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May 13, 2019
Episode 82 - Matty Ryan
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
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82 min
May 5, 2019
Episode 81 – Jaime Moyer
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
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77 min
April 29, 2019
Episode 80 - DJ Douggpound
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
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89 min
April 26, 2019
Bonus Episode - Leonardo DiCaprio
I promised once we hit 1000 reviews I'd get my pal Leo, well this is what happened.
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29 min
April 22, 2019
Episode 79 - Greg Barris
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
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70 min
April 15, 2019
Episode 78 - Mike Holmes
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
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75 min
April 8, 2019
Episode 77 - Nate Craig
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
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82 min
April 1, 2019
Episode 76 - Vince Averill
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
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77 min
March 25, 2019
Episode 75 - Mary Sohn
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
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76 min
March 17, 2019
Episode 74 - Chris Schlichting
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
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70 min
March 11, 2019
Episode 73 - Whitmer Thomas
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
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77 min
March 4, 2019
Episode 72 - Lizzy Cooperman
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
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89 min
February 25, 2019
Episode 71 - Fortune Feimster
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
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85 min
February 18, 2019
Episode 70 - Sasheer Zamata
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
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86 min
February 11, 2019
Episode 69 - Kyle Kinane
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
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82 min
February 4, 2019
Episode 68 - Jon Huck
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
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77 min
January 28, 2019
Episode 67 - Josh Meyers
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
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79 min
January 21, 2019
Episode 66 - Todd Glass
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
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94 min
January 14, 2019
Episode 65 - Emily Maya Mills
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
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80 min
January 7, 2019
Episode 64 - Josh Adam Meyers
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
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89 min
December 31, 2018
Episode 63 - Ricky Carmona
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
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72 min
December 24, 2018
Episode 62 - Sean Green
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
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76 min
December 17, 2018
Episode 61 - Andrew Orvedahl
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
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76 min
December 10, 2018
Episode 60 - Joe DeRosa
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
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74 min
December 3, 2018
Episode 59 - Jimmy Pardo
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
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85 min
November 26, 2018
Episode 58 - Ryan Sickler
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
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77 min
November 19, 2018
Episode 57 - Sean O'Connor
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
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81 min
November 13, 2018
Episode 56 - Ryan Singer
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
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83 min
November 5, 2018
Episode 55 - Randy Liedtke
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
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75 min
October 29, 2018
Episode 54 - Wayne Federman
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
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81 min
October 22, 2018
Episode 53 - Jon Gries
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
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78 min
October 15, 2018
Episode 52 - Al Madrigal
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
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73 min
October 8, 2018
Episode 51 - Taylor Williamson
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
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93 min
October 1, 2018
Episode 50 - Shane Mauss
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
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91 min
September 24, 2018
Episode 49 - Matt Braunger
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
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80 min
