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I'm a Rescue

29 EpisodesProduced by Tom Clark & Steph ClarkWebsite

Comedians and married couple Tom and Stephanie Clark have fun and lively conversations with people from all walks of life about what they've overcome in their lives to get where they are today. Because when it all comes down to it...we're all rescues. Support this podcast:… read more

29 Episodes | 2019 - 2020

Episode 29 with comedian & Olive Garden Expert Charles Greaves

February 11th, 2020


Had a blast talking to Charles about working at Olive Garden when he first moved to Los Angeles.  We also get into his life growing up in Brentwood, New York, which is the complete opposite of Brentwood, California. …

Episode 28 with director/writer/actor Jason Palmer

January 28th, 2020


This episode is a doozy! Jason Palmer talks about his journey from Production Assistant to Writer on such shows as Dawson's Creek, The Bernie Mac Show and Everybody Hates Chris.  He talks what it's like making Chris …

Episode 27: The Start of Season 2! Al Ducharme - comedian & Anthony from "F is For Family"

January 14th, 2020


OUR FIRST EPISODE OF 2020!  SEASON 2! Steph and I are joined by Al Ducharme! Al is a hilarious comedian, who started out in the Boston comedy scene. …

Episode 26: Linda and Andy Hendrickson talk international romance, comedy & skin care

December 17th, 2019


On Episode 26 and our final episode of 2019, comedian Andy Hendrickson along with his wife Linda join Tom and Steph on our first couple's podcast!  Linda tells her story of how she went from Algeria to Paris to …

Episode 25: Ari Stidham (star of CBS's Scorpion) talks his early success in acting & how he got there

December 3rd, 2019


You may know Ari Stidham from his role on CBS's Scorpion, but it all started when he was a kid growing up in the Westlake area (just outside of LA.) …

Episode 24: Mark Valley (Boston Legal, Human Target) talks acting & his army career

November 19th, 2019


You may know Mark Valley from the soap opera Days of Our Lives, Boston Legal and Human Target, but he's also a U.S. Army Veteran.  He talks about his career in the army. His first acting gig opposite Sir Anthony Hopkins …

Episode 23: Nicole Blaine talks booking shows, shooting films & her comedy career

November 5th, 2019


Steph sits down with Nicole Blaine to talk about how she has helped connect comedians with industry thru the various programs she runs at Westside …

Episode 22: Business of Stand up Comedy - Steph and Tom talk booking independent venues

October 22nd, 2019


On this episode Tom and Steph talk about how Steph has built up her business ( We discuss how to approach venues, what makes …

Episode 21: Chris Flail talks starting out in comedy & building a scene in Bakersfield

October 8th, 2019


Chris Flail tells his tale of traveling from Pennsylvania to Oklahoma to California and how he eventually discovered his love of comedy.  One of Chris's first gigs was working with Tom at a casino in Delano, CA and …

Episode 20: Camilla Cleese on her famous Dad & her own comedy career

September 24th, 2019


Growing up the son or daughter of a celebrity isn't easy especially when that celebrity is comedy royalty. Such is the case with Camilla Cleese and her dad, John Cleese, of Monty Python fame.  Camilla opens up on this …

Episode 19: Dennis Blair talks his career & opening for Rodney Dangerfield & George Carlin

September 10th, 2019


Imagine being only two years into comedy and Rodney Dangerfield asking you to come up with a movie idea for him. That's what happened for Dennis Blair and how he ended up helping to write the movie "Easy Money."  Dennis …

Episode 18: Vito Gesualdi talks how he built his YouTube following

August 27th, 2019


Vito Gesualdi is a comedian, actor, and writer who has built a YouTube following of over 160,000 thru his funny and sometimes controversial videos. …

Episode 17: Marc Price AKA Skippy from Family Ties

August 13th, 2019


Joining us on this episode is Marc Price AKA Skippy from Family Ties. We talk growing up with a comedian Dad (Borscht Belt comedian Al Bernie) and all the comedy lessons he learned from him. His early days on stage and …

Episode 16: Bernadette Pauley talks "Tough Crowd" with Colin Quinn & growing up in Boston

July 30th, 2019


Bernadette Pauley is a comedian, actress, and host, who has appeared on "Tough Crowd", Live at Gotham and Red Eye.  She talks growing up in …

