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Mormon and the Meth-Head Podcast

Mormon and the Meth-Head Podcast

Irvine Improv

Thu Jan 10
08:00PM

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If the little angel and devil on your shoulders ever hung out without you, became best friends, and started their own podcast, it would probably sound a lot like Mormon and the Meth-Head.  A former Mormon and a former Meth-Head  come together to form an equally wholesome and horrific duo.  Vulture calls them "your typical pals who tour as stand-ups together, share a storied past of social isolation, and love each other in a “You’re the best friend I’ve been looking for my whole life” way."

 

They are indeed an unlikely pair. They have led two completely different lives. While Aaron was stopping strangers on the streets of Milan to teach them about Joseph Smith, Jessa was teaching dudes how to keister meth in Arby's bathrooms across Portland. In their respective routines, they each tackle topics like love, sex, drugs, and alcohol, but with polar opposite perspectives. Audiences get to see their world through Aaron's naive, innocent eyes as well as through Jessa's bleary, bloodshot ones.

 

A teen mom-turned-meth-addict-turned comedian, Jessa Reed tells raw and candid stories about about her past and her new life as a homeschooling housewife trying to blend in with the normal people. Her honesty is shocking, inspirational and not for the faint of heart. Jessa has been seen at clubs and festivals around the country, and made her stunning television debut this year on Comedy Central's "This Is Not Happening."

Once adored by mothers everywhere, Aaron Woodall is a nice young man coming to grips with a dirty, cynical world. As he finds out that love isn't real, God is dead, and beer doesn't even taste very good, Aaron effervescently shares his disillusions with a sense of wide-eyed excitement. Aaron's comedy has been seen on FOX, Hulu, and Fusion, and his first special is streaming now on Dry Bar Comedy. 

 

Their relatively new podcast has already proven to be a hit, amassing over 700,000 downloads with fewer than 40 episodes. They were signed by a major podcast network, Starburns Audio, just a few months after launching their show. Here's a blurb about it from Vulture: http://www.vulture.com/2018/07/this-week-in-comedy-podcasts-bo-burnham-on-marc-marons-wtf.html