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

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."

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

- 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."

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."

278 Joel Spence, Colton Dunn, Johnny Meeks  

- 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.

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