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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

Strats: Part One featuring Rhea Butcher, Paul Danke, Kimberly Clark, Solomon Georgio

1/2/2019
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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: Rhea Butcher Paul Danke Kimberly Clark Solomon Georgio Part two next week! Wanna support the show? Throw down your best review and star rating to help spread the word! We're also on Twitter at...

Duration:01:22:34

Chats: Part Two featuring Debra DiGiovanni, Danny Maupin, Greg Edwards, Caitlin Gill, Zach Sherwin, Whitmer Thomas, and Dan Dominguez

12/26/2018
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Amber Kenny from the Long Shot Podcast is joining us as we dig into another crop of the best chats from the past year of Exit Strategy! Today's Chats Include: - Debra DiGiovanni on developing her high energy style - Danny Maupin tells us his place in Peter Frampton history - Greg Edwards on how he divides his energy between comedy and working with children - Caitlin Gill grapples with her first taste of real Hollywood success - Zach Sherwin on the bad advice that led to his disastrous...

Duration:01:44:05

Chats: Part One featuring Solomon Georgio, Dan Gill, Sara Benincasa, Paul Danke, Jake Weisman, Tess Barker, Anna Seregina

12/19/2018
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It's the end of the year! Time to look back on a year of Exit Strategy. Join Jeff, along with his cohost and fiancé Amber Kenny as we revisit some favorite chats from the past year. We're chatting about subjects like... - Solomon Georgio on putting together his first TV set for Conan - Dan Gill's plans for building his own roadside tourist trap - Sara Benincasa on actor Geoffrey Owens' raw deal - Paul Danke on how he balances fatherhood and comedy - Jake Weisman on socializing and...

Duration:01:51:00

Allen Strickland Williams Part II

12/12/2018
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Allen Strickland Williams RETURNS to Exit Strategy this week! When we last left Allen, he was experiencing the worst year of his adult life, but now we find him on the cusp of taping his first Comedy Central Half Hour. We chat about the role his Exit Strategy played in turning his year around, his first solo tour, and whether he's a Don Draper or a Duck Phillips. A lot of people like the second Godfather better than the first. Could the same hold true for the SECOND Allen Strickland...

Duration:01:03:18

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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Host of the We Watch Wrestling Podcast, Matt McCarthy has already pursued one exit strategy when he took a detour from comedy to take on a truly chaotic job writing for WWE. 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...

Duration:01:11:47