improv4humans with Matt Besser

improv4humans with Matt Besser

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Few names are as synonymous with improv as Matt Besser. Founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade and a regular performer in the world-famous show Asssscat, Matt has brought his talents to Earwolf with a fully improvised weekly podcast featuring the best improvisers in the universe. Music by Bobby Matthews and Dragoon.

Episodes

279 Live from SF Sketchfest w/ Ian Roberts, Jessica McKenna  

Two-Hand Seesaw: LIVE from SF Sketchfest - Ian Roberts and Jessica McKenna join Matt Besser for a live episode straight from the SF Sketchfest! They take audience suggestions which inspire scenes about hashing out the specifics of butterfly travel, hiding baldness through haircut enthusiasm, and a jockstrap salesman competing with a lemonade stand. Plus, Melania Trump tries to make the internet smaller, and a dying man has very specific musical requests for his caretaker.This episode is sponsored by Squarespace ( www.squarespace.com code: IMPROV) and HBO's "Crashing."

278 Joel Spence, Colton Dunn, Johnny Meeks  

The Pink Wink Man - Joel Spence, Colton Dunn, and Johnny Meeks join Matt Besser for this week's episode of improv4humans. They perform scenes about a ragtag group of retail freedom fighters, children's books that teach harsh life lessons, and a town up in arms about progressive snowmen. Later, they set unrealistic goals on their wish-boards, visit a shoe outlet that enforces a sock policy, and rescue their dogs from a rhino's headlock. This episode is brought to you by Blue Apron ( www.blueapron.com/improv ) and HBO's "Crashing."

277 Charlie Sanders, Don Fanelli, Laura Willcox  

The Revenant Package - Charlie Sanders, Don Fanelli, and Laura Willcox join Matt Besser to experience a hardcore snow room on this week's improv4humans! A child services agent has issues with interior design, a congresswoman takes a stand against her own daughter's artwork, and an author is pressured to hunk up her protagonist. Later, we meet a teacher who gives fish for grades and a couple of spies that can't fathom a human birth. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace.com ( www.squarespace.com code: IMPROV) and MVMT Watches ( www.mvmtwatches.com/improv ).

276 Colleen Green, Mary Holland, Kevin Dorff, Horatio Sanz  

Special musical guest Colleen Green joins Mary Holland, Kevin Dorff, Horatio Sanz, and Matt Besser for this week's improv4humans. Colleen's songs inspire scenes about impressing your disco friends, a child only capable of older references, and having a tough time in calendar class. Later, we find out what really goes on at a mayonnaise factory and why throwing your money away is the most punk rock thing to do. This episode is sponsored by CNN's The History of Comedy and The Harold Ramis Film School.

275 The Best of i4h Vol. 7  

The Best of i4h Vol. 7 - The humons have voted, and here are your favorite scenes of 2016. These performances feature James Adomian, Mary Holland, Jon Gabrus, John Gemberling, Gil Ozeri, Anthony Atamanuik, Neil Casey, Pam Murphy, Ian Roberts, Sean Clements, Jessica McKenna, Zach Reino, Nicole Parker, Paul Rust, Andy Daly, Bob Dassie, Mookie Blaiklock, Seth Morris, Horatio Sanz, Shaun Diston, Adam Pally, Lauren Lapkus, Erin Whitehead, and Danielle Schneider. This episode is brought to you by Blue Apron (www.blueapron.com/improv) and Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: IMPROV).

274 Seth Morris, Chad Carter, Anthony Atamanuik,  

Um Um Um: LIVE at UCB Sunset - Seth Morris, Chad Carter, Anthony Atamanuik, and Adam Pally join Matt Besser for a LIVE episode of improv4humans! Audience suggestions inspire scenes about hiding a legendary cow, a first-time gut wound, and three roommates posing as a demon. Youtube clips lead to an iPad with only mirror-related apps, an Amazon device that won't stop ordering Tide, and regular fuck-party problems. Plus, special guest Landlady sings a song that inspires everybody not to dance. This episode is brought to you by HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher and Harold Ramis Film School.

273 Mary Holland, Jon Gabrus, Jessica McKenna  

Bo Bice Lives Matter (feat. the Angry Elmo) - MVP All-Stars Mary Holland, Jon Gabrus, and Jessica McKenna join Matt Besser this week for scenes about time-telling menstrual cycles, Hans Zimmer's worst movie score, and an airline taking extreme measures to make air travel fun. Later, Bo Bice has a tough time getting a soda, a young Apple genius goes way above and beyond, and a new boyfriend operates a finger-in-the-pie site. This episode is brought to you by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: IMPROV) and Harold Ramis Film School (www.ramisfilmschool.com).

272 Radical Face, Dan Lippert, Jon Gabrus, Stephanie Allynne  

Radical Face and the Pillowcase Full O' Beans - Special musical guest Radical Face (Ben Cooper, Josh Lee) joins Dan Lippert, Jon Gabrus, and Stephanie Allynne along with Matt Besser for this week's improv4humans. Ben and Josh serenade the improvisers with tunes that inspire scenes about schoolkids that refuse to be buddies, the search for a time-traveling daughter, and the least badass dude in a bar. Later, a dead uncle tries to sell cars at a seance, and Stephanie has a hard time bringing her dog back to life.This episode is sponsored by Blue Apron (www.blueapron.com/improv).

