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It's “That Guy… Who Was in That Thing” meets "WTF" but with people even less well known! Sure it's fun to interview the crazy famous and ask them about the difficult years, but that's been done. Memories are plastic - we're getting the real dirt from people still crawling through it. Laura Scruggs is the playwright and Jake Scruggs is the technical guy who listens to a lot of “This American Life” and thinks that qualifies him to interview people.

Apr 13, 2015

Guest Elise Mayfield, a Chicago-based actor and baker!


You can find her at:, @honeybabybakes on Twitter, and


2:15 - Honey Baby Bakery

3:35 - High and low points of Elise being on MasterChef

5:54 - Mystery box challenge

17:25 - Audition process for "Master Chef"

23:50 - Florida Devereaux

31:35 - How Elise got involved with Brain Surgeon Theater 

41:04 - The Ruckus Theater Company 

46:23 - Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers (CLLAW), which featured Florida Devereaux

54:27 - audience participation opportunities with CLLAW

56:28 - Adventures in a Tiny Kitchen blog on and "Matawan"/shark play at Athenaeum in which Elise plays a man (not for the first time)

58:25 - Nilsa's solo show, "The Care I Need," will be on April 20th!

1:00:13 - "Punk Grandpa" will be featured as a reading in Three Brothers Theatre's Waukegan Theater Festival, performed by someone else (not Laura, for the first time), with Laura as solely the playwright!-waukegan-theatre-festival.html


Laura is excited to perform "Punk Grandpa" at Planet Connections on June 19th, 20th and 21st.


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Edited/Notes by Laura and Jake Scruggs. Intro Music: "Are You Famous, Yet?” - Laura Scruggs. Outro Music: "The Devil Is In The Beats” - The Chemical Brothers