Industry Standard w/ Barry Katz

Industry Standard w/ Barry Katz

United States

A one-of-a-kind insiders look at Hollywood from a totally different perspective. This inspirational weekly series provides 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 provides the blueprint for the audience to take their careers to the next tier, while showcasing each guests’ extraordinary journey from humble beginnings to the highest levels in their field.

Episodes

196: Kirk Fox  

KIRK FOX is an actor, writer, producer and award-winning stand-up comedian. Fox was the host of the syndicated daytime conflict talk show The Test and had a recurring role on NBC’s hit comedy Parks and Recreation as Sewage Joe. Other acting credits include Nickelodeon’s How to Rock, NBC’s Community, The Carmichael Show, The Mick, and as a series regular on CBS’s hour-long dramedy Rush Hour.

Fox’s extensive television background includes multiple guest appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan, as well as his own Comedy Central Presents. His experience is not only limited to television, though. Fox has also built an impressive list of film credits including Forgetting Sarah Marshall, The Postman, Post Grad, The Patriot, and Wyatt Earp.

195: Kevin Bright  

Over the last 40 years, KEVIN BRIGHT has gained recognition as one of TV Comedy’s most successful producers and directors. He produced 6 “Magic of David Copperfield” specials that won multiple Emmys, including the Vanishing of the Statue of Liberty and Walking Through the Great Wall of China.

His credits include executive producing one of the greatest half-hour comedy "Friends" which was a cultural phenomenon that ran for an entire decade, the HBO hit show "Dream On," & the hilarious groundbreaking sketch comedy show "In Living Color."

194: Chris D'Elia Re-Release  

CHRIS D'ELIA is a comedian, writer, and actor who began acting in high school, with several guest roles on "Chicago Hope". He attended New York University, but dropped out to pursue comedy writing full time, and began performing stand-up at 25 years old. His relentless stage practice landed him slots on "Comedy Central's Live At Gotham" and "Comedy Central Presents". D'Elia has since become one of the most popular and successful stand-up comedians touring today.  In 2011, he landed a starring role on NBC's sitcom "Whitney" opposite Whitney Cummings, and appeared on the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber.  In 2014, he joined the cast of "Undateable", a sitcom executive produced by Bill Lawrence, premiering it's third season (consisting entirely of live episodes) on October 9th, 2015, on NBC.

193: Michael Phillips  

MICHAEL PHILLIPS' films have been praised by critics and film lovers all over the world, and have garnered 23 academy award nominations as well as a palme d’or.

His incredible resume includes unique cinematic gems such as Steven Spielberg’s "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," (which won him Italy’s David Di Donatello award for best picture), Martin Scorsese's "Taxi Driver," and "The Sting," starring Robert Redford and Paul Newman which won 7 academy awards. 

192: David Copperfield  

DAVID COPPERFIELD is the winner of 21 Emmy Awards for his groundbreaking TV specials, holds 11 Guinness World Records, was named "Magician of the Century," "King of Magic," & "Magician of the Millennium" by the Society of American Magicians, is the first living illusionist to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, was knighted by the French government, awarded a living legend award by the U.S. Library of Congress, entertained Presidents at the White House, has been featured on postage stamps from 6 different countries, owns Musha Cay-- a set of 11 private resort islands in the Bahamas, has been involved in multiple film projects like the Jim Carrey/Steve Carrell Film "Burt Wonderstone", where he developed illusions for the film & coached the stars...as well as the $350M grossing film, "Now You See Me," where he was a producer & consulted on the screenplay, has 3.62 million followers on twitter, and Forbes named him one of the top 5 wealthiest entertainers in the world.  

191: Gary Miller  

GARY MILLER is an internationally renowned English music producer, composer, arranger and songwriter. Miller has worked with iconic artists including David Bowie, Sting, Elton John, George Michael, Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, Simply Red, Slash, Fergie, Andrea Bocelli, Lionel Ritchie, Donna Summer, Rick Astley, Kylie Minogue, and many others. Miller created a non-profit "Rock Against Trafficking", which fights to end human trafficking, particularly with children, and will soon release a star-studded album to raise money for the organization.

