An exploration of comedy and running.

First, a story told actor, writer and comedian Jon Glaser (Parks and Recreation, Inside Amy Schumer, Late Night with Conan O’Brien) about his most unique running bathroom stop. Next, a discussion with stand up comedian Liz Miele on the unlikely intersection and parallels of comedy and running, and how both intertwine in her creative process. Then, a breakdown and call to action on how the listener can use running as a means to fuel creativty, whether they’re funny or not. Or just laugh at themselves on their next unusual running predicament. Finally, a joke about marathons from Liz.

Meet the guests:

Jon Glaser

  • Actor, comedian, writer, producer, and director.
  •  Known for Late Night with Conan O’Brien (1993), Delocated (2009) and Inside Amy Schumer (2013)
  • Recurring role as Councilman Jeremy Jamm on the NBC series Parks and Recreation
  • Marathon runner

Liz Miele

  • Started doing stand-up at 16 in New York City
  • Profiled in The New Yorker Magazine age 18
  • Appeared on Comedy Central’s “This Week at the Comedy Cellar,” NPR’s “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me,” Hulu’s “Coming To The Stage,” AXS TV’s “Gotham Comedy Live”
  • Featured in Runners World in 2015
  • Her first book, “Why Cats Are Assholes” is available everywhere

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Calls to action:

  • Don’t take running and life so seriously, have fun with it!
  •  Donate to Hole in the Wall Gang, a charity Jon has been raising funds for years. Hole in the Wall Gang’s mission is to ensure that children with serious medical conditions have the chance to experience the world of possibilities that camp has to offer.
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Running Realized is hosted by Tina Muir and Knox Robinson. Produced by Jon Phillips. Original music, sound design, and mix by Daniel Brunelle. Edited by Gordon Bramli. Cover image created by Mari De Monte and Toby Kelleher.

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