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A Million and One Ways to Get Out of a Creative Rut

7/3/2019
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Your old pal and host Jeff is in a creative rut! We've all been there. Things just aren't clicking. But fear not, this week past guests, listeners, and professional comedians alike offer TONS of tips for how you can get the creative juices flowing again! Wanna support the show? Throw down your best review and star rating to help spread the word! We're also on Twitter at (@exitstrategypod) or available by email at exitstrategypod@gmail.com Communicate with the show! Prove people really...

Duration:00:41:00

JC Coccoli

6/26/2019
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JC "Scrappy" Coccoli came by fresh from the boxing ring to chat about a life outside of comedy. We chat California Kings, how hosting a legendary bar show taught her comedy on the fly, the job skills you don't realize you're gaining while producing stand up shows and how they can translate to new careers. Wanna support the show? Throw down your best review and star rating to help spread the word! We're also on Twitter at (@exitstrategypod) or available by email at...

Duration:00:55:12

Ron Babcock

6/19/2019
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Comedy's Ron Babcock is HERE, and he's ready to chat about a life without stand-up! We talk about using stand-up performance skills in the real world, the difference between bombing onstage and a complete meltdown, and why Ron's next tour should be sponsored by Soda Stream. Wanna support the show? Throw down your best review and star rating to help spread the word! We're also on Twitter at (@exitstrategypod) or available by email at exitstrategypod@gmail.com Communicate with the show!...

Duration:01:02:45

Finn Straley

6/12/2019
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Comedian and future Ken Burns Baseball interview subject, Finn Straley is on the show! We chat about his 20 years in broadcasting, why a terrible bar show is always better than performing stand up for family, and how an audiobook blew his damn mind. Wanna support the show? Throw down your best review and star rating to help spread the word! We're also on Twitter at (@exitstrategypod) or available by email at exitstrategypod@gmail.com Communicate with the show! Prove people really read...

Duration:01:01:23

Steve Hernandez

6/5/2019
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Steve Hernandez is on the show with Jeff today, and these two old dogs are taking stock of a life lived in LA comedy. Steve and Jeff discuss fitting in at the Comedy Store as a simultaneous newcomer/comedy-veteran, plotting your next career move after a decade in stand up, and the true beauty one can find on a Lime Scooter. Do you know a comedy nerd in Alaska? We need your help! We have listeners from every state in the country EXCEPT our friends up north! Let's get those Alaska...

Duration:01:07:17

Lisa Chanoux

5/29/2019
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Lisa Chanoux from the What's Your Sign? Podcast is on the show today talking about what she'd do in a life without comedy! We chat about the friendliness of tiki bars, her favorite crazy open mic act, and whether she's cool with taking over the family restaurant.

Duration:00:51:26

Ryan Singer

5/22/2019
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Ryan Singer is on the show today elevating the very concept of the podcast. Maybe comedy exit strategies aren't just potential career changes, but opportunities for personal and spiritual growth? Whoa! We discuss the paranormal, if you can really attain self-actualization while pursuing a comedy career, and finding answers from the universe through Yahtzee. Do you know a comedy nerd in Alaska? We need your help! We have listeners from every state in the country EXCEPT our friends up...

Duration:01:06:45

Michelle Biloon

5/15/2019
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This week we're out of the studio and ON LOCATION with visiting comedian Michelle Biloon at her hip Hollywood hotel! We chat about the real possibility she could need to leave comedy behind, revisiting academia as an adult, and why she's the perfect spokesperson for Anker electronics. Wanna support the show? Throw down your best review and star rating to help spread the word! We're also on Twitter at (@exitstrategypod) or available by email at exitstrategypod@gmail.com Communicate with...

Duration:01:01:05

Chase Bernstein

5/8/2019
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Chase Bernstein is on the show chatting about her devotion to Coffee Bean, identifying the vibe of a room, and the pure power that comes from comping a meal. Wanna support the show? Throw down your best review and star rating to help spread the word! We're also on Twitter at (@exitstrategypod) or available by email at exitstrategypod@gmail.com Communicate with the show! Prove people really read episode descriptions!

Duration:00:57:50

Matt O’Brien

5/1/2019
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Canadian darling and darling Canadian Matt O'Brien is on the show talking about Easter Monday, dying on Mars, and risking his life to perform comedy in Bass Lake. Pour yourself a handful of Kirkland brand trail mix (Matt’s preferred brand) and enjoy! Wanna support the show? Throw down your best review and star rating to help spread the word! We're also on Twitter at (@exitstrategypod) or available by email at exitstrategypod@gmail.com Communicate with the show! Prove people really read...

