Mega is a completely improvised podcast from the staff of a fictional mega church. Named “Best Satire” in Vulture Magazine’s 2019 Podcast list, Mega has featured an impressive list of guests such as Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley), Lennon Parham (Playing House), Scott Adsit (30 Rock), Rory Scovel (I Feel Pretty) and Cecily Strong (SNL). Hosted by comedy veterans Holly Laurent and Greg Hess, this live taping of Mega will be a night to remember.
Holly Laurent is an LA based comic and writer. She is the creator and host of the hit podcast MEGA and is a featured contributor on the nationally syndicated radio variety show Live From Here (APM). 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, was a featured performer at the TBS Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, and is a founding member of longstanding improv ensemble The Reckoning. Her credits include Key & Peele (Comedy Central), Barely Famous (VH1), Funny or Die: Exclusives and The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS).
Greg Hess is a writer and performer in Los Angeles. He is cohost of Mega the podcast, and is a founding member of critically acclaimed ensembles Cook County Social Club and the Improvised Shakespeare Company. He performs regularly at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade and Largo at the Coronet. His credits include LA to Vegas (Fox), Food: The Source of Life (Adult Swim), Adam Ruins Everything (Tru) and Playing House (USA).
“shows [Mega’s] ability to get goddamned goofy before crescendoing into a particular strain of dark humor that resonates with listeners looking to laugh at the absurdity of such a crowded congregation.” – Vulture
“It is sharp and sometimes unsparing, but also tempered by a humane understanding of what pulls people into white evangelical culture…” – Christian Century
“Succeeds at satirizing churches where so many others have failed” – Relevant Magazine