The Basement Lounge
The Basement Lounge

Season 1, Episode 1 · 3 years ago

"Comedy is Free Therapy" with Jodi McDermitt - EP #1

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On the debut episode of 'The Basement Lounge' we welcome comedian Jodi McDermitt to talk about her budding career in stand-up comedy and how it's helping her start the next chapter of her life.


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...a recap all of the previous weeks, smow down matches from the movie Trivia Schmodown, and you can check out my new show throw one back. That's a show where I bring on a guest to May or may I have a forte in the world of alcohol, and we try one of their favorite cocktails. We try a brand new cocktail that neither of us have ever had before on the show and we kind of just talked about the the world of drinking and the things, good or bad, that have come from parties or a night of the bar or what have you. And that's up right now with Haley J Madison. You guys will know from the murder and such podcast or if you're a fan of Ned peppers or the hole in the wall bar downtown Dayton. So check out all those shows here on the channel and, of course, remember to subscribe to the channel. Make sure you guys leave us a rating and a review or a like or a favorite or a star whatever, and still with us. We got a lot of cool programming in the pipeline, some new ideas getting floated around every single day and we're going to work hard to bring you the best stuff that we can in the meantime, let's not waste a whole lot of it. Let's just, you know, get right into a guys, we are going to go into my interview now. This is a new friend. It's our first time on the show. This is someone who I met at the first round of the two thousand and nineteen Whiley's fireworks comedy competition. We competed on the same night together and she is an absolute delight. We became fast friends overnight and my conversation with this person is just so much fun and she has become such a bright fresh light and a warm personality in my life and she is wonderful and fun to talk to. So hope you guys enjoy this. Sit back and relax and grab a drink, because this is my conversation with the comedian, wonderful person, Miss Jody McDermott, here in the basement lounge. What's going on, everybody? Welcome to the very first episode of the Basement Lounge. We are hanging out here in the basement lounge, which is a couch and a microphone in my mom's basement, and we're here with the first guest on this new show and it's her first time I'm sitting on any podcast with me first time. We're getting to know each other. It is the funny and lovely jody McDermott. Hey, how are you? Hi, jody has a going doing well. How are you good? Good to have you on. Thanks for having me. We we met recently. We met at the first round of the Wiley's fireworks competition. Here you're on the same night. Yeah, that was a fun night. You know, that was a really fun night. I I feel like I didn't I didn't go expecting to win. I feel like I won because I went and showed up and I made some people laugh, right, you know, I that that's the big thing that you know, that's the big payoff. I I am so happy for the people that want and I, you know, just going to wily he's and being around so many people who have I I feel like it's night classes on Sunday nights because I'm learning so much from everybody about comedy and I you know, I'm so happy the people who won and we're in the finals just it was so deserving, but it was. It was just fun to be there and it's you know, I think come and I'm sure you know. You you're a much you're a season comedian. Her. I'm real new to the game, but it's, like comedies, very subjective. Yeah, and when I got into it I thought, well, do people? Do People just think I'm funny because they know me and they know the dysfunctional Sitcom that is my life, or am is it people who don't know me that will laugh at my jokes? And going there the first time, I mean it's kind of a high when you you know. You think, okay, I've written this joke. I you know, I've played all the living rooms and Lima and they think I'm funny because they know me. But to first to get up and and just bear your soul on stage to people that don't know you and have them laugh, that is quite the feeling. Oh, it's it's unreal. I got my first taste of it at sixteen and it was just, you know, people to you should try that. You tried thin and at sixteen I'm like, well, they say I'm good at it, I must be. I got spoiled in that my first show ever actually went well. I had to learn how to bomb later, but it's that, it is. It's a high, like I'm not. I'm not an adrenaline Jokie, but when people talk about a runners high, I feel like I got it. Yeah, yeah, totally, because I you know, and it's and I'm, I'm, I'm very late to the game, you know, like I'm I could be your mother. I. Yeah, you're, and you are now my you're now my mom's new favorite favorite comic, Loui. We can we...

...when Jodie came into the house, we were we were at the my mom, my mom was at the firebers competition and she she's been raving about you since that night. She thought you were great. And then that's sweet, but jody says, my mom will you don't look old enough to be his mom, and mom was just like, thank you, it's just yeah, so you're my mom's. Sorry, J it was Jesse nuts. Sorry, Jesse, he've been replaced, but sorry, Jesse, sorry, I'm sorry. We can bond over our uterus. It's true. So you say so you're new to the first of all, I was. I would say, you're late to the game. I don't think there's really it's not like it's there's not like there's a set your spool right aar but I you know, it's like I well, okay, I'm closer to death than birth. Okay, okay, we'll put it that way. Medical Technology is come on. Well, you know, just saying. I I'll be fifty in December. So you know the statistically, I'm closer to death. You know, not to make it dark, but I am. But you know, I, like I said, you know my friends of I've always had kind of a warped sense of humor. I of course I think I'm funny, but in my friends, my friends take me along for comedic relief. And you know, but lat the way, the way I got started was my husband is a firefighter. Oh and yeah, so last actually it was a year ago this month, my best friend in our relationship, and you'll learn. Let me, let me take a time out. I have no segues in my conversation. So hell means you'll notice that will hop around like we're on pogo stick. You know, makes my job. Is it really easier? It's fine. Hang on, and I back up a lot because you feel, I feel like you need another back story. I don't know the what's going on, but some, I guarantee, know this shit. The we we are. I've got the bandit on the back of my head like Marcel us, and you know it's gonna be all good. My best friend, I am a someday person, and she's like, we're doing this next Tuesday at four o'clock. So, over a couple of glasses of wine last year, she said, you know what, we're going to put together a fundraiser for the ladies auxiliary and you're going to get up and do stand up. Like okay, whatever, sure, this is. And so then, like the next week she's like, all right, we've got this on the schedule. You're going to do some stand up, and I thought, Oh shit, so I got to open. They did get a comedian out and if you're familiar with Saldomilio, I know the name. Okay, so I got to open for him. Oh yes, and so I actually did. I did twenty minutes of jokes. WHOA. And when I met him he's like, Oh, so, have you done this before? And I said Nope, this is my first night and he's like, oh, that's great. And then after I we were all done for the night, he's like, you know, I was really expecting a train wreck, but it wasn't bad. So you know, so there was that and so it was. You know, it's kind of exciting to hear somebody who is an actual comedian say, Hey, you didn't do so bad. And then a few months ago we had another fire department. Every year the line of Fire Department does a community fund raise or where they have they've got a silent auction, they've got fifty drays. What they do? They they raise money for all the community the causes and then they take all of the money and they they divvy it up toward the need in our community. And so they decided to do stand up and there's there's a comedian named Steve Lynde. I think his first name is Steve, but I got to open for him, okay, and he's been on comedy central and so met him and, you know, got some nice feedback from him. And so, but back to last year. See, this is where I do the segway. I read this book called Year of Yes by Shaan to rhymes, and I don't know who Shanna Right, I'm familiar with Sean rimes. Yeah, so she and this book I and I would recommend it to anybody. It's a great book. It's the basically the story is, you know, as she came up and got more recognized, she had all of these great invitations to do things, but she was a single mother and she she always turn it down, and her sister, you know, she was telling her sister, Hey, I haven't been invited to do this and go here, and her sister said, well, but you always say no. And she thought about that and she said, okay, anything that comes my way for the next year, I'm going to do it. Anything that's out of my my box, anything that's out on my comfort zone. There you go. And so I thought, you know, this is just it's just such a great read and I thought, you know what, I'm going to put myself out there a little bit because I, you know, I'm I'm a little self conscious. I think you know, when...

