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Aaron Woodall & Jessa Reed of the Mormon and the Meth-Head Podcast

  • Up Front at ShadowboxLive 503 South Front Street Columbus, OH, 43215 United States (map)

Tuesday is the new Friday! Join Shadowbox Live's® head writer Jimmy Mak and standup comedian Nickey Winkelman every Tuesday night in the Backstage Bistro. Each week is something different -- from standup comedy, drag shows, sketch comedy, magic, burlesque and more. There’s never a dull moment when you’re spending your Tuesdays with Mak & Winks!

THIS WEEK'S SHOW:

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Doors: 6:30 PM
Showtime: 8:00 PM
Tickets $7
Reservations recommended / Food and drink available
Adult Language and Content

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Hosts of the hit podcast Mormon and the Meth-Head bring their stand-up comedy and emotional baggage to Up Front in Columbus Ohio!

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 in 2018 on Comedy Central's "This Is Not Happening." Later that year, Epix aired an episode on her story on their late night stand-up series "Unprotected Sets."

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 was one of Team Coco's Top Ten Comics To Watch at this year's New York Comedy Festival and his jokes have been seen on FOX, Hulu, Fusion, and Epix. His first special is streaming now on Dry Bar Comedy.

Here's Jessa on Comedy Central: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcMIeyjggbM 

Here's Aaron not on Comedy Central: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSA-WviIhp0