190: Catherine Oxenberg  

CATHERINE OXENBERG is an award-winning actress best known for her performance as Amanda Carrington on the 1980's Prime-Time soap opera "Dynasty." An Ivy-League educated model, performer, and activist, Oxenberg is the daughter of Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia, making her 1,375th in line for the British Throne. She has appeared in numerous TV shows, and starred in her own Lifetime reality series, "I Married a Princess" in 2006. Additionally, she recently produced and starred in "Sexology," a documentary which analyzes the female orgasm in our modern Post-Feminist society. Once named by Harper's Bazaar as one of America's 10 Most Beautiful Women, Oxenberg is a strong advocate regarding the issues of child abuse and crimes against women.

189: Tommy Davidson  

TOMMY DAVIDSON'S exceptional range -- from stand-up comedy and acting to versatile music accomplishments -- have earned him a reputation as a legendary performer. Best known for being one of the stand-out cast members on "In Living Color," Davidson has also made 3 comedy specials and appeared in the hit films "Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls", "Strictly Business", "Booty Call", and Spike Lee's "Bamboozled". As an animated voice artist, Tommy starred in Will Smith's series, "Youngin's", Disney's "The Proud Family", and Adult Swim's "Black Dynamite", having also co-starred in the original cult live-action feature of the same name. Tommy currently hosts "Vacation Creation" on the CW. Davidson continues to perform for audiences across the country and will take the stage doing comedy at Madison Square Garden on April 1st.

188: Pete Holmes Re-Release  

PETE HOLMES is a comedian, actor, voice actor, writer, producer, and podcaster.  Performing standup for over 15 years, Pete was a featured comedian on Comedy Central's Premium Blend and VH1's Best Week Ever.  He wrote for NBC's sitcom "Outsourced" and Fox's "I Hate My Teenage Daughter," and has created dozens of skit comedy videos for CollegeHumor.com. After two successsful appearances on Conan, Conan O'Brien commissioned and produced "The Pete Holmes Show" on TBS, a late-night talk show with Pete as host.  His extremely succssful podcast "You Made It Weird" is featured on the Nerdist Network has welcomed some of the best comedians and actors active today. Currently, Holmes writes and stars in the new HBO comedy, Crashing, which premiered on February 19th, which Holmes executive produces alongside Judd Apatow, who directed the pilot. 

187: Ted Sarandos  

TED SARANDOS is one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2013, and has led content acquisition for Netflix since 2000.  With more than 20 years' experience in the video business, Ted is a key innovator in the acquisition and distribution of films and television programs.  From its roots as a US DVD subscription rental company, Netflix is now the world's leading internet television network with over 93 million members in more than 190 countries, and received 54 Emmy Awards in 2016. In 2017, Sarandos will oversee the Network's spending of $6 Billion to produce 1,000 hours of new content. 

186: Andy Dick  

ANDY DICK is a multi-faceted comedian, writer and director who's entertained millions on both the small and big screen for over three decades. Despite his well-documented struggles with substance abuse and run-ins with the law, Andy has proven himself as a once-in-a-generation performer whose talent talent and staying power in Hollywood is undeniable. Dick started his TV comedy career as a cast member on the beloved sketch comedy program "The Ben Stiller Show," and then his big breakout role came in 1995 portraying Matthew Brock on NBC's "Newsradio". Additionally, Andy has had memorable roles in films like "Road Trip", "Old School", and "Zoolander".  

