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Jul 22, 2019

“You’re literally pretty wild if you’re going on a reality show.”  

In this episode, I’m joined by Dan Levy to discuss my experience with reality TV.  Dan is a comedian, writer, and producer and one of the creators of Pretty Wild. He was just ballsy enough to take on the project, and to work with a family as crazy as mine! Dan and I talk all about Pretty Wild behind-the-scenes, what he thought of the show and working with us, and what Dan is creating in the present day.  A lot has changed in both of our lives since filming, so it was cool to share who we are today. Living as a happy, sober person is a side Dan never saw from me, and I’m grateful we got to talk about it.  Dan is also an incredibly funny and talented guy, so I know you all will enjoy hearing his take on life. 

I was definitely living a double life while filming Pretty Wild.  On camera, Tess and I were just these little party girls, but in reality, we had debilitating addictions. We were a chaotic bunch, but that’s what made the show a pop culture phenomenon. I’m now so far removed from that Alexis, and truly believe going to jail was the best thing that ever happened to me.

Here are some episode highlights: 

  • Dan’s career prior to Pretty Wild
  • The difference between working on sitcoms and reality TV
  • Tess and I: then vs. now
  • How Bustle named me “most meme-able person of all time”
  • Dan’s time producing on The Goldbergs
  • Dan’s new show called Indebted, coming to NBC around Christmas time

So sure, my life may not be reality TV-worthy anymore, but it’s crazy and exciting in new and special ways. Just a little less wild.  

Where to find Dan’s work: 

IMDb: Dan Levy

Instagram: @danlevyshow


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