Great Minds: Robert Klein, Comedian and Actor

This week on Great Minds we welcome legendary comedian and actor Robert Klein. From his earliest days to his time with Second City and string of appearances on every late night television show imaginable, and beyond, Klein walks us through his amazing career.

Chapters:

  • 00:17 – 06:16 – His perspective on what’s happening today
  • 06:16 – 11:08 – HBO’s first original comedy special
  • 11:08 – 18:36 – How Second City shaped him as an actor
  • 18:36 – 24:38 – Mike Nichols and the founder of Second City
  • 24:39 – 35:45 – His reaction to Will Smith at the Academy Awards
  • 35:45 – 45:38 – How did the election of Donald Trump change US politics
  • 45:40 – 56:29 – George Carlin, Richard Pryor, and Robert Klein
  • 56:31 – 1:01:35 – The death of Rodney Dangerfield
  • 1:01:36 – 1:06:04 – What was it like hosting Saturday Night Live in the early ’70s?
  • 1:06:05 – 1:09:34 – Gilda and Madeline

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