Austin Basis (center) as Alvin in "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel." (Photo/Amazon Prime)
Austin Basis (center) as Alvin in "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel." (Photo/Amazon Prime)

‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ actor Austin Basis on playing the head writer of a show within a show

This week, we’re joined by actor Austin Basis — who plays Alvin, the head writer of “The Gordon Ford Show,” the show-within-a-show in the final season of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” — for a rousing conversation about the end of the show, Jewish comedy influences and the best cars on Coney Island’s Wonder Wheel. Also joining us in the virtual studio is filmmaker Michael Horwitz, writer-director of the short film “Kanashimi” (produced by Todd Felderstein), which features Austin in a leading role. Come for the Maiselness, stay for the indie film chatter and Jewish summer camp shoutouts.

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Erin Ben-Moche and Esther D. Kustanowitz
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Erin Ben-Moche and Esther D. Kustanowitz are the hosts of The Bagel Report, an award-winning podcast about Jewish representation and identity in pop culture, produced by J. The Jewish News of Northern California in partnership with Jewfolk, Inc. New episodes are available on (most) Mondays on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.