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July 6, 2020
Casey Corbin (Comic/Talk'N Wrestling Podcast) discusses growing up in Canada where he almost got beaten up r for talking to Eddie Van Halen, meeting the Undertaker through his catering boss, and being fired from his own dad's car dealership. Check out Casey online: https://twitter.com/caseycorbin?lang=en Check out Talk'N Wrestling:https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/talk-n-wrestling-casey-corbin-nsn-zJeXsGtj3Y4/ Join the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/entrylevelwithbrookswheelan Check out Casey online: https://twitter.com/caseycorbin?lang=en Check out Talk'N Wrestling:https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/talk-n-wrestling-casey-corbin-nsn-zJeXsGtj3Y4/ Join the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/entrylevelwithbrookswheelan
June 29, 2020
Brittany Furlan (comic/actress) talks about working for the mob, babysitting, and moving to LA from Pennsylvania all before making it as a comedic actress. Check out Brittany: https://twitter.com/BrittanyFurlan?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor Subscribe to the patreon: https://www.patreon.com/entrylevelwithbrookswheelan
June 22, 2020
Colt Cobana (AEW/WWE/Comedian) talks about babysitting, being a camp counselor, attempting construction and being the worst division 1 football player in America all before learning how to be a professional wrestler and traveling the world making a name for himself as one of the best wrestlers on the globe. Check out all Colt's social media outlets: https://coltcabana.com/ Check out Colt's documentary about touring with comedic wrestlers: https://coltmerch.com/product/the-wrestling-road-diaries-3/ Follow Brooks online: brookswheelan.com
June 15, 2020
Kenny Deforest (Seth Meyers/James Corden) talks about growing up in Springfield, Missouri where he was fired by his own grandfather, attempted to become an economist, and ruined a neighbors a lawn so bad one time it brought shame to his family. Check out Kenny: https://www.kennydeforest.com/ Join the patreon: https://www.patreon.com/entrylevelwithbrookswheelan THE MUGS ARE FOR SALE: https://www.etsy.com/listing/629706167/entry-level-with-brooks-wheelan-mug?gpla=1&gao=1&&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping_us_d-home_and_living-kitchen_and_dining-drink_and_barware-drinkware-mugs&utm_custom1=f3b4a60e-df01-4da3-a9e9-0373d6e7da4a&utm_content=go_1844702802_75381284091_346398237784_pla-498657395952_c__629706167&utm_custom2=1844702802&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI-o3rmK-E6gIVxR6tBh2lBAoVEAQYASABEgIt8PD_BwE
June 8, 2020
Ben Warheit (Late Night with Seth Meyers/WAS IN JOKER) talks about being a scientist who ran studies on heroin addiction while getting into comedy, learning at an early age to not work hard ever at his Jewish community camp, and explains how he got an insane part in Joker while being a writer on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Check out Ben on Late Night: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhSnQJo3o1I Check out Ben's Waco Valley pilot: https://vimeo.com/295669322 Join the patreon: patreon.com/entrylevelwithbrookswheelan
June 1, 2020
Mike Recine (The Half Hour/Conan) talks about being fired from the Times Square Ruby Tuesday, working the door at Carolines, being a grocery store checker, starting stand up in a Panera at 15 years old, and how he enjoys when he works as a mover. Check out Recine's podcast: https://sitdownpod.libsyn.com/ Here's is the puddier video proving "independent discovery" from MilkBrain: https://youtu.be/xeIwKpqoK8c?t=509 Brian Menepace's piece about RHCP: https://brendanmenapace.substack.com/p/brooks-wheelan-and-i-feel-good-about?token=eyJ1c2VyX2lkIjozODAzNjAxLCJwb3N0X2lkIjo0ODUwODgsIl8iOiJqZllrVSIsImlhdCI6MTU5MDQyMDA3MywiZXhwIjoxNTkwNDIzNjczLCJpc3MiOiJwdWItNDQwMzAiLCJzdWIiOiJwb3N0LXJlYWN0aW9uIn0.8EbADNtLnWStg_2wsFNF9QLopLjSV1H6Jj65Ywy6_i4 Join the patreon: https://www.patreon.com/entrylevelwithbrookswheelan
May 25, 2020
Ron Funches (Comedy Central/NBC/Trolls) joins Brooks to talk about growing up in Oregon, getting fired from Chuck-E-Cheese for being too quiet, getting promoted to HEAD cashier at Grocery Outlet, working in a cannery, and trying to join the real world by working in a bank call center. Check out Ron's projects: https://ronfunches.com/ Check out Cornell's podcast: https://twitter.com/corneezy Join the patreon: https://www.patreon.com/entrylevelwithbrookswheelan
May 18, 2020
Aisha Alfa (Great stand up/Rad actor) talks about being born in Nigeria then growing up in Canada where she played professional soccer, ending up in South Korea where she played Gaelic Football, then moving back home to her parents house all before starting stand up. Check out Aisha's new album: https://twitter.com/aishaalfa Email your stories in: entrylevelwithbrookswheelan@gmail.com Join the patreon: https://www.patreon.com/entrylevelwithbrookswheelan
May 11, 2020
Corey Loykasek (Stand up/Get Along Gang on TBS) explains how he got a new absurd sketch show on TBS, how organ donation works, and what it's like to grow up in wine country making sure children don't stab each other. Check out Corey's new show: https://www.tbs.com/thedressupgang Check out Cornell: https://twitter.com/corneezy Join the patreon: https://www.patreon.com/entrylevelwithbrookswheelan
May 4, 2020
