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Marlena Rodriguez

12/5/2018
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Comedian, writer, and Cool World enthusiast Marlena Rodriguez is on the show today! We talk balancing a career in both stand up and improv, her Nespresso habit, and whether a technical Oscar can count towards an EGOT. 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:00:58:10

Eliza Skinner

11/21/2018
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Veteran writer from the Late Night TV world, Eliza Skinner is on the show chatting about what a life without comedy would look like. Eliza and Jeff talk expressing your personal creativity while writing for somebody else, the proper item people should be stuffing in their olives, and why Kenny G has the best perspective on what he is. 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...

Duration:00:53:43

Emily Faye

11/14/2018
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Emily Faye has been inside the creepy apartments above the famed Americana mall, and lived to tell the tale! She's got the scoop on living in the Disneyland of shopping centers. Jeff and Emily talk starting comedy as a teenager, how the American mall brings us all together, and whether it's true that being a comedian is our entire identity. 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:00:56:51

Hampton Yount

10/31/2018
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Mystery Science Theater 3000's Hampton Yount is on the show this week, and we're diving deep into finding success outside of the mainstream. Hampton's got the scoop on learning puppetry on the fly, the perks of being a Wingstop franchisee, and how he's following the Insane Clown Posse's model for growing a fanbase. 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:01:05:54

Andy Sell

10/24/2018
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This week's guest Andy Sell has already made his exit from comedy once, but after a year out of the life...comedy sucked him back in. Jeff and Andy chat about the lack of social skills in film dorks, the best seat at the New Beverly Cinema in LA, and maintaining the perfect balance of introversion and extroversion. Plus, Andy pitches an entire ad campaign (with slogan!) for O'Doul's non-alcoholic beer. Wanna support the show? Throw down your best review and star rating to help spread...

Duration:01:04:44

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