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Off Book: The Improvised Musical

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It takes years for a Broadway musical to hit the stage, but on OFF BOOK: The Improvised Musical, you get a brand new original musical every week! Each episode, Jessica McKenna, Zach Reino and a special guest create a new musical on the spot.

It takes years for a Broadway musical to hit the stage, but on OFF BOOK: The Improvised Musical, you get a brand new original musical every week! Each episode, Jessica McKenna, Zach Reino and a special guest create a new musical on the spot.
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Earwolf

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It takes years for a Broadway musical to hit the stage, but on OFF BOOK: The Improvised Musical, you get a brand new original musical every week! Each episode, Jessica McKenna, Zach Reino and a special guest create a new musical on the spot.

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English


Episodes

80. Mark McConville in Candy Crushin' It

1/22/2019
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Mark McConville of Superego and Pistol Shrimps fame joins Zach and Jess for the first in-studio episode of 2019 and an all new Portuguese vacation musical packed with Candy Crush, pickpockets, cops and more! With songs like “A Little Less Screen Time”, "It's A Famous Place That We Have", and "It's Hard To Pick A Pocket", you'll be drinking coke, grenadine, lime, orange and vodka to celebrate after listening to this ep! This episode is brought to you by Leesa (www.leesa.com/offbook), The...

Duration:01:11:59

79. Rachel Bloom Live from Vulture Fest LA

1/15/2019
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Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) is back on OFF BOOK live at Vulture Fest in Los Angeles for an electrifying new musical packed with mysterious elevators, locks of child star's hair, soul stealing, and more! With songs like "We're Going Up (Never Going Down)", "Make A Lightning Sacrifice", and "STDs on the A-List", you'll want to give up your soul to listen to more of this new ep. This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: OFFBOOK), The Real Real...

Duration:01:00:22

78. Ross Bryant + Nick Mandernach in Every Place I Cry

1/8/2019
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Uh oh! Jess and Zach are locked out of the studio this week while Every Place I Cry, the emo band with 4 lead singers including Neal Nocturne (Ross Bryant) and Moshe Black (Nick Mandernach), plus Aloysius Moody (Scott Passarella), And You Will Know Me By My Trail of Picks (Brett Morris) and Pain A'wiccans (Dana Wickens) record a doc of their latest studio session. With tear inducing tunes like "I Wanna Be Infotained", "Rattlesnake Dick", and "You're Rubbish! (Back Off!)" you won't be ashamed...

Duration:01:07:40

77 Mary Holland Live from The Independent

1/1/2019
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Jess and Zach are live with Mary Holland from The Independent in San Francisco with "Bobobo: The Maybe Buffalo", an all-new musical with mortuary ghosts, buffalo shrimp, fire chiefs and more. With songs like "Tell Us Tell Us Tell Us", "Bernie Mac (We Miss You)", and "Ocean Ghost", you won't say no no no to this Bobobo show.

Duration:01:12:05

76. Live From the Dallas Comedy House (Late Show!)

12/25/2018
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Jess and Zach are live from the late show at the Dallas Comedy House with the all new musical: "New Year's Rave-olution" packed with resolutions, Netflix, Skrillex's New Year's rave, humidity and more! With songs like "Find Someone To Kiss", "Walk Out That Door", and "Not Waiting Anymore" you'll have the best "New Year's Karma" listening to this ep! This episode is brought to you by Palm (www.palm.com).

Duration:01:16:31

75. Paul F. Tompkins + Nicole Parker in A Cup of Christmas

12/18/2018
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A holiday classic is here again with Paul F. Tompkins and Nicole Parker and a new musical filled with diners, candles, a snowy winter's night, original Christmas songs, coffee, cat and dog raps, and more! With songs like "Will This Be The Cup?", "A Classic Action Man", and "Candle Candle (Candle)", all of your holiday wishes will come true with these new tunes. Plus, stay tuned til the end for the annual holiday tradition of the 12 Days of... you'll see. This episode is brought to you by...

