2507 – Belting it Out with Jessica McKenna

Jessica McKenna

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In studio notes by Garon Cockrell
Editing and additional notes by Darryl Asher


00 – Hello indeed! We’re talking 0 v O.

Zero in phone numbers.

The Reflex talk. Is it their best song?

Going through Duran Duran’s greatest songs.

Jimmy reads through their greatest hits.

Talking April Richardson and her fox!

Lots of Emmy talk!

Eliot tries a Homer Simpson impression.

Talking Mr. Bill and SNL winning.

Keenan Thompson takeover for Lorne?

30 – Jimmy saw Ad Astra. He talks about the theater and finding seats.

“That one’s taken!” An old woman immediately to Jimmy when he said excuse me.

Talking Rambo!

40 – Woke guilt.

Our guest is here!


Jessica McKenna is here! Is it Jessica or Jess?!

50 – Jimmy explains where he last saw Jess. He saw her and Zack and at a showcase at the improv. Guy Branham had to follow them.

Jess is older than Jimmy thought.

55 – We’ll be right back!

We’re back!

Jess McKenna is here! She’s the co-host of the off-book podcast.

Jimmy talks about a story he enjoyed about Drew Tarver buying a car off eBay.

Jess talks about the podcast.

Jess talks about the origin of the show and doing musical improv with Baby Wants Candy.

Round the horn!

Great British Bake-Off is now on Netflix! Weekly episodes though not all ten at once.

60 – Talking self-spoiling by googling who is appearing on a show.

Talking Inkmaster! The horrible finale is tomorrow!

1h5m – Talking Tattoos with Jess. She’s considering a design now and if she likes it in a year she’s gonna get it.

Jimmy forgets how much his tattoos cost.

Freedom or more savings? What to put in the blank spot on Jimmy’s anchor?

1h10m – Talking smelling alcohol.

Jess imbibes in alcohol.

Nigroni? Jess tells us what it is.

Jess talks about taking an Alcohol 101 class. Or was it Alcohol EDU?

1h15m – Lots of talented people come out of Northwestern.

Jess and Jimmy discuss the second act of Phantom.

Three kids in Jess’ family.

Jess’ necklace is a nameplate that says Necklace.

1h20m – Talking Mandolins!


Elton John and the – an album of Elton John playing with various different backing bands.

1h25m – Oliver schooled Jimmy on some bon jovi/star wars trivia.

Christmas in the Stars – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_in_the_Stars

Garon Does It podcast?

The Try Guys

The Prickly Pear! Eliot is a committee chair!

C-SPAN and network changes talk.

1h35m – Eliot talks about Jerry Nadler and how he would run his own meetings.

Eliot has three laughs and Jimmy doesn’t like any of them.

He got a new TV.

Jimmy talks about principals. Jess talks about her principal who she wrote a letter to get her to stay at their school.

1h45m – Matt talks about Ken Jeoung’s Tik Tok from the Emmys.

We’ll be back!

We’re back!

Jess McKenna from Off Book is here!


Jimmy talks about a driver who was a sweet guy but never knew the name of anything. He called Mangianos Margies, and crate and barrell The Crate and The Barrell.

We’re gonna play sevens!

Jess chose Broadway!

Jimmy gives to Jess McKenna: 11 (Broadway)


Matt gives to Jess McKenna: 17 (Broadway)

Call the cops a plant is speaking = Little Shop of Horrors

Jess McKenna gives to Jimmy Pardo: 15 (Broadway)

Good showing!

Thank you Jess!

Jimmy loves Off Book and how amazing it was live.

See you next time!

My pleasure,

Garon/The Beast/Mush Mouth Shy Guy/The Notekeeper/Lazy Queen/Sloth