ON AIR STAR
00:00:00 | 3:02:50

SUPPORT KCRW!

close

FROM THIS EPISODE

Composer-singer-songwriter Randy Newman has had 20 Oscar nominations and one win. This year he's nominated in the Best Song category for "We Belong Together" from Toy Story 3. But despite his success he says he wishes he was really good. Newman talks about performing at the Oscars, which he calls a "fourth rate vaudeville show," and compares himself with his uncle the legendary film composer Alfred Newman. Then, the producer behind the Big Momma's House franchise, talks about being a white guy in the urban comedy business. David Friendly's made a range of films from the 1991 hit My Girl, to the Denzel Washington-Meg Ryan drama Courage under Fire to the Oscar-nominated Little Miss Sunshine. Lately his niche has been producing comedies starring African American comedians; six of his last seven films have been in that genre. Friendly is well aware that these movies haven't been critical darlings but they've kept him in the game during challenging times in the movie business.

Banner image: Kim Masters with Randy Newman

Big Mommas

John Whitesell

Guest Interview Randy Newman's Oscar Run; White Producer of Urban Comedies

Guests:
Randy Newman, Comopser/Oscar nominee, 'We Belong Together'
David T. Friendly, Producer, 'Big Momma's Like Father Like Son'

Upcoming

View Schedule

New Episodes

Events

View All Events

iTUNES SPOTIFY
AMAZON RDIO
FACEBOOK EMAIL
TWITTER COPY LINK