September 17, 2018
Episode 48 - Hannah Hart
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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82 min
September 10, 2018
Episode 47 - Mike Bridenstine
Mike Bridenstine (Brooks' first LA pal and great comic) discusses having the same hosting job as Brooks in Iowa City making $50 a week, growing up in a shitty river town, and having a post college job so sad it made his mom start crying. Check out Brido's album and comedy: https://twitter.com/brido See Brooks live: brookswheelan.com GET THE MUG: https://www.etsy.com/shop/EntryLevelStore
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84 min
September 2, 2018
Episode 46 - Billy Wayne Davis
Billy Wayne Davis (stand up guru) is on to discuss loving the power of being a little league umpire, touring with Ralphie May, and how hard he didn't work at a golf course. See Billy live: www.twitter.com/billywaynedavis See Brooks live: brookswheelan.com GET THE MUG: https://www.etsy.com/shop/EntryLevelStore Email the podcast: entrylevelwithbrookswheelan@gmail.com
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87 min
August 27, 2018
Episode 45 - Cornell Reid
Cornell Reid (stand up comic and camping parter) discusses growing up in the the weed capital of the world, AKA the "Emerald Triangle." He made cabinets with a insane boss and worked reggae festivals before moving to LA to get in the glamorous business of Malibu dry cleaning where he used to dry clean for the likes of Suge Knight and Adam Sandler. Follow Cornell: https://twitter.com/corneezy Email the podcast: entrylevelwithbrookswheelan@gmail.com GET THE MUG: https://www.etsy.com/shop/EntryLevelStor
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85 min
August 20, 2018
Episode 44 - Nick Thune
Nick Thune (cool dad, cool dude) is on to talk about working at McDonald's for 4 hours once, being sent to rehab for drinking as a teen, selling cars as a high schooler, and lying about having HIV to get out of a job. Check out Nick live: https://nickthune.com/ See Brooks live: brookswheelan.com GET THE MUG: https://www.etsy.com/shop/EntryLevelStore email the podcast entrylevelwithbrookswheelan@gmail.com
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78 min
August 13, 2018
Episode 43 - Mamrie Hart
Mamrie Hart (great comedian, author, and friend) is on to discuss swindling her neighbors for money as a child, bartending at UNC while not taking college for real, working undercover at McDonald's, and being scary broke in New York City. Watch Mamrie: https://bit.ly/2jlGLza See Brooks live: Brookswheelan.com/shows GET THE MUG: https://www.etsy.com/shop/EntryLevelStore
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73 min
August 6, 2018
Episode 42 - Paul Danke
Paul Danke (great stand up, great dad, great friend) is on to go through the checklist of Americana jobs. Paperboy, McDonalds, Dominoes, Tire Service guy, Bridezilla's producer, he's done em all! Listen to for some inside tips on what you can order at McDonalds and also to find out what it felt like to be "there" in the tire world when 20 inch rims took over. Check out Paul: https://www.pauldankecomedy.com/ See Brooks live: Brookswheelan.com GET THE MUG: https://www.etsy.com/shop/entrylevelstore
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73 min
July 30, 2018
Episode 41 - CJ Sullivan
CJ Sullivan (funny friend and comedian) talks about his Breaking Bad type life where he once embezzled from a Chi-Chi's until he got caught, worked the kitchen in a Kenny Roger's Roasters, and ran an illegal card game in Chicago for about a decade ending in 100% the funniest story told on Entry Level to date. See CJ live: https://www.cjsullivancomedy.com/ See Brooks live: www.brookswheelan.com GET THE MUG: https://www.etsy.com/shop/entrylevelstore
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87 min
July 23, 2018
Episode 40 - Matt McCarthy
Matt McCarthy (great stand up and fellow pro wrestling lover) is on to talk about being a red headed life gaurd, how September 11th actually bought him more time to live in New York to find a job, and what it's like to write for the WWE. GET THE NEW MUG: https://www.etsy.com/shop/EntryLevelStore listen to Matt's podcast: https://headgum.com/we-watch-wrestling See Brooks live: brookswheelan.com/shows
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81 min
July 16, 2018
Episode 39 - Karl Hess
Karl Hess (fine comedian and fine friend) is on to discuss blasting himself with poison ivy while working as a landscaper, seeing an insane fight between the Mexican Mafia and the Crips while bartending, and having to argue whether or not someone died when he worked on Ridiculousness. Also Karl and Brooks talk about their many dumb escapades they've been on together. Hear Karl's podcast: https://goo.gl/CtKp4C See Brooks live: brookswheelan.com Email the show: entrylevelwithbrookswheelan@gmail.com
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79 min
July 9, 2018
Episode 38 - Julian Mccullough & Meg Molloy
Julian and Meg (The Soft Spot Podcast) join Brooks to talk about Mall jobs, being jealous of other paper boys, working at the fanciest pizza spot in a small town, and how men are gross when they get their hair cut. Plus Brooks doubles down on the cave. Listen to their podcast: https://starburns.audio/podcasts/the-soft-spot/ See Meg's art: https://www.megmolloyart.com/ See Brooks Live: www.brookswheelan.com
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74 min
July 2, 2018
Episode 37 - Conner O'Malley
