The Gilbert Years- Part 3: Greatest Hits and UnSung!
This is the last of my blog pieces about the years I've spent handling the audio production of Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast! The new plan, as you may have read, is for the show to be recorded at Sirius XM, where each episode will have a limited run on the Comedy Greats channel- and then be released as a podcast through Starburns Audio. Sadly, as I've already posted, I am no longer needed to record and mix the episodes. Being told the show can't use you anymore was a slight jolt, and leaving is bittersweet. But I am sure the show will continue to deliver the goods and hopefully thrive in their new arrangement.
To kick things off, here is a fun slide show of a bunch of shots of guests both at Nutmeg and Earwolf/ Stitcher.
Some of my favorite guests and video clips are below, followed at the bottom by a little bit more about MY new podcast- UnSung: The People You Don't Know You Know!
There are so many memorable moments from over the years that it's almost impossible to pick my favorites... but here, in no particular order, are some true gems.
While Jonathan Katz tries to tell a story about an appearance on Conan, Gilbert falls into a laughing frenzy. I don't recall if we ever got to hear the story!
Gilbert and Frank are joined by Richard Belzer, Paul Shaffer, and Tom Leopold. A room full of icons. And Tom!
Bill Macy. What can we say? One of the funniest episodes ever. Rest In Peace! I hope heaven is filled with herring.
In what may have been one of the first episodes featuring the, errr... unique vocal stylings of Gilbert Gottfried, Tony Orlando lit up the studio with this version of 'Tie a Yellow Ribbon'.
Dominic Chianese serenaded us with several beautiful songs during his episode. What an unexpected treat! He's rocking my Gibson SG Firebrand. The man is hardcore.