#220 Famous Dave, Eddie Gosling, and Caroline Manzo
This episode won Longest Episode, Most Time Dedicated to Recipes, and Most Guests in the Title at the TBP Episode Awards which nobody was invited to and never existed.
David W. “Famous Dave” Anderson, best known as the founder of the Famous Dave’s restaurant chain, is the former Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs in the Department of the Interior, with jurisdiction over the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Office of Indian Education Programs (now the Bureau of Indian Education). Anderson is a Choctaw and Ojibwe Indian, and lives in Edina, Minnesota. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, and grew up there as well as on reservations in Wisconsin. Famous Dave Anderson now travels the country speaking and is the author of several award-winning books.
Eddie Gossling is a stand-up comedian residing in Los Angeles, California. He is known for his absurd humor and his voice work in Disney’s motion picture The Wild. He is married to fellow stand-up comedian Megan Mooney. Gossling made his Network Television debut in February 2004 on ABC’s late night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and can be seen in his very own half-hour comedy special as Comedy Central Presents Eddie Gossling. His special in 2005 was voted the number 4 best special ever produced by Comedy Central in the Stand-up Stand Off. He is also a writer and producer for Tosh.0.
Caroline Manzo is the epitome of a strong New Jersey woman. Always putting family first, she is a devoted wife and mother of three children, Albie, 25; Lauren, 23; and Christopher, 22. Caroline has been married for more than 27 years to her husband Albert who runs The Brownstone, a very successful catering facility in Paterson, NJ. The business has been with the family for over 30 years and is one of the premiere event spaces in the state. Although Caroline spends the majority of her time running the household, she recently launched a new concept, Caroline Manzo, Family, Faith, & Charity, a collection of handbags and accessories available in Fall of 2011. Caroline is affiliated with several charities including SCTNOW, a foundation dedicated to stopping the horrific crime of child trafficking within our own borders, CROC, a foundation dedicated to helping cancer survivors, Best Friends Animal Society, Rescue Ink, and Wounded Warriors Project. Often described as a feisty spitfire, Caroline manages to have it all ?- family, friends and a career. In her opinion, that is what makes her a “Real Housewife” of New Jersey.