Entering Power-Save Mode (with Ellie Kemper)

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Hold on to your backpacks people, cuz’ Ellie Kemper is here! Her roles in The Office, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Bridesmaids are nothing short of iconic. We passionately discuss energy hoarding, family and setting boundaries at work. Newsflash: Me and Ellie are deeply on the same page about virtually EVERYTHING. I couldn’t let her go without asking about her big break on The Office, and how she became a deceased ghost the moment she found out Tina Fey wrote a TV show just for her.

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Elyse Myers, Ellie Kemper

Elyse Myers  00:11

Okay, actually, can you just pretend that you’re listening to a fully complete theme song here, I got really in my head. And I tried to make it perfect. And I couldn’t. So this is going to be the theme song right here. Hello, and welcome to another episode of Funny Cuz It’s True. I’m Elyse Myers. All right, hold on to your backpacks because Ellie Kemper is here. Her roles in the office The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Bridesmaids are nothing short of iconic, we passionately discuss energy hoarding family and setting boundaries at work. Newsflash, me and Ellie are deeply on the same page about virtually everything. I couldn’t let her go without discussing her big break on the office, of course and how she became a deceased ghost The moment she found out that Tina Fey wrote a TV show just for her. So two things that are funny because they’re true. Number one, I have never related to a stranger so quickly in my life. And number two, when she popped up on camera, she was like fully glammed out in a beautiful outfit. She was, you know, beautiful makeup. And meanwhile, I was in my actual pajamas, and I immediately regretted my lack of visual preparation. Okay, let’s get into it. Ellie, how are you doing? I know you’re doing back to back stuff. Have you had a second to breathe?

Ellie Kemper  03:01

You know, you’re very great. Actually. Did we just had like lunch? Thank you for asking,

Elyse Myers  03:07

Of course, because I get thrown into like things back to back sometimes. And you’re like, not even finished with a sentence before you’re in another conversation with somebody and you’re just like, I just need to take a deep breath. And so sometimes I’m in that.

Ellie Kemper  03:20

I really appreciate you relating to that because I did that right at lunch. I go out there, people Drew and I was so strange. And I just leaned against the wall. Because you’re talking so much. And it’s all my car self.

Elyse Myers  03:31

Totally. And you start to feel like you’re talking about someone else. And you’re like, I am talking about a version of me that is not real. But it is real, because it’s me. But also it’s like the press me, which is a very bizarre place to be.

Ellie Kemper  03:43

It’s a hard place to be and I understand it because yeah, in for for what the occasion calls for. Yeah, that makes sense. Okay, but it’s a different mode. When you’re you you you need to and I don’t know how people listen to me. Energy is such a limited resource. I don’t know how much energy you have on a daily basis, but like mine is it’s bits in a balloon, I guess I’ll say and it leaks out throughout the day. And I don’t understand some people seem to have boundless quantities of it. So I don’t know.

Elyse Myers  04:12

Are you like naturally more introverted? Or are you pretty extroverted?

Ellie Kemper  04:16

Introverted, and I never really realized that until like, I don’t know the past couple of years.

Elyse Myers  04:21

That is so fascinating.

Ellie Kemper  04:22

What are you?

Elyse Myers  04:24

Oh, very introverted. Like I have I do a podcast thing once a week. And it takes all week for me to be like you got this Elise like you can do it in what’s funny is like conversations with people are so especially recorded conversations, which is very weird to talk about it while we’re having a recorded conversation. But it’s like a human test. Like how well do you talk?

Ellie Kemper  04:49

Everything that you’re saying resonates with me so profoundly. Do you know what I do all the time? Well, not all the time, but recently, Taylor Swift on tour, and you can say okay, well she As a team of people helping you, she’s the one performing.

Elyse Myers  05:04

Three and a half hours, three and a half hours every night. I actually just saw Taylor Swift Live a few days ago. And she performed for four hours straight, not three and a half, four. How much she goes out because she’s like, all I’m seeing is Taylor Swift content on my 40 page and stuff. And she’ll go like, out and record like after. I’m like, first of all, how are your vocal cords doing that second of like, she doesn’t have children yet. I’m pregnant. Right now I have a toddler. My, my energy is just this big. And since this is an audio medium, and you obviously can’t see my hands, I mean, this big. Just kidding. We’re talking millimeters here.

Ellie Kemper  05:43

At least that’s what it is. I have a six year old and a three year old. And I do think that’s where.