...you when you can use laughter as a shield, you know, it's I think it's a defense mechanism, kind of. I mean it's fun to make people laugh, but it also, you know, kind of takes the pressure off of yeah, of you. But on the opposite side of that, it is a little terrifying to be up on a stage with a microphone and everybody looking. I can. Oh yeah, it's very vulnerable and it's terrifying and public's being public speaking is very hard for me because I feel like, you know, your tongue grows twelve sizes and you trip over it and it's hard and I find myself relying a lot on the note cards. I need to learn to put them down. Oh, I know, but it's a crutch. And so I that's one of the thing. You know, I've been I've only been doing open mic since January. Was My first one. Oh Wow. And so you know, I'm doing baby steps, but it's really fun. I love writing jokes. I love it's just really fun. When when you did the fire works competition, was that your first time at Wiley's? No, no, I know the I bought all the all of the open mics I've done have been at Wiley's. Oh, oh wow. Yeah, see, I always and if this comes up a lot, especially on this show, when I started I was, you know, down South South Carolina. There were no comedy clubs, there weren't even really ope. There wasn't a comedy scene at all. You know, it was I would go to a coffee shop and say, Hey, I do stand up, I want to put on a show here, they look at me like I'm high and I would just go find people to do it. And over time, like now, the comedy seems pretty booming. But again, there is no comedy clubs there. So when I got up here and heard that there's a comma, a comedy club that does a locals night on Sundays, I put it up on this massive pedestal. And so whenever I hear people go yeah, my first time was at Wiley's, I kind of getting this air of like how dare you? Dare You well, and I'll tell you how, because I thought, all right, you know what, if I'm going to try this again, yeah, then I need to find someplace to go. And so, you know, I just gave it a goog and it's like where's we're open? Nikes around around me, because Lima, we just I I'm hoping that there's there's going to be. There will be more opportunities in Lima for me. I am gonna I've got something going on this weekend in town, but you know, so I was just great to have. It was awesome to have an opportunity to get there. So it was just, you know, just doing some research and finding, finding while he's and then being given the chance and now I get it. It's one of those like you know, when I when we move down south, having the beach there all the time, you'll suddenly after a while you're let, oh, we're going to the beach again. Who Cares, because you're there all the time. So when I give yours to go, well, it's been great living near the beach and almost like yeah, yeah, it jades a little bit. And so so you when you first people up here who have that access regularly, I can get white doesn't seem make it a big deal to them. For me that it was just one of those yeah, guys, so that how lucky you are. Yeah, but I just I wish, I'm hoping that some because we there is there's some committe, there's some comedy around Lima, and I'm I'm going to try to dig it out. Yeah, I am gonna go my gonna go dig in that mine. I'm gonna try, gonna try. So, but it's you know, we've got some funny people in town. We just had we've got a coffee shop, the meeting place on market street is how what it's called, and it's called the meeting place on market. I love that some. Yeah, and it's it and that you'd love everything about it. Great Coffee. The owners are great. I belong to a writers group and we meet there on Wednesdays. Yeah, it's really fun. But they opened it up and we had a an open mic night and then they let me headline, so it was really fun. Yeah, so so it was. It was good. We had some good people come out. So you had lines heated seven instead of five. I did know. I did like twenty. Did you really minutes? Wow, so for you that a lot of dysfunction happening in this body. So you know, you don't. Can't make it up. We talk, you talk about you know when you're up there and you're holding the microphone and you know can get you can bring a lot of you out. Tell people say that time travel is not possible. They've never done public speaking, because five minutes can either go on forever or can be over in this in a breath. Do you find out that you did? You can't remember what happened between the time that they say coming to the stage. Is Mike Shay, I...

...remember, and then you're like thanks, I Mike Shay. By and then it's like, what did I say up there? Nothing, I have no I was just that while he's on Sunday. I've no recollection of what one happen. Is that crazy? It's insane. I don't get. When I finally got the video from fireworks, I was like, I remember doing that. I know, I know, I know, I don't remember talking to that lady, but I did. And you are awesome. I love, I loved all your jokes. They're so good. Thank you, they're good. I took I took his I wrote two sets. I was lucky. This is my first time doing this competition. I usually do competitions because I'm a chicken shit, and I was like going to write two sets, one for round one and then I'll write a hole. I have a whole new set for when, for when I get up at the finals, because I'm totally get we a. It did not and so the set that I was going to do for the finals I took the while he's on Sunday. Shit of wed. I didn't make it to the finals. Like it was stuff that I've done before. It was just like all right, this, this combination didn't work. All Right, what? But you know, what it's like. I boot. I. Somebody on Facebook was said, you know, I didn't, I didn't win. I ll right, and you can cut this out. It was Mike Wells and he and facebook. I do too. He's a stair called my favorite community, Dade. I love all of you, I really do. But Mike was said, he's like, Oh, well, you know, I didn't. I I forget what the comment was, but he's like a you know, I didn't win. I got to try to do better, do what we all want, because we got laughs, right, you know. So we won by getting up on the stage like like, you know, anybody who goes up on that stage for fireworks, I feel like, and puts in fifty percent energy is going to have a great night because it's such a room built for laughing. Everyone who's there wants to laugh their asses off and it's fun. I mean it was really fun. I just wanted to go for the experience, even just sitting in the back with the other comics and you know, because we all got pushed to the back against the wall. Well, yeah, because, you know, we got that room for the it was like a hundred and it was here. was packed. It was I know they said that are the night you and I went up was the was the most they had had the whole whole weekend. That's awesome. We were the second show on Saturday. Like a hundred twenty reservations, one, like six. How many? It was that like seventy of them. More dusty. Yeah, yeah, that's son of a fit. I Love I love dusty, so I think it's one. And it was one of those were when he went up, I was like he got to go up there because he got half the room in here to come with him. He was funny as Shit. But yeah, but it was the heat, Oh man, like when I when they're like when they picked, they said Mike Wells, Tony Fox worthy. Does he harvey? I was like yeah, no, that makes sense, I get it. Those Tony was so all. They are all fat. Yeah, they were awesome and I didn't go to any of any of the other shows. I wish I had. I wish I'd been able to, but from what I hear, are our night was the best. I'm just saying, well, well, look we were there. Well, yeah, can I'll be a coincidence? That's right. So you are. You've been spend on Sou spend a lot of time at while he's. I tried. I let yeah, I'd like to go more and just, you know, watchee more comedians and watch and yeah, I think it's you know, and I've been to a fair amount of a comedy clubs now I'm and it just just have after moving up here. Between you know, there's go bananas and Cincinnati and there's a funny bone here in Dayton. There's jokers over in Annapolis, there's I forget the name of the one in Chicago. But I have such a good time at Wiley's. I U too. I I you know, it's close. I'm glad, but that that's my favorite date. What you know, my husband takes me out somewhere, is like hey, what do you want to do? Let's go find some let's go find a comedy club. I've always I've loved stand up comedy. Since do you say that? My friend Chelsea and her husband are are living in town just for a brief there in the process of moving to Michigan. There staying here in tolf for a few weeks and were they were at the show this past Sunday at Wiley's and they were saying yeah, any time we've got a date night, we're always going to comedy shows. I was just kind of like, because it's so I mean it's fun to go and laugh, you know, especially if it's something that you know, it's relatable to whatever, right, you know, it's just fun to just have a few drinks and just laugh because, Oh yeah, let the world out, as it's one of those things where you because you know you. I'm so used to go into open mics and everybody being there being a comic or somebody who can just with one of the comics. So to find out it's just it's still even after after fourteen years, shocks me that there's people who enjoy going to comedy clubs just for the comedy now because they're there to support somebody. Go Oh yeah, and I'm always thrilled and shocked to hear that you can't, yeah, don't take away the laughter. You gotta, I mean you have to have that. That's that is a guaranteed good time. So whatever, I hear it. Whenever I've pitched shows to other venues, they like it would only do comedy here. I'm like, Oh, so you hate happiness exactly, hate you hate joy. Is that what it is. Right, every time you deny comedy,...

