Actress Jaclyn Marfuggi reveals to Dr. Rob Berberian her secrets to playing Funny Characters, her sexy workout regimen, and her favorite superfoods!



Actress Jaclyn Marfuggi reveals to Dr. Rob Berberian her secret to playing funny characters, her sexy workout regimen and her favorite superfoods!

Posted on May 28, 2014 by Dr. Rob Berberian


Jaclyn Marfuggi is quickly rising to the top of a new generation of up and coming female comics in Los Angeles. This super Italian Jersey girl has an east coast sass and quick witted humor that perfectly compliment her Los Angeles dry “get it together already people” point of view. She has her finger on the pulse of pop culture (Kim Kardashian impression included) and does some killer pop star impressions (dance moves included) of the likes of Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Katy Perry, and Lorde. Some of her most memorable joke titles are: White Girl Annoying as F*ck, Be a crazy Bitch to really fall in Love, mob Wife Dreams, and OMG Do you know who you look like?!!!

She also teaches POUND ROCKOUT WORKOUT fitness classes 3 days a week at FITMIX STUDIO in LA. She’s a workout enthusiast who mixes her love for Rap/Rock music and constant cardio for 1 hour of intense awesomely sweaty fun. Jaclyn is also one of the founding creators and members of the white girl rapping sketch comedy duo “Weho Clique”. Their parody videos have received over 50,000 hits on YouTube/FunnyOrDie, and they’re currently in development for their own sitcom pilot. You can catch her jokes live all over Los Angeles at The Comedy Store, Flappers Comedy Club, The Haha, and The Improv just to name a few.


As an actress, how do you tap into the characters you play and make it seem so effortless and funny?

“In acting, I always try to go back to what would actually be the real situation, the real human behavior in life. It’s the most difficult thing, and the easiest thing. That’s all you need- the truth of the moment. If you give too much, if you telegraph things, you weaken it” – Robert De Niro

This is a way of thinking that applies 99.9% of the time for me whenever I’m working. It’s about finding the truth (no one wants to watch BS we smell it from miles away) and there’s comedy in tragedy and finding these moments in a script, improvised scene, or story I’m writing into a joke is authentically imperative. I strive for what comes naturally, then repetition comes into play, if it can truthfully be funny over and over again then I’m golden.


What’s your source of daily inspiration?

First thing that comes to mind when thinking of my daily inspiration is my Dad’s famous saying “Throw enough sh*t against the wall, and something’s gonna stick”. -Phil Marfuggi

I’ve always been a really hard worker who believed that I was put on this earth to entertain and make people happy. Things are finally sticking because I keep plugging away. I’m constantly inspired by the comics I see every night working out jokes and always trying to get better. It also doesn’t hurt that I have FRIENDS reruns on repeat in my house (old school Jennifer Aniston is my hero). Sitcoms inspire me. So do Kristen Wiig, Robin Williams, The Sopranos, Sandra Bullock, Billy Crystal, Bob FOSSE, Judd Apatow/Scorsese/Coppala, my dog COSMO, last but not least Jem and the Holligrams.


You have a passion for health and wellness, what’s your motivation to be in great shape and what’s your fitness regimen?

I teach a fitness class called POUND Rockout Workout and one of our mantras is #GetPounded- if that isn’t motivation enough for staying in shape I don’t know what is?!! It’s so important to feel confident and comfortable in your own skin. If I’m not staying healthy then I don’t feel sexy, and then I definitely don’t want to POUND away with anyone (sorry fam earmuffs!) #PunIntended. I love to mix comedy and fitness I think “work hard to play hard” is something I live by. “Get it right, get it tight” is also one of my biggest motivators. It’s 90% what you put in your mouth (try hard to not have a dirty mind right here- it’s super hard for me, so many jokes deep breaths). Truthfully it’s all about moderation, you have to live and enjoy your fave foods just don’t eat them all day every day. I think it’s also imperative to combine lots of cardio with strength & weight training, ANNND throw in a fun activity like dance/cardio barre/hot yoga/dog walk HIKE. Also there’s a thing or two my mom Always taught me it’s called MAINTENANCE- keep it up mani pedi’s, waxing, clean tranquil living space, facials, blow out, SPRAY TAN. Trust me a good spray tan fixes any girl’s not so hot day ; )


Do you have a favorite super food?