Eric Dadourian (Stand up comic/VICE) talks about growing up in Beruit during a war, being fired after 2 days at a STAPLES, loving the Red Hot Chili Peppers as much as Brooks, and trying really hard to be "beat poet" for a while. Check out Eric's album: https://open.spotify.com/album/6NQ9ifQ5eAG7Mg7B6qjWNT?si=hGuhk-11RnSRyO06wHRG2A Check out Cornell's podcast network: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/cornnn Email the podcast: entrylevelwithbrookswheelan@gmail.com Join the patreon: https://www.patreon.com/entrylevelwithbrookswheelan
April 27, 2020
Brent Morin (Netflix/Undatable) is one week younger than Brooks and that has always upset Brooks. Brent talks about crushing as a nerd at Ruby Tuesday's, building a deck to get a job as an intern at Conan, then working as Andy Richter's stand in right up until he got to quit and two months later be a guest on the show. Check out Brent's Netflix special "I'm Brent Morin" https://www.netflix.com/title/80050006 Listen to Burns' podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/power-moves-with-mike-burns/id1436556755 Email the show: entrylevelwithbrookswheelan@gmail.com Join the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/entrylevelwithbrookswheelan
April 19, 2020
Brad and Brett Wheelan (used to be dicks however now very cool older brothers) get interviewed by Brooks. Was this a good idea? I'm still not sure. Brad talks about how he gained so much weight it made our mom cry in a JC Penny. Brett talks about living in a trailer and working maintenance at the Manchester hospital. And we all give our perspective on what went wrong at the ill-fated Pearl Jam 20th anniversary concert we went to together 10 years ago. Also Brett calls out Brad to fight. Like for real. He does this. Check out Brad's instagram: @bradwheelan99 Check out Brett's instagram: @coachwheelan Join the patreon: https://www.patreon.com/entrylevelwithbrookswheelan
April 13, 2020
Grant Cotter (MTV/Brooks' oldest LA comedy friend) talks about growing up on the island of Catalina, scrubbing barnacles as a 12 year old, working in a skate shop, pretending to beef with zach efron, working in the Hurly factory, and also crushing mall jobs. Check out Grant: https://twitter.com/GrantCotter Join the patreon: https://www.patreon.com/entrylevelwithbrookswheelan Fight brooks on instagram: instagram.com/brookswheelan
April 7, 2020
Well we finally got bored enough to do it. Nick and I watch Tiger King together and make fun of it. Join in and press start on Netflix when we give the countdown and watch along. Look, I know nobody asked for this, but hey it's happening. For the rest of the Tiger King series commentary plus a other great bonus junk join the patreon: https://www.patreon.com/entrylevelwithbrookswheelan
April 6, 2020
Brandon Wardell (Comedy Central/Yeah, But Still) never really had a job. He kinda mowed lawns and then was just broke until comedy started working out. He started stand up when was 16 and just never stopped. He talks about his insane confidence as a teenager and how he ended up on an album with Bob Odenkirk by almost accident. Check out Brandon's stand up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkKpn8qj_pA Check out Brandon's podcast: https://twitter.com/YeahStill Join the patreon: https://www.patreon.com/entrylevelwithbrookswheelan
March 29, 2020
Chris Distefano (Comedy Central/Guy Code) talks with Brooks about growing up in Brooklyn working at the US Open of tennis knowing nothing about tennis, getting a doctorate in Physical Therapy, then meeting Brooks in Miami where they were both part of the reason Comedy Central stopped doing the South Beach Comedy Festival. Check out Chris' podcast: http://historyhyenas.com/ Check out Get Rich Nick: https://www.earwolf.com/show/get-rich-nick/ Join the Patreon for exclusive junk: https://www.patreon.com/entrylevelwithbrookswheelan
March 23, 2020
Lucas Neff (Raising Hope/Big Hero 6/Carol's Second Act/Marriage Story) joins Brooks for the first ever quarantine episode! Lucas talks about working at the Field Museum in Chicago, being a life guard on Lake Michigan, and taking a job at Abercrombie because a babe told him to. He also talks about the insanity that went into him getting the Raising Hope job. Check out Lucas' podcast: https://starburns.audio/podcasts/saving-the-world/ Dancing with Dinosaurs (i don't know this is the only thing that came up): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54SBHobALBQ Check out Brooks' short Lucas was in: https://vimeo.com/256173576 Subscribe to the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/entrylevelwithbrookswheelan
March 15, 2020
Mark Proksch (The Office/What We Do in the Shadows/Better Call Saul) talks about growing up bagging groceries in Wisconsin, helping to make Menards commercials through college, then temping around the United States for about a decade before he created an insane morning TV character that got the attention of The Office producers who hired him from those videos. Brooks is a GIANT fan and you will be too. What We do in the Shadows is out April 15th! Check out K-Strass: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZ9TLftki5U Email your terrible jobs: entrylevelwithbrookswheelan@gmail.com
March 8, 2020
Georgea Brooks (stand up/pal) discusses growing up in a horse racing town outside Toronto, bartending for maniacs, and babysitting for one of her VJ idols. Check out Georgia's podcast: https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/nice-bum-where-ya-from-nice-bum-cast-S_BI0RbZtAj/ Check out Georgea's album and live show: https://www.georgeabrooks.com/ Get tix to see Brooks live: brookswheelan.com/dates
March 2, 2020
