065: Phil Rosenthal | From Watching Television to Creating It

Sep 24, 2018 | Interviews, Podcast

My guest today is the hilarious Phil Rosenthal. Phil is a television writer and producer, known best for creating the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, and star of the Netflix series,  Somebody Feed Phil. We talk all about being from Queens, and how Phil’s love of television as a child grew into his career and the life he lives today.

In This Conversation We Cover:

  • [2:07] Being born in Queens, NY + how television played a roll
  • [6:06] Phil’s relationship with his parents + how his popularity has affected them
  • [9:26] The moment Phil knew he was funny
  • [14:14] Discovering the reality of show business
  • [18:00] What wealth feels like for Phil
  • [23:38] Low concept VS. high concept
  • [26:07] Hearing about Anthony Bourdain’s passing + what that meant to Phil
  • [30:02] Why Somebody Feed Phil was created
  • [32:48] Creating travel shows and sitcoms
  • [41:19] Rapid fire with Phil
  • [42:57] Phil’s relationship with movies from age 15 to now


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