For years, Ryan O’Connell was in the closet: not because he’s gay, which he is, but because he was ashamed of having cerebral palsy. His cover? He’d been hit by a car--which was true. But eventually, that lie took a toll. O'Connell wrote a book about his life, and with his Netflix short-form series ‘Special,’ O’Connell is out in a big way. This we, we revisit our conversation with O’Connell, who tells us about the 4-year struggle to find a home for his autobiographical comedy, which is now nominated for 4 Emmys. Plus, an all new news banter!
Revisiting Ryan O’Connell on his Netflix comedy series ‘Special’
From this Episode:
Hollywood news banter: Why ‘The Irishman’ may not be coming to a theater near you
Paramount said no to Martin Scorsese’s new film ‘The Irishman,’ which cost upwards of $160 million to make. Netflix said yes, but the trade-off?
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