Duration:00:55:30

Johan Miranda

4/24/2019
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For over two year, comedian Johan Miranda has faced the harsh reality of a potential deportation at the hands of the Trump Administration. We chat about how that's affected and informed his comedy, why the phrase "one-man show" is so off-putting, and how Johan's pal Frank Quattro can hook you up! Wanna support the show? Throw down your best review and star rating to help spread the word! We're also on Twitter at (@exitstrategypod) or available by email at...

Duration:00:51:13

Lizzy Cooperman

4/17/2019
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Comedian Lizzy Cooperman is a force of nature, a true one of a kind performer. But it wasn't always like that. Jeff and Lizzy track her development from performance artist, to traditional stand-up, and how she eventually blended those two worlds into the comic persona she has today. We also talk shop about developing comic timing, whether Lizzy would be happier as a poet or car dealer, and heal some old wounds with a certain LA crystal shop. Wanna support the show? Throw down your best...

Duration:01:15:51

Announce-misode

3/6/2019
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Jeff's got a BIG announcement on the show today!

Duration:00:08:27

Joey Devine

2/20/2019
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Host of the Roundball Rock podcast, comedian Joey Devine is on the show this week! Just in time for the Academy Awards, Joey tells us all about his annual all-night Oscar nominee marathon. Wanna support the show? Throw down your best review and star rating to help spread the word! We're also on Twitter at (@exitstrategypod) or available by email at exitstrategypod@gmail.com Communicate with the show! Prove people really read episode descriptions!

Duration:00:59:38

Joe Kwaczala

2/13/2019
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Comedian and world's foremost expert on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Joe Kwaczala is on the show today! Jeff and Joe talk rock, how hard it is to release 31 comedy videos in a single day, and how Joe is going to shake the greeting card industry to its core. Wanna support the show? Throw down your best review and star rating to help spread the word! We're also on Twitter at (@exitstrategypod) or available by email at exitstrategypod@gmail.com Communicate with the show! Prove people...

Duration:00:56:50

Barbara Gray Part II

2/6/2019
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It's time to check in with the show's very first guest Barbara Gray! Barbara and Jeff chat about making changes to her original exit Strategy, how one audience member can ruin weeks of set preparation, and how she's an unofficial ambassador for Magic Mike Live Wanna support the show? Throw down your best review and star rating to help spread the word! We're also on Twitter at (@exitstrategypod) or available by email at exitstrategypod@gmail.com Communicate with the show! Prove people...

Duration:01:02:18

Matt Champagne

1/30/2019
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Actor and comedian Matt Champagne is this week's guest, and he is NOT looking forward to it! We're talking about his role in the movie Vice, how the landscape has changed in the acting profession since he started in the 90s, and Matt shares the idea for his dream gameshow. Wanna support the show? Throw down your best review and star rating to help spread the word! We're also on Twitter at (@exitstrategypod) or available by email at exitstrategypod@gmail.com Communicate with the show!...

Duration:01:03:17

Steph Tolev

1/23/2019
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Steph Tolev is on the show this week sharing what she'd do with her life if she hadn't become a comedian. Jeff and Steph talk doing crowdwork at Trader Joes, her family's long and storied history in dance, and Steph shares the recipe for your new favorite dip! Wanna support the show? Throw down your best review and star rating to help spread the word! We're also on Twitter at (@exitstrategypod) or available by email at exitstrategypod@gmail.com Communicate with the show! Prove people...

Duration:00:56:32

Bryan Cook

1/16/2019
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Comedian and Jimmy Kimmel Live writer Bryan Cook is on the show today to discuss his VERY illegal Exit Strategy! Bryan and Jeff chat about reluctantly learning to play Imagine Dragons songs, the perfect bar jukebox, and our pitch for a Bar Rescue show for podcasts. Also, did we mention how much we hate Imagine Dragons? Wanna support the show? Throw down your best review and star rating to help spread the word! We're also on Twitter at (@exitstrategypod) or available by email at...

Duration:01:04:38

Strats: Part Two featuring Matt Ingebretson, Dan Gill, Brandie Posey, and Anna Seregina

1/9/2019
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What would your favorite comedians do with their lives if performing wasn't in the cards? Exit Strategy is aiming to find out! Join host Jeff Wattenhofer and Amber Kenny as we look back on four of the best exit strategies from the past year. We'll find out what the plan B is for: Matt Ingebretson Dan Gill Brandie Posey Anna Seregina Wanna support the show? Throw down your best review and star rating to help spread the word! We're also on Twitter at (@exitstrategypod) or available...

Duration:01:38:01