Brady Mathews (comic/painter) has had more 2 week jobs than anyone ever interviewed on the podcast. Hallmark employee, ballroom dance instructor, waiter, he's been asked to leave them all. He also was a abercrombie model when he was in his 20s and fills us in on what that means. It's a great episode. Brady rules. Check out Brady's art: https://bradymatthewsart.com/ See Brooks live: Brookswheelan.com/dates
February 24, 2020
Bryan Greenberg (Actor/Pal) talks about growing up Jewish during the Christmas season in Omaha before moving to St. Louis where he had every mall job possible. He also waited tables in New York while going to NYU and then in LA before being able to be in a bunch of shows and movies Brooks loves. Check out Bryan: https://twitter.com/bryangreenberg?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor Check out Shafi's instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shafistandsup/?hl=en Email the podcast: entrylevelwithbrookswheelan@gmail.com
February 17, 2020
Mike Joyce (great stand up) talks about starting at open mics in Chicago with Brooks, becoming a commodities broker, working in a factory, and seeing a guy drink his own pee at a job once. Mike rules, this interview rules, check it out. Mike's pee video that is not ideal: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/FMfcgxwGDNSxSpNKMHknqVsPJFZjhklZ?projector=1 Join the patreon: https://www.patreon.com/entrylevelwithbrookswheelan
February 9, 2020
Megan Gailey (The Tonight Show/Conan) discusses working at a river restaurant in Indiana, managing a wing of an old folks home, and what it's like to work at your dad's factory. Check out Megan's new podcast: https://blog.iheart.com/Pages/listen-to-iheartradios-new-sports-and-comedy-podcast-the-greatest-for-some-hilarious-hot-takes.aspx See Megan live: https://megangailey.com/ See Brooks live: brookswheelan.com/dates join the patreon: https://www.patreon.com/entrylevelwithbrookswheelan
February 3, 2020
Kelcey Ayer (Local Natives) talks about finding out his band got signed while being a car valet, graduating from host to server at a Cocos, lying on his resume, and working for years at a California Pizza Kitchen. Check out Local Natives: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoyjUYtk30s See Brooks live: brookswheelan.com/dates Join the patreon: https://www.patreon.com/entrylevelwithbrookswheelan
January 26, 2020
Chad Daniels - (Comedy Central/Conan) discusses having his dad steal his newspaper money, killing it at an ice cream spot, and being a great bartender. Listen to Chad: https://www.chaddaniels.com/ See Brooks live: Brookswheelan.com/dates
January 20, 2020
David Venhuizen (stand up/writer) brings the first full South Dakota episode ever to Entry Level. He talks picking up rocks, mink farms, Mount Rushmore hotel jobs, and door to door sales. Dave did it all. Check out Dave: http://www.davidvenhuizen.com/home.html See Brooks live: Brookswheelan.com/dates Subscribe to the patreon: https://www.patreon.com/entrylevelwithbrookswheelan
January 13, 2020
Moshe Kasher (stand up/author) comes on to discuss being a sober drug dealer, what it's like wearing a bear costume for a book store, becoming a sign language interpreter, and learning about stand up in the bay area. Get Moshe's new album out January 22, check out his podcast, and read his book: https://twitter.com/moshekasher Sign up for the patreon: https://www.patreon.com/entrylevelwithbrookswheelan See Brooks live: brookswheelan.com/dates
January 6, 2020
Will Miles (The Half Hour/South Side) gives the dirt on how Usher doesn't tip, talks about growing up in Chicago during the Bulls dynasty, and discusses the perks to working at Gap. Follow Will: https://twitter.com/mrwillmiles See Brooks live: brookswheelan.com/shows Join the patreon: https://www.patreon.com/entrylevelwithbrookswheelan
December 27, 2019
Barry Rothbart is on to discuss the ins and outs of being a bookie at the age of 15, going insane to the band LFO while not really selling sunglasses in a mall, walking four hours to prove a point to no one, and constantly being asked by employers "what do you do here?" We also take our fist listener mail. If you want to tell us about your terrible jobs email entrylevelwithbrookswheelan@gmail.com music by: Drennon Davis Artwork by: Barry Blankenship
December 27, 2019
Jon Dore comes on and talks about trying to collect on newspaper money as a child, working in a haunted Dairy Queen, being fired from a job he physically couldn't leave for two days, and being too embarrassed to ride a bus his face was on. Artwork by Barry Blankenship Music by Drennon Davis
December 27, 2019
In Episode 2 Brooks welcomes his oldest friend in the LA comedy community Andrew Santino on to discuss having no patience for babysitting, getting fired from McDonalds, being WAY too good of a phone salesman, how to be "An Outbacker not a Slacker", stealing from a valet service, and finally making it big by hosting a daily show on the MSN homepage back in 2010. Artwork by Barry Blackenship Music by Drennon Davis Outro song: "Whirring" by Joy Formidable
December 27, 2019
Welcome to the first ever episode of Entry Level with Brooks Wheelan!! There could be no greater guest for a podcast about being fired or quitting jobs than the one and only Nick Turner who has been has gone through more jobs than anyone Brooks has ever met in his life. ENJOY! Music by Drennon Davis Art Work by Barry Blankenship
December 23, 2019
Joselyn Hughes (author/stand up) talks about having to count poops for $3 an hour babysitting, achieving her dreams of working at Pacific Sunwear, and what it was like to work at TOSH.0 Check out Joselyn's book: https://www.amazon.com/DIY-Dammit-Practical-Curse-Free-Crafting/dp/0062371460 See Brooks live: https://brookswheelan.com/dates/ Join the patreon: https://www.patreon.com/entrylevelwithbrookswheelan GET THE MUG: https://www.etsy.com/listing/629706167/entry-level-with-brooks-wheelan-mug
