VIDEO: “Odd Mom Out” Star Jill Kargman Talks Early Writing Influences

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Premiering Monday, June 8 (Bravo, 10 pm et/pt), the freshman series Odd Mom Out has deliciously acerbic (and witty) author Jill Kargman playing a heightened version of herself as she finds herself ensconced in the burdensome, keeping up with the Joneses environment of New York’s Upper East Side. During an interview with Kargman, I asked her how she found her voice as a writer.

ODD MOM OUT -- Season:1 -- Andy Buckley as Andy, Joanna Cassidy as Candace, Jill Kargman as Jill, Abby Elliott as Brooke, Sean Kleier as Lex -- (Photo by: Matt Hoyle/Bravo)
ODD MOM OUT — Season:1 — Andy Buckley as Andy, Joanna Cassidy as Candace, Jill Kargman as Jill, Abby Elliott as Brooke, Sean Kleier as Lex — (Photo by: Matt Hoyle/Bravo)
“My dad paid his way through Columbia Business School doing stand-up comedy,” says Kargman, whose books include “Momzillas: It’s a jungle out there on Park Avenue, baby!
and The Right Address. “We always had humor in our family (and) we were always in stitches.
A writing stint with Interview Magazine starting at 20 also served as preparation for her eventual transition as a novelist, and now she’s front and center with “Odd Mom Out.”

Check out the video below as Kargman discusses how her family, the Interview Magazine job, and motherhood shaped her writing path (Odd Mom Out co-star Abby Elliott is also in the vid):

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