Duration:01:13:41

74. Matt Rogers in Actually, Love

12/11/2018
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It's a true holiday treat to have Matt Rogers (Las Culturistas) return to the OFF BOOK stage for a rockin' Santa-centric musical packed with internet trolls, reindeer, Amy Adams, and more! With songs like "A Nice Internet For The Holidays", "Reindeer Sex Party" and "Nice, Naughty or A Libertarian" you'll get on the nice list the more you listen to this festive ep! This episode is brought to you by Palm (www.palm.com), Leesa (www.leesa.com/offbook code: OFFBOOK), and the VRBO app.

Duration:01:13:08

73. D'Arcy Carden in The Dr. & The Beast

12/4/2018
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The incredible D'Arcy Carden (The Good Place, Barry) is back on OFF BOOK for a bizarro Beauty and the Beast + Dr. Seuss Christmas musical with Richard Scary, household appliances that are actually human, the Grinch, real surgery and more! With songs like "Dr. Seuss Did The Best Surgery Ever", "Intent Isn't Impact", and "We Weren't Mean", your heart will grow more than 3 sizes listening to this ep! This episode is brought to you by Leesa (www.leesa.com/OFFBOOK code: OFFBOOK) and Hunt A...

Duration:01:14:36

72. Jeff Hiller in A Seastar Is Born Live from Murmrr

11/27/2018
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The hilarious Jeff Hiller is live in Brooklyn from the Murmrr Ballroom with Jess and Zach in a new underwater musical complete with dolphins, Garibaldi, jellies, witches and more! With songs like "Swim On In", "Gardening or Singing" and "A Seastar is Born", you'll wanna "mate for life" with this new episode. Plus, stay til the end for that special talk-back! This episode is brought to you by Leesa (www.leesa.com/OFFBOOK).

Duration:01:12:24

71. Flula Borg in Throwing The Robot Planet For A Loop

11/20/2018
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Actor, comedian and musician Flula Borg joins Jess and Zach for the most insane robotic OFF BOOK yet, packed with whalebots, submarinebots, computer-stuff blow holes, Roomba birds and more craziness. With songs like "We Are All Cars", "It's A Dream To Be A Submarine" and "Make It A Sky", this new show will surely hydroplane into your heart. This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: OFFBOOK), Leesa (www.leesa.com/OFFBOOK code: OFFBOOK), and Robinhood...

Duration:01:04:50

70. Alison Becker in The 1st Annual Orlando County Airport Bee

11/13/2018
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The h-i-l-a-r-i-o-u-s Alison Becker joins Zach and Jess for a new musical packed with spelling, things you're into, clams, and Klevin: The Coolest Kid in School! With songs like "Can You Spell Relax?", "Orlando" and "Can We Be Real Friends?", this episode will definitely take you to 11. Plus, stay til the end for a special "deep cut" song from the musical "Blood Brothers". This episode is brought to you by Hunt A Killer (www.huntakiller.com/offbook) and Leesa (www.leesa.com/OFFBOOK code:...

Duration:01:16:26

69. Travis McElroy in "Book of Horses"

11/6/2018
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Podcasting king Travis McElroy (MBMBaM, Adventure Zone, Shmanners, Trends Like These, and Run: A Doctor Who Fancast) joins Zach and Jess for an all new, all-horse musical! With songs like "It's Grand To Be A Horse Of The Land", "H-O-R-S-E God" and "Three Little Sea Horses In A Human Suit", you won't say neigh to any of these new tracks. Plus, stay til the end for a fan-suggested "Cereal" rap! This episode is brought to you by Leesa (www.leesa.com/OFFBOOK code: OFFBOOK).

Duration:01:01:33

68. Monster Kids (w/ Lou Wilson)

10/30/2018
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It's an ultra spooky Halloween OFF BOOOOOK with the hilarious Lou Wilson joining Zach and Jess for sacks on sacks of candy, Pintrest pumpkins, half-monster dads, epic ghost stories and so many more treats! With songs like "Which Stuff is the Witch Stuff", "Wall Street for Candy" and "No Thank You, Too Scary!", you'll be howling at the moon to all of these scary new songs! This episode is brought to you by Home Chef (www.homechef.com/OFFBOOK).

