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

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).

284 Andy Daly, Will Hines  

- Andy Daly and Will Hines join Matt Besser this week for scenes about knock-off telemarketers, defeating an improv team with clever suggestions, and the “realest” Goofy at Disneyland. Later, we get an update on the Amherst mascot nominations, and a former Subway employee takes Matt to task during Case Closed. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: IMPROV).

283 Live from SXSW w/ Jason Mantzoukas, Sasheer Zamata, Noel Wells, Horatio Sanz, Dan Deacon  

- Jason Mantzoukas, Sasheer Zamata, Noel Wells, Horatio Sanz, and Dan Deacon join Matt Besser for live scenes about confusing coffee shop measurements, selling celebrity turds on eBay, and a low-budget rock tour. Plus, Lou Reed seeks snacks, and Dan uses his electronic stylings to supplement a trip through the dreamscape. This episode is sponsored by Blue Apron (www.blueapron.com/improv).

282 Adam McKay, Neil Casey  

The Long-Haul Machinist - Adam McKay and Neil Casey join Matt Besser for a special improv3humans! They perform scenes about a gourmet cook who uses Chef Boyardee sauce in his recipes, a boy with a talent for hiding and complaining, and a skydiver who is concerned about his vintage shoes. Plus, a Home Shopping Network agent is excessively judgmental, and the race for the title of World's Youngest Record Holder gets heated.This episode is sponsored by Squarespace ( www.squarespace.com  code: IMPROV).

282 Adam McKay, Neil Casey  

- Adam McKay and Neil Casey join Matt Besser for a special improv3humans! They perform scenes about a gourmet cook who uses Chef Boyardee sauce in his recipes, a boy with a talent for hiding and complaining, and a skydiver who is concerned about his vintage shoes. Plus, a Home Shopping Network agent is excessively judgmental, and the race for the title of World's Youngest Record Holder gets heated. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com code: IMPROV).

281 The Staves, John Gemberling, Eugene Cordero, Shaun Diston  

The Staves and the Telekinetic Dunk - Special musical guests The Staves join John Gemberling, Eugene Cordero, Shaun Diston, and Matt Besser for this week's improv4humans. The Staves play songs that inspire scenes about a prison tattoo with terrible side effects, misunderstanding the concept of an Xbox, and a band that compliments every city but the one they're playing in. Plus, John has a hard time getting his name spelled correctly at Starbucks, and telekinetic children push the boundaries of acceptable behavior.This episode is sponsored by Casper Mattresses (www.casper.com/improv) and MVMT Watches (www.mvmtwatches.com/improv).

281 The Staves, John Gemberling, Eugene Cordero, Shaun Diston  

- Special musical guests The Staves join John Gemberling, Eugene Cordero, Shaun Diston, and Matt Besser for this week's improv4humans. The Staves play songs that inspire scenes about a prison tattoo with terrible side effects, misunderstanding the concept of an Xbox, and a band that compliments every city but the one they're playing in. Plus, John has a hard time getting his name spelled correctly at Starbucks, and telekinetic children push the boundaries of acceptable behavior. This episode is sponsored by Casper Mattresses (www.casper.com/improv) and MVMT Watches (www.mvmtwatches.com/improv).

280 Dan Lippert, Drew Tarver  

Pinchin' Loaves Jesus - Dan Lippert and Drew Tarver join Matt Besser for this week's improv4humans! They perform scenes about an impressive Japanese Starbucks, hiring a homeless man for entertainment, and getting matching airplanes for your anniversary. Plus, they jazz up the Olympic Pentathalon for a modern audience, search for the least offensive mascot name, and play "fuck, marry, kill" with the three stages of Jesus.This episode is sponsored by HBO's "Crashing."

280 Dan Lippert, Drew Tarver  

- Dan Lippert and Drew Tarver join Matt Besser for this week's improv4humans! They perform scenes about an impressive Japanese Starbucks, hiring a homeless man for entertainment, and getting matching airplanes for your anniversary. Plus, they jazz up the Olympic Pentathalon for a modern audience, search for the least offensive mascot name, and play "fuck, marry, kill" with the three stages of Jesus. This episode is sponsored by HBO's "Crashing."

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