This week’s On The Record is a rare out-of-town episode that features an extra special guest. Host Tyler Maas traveled to Madison to spend some time chatting with the incomparable Brooks Wheelan. The accomplished comedian, former Saturday Night Live cast member, and Iowa native took some time before his pair of shows at Comedy On State last Friday to tell Maas about his Midwestern roots, his love of Madison (and other experiences in Wisconsin), his stressful stint on SNL, themes his new material touches on, and his awesome Entry Level podcast.

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