EMPLOYEE of the MONTH
About This Show
Employee of the Month is a talk show hosted by Catie Lazarus. She interviews phenomenal folks about their careers, be it comedian Jon Stewart or activist Gloria Steinem or Congressman Barney Frank or the Guinness Book of World Record Holder for Most Guinness Book of World Records. These candid conversations may inspire you to finish your novel or start one or simply self medicate. Either way, she hopes you have as much fun listening as she and her guests do talking. Her guests also receive the coveted Employee of the Month Award, which falls somewhere between a Nobel Peace Prize and free cup of coffee. The podcast is released weekly and you can attend live tapings monthly in New York at Joe's Pub. To get involved, go to www.employeeofthemonthshow.com or @catielazarus on Twitter.
Most Recent Episode
JOHN TURTURRO on sex with Bobby Cannavale, Audrey Tautou and more
2 days ago
Turturro, who is best known, as one of the most pliable, memorable actors of our time, spoke about needing to laugh post the election of Donald Trump. We certainly did a lot, as the Brooklyn native shared hilarious stories about working with Robert DeNiro and Martin Scorcese on Raging Bull to shooting a threesome with Bobby Cannavale and Audrey Tatou for his latest project GOING PLACES. He also shared some never released before photos from the set, as Turturro is currently editing the film. In it, Turturro revisits the sleazy, former pedophile, and die hard bowler Jesus Quintana, which became one of the many stand out characters in the cult classic THE BIG LEBOWSKI.
Most folks became aware of John Turturro in Spike Lee’s DO THE RIGHT THING, but he cemented his street cred as the Coen Brothers, who famously cast the Italian-American human sponge. The brilliant brothers are credited with creating Jesus Quintana from scratch, but they were initially inspired by a similar character Turturro had created on stage at The Public Theater. It’s only fitting that our interview for Employee of the Month took place at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater.
Turturro, directs and stars in GOING PLACES, which he says was also inspired by the 1974 French film LES VALSEUSES, which starred Gérard Depardieu, Jeanne Morreau and Isabelle Huppert. Turturro spoke about shooting a threesome with his co-stars Bobby Cannavale and Audrey Tautou, and shared photos from the set and Quintana’s carefully manicured fingers and corn rows are in rare form.
You can also catch Turturro on television, as he is starring as a gritty, no nonsense, mercurial lawyer in HBO series The Night Of, a project which originally starred the late great James Gandolfini. Turturro credits his dear friend with grounding a film Turturro directed called ROMANCE & CIGARETTES that starred James and Kate Winslet, amongst others.
A nimble utility player, Turturro stands out no matter how much screen time he gets. It is unusual, however, for him to be cast as a lead, despite his tour de force performance in BARTON FINK, which the Coen Brothers wrote while facing writer’s block on their equally riveting MILLER’S CROSSING. Arguably, more importantly, he has enjoyed a long career which one can attribute to luck and raw talent, but he is clearly easy enough to work with, as Turturro repeatedly appears in Michael Bay, Adam Sandler, Coen Brother and Spike Lee projects, and helped write on many of Lee’s sc
Rated 5 out of
Best Podcast 2013!
Loved the live taping but podcast is just as good and more in-depth.
Date published: 2013-12-04