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

304 Cory Branan, Will Hines, Sean Conroy, Mary Holland, Seth Morris  

- Cory Branan returns along with Will Hines, Sean Conroy, Mary Holland, and Seth Morris for a musical improv4humans! Cory plays songs off his new album “Adios” that inspire scenes about toilet paper slogans, goofy high school sports nicknames, and an overly affectionate doctor. Plus, we find out what happens when Grandpa brings his second head to Thanksgiving dinner.This episode is brought to you by Wohven (www.wohven.com code: improv).

303 Jessica St. Clair, Lennon Parham, Will Hines  

- Jessica St. Clair, Lennon Parham, and Will Hines join Matt Besser for this week’s improv4humans! They perform scenes about a group audition involving jetpacks, having your name drawn out by an improv coach, and a couple that won’t tolerate peeking while kissing. Plus, a family game of Monopoly gets extremely tense, and Jessica goes through a series of challenges in order to change her IMDB profile picture.This episode is brought to you by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: IMPROV).

302 Paul Rust, Danielle Schneider, Craig Rowin  

- Paul Rust, Danielle Schneider, and Craig Rowin join Matt Besser for this week’s improv4humans! They take suggestions that inspire scenes about an anti-hypochondriac, terrible baby nurse candidates, and carving your name into a whale for love. Plus, the Budweiser family takes brand loyalty extra seriously when ordering drinks, and tourists on a nature trail stick their fingers in the mouths of the wildlife.

301 Eugene Cordero, Jon Gabrus, Jessica McKenna, Gavin Speiller, Sean Conroy, Mookie Blaiklock  

- Sean Conroy, Gavin Speiller, and Mookie Blaiklock join Jessica McKenna, Eugene Cordero, Jon Gabrus, and Matt Besser for the final installment of The Mopes! Gene, Jon, and Jess perform more jobs than ever before in their attempt to earn their inheritance and prove their worth. They haul nets on a fishing vessel, defend a salad bar from a robbery, perform interpretive displays of airplane safety, ump for Little League, and much more. Can the Mopes pull through and keep everyone at a Bar Mitzvah entertained? Find out in the finale of The Mopes Trilogy!This episode is sponsored by Blue Apron (www.blueapron.com/IMPROV).

300 Chad Carter, Ian Roberts, Sean Conroy  

- Chad Carter, Ian Roberts, and Sean Conroy join Matt Besser to celebrate 300 episodes on this week’s improv4humans! They perform scenes about a variety show performer with terrorist inclinations, President Martin Van Buren’s upbringing as a bubble boy, and dating someone who speaks like a James Joyce book. Plus, we witness the final round of cuts for the Safety Patrol, and a struggling ice cream franchise promotes itself with fancy napkins.This episode is sponsored by Audible (www.audible.com/IMPROV).

299 The Family Crest, Jon Gabrus, Mary Holland, Drew Spears  

- The Family Crest joins improvisers Jon Gabrus, Mary Holland, and Drew Spears for this week’s episode of improv4humans! The Family Crest plays a few of their favorite hits which inspire scenes about forgetting the army band, family troubles resulting from global warming, and the problem with hogging the mirror at the clothing store. Later, we meet a group of activists who put in the minimum effort possible and a traffic conductor gives preference to cars full of love.This episode is brought to you by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: IMPROV).

298 Eugene Cordero, Jessica McKenna, Jon Gabrus, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Drew Tarver  

- Eugene Cordero, Jessica McKenna, Jon Gabrus, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, and Drew Tarver join Matt Besser for the next chapter of The Mopes Trilogy! Gene, Jon, and Jess continue their quest to complete fifty jobs in fifty weeks and inherit the fortune of Sanford Micheals. Will our heroes succeed as a babysitting team? How will they fare as funeral home managers? Can Jess surf the Big Kahuna? All that and more on this installment of The Mopes Trilogy!This episode is brought to you by Audible's Hold On with Eugene Mirman.

297 Dad Van, Tim Meadows, Horatio Sanz, Shaun Diston, Chad Carter  

- Live from Del Close Marathon, winners of the nationwide improv4humans contest Dad Van (Rafe Williams, Eric Christensen, Ben Lyons, and Melissa Darch) join Matt Besser along with Tim Meadows, Horatio Sanz, Chad Carter, and Shaun Diston! They take audience suggestions that inspire scenes about physical homesickness, a firefighter who wants to hang back, and a 4th grader who's paranoid about assassination. Plus, a ghost can't take off the sheet he died in and a visit to the seashell emporium brings back painful memories.This episode is sponsored by Audible (www.audible.com/IMPROV).

296 Scott Aukerman, Anthony King, Alex Fernie  

- Scott Aukerman, Anthony King, and Alex Fernie join Matt Besser for this week's improv4humans! They turn suggestions from Twitter into scenes about getting blacklisted from alarm clock stores, the consequences of celebrating Kid's Day, and pragmatic fairy tale parents. Later, a Crap on Youtube leads to a confrontation about asking permission to order food on a date, and a rock group decides to destroy the venue for their encore. This episode is sponsored by Blue Apron (www.blueapron.com/improv).

295 Eugene Cordero, Jessica McKenna, Jon Gabrus, Dan Lippert, Zach Reino  

- Eugene Cordero, Jessica McKenna, Jon Gabrus, Dan Lippert, and Zach Reino join Matt Besser for part one of a new improvisational saga! Join wealthy twin heirs Jess and Jon along with personal assistant Gene as they attempt to inherit billionaire Sanford Micheal's fortune by performing fifty jobs in fifty weeks. Will they succeed in their tasks as orca sperm harvesters? Can they recall all Fifteen Commandments of working in a fondue restaurant? What happens when an entire GPS factory assembly line goes on break? Find out on this edition of The Mopes Trilogy! This episode is sponsored by HBO's TJ Miller: Meticulously Ridiculous.

