“The Daily Show” co-creator Madeleine Smithberg

http://media.blubrry.com/proudlyresents/p/proudlyresents.com/media/prp184.mp3Podcast: Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Play | RSS “The Daily Show” co-creator, Madeleine Smithberg talks about her amazing career in TV. From  Late Night With David Letterman to life after co-creating and running “The Daily Show.” Madeleine give a lot of insight to the creative part of TV as well the harsh business practices. Talks about Jon Stewart changing the work atmosphere at “The Daily Show,” how she got David Spade to stop doing fat actress jokes and why Bloomberg TV rejected a very funny Julie Klasner. She tells…

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Todd Yasui: Behind the scenes of late night TV

http://media.blubrry.com/proudlyresents/p/proudlyresents.com/media/prp169a.mp3Podcast: Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Play | RSSBig time TV producer, Todd Yasui is the guest today. Todd was the Executive Producer of “Late Late Show” with Kilborne and Ferguson. He was also my boss on “The Queen Latifah Show.” It’s amazing to learn that he got his first job by cold calling the infamous Helen Kushnick of the “The Tonight Show.” Todd gets into detail about his the early chaotic days of that show. It’s the truth behind “The Late Shift.” (Ok, the book was pretty close.)…

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David Letterman Former EP Robert “Morty” Morton

http://media.blubrry.com/proudlyresents/p/proudlyresents.com/media/prp079.mp3Podcast: Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Google Play | RSSThe man behind Letterman – Robert “Morty” Morton talks about “The Late Shift” which is based on his time during the Letterman/Leno feuds. Morty gives us insight to what it was like to be on the front lines of the backstabbing of the late night wars. Also, Morty chimes in on who should replace Letterman and Leno if they are ever to retire. Today’s show is part one of an interview with Morty. You can watch the movie on Amazon (we get a…

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