I will be doing these posts in order to give you an idea of what really goes into each one of the episodes that I create for “The Frankie Pace Show”. Think of them as more of a back-story to help guide you through what I am trying to achieve in each episode. You’ll get a small look into what makes Frankie Pace tick. So as a treat to you please read these posts preferably after hearing each podcast episode and enjoy.
Thanks for being a fan …Frankie
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I’ve known Janette for over 28 years now. I haven’t seen her in over 20 but after talking to her for, oh, three minutes, it was as if we had been together just the other day. It seems to be that time stands still for most of us artists. I am amazed at the energy she has, I can barely get out of bed in the morning and this lady is running around the world helping those unfortunates. Good for you Janette, I have the deepest respect for you. Not only as a humanitarian but as one who has been through so much and yet managed through it all to help not only her self but others. Thank You Janette for coming on board.
Glenn was one of the first comics I saw before I was thinking of going into the business. He was on the billing with another brilliant comic Dennis Wolfberg of whom I eventually ended co-headlining with years later. That was a thrill, to eventually work with those that were so far ahead of me.
Glenn is an easy going sweet and gentle hearted type of guy and it was so relaxing to talk with him as we went on about the Great Old Days of honing our acts. He looks fantastic in this photo and I hope to run into him once again in the near future. The beauty of this show is I get to make contact with all these wonderfully talented people most of who I know…..Thanks Glenn you were great and thanks for coming on board…
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What can I say about this wonderful man. He’s ninety now and is still going strong with a powerful love of the arts. I hope I have that kind of Energy. Ninety years old, he still remembers dates, names and times of persons, places and things. Me? I forgot what I just left in the bathroom.
Artists should love show business the way this man does. Many Artists may be depressed that they were deprived of a career after all their years in the business. Not Fyvush, after finally getting his career going at 72 yrs, he happily boasts of it to all that would listen. Please note that in my talking with Fyvush our communicating seemed uncoordinated at times. That’s because of the system I am using which seems to have our voices overlap at times. I apologized for that and hope to correct it soon. Back to Mr. Finkel ……I love, respect and admire this gentle giant of a man..Thank you so much for coming on board Fyvush. You are a true gentleman and in your own words “What a pleasure”
I knew Steve from the old days but haven’t talked to him in such a long time that I didn’t know what to expect when we did our interview. As it turns out he was funny as well as brilliant. I loved the honesty in his voice as he spoke about the industry and as I expected we went on and on about the old days. It was a lot of fun. I’ve just found out that I will be the cause of Steve starting his new website, which I believe he should have done years ago. If you get the chance please get his book on Amazon.com ” It’s hard to type with a gun in my mouth” Steve thank you so much for coming on board.
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Talking to Rich brought back great memories of working in Boston. He also reminded me of my days working with my opening comic Mark Rossi. “The Great Horse Ride” was a great story and I really enjoyed telling it. I hope to get Mark on the show one day. “Mack and Zack” was another great story I got into talking about. So many great comics up in Boston Don Gavin, Steve Sweeney, Lenny Clark, Dennis Leary, Bob Goldthwait. Louie CK, Tony V just to mention a few. I like Rich, he’s a relaxed, confident guy and it was a true pleasure having him on. Talking about the comics that passed on was a little painful being we knew these guys so well. Patrice O’Neal, Bob Woods, Ron Shock, John Fox, Rich Jeni, Vince Dantona, Vic Dunlop, Kevin Knox. Stay Well Rich and I hope to interview you once again in the near future…Thanks for coming on board…..FP
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Sometimes I will go and interview people that use the arts in order to help others. Karen Klein is one of these wonderful people. She is totally dedicated to helping War Veterans as far back as WWII. I was shocked to hear how many Vets are homeless and in misery. Thank god for people like Karen who devote their energies to helping these American hero’s. Karen you are a gem….thanks for coming on the show…FP
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Barry is one of my favorites Comics in the Biz. He’s eccentric and insane at times and I love him.
Barry doesn’t do too many interviews because of his personality. He mainly likes to keep his life as quiet as possible as he enjoys his cat and dog while living not to far from the Pacific Ocean on Venice Beach in California.
I had to use the Skype system to get to Barry on air because for some reason his land line wasn’t working properly and his cell phone kept dropping out. If you listened to the interview you would notice that at times there was a sort of popping sound as Barry spoke. That’s because he was talking into his computer and I guess he didn’t realize how close he was. I’ve never seen Barry do a bad show all the years I’ve worked along side him. He’ truly brilliant and should get much much more credit than he deserves. I consider him way ahead of some of the top acts in the industry today. He’ happy with his life and that’s what it’s all about. Thank you so much Barry for coming on board…You are the Fucking Best….
Mark shirt is the gentleman type. Always polite but never intimidated. I knew Mark back in the days of The Comic Strip at 82nd Street and 2nd Ave in NYC. He’s very good friends with the likes of Ritch Shydner the late Ronnie Shakes, Jerry Seinfeld, Gilbert Gotfried and numerous other comics of that era. He’s a very religious family man type of which I admire. It was great talking to him again after all these years. I love these interviews it brings back so many memories for me…Thank you Mark for coming on board and I wish you and your family all the best in the years to come…
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I fist met Dave in Detroit Michigan while headlining a comedy club there called The Comedy Castle. He reminds me of a Southern Gentlemen and still came off that way after many years of not seeing him. One thing about comedians, we don’t have to be around each other all the time to appreciate the friendships we have. I was happy to have him on the show and was also happy that Show Biz never effected his personality. I have to get a better sound system for this show and a few newer mics…It would make life so much easier, but you work with what you got…Dave was great thanks for coming on board I wish you the best Dave and a wonderful life, you deserve it.
