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Greg Dyro and Tom Burka interview the Emmy Award winning writer and producer Tom Caltabiano. We talk to Tom about his time on the 1990's hit show "Everybody Loves Raymond" His experience in the writers room and his friendship with Ray Romano. We also hear about his extensive photographic documentation of the show and how he saved priceless written and visual artifacts from the show. Check out his instagram Everybody Loves Raymond 360
Listen to his thoughts on Television writing from "I Love Lucy" to working in the writers room of "Everybody Loves Raymond". We also talk about the sudden explosion of incredible quality streaming content seemingly everywhere.
We also find out how Tom is connected to Mr. Clown and that viral sensation from Pink Fong the Baby Shark Song.
And watch this Mr. Clown video to find out what we are talking about.
The Adventures of Mr. Clown is a children’s educational and entertainment company focused on helping children overcome the “Word Gap” so they can ultimately achieve success in life. It’s the only children’s edutainment company focused on this very critical issue.
About Tom Caltabiano:
He began performing stand-up in such venues as The Original Improv, The Comedy Cellar, Stand-Up NY, and Catch A Rising Star, and appeared on TV shows such as HBO Comedy Showcase. During this time, Caltabiano met fellow stand-up comedian Ray Romano, and frequently toured with him as Romano's opening act. Caltabiano eventually relocated to Los Angeles, and was a writer on Everybody Loves Raymond for the duration of the series (1996-2005). As a co-executive producer of Everybody Loves Raymond, he won two Emmys when the show was awarded Outstanding Comedy Series in 2003 and 2005. Caltabiano wrote for Romano when he hosted Saturday Night Live (1999, 2003).
Caltabiano is also a photographer. His photos have appeared in publications such as TV Guide, Variety, The Los Angeles Times, and The Hollywood Reporter. He appeared as a photographer in the Everybody Loves Raymond episode Robert's Wedding, Part II. The photos he took during the filming were used in a montage at the end of that episode. He took over 30,000 behind-the-scenes photos during his nine years on Everybody Loves Raymond, and a book of these photos-Everybody Loves Raymond: Our Family Album-was published by Simon & Schuster in 2004. His location photos are also featured in the companion cookbook for PBS's The Kimchi Chronicles, in which Marja Vongerichten and three-star Michelin chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten give viewers an insider's look at Korea as they travel the country and experience its authentic flavors and cultural traditions.
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