...a puppy dying. Exactly all I know. Don't kill the puppies. Seriously, guys, it's right. Wherever, for every show you do not book, we shall strangle. Now, I'm not gonna say that. So with not that kind of a base, of that kind of a basement. No, even though there's s wood paneling on the walls. All right, and yeah, anyway, all right. So your particular style is very much you was, and I say that you're not in your head like no shit. Yeah, I see because I see a lot of New People. You know, every time you do a while he's Sunday, there's always at least one person it's brand stinking new and you can always tell when they're trying to mimic somebody, when they're trying to follow a formula they they read in in Judy Gold's comedy Bible or something like that. You, however, from what I've seen. I've seen you once, but just from that one five minute set, it's very genuinely you. Yeah, where does where does that, where does that inspiration come from? We're just just where does, where? Does it all come from? Inside? Well, how does jody write a joke? It's I learned podcast jody's jokes. Jody's just right. Yeah, I look at what's happening in my life, you know, for example, for example, I I'm in the beautiful, beautiful part of my life right now that I am as I'm more sweaty than I've ever been in my life because my hormones are changing, beautiful menopause, and so you know like well, here's here's a joke that I was just just writing, you know, and in and and it's true. The thing about all of that, all of my jokes are they are true. I haven't really made anything up. I came home from work the other night in my husband's like Hey, I bought you a present, and I went upstairs to our bedroom and he bought a box fan to go under our air conditioning unit, because he knows when mom is cold, Hmm, Daddy's happy, and you know. So he's like, Hey, I'm gonna crank this up to eleven and I'll be back in five minutes. And you know, because it's like that's that's what my life is right now. But you know, it's just life is messy, but it's funny. It is. It's funny, you know, because if you if you can't laugh at your life, you're going to cry about it. You're talking to a guy just so five minutes of jokes about how single and not well endowed he is. So dress well, you're coming from your luck talking to captain a cup over here. So you know, I'm telling you. You know, same, same blood type and bras says up tour's secret. It's a negative. So but it's optimistic because they're half full. So, you know, there you go. And if you can't laugh about that, exactly, there you go. So listen, all COMEDIANS are runs. We're all insecure about shit, but you but you know what it's? It is free therapy, you know, because you get to tell all your stuff and it's and everybody laughs about it because everybody's got something. You know, and it and you know it. It might be my messy little corner of the world that's mine, you're rightly, you know, and and I've in people can laugh about it because you know. Yet, like I said, you life's messy and you have to laugh about it because it's funny. You know. Well, it's it's it's a round Blue Sitcom it's like, you know, God made this world. Need's like, let's just watch what happens. It's just let's wash it. Should we fix that? No, no, wait, nope, wait on, hang on. That's when the kid goes to stick a penny of the light socket and you're like no, no, this could be a teachable moment. It is. It's always a teachable moment. So how long of you, your husband, been married? It'll be twenty six years in November. Yet the hell out of here. Eight to the happiest years of his life now we yeah, it'll be twenty six years. So great, you know, well, make you. You know, marriage is like a boat on the ocean. You know, sometimes it's smooth sailing and sometimes it's real choppy and then sometimes you want to take the or and beat him in the head with it. So, but it's all good. You know, was he was he at the fireworks competition? No, he had to work. He had to work, but you know, it's like he's out there saving a lot. Yeah, he was saving lives. You know, I'm sure that's yeah, because that's what they do, you know, running around with bunker pants on, just pat and Kittens, kittens absolutely do calendars. Oh, that's what they do all the time. Yeah, how is he? How is he with the whole stand up thing, though? Um, you know, he's he's really now. He's okay with that. I the the big thing, honestly, the the thing that I was worried about when when my friend was like, Hey, you're gonna do it for the ladies, LG Zill or, you're going to, I didn't want to embarrass him. You know, I do enough of that in daily lunch. But you know, I didn't. I didn't want it...

...and I didn't want to embarrass him in front of his his colleagues, and right as he's a he's a Italian chief at the fired. Oh Wow, okay, you know he I just didn't. I didn't want to embarrass him. I will embarrass myself, however, I didn't want to Oh yes, you're fair game, but yeah, whatever. And so you know, and people I you know, I talked about I talked about my marriage, to talk about my kids. But you know, I don't really I don't say things to put him down, but you know, I think he better think he well, no, I'm not, just want to keep daddy happy, but I'll let anyone I've ever dated notes like you understand. Yeah, your fair game. So you're you're the tailor swift of comedy, because you'll write a joke about it. okayrently. Yeah, you are the second person to make that joke about me. I was doing a show for at the funny bone a few weeks ago for the Humane Society, with a couple folks from La and we were on the Fox forty five morning show, now the Dayton twist all waring show. I work there. I have pulled whatever works and they brought me on and they were ask me, you know, like you know stuff I talk about, and I talked about how like I've been single for so long that now, if I get a girlfriend, my comedy career is over and they'll d and Chris Kristin Cornett, who is the anchor, interview and she's like, oh, she like a Taylors with the comedy and I was like sure, I guess that's fun, just because she said don't Piss me off or all, right, of song them right. Yeah, my best friend is like the biggest Taylor Swift Fan, so I always have to like every time she gets excited about something, Taylor Swift, does I have to be kind of going like that's so great? Well, I will tell you right for you. I I did. I saw her in concert with my daughter a few years ago and she does put on a really good concert. My Mom and dad this when I was in college, went and saw her and said it was a hell of a show, pretty amazing. I will say. You know, I'm not in the Taylor Swift Fan club, but you know she sho had not a swifting but now she is pretty good. Concert should pretty good. I know I've never once said the girl is not talented. No, she my cup of tea. I me neither. I will meet it while you're in METALLICA's. Yeah, yeah, it's because she was a priest fan here. All right. So you, you're young into into the stand up world. Do you have any idea of like you know, comics like the set goals for themselves, whether it be long term or short term. Do you have any anything in mind as far as some kind of goal you're trying to hit or you just feeling a still feeling it out? I I think it's really fun. I any opportunity that I have had that people have contacted me and said Hey, you know, we've got ten minutes here, we got if you want to come, I will take it, just because I I think it's fun and I think it's a great compliment when somebody contacts you and says, Hey, you know, heard you. You know why I don't why don't you come here and done even I had a couple people that instant messaged me after the fireworks competition said Hey, you don't know me, but I heard you and I thought you were funny and the greatest thing in the world. You know. So I have one fan. Yeah, excited, and but you know that that's that's pretty awesome. That makes you feel really good because you think, oh my gosh, you know. Oh Yeah, Oh my God, like you really like me. Oh, I didn't even pay you and I'm not related to you. You know so. But yeah, so, I mean any any time that somebody has said Hey, you know, I did. I one of my friends asked me. She's like, Hey, I'm involved in this cancer survivor fundraiser. Will you come and do some comedy? Like well, yeah, I will sure, and because, yeah, so I that. And then are my church is really active and I don't you guys have family promise here in your churches. Have you heard about that program? I don't go to church. What have you heard? I've not heard of that. Okay, so I'm a we've got a we've got an organization called family promise, and so homeless families they can get into this program and if they're trying to get housing, they they can stay with churches who are in the in the network, for a week at a time, okay, before they they find their housing. And so they did a fundraiser and one of my friends is involved in that and she's like, Hey, do you want to come and do jokes at the family promise to her, which is at a church, and so I'm like, well, sure, I will. Well, how much do you cost? I'm like, donate my time. You know, I don't write. You know, so the you know, so things like that. I am happy to donate my times. Like well, you know,...

