'That Show with Michael Rakosi' to Launch Unreleased Webisode 'The Furry Contender'

Mar 11, 2011, 09:56 ET from KlingerVision, Inc.

NEW YORK, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Producers Michael Rakosi and Anita Poll announce today that they are releasing a new webisode of YouTube series, "That Show with Michael Rakosi," the show which is the first serious, sometimes quirky talk show about men, specifically 7 men who share their innermost thoughts about fear, manhood, danger and sexuality, anything but sports or politics. In this never before seen Webisode, boxing legend, Tommy Gallagher (formerly of NBC's "The Contender") shares an uncensored, uncouth telling of his most outrageous challenger in his long run boxing career.  The five-minute outtake segment packs enough punch to earn a flagged-material censorship warning for all underage-viewing attempts.  

"That Show with Michael Rakosi" has found a loyal following in YouTube visitors who have tuned in multiple times for all of the posted webisodes in the series.  This new material will be offered to cable & network producers as well as on-line content servers interested in interviewing Michael Rakosi and members of the cast in advance of the first airings of the webisode before it is made public on the YouTube archive. Real talk with real men. www.thatshowwithmichaelrakosi.com

As an avid art collector, business entrepreneur, culture magnet and sports enthusiast, Michael Rakosi is something of a Renaissance Man. After over 40 years of a successful business career in New York City, he decided to take on Show Business. He has appeared on television programs such as "The Equalizer" and two episodes of the "Cosby Show" and acted in movies, including "Rooftops" directed by Robert Wise and "Price of Glory" directed by Carlos Avila.  He has hosted his own Cable TV program, "The Mike Rakosi Show," and recently was seen and heard during the 2007 Super Bowl on a national Mercedes commercial, which also aired on the Academy Awards. In 2005, he began a new facet of his career, stand-up comedy. He has appeared over 300 times at the famed Comic Strip in New York City, and comedy clubs in Cleveland, New Jersey, Long Island and Los Angeles. His Internet based talk show, "That Show with Michael Rakosi," has become a sensation, with the show's website, ThatshowwithMichaelRakosi.com rapidly approaching 300,000 hits.

Anita Poll is a television and theatrical producer with over 25 years of experience in award winning television commercials, short subject films, and television promotional spots.  She was Associate Producer of "Big Shoot," an Off Broadway show, producer of "The Wedding," and is currently producing an Off Broadway play about Gustav Mahler and Sigmund Freud.

Andy Clayman is a director, producer and founder of the creative marketing and development company, Mediaworks, Inc., based in New York City. In addition to directing and editing "That Show with Michael Rakosi," Mr. Clayman has created the television program "Window to the Universe" narrated by Tom Brokaw, for WNYC (local PBS affiliate) in cooperation with the American Museum of Natural History. Mr. Clayman also partnered with Adam Weinberg, Director of the Whitney Museum, to produce the multi media component of the blockbuster exhibition "Edward Hopper and the American Imagination." Both Ruth Reichl and Frank Rich have written about Andy Clayman's work. In 2004 Mediaworks was nominated for an Academy Award for the feature documentary film, "My Architect," which the company produced.

For additional information on "That Show with Michael Rakosi" or to schedule interviews, speaking engagements or public appearances, please contact Bettina L. Klinger, President, KlingerVision, Inc., (212) 592-1385 or email bklinger@klingervisioninc.com.

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