Jill Maragos is my latest guest and we got into it! And by into it, I mean the nuts and bolts of jokes and joke writing. Why do descriptive words enhance jokes? What’s her separation between journals and notebooks for jokes? Why hasn’t anything from her journal gone into her joke notebook?? We delve into all of this and talk about her career from entertaining her family as a child, comedy classes, working the road, and her upcoming album!
Pat House is a nationally-touring comedian based out of Philadelphia. A regular performer in comedy clubs, casinos, and theaters all over the country, Pat has been a choice opener for Sebastian Maniscalco, Tom Segura, and Dan Cummins. He recorded his first album Biggest Thing in 2013, and his latest album Heard Enough Yesterday, hit #1 on the iTunes comedy charts. Both can be heard on iTunes, Amazon, and Pandora.
Jill Maragos grew up in Buffalo, NY where she earned Bachelor’s Degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Mechanical Engineering. She developed her sense of humor while surviving her crazy family (an actual professional would probably call it a ‘coping mechanism’). Although she herself is not a professional therapist/counselor, she is very much a survivor of it. She is a nationally touring Stand-Up Comic working regularly with Greg Proops (Whose Line is it Anyway? – ABC) and Tom Papa (Co-Host of What a Joke with Papa and Fortune – SiriusXM). She lives in Memphis with her husband, Matt, and her two dogs, Oscar and Ernie.