Greatest podcast guest of all-time Bill Scheft returns to talk about putting together a tribute to his wife and comic extraordinaire Adrianne Tolsch, a phenomenal new documentary about plastic surgery and a voicemail he recently received from Jay Leno.
Other topics covered include the week The Late Show spent in London, former Johnny Carson producer Peter Lassally’s role in the Letterman organization and Chris Rock’s place on the Mt. Rushmore of stand-up comedy.
The wide ranging conversation also ventures into the sensitive state of comedy, dinner with Don Rickles, a cathartic road trip to the Grand Canyon, a fresh joke from Bill’s former employer and the first shot fired in my attempt to interview someone connected to the show “Ed”.
A few years ago legendary comedian Adrianne Tolsch was gracious enough to appear on our podcast. She shared stories of her early days in stand-up, the kindness of Rodney Dangerfield and the genius of Bill Hicks.
Adrianne Tolsch died on Dec. 7 of esophageal cancer. She was 78.