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

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This week we have indie darlings Boss Jr. on the show! Jake Dunnington tells the the origin story of the name Boss Jr. involving a kid named "Randy" he knew in high school. Matt Rath and Naomi Villa talk about how they met and eventually got together in the midst of Matt's whirlwind relationship with a lawyer coincidentally named "Randy." These true stories inspire improvised scenes about churchgo...
Adam Frucci (Splitsider, Old Yorkers) and Lydia Hensler (Grandma's Ashes, Asssscat) make Josh and Jake pine for better times! In this episode Adam talks about an experience on mushrooms that forced him to commit ego death and Lydia talks about some good advice she gave to a woman of the night. These lead to scenes about masturbatory grieving, a ribald restaurant, a future Noid Droid, and more!...
Chuck Maa (SeventhGrade, Ke3lazn420, The Dial-Up Show) And Lamar Woods (New Girl, White Women, Your Token Friend) stop by to get wild at Spring Break and go to Dave and Busters for more than pizza! Chuck talks about his education background and defending his home from a robber, and Lamar talks about his religious background and dropping acid while camping. We go to Spain for Sprite, ask Batman abo...
Joan Ford (Killing It, Nerdist) and Drew Spears (Tween Fest, Cardinal Redbird) for an episode filled with petty crimes and ponzi schemes. First, the whole crew discuss Jake and Josh's train trip across the United States. They talk about encountering Trump supporters and Drew discusses a strange encounter he had with a Shaq fan. Then we get into the MEAT when Drew talks about a time he nearly got i...
We're back in the smokehouse with Santina Muha (Comedy Bang! Bang!, UCB Show) and Johnny Meeks (Sentimenal Lady, Boondoggle)! Johnny talks about his mishaps with sleepwalking and Santina shares her trip to Italy. We also talk mild confrontations, and of course, Hooters! These lead to improvised scenes about free pizza, sleep rudeness, Hawaiian Day at work, and lots more goofiness!...
Lauren Adams (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Onassis) and Abra Tabak ( GRANDMA'S ASHES: WE WON'T TELL, ASSSSCAT 3000) join Josh and Jake in NYC for the 19th annual Del Close Marathon recorded in conjunction with the UCB Podcast Network! Abra tells a story about an international hiking emergency and Lauren talks about the quiet train. These true stories inspire scenes about pregnant at Adele, James Bo...
Amanda Sitko (Brockmire, UCB) joins the MEAT boys along with Philly natives Frank Farrell (The Prince & PHIT) & Annie Paradis (The Slam, Good Good Comedy). Annie tells a story about how she catfished a local lifeguard before catfishing was even a thing. Frank talks about a time he broke bad news to his girlfriend at his graduation and brought everything to a screeching halt. These true sto...
Chinese Menu Comedy hosts Mikael Johnson (WIT, ShawnMikael(s)) and Eva Lewis (WIT, Press Play) and The MEAT for a live episode in Washington D.C. Eva talks about being involved in a love triangle that produced some fashionable benefits and Mikael talks about getting caught doing the thing we all do. This leads to scenes about radio doctors, impromptu rom-coms for Steven Spielberg, and Josh's pursu...
Charna Halpern founded the Improv Olympic theaters in Chicago and Los Angeles, she worked directly with Del Close and mentored many of the most successful comedians working today. Josh and Jake went to Chicago and sat down with Charna for a very special conversation about the history of the Improv Olympic Theater in Chicago, her days working with Del Close, Chris Farley's formative years, what it was like to mentor people like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Adam McKay and Brian Stack, and a whole lot more. Charna also talks about the future of improv comedy, the fun and family she's found through impr...
Susan Messing (The Annoyance, Messing with a Friend) and Emily Fightmaster (Second City, The Annoyance) join Josh and Jake for a night at the Annoyance Theater. They start off with a discussion about the methods taught at the UCB Theater and The Annoyance theaters. Josh gets called a bitch with skinny thighs.Then Emily tells a true story about a time she took "good speed" in Europe and had a ...