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OUT OF YOUR HEAD

Jonny Nelson

Improviser and comedian Jonny Nelson delves deep into conversation with special guests on the podcast "OUT OF YOUR HEAD."

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#24 1,000 Buffalo Wings, Disney, and Comedy w/ Sarah Durham | OUT OF YOUR HEAD PODCAST
Mar 10 2022
#24 1,000 Buffalo Wings, Disney, and Comedy w/ Sarah Durham | OUT OF YOUR HEAD PODCAST
Jonny Nelson and Sarah Durham improvise w/ wigs and talk about Disney, Florida, being a foodie, children’s movies and plays, and more IMPROV WITH WIGS STARTS @:29 PODCAST CONVO STARTS @1:56 More TikTok WIGS SEGMENT @jonny.nelson   jonnynelson.com  Links to podcasts, improv workshops, performances, and appearances.   Sarah Durham: Twitter and Instagram AmericasbestSD SarahDurhamPerforms.com   Music: Orange by Eshé All Day
#24 1,000 Buffalo Wings, Disney, and Comedy w/ Sarah Durham | OUT OF YOUR HEAD PODCAST
Mar 10 2022
#24 1,000 Buffalo Wings, Disney, and Comedy w/ Sarah Durham | OUT OF YOUR HEAD PODCAST
Jonny Nelson and Sarah Durham improvise w/ wigs and talk about Disney, Florida, being a foodie, children’s movies and plays, and more IMPROV WITH WIGS STARTS @:29 PODCAST CONVO STARTS @1:56 More TikTok WIGS SEGMENT @jonny.nelson   jonnynelson.com  Links to podcasts, improv workshops, performances, and appearances.   Sarah Durham: Twitter and Instagram AmericasbestSD SarahDurhamPerforms.com   Music: Orange by Eshé All Day
#23 -- Habits, Resolutions, & Dopamine  | OUT OF YOUR HEAD PODCAST
Jan 3 2022
#23 -- Habits, Resolutions, & Dopamine | OUT OF YOUR HEAD PODCAST
Jonny Nelson talks about the struggle and recently learned hacks of working toward goals, keeping resolutions, habits, and dopamine's role in it all. The ideas in the podcast come from these great books... Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence  by Anna Lembke Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin   jonnynelson.com  Links to podcasts, improv workshops, performances, and appearances.   Music: Orange by Eshé All Day
#22 Spiritual Deconstruction w/ Phil Drysdale  | Out of Your Head
Oct 14 2021
#22 Spiritual Deconstruction w/ Phil Drysdale | Out of Your Head
Phil Drysdale is the host of the Phil Drysdale Show where he regularly chats with individuals about deconstructing their faith as well as facilitates conversations and talks about paths to spiritual exploration. Phil provides such a valuable space for those people who may never have gotten to discuss and ask the questions that they wanted to ask from within their religious communities, churches, and places of worship. He also provides a space for those who have left their religious communities and would like to process their experiences further. In this episode Phil talks bit about Religious deconstruction and more.   Visit for full podcasts links and filmed podcasts on Youtube, improv workshops, stand up comedy appearances, improv shows, and more!   Phil’s Instagram Website with links to his Podcast and more   Music: Orange by Eshé All Day
#21 Holly Laurent from Mega The Podcast
Sep 22 2021
#21 Holly Laurent from Mega The Podcast
Holly Laurent is a comic and writer, as well as the creator and host of Mega the podcast (an improvised satire from the staff of a fictional mega church). On this episode Holly Laurent and Jonny Nelson share their experience growing up in the Evangelical Church, as well as talk about the ex-evangelical movement, and how satirical comedy can be a way to process religious trauma. Instagram @Hollylaurent & @megathepodcast Twitter at @laurentholly & @megathepodcast Visit JonnyNelson.com for full podcasts links and filmed podcasts on Youtube, improv workshops, stand up comedy appearances, improv shows, and more! Music: Orange by Eshé All Day
#20 Relax-cipes, Foodie Life, and Butter w/ Steven Tobiasz
Sep 9 2021
#20 Relax-cipes, Foodie Life, and Butter w/ Steven Tobiasz