Conner O'Malley (Late Night w/ Seth Meyers, Joe Pera talks to you, chill bro) is on to discuss being fired by his dad, working for 1-800-gotjunk, hanging out in garbage dumps way too much, and walking dogs. Watch Conner's videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDIJ45Bba6nzrGL5v8b7fMw See Brooks live: www.brookswheelan.com
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92 min
June 25, 2018
Episode 36 - Chris Garcia
Chris Garcia (great stand up and fun neighbor) talks about taking his first job only to save enough money to get a hotel to lose his virginity, taking too much acid and not being able to work at a bookstore, being beaten down emotionally by the students he taught, and being a suspect for a robbery at a Blockbuster he worked at. Check out Chris live: http://chrisgarciacomedy.com/ Check out Brooks live: brookswheelan.com
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82 min
June 18, 2018
Episode 35 - Jonah Ray
Jonah Ray (Mystery Science Theater 3000 and fun dude) is on to talk about failing a music test to work at a local Hawaiian record store, how he's stolen from almost every job he's ever worked at (and Brooks approves), and how his final job was sewing buttons on jeans in an LA sweat shop with cool Russian ladies. Brooks also goes off on a tirade about James Cook and Jonah allows it. Listen to Jonah's podcast: http://www.maximumfun.org/shows/jonah-raydio See Brooks live: www.brookswheelan.com
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78 min
June 11, 2018
Episode 34 - Dwayne Perkins
Dwayne Perkins (great stand up and great dude) is on to discuss growing up in Brooklyn having trouble cashing his first checks without getting them stolen, being fired from Toys-R-Us but not deserving it, spending time working at a Sizzler rip off called "For Goodness Steaks", and his professional life in the the corporate world before his career took off. Check out Dwayne live: dwayneperkins.com/ Check out Brooks live: brookswheelan.com
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77 min
June 4, 2018
Episode 33 - Paul Scheer
Paul Scheer (rad dude, tons of tv and movies) joins Brooks to discuss delivering medicine for his dad as a little kid, the perks of Blockbuster, rollerblading around new york handing out AOL cds, being a fake pro wrestler for money, and doing so little at an office job that they took his desk away.  Check out Paul's podcast here: https://www.earwolf.com/show/how-did-this-get-made/ Get tix to see Brooks live here: brookswheelan.com
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71 min
May 28, 2018
Episode 32 - Nick Rutherford
Nick Rutherford (Good Neighbor, SNL writer, Friend) is on to discuss being doing a voice as a child actor in Kindergarten Cop, quitting Cold Stone Creamery for not winning a best employee award, scamming his way through a New York temp job, and falling in mud one time to try and get out of waiting tables. To see Brooks live: www.brookswheelan.com
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71 min
May 21, 2018
Episode 31 - Paul Brittain
Paul Brittain (rad dude and did SNL) swings by to talk about growing up in the suburbs doing child labor before moving on to a "Lord of the Flies" style painting operation and then finally joining the corporate world in Chicago while moving his way up in the Improv world. He also clears up my misunderstanding of Chicago pizza (thank God). See Brooks live: www.brookswheelan.com
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88 min
May 14, 2018
Episode 30 - Dave Waite
Dave Waite (stand up and nice ass dude) swings by to discuss giving college an honest one month try and living at home for probably way too long. He's worked in all types of service industries and given them all the same level of "I guess this is ok?" He also talks about being he was a kicker in high school because he hated being tackled.  Too see Brooks live go to : www.brookswheelan.com
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72 min
May 7, 2018
Episode 29 - Johnny Pemberton
Johnny Pemberton (Lots of tv and movie shit) discusses his first job as a doll house painter plus all the perks that come from having a laminator and no supervision. He also talks about being a telemarketer and they type of people who buy stuff off the phone. Stay tuned for the end of the episode where he releases the first track off his new prank calls album. See Brooks' upcoming tour dates: brookswheelan.com See Johnny's: https://www.johnnypemberton.dog/
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86 min
April 30, 2018
Episode 28 - Kurt Braunohler
Kurt Braunohler (tons of comedy stuff) talks about being fired from his first job at Jersey Mikes during a smoke break when he was 14, selling acid in college, tricking a company into letting him be an IT guy for 8 years, and how the movie Fight Club changed his life (not in the way you would think). Check out Kurt live: www.kurtbraunohler.com/ Check out Brooks live: www.brookswheelan.com
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74 min
April 23, 2018
Episode 27 - John Roy
John Roy discusses growing up wanting to be in band and attending song writing sessions from Billy Corgan and Jeff Tweedy before starting stand up in Chicago. He's also had every type of bad manager possible and goes through the list defining each one. This was all before he WON STAR SEARCH IN 2003!?! To see Brooks live this summer get tickets here: brookswheelan.com/shows
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75 min
April 16, 2018
Episode 26 - Wheeler Walker Jr.