I knew Tommy from the old days of hanging out at Comedy Clubs in New York. He’s a great guy and amazingly still has a lot of energy (you can feel it in his voice when he talks) Tommy teaches comedy now and a lot of his students are doing very well. Some have won comedy competitions as well. Tommy is an entertainer and being one myself it’s nice to have someone coming out of the same mold. I’m glad to see that he is still active and I’m sure that his one man show will be very successful. How can you be bored with a guy that sings and jumps from character to character in a blink of an eye. Great to have you on the show Tommy …Stay well my friend. For my phone call to heaven I decided to get in touch with Rodney Dangerfield and who better to do Rodney than Danny Stone. I hope he listens to me and does that one man show tribute to Rodney. He would be a hit…but that’s up to him….
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Writer/Promoter –VICKI ABELSON
I knew Vicki from her ex-husband Gabe who is also a comedian/writer. I didn’t want to bring up their marriage on the show, it’s better the guest does that on their own. If you noticed at the beginning of the show she was laughing at the fact we had to make another take being my sound system went out from a passing storm, yeah sometimes this crap happens but she was great with it. I enjoyed talking with her and didn’t realize until I read her Bio that she was a Bronxite like myself. It brought back memories of the times that I hung out in her neighborhood looking for Jewish girls, or any girls for that matter. Vicki has a hearty personality of which I got a kick out of as she told her stories.She’s a hard working go-getter. I wish her well with her “Women Who Write” concept. Thank you Vicki it was a pleasure chatting with you.
Singer/Songwriter –LAURA CHEADLE
Laura was introduced to me by my friend Melanie Rice- Agent/Mgr. I had done a few interviews for some of her other clients so trusting her I decided to have Laura on the show. Talking with Laura at first was a bit tedious because unlike most of my guests she was not a lady of many words. I worked with her and after a while she came out of her shell making it all go well. I’m still learning how to get this interviewing cadence down. It’s not easy trying to run a proper and smooth show but I’m learning fast. When I played a few of her cuts I found her different singing styles very interesting. Thank you Laura for sharing you talents with us….
Writer/Comic/Producer –HARRIET ROSE
I was introduced to Harriet by Steve Skrovan – Writer for “Every Body Loves Raymond” Steve and I go way back soI knew taking Harriet on would be no problem. He was right, she was terrific. As she talked during our interview I could hear in her voice the struggles she had gone through and I could feel the strength she now has which enables her to endure. I loved talking with her and I think she was very relaxed talking with me. Harriet’s been through a lot as most of us have and I wish her well..Thanks for coming on board Harriet.
Singer – MICHELLE MURLIN
I first met Michelle while working on a cruise ship. The first thing she did when she came on board was put on her yellow cleaning gloves and dis-infected her cabin. I never laughed so hard. She looked at me with irritation and said”What?” I said “I laughing Michelle because my wife would do the same thing” From then on we hit it off. Michelle is a real talent when it comes to singing but I think she was a little nervous on this interview. We had to stop tape an re-record because without her knowing, her nervousness got her to taking to the point I couldn’t get a question in. We stopped and before we re-taped I told her that we had to slow it down. After a few minutes she managed to get hold of what she was doing and it all turned out just fine. She’s a sweet, loving and talented lady and I was honored to have her on board. Thanks to you Michelle I’m becoming a better interviewer…….
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I’ve known Bill the better part of 25 years now and getting him on the show was a thrill for me. He didn’t want to use his land line and ended up on his cell phone instead, which made me nervous because I always worry about dropped calls. Luckily for me the whole process went by without any incidents. Bill is a truly sincere guy as well as his producer partner Richard Baker. Working with these two gentlemen back in the day of those “Comedy Tonight Shows” was so much fun. As much as meeting the celebrities and other acts,some of which have become big names today. It’s true Bill Boggs has done over 5000 interviews. He is an inspiration to me which makes me want to do 6000 interviews. Thanks for being a friend and coming on board Bill.
Below is a photo shot from the show. Top: Left to Right – Soupy Sales, Bill Boggs and Jets Player Mark Gasteneau Bottom: Left to Right -John Kassir (The Crypt Keeper from “Tales of the Crypt”) and of course me getting my head rubbed by Mark..So much fun then…lolol
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I first met Buddy at “Catch A Rising Star” in New York City. Buddy is the quiet type acting in a gentleman type fashion. Buddy was a tremendous fan of Prop Comic Lenny Shultz (The Bionic Chicken) That’s why we kinda of drifted off during the interview at times when I mentioned Lenny to him. Buddy is also a Singer who was part of a duo comedy team called “Alto & Mantia” I met them later on in the 90’s when I began working the Jewish Catskill Mountain Hotels. Thank Buddy for coming on it was a pleasure having you…
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