George and Tony Entertainment Show

End of the Line

This is it, True Believer! After multiple rebirths and retcons, wars and crises, guest stars and guest hosts, the epic saga of The George and Tony Entertainment Show reaches its monumental conclusion. All your questions will be answered when secret histories are revealed and every dangling plot thread gets resolved. Writer, artist, and creator of the Pix graphic novel series, Gregg Schigiel, joins our heroes in this milestone 200th episode as the GATES age of podcasting comes to a close. It's the end of an era! It's the grand finale! It's the final countdown! This changes everything and nothing will ever be the same again!

Please continue to follow George & Tony Entertainment on Facebook and @GeorgeandTony on Twitter. Don't forget you can binge on past episodes on iTunes,, and the George and Tony Entertainment Show page at Check out for all things Gregg Schigiel. Thanks to all of you for your support. You have no idea what that meant to us. Excelsior!

"And in the end the love you take is equal to the love you make." -Paul McCartney/John Lennon

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_200.mp3
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Thomas Zahler's Time and Vine and a Whole Lot More

George celebrates our penultimate episode with writer, artist, creator, and all-around good guy, Thomas Zahler. Thom is the creative force behind Love and Capes, Long Distance, Time and Vine, and the ongoing webcomic Warning Label available on Webtoons and Time and Vine just wrapped up and the collected edition will be available from IDW Publishing in February 2018, just in time for Valentine's Day. George talks to Thom about the creative process, the research behind Time and Vine, the comic con circuit, and why he lives in the House That Meredith Bought. Plus, how could we have an episode about wine the week of Thanksgiving and not offer some suggestions for the holidays?

For all things Thom Zahler, please check out his website and follow him on Twitter @thomzahler.

And don't forget to join us next week for our 200th, and final, episode of The George and Tony Entertainment Show. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_199.mp3
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Miss State Capitol's Outstanding Teen 2017 Jillian Bartel

George is joined by the former Miss Greater Hazleton Outstanding Teen (2016) and the reigning Miss State Capitol's Outstanding Teen 2017, Jillian Bartel. Jillian tells George about the pageant circuit and discusses her community service, including The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. Get more information and get involved at Plus, Jillian talks about things affecting teens today including standardized testing, social media, cyberbullying, and...mitochondria???  

Stay tuned to the end of the show for an announcement about our upcoming special 200th episode, scheduled to post the Monday after Thanksgiving.

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_198.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am EST

Deck The Halls With Kevin Starkey

You have heard his name mentioned on the show for no reason whatsoever over the past few weeks. It has been a mysterious ear worm, a curious subplot, a question you didn't even know you wanted answered. Well, get ready everybody, because this week you meet Kevin Starkey at last!

George introduces you to his guest co-host and our heroes discuss Halloween Comic Fest Crud, cosplaying, Inktober, social anxiety, Toast Masters, comic books, and, of course, the Hallmark Channel's Countdown To Christmas movie marathon.

Has your interest been piqued? As a result of this episode, Kevin revamped his website,, which includes links to his You Tube content from a few years ago as mentioned on the show.

We apologize for the buzz on our audio this week. Unfortunately, it wasn't Buzz Burbank. 

Direct download: GATES_EPISODE_197.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00am EST