The Gamut with Steve Belanger

A wide-ranging weekly show featuring an assortment of one-on-one interviews with celebrities, experts, writers, comedians and anyone else with a good story to share. Steve is the quintessential jack-of-all-trades, master of none. He has been a corporate executive, stand-up comedian, professional actor, author and stay-at-home dad. He has worked with Oscar-winners, written countless scripts and performed comedy on the country’s most celebrated stages. He also spends a lot of time changing diapers.

Twitter - @stevebelanger
Facebook - www.facebook.com/thegamutwithstevebelanger
Email - steve@stevebelanger.com

Title: The Gamut with Steve Belanger #36: Jeanette Godoy & Andrew Furtado

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Description: Steve sits down with commercial and documentary filmmaker Jeanette Godoy. They talk about her great new film Free 2B Me, as well as her early life as a professional dancer and the surprising rap video she choreographed that skyrocketed her career (here's a hint - "Red beans and rice didn't miss her.")

Then comedy filmmaker and podcast host Andrew Furtado stops by to talk about their shared collegiate past, working with Jay Mohr, Todd Glass & the folks at Funny or Die and his great new show about Netflix called Now Streaming.

To watch Free 2 Be Me go to free2bememovie.com
Follow Jeanette @free2bememovie

To listen to Andrew's Now Streaming podcast go to nowstreamingpod.com
Follow Andrew @AndrewFurtaco

Title: The Gamut with Steve Belanger #35: Bonnie Bernstein

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Description: Steve sits down with sports journalist and media executive Bonnie Bernstein. They talk about how she became one of the most accomplished female sportscasters in the country, her new venture Campus Insiders, what it's like to cover a Super Bowl, their shared love of NFL coach Rex Ryan and so much more.

For more info on the Campus Insiders go to www.campusinsiders.com
Follow Bonnie @BonnieBernstein

Title: The Gamut with Steve Belanger #34: Kevin Allison

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Description: Steve sits down with comedic actor/writer/podcast host Kevin Alison. He started out as a member of MTV's The State and is now the creator and host of the wildly popular podcast Risk!

They talk about his early work with The State and the difficult times that followed after they broke up. Kev teaches Steve a thing or two about the world of kink and they also chat about podcasting, storytelling, trying to be a grown up, his new life as an entrepreneur and so much more.

For more info on the Risk! podcast go to risk-show.com
Follow Kevin @TheKevinAllison

Title: The Gamut with Steve Belanger #33: Robert Irvine & Mark Powell

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Description: Steve sits down with celebrity chef and host of Food Network's Restaurant Impossible, Robert Irvine. They compare knife skills, talk about healthy eating and discuss a few cooking tips for the average guy.

Steve also chats with up & coming comedian Mark Powell to talk about the current NY stand-up scene for new comics just starting out.

For more info on Robert Irvine go to chefirvine.com

Follow Mark Powell @splitter2221

Title: The Gamut with Steve Belanger #32: Cal Ripken Jr. & John Walters

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Description: Steve sits down with baseball legend Cal Ripken Jr. to discuss the pressure of his sixteen-year streak and his memories of the amazing night he broke Lou Gehrigs longstanding record. They also talk about what it was like sharing the infield with his brother and being coached by his dad.

Then John Walters, a senior sports editor over at Newsweek, stops by to discuss the current state of the NFL and sports in general. They also talk about Bugs Bunny, Jay Mohr, Apple, U2, waiting for pregnancy tests, Steve's saddest home run and so much more.

For more info on Cal Ripken Jr. go to www.ripkenbaseball.com

Follow John Walters @jdubs88
And check out John's website www.mediumhappy.com

Title: The Gamut with Steve Belanger #31: Ted Leo & Michael Moyer

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Description: Steve sits down with one of his all-time favorite indie musicians, Ted Leo. He's seen success with a number of bands including Chisel, Ted Leo & the Pharmacists and his latest project with fellow indie icon Aimee Mann called Both. It's a great chat and Ted is just brutally honest about his journey so far as a musician. Even if you’re not familiar with his work, you’ll appreciate this eye-opening glimpse into the life of an indie punk & rock legend.

Science writer Michael Moyer also stops by for a chilling chat about global warming.

