The Gamut with Steve Belanger show

The Gamut with Steve Belanger

Summary: A wide-ranging weekly show featuring an assortment of one-on-one interviews with celebrities, experts, writers, comedians and anyone else with a good story to share. Steve is the quintessential jack-of-all-trades, master of none. He has been a corporate executive, stand-up comedian, professional actor, author and stay-at-home dad. He has worked with Oscar-winners, written countless scripts and performed comedy on the country’s most celebrated stages. He also spends a lot of time changing diapers.

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 Robert Wuhl & Andy Engel | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:01:42

Steve sits down with actor/comedian Robert Wuhl and the Director of New Talent over at Gotham Comedy Club here in New York, Andy Engel. Robert Wuhl has been a successful actor, writer & comedian for decades since getting his start in the 1980 cult classic Hollywood Knights. He has been in big films like Batman, Good Morning Vietnam and Bull Durham, but might best be known as the creator and star of Arliss on HBO for seven seasons. Andy Engel is the Director of New Talent over at Gotham Comedy Club in NYC. He’s going to talk about how to get started in the stand-up biz and what he teaches over at his popular Manhattan Comedy School. For more info on the Manhattan comedy School go to or follow them on Twitter @ManhattanComedy

 Mike DelGuidice | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:58:42

Steve sits down with musician Michael DelGuidice. Michael has been a musician almost his entire life. Self-taught on piano, guitars, bass and drums, he started playing piano bars when he was still in his teens. Through all those nights in the bars, everyone kept telling him he sounded exactly like Billy Joel, so he started up a Billy Joel tribute band called Big Shot. He thought he’d finally found the success he’d always been looking for, after years of ups and downs in the music biz. Then something even more amazing happened. Billy Joel asked him to join his band and he’s been touring with the man himself since 2013. Follow Michael on Twitter @bigshotband For more info on upcoming concerts and appearances go to

 Curtis Armstrong | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:38:16

Steve sits down with actor Curtis Armstrong. Curtis is probably best known for his big breakthrough role in the film Risky Business and for playing the iconic “Booger" in Revenge of the Nerds. He was also in two of Steve's favorite flicks from the 80s, Better off Dead and One Crazy Summer by the amazing director Savage Steve Holland. He still keeps very busy with recurring roles on New Girl and American Dad. Plus the third season of the reality competition series King of the Nerds, which he created and co-hosts with Nerd co-star Robert Carradine, starts Friday, January 23rd on TBS. Follow Curtis on Twitter @curtisisbooger For more info on TBS’s King of the Nerds, go to

 Peter Mehlman | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:51:50

Steve sits down with writer Peter Mehlman from the iconic TV sitcom, Seinfeld. Peter started off as a sports journalist at The Washington Post, made the move to television working for the great Howard Cosell on SportsBeat, wrote for all of the top magazines and after a chance encounter out in LA with fellow New Yorker Larry David, he began writing for one of the most successful sitcoms of all time, Seinfeld. He’s got a great new book out called It Won’t Always be This Great. Follow Peter on Twitter @PeterMehlman and for more info on him, his books and all things Mehlman go to

 Wayne Federman | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:05:26

Steve sits down with comedian Wayne Federman. Among his many accomplishments Wayne is a top-notch stand-up, was the head monologue writer for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon when it launched and starred in the great documentary I Am Road Comic. This is Steve’s most Gamut-running chat yet and quickly spirals out of control. At various points, Wayne diagnoses Steve with dementia, accuses him of being part of the New York crime syndicate and calls this the worst interview ever. Sadly all true to a certain degree. You be the judge. Follow Wayne on Twitter @Federman and for more info on upcoming appearances go to

 Sophie Venable & Joe Todaro | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:58:51

Steve sits down with advice guru Sophie Venable and L.A. comedian Joe Todaro. Sophie Venable is a pyschologist, a life coach and the host of the popular podcast right here on the Sideshow Network called MYLF Talk. That stands for Make Your Life Fabulous, and her mission is to help folks live more authentic and joyful lives with practical, soulful, straightforward advice. Up & coming comedian Joe Todaro will chat about open mics, getting jobs and the landscape in L.A. for standup comics just starting out. Follow Sophie @MYLFTalk and go to make for more about info about her book and her advice on life. Follow Joe Todaro @sweatpantsjoe and check out some of his videos at

 Joe Sib & Barry Sanders | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:59

Steve sits down with punk rocker turned comedian Joe Sib and NFL legend Barry Sanders. Joe Sib might be best known to most folks for being in the California punk rock band Wax, but he’s also the co-founder of Side One Dummy Records and now has a burgeoning career in stand-up comedy and the world of storytelling. 1988 Heisman Trophy winner, 10-time Pro Bowler and 4-time NFL rushing leader Barry Sanders will talk about his illustrious career, his earlyish retirement at age 29, how the game has changed in the fifteen years since he left and his life as a constant competitor. Follow Joe Sib @Joesib22 and check out Follow Barry @BarrySanders and check out

 Aisha Tyler & Dominique Wilkins | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:56:15

