Unmasked with Pamela Adlon: An Instant Favorite


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As part of our new podcast sharing select archival episodes of ’s epic interview series Unmasked, this week, we’re premiering a brand new hour that instantly became one of our favorite episodes of the series- with comedian, writer, director, actor and producer Pamela Adlon. This hour is so rich, so wonderful, so funny that we can’t wait to share it with you.

A huge crowd lined up at the legendary Village Underground in NYC last week to see  sit down with  to talk about her brilliant FX series, Better Things, and her incredible career. If you’re a fan of any aspect of her career- whether it’s her FX Series, Louie, Lucky Louie, Californication, King of the Hill or anything else from her prolific resume, you will love this hour.  Everyone was starstruck by Adlon from the minute she stepped on stage (to John Lennon’s ‘Mother‘ of course) to the minute she left the room.

The hour was filled with everything you hope to get from an Unmasked– brilliant insight into creating and performing comedy, amazing stories about all of her projects and collaborations, behind-the-scenes reveals, career highs and lows, personal stories including a few about being a mom, lots of laughs, and even a few tears or at least a very emotional choked up moment.

She talked about everything from choosing the opening song, casting the girls, and her amazing house, directing the entire second season, being a mother herself and so much more.  You’ll hear her talk about how Louis C.K. is her mentor and what he taught her about directing and being a boss, as well as their unique system for writing together on separate coasts. You get to hear Adlon get choked up and talk about the set of Better Things, and she also talks about being a kid star and all the shows she was a part of at the start of her career.

Adlon’s hour instantly became one of the all time classic Unmasked episodes- a stand out in a series packed full of standouts. Recorded at the historic Village Underground in New York City’s West Village on September 21, 2017, this is Unmasked with Pamela Adlon.

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The Unmasked series which began in 2008 with a brilliant hour with Patrice O’Neal has taped nearly 200 episodes since, documenting the careers of the most interesting comedy writers, directors, filmmakers, actors, screenwriters, satirists, political comedians, comedic musicians and of course, stand up comedians in the business. It is a veritable archive of the greatest comedy of our time. Past Unmasked guests have included , Bob Newhart, , Dan Aykroyd, Simon Pegg, , Jim Jefferies, Gilbert Gottfried, Bobcat Goldthwait, Louis C.K., David Brenner, , and over 150 more comedy greats.

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