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Alissa Walker

10/17/2018
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Journalist Alissa Walker is fully invested in her city, and you can be too! On today's show, we're talking about taking the first steps toward making a meaningful connection with your city. Also, Jeff and Alissa chat about looking good on a bike, the need to end car culture in Los Angeles, and whether she's running in 2020. New to the show? Check out the podcast archives for interviews with Rhea Butcher, Jake Weisman, Sara Benincasa, and MORE! Wanna support the show? Throw down your...

Duration:00:55:56

Amy Miller

10/10/2018
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Amy Miller is by all accounts a buzzworthy comic to watch, but it turns out a resume filled to the brim with career milestones doesn't always amount to smooth sailing on the financial front. Jeff and Amy talk having to rustle together rent money, misperceiving other's success, and Amy throws out a plea for employment to composer Danny Elfman. 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...

Duration:01:04:03

Whitmer Thomas

10/3/2018
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Whit's been thinking a lot lately about how creative output informs his personal identity and place in the world, so what better time to appear on Exit Strategy? Jeff and Whit talk crafting a more authentic comedic voice, giving up the dream of landing a late night TV set, and (for you amateur comedy historians out there) memories of the LA comedy scene circa 2011. Wanna support the show? Throw down your best review and star rating to help spread the word! We're also on Twitter at...

Duration:00:55:17

Ian Abramson

9/26/2018
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Ian Abramson is a madman, but like a good kind of madman. The kind that creates a bizarre, immersive world for us all to enjoy. This week, Jeff and Ian talk summer camps, Seven Minutes in Purgatory, and the best damn peacock impression you've ever heard. Be sure to tweet #ExitStrategy at @IanAbramson for your customized Archie McPhee novelty item recommendation! Wanna support the show? Throw down your best review and star rating to help spread the word! We're also on Twitter at...

Duration:00:55:03

Matt McCarthy

9/19/2018
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Matt McCarthy has already pursued one exit strategy when he took a detour from comedy to take on a truly chaotic job writing for World Wrestling Entertainment. Matt and Jeff talk working a 52 week a year writing job, how Vince McMahon steamrolled Saturday Night Live for a week, and why we all need to go out and buy a tube TV. 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:01:11:47

Sara Benincasa

9/12/2018
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Comedian and author Sara Benincasa is on the show to talk about pursuing art while making a living on the side. Why, she even wrote the book on it! "Real Artists Have Day Jobs" is on bookshelves now! The week, Jeff and Sara discuss the Geoffrey Owens Trader Joe's debacle, the blunt financial realities of a career in the arts, and Sara gives us an exclusive preview of her pending pretzel party. Wanna support the show? Throw down your best review and star rating to help spread the...

Duration:01:10:46

Julia Prescott

9/5/2018
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Julia Prescott from the Everything's Coming Up Simpsons podcast is on the show today! We're talking summer camp, Michael Eisner's shitty kid, and Veggie Grill, Veggie Grill, Veggie Grill! Check out our page on Facebook for all your Exit Strategy news and views! https://www.facebook.com/ExitStrategyPodcast/ We're also on Twitter at (@exitstrategypod) or email us at exitstrategypod@gmail.com Communicate with the show! Prove people really read episode descriptions!

Duration:01:00:54

Julia Loken

8/29/2018
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Julia Loken from the "What's Your Sign?" podcast is on the show today! She's talkin' astrology, angerin' science nerds, and plotting a new life outside of the entertainment industry she grew up surrounded by. So strap on your anti-aging, 24 karat gold collagen eye masks, and give a listen! Check out our page on Facebook for all your Exit Strategy news and views! https://www.facebook.com/ExitStrategyPodcast/ We're also on Twitter at (@exitstrategypod) or email us at...

Duration:01:01:41

Zach Sherwin

8/22/2018
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I absolutely HATED Zach Sherwin the first time I met him, and now, some nine years later, he's in the studio having a warm chat about a life without comedy. Zach and Jeff get into about their brief one-sided feud, making hugely uninformed life decisions in college, and the lighting accessory every home needs! Check out our page on Facebook for all your Exit Strategy news and views! https://www.facebook.com/ExitStrategyPodcast/ We're also on Twitter at (@exitstrategypod) or email us at...

Duration:01:03:36

Scott Luhrs

8/15/2018
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Comedian Scott Luhrs is among one of the many people who find the Exit Strategy podcast anxiety inducing. But luckily, Scott's down to talk shop about the high stakes gamble of pursuing a creative career. But that's not all! Join Scott and Jeff as they talk chain restaurants, tiki bars, and Scott's predatory lending revenge fantasy. Check out our page on Facebook for all your Exit Strategy news and views! https://www.facebook.com/ExitStrategyPodcast/ We're also on Twitter at...