Wheeler Walker Jr. has been around for a while, but he just recently started taking over Nashville by doing things his own way. He talks about growing up in Kentucky and working as a farm hand before heading to Nashville where he had a hiccup in his early music career by doing what he thought the "suits" wanted. He also plays his new single at the end of the episode and just a heads up it's explicit as fuck. Check out Brooks' dates and get his vinyl: brookswheelan.com
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72 min
April 9, 2018
Episode 25 - Mike Burns
In this historic 25th episode Brooks interviews his life partner Mike Burns (AKA @dadboner). This is a special episode because Brooks was party responsible for getting Mike fired one time. Mike's lived a life of trash growing up scamming grocery stores in Michigan before he worked designing baby clothes. Brooks and Mike also talk how if you pay someone minimum wage, they get to steal Learn about @dadboner here: https://totalfratmove.com/the-legend-of-karl-welzein-aka-dadboner/
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69 min
April 2, 2018
Episode 24 - Sean Patton
Sean Patton is on to talk about growing up in New Orleans doing child labor for his family catering business. He's seen an adult man break down at a wedding, been fired from dog walking because of a dog murder, and had to pretend to be Dr. Evil at a car dealership for three days (which now holds the record for funniest job told on this podcast). He also talks about living in New Orleans through Hurricane Katrina. Check out Brooks live or buy his album by going to brookswheelan.com
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77 min
March 26, 2018
Episode 23 - Mike O'Brien
Mike O'Brien (SNL, AP Bio) is on to talk about growing up outside Toledo before making the jump to Chicago where held many prestigious jobs such as: cleaning up The Second City for free, upsetting fathers by selling expensive tickets at an ill-fated indoors only DisneyLand park, and allowing the same person to keep stealing from him at Blockbuster. Plus he has a bunch of other fun stories about coming up through the Second City community. See Brooks live by checking his tour dates: brookswheelan.com
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77 min
March 19, 2018
Epsidoe 22 - Candy Lawrence
In probably one of the funniest episodes yet, Brooks' favorite comedian, Candy Lawrence, is on to discuss selling water off the highway as a 12 year old, being tricked into becoming a full time baby sitter with no benefits, distributing an apartment newsletter where people wanted their money back, working almost half a decade for The Blue Man Group, and a ton of other weird jobs before she landed in LA. To see Brooks live or buy his album on vinyl go to brookswheelan.com
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85 min
March 12, 2018
Episode 21 - Steelo Brim
Steelo Brim (Ridiculousness) is on to discuss his path from growing up in Chicago to becoming 1/3rd of one of the most popular MTV shows of all time. He started off as a child extra in the movie "Hardball" where he talked his way into a bigger role. Then he navigated his way through the music industry during the MySpace era and ended up out in LA. But after failing Carl's Jr. interviews with his best friend Michael B. Jordan he ended up back in Chicago. Get Brooks' album on vinyl: brookswheelan.com/store
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60 min
March 5, 2018
Episode 20 - Kyle Mooney
Kyle Mooney is this week's guest where he talks about working as a baseball umpire for one game, filing papers at his dad's work, being too nervous to work the popcorn machine at DisneyLand, and how he grew up wanting to be an underground hip hop artist. He had a rap group in high school called "Instruments of Intelligence" and we have a tiny snippet of their work at the end of the episode. He also talks about starting his sketch group Good Neighbor at USC.
