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The MEAT Improv with Jake Jabbour and Josh Simpson

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A podcast where comedians tell true, "meaty" stories from their lives to inspire longform improv comedy. Hosted by Josh Simpson, Jake Jabbour

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A podcast where comedians tell true, "meaty" stories from their lives to inspire longform improv comedy. Hosted by Josh Simpson, Jake Jabbour

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By mikeboxelder - Jul 27 2018
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Love the 'prov, bruh. Good stuff.

So funny

By RachDrum - May 11 2018
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Amazing stories and silly, joyful improv

iTunes Ratings

82 Ratings
Average Ratings
82
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'Prov

By mikeboxelder - Jul 27 2018
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Love the 'prov, bruh. Good stuff.

So funny

By RachDrum - May 11 2018
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Amazing stories and silly, joyful improv

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The MEAT Improv with Jake Jabbour and Josh Simpson

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A podcast where comedians tell true, "meaty" stories from their lives to inspire longform improv comedy. Hosted by Josh Simpson, Jake Jabbour

Rank #1: 135 - Paul Rust & Michael Cassady (Don't Stop or We'll Die) in "Trumpons & Tardiness"

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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!

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Nov 06 2018

1hr 21mins

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Rank #2: 174 - Victoria Longwell and Alex Bernard in "Pick ups, talk downs, and break ups"

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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!

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Jul 30 2019

1hr 20mins

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Rank #3: 146 - Ashley Holston and Dave Theune in "Jerky Boys, Shoplifting Girls, and Food Sick Fellows"

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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!

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Jan 22 2019

1hr 36mins

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Rank #4: 59 - Ellie Kovara & Brennan Lee Mulligan in "Divinity & Doo Doo"

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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 become the person she is today. These incredible, true stories inspire improv scenes about an annoying 10-year-old philosopher, the inner workings of a brain in crisis, crusty old men that will never die and much more! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

May 30 2017

1hr 32mins

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Rank #5: 67 - Susan Messing & Emily Fightmaster in "Methods & Meth Heads" (Recorded live at The Annoyance in Chicago)

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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!

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Jul 25 2017

1hr 9mins

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Rank #6: 158 - Sarah Claspell and Lilan Bowden in "Shakespeare Summers and Shed Subletting"

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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 Myself

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Apr 16 2019

1hr 36mins

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Rank #7: 145 - Ali Ghandour and Lamar Woods in "Making Enemies with Rodents and Rappers"

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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!

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Jan 15 2019

1hr 22mins

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Rank #8: 126 - Ryan Rosenberg and Dan Lippert in "CBT, CBT, and CBT"

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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!

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Sep 04 2018

1hr 33mins

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Rank #9: 148 - MEAT-Cute 2019 with Katie Plattner and Wayland McQueen in "Stage Fright and Chit Chat"

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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!

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Feb 05 2019

1hr 21mins

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Rank #10: 19 - Mike Mitchell & Mookie Blaiklock in "Cocaine & College"

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True stories about Columbian coke dealers and creepy college professors inspire improvised scenes about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Mike's mid-life crisis, dumb drug deals and more! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Aug 23 2016

1hr 24mins

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Rank #11: 164 - Molly Doan & Rob Scerbo in "Cancer Canines & Thunder from Down Under Blunder"

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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

1hr 55mins

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Rank #12: 116 - Kimia Behpoornia and Talia Tabin in "Passing On and Peeing On"

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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!

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Jul 03 2018

1hr 44mins

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Rank #13: 76 - Boss Jr (Jake Dunnington, Matt Rath, Naomi Villa) in "Bosses & Break Ups"

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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 churchgoers fighting in the pews, a braggadocious boy with some stupid tattoos, dads doing improv and more!

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Sep 19 2017

1hr 32mins

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Rank #14: 56 - Seth Morris & Mary Sasson in "Jewel Thieves & Kitty Killers"

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Seth Morris (Love, Veep) and Mary Sasson (Step 13, UCB's Winslow) have both encountered some very shady people in their lives. Mary tells a story about the time a crazy neighbor stalked and harassed her into living in a motel for 6 months. Seth tells a tale about the time he might have met a jewel thief in Santa Cruz. Seth and Josh also relive a crazy trip they took to Washington DC together to (sort of?) attend the White House Press Correspondent's Dinner. These stories inspire improvised scenes about a man named Dale who loves his casserole, the Midwestern court of law, a snotty jewel thief and more! Listen to the episode, then check out Josh and Jake's tour schedule in June to see them record the MEAT live in your city! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

May 09 2017

1hr 34mins

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Rank #15: BONUS Audio chapter from Jake's upcoming book - Training to be Myself (1/4)

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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.

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Apr 15 2019

22mins

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Rank #16: 127 - Gilli Nissim and Will HInes in "Sexually Excited for Coffee Cake: A Travelogue"

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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!

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Sep 11 2018

1hr 35mins

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Rank #17: 157 - Greg Gallant & Mike McLendon in "Stuck in Slides & 35 lb Guys"

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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!

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Apr 09 2019

1hr 26mins

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Rank #18: 95 - Heather Woodward and Jake Sprague in "Choir Creeps and the Housing Collapse"

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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!

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Jan 30 2018

1hr 44mins

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Rank #19: 68 - A Conversation with Charna Halpern

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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.

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Jul 27 2017

48mins

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Rank #20: 25 - Hillary Anne Matthews & Jacob Wysocki in "High School & Hasselhoff"

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Hillary Anne Matthews (Single by 30, New Girl) shares a tale about getting busted at a high school underwear party and Jacob Wysocki (*Loosely Exactly Nicole, Pitch Perfect) tells a story about a brush with death at David Hasselhoff's house (for real). These true stories inspire improvised scenes about a life-coaching cop, Jacob's "cousin Ryan", the Hoff's many refrigerators and more! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Oct 04 2016

1hr 21mins

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