Follow Ted @tedleo
Follow Michael @mmoyr

Title: The Gamut with Steve Belanger #30: Ali Farahnakian

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Description: Steve sits down with actor, writer, improviser and entrepreneur Ali Farahnakian. He studied improv with legends Del Close & Charna Halpern, was a founding member of the original UCB and wrote for Saturday Night Live. He is also the founder and caretaker of The Peoples Improv Theater in NYC.

Follow Ali on Twitter @alialinyc
Follow The Pit @thepitnyc

Title: The Gamut with Steve Belanger #29: Christopher McDonald & Dave Holmes

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Description: Steve sits down with journeyman actor Christopher McDonald. They talk about his long, successful career, -- from Grease 2 and Breakin' to Boardwalk Empire and Happy Gilmore. They also discuss his Broadway run with Tom Hanks in last summer's Lucky Man.

Then Dave Holmes stops by again for another pop culture chat. This time Steve and Dave dive deep into the movies of their youth.

Follow Dave on Twitter @DaveHolmes

Title: The Gamut with Steve Belanger #28: Vito Lapiccola & Juan - Manuel Rocha

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Description: Steve sits down with the hosts of the Comics on Comics Podcast. They talk about their efforts to spread the Geek Gospel, Liberace, their fascination with sitcoms, Transformers movies, the one true Spiderman - Nicholas Hammond, the essence of storytelling and so much more.

Follow them @comicsoncomics and @vitolapiccola

Title: The Gamut with Steve Belanger #27: Paulo Costanzo

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Description: Steve sits down with Paulo Costanzo from the long-running USA Network show Royal Pains. They talk about what made him go into acting in the first place, an amazing story about how he got his first big role in the film Road Trip and his experience on the failed Friends spin-off, Joey.

Title: The Gamut with Steve Belanger #26: Ross Meyerson

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Description: Steve sits down with one of New York’s premiere casting directors, Ross Meyerson. He's worked on shows like Nurse Jackie, White Collar, Rescue Me and so many other great ones and won an Emmy Award for his work on Damages. They talk about what it’s like to win an Emmy, how network TV casting works and the Twitter hack that upset thousands of actors worldwide. A great conversation for anyone who enjoys tales of show biz, but a must-listen for any actors who want to get in the mind of a great casting director.

Follow Ross @mrmayason

Title: The Gamut with Steve Belanger #25: Caleb Bacon & Dave Holmes

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Description: Steve sits down with Caleb Bacon, a staff writer on the hit TBS sitcom Sullivan & Son and the host of the podcast Man School with Caleb Bacon. They talk about, the exhaustion that comes from working on a weekly sitcom, his apathy for Game of Thrones and a message to all his little league coaches who said he’d never amount to anything.

He's also joined by writer and former MTV host Dave Holmes for the first in a series of conversations about their shared pop culture DNA. This week they bond over the television that forged them.

Follow Caleb @CalebEatsBacon and visit manschoolshow.com

Follow Dave @DaveHolmes and read his Vulture column at bit.ly/HolmesSIT

Title: The Gamut with Steve Belanger #24: Ed Begley, Jr. & Jordan Brady

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Description: Steve sits down with Ed Begley, Jr. to discuss his nearly five decades in show business. They chat about how he overcame a terrible attitude at the outset of his long, successful career, his one regret about all the jokes made over the years about his eco-conscious activities and how Christopher Guest bailed him out of movie jail.

And in Part 2 of Steve's long chat with director Jordan Brady, they talk about the backstory of his unsuccessful film, The Third Wheel, why comedian Jeff Garlin hates him and some really deep tracks about the world of comedy.

Title: The Gamut with Steve Belanger #23: Jordan Brady & Stephie Grob Plante

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Description: Steve sits down with two talented folks with inside takes on the world of stand-up comedy. In Part 1 of his long chat with director Jordan Brady they talk about a whole lotta stuff, including his two great documentaries I Am Comic and I Am Road Comic. (available at www.iamroadcomic.com)

Then Steve talks to writer Stephie Grob Plant about the five years she spent as a comedians' assistant & tour manager and the article she wrote about it for Splitsider (available at - bit.ly/SSsgp)

Follow Brady @iamcomicmovie

Follow Stephie @stephiegrob

Title: The Gamut with Steve Belanger #22: Jon Gabrus

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Description: Steve sits down with actor/writer/comedian Jon Gabrus from MTV2's Guy Code.