271 Live at UCB Sunset w/ Ian Roberts, John Gemberling, Gil Ozeri  

Here Comes the Petroleum: Live at UCB Sunset - Ian Roberts, John Gemberling, and Gil Ozeri join Matt Besser live at UCB Sunset for this week's improv4humans. Audience questions inspire scenes about fine bathroom art, a greeting card writers' room, and the world's leading sexual engineer. Later, they open the very first private McDonalds, and a feudal lord roleplays as one of his filthy peasants. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/improv).

270 Armen Weitzman, Mike Mitchell, Amanda Sitko, Mookie Blaiklock  

An Armen Brown Christmas - Christmas time is here, and its up to Charlie Brown (Armen Weitzman) to save the holidays by directing the annual Christmas Podcast for Mike Mitchell, Amanda Sitko, Mookie Blaiklock, Matt Besser, and the rest of the Peanuts gang. Will Charlie find the tolerance to keep Christmas cheerful? Does Pig-Pen harbor alt-right tendencies? Will Santa bring Sally the dildo she asks for? Tune in to find out!This episode is sponsored by Foot Cardigan (www.footcardigan.com code: IMPROV).

269 Andy Daly, Bob Dassie, Katie Dippold  

Remember 1980? - Andy Daly, Bob Dassie, and Katie Dippold join Matt Besser for this week's episode of improv4humans. They explore the origin of fake news and deal with unengaged cops before embarking on a time-traveling adventure that can't seem to get itself out of the year 1980. Later, a cheating spouse is exposed via donuts, and Katie searches for a dog to put inside her fridge.This episode is sponsored by Foot Cardigan (www.footcardigan.com code: IMPROV), MVMT Watches (www.mvmtwatches.com/improv), and Harry's (www.harrys.com/improv).

268 Jeff Rosenstock, Chris Farren, Chad Carter, Betsy Sodaro, Craig Rowin  

Jeff Rosenstock, Chris Farren, and the Fart Candle - Musical guests Jeff Rosenstock and Chris Farren join Chad Carter, Betsy Sodaro, Craig Rowin, and Matt Besser for a saga of mirth and song! Jeff and Chris perform songs that inspire scenes about completely misreading a break-up, being very determined to poop in public, and the needy husband of a surgeon. Plus, a local candleshop cashes in, and a restaurant patron gets his go at running the place.This episode is brought to you by Squarespace and MVMT Watches.

267 John Gemberling, Gil Ozeri  

Magic Quilt Party - John Gemberling and Gil Ozeri join Matt Besser this week for scenes about the origin of Speed Weed, quilting with the boys, and being forced to read during your formative experiences. Later, band groupies bestow excessive praise...

266 Jessica McKenna, Dominic Dierkes, Brandon Gardner  

Matt's First Locker-Room Talk - Jessica McKenna, Dominic Dierkes, and Brandon Gardner join Matt Besser this week to engage in consensual locker-room talk. Maggie Smith refuses to come out to sign for her packages, Tori Spelling lands a starring...

265 Adal Rifai, Arnie Niekamp, Matt Young  

Mirror Face with The Magic Tavern - Adal Rifai, Arnir Niekamp, and Matt Young pay a visit from the Magic Tavern to join Matt Besser for this week's improv4humans. They put on a musical at the height of a pandemic, take the longest goodbyes, and...

264 Live at the Now Hear This Festival with Wild Horses (Mary Holland, Lauren Lapkus, Erin Whitehead)  

Live at Now Hear This Festival with Wild Horses - The Wild Horses (Lauren Lapkus, Mary Holland and Erin Whitehead) join Matt Besser for a live episode at the Now Hear This Podcast Festival in Anaheim, CA. Their scenes will include only having...

263 Jon Gabrus, Brian Huskey, Mookie Blaiklock  

Pillow Wizard - Jon Gabrus, Brian Huskey, and Mookie Blaiklock join Matt Besser in the improv boat this week for scenes about high-maintenance dog breeding, meeting your nemesis at a memorial service, and a Navy Seal team that trips balls during a...

262 Lydia Loveless, Pamela Murphy, Dan Lippert, and Tim Meadows  

Lydia Loveless and the Mortgage Muse - Musical guest Lydia Loveless joins Pamela Murphy, Dan Lippert, Tim Meadows, and Matt Besser for a musical edition of improv4humans! Songs about dating an artist and moving on inspire scenes about an...

261 Mookie Blaiklock, Anthony Atamanuik, Paul Rust, Danielle Schneider  

Sing A Long Experiment #2 - Mookie Blaiklock, Anthony Atamanuik, Paul Rust, and Danielle Schneider join Matt Besser for part two of the great Sing A Long Experiment! Songs by Billy Joel, Kenny Rogers, and The Doors inspire scenes about conducting an...

260 Live from DCM 18 Pt. 2: Gavin Spieller, Chad Carter, Tim Martin, Adam Frucci, Brian McCann, Shannon O'Neill  

LIVE from DCM 18 Pt. 2 - Part Two of the live edition from the 2016 Del Close Marathon arrives with Gavin Spieller, Chad Carter, Tim Martin, Adam Frucci, Brian McCann, and Shannon O'Neill! They build a film set around a four hundred foot canoe...

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