No audience. No celebrities. Not even live. “Max & Natalie LIVE!” is a late night public access talk show co-hosted by Max Reinhardsen & Natalie Rich of Cookrat Productions. 100 episodes aired on Manhattan Neighborhood Network Wednesday nights at 10:30 EST and YouTube Thursday mornings from March 2017 until May 2019.
“Max & Natalie LIVE!” has been featured in TimeOut NY, X Magazine and plastered along the walls of the Times Square 42nd Street subway station in partnership with TodayTix and The People’s Improv Theater. They’ve talked to over 100 guests, including a wizard, a cat, a kid, past and present lovers, strangers from Central Park, Craigslist and TaskRabbit, athletes, puppets, mimes, alcohol, and even themselves!
Memorable moments include animal channeling, hula hooping, palm reading, cream tasting, ping pong, “never have I ever,” modeling, meditation, relationship advice, live music, and even in-studio haircuts! They’ve been known to take it to the streets from time to time, with remote segments from Midtown to Mexico to Vermont. Kirby Adams of the Courier Journal says, “Their talk show is sort of a "Kathi Lee and Hoda" (without the wine or whining) meets "Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis" (with way less famous guests).”