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“Veep” Showrunner David Mandel

David Mandel was a writer on “Seinfeld” (penning two of my all-time favorites, “The Bizarro Jerry” and “The Pool Boy”) and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and is now the showrunner for HBO’s Emmy award-winning series “Veep.”  We discussed what a showrunner actually does (versus, say, an executive producer), writing for an ensemble comedy, and the excruciating minutia of television production.  Also:  Whither DVDs?

Gary Cole

Gary Cole can currently be seen on HBO’s “Veep” (for which he has received an Emmy nomination), and is currently featured in a new movie “The Bronze,” which opens nationwide on Friday, March 18th.  In addition to discussing the film, Gary also talked about the (originally unforeseen) longevity of “Office Space” and how often people quote lines back to him (even those not spoken by his character).