46 episodes

Conversations with comedians about working in restaurants. Natalie Gregory interviews fellow servers & bartenders about the idiosyncrasies of waiting tables in Los Angeles and beyond, while highlighting their other creative pursuits in comedy and entertainment.

Tip Your Server Natalie Gregory

    • Comedy
    • 4.8, 26 Ratings

Conversations with comedians about working in restaurants. Natalie Gregory interviews fellow servers & bartenders about the idiosyncrasies of waiting tables in Los Angeles and beyond, while highlighting their other creative pursuits in comedy and entertainment.

    Episode 46: Ari Johnson

    Episode 46: Ari Johnson

    Originally from Kansas, Ari Johnson started working in restaurants after college in Austin, TX. She made it out to LA a few years later, where finding a serving gig proved just as challenging as finding acting gigs. Eventually she landed in coffee shops M Street in Sherman Oaks and Coffee Commissary in Burbank, becoming an early riser. We discuss the problem with delivery apps, how cutthroat finding a server gig can be in LA, and her new web series Friend Request, premiering on YouTube next week. Enjoy!

    • 48 min
    Episode 45: Brandon Ogborn

    Episode 45: Brandon Ogborn

    Originally from Muskegon, Michigan, Brandon "Bubba" Ogborn began his restaurant journey as a dishwasher at the age of fifteen. He eventually became part of the Trader Joe's family for years before landing at Restauration in Long Beach, where he once chased a crazed customer down the street. We discuss the dark side of restaurants, how waiting tables is like putting on a production, and his podcast Telephone Stories, available now on Luminary. Enjoy!

    • 59 min
    Episode 44: Conor FitzGerald

    Episode 44: Conor FitzGerald

    LA native and illustrator Conor FitzGerald started his restaurant career in college, doing the coffee shop grind at Peet's in Harvard Square. Eventually he moved back to LA, continuing his coffee expertise at M Street Coffee in Sherman Oaks, a local enclave for artists...and customers with "service animals." We discuss the perils of cafe tips, his life in the freelance illustrator world, and how grateful we are to be free of the service industry (for now). Enjoy!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 43: Jeneta St. Clair

    Episode 43: Jeneta St. Clair

    Jeneta St. Clair started in the restaurant biz back in Indianapolis at the age of 16, closing the now defunct downtown hot spot Jillian's past midnight on school nights. She moved to LA at the age of 19 to pursue acting, eventually finding a bartending gig at the Dirty Bull Tavern in Woodland Hills. We discuss what it means to be a woman working behind a bar, the freedom that comes from leaving the service industry, and the importance of comedy in connecting us. Enjoy!

    • 59 min
    Episode 42: Keleigh Kremers

    Episode 42: Keleigh Kremers

    Texan Keleigh Kremers came to LA to pursue acting, landing a serving gig at none other than the infamous Saddle Ranch on Sunset. She eventually landed at pizza restaurant Stella Barra next to the Arclight movie theater, where a friendly run in with Gary Oldman left her speechless. We discuss the hustle of the entertainment business, teaching customers the art of good etiquette, and her script about women in World War 2. Enjoy!

    • 59 min
    Episode 41: Molly Silver

    Episode 41: Molly Silver

    Molly Silver starting working in restaurants in Knoxville, TN where she worked at the Mellow Mushroom pizza joint as a teenager. She then moved up to being a host at a local bistro, managing unruly out-of-town football fans. After moving to LA for acting, she landed at Gusto, a different kind of unruly crowd - the privileged elite of Beverly Hills. We discuss the importance of reading a menu, her current restaurant family and east side neighborhood gem Little Dom's, and her upcoming web series. Enjoy!

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

LouisThesz ,

Worth a 50% tip

Natalie is a joy to listen to, and has the best guests as well. This podcast is worth a 50% tip ya cheapos!

Kristie7275 ,

Loving this podcast

I love this funny, engaging show and Natalie's relatable conversations. I have never been a server but I have worked with my share of rude customers over the years and can totally relate to the stories that she and her guests share.

linds-bev-wil ,

So relatable

For anyone who has worked in the service industry this is a must. Every episode I am saying to myself: "that is SO True!" Often followed by "what is wrong people!" A forum for all the service stories everyone should hear whether you are in service or not- actually if you are not this should be required listening.

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