Frequent Guest Appearances
An award-winning producer of both independent documentaries and syndicated programs, Garland is the Director of the TV Graduate Program at Boston University’s College of Communication. More to the point, she is fiendishly literate, with an all-out infectious laugh and a sharp wit that never cuts anyone because she’s a Quaker. Richard always said that the elegant repartee between Garland and her husband, Barry Nolan, reminded him of the graceful partnership of Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire.
Behind the Scenes
Not long after becoming the “Says You!” Hall of Fame’s very first inductee, Dave won — equally inexplicably — the Bulwer-Lytton (“It Was a Dark and Stormy Night”) [Bad] Fiction Contest. A self-styled “science humorist,” he also designs teaching kits for the LA nonprofit T4T.org, which rescues factory discards and turns them into science and art materials for schools. His book The Science of TV’s The Big Bang Theory uses sitcom dialogue as a transparent excuse to get all giddy and frothy-at-the-mouth about science, and his Bent Book of Boatspeak, a singularly unhelpful sailing manual, still washes ashore occasionally.
Philip Salkind has finally parlayed his unbelievable mastery of the arcane into a paying gig. He first met Richard across the bar at a health club restaurant where Phil, an underemployed musician, was slinging chardonnay and the occasional carrot juice while dazzling patrons with his television game show prowess. Quick to notice talent in the raw and on the the cheap, Richard hired Phil and thus began a collaboration that defines creative tension to this day. At present, during extended periods of hiatus from the Says You! juggernaut, he labors in the grove of telecommunications technology, building devices that are designed to locate his stock options.
Nat Segaloff is the author of numerous books and monographs including biographies of Arthur Penn, William Friedkin, Paul Mazursky, John Milius, and Stirling Silliphant. His forthcoming book is the memoir, “Screen Saver: Private Stories of Public Hollywood,” available from the usual sources after Labor Day. He is just finishing the biography of speculative fiction writer Harlan Ellison that will be published in 2017.
How does the principal flautist of the Mexico City Symphony find his way to a barn in Lincoln, Massachusetts? Such was Antonio’s journey from musical virtuoso to Says You! Major Domo. Faced with engineering a show often interrupted by passing locomotives and bovine bellowing, he managed to give the show its clear and distinct sound and never miss a muttered musing or whispered witticism. A graduate of McGill University and producer of CD’s for labels worldwide – Antonio is a mastering engineer, editor, and recording genius. And some day we hope he’ll be proud enough of his contribution to our show… to put it on his resume.
A much-in-demand lighting designer and stage manager at the tender age of 22, this CalArts graduate and internationally recognized technical talent still manages to cram his duties as the associate producer of Says You! into his 120-hour work week schedule. And why would he sacrifice so much to spend time with us? Zach contends that much as he enjoys the banter, it’s not for the love of words. As much as he enjoys the pitiful stipend, it’s not about the money. For Zach, it’s not about any of those things. He simply loves Says You!