December 16, 2019
Gnarly Zack (Power Moves/Rad dude) comes on discuss selling solar panels door to door as a 15 year old, working his way up the ladder of Panera, and also what the hardcore music scene was like growing up in LA. Check out Gnarly's gram: @gnarlyzack Join the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/entrylevelwithbrookswheelan Check out Honeybook: honeybook.com/brooks
December 9, 2019
Bud Diaz (Comic/Original Power Violence member) comes on to finish the 4 part Power Violence Mansion series. He talks about killing it at Circuit City, who really was to blame for burning down the first Power Violence apartment, and what his point of view on what it was like to live in the Power Violence Mansion. Check out Bud's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/buddanthonydiaz See Brooks live: Brookswheelan.com/shows Join the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/entrylevelwithbrookswheelan
November 25, 2019
Rod Berry (Power Violence/Brooks' ex-roommate) talks about being promoted to manager at a Go-Kart track, delivering groceries to Lindsey Lohan, the history of starting an underground stand up show in LA and living with Brooks and two pitbulls for a scary year. Check out Rod's Tent video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXmyp8a4ASU Check out Rod's podcast: https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/american-arts-culture-review/ See Brooks live: Brookswheelan.com/shows Join the patreon: https://www.patreon.com/entrylevelwithbrookswheelan
November 18, 2019
CJ Toledano (The Tonight Show/cool weird job for the NBA now) talks about how he scammed his way onto the writing staff for The Tonight Show, was an insane intern for Conan, and how he moved into Brooks' old room and and got rid of the Pearl Jam posters. Go to CJ's show in LA every Thursday at 9pm https://www.facebook.com/MotherlandComedy/ See Brooks live: brookswheelan.com/shows Join the patreon and support the podcast: https://www.patreon.com/entrylevelwithbrookswheelan See Brooks and CJ's old mansion they lived in and trashed: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3787-Prestwick-Dr-Los-Angeles-CA-90027/20811834_zpid/
November 4, 2019
Danny Solomon (Ridiculousness/great comic) talks about meeting Brooks in Kansas City when they were 20, his, how he swindled his step dad's friend, and being forced to work at McDonalds when he was 14 but finding love there!
October 28, 2019
Jono Kenyan (Rad Actor/New Zealand Pal) talks about starting his own acting gigs while living on the south island in New Zealand, working as an Orc on The Hobbit films, and moving to LA and immediately booking an ABC tv show where Brooks played his best friend (never aired).
October 20, 2019
Ross Kimbal (Masterminds/Nice Friend) talks about meeting Brooks when they were auditioning for SNL, cooking macaroni for money, and being the worst waiter in the history of food. Check out Ross' podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-most-wonderful-pod-of-the-year/id1444246273 Get bonus episodes of Entry Level: https://www.patreon.com/entrylevelwithbrookswheelan
October 14, 2019
Alana Johnston (canadian friend/great comic) talks about being the raddest 15 year old piano teacher ever, working at a pearl store where she was paid in pearls, and getting way too much money as a young actor then blowing it all. Follow Alana on twitter: https://twitter.com/alana_johnston Follow Alana on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theonlyalanajohnston Subscribe to the patreon: https://www.patreon.com/entrylevelwithbrookswheelan Go to HoneyBook.com/brooks for 50% off your first year
October 6, 2019
Matt Kirshen (Last Comic Standing/Probably Science) talks about starting the Probably Science podcast with Brooks 8 years ago, what it's like to go to Cambridge to follow in the footsteps of Isaac Newton then decide to do comedy, and how Tickle Me Elmo was big in England when he worked at a toy store. Get bonus episodes of Entry Level: https://www.patreon.com/entrylevelwithbrookswheelan Check out the Nick's Corner patreon: https://www.patreon.com/NicksCorner
September 29, 2019
Punam Patel (Emmy nominated best actress LAST WEEK!) discusses getting a degree in fashion from Brooks' nemesis The University of Florida, working as a magazine editor in Atlanta, learning how to make latte art, and also goes through her fun/insane Emmy week. Subscribe to the new Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/entrylevelwithbrookswheelan Sorry about the audio!
September 23, 2019
Andy Haynes (Comedy Central Half Hour/Friend) talks about working in the ski industry growing up, not getting help on his paper route, and what it's like to be a mover in new york city. See Brooks live: brookswheelan.com/shows GET THE MUGS: https://www.etsy.com/shop/EntryLevelStore?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=629706167 Go to HoneyBook.com/brooks for 50% off your first year. Find the job meant for you at LinkedIn.com/JOBS
September 16, 2019
EPISODE 100! The listeners voted and here are the 26 best stories ever told on Entry Level. Stories from: Paul Scheer, Taran Killam, Nikki Glaser, Nicole Byer, Bobby Moynihan, Dolph Ziggler, The Lucas Brothers, Andrew Overdahl, Brendan Walsh, Brendan Jennings, Candy Lawerence, CJ Sullivan, Connor O'Malley, Fortune Feimster, Josh Meyers, Kyle Kinane, Kyle Mooney, Al Madrigal, Matty Ryan, Mike O'Brien, Sean O'Connor, Sean Patton, Nick Thune, Whitmer Thomas, and Henry Zabrowski. SHARE THIS EPISODE!