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80 min
February 26, 2018
Episode 19 - Beth Stelling
Beth Stelling joins the podcast and this is a special episode because Brooks and Beth have known each other for 10 years and at one point they each worked shitty jobs down the street from each other. They remember the good old days when they would eat at Subway and be sad together. Beth also talks about always wanting to be a good employee and how she quit track to work at an ice cream shop in high school. Get tix to see Brooks and also purchase his vinyl record here: www.brookswheelan.com
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67 min
February 19, 2018
Episode 18 - James Adomian
James Adomian stops by to talk about growing up doing odd jobs in LA. He was fired from the first Quizno's in Los Angeles for weirding out customers and once helped drop a priceless fossil in an art warehouse. He's also one of the best impressionists in the world and throws down a few fun ones for this episode. Music by Drennon Davis Art by Barry Blankenship Follow Brooks for future Entry Level information on twitter and instagram: @brookswheelan Get Brooks' album here: www.brookswheelan.com
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91 min
February 12, 2018
Episode 17 - Reggie Watts
Reggie Watts is on to discuss growing up in Montana and winning a stand up comedy contest while he was still in high school. He left stand up behind to move Seattle in the early 90s to pursue music before ending up in New York City 12 years later during the emergence of the alternative comedy scene. He holds the prestigious records for least jobs bad jobs held so far as an Entry Level guest, but that's only because he was bumming on couches playing music.
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69 min
February 5, 2018
Episode 16 - Taran Killam
Taran Killam is on to discuss starting out as a child actor. His resume includes non union commercials as a 10 year old, getting his only line in Naked Gun 33 1/3 cut, being on MADTV when he was 19, and much more. Taran explains most of his life decisions were based on what got him out of going to school which makes sense. He also talks about what it was like the week Trump hosted SNL. To see Taran's commercial for The Ringling Bros circus check out @brookswheelan on twitter where he shared the link
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76 min
January 29, 2018
Episode 15 - The Lucas Brothers
Keith and Kenny Lucas are on this week to discuss only accepting jobs as a team. Somehow, lots of places were ok with this. They don't handle being told what to do well so none of these jobs lasted that long. From McDonalds (inside the hospital) to tricking people in a boiler room scam to living in their car in Brooklyn they've gone through a ton of shit to get where they are today.
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63 min
January 22, 2018
Episode 14 - Jay Mohr
Jay Mohr is on this weeks episode to talk about growing up in "The Soprano's" part of New Jersey. He started stand up at 15, but that didn't keep him from being terrible at a few jobs before he was a touring professional comic at 19. Jay and Brooks also talk way too much about Iowa wrestling, just a heads up. Music by Drennon Davis Art by Barry Blankenship
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58 min
January 15, 2018
Episode 13 - Brendon Walsh
Brendon Walsh is on to talk about pranking his co-workers until one of them got arrested and also explains how much fun The Price is Right is. Please no one steal his movie rental store tv show idea either. Music by Drennon Davis Arty by Barry Blankenship
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74 min
January 8, 2018
Episode 12 - Howard Kremer
Howard Kremer, AKA Dragon Boy Suede, is on to break to record for most jobs and longest episode! Howard's done it all and has been told countless times "we don't need you anymore." Listen to find out how Howard once chugged a bunch of Mr. T's sent back champagne and scooped up some early Beastie Boys notes. Music by Drennon Davis Art by Barry Blankenship
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89 min
December 31, 2017
Episode 11 - Hampton Yount
Hampton Yount comes on to discuss how he pretty much ran the pizza game in Northern Virginia for about a decade. He's also the first person to come on the podcast who has worked the same job as Brooks so naturally they compare stories to see who had it worse. Brooks and Hampton also used to be neighbors in the worst part of Hollywood where Hampton was recently mugged... Fun! Music by Drennon Davis Art by Barry Blankenship
