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Billy Merritt

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S02 - E05 - Downtown Abbey feat. Billy Merritt

Peterbutter and Jeannie

[feat. Billy Merritt; http://www.piraterobotninja.com/; https://twitter.com/BillyMerritt]. In this episode we’re spoofing the classic saga of a British noble family worried about inheritance law, and their servants worried about dinner.


28 Feb 2021

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Chowing Down with Billy Merritt

Other Than Improv

Billy Merritt has the sort of acting resume that reads partly as an amazing list of accomplished work as well as a passport to some of the greatest destinations in comedy history. He was THERE when it was happening and that’s as much as I can say without turning this into 145 paragraphs. He’s naturally funny and great to chat with. I’ve always hit it off with Billy, but I didn’t know we would jump into food talk like we did! This is a fun interview! “If it’s a soup that you can chew, it’s a chowder or a stew…bisque can go F* itself.” – Billy Merritt https://theanthonyfrancis.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/OTI_Billy_Merritt_mixdown.mp3 Billy’s Turtle Bean ChowderOne pound turtle beans (black beans)Soaking overnight.Two cups stock, your choice.One nice onionA couple peppers, I’ve been using Hatch or Fresno’s but it’s your choice.Cumin, garlic, cayenne, oregano, salt, pepper.I’ll put it in a slow cooker for 3 hours.


25 Jan 2021

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Guest Billy Merritt - Don’t be afraid of the unknown.


"Don’t be afraid of the unknown, don’t play it safe. How else will you make discoveries"https://losangeles.ucbtrainingcenter.com/course/elective/19793?fbclid=IwAR3ElaQ1JMs2r0v2aM3c60s-kPlrT59ShvFAQzbRps_zyFgs91Lu5gLxm5whttps://risecomedy.com/event/interpreting-game-w-billy-merritt-tue-2-2-tue-2-23/?fbclid=IwAR2cMOr7srkVneyEt1A21feryNl5nuBilRI0avhJtcGtwdiYJG_lzCdqwRE


8 Jan 2021

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S01 EP5 Superfoods Superstar Billy Merritt of Infinity Greens

[un]common medicine

Let me just start with...  Happy Thanksgiving Everybody!!In this episode, Superfoods master Billy Merritt and I, talk about the science of his Infinity superfoods, why maintaining earth-friendly quality is important, and the life-changing effects superfoods can have on the body.  And he knows REALLY well  - wait until you hear this incredible story of how he repaired blood leaks in his brain with his superfood creations! Billy is the living example of the phrase "Food is Medicine,"  because after suffering through years of seizures, he dedicated himself to healing his body through vitamins and herbs found in nature.  His story and journey have been amazing ...much like his exceptional line of Infinity products.You can get Billy's amazing superfoods any time here:  INFINITY-C, CHAI & GREENSDuring this crazy pandemic, there's never been a better time to do something for your health that will DEFINITELY have a positive impact on your immune system, gut, brain, and every system between.Thank you Billy!  now let's go DANCE!!...Join us!  Flashmob and brain-healing dance sessions with  STARTRIBE.ORG


26 Nov 2020

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S2E5 - Star Wars Expanded Universe w/ Billy Merritt

Have A Drink With Me

In this episode, comedian, teacher, and writer Billy Merritt and I talk about the Star Wars Expanded Universe while enjoying Manhattans.Billy shares a story of a time he met a celebrity at a bar.Follow us on social media @hadwm and check out our store shop.hadwm.com.Thanks for listening!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/hadwm)


28 Oct 2020

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Billy Merritt

Adventures in Improv

In the season finale, Jeff connects with UCB bigwig–Billy Merritt, co-author of the recent improv book "Pirate Robot Ninja" (with Will Hines). Billy chats about the early days of Upright Citizens Brigade–having been trained by all four of the founders. As a primer, Billy gives us explanations of the book's concepts as well as core UCB methodology. Other topics include Rupert Holmes, ventriloquism and Rhode Island Clam Chowder. Buy Pirate Robot Ninja  Follow Billy on Twitter (@BillyMerritt)  Watch UCB Comedy Online


27 May 2020

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Scorched Earth W/ Billy Merritt

Finger Guns Comedy

This week we are joined by the hilarious Billy Merritt! He's an author, actor, writer, improviser, and teacher. We talk to him about the old days of UCB, what SWARM actually stands for, and he he loves old movie theatres! Very Fun episode!Check out his book, Pirate, Robot, Ninja!https://amzn.to/2QVXex0We are doing a live stream show this Thursday at 6pm PST with Billy and we'll be doing a Q and A! Available at www.fingergunscomedy.com/liveWe have shirts! Get your Finger Guns swag here! (Designated clapper shirt coming soon)
www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/6732403-…nger-guns-comedyGo check out our new website www.fingergunscomedy.comFollow us!
twitter.com/gofingerguns www.facebook.com/gofingerguns www.instagram.com/gofingerguns/Featuring:Billy Merritt(https://twitter.com/BillyMerritt)Danny Carpenter (https://www.instagram.com/dannydicpix/)Steve Sotelo (https://www.instagram.com/steve_sotelo/)Adam R. Macias (www.instagram.com/adamrmac/)

1hr 13mins

31 Mar 2020

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Episode 196 - Interview With Billy Merritt!

Breakthrough Walls

Great interview with Billy "Buyback Billy" Merritt!! Listen to this great man's story!! It is incredible!

1hr 1min

5 Mar 2020

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No. 161 - Billy Merritt Talks Improv And UCB

There It Is Podcast

This week we have improviser and author of "Pirate Robot Ninja: An Improv Fable," Billy Merritt! Aside from discussing the theory behind his book; Billy talks to Jason about a slew of improv topics. After sharing a story involving an alleged cult, Billy talks about how he started out in improv, his exposure to long form improv, moving to NYC, the benefit of knowing how to do short form, the early days of UCB, how comedy changes when society evolves, teaching tips, and he offers a really great post-show tip for you performers. It's a very encouraging interview so give it a listen!More on the book: piraterobotninja.comSubscribe to our newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/e22defd4dee2/thereitisTwitter: @BillyMerritt, @ThereItIsPod, @ThereItIsJokesInstagram: @ThereItIsPod, @ThereItIsPicsFacebook: @ThereItIsPod

1hr 12mins

25 Feb 2020

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Billy Merritt

Improv Comedy Connection

Billy Merritt, along with Will Hines, came out with a book called Pirate Robot Ninja: An Improv Fable.  The book expands and explains a theory that Billy developed in his teaching that improvisers are either naturally Pirates (driven more by the right brain/emotion) or Robots (driven more by the left brain/logic and facts) — with the Ninja one who was able to access either tendency when needed in the moment.  It’s much more, though, than a discussion of that topic.  In fact, it’s almost an improv workshop in book from from two high level instructors. This episode includes a discussion of Billy’s early days in improv, trying to figure out improv with some college friends out of Spolin’s book, Theater Games, and then with the National Improv Theater before connecting with the UCB.  Billy continues to improvise and teach at the UCB in LA — although he first began with UCB in New York.  He was a founding member of The Swarm, one of the best regarded improv teams from UCB in New York, and now performs with The Smokes at UCB LA. You can find Billy on social media at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/billy.merritt Twitter: https://twitter.com/BillyMerritt Pirate Robot Ninja is available at Amazon in both a hardcopy and a Kindle version.  You can also learn more about the book at www.piraterobotninja.com.


1 Sep 2019