Elyse Myers  05:50

Your energy goes to them totally. And any little extra, you don’t put it to yourself, you don’t just chill, you’re like, how do I give it back to everybody else around me. And that, I think translates to to your job. Because even when your kids don’t need you, 24/7 you’re so used to the output, and not like the reinvestment of it that it’s like, it’s just so natural to give it to everybody else. And I have to like hoard it. If I have five minutes, I’m like, I don’t even care. If you’re talking at me, I will literally be quiet at and stare at you as if I am enjoying this conversation. Meanwhile, I’m like in power save mode, because I can’t afford to not be worship mode power.

Ellie Kemper  06:25

That’s what I’ll call it. Yes. And you’re still right. Because when I had my moment at lunch, where I was like, I’m just going to be quiet. I said that out loud. I’m just gonna be quiet. And that felt like I was announcing, I don’t know what it felt like I wasn’t I was it doesn’t matter if other people are talking that that piece is okay. But I’m gonna shut down for.

Elyse Myers  06:42

Oh, 100%, also, the announcing thing is funny. I was just talking to my husband about this where, sorry, this is not anything in my notes. But we’re just This is so great to relate to somebody like this.

Ellie Kemper  06:52

Tell me when to get on track. But I love this track.

Elyse Myers  06:55

The way I was just talking about how once you become a parent, you announce everything you’re doing. Because you’re announcing to the other parent that like, Hey, I’m gonna go pee now. So you need to be on duty, but then that never goes away. So now like I’m like, in a group of adults and like, I’m gonna go pee. Like, as if they need to know that information. I can’t walk away.

Ellie Kemper  07:16

I have not identified that. And that is exactly what’s happening. I think that’s also why I was like, I’m going to be quiet. Because it’s like, there is that thing. Yes, I’m out. You’re yes, you’re on. You’re on. You’re in. I’m tapping out. That’s how old is your child?

Elyse Myers  07:34

He’s only two and a half. So he’s fresh, fresh out. Fresh out. Fresh out. Well, fresh out.

Ellie Kemper  07:41

But like that’s I have yeah, I told you three. So it’s like talking about boundless energy.

Elyse Myers  07:48

I look at him. And I’m like, what? It is literally minutes before bedtime. Like someone said no one has a longer to do list than a toddler right before bed. Like are. And then if there was a meme that was like a, my toddler at like, 8pm. Like, my leg hurts. Can I have a drink of water? I’m like, that’s our whole life. Last night, we were trapped on my son August’s floor and his bedroom for like, over an hour and a half. And I told Jonas afterwards it was like every few minutes August remembered he has free will. And he uses it to double check that every part of his body still works.

Ellie Kemper  08:23

Rob is so funny. And it’s so accurate. But I do feel yeah, there’s that like sense of urgency. And like, I’ve never felt that time is more valuable than since I mean, since having kids just because it’s like you understand right now. Whenever there’s like quiet time. Oh, if something comes up during like, like after they’re asleep. And that is the hour I have to watch television. Oh, yeah, that’s yours. That’s nice. And if anything interrupts that I’m just I’m so I’m just furious at whatever it is, whether it’s a phone call, or a task.

Elyse Myers  08:57

How do you protect that time after they go to bed?

Ellie Kemper  09:00

That is hard. It’s not hard. I take that back. It is like, I want to ask you the same question. But I just I rely on it. So and So protecting it, I guess is just build trying as hard as I can to build it into the structure of the day.

Elyse Myers  09:18

Yeah, ideally, people know like, don’t text Ellie at this time.

Ellie Kemper  09:22

That’s interesting. No, they don’t know.

Elyse Myers  09:24

I have not announced that I am like, do not and if you do I won’t see it. I’m in Nebraska, Omaha Nebraska but everything’s online so I so I come into the office I have a studio that I work out of and I just from the beginning i don’t know i I’ve always struggled with like mental health and boundaries have always kind of helped keep me sane. And so I just decided if I’m going to go full time into entertainment and all of this that I know that the pressure is there to be available. 24/7 Because then what if you don’t get a job or what if this luxury can’t, you need to respond in 15 minutes, and I just decided really early on, I don’t want to live a life where I am available to everybody 24/7 And my family gets the short end of the stick. So I pretty much said right away, like, if it’s past 4pm, just know, you can send it to me, but I’m going to see it tomorrow at like seven. So I if you don’t, if you need me, or if you like, if you need me right now, at six o’clock, as I’m putting my son to bed in 15 minutes, then that’s not the job for me, like, please find somebody that’s available to you, because you’re going to enjoy working with them more. So it’s been it’s been really, really helpful. But also, it’s really hard because you feel like you’re missing out on a lot, you know, you can have like a pity party a little bit.