185: Rita Rudner  

Beginning her career as a Broadway dancer, comedian RITA RUDNER has flourished for over three decades selling millions of tickets all over the world. She rose to fame due to a variety of HBO Specials and countless late night appearances on shows like Late Night with David Letterman and The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, which established Rudner as one of the premiere female comics to emerge from the comedy boom of the 1980s. Rudner has filled Carnegie Hall times, and holds the Las Vegas Record for the longest running solo act, where she performed over 2,000 shows over the course of 12 years. Rudner was nominated for a Writer's Guild Award for best screenplay for "Peter's Friends" which she co-wrote with her longtime writing partner and husband, Martin Bergman, and has also written for two Academy Awards with host Steve Martin. Rudner recently performed for former President Obama, and recorded her latest special, "Rita Rudner: Live from Las Vegas" for PBS as well as BBC Radio. Rudner has also written five books, including two fiction novels, "Tickled Pink", and "Turning the Tables."

184: Richie Keen  

RICHIE KEEN is a WGA Award-Winning Writer, Actor, and Director, who is making his directorial feature debut with "Fist Fight", starring Ice Cube and Charlie Day, which opens February 17th. One of the resident directors on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia", Keen directed the entire second season of Comedy Central's "Important Things with Demetri Martin", TV Land's "Teachers" pilot, Showtime's "Shameless", Billy Crystal's "Comedians" for FX, Chuck Lorre's new Netflix comedy "Disjointed", "New Girl" on Fox, Dennis Leary's "Sirens" for USA, "The Goldbergs" on ABC, and has has written pilots CBS, Fox, and Spike. Currently, Richie is writing, directing, and starring in the pilot "Throuple", for NBC and is also attached to direct the feature, "Partners", starring Mark Wahlberg.

183: Terry Sweeney  

TERRY SWEENEY is a prolific writer, executive producer, sketch comedian, and actor, who, in 1985, became the first open gay actor in "Saturday Night Live’s" history. Also a writer for SNL, Sweeney co-wrote the cult southern film SHAG IN 1989, wrote for FOX’S "Mad TV," WB’s sketch show "Hype," and Sci-Fi Channel’s "Tripping the Rift." As an actor, Sweeney has had memorable guest roles on syndicated hit shows like Family Matters and Seinfeld. In 2015, Sweeney released a collection of autobiographical humor essays, entitled, “Irritable Bowels and the People Who Give You Them". 

182: Jeanie Buss  

JEANIE BUSS is one of the main owners and president of the Los Angeles Lakers, one of the 10 most valuable sports franchises in the world. Buss is the daughter of the late Dr. Jerry Buss, a real estate investor who bought the Lakers and other sports businesses when Jeanie was a teenager. At the age of 19, she started in the family business as general manager of the Los Angeles Strings professional tennis team. She later became the owner of the Los Angeles Blades professional roller hockey team, and president of the Great Western Forum, before becoming vice president of the Lakers. After her father died in 2013, his controlling ownership of the Lakers passed to her and her siblings. Since then, Buss took over as team president and represents the Lakers on the NBA Board of Governors.

181: Christopher Titus  

An extraordinary comedian/actor/director/producer and WGA-Nominated writer, CHRISTOPHER TITUS has been called “TV's most original comic voice since Seinfeld.” His comedy is part rant, part confession, part therapy, but always funny. He has released seven specials, four of which have aired on Comedy Central with one on Showtime, and his first special, "Norman Rockwell is Bleeding", based on his own dysfunctional childhood, was adapted into the hit Emmy nominated show, "Titus", which ran for three seasons on Fox, and earned him widespread critical acclaim.

180: Best of 2016 (Part 2 of 2)  

BEST OF INDUSTRY STANDARD 2016 (Part 2 of 2) features the invaluable words of wisdom of 25 more of the best guests on Industry Standard during the past year...including Steve Levitan, Howie Mandel, Paul Feig, Michael Madsen, Dave Mandel, Jay Mohr, Kevin Reilly, Scott Aukerman, James Dixon, Felipe Esparza, Jonas Larsen, Michael Rotenberg, Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan, and many more!