...sometimes you but you got to be careful because you get what you pay for, and I might be horrible. So we don't know. You know, but you say you don't before, well, you didn't have any. You're fine. Luckily, you know. So it I I've been lucky that it's you know, it's I've had some great opportunities to do stand up in a you know, it's been it's been pretty well received so far. So, you know, I it's just really, really fun and sure, I think it would be. I would love to, I would love to to have more of a presence and Yeh, have some more more bookings and but it's you know, it's just so much fun to get get a spot at Wiley's and go there on on Saturday and Sunday nights and so, you know, I'm trying to find some other places around. Yeah, you know, within a couple hour drive and get around and it's just really fun and it's fun to meet other people and just, you know, like I said, I feel like when I go to a comedy club it's like a night class, you know, because you can you can learn from other people and just watch the the timing in the and their mannerisms and I like the you we talked before. You know, I'm a the stereotypical forty something woman who loves the true crime, not because I'm into murder, but I like the I like the psychology behind the I like to see how all the pieces go together and I like to see how how people construct their jokes and I like to see what's happening and I like the writing aspect of that and the and and I like jokes that are that are kind of smart, you know, I like I like the smart humor, the the the punny ones that they're not a lot of people. You know that you think either, like maybe four people are going to get it, but they're really going to get it in the rest of the people are like right, I just don't get this at all. Right, and that's and that's fine, because a lot of the things I write it's what I think is funny because, you know, in comedy, you know, comedy is very subjective. It is so and it's not. You know, not everybody is going to like all my jokes, and that's fine, but to what you know, it is. But I you know, they say, you know right, just you shouldn't write for the audience. You should ripe for for what you think is funny. And I guess maybe that's why you know, you said that. I'm I'm myself, yeah, because I just it's just you're not you're not some things, like you're not trying to do a stick, you're not trying to again, you see a lot of these new guys who, and look, you're new, you don't you don't know, but they're not. They're not being an audience can tell when a joke is natural, they can tell when it's honest, and that's what they want here, is they want to believe the stuff you're telling. They don't want to hear. Just tell them jokes out of a joke book and right telling some Yucks. You know, it's yeah, the ones that people tea, especially nowadays, whom that the ones everyone seems to gravitate towards, the ones that are relatable. Right, if they and if it doesn't sound like what you're saying is honest, they're not going to relate to it, right. I mean. Well, I can't get on stage and say, well, you know, I've got forty five swipes on tender. Well, right, the only way I can pick up guys now as if I'm driving for Uber. Come on, you know, it's like, let's let's be real here. So now I couldn't drive for Uber. The CV pull up and they be they cancel their right as soon as I pull it up. I'm not getting the car with that guy. You have good music, I'd get in the cart. Youah, I appreciate that. You couldn't get in my car. The my car is itty bitty under the back seat. I mean, I do is deadically of the four door at back seat is for show. It's just tons of front space, tons of trunk space, no backs. Right what, I'll see that there. It's how you can get you you know your I don't know if you have an uber profile, but you can say you can it for in the trunk, sexss, there's uptied. So you know. Hey, there you go. I'll say what I spent. I spent a week in Chicago, or back in April, and I'd never been there for like a vacation like I had gone through. They're gone one of the suburbs to visit a friend, but I was in downtown Chicago and I was not about to try to drive. Why would you? You know, I parked my car in the gated lot and I ubered everywhere and I'll sell it. UBERING around that city was amazing because, hey, it costs with two bucks. Yes, there's there. There's a driver within thirty seconds of you, no matter where you're at. And the first time I took one and she did some weird Millennium Falcon navigating through that city to get me where I need to go. I was like, I will never survive in this town. If you have to close your eyes and hold on, I don't know how you dry. If I lived in Chicago, I would not drive six lanes one way and everybody's shifted in and turn know what, and when you know my husband will be being that. My husband's a firefighter. Every time I see here the sirens, you know, it's like the maiden call and you look around see what's happening. But I don't know how those firetrucks get through the traffic. No idea. No, that would be awful, because I can't tell you how many times I've seen an ambulance or a fire truck coming and I like a good boy, pull off to the side like you're supposed to. And how many people don't do that? I'm just kind of like, who raised you cut? And also, if you're that firefighter, what do you do? Do you...

...hit the you just random and get them out of the way? I and you I was your husband on the line. Yeah, we call them. Right now. It's okay, like the House on fire. He'll be here in five minutes. Jo encourages insurance fraud. Hey, yeah, yeah, but I will tell you, firefighters do make the best camp fires. They Oh, I'm sure they can light some stuff on fire, I'm sure. Oh Yeah, when we oh yeah, when we used to go camping, we had best camp fires going camping in the August. I can't wait, so excited. Yeah, it's to pensic. That's right, Penzi. Yeah, about that. Oh Man. So pensic is so there's an organization called the SCA, Society for creative an achronism. You don't even remember that. You know the guys who do, like the civil warian acts and stuff like that. It's like that, but with pirates and kings and Queens and medieval shit. I think that would be really it's two weeks in the mountains of Pennsylvania and I'm a part of a quote unquote, pirate crew and we dress like pirates and have a campsite and we live like pirates for two weeks. So you're going to rape and pillage, kind of shot a man, you know, that's what was the first place everybody goes. We're going to pillage. That's for sure much rated our movies, ha ha ha ha. You can edit that out. that. So it's cool, because our actual camp site. So there's campsites and there's like the camp grounds, and then there's what's called town, and that's where there's like vendors, people who are selling instruments, clothing, do Hickeies, whatever. There's a whole section of people who do the food tense. Like there's a lady who her tent is just she makes bread bulls and has a variety of foods you can get in the bread bulls. Oh delicious. There's a place from Australia that come and they do just like your regular meat potatoes kinds of dinners, that kind of thing. But you can just and it's just it's like it's like a small community, because it's like Elevenzero people every year. and Are you going to go for the two I go? I go for one week. I don't have that kind of vacation time, but they can work. That sounds amazing. It's the best. It's the best. And then, because the week that I go is called war week, which is another name for drunken party week, because there's family week where it's like there's a curfew. When they encourage, they encourage family friendly activities. War Week is like, look, your adults are on your own, have nice, don't commit a crime and if you do, don't get Catt so when you come back with a patch on, it's going to because you did lose your eye. That's good's quite possible. Okay, honestly, you know, I've you know, I've been one other year. I go with a bunch of Friends of mine from from college and they get they go like every year. I go when I can and you know, I've seen people drink themselves to the point where they got to get hauled off to a medical ten. I've seen people. There's a guy who was literally riding around all the camping areas all day, every day on a UNICYCLE with bagpipes playing the game of thrones theme song on Repe just, you mean, and hating it, hating any any the best that you you have to get a go pro and just recording I made. I made a little vlog of it the last time. I want. They're they're not super on board with that because depending on where, because one like they expect you to be like period appropriate. So when you're walking around like what I went? I didn't have any of like the two knicks or anything to wear to go get some. So I'm walking around at a t shirt and jeans and looking at me like I'm and I'm a moron. It's like look, I gotta go buy the stuff. Okay, I'm here to get it. I'll change in a minute. Cut Me some slack. But yeah, like I had the camera. I had the camera on a Selfi stick. Was Walking around and and people were looking at me like I was the devil. I was like, okay, I can get a couple quick shots. I'm going to call it a day because I don't I don't want to get lynched. Oh my God. But it's fun and our camp itself is like it's pretty, pretty cozy on it's more like glamping than actual camping. So, like we have our tents, but then we have like a dining tent. We got a bunch of those like big white canopies forever weddings and we have like gas stoves and and grills and stuff under there. We have running water on the campsite and yeah, it's great. That's amazing. Yeah, my Aur our captain, my friend Chelsea, who's living here with her husband right now, the one I was talking about earlier, just took a flatbed trailer and built a pirate ship onto the flat bed trailer that you can live in. It's got it's a it's a campership like a pirate ship. Oh my gosh, the best. It's so fun. I can't wait. That's amazing. That Pink Tub right there next to you, the pink plastic double my all, my all, my pirate gears in there. Nice. I said you didn't wear it. I have been asked by so many comics to do a set on stage. Please do as soon as I can come up with some fucking pirate jokes. I've thought. I've seriously thought about it. I will one of these days, and one of these days it would be better if you just to get up there with no explanation and just do it. The only reason I don't might be better reason. I don't want to do that, as there is a comic in town who does do that and I don't...