Ellie Kemper  10:38

You’ve given me goosebumps, because what I’m in awe of the boundaries that you’ve set for yourself. I’m terrible at setting those kinds of boundaries. It’s hard. It’s it’s hard. And everybody, any working person, any person can relate to that. But I am really, really impressed with with that decision. Because I’m still learning that

Elyse Myers  10:57

it’s so cool to connect with parents in this business because I don’t a lot like I just hard to, it’s hard to find your people, especially in this job. And so it’s really cool. And I’m really want I want to bring it back to career movies, acting all of it, and kind of bring it back to your older days. And I won’t spend too much time here, but I have to because I am the biggest office fan. So I have to bring it to the office real quick. You think I’m going to talk to Ellie Kemper and not bring up the office. Okay. Okay. I have gotten to talk to some of your co stars and friends. And it’s like my dream, and I am so honored to get to talk to you today about it. But I want to hear a little bit about how you how you became Aaron on the office, what that process looked like, like, how did that happen for you?

Ellie Kemper  11:43

At least I am there with you. Because I was not on the office from the beginning. I was such a fan of the show. And it started because um, you know, I had met with the producers before about parks and recreation. And I did like a, I don’t know, I really can’t ever remember exactly what it was because I never thought it was an audition. But now in retrospect, I’m thinking, Oh, I think that was an audition for Parks Recreation.

Elyse Myers  12:09

Like I didn’t really know. Imagine not knowing you were actively auditioning for Parks and Rec, this feels like the equivalent of being on a date without realizing it. Like looking back all the signs were for sure there. But it’s not until it’s like way too late.

Ellie Kemper  12:23

I don’t know, which is better. I guess I was better off handle it. But that’s kind of how I met everybody. Because it’s the same people behind both shows. And so then a few months later, there was a part for the character of Aaron and she was supposed to be a replacement for PAM while she was working at oh my gosh, Dunder Mifflin pit.

Elyse Myers  12:47

Michael Scott Paper Company?

Ellie Kemper  12:49

Yeah, paper company. So they had a temporary secretary. And that was me. And so it was supposed to be a four or five episode arc, I think. Then Pam got promoted to salesperson. So it was, I mean, anyway, so that’s how the actual job came about. I had met with them before. And then I auditioned for the part of Aaron and got it. And then they extended the arc of Aaron to making her a pro. Yeah. character in the show. But it was so surreal, because that was like the biggest break of life, obviously, career wise. And it was that feeling where because I was a fan of the show. No, any television show. It’s so different from a movie because with a television show, you feel like they’re in your living area. Yeah. They’re like your family and friends. Yeah, yes. And you know them well. And so it was like, I knew all these people, but they didn’t know me.

Elyse Myers  13:42

That’s so weird. I didn’t think about that.

Ellie Kemper  13:44

It was really surreal. And so like, you know, I played it cool. And my main objective was not to mess anything up. Because I was the new person. I don’t know how you are when you’re new in a situation, but I am very, I’m an obedient person

Elyse Myers  14:00

I love that description of yourself obedient. I’ve never heard anyone describe themselves as

Ellie Kemper  14:07

Let me be the first at least I am extremely. For better or for worse. I’m not saying it’s a great thing, but that is what I am so and I’m always worried what’s going to yell at me. So I just wanted not to mess up any but on a on a larger scales, like they did have this brilliant show off and running. So the objective was, you know, don’t mess anything up and be quiet and learn. But it was combined with a sense of awe being around these, uh, you know, people who I felt I already knew. So that’s how the job came about. I’m saying this objectively, because I was a fan before being on the show. What’s so incredible about that show is that it’s really funny and it’s really relatable, but it has so much heart.

Elyse Myers  14:49

I’m curious, because you said earlier that you’re obedient and you didn’t want to mess anything up. Do you feel like that affected the way that you kind of came into the show and worked like do you feel like you opened up over time?

Ellie Kemper  15:00

I do actually think and not in a bad way. But, you know, with the show with the office, the directors were I wouldn’t say they encouraged but like improvisation was fine on the set. But I would say like, I certainly would never dare to improvise anything because I was new. Even though I come from an improv background. That’s sort of how I started in comedy. I did a lot of stuff at the Upright Citizens Brigade and the People’s Improv Theater. But I do think there were certain boundaries that I like, intentionally or not set for myself, just because I think I would have been too worried about being a showboat or something. Yeah, so the dynamic of that show is that it’s like it does call for subtle performances.