September 8, 2019
Jesse Popp (great stand up/writer for Conan) talks about learning as a 12 year old that jobs weren't for him, being accused of arson while working for Ford, and having people scream at him at K-Mart every single day. Check out Jesse's stand up:http://www.cc.com/comedians/jesse-popp See Brooks live: brookswheelan.com/shows GET THE MUG: https://www.etsy.com/shop/EntryLevelStore Visit MyBookie here to get Entry Level offer: http://bit.ly/MYBEntryLevel
September 1, 2019
Travis Irvine (filmmaker/comic/ran for governor of Ohio!?) talks about being the assistant for the weird "free money question mark suit" guy, growing white dude dreadlocks in the bahamas, and running for mayor, congress, AND governor in Ohio. He lost all drastically, but they're funny stories for sure. Check out Travis' docs: See Brooks live: brookswheelan.com/shows Go to MyBookie and use the code: Entry Level http://bit.ly/MYBEntryLevel
August 26, 2019
Nick Vatterot (Comedy Central/HBO) joins Brooks for a fast paced episode about getting in trouble writing for his college paper, growing up in Missouri, and living way too hard in Chicago. Check out Nick's new podcast: https://www.earwolf.com/show/get-rich-nick/ Check out the offer from MyBookie right here: http://bit.ly/MYBEntryLevel
August 19, 2019
Brooke Van Poppelen (Girl Code, Hack My Life) talks about the time she was so hung over she threw up making a person's bagel in front of them, being so broke she went to church, how Iowa made her realize she wanted a divorce, and she gives the low down on how to steal cd's if you work at Tower Records. Check out Brooke's podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/side-work-podcast/id1449651821 Get the mug: https://www.etsy.com/shop/EntryLevelStore see Brooks live: brookswheelan.com/shows
August 12, 2019
Drennon Davis (created the Entry Level theme/great comic) is finally on the podcast to discuss a bunch of jobs he walked out on. From sanding boats to being a kindergarten teacher he's quit them all. He also used to teach beat boxing and gives a free lesson. Check out the short film Drennon helped Brooks with: https://vimeo.com/256173576 Get the mugs! https://www.etsy.com/shop/EntryLevelStore See Brooks live: brookswheelan.com/shows
August 5, 2019
Ed Larson (The Brighter Side Podcast and Comedy Central Roasts) goes for the record of most jobs. He talks about cleaning up cruise ship casinos as a child, the difference between Hooters and Buffalo Wild Wings, and having a weed operation get busted.  Check out Ed's podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-brighter-side/id857097552 Get the mugs!: https://etsy.com/shop/EntryLevelStore
July 29, 2019
Tim Nordwind (OK Go) breaks the tradition of only having comics on the podcast! He talks about growing up working for a children's community theater in Kalamazoo, MI before bailing to Chicago to hold all the coolest 90s jobs while getting OK Go off the ground. Its a rare actually inspiring interview to go out there and make stuff happen! Check out OK Go's rad teacher's manual for their videos: https://okgosandbox.org/ GET THE NICK'S CORNER MUG: https://www.etsy.com/shop/EntryLevelStore
July 22, 2019
Blake Anderson (Workaholics/chill friend) talks about shitting his pants while working the movie theater box office, getting a job at a butcher shop and loving "Crab Crackin' Christmas", being mad at his dad for making him get a job in college, and quitting a delivery job because they told him to cut his hair. See Brooks Live: brookswheelan.com/shows FUCK THE CAVE! mugs: https://www.etsy.com/listing/722136073/fuck-the-cave-mug?ref=shop_home_active_1
July 15, 2019
Mike Karnell (Director/Late Night with Seth Meyers) and Brooks go over their insane Europe trip where Mike directed Brooks' first ill fated travel show back in 2016. He also talks about being a terrible greens keeper, getting kicked out of college, and learning how to direct from being a Production Assistant on movies. Brooks and Mike's Europe show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUTgtB0eozU See Brooks live: Brookswheelan.com/shows
July 8, 2019
Brendan Jennings (AP Bio/Second City) talks about working at Disney World dressed as Eeyore when 9/11 happened, how working in a toy store is actually a nightmare, and the summer he got a job at a water park only to end up working in the parking lot. Follow Brendan: @JenningsBrendan See Brooks in Austin: https://www.capcitycomedy.com/events/32436 GET THE MUG: https://www.etsy.com/shop/EntryLevelStore
July 1, 2019
Alyssa Limperis (comic/actress/rad new pal) talks about getting a real office job as a consultant straight out of college and not liking it because she wanted to be a bartender and pursue comedy. She also talks about the genesis of her twitter characters that are really great and made Brooks think he had already met her the first time they met. Check them out here: https://twitter.com/alyssalimp Get tix to see Brooks live: brookswheelan.com/shows
June 24, 2019
Jean Villepique (AP Bio/Fun Friend) talks about sneaking her boyfriend over when she babysat, going to theater school while working in a candy store, climbing the ranks at Second City in Chicago, and falling asleep while filming an episode of The Office. Check out Jean: @villepique Check out the insta: @entrylevelwithbrookswheelan See Brooks live: brookswheelan.com/shows GET THE MUG: https://www.etsy.com/listing/629706167/entry-level-with-brooks-wheelan-mug
June 17, 2019
Tony Sam (great stand up/great friend) talks about pushing his first job as a custodian to the limits, getting a degree in marine biology that led to a career in fish tank cleaning, and cutting a deal while being fired once. Check out Tony: https://tinyurl.com/yyf94ffe Get the mug: https://tinyurl.com/y6rezxkk See Brooks live: Brookswheelan.com/shows
June 10, 2019
