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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

Jake Troth, Joe Wengert, Toni Charline, Will Hines

10/17/2019
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Musical guest Jake Troth joins improvisers Joe Wengert, Will Hines, Toni Charline, and Matt Besser for this week’s improv4humans! Jake performs an acoustic set of songs that inspire scenes about an ice hotel, an optimistic ship captain, navigating the friend zone, couples’ songs, and more. Check out Jake’s new album IT IS AS IF here. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/IMPROV code: IMPROV)

Duration:01:25:56

Peter Hulne, Tim Meadows

10/10/2019
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Pete Hulne and Tim Meadows join Matt Besser for a special improv3humans! Pete, Tim and Matt perform an extended set tracing the misadventures of a renowned bartender through high-level mixology class, glory hole bars, a high school reunion, and the aftermath of a terrible fire.

Duration:01:09:24

Rambo's 24 Hour Rule with Kenny Stevenson

10/3/2019
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Matt Besser is joined by legendary Vietnam veteran John Rambo (Kenny Stevenson) to answer listener questions about personal hygiene, throat ripping, celebrity crushes, Halloween costume plans, politics, intermittent fasting, and much more. Plus, Matt throws out danger scenarios for Rambo to expertly assess. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/IMPROV code: IMPROV).

Duration:01:20:41

Slaughter Beach, Dog, James Mannion, Mano Agapion

9/26/2019
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Jake Ewald of Slaughter Beach, Dog joins improvisers Mano Agapion, James Mannion, and Matt Besser for this week’s improv4humans! Jake plays tunes that inspire scenes about describing a song without hitting any of the notes, digging up bones in order to be cool, and napping in a dollar bin. Later, they’ll order candy from a restaurant and go on the hunt for the next great acolyte. Check out Slaughter Beach, Dog's new album here. This episode is sponsored by Keeps (www.keeps.com/IMPROV).

Duration:01:31:00

Paul F. Tompkins, Matt Gourley, Mark McConville

9/19/2019
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Matt Gourley, Mark McConville, and Paul F. Tompkins of Superego join Matt Besser for scenes about the origin of Jingle Bells, the phantom of a high school theater, and manipulating the YouTube algorithms. Plus, they’ll get turned on by hydration, a man steals everything from himself, and a reverend performs a wedding song. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/IMPROV code: IMPROV).

Duration:01:22:02

Brandon Gardner, Anna Salinas, Mia Schauffler, Frank Garcia-Hejl

9/12/2019
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Brandon Gardner, Anna Salinas, Mia Schauffler, and Frank Garcia-Hejl join Matt Besser for scenes about visiting an IKEA cafeteria, family holiday traditions, and a grandma catcher. Later, fourth graders show off their questionable Halloween costumes and Paul McCartney performs at a middle school dance. This episode is sponsored by TodayTix (www.todaytix.com/IMPROV).

Duration:01:12:54

A Dog's Journey Homeward: Ali Ghandour, Dan Lippert, James Mannion, Hillary Matthews, Ryan Rosenberg, Pam Murphy

9/5/2019
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Sassy the Cat, Chance the Mutt, and Shadow the Collie are living the good life with their boy and his parents in Malibu. But when the boy gets taken to his grandmother’s house in Eagle Rock, the three animals promise to find him and protect him at any cost. Thus begins an inspiring, heartwarming, and sometimes disturbing adventure through Los Angeles you’ll never forget. This is A Dog’s Journey Homeward. Starring Ali Ghandour, Dan Lippert, James Mannion, Hillary Matthews, Ryan Rosenberg, and...

Duration:01:01:56

The Best of Music Vol. 5

9/3/2019
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Enjoy volume 5 of improv4humans with Matt Besser’s best of music scenes, featuring music from Noah Gundersen, Colleen Green, Michael Dean Damron, St. Lenox, Ben Lee, Pedro The Lion, Sarah Shook, The Milk Carton Kids, Murder By Death, and Hop Along. Their music inspires scenes about inappropriate displays of grief, faking an adult epiphany, a homesick space colonist and much more. Be a good humon, and support these musicians by purchasing music off their websites. This episode is sponsored...

Duration:02:24:33

The Best of Music Vol. 4

9/3/2019
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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

Taylor Ortega, Aman Adumer, Mary Anthony, Josh Brekhus, James Mannion, Edgar Momplaisir, Mia Schauffler

8/29/2019
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Taylor Ortega, Aman Adumer, Mary Anthony, Josh Brekhus, James Mannion, Edgar Momplaisir, and Mia Schauffler join Matt Besser for this week’s improv4humans! They perform scenes about confronting an uncle over his jorts, a family that demands Volvo loyalty, and purchasing extremely impressive pants. Plus, a basketball coach rails against his most hated player, a pastor features a popular beverage in his sermons, and a shopper gets tattoos in order to score free stuff.

Duration:01:04:26

Lisa Gilroy, Rachel Van Nes, Allyn Pintal

8/22/2019
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Lisa Gilroy, Rachel Van Nes, and Allyn Pintal of improv team Bitchin' join Matt Besser for scenes about Paul Simon’s new millennial writing team, being mistaken for a pro soccer player, and a Green Day D.A.R.E. program. Plus, they’ll cut in line at the club, visit a stressful spa, and bring their exotic animals to the liquor store. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/IMPROV code: IMPROV) and NHTSA.