Steven Tobiasz is a comedian, writer, producer, and has a podcast of his own called Relax-cipes In the is episode Steven Tobiasz and Jonny Nelson get into talking cooking, using too much butter, getting high and making food, comedy, going to Planet Fitness’s in Florida, and more. Steven's Podcast Relax-cipes at Instagram @steven.tobiasz Twitter at @steventobias Visit JonnyNelson.com for full podcasts links and filmed podcasts on Youtube, improv workshops, stand up comedy appearances, improv shows, and more!   Music: Orange by Eshé All Day
#19 Community Psychology w/ Ronald Harvey | Out of Your Head
Jul 21 2021
#19 Community Psychology w/ Ronald Harvey | Out of Your Head
#19 Community Psychology w/ Ronald Harvey | Out of Your Head Dr Ronald Harvey Community Psychologist, Psychology professor at the American University in Bulgaria, a two-time Fulbright Scholar, as well as improviser.  In this episode Ron talks about how you can't truly understand your own culture until leave it, addiction, and more. JonnyNelson.com for full podcasts links, improv workshops, stand up comedy appearances,  improv shows, and more! Music: Orange by Eshé All Day
#18 Ghost Stories & Stand Up w/ Erin Field | Out of Your Head
Jul 2 2021
#18 Ghost Stories & Stand Up w/ Erin Field | Out of Your Head
Erin Field, is a stand up comedian, improvisor, writer, comedy coach, and teacher at the Second City. Erin grew up in west MI being the self proclaimed fat kid where she held amature wrestling matches in her back yard. In this episode Erin Field and Jonny Nelson talk Ghost stories, the differences between stand up comedy and improv, growing up in West Michigan, going to Mega Churches and more. jonnynelson.com Links to podcasts, improv workshops, performances, and appearances by Jonny Music: Orange by Eshé All Day  Field is a Comedian/Writer/Comedy Coach Host of the Podcast Tactical Buttcheeks Host of Cluck & Yucks Open Mic
#17 Doing What You Love w/ Rob Hawkinson
Jun 18 2021
#17 Doing What You Love w/ Rob Hawkinson
Rob Hawkinson and Jonny Nelson talk about being in the moment and pursuing activities you love. Rob shares about a climbing accident and losing someone who was dear to him, as well as dancing, finding community in activities, biking, and much more on this episode of Out of Your Head. Jonnynelson.com/podcast Check out Rob Dancing Orange by Eshé All Day
# 16 Comedy Director Jessica Mitolo on Taboo Comedy, When "Yes And" is Bad, and More
May 27 2021
# 16 Comedy Director Jessica Mitolo on Taboo Comedy, When "Yes And" is Bad, and More
Jessica Mitolo is a brilliant sketch Comedy director who has worked at The Second City, The Nursery, and on 40 plus productions all over the world. Jonny Nelson and Jess talk about comedy theaters post pandemic, taboo comedy, when "yes and" is bad, people who are too nice, and needing something new and fresh in live entertainment. Jessica Mitolo is a performer, director, and teaching artist based in Chicago Illinois where she teaches improvisation and comedy writing to students of all ages and skill levels at The Second City. Independent of Second City, Jessica has trained comedians in over 10 different countries and leads corporate improv and idea-generating workshops. Jessica is also a performer and director (and the Education Manager at The Nursery!). She has directed more than 40 productions and was a participant in LaMama International’s 2017 Directing Symposium as well as The Lincoln Center’s 2018 Directors Lab. She is proud to have directed one of The Second City's National Touring Companies and to have worked as Assistant to the Director on Second City's Mainstage production, South Side of Heaven. jonnynelson.com/podcast
#15 Former Evangelical Megachurch Pastor Josh Harris on Changing his Beliefs & Unpublishing his Book
May 20 2021
#15 Former Evangelical Megachurch Pastor Josh Harris on Changing his Beliefs & Unpublishing his Book
Josh Harris had sold over 1.2 million copies of his book "I Kissed Dating Goodbye" and was the pastor of a Megachurch... then he went and unpublished his book and left his role as a pastor behind. Josh Harris and Jonny Nelson share how coming out of the closet and coming out of the church have such similar features, how evolving your beliefs can be such a terrifying yet beautiful process, and more.  jonnynelson.com Links to podcasts episodes, improv workshops, performances, and appearances. joshharris.com Message-clarity coaching for thought-leaders and personal brands. Music: Orange by Eshé All Day