...want to steal. I want to sleep. I'm going off of his stick, but Aaron Phillips, he will show up to a show in a costume. The last time I was at while he's. Last year he walked up on stage in a gumby costume, did not acknowledge it once, and it was the funniest thing I've ever seen. I love that man so much, and so he s. that's the only reason I haven't done that. I thought about doing that, but I don't want to think I'm stealing his stick. So, oh my gosh, that's amazing. I like that fun then as well. That's good. So your's we're going to do jetty. Okay, we got you on the show. We are going to do three minutes of rapid fire questions. All right, now you have admitted you're a fan of the show. Yes, sir, so, so you know how this goes. Some of them are pretty serious. So I were kind of stupid. All right, you know, just just first thing that comes to your mind, okay, even if it's embarrassing, just proble with it, all right. Okay, here we go in three, two, one. What was the last gift you gave someone? My Time? If you were to get rid of one state, which would it be? I haven't been told all of them yet, so I can't tell you. Okay, who do you even buy here the most? There are so many people named one my dad. Okay. What is your dream job? To be a writer and stand up comic, morning or night. Person Mourning. What's one thing you own you wish you didn't? Emotional baggage. Yes, what is your biggest addiction? Netflix, Netflix, binging. What is the thing you are most afraid of? Oh, there's so many things, I don't know. What celebrity annoys you the most? Depends on the day. What what nickname did your parents used to call you? Jodester, wow, what? Speak every language in the world or be able to talk to animals? Speak every language in the world. How long does it take you to get ready in a fire? Ten minutes if I want to look presentable. An Hour. Fill in the blank. Taylor swift is Barry Taylor Swift? Yeah, invisibility or super strength? MMM, super strength. Is it wrong for a vegetarian to eat animal crackers? Absolutely not. Scale of one to ten. How good are you at keeping secrets about a five Kake or pie? Well, I am gluten sensitive, so gluten free cake and pie both tastes like broken dream, so neither. Okay. Do you ever post inspirational quotes on social media? Sometimes? Who has it easier men or women? Men. Yeah, if you ever warned socks with sandals, not on purpose. Is there such a thing as objective beauty? Yes. If voldemort offered you a hug, would you accept? Absolutely. Is Double dipping at a party ever acceptable if you don't want to ever be invited back? Okay. Would you rather which is cut a baby panda or a baby penguin? Oh, all, babies are cute. Our lifeguards attractive sometimes. Do you respect Kanye West? Not as much as Kanye respects Kanye Godfather? Or Star Wars? Star Wars one minute. Big Dogs or small dogs? Big Ducks. Are Women Complicated as sometimes? Yeah, how often is it healthy to cry as much as you need to stale? So our patch kids are fresh circuit of Stale Patch kids. Absolutely. Are Rats Cute? Yes, you know a SALSA DANCE? I can pretend to scale one to ten. How good are you at wiffleball? Zero. Have you ever slapped someone in the face? Yes, favorite type of Muffin? Again, gluten free are terrible. That's fair. Do you smell? Do you like the smell of gasoline? Yes, if you were given an all expense paid trip to Cleveland, would you take it? Well, yeah, ask permission or bake forgiven. Neither. Would you rather be best? He's with beyonce or Rihanna? Oh, beyonce, our dogs, people. Yes, the best one. Would you eat a Dale Te Quto from speedway? Not on purpose. You instagram your food. Never is Jimmy Kimmeil funny? Yes. Would you go to a movie alone? Yes, all the time. Are Your grandparents mildly rude? Yes, what's the most boring thing ever? Reading an instruction manual? Rich, all right, Joey Mc Thermot, three events of rapid fire. Questions in the bag. Thank you so much. Thank you. This is so fun, this is awesome. So glad we got to have you on. Thank you. It's good to make new friends and then force them to come to my basement and record my podcast. It's been a long time since somebody in their s asked me to go to their basement. I know, right, I know. I asked people to my basement all the time. That's the thing. So what can you tell me about? Seriously, jody? Oh, okay, so this on face. Okay, I'm not going to let this go. All Right, okay, so fate, because you know Mark Zuckerberger, if you're listening, or so. My facebook name used to be seriously jody question mark, okay, and one day I went to get to my account and it was locked because I had to prove that question mark was my last name. Okay, and so they said that I could provide documentation or whatever and...

...then they would get back to me after it goes to the commission. So I just was like, all right, whatever, I'm just going to put my real name in there. So, you know, it was a big it was a big joke. I made a meme of the Spongebob Tombstone that says here lies Joe, here, here lies seriously jody question mark. Okay. So the day after the day after I did the stand up at the ladies auxilary, I did it. I was just wanting because my friend was like, well, God, I do you kind of do a fan page? Well, I just thought it was so dumb because I'm like all right, no, well then I thought it was funny. So I if know, if if I don't have anybody that goes to the page, they're just things that I post for myself that I think are funny. So that's that's what it is, but I'm look, I gotta I got I got a fan page in my own. I'm not going to hate it. It's just now it's yeah, it's, but it's you know, I love it because, again, it's original and it's any well, but there are so many times that people are like seriously, seriously, jetty, I well, that's what I'm saying. They look at me and they're like seriously, joy. So you know, it is. It is part of me brand, that it is my brand. You know it whatever. So it just is what it is. It's good. I can't make any apologies and I'm not going to. Should should never have to know. So nope, jody, we were recording this in July. We're releasing this in August. Do you know at this time what you have going on comedy wise in the month of August? No, hopefully back to Wiley soon. Let you know I will be the person standing on the corner that's got the sign that says will tell bad jokes for free, and you know, I am willing to. I just think it's fun to be included in things where I can tell some jokes and yeah, I will. I'll take the opportunities as they come and hopefully make some of my own and and it's just really fun. Have you ever done any acting? Only if I'm trying to convince my husband how much I did not spend a target, if that's what you're what you're talking about. Sure, those types of things, but no, when I was in when I was a senior, our class play was fame and I had one line. I was a dancer named Marianne and my one line that I had was I had to walk across the stage and go, you can do it, Marianne, to myself, racial to myself. So so your reaction is why I've never been asked to get to do any acting. So there. You haven't never seen fame and well, any of the stick and and you should not. But you know it was. It was one thousand nine hundred and eighty seven. So yeah, so that was just the high school version of that. I know you did high school musical as your high school musical, right. Yeah, but the beauty of the beast to nobody ever remembers that one beating the beast to know or because these comma also, these comma too, Gotcha. Okay, there's a sequel. That's what I was thinking. I'm like I don't know about that. I'm a Watson in this one too, because Wolf, yeah, the beast, was the first movie I ever saw in theaters. There's three years old. My mom took me to go see it. So at movies special. Yeah, and with all these live action remakes, Disney's deal and they like going to be the beast and I'm like why? You know, first one wanted one, an academy award. Okay, I'm gonna I made. Some people might not. I'm this is solely my opinion. Okay, nothing original happens anymore. You know, somebody lesson less, I know, and it's so sad because, you know, it's like they're they're, you know, the real yeah, the live action remakes of all of let's just leave that alone and watch it over and over for the nostalgic value. You know, there we need. There needs to be new creativity happening. I'm a push back on on the nothing new happens anymore, a little bit only because, well, I'm talking move the like the Disney and what is what I'm saying is like is like because I go to the Neon, which is the little indie theater right around the corner from while he's all the time. There's great stuff happening and independent theater, like independent movies. Nobody's going to see this. What and why? Okay, so you know I I stalked your DMZ movies. Oh, SHM, no, they're really good. I now in answer me this. The is vanishing point is that like five? Is that only five minutes? On it's long. So the reason I wanted the rest of the story five minutes long. So so it's what a lot would so I this the the later university, the school I graduated from. They do a five minute short film festival contest every year, and so that's what I've been doing those four originally it's a good...

