Frank Santopadre is an American writer on the animated series The Angry Beavers.
Santopadre has provided comedy material for TV series and specials, including The View, The 15th Annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain American Prize for Humor: Ellen DeGeneres, The 16th Annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain American Prize for Humor: Carol Burnett,The 9th Annual TV Land Awards, The 10th Annual TV Land Awards, Lewis Black & Friends: Let Freedom Laugh, The Joy Behar Show, An American Celebration of Ford's Theater, The Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson, The Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne Barr, Backstage at the US Comedy Arts Festival and Caroline's Comedy Hour.
He has also scripted series and pilots for ESPN, NBC, MLB Network and Comedy Central and contributed material to Sirius XM radio's The Howard Stern Show.
Santopadre has also written material for live events, including The 56th Writers Guild of America Awards, The New York Women in Advertising Awards, The One Show Advertising Awards, The GLAAD Media Awards, The ASPCA Humane Awards, The Friars Club Roast of Matt Lauer, The Friars Club Roast of Donald Trump, The Friars Club Roast of Betty White, The Four Seasons 50th Anniversary Roast and The Boston Red Sox 2009 Welcome Home Dinner.
Since 2014, he has been the co-producer and co-host of the weekly podcast Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast! (as well as an offshoot, Gilbert & Frank's Amazing Colossal Obsessions). The show, co-hosted by actor and comedian Gilbert Gottfried, has featured hourlong interviews with show business icons Dick Van Dyke, Bruce Dern, Lee Grant, Dick Cavett, Peter Bogdanovich, Whoopi Goldberg and Adam West, among others, and was named Best Podcast of 2015 by the Village Voice.
- Santopadre is a contributing writer/blogger for Vanity Fair's website, VanityFair.com.
- He has been a writer of animated TV series for Steven Spielberg/DreamWorks Animation (Steven Spielberg Presents Toonsylvania), Nickelodeon (The Angry Beavers, CatDog), Warner Brothers Animation (The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries) and Jim Henson's Muppet Time.
- He is the former editor of Jest, a New York-based humor and satire magazine and was a contributing writer for Mad Magazine and National Lampoon.
- His first professional humor writing job was for the Topps Company, writing Bazooka Joe comics and Wacky Packs, Garbage Pail Kids and Hollywood Zombies trading cards.
Santopadre lives in New York City. His father, Charles (1928-2015), was a painter and illustrator.
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