans Labyrinth. We talk about his method as an actor, his passion for acting, and his memoir called "Easy Street The Hard Way"
My friend and comedian Tom Rhodes. Seen in his own NBC sit-com, "Mr. Rhodes" and three stand-up specials, Tom started comedy at 17 and by 19 was supporting himself on the road. Amazing story. He was the first comic signed to a development deal by Comedy Central. He's spent the last TEN years living and working around the world, literally, he has not had a permanent home. He talks about living and doing comedy in the likes of Malaysia, Singapore, Iceland, and Russia. Totally fascinating dude - one of the most cultured people I know. To top it all off Tom has a GREAT story about meeting a pant-less Rodney Dangerfield at the age of 17!
Zane Lamprey. Zane Lamprey is the host of multiple podcasts including Three Sheets, The Zane Lamprey Show, and his newest project with NatGeo, Chug. We talk about his projects, drinking, and his kickstarter.
Very Funny comedian, Dave Anthony. A stand up, Dave also writes on and is in "Maron" on IFC. Dave and I go back to NYC together starting out. Dave is a super honest guy, which I love about him, and talks about why he was so angry for such a long (Then he punched me in the face), how that anger got in the way of his career for a while, how getting married and having a kid gave him perspective, his love of the San Francisco comedy scene (and dislike of NYC) and his very inventive and funny podcast, "The Dollop." We talk other really cool, eye-opening stuff but you gotta listen, I can't spoon feed you!
Artie Lange. A great comedian and friend, we talk sports, comedy and Artie talks VERY candidly about his troubles with drugs and his being clean. It's a really open and honest look into what Artie is dealing with. He's amazing in this conversation. As a thank you I gave him a bag of heroin. That's ok, right?
Larry and Shawn King. A great conversation with the talk show legend Larry King and his wife Shawn. Larry has an amazing story, from growing up poor in Brooklyn to being a pioneer in talk radio and television in America. He has a great story about his old friend Frank Sinatra and many others. His wife Shawn talks about her life as a singer, how she met Larry, and how crazy and fun it is to be married to the talk show King.
Max Kellerman. Host - ESPN's SortsNation & Color Man for HBO Boxing. I've gotten to know Max appearing on SportsNation. He's one of the most well-informed, sharpest guys in sports. Max has a really cool story how he got into sports - working at ESPN right after graduating Columbia. He talks about the state of boxing and how UFC has taken some of the spotlight from boxing. Max isn't shy about his opinions, he's a proponent of Sabermetrics. He believes that Roger Maris should still be considered the single-season home run record holder at 61 because of steroid accusations towards players such as Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa. A really cool look at sports from one of the biggest names in sports broadcasting.
Actor Rob Corddry, from "Children's Hospital," "The Daily Show," “Pain & Gain,” and “Hot Tub Time Machine." He talks about his hilarious show, “Children’s Hospital,” which is sadly coming to an end. Rob and I worked together on "The Daily Show," and talk his days on the show and how he came up with his character by copying Stephen Colbert’s, responding to people on twitter, his fascination with Michael Bay and what it is about his sweat glands that require him to have a giant industrial strength air conditioner. A fun and funny chat with my friend Rob that covers all sorts of ground!
Norman Lear, Television and Comedy legend, creator of "All In The Family, "The Jeffersons," "Sanford and Son," and "Good Times." Norman talks about how he created some of the most successful and influential sit-coms in television history. He tells a great story how "All in the Family," got on the air, how the "Archie Bunker" character came about and how at its peak the show had 60 million viewers. He talks about the struggles he had starting out as a poor writer in Hollywood and his difficult upbringing -- Norman was a small boy when his father went to prison for selling fake bonds. This is one of the most fascinating interviews I've done. Norman has amazing stories that give you a peak behind his creative process, sit-com empire and genius.
Jay Mohr: Comedian, Actor. Host of "Mohr Stories" Podcast and host of "Jay Mohr Sports" of Fox Sports Radio, 9-12 PST. I'm a huge fan of Jay's! He's a good friend and great comedian and actor. We have a really fun conversation about doing stand up together in NYC and how you develop into a good stand up. Jay also talks in an incredibly candid way about his panic attacks, how he took a long break from stand up and became a different person returning to stand up with a renewed approach to his act and his life. It's really interesting stuff!