Jason Saenz (Great comic/Fun friend) discusses his upcoming return to comedy after he fell through a skylight, working for Steve Harvey, selling windows door to door, running the social media for Divorce Court, and the ins and outs of working for REAL ROCK AND ROLL MOVERS in LA. Check out Jason's shows: https://twitter.com/jasonsaenz?lang=en Check out Jason and Nick's comedy central digital series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NljiG8a63zU
June 3, 2019
JC Coccoli (New American Road Trip/Stand Up/Pal) discusses growing up in Pittsburgh working at one of the first Pirmanti Bros Sandwhich shops, being on a reality tv show in college, and working at The Laugh Factory the night Michael Richards AKA: Kramer went viral with racial slurs. Check out JC's show: https://www.amazon.com/The-New-American-Road-Trip/dp/B07K7YXFF9 Follow JC: @JCcoccoli Follow Brooks: @brookswheelan Follow the show on instagram: @entrylevelwithbrookswheelan
May 27, 2019
Dolph Ziggler (2x WWE World Heavyweight Champion/stand up comic) AKA Nic Nemeth discusses growing up in Cleveland working in an empty mall at a pretend GNC, loving construction work, and getting really really good at amateur wrestling with the hopes that it would one day translate into him wrestling in the WWE . Follow Dolph on twitter and instagram: @heelziggler See Dolph live: https://dolphziggler.org/ Ticket link to Brooks' NYC show: https://tinyurl.com/y3b9cn2d
May 20, 2019
Henry Zebrowski (Last Podcast on the Left, Wolf of Wall Street) talks about the delights of giving out his staff pic while working at a video store, working at Barnes and Noble on pills, being mugged three times in New York, and quitting multiple temp jobs by just "ghosting" them. Check out Henry's live shows: https://www.lastpodcastontheleft.com/ Get tix to see Brooks in NYC May 30: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brooks-wheelan-tickets-60418110194
May 13, 2019
Matty Ryan (great stand up, one of Brooks' oldest friends) is in town to record a comedy central set so he stops by to talk about the tour he and Brooks lost their minds on, being fired by his uncle from his first job, being fired from scooping ice cream, and about the time he took a job to see how long it would take for them to fire him. Check out Matty: https://www.mattyryancomedy.com/ Get tix to Brooks' NYC show May 30: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brooks-wheelan-tickets-60418110194
May 5, 2019
Jaime Moyer (AP Bio, Bob’s Burgers, Second City) talks about playing a ghost child in local Detroit play as a 3 year old, working the coat check at an underground BDSM nightclub, and killing it at a movie theater. Check out Jaime: https://twitter.com/jaime_moyer?lang=en Tix to the NYC May 30 show: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brooks-wheelan-tickets-60418110194
April 29, 2019
DJ Douggpound AKA: Doug Lussenhop (Tim and Eric, Portlandia) talks about editing for Playboy.com, working alongside the worst villains in Chicago, and how Subway used to mean something with the tri-cut sandwich top! Doug's gram: https://tinyurl.com/y38gvt8z The GI Joe's videos: https://tinyurl.com/zym9tas Behind the scenes Tim and Eric: https://tinyurl.com/y2649f85 tix to NYC show: https://tinyurl.com/yydf7pg4
April 26, 2019
I promised once we hit 1000 reviews I'd get my pal Leo, well this is what happened.
April 22, 2019
Greg Barris (stand up/brooks' camping friend) talks about being the nervous announcer for giant water ski shows in Central Florida growing up, handing out fliers for comedy shows for money, and how he somehow ended up owning a pizza business for a few years. Check out Greg: https://twitter.com/gregbarris Tix for the May 30 NYC show: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brooks-wheelan-tickets-60418110194?aff=erelexpmlt https://etsy.com/shop/EntryLevelStore
April 15, 2019
Mike Holmes (great comedian, the only person Brooks knew when he moved to LA) discusses the child labor laws broken while "detasseling" corn growing up, being the man at Lone Star Steakhouse, failing out of a few colleges while working at Carlos O'Kelly's, and being a solid worker for Sherwin Paints. It's a MidWest heavy great episode. follow Mike: @holmesjokes GET THE MUG: https://www.etsy.com/shop/EntryLevelStore
April 8, 2019
Nate Craig (Maniac on Netflix, great stand up) talks about how he met Brooks 13 years ago in Iowa. He also discusses substitute teaching in inner city chicago, failing on the first day of delivering newspapers, and how he's pretty sure at one point in his life he could take any 8th grader on the planet. Check out Nate: https://natecraig.com/ GET THE MUG: https://www.etsy.com/shop/EntryLevelStore
April 1, 2019
Vince Averill (We Watch Wrestling Podcast, great comic) talks about how it's not unusual to find a dead body when you work in the Detroit Parks system, what really goes down inside the Big Boy restaurant chain, and the time he smelled like too much booze when working at a homeless shelter. Listen to Vince's podcast: https://tinyurl.com/y5jqmssh Help our pal Jason Saenz: https://tinyurl.com/y2vy35v8 Check out Nick Turner's podcast: https://tinyurl.com/yy47jgek
March 25, 2019
Mary Sohn (AP Bio, dope rad friend) discusses hooking people up with ice cream in Champagne, IL, working at a kid's play area called "Ants in Their Pants", and doing improv on cruises. WATCH AP BIO Thursdays Check out Mary: http://www.missmarysohn.com/index.html Get the mug: etsy.com/shop/entrylevelstore
March 17, 2019
Chris Schlichting (Brooks' oldest friend in comedy) swings by to discuss the open mic scene in Eastern Iowa when Brooks showed up in 2006. He also talks about being a janitor at a veterinarian's office, spending all his money at Old Navy, and never being bumped up to "server." Check out Chris' comedy: https://youtu.be/UjJRCVcz-hU Check out Chris' website: www.schlickcomedy.com Watch Travels and Such: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avigLRUVvAE GET THE MUG: https://www.etsy.com/shop/EntryLevelS
