Grit City Podcast Ep. 90: Jeremy Whitman
Episode 90: Jeremy Whitman
On this episode the guys talk to comedian Jeremy Whitman. He started comedy in 2002 and has performed in interesting places like a small mining town in Nevada and an elementary school. He hosts the podcast Rated 80’s with Rusty and headlined for the guys at their show at The Valley in February.
The show kicks off with Jeremy talking about growing up in Spanaway and attending private Christian schools in Tacoma. He talks about his dad becoming a janitor at a Christian School, his promotion to principle and Jeremy’s transition from public to Private school.
Jeremy then turns to how he got started in comedy and what moved him to do so. He talks about being inspired by comedians like Bill Cosby and Chris Rock’s Roll With the New CD and other influences like Evenings at the Improve on Comedy Central and George Carlin. He then chats about his first sets in comedy and about being a host on the show Ask an Atheist on Seattle Public Access TV.
Halfway through, they talk about comedy club’s that were in Tacoma and the ones that are there now in addition to clubs in places like Spokane and performing in Boise. They then dive into what Jeremy does outside of comedy and great Zombie movies and shows that are out.
The guys then go into discussion about the plan for the Methanol plant in Tacoma and their perspective on the pro’s and cons on putting one here. Jeremy also discusses performing in Round Mountain Nevada, the route there, and the lonely roads through Nevada.
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This episode winds down chatting about the importance of comedians promoting GCP comedy shows to help boost fans attendance. Scott also talks about editing the podcast and Jeremy discusses always wanting as a child to be a morning radio dj and realizing as he got older that he could be a host without having to go to school to do so.
This one comes to an end with Jeremy sharing where you can find him online: facebook.com/whitmansface, Whitman.space, and rated80s.com. Thanks Jeremy for joining the guys on the show for a thought provoking conversation!!
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