Duration:01:00:10

Ricky Carmona

8/8/2018
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Comedian and Tosh.0 writer, Ricky Carmona knows how to emcee a show! Ricky and Jeff chat about gimmick shows, his alter ego "Dark Gable," and Ricky's hearty endorsement for Café Bustelo. Check out our page on Facebook for all your Exit Strategy news and views! https://www.facebook.com/ExitStrategyPodcast/ We're also on Twitter at (@exitstrategypod) or email us at exitstrategypod@gmail.com Communicate with the show! Prove people really read episode descriptions!

Duration:01:02:22

Caitlin Gill

8/1/2018
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Caitlin Gill is on the show, and she brought her dog! (That's more exciting to me, but imagine a cute dog is in the room this whole episode) Caitlin and Jeff talk fear of success, being a VIP at Hollywood parties and stealing appetizers, as well as her writing for Bobcat Goldthwait's new show Misfits and Monsters on TruTV. Check out our page on Facebook for all your Exit Strategy news and views! https://www.facebook.com/ExitStrategyPodcast/ We're also on Twitter at (@exitstrategypod) or...

Duration:01:07:56

Tom Sibley

7/25/2018
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Tom Sibley of the We Watch Wrestling podcast is on the show today! Jeff and Tom talk about failed forays into the world of improv, how he's the least informed expert on professional wrestling, and how Tom managed to get one of his oil paintings hung in a gallery in England. Check out Tom's art for yourself here! Check out our page on Facebook for all your Exit Strategy news and views! https://www.facebook.com/ExitStrategyPodcast/ We're also on Twitter at (@exitstrategypod) or email us at...

Duration:01:10:51

Dave Schilling

7/18/2018
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Bleacher Report's Dave Schilling is another Exit Strategy success story, a comedian who was able to transition to a new life outside of stand up comedy. Dave's on the show today to chat with Jeff about the night he decided to hang up his stand up career, a brief foray into writing for pornography, and why basketball is the most American sport. Walk a mile in Dave's Sperry boat shoes today on Exit Strategy! Check out our page on Facebook for all your Exit Strategy news and views!...

Duration:01:03:06

Paige Weldon

7/11/2018
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Paige Weldon is on the show this week to chat about running an online literary journal, putting together her full length comedy album eight minutes at a time, and the snack cracker you're not eating, but should be. Check out our page on Facebook for all your Exit Strategy news and views! https://www.facebook.com/ExitStrategyPodcast/ We're also on Twitter at (@exitstrategypod) or email us at exitstrategypod@gmail.com Communicate with the show! Prove people really read episode descriptions!

Duration:00:49:25

Danny Maupin

6/27/2018
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One of the creators of the hit show Late Late Breakfast, Danny Maupin is on the show today deciding between a life as a touring drummer or a rural postal worker. Danny's got the scoop on his band opening for Peter Frampton, trying to be in the moment as a comedian, and why Late Late Breakfast was denied a Party City credit card. Check out our page on Facebook for all your Exit Strategy news and views! https://www.facebook.com/ExitStrategyPodcast/ We're also on Twitter at...

Duration:01:02:02

Debra DiGiovanni

6/20/2018
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Debra DiGiovanni spent 14 years in Canada developing one of the most high energy acts in stand up. Now she's in the USA, making a name for herself in the Los Angeles comedy scene. But what would she do if comedy was no longer a part of her life? We find out on this week's Exit Strategy. Along the way, she and Jeff chat about being "Canada famous," punching up eulogies, and the miracle that is the avocado. Check out our page on Facebook for all your Exit Strategy news and views!...

Duration:01:00:45

Ahmed Bharoocha

6/13/2018
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Just nine months ago Ahmed Bharoocha became a dad, and less than one month ago he performed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Today on the show, Ahmed discusses how he juggles raising a newborn while still keeping his performing chops sharp. We talk Ahmed's failed hockey career, the importance of mise en place, and how much of a stage-dad Ahmed plans on being to his child. Check out our page on Facebook for all your Exit Strategy news and views!...

Duration:00:57:07

Dan Dominguez

6/6/2018
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Talk about Exit Strategies! Several years ago, Dan Dominguez left the world of stand up comedy to pursue television writing, resulting in jobs writing for Spongebob, Camp WWE, and Captain Underpants. Turns out leaving stand up isn't always a failure. Dan breaks down his transition from onstage performer to writer, what he misses from standup, and how challenging a heckler to an impromptu arm wrestling match factors into his decision to leave the game. Check out our page on Facebook for all...

Duration:01:06:21

Dan Gill and the Recap Show Exit Strat-vaganza!!!

5/30/2018
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Dan Gill from the Groomzillas podcast returns to Exit Strategy to join Jeff for a supersized look back at the past 35 episodes. Who were their favorites? Who do they think should take the plunge and quit comedy? Will Jeff finally reveal HIS exit strategy? The fellas are talking high school jazz band, reenacting encounters with Ron Howard, the longest discussion of famed South Dakota roadside attraction Wall Drug ever recorded, and MUCH MORE along the way! Check out our page on Facebook for...

Duration:01:15:33