Elyse Myers  15:44

totally. All right, time for a break. Stay with us because Ellie tells us about getting drinks with Tina Fey and the creation of the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Elyse Myers  18:14

Your character does open up so much throughout the series. And I’ve always wondered if some of that was your comfortability as you were there because you were somebody that started late, not late, but like not right at the beginning. Or if it was the way they wrote you differently, or if it’s like a combination of both. And so it was fascinating to watch you just evolve over a series of the show. And then like watching you go into the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. And I was curious what the difference between those two shows being on those two shows felt like for you.

Ellie Kemper  18:46

Yeah, the style of the shows was completely different. Because like I said, with the office, it was a bit I’ll stay here. Yeah, more subtle space to improvise. Okay, with silences like love to cringe moment. And then can we Schmidt no improvisation, like so tightly written in a way that that is allowed for no real silences? And when I mean, it was just a different style altogether. In terms of the performance? Yeah, I do feel Erin was a little bit too much of a not too much of a Rube I should say. She was a little bit of a Rube Schmidt was like, I do think even though she was you know, not knowledgeable about pop culture or the it’s because she had been underground for 15 years. That wasn’t that wasn’t on her. That wasn’t on her preference. So it was like that’s on Jon Hamm. So that was I do think she survived an incredibly dramatic and like harrowing experience. And there is this way she I’m showing that there is this way that she went about things when she was like, unbelievably difficult thing. It was with a smile on her face. Yeah, no, I really don’t think that I necessarily do that. But she was just relentlessly positive and like, chose to believe in the good in the world. And this is all despite going through. I mean, I truly, you know, I think playing that piece of it, it was so tricky and it’s the creators of the show are Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, and they did this so brilliantly, because they set up a wall, originally a sitcom, mind you about a woman who had been held captive, you know, very dark, very dark. And so it’s like, that was the constant challenge for me was remembering where she had come from and what she had. And still came, comes out with her purple backpack, and her pink pants and his high fiving, the crossing guard and it’s like.

Elyse Myers  20:51

Okay, so it sounds so funny. But I would watch that show. And it was a really, like, big comfort show for me when I was trying to like, take breaks from the office, because I just would watch it so much that I’m like, I need to find another show. This is an addiction. And so I would I would watch Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and like, I would do like, knitting and I would paint to it in and I don’t want to make this like sad. But it was like, in a really, really hard time of my life. I’m sorry. And no, no, it’s okay. And um, but your character having so much resilience, it was so crazy. Because my husband would kind of come in and out of the room when he was working and stuff and would watch me do my thing and have a TV in front of me with you, you on my screen, basically. And he would just be like, Oh, that’s you, like, she’s you. And I made this like, and I don’t think I realized till right now I made this like really strong connection to your character. But you you know, because that’s what we do. As viewers, we associate you with your character. And it was like, man, like, it just felt, I don’t know, in a very, like very inspirational of like, This person can see the world with so much good in their heart still, and still believe that people like our good at the core of them, even though she has no reason to. And like, I was like, wow, that’s actually a very, very, very powerful thing to carry in life, you know, that and everybody has their stuff that they carry through like that. And and I’m I’m curious if that was one of the reasons why you took the role was because you loved that or that’s kind of something you’ve realized over time playing her.

Ellie Kemper  22:20

That is it’s so true, because it is it’s almost like, I don’t want to say what choice do you have, but there is a sense of like, you have to keep pushing forward. There’s so much to be said about there’s so much despair about like, what if you do choose to focus on the well, how are you going to keep moving forward? So ya know, I would say initially, what attracted me to the project to the show was just the creators was Robert and Tina, because because they’ve made it for you, right? Yes, they did. I mean, are you kidding? Oh, I know.

Elyse Myers  22:51

I need to know so much about that. Because when I found out Tina Fey was like, Lisa, I’m writing a show about you and for you, would you like it like, I think I would die.

Ellie Kemper  23:00

I did die. And it was like this thing. I’m a ghost. I do was like.. Responding from the grave back underground. I don’t want to be like blase about it. It was it was I was in New York. 30 rock was ending. The office had just ended. And my agent also represents Tina. So he was like, you should get a drink with Tina. See what she’s, you know, they’re working on at least one we’re talking about, like, oh, limited energy. Oh, freaking out about. He told me this on a Friday. And he’s had me going to a drinks with her that day, less than 24 hours. Oh, still. I binge watched 30 Rock. I’m like, what if something comes up? And she asked me about.

