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Episode 152: Dave Dameshek: NFL Network Star, Comedy Writer, Working With Jimmy Kimmel

Episode 152: Dave Dameshek: NFL Network Star, Comedy Writer, Working With Jimmy Kimmel

Dave Dameshek is a TV writer and TV/Podcast personality. Dameshek is currently a football analyst and writer for NFL.com, appearing on NFL Fantasy Live and hosting the Dave Dameshek Football Program. He also regularly appears on the NFL Network.

His past: The Adam Carolla Show debuted in January 2006, recorded in Los Angeles and airing in syndication on stations across the western United States. Dameshek was a regular cast member on the show from the beginning, serving as the show’s official sports reporter. He received his first big break in 2001 when he was hired as a writer on Comedy Central’sThe Man Show, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla. In 2002, he began writing for Kimmel’s new late-night talk show on ABC, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where he made several appearances in addition to his main responsibility of working on the show’s nightly monologue.

Episode 152: Dave Dameshek: NFL Network Star, Comedy Writer, Working With Jimmy Kimmel

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The Learning Leader Show

“If you outwork everybody, nobody can accuse you of being given anything.”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • The specific advice Jimmy Kimmel gave to him on how to have a successful career (work ethic)
  • Super resilient and self confident leaders sustain excellence
  • Best piece of advice for future broadcasters: “BE EXACTLY WHO YOU ARE”
  • When it comes to Dameshek’s feelings towards obnoxious TV personalities – Be yourself and always tell the truth
  • Going from bartender to corporate sales to a career in entertainment
  • Dameshek responds to the Reddit thread, “Does anyone actually like Dave Dameshek?”
  • How he was able to earn Adam Corolla’s respect (hard to do)
  • A great story about one of his first “LA” experiences with Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla
  • What “No Jive” means and why he believes in it
  • How has Roger Goddell been as a leader?
  • Why Dave gets nervous to speak with comedians but not anyone else
  • Why people will tell you terrible things about themselves but no one will admit they aren’t funny
  • How to impress CEO’s? “Don’t kiss their butts” — They are used to everyone doing that

“If you always tell the truth, you never have to remember anything.”

Continue Learning:

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Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

Bio Dave Dameshek

Dr. Funny Dave Dameshek is a TV writer and TV/Podcast personality. Dameshek is currently a football analyst and writer for NFL.com, appearing on NFL Fantasy Live and hosting the Dave Dameshek Football ProgramThe Adam Carolla Show debuted in January 2006, recorded in Los Angeles and airing in syndication on stations across the western United States. Dameshek was a regular cast member on the show from the beginning, serving as the show’s official sports reporter. He received his first big break in 2001 when he was hired as a writer on Comedy Central’sThe Man Show, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla. In 2002, he began writing for Kimmel’s new late-night talk show on ABC,Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where he made several appearances in addition to his main responsibility of working on the show’s nightly monologue.

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