Duration:01:11:37

67. A Meeting with Destiny (w/ Ross Bryant)

10/23/2018
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The one and only Ross Bryant returns to the OFF BOOK stage with Zach and Jess for a wild new musical jam-packed with sneaky booby-trapped letters, lasers, fart lockers, and Phoebe Thunderstein. With songs like "Powerful Woman in a Power Suit", "Straight to the Top / What's In The Box?!" and "Talkin' 'Bout My Best Friend", you'll wish you could be trapped in an elevator with these songs playing on repeat. PS: Send us your #DougChallenge! This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon...

Duration:01:16:12

66. Live! from the Curious Comedy Theatre in Portland

10/16/2018
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Jess and Zach are riding solo this week, live from the Curious Comedy Theater in Portland, performing the brand new musical "We Object To Fear"! With songs like "Legacy", "Codependent Bullsh*t" and "Looking At Clouds", you will have so many songs to dance to at your winter formal 6 months from now! Plus, stay tuned to til the end for a special audience talk-back! This episode is brought to you by Leesa (www.leesa.com/OFFBOOK code: OFFBOOK), Care/of (www.takecareof.com code: OFFBOOK), and...

Duration:01:13:29

65. Wild By Cheryl Strayed (w/ Jackie Johnson)

10/9/2018
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Actress, writer and Natch Beaut host Jackie Johnson joins Jess and Zach for a wild new musical packed with nature, camping, fancy people in the mountains, chippity-choppity chipmunks, and sex with ghosts! With songs like "We Call It Lamping", "Let's Barter!" and "That's Wild", this new episode will give you winnnngs! This episode is brought to you by Evelyn and Bobbie (www.evelynbobbie.com code: OFFBOOK) and Home Chef (www.homechef.com/OFFBOOK).

Duration:01:11:04

64. Law & Order: Restaurant Unit (w/ Scott Aukerman, Paul F. Tompkins, Lauren Lapkus)

10/2/2018
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They're hereee! Scott Aukerman, Paul F. Tompkins, and Lauren Lapkus of Threedom are Jess and Zach's triple guests this week in a new musical packed with soft-serve caves, restaurant police, 68-ing(?) and Zendaya as Meechee. With songs like "...A Tree", "What Are We Saying?" and "Find That Owl!", you won't stop singing along to these t-hooo-nes! This episode is brought to you by Evelyn & Bobbie (www.evelynbobbie.com code: OFFBOOK) and Leesa (www.leesa.com/OFFBOOK code: OFFBOOK).

Duration:01:17:22

63. Limitless Visionless Vision Quest (w/ Lauren Adams)

9/25/2018
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Get ready to get trippy with the amazing Lauren Adams (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) and Jess + Zach in a brand new psychedelic musical swirled with limitless pills, fruit bats, vampires, sentient vines and Brad! With songs "You Can Die Anywhere", "Walk Together, Not Alone" and "Cake Glidin'", you'll definitely have unlimited tunes to sing along to this ep! This episode is brought to you by Evelyn and Bobbie (www.evelynbobbie.com code: OFFBOOK), Audible (www.audible.com/OFFBOOK), and PIPELINE...

Duration:01:03:01

62. Live from Dynasty Typewriter (w/ Taran Killam)

9/18/2018
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The hilarious Taran Killam (Single Parents, Night School, SNL) joins Jess and Zach for "Poetry: 1959" the live new musical packed with paddle boats, Counting Crows, British accents and guitar (!!!). With songs like "I Don't Get It", "Just Float", and "Beans, Kippers and Mash" you won't get these bangers out of your head. Plus, stay til the end for a very special talk-back with the audience! This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon (www.mackweldon.com code: OFFBOOK), Leesa...

Duration:01:21:46

61. Do Trust The "D" in Destiny (w/ Sean Clements, Hayes Davenport)

9/11/2018
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Sean Clements and Hayes Davenport aka "The Boys" of Hollywood Handbook join Zach and Jess for a very van der Beek-y musical filled with Joshua Jackson, peak TV, and Eartha Kitt(?!). With songs like "That's What You Know Us From", "Banana King", and "Isn't Life Sweet with James Van Der Beek", you won't be a crying Dawson after listening to this ep.

Duration:01:04:54