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Recent Episodes

[REBROADCAST] Napping Through Your Kidnapping with Gareth Reynolds and Jet Eveleth

Nov. 27, 2022

This week we're revisiting one of our favorite eps! Derek Raymond (Gareth Reynolds, The Dollop) and Bette Eleventh (Jet Eveleth, The Reckoning) are married medical missionaries in the Amazon. Gareth Reynolds: @reynoldsgareth…

Herbert and Gerbert with Jon Matteson

Nov. 20, 2022

June Morgenson (Jon Matteson, Twitch) is a former child actor hell bent on bringing back a classic. Jon Matteson: @jonmatteson Download the app or head over to to get started on your free trial today. Get 15% O…

Doing Life Together! - Freedom from Choice

Nov. 13, 2022

Halle and Gray break down the midterms and Gray's latest dating nightmare. Sign up today at and use code MEGA to get Free Ribeyes for a Year plus $10 off. That’s and use code MEGA to g…

Smell Like Hell with Joey Greer

Nov. 6, 2022

Jody Dear (Joey Greer, You Know What I Would Do podcast) has been to hell and back, literally. Joey Greer: @jebbygreeber -- SHOW INFORMATION Support Us on Patreon & join our Discord Mega HQ (Live show tickets!) Instagram: @M…

The Mouth is the Door to the Soul with Kyle Kinane

Oct. 30, 2022

Giles Propane (Kyle Kinane) feeds felines the word. Kyle Kinane: @kylekinane -- SHOW INFORMATION Support Us on Patreon & join our Discord Mega HQ (Live show tickets!) Instagram: @MegaThePodcast Twitter: @MegaThePodcast Follo…

Meat Too with Scott Aukerman

Oct. 23, 2022

Fred Bartross (Scott Aukerman, Comedy Bang! Bang!) is SAG Barely Legal. Scott Aukerman: @ScottAukerman -- SHOW INFORMATION Support Us on Patreon & join our Discord Mega HQ (Live show tickets!) Instagram: @MegaThePodcast Twit…

About the Hosts

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Holly Laurent

is the creator and cohost of MEGA, and co-host and producer of It's a Wonderful Lie (audiochuck).

Formerly, Holly was a featured contributor and writer on the nationally syndicated radio variety show Live From Here (NPR) and the Onion News Network. She is an alumnus of the Second City main stage in Chicago where she wrote and performed three critically acclaimed revues. She toured with the Second City national touring company and was a featured performer at the TBS Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Holly holds an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts from Columbia College and is a founding member of the longstanding improv group The Reckoning.

Her film and television credits include A.P. Bio (NBC), All Rise (CBS All Access), Tacoma FD (truTV), Drunk History (Comedy Central), Food: The Source of Life (Adult Swim), Key & Peele (Comedy Central), Barely Famous (VH1), Funny or Die: Exclusives and The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS).

Holly’s film Brought to You by Satan, which she wrote and directed, premiered in festivals in 2020. Her writing has been featured in Defenestration Magazine and Mayday Magazine. Her essay, Villain, was Nominated for a 2021 Pushcart Prize.

Holly is represented by Brillstein Entertainment Partners.

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Greg Hess

is a writer and performer in Los Angeles.

He is a founding member of critically acclaimed ensembles Cook County Social Club and the Improvised Shakespeare Company, and performs regularly at the Upright Citizen's Brigade and Largo at the Coronet.

Greg has developed original pilots for Showtime, Pop, Warner Bros., Adult Swim, and Comedy Central. His humor writing has been published in the New Yorker Shouts & Murmurs, and the American Bystander. He is a former writer and performer on the nationally syndicated public radio show Live From Here (APM).

Film/TV credits include: Yesterday (Dir. Danny Boyle), Playing House (USA), Adam Ruins Everything (Tru), Key & Peele (Comedy Central), Tacoma FD (Tru), LA to Vegas (Fox), and Food the Source of Life (Adult Swim) which he created.

He cohosts and produces It’s a Wonderful Lie which reached #1 on the iTunes Comedy charts.

Greg is represented by ICM Partners and Kirsten Ames Management.

Katie Johnston-Smith


Katie Johnston-Smith (mega church survivor) is a podcast, film, video, and live event producer based in Chicago, IL.

Makenzie Mizell


Makenzie Mizell (rhymes with “gazelle”) is a freelance podcast producer and the founder & CEO of Period Podcast Network, a feminist collective.