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EPISODE 35 — Mike Elis — The Artisan of Entertainment Management
Episode 3531st March 2020 • Learning To Fail • Jason Scholder
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Producer/Comedian Mike Elis joins Jason on this episode of Learning To Fail. Mike was the first person to ever give Jason a real shot, on a real stage, in front of a real audience. Since then they've fallen in, fallen out and fallen back. But overcoming adversity is what builds lasting relationships. And now they're BFFs for reals.

Mike brought Jason his favorite nosh (Lox Shmear on a Cinnamon Raison bagel — Don't judge him!), which Jason proceeds to eat, while they talk, for the first half hour of the show. This seemed like a gesture of kindness at the time, but in hindsight may have equally been just a gag that Mr. Elis could capitalize on both during the interview and on FaceBook.

Mike Elis is a part time comic emcee, and to say that Mike has done a lot in his four years in the entertainment business is an understatement. Mike has opened for the likes of Jon Reep, Pam Stone, Emo Philips, Judy Tenuta, and even recently co-starred in a stage show with 80s pop icon Molly Ringwald. Mike recently left the comedy stage to take over as Director of Entertainment for the Abbeville Opera House. He also has a syndicated column for entertainment and comedy in South Carolina, called “A Slice of Mike.” Starting in April, Mike will have his own radio show on WZLA 92.9FM, a show titled "The Mike on the Mic" show. The first ever Jewish-run classic country music and comedy show ever in South Carolina. Also, Mike Elis is writing his first movie script, titled "My Demons Come Out on Stage," a film about dealing with depression and PTSD and how that struggle plays into being an entertainer.

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