March 11, 2019
Whitmer Thomas (great comic, Brooks' old roommate) discusses the jobs available on the Alabama coast growing up, charging a woman $17,000 on a $1.70 ice cream cone, and sleeping with a babe he delivered groceries to. Check out Whit's podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/american-arts-culture-review-clay-tatum-whitmer-thomas/id1438810598?mt=2 Check out Brooks' travel show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avigLRUVvAE GET THE MUG: https://www.etsy.com/shop/EntryLevelStore
March 4, 2019
Lizzy Cooperman (comic and pal) talks about helping Prince shop, being a great phone salesperson, and getting accepted to a mime school in Paris. Check out Lizzy: http://www.lizzycooperman.com/ GET THE MUG: https://www.etsy.com/shop/EntryLevelStore Check out Travels and Such: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avigLRUVvAE
February 25, 2019
Fortune Feimster (great comic, rad actor) discusses being demoted to trash collector, how to take shortcuts if you’re an RA, causing a child to fail English, and being fired from job of “personal assistant” before her comedy career took off.   Check out Fortune on tour: Check out the Instagram: @entrylevelwithbrookswheelan GET THE MUG: etsy.com.entrylevelshop
February 18, 2019
Sasheer Zamata (great comic, used to share an office with brooks at a sketch show) discusses what it's like to be a character at Disney World, drag puppets around NYC for free, and also get hit by a fucking car. See Sasheer live: http://sasheer.com/ Email the show for tickets to see brooks: entrylevelwithbrookswheelan@gmail.com GET THE MUG: https://www.etsy.com/shop/EntryLevelStore
February 11, 2019
Kyle Kinane (one of Brooks' favorite stand up comics and also pal) talks about his time at K-Mart, getting hammered while delivering pizzas, eating the donuts from the donut factory he worked in, being fired immediately upon moving to LA, and working as a closed captioner with Matt Braunger. Check out Kyle: http://kylekinane.com/ GET THE MUG: https://www.etsy.com/shop/EntryLevelStore Email the podcast Yelp reviews from your job entrylevelwithbrookswheelan@gmail.com
February 4, 2019
Jon Huck (great comic, fun friend) discusses hanging out a liquor store so much he just started working there, being asked multiple times "What are you here for? We fired you.", and arguing with women over beanie babies. Check out Jon live: https://www.jonhuck.me/ GET THE MUG: https://www.etsy.com/shop/EntryLevelStore Check out the new IG: @entrylevelwithbrookswheelan
January 28, 2019
Josh Meyers (MadTV, rad dude) discusses being seen on tv at a basketball game when he was pretending to be sick, breaking a man's car then having to find him to tell him, and living in Amsterdam trying to talk people at the Anne Frank house into seeing comedy. Check out Kevin Barnett: https://tinyurl.com/yb5fyfnr Another Kevin clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V1P1XrEl-0 Bird Luger FOREVER
January 21, 2019
Todd Glass (one of Brooks' favorite stand up comics) discusses being a great employee at Dairy Queen, seating people at a theater, and then going head first into comedy at the age of 15.  Check out Todd live: Toddglass.com Check out The Attempt: https://vimeo.com/256173576 Check out the new instagram: @entrylevelwithbrookswheelan
January 14, 2019
Emily Maya Mills (great stand up AND fried) talks about joining the work force at the old age of 11, pretending to not know who Leonardo DiCaprio was to upset him, and the art of getting out of having to make drinks you don't know how to make. Check out Emily: @emilymayamills Check out the new gram: @entrylevelwithbrookswheelan GET THE MUG: https://etsy.com/shop/EntryLevelStore
January 7, 2019
Josh Adam Meyers (God Damn Comedy Jam) is on to discuss what it's like to go from being employee of the month at Outback Steakhouse to fired from Outback Steakhouse in a matter of weeks, finding his calling as a party DJ, and also not enjoying his other calling as a strip club DJ. Check out Josh's podcast: https://tinyurl.com/ycsqln6d GET THE MUG: https://www.etsy.com/shop/EntryLevelStore Check out the new instagram: @entrylevelwithbrookswheelan
December 31, 2018
Ricky Carmona (Tosh.0, great stand up) talks about showing up to work looking like Steve Urkel, serving prom kids, quitting jobs on the spot, and being a youth counselor for a hot second.   Check out Ricky’s podcast: https://www.maximumfun.org/shows/who-shot-ya Check out Ricky: twitter.com/RickyCarmona Follow the new intagram: @entrylevelwithbrookswheelan Get the Mug: https://www.etsy.com/shop/EntryLevelStore
December 24, 2018
Sean Green (great comic and writer) discusses counting screws at a hardware store, being screamed at by Gary Busey, and following Jim Bulushi into the bathroom one time. See Sean live: https://twitter.com/seantgreen Check out the new instagram: @entrylevelwithbrookswheelan GET THE MUG: https://www.etsy.com/shop/EntryLevelStore
December 17, 2018
Andrew Orvedahl (Those Who Can't on TruTV) stops by for one of the funniest episodes recorded yet. He openly admits to many many crimes and honestly doesn't think he's ever had a job he hasn't stolen from. He's the fucking best! Watch season 3 of Those Who Can't when it premieres January 14! Check out Andrew's stuff: twitter.com/TheOrvedahl GET THE MUG: https://www.etsy.com/shop/EntryLevelStore
December 10, 2018
Joe DeRosa (comedy central, friend) is on to discuss working at every conceivable kiosk in the mall, the perks of record stores, and how he almost got into editing porn before deciding to go all in with comedy. See Joe Live: https://www.joederosainfo.com/ Check out Brooks’ favorite bit of Joe’s: http://www.cc.com/video-clips/liflnu/the-half-hour-crazy-cities See Brooks live: brookswheelan.com/shows GET THE MUG: https://www.etsy.com/shop/EntryLevelStore