My superfoods are pineapple, KIND protein bars, ground turkey, eggs, brown rice pasta, and lots of leafy greens!! Throw cayenne pepper on all of the above (except KIND bars yummy enough as is). As natural and simple as you can get- the BETTER- food wise. White flour, dairy, and sugar are not your friends!!! Although I’m not going to lie I’m an Italian chick from Jersey who will NEVER turn down Fresh Mozzarella from her fave Italian deli. Live a healthy happy lifestyle, raise your heart rate and laugh ALOT!!! But most of all, figure out what works best for you or you won’t stick with it- and never forget KEEP IT SEXY!





January 24, 2014

I got into pound about a year ago at the suggestion of my friend Angela Trimbur, and it has become a weekly haven on Saturdays. This Pilates meets aerobics meets drumming is a place to work out any stress and aggression from the week by literally pounding your drumsticks on the hardwood floor. Totally worth the two days of sculpting soreness I endure after. I bring you an old dear friend of mine, Jaclyn Marfuggi a.k.a pound goddess, to give you her insight. 



I've always had a love for fitness & dance but hit plateaus with many workouts or just got bored.  I left my first POUND class in "happy tears," drenched in sweat and knew I had gotten a total body workout while rocking out to JAYZ (my fave). It immediately clicked with me and I wanted to be apart of the POUND world in every way. I also was in a PUNK rock band (HIGH RISK) back in the day and loved the rock-out aspect of this badass work out! There's truly nothing like it!


It has been proven that Pound releases some amazing mood enhancing endorphins. You leave feeling exhilarated.  It's like a 45 min. therapy session with the added benefit of burning 900 calories and getting low with some booty dropping.  You can really let go and be childlike with the drumsticks—which I LOVE about it—because it's so easy as an adult to forget to be free, surrender to the moment and have fun—all while working on some fabulous Madonna arms and Gwen Stefani abs!


CONFIDENCE!!!  In their bodies and ability to try new challenging moves/workouts.  I honestly wanted to start drumming, as a hobby, after becoming a POUND instructor. Teaching this high-cardio class has also built up my endurance, incredibly. The body parts I notice the most difference in are definitely a perkier booty, sculpted arms, and much stronger inner core strength (goodbye muffin top).


Recently I drink TINY TEA a half an hour before I eat/workout, for energy. It is all natural and amazing.

I'm constantly trying to trick my muscles and change it up.  I love running, so I'll try to fit in a six mile run along Sunset two days a week.  I do two yoga classes a week to clear the mind and work on my flexibility. And I teach pound three days a week.  I'm also training to become Pilates Reformer Certified. I never stop looking for new workouts to love such as circuit-training, bootcamps and I just tried a pole dance class at BeSpun on Sunset. I give them so much credit over there. It’s probably one of the hardest things I've tried in a long time.

If I can fit in a dance class—my first love—I'm a happy girl. Post workout I'm a huge fan of the Body Fuel protein shake with water and one scoop of Peanut Butter.


My happiest place on earth, hands down, is the patio at Chateau Marmont. They’re the best. The energy, service and food are phenomenal.  Believe it or not, their Burger is one of my favorite menu items along with the crab & avocado or the Bolognese sauce.


-Anastasia Eyebrow Highlighter Pen

-Individual faux lashes from Blushington

-Anything Kate Somerville makes (my face loves her products).

-Bobby Brown Tinted Moisturizer in Medium Dark 

-Loreal Elnett Satin extra hold hairspray


Light some Maison Noir & Champagne Crisp Voluspa candles, curl up on couch—preferably with a loved one—turn on the fire, pour a glass of pinot noir and JUST BE. Less talking the better.


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