From the Producer's Podium

Kathy's Segment Producer spills all the secrets of the set.

on Jun 1, 20120

As a segment producer for Kathy, I’m about to give you access to something that no one has ever been privy to -- a behind the scenes look at what goes on at a Kathy taping. (This is excluding the roughly 100 audience members each week for the past 7 weeks, the 50 member staff and crew, and hundreds of thousands of people that have been to a taping of a television show before, because let’s face it, they’re all pretty similar. But other than all those people, NO ONE.)

I’m going to give you a minute-by-minute look at the ins and outs of producing a late night television show. (Side note: Some or all of this may not have happened. The performance by Space Cops was so glorious in my opinion, that I can’t imagine it being anything but a dream. We have Neural Net Processor on a loop in our office. Come by any time to show us your best dance moves. But actually you’re not welcome at our offices. It’s not personal; it’s a safety issue.) So join me, won’t you, as I take you on a magical journey back in time to Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 8:00pm.

8:00 – We kick this week’s show off at 8 PM ON THE DOT. Kathy walks out (looking great) to thunderous applause as always. She has some of the best fans in the world.

8:01 – Kathy’s monologue is already so offensive that our show’s lawyer has passed out, falling to the floor. A P.A. (That’s an abbreviation for Production Assistant. We in the biz like to take the “p” from production and the second “a” from assistant in order to shorten the two words in an effort to save time and space.) is dispatched to find some smelling salts.

11 comments
Marijke<3Kathy
Marijke<3Kathy

I'm bummed that TLC is not airing new episodes of Toddlers & Tiaras, I liked it when Kathy featured her favorite prosti-tot audience member each week. I want to hear her thoughts on Dance Moms, and is Kathy afraid that Abbey Lee Miller might eat her?

PS --- I love Maggie, she is my hero.

Kittykooler
Kittykooler

I love you Kathy! Thank you for saying what we think about this popular "culture". I will never miss a show.

Rayna Snoh
Rayna Snoh

i am watching here in europe and i have to say this show is hilarious. i was already a big fan of my life on the d-list and all the standup specials. keep up the good work. also love the panel of civilians, it's a nice touch and so refreshing to hear real talk, and not some polished NLP s***.

never stop, you really make me laugh (btw - also love the little movies you produce every week, my favorites being the ones where kathy shames her employees.)

C. Lynn Hightower
C. Lynn Hightower

I don't know your taping schedule for the next show but; I have a bit that only Kathy could do justice to. It involves the French Open players.I know Kathy can wrap her tongue around this. She has great diction. This posting square is probably limited so, if you want the rest just email me. Here we go. Kathy: Have you been watching or did you watch the French Open? Have you been fascinated by the names of some of these players? I mean Yakimova, Birnerova, Safarova, Kuztnetsova, Govortsova, Petrova, Cibulkova, Makarova, Benesova, Siniakova, Uberlova, Rodionova, Pliskova, Schmiediova, Panova, Kulichkova, and ova and ova and Sharapova, Gajdosova, Sainikova, Gavrilova, Bratchkova, Rybarikova, Kvitova, Shvedova, Vajdova, Uhlirova, Hiavackova, Pironkova, Zakopalova, Krejcikova, Pavlyuchenkova and Zahlavova Strycova. If I missed anyone; bite me cause I'm not doin' it ova. And the 'Vics' and the 'cenkos' FORGET ABOUT! I don't know about you guys but I'm OVA it. I could only relate to a few names like Murray, Stephens, Bryan and...Will I Ams! Email me if you use it. I have to tell my family and friends to watch.

maureen leibovitz
maureen leibovitz

Kathy's shows never did anything for me. Yes I do like her mother however.

Jill Jackson
Jill Jackson

This week was the BEST Miss Kathy has done so far. She rocks. I want Andy Cohen to come on & do a one on one chat. Can he DEAL with that? It could be pretty funny.

PopLifeGal
PopLifeGal

I was fearing I might being GOING SANE and then Kathy comes along and reminds me that there is a platform to let it rip in this PopLife Culture and she does it for us all who can't grab the mic!!! I LOVE THE SHOW KATHY! LET IT RIP GIRL! I have been a long time fan and now my town's newest Space Cop!!! You can't make this stuff up they say? well gifted are the ones who can find it and run with it!!! Thanks to Andy as well!!! Would love to be on the Civilian Couch! That would be stellar on my resume!

Kathy.from.Texas
Kathy.from.Texas

Space Cops was awesome - the Marines were even better - Love KG's show and I hope that Bravo never takes it off - unless of course KG gets tired of doing it, and then it would be her decision and we fans would accept that ;-)

CazViewer
CazViewer

"8:28 – 9:00 – I don’t remember anything that happened after Space Cops performed." AHHAHAHAHA

Team Andy
Team Andy

I can't tell you how much I'm loving the show. Love love love it! I laugh out loud. More Kathy monologue, though. Scares the lawyers, but we fans love her!