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EP 424: Jeff Garlin Finds Joy in Comedy

Actor/comedian Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs, Curb Your Enthusiasm) reveals how Jimmy Durante inspired him to get into comedy as a boy, what it was like rooming with a young Conan O'Brien when he started at Chicago’s legendary improv group Second City, and the time he witnessed one of Larry David’s famous fights with his audience at a comedy club. He talks about his worst gig as a comedian, why he always goes on stage to a different song, and why not everyone should follow their dream to Hollywood. Plus Jeff shares how he kicked the sugar habit, what you can order in a catalogue for fat guys, and how he almost got fired from his hit show The Goldbergs.

Jeff's new hourlong standup special Jeff Garlin: Our Man In Chicago is available on Netflix starting November 12. You can also catch Jeff on The Goldbergs and the next season of Curb Your Enthusiasm coming in 2020. Today’s episode was sponsored by Afternoon Cyber Tea podcast and Kendra Scott Jewelry. Visit and use promo code KICK for 20% off your next order.

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