In this episode of “Going Out With Jake Cornell,” host and former NYC hospitality pro Jake Cornell chats with YoutTuber, comedien, and actress Grace Helbig. When Helbig first began posting videos to YouTube, the digital landscape looked a lot different than it does today.
How has social media changed the ways in which content creators present their authentic selves? Cornell and Helbig discuss this at length, along with what it’s like to go out as an introvert, and how NYC nightlife now compares to its 2010s heyday. Plus, how did Helbig acquire so many Uber credits in the app’s early days? Tune in to learn more.
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Jake Cornell: Hi. As you know, it’s Jake, again. I’m feeling pretty good today. I’m very excited about this week’s episode. I used to watch their videos when they were living in New York and I was stuck in Vermont waiting to get here. It was so exciting to finally get to talk to her. She’s an iconic YouTuber, and iconic podcaster, and an iconic comedian and actress. Enjoy me going out with Grace Helbig. So, I have followed you for years and years and years.
Grace Helbig: Thank you so much.
J: Of course. I’ve enjoyed it from the beginning. This is a show where we talk about going out, restaurants, bars, and nightlife. And I was excited to talk to you because I think you’re someone who, in conversations I’ve heard you have on your podcast or in videos, I know that that is a part of your life. But it’s not something that you really show in your content. I’m not seeing you out. I don’t know what it looks like. I don’t actually know what your relationship to it is.
G: It’s ever changing, ever evolving. When you asked me to do this podcast about going out, I was like, “Oh, OK.” I’m going to dig into my archives of what that was like two years ago. I think I’m at the precipice of acclimating myself to going out again. I’m naturally an introvert and got very comfortable being at home for a year and a half. But I also like going out. I just have to talk myself into it now and push myself out the front door. And then I have a nice time.
J: Pre-pandemic, as an introvert, were you at a point where you didn’t even need the talk …….