Frank Santopadre

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Frank Santopadre is an American comedy writer and producer for television, radio and live events, currently working as a staff writer on ABC's The View[citation needed] and as the co-producer and co-host of Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast!.[1]


Santopadre has provided comedy material for TV series and specials, including The View,[citation needed] The 15th Annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain American Prize for Humor,[citation needed] Ellen DeGeneres,[citation needed] The 16th Annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain American Prize for Humor: Carol Burnett,[citation needed] The 9th Annual TV Land Awards, The 10th Annual TV Land Awards, Lewis Black & Friends: Let Freedom Laugh, The Joy Behar Show, An American Celebration of Ford's Theater, The Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson, The Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne Barr,[citation needed] Backstage at the US Comedy Arts Festival and Caroline's Comedy Hour.

He has also scripted series and pilots for ESPN, NBC, MLB Network and Comedy Central and contributed material to Sirius XM radio's The Howard Stern Show.[citation needed]

Santopadre has also written material for live events, including The 56th Writers Guild of America Awards, The New York Women in Advertising Awards,[citation needed] The One Show Advertising Awards, The GLAAD Media Awards, The ASPCA Humane Awards, The Friars Club Roast of Matt Lauer, The Friars Club Roast of Donald Trump, The Friars Club Roast of Betty White, The Four Seasons 50th Anniversary Roast and The Boston Red Sox 2009 Welcome Home Dinner.[citation needed]

Since 2014, he has been the co-producer and co-host of the weekly podcast Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast! (as well as an offshoot, Gilbert & Frank's Amazing Colossal Obsessions). The show, co-hosted by actor and comedian Gilbert Gottfried, has featured hourlong interviews with show business icons Dick Van Dyke,[citation needed] Bruce Dern,[citation needed] Lee Grant,[citation needed] Dick Cavett,[citation needed] Peter Bogdanovich,[citation needed] Whoopi Goldberg,[citation needed] Carl Reiner[citation needed] and Adam West[citation needed], among others, and was named Best Podcast of 2015 by the Village Voice.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Santopadre lives in New York City.[citation needed] His father, Charles (1928-2015), was a painter and illustrator.[citation needed]


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  2. ^ "Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast". The Village Voice. Archived from the original on 2015-11-02. Retrieved Nov 2, 2015.

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