294 The Best of Music Vol. 3  

- Enjoy volume 3 of improv4humans with Matt Besser’s best of music scenes, which were voted on by the fans. This episode features music from Austin Lucas, Langhorne Slim, Jenny Owen Youngs, Michael Dean Damron, The Mowgli's, Lydia Loveless, Jeff Rosenstock, Chris Farren, Radical Face, The Staves, and Lucero. Their music inspires scenes about home security booby traps, the future of Mexican food, an Xbox that holds your marbles, and much more. Be a good humon, and support these musicians by purchasing music off their websites. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: IMPROV)

293 Austin Lucas, Brian Huskey, Jessica McKenna, Seth Morris, Stephanie Allynne  

- Musical friend Austin Lucas returns to improv4humans this week along with Brian Huskey, Jessica McKenna, Seth Morris, and Stephanie Allynne. Austin plays a few of his favorite songs which inspire scenes about a punk rock birthday party for a six year old, the importance of smoking in Europe, and a musician whose success hinges on his sickness. Plus, children get interviewed about their dreams, and a rumor about wings finds its way around the workplace.

292 Mookie Blaiklock, Lou Wilson, Jacob Wysocki  

- Mookie Blaiklock, Lou Wilson, and Jacob Wysocki join Matt Besser for this week's improv4humans! They perform improvised scenes about fattening your son into a basketball player, making up new curse words to use on the schoolyard, and an Uber that gets mistaken for a getaway driver. Plus, they visit an ice cream social that may or may not be a sex party, and a merch issue leads to a confrontation with the Earwolf higher-ups. This episode is sponsored by Blue Apron (www.blueapron.com/improv).

291 Peter Hulne  

- Peter Hulne joins Matt Besser this week for a special improv2humans! They practice their Spanish audition accents in public, seek password help from a starstruck Apple genius, and load their paintball guns with something a little more dangerous. Plus, they take a crazy selfie with the Hollywood sign and explore the roots of their unusual bedroom fetishes.

290 Dan Lippert, Jon Mackey, Ryan Rosenberg, Drew Tarver  

- Dan Lippert, Jon Mackey, Ryan Rosenberg, and Drew Tarver of Big Grande (Teacher's Lounge) join Matt Besser this week for improvised scenes about hiding your shitty car from your girlfriend, going with the Conehead look for your headshot, and finding a role for Liam Neeson's brother in the next "Taken." Plus, they put up offensive signs in the name of wordplay, and a group of pizza delivery drivers get vengeful when they aren't tipped. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: IMPROV).

289 Laura Stevenson, Joe Wengert, Mary Holland, Craig Rowin  

- Musical guest Laura Stevenson joins improvisers Joe Wengert, Mary Holland, and Craig Rowin for this week's improv4humans! Laura plays a selection of songs that inspire scenes about coffee-focused wedding vows, a four-dollar milk scam, and a headache that demands compensation. Plus, a couple gets steamy while watching old war footage, and we find out why you should never compare your new girlfriend to a sailboat. This episode is sponsored by HBO's "Chris Gethard: Career Suicide" and MVMT Watches (www.mvmtwatches.com/improv).

288 Dan O'Brien, Tim Cummings, Brian Henderson, Mike Hanford, Don Fanelli, Sean Conroy  

- Playwright Dan O’Brien and actors Tim Cummings and Brian Henderson join improvisers Mike Hanford, Sean Conroy, and Don Fanelli for a theatrical episode of improv4humans! Dan, Tim, and Brian present selections from Dan’s new stage play “The House in Scarsdale” that inspire scenes about extreme colorblindness, a real estate agent encouraging property damage, and a pool enthusiast romance. Later, a psychic explores familial boundaries, and Don asks a stranger to be his grandmother. This episode is brought to you by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: IMPROV) and Blue Apron (www.blueapron.com/IMPROV).

287 420 Special w/ Jon Gabrus, Gavin Speiller, Brian Huskey, Horatio Sanz  

- Jon Gabrus, Brian Huskey, Gavin Speiller, and Horatio Sanz join Matt Besser for this year’s special 420 edition of improv4humans! They deal with rocks falling off of the roof, call in some unhelpful officers of the law, and let an agent’s son take charge. Later, they decide between becoming Tupac or George Carlin, and Billy’s Bongs runs into difficult times.

286 D'Arcy Carden, Gavin Speiller, Chad Carter  

- D’Arcy Carden, Gavin Speiller, and Chad Carter join Matt Besser for this week’s improv4humans! They take suggestions from listeners that inspire scenes about putting Da Vinci’s garbage on display, a combat instructor who can’t deal with tiny injuries, and helping a farmer produce the biggest jug of milk for the fair. Plus, ethicist Randy Cohen calls in to settle the Subway debate, and a couple deals with an infestation of hypotheticals. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: IMPROV).

285 Lucero, Mookie Blaiklock, Gil Ozeri, Chad Carter  

- Musical guest Lucero joins Mookie Blaiklock, Gil Ozeri, Chad Carter, and Matt Besser for this week’s improv4humans! Lucero performs a selection of songs that inspire scenes about a family taking up too much of the prayer quota, the stress of short-distance relationships, and hiking the entire Appalachian trail to break up with your boyfriend. Plus, a magician freaks out the local children, and a new inductee into hell manages to annoy Satan himself. This episode is sponsored by MVMT Watches (www.mvmtwatches.com/improv).

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