Elyse Myers  23:43

It’s a test. It’s actually that’s another human test.

Ellie Kemper  23:46

By the way. I was nervous before this podcast. I just am. Oh, I You should Well, anyway, I am. I was. And then it was the same thing happened with Tina is what is happening with you, which is once you start once you meet the person, and you start talking to them. You’re like, oh, this is fine. You’re a good person.

Elyse Myers  24:05

This is okay. But I just like yeah, so every time I go into one of these, I’m just I’m assuming the person on the other end is like, this girl is terrible at her.

Ellie Kemper  24:16

I mean, that’s not funny.

Elyse Myers  24:17

No, but it’s kind of funny. It’s if you like, experienced that, too. You’re like, oh my gosh, same. But yeah, so when I when I talk to people that you know, are just different to my personality, or more quiet, or I don’t know, I can it’ll confirm things I think I already believe about myself. So then I’m like, I am letting everybody and that’s when the tears happened.

Ellie Kemper  24:33

I understand because I felt nervous because I don’t know that much.

Elyse Myers  24:41

I’m figuring it.

Ellie Kemper  24:43

What you do, because you clearly like succeeded wildly in that space. I don’t know what to call it. So in the space of the internet.

Elyse Myers  24:56

I am going to make a plaque that says that with your like, name on Are neath it. And that’s gonna live in my office. And it’s the greatest achievement I have of my life. You’ve really succeeded in this space of the interwebs dash like Ellie Kemper.

Ellie Kemper  25:14

Oh my gosh, I’m sending it to you. It’s so before that was so funny because we build up these notions of people. And then it’s like, with exception for the most part, people are successful or people you admire because they’re good people.

Elyse Myers  25:30

Totally. Okay. Sorry. So going back to Tina Fey, all of your anxieties were relieved the moment that you sat down at this, so what did that drink look like?

Ellie Kemper  25:38

So the drink was the actual drink the not the liquid, never drinking, but the the conversation details. So I got it. I got it. I was I was hammer. It was and Robert Carla was there too. So it was like, you know, you know, here’s the thing. So now it sounds like a name dropping but I’m not. Jon Hamm went to my high school. Oh, he’s 10 years older than I am. He came back after he graduated college to teach theater for a year. So he was actually my ninth grade theater teacher. Isn’t that incredible? Forum like a semester. Okay. So I bring that up to mention that we had a con because Jon Hamm was on 30 Rock as well. So that was a common that was a what’s the word? I’m looking for something we could talk about a touch. Why do I want to say it not a touchstone? Yeah, it was a touchstone. We touched that stone. Stones were stones. And so we that broke the ice. We talked about him for a bit. I don’t know. What did we talk about? It was all just stuff. And then you will never believe this. It will. As I mentioned, it was a Saturday evening. So we talked, we jumped. And then um, and then of course, Tina Fey was going to Saturday Night Live. She was just going there. So I was like, I can’t believe anything makes sense. She’s like, I went to have dinner with my friends. And it was I’ve just felt so relieved that you know how that feeling was something bird is over. Yeah, but it wasn’t hard. I just the anticipation was hard.

Elyse Myers  27:04

I get nervous about like having dinner with my friends like that I have been friends with for 10 years. You expect me to not get nervous with a stranger.

Ellie Kemper  27:13

I work myself into your busy. Yes. The friends thing I completely relate to. And then the Tina, Tina Fey thing. She is so lovely. And we were neighbors for a while we live like very close to each other. That’s Korean. She was always like, Oh, these are kids toys that my kids have outgrown. Do your kids want them like she’s a lovely person? And if we are texting about getting a meal, of course I’m like, she’s still my boss.

Elyse Myers  27:43

Okay, time for another break more from Ellie when we come back. Okay, so I have to ask what is your like go to method of like winding down at the end of a really long day.

Ellie Kemper  29:51

It’s so Okay, so before kids. I’m gonna talk about that. Remember? She’s dead Yes. After she died when she meant to your face yeah. That thing of like, it’s just what it’s hot shower. It’s why I’m watching something. I’m just watching a show. And then I probably should read but I’m not I’m watching something.

