Rank #1: 135 - Paul Rust & Michael Cassady (Don't Stop or We'll Die) in "Trumpons & Tardiness"
Individually they are Paul Rust (Love, Pee Wee's Big Holiday) & Michael Cassady (Drunk History, Love), but together they are the rock & roll band Don't Stop or We'll Die and they've got a new album coming out in November 2018! The boys start off with a chat about their early days in comedy, the big Hollywood house parties that Josh used to sleep over at and a time when Paul turned the tables on one Louis CK. Michael tells a story about a time he attended a wedding at one of Trump's country clubs. Paul talks about how he was once 10 minutes late to producing a Sunday morning radio show in rural Iowa and the backlash that followed. These true stories inspire improvised scenes about Spielberg's directing hats, mourning DJs, a wild anniversary party and more!For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Nov 06 2018
Rank #2: 174 - Victoria Longwell and Alex Bernard in "Pick ups, talk downs, and break ups"
Podcast fav Victoria Longwell (UCB Harold YETI) and newcomer Alex Bernard (UCB Harold Scream) come by to talk Break Ups and One Night (No) Stands. Victoria tells of her first breakup and being stranded with a flip phone and Alex talks about his murphy bed hook up and realizing things weren't as they seemed. This leads to scenes about the prophet Simon Birch, talking down your boners, going home with frogs, good scary stories and bad pick ups!For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Jul 30 2019
Rank #3: 146 - Ashley Holston and Dave Theune in "Jerky Boys, Shoplifting Girls, and Food Sick Fellows"
Dave Theune (Florida Girls, Snapchat's Commanders, Bangarang) and Ashley Holston (Vulture, Obama's Other Daughters, College Humor) come by to talk decluttering, food poisoning on the road, and shoplifting! These lead to scenes about the Jerky Boys, small tacos in Mission Impossible, sneaking Turkey Legs into Disneyland and more!For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Jan 22 2019
Rank #4: 59 - Ellie Kovara & Brennan Lee Mulligan in "Divinity & Doo Doo"
May 30 2017
Rank #5: 67 - Susan Messing & Emily Fightmaster in "Methods & Meth Heads" (Recorded live at The Annoyance in Chicago)
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 big time comedown in Barcelona. Susan talks about being with her dad as passed away, and a supernatural experience she had during that time. These true stories inspire improvised scenes about a new brand of Tab soda by Emily, a newscast gone horribly wrong, a dying man who will never get an oyster and more!For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Jul 25 2017
Rank #6: 158 - Sarah Claspell and Lilan Bowden in "Shakespeare Summers and Shed Subletting"
Lilan Bowden (Andi Mack, Lilan and Wilder, Asian AF) and Sarah Claspell (Cardinal Redbird, Everything is Rent, Asian AF) stop by to talk trips abroad and romantic nights with Shakespearean actors and living a shed during high school. This leads to scenes about landlord parents, not tripping at the airport, living in a shed, and vampire teens getting into trouble with technology. Support The MEAT at https://www.patreon.com/themeatimprov and help Jake publish his book at Training to be MyselfFor information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Apr 16 2019
Rank #7: 145 - Ali Ghandour and Lamar Woods in "Making Enemies with Rodents and Rappers"
Ali Ghandour (The Truth About Christmas, The Dragons) and Lamar Woods (It's A Party, Single Parents) come by to talk making movies, baby rappers, working at the wax museum, mediating fights, and pranks with road kill. These lead to stories about pranking otters, wax replicas for whooping, and a stardom stabbing!For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Jan 15 2019
Rank #8: 126 - Ryan Rosenberg and Dan Lippert in "CBT, CBT, and CBT"
Ryan Rosenberg (Big Grande, Teacher's Lounge) and Dan Lippert (Big Grande, Teacher's Lounge) take us to a CBT clinic, an emergency room, City Walk, and the Second Quarter of a basketball game! We talk splitting our heads open and pooping in cars, plus worst jobs and Vince Neil!For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Sep 04 2018
Rank #9: 148 - MEAT-Cute 2019 with Katie Plattner and Wayland McQueen in "Stage Fright and Chit Chat"
Kicking off our annual Meat-Cute couples month we have married couple Wayland McQueen (Ducksnort, UCB's Vulture) and Katie Plattner (Katiedoodlehands) talk about meeting in summer camp and then reigniting that flame more than a decade later! Plus all day texting, party paralysis, and second cousin faux weddings! Some of that is the meat and some of that is the improv. Listen to find out which is which!For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Feb 05 2019
Rank #10: 19 - Mike Mitchell & Mookie Blaiklock in "Cocaine & College"
Aug 23 2016
Rank #11: 164 - Molly Doan & Rob Scerbo in "Cancer Canines & Thunder from Down Under Blunder"
Molly Doan (WILD, UCB's Devil Hawk, Poppy) and Rob Scerbo (I'm Susan, UCB's Devil Hawk) stop by for some of our more zany shenanigans! Molly talks male dancers and drug smuggling in Vegas and Rob shares his story with family planning after being diagnosed with cancer. These lead to scenes about sperm bank DIY materials, self-reflective male dancers, and a scene I don't know how to describe involving Rob and Gary. Don't forget to visit www.patreon.com/themeatimprov to gain access to our extra weekly episode about improv theory and technique, as well as our Discord server!