Duration:01:26:35

John Gemberling, Anthony Atamanuik

8/15/2019
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Anthony Atamanuik and John Gemberling join Matt Besser for improvised scenes about pranking rock stars, pitching a compelling muffin story, lice that get in the way of an intimate scene, and Subway’s aggressive new bean dip campaign. This episode is sponsored by Audible (www.audible.com/improv or text IMPROV to 500-500), and Raycon (www.buyraycon.com/IMPROV).

Duration:01:07:33

Andy Daly, Owen Burke, Bob Dassie, Coach Jason Brown

8/8/2019
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Andy Daly, Owen Burke, and Bob Dassie join Matt Besser for scenes about a board game that’s impossible to understand, the origin of cornhole, and empty threats about running away. Plus, Matt has a conversation with Coach Jason Brown of Last Chance U that inspires scenes about replacement swears for your kids, the last hockey player to go helmet-free, and a coach who gets bold with his shit-talking. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/IMPROV code: IMPROV).

Duration:01:32:24

Jason Sklar, Randy Sklar, Thomas Whittington

8/1/2019
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LIVE from the 2019 Just For Laughs Festival, Matt Besser is joined by aspiring agents Larry & Terry Marks (Jason and Randy Sklar) as well as Geezel, the Just For Laughs Goblin (Thomas Whittington) for a conversation about everything from actual Earwolves to career advice to the future of Geezel’s tenure at JFL and more.

Duration:01:01:29

Jason Hawk Harris, Matt Apodaca, Kale Hills, Jake Sprague, Kathy Yamamoto, Malin von Euler-Hogan

7/25/2019
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Musical guest Jason Hawk Harris joins improvisers Matt Apodaca, Kale Hills, Jake Sprague, Kathy Yamamoto, Malin von Euler-Hogan and Matt Besser for this week’s improv4humans! Jason performs songs that inspire scenes about being warned by your doctor to stay away from the light, adopting a pet that shares your musical tastes, and getting annoyed at the bones in your coffee. Plus, kids brag about their deadbeat dads and the Council of Nicaea amps up the badass parts of the Bible. This episode...

Duration:01:26:45

Danielle Schneider, Craig Rowin, Chad Carter, Mary Holland, Paul Rust, Tim Meadows, Radical Face

7/18/2019
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Danielle Schneider, Craig Rowin, Chad Carter, Mary Holland, Paul Rust, Tim Meadows, and musical guest Radical Face join Matt Besser LIVE from the 21st annual Del Close Marathon! They perform scenes about a Mother’s Day ruined by injury, panning for gold at a dinner party, and a water park that runs out of napkins. Plus, an uneventful hurricane disappoints survivors, a ghost tour starts with the lowliest ghosts, and Union soldiers share why they got into the war. This episode is sponsored by...

Duration:01:40:12

Mel Cowan, Johnny Meeks, Suzi Barrett, Alex Fernie

7/11/2019
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Mel Cowan, Johnny Meeks, Suzi Barrett, and Alex Fernie of Sentimental Lady join Matt Besser for this week’s improv4humans! They’ll perform scenes about homemade napalm, a dick wiggling seminar, and a horse murder mystery. Plus, they break out their tactical sunglasses, take advantage of a Giving Tree, and make competitive counter-offers to a dog adoption agency.

Duration:01:12:37

Ryan Meharry, Ryan Stanger, Dave Theune, Toni Charline

7/4/2019
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Four-fifths of Bangarang (Ryan Meharry, Ryan Stanger, Dave Theune, and Toni Charline) join Matt Besser this week for scenes about trashing electric scooters at tourist attractions, increasing snack sales at Wayne Newton's show in Vegas, and a toy's firm stance on spine injuries and early marriage. Plus, they get stuck in customs at the US-Mexico border, score their emotional intelligence, and steal grandma's pain medicine. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/IMPROV...

Duration:01:19:08

Ordinary Elephant, Eugene Cordero, Paul F. Tompkins, Vic Michaelis

6/27/2019
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Special musical guest Ordinary Elephant joins improvisers Eugene Cordero, Paul F. Tompkins, Vic Michaelis, and Matt Besser! Ordinary Elephant plays a selection of songs which inspire scenes about the importance of cleaning your own fish, cheating on a vision test, taking away the keys to grandpa’s Cadillac, a man with a musical tea kettle, and more.

Duration:01:16:06

John Gemberling, Dan Lippert, Jessica McKenna

6/20/2019
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Dan Lippert, John Gemberling, and Jessica McKenna join Matt Besser to celebrate the 400th episode of improv4humans! They’ll perform scenes about a dress code bar, a common law high school fling, and a big-big brother program. Plus, they confront an airplane toenail clipper, take the fast pass on Mt. Everest, and deliver a post-improv set press conference. Besser reveals the cake conspiracy inside Earwolf. This episode is sponsored by Squarespace (www.squarespace.com/IMPROV code: IMPROV).

Duration:01:50:05