Barry Katz is the legendary manager and producer behind Dave Chappelle, Louis CK, Tracy Morgan, Wanda Sykes, Dane Cook, Whitney Cummings and has brokered over 100 TV development deals. At one point he had four clients as members of the “Saturday Night Live” cast. This guy is no joke.
In this rare, rather boisterous and incredibly insightful interview about the entertainment business, comedy and life philosophy, Barry deep dives into his relationship with Dave, with others in the business, and tells stories that are is influential as they are instructive.
He has produced multiple comedy albums that have gone gold, platinum, and double platinum, as well as producing several films including “Employee of the Month,” “Good Luck Chuck,” and “My Best Friend’s Girl.” Additionally, he has created three television shows (ABC’s “The Next Best Thing,” NESN’S “Comedy All-Stars,” and the FOX sketch pilot “Naked But Funny”), and has executive produced over 30 different TV stand-up specials, documentaries, reality programs, and scripted shows including NBC’s “Whitney,” Fox’s “Action,” HBO’s “Tourgasm,” History Channel’s “Houdini: Unlocking the Mystery,” Comedy Central’s “Christopher Titus: Neverlution,” TBS’s “Frank TV,” Showtime’s “Bill Bellamy: Crazy, Sexy, Dirty”, and 7 seasons of the Emmy nominated NBC series “Last Comic Standing.”
Enjoy Barry and catch his industry leading podcasting, Industry Standard, released every Monday.
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