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May 28 2019
Rank #12: 116 - Kimia Behpoornia and Talia Tabin in "Passing On and Peeing On"
All star humans and comedians Kimia Behpoornia (UCB's Leroy, The Summer Of) and Talia Tabin (UCB's Yetti, Parks and Rec) come on for some funeral planning and pants peeing. We dive into concert etiquette, then Kimia talks the ups and downs of sports camps and Talia talks the ups and downs of dating a bad boy. We do play Free Bird with some immersive therapy, get ready to die, eat people in the break room and rub Jake's nose in it!For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Jul 03 2018
Rank #13: 76 - Boss Jr (Jake Dunnington, Matt Rath, Naomi Villa) in "Bosses & Break Ups"
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 churchgoers fighting in the pews, a braggadocious boy with some stupid tattoos, dads doing improv and more!For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Sep 19 2017
Rank #14: 56 - Seth Morris & Mary Sasson in "Jewel Thieves & Kitty Killers"
May 09 2017
Rank #15: BONUS Audio chapter from Jake's upcoming book - Training to be Myself (1/4)
In anticipation of the release, here is a chapter from Jake Jabbour's upcoming book! To get the book published, Jake has to hit 750 pre-orders by May 17th. So if you like what you heard, consider pre-ordering a copy and helping take Jake from bumbling podcast improviser to published author. For only $10 you can pre-order here: https://www.inkshares.com/books/training-to-be-myself-an-indulgent-odyssey-of- The book is titled Training to be Myself: An Indulgent Odyssey of Obsessions, and it's a travel memoir about The 2017 Meat Improv Train Tour, weddings, funerals, break-ups, education, identity, parenthood, sex follies, and low-art appreciation essays. Think Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs meets Travels with Charley. For the next four weeks, we'll be releasing bonus audio chapters.For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Apr 15 2019
Rank #16: 127 - Gilli Nissim and Will HInes in "Sexually Excited for Coffee Cake: A Travelogue"
Gilli Nissim (We're Gross with Gilli, Winslow) and Will Hines "Wrecked, The Smokes join The Meat to impart some travel wisdom. We talk China, Germany, Iceland, Italy, and more! We talk getting spit on, eating fermented fish, and getting grifted! This leads to scenes about coffee cake disbelief, grift chain circles, international personas, and making your own wicked holiday traditions!For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Sep 11 2018
Rank #17: 157 - Greg Gallant & Mike McLendon in "Stuck in Slides & 35 lb Guys"
Greg Gallant (Speechless, Queen George) and Mike McLendon (Too Effing High, Outside Dog) are two of the best at UCB LA, and today they are on the MEAT. Mike tells a story of the time he got stuck in a slide while substitute teaching. Greg talks about a notable classmate who was written up in the New Yorker! These true stories inspire improvised scenes about an extreme weight loss program, a piss poor version of the x men, slide situations and a whole lot more!For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Apr 09 2019
Rank #18: 95 - Heather Woodward and Jake Sprague in "Choir Creeps and the Housing Collapse"
Former teammates on UCB Harold team Rococo and current friends Jake Sprague (PONY, Jim and Them) and Heather Woodward (YETI, Amelia Earhart The Musical) come by to tell us stories of buying houses in 2008 and losing them and learning that your childhood instincts about a creepy adults were true. Then we improvise scenes about crying at Best Buy, Bad News Bears rehearsals, and Metallica voice lessons!For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Jan 30 2018
Rank #19: 68 - A Conversation with Charna Halpern
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 improv and the importance of comedy in these particularly messed up times. We don't improvise on this episode, we just go way inside baseball.For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Jul 27 2017
Rank #20: 25 - Hillary Anne Matthews & Jacob Wysocki in "High School & Hasselhoff"
Oct 04 2016