Elyse Myers  30:13

I’m all garbage TV I want and various any bleeps happening. That’s like, yeah, we’re there yelling at each other, the more relaxed I am,

Ellie Kemper  30:20

Ya know, if the kids are up, do you find I find that I find that transition? Um, so because we’re talking about how do you wind down at the end of a workday? Yeah. I think is what Yeah. And so it i that going from work, to home to a different work. I think that’s hard. Because you’re so I guess it’s the capsule that you’re in on the way going from one place to another whether it’s a cab or a subway or whatever, I think that’s your downtime. Is that it? I don’t know.

Elyse Myers  30:48

Yeah. Which it’s, it’s, I have to actively I’m really bad at it too, because I leave early to be home for the craziness because my husband’s a stay at home dads. So I don’t want him to be stuck doing the nighttime routine every day. So I’m like, I’m gonna go and do it. But then it’s like, if I don’t take it even five minutes, like shut everything down before I leave and kind of be like, I am now leaving work and going into home mode like that can feel like the biggest whiplash. And I don’t if I don’t prepare, I’m a horrible person to be around. Because then I’m like, resenting the people that I literally left work early for, like, what am I doing? Like, what’s the point of being here?

Ellie Kemper  31:23

I feel like this couldn’t have come at a better time for me because I’m grappling with it. I have been like a lot the past couple of weeks. And you’re so right, because what happens is in like, a and giving so much a during the day, well, what you say, are you to your family, if you’re coming home, and you’re just like mad?

Elyse Myers  31:44

Yeah, I can I tell you, the best piece of advice I got about being a working parent is like, I feel like you’d resonate with this. So I was talking to this person about feeling guilty about working and being a working mom when my husband stays home. And he’s like, that’s just like self serving. And I was like, you see. And he’s like, why he’s like, it doesn’t make you a better parent, because you feel guilty. If he felt guilty, you’d be home, if he felt guilty enough, you’d be home, but you want to be here because you like your job. So be at your job. And then when you’re home, be home. And I don’t know why that like idea of like guilt does nothing if you’re not going to do anything about it. So don’t sit in it, and just let it stew because it’s like ruining you. So anytime I feel that pain of like guilt, I’m like, either I’m gonna then get up from my desk and drive home. Or I’m going to thank it and let it go to the next person, double it, pass it on, and stay at work. And it’s really, really helped me like understand that, like, my kids are not my kid soon as the kids are not taking anything away from me, because I am choosing to be home right now. Or my job is not taking anything away from me because I’m choosing to be at work like so those two together are hard to like hold at the same time. But they’re really important to not always be somewhere else. You know?

Ellie Kemper  32:59

Yeah, you always somewhere else. And I’ll say that. So my husband and I had a really intense work of week last week. And I was like, the worst one. I know, I was saying that for myself. I was like, I’m the worst mom. I know. I’m not the worst mom. And my kids were perfectly happy. So it was I chose to do that thing.

Elyse Myers  33:15

And you want him to be like you’re not the worst mom and like, encourage you. And so now now I have to be like, tell me I’m a good mom. I have to ask for that. Like, please tell me I’m not failing at everything.

Ellie Kemper  33:23

Yes. When you want you want me to say that? Or that’s my husband. You can? I mean? Sure you are the best mom.

Elyse Myers  33:29

Thank you. Okay, Ellie, thank you so much. It was so good to meet you. This is like the best day of my life.

Ellie Kemper  33:36

No, it was so good to meet you. And thank you for being such an easy person to talk to you. I was nervous beforehand. You put me at ease immediately. Thanks.

Elyse Myers  33:45

Bye, Ellie. Thank you so much. All right. That’s it for this week’s episode. If you like this show, give us a little rating and a review. It helps other people find us. All right. We’ll be back next week with more Funny Cuz It’s True. There’s more Funny Cuz It’s True with Lemonada Premium get access to all of Lemonada’s premium content, including my five questions with Greta Titelman, which came out last Friday. Subscribe now and Apple podcasts. Funny Cuz It’s True is a Lemonada Media and Powderkeg production. The show is produced by Claire Jones, Zoe Dennis and […], our associate producer is Tiffany Buoy. Rachel Neil is our senior director of new content and our VP of weekly production is Steve Nelson. Executive Producers are Stephanie Wittels Wachs, Jessica Cordova Kramer, Paul Feig, Laura Fisher, […] and me Elyse Myers. The show is mixed by Brian Castillo and Johnny Evans. Our theme song music was written by me and scored by Xander Singh.

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