From the Producer's Podium

Find out what's currently on Kathy's load-in playlist.

May 25, 2012

When we were taping last night’s episode of Kathy, I spoke on Kathy’s panel about how when I interviewed Miley Cyrus for Teen Vogue back in 2009, to break the ice with the actress formerly known as Hannah Montana, I brought her a bunch of mix CDs.

I recently bumped into Miley at an Oscar party and she told me she still keeps them in her car. Who knows if she was telling the truth? This is, after all, a 19-year-old woman who shows up at an award show basically pants-less in a white Jean Paul Gaultier jacket. Adding fuel to the fire, she apparently got her on-again, off-again, who-knows-if-it’s-on-again boyfriend, Liam Hemsworth, a cake in the shape of a giant unmentionable part of a black man’s anatomy for his birthday.

The point is -- and I don’t mean to toot my own horn here -- three years later, Miley was still talking about my taste in music.

Each week before we tape Kathy, we play “load-in” music to get the audience and Kathy hyped up for the show. The job of putting together that mix usually falls to Kathy’s assistant, Tiffany. Tiffany has been doing Kathy’s “load-in” music for her various stand-up shows for the last six years.