Kevin Pollak's Chat Show

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An award-winning actor, Kevin Pollak (The Usual Suspects, Casino, A Few Good Men) was named by Comedy Central as One of the Top 100 Comedians of All Time. Here, he interviews celebrated actors, writers, directors, comedians, and masters of the tech universe. New episodes drop weekly on Tuesdays.

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Episode Date
Chris Elliott

Long-time genius Chris Elliott shares more insights into his particular brand of humor than is legally allowed in most states.

Dec 11, 2018
Jimmy Pardo

Jimmy Pardo and guest host Samm Levine talk about throwing out the first pitch at a baseball game, Wikipedia, and Jimmy's latest podcast, "Playing Games".

Dec 04, 2018
Kev’s Fav - Jon Favreau

This year's generous helping of Thanksgiving leftovers includes a bona fide Chef! Venture back with us to the year 2013, when Kevin sat down with actor-turned-everything Jon Favreau!

Nov 27, 2018
Paul Lieberstein

Paul Lieberstein is best known to comedy fans for playing the dry, oft-annoyed character "Toby" on NBC's "The Office". Paul's written, directed, and stars in a wonderful indie film "Song of Back and Neck", and Kevin has a LOT of questions about it.

Nov 20, 2018
Ben Lee

Kevin chats with Australian musician and composer Ben Lee about his career, which started as an oddly-famous 14-year-old punk rocker...

Nov 13, 2018
Jenna Laurenzo

Kevin finds out what it's like to be a first-timer as a film Writer/Director and star from Jenna Laurenzo, whose film "Lez Bomb", about a young woman coming out to her parents during Thanksgiving, opens this weekend.

Nov 06, 2018
Jon Dore

Comedian Jon Dore chats with guest host Samm Levine about their shared past, Canadian holidays, and Jon's new Comedy Central special, "Big Questions, Huge Answers".

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Oct 30, 2018
Wayne Federman

Friend of the show Wayne Federman stops by to chat with guest host Samm Levine about his new podcast, being a USC professor, and HBO's "Crashing".

Oct 23, 2018
Danny Pino

Danny Pino chats with Kevin about growing up in Miami with Cuban parents and four brothers, breaking through playing a sociopath on "The Shield", and now working on FX and Kurt Sutter's runaway hit, "Mayans M.C.".

Oct 16, 2018
Ione Skye

Ione Skye shares her English roots and her California upbringing, as well as the deets on Lena Dunham's new HBO comedy, "Camping", in which Ione co-stars.

This episode is brought to you by John Coltrane’s Both Directions at Once ( code: 20offcoltrane).

Oct 09, 2018
Kurtwood Smith

Kurtwood Smith was ruthless in RoboCop, then fatherly in That '70s Show, but Kevin LOVES his new show Patriot. It's old pros chatting about their path to today.

Oct 02, 2018
Jason Sudeikis

THE Jason Sudeikis spills 17 years of life and laughs in just under 107 minutes, and your love of him will runneth over too!

Sep 25, 2018
Yeardley Smith

Yeardley Smith shares her fascination with small town crime and her podcast Small Town Dicks, AND shares the difference between her and Lisa Simpson's voice!

Sep 18, 2018
Thomas Lennon

THE Thomas Lennon returns to the Chat Show, and this time, it's personal... and, of course, damn hell funny.

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Sep 11, 2018
Mark Normand

Kevin welcomes the unstoppable talent of comedian Mark Normand to have a proper chat. Mark tells of his pre-teen life living in the French Quarter, and friends... it gets weird. But, you know, "ha-ha" weird.

This episode is brought to you by MyBookie.

Sep 04, 2018
Justin Willman

World-class magician Justin Willman sits down with guest host Samm Levine to discuss the importance of playing kids' birthday parties, performing at the White House, and his new Netflix series "Magic for Humans".

This episode is brought to you by MyBookie.

Aug 28, 2018
Tony Shalhoub

With multiple Emmys (nominated again for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”), and a recent Tony Award, Tony Shalhoub may be loved by us all, but here he explains how the youngest of ten children makes it out of Wisconsin alive, let alone has a shot in the big leagues of showbiz. Oh, and “Mrs. Mailsel.”

Aug 21, 2018
Rob Riggle

Guest host Samm Levine chats with Rob Riggle about comedy, military service, and his upcoming projects "Night School" and "Rob Riggle's Ski Master Academy".

Aug 14, 2018
Karen Kilgariff

Murderinos! Karen Kilgariff shares ALL you need to know about her insanely popular podcast, My Favorite Murder... Also, Karen and Kevin talk early stand-up struggles. 

