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It’s a Wonderful Lie imagines the messy stories hidden behind the perfect holiday newsletters. Of course, we’re reading between the lines— but that’s the fun of the podcast. It’s for anyone who has rolled their eyes at receiving a Christmas update.

The Hosts

Greg Hess

Greg Hess

Greg Hess is a comedian, writer and podcaster in Los Angeles. He’s a founding member of critically acclaimed ensembles Cook County Social Club and the Improvised Shakespeare Company. TV/Film credits include Adam Ruins Everything (Tru), Key & Peele (Comedy Central), LA to Vegas (Fox), Food the Source of Life (Adult Swim) and Yesterday. He cohosts the hit podcast MEGA, an improvised comedy from inside a fictional mega church which was recently named “Best Satire” by Vulture. His writing has appeared in the New Yorker Shouts & Murmurs, American Bystander and Points in Case.

Holly Laurent

Holly Laurent is a writer, performer and director in Los Angeles. She is creator and host of the hit podcast MEGA, an improvised religious satire which was recently named top comedy podcast by The Guardian. Originally from Chicago, she is an alumnus of the Second City main stage where she wrote and performed three critically acclaimed revues, and was a founding member of the longstanding improv group The Reckoning. Her film/TV credits include A.P. Bio (NBC), All Rise (CBS), 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 recently released her first short film Brought to You by Satan and her writing has been seen in Defenestration and Mayday Magazine. Her essay “Villain” was nominated for a 2021 Pushcart Prize.

Holly Laurent
Ashley Flowers

Ashley Flowers

Ashley Flowers is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of audiochuck, the award winning, independent media and podcast production company known for its standout content and storytelling across different genres including true crime, fiction, comedy, and more. She also hosts and produces several audiochuck shows, including toprated podcast Crime Junkie. Beyond her work with audiochuck, Ashley has collaborated with Parcast to launch and host several podcasts including International Infamy, Very Presidential and Supernatural with Ashley Flowers, which debuted at number one on the podcast charts.