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46 min
December 25, 2017
Episode 10 - Nicole Byer
Nicole Byer joins Brooks today for the historic 10th episode! Nicole gives us the ins and outs and how to steal from retail stores, and also what happens when you get caught three times. Is there a jail inside the Macy's in New York? Yes. Has Nicole been there? Listen to find out! Also, yes she has. Email entrylevelwithbrookswheelan@gmail.com with your entry level job stories for an upcoming BONUS EPISODE! Art by Barry Blankenship Music by Drennon Davis
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67 min
December 18, 2017
Episode 9 - Bobby Moynihan
Bobby Moynihan joins Brooks today to recount his days as a 12 year old used toy store manager, abusing his lifeguard powers in high school, sneaking around the UConn campus with janitor keys, scamming Pizzaria Uno, and he even lets us know what happens when you have your nude photos developed at a sketchy 1 hour PhotoMart. Saturday Night Live might get brought up once or twice as well. Music by Drennon Davis Art by Barry Blankenship
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74 min
December 11, 2017
Episdode 8 - Morgan Murphy and Robin Shorr
The hosts of Los Feliz the Podcast (Morgan Murphy and Robin Shorr) are on this episode of Entry Level. Important questions get answered like "Does Baskin Robins always have EXACTLY 31 flavors?" and "How long did Morgan last as a waitress?" Also Brooks and Robin bond over being tour guides, only Robin's gig was slightly worse as she guided people to the fake gas chambers at the Museum of Tolerance as a 16 year old child. Music by Drennon Davis Art by Barry Blankenship
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66 min
December 4, 2017
Episode 7 - Steve Byrne
Steve Byrne has a ton of jobs, and he's not been very good at any of them. From being the lifeguard at an ice rink until he was fired for passing out on the job, to delivering porn VHS tapes, to being a doorman at the coolest bar in Kent, Ohio. He ran though job after job until ending up in New York and becoming one of the best stand up comics working today. Music by: Drennon Davis Art by: Barry Blankenship
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69 min
November 27, 2017
Episode 6 - Grace Helbig
Grace Helbig is on the podcast to discuss being the queen the suburbs when it comes to jobs. TJ MAXX, Chilis, Dave and Busters, Olive Garden, and "the bad Applebees" are just a small sample of the jobs she's had. She discusses lighting her hair on fire while filming a wedding, getting Conan O'brien apples, and how high school kids are usually assholes. Email entrylevelwithbrookswheelan@gmail.com with your own bad job stories to be discussed in future episodes.
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73 min
November 20, 2017
Episode 5 - Nikki Glaser
Nikki is on the podcast to talk about studying hard for her California Pizza Kitchen text, speaking jiberish so she could talk shit on her boss at a pizza place, being too embarrassed to go back and pick up a pay-check, and how Brooks was pretty sure she got top 3 on Last Comic Standing.  If you have any bad jobs of your own email entrylevelwithbrookswheelan@gmail.com music by Drennon Davis art by Barry Blankenship
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71 min
November 15, 2017
BONUS EPISODE - Songs that jobs have ruined
Entry Level's very first bonus episode focuses on songs that have been ruined from a job over playing them. Brooks tweeted out to see if listeners had any stories and it really hit a nerve causing lots of responses, so he decided to dedicate an episode entirely to those stories. Mike Burns joins Brooks to discuss. If you have a song and want it discussed in a future episode tweet at @Brookswheelan or email entrylevelwithbrookswheelan@gmail.com
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58 min
November 13, 2017
Episode 4 - Barry Rothbart
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
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61 min
November 6, 2017
Episode 3 - Jon Dore
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
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60 min
October 30, 2017
Episode 2 - Andrew Santino
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
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69 min
October 25, 2017
Episode 1 - Nick Turner
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
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67 min
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