179: Best of 2016 (Part 1 of 2)  

BEST OF INDUSTRY STANDARD 2016 (Part 1 of 2) features the invaluable words of wisdom of 25 of the best guests on Industry Standard during the past year...including Kevin Hart, Gary Marshall, Dennis Rodman, JB Smoove, Bruce Hills, Bob Lefsetz, Lisa Lampanelli, Harry Abrams, Jim Jefferies, and many more!

178: Jim Gaffigan and Jeannie Gaffigan  

JIM GAFFIGAN worked in the advertising business on award-winning campaigns for Sierra Mist, ESPN, Saturn, and Rolling Rock, earning him Business Week's 1999 salesman of the year award. He got his first big break on “Late Show with David Letterman,” who handpicked him to develop a CBS sitcom, “Welcome to New York,” shot in the big apple. He has appeared on numerous TV series and feature films including the Dan Aykroyd series “Soul Man” and the films “Three Kings” and “Super Troopers.” Jim has been nominated for two Grammy awards, his last special was the most watched special on Comedy Central in 2014, the accompanying album was number 11 on the main Billboard charts and # 1 on the comedy charts…and in 2015, he performed at Madison Square Garden. As of June 2016, gaffigan was the most popular comic on Pandora, with over 647 million plays, while garnering over 2 1/2 million followers on twitter.

JEANNIE GAFFIGAN has a masters degree in directing from Marquette University, and went on to work at a repertory theater in Milwaukee, before she moved to New York, where she performed in sketch comedy groups and theater companies where playwrights developed original plays. Soon after, she founded the not-for-profit theater company “Shakespeare on the Playground,” dedicated to teaching literacy and production to urban youth through the performance of full shakespearean plays. Together they wrote and executive produced all 5 of Jim's award winning comedy specials (the last one directed by Jeannie)…the animated series “Pale Force,” starring Jim and Conan O'Brien, for which they received an Emmy nomination… and the most recent tv land series “The Jim Gaffigan Show,” where Jeannie received the Christopher and Elouqentia Perfecta awards for her work in television. Together they  wrote and executive produced all 22 episodes and are one of the most prolific husband and wife teams in the business.

177: Kevin Reilly  

Kevin Reilly has had a career spanning over two decades, helping to bring to life some of the greatest television shows of this, or any, generation, serving as president of 5 TV networks, including NBC, FOX, FX, and currently president of TBS and TNT.  He began his career at NBC, where he had a hand in the development of distinctive and groundbreaking hits, including the pilots of “ER,” “Homicide: Life on the Street” and “Law & Order.”  From 1994 to 2000, Reilly served as President of Television at Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, where he was responsible for shepherding some of TV’s top shows, such as the pilot for “The Sopranos,” and the NBC hit comedies “Just Shoot Me!” And “Newsradio.” In 2000, Reilly served as President of Entertainment for FX. In that role, Reilly helped redefine the basic cable business with an aggressive slate of original quality programming including “Nip/Tuck” and “Rescue Me.” Within a year of his arrival, FX made cable history with its seminal series, “The Shield,” which broke cable ratings records when it premiered and went on to receive a golden globe award for best drama series and an emmy award for lead actor michael chiklis. After FX, Reilly served as President of NBC from 2004-2007, where his vocal support helped ‘The Office’ survive it’s low-rated first season, and other hit shows including “My Name is Earl,” “Heroes,” “30 Rock,” and “Friday Night Lights.” In 2007, Reilly headed Fox, where he oversaw the launch of the emmy-nominated, golden globe-winning pop-culture sensation “Glee,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (which earned the Golden Globe for best comedy series in its first season), “New Girl” (Fox's highest-rated sitcom in 10 years), and “Gotham” and “Empire (2 of the biggest hits of the 2014-15 season). Since 2014, Reilly has served as the President of TBS and TNT and Chief Creative Officer of Turner Entertainment, where in 2016, introducing “Animal Kingdom” and both dark original dramas as well and edgy comedies including “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” “The Detour,” “Angie Tribeca,” “Wrecked,” and “People of Earth.”

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