They talk about Jon's early days as a lifeguard, his improv journey through UCB, making the move from NY to LA, bad commercial auditions, leprechaun mohels and much, much more, including more Long Island talk than any podcast should really have.

Follow Jon @jongabrus

Title: The Gamut with Steve Belanger #21: Mark Normand

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Description: Steve sits down with comedian Mark Normand.

Mark was named a comic to watch at the New York Comedy Festival and included on Esquire Magazine’s list of the best new comedians. He's been on Conan and Inside Amy Schumer and now he’s got his first half-hour stand-up special. Check it out on Friday, July 18th at midnight on Comedy Central.

Follow Mark @marknorm

Title: The Gamut with Steve Belanger #20: Bryan Bishop

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Description: Steve sits down with Bryan Bishop. A lot of you may know him as Bald Bryan from his work with Adam Carolla, but today they’ll be talking about his great new book Shrinkage that details his incredibly harrowing and ultimately successful fight against brain cancer.

Follow Bryan @BaldBryan

Title: The Gamut with Steve Belanger #19: Courtney Robertson & Laurel House

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Description: Steve sits down with Courtney Robertson from season 16 of The Bachelor. Her new book, "I Didn't Come Here To Make Friends," chronicles her pre-reality show life, her notorious experience on that hit franchise and its unromantic aftermath.

Laurel House also stops by to chat about how to handle social media when you're in a new relationship.

Follow Courtney @bugrobertson

Follow Laurel @QuickieChick

Title: The Gamut with Steve Belanger #18: Henry Winkler & Rob Long

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Description: Steve sits down with two greats from television sitcom history, Henry Winkler and Rob Long.

Everyone knows Henry from his iconic role as the Fonz on ten years of Happy Days, but he's also had a prolific career as a producer and children's book author. They talk about Henry's early days in Hollywood, his thoughts on parenting and the busy schedule he still keeps as one of TV's most popular guest stars on shows like Children's Hospital, Royal Pains and Parks & Recreation.

Rob Long became executive producer of the legendary NBC show Cheers when he was just 27 years old. He's written two very funny books about the tumultuous life of being a TV writer and is now running the hit show Sullivan & Son over on TBS

Follow Henry on Twitter @hwinkler4real
Follow Rob on Twitter @rcbl

Title: The Gamut with Steve Belanger #17: Gilbert Gottfried

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Description: Steve sits down with comedian Gilbert Gottfried in this very funny episode. They discuss his reputation as the "Too Soon" comic, dinosaur penises, Jews in Hollywood, his killer bod, Bob Dylan, Forrest Tucker, Shecky Greene, his new show Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast and much, much more. Gilbert even sings (yikes!)

To Listen to Gilbert's new show go to bit.ly/GGssACP
For more info go to www.gilbertgottfried.com
Follow him on Twitter @RealGilbert

Title: The Gamut with Steve Belanger #16: Bert Kreischer

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Description: Steve sits down with comedian Bert Kreischer. In 1997 Rolling Stone Magazine called Bert the #1 party animal in the nation and he turned that into a successful career in showbiz. He's known as Bert the Conqueror, Party Animal, The Machine and much more. He joins Steve for a very funny hour of podcasting and promo for his new book Life of the Party: Stories of a Perpetual Man-Child.

To order Bert's new book go to bit.ly/LoP-BK
For more info on Bert go to www.bertbertbert.com
Follow him on Twitter @bertkreischer

Title: The Gamut with Steve Belanger #15: Todd Glass

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Description: Steve sits down with comedian Todd Glass in his first promotional chat for his new book The Todd Glass Situation: A Bunch of Lies about My Personal Life and a Bunch of True Stories about My 30-Year Career in Stand-Up Comedy. They discuss how he busted out of the shed, why he jumps to the defense of the bullied, what he calls "fluffy racism", the title he originally wanted to use for the book and much, much more.

To order Todd's new book go to bit.ly/TTGSbook
For more info on Todd go to www.toddglass.com
Follow him on Twitter @toddglass

Title: The Gamut with Steve Belanger #14: Rick Overton

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Description: Steve sits down with actor/comedian Rick Overton. Rick is an actor and comedian that you've seen in all sorts of shows and movies over the years. Probably his most well known role was as the Drake on Seinfeld, but he also played Pam’s Dad on The Office, and was so great in Groundhog Day. More recently he's been on Kroll Show, The League, Children’s Hospital, and so many others. He’s also a fellow podcaster here on the Sideshow Network where he hosts a great little show called Overview with Rick Overton.