...excuse for me to power down and actually make something. So it's only fight. Monarch is twenty something minutes long. Yeah, I saw it. I see. I cut it down to five minutes and submitted it to the festival because I saw the live or I saw the whole thing on the yeah, and and then the cross of the gym. Yeah, that's it. First one. Yeah, that one's kind of like. Monarch is technically a sequel to it. Cross the gym's more of a documentary, and that one was kind of a bitter sweet one for me to make, and then I just bought I like. I love old black and white too, and that that's why I liked monarch, because it's the nore. Yeah, and I guess it. My favorite film of all time is blade runner, and and that's why I like in the opening scene of that movie, I'm watching Blade runner on TV because I was watching it a lot while like, you know, doing the voiceover stuff and going for the the the hard boiled detective stick, you know, the I want to do a third one that's like feature length and like now that I actually have like a decent crew, because that's the other thing is with cross the gym and Monarch, all me. I did all the filming, all the editing, all the writing, all the directing, all the acting, and it was just like this an see the well, here I'm gonna I'll throw this out there to you, because you saw how great it was at my monolog if you need like a dead body to lay in a chalk mark, I'm your girl, because I'm triple threat. Can't act, can't sing candy an's, but I could lay there and play dead. I could play dead. You played then you can give me. You make it funny too. Yeah, by the way, you could find way to make it. I can do that. So yeah, well, I pree. This is the first one that's somebody on the show who, like, I'm a struck my own ego little bit. You're someone who's like been a fan of my shit for two weeks and I'm just like, well, so's weird. I don't take compliments. Well, maybe that's the depression. I don't know, but it's it's hard for me too, but I you know, it's like when I I like I like to be around creative people, and when I you know, because I think, I think, did you friend me on facebook? Oh Yeah, before I friended you, okay, I got home from fireworks and added everybody who. Okay, all right, because I and there are a few people that friended me to and then I friended some other people. I'm like, Oh yeah, but you know, it's it's I think it's I consider it an honor when Pete like can, when the other community comics have friended me on facebook. That makes me feel good. And then the community. Yeah, and so then, you know, you start to scroll through people's pages and then I you know, I saw that you had the podcast and I listened to it and I thought, Oh God, this is because I you know, and we talked about this. I you know, I like to I listen to all different kind of podcasts and in this I just I really like the way that you hold a conversation, you know, and your and you're an interesting person. I mean, look at all the stuff that you've done. I mean that's pretty amazing. Look at you. You're a wife with two kids and you decided one day, you know what, I got this thing I really want to do, I'm gonna go do it. Well, so many people they get like they turn thirty and they just stop giving a shit, they stop trying new things. They stay there like I'm past, I'm past the plant of adventure. Well, but you know, it's like when you okay, this is this is the MIC and motherhood podcast. Okay, we're on. We are on like NPR. This is the MIC Motherhood podcast. You know, you as a as a female, which you cannot relate to knocking, but you know, you go from being somebody's daughter to then somebody's wife and then somebody's mother and then, you know, my kids now I've got one. Our oldest just graduated from college and our youngest just graduated from high school, and so then it's like all right, well, I am trying to figure out who I am again, because, you know, it's like, all right, well, you know, nobody needs me to pack their lunch anymore, nobody needs me to help him do their homework. I you know, I make a kick ass Valentine's Box. Nobody's going to need me to do that anymore. or the share, you know, but you know, so it's like, all right, so now I can get back to finding, finding the things that I'm interested in doing. And you know, and I not that I couldn't do that when my kids were younger, but you know that there's so much that goes into parenthood. You gotta, you know, for you you got it. You gotta just the priority. Well, yeah, so the thing, you know, you kind of not put yourself on a whole, but you know the other things are more important because you know, you sports and school activities and things. And so now that they don't need me, then there are some things that I can do for myself, you know, and it's fun. Well, that's going to get back to that. Think that maybe part of that might be almost might be generational like. You know, do you think that maybe they're like, you know, in the last in the last twenty thirty years, things have changed so much as far as I think, the way people approached their lives like nowadays,...

I think people are trying to they're trying to do that. What do they want to do? Thing a lot younger nowadays than they do what? Well, I can't speak to that because I we didn't have our kids till I was twenty nine, okay, when I had my kids, and you know, I was doing all the things because I didn't want children services to take them away from me. So, you know, have to be a responsible parent. But you know, so I was an older mother. HMM. You know my friends, you know my I've got some firefighter, why friends that I run around with and jokingly, you know, there are four of us and I say I'm the Submantha only because I'm the old one. But you know, so it's like I you know, it's just a different my life to I'm in a different chapter of my life now, you know, because it's like, you know, okay, so the child, the the hands on child raising, as done so you know, they're not that I'm washing my hands of them because, you know, I live in Hotel California, because they can check out any time they like, but they can never they're not leaving right now. They're staying at home. So you know. But you know, so I'm in the fun part of parenting right now because they're there, are my adult children, and we're having a good time that. So, you know, being able to be a little more hands off right now gives me some free time, and so that's you know, I've been involved in this writing group in Lima for a couple of years and it's to really fun. We've got the dean of Arts and Sciences that one of our colleges that are started this group when he took his job and he cultivated this writing community and we've got people from all Gosh, all ages, all all jobs, all demographics, and we all come together once a week and it is just it's so much fun to just go and just be in that and that environment and cultivate your creativity and and that that's why I think it's so great. What you do is to write. I think it'd be so great to, you know, write movies and see it. You See, you know that it's like you're you know, it's like your baby on this on the screen. You know, and and you want an award, apparently. Yeah, here's, here's to my Shann that's amazing. Yeah, it's and the thing I like most about being the creative spaces. I just as the people have gotten to meet. I I've made some of the bet some of my best friends in the world through comedy and through filmmaking. The young lady who is pictures hanging on the wall right there, Aaron, had a whopping maybe twenty seconds of screen time in my film, but she's been acting in the Dayton community for fucking ever and she but she is become one of my favorite people in the end in the world because I had her on screen for twenty two she kimbre to my house, shot five lines of dialog and that was it. But the people have gotten to meet and like, like the crew that I had on the film. Granted we were friends before we did the film, but getting to work on something together and see it come to life. You know, having Andrew be the lead in the film and for him to win an award in the film something where it was just like. We met. He hosted a charity show. I did. I was like, you're good looking and and can read lines well, you want to come fall face first in the mud and get attacked by your demon daughter and your dreams and and just to Tuesday. Yeah, it was great. Everybody, somebody came to my house on a Saturday night at five PM. We didn't leave till one o'clock in the morning. They didn't I stayed. They didn't leave the one o'clock in the morning. That's the thing that people that beilder is about filmmaking is like, Oh the movie, the thing was five minutes. Yeah, that was like two weeks of Shit. Oh my gosh, get five minutes. Wow, but no, that's why I like it's why I like being the greatest space. Those I get that get to meet interesting in fun people like yourself feel like they understand. You know what the the the beautiful thing in the terrible thing about being creative is because it's like, Oh my God, I've got to do this, and then you hate it while it's happening, but then you love it while it's happening and it's just it's you have to do it and it's just it's amazing when it happens and you know, and even if you're only writing something for yourself, you know. It's like, Oh, I wrote this and it's just it's and so good. That's that's what whenever I try to show people, because I've talked people about it, where they're like you know, don't you? Doesn't it make you crazy when doing everything yourself? And I'm like, well, if you put my film monarch, next to vanishing point, in monarch is a film where I did everything and there are times where you can tell by the end of the film I was getting lazy because I didn't care anymore. I wanted it to be over with and done, as opposed to vanishing point, where all I did was right and direct all that's like a just don't ever. But still it's like, I mean I did the editing too, but other people acted, other people did props, other people did the shooting and the camera angles, and I was able to just step back and...

