“Isn’t life fun?” Asks George Shapiro, mega manager of talent in the business of show. It sure is when he’s around. This BROADcast comes with a funny back guarantee. Stories, stories, stories, songs, cheers, accents, impressions––but it’s the stories––his partner, Howard West, friends since they were children; his uncle Carl (Reiner) coming home from the war, George’s hero for his service, before fame and the funny; his own military service as a trained killer (say what?!?) to saving a WAC; Carl with Mel Brooks, being Carl and Mel: his biggest regret; his worst negotiation; the mailroom at William Morris, agenting to breaking away, following Bernie Brillstein in personal management; Andy Kaufman, the unabridged story; Taxi, Tony Clifton, the contract (s), Elvis, Robin Williams, his extreme act of friendship and fun; Milos Forman, this show a love letter to Jim Carrey for bringing Andy back to life; Jerry Seinfeld, “When you see a comedian you like, it’s the closest thing to falling in love.” The career they built together: George talked Emmy, Peabody, and Golden Globe award-winning, Seinfeld; Larry David, how it came to be; American Express, Comedians in Carss Getting Coffee, and, in spite of initially refusing to name next season’s guests, he dropped a few, moments later. Phil Rosenthal, the foodiest in foodyism; Somebody Feed Phil, and Phil, the best of the best; back to Carl, Mel, Dick Van Dyke, Norman Lear, Kirk Douglas, and If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast––to be released on DVD mid-December. (It’s hysterical.) Julia Louis Dreyfus’s Mark Twain acceptance speech; young comedians he loves; trusting his instincts, always.
@George_Shapiro. Manager and producer of the funny. Thankful for the work he’s done, the man he is, and the joy he’s brought. Grateful he let me steal this precious 1:29:12 from him. #Priceless
Thank you, Aimee Hyatt!
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