#14 Improv Legend Will Luera on Failing, Sympathetic Listening | Out of Your Head
Mar 19 2021
#14 Improv Legend Will Luera on Failing, Sympathetic Listening | Out of Your Head
Improv Legend Will Luera and Jonny Nelson hang out in a Jonny's Van and discuss, Improvising, the freedom to fail, teaching, and how topics like Physics, Philosophy, and speaking German affects their improvising. jonnynelson.com Find the Out of Your Head podcast on any podcasting service as well as Youtube. Contact Jonny for improv workshops, performances, and appearances. will-luera.com Contact Will Luera for teaching, performing, team building, mediation, personal training and more. Music: Orange by Eshé All Day
#13 Creating Community w/Andrew Snyder
Mar 8 2021
#13 Creating Community w/Andrew Snyder
Andrew Snyder and Jonny Nelson talk about fostering community during covid, creativity, internalized homophobia, and more in this episode of Out of Your Head. Filmed Episode on Youtube Music: Orange by Eshé All Day Snyder's Website
#12 Singer Songwriter Jan Allain
Jan 11 2021
#12 Singer Songwriter Jan Allain
#12 Singer Songwriter Jan Allain Jan Allain is a singer songwriter who talks about touring in feminist & Lesbian clubs, getting caught burying your poo, cockney rhyme slang and more. Filmed episode on youtube
#11 Playing a Character w/ Eli Weatherby
Dec 18 2020
#11 Playing a Character w/ Eli Weatherby
#11 Playing a Character w/ Eli Weatherby EP 11 Eli Weatherby and Jonny talk about playing a character on Stage and off stage, being a comedy duo, and not being beholden to old goals. Out of Your Head Podcast episodes are available on itunes Out of Your Head Podcast episodes are available on Youtube   Jonny Nelson Jonnynelson.com   Music: Orange by Eshé All Day
#10 Boom Chicago w/Stacey Smith
Nov 30 2020
#10 Boom Chicago w/Stacey Smith
Stacey Smith talks about performing comedy at the World famous Boom Chicago in Amsterdam, teaching comedy, what the pandemic has been like while living in europe, and more. Out of you Head Podcast episodes are available on Youtube as well Jonny Nelson Jonnynelson.com Music: Orange by Eshé All Day
#9 - Starting an Improv Theater w/ Andrew Lemna
Oct 16 2020
#9 - Starting an Improv Theater w/ Andrew Lemna
Andrew Lemna co owner of Logan Square Improv (LSI) talks with Jonny Nelson about starting a successful Improv theater, teaching Comedy, & more on Out of Your Head Out of you Head Podcast episodes available on Youtube as well Nelson Jonnynelson.com Orange by Eshé All Day
#8 - Sarah Mitchell & Jake Bradley (Death, Weed, Comedy, & More)
Oct 7 2020
#8 - Sarah Mitchell & Jake Bradley (Death, Weed, Comedy, & More)
Sarah Mitchell & Jake Bradley talk about being a creative couple, managing a dispensary, Chicago acting careers & much more.   Please support this podcast by taking a moment to leave a review and rate the pod!   Full episodes on Youtube!   jonnynelson.com/podcast
#7 - Rob Grabowski (improv, shitty comedy, & chasing fame)
Sep 17 2020
#7 - Rob Grabowski (improv, shitty comedy, & chasing fame)
Rob and Jonny talk comedy, improv, bad gigs, the pitfalls of chasing ambition vs enjoying your craft, and much more.
#6 - Jessica Antes (Growing up Jehovah’s Witness, balls, and more)
Sep 11 2020
#6 - Jessica Antes (Growing up Jehovah’s Witness, balls, and more)
Jessica Antes is a comedian who talks about growing up as a Jehovah’s Witness, ballsacks, comedy, and more. Out of you Head Podcast are episodes available on itunes as well   Full Episode on Youtube   Jonny Nelson Jonnynelson.com   Find more of Jessica on insta @classicAntes and tiktok @jessicaantes   Music: Orange by Eshé All Day
#5 - Geoff Dow (SNL audition, Sketch Comedy, and more)
Aug 31 2020
#5 - Geoff Dow (SNL audition, Sketch Comedy, and more)
Geoff Dow talks about his SNL auditions, hiding things in Kate McKinnon dressing room, Comedy, and more.   Out of you Head Podcast are episodes available on itunes as well   Full Episode on Youtube   Jonny Nelson Jonnynelson.com/podcast   Music: Orange by Eshé All Day