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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.Looking for the archives? All episodes older than 6 months can be found exclusively on Stitcher Premium, ad-free. Go to stitcher.com/premium and use promo code EARWOLF for 1 month free (and $5 off the annual plan!)

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.Looking for the archives? All episodes older than 6 months can be found exclusively on Stitcher Premium, ad-free. Go to stitcher.com/premium and use promo code EARWOLF for 1 month free (and $5 off the annual plan!)
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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.Looking for the archives? All episodes older than 6 months can be found exclusively on Stitcher Premium, ad-free. Go to stitcher.com/premium and use promo code EARWOLF for 1 month free (and $5 off the annual plan!)

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Episodes

373 Dan Lippert, Jon Mackey, Ryan Rosenberg

12/13/2018
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Dan Lippert, Jon Mackey, and Ryan Rosenberg of Big Grande join Matt Besser for a special unboxing episode of improv4humans! They’ll unwrap their best Earwolf merchandise while performing scenes about shopping for passive aggressive gifts, a person who really wants everyone to guess what their shirt design is, and the loneliest items in a filthy car. Plus, a couple goes at it while chasing their dreams of YouTube stardom and a theatrical star upstages his friend’s play by attending...

Duration:01:11:34

372 Paul Rust, Michael Cassady, Mookie Blaiklock

12/6/2018
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Paul Rust and Michael Cassady are pop music sensation Don’t Stop or We’ll Die! They join Mookie Blaiklock and Matt Besser this week for a special improv4humans. Paul and Michael share sample tracks of their new album that inspire scenes about a first-time prank show producer, Michael Jackson’s struggle to write a song about love, and a disastrous dinner schedule mix-up. Plus, a groom takes precautions for his wedding boner, a disgraced spokesman steals people’s screams, and a parent tries...

Duration:01:30:04

371 The Best of Music Vol. 4

11/29/2018
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Welcome to the improv4humans Best of Music Vol. 4! Listen to incredible musicians The Family Crest, Laura Stevenson, Cory Branan, Worriers, Austin Lucas, San Fermin, The Smith Street Band, and K.Flay play their best songs as inspiration for improvised scenes featuring an amazing roster of the greatest improvisers in the universe including Will Hines, Seth Morris, Drew Spears, Sean Conroy, Eugene Cordero, Jon Gabrus, Brian Huskey, Mary Holland, Joe Wengert, Craig Rowin, Jessica McKenna,...

Duration:02:11:11

370 Speedy Ortiz, Matt Apodaca, Vic Michaelis, James Mannion

11/22/2018
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Musical guest Speedy Ortiz joins improvisers James Mannion, Vic Michaelis, and Matt Apodaca for a special improv4humans! Speedy Ortiz plays songs off their latest album “Twerp Verse” which inspire scenes about Satan discovering a human more evil than he is, a softball team that shows up to a restaurant right before closing time, and a library that replaces all its books with lemonade. Later, we’ll meet a man who doesn’t want any romance out of his dates and a tour guide for the home of a...

Duration:01:11:28

369 Will Hines, Joel Spence, Brett Morris

11/15/2018
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Will Hines, Joel Spence, and Brett Morris join Matt Besser to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles’ White Album! They’ll pick apart their favorite tracks from the 2018 remaster, inspiring scenes about introducing a friend with a confusing amount of names, a couple in counseling because of a disparity in sexiness, and a waiter with an invasive flirting style. Plus, Linda McCartney gets annoyed with Paul for writing songs about his dog, the Queen makes herself hated by children, and...

Duration:01:47:15

368 The Best of i4h Vol. 9

11/8/2018
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The humons have cast their votes, and here are your favorite scenes of 2018! These performances feature Don Fanelli, Laura Willcox, Gil Ozeri, John Gemberling, Curtis Gwinn, Tim Meadows, Peter Hulne, Colton Dunn, Jon Gabrus, James Adomian, Betsy Sodaro, Horatio Sanz, Lauren Lapkus, Ryan Walsh, Andy Daly, Danielle Schneider, Will Hines, Shaun Diston, Seth Morris, Mike Mitchell, Ego Nwodim, Craig Rowin, Ian Roberts, Lennon Parham, Jessica St. Clair, Matt Walsh, Chad Carter, Carl Tart,...

Duration:02:02:07

367 The Purge: Earwolf

10/31/2018
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This is not a test. This is your emergency podcast system announcing the commencement of the Annual Purge sanctioned by the U.S. Government & Scripps. Weapons of class 4 and lower have been authorized for use during the Purge. All other weapons are restricted. Government officials and Scripps officers of ranking 10 have been granted immunity from the Purge and shall not be harmed. Commencing at the siren, any and all crime, including murder, will be legal for 12 continuous hours. Police,...

Duration:01:01:46

366 Hop Along, Dan Lippert, Jon Mackey, Seth Morris

10/25/2018
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Special musical guest Frances Quinlan of Hop Along joins improvisers Dan Lippert, Jon Mackey, and Seth Morris for this week’s improv4humans! Hop Along plays songs that inspire scenes about a kid under pressure to whistle well, an open house that attracts jazz fans, and a mom who finds a solution for bullies on the dark web. Later, a family hashes out their issues at Disneyland, sloppy weapons testers cause lab accidents, and a library gets packed with bands researching their songs. This...

Duration:01:26:48

365 Beth Appel, Aman Adumer, Ali Ghandour

10/18/2018
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Beth Appel, Aman Adumer, and Ali Ghandour join Matt Besser for this week’s improv4humans! We’ll meet a weed-obsessed border patrol agent, a principal determined to learn the newest schoolyard slang, and a teamwork-oriented superhero squad. Plus, a trick-or-treater changes his costume to receive more candy, and a grandma finds a way to put V8 into everything.

