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
400. Pamela Adlon

Kevin, Samm, and Jaime gather at the Dynasty Typewriter Theatre for the final episode of the Chat Show. "Better Things" co-creator, show runner, director, and star Pamela Adlon is our guest. Ten glorious years of chatting... Where the hell did the time go?

Apr 09, 2019
399. Jim Jefferies

Our second-to-last show, recorded live at the Dynasty Typewriter Theatre, features farewell videos from superstar past guests, plus Samm and Jaime back as sidekicks and special guest Jim Jefferies!

Apr 02, 2019
398. Bonnie Hunt

A long-time pal (and adored by all longer still), Bonnie Hunt shares an origin story with Kevin that's equal parts big family working class hardships, a sense of "I'm not worthy", and shining in the company of greatness.

This episode is brought to you by Dollar Sock Crew ( code: CHATSHOW).

Mar 26, 2019
397. James Roday

James Roday returns to the Chat Show to share his memories of meeting Kevin, as well as another "Psych" movie, and directing the "Treehouse" episode of a new scary anthology series from Hulu called "Into the Dark".

This episode is brought to you by Dollar Sock Crew ( code: CHATSHOW) and Billions on Showtime ( code: chatshow).

Mar 19, 2019
396. Ashley Tisdale

Ashley Tisdale discusses life as a pre-teen actress, as well as the jump to fame hyperspace from High School Musical. She also shares everything weird and wonderful that happens in that thin, rare air of success.

This episode is brought to you by Billions on Showtime.

Mar 12, 2019
395. Brian Posehn

Comedian and actor Brian Posehn journeys from Sacramento to the SF Bay Area for stand-up comedy, and ultimately joins forces with alt comics in LA. Stories from the Bob & Dave show are crazy amazing as well.

Mar 05, 2019
394. Gary Gulman

Gary Gulman shares his humble beginnings, and the tricky path that led to his current standing as one of the top touring stand-up comedians in the country. 

Feb 26, 2019
393. Jon Taffer

Host and undeniable master of his domain Jon Taffer shares his origin story, as well as bizarre details from his hit show "Bar Rescue".

Feb 19, 2019
392. Matt Walsh

UCB co-founder and "Veep" co-star Matt Walsh IS a damn funny fella. He shares a more serious side, and Kevin gladly takes the trip.

Feb 12, 2019
391. Katie O’Brien and Katy Colloton

Katie O'Brien and Katy Colloton share hilarious and, damn it, inspiring stories about their path to co-creating and co-starring in the hit TV Land series "Teachers".

Feb 05, 2019
390. Constance Zimmer

The forever extraordinary and gainfully employed Constance Zimmer tells Kevin what kind of sweet hell she's been through along her path.

Jan 29, 2019
389. Joe Manganiello

Star of the thrilling crime podcast "The Angel of Vine", Joe Manganiello shares tales from his early days in Pittsburgh, as well as the making of this new audio hit.

Jan 22, 2019
388. Mike Zegen

Mike Zegen spills all he's learned and enjoyed from playing "Joel Maisel" on the multi-award-winning Amazon series, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel".

Jan 15, 2019
387. Alfred Molina

Award-winning actor Alfred Molina shares tales, from being shown the ropes by Harrison Ford for his first gig on Raiders of the Lost Ark, to improvising in Boogie Nights, "That's Cosmo. He's Chinese." And much, much more...

Jan 08, 2019
386. Chris Fairbanks

Comedian Chris Fairbanks joins guest host Samm Levine for a lively chat about hip replacements, anger issues, and Canadian reggae singers.

Jan 01, 2019
385. Clark Wolfe

Actress, host, podcaster and personality Clarke Wolfe stops by to chat with guest host Samm Levine about geek culture, trusting your gut, and why New York isn't for everyone.

This episode is brought to you by BETDSI ( code: CHATSHOW).

Dec 25, 2018
384. Peter Segal

Wildly successful comedy film director Peter Segal talks about how to achieve his creative goals while directing huge comedy stars like Adam Sandler and others.

This episode is brought to you by BETDSI ( code: CHATSHOW).

Dec 18, 2018
383. 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
382. 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
381. 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
380. 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
379. 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
378. 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".

This episode is brought to you by The Athletic (

Oct 30, 2018
377. 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
376. 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
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