...focus on the things I wanted to focus on and it made me feel a lot it made me hate it a lot less by the time it was done. I had more fun doing it, and so that's so cool. Yeah, that is so cool how we turn this around to being a talk about me. We're supposed to be talking about but conversation, convers but so, yeah, so it's, yeah, being being being when you talk about being in a writing group. But I'm not going to make fun of you. But others bring it. There's a there's a film, because I work at a TV station so we get the syndicated crappy B movies all the time and we got one from a few years ago called authors anonymous. It's got Kaylee Kooko, like early days of Big Bang theory. Dennis Farina is in this for some reason. Terry Polos and this for some reason, and it's about a bunch of aspiring writers who have like a weekly get together where they like share pages and but the they're like the doucheiest writers, like like the One guy carries around the tape recorder, idea for a commercial, idea for a character named John Every man, like one of those no, we yeah, the only rule of the Lima writers community is no douchiness. Okay, yeah, it's sucks. Yeah, now we have a great we have a great time with a great time. So it's a lot of fun because nowadays you got stuff like like like three Amazon where you can do that, like that self publishing thing. Actually have a friend of mine did that. I ever book on my shelf back here, but she wrote it and then just put into whatever the Amazon thing is and they want somebody orders that, they cut one out and ye, stuff like that's it's it's changed the game for the right used to be. I think it used to be. I still think it's plenty hard for creative nowadays. I think it's just changed the parts of the creative thing that are hard. It used to be hard to get your stuff out there. Now it's easier than ever. It's write. Notice the thing, and I I don't. Well, you may not. Fun fact about me, I do. I do some freelance editing as well. I've got a couple authors on Ray wink and Jason Nugent that I do. I do editing for in both of them. Oh my gosh, they write. They write so many different genres. But the the thing about right, the thing about public, the thing about writing. MMM, whoever you are, find an editor, but find an matter, because there are a lot of people that there are a lot of people that self published and don't you know, they're like, okay, well, I could add it myself. Well, it's good to have a second pair of eyes on on a page, because I've seen a lot of a lot of stuff. What do we want to say? Very rough. We'll just put it very rough period. So, yeah, it's I'm lucky. I've I've got the authors that I edit for our great writers and it's spirit of my work that I do for them is very, very minimal. But you know, editing writing is there's a well placed comma. Oh, yeah, we'll save your life. Yeah, you know, it's the Oh. Yeah, so there's that. Just it's like leggings. Just because their one size fit salt does not mean you should wear them out in public. You know, just cut. Just because you can write doesn't mean, as a member of the heavy set community, guys, she's telling the truth. Like folks, that there's we know what we look good in. That's why mirrors exist. Every time I go out somewhere, I ask everybody like flattering, not flattering? Tell me now, because otherwise I'm going to wear it. Folks, just it never hurts to have somebody else. Can you know, in a world fell of Walmarts, just dressed like you're going to target. Yeah, you know. Did you know? Truly, we can jokingly call target tar Ja and it sound fancy. There's no fun way to say Walmart to make it sound fancy. No, you can just can't. You just can know. But nobody goes to Walmart is their first choice. You were right. It's just not. You Go. That's you got to Walmart when you've tried everywhere else, even five that, even five below didn't have what you were looking for. I love five below so much. Yeah, it's a great store. Yeah, Walmart. I I have to hate a Walmart, maybe because maybe I'm jaded because I work there. I don't know. Worst job I ever had, and I worked at a dry cleaning plant in South Carolina and a hundred ten degree summer and Walmart was the worst job I ever I hmm, here I let's change topics. Chafed over it. So a mother of two adult children. Yeah,...

...on paper they're all legally their adults. Yeah, how has and we asked this of Dusty Harvey when he came on, because he, you know, in the time that I've known him, he got married and had a daughter. And so having a child, because he was a comedian before he had the kid. There was opportunity for his approach to comedy to change, because having a child, being a First Time Dad, can shift your perspective on life. How has being a mom, especially to older children, like? How is that shaped like what you do with your stand up or just as far as what you could? You mentioned you're at that point in your life now where they're a little more handsoff so r figuring out. You're figuring yourself out again, right. How is your experience as a mother kind of played into that though? Oh my God, well, well, I've had I've had twenty years of experience. You know, it's like, Oh God, the well, one of one of my jokes is, you know, like I've now that my kids are out of high school, I don't have to worry about home schooling anymore. Like you know, I didn't want to home school. I wouldn't be good at home schooling because Dora the explorer would be my Spanish teacher. Can't do home ac because the best thing I make our restaurant reservations. You know, with two children, if you're going to have a marching band show all you can make as a colon okay, you know, things like that. So we, you know, talk about all the things about PTA meetings and you know now or it's changing a little bit. So you know, Oh, there's you know, it's just it's just like a glorious mine field of all kinds of wonderful things that you all you have to do is look around. You can find something funny about everything. That's great. It's perspective, you know, if you can look at it's either you know, you look at the glass, it's either half full or half empty, you know, and you know it's everything is perspective. You know, it can either be wonderful terrible. You it's the eyes that you look out of. You know. That's true. Is Deep Beard. Today we are down, deep, die, yes, deep, die, getting deep, as I've got cartoon characters, plushy staring at me on my desk. It's right, cat stickers over here, because my sister's, you know, sixteen but still very much five. I love. We all are. It's true. It after as. I still watch cartoons. I don't care. You Watch cartoon. Still Watch cartoons. Well, why wouldn't? which favor? I'll see us. It's not a lot of good ones on right now. There's there's one that my brother and sister got me into on cartoon network called something something in the world of Gumball. Oh yeah, I remember that, bunny in an orange. Yeah, I know it. You're it's dumb and rial. It's the kind of humor mental right now where it's a lot of just random stupidity. But I feel like with with movies, I tend to go for the deeper, Heavier Shit. And so when I'm watching some of their cartoon and I want something dumb that I can turn my brain off to, yea and I, you know, and I find myself I would I, I. I can't go to movies now that make me. I don't want to see romantic movies that I don't want to see like things that tug out my heart. I want to be either scared or I want to laugh my ass off. You know, I want to be I want to be taken away from the world, I want to be totally entertained. So when I that's I go for. You know, I like a really good, psychologically twisty movie that blows my mind in the last two minutes. You know, I like, I love those movies. Hereditary, not yet hereditary. Not yet. I will never be able to UNSEE her. My very good but it when you ask me, you know, you know, would you go to the movies by yourself? Yeah, I almost have to if I want to see the movies that I want to see, because some of my friends don't have the same movie taste that I do. So if I want to see you know, and allowed my husband likes to watch the movie, he's not much of a movie guy either, you know, he'll watch a movie at home, but to go to the theater, I almost prefer to go to the movies by myself because if it's I feel like sometimes I feel like if I invite somebody to do something, I'm in charge of whether they have a good time or not. Oh Yeah, uh Oh, you're not wrong. It's like, oh, so if they hate it, it's all my fault. Yeah, you know, I don't get again therapy fodder. You know, my therapist is like girl, let's right this. So yeah, so I like to go the movies by myself. So if if it's something that didn't that I didn't like, then I'm the only one to blame. True, yeah, but but also, you know, I like to go see the movies that are kind of twisting, and so I'm fine going by myself. So yeah, that would probably be one that I need to see myself. It's a fucked up it's beautifully made, but there's some stuff in the movie. You see, we were just kind of like, I'll never unsee that. I will, I will just randomly think of...