Steve sits down with actress/comedian Aisha Tyler & NBA legend Dominique Wilkins Aisha Tyler appears every day on CBS’ The Talk, voices superspy Lana Kane on FX’s Archer, hosts Whose Line Is It Anyway and her own popular podcast, Girl on Guy, and so much more. She talks about her unwillingness to grow up, the importance of owning your life and her status as the ultimate guy’s girl. Former NBA All-Star Dominique Wilkins talks about some his greatest rivalries on the court and the big health battle he’s been fighting ever since. Follow Aisha @aishatyler Check out everything else Aisha over at Follow Dominique @DWilkins21 For more info on his Diabetes Dream Team Inititative go to

 Valerie Azlynn & Emmitt Smith | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:09:35

Steve sits down with actress Valerie Azlynn and NFL legend Emmitt Smith. Valerie has been appearing on the TBS sitcom Sullivan & Son for the past three years. She talks about why she went into showbiz, her successful career and the childhood health scare that has driven her her entire life. Former Dallas Cowboy running back Emmitt Smith is the NFL’s all-time rushing leader. He talks about his legendary career, how he looks back on it and why he isn’t resting on his laurels. Follow Valerie @ValerieAzlynn Follow Emmitt @EmmittSmith22

 Ike Barinholtz & Rachel Rosenthal | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:02:37

Steve sits down with actor/writer/comedian Ike Barinholtz from The Mindy Project and improviser/storyteller Rachel Rosenthal. Ike Barinholtz is probably best known for his five year stint on MADtv. He'll talk about getting his start on that sketch comedy series, making the transition from writing to acting on The Mindy Project, the worst audition he’s ever done and a whole lot more. Rachel Rosenthal is coming off a critically acclaimed appearance on our buddy Kevin Allison’s popular storytelling show RISK! She’ll discuss the world of improv, how she got into comedy and her new webseries. Rachel and Steve may even get into a little two-person podcasting improv, you just never know. Follow Ike on Twitter @ikebarinholtz For more info on Rachel go to to and follow her @raeroshow

 Dr Donna & James Young | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:53:58

Steve sits down with sports psychotherapist Dr. Donna Dannenfelser and television host James Young from the DIY Network. Dr. Donna Dannenfelser specializes in high-profile professional athletes, including their wives and families. If her story sounds familiar, it might be because they made a TV show out of her experiences called Necessary Roughness that ran for three years on USA Network. She talks about confidence on the field, football injuries, social issues in sports and the rash of trouble that professional athletes seem to be getting into this year. James Young is the the host of the DIY Network show I Hate My Kitchen. He’ll talk about how he went from being a licensed contractor & electrican to being a full-time television host, the challenges do-it-yourself guys encounter when working on a project and a great new program he’s doing with Walmart to upgrade food pantries throughout America. For more info on James Young’s show I Hate My Kitchen go to And to particpate in the Food Pantry Holiday Makeovers campaign go to You can follow Dr. Donna on Twitter @TheDr_Donna

 Eddie Brill & Wil Wheaton | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:03:12

Steve sits down with comedian Eddie Brill and actor Wil Wheaton on this week’s episode. Eddie Brill is a top-notch stand-up comedian who performs all over the world. He is probably best known for being both the audience warmup and stand-up booker for The Late Show with David Letterman. He is also the Creative Director of The Great American Comedy Festival. Wil Wheaton found fame early in life starring in the hit film Stand By Me and the iconic TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation. He has several successful new projects, such as his TableTop web series, playing the recurring character of “Wil Wheaton” on The Big Bang Theory and being the spokesman for Newcastle’s Scotch Ale. For more info on Eddie go to and follow him at For more info on Wil go to and follow him @wilw

 Robert Irvine & Mark Powell | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:07:55

Steve sits down with celebrity chef and host of Food Network's Restaurant Impossible, Robert Irvine. They compare knife skills, talk about healthy eating and discuss a few cooking tips for the average guy. Steve also chats with up & coming comedian Mark Powell to talk about the current NY stand-up scene for new comics just starting out. For more info on Robert Irvine go to Follow Mark Powell @splitter2221

 Cal Ripken Jr. & John Walters | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:15:49

Steve sits down with baseball legend Cal Ripken Jr. to discuss the pressure of his sixteen-year streak and his memories of the amazing night he broke Lou Gehrigs longstanding record. They also talk about what it was like sharing the infield with his brother and being coached by his dad. Then John Walters, a senior sports editor over at Newsweek, stops by to discuss the current state of the NFL and sports in general. They also talk about Bugs Bunny, Jay Mohr, Apple, U2, waiting for pregnancy tests, Steve's saddest home run and so much more. For more info on Cal Ripken Jr. go to Follow John Walters @jdubs88 And check out John's website

 Ted Leo & Michael Moyer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:56:07

Steve sits down with one of his all-time favorite indie musicians, Ted Leo. He's seen success with a number of bands including Chisel, Ted Leo & the Pharmacists and his latest project with fellow indie icon Aimee Mann called Both. It's a great chat and Ted is just brutally honest about his journey so far as a musician. Even if you’re not familiar with his work, you’ll appreciate this eye-opening glimpse into the life of an indie punk & rock legend. Science writer Michael Moyer also stops by for a chilling chat about global warming. Follow Ted @tedleo Follow Michael @mmoyr


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