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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 504 with guest John Byner is now available for listening on demand

Five Minutes, Mr. Byner! Original Airdates: Aug. 14-16, 2020 TVC 504.5: Ed welcomes actor, comedian, impressionist, and voice artist John Byner (Soap, Something Else, The Practice, The John Byner Comedy Hour, Bizarre). John’s memoir, Five Minutes, Mr. Byner, not only … Continue reading

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John Byner: Next on TVC

Actor, comedian, voice artist, and impressionist John Byner and broadcast journalism professor Steve Beverly will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Aug. 14-16 at the following times and venues: WBRT AM 1320 and FM 97.1 Bardstown, KY Friday … Continue reading

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Next weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL: Actor, comedian, and impressionist JOHN BYNER on discovering his gift for mimicry at a very young age; his approach to creating different voices for animated projects, and to creating the many different characters he’s played on comedy and variety shows; and why the ambiance on talk shows during the era of Johnny Carson, Merv Griffin, and Dinah Shore was often like going to a cocktail party. John’s memoir, FIVE MINUTES, MR. BYNER, not only shares many stories of his working with the likes of Steve Allen, Mel Torme, Dinah Shore, Johnny Carson, Ed Sullivan, Henry Fonda, and Elvis Presley, but gives readers a glimpse of the person behind each of these performers

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Now available in softcover and as an eBook and audiobook: FIVE MINUTES, MR. BYNER: A Lifetime of Laughter, the remarkable story of how John Byner overcame his shyness as young boy growing up in Long Island, New York and transformed himself into a master voice artist and character actor who has entertained people all over the world for the past six decades

Los Angeles, CA — Veteran entertainer John Byner, a man of many voices and characters, from impersonating the slow, rolling gait and speech of John Wayne to lending his voice to The Ant and the Aardvark cartoons, has penned (along … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 501.3: Happy Birthday, Merv is now available for listening on demand

Happy Birthday, Merv Original Airdates: July 17-19, 2020 TVC 501.3: From July 2015: Tony, Donna, and Ed commemorate the birthday of Merv Griffin with a look at his long-running daytime talk show (NBC/Westinghouse/CBS/Metromedia, 1962-1986) and his contributions to the world … Continue reading

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Our recent tribute to Diahann Carroll is available online for listening on demand

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 467.5: The Sweetest Sounds of Diahann Carroll is now available online for listening on demand

The Sweetest Sounds of Diahann Carroll Original Airdates: Oct. 11-13, 2019 TVC 467.5: TV Confidential remembers Diahann Carroll (Julia, Dynasty, Claudine, No Strings) by replaying a clip from her appearance on Merv Griffin’s short-lived NBC daytime show in February 1963, … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 457 with guest Jason Stuart is now available online for listening on demand

Jason Stuart on the Proper Inflection to Have When Saying Shut Up! I’m Talking Original Airdates: July 19-21, 2019 TVC 457.4: Ed welcomes film and TV actor Jason Stuart (My Wife and Kids, Gia, Kindergarten Cop, Birth of a Nation), … Continue reading

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Kathy Garver, Jason Stuart, and the Vision of Gene Roddenberry: Next on TVC

Actress and voice artist Kathy Garver, actor and comedian Jason Stuart, and screenwriter and Gene Roddenberry biographer Marc Cushman will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing July 19-21 at the following times and venues: Share-a-Vision Radio San Francisco … Continue reading

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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Jason Stuart, prolific film and TV character actor (MY WIFE & KIDS, GIA, HANK, BIRTH OF A NATION) and one of the first openly gay stand-up comedians, on the tenacity and work ethic he inherited from his immigrant parents; his thought process when he creates a new stand-up routine; appearing on THE DATING GAME at the height of its fame (and why Jim Lange was the perfect host for that show); and the impact that watching THAT CERTAIN SUMMER had on Jason when it originally aired in 1972. SHUT UP, I’M TALKING: Coming Out in Hollywood and Making It to the Middle, a very funny and often poignant look at Jason’s life and career, is now available in softcover and as an eBook through CCB Publishing

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