...that at some point in my day. I'M gonna have to go away. It's a fucked up horror movie, but it's good. Okay, I'm watching a lot of way. I'm not much of a horror guy. Again with but I don't like the well, you know, I grew up in the s with well, the what was it? When a stranger calls, there was no one. That is when I saw that movie. I instantly stopped a babysitting. Oh free, Oh yeah, never be I it's like jaws. Jaws ruined beach. All right, jaw's was the reason why I never learned to die at the Y MCA. Yeah, I know, I never passed the little meadows some class because I was afraid that there was a shark, going to be a shark at the bottom of the pool. Very Real. Fair Friday, third son one camping. I Friday the thirteen. Camp Crassil Lake looks like the Church camp that we went to. So a slightly terrified one, not as being not of going to a religious call, but scared I was going to be hacked up. Pre One thousand nine hundred and eighty. All the kids are like, I'm gonna Cambl Yeah, but you know what, I didn't have to worry about it because you know, I'm not very well and doubt I don't run through the forest in a bikini. I don't, you know, didn't make out with anybody, so I was going to be fine. Danger if you're getting laid, that damn. And I was ten. Never did you know. Everyone's was like would you surviving in a horror movie? Yeah, I'm not. I'm not having sex that anybody. I let my shirt on all the time. There was gonna come believe my cabin. I just I sit around in my own business and I hear a strange noise. I don't go investigate it and hello, what's what's wrong with these people? So whoa hole? Okay, the powers out, but I'M gonna get naked and to take shower. Nope, sorry, I'm gonna get in the car and lock the doors. Yeah, Oh, and I'm Michael Myers, the original Horne. Okay, so that movie. I was ten. I think I was ten when that came out. All right, so I was supposed to spend the night at the was a church Halloween party. Okay, supposed to got canceled. So I was supposed to. I was spending the night with with this girl who was my friend from church. Well, her parents went away and her older sister and brother took us to the movies and we went. They took us to see Halloween. Oh and it was a packed theater. We had to sit in the front seat, very front row. No, I had never seen a horror movie before and so I holy Shit. So, you know, we got and I am traumatized, you know, from the very first scene in that movie. And I think I was so scared because, you know, when I was ten, all the scary move well, I had never seen a scary movie, but I think it was so scary because you think, okay, the bad guys only come out at night. This is the first. I mean she's looking up, she's looking out of her high school window and he's standing there on the sidewalk it's like that. That's a first place that I learned that bad guys come out during the day. Oh Yeah, and my maiden name is Myers. Oh that's so I went to school and Oh, Michael Myers is your brother. It's gonna brother. So you know. So we go home at we go home to their house after the movie and they had a double bed and I wanted to sleep in the middle and they wouldn't let me sleep in the middle, so I had to sleep on the edge and I'm laying there and you know, it's time to wake up and I opened my eyes and their brother's face was like right, scared me to death. I slept at my parents bed for a month after that. Oh I still, as an adult, I want to watch that movie because I feel like, all right, I'm almost fifty, so I really need to conquer this fear. But I'm afraid. I spend so much time alone when my husband's working at night that I don't know if I can watch it. So I'm a big chicken, but move. It scared me and I you know, I don't want to watch any of the remakes of it. I everybody's like are you need to watch it? So I the new one was good, because the new one was pretty good, but it was it was very remint. That's it of the original I just saw. I was just so even I was in the theater. was like a Tuesday afternoon by myself, but it's pitch black in the theater and then at one point in the dark, you hear his his like heavy breathing and I'm just like God, give you no grown man, but no, no, no. Well, my husband, he and he think all my family thinks it's funny to scare me, and so I hope that he has really increased our life insurance, because one of these times those three people that live in my house are going to give me a heart attack. They think it's Hilarious to scare me. I mean we went to a Halloween party a few years ago and he had a hockey mask, you know, and so and I was in the shower one day, you know, wash my hair, open my eyes and he's got his face in the shower with the hockey mask on. He's scared me to death. So I hid the hockey mask, of course, but they all think it's so funny to scare me and I'm terrified to clowns and everybody thinks it's the funniest shit. So an chance they get. That's here's a picture of a scary clown's no, it's not fun now it's not funny. It's not funny. The two times in my life I've had a panic attack it was clown related. It's not. Not Do this. I will say I my parents are big steep they're big Stephen King fans when I was grown up.

So I did. I think I okay. So you asked me one of the things I'm afraid of. I didn't think about this then. I don't like to be in the pitch black in public. That scares me to death. I don't like M I read a lot of Stephen King when I probably shouldn't have when I was you know, steal it off the bookshelf, and so you know. I think that's why my imagination is kind of crazy. I love the new the remake of it. There I will not see it's it's the goonies for this generation. I've heard it really is. It's very good, and I thought, you know what, I pennywise, Tim Curry freaked me out. He's the reason I'm scary. It's fall. The New Guy Scars Guard. Yeah, I I don't know. The difference is is Tim Curry's it was his pennywise was a legit clown. The new guy is just some demotic looking thing. Yeah, clown makeup. Yeah. So that was kind of what made Tim Curry's so scary was it could be any clown, right, you see, you see Tim Curry's clown. If you're not afraid of clowns, you're going to be like, oh, cool, a clown fall since security, you're dead. Yeah, you see the new one, you're like, well, I'm not going. We're here that thing right. Yeah, it's like seeing a bee hive in the woods. Okay, well, I know that's mess with that one. I see it. So yeah, yeah, but it's I if you can, if you can get beyond the clown, if you can get beyond this clown, I it is it's like the it's like you stranger for things. Fan. I just started watching it for the first time. So again the Gooney. It's the goonies of our generation. I mean the very first episode opens with the kids playing a game at DD. So I'm like, Oh, I'm in, I'm on. It's so good when you get to the end of the season. Okay, it's so good. I hope so, because I like David Harbor. It. Didn't like him as Hellboy, but I like David Harbor a lot as the sheriff. He's he's a great character. There are a lot of great characters. So glad what a riders trying to make a comeback to you know, because she I liked one owner rider and then she just went away. I know you get caught shot with the ginn a sears and I guess. But think it's like Robert Downey Jr. I have always loved Robert Downey Jr. Loved him the Weird Science and less than zero. Loved those. First thing I ever saw him in was was US marshalls with Tommy Lee Jones. Okay, love, I love because it's the sequel to the fugitive and I love those movies so much and he's in that. He just plays like some douchebag FBI agent. was just kind of like, I like this guy. I just I love him. I did, and he's he just seems like he's a good he's a good human. You talk about you talk about hitting rock bottom and then and then getting yourself. Well, that can do a good that's a success story and I, and I do like that. When there was something, I don't know who, there was something on facebook, he really he got back in somebody's face about was wanting to bring our past. Yeah, you know, when the first infinity war came out, some guy kept bringing it up and he's like, I'm not. You know, it's like when people drudge up things about celebrities that are dead. Just let him. Let him be dead, you know, just don't. It is what it is. He you know, he struggled with his demons. He won, you know, and he looked. Yeah, he's a he's a great he's a brilliant actor. Yeah, brant, everybody's got their bad times. Yeah, and now he's you know, now that he's at it, spoiler alert. You haven't seen any game. And now he's, you know, done with the marble stuff and he what is the first thing? He says you're going to do? I'm going to go work on he's going to go do like a bunch of big charity stuff, and I'm like, Oh, cool, so you played Tony Stark and now you are Tony Sot. Yeah, good for you, man. Amazing. Yeah, it's good stuff. I love stories like that. I do too. Well, hopefully some day you and I can have our own fall from grace and then and then return to glory story. We can. Oh, I'm in it, you're I'm in it, I just don't know. All right. So, Jody McDermott, the folks can find it now. Is the seriously jody page still active on face? Oh yeah, and you're still messing with Oh yeah, it is like. So, if the folks want to know what's going on with you, they can go the check that out. Yep, so be guys. Make sure you go facebookcom. I got it right here, facebookcom. Seriously, jody, make sure you check out wherever Joe's going to be performed. An Acho, see here, go laugh at a joke, even if you're not funny, just laugh at him. It's fine. Yeah, please, actually don't do that. If they're not funny, you don't laugh. She's gotta learn. Don't laugh. It'll be awkward for everybody. You want to be the only because me, I'll laugh at anything. So whenever a comics not a bad joke and I'm still laughing at it, that's uctually that warning of like. Well, okay, so if only Mike's laughing, it's probably not that foot. It's like when you hug and you hang on just a little too long. Just makes it a little awkward. I do that Shit on purpose. Sometimes I do too because it's fun. It's like it's like it's like I'm a stablishing dominant I know I went. That's is why we're friends. This is why we're friends. It's front where we are lifelong friend. Yeah, it's like that's seeing step brothers. The we just become best friends. We did. Yeah, keep your sack off my draws. Jody McDermott, thank you so much for coming on the show.

Thank you white being the first guest on this new show, and it is a pleasure to be nominated. That's specially we will have to get you back on again sometime soon and hopefully show the stage of the again. But I hope so. I hope so. All right, guys, that is it. That is the first episode of the Basement Lounge. It's, it's it's in the it's, it's I don't remember the clever saying I was gonna go with. It's done, it's over. Make sure you guys check out plenty. More go on facebookcom Slash Basement Lounge pod. You can check me out online. WWW dot facebook, www dot Mike Shay comedycom I've done this before, I swear, and get all the Info you guys need there. Until next time, live well, take care, rock on and bubby.

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