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Improv comedy based on meaty stories and topics with Josh Simpson, Jake Jabbour and special guests.

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Peter Gwinn (The Colbert Report) along with Michael Brunlieb and Thomas Kelly from the very popular team Sand join Josh and Jake for a live performance at the Improv Olympic mainstage in Chicago. Peter talks about owning a home, and fixing the many mistakes left to him by the previous owner. Mike and Thomas talk about what it was like being in China for the 2016 election (and the Cubs World Series...
Chris Trew (Founder of The New Movement Theater) & Emily Slazer (Virginia's Harem) join Jake and Josh for a live episode recorded in front of a live audience at The New Movement Theater in New Orleans. Chris talks about how his comedy website combined with the events of Columbine nearly got him expelled from high school. Emily talks about hitting her prime as a 6-year-old plywood horse racer o...
On the road again, The MEAT stops at the Bexar Stages in San Antonio, TX to play with the theatre's founders and performers Dan Grimm (Kismet) and Tina Jackson (Kismet, Big Little Comedy)! Dan talks about being raised cowboy and the lessons you learn from horses you respect, and Tina chills us with a tale of haunted house that went under...water. These true stories inspire scenes about eating what...
Carlos LaRotta (Movie Riot, Fuck This Week) & Yamina Khouane (Fuck This Week) join us for a live episode at the Coldtowne Theatre in Austin, TX! Carlos tells a story about an impromptu camping trip and being repeatedly saved by his strong friend.  Yamina talks about a Disney birthday party that was just a little too magical. These true stories inspire scenes about the fears of bachelor party ...
Live at the Torch Theatre in Phoenix, The Meat makes their first stop on #meattraintour17 to play with the Torch's own Jose Gonzalez and Jacque Arend. Jacque tells a story about a DUI and her short stay in Tent City and Jose Gonzalez tells us about a brush with death and a miraculous recovery. These true stories inspire scenes about Toy Story cops, Tent City riots, suspicious trout ties, ketchup c...
Ian Roberts (UCB 4, Key & Peele, Teachers) & Heather Anne Campbell (SNL, Whose Line Is It Anyway, Corporate) kick off the MEAT TRAIN tour 2017 with a live show at the UCB Sunset Theater in Los Angeles! Ian tells a story about the time a man with a gun was running amok in his shitty apartment building in Milwaukee. Heather talks about some of her many horrific incidents with animals. These ...
Nina Concepcion (The Good-ish Girl, UCB's Zoo Zoo) and Kristen Studard (Kristen Does Her Best, UCB's Zoo Zoo) join The MEAT for a very dads and grads themed episode. Nina tells the story of the time she arrive in LA with a dream, $1000 and an apartment in Aguora Hills. Kristen talks about growing up with a dad who made a bar bet that won him a goat who saw a dismal end. Josh also talks about his G...
Ellie Kovara (102 in Dog Years, UCB's Zoo Zoo) & Brennan Lee Mulligan (Strong Female Protagonist, UCB's Teacher's Lounge) join The MEAT to talk about experiences that made them rethink their lives. Brennan shares a story about an inexplicable, perhaps divine experience he had in a Catholic church. Ellie talks about how a messy nightmare at the airport may have actually helped her heal and beco...
Edgar Momplaisir (Buzzfeed, UCB's DiCaprio) and Jacquis Neal (Some Kinda Monster, Dramedy) host their own podcast called Against The Grain, but today they're getting meaty with Josh and Jake. Edgar tells a story about the time he ate a weed treat before getting on a plane, and Jacquis talks about the time he got lost on a cruise ship. These true stories inspire improvised scenes about the latest U...
Joel Spence (Big Little Lies, Boondoggle) and Julia Meltzer (Modern Family, Honey podcast) join the Meat for what can only be described as Mother's Day Meatstravaganza. Joel tells the true story of being involved in many car accidents and bird attacks. Julia talks about losing her brother and her sketch team full of tragic stories. These stories inspire improv about biker dads, a very Protestant a...