For more info on Rick go to www.rickoverton.net
Follow him on Twitter @rickoverton

Title: The Gamut with Steve Belanger #13: Adam Carolla & Christine Blackburn

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Description: Steve sits down with Adam Carolla to discuss his new book, President Me and his new crowd-funded movie, Road Hard. They also chat about old perfume commercials, that scary coffee pot in hotel bathrooms and why there aren't guys playing saxophone on every street corner.

The host of the Storyworthy Podcast, Christine Blackburn, also stops by to talk about her show, her showbiz journey and the humiliating things we sometimes have to do to make it in this business.

Order Adam's book here: presidentme.com

Follow Adam on Twitter @adamcarolla

Follow Christine on Twitter @storyworthy

Title: The Gamut with Steve Belanger #12: Craig Gerard & Matthew Zinman (HIMYM Writers)

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Description: Steve sits down with sitcom writers Craig Gerard & Matthew Zinman who just completed a successful run as writers and producers on the hit CBS show How I Met Your Mother. They talk about how they became best friends in the fifth grade in East Meadow NY, how they came to work together as writing partners and how they mined parts of their lives growing up in Long Island into storylines for How I Met Your Mother. They also discuss some pretty terrible movies.

Follow Craig & Matt on Twitter @Gerard_Zinman

Title: The Gamut with Steve Belanger #11: Jay Duplass, Apolo Ohno and Michael Moyer

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Description: Steve sits down with director Jay Duplass to discuss staying true to his indie film roots, the fraternal bond he shares with his brother Mark in both their personal and professional lives and why he only had one Lego growing up. Apolo Ohno calls in from the road for an update on his latest adventure, running the Ironman Triathlon out in Hawaii. Then Michael Moyer from Scientific American stops by to discuss the Big Bang theory and the infinite nature of our universe.

For more information about Jay and his brother Mark go to www.duplassbrothers.com and follow Jay on Twitter @jayduplass

Follow Apolo Ohno @ApoloOhno

Follow Michael Moyer @mmoyr

Title: The Gamut with Steve Belanger #10: Richard Kline and Laurel House

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Description: Steve sits down with Richard Kline, who for many years played the used car salesman with a heart of gold Larry Dallas on the great 80's sitcom Three's Company. Richard is going to talk about growing up in NYC, serving in Vietnam, his new Broadway show and, of course, his experiences on that iconic TV show.

Relationship guru Laurel House also stops by to discuss whether or not you should have sex on the first date.

For more information about Richard go to www.richardkline.tv

For more information about Laurel go to www.laurelhouse.com and follow Laurel on Twitter at @QuickieChick

Title: The Gamut with Steve Belanger #9: Brian Kilmeade

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Description: Steve sits down with writer and Fox News Channel host Brian Kilmeade. He’s got a great new book out called George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution. They discuss Brian's book, his take on the Fox News mindset, the criticism he and his colleagues get on an almost non-stop basis and a whole lot more.

For more info on Brian go to www.briankilmeade.com and follow him on Twitter @kilmeade

Title: The Gamut with Steve Belanger #8: Jamie Reidy & Michael Moyer

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Description: Steve sits down with writer Jamie Reidy whose first book Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman was turned into the motion picture Love and Other Drugs. His follow-up projects have not turned out quite as well, but Jamie never lost that upbeat attitude. Michael Moyer from Scientific American also sits in for a quick chat about black holes and Stephen Hawking. Follow Jamie on Twitter @JamieReidy Follow Michael Moyer on Twitter @mmoyr

Title: The Gamut with Steve Belanger #7: Brett Cullen

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Description: Steve sits down with veteran film & TV actor Brett Cullen. You've seen Brett in endless TV shows and movies over the years, including Apollo 13. Lost, The Dark Knight Rises, Person of Interest, Friday Night Lights, Revenge, The West Wing, Falcon Crest, Damages, Something to Talk About and many, many more. They'll discuss the ups and downs of almost four decades working in show biz.

Follow Brett on Twitter @wtrmn13

For info on upcoming appearances check out http://www.brettcullen.com or the Facebook fan page.