December 3, 2018
Jimmy Pardo (One of Brooks’ favorite stand ups) comes on to talk about throwing newspapers in the dumpster so he could hang out with cool kids, being allergic to a pizza place, and working for MCA records in the 80s. See Jimmy live (for real, he’s the best): http://jimmypardo.com/ See Brooks live: brookswheelan.com/shows GET THE MUG: https://www.etsy.com/shop/EntryLevelStore
November 26, 2018
Ryan Sickler (great stand up and story teller) discusses his years of working in a junk yard doing shady ass shit. He also delivered packages to a house while a murder was happening inside, so there's that!  Get Ryan's new album: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/get-a-hold-of-yourself/1441128212 The Baltimore murder story: http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1994-12-19/news/1994353054_1_santana-basement-benkert See Brooks live: brookswheelan.com/shows GET THE MUG: https://www.etsy.com/shop/EntryLevelS
November 19, 2018
Sean O'Connor (Norm McDonalds's Sports Show, Comedy Central Half Hour) is on for one of the funniest episodes ever. He talks about hiding nudes from a photo shop he worked at, being fired for stealing to impress babes, and also being fired for telling Bon Jovi's dad to "stop being gay" Follow Sean: https://twitter.com/seanoconnz See Brooks live: http://brookswheelan.com/shows/ GET THE MUG: https://www.etsy.com/shop/EntryLevelStore Email your terrible job stories: entrylevelwithbrookswheelan@gmail.c
November 13, 2018
Ryan Singer (stand up, very interesting guy) comes on to discuss finding jobs where he could work with cute girls, being fired by his own mom in Ohio, and getting way too stoned to build a house. Check out Ryan's new album for free: http://ryansingercomedy.com/ryan-singers-free-love/ GET THE MUG: https://www.etsy.com/listing/629706167/entry-level-with-brooks-wheelan-mug See Brooks live: brookswheelan.com/shows
November 5, 2018
Randy Liedke (comedy central, fun friend) discusses growing up with weird central Oregon Jobs like painting rocks to make them look more like rocks, his old boss who tied balloons to a chair and flew across some mountains like in the movie UP, and having a co-worker friend who was tired all the time because he discovered porn. Get tix to see Brooks: http://brookswheelan.com/shows/ GET THE MUG: goo.gl/6bKjsp Check out Karl Hess' podcast: @YAPpod on twitter
October 29, 2018
Wayne Federman (rad comic, has a new rad podcast) comes on to discuss moving out of DC after his dad's pharmacy was looted, doing a ventriloquist act at his Senior Prom, and being a Taxi Driver in NYC in the 80s. Check out Wayne's podcast: https://tinyurl.com/yanamac4 See Brooks live: http://brookswheelan.com/shows/ GET THE MUG: https://www.etsy.com/shop/EntryLevelStore Check out Burn's podcast: https://tinyurl.com/y9rwkjzu Linkedin link: LinkedIn.com/brooks Skillshare link: Skillshare.com/brooks
October 22, 2018
Jon Gries (Napoleon Dynamite, Dream Corps LLC, True Genius) discusses growing up in Los Angeles taking odd construction jobs that usually led to being paid in weed. He started acting young and has had a bunch of cool gigs over the years including being Uncle Rico in Napoleon Dynamite which Brooks can't wrap his head around. See Brooks live: Brookswheelan.com GET THE MUG: https://www.etsy.com/shop/EntryLevelStore Listen to Power Moves: https://tinyurl.com/y9rwkjzu
October 15, 2018
Al Madrigal (stand up comic/been in 1000 other things) comes on to discuss having the job of hiring/firing people, being partially responsible for the death of another person because he was stoned, and having a coworker come at him with a switchblade. Check out Al: http://www.almadrigal.com/ See Brooks: brookswheelan.com GET THE MUG: etsy.com/shop/EntryLevelStore Watch Travels and Such: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQGDg4gxJZ0 Watch The Attempt: https://vimeo.com/256173576
October 8, 2018
Taylor Williamson (2nd on America's Got Talent, fun friend) talks about stopping a drug shipment as a high schooler, then having the drug dealer confront him about it. He also talks about the AGT process. Check out Taylor live: http://taylor-williamson.squarespace.com/ See Brooks live: brookswheelan.com GET THE MUG: https://www.etsy.com/listing/629706167/entry-level-with-brooks-wheelan-mug Listen to Burns' new podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/power-moves-with-mike-burns/id1436556755?m
October 1, 2018
Shane Mauss (Conan Comedy Central) is on to discuss enjoying working 3rd shift, growing up in a trash Mississippi river town like Brooks, and having the greatest final real job story ever told on this podcast. Check out Shane: shanemauss.com Check out Burns' podcast POWER MOVES: https://t.co/4T1fFdzcnT GET THE MUG: etsy.com/shop/EntryLevelStore Also go to linkedin.com/brooks for $50 off your first job posting
September 24, 2018
Matt Braunger (great stand up, great friend) swings by to talk about entry level jobs in Portland, Oregon before the city was hip. He also goes over doing closed captioning and moving to Chicago to help create the best stand up scene of the last 25 years. Listen to Matt's podcast: https://www.acast.com/dingdonger See Brooks live: brookswheelan.com Get the mug: https://www.etsy.com/shop/EntryLevelStore
September 17, 2018
Hannah Hart (drunk chef, great pal) stops by to talk about working as a book keeper for a fetish shop as a 14 year old, being a maintenance person with no prior experience, and going to school to be a Japanese translator all before ending up in New York and accidentally starting her YouTube career by filming herself making a meal for her friend drunk. Follow Hannah: twitter.com/harto See Brooks' short "The Attempt": https://vimeo.com/256173576 GET THE MUG: https://www.etsy.com/shop/EntryLevelStore
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