Episode 15: Mary Gallagher talks appearing on “Friends” & her journey to Late Night

July 16th, 2019


Mary Gallagher is a very talented actress, writer, comedian and also from Tom's hometown of Milwaukee. Tom and Steph talk with Mary about growing up in Wisconsin. Moving to LA and the nerve wracking audition for …

Episode 14: Kyle Kinane talks being a bad roommate to Tom and Chicago Comedy

June 25th, 2019


Tom and Steph talk with Kyle about his start in comedy and his rise to fame as a stand up on both Comedy Central and Netflix.  We also discuss his arrival to  LA in the early 2000s and living with Tom for 2 weeks and …

Episode 13: Sharon Houston talks her career as a stand up, working on Punk'd, booking reality shows & creating her own TV show

June 11th, 2019


Sharon Houston has had a very long successful career. We talk about her voiceover work on Daria, the manager she and Tom shared (he said she had "no …

Episode 12: Art Clark (Tom's Dad) World War 2 Veteran, talks life in the army & gives life advice

May 28th, 2019


For this episode we actually got questions from you the listener to ask my Dad (Art Clark.) The questions ranged from his experiences in WW2 to what's his favorite cut of meat.  My Dad was a great sport throughout all …

Episode 11: Jeff Johnson - comedian discusses stand up comedy, leaving the Mormon religion, & recently finding out who his real dad was

May 14th, 2019


Jeff Johnson is a very funny comedian, who I first met at JR's Comedy Club in Valencia, CA. It was actually the back room of a Marie Callendar's and Jeff was the host. Jeff developed his act there and is now traveling …

Episode 10: Dennis Gubbins - actor/writer/comedian "Talking in Venice with Dennis"

April 30th, 2019


Dennis Gubbins is an actor/writer/comedian.  He has appeared in over 100 commercials and we discuss every single one of them...just kidding, but we do discuss how he got the gig "handing a puppy over a bush. "  We also …

Episode 9: Steven Slater the Jet Blue Flight Attendant who quit via emergency exit

April 16th, 2019


On this episode of the I'm A Rescue Podcast Steph and I interview Steven Slater.  Steven achieved international fame after becoming fed up with one too many rude customers while serving as a flight attendant on Jet Blue …

Episode 8 - Kimia Behpoornia from NBC's Abby's & Unicorn Store

April 2nd, 2019


This week we interview Kimia Behpoornia. Kimia is one of the stars of the ensemble comedy Abby's on NBC and will soon be appearing in Brie Larson's Unicorn Store (Netflix on April 5th).  We talk to Kimia about her high …

Episode 7 - All About Steven Brody Stevens: We discuss his recent passing and what he meant to the comedy scene.

March 19th, 2019


In this episode Tom and Steph talk all things Brody Stevens.  Brody passed away last month and really left a hole in our comedy world.  He was such a …

Episode 6: Solid Gold - Andy Gold joins us to talk comedy & his battle with heroin addiction

March 5th, 2019


Comedian Andy Gold joins Steph and Tom.  Tom and Andy discuss their Dry Bar Comedy Specials and Andy's unique way of dealing with the haters--it's …

Episode 5: Lauren Pritchard discusses MadTV, Disney, and Rats

February 26th, 2019


Lauren Pritchard is a very talented comedian/actress/improvisor. She talks about her journey from Orlando  to Hollywood. Preparing for her Mad TV …

Episode 4: Carol Phillips-Steph’s mom & raising Steph after her husband passed

February 19th, 2019


Steph's mom, Carol, joins Tom and Steph on the podcast. She talks her fear of elevators, Steph's ban from most shoe stores in Southern California …

Episode 3: Who's Your Daddy? with Matthew Gossin

February 12th, 2019


Matthew talks working on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno & growing up without a dad and his long journey in finding out who his dad really was...a …

Episode 2: Tom & Steph interview Diane Franklin (Bill & Ted's, Better Off Dead)

February 5th, 2019


On this episode Tom and Steph get to interview 80s legend Diane Franklin. You may know Diane as the princess from Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, the French exchange student from Better Off Dead, or The Last …

Episode 1: Tom interviews Steph

January 28th, 2019


In our very first episode Tom interviews his wife, Steph, about overcoming the loss of her dad at age 10 and how they're both too lazy to change Steph's last name to Clark. Also we talk stand up comedy, quitting booze, …

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