Uncensored face to face chat
Carvey goes on, uninterrupted: Several days later, after he and Mc Cartney listen to an unpublished track the music legend had recently recorded, Mc Cartney leans over to Carvey and confides, "Sometimes, when you're writing, you try to live up to whatever . The long-format interview show is unlike anything else on the Web or certainly, with its unfiltered conversations, on broadcast television.
Between sips of beer, former "Saturday Night Live" star Dana Carvey ranges through a series of strange and revealing anecdotes as Pollak nods from across a round wooden table.
With a glint in his eye, Carvey brings to life an evening two decades ago when he was at a small get-together at the home of "SNL" producer Lorne Michaels. It was Paul Mc Cartney -- the first person Carvey had taught himself to imitate, when he was 9."Your face has gone a bit funny," Carvey, mimicking Mc Cartney's Liverpudlian accent, recalls the singer saying. and you end up ruining the [expletive]."Pollak snorts in disbelief."Kevin Pollak's Chat Show" is streamed on the Internet, and there's no reason to stop a good interview -- not for time slots, not for commercials and certainly not for censors.
But that was conventional television -- a high-stakes enterprise.
Pollak is playing the same game with some big names, but with far fewer rules.
In a conversation spiked with cursing, drug references and R-rated banter, Carvey has taken Pollak and the online audience from his childhood through his television and movie career, his 1997 struggle with cardiac problems and a bungled bypass surgery. In his famous Bush accent, Carvey mimics what the former president confided about the end of his son's administration: "For us, it's all about getting our boy back.""Oh man," Pollak says. For most efforts, scoring even a thousand viewers is a coup.The finale is Carvey reprising a heart-to-heart chat last October with his onetime satirical target and current friend George H. "Oh man."Near the end, Carvey asks Pollak, an old friend from their stand-up comedy days: "How do you do this? Only a few shows have been able to win regular audiences of a million or more -- usually qualified.