Aug 07, 2018
Baron Vaughn

Baron Vaughn sits down with guest host Samm Levine to talk about proper acting training, as well as his work on "Grace and Frankie" and "Mystery Science Theater 3000".

Jul 31, 2018
Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Bona fide movie star Jonathan Rhys Meyers chats with guest host Samm Levine about his new film, Damascus Cover. They also discuss Match Point, The Tudors, and world history.

Jul 24, 2018
Jade Catta-Preta

Actress/comedienne Jade Catta-Preta sits down with guest host Samm Levine to discuss breaking into show business, cancelled TV shows, and performing stand-up in Portuguese.

Jul 17, 2018
Steve Agee

Guest host Samm Levine and the delightful Steve Agee attempt to answer fan questions, chat about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and discuss their personal favorite roles.

Jul 10, 2018
Casper Van Dien

Guest host Samm Levine is joined by Casper Van Dien (and his lovely wife, Jenny Van Dien) to discuss Starship Troopers, Sleepy Hollow, and street names in New Jersey.

Jul 03, 2018
Jen Kirkman

Jen Kirkman, hilarious stand-up ("Just Keep Livin'?") and talented writer ("The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"), charms Chat Show with her honest bent on this here life.

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Jun 26, 2018
Colin Hanks

Colin Hanks ("Life in Pieces") returns to chat with Kevin, and this time... it's personal.

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Jun 19, 2018
Ask Kevin Anything

This week, Kevin and Jaime answer Chat Show fan questions from Twitter and Instagram.

Jun 12, 2018
Kev's Fav - Bill Hader

Step back in time with us to Kevin's chat with the immensely talented Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live, Trainwreck), currently starring in his critically-acclaimed HBO series, "Barry".

Jun 05, 2018
357 Kurt Braunohler

The unique and always hilarious comedian and writer Kurt Braunohler shares more than Kevin bargained for...

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May 29, 2018
356 Mark O’Brien

Mark O'Brien recalls a successful career on Canadian TV, the dream of making it in America, and being cast in "Halt and Catch Fire" ten days after landing in LA.

May 22, 2018
355 Jonathan Tucker

Jonathan Tucker talks about working on HBO's "Westworld", as well as how to crush life in the face.

May 15, 2018
354 Scott Thompson

"Kids in the Hall" alum Scott Thompson spills all, while welcoming us all to the triumphant return of Mr. Buddy Cole.

May 08, 2018
353 Maria Bamford

Comedienne/Actress Maria Bamford sheds light on the darkness of thoughts and actions, as well as her Trump restraining order.

This episode is brought to you by Zyppah ( code: KPCS).

May 01, 2018
352 Kristian Harloff and Mark Ellis

Guest host Samm Levine talks with Schmoes Know (Kristian Harloff and Mark Ellis) about their love of movies, trivia, and how they created an internet empire.

Apr 24, 2018
351 Mary Lynn Rajskub

Kevin chats with the lovely and wildly (if not weirdly) talented Mary Lynn Rajskub, to talk all things funny, freaky, and life's odd left turns.

Apr 17, 2018
350 Tim Meadows

Join guest host Samm Levine as he chats with Tim Meadows about his Detroit improv roots, his journey to SNL, and why Mean Girls is practically a Christmas movie.

Apr 10, 2018
349 Selma Blair

The forevermore lovely AND entertaining Selma Blair shares all with Kevin, from Guillermo del Toro to playing house with Nic Cage.

Apr 03, 2018
348 Whitney Cummings

Live from Dynasty Typewriter at the Hayworth Theatre: Whitney Cummings is a force of talent, strength and success that is damn near unparalleled. She's also freaking hilarious!

This episode is brought to you by Just For Men ( code: Regrowth25).

Mar 27, 2018
347 Jason Antoon

The hilarious Jason Antoon makes a triumphant return. No longer just an ol' pal, he's now co-starring in the VERY popular "Claws" program.

Mar 20, 2018
346 Billy Ray

Journalist and radio host Mark Thompson guest-hosts for Kevin. His guest, Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Billy Ray, shares insights into the writing game; from The Hunger Games to Captain Phillips to the new Terminator reboot.

This episode is brought to you by Audible.

Mar 13, 2018
345 James Heaney

A Kevin's Stars of Tomorrow episode with comedian James Heaney! His stories of being mugged are priceless! Yes, more than one...

This episode is brought to you by Just For Men ( code: Regrowth25).

Mar 06, 2018
344 Thomas Ian Nichols

Join guest host Samm Levine for his chat with actor Thomas Ian Nicholas (Rookie of the Year, American Pie). Thomas chats about sneaking in for a second Rookie of the Year audition, some American Pie scenes that didn't make the cut, and how to properly float a pitch over home plate.

Feb 27, 2018
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