Duration:01:28:37

364 Paul Rust, Mookie Blaiklock

10/11/2018
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Paul Rust and Mookie Blaiklock join Matt Besser for another improv4humans! They perform scenes about a child with a doglike cough, an office confrontation over using bottled water in the coffee maker, and the origin of the twins from The Shining. Later, parents dress up as a couple in crisis for Halloween, God modernizes his message, and a news department witnesses true performance art. This episode is sponsored by The Jim Jefferies Show podcast.

Duration:01:10:40

363 Sean Conroy

10/4/2018
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Sean Conroy joins Matt Besser for a special one-on-one improv4humans! They’ll search for the real definition of a Devil’s Triangle, follow a Bronx vs. South drinking game, and find out what happens when you fall behind in acting class. Plus, an improv troupe goes street busking, zombie survivors venture into a quarantine area, and Sean acquires an unusual support animal.

Duration:01:16:00

362 Murder by Death, Brian Huskey, Betsy Sodaro, Eugene Cordero

9/27/2018
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Special musical guest Murder by Death returns to improv4humans along with improvisers Brian Huskey, Betsy Sodaro, and Eugene Cordero! Murder by Death plays songs off their latest album “The Other Shore” that inspire scenes about which holidays astronauts can come out of cryosleep for, a guitar-shaped spacecraft, and an artist whose work gets drastically misinterpreted. Plus, a sleep study deals with troublesome patients, and a homesick space colonist can’t find anything good to say about...

Duration:01:16:44

361 Ian Roberts, Mary Holland, Lou Wilson

9/20/2018
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Ian Roberts, Mary Holland, and Lou Wilson join Matt Besser for this week’s improv4humans! They’ll perform scenes about a sports fan with an obnoxious cheer, an extremely suspicious laundromat, and a diagnosis from a fake doctor. Later, Jesus offers cosmetic perks to his apostles, mechanics make a game out of guessing their customers’ problems, and a farmer gives his chickens a fighting chance. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/IMPROV code: IMPROV).

Duration:01:28:21

360 The Milk Carton Kids, Mary Holland, Seth Morris, Horatio Sanz

9/13/2018
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Singer-songwriters Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan aka The Milk Carton Kids return along with improvisers Mary Holland, Seth Morris, and Horatio Sanz for a special musical improv4humans! The Milk Carton Kids bring the whole band to play songs from their newest album “All the Things That I Did and All the Things That I Didn't Do,” inspiring scenes about learning to love in a weird way, a man who is depressed because he’s been masturbating wrong his whole life, and a teen that desperately...

Duration:01:30:24

359 Zach Reino, Jess McKenna, Lou Wilson, Dhruv Singh, Laci Mosely, Ali Ghandour, Hillary Matthews, Aman Adumer, Kimia Behpoornia

9/6/2018
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Earwolf has a new improv show, and all of the performers are YouTube stars! Matt Besser gets to know a slew of multi-platform influencers, internet celebrities and content creators as they iron out all their beefs and feuds through the art of rap. Will the New 10 bring the talent they need to make their show a hit? Tune in to find out! This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/IMPROV code: IMPROV).

Duration:01:41:56

358 Sarah Shook, Billy Merritt, Laci Mosley, Aman Adumer

8/30/2018
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Musical guest Sarah Shook joins improvisers Billy Merritt, Laci Mosley, Aman Adumer, and Matt Besser for a special improv4humans! Sarah performs songs that inspire scenes about having your friend’s back during a knife fight, inappropriate expressions of grief, and instructions for how to smoke while having sex. Plus, karaoke singers riff on Dwight Yoakam and a pet owner tries to return his lemon of a dog. This episode is sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...

Duration:01:20:04

357 Andy Daly, Betsy Sodaro

8/23/2018
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Andy Daly and Betsy Sodaro join Matt Besser for this week’s improv4humans! They’ll perform scenes about overcoming sexism in the magic industry, a dispute between a pair of independent inventors, and choosing from a selection of reincarnation options. Later, the military optimizes their prayer strategy and a nude jogger goes the extra mile. This episode is sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (www.NHTSA.gov).

Duration:01:20:47

356 Victoria Longwell, Drew Tarver, Dan Lippert

8/16/2018
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Victoria Longwell, Drew Tarver, and Dan Lippert join Matt Besser to check in with the executive producer of Seeso, meet a mom driven nuts by her family’s cries for help, and follow a YouTube-trained stunt coordinator. Later, right-wingers voice their outrage over tapas, a town council meeting prioritizes stupid issues, and paid online commenters compete for a top gig. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/improv code: IMPROV) and Audible (www.audible.com/IMPROV or...

Duration:01:34:43

355 Kenny Stevenson, Mookie Blaiklock

8/9/2018
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Matt Besser is joined by famed scientist Dr. Ian Malcolm, one of the early detractors of genetically recreating and re-engineering dinosaurs. Nearly killed at Jurassic Park many times, Dr. Malcolm is with us today to discuss dinosaurs, improv, and why the two don’t mix.

Duration:01:13:38

354 John Gemberling, Gavin Speiller

8/2/2018
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John Gemberling and Gavin Speiller join Matt Besser to get stoked over a piñata at a bachelor party, take lessons in comedy from the Southern Momma, and conduct a crime scene investigation with lurid tactics on a special improv3humans! Plus, Gemberling is back and bestiality is the topic once again. Be warned.

Duration:01:38:27